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Catherine FitzCharles

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Name  Catherine FitzCharles

Parents  Charles II of England
Catherine FitzCharles
Grandparents  Charles I of England, Henrietta Maria of France
Uncles  James II of England, Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester, Charles James, Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay
Aunts  Henrietta of England, Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Anne of England, Elizabeth Stuart, Princess Catherine
Great-grandparents  James VI and I, Henry IV of France, Marie de' Medici, Anne of Denmark
Cousins  Anne - Queen of Great Brit, William III of England, Mary II of England, James Francis Edward S, Marie Louise of Orleans

Catherine FitzCharles, born in 1658, was the illegitimate daughter of Charles II of England and his mistress, Catherine Pegge. Her older brother by one year, Charles FitzCharles, was made the 1st Earl of Plymouth by his father. Little is known about Catherine's life, but she is thought to have become a Benedictine nun at Dunkirk Abbey in Dunkirk, France, like many other highborn Englishwomen during the reign of Charles II. She is believed to have resided there under the religious name, Sister Ophelia, until her death in 1759 at the impressive age of 101. However, the shockingly small amount of information available about Catherine FitzCharles leads some to conclude that Catherine died in infancy or early childhood instead.

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