James Grimston, 5th Earl of Verulam

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James Brabazon Grimston, 5th Earl of Verulam (11 October 1910 – 13 October 1960) was a British peer and businessman.[1]

Verulam was the eldest son of James Grimston, 4th Earl of Verulam and Lady Violet Brabazon, younger daughter of the 12th Earl of Meath.[2] He was educated at Eton and Christ Church Oxford. His first job was in Austria after which he was managing director of Enfield Zinc Products. In 1949 he became chairman of Enfield Rolling Mills, Ltd.[3]

He was mayor of St Albans in 1956; and president of the Cremation Society from 1955 to 1958. He was also a director of the District Bank and sat on various committees concerned with health, welfare and disability.


  1. ^ 'VERULAM', Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 4 March 2014
  2. ^ Burke's Peerage 1967 edition p2549
  3. ^ Companies in the UK
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Walter Grimston, 4th Earl of Verulam
Earl of Verulam
Succeeded by
John Grimston, 6th Earl of Verulam