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Grey, Earl (UK, 1806)


Creation: let. pat. 11 Apr 1806


Family name: Grey




Gules a Lion rampant within a Bordure engrailed Argent in dexter chief point a Mullet of the last


A Scaling Ladder Or hooked and pointed sable


On the dexter side a Lion guardant Purpure ducally crowned Or, and on the sinister side a Tiger guardant proper


De Bon Vouloir Servir Le Roy (To serve the king with good will)



Charles [Grey], 1st Baron Grey of Howick later 1st Earl Grey, KB PC

4th son of Sir Henry Grey, 1st Bt., of Howick, co. Northumberland, by his wife Hannah Wood, dau. of Thomas Wood, of Falloden, co. Northumberland


23 Oct 1729


8 Jun 1762 Elizabeth Grey (b. c. 1744; d. 26 May 1822), dau. of George Grey, of Southwick, co. Durham, by his wife Elizabeth Ogle, dau. of Dr Nathaniel Ogle, of Kirkley, co. Durham


1. Hon Charles Grey, later 2nd Earl Grey

2. Hon Sir Henry George Grey GCB GCH (b. 25 Oct 1766; dsp. 11 Jan 1845), mar. 20 Aug 1812 Charlotte des Voeux (b. c. 1759; d. 12 Feb 1852), only dau. of Sir Charles Philip Vinchon des Voeux, 1st Bt., of Indiville, Queen's County, by his wife Mary Anne Champagné, 3rd dau. of Very Rev Arthur Champagné, Dean of Clonmacnoise

3. Capt Hon Sir George Grey, 1st Bt. KCB RN, created a Baronet 29 Jul 1814 (b. 10 Oct 1767; d. 3 Oct 1828), mar. 18 Jun 1795 his brother-in-law's half-sister Mary Whitbread (d. 9 May 1858), only dau. of Samuel Whitbread MP, of Cardington and Southill, co. Bedford, the eminent brewer, by his second wife Lady Mary Cornwallis, sister of Charles [Cornwallis], 1st Marquess Cornwallis, and 3rd dau. of Charles [Cornwallis], 1st Earl Cornwallis, and had issue

4. Lt Col Hon William Grey (b. 20 Oct 1777; d. 10 Aug 1817), mar. Maria Shirreff (d. 4 Aug 1857), dau. of Gen William Shirreff, and had issue

5. Rt Rev Hon Edward Grey DD, Bishop of Hereford (b. 25 Mar 1782; d. 24 Jul 1837), mar. (1) 21 Mar 1809 Charlotte Elizabeth Croft (d. 26 May 1821), dau. of James Croft, of Greenham, co. Berkshire, (2) 9 Sep 1824 Elizabeth Adair (d. 28 Sep 1829), dau. of Sir Robert Adair GCB, and (3) 1 Dec 1831 Eliza Innes (d. 16 Feb 1871), dau. of John Innes, and had issue by all three wives

1. Lady Elizabeth Grey (d. 28 Nov 1846), mar. 1789 Samuel Whitbread MP, of Cardington and Southill, co. Bedford (b. 1758; d. 6 Jul 1815), only son of Samuel Whitbread MP, of Cardington and Southill, co. Bedford, the eminent brewer, by his first wife Harriet Hayton, dau. of William Hayton, of Ivinghoe, co. Buckingham, and had issue

2. Lady Hannah Athea Grey (d. 28 Jul 1832), mar. (1) 24 Aug 1807 Capt ..... Bettesworth RN (d. 25 May 1808), and (2) 30 Oct 1809 Rt Hon Edward Ellice MP


14 Nov 1807


23 Jun 1801 Baron Grey of Howick, of Howick in the County of Northumberland

11 Apr 1806 Viscount Howick, of Howick in the County of Northumberland, and Earl Grey

suc. by



entered the Army 1746; Lieut, 6th Regiment of Foot 1752; served as Capt in the 20th Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Minden 1759, where he was wounded, and at the Battle of Campen 1760; Lt Col in Command of the 98th Regiment of Foot 1761-63; Col in the Army 1772; ADC to King George III 1772-77; served in North America 1776-82; Maj General 1777, Lieut Gen 1782 and General 1796; Col of the 28th Regiment of Foot 1777-87, of the 8th Regiment of Light Dragoons 1787-89 and 1797-99, of the 7th Regiment of Dragoon Guards 1789-95, of the 20th Regiment of Light Dragoons 1795-97, and of the 3rd Regiment of Dragoons 1799-1807; Knight of the Bath 1783; Commander-in-Chief of the West Indies 1793, capturing Martinique, St Lucia and Guadaloupe; Governor of Dunbarton 1782-97 and of Guernsey 1797-1807; Privy Councillor 1797; in command at Sheerness at the time of the mutiny of the Nore 1799


Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey, KG PC


13 Mar 1764


18 Nov 1794 Hon Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby (b. 4 Mar 1776; d. 26 Nov 1861), only dau. of William Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Baron Ponsonby, by his wife Hon Louisa Molesworth, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Richard [Molesworth], 3rd Viscount Molesworth


1. Hon Henry George Grey, later 3rd Earl Grey

2. Gen Hon Charles Grey, Secretary to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (b. 15 Mar 1804; d. 31 Mar 1870), mar. 26 Jul 1836 Caroline Eliza Farquhar VA, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria (d. 14 Nov 1890), 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Harvie Farquhar, 2nd Bt., by his wife Sybella Martha Rockcliffe, only dau. and hrss. of Rev Morton Rockcliffe, of Woodford, co. Essex, and had issue:

1a. Charles Grey (b. 6 Apr 1850; dvp. 23 Jun 1855)

2a. Albert Henry George Grey, later 4th Earl Grey

1a. Sybil Mary Grey (b. 28 Nov 1848; d. 7 Sep 1871), mar. 20 Jun 1867 as his first wife William Amelius Aubrey de Vere [Beauclerk], 10th Duke of St Albans, and had issue

2a. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Grey, granted the style and precedence of an Earl's daughter by Royal Warrant 1895 (d. 15 Jun 1922), mar. 6 Jun 1877 Col Hon Lewis Payan Dawnay MP (b. 1 Apr 1846; d. 30 Jul 1910), 2nd son of William Henry [Dawnay], 7th Viscount Downe, and had issue

3a. Lady Louisa Jane Grey VA, granted the style and precedence of an Earl's daughter by Royal Warrant 1895, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria and to Queen Alexandra (b. 15 Feb 1855; d. 2 Apr 1949), mar. 1 Jun 1875 William Randal [McDonnell], 6th Earl of Antrim, and had issue

4a. Lady Mary Caroline Grey CI DGStJ, granted the style and precedence of an Earl's daughter by Royal Warrant 1895 (d. 14 Jul 1940), mar. 28 Jul 1883 Gilbert John [Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound], 4th Earl of Minto, and had issue

3. Adm Hon Sir Frederick William Grey GCB (b. 23 Aug 1805; dsp. 2 May 1878), mar. 20 Jul 1846 Barbarina Charlotte Sullivan (d. 23 Mar 1902), 1st dau. by his first wife of Rev Frederick Sullivan, Vicar of Kimpton, co. Hertford

4. Adm Hon George Grey, Bath King of Arms (b. 16 May 1809; d. 3 Oct 1891), mar. 20 Jan 1845 Jane Frances Stuart (d. 13 Nov 1892), dau. of Gen Hon Sir Patrick Stuart of Eaglescairnie GCMG (by his wife Catherine Henrietta Rodney, 1st dau. of Capt Hon John Rodney RN (by his first wife Lady Catherine Nugent, only dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Nugent], 6th Earl of Westmeath), only son by his second wife of George Brydges [Rodney], 1st Baron Rodney), 2nd son of Alexander [Stuart], 10th Lord Blantyre, by his wife Catherine Lindsay, 1st dau .and cohrss. of Patrick Lindsay of Eaglescairnie, and had issue:

1a. Charles Grey (b. 31 Mar 1846; dsp. 29 Nov 1896), mar. 3 Nov 1874 Constance Goad, dau. of Charles W Goad

2a. Rev Harry George Grey, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Oxford and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (b. 1 Oct 1851; d. 22 Jan 1925)

3a. Frederick Bryan Grey (b. 24 Dec 1852; d. 6 Jan 1927), mar. 22 Jun 1883 Mary Greenstock (d. 14 Jan 1935), and had issue:

1b. Sybil Frances Grey (d. 19...), mar. 12 Apr 1910 Cdr Philip Walter Kent RN, 1st son of Sir Walter George Kent CBE, of Stanmore, co. Middlesex, and had issue

4a. George Walter Grey (b. 7 Dec 1857; d. 11 Feb 1894)

5a. Francis William Grey (b. 8 Jan 1860 ; d. Jul 1939), mar. 22 Dec 1885 Jessie Macleod Rolland (d. 4 Jun 1928), dau. of Charles Rolland, Seigneur of St Marie de Manoir, Quebec, Canada, and had issue:

1b. George Archibald Grey (b. 12 Dec 1886; d. 1952), mar. (1) 30 Oct 1905 (div. 1919) Margery Berridge Stuart Campbell (d. 25 Jul 1952), dau. of Wilfred Campbell, of Kilmorie House, City View, Ottawa, Canada, and had issue:

1c. Albert Henry George Campbell Grey (b. 23 Jun 1912; d. 1942), mar. 1938 Vera Helen Louise Harding (d. 16 Nov 1964), dau. of William Harding, and had issue:

1d. Richard Fleming George Charles Grey, later 6th Earl Grey

2d. Hon Philip Kent Grey, later 7th Earl Grey

1c. Diana Sybil Grey (b. 1906), mar. 7 Aug 1957 Lawrence Frederick Burford (d. 1979), son of Thomas William Burford

2c. Janice Evelyn Grey (b. 1909), mar. 1936 Cdr Boris Luts USN, and has issue

3c. Margery Mary Maitland Grey (b. 1910), mar. 1938 Edgar Cunliffe Price, and has issue

George Grey mar. (2) 1919 (div. 1927) Gladys Helen Complin, and had issue:

2c. Rodney York Grey later de Charmoy Grey, Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance, Canada (b. 1921), mar. (1) 1945 (div. 1952) Margaret Eileen Hawley, dau. of Colin Hawley, of Bristol, (2) 1952 (div. 1970) Roslyn Marcus, dau. of Max Marcus, of Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada, and (3) 1970 Cozette de Charmoy, dau. of Louis Roger Guy d'Emmerez de Charmoy, and has issue by his first and second wives

6a. William Edward Grey (b. 11 May 1866; d. 17 Sep 1911)

1a. Mary Elizabeth Grey (d. 24 Oct 1936)

2a. Katherine Louise Grey (d. 18 Feb 1909)

3a. Jane Grey (d. 23 Feb 1933), mar. 18 May 1870 Wenman Aubrey Wykeham-Musgrave, of Thame Park, co. Oxford (d. 13 Nov 1915), and had issue

4a. Louisa Georgiana Grey (d. 7 May 1870)

5a. Helen Diana Grey (d. 3 Mar 1902)

5. Rev Hon John Grey, Canon of Durham Cathedral and Rector of Houghton-le-Spring, co. Durham (b. 2 Mar 1812; d. 11 Nov 1895), mar. (1) 1 Jul 1836 Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Charlotte Hervey (d. 16 Jan 1969), 2nd dau. of Frederick William [Hervey], 1st Marquess of Bristol, and (2) 11 Apr 1874 Helen Mary Spalding (dsp. 24 Dec 1907), dau. of John Eden Spalding, and had issue by his first wife

6. Rev Hon Francis Richard Grey, Hon Canon of Newcastle Cathedral and Rector of Morpeth. co. Northumberland (b. 31 Mar 1813; dsp. 22 Mar 1890), mar. 12 Aug 1840 Lady Elizabeth Dorothy Howard (dsp. 11 May 1891), 5th dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle

7. Capt Hon Henry Cavendish Grey (b. 16 Oct 1814; d. 5 Sep 1880)

8. Hon William George Grey (b. 15 Feb 1819; dsp. 19 Dec 1863), mar. 20 Sep 1858 Countess Theresa Catherine Stedink (mar. (2) 5 Jul 1873 Duc d'Otrante; d. 21 Jun 1901), only dau. of Maj Gen Count Stedink, Inspector-General of Cavalry, Swedish Army

1. Lady Louisa Elizabeth Grey, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1837-38 (b. 7 Apr 1797; d. 26 Nov 1841), mar. 9 Dec 1816 as his second wife John George [Lambton], 1st Earl of Durham, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Grey (d. 8 Nov 1880), mar. 13 May 1826 John Crocker Bulteel, of Flete and Lyneham, co. Devon (d. 10 Sep 1843), and had issue

3. Lady Caroline Grey VA (d. 28 Apr 1875), mar. 15 Jan 1827 Capt Hon George Barrington RN (b. 20 Nov 1794; d. 2 Jun 1835), 2nd son of George [Barrington], 5th Viscount Barrington, by his wife Elizabeth Adair, 2nd dau. of Robert Adair, of Stratford Place, Marylebone, co. Middlesex, and had issue

4. Lady Georgiana Grey (d. 13 Sep 1900)

5. Lady Mary Grey CI (b. 3 May 1807; d. 6 Jul 1884), mar. 30 Jul 1829 Charles [Wood], 1st Viscount Halifax, and had issue


17 Jul 1845

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Northumberland 1786-1807, for Appleby May-Jul 1807 and for Tavistock Jul-Nov 1807; Privy Councillor 1806; First Lord of the Admiralty 1806; Foreign Secretary 1806-07;  suc. his uncle 30 Mar 1808 as 3rd Baronet of Howick; First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1830-34; Knight of the Garter 1831; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1831-45; Trustee of the National Gallery 1831-45


Henry George [Grey], 3rd Earl Grey, KG GCMG PC


28 Dec 1802


9 Aug 1832 Maria Copley (b. 4 Mar 1803; dsp. 14 Sep 1879), 2nd dau. of Sir Joseph Copley, 3rd Bt., of Sprotborough, co. York, by his wife Lady Cecil Hamilton (former wife of her cousin John James [Hamilton], 1st Marquess of Abercorn), 5th dau. and cohrss. of Rev Hon George Hamilton, Canon of Windsor (by his wife Elizabeth Onslow, only dau. by his second wife of Lt Gen Richard Onslow, Governor of Fort William and Plymouth), 3rd son of James [Hamilton], 7th Earl of Abercorn


s.p. 9 Oct 1894

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Winchilsea 1826-30, for Higham Ferrers 1830-31, for Northumberland 1831-32, for North Northumberland 1832-41, and for Sunderland 1841-45; Under Colonial Secretary 1830-33; Under Home Secretary 1834; Secretary at War 1835-39; Privy Councillor 1835; Secretary of State for War and the Colonies 1846-52; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1847-77; Knight of the Garter 1863; GCMG 1869


Albert Henry George [Grey], 4th Earl Grey, GCMG GCVO PC


28 Nov 1851


9 Jun 1877 Alice Holford (d. 22 Sep 1944), 3rd dau. of Robert Stayner Holford MP, of Westonbirt, co. Gloucester, and Dorchester House, Park Lane, London, by his wife Mary Ann Lindsay, dau. of Gen James Lindsay of Balcarres


1. Hon Charles Robert Grey, later 5th Earl Grey

1. Lady Victoria Sybil Mary Grey (b. 9 Jun 1878; d. 3 Feb 1907), mar. 23 Jul 1901 as his first wife Lt Col Arthur Morton Grenfell DSO (b. 21 Oct 1873; d. 24 Nov 1958), 6th son of Pascoe Dupré Grenfell, of Wilton Park, co. Buckingham, and had issue

2. Lady Sybil Grey OBE (b. 15 Jul 1882; d. 4 Jun 1966), mar. 21 Sep 1922 Lambert William Middleton (b. 29 Apr 1877; d. 10 Dec 1941), 1st son of Henry Nicholas Monck later Middleton, and had issue

3. Lady Evelyn Alice Grey (b. 14 Mar 1886; d. 15 Apr 1971), mar. 23 Nov 1912 Sir Lawrence Evelyn Jones, 5th Bt, and had issue

4. Lady Lilian Winifred Grey (b. 11 Jun 1891; dvp. 7 Apr 1895)


29 Aug 1917

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Liberal) for South Northumberland 1880-85 and for Tyneside 1885-86; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1895-1904; Administrator of the British South Africa Company 1896-97; Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Dominion of Canada 1904-11; GCMG 1904; GCVO 1908; Privy Councillor 1908; Freedom of the City of London 1912


Charles Robert [Grey], 5th Earl Grey, DL


15 Dec 1879


16 Jun 1906 Lady Mabel Laura Georgiana Palmer CBE (b. 6 Oct 1884; d. 15 Jul 1958), only dau. of William Waldegrave [Palmer], 2nd Earl of Selborne, by his wife Lady Beatrix Maud Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st dau. of Robert Arthur Talbot [Gascoyne-Cecil], 3rd Marquess of Salisbury


1. Lady Mary Cecil Grey (b. 5 May 1907), mar. 24 Apr 1935 Evelyn [Baring], 1st Baron Howick of Glendale, and has issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Katherine Grey (b. 13 Oct 1908; d. 25 Feb 1941), mar. 26 Jul 1932 as his first wife Lt Col Ronald Dawnay (b. 2 Feb 1908; d. 1990), 3rd son of Maj Hon Hugh Dawnay DSO (by his wife Lady Susan de la Poer Beresford, 2nd dau. by his second wife of John Henry de la Poer [Beresford], 5th Marquess of Waterford), 2nd son by his first wife of Hugh Richard [Dawnay], 8th Viscount Downe, and had issue


s.p.m. 2 Apr 1963

suc. by

second cousin twice removed


2nd Lieut, 1st Life Guards 1902-03; served in World War I 1914-18 as Maj, Northumberland Fusiliers


Richard Fleming George Charles [Grey], 6th Earl Grey


5 Mar 1939

mar. (1)

26 Mar 1966 (div. 1974) Margaret Ann Bradford, 1st dau. of Henry G Bradford, of Ashburton, co. Devon

mar. (2)

2 Aug 1974 Stephanie Caroline Denham (former wife of Surgn Cdr Neil Leicester Denham RN), only dau. of Donald Gaskell-Brown, of Newton Ferrers, co. Devon


10 Sep 2013

suc. by



Philip Kent [Grey], 7th Earl Grey


11 May 1940


23 Mar 1968 Ann Catherine Applegate, 2nd dau. of Cecil Applegate, of South Milton, co. Devon


1. Hon Alexander Edward Grey, styled Viscount Howick (b. 20 Dec 1968), mar. Oct 1995 Ursula C Boult (b. 1965), and has issue:

1a. Hon Alice Ursula Grey (b. 1996)

1. Lady Vanessa Catherine Grey (b. 1975)


Last updated 23 Nov 2013




7th Earl Grey

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Apr 1806)

7th Viscount Howick, of Howick in the County of Northumberland

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Apr 1806)

7th Baron Grey of Howick, of Howick in the County of Northumberland

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 23 Jun 1801)

8th Baronet, styled "of Howick"

(Great Britain, let. pat. 11 Jan 1746)



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