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Tankerville, Earl of (E, 1695 - 1701)


Creation: let.pat. 11 Jun 1695


Extinct: 24 Jun 1701


Family name: Grey




Gules a Lion rampant and a Bordure engrailed Or









Ford [Grey], 3rd Baron Grey of Warke later 1st Earl of Tankerville, PC

son and heir of Ralph [Grey], 2nd Baron Grey of Warke, by his wife Catherine Colepeper, widow of Hon Andrew Colepeper and only surv. dau. and hrss. of Sir Edward Ford, of Harting, co. Sussex


20 Jul 1655


Lady Mary Berkeley (mar. (2) aft. 22 May 1712 as his second wife Richard Rooth, of Epsom, co. Surrey; d. 19 May 1719), dau. of George [Berkeley], 1st Earl of Berkeley, by his wife Elizabeth Massingberd, dau. and cohrss. of John Massingberd, of London, Treasurer of the East India Company

only child

1. Lady Mary Grey (d. 31 May 1710), mar. 3 Jul 1695 Charles [Bennet], 2nd Baron Ossulston later 1st Earl of Tankerville, and had issue


s.p.m. 24 Jun 1701


11 Jun 1695 Viscount Glendale and Earl of Tankerville


suc. his father as 3rd Baron Grey of Warke 15 Jun 1675; found guilty of seducing his wife's sister, Lady Henrietta Berkeley 1682/3; arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London for involvement in the Rye House Plot 1683; escaped and joined the Duke of Monmouth in his rebellion; in command of the cavalry at the landing at Lyme Regis 1685, but taken prisoner, tried and found guilty of high treason; reprieved for giving evidence against his co-conspirators and restored in honours and blood 1686 ; Privy Councillor 1695; a Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital 1695-1701; a Commissioner of Trade 1696-99; a Lord of the Treasury 1699; First Lord of the Treasury 1699-1700; a Lord Justice of the Realm 1700; Lord Privy Seal 1700-01


On the death of the 1st Earl of Tankerville the Earldom of Tankerville and Viscountcy of Glendale became extinct and the Barony of Grey of Warke passed to his brother, Ralph Grey. In 1714 his son-in-law, Charles [Bennet], 2nd Baron Ossulston, was created Earl of Tankerville.


 First written 29 Mar 2003



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