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Kent, Duke of (GB, 1710 - 1740)


Creation: let. pat. 28 Apr 1710


Extinct: 5 Jun 1740


Family name: Grey




Barry of six Argent and Azure in chief three Torteaux


On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Wyvern Or


On either side a Wyvern Or


Foy Est Tout (Faith is all)



Henry [Grey], 12th Earl of Kent later 1st Marquess of Kent later 1st Duke of Kent, KG PC

only son of Anthony [Grey], 11th Earl of Kent, by his wife Hon Mary Lucas, suo jure Baroness Lucas of Crudwell, only child of John [Lucas], 1st Baron Lucas of Shenfield


28 Sep 1671

mar. (1)

26 May 1695 Hon Jemima Crewe (d. 27 Jul 1728), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Crewe], 2nd Baron Crewe, by his second wife Anne Wodehouse, widow of Sir Thomas Wodehouse, of Kimberley, and 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Airmine, 2nd Bt., of Osgodby, co. Lincoln

children by first wife

1. Lord Anthony Grey, styled Earl of Harold later 3rd Baron Lucas of Crudwell, sum. v.p. 8 Nov 1718 in his father's Barony of Lucas of Crudwell, a Lord of the Bedchamber 1720-23 (b. 21 Feb 1695/6;  d.s.p. and v.p. 21 Jul 1723), mar. 17 Feb 1718 Lady Mary Tufton (b. 6 Jul 1701;  mar. (2) 16 May 1736 as his third wife John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower;  d. 12 Feb 1785), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Tufton], 6th Earl of Thanet, by his wife Lady Catherine Cavendish, 4th dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Cavendish], 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2. Lord Henry Grey (b. 1697;  d.v.p. 1717)

1. Lady Amabel Grey (d. 2 Mar 1726/7), mar. 20 Feb 1717/8 as his first wife John [Campbell], 3rd Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, and had issue:

1a. Lady Jemima Campbell, later suo jure Marchioness de Grey and Baroness Lucas (b. 9 Oct 1722;  d.s.p.m. 11 Jan 1797), mar. 22 May 1740 Philip [Yorke], 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, and had issue

2. Lady Jemima Grey (d. 7 Jul 1731), mar. 14 Mar 1723/4 as his third wife John [Ashburnham], 1st Earl of Ashburnham, and had issue

3. Lady Anne Grey (d. 20 Sep 1733), mar. 9 Jan 1727 Lord Charles Cavendish MP, 3rd son of William [Cavendish], 2nd Duke of Devonshire, by his wife Lady Rachel Russell, 1st dau. of Hon William Russell, styled Lord Russell, and had issue

4. Lady Mary Grey, mar. Very Rev ..... Gregory, Dean of Christ Church

mar. (2)

24 May 1728/9 Lady Sophia Bentinck (d. 14 Jun 1748), 1st dau. of William [Bentinck], 1st Earl of Portland, by his second wife Jane Berkeley, widow of John [Berkeley], 3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton, and 6th dau. of Sir John Temple, of East Sheen, co. Surrey

children by second wife

3. Lord George Grey, styled Earl of Harold (b. 22 Aug 1732;  d.v.p. 3 Feb 1732/3)

5. Lady Anne Sophia Grey (d. 24 Mar 1780), mar. 21 Nov 1728 as his first wife her cousin Rt Rev John Egerton DD, Bishop of Durham (d. 18 Jun 1787), 1st son of Rt Rev & Hon Henry Egerton DD, Bishop of Hereford (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Adriana Bentinck, 2nd dau. by his second wife of William [Bentinck], 1st Earl of Portland), 5th son by his second wife of John [Egerton], 3rd Earl of Bridgewater, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 5 Jun 1740


14 Nov 1706 Viscount Goderich, Earl of Harold and Marquess of Kent

28 Apr 1710 Duke of Kent

19 May 1740 Marquess de Grey, with a special remainder failing heirs male of his body to his grand-daughter, Jemima Campbell, and the heirs male of her body


suc. his father 19 Aug 1702 as 12th Earl of Kent and his mother 1 Nov 1702 as 2nd Baron Lucas of Crudwell;  Privy Councillor 1704;  Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1704-10;  Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire 1704-14, of Bedfordshire 1711-14 and of Buckinghamshire 1711-12;  Knight of the Garter 1712;  a Lord Justice of the Realm 1714 and 1719;  Lord of the Bedchamber and Constable of Windsor Castle 1714-16;  Lord Steward of the Household 1716-19;  Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal 1718/9-20


On the death of the 1st Duke of Kent the Marquessate of de Grey and the Barony of Lucas of Crudwell passed to his grand-daughter and all his other titles became extinct.




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