The title Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Richard Grosvenor, the 3rd Marquess of Westminster. Hugh Lupus Grosvenor 1st Duke of Westminster KG ( 13 October 1825 &ndash 22 December 1899) was the son of Richard Grosvenor Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The title is derived from Westminster. Westminster is an area of Central London, within the City of Westminster.
Sir Richard Grosvenor, the 7th Baronet, was created Baron Grosvenor in 1761 and in 1784 became both Viscount Belgrave and Earl Grosvenor under George III. George III (George William Frederick 4 June 1738 George III's long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdom much of the rest of Europe and places The title Marquess of Westminster was bestowed upon Robert Grosvenor the 2nd Earl Grosvenor at the coronation of William IV in 1831. William IV (William Henry 21 August 1765 &ndash 20 June 1837 was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until
The subsidiary titles are: Marquess of Westminster (created 1831), Earl Grosvenor (1784), Viscount Belgrave, of Belgrave in the County of Chester (1784), and Baron Grosvenor, of Eaton in the County of Chester (1761). The Marquessate is in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; the rest are in the Peerage of Great Britain. The Peerage of the United Kingdom comprises most Peerages created in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the Act of Union in 1801 when The Peerage of Great Britain comprises all extant Peerages created in the Kingdom of Great Britain after the Act of Union 1707 but before the Act of The courtesy title of the eldest son and heir to the Duke is Earl Grosvenor. A courtesy title is a form of address in systems of Nobility used by children former wives and other close relatives of a peer.
The founder of the English Grosvenor family came to England with William the Conqueror. William I of England ( 1027 His reign which brought Norman culture to England had an enormous impact on the subsequent course of England in the Middle Ages The first Grosvenor's name was actually "Gros Veneur" and William Gros Veneur was William The Conqueror's Master of the Hunt. In return for his service to William the Conqueror, William Gros Veneur was given estates in northwest England (just outside of Chester, where present-day Eaton Hall stands).
The Grosvenor family was well known in the Middle Ages when it unsuccessfully disputed the right to the coat of arms "Azure a Bend Or" with the more prominent Scrope family (Scrope v Grosvenor 1385 - 1390). A coat of arms or armorial bearings (often just arms for short in European tradition is a design belonging to a particular person (or group of people Scrope is the name of an old English family of Norman origin Origin of name The name may be derived from the old Anglo-Norman word for "crab" Scrope v Grosvenor was one of the earliest heraldic law cases brought in England. In 1677, Sir Thomas Grosvenor married Mary Davies who was heiress of 500 acres (2. 0 km²) of rural land on the outskirts of London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. As London grew, this property became the source of the family's immense wealth, as it was developed into the fashionable areas of Mayfair and Belgravia, which remains the basis of the family fortune. Mayfair is an area of central London, England, within the City of Westminster. Belgravia is a district of central London in the City of Westminster, situated to the south-west of Buckingham Palace. At least 500 roads, squares and buildings bear their family names and titles, and the names of place and people connected with them, including Grosvenor Square, Belgrave Square, North Audley Street, South Audley Street, and Davies Street. Grosvenor Square (pronounced "Grove-ner Square" is a large garden square in the exclusive Mayfair district of London, England. Belgrave Square is one of the grandest 19th century squares in London England This is now held by a company called Grosvenor Group. The Grosvenor Group is a property company which is privately owned by the Duke of Westminster. The family's main country seat is Eaton Hall, six miles (10 km) outside the City of Chester in Cheshire with a minor seat at Ely Lodge in County Fermanagh. Eaton Hall is a Country house set within a large Park in the village of Eccleston near Chester in England. Chester is the County town of Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 77040 Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. County Fermanagh (fɚr'mænɘ Contae Fhear Manach or Fear Manach ('Men of Monach'in Irish) is the westernmost of the six counties that form Northern The family also used to own a large townhouse on Park Lane called Grosvenor House and Garden. Grosvenor House was one of the largest private houses situated on London's exclusive Park Lane in the district of Mayfair. The Dukedom was the last created for a person who was neither closely linked to the royal family nor already a Duke.
Heir Apparent: Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor (b. Richard Grosvenor 1st Earl Grosvenor ( June 18 1731 &ndash August 5 1802) was the son of Sir Robert Grosvenor 6th Baronet. Richard Grosvenor 1st Earl Grosvenor ( June 18 1731 &ndash August 5 1802) was the son of Sir Robert Grosvenor 6th Baronet. Robert Grosvenor 1st Marquess of Westminster, KG, PC ( 22 March 1767 &ndash 17 February 1845) was the son of the Robert Grosvenor 1st Marquess of Westminster, KG, PC ( 22 March 1767 &ndash 17 February 1845) was the son of the Richard Grosvenor 2nd Marquess of Westminster, KG, PC ( January 27 1795 – October 31 1869) was an English Hugh Lupus Grosvenor 1st Duke of Westminster KG ( 13 October 1825 &ndash 22 December 1899) was the son of Richard Grosvenor Hugh Lupus Grosvenor 1st Duke of Westminster KG ( 13 October 1825 &ndash 22 December 1899) was the son of Richard Grosvenor Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor 2nd Duke of Westminster GCVO DSO (familiarly "Bendor" ( March 19 1879 &ndash July 19 William Grosvenor 3rd Duke of Westminster ( December 23 1894 &ndash February 22 1963) was the son of Lord Henry Grosvenor and a grandson Colonel Gerald Hugh Grosvenor 4th Duke of Westminster DSO PC ( February 13 1907 &ndash February 25 1967) Robert George Grosvenor 5th Duke of Westminster DSO TD JP DL ( April 24 1910 &ndash 19 February 1979 Major-General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, CB, OBE, TD, DL (born 22 December 1951 Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor Earl Grosvenor (born 29 January 1991) is the third of four children and the only son of the 6th Duke of Westminster, 1991)
There are no further heirs to the Dukedom. The 8th Earl of Wilton (descended from the youngest son of the 1st Marquess) is the next heir to the Marquessate of Westminster and the other lesser titles.