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Granville, Granville George (Leveson-
Hon. LL.D. 1864. S. and h.
of Granville (Leveson-Gower), 1st Earl [and Henrietta Elizabeth, dau. of the 5th
Duke of
Devonshire]. B. May 11, 1815, at 15, Gt Stanhope Street, London. School, Eton.
Matric. from Christ
Church, Oxford, Oct. 24, 1832; B.A. (Oxford) as Lord Leveson, 1839; Hon. D.C.L.,
Oxford, 1863.
Succeeded as 2nd Earl Granville, Jan. 7, 1846. Attached to the British Embassy
at Paris, 1835-6.
Cornet, 'Queen's Own' Staffordshire Regt. of Yeomanry, 1839; Capt., 1840; Major,
1848; Lieut.-Col.,
1854-61. M.P. for Morpeth, 1837-40; for Lichfield, 1841-6. Under-Secretary of
State for Foreign
Dept., 1840-1. P.C., 1846. Vice-President, Board of Trade, and Paymaster-
General, 1848-51. Secretary
of State for Foreign Dept., 1851-2, 1870-4 and 1880. Lord President of the
Council, 1852, 1855-8 and
1859-66. Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster, 1854-5. Ambassador Extraordinary to
Russia for Coronation
of Emperor Alexander 11, 1856. Chancellor of University of London, 1856. K.G.,
1857. Lord Warden,
Keeper and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, 1865.
Secretary of State for
Colonial Dept., 1868-70 and Feb.-Aug., 1886. An Elder Brother of Trinity House.
Master of the
Buckhounds, 1846-8. F.R.S. Married (1) July 25, 1840, Marie Louise Pelline,
dowager Lady Acton, dau.
of Emeric Joseph, Duke D'Alberg; (2) Sept. 26, 1865, Castalia Rosalind, dau. of
Walter Campbell,
Esq., of Islay. Died Mar. 31, 1891, at 14, South Audley Street. (Eton Sch.
; Doyle,
Official Baronage of England; Boase, v. 477; D.N.B. (Leveson-
Gower); Al. Oxon.
(Gower); G.E.C.)
Earl Granville George (Leveson-Gower) GRANVILLE
Approx. lifespan: 1815–1891
Hon.LLD 1864
s. and h. of Granville (Leveson-Gower) GRANVILLE, 1st Earl
s. of Henrietta Elizabeth – dau. of 5th Duke of DEVONSHIRE
b. 15 Gt Stanhope Street, London , 1815:05:11
Sch: Eton School [Eton], [Buckinghamshire],
Matric. from Christ Church [Oxford] 1832:10:24
BA Oxford, as Lord Leveson 1839
Hon.DCL Oxford 1863
Succeeded as "> 2nd Earl GRANVILLE 1846:01:07
Attached to: British Embassy Paris, [France], 1835-36
Cornet: Queen's Own Staffs. Regiment of Yeomanry 1839
Captain: Queen's Own Staffs. Regiment of Yeomanry 1840
Major: Queen's Own Staffs. Regiment of Yeomanry 1848
Lieutenant-Colonel: Queen's Own Staffs. Regiment of Yeomanry 1854-61
M.P.: for Morpeth, [Northumberland], 1837-40
M.P.: for Lichfield, [Staffordshire], 1841-46
Under-Sec. of State for: Foreign Department 1840-41
P.C.: 1846
Vice-President: Board of Trade 1848-51
Paymaster-General: 1848-51
Sec. of State for: Foreign Department 1851-2, 1870-4, and 1880
Lord President of Council: 1852, 1855-8, and 1859-66
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: 1854-55
Ambassador Extraordinary for Coronation: Russia , "> Emperor Alexander II – 1856
Chancellor of Sch: University of London London , 1856
KG 1857
Lord Warden:
Keeper and Admiral of the Cinque Ports: [Kent], 1865
Constable of Dover Castle, [Dover], [Kent], 1865
Sec. of State for: Colonial Department 1868-70
Sec. of State for: Colonial Department 1886:02-08
Elder brother of: Trinity House
Master of the Buckhounds: 1846-48
m. (1) "> Marie Louise PELLINE, dowager Lady Acton dau. of Emeric JOSEPH, Duke D'Alberg 1840:07:25
m. (2) "> Castalia Rosalind CAMPBELL dau. of Walter CAMPBELL, Esq of Islay, [Argyllshire], 1865:09:26
d. 14 South Audley Street, [London], 1891:03:31
Refs: Eton Sch. Lists Refs: Doyle, Official Baronage of England Refs: Boase, v. 477 Refs: D.N.B. (Leveson-Gower) Refs: Al. Oxon . (Gower) Refs: G.E.C.