Anthony Grey, Earl of Harold
Grey was the eldest son of Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Kent and his wife, Jemima Crew. His maternal grandparents were Thomas Crew, 2nd Baron Crew and Anne Armyne. Anne was the daughter of William Armyne, 2nd Bart of Osgodby, Lincolnshire and Anne Crane.
On 17 February 1718, Anthony married Lady Mary Tufton, a daughter and coheiress of Thomas Tufton, 6th Earl of Thanet by his wife Lady Catharine Cavendish.
Lord Harold was a Lord of the Bedchamber to George, Prince of Wales, later King George II from 1720 until his death in 1723, aged 28, from an ear of barley the beard of which stuck in his throat. He had no children, so his title reverted to his father and his wife later married John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower.
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- The Times, Saturday, Dec 29, 1798; pg. 3; Issue 4369.
- The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1 eBook