Leveson-Gower, Frederick (1819 -1907)

Frederick Leveson-Gower was the second surviving son of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville, and his wife Lady Harriet Elizabeth Cavendish, second daughter of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire. His early childhood was spent in his parent's residence at Wherstead in Suffolk, and then in 1824 at the British embassy in Paris on his father’s appointment as ambassador to France. He was educated at Eton College, and privately, before entering Christ Church College, Oxford, from where he graduated in 1840. In 1845 he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple. On 1 June 1851 he married Lady Margaret Compton, daughter of Spencer Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton. She died only a few years later, leaving a son, George. As a Member of Parliament Frederick represented Derby, Stoke-on-Trent, and from 1859 to 1885, Bodmin. He was a Justice of the Peace for Surrey and served as a Deputy Lieutenant for the county. He wrote an autobiography, Bygone years, published in 1905.

Seat / Residence(s): Holmsbury, Surrey
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Leveson-Gower, Frederick (1819 - 1907) (Stamp 1) Crest: A wolf passant collared and chained
Heraldic Charges: wolf