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Gretton, Baron (UK, 1944)

 

Creation: let. pat. 27 Jan 1944

 

Family name: Gretton

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Arms:

Quarterly per fess indented Or and gules in the second quarter an Anchor in bend sinister of the first and in the third quarter an Antique Lamp also Or fired proper

Crest:

An Arm embowed proper vested above the elbow Argent holding in the hand a Torch erect fired and a Sickle in bend sinister both proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Bull Sable;  Sinister:  a Chestnut Horse proper, each gorged with a Chain pendent therefrom an Anchor Or

Motto:

Steadfast

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John [Gretton], 1st Baron Gretton, CBE PC

1st son of John Gretton, of Stapleford Park, co. Leicester, by his wife Marianne Louisa Molineux, dau. of Maj John Richard Molineux, of Brook House, Compton, co. Surrey

born

1 Sep 1867

mar.

19 Apr 1900 Hon Maud Helen Eveleigh-de Moleyns (d. 29 Jul 1934), 4th dau. of Dayrolles Blakeney [Eveleigh-de Moleyns], 4th Baron Ventry, by his wife Harriet Elizabeth Frances Wauchope, 1st dau. of Andrew Wauchope, of Niddrie Marischal, co. Midlothian

children

1. Hon John Frederic, later 2nd Baron Gretton

1. Hon Kathleen Fanny Gretton (dspm. 3 May 1976), mar. 9 Apr 1929 Brig Sir Henry Robert Kincaird Floyd, 5th Bt. CB CBE, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Catherine Hersey Gretton (d. 6 Feb 1972), mar. 19 Jul 1933 Capt Edward William Brook (d. 20 Jan 1963), only son of Lt Col Charles Brook, of Meltham Mills, co. York, and Kinmount House, co. Dumfries, and had issue

died

2 Jun 1947

created

27 Jan 1944 Baron Gretton, of Stapleford in the County of Leicester

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Derby South 1895-1906, for Rutland 1907-18 and for Burton-on-Trent 1908-43; Chairman, Bass Ratcliff & Gretton, brewers 1908-45; CBE 1919; Privy Councillor 1926; OStJ

 

John Frederic [Gretton], 2nd Baron Gretton, OBE

born

15 Aug 1902

mar.

6 May 1930 (Anna Helena) Margaret Loeffler, 1st dau. of Capt Henrik Loeffler, of 51 Grosvenor Square, London

children

1. Hon John Henrik Gretton, later 3rd Baron Gretton

2. Hon Anthony David Erik Gretton (b. 25 Jul 1945; d. 13 Nov 1982)

1. Hon Mary Maud Sigrid Gretton (b. 5 Jan 1939), mar. 1986 Thomas Henry Wragg, of Manor House, Stapleford, co. Leicester, son of T L Wragg, of Hinckley, co. Leicester

2. Hon Elizabeth Margaret Gretton (b. 25 Jul 1945), mar. 12 Oct 1968 Christopher Mark Meynell, of Bergh Apton Hall, co. Norfolk (b. 18 Aug 1941), 1st son and heir of Rev Canon Mark Meynell (by his wife Diana Mary Ponsonby, 2nd dau. of Col Sir Charles Edward Ponsonby, 1st Bt.), 3rd son of Francis Hugo Lindley Meynell DSO, of Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford (by his wife Lady Dorothy Legge OBE, 1st dau. of William Heneage [Legge], 6th Earl of Dartmouth), 1st son and heir of Hon Frederick George Lindley Wood later Meynell, of Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford (by his wife Lady Mary Susan Felicie Lindsay, 3rd dau. of Alexander William Crawford [Lindsay], 25th Earl of Crawford), 4th son of Charles [Wood], 1st Viscount Halifax, and has issue

died

7 Mar 1982

suc. by

son

note

Director: Bass Mitchells & Butler, Bass Ratcliff & Gretton and Worthington & Co; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Burton-on-Trent 1943-45; OBE 1950

 

John Henrik [Gretton], 3rd Baron Gretton

born

9 Feb 1941

mar.

17 Oct 1970 Jennifer Ann Moore, only dau. of Edmund Sandford Moore, of York, by his wife Emily Joan Wheeler, dau. of Francis Cherucca Wheeler, of St Ives, co. Cornwall

children

1. Hon John Lysander Gretton, later 4th Baron Gretton

1. Hon Sarah Margaret Gretton (b. 7 Dec 1971), mar. 3 Jul 1999 John Simon Biddulph (b. 1971), 1st son of Simon Biddulph, of Rodmarton Manor, co. Gloucester (by his wife Christina McCorquodale, dau. of George McCorquodale, by his wife Hon Charlotte Enid Johnston, 3rd dau. of George Lawson [Johnston], 1st Baron Luke), 1st son and heir of Maj Anthony Biddulph, High Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1960 (by his wife Mary Dearman Birchall, dau. of Maj Sir John Dearman Birchall MP, of Cotswold Farm, Cirencester, co. Gloucester), 1st son and heir of Hon Claud William Biddulph (by his wife Margaret Howard, only dau. of Alfred John Howard), 2nd son by his first wife of Michael [Biddulph], 1st Baron Biddulph, and has issue

died

4 Apr 1989

suc. by

son

 

John Lysander [Gretton], 4th Baron Gretton

born

17 Apr 1975

mar.

Sarah Attard

only child

1. Hon John Frederick Bruce Gretton (b. 9 Jun 2008)

1. Hon Eloise Victoria Anne Gretton (b. 9 Dec 2009)

 

 Last updated 8 Feb 2010

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Title:

4th Baron Gretton, of Stapleford in the County of Leicester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Jan 1944)

 

Address:

Somerby House, Somerby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2PZ

Tel:  01664 454607

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