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Grenville, Baron (GB, 1790 - 1834)

 

Creation: let.pat. 25 Nov 1790

 

Extinct: 12 Jan 1834

 

Family name: Grenville

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Arms:

Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Vert on a Cross Argent five Torteaux (Grenville);  2nd, Or an Eagle displayed Sable (Leofric, Earl of Mercia);  4th, Argent two Bars Sable each charged with three Martlets Or (Temple)

Crest:

A Garb Vert

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion per fess embattled Gules and Or;  Sinister:  a Horse Argent semée of Eaglets, both supporters collared Argent banded Vert charged with three Torteaux

Motto:

 Repetens Exempla Suorum

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William Wyndham [Grenville], 1st Baron Grenville, PC

3rd son of Rt Hon George Grenville MP, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1763-65 (by his wife Elizabeth Wyndham, dau. of Rt Hon Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt. MP, of Orchard Wyndham), 2nd son of Richard Greville MP, of Wotton-under-Bernewood, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hester Temple, suo jure Countess Temple

born

25 Oct 1759

mar.

18 Jul 1792 Hon Anne Pitt (b. 10 Sep 1772; dsp. 13 Jun 1864), sister and hrss. of Thomas [Pitt], 2nd Baron Camelford, and only dau. of Thomas [Pitt], 1st Baron Camelford, by his wife Anne Wilkinson, dau. and cohrss. of Pinckney Wilkinson, of Burnham. co. Norfolk

died

s.p. 12 Jan 1834

created

25 Nov 1790 Baron Grenville, of Wotton-under-Bernewood in the County of Buckingham

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Buckingham 1782-84 and for Buckinghamshire 1784-90 ; Privy Councillor [I] 1782; Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (his brother) 1782-83; Paymaster General 1783-84; Privy Councillor [GB] 1783; Joint Paymaster General 1784-89; Vice President of the Board of Trade 1786-89; Speaker of the House of Commons 1789; Home Secretary 1789-91; President of the Board of Control 1790-93; Foreign Secretary 1791-1801; Ranger of St James's and Hyde Parks 1791-94; Auditor to the Exchequer 1791-1834; an Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1793-1834; First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1806-07; a Trustee of the British Museum 1807-34l Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1810-34

 

On the death of the 1st Baron Grenville the Barony of Grenville became extinct.

 

 First written 10 Feb 2003

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