Duke of Westminster


Duke of Westminster
Dukedom of Westminster
Duke of Westminister COA.svg
Creation date 27 February 1874
Created by Victoria of the United Kingdom
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Hugh Grosvenor,
3rd Marquess of Westminster
Present holder Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke
Heir apparent Hugh Grosvenor,
Earl Grosvenor
Remainder to heirs male of the body of the grantee

The title Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Hugh Grosvenor, 3rd Marquess of Westminster. The current holder of the title is Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster.

The Duke of Westminster's seat is at Eaton Hall, Cheshire.

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History of the Grosvenor family

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. The title Marquess of Westminster was bestowed upon Robert Grosvenor the 2nd Earl Grosvenor at the coronation of William IV in 1831.

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 Dukedom and Marquessate are in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; the rest are in the Peerage of Great Britain. The courtesy title of the eldest son and heir to the Duke is Earl Grosvenor.

Grosvenor Baronets, of Eaton (1622)

  • Sir Richard Grosvenor, 1st Baronet (1584–1645) was a Tory MP
  • Sir Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Baronet (1604–1664), a son of the 1st Baronet
    • Roger Grosvenor (c. 1628–1661), a son of the 2nd Baronet, predeceased his father
  • Sir Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd Baronet (1656–1700), son of Roger
  • Sir Richard Grosvenor, 4th Baronet (1689–1732), eldest son of the 3rd Baronet, died without issue
  • Sir Thomas Grosvenor, 5th Baronet (1693–1733), second son of the 3rd Baronet, died unmarried
  • Sir Robert Grosvenor, 6th Baronet (d. 1755), third and youngest son of the 3rd Baronet
  • Sir Richard Grosvenor, 7th Baronet (1731–1802) (created Baron Grosvenor in 1761)

Barons Grosvenor (1761)

Earls Grosvenor (1784)

Marquesses of Westminster (1831)

Dukes of Westminster (1874)

The heir apparent is the present holder's only son Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor (b. 29 January 1991). Grosvenor is the third child and first son of Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster and the former Natalia Phillips. As the only son of the present Duke, he is therefore heir apparent to the dukedom of Westminster. Through his mother he is a descendant of Princess Augusta, eldest daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales and is also a descendant of Alexandr Pushkin.

Lord Grosvenor is currently the only person in the line of succession to the dukedom of Westminster. The next in line to the marquessate and the other titles is Francis Grosvenor, 8th Earl of Wilton, who is heir male of Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury, himself third and youngest son of the first Marquess.

Family tree

Hugh Grosvenor,
1st Duke of Westminster

1825–1899
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Victor Grosvenor,
Earl Grosvenor

1853–1884
 
Lord Henry Grosvenor
1861-1914
 
Lord Hugh Grosvenor
1884-1914
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugh Grosvenor,
2nd Duke of Westminster

1879–1953
 
William Grosvenor,
3rd Duke of Westminster

1894–1963
 
Gerald Grosvenor,
4th Duke of Westminster

1907–1967
 
Robert Grosvenor,
5th Duke of Westminster

1910–1979
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gerald Grosvenor,
6th Duke of Westminster

b. 1951
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugh Grosvenor,
Earl Grosvenor

b. 1991

See also

External links

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