Richard Grosvenor, 1st Earl Grosvenor (1731 - 1802) MP

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About Richard Grosvenor, 1st Earl Grosvenor

Richard Grosvenor, 1st Earl Grosvenor (18 June 1731 – 5 August 1802), known as Sir Richard Grosvenor, 7th Baronet between 1755 and 1761 and as The Lord Grosvenor between 1761 and 1784, was a British peer and racehorse owner.

He was the son of Sir Robert Grosvenor, 6th Baronet. He was created Baron Grosvenor in 1761 and in 1784 became both Viscount Belgrave and Earl Grosvenor.

He married Henrietta Vernon, granddaughter of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, on 19 July 1764. They had one son:

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster (1767–1845)

In 1762, Richard Grosvenor registered what became his famous orange Thoroughbred horse racing colours. Shortly thereafter, he established Eaton Stud at Eaton Hall.

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