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Greville, family, Earls Brooke and Earls of Warwick

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Date: 1100-2000
History:

Sir Fulke Greville, a younger son of Sir Edward Greville of Milcote (Warwickshire), married in 1526 Elizabeth Willoughby, granddaughter of Robert, 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke, through whom he inherited part of the Beauchamp estates in Warwickshire and estates in Staffordshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire (see also Lygon, Earls Beauchamp). His grandson, Sir Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke (d. 1628), obtained a grant of Warwick Castle in 1604, and the family also accumulated estates in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Middlesex. He was succeeded by his cousin Robert Greville of Thorpe Latimer (Lincolnshire) as 2nd Baron. The 4th Baron (c.1638-77) married Anne, daughter and heir of John Dodington of Breamore (Hampshire), through whom estates in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Glamorganshire and elsewhere were inherited. The 7th Baron married in 1716 Mary, daughter and co-heir of the Hon. Henry Thynne, of Leweston (Dorset). The 8th Baron (1719-73) was created Earl Brooke in 1746 and Earl of Warwick in 1759. Extensive sales in the early 19th century reduced the estates to those in Warwickshire and Somerset.

The 5th Earl of Warwick married in 1881 Frances, daughter of the Hon. C.H. Maynard and heiress of the last Viscount Maynard's estates in Essex, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. William Maynard of Easton (Essex), son of Sir Henry Maynard, secretary to Lord Treasurer Burghley, had been created Baron Maynard in 1628, and his son, the 2nd Baron, had married in 1641 Dorothy, only daughter of Sir Robert Banastre of Passenham (Northamptonshire), through whom the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire estates were inherited. Lady Warwick died in 1938, being succeded in the Maynard estates by her younger son, the Hon. Maynard Greville (d. 1960).

Estates in 1883: Warwick: 8,262 acres in Warwickshire and 1,840 acres in Somerset, worth a total of £18,336 a year. Maynard: 8,617 acres in Essex, 4,411 acres in Leicestershire, 802 acres in Northamptonshire, 8 acres in Cambridgeshire and 6 acres in Middlesex, worth £20,001 a year.

Places:
  • Alcester, Warwickshire
  • Algarkirk, Lincolnshire
  • Bagworth, Leicestershire
  • Breamore, Hampshire
  • Clutton, Somerset
  • Easton Lodge, Essex
  • Fosdyke, Lincolnshire
  • Frocester, Gloucestershire
  • Great Easton, Essex
  • Hogshaw, Buckinghamshire
  • Holborn, Middlesex
  • Leweston, Dorset
  • Lillington, Dorset
  • Passenham, Northamptonshire
  • Penkridge, Staffordshire
  • South Wraxall, Wiltshire
  • Thorpe Latimer, Lincolnshire
  • Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, p. 73.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F87674 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F6681 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
12th cent-20th cent: Warwicks (Warwick Castle, Alcester, etc), Gloucs, Northants and Somerset deeds, family and estate papers 12th-20th cent and deeds and papers for Bucks, Dorset, Glamorgan, Hants (Breamore), Lincs, Staffs, Wilts, etc, mainly 16th-18th cent
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 21669 Warwick Castle MSS

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45a]
2
1779-1787: Warwicks, Lincs, etc, deeds 1782-87 and rental and valuation (misc counties) 1779-83
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 3519 Warwicks RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45c]
3
1716-1877: Holborn deeds and papers
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 3519 Warwicks RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45b]
4
1845: schedule of Greville family deeds
Warwickshire County Record Office
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45d]
5
c1590-1613: legal papers of Sir Fulke Greville
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 3519 Warwicks RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45e]
6
c1852-1929: papers rel to the marriage settlement of the Hon AH Greville
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 3519 Warwicks RO misc
7
1657-20th cent: misc Warwicks (Warwick) and Somerset (Clutton, etc) deeds and papers 1657-20th cent, with schedule of deeds at Warwick Castle 1845
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 3519 Warwicks RO misc
8
1616-1740: Warwicks, Dorset, Somerset, etc, leases 1616-1731 and estate accounts 1726-40, with Warwick, Breamore and London inventories and accounts of Lord Brooke c1735
The National Archives
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45f]
9
1767: Hogshaw (Bucks) estate plan
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
See Annual return 2000
10
14th cent-20th cent: Essex deeds, manorial records, estate and misc family papers, with some papers for Leics and Northants
Essex Record Office
NRA 20041 Easton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45h]
11
1588, 1682-20th cent: Essex manorial records
Essex Record Office
NRA 21520 Wade

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45h]
12
1677-1798: Essex manorial records
Essex Record Office
NRA 3505 Essex RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45h]
13
16th cent-20th cent: Essex (Walthamstow Toney) manorial records
Waltham Forest Archives
NRA 37932 Walthamstow Toney

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45i]
14
late 16th cent-early 17th cent: poetical papers of the 1st Baron Brooke
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45g]
15
17th cent: misc Greville family papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 30228 Kerr
16
1773: travel journal of the 2nd Viscount Maynard
British Library: Asian and African Studies
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [45j]

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