John Augustus/King George II Be advised: German and British Royalty were notorious for fathering children out of wedlock, behind their wives backs. A Prince or King had the power to do that. John Augustus was born in Germany, yet baptized in England, and sent back to his mother to be raised in Germany, where King George II was from. King George was a member of The "House of Hanover", but upon his marriage in England, became a member of the "House of Windsor", after World War I, to appease the sentiments of the British, who no longer liked Germans. The Baptismal Record of John, is said to have been locked away in the Tower of London forever, due to the sensitivity of the Royal Family.