Gilbert Greenall, 1st Baron Daresbury

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Sir Gilbert Greenall, Bart., circa. 1909.

Gilbert Greenall, 1st Baron Daresbury CVO JP DL (30 March 1867 – 24 October 1938), known as Sir Gilbert Greenall, 2nd Baronet, from 1894 to 1927, was a British businessman.

Greenall was the son of Sir Gilbert Greenall, 1st Baronet. The family's wealth was based on the brewing business established by Greenall's great-grandfather Thomas Greenall in 1762 (which later became the Greenall's Group PLC). His father also had large interests in canals and banking. Greenall succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1894 and notably served as High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1907, being appointed a deputy lieutenant the same year.[1] In 1927 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Daresbury, of Walton in the County of Chester.

Lord Daresbury married Frances Eliza, daughter of Captain Edward Wynne Griffith, in 1900. He died in October 1938, aged 71, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Edward. Lady Daresbury died in 1953.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 28018". The London Gazette. 3 May 1907. p. 2999. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
William Watson
High Sheriff of Cheshire
1907
Succeeded by
Sir William Pollitt
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Daresbury
1927–1938
Succeeded by
Edward Greenall
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gilbert Greenall
Baronet
(of Walton Hall)
1894–1938
Succeeded by
Edward Greenall