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Grantley, Baron (GB, 1782)

 

Creation: let. pat. 9 Apr 1782

 

Family name: Norton

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Arms:

Azure a Maunch Ermine surmounted by a Bend Gules

Crest:

A Moor's Head affrontée couped at the shoulders wreathed round the temples with Laurel proper and around the neck a Torse Argent and Azure

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion;  Sinister:  a Griffin, both Argent and ducally gorged Or and pendent from the coronets by a Ribbon Gules a Shield of the Arms of Norton

Motto:

Avi Numerantur Avorum (I follow a long line of ancestry)

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Fletcher [Norton], 1st Baron Grantley, PC

son and heir of Thomas Norton, of Grantley, co. York, by his wife Eliza Serjeantson, dau. of William Serjeantson, of Hanlith in Craven, co. York

born

23 Jun 1716

mar.

21 May 1741 Grace Chapple (b. c. 1708; d. 30 Oct 1803), 1st dau. of Sir William Chapple, Justice of the King's Bench 1737-45, by his wife Trehane Clifton, dau. of ..... Clifton, of Green Place, Wonersh, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon William Norton, later 2nd Baron Grantley

2. Hon Fletcher Norton, a Baron of the Scottish Exchequer 1776-1820 (b. 16 Nov 1744; d. 1820), mar. 1790 Caroline Elizabeth Balmain, only dau. of James Balmain, and had issue:

1a. Fletcher Norton, later 3rd Baron Grantley

2a. Hon George Chapple Norton, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant, Recorder of Guildford (b. 31 Aug 1800; d. 24 Feb 1875), mar. 30 Jul 1827 Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Sheridan (mar. (2) 1 Mar 1877 as his second wife Sir William Stirling-Maxwell of Pollok, 9th Bt. KT MP; d. 15 Jun 1877), 2nd dau. of Thomas Sheridan, son of Rt Hon Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and had issue:

1b. Fletcher Cavendish Charles Conyers Norton, Attaché British Embassy Paris (b. 10 Jul 1829; dvp. 13 Oct 1859)

2b. Thomas Brinsley Norton, later 4th Baron Grantley

3b. William Charles Chapple Norton (b. 26 Aug 1833; dvp. 12 Sep 1842)

3a. Capt Hon Charles Francis Norton, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant (b. 4 Feb 1807; d. 27 Oct 1835), mar. 29 Dec 1831 Maria Louisa Campbell, 1st dau. of Lt Gen Sir Colin Campbell KCB, and had issue

4a. Rev Hon James Norton, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant (b. 27 Oct 1809; d. 31 Oct 1853), mar. 4 Oct 1838 Isabella Lowndes (d. 26 Apr 1877), only child of Thomas Lowndes, of Barrington Hall, co. Essex, and had issue

1a. Hon Grace Conyers Charlotte Norton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant (d. 3 Jan 1877), mar. 3 Dec 1816 Sir Neil Menzies, Bt.

2a. Caroline Elizabeth Norton (d. unm.)

3a. Hon Mary Ellen Norton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant (d. 24 May 1854)

4a. Hon Augusta Anne Norton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant (d. 21 Jul 1859), mar. 9 Jan 1846 James Johnstone, of Alva, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 24 Feb 1888), and had issue

3. Gen Hon Chapple Norton (d. 1818)

4. Hon Edward Norton, barrister (d. 1789)

1. Hon Grace Norton (b. 8 Nov 1752; dsp. 13 Nov 1813), mar. 19 Nov 1799 as his first wife John Charles [Wallop], 3rd Earl of Portsmouth

died

1 Jan 1789 (bur. at Wonersh, co. Surrey)

created

9 Apr 1782 Lord Grantley, Baron of Markenfield in the County of York

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Middle Temple 1739; King's Counsel 1754; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Appleby 1756-61, for Wigan 1761-68 and for Guildford 1768-82; King's Attorney and Serjeant for the County Palatine of Lancaster 1758-63; knighted 1762; Solicitor-General 1761-63;  Attorney-General 1763-65;  Privy Councillor 1769; Chief Justice in Eyre south of Trent 1769-89; Speaker of the House of Commons 1770-80; FRS 1776; FSA 1779

 

William [Norton], 2nd Baron Grantley

born

19 Feb 1741/2

mar.

27 Sep 1791 Anna Margaretta Midgeley (d. 23 Apr 1795), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Jonathan Midgeley, of Beverley, co. York, attorney-at-law

died

s.p.s. 12 Nov 1822

suc. by

nephew

note

barrister, Middle Temple 1755; Minister to the Swiss Cantons 1765-82; Member of Parliament for Richmond 1768-74 and 1775-80, for Wigtown Burghs 1774-75, for Guildford 1782-84 and for Surrey 1784-89; FSA 1806

 

Fletcher [Norton], 3rd Baron Grantley

born

14 Jul 1796

mar.

26 Jul 1825 Charlotte Earle Beechey (b. 3 Aug 1800; d. 1 May 1878), yst. dau. of Sir William Beechey

died

s.p. 28 Aug 1875 (bur. at Wonersh, co. Surrey)

suc. by

nephew

note

an officer in the Grenadier Guards, being present at the Battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo

 

Thomas Brinsley [Norton], 4th Baron Grantley

born

14 Nov 1831

mar.

1 Aug 1854 Maria Chiara Elisa Frederigo (b. 1834; d. 2 Feb 1892; bur. with her husband in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Capri, Italy), dau. of ..... Frederigo, of the Isle of Capri, Italy

children

1. Hon John Richard Brinsley Norton, later 5th Baron Grantley

1. Hon Carlotta Chiara Mary Norton (b. 26 Aug 1854; d. 21 Mar 1931)

died

24 Jul 1877 (bur. in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Capri, Italy)

suc. by

son

 

John Richard Brinsley [Norton], 5th Baron Grantley

born

1 Oct 1855

mar. (1)

7 Nov 1879 Katherine Buckner Norton (former wife of his cousin Maj Charles Grantley Campbell Norton;  d. 17 Feb 1897), dau. of Cdre William Henry McVickar, US Navy, of New York, USA

children by first wife

1. Hon ..... Norton (b. and dvp. 25 Jan 1889)

2. Hon Richard Henry Brinsley Norton, later 6th Baron Grantley

1. Hon Joan Mary Conyers Norton (b. 10 Nov 1879; d. 22 Jul 1942), mar. 11 Feb 1903 Edmund Henry Bevan JP, of Hilston Park, co. Monmouth (d. 3 Nov 1945), son of Thomas Bevan DL, of Stone Park, Greenhithe, and had issue

2. Hon Eleanour Trehane Norton (b. 18 Jul 1881; d. 16 Mar 1951)

3. Hon Winifred Chapple Norton (b. 18 Jul 1881; d. 11 Jul 1914), mar. 26 Jun 1907 William Galbraith Tennant, 1st son of John Tennant, of The Boltons, London, and had issue

4. Hon Katharine Edith Carlotta Norton (b. 18 Dec 1883; d. 9 Feb 1961)

mar. (2)

16 Sep 1899 Alice Jones (d. 11 May 1942), illegit. dau. of Thomas Heron [Jones], 7th Viscount Ranelagh

died

5 Aug 1943

suc. by

son by first wife

note

FSA 1892

 

Richard Henry Brinsley [Norton], 6th Baron Grantley

born

2 Apr 1892

mar.

3 Apr 1919 Jean Mary Kinloch (d. 16 Jan 1945), 1st dau. of Brig Gen Sir David Alexander Kinloch of Gilmerton, 11th Bt. CB MVO, of Gilmerton House, Drem, co. East Lothian, by his wife Elinor Lucy Davenport, 3rd dau. of Col William Bromley Davenport MP, of Capesthorne, co. Chester

children

1. Hon John Richard Brinsley Norton, later 7th Baron Grantley

1. Hon Sarah Katherine Elinor Norton (b. 20 Jan 1920; d. 4 Feb 2013), mar.(1) 14 Jun 1945 (div. 1953) as his first wife William Waldorf [Astor], 3rd Viscount Astor, and (2) 17 Apr 1953 (div. 1965) as his first wife Lt Col Thomas Michael Baring TD, of Westhay House, Axminster, co. Devon (b. 24 Oct 1927), 1st son and heir of Maj Edward Thomas Baring by his first wife Virginia Ryan, dau. of John Barry Ryan, of New York, USA, and has issue by her first husband and an adopted child with her second husband

died

17 Jul 1954

suc. by

son

 

John Richard Brinsley [Norton], 7th Baron Grantley, MC

born

30 Jul 1923

mar.

18 Jan 1955 Lady Deirdre Mary Hare (mar. (2) 20 Oct 2001 Ian Bayley Curteis), only dau. of William Francis [Hare], 5th Earl of Listowel, by his first wife Judith de Marffy-Mantuano, only dau. of Raoul de Marffy-Mantuano, of Budapest, Hungary

children

1. Hon Richard William Brinsley Norton, later 8th Baron Grantley

2. Hon Francis John Hilary Norton, heir presumptive to the Barony of Grantley (b. 28 Sep 1960), mar. Apr 2004 Eva M Norton, and has issue:

1a. John Ferenc Brinsley Norton (b. Oct 2005)

died

1995

suc. by

son

 

Richard William Brinsley [Norton], 8th Baron Grantley

born

30 Jan 1956

 

The heir presumptive to the Barony of Grantley is Hon Francis John Hilary Norton, second son of the 7th Baron Grantley and younger brother of the present Baron.

 

 Last updated 30 Jul 2011

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Title:

8th Baron Grantley, of Markenfield in the County of York

(Great Britain, let. pat. 9 Apr 1782)

 

Address:

8 Halsey Street, London SW3 2QH

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