James Grimston, 1st Earl of Verulam

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

James Walter Grimston, 1st Earl of Verulam (26 September 1775 – 17 November 1845), styled Lord Dunboyne from 1775 until 1808 and known as Viscount Grimston from 1808 to 1815, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

Background[edit]

Grimston was the son of James Grimston, 3rd Viscount Grimston, and Harriot Walter.

Political career[edit]

In 1802 Grimston was elected to the House of Commons for St Albans, a seat he held until 1808, when he succeeded his father as fourth Viscount Grimston and second Baron Verulam and entered the House of Lords. The latter year he also succeeded his maternal cousin as tenth Lord Forrester. In 1815 Verulam was created Viscount Grimston and Earl of Verulam in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He later held the honorary post of Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire from 1823 to 1845.

Family[edit]

Lord Verulam married Lady Charlotte Jenkinson, daughter of Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool, in 1807. They had six sons and four daughters:

Lord Verulam died in November 1845, aged 70, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son James. Lady Verulam died in 1863.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Skip Dyot Bucknall
William Stephen Poyntz
Member of Parliament for St Albans
1802–1808
With: William Stephen Poyntz 1802–1807
Joseph Thompson Halsey 1807–1808
Succeeded by
Joseph Thompson Halsey
Daniel Giles
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Marquess of Salisbury
Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
1823–1845
Succeeded by
The Earl of Verulam
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New title Earl of Verulam
1815–1845
Succeeded by
James Walter Grimston
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
James Bucknall Grimston
Baron Verulam
1808–1845
Succeeded by
James Walter Grimston
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
James Bucknall Grimston
Viscount Grimston
1808–1845
Succeeded by
James Walter Grimston
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Anna Maria Cockburn of Ormistoun
Lord Forrester
1808–1845
Succeeded by
James Walter Grimston