Leveson-Gower, George Granville, 1st Duke of Sutherland (1758 -1833)
George Granville Leveson Gower was the son and heir of George, 2nd Earl Gower, afterwards Marquess of Stafford, and Louisa Egerton, daughter and eventual coheir of Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of Bridgewater. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 3 May 1775, he was created an M.A. 31 October 1777. He was elected Member of Parliament for Newcastle under Lyme 1779 1784, and for Staffordshire 1787 1799. He succeeded his father as 2nd Marquess of Stafford in 1803, was made a Knight of the Garter in 1807, and was created Duke of Sutherland 28 January 1833. He married, 4th September 1758, Elizabeth Sutherland, Countess of Sutherland in her own right, only daughter of William, 18th Earl of Sutherland. Some of the books in his library belonged to his son George Granville Sutherland Leveson Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland (1786 1861) known as Lord Gower during his father's lifetime. He was Member of Parliament for St Mawes 1808 1812, for Newcastle under Lyne 1812 1815, and for Staffordshire 1815 1820, and was summoned to the House of Lords under his father's Barony of Gower in 1826. He succeeded his father in the Dukedom in 1833, and his mother in the ancient Scottish Earldom of Sutherland in 1839, and took the additional surname of Sutherland in 1841. He married, 28 May 1823, Harriet Elizabeth Georgina Howard, third daughter of the 6th Earl of Carlisle, and Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria. Like his father he was a Knight of the Garter. The Library of the Second Duke was sold at auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge on 10 March 1892.