Baron Grenfell

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Arms of Grenfell: Gules, on a fess between three clarions or a mural crown of the first.[1] These arms are a difference of the arms of the ancient family of Grenville (alias Granville, Greenfield, etc.) of Bideford in Devon and Stowe in Cornwall

Baron Grenfell, of Kilvey in the County of Glamorgan, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 15 July 1902 for the military commander Sir Francis Grenfell.[2] His eldest son, the second Baron, was Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and Chairman of Committees from 1963 to 1976. As of 2010 the title is held by the latter's son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1976. He previously worked for the World Bank. Lord Grenfell lost his seat in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act of 1999. However, in 2000 he was made a life peer as Baron Grenfell of Kilvey, of Kilvey in the County of Swansea, and was able to return to the House of Lords.

Barons Grenfell (1902)[edit]

The heir presumptive to the barony is the present holder's first cousin Richard Arthur St Leger Grenfell (b. 1966). He is the son of Major the Honourable Arthur Bernard John Grenfell, second son of the first Baron.



  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.510
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27455. p. 4587. 18 July 1902.