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Grosvenor, Earl (GB, 1784)

 

Creation: let. pat. 5 Jul 1784

 

Family name: Grosvenor

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Arms:

See Duke of Westminster

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Richard [Grosvenor], 1st Baron Grosvenor later 1st Earl Grosvenor

1st son and heir of Sir Robert Grosvenor, 6th Bt., of Eaton, co. Chester, by his wife Jane Warre, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Warre, of Swell Court and Shipton Beauchamp, co. Somerset

born

18 Jun 1731

mar.

19 Jul 1764 Henrietta Vernon (mar. (2) 1 Sep 1802 Lieut Gen George Porter later de Hochepied, later 6th Baron de Hochepied;  d. 2 Jan 1828), dau. of Henry Vernon, of Hilton Park, co. Stafford, by his wife Lady Henrietta Wentworth, 3rd dau. of Thomas [Wentworth], 1st Earl of Strafford

only child

1. Hon Robert Grosvenor, later 2nd Earl Grosvenor later 1st Marquess of Westminster

died

5 Aug 1802

created

8 Apr 1761 Baron Grosvenor, of Eaton in the County of Chester

5 Jul 1784 Viscount Belgrave, of Belgrave in the County of Chester, and Earl Grosvenor

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Chester 1754-61;  suc. his father 1 Aug 1755 as 7th Baronet of Eaton;  Mayor of Chester 1759;  Cupbearer at the Coronation of King George III

 

Robert [Grosvenor], 2nd Earl Grosvenor later 1st Marquess of Westminster, KG PC

created

13 Sep 1831 Marquess of Westminster

 

The Earldom of Grosvenor has been held by the Marquesses of Westminster since 13 Sep 1831 and by the Dukes of Westminster since 27 Feb 1874.

 

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