Baron Walsingham

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Arms of the Barons Walsingham.

Baron Walsingham, of Walsingham in the County of Norfolk, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain.[1]

This noble title was created in 1780 for Sir William de Grey on his retirement as Lord Chief Justice, who had previously served as Solicitor-General and as Attorney-General. His son, the second Baron, represented Wareham, Tamworth and Lostwithiel in the House of Commons and served as Joint Postmaster-General from 1787 to 1794; Lord Walsingham was also Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords for many years. His eldest son, the third Baron, was a Lieutenant-General in the Army, who was succeeded by his younger brother, the Archdeacon of Surrey, as fourth Baron. His grandson, the sixth Baron, was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Norfolk West and served as a Government Whip from 1874 to 1875 in Benjamin Disraeli's second administration. On his death the title passed to his half-brother, the seventh Baron, a barrister.

In 1929, his son Lieutenant-Colonel George de Grey succeeded as eighth Baron; he was appointed DSO, OBE and OStJ. His only son, Captain John de Grey MC, succeeded as the ninth and present Baron in 1965.


Barons Walsingham (1780)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Robert de Grey (b. 1969)[2]
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Thomas de Grey (b. 1997)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "No. 12122". The London Gazette. 26 September 1780. p. 2.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage. 2000.


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  • Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (1990). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. London and New York: St Martin's Press.
  • Mosley, Charles (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Genealogical Publishing Ltd.