'Grenville1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Grenville of Buckingham, Grenville of Chandos, Grenville of Temple, Grenville of Wotton Underwood

(1) We keep to the normal spelling of Grenville for this family's name but note that Visitation uses "Greenvile" within its pedigree whilst the Harleian editor used "Greenville" in the title.
(2) VCH reports that: "Though the tradition that a Grenville was lord of Wotton before the close of the 11th century seems to be without foundation,it is likely that the connexion of this family with the parish began at an early date. Gerard de Grenville, who held three knights' fees of the honour of Giffard in 1166, died in or before 1184, when 100 marks were due from his nephew for his lands in Buckinghamshire. This nephew was probably Eustace de Grenville, who was succeeded by Richard de Grenville mentioned in connexion with Wotton in 1213 and alive in 1236. His son Eustace de Grenville was in possession in 1255 and in 1284. He was succeeded in or before 1302 by his son Richard, who was returned as sole lord of the parish in 1316, and held in 1324." We mention all that because Visitation provides a different ancestry for that last-mentioned Richard. Noting that we have (at least) one cross-reference for an early John Grenville of Wotton, and that VCH did not mention any John before Richard, provisionally we show what is given by Visitation but do so in italics for the generations for which VCH and Visitation appear to disagree.
Theobald Greenvile
1. Robert Greenvile
  A. Hugh Greenvile (dsp)
  B. Richard Greenvile
  i. Sir Eustace Greenvile
  a. John Greenvile
  b. Richard Greenvile
  (1) John Greenvile
  This may be the John de Grenville of Wotton who is reported to have been father of Nicholas by Agatha, dau of Walter de Burgh.
  (A) Robert Greenvile
  m. Joan
  (i) Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire (d 1336)
  m. Joan widow of Richard, presumed mother of ...
  (a) William Grenville of Wotton Underwood (d by 1351)
  m1. Margaret (a 1346)
((1)) Thomas Grenville of Wotton Underwood (a 1400)
  m. Elizabeth Talbot
  ((A)) Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood
  m. Christian (Christina) (a 1452, "Sister to .... Hull Lord of St. Johnes")
  ((i)) Eustace Grenville of Wotton Underwood (d 1480)
  m. Elizabeth Butler (dau of Baldwin Butler)
((a)) Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood (d 1518)
  m. Joan
  (((1))) George Grenville (dvp?)
  (((2))) Edward Grenville of Wotton (d 1536) - continued below
  m. Isabel Denton (dau of Thomas Denton)
  ((ii)) Thomazin Grenville
  m. Lancelot Dalby
  m2. Agnes (a 1381)
  (b)+ other issue - Agnes, Nichola
  (B) Nichola de Grenville possibly of this generation
  m. (Sir) Reginald de Hampden (d 1332)



Edward Grenville of Wotton Underwood (b 1486, d 14.04.1536) - continued above
m. Isabel (or Elizabeth) Denton (d 14.04.1536, dau of Thomas Denton of Caversfield)
1. Edward Grenville of Wotton Underwood (b c1527, dsp 1585)
  m. Alice
2. Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood (b 28.10.1527, d 07.11.1604)
  m. Mary Gifford (dau of John Gifford of Hillesden)
  A. Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood (b 10.09.1567, bur 08.04.1618, 2nd son)
  m. Frances Saunders (bur 01.12.1653, dau of Thomas Sanders of Long Mason (Saunders of Long Merston))
i. Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood (b 08.08.1612, d 10.01.1665/6)
  m. (09.02.1634) Anne Borlase (b c1617, bur 30.01.1646, dau of Sir William Borlase of Marlow)
  a. Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood (b 14.01.1646/7, bur 04.07.1719)
  Other than to name Richard's father & grandfather, BP1934 starts with this generation.
  m. Eleanor Temple (bur 25.03.1729, dau of Sir Peter Temple of Stantonbury)
  (1) Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood (b 23.03.1677/8, d 17.02.1727)
  m. (1710) Hester Temple, Viscountess Cobham, 1st Countess Temple (b c1685, d 06.10.1752)
(A) Richard Grenville, 2nd Earl Temple (b 26.09.1711, d 11.09.1779)
  m. (09.05.1737) Anne Chambers (d 05.1777, dau of Thomas Chambers of Hanworth)
  (i) Elizabeth Grenville (d young 14.07.1742)
  (B) George Grenville, Prime Minister (b 14.10.1712, d 13.11.1770)§E
  m. (1749) Elizabeth Wyndham (d 05.12.1769, dau of Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bart of Orchard Windham)
  (i) George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 3rd Earl Temple, 1st Marquess of Buckingham, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b 18.06.1753, d 11.02.1813)
m. (16.04.1775) Mary Elizabeth Nugent, Baroness Nugent (d 16.03.1812, dau of Robert Craggs-Nugent, Earl Nugent)
  (a) Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (b 20.03.1776, d 15.05.1836)
  m. (16.04.1796) Anne Eliza Brydges (d 15.05.1836, dau of James Brydges, 3rd Duke of Chandos)
  ((1)) Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (b 11.02.1797, d 29.07.1861) had issue
  m. (13.05.1819) Mary Campbell (b 10.07.1795, d 28.06.1862, dau of John Campbell, Marquess of Breadalbane)
  ((2)) Anna Eliza Mary Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (d 03.02.1879)
  m. (09.06.1846) William Henry Powell Gore-Langton (d 11.12.1873)
  Ancestors of Earls Temple of Stowe.
(b) George Nugent-Grenville, 2nd Lord Nugent (b 31.12.1789, dsp 26.11.1850)
  m. (06.09.1813) Anne Lucy Poulett (d 18.04.1848, dau of Hon. Vere Poulett)
  (c) Mary Anne Grenville (d 01.06.1845)
  m. (26.02.1811) James Everard Arundell, 10th Lord Arundell of Wardour (dsp 21.06.1834)
  (ii) Thomas Grenville (b 31.12.1755, d unm 17.12.1846, 1st Lord of Admiralty)
  (iii) William Wyndham Grenville, Lord Grenville, Prime Minister (b 25.10.1759, dsp 12.01.1834)§E
  m. Anne Pitt (d 13.06.1864, dau of Thomas Pitt, 1st Lord Camelford)
  (iv) Charlotte Grenville (d 29.08.1832)
  m. (21.12.1771) Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 4th Bart of Wynnstay (d 29.07.1789)
(v) Elizabeth Grenville (b 24.10.1756, d 02/21.12.1842)
  m. (12.04.1787) John Joshua Proby, 1st Earl of Carysfort (b 12.08.1751, d 07.04.1828)
  (vi) Hester Grenville (d 13.11.1847)
  m. (10.05.1782) Hugh, 1st Earl Fortescue (d 16.06.1841)
  (vii) Catherine Grenville (d 06.11.1796)
  m. (19.06.1780) Richard, 2nd Lord Braybrooke (d 28.02.1825)
(C) James Grenville (b 12.02.1715, d 09.1783, Lord of Treasury)
  m. (1740) Mary Smith (d 15.12.1757, dau of James Smith of Annables)
  (i) James Grenville, Lord Glastonbury of Butleigh (b 06.07.1742, d unm 26.04.1825)
  (ii) Richard Grenville (d unm 27.04.1823, General)
  (D) Henry Grenville, Governor of Barbados (b 15.09.1717, d 22.04.1784, Ambassador)
  m. (11.10.1757) Margaret Eleanor Banks (d 19.06.1793, dau of Joseph Banks of Revesby Abbey)
  (i) Louisa Grenville (d 06/7.03.1829)
  m. (19.03.1781) Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope (b 03.08.1753, d 15.12.1816)
  (E) Thomas Henry Grenville (b 03.04.1719, d unm 03.05.1747, Captain RN)
  (F) Hester Grenville, Baroness Chatham (b c1732, d 02.04.1803
  m. (15.11.1574) William Pitt 'the Elder', 'The Great Commoner', 1st Earl of Chatham (b 15.11.1709, d 11.05.1778, Secretary of State)
  (2) Penelope Grenville
  m. Sir John (not Henry) Conway, 2nd Bart of Bodrhyddan or Bodrythan (d 1721)
  ii.+ other issue - Francis, Edward, Susan
  B. Edward Grenville
  m. Dorothy Thynne (dau of Sir John Thynne of Longleat)
  C. Dorothy Grenville (bur 30.08.1638) possibly of this generation
  m1. Sir Walter Cope of Kensington (d 31.07.1614)
  m2. Sir Thomas Fowler, Bart of Islington
  D.+ other issue (dsp) - Edward (dvp), John

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 20.02.10) : Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, Greenville of Wotton Underwood, folio inserted by the Harleian editor), VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 4, Parishes: Wotton Underwood)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 19.08.03) : Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, Greenville of Wotton Underwood), BP1934 (Temple of Stoke) with some support from VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 4, Parishes: Wotton Underwood) and (for generations before marriage to Hester Temple, particularly for certain dates) various web sites (in particular http://www.guiseley94.freeserve.co.uk/PMs.htm)
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