Social Victorians/People/Westminster

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Grosvenor
  • Duke Westminster, created in 1874[1]
    • Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster (1874 – 22 December 1899)
    • Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster (22 December 1899 – 19 July 1953)
  • Duchess of Westminster
    • Constance Sutherland-Leveson-Gower Grosvenor, 1st Duchess of Westminster (1874–1880)
    • Katherine Cavendish Grosvenor, 1st Duchess of Westminster (19 July 1882[2] – 22 December 1899, when her husband died; 16 February 1901 when her son married)
  • Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, the Marquess of Westminster (1869 – 1874)
  • Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor (1845 – 1869)
  • Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, Viscount Belgrave (1831 – 1845)
  • Hugh Lupus Grosvenor: VIAF: 52464159

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality:

Residences[edit | edit source]

  • Eaton Hall, Cheshire
  • Abbeystead House, Lancashire
  • Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster (13 October 1825 – 22 December 1899)[2]
  • 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 (12 May 1883 – 14 January 1959)
  2. Hugh William (6 April 1884 – 30 October 1914)
  3. Helen Frances (5 February 1888 – 21 October 1970)
  4. Edward Arthur (27 October 1892 – 26 August 1929)


  • Lady Sibell Mary Lumley (25 March 1855 – 4 February 1929)[3]
  • Victor Alexander Grosvenor, Earl 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 (9 March 1879 – 19 July 1953)[5]
  • Rt. Hon. George Wyndham (29 August 1863 – 8 June 1913)[6]
    1. Lieutenant Percy Lyulph Wyndham (5 December 1887 – 15 September 1914)


  • Bendor (Hugh Richard Arthur) Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster (9 March 1879 – 19 July 1953)
  • Shelagh (Constance Edwina) Cornwallis-West (c. 1878 – 21 January 1970)[7]
    1. Lady Ursula Mary Olivia Grosvenor (21 February 1902 – 5 June 1978)
    2. Edward George Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor (16 November 1904 – 13 February 1909)
    3. Lady Mary Constance Grosvenor (27 June 1910 – 7 June 2000)
  • Subsequent husbands and wives for both, but after 1920

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Acquaintances[edit | edit source]

  • Florence Nightingale

Timeline[edit | edit source]

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

1882 July 19, Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster and Katherine Cavendish Grosvenor married.[2]

1887 February 7, Lady Sibell Mary Lumley Grosvenor and Rt. Hon. George Wyndham married.[3]

1897 July 2, Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke and Katherine Cavendish Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1901 February 16, Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster and Constance Edwina Cornwallis-West married.[7]

1919, Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster and Constance Edwina Cornwallis-West divorced.[7]

1920 January 14, Constance Cornwallis-West Grosvenor and FitzPatrick Lewes married.[7]

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, Katherine Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster (at 34) sat at Table 9, escorted by the American Ambassador, John Hay. She was dressed as Queen Elizabeth of Bavaria in

  • a "White satin gown with tabbed bodice, delicately embroidered in silver; collar of beautiful old lace, very high at the back; slashed sleeves of satin, silver embroidery, and chiffon divided into puffs, with blue ribbon."[8]:7, Col. 7B
  • a "white satin gown with tabbed bodice delicately embroidered in silver, collar of beautiful old lace very high at the back, slashed sleeves of satin, silver embroidery, and chiffon divided into puffs with blue.[9]
  • "white satin with touches of blue, and very much embroidered in silver and diamonds."[10]:6, Col. 1A
  • "white satin, with touches of blue, and very much embroidered in silver and diamonds."[11]:6, Col. 1B

The Duke of Westminster also attended (at 173 on the list of attendees).

Footnotes[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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Lady Sibell Mary Lumley." "Person Page – 925." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://thepeerage.com/p925.htm#i9242 (accessed August 2020).
  4. "Victor Alexander Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor." "Person Page – 925." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://thepeerage.com/p925.htm#i9241 (accessed August 2020).
  5. "Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster." "Person Page – 589." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://thepeerage.com/p589.htm#i5887 (accessed August 2020).
  6. Rt. Hon. George Wyndham." "Person Page – 925." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://thepeerage.com/p925.htm#i9243 (accessed August 2020).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Constance Edwina Cornwallis-West." Person Page – 923." The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the Aristocracy of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe http://thepeerage.com/p923.htm#i9229 (accessed August 2020).
  8. "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.
  9. "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1A–4C The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  10. "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.
  11. "The Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball. Special Telegram." Belfast News-Letter Saturday 03 July 1897: 5 [of 8], Col. 9 [of 9]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000038/18970703/015/0005.