Sir Bernard Grenville (1567-1636), was an English politician.
He was the eldest surviving son of the famous sailor Richard Grenville (d.1591), lord of the manors of Bideford in Devon and of Stowe in the parish of Kilkhampton, Cornwall and of Buckland Abbey, Devon, whom he succeeded in 1591 when he was lost in heroic circumstances on the Revenge.
He was appointed High Sheriff of Cornwall for 1596–97, and a Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall in 1598. He was a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Charles I in 1628. He was elected a Member of Parliament for Bodmin, Cornwall, in 1597.
Marriage & progeny
He married Elizabeth Bevill, only daughter and heiress of Phillip Bevill of Brinn and Killigarth, by whom he had progeny four sons and a daughter, including:
- Sir Bevil Grenville (1596-1643), a Royalist soldier in the Civil War, killed in action in heroic circumstances at the Battle of Lansdowne in 1643. He served as MP for Cornwall 1621–1625 and 1640–42, and for Launceston 1625–1629 and 1640. He was the father of John Grenville, 1st Earl of Bath (1628–1701).
- "GRENVILLE, Bernard (1567-1636), of Stowe, Cornw.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
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