Charles Grenfell (1790–1867)

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Charles Pascoe Grenfell (4 April 1790 – 21 March 1867)[1] was a British businessman and Liberal Party politician.

Background[edit]

Grenfell was the son of Cornishman Pascoe Grenfell and Charlotte (née Grenfell). He was a director of the Bank of England from 1830 to 1864. He was also Chairmen of the Board of Directors of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway from 1846 to 1848.

Political career[edit]

Grenfell was Member of Parliament for Preston from 1847 to 1852, and from 1857 to 1865.[2]

Family[edit]

Grenfell married Lady Georgiana Frances, daughter of William Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton, in 1819. They had two sons, Charles Grenfell and Henry Grenfell, and two daughters. The family lived at Taplow Court, Taplow, Buckinghamshire.

Lady Georgiana died in June 1826. Grenfell survived her by over 40 years and died in March 1867, aged 76.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 248. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, Bt
Sir George Strickland, Bt
Member of Parliament for Preston
1847–1852
With: Sir George Strickland, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir George Strickland, Bt
Robert Townley Parker
Preceded by
Sir George Strickland, Bt
Robert Townley Parker
Member of Parliament for Preston
1857–1865
With: R. A. Cross 1857–1862
Sir Thomas Hesketh, Bt 1862–1865
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Hesketh, Bt
Hon. Frederick Stanley