Griffin, Richard, 3rd Baron Braybrooke (1783 -1858)

Richard Griffin, 3rd Baron Braybrooke, known as Richard Neville until 1797 and as the Hon. Richard Griffin between 1797 and 1825, was a British Whig politician and literary figure. He was born at Stanlake Park at Ruscombe in Berkshire, the son of Richard Griffin, 2nd Baron Braybrooke, and Catherine, daughter of Prime Minister George Grenville. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, also taking a degree as nobleman at Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1797 he assumed, alongside his father, by Royal licence the surname of Griffin in lieu of his patronymic. His father had inherited the barony as well as Audley End from his kinsman, John Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden and 1st Baron Braybrooke, in 1797. In 1825 he succeeded his father in the barony and took his seat in the House of Lords. He married Lady Jane, daughter of Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Marquess Cornwallis, in 1819. They had five sons and three daughters. She died in September 1856, aged 57. Lord Braybrooke survived her by two years and died at Audley End in March 1858, aged 74. He was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, Richard Neville.
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