Social Victorians/People/Crewe-Milnes

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Crewe-Milnes, Crewe
  • 1st Marquess of Crewe
  • Marquess of Crewe
    • Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes (1911–)
  • Earl Crewe
    • Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes (1895–1911)
  • The Lord Houghton, Baron Houghton: a subsidiary title for the Marquess of Crewe
    • Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (1863 – 11 August 1885)
    • Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes (11 August 1885 –1895)

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (19 June 1809 – 11 August 1885)[1]
  • Hon. Annabella Hungerford Crewe ( – 24 February 1874)[2]
    1. Hon. Amicia Henrietta Milnes ( – 4 July 1902)
    2. Hon. Florence Ellen Hungerford Milnes ( – 4 April 1923)
    3. Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (12 January 1858 – 20 June 1945)


  • Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (12 January 1858 – 20 June 1945)[3]
  • Sibyl Marcia Graham ( – 19 September 1887)[4]
    1. Lady Annabel Hungerford Crewe-Milnes (31 August 1881 – 14 June 1948)
    2. Hon. Richard Charles Rodes Milnes (30 July 1882 – 20 Mar 1890)
    3. Lady Celia Hermione Crewe-Milnes (20 May 1884 – )
    4. Lady Helen Cynthia Crewe-Milnes (20 May 1884 – 15 June 1968)
  • Lady Margaret Etrenne Hannah Primrose ( – 13 March 1967)[5]
    1. Lord Richard George Archibald John Lucian Hungerford Crew-Milnes (7 February 1911 – 31 March 1922)
    2. Lady Mary Evelyn Hungerford Crewe-Milnes (23 March 1915 – 2 July 2014)

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Friends[edit | edit source]

  • Richard Monkton Milnes: Florence Nightingale[1]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1880 June 3, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes and Sibyl Marcia Graham married.[4]

1897 July 2, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1899 April 20, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes and Lady Margaret Etrenne Hannah Primrose married.[5]

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Lord Crewe (at 169) sat at Table 6:

  • He "attended the ball as Philip II. of Spain," like the Earl of Harewood.[6]:5, Col. 7c
  • "Lord Crewe was one of several Philips II."[7]:6, Col. 1a
  • "Earl of Crewe as Philip II."[8]

Frederick Hollyer's painted (rather than photographic) portrait of "Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe as Philip II of Spain" in costume is #205 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[9] The printing on the portrait says, "Lord Crewe as Philip II of Spain."[10]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton". Wikipedia. 2020-09-16. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Monckton_Milnes,_1st_Baron_Houghton&oldid=978751323. 
  2. "Hon. Annabella Hungerford Crewe." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  3. "Sir Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st and last Marquess of Crewe." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Sibyl Marcia Graham." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Lady Margaret Etrenne Hannah Primrose." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  6. "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Ball. A Brilliant Spectacle. Some of the Dresses." London Daily News Saturday 3 July 1897: 5 [of 10], Col. 6a–6, Col. 1b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18970703/024/0005 and https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000051/18970703/024/0006.
  7. "The Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball. Special Telegram." Belfast News-Letter Saturday 03 July 1897: 5 [of 8], Col. 9c [of 9]–6, Col. 1a. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000038/18970703/015/0005.
  8. "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  9. "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515.
  10. "Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158568/Robert-Offley-Ashburton-Crewe-Milnes-1st-Marquess-of-Crewe-as-Philip-II-of-Spain.