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Westminster, Duke of (UK, 1874)


Creation: let. pat. 27 Feb 1874


Family name: Grosvenor





Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Azure a Portcullis with chains pendant Or on a Chief of the last between two united Roses of York and Lancaster a Pale charged with the Arms of King Edward the Confessor (City of Westminster);  2nd and 3rd, Azure a Garb Or (Grosvenor)


A Talbot statant Or


On either side a Talbot reguardant Or collared Azure


Virtus Non Stemma (Virtue not ancestry)



Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 3rd Marquess of Westminster later 1st Duke of Westminster, KG PC

1st son of Richard [Grosvenor], 2nd Marquess of Westminster, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. of George Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Duke of Sutherland


13 Oct 1825

mar. (1)

28 Apr 1852 his cousin Lady Constance Gertrude Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (b. 16 Jun 1834;  d. 19 Dec 1880), 4th dau. of George Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 2nd Duke of Sutherland, by his wife Lady Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard, 3rd dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle

children by first wife:

1. Lord Victor Alexander Grosvenor, styled Earl Grosvenor (b. 28 Apr 1853; dvp. 22 Jan 1884). mar. 3 Nov 1874 Lady Sibell Mary Lumley (b. 25 Mar 1855; mar. (2) 7 Feb 1887 Rt Hon George Wyndham MP, Under Secretary of State for War 1898-1900 and Chief Secretary for Ireland 1900-05; d. 4 Feb 1929), 4th dau. of Richard George [Lumley], 9th Earl of Scarbrough, by his wife Frederica Mary Adeliza Drummond, 2nd dau. of Andrew Robert Drummond, of Cadland Park, co. Hampshire, and had issue:

1a. Lord Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, later 2nd Duke of Westminster

1a. Lady Constance Sibell Grosvenor, an Extra Lady of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Mary (b. 22 Aug 1875;  d. 8 Jul 1957), mar. 15 Jul 1899 Anthony [Ashley-Cooper], 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, and had issue

2a. Lady Lettice Mary Elizabeth Grosvenor (b. 25 Dec 1876;  d. 28 Jul 1936), mar. 26 Jul 1902 William [Lygon], 7th Earl Beauchamp, and had issue

2. Lt Col Lord Arthur Hugh Grosvenor (b. 31 May 1860;  d. 29 Apr 1929), mar. 12 Apr 1893 Helen Sheffield (b. 1872;  d. 12 Jul 1950), 2nd dau. of Sir Robert Sheffield, 5th Bt., of Normanby Park, Scunthorpe, co. Lincoln, and had issue:

1a. Capt Robert Arthur Grosvenor MC (b. 25 May 1895;  d. 12 Jun 1953), mar. 9 Dec 1925 Doris May Wignall (d. 13 Nov 1975), only dau. of Frederick William Wignall, of The Rookery, Tattenhall, co. Chester, and had issue:

1b. Lieut Hugh Frederick Grosvenor (b. 19 Oct 1927;  dvp. 9 Apr 1947)

1b. Robina Jill Grosvenor (b. 28 Aug 1930), mar. (1) 19 Sep 1951 (div. 1961) Michael Philip Forsyth-Forrest, of the Manor House, Hinton Parva, co. Wiltshire, and (2) 1961 Ronald Mills, and has issue by her first husband

1a. Constance Isolde Grosvenor (b. 12 Jan 1900), mar. 2 Jun 1930 Maj William Reginald James Alston-Roberts-West (b. 5 Sep 1900;  d. 21 May 1940), of Alscot Park, Stratford-on-Avon, and has issue

2a. Barbara Grosvenor (b. 17 Aug 1901;  d. 30 Aug 1977), mar. 15 Jan 1929 John Anthony Alexander [Rous], 4th Earl of Stradbroke, and had issue

3. Lord Henry George Grosvenor (b. 23 Jun 1861;  d. 27 Dec 1914), mar. (1) 21 Apr 1887 Dora Mina Erskine-Wemyss (b. 6 Feb 1856;  d. 24 Dec 1894), 1st dau. of James Erskine-Wemyss, of Wemyss Castle and Torrie House, co. Fife, and (2) 19 Oct 1911 as her second husband Rosamund Angharad Greaves CBE (widow of Edward Seymour Greaves, of Glenetive, Argyll;  d. 16 Apr 1941), and only child of Edward Lloyd, of Ty'n-y-Rhyl, co. Flint, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. William Grosvenor, later 3rd Duke of Westminster

1a. Millicent Constance Grosvenor (b. 14 Jan 1889;  d. 24 Aug 1944), mar. (1) 15 Nov 1909 (div. 1919) William Molyneux Clarke, son of Stephenson Clarke, of Haywards Heath, co. Sussex, (2) Aug 1919 Capt Frank Billinge DFC (d. 28 Sep 1928), and (3) 6 Aug 1932 Maj John Finlay Dew DSO MC, of Iringa, Tanganyika Territory

2a. Lady Dorothy Alice Margaret Augusta Grosvenor (raised to the rank of a Duke's daughter by Royal Warrant 20 Apr 1954;  b. 22 Aug 1890; d. 11 Jan 1966), mar. (1) 15 Apr 1909 (div. 1919) as his first wife Albert Edward Harry Meyer Archibald [Primrose], 6th Earl of Rosebery, (2) 16 Mar 1920 (div. 1927) Capt Robert Bingham Brassey (d. 14 Nov 1946), son of Albert Brassey MP, of Heythrop, (3) 23 May 1929 (div. 1938) Chetwode Charles Hamilton Hilton-Green (d. 31 Dec 1963), son of F Hilton-Green, and (4) 7 Feb 1938 Cmdr Richard Herbert Mack RN (d. 16 Sep 1967), of Cappaghmore, Clondalkin, co. Dublin, 3rd son of Philip Paston Mack, of Paston Hall, co. Norfolk

4. Lord Robert Edward Grosvenor (b. 19 Mar 1869;  d. 16 Jun 1888)

5. Capt Lord Gerald Richard Grosvenor (b. 14 Jul 1874; d. 10 Oct 1940)

1. Lady Elizabeth Harriet Grosvenor (b. 11 Oct 1856; d. 25 Mar 1928), mar. 2 Feb 1876 James Edward William Theobald [Butler], 3rd Marquess of Ormonde, and had issue

2. Lady Beatrice Constance Grosvenor (b. 14 Nov 1858;  d. 12 Jan 1911), mar. (1) 13 Nov 1877 her second cousin Charles Compton William [Cavendish], 3rd Baron Chesham, and (2) 4 Oct 1910 Maj John Alexander Moncrieffe (dsp. 21 Jun 1933), 8th son of Sir Thomas Moncrieffe of that Ilk, 7th Bt., and has issue by her first husband

3. Lady Margaret Evelyn Grosvenor (b. 9 Apr 1873;  d. 27 Mar 1929), mar. 12 Dec 1894 HH Prince Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislaus, 2nd Duke of Teck, later Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislaus [Cambridge], 1st Marquess of Cambridge, and had issue

mar. (2)

29 Jul 1882 his second cousin Hon Katherine Caroline Cavendish CBE (b. 3 Dec 1857;  d. 19 Dec 1941), 3rd dau. of William George [Cavendish], 2nd Baron Chesham, by his wife Henrietta Frances Lascelles, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon William Saunders Sebright Lascelles MP

children by second wife:

6. Capt Lord Hugh William Grosvenor (b. 6 Apr 1884;  d. 30 Oct 1914), mar. 21 Apr 1906 Lady Mabel Florence Mary Crichton MBE (b. 31 Mar 1882;  mar. (2) 29 Sep 1920 Maj Robert Hamilton Stubber DSO, son of Robert Hamilton Hamilton-Stubber, of Moyne, Durrow, Queen's County;  d. 15 Aug 1944), 2nd dau. of John Henry [Crichton], 4th Earl Erne, and had issue:

1a. Gerald Hugh Grosvenor, later 4th Duke of Westminster

2a. Lord Robert George Grosvenor, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Duke by Royal Warrant 1963, later 5th Duke of Westminster

7. S/Ldr Lord Edward Arthur Grosvenor MC RAF (b. 27 Oct 1892;  d. 26 Aug 1929), mar. 5 Aug 1914 Lady Dorothy Margaret Browne (b. 1 Jan 1888;  mar. (2) 9 Aug 1930 Hon Sir Evan Charteris KC (d. 16 Nov 1940), 6th son by his first wife of Francis Richard [Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas later Charteris], 8th Earl of Wemyss;  d. 8 Mar 1961), 1st dau. of Valentine Charles [Browne], 5th Earl of Kenmare, and had issue:

1a. Beatrice Elizabeth Katharine Grosvenor CBE (b. 6 Nov 1915;  d. 19..), mar. 3 Jun 1944 (ann. 1945) Maj Richard Desiré Girouard, only son of Maj Gen Sir Percy Girouard KCMG DSO

2a. Rosemary Helen Grosvenor (b. 4 Mar 1918;  d. 19 Sep 1969), mar. 23 Jul 1945 Maj Hon William ffolkes Dawnay MC, of Hillingdon Hall, King's Lynn, co. Norfolk (b. 20 Apr 1909;  d. 1990), 2nd son of John [Dawnay], 9th Viscount Downe, and has issue

4. Lady Mary Cavendish Grosvenor (b. 12 May 1883;  d. 14 Jan 1959), mar. (1) 10 Jun 1903 Hon Henry William Crichton MVO DSO, styled Viscount Crichton (dvp. 31 Oct 1914), and (2) 18 Apr 1918 Col Hon Algernon Francis Stanley DSO (b. 8 Jan 1874;  d. 10 Feb 1962), 7th son of Frederick Arthur [Stanley], 16th Earl of Derby, and had issue by both her husbands

5. Lady Helen Frances Grosvenor (b. 5 Feb 1888;  d. 21 Oct 1970), mar. 10 Nov 1915 Brig Gen Lord Henry Charles Seymour DSO (b. 18 May 1878;  d. 18 Jun 1939), 2nd son of Hugh de Grey [Seymour], 6th Marquess of Hertford, and had issue


22 Dec 1899


27 Feb 1874 Duke of Westminster

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Chester 1847-69; suc. his father 31 Oct 1869 as 3rd Marquess of Westminster; Knight of the Garter 1870; Privy Councillor 1880; Master of the Horse 1880-85; Yeoman ADC to the Queen 1881-99; Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire 1883-99 and of the County of London 1889-99; High Steward of Westminster 1884-99


Hugh Richard Arthur [Grosvenor], 2nd Duke of Westminster, GCVO DSO


19 Mar 1879

mar. (1)

16 Feb 1901 (div. 1919) Constance Edwina Cornwallis-West CBE (b. 1876;  d. 21 Jan 1970), 2nd dau. of Col. William Cornwallis Cornwallis-West, of Ruthin Castle, co. Denbigh, by his wife Mary FitzPatrick, 1st dau. of Rev Frederick FitzPatrick, of Bryn Edwyn, co. Flint, Rector of Cloone, co. Leitrim, by his wife Lady Olivia Taylour, 1st dau. by his first wife of Thomas Taylour, 2nd Marquess of Headfort

children by first wife:

1. Lord Edward George Hugh Grosvenor, styled Earl Grosvenor (b. 16 Nov 1904;  dvp. 13 Feb 1909)

1. Lady Ursula Mary Olivia Grosvenor (b. 21 Feb 1902;  d. 5 Jun 1978), mar. (1) 23 Jul 1924 (div. 1940) William Patrick Filmer-Sankey, son of Cmdr Filmer-Sankey RN, and (2) 5 Oct 1940 Maj Stephen Vernon, son of Bernard Morris Vernon, and had issue by both her husbands

2. Lady Mary Constance Grosvenor (b. 27 Jun 1910;  d. 7 Jun 2000)

mar. (2)

26 Nov 1920 (div. 1926) Violet Mary Rowley (b. 1891;  former wife of George Richard Francis Rowley;  mar. (3) 8 Oct 1927 (div. 1951) Frederick Heyworth [Cripps], 3rd Baron Parmoor;  d. 1983), 5th dau. of Sir William Nelson, 1st Bt., by his wife Margaret Hope, dau. of Michael Hope, of Gartlandstown, co. Westmeath

mar. (3)

20 Feb 1930 (div. 1947) Hon Loelia Mary Ponsonby (b. 1902;  mar. (2) 1 Aug 1969 as his second wife Sir Martin Alexander Lindsay, 1st Bt.; d. 1993), only dau. of Frederick Edward Grey [Ponsonby], 1st Baron Sysonby, by his wife Victoria Lily Hegan Kennard, 1st dau. of Col Edmund Hegan Kennard

mar. (4)

7 Feb 1947 Anne Winifred Sullivan (b. 13 Apr 1915; d. 31 Aug 2003), only dau. of Brig Gen Edward Langford Sullivan CB CMG, of St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, by his wife Winifred Halifax, dau. of Adam Burns Halifax, of Nova Scotia, Canada


s.p.m. 19 Jul 1953

suc. by



Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire 1907-20; GCVO 1907; DSO 1916


William [Grosvenor], 3rd Duke of Westminster


23 Dec 1894


22 Feb 1963

suc. by



Gerald Hugh [Grosvenor], 4th Duke of Westminster, DSO PC


13 Feb 1907


11 Apr 1945 Sally Perry (b. 1911;  d. 30 May 1990), dau. of George Perry


s.p. 25 Feb 1967

suc. by



High Sheriff of Cheshire 1959-67; Lord Steward of the Household 1964-67


Robert George [Grosvenor], 5th Duke of Westminster, DSO


24 Apr 1910


3 Dec 1946 Hon Viola Maud Lyttelton (b. 10 Jun 1912;  d. 3 May 1987), 2nd dau. of John Cavendish [Lyttelton], 9th Viscount Cobham, by his wife Violet Yolande Leonard, yst. dau. of Charles Leonard, of Kensington Palace Gardens, London, and Gloria, Cape Colony, South Africa


1. Lord Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, later 6th Duke of Westminster

1. Lady Leonora Mary Grosvenor (b. 1 Feb 1949), mar. 8 Mar 1975 (div. 1986) Thomas Patrick John [Anson], 5th Earl of Lichfield, and has issue

2. Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor (b. 8 Feb 1953), mar. (1) 10 Sep 1977 (div. 1990) as his first wife Guy David [Innes-Kerr], 10th Duke of Roxburghe, and (2) 11 Jun 1996 her second cousin Edward William Dawnay (b. 10 Feb 1950), 2nd son of Maj Hon George William ffolkes Dawnay MC, of Hillingdon Hall, King's Lynn, co. Norfolk (2nd son of John [Dawnay], 9th Viscount Downe), by his wife Rosemary Helen Grosvenor, 2nd dau. of S/Ldr Lord Edward Arthur Grosvenor MC (by his wife Lady Dorothy Margaret Browne, 1st dau. of Valentine Charles [Browne], 5th Earl of Kenmare), 2nd son by his second wife of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster, and has issue by her first husband


19 Feb 1979

suc. by



DSO 1942; CStJ 1951; High Sheriff of County Fermanagh 1952-79; ADC to the Governor of Northern Ireland 1953-55; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Fermanagh and South Tyrone 1955-64; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary 1957-59; granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Duke by Royal Warrant 1963; Senator of Northern Ireland 1964-67


Gerald Cavendish [Grosvenor], 6th Duke of Westminster, KG OBE


22 Dec 1951


7 Oct 1978 Natalia Ayesha Phillips (b. 8 May 1959), 4th dau. of Lt Col Harold Pedro Joseph Phillips, of Checkendon Court, Reading, co. Berkshire, by his wife Georgina Wernher, 1st dau. of Sir Harold Augustus Wernher, 3rd. Bt, of Luton Hoo Park, co. Bedford, by his wife Countess Anastasia Michailovna de Torby styled Lady Zia Wernher, 1st dau. of HIH Grand Duke Michael Mikailovitch of Russia


1. Lord Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, later 7th Duke of Westminster

1. Lady Tamara Katherine Grosvenor (b. 20 Dec 1979), mar. 6 Nov 2004 Edward van Cutsem, and has issue

2. Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor (b. 4 Nov 1981), mar. 27 Nov 2010 Daniel Robert Snow, historian and broadcaster (b. 3 Dec 1978), son of Peter Snow CBE, the broadcaster, by his wife Ann MacMillan, dau. of Dr Robert MacMillan by his wife Eluned Carey Evans, dau. of Maj Sir Thomas John Carey Evans MC by his wife Lady Olwen Elizabeth Lloyd George, 1st dau. by his first wife of David [Lloyd George], 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, and has issue

3. Lady Viola Georgina Grosvenor (b. 12 Oct 1992)


9 Aug 2016

suc. by



Pro-Chancellor of the University of Keele 1986-93; KStJ 1991; Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University 1993; OBE 1995; Knight of the Garter 2003


Hugh Richard Louis [Grosvenor], 7th Duke of Westminster


29 Jan 1991


There is no heir to the Dukedom of Westminster.  The heir presumptive to the Marquessate of Westminster is Francis Egerton [Grosvenor], 8th Earl of Wilton, a great-great-great-grandson of the 1st Marquess of Westminster, and fourth cousin once removed of the present Duke.


Last updated 14 Aug 2016




7th Duke of Westminster

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Feb 1874)

9th Marquess of Westminster

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 13 Sep 1831)

10th Earl Grosvenor

(Great Britain, let. pat. 5 Jul 1784)

10th Viscount Belgrave

(Great Britain, let. pat. 5 Jul 1784)

10th Baron Grosvenor, of Eaton in the County of Chester

(Great Britain, let. pat. 8 Apr 1761)

16th Baronet, styled "of Eaton"

(England, let. pat. 23 Feb 1621/22)



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