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Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster

Death: Died
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Son of Richard Grosvenor, 1st Earl Grosvenor and Henrietta Vernon
Husband of Eleanor Grosvenor, Marchioness of Westminster
Father of Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster; Thomas Grosvenor Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton and Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury

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About Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster, KG, PC (22 March 1767 – 17 February 1845) was the son of the 1st Earl Grosvenor, whom he succeeded in 1802 as 2nd Earl Grosvenor. He was created Marquess of Westminster in 1831.

Grosvenor was educated at Westminster School, Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was responsible for the development of Belgravia, and a statue of him by Jonathan Wylder was placed in Belgrave Square in 1998.

He married Lady Eleanor Egerton, daughter of the 1st Earl of Wilton, on 28 April 1794. They had three sons:

   * Richard, Earl Grosvenor (1795–1869), later 2nd Marquess of Westminster
   * Lord Thomas Grosvenor (1799–1882), later 2nd Earl of Wilton
   * Lord Robert Grosvenor (1801–1893), later 1st Baron Ebury

In 1793, he was sworn a Privy Counsellor. He was Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire between 1798–1845, and was invested as a Knight of the Garter on March 11, 1841.

Lord Westminster was the inheritor of his father's Eaton Stud and owned and bred a number of successful Thoroughbred racehorses, notably the St. Leger Stakes winner Touchstone. The horse also became a four-time Champion sire in Great Britain & Ireland and whose progeny included three Epsom Derby winners.

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Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster's Timeline

March 22, 1767
April 18, 1767
April 28, 1794
Age 27
Eaton, Cheshire, England
January 27, 1795
Age 27
Milbank House, Westminster, London, England
December 30, 1799
Age 32
April 24, 1801
Age 34
Millbank House,Westminster,Middlesex,England
February 17, 1845
Age 77