George Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford

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George Harry Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford and 2nd Earl of Warrington (31 October 1765 – 26 April 1845), styled Lord Grey from 1768 to 1819, was a British peer and politician.

Grey was the eldest son of George Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford and his wife, Henrietta. He was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] From 1790 to 1796, he was the Whig Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh. He contested both Grampound and St Germans, losing the former but representing the latter from 1796 to 1802.

In 1819 he succeeded his father as Earl of Stamford and Warrington, inheriting the family estates at Enville in Staffordshire, Bradgate Park in Leicestershire, Dunham Massey in Cheshire and Stalybridge near Manchester. He was made Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire in 1819 and in 1827 succeeded George Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley as Vice-Admiral and Chamberlain of Cheshire.

On 23 December 1797, Grey married Henrietta Charlotte Charteris, the sister of Francis Douglas, 8th Earl of Wemyss. They lived at the family seat at Enville and had four surviving children:

On Lord Stamford's death at Enville in 1845, his titles passed to his grandson, George Harry Grey, 7th Earl of Stamford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grey, George Harry, Lord Grey of Groby (GRY784GH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Philip Crespigny
Samuel Salt
Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh
1790–1796
With: Thomas Grenville
Succeeded by
Sir John Aubrey, Bt.
Michael Angelo Taylor
Preceded by
Marquess of Lorne
William Eliot
Member of Parliament for St Germans
1796–1801
With: William Eliot
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of Great Britain Member of Parliament for St Germans
1801–1802
With: William Eliot
Succeeded by
Lord Binning
James Langham
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Stamford
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire
1819–1845
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Westminster
Preceded by
The Marquess of Cholmondeley
Vice-Admiral and Chamberlain of Cheshire
1827–1845
Vacant
Title next held by
The Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford
Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Grey
Earl of Stamford
1819–1845
Succeeded by
George Grey
Baron Grey of Groby
1819–1833
Succeeded by
George Grey
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Grey
Earl of Warrington
1819–1833
Succeeded by
George Grey