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Verulam, Earl of (UK, 1815)

 

Creation: let. pat. 24 Nov 1815

 

Family name: Grimston

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent on a Fess Sable three Spur Rowels of six points Or pierced Gules in the dexter chief point an Ermine Spot (Grimston);  2nd, Sable a Fess dancetty between two Leopards' Faces Or (Luckyn);  3rd, Argent three Bugle horns Sable (Forrester)

Crest:

A Stag's Head erased proper attired Or

Supporters:

On the dexter side a Stag regardant proper attired Or, and on the sinister side a Griffin regardant Or

Motto:

Mediocria Firma (Moderate things are stable)

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James Walter [Grimston], 10th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine later 4th Viscount Grimston later 1st Earl of Verulam

only son of James Bucknall [Grimston], 3rd Viscount Grimston, by his wife Harriet Walter, only dau. and hrss. of Edward Walter MP, of Stalbridge, co. Dorset, by his wife Hon Harriet Forrester, 2nd dau. of George [Forrester], 5th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

born

26 Sep 1775

mar.

11 Aug 1807 Lady Charlotte Jenkinson (b. 8 Jun 1783; d. 16 Apr 1863), only dau. of Charles [Jenkinson], 1st Earl of Liverpool, by his second wife Catherine Bishopp, 5th dau. of Sir Cecil Bishopp, 6th Bt.

children

1. Hon James Walter Grimston, later 2nd Earl of Verulam

2. Rev Hon Edward Harbottle Grimston, Rector of Pebmarsh, co. Essex (b. 2 Apr 1812; d. 4 May 1881), mar. 15 Jun 1842 Frances Horatia Morier (d. 14 Jul 1906), 1st dau. of John Philip Morier, British Minister at Dresden, by his wife Horatia Maria Frances Seymour, 1st dau. of Adm Lord Hugh Seymour-Conway RN (by his wife Lady Anne Horatio Waldegrave, 3rd dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of James [Waldegrave], 2nd Earl Waldegrave), 5th son of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford, and had issue

3. Hon Robert Grimston (b. 18 Sep 1816; d. 7 Apr 1884)

4. Capt Hon Charles Grimston (b. 3 Oct 1818; d. 8 Oct 1856)

5. Rev Hon Francis Sylvester Grimston, Rector of Wakes Colne, co. Essex (b. 8 Dec 1822; d. 28 Oct 1865), mar. 1 Feb 1847 his elder brother's sister-in-law Katherine Georgiana Morier (d. 2 Mar 1879), 4th dau. of John Philip Morier, British Minister at Dresden, by his wife Horatia Maria Frances Seymour, 1st dau. of Adm Lord Hugh Seymour-Conway RN (by his wife Lady Anne Horatio Waldegrave, 3rd dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of James [Waldegrave], 2nd Earl Waldegrave), 5th son of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford, and had issue

1. Lady Katherine Grimston (b. 18 Apr 1810; d. 4 Jul 1874), mar. (1) 14 Jan 1834 John Foster Barham MP, of Stockbridge, co. Hampshire (d. 22 May 1838), and (2) 4 Jun 1839 George William Frederick [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon, and had issue by her second husband

2. Lady Emily Mary Grimston (b. 4 Feb 1815; d. 21 May 1901), mar. 5 Sep 1835 William [Craven], 2nd Earl of Craven, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Augusta Frederica Grimston (b. 29 Jul 1820; d. 5 Apr 1879), mar. 3 Oct 1840 Jacob [Pleydell-Bouverie], 4th Earl of Radnor, and had issue

4. Lady Jane Frederica Harriot Mary Grimston VA, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1858-78 (b. 17 Jan 1825; d. 30 Mar 1888), mar. 4 Sep 1845 James Du Pre [Alexander], 3rd Earl of Caledon, and had issue

died

17 Nov 1845

created

24 Nov 1815 Viscount Grimston and Earl of Verulam

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for St Albans 1802-08; Lt Col, Hertfordshire Militia 1808-09; suc. his maternal cousin once removed 3 Dec 1808 as 10th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine and his father 1 Jan 1809 as 4th Viscount Grimston; High Steward of St Albans 1809-45; Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire 1823-45; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1835

 

James Walter [Grimston], 2nd Earl of Verulam

born

22 Feb 1809

mar.

12 Sep 1844 Elizabeth Joanna Weyland (b. c. 1825; d. 5 Jul 1886), dau. of Maj Richard Weyland, of Woodeaton, co. Oxford, by his wife Charlotte Johnstone, widow of Sir John Lowther Johnstone, 6th Bt., and dau. of Charles Gordon of Cluny

children

1. Hon James Walter Grimston, later 3rd Earl of Verulam

2. Cdr Hon William Grimston RN (b. 7 Jan 1855 ; d. 10 May 1900)

3. Rev Hon Robert Grimston, Canon of St Albans (b. 18 Apr 1860; d. 8 Jul 1928), mar. 20 Aug 1896 Gertrude Mary Amelia Villiers (d. 30 Aug 1949), 1st dau. of Rev Charles Lawrence later Villiers, Rector of Croft, co. York (by his wife Florence Mary Tyssen-Amherst, sister of William Amhurst [Daniel-Tyssen later Tyssen Amhurst later Tyssen-Amherst], 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney, and dau. of William George Tyssen Daniel later Daniel-Tyssen later Tyssen-Amhurst, of Hackney, co. Middlesex, and Foulden Hall, co. Norfolk), illegit (sic?) son of Thomas Hyde Villiers (by his mistress or wife Charlotte Harte, dau. of Surgn-Maj ..... Harte), yr. brother of George William [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon, and had issue

1. Lady Harriot Elizabeth Grimston, Lady-in-Waiting to HI and RH the Duchess of Edinburgh (d. 15 Aug 1888), mar. 24 Mar 1885 Maj Gen Francis Harwood Poore, Equerry to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh (d. 19 Feb 1828), and had issue

2. Lady Jane Grimston (b. 12 Dec 1848; d. 2 Nov 1920), mar. 25 Feb 1897 Sir Alfred Jodrell, 4th Bt.

3. Lady Maud Grimston (b. 1857; d. 3 Sep 1929), mar. 20 Dec 1881 Maj Hon Paulyn Francis Cuthbert Abney-Hastings later Rawdon-Hastings (b. 21 Oct 1856; d. 19 Oct 1907), brother of Charles Edward Hastings [Abney-Hastings later Rawdon-Hastings], 11th Earl of Loudoun, and 2nd son of Charles Frederick [Clifton later Abney-Hastings], 1st Baron Donington, by his wife Lady Edith Maud Rawdon-Hastings, suo jure Countess of Loudoun, and had issue

died

27 Jul 1895

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for St Albans 1830-31, for Newport (Cornwall) 1831-32 and for Hertfordshire 1832-45; Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire 1846-92; Lt Col, South Hertfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry 1847-64; a Lord in Waiting 1852-53 and 1858-59; a Governor of Harrow School 1862-92 ; President of the Camden Society 1873

 

James Walter [Grimston], 3rd Earl of Verulam

born

11 May 1852

mar.

30 Apr 1878 Margaret Frances Mackintosh (b. 5 Aug 1853; widow of Alexander Aeneas Mackintosh of Mackintosh; d. 4 Oct 1927), 1st dau. of Sir Frederick Ulric Graham, 3rd Bt., of Netherby, co. Cumberland, by his wife Lady Jane Hermione Seymour, 1st dau. of Edward Adolphus [Seymour], 12th Duke of Somerset

children

1. Hon James Walter Grimston, later 4th Earl of Verulam

1. Lady Helen Grimston (d. 7 Oct 1947), mar. 18 Nov 1908 Rt Hon Sir Felix Cassel, 1st Bt. MP, and had issue

2. Lady Hermione Grimston (b. 9 Dec 1881; d. 3 Apr 1924), mar. 28 Sep 1904 Cdr Bernard Buxton RN (b. 21 Oct 1882; d. 29 Dec 1923), 2nd son of Maj Geoffrey Fowell Buxton CB DL, of Hoveton Hall, Norwich, by his wife Mary Harbord, 1st dau. of Rev Hon John Harbord, Rector of South Repps, co. Norfolk (by his wife Caroline Penelope Hamond, 4th dau. of Anthony Hamond, of Westacre, co. Norfolk), 3rd son by his second wife of Edward [Harbord], 3rd Baron Suffield, and had issue

3. Lady Aline Grimston (b. 7 Nov 1883; d. 12 Jul 1970), mar. 24 Jul 1907 Maj Geoffrey Arthur Barnett MBE (b. 17 Sep 1880; d. 12 Aug 1957), 4th son of Charles Edward Barnett, of Edge Grove, Watford, co. Hertford (by his wife Hon Augusta Rose Walsh, 2nd dau. of John [Benn-Walsh later Walsh], 1st Baron Ormathwaite), 1st son and heir of Charles George Barnett, of King's Beeches, Sunningdale, co. Berkshire (by his wife Marianne Jane St John-Mildmay, 1st dau. of Capt Edward St John-Mildmay (by his wife Marianne Catherine Sherson), 6th son of Sir Henry Paulet St John later St John-Mildmay, 3rd Bt.), 2nd son of George Henry Barnett, of Glympton Park, co. Oxford, by his wife Elizabeth Canning, sister of Stratford [Canning], 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, and only dau. of Stratford Canning, a London merchant, and had issue

4. Lady Elizabeth Grimston, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary 1924-36 and Extra Woman of the Bedchamber 1936-53 (b. 21 Jul 1885; d. 1975), mar. (1) 1 Jun 1908 Maj Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard DSO MC, of Praewood, St Albans, co. Hertford (d. 14 Jun 1922), son of Hesketh Brodrick Prichard, and (2) 12 Jul 1927 Maj Thomas Augustus Motion (b. 14 Sep 1866; d. 20 Feb 1942), 2nd son of Richard William Motion, of Carlisle House, Clapton, co. Essex, by his wife Mary Ann Smith, dau. of Gilbert Smith, and had issue by both husbands

5. Lady Sibyl Grimston (b. 24 Jul 1887; d. 1 Aug 1968), mar. 16 Mar 1915 Maj Hon Alastair Thomas Joseph Fraser DSO DL (b. 1 Aug 1877; d. 14 Oct 1949), 4th son of Simon [Fraser], 13th Lord Lovat, by his wife Alice Mary Weld-Blundell, dau. of Thomas Weld-Blundell, of Ince Blundell Hall, co. Lancaster, and had issue

6. Lady Vera Grimston (b. 2 May 1890; d. 29 Jun 1970), mar. 21 Jan 1922 Maurice Francis Headlam CB CMG, Treasury Remembrancer and Deputy Paymaster-General of Ireland 1912-20, Assistant-Secretary to the Treasury 1920-27, Comptroller General of the National Debt Office 1927-38 (b. 19 Oct 1873; d. 2 Nov 1956), 1st son of Francis John Headlam, Stipendiary Magistrate of Manchester (by his wife Matilda Ann Pincoffs, dau. of S Pincoffs, of the Polygon, Ardwick, Manchester), 7th son of Ven John Headlam, Archdeacon of Richmond, of Gilmonby Hall, co. York, by his wife Maria Wilson-Morley, dau. of Rev Thomas Wilson-Morley, of Easby House and Clapham, co. York, and had issue

died

11 Nov 1924

suc. by

son

note

an Officer in the 1st Life Guards 1870-78; Hon Major, Hertfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for St Albans 1885-92; Alderman, Hertfordshire County Council 1912

 

James Walter [Grimston], 4th Earl of Verulam

born

17 Apr 1880

mar.

27 Oct 1909 Lady Violet Constance Maitland Brabazon (b. 26 Sep 1886; d. 21 Jul 1936), 2nd dau. of Reginald [Brabazon], 12th Earl of Meath, by his wife Lady Mary Jane Maitland, only surv. dau. of Thomas [Maitland], 11th Earl of Lauderdale

children

1. Hon James Brabazon Grimston, later 5th Earl of Verulam

2. Hon John Grimston, later 6th Earl of Verulam

3. S/Ldr Hon Brian Grimston DFC RAFVR (b. 19 Mar 1914; dvp. 4 Apr 1943)

4. F/Lt Hon Brian David Grimston DFC RAFVR (b. 8 Dec 1915; dvp. 12 Jul 1944)

died

29 Nov 1949

suc. by

son

note

an electrical engineer; Founder and Chairman of Enfield Cables Ltd, Enfield Rolling Mills Ltd, etc.; died as the result of a road accident near Newmarket

 

James Brabazon [Grimston], 5th Earl of Verulam

born

11 Oct 1910

died

13 Oct 1960

suc. by

brother

 

John [Grimston], 6th Earl of Verulam, DL

born

17 Jul 1912

mar.

2 Jun 1938 Margaret Ray Duncan (d. 21 Dec 1994), 1st dau. of Walter Atholl Duncan, of Cadogan Square, Chelsea, London

children

1. Hon John Duncan Grimston, later 7th Earl of Verulam

1. Lady Elisabeth Harriot Grimston (b. 31 Aug 1939; d. 1987), mar. 30 May 1958 (div. 1972) as his first wife Hon John Christopher George Savile, styled Viscount Pollington (b. 16 May 1931; later 8th Earl of Mexborough), 1st son and heir of John Raphael Wentworth [Savile], 7th Earl of Mexborough, by his wife Josephine Bertha Emily Fletcher, 2nd dau. of Andrew Mansel Talbot Fletcher, 10th of Saltoun, Haddington, East Lothian and formerly of Margam Castle, co. Glamorgan, and had issue

2. Lady Hermione Frances Grimston (b. 27 Sep 1941), mar. (1) 5 Jun 1965 (div. 1971) Richard John Perronet Thompson, 1st son of Rear-Admiral John Yelverton Thompson CB RN, and (2) 15 Jun 1971 (div. 1982) James Darell Dickson Thompson-Schwab

3. Lady Romayne Bryony Grimston (b. 18 Aug 1946), mar. 11 Jan 1973 John Roberts Bockstoce, of 1 Hill Street, South Dartmouth, Massachussets, USA, son of Clifton Bockstoce, of Connecticut, USA, and has issue

4. Lady Iona Charlotte Grimston (b. 25 Oct 1953), mar. 1985 as his second wife Lord Henry Vivian Pierpoint Conyngham, styled Earl of Mount Charles (b. 23 May 1951), 1st son and heir of Frederick William Henry Francis [Conyngham], 7th Marquess Conyngham, by his first wife Eileen Wren Newsam, only dau. of Capt Clement Wren Newsam, of Ashfield, Beauparc, co. Meath, and has issue

died

15 Apr 1973

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II as F/Lt RAuxAF; Member of Parliament for St Albans 1943-45 and 1950-59; Grp Managing Director, Delta Metal Co Ltd and Chairman, Enfield Rolling Mills Ltd; President, Institute of Metals 1962; President, London Chamber of Commerce 1963-66; Deputy Lieutenant for Hertfordshire 1963

 

John Duncan [Grimston], 7th Earl of Verulam

born

21 Apr 1951

mar.

12 Sep 1976 Dione Angela Smith, Lord Lieutenant for Hertfordshire from 2007, 1st dau. of Jeremy Fox Eric Smith, of The Old Rectory, Slaugham, Handcross, co. West Sussex, by his wife Julia Mary Rona Burrell, 2nd dau. of Lt Col Sir Walter Raymond Burrell, 8th Bt. CBE

children

1. Hon James Walter Grimston, styled Viscount Grimston (b. 6 Jan 1978), mar. 26 Jul 2008 Lady Rosanagh Viola Alexandra Innes-Kerr (b. 16 Jan 1979), only dau. of Guy David [Innes-Kerr], 10th Duke of Roxburghe, by his first wife Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor, 2nd dau. of Robert George [Grosvenor], 5th Duke of Westminster, and has issue:

1. Hon John Innes Archie Grimston (b. 10 Aug 2010)

2. Hon Guy Robert Grimston (b. 21 Dec 2011)

2. Hon Hugo Guy Sylvester Grimston (b. 5 Nov 1979), mar. Gallia Sylvianne Eleanore McDermott, dau. of Keith McDermott, and has issue

3. Hon Sam George Grimston (b. 18 Oct 1983)

1. Lady Flora Grimston (b. 28 Sep 1981)

note

Director, Baring Bros 1987-96; Managing Director, ABN-AMRO Bank NV since 1996

 

Last updated 13 Jan 2012

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Title:

7th Earl of Verulam

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Nov 1815)

10th Viscount Grimston

(Ireland, let. pat. 29 May 1719)

7th Viscount Grimston

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Nov 1815)

16th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

(Scotland, let. pat. 22 Jul 1633)

10th Baron Dunboyne

(Ireland, let. pat. 29 May 1719)

8th Baron Verulam, of Gorhambury in the County of Hertford

(Great Britain, let. pat. 6 Jul 1790)

14th Baronet, styled "of Little Waltham, co. Essex"

(England, let. pat. 2 Mar 1628/9)

 

Address:

Gorhambury, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6AH

Tel:  01727 855000

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