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  1. Grave of Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster The 5th Duke of Westminster's memorial in Eccleston Church Grosvenor was born Robert Grosvenor, the son of Lord Hugh Grosvenor , sixth son and tenth child of Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster by his second wife, the Honourable Katherine Cavendish, daughter of William Cavendish, 2nd Baron Chesham .

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    Il est né Robert Grosvenor, fils de Lord Hugh Grosvenor (1884-1914), sixième fils et dixième enfant de Hugh Grosvenor (1er duc de Westminster) et de sa deuxième épouse, l'honorable Katherine Cavendish, fille de William Cavendish (2e baron Chesham). Sa mère, Lady Mabel Crichton, est la fille de John Crichton (4e comte Erne). Il fait ses études au Collège d'Eton. Il est membre du contingent de l'école de la division junior du Corps de formation des officiers. Il atteint le grade de cadet caporal suppléant.

    Le 28 juin 1938, il est nommé sous-lieutenant dans la 11e brigade antiaérienne légère (City of London Yeomanry), une unité de l'armée territoriale nouvellement formée de la Royal Artillery. A la fin à la Seconde Guerre mondialeil est major. Le 1er mai 1947, il est transféré à la Yeomanry de Londres (Les Rough Riders) et promu deuxième lieutenant major avec l' ancienneté du 24 avril 1944. Il est transféré au North Irish Horse le 1er mai 1949. Le 11 novembre 1949, il reçoit la décoration d'efficacité (TD) pour ses longs services dans l'armée territoriale. Il est promu lieutenant-colonel le 15 février 1953. Il reçoit un fermoir à sa décoration le 26 octobre 1954. Le 14 février 1956, il est passé de la liste active à la réserve des officiers de l'armée territoriale. Il démissionne de sa commission le 15 avril 1960et est autorisé à conserver le grade de lieutenant-colonel.

    Grosvenor vit en Irlande du Nord la plupart de sa vie à Ely Lodge, Blaney, sur une île au milieu de Lough Erne. En 1952, il est nommé haut shérif de Fermanagh. Aux élections générales de 1955, il est élu député de Fermanagh & South Tyrone. Réélu en 1959, il prend sa retraite en 1964, il est remplacé par son cousin, James Hamilton (5e duc d'Abercorn). Au parlement, il s'en est surtout tenu aux questions de circonscription, mais est responsable d'un projet de loi visant à augmenter les adoptions, qui est devenu la loi sur l'adoption de 1964. Il est décrit dans le discours inaugural de son successeur comme populaire et apprécié.

    Le 3 décembre 1946, il épouse sa cousine, l' hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton, une fille de John Lyttelton (9e vicomte Cobham), et ils ont trois enfants, dix petits-enfants et onze arrière-petits-enfants: 1. Lady Leonora Mary Grosvenor (née le 1er février 1949). Elle épouse Patrick Anson (5e comte de Lichfield) le 8 mars 1975et ils divorcent en 1986. Ils ont trois enfants et deux petits-fils. 2. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6e duc de Westminster (22 décembre 1951 - 9 août 2016). Il épouse Natalia Phillips le 7 octobre 1978. Ils ont quatre enfants et six petits-enfants. 3. Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor (née le 8 février 1953). Elle épouse Guy Innes-Ker (10e duc de Roxburghe) le 10 septembre 1977 et ils divorcent en 1990. Ils ont trois enfants et trois petits-enfants. Lady Jane est présentée à la haute société en tant que débutante au prestigieux bal international des débutantes à l'hôtel Waldorf-Astoria à New York en 1971 [1]. En 1963, son cousin meurt et son frère Gerald Grosvenor (4e duc de W...

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    Grosvenor was born Robert Grosvenor, the son of Lord Hugh Grosvenor, sixth son and tenth child of Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster by his second wife, the Honourable Katherine Cavendish. His mother, Lady Mabel Crichton, was the daughter of John Crichton, 4th Earl Erne. He was educated at Eton College, an all-boys public boarding school in the village of Eton, Berkshire. He was a member of the school's contingent of the junior division of the Officer Training Corps. He reached the rank of cadet lance corporal.

    On 28 June 1938, Grosvenor was commissioned into the 11th (City of London) Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade, a Territorial Army of the Royal Artillery, as a second lieutenant. He ended World War II as a war substantive major. On 1 May 1947, he transferred to the City of London Yeomanry and was promoted from his pre-was substantive rank of second lieutenant to major with seniority from 24 April 1944. His service number was 76151. He transferred to the North Irish Horse on 1 May 1949. On 11 November 1949, he was awarded the Efficiency Decoration (TD) for long service with the Territorial Army. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 15 February 1953. He was awarded a clasp to his Efficiency Decoration on 26 October 1954. On 14 February 1956, he moved from the Active List to the Territorial Army Reserve of Officers.He resigned his commission on 15 April 1960 and was permitted to retain the rank of lieutenant colonel.

    Grosvenor lived in Northern Ireland most of his life at Ely Lodge, Blaney on an island in the middle of Lough Erne. In 1952 he was appointed High Sheriff of Fermanagh. In the 1955 general election, he was elected to Parliament as member for Fermanagh & South Tyrone. Re-elected in 1959, he retired in 1964, he was succeeded by his cousin, the Marquess of Hamilton. In parliament he stuck mainly to constituency issues, but was responsible for a bill to help increase adoptions, which became the Adoption Act 1964. He was described in his successor's maiden speech as popular and well-liked.

    On 3 December 1946, he married Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton, a daughter of the 9th Viscount Cobhamand they had three children: 1. Lady Leonora Mary Grosvenor (b. 1 February 1949), married Thomas Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfieldand had issue. 2. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster (b. 22 December 1951), married Natalia Phillipsand had issue. 3. Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor (b. 8 February 1953), married Guy David Innes-Ker, 10th Duke of Roxburgheand had issue. In 1963, his cousin died and his brother Gerald became Duke of Westminster. A Royal Warrant of Precedence was issued to allow him to adopt the style of Lord Robert Grosvenor. Upon his brother's death in 1967, Robert became 5th Duke of Westminster. Although he took his seat in the House of Lords, he never spoke, surprisingly considering his political career. Westminster was appointed honorary colonel of the North Irish Horse in 1971. He died in Enniskillen in 1979.[citation needed]

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  2. Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, was born 24 April 1910 in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom to Hugh William Grosvenor (1884-1914) and Mabel Florence Mary Crichton (1882-1944) and died 19 February 1979 Ely Lodge, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland of unspecified causes. He married Viola Maud Lyttelton (1912-1987) 3 December 1946 .

  3. Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster, KG (22 March 1767 – 17 February 1845) was the son of the 1st Earl Grosvenor, whom he succeeded in 1802 as 2nd Earl Grosvenor. He was created Marquess of Westminster in 1831. He was an English Member of Parliament (MP) and an ancestor of the modern-day Dukes of Westminster.

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  4. 5th Duke of Westminster TD, JP, DL , Robert George Grosvenor, (1910 – 1979), was a British soldier, landowner, businessman and politician. In the 1970s he was the richest man in Britain. Find this Pin and more on Duke of Westminster (Previously styled as Marquess of Westminster) by Andy Madden.

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