George Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford
Son of George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford & Earl of Warrington and Henrietta Grey
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George Harry Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford & 2n Earl of Warrington
George Harry Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford and 2nd Earl of Warrington (31 October 1765 – 26 April 1845), styled Lord Grey from 1768 to 1819, was a British peer and politician.
Grey was the eldest son of George Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford and his wife, Henrietta. He was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Cambridge. From 1790 to 1796, he was the Whig Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh. He contested both Grampound and St Germans, losing the former but representing the latter from 1796 to 1802.
In 1819 he succeeded his father as Earl of Stamford and Warrington, inheriting the family estates at Enville in Staffordshire, Bradgate Park in Leicestershire, Dunham Massey in Cheshire and Stalybridge near Manchester. He was made Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire in 1819 and in 1827 succeeded George Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley as Vice-Admiral and Chamberlain of Cheshire.
On 23 December 1797, Grey married Henrietta Charlotte Charteris, the sister of Francis Douglas, 8th Earl of Wemyss. They lived at the family seat at Enville and had four surviving children:
George Harry (1802–1835), later Baron Grey of Groby by writ of acceleration. Married Lady Catherine Charteris Wemyss in 1824 and had a son George Harry Lady Margaret Henrietta Maria (1825–1852), married Henry John Milbank Lady Henrietta Charlotte (c.1798–1866), married Rev. James Thomas Law Lady Jane (1803–1877), married John Walsh, 1st Baron Ormathwaite On Lord Stamford's death at Enville in 1845, his titles passed to his grandson, George Harry Grey, 7th Earl of Stamford.
References ^ Venn, J.; Venn, J. A., eds. (1922–1958). "Grey, George Harry, Lord Grey of Groby". Alumni Cantabrigienses (10 vols) (online ed.). Cambridge University Press.