Robert FitzRoy was born on 5 Jul 1805 and died on 30 Apr 1865 when he committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor. He served in the Royal Navy.
Entered Navy (1819)
Nephew of William FitzRoy.
Royal Naval College (Feb 1818Oct 1819)
Flag-Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Robert Waller Otway (Aug 1828Nov 1828)
MP Durham (18411843)
Governor of New Zealand (26 Dec 184317 Nov 1845)
Marshall (Volume IV - Part II, p. 535)
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Nichols, Peter. 2003. Evolution's Captain: The Story of the Kidnapping That Led to Charles Darwin's Voyage Aboard the "Beagle". New York: HarperCollins.