GREVILLE, George, Lord Greville (1746-1816).
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Family and Education
b. 16 Sept. 1746, 1st s. of Francis, 1st Earl of Warwick, and bro. of Hon. Charles Francis and Robert Fulke Greville. educ. Eton 1753-4; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1764; Edinburgh Univ.; Grand Tour. m. (1) 1 Apr. 1771, Georgiana (d. 1 Apr. 1772), da. of Sir James Peachey, 4th Bt., 1s.; (2) 14 July 1776, Henrietta, da. of Richard Vernon of Hilton, Staffs., 2s. 6da. suc. fa. 6 July 1773.
Ld. of Trade April 1770-Jan. 1774; ld. lt. Warws. 1795- d.
Greville was returned unopposed for Warwick on his family interest. His first recorded vote was with Opposition over Wilkes’s petition, 27 Jan. 1769, but during the rest of his time in the Commons he voted with Administration. Only one speech by him is reported—moving the Address at the beginning of the session, 13 Nov. 1770.
The Royal Register described him in 1780 as ‘a quiet inoffensive character, little known but by persons of taste and virtu’.1
He died 2 May 1816.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Mary M. Drummond
- 1. Quoted CP.