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Ebury, Baron (UK, 1857)


Creation: let. pat. 15 Sep 1857


Family name: Grosvenor




Azure a Garb Or a Mullet for difference


A Talbot statant Or


On either side a Talbot reguardant Or Collared Azure charged on the shoulder with a Mullet of the second


Virtus Non Stemma (Virtue not ancestry)



Robert [Grosvenor], 1st Baron Ebury, PC

3rd son of Robert [Grosvenor], 1st Marquess of Westminster, by his wife Lady Eleanor Egerton, only surv. child of Thomas [Egerton] ,1st Earl of Wilton


24 Apr 1801


17 May 1831 Hon Charlotte Arbuthnot Wellesley (b. 25 Jan 1808; d. 21 Nov 1891; bur. at Northwood, co. Middlesex), 1st dau. of Henry [Wellesley], 1st Baron Cowley, by his first wife Lady Charlotte Cadogan, dau. of Charles Sloane [Cadogan], 1st Earl Cadogan


1. Hon Robert Wellesley Grosvenor, later 2nd Baron Ebury

2. Hon Thomas George Grosvenor CB, Secretary of Legation at Peking 1879-83, Chargé d'Affaires at Peking 1882-83, Secretary of Embassy at St Petersburg 1885-86 (b. 6 Feb 1842; dsp. 8 Oct 1886), mar. 24 Apr 1877 Sophie Williams (mar. (2) 30 Nov 1895 Sir Albert Gray KCB KC; d. 6 May 1938), only dau.of S Wells Williams, US Minister in China

3. Capt Hon Norman de l'Aigle Grosvenor, Member of Parliament for Chester1869-74 (b. 22 Apr 1845; d. 21 Nov 1898), mar. 25 June 1881 Caroline Susan Theodora Stuart-Wortley CBE (d. 7 Aug 1940), 4th dau. of Rt Hon James Stuart-Wortley (by his wife Hon Jane Lawley, only dau. of Paul Beilby [Lawley later Thompson later Lawley-Thompson], 1st Baron Wenlock), 3rd son of James Archibald [Stuart later Stuart-Wortley later Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie], 1st Baron Wharncliffe, and had issue

4. /Capt Hon Algernon Henry Grosvenor DL (b. 2 Jul 1864; d. 27 Mar 1907), mar. 25 Oct 1887 Catherine Dorothea Mary Simeon (d. 18 Feb 1917), 1st dau. of Sir John Simeon, 3rd Bt., by his second wife Hon Catherine Dorothea Colville, sister of Charles John [Colville], 1st Viscount Colville of Culross, and 2nd dau. of General Hon Sir Charles Colville GCB GCH (by his wife Jane Mure, 1st dau. of William Mure of Caldwell), 3rd son of John [Colville], 8th Lord Colville of Culross, and had issue

5. Hon Richard Cecil Grosvenor, barrister (b. 7 Jan 1848; dsp. 28 Oct 1919), mar. 1 Nov 1898 Jessie Amelia Clarke (d. 28 Oct 1926), dau. of Rev Charles Clarke, of Esher, co. Surrey


18 Nov 1893 (bur. at Northwood, co. Middlesex)


15 Sep 1857 Baron Ebury, of Ebury Manor in the County of Middlesex

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Shaftesbury 1822-26, for Chester 1826-47 and for Middlesex 1847-57; Privy Councillor 1830; Comptroller of the Household 1830-34;  Groom of the Stole to Prince Albert 1840-41; Treasurer of the Household 1846-47


Robert Wellesley [Grosvenor], 2nd Baron Ebury


25 Jan 1834


20 Jul 1867 Hon Emilie Beaujolais White (b. 4 Jan 1844; d. 18 Dec 1923), 2nd dau. of Henry [White], 1st Baron Annaly, by his wife Ellen Dempster, dau. of William Soper Dempster, of Skibo Castle, co. Sutherland


1. Hon Robert Victor Grosvenor, later 3rd Baron Ebury

2. Hon Hugh Grosvenor, Second Secretary in the Diplomatic Service (b. 8 Oct 1869; dvp. 6 Aug 1900)

3. Gilbert Grosvenor (b. 18 Sep 1878; dvp. 16 Feb 1891)

4. Hon Francis Egerton Grosvenor, later 4th Baron Ebury

1. Hon Maud Grosvenor (b. 18 Aug 1874; d. 2 Jun 1948), mar. 6 Oct 1897 Maurice George Carr Glyn, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire 1912, Alderman of London County Council (b. 12 Mar 1872; d. 20 Aug 1920), 2nd son of Hon Pascoe Charles Glyn MP (by his second wife Carolina Henrietta Hale, dau. of Capt William Alexander Amherst Hale), 5th son of George Carr [Glynn], 1st Baron Wolverton, and had issue

2. Hon Alice Katherine Sibell Grosvenor (b. 26 Sep 1880 ; d. 17 Apr 1948), mar. 10 Feb 1902 Ivor Churchill [Guest], 1st Viscount Wimborne, and had issue


13 Nov 1918

suc. by



entered the Life Guards 1853, retiring as Capt 1866; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Westminster 1865-74


Robert Victor [Grosvenor], 3rd Baron Ebury


28 Jun 1868


1 Feb 1908 Florence Padelford (d. 20 Oct 1927), dau. of Edward M Padelford, of Savannah, Georgia, USA


s.p. 5 Nov 1921

suc. by



served in South African War 1900-01 and in World War I 1914-18 as Maj, Royal Sussex Regiment; Governor, Guy's Hospital


Francis Egerton [Grosvenor], 4th Baron Ebury, DSO MC


8 Sep 1883


21 Jul 1902 Mary Adela Glasson (d. 13 Oct 1960), dau. of John Glasson


1. Hon Robert Egerton Grosvenor, later 5th Baron Ebury

2. Capt Hon Hugh Richard Grosvenor, of River Ridge, Courtlands Park, co. Carmarthen (b. 25 Nov 1919), mar. (1) 20 Sep 1939 (div 1952) Margaret Jacobs, dau. of James L Jacobs, of St Ives, co. Cornwall, and (2) 1955 Victoria Wright, only dau. of H Wright, of Newport, co. Shropshire, and has issue by both wives

1. Hon Maud Elizabeth Grosvenor (b. 8 Apr 1909), mar. (1) 1 Jun 1931 (div. 1942) William Edward [Harcourt], 2nd Viscount Harcourt, and (2) 8 Sep 1942 Lt Col Edward O'Shaughnessy, of Bethavon, Duke Street, Northam, Western Australia, Australia, son of E O'Shaughnessy, of Cahircaveen, co. Kerry, and has issue by both husbands


15 May 1932

suc. by



Robert Egerton [Grosvenor], 5th Baron Ebury, DSO


8 Feb 1914

mar. (1)

1 Jul 1933 (div. 1941) Anne Acland-Troyte (mar. (2) 23 Dec 1941 (div. 1947) Henry Peregrine Rennie Hoare, of Ellisfield Manor, Basingstoke, co. Hampshire;  mar. (3) 13 Nov 1947 Lt Col Frederick Edwin Barton Wignall, of Cambusmore, co. Sutherland, and Poulton Fields, Cirencester, co. Gloucester;  d. 1982), only dau. of Maj Herbert Walter Acland-Troyte MC, by his wife Marjorie Florence Pym, 2nd dau. of Charles Guy Pym, of Cranley Gardens, London

children by first wife

1. Hon Francis Egerton Grosvenor, later 6th Baron Ebury later 8th Earl of Wilton

2. Hon (Robert) Victor Grosvenor, of Bennets, Grafton, co. Oxford (b. 18 Mar 1936; d. 1993), mar. 1959 Caroline Higham (b. 1936), only dau. of Ronald Harry Higham, of South Kensington, London, by his wife Hon Barbara Constance Brand, 2nd dau. of Thomas Henry [Brand], 3rd Viscount Hampden, and had issue

mar. (2)

21 Nov 1941 (div. 1954) Hon Denise Margaret Yarde-Buller (b. 24 Oct 1916; d. 1 Dec 2005), 2nd dau. of John Reginald [Yarde-Buller], 3rd Baron Churston, by his wife Jessie Smither (the actress Denise Orme), only dau. of Alfred John Smither

children by second wife

3. Hon William Wellesley Grosvenor, of 6 Lloyds Avenue, London EC3 (b. 12 Sep 1942), mar. 15 Sep 1966 Ellen Seeliger, only dau. of Dr Gunther Ulrich Seeliger, of Harlaching, Munich, Germany, European Community Director-General for Foreign Affairs and German Ambassador to Mexico, and has issue

4. Hon Richard Alexander Grosvenor, antiques dealer (b. 5 Jul 1946), mar. (1) 24 Oct 1970 (div. 1986) Gabriella Speckert, dau. of Dr Xavier Speckert, of Bishopsgate House, Englefield Green, co. Surrey, and (2) 1989 Frances Ann Williams, dau. of David Samuel Williams, of Newport, co. Gwent, and has issue by both wives

1. Lady (Laura Georgina) Kiloran Grosvenor (b. 5 Jul 1946), mar. (1) 12 Jun 1969 (div. 1979) G R Mark Cross, only son of Geoffrey Cross, of Bray-on-Thames, co. Berkshire, and (2) 1993 Brian Murrell

2. Lady Linda Denise Grosvenor (b. 29 Jun 1948; d. 19 Apr 2019), mar. 17 May 1973 Christopher D Vane Percy, of Island Hall, Godmanchester, co. Cambridge, son of Kenneth Vane Percy, of Biddenham, co. Bedford, and had issue

mar. (3)

12 Oct 1954 Sheila Anker (former wife of Jack N Anker; d. 23 Dec 2010), 2nd dau. of Arthur Edward Dashfield, of Oxford


5 May 1957

suc. by

son by first wife


Francis Egerton [Grosvenor], 6th Baron Ebury later 8th Earl of Wilton


suc. his fourth cousin 1 Oct 1999 as 8th Earl of Wilton


The Barony of Ebury has been held by the Earls of Wilton since 1 Oct 1999.


Last updated 9 Jul 2019



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