GROSVENOR, Robert (1695-1755), of Eaton Hall, Cheshire.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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24 Jan. 1733 - 1 Aug. 1755

Family and Education

b. 7 May 1695, 3rd surv. s. of Sir Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd Bt., M.P., and bro. of Sir Richard and Thomas Grosvenor. educ. Eton 1707; B.N.C. Oxf. 1712; I. Temple 1716. m. 21 May 1730, Jane, da. and h. of Thomas Warre of Shepton Beauchamp and Swell Court, Som., 2s. (Richard Grosvenor, M.P., 1st Earl Grosvenor, and Thomas Grosvenor, M.P.), 4da. suc. bro. as 6th Bt. 31 Jan. 1733.

Offices Held

Mayor, Chester 1737.


During the Forty-five, while supposed by popular rumour to be marching to join the Young Pretender in Lancashire, Grosvenor was presented at court, ‘having never been there before, and always counted very high [Tory]’.1 He was one of the prominent Tories who agreed to support the Prince of Wales’s programme in 1747.2 On 27 Feb. 1748 Thomas Carew reported to Lord Orrery, a leading Jacobite: ‘It is said Sir R. Grosvenor is soon to be made a peer, but I hope without foundation’.3 He died 1 Aug. 1755.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. HMC 15th Rep. VII, 333; A. Mordaunt to Lady Hertford, 3 Dec. 1745, Northumberland mss.
  • 2. Add. 35870, ff. 129-30.
  • 3. Orrery Pprs. ii. 17.