Harry Grey, 4th Earl of Stamford

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Harry Grey, 4th Earl of Stamford (18 June 1715 – 30 May 1768) was an English peer, styled Lord Grey from 1720 to 1739.[1]

Harry Grey was born in Enville Hall, the eldest son of Henry Grey, 3rd Earl of Stamford. He was educated at Rugby and Westminster. In 1736, he married Lady Mary Booth, the only daughter and heiress of George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington.[1] They had 3 children:[2]

In 1738, he represented Leicestershire in the British House of Commons, but entered the House of Lords in 1739 upon inheriting the earldom. On 3 March 1744, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Lincolnshire, and on 8 March, of Staffordshire.

He had inherited the Grey estates at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire and Enville in Staffordshire but decided to make Enville Hall the family seat. The Bradgate house was therefore bricked up and the park there kept for hunting and game. The Enville grounds (750 acres) were significantly re-landscaped during the mid-18th century.[4] His wife also inherited estates at Dunham Massey in Cheshire and Stalybridge near Manchester on the death of her father in 1758.

He died at Enville and was succeeded in the earldom by his son George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 3. London: Longmans, Green. p. 400 url=http://books.google.com/books?id=DO8IAAAAIAAJ. 
  2. ^ www.peerage.com
  3. ^ "GREY, Hon. Booth (1740-1802), of Budworth Magna, Cheshire.". The History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  4. ^ Enville Hall

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Ambrose Phillipps
Edward Smith
Member of Parliament for Leicestershire
1738–1739
With: Edward Smith
Succeeded by
Lord Guernsey
Edward Smith
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Grey
Earl of Stamford
1739–1768
Succeeded by
George Harry Grey