Granville Waldegrave, 3rd Baron Radstock

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The Lord Radstock
Lord Radstok.jpg
Born(1833-04-10)10 April 1833
Died8 December 1913(1913-12-08) (aged 80)
Hôtel d'Jéna, Paris, France
OccupationMissionary

Granville Augustus William Waldegrave, 3rd Baron Radstock (10 April 1833, London – 8 December 1913, Paris)[1] was a British missionary and a Peer of Ireland.

He became the 3rd Baron Radstock on the death of his father Granville George Waldegrave in 1857. Radstock married Susan Calcraft (1833–1892) on 16 July 1858 in Trinity Church, Marylebone. She was the youngest daughter of John Hales Calcraft, MP for Wareham, and Lady Caroline Montagu, daughter of William Montagu, 5th Duke of Manchester.[1] In 1889, they acquired the Mayfield estate in Weston, Southampton.[2]

As a result of a spiritual crisis during the Crimean War, Redstock with his wife joined the Plymouth brothers' "free" church in Bristol. It was a community of the so-called Open Brethren, led by prominent theologian and missionary George Müller.[3]

Radstock is perhaps best known for his work as a missionary during the Great Russian Awakening.[3] In 1874, he travelled to St Petersburg as part of his missionary work, trips that were repeated in 1875–6 and 1878.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Harold H. Rowdon, "Waldegrave, Granville Augustus William, third Baron Radstock (1833–1913)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edition, May 2006, accessed 19 August 2012 (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  2. ^ Southampton City Council
  3. ^ a b Fountain 1988.

Sources[edit]

  • Fountain, David G. (1988). Lord Radstock and the Russian Awakening. Southampton: Mayflower Christian Books. ISBN 978-0-907821-04-5.
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Granville Waldegrave
Baron Radstock
1857–1913
Succeeded by
Granville Waldegrave