Charles Grenfell (1823–1861)

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Charles William Grenfell (17 March 1823 – 4 May 1861) was a British Liberal Party politician.


Grenfell was the eldest son of Charles Grenfell and grandson of Pascoe Grenfell. His mother was Lady Georgiana Frances, daughter of William Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton, while Henry Grenfell was his younger brother. His mother died when he was three years old.

Political career[edit]

Grenfell entered Parliament for Sandwich in 1847, a seat he held until 1852. He later represented Windsor between 1852 and 1859.


Grenfell married Georgiana Caroline, daughter of William Lascelles, in 1852. They had three sons and two daughters. His eldest son William Grenfell was also a politician and was raised to the peerage as Baron Desborough in 1905. The family lived at Taplow Court, Taplow, Buckinghamshire. Grenfell died in May 1861, aged 38. Georgiana remained a widow until her death in February 1911.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Edward Troubridge, Bt
Hugh Hamilton Lindsay
Member of Parliament for Sandwich
With: Lord Clarence Paget
Succeeded by
Lord Clarence Paget
Lord Charles Pelham-Clinton
Preceded by
George Alexander Reid
John Hatchell
Member of Parliament for Windsor
With: John Hatchell 1852
Lord Charles Wellesley 1852–1855
Samson Ricardo 1855–1857
William Vansittart 1857–1859
Succeeded by
William Vansittart
George William Hope