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Military Honorary Member Lord Frederick Fitz Clarence Grand Master Mason of Scotland 17th December 1841

  Candidate’s Name Lord Fredrick Fitz Clarence Grand Master  Mason of Scotland

 DOB 9 December 1799 – 30 October 1854

 Address Grand Lodge Scotland

 Proposed By Brother RWM

 Seconded By Brother Office Bearers of the Celtic Lodge

 Other Offices of Grand Master Mason of Scotland

 Honorary Member 17th December 1841

 RWM of the Celtic Brother Henry Hutchison 1841

On 19 May 1821, he married Lady Augusta Boyle (d. 28 July 1876), the eldest daughter of George Boyle 4th Earl of  Glasgow. GCH FRS 26th March 1766 - 6th July 1843 was a British Peer.
 They had two children:
 Augusta FitzClarence (December 1824 – 18 October 1865)
 William FitzClarence (b. & d. 1827)
 Military career.
 Frederick FitzClarence gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the 36th Herefordshire Regiment of  Foot. On 24 May 1831 he was granted the rank of a marquess' younger son. He was also invested as a  Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order (G.C.H.). 

 While a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, FitzClarence commanded a small detachment of Guards to  act in support of the police with the arrest of the Cato Street Conspirators, was an attempt to murder all the  British cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Lord Liverpool in 1820. The name comes from the meeting  place near Edgeware Road in London. 
 The conspirators were called the Spencean Philanthropists, a group taking their name from the British r  radical speaker Thomas Spence. The group was known for being a revolutionary organization, involved in  minor unrest and propaganda.
When Jamaican-born William Davidson, who had worked for Lord Harrowby, went to find more details about the cabinet dinner, a servant in Lord Harrowby's house told him that his master was not home. When Davidson told this to Thistlewood, he refused to believe it and demanded that the operation commence at once. John Harrison rented a small house in Cato Street as the base of operations. 
Lieutenant Fitzclarence, the late king's grandson. Thistlewood's group arrived during that time. At 7:30 pm, the Bow Street Runners decided to apprehend the conspirators themselves. In the resulting brawl, Thistlewood killed a police officer, Richard Smithers, with a sword. Some conspirators surrendered peacefully, while others resisted forcefully. William Davidson failed to fight his way out. Thistlewood, Robert Adams, John Brunt and John Harrison slipped out the back window but they were arrested a few days later.
The Cato Conspirators were executed on 1st May 1820.