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Walsingham, Baron (GB, 1780)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Oct 1780

 

Family name: de Grey

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Arms:

Barry of six Argent and Azure in chief three Annulets Gules

Crest:

A Wyvern's Head Or

Supporters:

On either side a Wyvern reguardant Argent collared Azure chained Or and charged on the breast with three Annulets Gules

Motto:

Excitari Non Hebescere (To be spirited, not inactive)

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William [de Grey], 1st Baron Walsingham, PC

3rd but 2nd surv. son of Thomas de Grey MP, of Merton, co. Norfolk, by his wife Elizabeth Windham, dau. of William Windham, of Felbrigge, co. Norfolk

born

7 Jul 1719

mar.

12 Nov 1743 Mary Cowper (bapt. 29 Aug 1719; d. 2 Sep 1800), dau. of William Cowper, of Hertingfordbury Park, co. Hertford, Clerk of the Parliaments, by his wife Joan Budget, dau. of John Budget, of Chelsea, co. Middlesex

children

1. William de Grey (b. 15 Jun 1746; dvp. 20 Feb 1746/7; bur. at St Clement Danes, co. Middlesex)

2. Hon Thomas de Grey, later 2nd Baron Walsingham

1. Hon Charlotte de Grey (dsp. 21 Sep 1810), mar. 16 Jun 1769 Joseph Windham, of Earsham House, co. Norfolk

died

9 May 1781 (bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk)

created

17 Oct 1780 Baron Walsingham, of Walsingham in the County of Norfolk

suc. by

son

note

admitted to the Middle Temple 1717/8; barrister 1742; King's Counsel 1758; Bencher 1768; Solicitor-General to the Queen Consort 1761-63; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Newport, Cornwall 1761-70 and for Cambridge University 1770-71; Solicitor-General 1763-66;  Attorney-General 1766-71;  knighted 1771; Privy Councillor 1771; Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 1771-80; Comptroller of the First Fruits and Tenths

 

Thomas [de Grey], 2nd Baron Walsingham, PC

born

14 Jul 1748

mar.

30 Apr 1772 Hon Augusta Georgiana Elizabeth Irby (b. 15 Jul 1747; d. 28 May 1818), only dau. of William [Irby], 1st Baron Boston, by his wife Albinia Selwyn, dau. of Henry Selwyn, of Matson, co. Gloucester

children

1. Hon George de Grey, later 3rd Baron Walsingham

2. Hon Thomas de Grey, later 4th Baron Walsingham

1. Hon Charlotte de Grey (d. 16 Oct 1839), mar. 18 Sep 1806 as his second wife William Gosling, of Roehampton, co. Surrey, banker (b. 1 Jan 1765; d. 27 Jan 1835), 1st son and heir of Robert Gosling, of Hassobury, co. Essex, by his wife Elizabeth Houghton, only surv. dau. of William Houghton, and had issue

2. Hon Augusta Mary de Grey (d. 1830)

died

16 Jan 1818 (bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

son

note

admitted to the Middle Temple 1764; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Wareham 1774, for Tamworth 1774-80, and for Loswithiel 1780-81; a Groom of the Bedchamber 1771-77; a Lord of Trade 1777-81; Under Secretary for the Colonies 1778-80; suc. to the family estate of Merton, co. Norfolk, on the death of his uncle, Thomas de Grey, 1781; Joint Vice-Treasurer of Ireland 1784-87; a member of the Committee for Trade 1784-86; a Commissioner of the India Board 1784-90; Joint Postmaster-General 1787-94; FRS 1778; Comptroller of the First Fruit and Tenths; Privy Councillor 1783; Chairman of the Committee for Privileges of the House of Lords 1794-1814

 

George [de Grey], 3rd Baron Walsingham

born

11 Jun 1776

mar.

16 May 1804 Matilda Methuen (d. 27 Apr 1831; bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk), sister of Paul [Methuen], 1st Baron Methuen, and 1st dau. of Paul Cobb Methuen MP, of Corsham, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Matilda Gooch, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Gooch, 3rd Bt., of Benacre Hall, co. Suffolk

died

s.p.m.s. 26 Apr 1831 (bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

brother

note

Cornet, Royal Dragoons 1794; Lieut, 1794; Capt, 25th Light Dragoons 1794; Major, 1795; present at the surrender of the Dutch fleet in Saldanha Bay, Cape Colony 1796; served in India 1796-1800, taking part in the action at Mallavelly and the capture of Seringapatam 1799; Lt Col, Royal Dragoons 1799; Assistant Adjutant General, Home District 1803-05; Col in the Army 1808; ADC to the King 1808; in command of his regiment in the Peninsula 1809-12; in command of a Cavalry Brigade 1810, fighting at the Battles of Busaco 1810, and Albuera and Usagre 1811; Maj General 1811; Lieut General 1821; Comptroller of the First Fruits and Tenths; he was burnt to death in a fire at his house in Upper Harley Street; his widow dies a few hours after him from injuries received on jumping out of a window to escape the fire

 

Ven Thomas [de Grey], 4th Baron Walsingham

born

10 Apr 1788

mar.

12 Aug 1802 Elizabeth North (b. 26 Oct 1776; d. 8 May 1845; bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk), 3rd dau. of Rt Rev Hon Brownlow North DD, Bishop of Winchester (by his wife Henrietta Maria Bannister, dau. and cohrss. of John Bannister), 1st son by his second wife of Francis [North], 1st Earl of Guilford

children

1. Hon Thomas de Grey, later 5th Baron Walsingham

2. William Brownlow de Grey (b. 27 Jul 1805; dvp. 18 Feb 1819)

3. Hon Brownlow North Osborn de Grey (b. 3 Jul 1808; dsp. 8 Apr 1868), mar. 11 Feb 1858 Emma Kenyon (d. 6 Apr 1868), dau. of George Kenyon, of Cefn, nr. Wrexham

4. Rev Hon Frederick de Grey, Rector of Copdock (b. 2 Nov 1810; d. 30 Mar 1881)

5. Hon George de Grey (b. 15 Nov 1811; d. 26 May 1871)

6. Hon Francis de Grey (b. 12 Feb 1815; drowned vp. 25 Apr 1836 trying to rescue people adrift in a boat on the River Medway)

1. Hon Elizabeth Augusta de Grey (d. 22 Feb 1875), mar. 13 Aug 1832 Richard Heber Wrightson, of Warmsworth, co. York

2. Hon Henrietta Maria de Grey (dvp. 18 Mar 1833), mar. 3 Dec 1835 her cousin Lieut Brownlow North Garnier RN (b. 9 Jul 1803; d. 28 Jun 1847), 3rd son of Rev William Garnier, of Rookesbury, co. Hampshire, by his wife Lady Harriet North, first dau. of Rt Rev Hon Brownlow North DD, Bishop of Winchester (by his wife Henrietta Maria Bannister, dau. and cohrss. of John Bannister), 1st son by his second wife of Francis [North], 1st Earl of Guilford, and had issue

3. Hon Georgina de Grey (b. 7 Jul 1813; d. 22 Apr 1874; bur. at Hanmer, co. Flint), mar. 29 Jun 1833 Lloyd [Kenyon], 3rd Baron Kenyon, and had issue

died

8 Sep 1839 (bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

son

note

ordained Deacon 1801 and Priest 1802; Vicar of Aston Abbots, co. Buckingham 1802-03; Rector of Merton, co. Norfolk 1803-39; Vicar of Bishopstoke and of Weeke, co. Hampshire 1804-07; Rector of Fawley, co. Hampshire 1806-39; Vicar of Calbourne, Isle of Wight 1807-34; Prebendary of Winchester 1807-34; Archdeacon of Surrey 1814-39

 

Thomas [de Grey], 5th Baron Walsingham

born

6 Jul 1804

mar. (1)

6 Aug 1842 Augusta Louisa Frankland-Russell (d. 28 Apr 1844; bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Frankland later Frankland-Russell, 7th Bt., of Thirkleby, co. York, by his wife Louisa Anna Murray, 3rd dau. of Rt Rev Lord George Murray, Bishop of St David's (by his wife Anne Charlotte Grant, dau. of Lt Gen Francis Grant MP), 2nd son of John [Murray], 3rd Duke of Atholl

only child by first wife

1. Hon Thomas de Grey, later 6th Baron Walsingham

mar. (2)

25 Oct 1847 Hon Emily Elizabeth Julia Thellusson (b. 31 Aug 1817; d. 13 May 1879; bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [Thellusson], 2nd Baron Rendlesham, by his second wife Anne Sophia Tatnall, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of William Tatnall, of Leiston Old Abbey, co. Suffolk

children by second wife

2. Hon John Augustus de Grey, later 7th Baron Walsingham

3. Rev Hon Arnald de Grey, Rector of Copdock (b. 11 Sep 1856; d. 15 Nov 1889), mar. 17 Apr 1882 Margaret Maria Ponsonby-Fane (d. 14 Dec 1935), 3rd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby later Ponsonby-Fane GCB ISO JP, of Brympton, Yeovil, co. Somerset, Bath King of Arms 1904-15 (by his wife Hon Louisa Anne Rose Dillon-Lee, 4th dau. of Henry Augustus [Dillon-Lee], 13th Viscount Dillon), 6th son of John William [Ponsonby], 4th Earl of Bessborough, by his wife Lady Maria Fane, 3rd dau. by his first wife of John [Fane], 10th Earl of Westmorland, and had issue

4. Hon Robert Baynard de Grey (b. 20 Mar 1858; d. 7 Jan 1930)

1. Hon Emily Augusta Louisa de Grey (d. 26 Jan 1912), mar. 28 Jun 1882 Hon Alfred Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 14 Sep 1848; d. 9 May 1913), 4th son of Henry John [Chetwynd-Talbot], 18th Earl of Shrewsbury, by his wife Lady Sarah Elizabeth Beresford, only surv. dau. of Henry de la Poer [Beresford], 2nd Marquess of Waterford, and had issue

2. Hon Beatrice de Grey (d. 18 Oct 1927), mar. 10 Feb 1887 as his second wife Admiral Hon Walter Cecil Chetwynd-Talbot later Carpenter MP, of Kiplin, co. York (b. 27 Mar 1834; dspm. 13 May 1904), 2nd son of Henry John [Chetwynd-Talbot], 18th Earl of Shrewsbury, by his wife Lady Sarah Elizabeth Beresford, only surv. dau. of Henry de la Poer [Beresford], 2nd Marquess of Waterford, by his wife Lady Susanna Hussey Carpenter, only dau. and eventual hrss. of George [Carpenter], 2nd Earl of Tyrconnell

3. Hon Mabel de Grey (d. 6 Apr 1942)

4. Hon Elizabeth Odeyne de Gray OBE, Secretary and Commandant Clopton War Hospital (d. 4 Dec 1947), mar. 3 Jun 1896 Rev Francis Henry Hodgson, of Clopton, Stratford-upon-Avon, co. Warwick (d. 24 mar 1930), 1st son of Sir Arthur Hodgson KCMG, and had issue

died

31 Dec 1870 (bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

son by first wife

 note

admitted to Lincoln's Inn 1823; barrister 1827; died by suicide

 

Thomas [de Grey], 6th Baron Walsingham

born

29 Jul 1843

mar. (1)

19 Mar 1877 Augusta Selina Elizabeth Caracciolo (b. 6 Jun 1833; former wife of (1) Hon Ernest Fitzroy Neville Fane, styled Lord Burghersh, 3rd but 1st surv. son and heir app. of John [Fane], 11th Earl of Westmorland; and (2) Luigi Caracciolo, Duca di Sant Arpino and San Teodoro;  d. 4 Nov 1906; bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk), 2nd and posthumous and only surv. dau. and hrss. of Capt William Locke, of Naples, Italy, by his wife Selina Tollemache, sister of John [Halliday later Tollemache], 1st Baron Tollemache, and 7th dau. of Admiral John Richard Delap Halliday later Tollemache, of Peckforton Castle, co. Chester, and Helmingham Hall, co. Suffolk (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Stratford, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough), 1st son and heir of John Delap Halliday, of the Leasowes, co. Salop, by his wife Lady Jane Tollemache, 2nd dau. of Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl of Dysart

mar. (2)

1908 Marion Gwytherne-Williams (former wife of ..... Gwytherne-Williams;  d. 31 Oct 1913), dau. of Thomas Rhys Withers

mar. (3)

12 Nov 1914 Agnes Baird Dawson (widow of Rochard Dawson, of Lealands, co. Sussex;  d. 25 Apr 1926; bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk), dau. of Frederick Shand Hemming, of Merrywood Hall, co. Somerset, and Lissahawley, co. Londonderry

died

s.p. 3 Dec 1919 (bur. at Merton, co. Norfolk)

suc. by

half-brother

 note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Norfolk 1865-70; a Lord-in-Waiting 1874-75; a Trustee of the British Museum and of the Hunterian Museum, 1876-1919; Chairman, Norfolk Quarter Sessions 1880; FRS 1887; President, Entomological Society 1889-90; High Steward of the University of Cambridge 1891-1919 and of King's Lynn 1894-1919; FLS; FZS

 

John Augustus [de Grey], 7th Baron Walsingham

born

21 Mar 1849

mar. (1)

24 Apr 1883 Elizabeth Henrietta Grant (d. 12 Apr 1927), dau. of Patrick Grant HEICS (by his wife Elizabeth Cameron, dau. of Donald Charles Cameron, of Barcaldine, co. Argyll, and Foxhall, co. Linlithgow), 3rd son of James Murray Grant JP DL, 12th of Glenmoriston, by his wife and cousin Henrietta Cameron, dau. of Ewen Cameron of Glennevis

children by first wife

1. Hon George de Grey, later 8th Baron Walsingham

2. Capt Hon Richard Patrick de Grey JP (b. 17 Mar 1900; dsp. 19...), mar. (1) 3 Jul 1925 Cynthia Estelle Myring (d. 29 Dec 1967), dau. of Thomas Hewitt Myring, of Mayfair, London, and (2) 11 Jan 1969 Dorothy Knight, 1st dau. of Thomas Knight, of Sidcup, London

1. Hon Elizabeth Helen de Grey (b. 20 Dec 1885; d. 19...), mar. 6 Oct 1910 Maj Henry Wynter Blathwayt (b. 19 Sep 1877; killed in action 30 Nov 1917), 3rd son of Charles George Blathwayt ICS, by his first wife Alice Mary Fowler, dau. of Rev Hugh Fowler, Vicar of Barnwood, co. Gloucester, and had issue

2. Hon Margaret Henrietta de Grey (b. 15 Nov 1889; dsp. 13 Jul 1978), mar. (1) 20 Jul 1912 Bethel Godefroy Bouwens (d. 24 Oct 1942), only son of Lt Col Lambart Henry Bouwens, of Boxmoor House, Boxmoor, and (2) 29 Sep 1948 Cyril Fabian Ratcliff Johnston (d. 22 Mar 1958), 4th son of William Henry Johnston, of Bristol, co. Somerset

3. Hon Alice de Grey (b. 26 May 1893; d. 17 May 1966), mar. 2 Jun 1923 Philip Wade MC (d. 3 Dec 1950), son of Frank Wade, and had issue

mar. (2)

14 Aug 1928 Marguerite Godley (widow of Thomas Godley, of Scarborough, co. York;  d. 1 Aug 1931), dau. of Walter Vernon, of Trematon Lodge, Anerley, London SE

died

21 Mar 1929

suc. by

son by first wife

note

barrister, Inner Temple 1874; Recorder of Sudbury 1896-97 and of King's Lynn 1897-1905; a Metropolitan Police Magistrate 1905-19; Chairman of East Suffolk and West Norfolk Quarter Sessions

 

George [de Grey], 8th Baron Walsingham, DSO OBE JP DL

born

9 May 1884

mar.

29 Apr 1919 Hyacinth Lambart Bouwens (d. 6 Feb 1968), only dau. of Lt Col Lambart Henry Bouwens, of Boxmoor House, Boxmoor

children

1. Hon John de Grey, later 9th Baron Walsingham

1. Hon Lavender Hyacinth de Grey (b. 14 Oct 1923), mar. 9 Apr 1946 her third cousin once removed Col William d'Arcy Garnier (b. 22 Feb 1918; d. 1989), 3rd son of Brig Alan Parry Garnier CB MBE MC, of Eyot Mead, Mayfield, co. Sussex (by his wife and cousin Hilda de Burgh d'Arcy, yst. dau. of Robert de Burgh d'Arcy, of co. Galway, by his wife Henrietta Maria Garnier, only dau. of Lieut Brownlow North Garnier RN by his wife and cousin Hon Henrietta Maria de Grey, 2nd dau. of Thomas [de Grey], 4th Baron Walsingham), 6th son of Cmdr Keppel Garnier RN (by his wife Edith Mary Reynolds, dau. of Henry Revell Reynolds, Solicitor to HM Treasury), 3rd son of Very Rev Thomas Garnier, Dean of Ripon 1859-60 and of Lincoln 1860-64 (by his wife and second cousin Lady Caroline Elizabeth Keppel, 6th dau. of William Charles [Keppel], 4th Earl of Albemarle), 2nd son of Very Rev Thomas Garnier DD, Dean of Winchester 1840-72 (by his wife Mary Parry, dau. of Dr Caleb Hillyer Parry, of Bath, co. Somerset), 5th son of George Charles Garnier, of Rookesbury, co. Hampshire, by his wife Margaret Miller, 2nd dau. of Sir John Miller, 4th Bt., of Chichester, co. Sussex, and has issue

2. Hon Margaret Isolda de Grey (b. 14 Aug 1926), mar. 9 Mar 1950 Maj Geoffrey Ford North MC, of Holmingham Farm, Bampton, Tiverton, co. Devon, High Sheriff of Devon 1990, only surv. son of Stephen Thomas Ford North, of Woking, co. Surrey, and has issue

3. Hon Katherine Odeyne de Grey (b. 26 Apr 1928), mar. 26 Jul 1949 George William [Herbert], 7th Earl of Powis, and has issue

died

29 Nov 1965

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I 1914-18 in Mesopotamia and France; DSO 1915; Brevet Major; temp Lt Col 1918 and retired as Lt Col 1923; served in ~World War II 1939-45 as Lt Col, National Defence Companies 1939 and Royal Norfolk Regiment; OStJ

 

John [de Grey], 9th Baron Walsingham, MC

born

21 Feb 1925

mar.

30 Jul 1963 Wendy Elizabeth Hoare, 1st dau. of Edward Sidney Hoare, of Southwick, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon Robert de Grey (b. 21 Jun 1969), mar. 15 Jul 1995 Josephine Elizabeth Haryott, dau. of Richard Haryott, of Brickendon, co. Hertford, and has issue:

1a. Thomas de Grey (b. 23 Jan 1997)

1a. Ella de Grey

2a. Georgina Elizabeth de Grey (b. 24 Jun 2002)

1. Hon Sarah Jane de Grey (b. 24 Sep 1964), mar. 1990 Bryan Muggeridge, 2nd son of Percy Muggeridge, of Paarl, Cape Province, South Africa

2. Hon Elizabeth Anne de Grey (b. 24 Jul 1966), mar. 1993 Stefan Jones, only son of Roger Jones, of Yarnton House, Peopleton, co. Worcester

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served in World War II 1939-45 as Lieut, Royal Artillery, and in Palestine 1946-47; Capt 1946 and retired 1947; 3rd Secretary, Foreign Office 1950; served in Korean War 1951-52 as Capt, Royal Artillery; MC 1952

 

 Last updated 3 Sep 2011

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Title:

9th Baron Walsingham, of Walsingham in the County of Norfolk

(Great Britain, let. pat. 17 Oct 1780)

 

Address:

The Hassocks, Merton, Thetford, Norfolk IP25 6QP

Tel:  01953 885385 (Home)  01953 883370 (Office)

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