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Grenville, Baron (GB, 1790 - 1834)


Creation: let.pat. 25 Nov 1790


Extinct: 12 Jan 1834


Family name: Grenville




Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Vert on a Cross Argent five Torteaux (Grenville);  2nd, Or an Eagle displayed Sable (Leofric, Earl of Mercia);  4th, Argent two Bars Sable each charged with three Martlets Or (Temple)


A Garb Vert


Dexter:  a Lion per fess embattled Gules and Or;  Sinister:  a Horse Argent semée of Eaglets, both supporters collared Argent banded Vert charged with three Torteaux


 Repetens Exempla Suorum



William Wyndham [Grenville], 1st Baron Grenville, PC

3rd son of Rt Hon George Grenville MP, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1763-65 (by his wife Elizabeth Wyndham, dau. of Rt Hon Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt. MP, of Orchard Wyndham), 2nd son of Richard Greville MP, of Wotton-under-Bernewood, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hester Temple, suo jure Countess Temple


25 Oct 1759


18 Jul 1792 Hon Anne Pitt (b. 10 Sep 1772; dsp. 13 Jun 1864), sister and hrss. of Thomas [Pitt], 2nd Baron Camelford, and only dau. of Thomas [Pitt], 1st Baron Camelford, by his wife Anne Wilkinson, dau. and cohrss. of Pinckney Wilkinson, of Burnham. co. Norfolk


s.p. 12 Jan 1834


25 Nov 1790 Baron Grenville, of Wotton-under-Bernewood in the County of Buckingham


Member of Parliament (Whig) for Buckingham 1782-84 and for Buckinghamshire 1784-90 ; Privy Councillor [I] 1782; Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (his brother) 1782-83; Paymaster General 1783-84; Privy Councillor [GB] 1783; Joint Paymaster General 1784-89; Vice President of the Board of Trade 1786-89; Speaker of the House of Commons 1789; Home Secretary 1789-91; President of the Board of Control 1790-93; Foreign Secretary 1791-1801; Ranger of St James's and Hyde Parks 1791-94; Auditor to the Exchequer 1791-1834; an Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1793-1834; First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1806-07; a Trustee of the British Museum 1807-34l Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1810-34


On the death of the 1st Baron Grenville the Barony of Grenville became extinct.


 First written 10 Feb 2003



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