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Stamford, Earl of (E, 1628 - 1976)

 

Creation: let.pat. 26 Mar 1628

 

Extinct: 18 Aug 1976

 

Family name: Grey

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Memorial to Roger [Grey], 10th and last Earl of Stamford

 

Arms:

Barry of six Argent and Azure

Crest:

An Unicorn passant Ermine armed maned tufted and unguled Or in front of a Sun in Splendour proper

Supporters:

On either side an Unicorn Ermine armed maned tufted and unguled Or

Motto:

 A ma puissance

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Henry [Grey], 2nd Baron Grey of Groby later 1st Earl of Stamford

only son and heir of Hon Sir John Grey (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Nevill, 1st dau. of Edward [Nevill], 1st Baron Bergavenny), 1st son and heir ap. of Henry [Grey], 1st Baron Grey of Groby

born

c. 1600

mar.

19 Jul 1620 Lady Anne Cecil (b. c. 1603; d. aft. 2 Oct 1673), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of William [Cecil], 2nd Earl of Exeter, by his second wife Elizabeth Drury, sister and cohrss. of Sir Robert Drury, and dau. of Sir William Drury, of Hawsted, co. Suffolk

children

1. Hon Thomas Grey, styled Lord Grey of Groby, Member of Parliament for Leicester 1640-53 and for Leicestershire 1654-55, Capt of a Troop of Horse 1642, fought at Edgehill on the Parliamentary side 1642, Maj Gen of the forces in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire 1642, held Leicester and the Midland counties for Parliament 1643-45, took part in the relief of Gloucester 1643, fought at Newbury 1643, received the Duke of Hamilton's surrender at Uttoxeter 1648, took part in Pride's "purge" of Parliament 1648 and was one of the Regicide Judges 1648/9, Councillor of State 1649-51 and 1652-53, Custodian of Hyde Park 1649/50, Commander-in-Chief of Horse in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland 1651, fought at Worcester 1651, was opposed to the Lord Protector and his connection with the Levellers and was arrested and imprisoned in Windsor Castle 1655 (b. 1622; dvp. betw. 4 Apr and 8 May 1657), mar. aft. 4 Jun 1646 Lady Dorothy Bourchier (bapt. 24 Sep 1626; mar. (2) Gustavus Mackworth, 5th son of Sir Henry Mackworth, 2nd Bt., of Normanton, co. Derby; d. aft. 4 Jun 1660), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Edward [Bourchier], 4th Earl of Bath, by his first wife and second cousin Hon Dorothy St John, sister of Oliver [St John], 1st Earl of Bolingbroke, and dau. of Oliver [St John], 3rd Baron St John of Bletso, and had issue:

1a. Hon Thomas Grey, later 2nd Earl of Stamford

1a. Hon Elizabeth Grey, mar. Henry Benson, of Charwelton, co. Northampton, and had issue

2a. Hon Anne Grey, mar. James Grove, Serjeant-at-Law, and had issue

2. Hon Anchitel Grey (dsps.), mar. Anne Aston (widow of Sir Thomas Aston, 1st Bt., of Aston, co. Chester), only dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Willoughby, 1st Bt., of Risley, co. Derby

3. Hon John Grey, of Enville Hall, co. Stafford, mar. (1) Mary Wollryche, dau. of Sir Francis Wollryche, of Dudmaston, co. Shropshire, and had issue:

1a. Mary Grey, mar. William Ward MP, of Willingsworth and Sedgeley Park, co. Stafford (d. 25 Oct 1720), and had issue

Hon John Grey mar. (2) 21 Nov 1683 Hon Catharine Ward, 1st dau. of Edward [Ward], 7th Baron Dudley, by his wife Frances Brereton, sister and hrss. of Sir Thomas Brereton, 2nd Bt., and 1st dau. by his first wife of Gen Sir William Brereton, 1st Bt., of Honford, co. Chester, and (3) Susanna Scrimshaw, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Henry Grey, later 3rd Earl of Stamford

2a. Mary Grey (d. 1769), mar. 1703 Sir John Wrottesley, 4th Bt., and had issue

4. Hon Leonard Grey

1. Lady Elizabeth Grey (b. c. 1622; d. 4 Jan 1690/1), mar. aft. 13 Dec 1644 as his second wife George [Booth], 1st Baron Delamer, and had issue

2. Lady Diana Grey (d. 8 Apr 1689), mar. 16 Feb 1645/6 her step-cousin Robert [Bruce], 2nd Earl of Elgin, and had issue

3. Lady Jane Grey, mar. ..... Ogle

4. Lady Anna Grey

5.Lady Mary Grey

died

21 Aug 1673

created

26 Mar 1628 Earl of Stamford

suc. by

grandson

note

suc. his grandfather as 2nd Baron Grey of Groby 26 Jul 1614; with the King's army at Berwick 1639 but supported Parliament in the Civil War; Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire 1641/2; Col of a Regiment of Foot and Capt of a Troop of Horse 1642; Governor of Hereford 1642; Commander-in-Chief of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire and Worcestershire and General in Wales pro tempore 1642; in command of Parliamentary forces in Cornwall and Devon 1642/3, defeated at Stratton 1643 and after a siege surrendered Exeter to Prince Maurice; Commissioner from Parliament to reside with the Army in Scotland 1645; Commissioner for the Navy and Customs 1647; Member of Parliament for Leicestershire 1654-55; supported his son-in-law Sir George Booth in his rising for the King 1659, but was arrested and committed for high treason

 

Thomas [Grey], 2nd Earl of Stamford, PC

born

c. 1653

mar. (1)

betw. 21 Aug 1673 and 13 Apr 1675 Elizabeth Harvey (b. c. 1657; bur.s.p.m.s. 7 Sep 1687), 1st dau. of Sir Daniel Harvey, of Combe Nevill, in Kingston, co. Surrey, Ambassador to Constantinople 1668, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Montagu, only dau. of Edward [Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu

children by first wife

1. Hon ..... Grey, styled Lord Grey of Groby (dvp. an infant)

2. Hon Thomas Grey, styled Lord Grey of Groby (dvp. an infant)

1. Lady Diana Grey (dvp. an infant)

mar. (2)

bef. 12 Mar 1690/1 Mary Maynard (d.s.p.s. 9 Nov 1722), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Joseph Maynard, of Gunnersbury in Ealing, co. Middlesex (by his wife Mary Mosley, 1st dau. of Sir Edward Mosley, 1st Bt., of Hough, co. Stafford), only son and heir ap. of Sir John Maynard, Serjeant-at-Law

only child by second wife

3. Hon ..... Grey, styled Lord Grey of Groby (b. 23 Dec 1696 ; dvp. an infant)

died

s.p.s. 31 Jan 1719/20

suc. by

cousin

note

suspected of involvement in the Rye House plot and the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion and imprisoned in the Tower of London 1685-85/6, pardoned 1686; a supporter of Prince William of Orange; High Steward of the Honour of Leicester 1689; Privy Councillor 1694/5; a Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital 1695; a Lord of Trade and Plantations 1695 and First Lord of Trade and Plantations 1699-1702 and 1707-11; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1696-1702; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1697-1702; dismissed from all offices on the accession of Queen Anne 1702

 

Harry [Grey], 3rd Earl of Stamford

born

10 Jun 1685

mar.

6 Jul 1704 Dorothy Wright (d. 12 Aug 1738), dau. of Rt Hon Sir Nathan Wright, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, by his wife Elizabeth Ashby, dau. of George Ashby, of Quenby, co. Leicester

children

1. Hon Harry Grey, later 4th Earl of Stamford

2. Hon John Grey, Member of Parliament for Tregony, Chief Comptroller of the Board of Green Cloth (dsp.), mar. May 1748 Lucy Danvers, dau. of Sir Joseph Danvers, 1st Bt. MP, of Swithland, co. Leicester, by his wife Frances Babington, dau. of Thomas Babington, of Rothley Temple, co. Leicester

1. Lady Anne Grey, mar. Sir Richard Acton, 5th Bt., of Aldenham Hall and Acton Scott, co. Shropshire, and had issue

2. Lady ..... Grey

3. Lady ..... Grey

4. Lady ..... Grey

5. Lady ..... Grey

died

16 Nov 1739

suc. by

son

note

 

Harry [Grey], 4th Earl of Stamford

born

18 Jun 1715

mar.

18 May 1736 his third cousin Lady Mary Booth (d. 10 Dec 1772), only dau. of George [Booth], 2nd Earl of Warrington, by his wife Mary Oldbury, dau. and cohrss. of John Oldbury, of London, merchant

children

1. Hon George Harry Grey, later 5th Earl of Stamford

2. Hon Booth Grey, Member of Parliament for Leicester (b. 15 Aug 1740; d, 4 Mar 1802), mar. 10 May 1782 Elizabeth Mainwaring (d. 4 Jul 1823), dau. of Charles Mainwaring, of Bromborough, co. Chester, and had issue:

1a. Booth Grey, of Aston Hayes, co. Chester (b. 1783; dsp. 13 Apr 1850), mar. 21 Oct 1809 his cousin Lady Sophia Grey (dsp. 7 Jan 1849), 2nd dau. of George Harry [Grey], 5th Earl of Stamford

1a. Elizabeth Kynaston Grey (d. 2 Mar 1853), mar. 28 Dec 1826 as his second wife Rev Charles Mytton later Thorneycroft (d. 4 May 1840)

3. Hon John Grey (b. 22 May 1743; d. 12 Jul 1802), mar. 22 Jul 1773 Susannah Leycester, dau. of Ralph Leycester, of Toft, co. Chester, and had issue:

1a. Rev Harry Grey (b. 8 Jul 1783; d. 26 Mar 1860), mar. (1) 14 May 1811 Frances Ellis, dau. of Hugh Ellis, and (2) 11 May 1747 Mary Harvey (dsp.), and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Rev Harry Grey, later 8th Earl of Stamford

2b. John Grey (b. 5 Sep 1815; dsp. 26 Mar 1868), mar. 1846 Harriet Turnour

3b. Rev William Grey (b. 27 Oct 1819; d. 1 Sep 1872), mar. 25 Jul 1849 Harriet White (d. 28 May 1880), dau. of Rev F H White, and had issue:

1c. William Grey, later 9th Earl of Stamford

4b. Rev George Grey, Vicar of Woodbury Sallerton, co. Devon (b. 20 May 1821; dsp. 16 Apr 1882), mar. 28 Apr 1857 Agnes Heale (d. 24 Dec 1908), dau. of Dr J N Heale

5b. Reginald Grey (b. 17 Mar 1823; dvp. 25 Mar 1831)

1b. Lady Mary Grey, granted the rank and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1883 (d. 15 Feb 1885), mar. 11 Feb 1834 James Grant Lumsden EICS (d. 11 Sep 1863), and had issue

2b. Emma Grey (d.vp. 1831)

3b. Lady Frances Charlotte Elizabeth Grey, granted the rank and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1883 (d. 3 May 1920), mar. 11 Oct 1860 Rev Joseph Rhodes Charlesworth, Vicar of Elstead, co. Surrey (d. 22 Sep 1904), and had issue

4b. Lady Anna Grey, granted the rank and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1883 (d. 3 Dec 1907), mar. (1) 7 Jan 1869 William Rose Tredger (d. 8 Aug 1875), and (2) 29 Sep 1886 Dr John Watson, of Royal Heath, Sandown, Isle of Wight (dsp. 1897), and had issue by her first husband

1a. Henrietta Grey, mar. 1802 as his first wife Rev Charles Mytton later Thorneycroft (mar. (2) 28 Dec 1826 his late wife's cousin Elizabeth Kynaston Grey, only dau. of Hon Booth Grey MP; d. 4 May 1840)

2a. Mary Grey (d. 27 Mar 1842)

3a. Emma Grey (d. 28 Apr 1851), mar. 1807 Thomas William Tatton, of Wythenshawe, co. Chester, and had issue

4a. Anna Maria Grey (d. 1827), mar. Rev T Clarke

1. Lady Mary Grey (b. 17 Apr 1739; dsp. 1 Mar 1783), mar. 24 Feb 1764 Hon George Augustus West (dsp. 1776), 2nd son of John [West], 1st Earl De La Warr, by his first wife Lady Charlotte McCarthy, only dau. of Donough [McCarthy], 4th Earl of Clancarty

2. Lady Anne Grey (b. 23 Jan 1742; dvp. Jun 1743)

died

30 May 1768

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (anti-Walpole Whig) for Leicestershire 1738-39

 

George Harry [Grey], 5th Earl of Stamford

born

1 Oct 1737

mar.

26 May 1763 Lady Henrietta Bentinck (b. 8 Feb 1736/7 ; d. 4 Jun 1827), 2nd dau. of William [Bentinck], 2nd Duke of Portland, by his wife Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley, only dau. and hrss. of Edward [Harley], 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer

children

1. Hon George Harry Grey, later 6th Earl of Stamford

2. Hon William Booth Grey (b. 10 Sep 1773; dsp. 11 Mar 1852), mar. (1) 7 Apr 1802 Frances Anne Price (dsp. 1837), 1st dau. of Thomas Price, of Duffryn, co. Glamorgan, and (2) 28 Aug 1838 Hon Frances Somerville (dsp, 23 Oct 1849), sister of Kenelm [Somerville], 16th Lord Somerville, and dau. of Lt Col Hon Hugh Somerville, of Fitzhead, co. Somerset

3. Rev Hon Anchitel Grey, Prebendary of Durham 1809-20 (b. 16 Dec 1774; d. 20 Dec 1833)

4. Cmdr Hon Henry Grey RN (b. 22 Aug 1776; dvp. 10 Feb 1799)

1. Lady Henrietta Grey (b. 20 Apr 1764; d. 12 Jul 1826; bur. at Mucklestone, co. Stafford), mar. 26 Oct 1786 as his first wife Sir John Chetwode, 4th Bt., of Chetwode, co. Buckingham, and had issue

2. Lady Maria Grey (b. 1769; d. 1838), mar. 1794 John Cotes MP, of Woodcote Hall, co. Shropshire (d. 1821), and had issue

3. Lady Louisa Grey (d. Feb 1830)

4. Lady Sophia Grey (dsp. 7 Jan 1849), mar. 21 Oct 1809 her cousin Booth Grey, of Aston Hayes, co. Chester (dsp. 13 Apr 1850), only son of Hon Booth Grey (by his wife Elizabeth Mainwaring, dau. of Charles Mainwaring, of Bromborough, co. Chester), 2nd son of Harry [Grey], 4th Earl of Stamford

5. Lady Amelia Grey (b. 1779; d. 29 Oct 1849), mar. 18 Oct 1800 Sir John Lister Kaye, 1st Bt., of Grange, co. Lancaster, and had issue

died

23 May 1819

created

22 Apr 1796 Baron Delamer, of Dunham Massey in the County of Cheshire, and Earl of Warrington

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Staffordshire 1761-68; a Page of Honour at the Coronation of King George III 1761; Col, Royal Chester Regiment of Militia 1764-89; Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire 1783-1819

 

George Harry [Grey], 6th Earl of Stamford

born

31 Oct 1765

mar.

23 Dec 1797 Lady Henrietta Charlotte Elizabeth Charteris, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1809 (b. 3 Feb 1773; d. 30 Jan 1838), sister of Francis [Charteris of Amisfield later Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas], 6th Earl of Wemyss, and 1st dau. of Francis Charteris MP, styled Lord Elcho in error after 1787 (by his wife Susan Tracy-Keck, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Tracy later Tracy-Keck, of Great Tew, co. Oxford, by his wife Lady Susan Hamilton, 4th dau. by his second wife of James [Hamilton], 4th Duke of Hamilton), 1st son and heir ap. of Hon Francis Wemyss later Charteris, styled Earl of Wemyss in error after 1787 (by his wife Lady Katharine Gordon, 6th dau. of Alexander [Gordon], 2nd Duke of Gordon, by his wife Lady Henrietta Mordaunt, only dau. by his first wife of Charles [Mordaunt], 3rd Earl of Peterborough), 2nd son of James [Wemyss], 5th Earl of Wemyss

children

1. George Harry [Grey], 8th Baron Grey of Groby, sum. to Parliament v.p. 15 Jan 1833 in his father's Barony of Grey of Groby (b. 5 Apr 1802; dvp. 24 Oct 1835), mar. 20 Dec 1824 his cousin Lady Katherine Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas (b. 20 Aug 1801; d. 4 Jan 1844), 4th dau. of Francis [Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas], 6th Earl of Wemyss, by his wife Margaret Campbell, 3rd dau. of Walter Campbell, 3rd of Shawfield and Islay and 9th of Skipness, by his first wife Eleanora Kerr, dau. of Robert Kerr of Newfield (by his wife Eleanora Nugent), son of Lord Charles Kerr of Cramond (by his wife Janet Murray, 1st dau. of Sir David Murray of Stanhope, 2nd Bt., by his first wife Lady Anne Bruce, 2nd dau. of Alexander [Bruce], 2nd Earl of Kincardine), 2nd son of Robert [Kerr], 1st Marquess of Lothian, by his wife  Lady Jane Campbell, 2nd dau. of Archibald [Campbell], 1st Marquess of Argyll, and had issue:

1a. Hon George Harry Grey, later 9th Baron Grey of Groby later 7th Earl of Stamford

1a. Lady Margaret Henrietta Maria Grey (b. 1825; d. 7 Mar 1852), mar. 6 Oct 1846 as his first wife Henry John Milbank, of Newsham, co. York (b. 22 Jun 1824; d. 4 Jun 1872), 3rd son of Mark Milbank MP, of Thorp Perrow and Barningham Park, co. York, by his wife Lady Augusta Henrietta Vane, 3rd dau. by his first wife of William Henry [Vane], 1st Duke of Cleveland, and had issue

2. Hon Henry Booth Grey (b. 29 Jan 1807; d. Mar 1857)

1. Lady Henrietta Charlotte Grey (d. 25 Feb 1866), mar. 16 Dec 1820 Rev James Thomas Law (d. 22 Feb 1876), son of Rt Rev George Henry Law, Bishop of Bath and Wells 1824-45, and had issue

2. Lady Jane Grey (b. 21 Mar 1803; d. 22 Jun 1877), mar. 9 Nov 1825 John [Benn-Walsh later Walsh], 1st Baron Ormathwaite, and had issue

died

26 Apr 1845

suc. by

grandson

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Aldeburgh 1790-96 and for St Germans 1796-1802; Col in the Army 1794; Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire 1819-45; Chamberlain and Vice-Admiral of Cheshire 1827-45

 

George Harry [Grey], 9th Baron Grey of Groby later 7th Earl of Stamford

born

7 Jan 1827

mar. (1)

23 Dec 1848 Elizabeth Billage (b. 1823; dsp.legit. 22 Oct 1854), dau. of John Billage, of Cambridge, by his wife Susan King

mar. (2)

29 Aug 1855 Katherine Cocks (d. 29 Jan 1905), 2nd dau. of Henry Cocks

died

s.p. 2 Jan 1883

suc. by

second cousin once removed

note

Capt, Cheshire Regiment of Yeomanry 1845-56; Hon Col, 7th Battalion Lancashire Rifle Volunteers 1871-83; on his death the Barony of Delamer and the Earldom of Warrington became extinct

 

Harry [Grey], 8th Earl of Stamford

born

26 Feb 1812

mar. (1)

30 Sep 1844 (sep. 1854) Susan Gaydon (dsp. 20 Nov 1869), dau. of Richard Gaydon, of Tiverton, co. Devon

mar. (2)

19 Dec 1872 Annie Macnamara (bur.sp. 12 Sep 1874)

mar. (3)

6 Dec 1880 Martha Solomon alias Simon, a lady of native Hottentot extraction (mar. (2) 1892 Pieter Pieterse, of Wellington, Cape of Good Hope; d. 17 Mar 1916)

children by third wife

1. John Grey, not in succession to the earldom (b. 8 Oct 1877)

1. Frances Grey (b. 29 Oct 1879; d. 2 Mar 1883)

2. Lady Mary Grey (b. 25 Jul 1881; d. 2 May 1945), mar. 1 Mar 1917 (div. 1930) Meredith Starr, and had issue

died

s.p.m. legit. 19 Jun 1890

suc. by

nephew

note

ordained 1836; emigrated to Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope 1854 and never returned to England; his only son, John Grey, although legitimate under the laws of Cape Colony following his parents' marriage, could not inherit any title of honour under the laws of England; he did, however, have a claim to his father's estate, which was eventually settled at £125,000

 

William [Grey], 9th Earl of Stamford

born

18 Apr 1850

mar.

18 Apr 1895 Elizabeth Theobald OBE (d. 1 Sep 1959), 3rd dau. of Rev Canon Charles Theobald, Rector of Lasham. co. Hampshire

children

1. Hon Roger Grey, later 10th Earl of Stamford

1. Lady Jane Grey (b. 24 Aug 1899; d. 1991), mar. 29 Sep 1927 Rev Peveril Hayes Turnbull, Rector of Melton, co. Suffolk, son of William Peveril Turnbull, of Burway House, Church Stretton, and had issue

died

24 May 1910

suc. by

son

note

Assistant Master at Mill Hill School 1876-78; Professor of Classics and Philosophy at Codrington College, Barbados 1878-83; a Member of the Metropolitan Asylums Board 1901-04; a Governor of the Charterhouse

 

Roger [Grey], 10th Earl of Stamford

born

27 Oct 1896

died

18 Aug 1976

note

served in First World War 1914-18 as 2nd Lieut; Hon Attaché, British Legation at Berne 1918-19; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for India 1922; Charter Mayor of Altrincham 1937 and Mayor of Altrincham 1937-38

 

On the death of the 10th Earl of Stamford both his titles became extinct

 

 Last updated 16 Feb 2008

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