Social Victorians/People/Grosvenor

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Grosvenor
  • Duke of Westminster
    • Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster (1874 – 22 December 1899)
  • Earl of Grosvenor, courtesy title of eldest son and heir to the Duke[1]
    • Victor Alexander Grosvenor (1874?– 22 January 1884)
    • Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor (22 January 1884 – 22 December 1899)
  • Countess Grosvenor
    • Sibell Mary Lumley Grosvenor ()
  • Baron Ebury[2]
    • Robert Grosvenor (1857 – 18 November 1893)
    • Robert Wellesley Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury (18 November 1893 – 13 November 1918)
    • Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury (13 November 1918 – 5 November 1921)

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality:

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster (3 October 1825 – 22 December 1899)
  • Constance Sutherland-Leveson-Gower Grosvenor (c. 1835 – 1880) [11 children, 8 survived into adulthood]
  1. Victor Alexander Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor (28 April 1853 – 22 January 1884)
  2. Elizabeth Harriet Grosvenor (11 October 1856 – 25 March 1928)
  3. Beatrice Constance Grosvenor (14 November 1858 – 12 January 1911)
  4. Arthur Hugh Grosvenor (31 May 1860 – 29 April 1929), who married Helen, the daughter of Sir Robert Sheffield, 5th Baronet.
  5. Henry George Grosvenor (23 June 1861 – 27 December 1914)
  6. Robert Edward Grosvenor (19 March 1869 – 16 June 1888)
  7. Margaret Evelyn Grosvenor Cambridge (9 April 1873 – 27 March 1929)
  8. Gerald Richard Grosvenor (14 July 1874 – 10 October 1940)
  • Katherine Cavendish Grosvenor (c. 1856 –)
  1. Mary Cavendish Grosvenor (12 May 1883 – 14 January 1959)
  2. Hugh William Grosvenor (6 April 1884 – 30 October 1914)
  3. Helen Frances Grosvenor (5 February 1888 – 21 October 1970)
  4. Edward Arthur Grosvenor (27 October 1892 – 26 August 1929)


  • Sibell Mary Lumley (25 March 1855 – 4 February 1929)[3]
  • Victor Alexander Grosvenor, Earl of Grosvenor (28 April 1853 – 22 January 1884)[4]
  1. Lady Constance Sibell Grosvenor (22 August 1875 – 8 July 1957)
  2. Lady Lettice Mary Elizabeth Grosvenor (25 December 1876 – 28 July 1936)
  3. Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster (19 March 1879 – 19 July 1953)
  1. Lieutenant Percy Lyulph Wyndham (5 December 1887 – 15 September 1914)


  • Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury (24 April 1801 – 18 November 1893)[6]
  • Hon. Charlotte Arbuthnot Wellesley (25 January 1808 – 21 November 1891)
  1. Robert Wellesley Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury (25 January 1834 – 13 November 1918)
  2. Thomas George Grosvenor (6 February 1842 – dsp. 8 October 1886)
  3. Captain Hon. Norman de l'Aigle Grosvenor (22 April 1845 – 21 November 1898)
  4. Hon. Algernon Henry Grosvenor (2 July 1864 – 27 March 1907)
  5. Hon. Richard Cecil Grosvenor (7 January 1848 – dsp. 28 October 1919)


  • Thomas George Grosvenor (6 February 1842 – dsp. 8 October 1886)
  • Sophie Williams Grosvenor ( – 6 May 1938)


  • Hon. Algernon Henry Grosvenor (2 July 1864 – 27 March 1907)
  • Catherine Dorothea Mary Simeon ( – 18 February 1917)[7]


  • Robert Wellesley Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury (25 January 1834 – 13 November 1918)[8]
  • Hon. Emilie Beaujolais White Grosvenor ( – 18 December 1923)[9]
  1. Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury (28 June 1868 – 5 November 1921)[10]
  2. Hugh Grosvenor (8 October 1869 – 6 August 1900)
  3. Maud Grosvenor (18 August 1874 – 2 June 1948)
  4. Gilbert Grosvenor (18 September 1878 – 16 February 1891)
  5. Hon. Alice Katherine Sibell Grosvenor (26 September 1880 – 17 April 1948)
  6. Francis Egerton Grosvenor, 4th Baron Ebury (8 September 1883 – 15 May 1932)

Other Grosvenors Attending Social Events Hosted by the Prince of Wales[edit | edit source]

  • Lord Arthur Grosvenor
  • Lord Henry Grosvenor
  • The Hon. Mrs. Thomas Grosvenor
  • The Marchioness of Ormonde was a Grosvenor

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1874 November 3, Victor Alexander Grosvenor and Lady Sibell Mary Lumley married.

1887 February 7, Sibell Mary Grosvenor and Rt. Hon. George Wyndham married.

1887 October 25, Hon. Algernon Henry Grosvenor and Catherine Dorothea Mary Simeon married.

1897 July 2, the Hon. Algernon and Catherine Grosvenor as well as possibly Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury, attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

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, a person the London Morning Post calls Hon. R. Grosvenor (at 81) was there as a Knight of the Round Table.[11]:8, Col. 1B Hon. R. Grosvenor might be Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury. Every knight of the Round Table wore

  • "white satin tabard, royal blue cloak embroidered in scarlet and gold over chain mail armour, with helmet, spurs, and two-handed sword complete, each with his own crest embroidered on his tabard."[12]:5, Col. 7A

Catherine Dorothea Mary Simeon Grosvenor, the Hon. Mrs. Algernon Grosvenor, (at 510) also attended. Lafayette's portrait of "Catherine Dorothea Mary Grosvenor (née Simeon) as Marie Louise" in costume is #168 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[13] The printing on the portrait says, "The Hon. Mrs. Algernon Grosvenor, as Marie Louise."[14]

The Hon. Algernon Grosvenor (at 509) also attended.

Questions and Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Possibly Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury, attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House. Someone called "Hon." could have been the son of a Baron who had not yet assumed his title?
  2. Possibly one way to confirm which Grosvenor Hon. R. Grosvenor was would be to look at the other Knights of the Round Table, in case they made up a social network? According to the Morning Post, the Knights of the Round Table were George, Baron Rodney; Hon. R. Grosvenor; Seymour Henry Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst; and Hon. Grosvenor Hood.[11]:8, Col. 1B According to the Daily News, the Knights of the Table Round were "Lord Ashburton, Lord Rodney, Lord Bathurst, Lord Ampthill, and Lord Beauchamp."[12]:5, Col. 7A
  3. Why didn't Algernon Henry Grosvenor get the 2nd Baron Ebury title?

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Duke of Westminster". Wikipedia. 2020-09-19. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Duke_of_Westminster&oldid=979226324. 
  2. "Ebury, Baron (UK, 1857)". www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  3. "Lady Sibell Mary Lumley." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  4. "Victor Alexander Grosvenor, Earl of Grosvenor." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  5. "Rt. Hon. George Wyndham." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  6. "Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  7. "Catherine Dorothea Mary Simeon." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  8. "Robert Wellesley Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  9. "Hon. Emilie Beaujolais White." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  10. "Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4A–8 Col. 2B. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "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 http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18970703/024/0005 and http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000051/18970703/024/0006.
  13. "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 (accessed February 2020).
  14. "Mrs. Algernon Grosvenor, as Marie Louise." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158531/Catherine-Dorothea-Mary-Grosvenor-ne-Simeon-as-Marie-Louise (accessed February 2020).