Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865 (hydrographer and meteorologist)
Robert Fitzroy (1805-1865), vice-admiral, hydrographer and meteorologist, was the second son of Lord Charles Fitzroy (1764-1829) and Frances Anne Stewart (d. 1810), daughter of the 1st Marquess of Londonderry. He served on several ships in the Mediterranean and South America, and was promoted in 1828 to command of the brig 'Beagle'. He was employed on the survey of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Straits of Magellan. A second survey voyage, 1831-1836, included Charles Darwin as naturalist. Fitzroy's sister Frances (1803-1878) married George Rice Trevor (1795-1869), who succeeded as 4th Lord Dynevor in 1852.
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In 1861, Hamilton asked him a question about weather, which he noticed in a report for 1862; sends a copy of his private Bluebook