Fulke Greville (1717–1806)

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Fulke Greville (1717–1806) of Wilbury House, Newton Toney, Wiltshire, England, was the son of Algernon Greville and Mary daughter and coheir of Lord Arthur Somerset, the youngest son of Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort. His father was a son of Fulke Greville, 5th Baron Brooke.[1]

His wife was the poet Frances Greville,[2] daughter and coheir of James Macartney, Irish MP for Longford and Granard. They eloped on 26 January 1748. They had several children, including:

Fulke's daughter Frances Anne Crewe

He served as Member of Parliament for Monmouth Boroughs from 1747 to 1754. In 1765, he was appointed envoy extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria and minister Plenipotentiary to the Imperial Diet of Ratisbon.[3]

He was author of Maxims Characters and Reflections (1756).

He served as High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1744.


  1. ^ Burkes Peerage (1939 edition), s.v. Warwick, Earl.
  2. ^ a b Betty Rizzo, ‘Greville , Frances (1727?–1789)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, September 2004; online edn, January 2008) [1], accessed 15 September 2008.
  3. ^ J. Haydn, Book of Dignities (1851), 78.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Charles Tynte, 5th Baronet
Member of Parliament for Monmouth Boroughs
Succeeded by
Benjamin Bathurst
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
William Gordon
Envoy to Bavaria
Succeeded by
Lewis de Visme