Nugent-Temple, George Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham (1753 -1813)
George Grenville Nugent Temple was the eldest son of the Right Honourable George Grenville, and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Wyndham, Baronet. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 20 April 1770, aged sixteen. He was Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire from 1774 to September 1779. He married Mary, eldest daughter and coheir to Robert, Earl Nugent, 16 April 1775, and succeeded his uncle, Richard, Earl Temple as 3rd Earl of Temple 12 September 1779. In the same year he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and was Secretary of State in 1783, and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland again from 1787 to 1789. He was created Marquess of Buckingham in 1784, and made a Knight of the Garter in 1801. He adopted the additional names and arms of Nugent and Temple December 2, 1779 on the death of Robert, Earl Nugent, whom he succeeded under a special remainder. The library of Stowe House in Buckinghamshire which included his library was sold 8 January 1849 by S. L. Sotheby & Co.; the sale lasted twenty-four days.