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Granville, Earl (UK, 1833)

 

Creation: let. pat. 10 May 1833

 

Family name: Leveson-Gower

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Barry of eight Argent and Gules a Cross Flory Sable (Gower);  2nd, Azure three Laurel Leaves Vert (Leveson);  3rd, Gules three Clarions Or (Granville);  in the centre a Crescent for difference

Crest:

A Wolf passant Argent collared and lined Or

Supporters:

On either side a Wolf Argent plain collared and line reflexed over the back Gold, and charged on the shoulder with an Escutcheon Gules thereon a Clarion Or

Motto:

Frangas Non Flectes (You may break, but you will not bend me)

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Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Viscount Granville later 1st Earl Granville, GCB PC

1st son of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford, by his third wife Lady Susannah Stewart, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Alexander [Stewart], 6th Earl of Galloway

born

12 Oct 1773

mar.

24 Dec 1809 Lady Henrietta Elizabeth Cavendish (b. 29 Aug 1795; d. 25 Nov 1862), sister and cohrss. of William Spencer [Cavendish], 6th Duke of Devonshire, and 2nd dau. of William [Cavendish], 5th Duke of Devonshire, by his first wife Lady Georgiana Spencer, 1st dau. of John [Spencer], 1st Earl Spencer

children

1. Hon Granville George Leveson-Gower, later 2nd Earl Granville

2. Hon Edward Frederick Leveson-Gower DL, of Holmbury, Dorking, co. Surrey, Member of Parliament for Stoke-upon-Trent 1852-57 and for Bodmin 1859-85 (b. 3 May 1819; d. 30 May 1907), mar. 1 Jun 1851 Lady Margaret Mary Frances Elizabeth Compton (d. 22 May 1858), 2nd dau. of Spencer Joshua Alwyne [Compton], 2nd Marquess of Northampton, by his wife Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane, 1st dau. and heir of line of Maj Gen William Clephane later Douglas-Maclean-Clephane, of Kirkness, and had issue

1. Lady Susan Georgiana Leveson-Gower (b. 25 Oct 1810; d. 30 Apr 1866), mar. 2 Feb 1833 George [Beckford later Pitt-Rivers], 4th Baron Rivers, and had issue

2. Lady Georgiana Charlotte Leveson-Gower (d. 19 Jan 1885), mar. Jul 1833 Alexander George Fullerton, of Ballintoy Castle, co. Antrim, and Westwood, co. Hampshire (b. 8 Aug 1808; d. 12 May 1907), 1st son and heir of George Alexander Downing later Fullerton, of Tockington Manor and Ballintoy Castle, co. Antrim, by his wife Mary Anne Peacock, dau. of James Peacock, and had issue

died

8 Jan 1846

created

12 Aug 1815 Viscount Granville, of Stone Park in the County of Stafford

10 May 1833 Baron Leveson, of Stone in the County of Stafford, and Earl Granville

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Lichfield 1795-99 and for Staffordshire 1799-1811; a Lord of the Treasury 1800-01; Privy Councillor 1804; Ambassador to St Petersburg 1804-05 and 1807; Secretary at War with a seat in the Cabinet 1809; Ambassador to The Hague 1823 and to Paris 1824-28, 1830-35 and 1835-41; GCB 1825

 

Granville George [Leveson-Gower], 2nd Earl Granville, KG PC

born

11 May 1815

mar. (1)

25 Jul 1840 Marie Louise Pellina Dalberg-Acton (b. c. 1812; widow of Sir Ferdinand Richard Edward Dalberg-Acton, 7th Bt.;  d. 14 Mar 1860), only child and hrss. of Emmerich Josef Wolfgang Heribert, 1st Duke of Dalberg, by his wife Marie Pellina Thérèse de Brignole-Sale, dau. of the Marquis Brignole-Sale, of Genoa, Italy

mar. (2)

26 Sep 1865 Castalia Rosalind Campbell (b. 20 Jul 1847; d. 12 Nov 1938), 5th dau. of Walter Frederick Campbell, 5th of Islay, by his second wife and half first cousin once removed Catherine Cole, yst. dau. of Stephen Thomas Cole, of Twickenham, co. Middlesex, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Henrietta Stanley, 2nd dau. of Edward [Smith-Stanley] 12th Earl of Derby, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, only dau. and hrss. in her issue of James [Hamilton], 6th Duke of Hamilton, by his wife Elizabeth Gunning, suo jure Baroness Hamilton, 2nd dau. of John Gunning, of Castle Coote, co. Roscommon

children by second wife

1. Hon Granville George Leveson-Gower, later 3rd Earl Granville

2. Hon William Spencer Leveson-Gower, later 4th Earl Granville

1. Lady Victoria Alberta Leveson-Gower (b. 14 Apr 1867; d. 11 Feb 1953), mar. 8 Sep 1896 Harold John Hastings Russell, Recorder of Bedford 1912 (b. 23 Jan 1868; d. 22 Aug 1926), 1st son of Lord Arthur John Edward Russell MP (by his wife Laura de Peyronnet, dau. of Viscount de Peyronnet), brother of Francis Charles Hastings [Russell], 9th Duke of Bedford, and 2nd son of Maj Gen Lord George William Russell GCB MP (by his wife Elizabeth Anne Rawdon, only child of Hon John Theophilus Rawdon), 2nd son of John [Russell], 6th Duke of Bedford, had issue

2. Lady Sophia Castalia Mary Leveson-Gower (b. 25 Feb 1870 ; d. 22 Mar 1934), mar. 16 Aug 1892 Hugh Morrison MP, of Fonthill House, co. Wiltshire (b. 8 Jun 1868; d. 14 Mar 1931), 1st son of Alfred Morrison DL, of Fonthill House, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Mabel Chermside, dau. of Rev R S C Chermside, Rector of Wilton, co. Wiltshire, and had issue

3. Lady Susan Katherine Leveson-Gower (b. 21 Aug 1876; d. 7 May 1878)

died

31 Mar 1891

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Attaché to the Embassy at Paris 1835-36; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Morpeth 1837-40 and for Lichfield 1841-46; Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1840-41; Privy Councillor 1846; Master of the Buckhounds 1846-48; Commissioner of Railways 1846-51; Paymaster General 1848-51; Vice President of the Board of Trade 1848-51; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1851-52, 1870-74 and 1880-85; Lord President of the Council 1852-54, 1855-58 and 1859-66;  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1854-55; Chancellor of the University of London 1856-91; Knight of the Garter 1857; Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1865-91; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1868-70 and 1886; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1870-91

 

Granville George [Leveson-Gower], 3rd Earl Granville, GCMG GCVO PC

born

4 Mar 1872

mar.

27 Sep 1900 Nina Ayesha Baring (b. 17 Apr 1876; dsp. 12 Jun 1955), only dau. of Walter Baring, Minister at Montevideo (by his wife Ellen Guarracino, dau. of Frederick Guarracino), brother of Edward Charles [Baring], 1st Baron Revelstoke, and Evelyn [Baring], 1st Earl of Cromer, and 7th son of Henry Baring, of Cromer Hall, co. Norfolk, by his second wife Cecilia Anne Windham, 1st dau. of Vice-Admiral William Windham, of Cromer Hall, co. Norfolk

died

s.p. 21 Jul 1939

suc. by

brother

note

entered the Diplomatic Service as an Attaché 1893, Berlin 1894, a Lord-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria 1895, 3rd Secretary 1896, Cairo 1897, 2nd Secretary 1898, Vienna 1898, foreign Office 1899, The Hague 1900, Berlin 1904, MVO 1904, 1st Secretary 1905, a Lord-in-Waiting to King Edward VII and King George V 1905-15, Brussels 1908, Counsellor 1911, Berlin 1911, Paris 1913, GCVO 1914, Minister Plenipotentiary 1916, Salonika 1916, Athens 1917, Envoy Extraordinary 1917, Copenhagen 1921, KCMG 1924, Ambassador to Brussels 1928-33, Privy Counsellor 1928, GCMG 1932

 

William Spencer [Leveson-Gower], 4th Earl Granville, KG GCVO CB DSO

born

11 Jul 1880

mar.

24 May 1916 Lady Rose Constance Bowes-Lyon GCVO CStJ (b. 6 May 1890; d. 17 Nov 1967), 3rd dau. of Claude George [Bowes-Lyon], 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, by his wife Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck, 1st dau. by his second wife of Rev Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck

children

1. Hon (Granville) James Leveson-Gower, later 5th Earl Granville

1. Lady Mary Cecilia Leveson-Gower (b. 12 Dec 1917; d. 13 Feb 2014), mar. 7 Jul 1956 Samuel Wittewronge Clayton, of The Great Park, Windsor, co. Berkshire, 2nd son of Brig Gen Sir Gilbert Falkingham Clayton KCMG KBE CB, by his wife Enid Caroline Thorowgood, dau. of Frank Napier Thorowgood, of Totteridge, and had issue

died

25 Jun 1953

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I 1914-18 as Cdr and Capt, Royal Navy; DSO 1919; ADC to King George V 1929; CB 1932; Vice-Admiral 1935; Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man 1937-45;  KCVO 1945; Governor of Northern Ireland 1945-52; Knight of the Garter 1952; GCVO 1953; KStJ

 

(Granville) James [Leveson-Gower], 5th Earl Granville, MC

born

6 Dec 1918

mar.

9 Oct 1958 Doon Aileen Plunket (b. 8 Oct 1931), 2nd dau. of Fl Lieut Hon Brinsley Sheridan Bishe Plunket, RAF Vol Reserve (2nd son of William Lee [Plunket], 5th Baron Plunket), by his wife Aileen Sibell Mary Guinness, 1st dau. of Hon Arthur Ernest Guinness, of Grosvenor Place, London (by his wife Marie Clotilde Russell, only dau. of Sir George Russell, 4th Bt., by his wife Constance Charlotte Elisa Lennox, 1st dau. of Lt Col Lord Arthur Lennox MP, 4th son of Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond), 2nd son of Edward Cecil [Guinness], 1st Earl of Iveagh

children

1. Hon Granville George Fergus Leveson-Gower, later 6th Earl Granville

2. Hon Niall James Leveson-Gower (b. 24 Aug 1963)

1. Lady Marcia Rose Aileen Leveson-Gower (b. 10 Feb 1961; d. 3 Aug 2005), mar. 1986 Jonathan Charles Bulmer, yst. son of Edward Charles Bulmer, and has issue

died

31 Oct 1996

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II 1939-45 as Major, Coldstream Guards; MC 1945; Deputy Lieutenant of Inverness-shire 1974-76; Vice-Lieutenant of the Western Isles 1976-83; Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles 1983-93

 

Granville George Fergus [Leveson-Gower], 6th Earl Granville

born

10 Sep 1959

mar.

23 May 1997 Anne Topping, dau. of Bernard Topping, of Lanark

children

1. Hon George James Leveson Gower, styled Lord Leveson (b. 22 Jul 1999)

1. Lady Rose Alice Leveson-Gower (b. 16 Apr 1998)

2. Lady Violet May Leveson-Gower (b. 5 Aug 2002)

note

Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II 1973

 

 Last updated 30 Jun 2014

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Titles:

6th Earl Granville

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 May 1833)

6th Viscount Granville, of Stone Park in the County of Stafford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Aug 1815)

6th Baron Leveson, of Stone in the County of Stafford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 May 1833)

 

Address:

51 Lyall Mews, London SW1X 8DJ

Callernish, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Western Isles HS6 5BZ

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