Richard Grey, 6th Earl Grey
Richard Fleming George Charles Grey, 6th Earl Grey, Viscount Howick in the County of Northumberland, Baron Grey of Howick in the County of Nortumberland, and a Baronet (4 March 1939 – 10 September 2013), the 6th Earl Grey, was a British hereditary peer.
Early life and education
Richard Grey was the son of Albert Grey and Vera Harding. Through his father, he is a great-great-grandson of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey.
From 1976, he became a full-time member of the House of Lords, taking the Liberal Party whip. He was the Liberal Party’s spokesman on social services and disability issues. He also served as secretary to the House of Lords small business group from 1980 to 1984.
He was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother, Philip Kent Grey, 7th Earl Grey, who was born 11 May 1940.
Earl Grey married twice.
He married Margaret Ann Bradford, daughter of Henry G Bradford of Ashburton, Devon in 1966; they divorced in 1974. Later the same year on 17 August 1974 he married Stephanie Caroline, former widow of Surgeon-Commander Neil Lancaster Denham, RN, and only daughter of Donald Gaskell-Brown of Newton Ferrers, Devon.
Crest: A scaling ladder or, hooked and pointed sable.
Supporters: Dexter, a lion rampant purpure, ducally crowned or, sinister, a tiger guarded purpure.
Motto: De bon vouloir servir le roy
Creations: Baronetcy (GB) 11 Jan 1745/6, Baron (UK), 23 June 1801, Earl and Viscount (UK), 11 April 1806.
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Charles Robert Grey
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Philip Kent Grey
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