James Grimston, 3rd Earl of Verulam

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James Walter Grimston, 3rd Earl of Verulam (11 May 1852 – 11 November 1924), known as Viscount Grimston from 1852 to 1895, was a British Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1892. He inherited his peerage in 1895.

Grimston was the eldest son of James Walter Grimston, 2nd Earl of Verulam, and Elizabeth Joanna Weyland.[1] He was educated at Harrow School and became a lieutenant in the 1st Life Guards. He became J.P. for Hertfordshire and captain in the Hertfordshire Yeoman Cavalry.[2]

Grimston was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for St Albans in the 1885 general election, and held the seat until he retired from the Commons at 1892 election.[3]

In 1895 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.

Lord Verulam married Margaret Frances Mackintosh, daughter of Sir Frederick Ulric Graham, 3rd Baronet and widow of Alexander Aeneas Mackintosh, in 1878.

Lord Verulam died in November 1924, aged 72, and was succeeded in his titles by his son James. Lady Verulam died in 1927.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 3161". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  2. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 297. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

References[edit]

  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for St Albans
18851892
Succeeded by
Vicary Gibbs
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Walter Grimston
Earl of Verulam
1895 – 1924
Succeeded by
James Walter Grimston