Sir Thomas Gresley, 10th Baronet

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Sir Thomas Gresley, 10th Baronet (17 January 1832 – 18 December 1868) was an English Conservative Party politician who was elected to the constituency of South Derbyshire, but died before he took his seat.

Gresley was born at Netherseal, (then in) Leicestershire, the son of Rev. Sir William Nigel Gresley, 9th Baronet and his wife Georgina Anne Reid. Sir William was a clergyman[1] who inherited the baronetcy on the death of a kinsman Sir Roger Gresley. Thomas Gresley succeeded his father who died on 3 September 1847.

Gresley was elected as a Member of Parliament for South Derbyshire at the general election in November 1868. However he never took his seat[2] and died the same year at the age of 36 at Shipley Hall. He was buried at Caldwell where hs is commemorated by a brass.

Gresley married Laura Ann Williams on 28 February 1854. They had a son Robert, who succeeded to the baronetcy.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas William Evans
Charles Robert Colvile
Member of Parliament for South Derbyshire
November 1868December 1868
With: Rowland Smith
Succeeded by
Rowland Smith
Sir Henry Wilmot
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Noel Gresley
(of Drakelowe)
Succeeded by
Robert Gresley