George Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford

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George Harry Booth-Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford and 2nd Earl of Warrington (31 October 1765 – 26 April 1845), styled Lord Grey from 1768 to 1819, was a British peer and parliamentarian.

Booth-Grey was the eldest son of George Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford and his wife, Henrietta Cavendish Bentinck.

He was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] From 1790 to 1796, he was the Whig Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh. He contested both Grampound and St Germans, losing the former but representing the latter from 1796 to 1802.

In 1819 he succeeded his father as Earl of Stamford and Warrington, inheriting the family estates at Enville, Staffordshire, Bradgate Park in Leicestershire, Dunham Massey in Cheshire and Stalybridge in Lancashire. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire in 1819, and in 1827, succeeded George Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley as Vice-Admiral and Chamberlain of the county.

On 23 December 1797, Grey married Henrietta Charlotte Charteris, sister of Francis Douglas, 8th Earl of Wemyss.

They lived at Enville Hall, the family seat, and had four surviving children:

On Stamford's death at Enville Hall in 1845, his senior titles devolved upon his grandson, George Grey who succeeded as the 7th and 3rd Earl, since his father who was summoned as the 8th Baron Grey of Groby in 1832 had predeceased him in 1835.

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  1. ^ "Grey, George Harry, Lord Grey of Groby (GRY784GH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Philip Crespigny
Samuel Salt
Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh
1790–1796
With: Thomas Grenville
Succeeded by
John Aubrey
Michael Angelo Taylor
Preceded by
George Campbell, Marquess of Lorne
William Eliot
Member of Parliament for St Germans
1796–1801
With: William Eliot
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of Great Britain Member of Parliament for St Germans
1801–1802
With: William Eliot
Succeeded by
Thomas Hamilton, Lord Binning
James Langham
Honorary titles
Preceded by
George Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire
1819–1845
Succeeded by
Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster
Preceded by
George Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley
Vice-Admiral and Chamberlain of Cheshire
1827–1845
Vacant
Title next held by
Bertram Talbot, 17th Earl of Shrewsbury
Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Grey, 5th Earl and 6th Baron
Earl of Stamford
1819–1845
Succeeded by
George Grey, 7th Earl and 9th Baron
Baron Grey of Groby
1819–1833
Succeeded by
George Grey, 8th Baron
(writ in acceleration)
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Grey, 1st Earl
Earl of Warrington
1819–1833
Succeeded by
George Grey, 3rd Earl