Francis Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick
Francis Richard Charles Guy Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick (9 February 1853 – 15 January 1924), styled Lord Brooke until 1893, was a British Conservative politician.
Greville was the son of George Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick, and his wife Lady Anne, daughter of Francis Wemyss-Charteris, 9th Earl of Wemyss, and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. On 28 February 1874, he was appointed a supernumerary sub-lieutenant in the Warwickshire Yeomanry. Brooke was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Warwickshire on 3 March 1875 and promoted to captain in the Yeomanry on 26 August 1876.
He entered Parliament for Somerset East in an 1879 by-election, a seat he held until 1885, and later represented Colchester from 1888 to 1892. The following year, Greville succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.
In August 1901 he was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, serving as such until 1919. He was appointed deputy lieutenant of the county on 8 July 1919. In November 1901 he was appointed Honorary Colonel of the new Essex Imperial Yeomanry Regiment, and in late 1901 he was elected Mayor of Warwick for the following year.
He was a senior Freemason under the United Grand Lodge of England, and rose to the high office of Deputy Grand Master under the Grand Mastership of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.
Lord Warwick married Frances Evelyn Maynard (10 December 1861 – 26 July 1938), daughter of the Hon. Charles Henry Maynard, in 1881. They had five children:
- Leopold Guy Francis Maynard Greville, 6th Earl of Warwick b. 10 September 1882 – d. 31 January 1928
- Lady Marjorie Blanche Eva Greville b. 25 October 1884 – d. 25 July 1964 m. Charles Duncombe, 2nd Earl of Feversham
- Hon. Charles Algernon Cromartie Greville b. 22 November 1885 – d. 28 March 1887
- Hon. Maynard Greville b. 21 March 1898 – d. 21 February 1960
- Lady Mercy Greville b. 3 April 1904 – d. 21 November 1968. She married first Basil Dean and later, in 1936, Patrick Gamble.
Francis Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick died in January 1924, aged 70, and is buried in the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. He was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son Leopold. The Countess of Warwick died in July 1938, aged 76.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Ralph Shuttleworth Allen
Sir Philip Miles
| Member of Parliament for Somerset East
With: Sir Philip Miles
Henry John Trotter
| Member of Parliament for Colchester
The Lord Rayleigh
| Lord-Lieutenant of Essex
The Lord Lambourne
|Peerage of Great Britain|
George Guy Greville
| Earl of Warwick