Social Victorians/People/Warwick

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Greville, but other Grevilles exist.
  • Frances Evelyn "Daisy" Greville, Countess of Warwick
  • Earl of Warwick
    • George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick ( - 2 December 1893)
    • Francis Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick (2 December 1893 –1924)
  • Countess of Warwick
    • Lady Anne Charteris ( - 16 August 1903)
    • Daisy (Frances Evelyn) Greville, Countess of Warwick (1893 – 26 July 1938)
  • Countess of Brooke
    • Daisy (Frances Evelyn) Greville, Countess of Warwick ( – 1893)

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: the earldom is in the peerage of the U.K.[1], and Daisy, Countess Warwick's family was also British

Family[edit | edit source]

  • George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick (28 March 1818 - 2 December 1893)[2]
  • Lady Anne Charteris (29 July 1829 - 16 August 1903)
  1. Francis Richard Charles Guy Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick (9 February 1853 - 15 January 1924)
  2. Hon. Alwyn Henry Fulke Greville (9 February 1854 - 11 April 1929)
  3. Hon. Louis George Greville (1 January 1856 - 6 March 1941)
  4. Lady Eva Sarah Louise Greville (1860 - 12 July 1940)
  5. Hon. Sir Sidney Robert Greville (16 November 1866 - 12 June 1927)


  • Francis Richard Charles Guy Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick (9 February 1853 – 15 January 1924)
  • Daisy (Frances Evelyn) Maynard Greville, Countess of Warwick (10 December 1861 – 26 July 1938)
  1. Leopold Guy Francis Maynard Greville, 6th Earl of Warwick (10 September 1882 – 31 January 1928)
  2. Marjorie Blanche Eva Greville (25 October 1884 – 25 July 1964)
  3. Charles Algernon Cromartie Greville (22 November 1885 – 28 March 1887)
  4. Maynard Greville (21 March 1898 – 21 February 1960)
  5. Mercy Greville (3 April 1904 – 21 November 1968)


  • Lady Eva Sarah Louise Greville (1860 - 12 July 1940)[3]
  • Colonel Frank Dugdale (5 April 1857 – 26 November 1925)
  1. Victoria Mary Enid Ann Dugdale (28 April 1896 – )
  2. Lt.-Cdr. James George Greville Dugdale (11 December 1898 – 15 November 1964)
  3. Guy Carroll Dugdale (9 April 1905 – )

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Daisy, Countess of Warwick[edit | edit source]

  • Lady Henry Somerset, president of the Mobray House Cycling Association[4]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • Mobray House Cycling Association, a club for high-society ladies, who bought bicycles for working-class women, founded by W. T. Stead (Reid 180).

Francis Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick[5][edit | edit source]

  • Conservative Party
  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords (1893–1924)
  • Freemason, United Grand Lodge of England

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1892, Henry Dacre wrote "Bicyle Built for Two," the real name of which is "Daisy Bell," thought to be named after Daisy, Countess of Warwick (Reid 180).[6]

1893 May, W. T. Stead founded the Mobray House Cycling Association.

1895 July 20, Lady Eva Sarah Louise Greville and Frank Dugdale married.[3]

1897 July 2, Daisy, Countess of Warwick attended the fancy-dress ball hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, dressed as Marie Antoinette. The Earl of Warwick attended as well, as did Hon. Alwyn Henry Fulke Greville and, probably, Hon. Sir Sidney Robert Greville.

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

Daisy, Countess Warwick[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Daisy, Countess of Warwick (at 53), was seated at Table 6 and

  • was dressed as "Marie Antoinette. Bodice and paniers of pink and gold flowered brocade and gold lace studded with silver sequins and diamonds; the square-cut neck trimmed with old lace, and the chiffon sleeves divided into small puffs with gold lace sparkling with jewels. Diamond rivières were festooned across the front of the bodice. The petticoat was of white satin draped with chiffon scarves edged with gold and sequin lace. The regal train of turquoise velvet was lined with the same and embroidered all over at equal distances with raised gold fleurs-de-lis, and fastened on the shoulders with gold cord."[7]:7, Col. 7c
  • "wore pink brocade with jewelled lace and chains of diamonds over a white satin petticoat draped with white chiffon edged with fine gold lace. The blue velvet train was embroidered with gold flour-de-lys. Quantities of diamonds were worn in the hair."[8]:5, Col. 7b
  • "Another quadrille which was remarkable for the rich costumes was organised by the Countess of Warwick. Her Ladyship, as Marie Antoinette, was in pink and silver brocade, blue velvet train embroidered in gold fleur-de-lys; and all the costumes were of the Louis XV. or Louis XVI. period."[9]:5, Col. 9C
  • "The Countess of Warwick as Marie Antoinette — bodice and paniers of pink and gold flowered brocade and gold lace studded with silver sequins and diamonds, the square-cut neck trimmed with old lace, and the chiffon sleeves divided into small puffs with gold lace sparkling with jewels; diamond rivières were festooned across the front of the bodice. The petticoat was of white satin draped with chiffon scarves edged with gold and sequin lace. The regal train of turquoise velvet was lined with the same and embroidered all over at equal distance with raised gold fleur-de-lis, and fastened on each of the shoulders with gold cord."[10]
  • "Lady Warwick was robed as Marie Antoinette, the sum of £700 laving been spent on the gown, without jewels. Says a lady writer who was present at the ball, 'her ladyship looked very lovely, very queenly, as she passed by with her four pages in white satin.' ... The Countess of Warwick led the special quadrille representing [the] Louis XV. and Louis XVI. period."[11]
  • "The Countess of Warwick made a lovely Marie Antoinette. Her gown was of real gold and silver thread and pink rose brocade, covered with lace, diamonds, and gold. This brocade, which was strikingly beautiful, cost £12 a yard."[12]:2, Col. 7b
  • "The Countess of Warwick, as Marie Antoinette, wore a bodice and paniers of pink and gold flowered brocade, and gold lace studded with silver sequins and diamonds, the square-cut neck trimmed with old lace, and the chiffon sleeves divided into small puffs with gold lace sparkling with jewels. Diamond rivieres were festooned across the front of the bodice. The petticoat was of white satin, draped with chiffon scarves, edged with gold and sequin lace. The regal train of turquoise velvet was lined with the same, and embroidered all over at equal distances with raised gold fleur-de-lis, and fastened on the shoulders with gold cord."[13]:11, Col. 4b
  • "Marie Antoinette found a lovely representative in the Countess of Warwick, whose gold and silver brocade gown was worn over a white satin petticoat, trimmed with gold lace."[14]
  • According to the Shields Daily Gazette, a regional daily covering South Tyneside, a tiny area on the north-east coast of England, "The Countess of Warwick, it is said, was specially attended for the Devonshire ball by a dresser and a coiffure from Paris. Her ladyship's dress cost 700 guineas without jewels."[15]
  • was escorted by four pages: "It would appear that the Countess of Warwick created a most impressive effect at the Duchess of Devonshire’s ball in the character of Marie Antoinette. Her dress and brilliants were superb, and her four pages shared in the compliments."[16]
  • "Lady Warwick (Marie Antoinette) wore a shirt of white silken muslin, with gold lace, and a paniered over-dress of lovely old brocade in a tone of pink with flowering. She was accompanied by four boys dressed in white satin, with three-cornered hats to match."[17]

She was accompanied by four boys dressed as pages:

  • "Her dress and brilliants were superb, and her four pages shared in the compliments."[16]
  • "She was accompanied by four boys dressed in white satin, with three-cornered hats to match."[17]

Lafayette's portrait of "Frances Evelyn ('Daisy') Greville (née Maynard), Countess of Warwick as Marie Antoinette" in costume is #279 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[18] The printing on the portrait says, "The Countess of Warwick as Marie Antoinette," with a Long S in Countess.[19]

Francis, Earl of Warwick[edit | edit source]

Francis, Earl of Warwick (at 622) also attended.[11]

The Dugdales[edit | edit source]

Mr. Frank Dugdale (at 348) was dressed as one of the Mousquetaires et Militaires de l'Epoque in the Quadrille of the Louis XV. and Louis XVI. Lady Eva Dugdale (at 609) has a portrait in the Album.

Alice Hughes's portrait of "Lady Eva Sarah Louisa Dugdale (née Greville) as her great aunt Lady Anne Bingham" in costume is #251 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[18] The printing on the portrait says, "Lady Eva Dugdale as her great aunt Lady Anne Bingham."[20]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Earl of Warwick". Wikipedia. 2020-10-05. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Earl_of_Warwick&oldid=982030623. 
  2. "George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Lady Eva Sarah Louise Greville." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  4. "Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick". Wikipedia. 2020-08-07. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Daisy_Greville,_Countess_of_Warwick&oldid=971676722. 
  5. "Francis Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick". Wikipedia. 2020-08-19. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Francis_Greville,_5th_Earl_of_Warwick&oldid=973799322. 
  6. Reid, Carlton. Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads and Became the Pioneers of Motoring. Island Press, 2015.
  7. "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.
  8. "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.
  9. "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.
  10. "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  11. 11.0 11.1 “The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball.” Chelmsford Chronicle 9 July 1897, Friday: 2 of 8. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000322/18970709/008/0002.
  12. "The Duchess of Devonshire's Great Ball. Remarkable Social Function. Crowds of Mimic Kings & Queens. Panorama of Historical Costume. An Array of Priceless Jewels." Western Gazette 9 July 1897: 2 [of 8], Col. 7a–c. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000407/18970709/009/0002.
  13. "The Duchess of Devonshire’s Historic Ball. Some of the Fancy Costumes." Supplement. The Leicester Chronicle and Leicestershire Mercury 10 July 1897, Saturday: 11 [of 12], Cols. 4a–b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000173/18970710/141/0011.
  14. “The Devonshire House Ball. A Brilliant Gathering.” The Pall Mall Gazette 3 July 1897, Saturday: 7 [of 10], Col. 2a–3a. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000098/18970703/019/0007.
  15. "Topics of To-Day." Shield’s Daily Gazette 12 July 1897: 2 [of 4], Col. 5c. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000287/18970712/055/0002.
  16. 16.0 16.1 “Town Talk and Street Echoes.” Leamington Spa Courier 10 July 1897, Saturday: 5 [of 8], Col. 4b. British Newspaper Archive http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000319/18970710/015/0005.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy-Dress Ball. Brilliant Spectacle." The [Guernsey] Star 6 July 1897, Tuesday: 1 [of 4], Col. 1–2. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000184/18970706/003/0001.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "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 March 2020).
  19. "Countess of Warwick as Marie Antoinette." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw257366/Frances-Evelyn-Daisy-Greville-ne-Maynard-Countess-of-Warwick-as-Marie-Antoinette (accessed March 2020).
  20. "Lady Eva Dugdale as Lady Anne Bingham." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158614/Lady-Eva-Sarah-Louisa-Dugdale-ne-Greville-as-her-great-aunt-Lady-Anne-Bingham (accessed March 2020).