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George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
Death: May 2, 1816 (69)
Green Street, Park Lane, London, England
Place of Burial: Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Greville, 1st Earl of Warwick and Elizabeth Hamilton
Husband of Henrietta Vernon and Henrietta Greville
Father of Henry Richard Greville, 3rd Earl of Warwick; Henrietta Louisa Scott, Countess of Clonmell and Augusta Sophia Finch
Brother of Lady Frances Elizabeth Harpur; Lady Charlotte Mary Greville; Charles Francis Greville; Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Fulke Greville; Isabella Greville and 1 other
Half brother of George Greville, Lord Brooke

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About George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick

George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick, FRS, FSA

from Wikipedia,_2nd_Earl_of_Warwick

(16 September 1746 – 1816), styled Lord Greville until 1773, was a British nobleman and politician.[1]

The eldest son of Francis Greville, 1st Earl Brooke (created Earl of Warwick in 1759), he was born on 16 September 1746 at Warwick Castle. He was baptised on 10 October 1746 at St. Mary's, Warwick, with King George I standing as his sponsor.[2]


Lord Greville was educated from 1753 to 1754 at Eton College, and later matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, on 24 September 1764. He also matriculated at the University of Edinburgh.[3] The Royal Register records that "a very great and singular attention was paid to the education of this nobleman by his late father, who, fearful of the corruption which disgrace our great seminaries of learning, consigned him to the care of the first historian of the age, to complete his moral as well as political character. From Scotland he returned so well informed, and such an amiable manliness about him, that the most flattering prognostications were made of his future eminence... His travels did not in any great degree either improve or corrupt him, and he has since remained a quiet inoffensive domestic character, little known but by persons of taste and virtue."[4] O.e

Early career

He was invested as a Fellow of the Royal Society on 17 December 1767 and as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on 14 February 1768. and he was Member of Parliament for Warwick between 1768 and 1773.[5] In 1770, Greville was appointed to the Board of Trade.

On 1 April 1771, he married Hon. Georgiana Peachey, the daughter of James Peachey, 1st Baron Selsey, at St George's, Hanover Square. The couple had one son:[4]

As a peer

On 6 July 1773, Greville inherited his father's title of Earl of Warwick and left the House of Commons. He also left office on the Board of Trade in 1774, although he served as recorder of Warwick from 1773 to 1816.[5] On 14 July 1776, he married Henrietta Vernon, the daughter of Richard Vernon and Lady Evelyn Leveson-Gower, at the house of her uncle Earl Gower in Whitehall. They had four children:[4][6]

Lady Augusta Sophia Greville (d. 2 March 1845), married Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford on 23 April 1821[6] Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles John Greville (d. 1836)[6] Henry Greville, 3rd Earl of Warwick (1779–1853)[6] Lady Henrietta Louisa Greville (1785 – 8 November 1838) married Thomas Scott, 2nd Earl of Clonmell on 9 February 1805[6] He became a colonel in the Warwickshire Fencibles in 1795, and was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire in that year, which office he held until his death on 2 May 1816 in London.[5] He was buried at Warwick on 12 May 1816.[2][4]

The Lives of Celebrated Persons records that "the latter part of the Earl's life was in penury, mortification and wretchedness." The Biographical Index to the House of Lords records that "this peer has evinced a predominant taste for chymistry, and if we mistake not greatly, a patent for soap for the navy that will not curdle in salt water was taken out in his name."[2]


^ "Earl of Warwick". Retrieved 2008-09-14. ^ a b c G. E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 336. ^ Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 115. Volume XIV. ^ a b c d Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 337 ^ a b c L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 77. ^ a b c d e "George Greville, 2nd earl of Warwick". Retrieved 2008-09-14

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George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick's Timeline

September 16, 1746
Warwickshire, England
October 10, 1746
St. Mary's, Warwick, Warwickshire, England
March 29, 1779
Age 32
Age 38
May 2, 1816
Age 69
Green Street, Park Lane, London, England
May 12, 1816
Age 69
Warwick, Warwickshire, England