GREVILLE, Hon. Robert (1674-99), of Knowle, Warws.
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Family and Education
b. 19 Apr. 1674, 3rd s. of Fulke Greville†, 5th Baron Brooke, and bro. of Hon. Algernon*, Hon. Dodington* and Hon. Francis Greville*. educ. Magdalen Coll. Oxf. 1694. unm.1
In 1694 Robert, the second of Lord Brooke’s sons to reach adulthood, was provided with means for his financial independence, his father vesting in him the manors of Knowle in Warwickshire and Sawley in Yorkshire. He was put up for Warwick in 1698 on the family interest and successfully withstood a contest. Though classed as a Country supporter in a comparative analysis of the old and new House of Commons, it is quite probable that he never took his seat, being one of 12 Members named in the House on 7 Mar. 1699 who ‘do not appear upon the roll to have attended this session’. He was in fact travelling in France at the time, where a few months later he succumbed to smallpox, dying v.p. on 6 July 1699. His body was eventually returned to England and re-interred at St. Mary’s, Warwick on 12 Mar. 1701.2