Joshua Grigby

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Joshua Grigby (c. 1731 – 26 December 1798) was a Member of Parliament for Suffolk from 1784 to 1790.[1]

He was the son of Joshua Grigby, a solicitor, and Mary Tubby,[2] and was educated at Clare College, Cambridge.[3] His grandfather, also Joshua Grigby, was lord of the manor of Gonvile Manor, Wymondham, Norfolk.[4]

His father was town clerk of Bury St Edmunds, and after gaining a law degree at Cambridge University, Joshua followed him in this role.

Grigby married, in 1756, Jane Bird, daughter of Thomas Bird and Elizabeth Martyn of Coventry.[5] He died on 26 December 1798, aged sixty-seven, and was buried at Drinkstone.[4]