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Grenfell, Baron (UK, 1902)


Creation: let. pat. 19 Jul 1902


Family name: Grenfell




Gules on a Fess between three Organ Rests Or a Mural Crown of the first


On the Battlements of a Tower Gules a Griffin passant Or holding in the Beak a Sprig of Laurel Vert


Dexter:  an Egyptian Cavalryman;  Sinister:  an Egyptian Infantryman


Loyal Devoir (Honest Duty)



Francis Wallace [Grenfell], 1st Baron Grenfell, GCB GCMG PC

4th son of Pascoe St Leger Grenfell, of Maesteg House, co. Glamorgan, by his first wife Catherine Anne Dupré, dau. of James Dupré MP, of Wilton House, co. Buckingham


29 Apr 1841

mar. (1)

20 May 1887 Evelyn Wood (dsp. 21 Jun 1899), dau. of Gen Robert Blucher Wood CB

mar. (2)

8 Aug 1903 Hon Margaret Aline Majendie, Maid of Honour to HM Queen Victoria (d. 24 Aug 1911), only dau. of Lewis Ashurst Majendie MP, of Castle Hedingham, co. Essex, by his wife Lady Margaret Lindsay, 2nd dau. of Alexander William Crawford [Lindsay], 25th Earl of Crawford

children by second wife

1. Hon Pascoe Christian Victor Francis Grenfell, later 2nd Baron Grenfell

2. Maj Hon Arthur Bernard John Grenfell (b. 24 Jun 1908 ; d. 23 Jan 1942), mar. 18 Sep 1933 Eleanor Dorothy Alice James (mar. (2) 20 Mar 1944 Capt Brian Herbert Malyon), only dau. of Hon Sir John Francis William James, of Saltash, co. Cornwall, and had issue:

1a. Francis Pascoe John Grenfell, heir presumptive to the Barony of Grenfell, of Lenton House, Grantham, co. Lincoln (b. 28 Feb 1938), mar. 31 Dec 1977 Elizabeth Katherine Kenyon (b. 12 Mar 1942), only dau. of Hugh Kenyon by his wife Mary Winifred Thompson, only dau. of Sir Peile Beaumont Thompson, 4th Bt.

2a. John St Leger Grenfell (b. 26 May 1940 ; d. 6 Sep 1995), mar. 24 Apr 1965 Pauline Mary Walton, dau. of Tom Westmorland Edward Walton, and had issue

1a. Margaret Grenfell (b. 30 May 1935), mar. 28 May 1960 Maj Simon Trevor Small, of Melcombe Newton Farm, Melcombe Bingham, co. Dorset (b. 28 Dec 1934), only son of Lt Col Adam Trevor Small DSO by his wife Helen Winifred Heathcoat-Amory, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Lt Col Harry William Ludovic Heathcoat-Amory, and has issue

1. Hon Madelina Victoria Margaret Grenfell (b. 1 Oct 1904; d. 19...), mar. 8 Dec 1937 Archibald Julian Lucas (b. 1 Jul 1902; d. 23 Sep 1946), 2nd son of Maj William Louis Lucas, of Oakash, Chaddleworth, co. Berkshire, by his wife Beatrice Goldsmid, 4th dau. of Rt Hon Sir Julian Goldsmid, 3rd Bt. MP, and had issue


27 Jan 1925


19 Jul 1902 Baron Grenfell, of Kilvey in the County of Glamorgan

suc. by

son by second wife


joined 60th Rifle Regiment 1859; on expedition to Griqualand 1875; took part in Kaffir War 1878 and Zulu War 1879; Quartermaster General, Transvaal 1881-82; Colonel, 1882; ADC to Queen Victoria 1882-89; took part in Egyptian Expedition 1882 and Nile Campaign 1884; CB 1885; Sirdar of Egyptian Army 1885-92;  KCB 1886; Major-General 1889; commanded forces at Suakim and Toski 1889; GCMG 1892; Inspector-General of Auxiliary Forces 1894-97 and Recruitment 1896; Commander of Army of Occupation in Egypt (Khartoum Expedition) 1897-98;  GCB 1898; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta 1899-1903; in command of 4th Army Corps 1903-04; Privy Councillor (I) 1904; Commander-in-Chief of Ireland 1904-08; General 1904; Field Marshal 1908


Pascoe Christian Victor Francis [Grenfell], 2nd Baron Grenfell, CBE


12 Dec 1905

mar. (1)

25 Jul 1932 (div. 1946) Elizabeth Sarah Polk Shaughnessy (mar. (2) 26 Jan 1946 Maj Berkeley Buckingham Howard Stafford, of Chevington Grove, Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk, (3) 2 May 1969 (div. 1975) Trevor Walton (Rex) King, son of William Samuel King MBE, and (4) 1983 Cdr (Arnold) Derek Arthur Lawson RN), only dau. of Capt Hon Alfred Thomas Shaughnessy (by his wife Sarah Polk Bradford, dau. of Judge James C Bradford, of Woodstock, Nashville, Tennessee, USA), 2nd son of Thomas George [Shaughnessy], 1st Baron Shaughnessy

children by first wife

1. Hon Julian Pascoe Francis St Leger Grenfell, later 3rd Baron Grenfell

1. Hon Caroline Sarah Aline Grenfell (b. 28 Jul 1933), mar. 26 Jul 1965 Zbyszek Leon Miieckowski, only son of Stefan Mieczkowski de Zagloba vel Zagroba, of Dzierzanowo, Poland, and has issue

mar. (2)

23 Dec 1946 Irene Lilian Cartwright (d. 1993), dau. of Harry Augustus George Cartwright, of Buenos Aires, Argentina

children by second wife

2. Hon Jane Grenfell (b. 28 Oct 1946; dvp. 27 Feb 1947)

3. Hon Aline Mary Grenfell (b. 17 Feb 1950; d. 17 Nov 2004)


24 Sep 1976

suc. by

son by first wife


Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, and Chairman of Committees 1963-76


Julian Pascoe Francis St Leger [Grenfell], 3rd Baron Grenfell


23 May 1935

mar. (1)

3 Apr 1961 (div. 1970) Loretta Maria Olga Hildegard Reali, dau. of Alfredo Reali, of Florence, Italy

only child by first wife

1. Hon Isabella Sarah Frances Grenfell (b. 1 May 1966), mar. 27 May 1995 Luigi Pianini Mazzuchetti, son of Mario Pianini Mazzuchetti, of Rimini, Italy

mar. (2)

10 Dec 1970 (div. 1987) Gabrielle Katharina Raab, only dau. of Dr Ernst Raab, of Berlin, Germany

children by second wife

2. Hon Katharina Elizabeth Anne Grenfell (b. 14 May 1973), mar. 18 Jan 1997 Patrick Haven O'Connor, son of Thomas O'Connor, of Florida, USA

3. Hon Vanessa Julia Claire Grenfell (b. 18 May 1976)

mar. (3)

27 Jun 1987 (div. 1992) Mrs Elizabeth Porter, dau. of Buford Scott, of Richmond, Virginia, USA

mar. (4)

28 Oct 1993 Mrs Dagmar Langbehn Debreil, dau. of Dr Carl Langbehn, of Berlin, Germany


17 Apr 2000 Baron Grenfell of Kilvey, of Kilvey in the County of Swansea (Life Peerage)


Deputy Director, World Bank Group since 1973; Special Representative from World Bank to United Nations 1974-81; Senior Adviser, External Affairs 1983-90; Head of External Affairs, Europe 1990-95


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Grenfell is Francis Pascoe John Grenfell, a grandson of the 1st Baron Grenfell and first cousin of the present Baron.


 Last updated 31 Aug 2004




3rd Baron Grenfell, of Kilvey in the County of Glamorgan

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 19 Jul 1902)

Baron Grenfell of Kilvey, of Kilvey in the County of Swansea

(United Kingdom Life Peerage, let. pat. 17 Apr 2000)



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