Algernon Greville

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Algernon Frederick Greville (29 December 1798 – 15 December 1864) was an English soldier and cricketer who served as private secretary to the Duke of Wellington.


He was commissioned an ensign in the Grenadier Guards on 1 February 1814, and fought with that regiment at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. He was also present at the capture of Péronne, and soon after was appointed aide-de-camp to General Sir John Lambert. He later became ADC to the Duke of Wellington, and served on his staff until the end of the occupation of France.

The Duke made him his private secretary upon being appointed Master-General of the Ordnance in 1819, and he continued to serve in this capacity when Wellington was made commander-in-chief (1827), prime minister (1828), foreign secretary (1834), and commander-in-chief again (1842).

Greville was appointed Bath King of Arms in 1829, and served as secretary to the Cinque Ports while Wellington was Lord Warden. He died in 1864 in Hillingdon.


Greville was the second son of Charles Greville, himself a son of Fulke Greville and descendant of both the Duke of Beaufort and the Baron Brooke, and Lady Charlotte Cavendish-Bentinck, the daughter of William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland and also granddaughter auf William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire. He was the brother of Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville, the diarist, and of Henry William Greville. He married Charlotte Maria Cox (d. 10 April 1841) on 7 April 1823, by whom he had five children:


Greville made 7 known appearances in first-class matches from 1815 until 1823. He was mainly associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) but also played for Middlesex and Hampshire.[1]


  1. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862

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Heraldic offices
Preceded by
John Palmer Cullum
King of Arms of the Order of the Bath
Succeeded by
George Grey