Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd.
Marquis of Stafford, 1st Duke of Sutherland KG, PC (9 January 1758 – 19 July 1833), also Viscount Trentham and Earl Gower.
of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st
Marquis of Stafford (1721-1803) and his second wife Louisa Egerton, born
30 Apr 1723, (daughter of Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of Bridgewater, and Rachel)
who died 14 Mar 1761.Grandson of Sir John Leveson
Gower, the 1st. Earl Gower who built the library at the family’s seat, Trentham
Suc. as Marquess of Stafford in 1803, cr. Duke of Sutherland, in 1833 and Knight of the Garter,
in 1806. Ambassador to Paris
1790-1792. Member of Parliament for Newcastle under Lyme 1779, 1784, and for
Staffordshire 1787, 1799. Knight of the Garter 1806.
1823, Elizabeth Sutherland, Countess of Sutherland and Baroness of Strathnaver,
born (1765-1839), only daughter of William Sutherland, 18th Earl of Sutherland
and Mary Maxwell.
a Cross Flory Sable (Gower); Azure
three Laurel Leaves Or (Leveson). Griffiths &
Weigalls sc. 3 St. James's Street, fecit.
The University of Toronto Libraries detain
several armorial bindings which belonged to the Duke of Sutherland or to his
son the 2nd. Duke, George Granville Leveson-Gower, bearing super libros with different arms, namely
one with the bookplate arms but with an escutcheon of pretence - Gules three
mullets within a double tressure flory counterflory (Earls of Suhterland) and
others with the Gower crest - a wolf passant collared and chained - within the
John Russell, 4th Duke and 8th Earl of Bedford (1710-1771)
4th son of Wriothesley
Russell, 2nd Duke. He succeeded his elder brother in 1732. He m.(1) 1731
Diana (d.1735) dau of Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland; (2) 1737 Lady
Gertrude Leveson-Gower (d.1794) dau of John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower.
App. Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (1756) and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1762) where he signed at Fontainebleau the preliminaries of peace between France and Spain.