George Neville-Grenville

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In this name, the family name is Neville (until 1825) or Neville-Grenville (after 1825), not Grenville.

The Very Rev George Neville-Grenville (surnamed Neville until 1825;[1] 17 August 1789 – 10 June 1854) was Dean of Windsor in the mid nineteenth century.[2]

Neville was born a younger son of the Hon Richard Griffin MP (later 2nd Baron Braybrooke) and the Hon Mrs Griffin (née Catherine Grenville and later Lady Braybrooke, a daughter of prime minister George Grenville); his elder brother was (later) Richard Griffin, 3rd Baron Braybrooke. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] He was Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge from 1813;[4] Dean of Windsor from 1846,[5] and held both posts until his death.[6] An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen, he was also registrar of the Order of the Garter. Of his two sons, one (Ralph) was a Tory MP; the other (Frederick) was a priest – vicar of Butleigh and a prebendary at Wells Cathedral.


  1. ^ The Peerage – Very Rev. Hon. George Neville-Grenville
  2. ^ Roxburghe Club
  3. ^ "Neville (post Neville-Grenville), the Hon. George (NVL807G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ Grenville , George Neville (1789–1854)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Thorne,R. (Oxford, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004) ISBN 0-19-861411-X
  5. ^ British History on-line
  6. ^ DEATH OF THE DEAN OF WINDSOR . The Morning Post (London, England), Monday, June 12, 1854; pg. 5; Issue 25098. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Hobart
Dean of Windsor
Succeeded by
Gerald Wellesley