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Bernard Grenville, Kt., MP

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Son of Vice-Adm. Sir Richard Grenville, MP and Mary Grenville
Husband of Elizabeth Grenville
Father of Sir Bevil Grenville; Sir Richard Grenville, 1st Baronet and Gertrude Harris
Brother of Mary Tremayne; Elizabeth Grenville; Rebecca Grenville; Ursula Grenville; Catherine Abbott and 3 others

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About Bernard Grenville, Kt., MP

The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

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1. Joan Tothill, m. John, s. of Richard and Joan (Whitlegh) Hulse. 1. Arthur Grenville, d. 1653; Capt.; m. Dorothy, dau. of Richard Boyle, Lord Archbishop of Tuam. She m. (2) Henry Turner, Sergt. Major under Lord Inchinquin in Ireland. 2. Sir Nicholas. 3. Richard, m. Jane Fortescue, dau. of John and gr. dau. of Sir Louis Forescue, one of the Barons of the xchequer temp. Hen. VIII. 1. Richard of Keneden and Efford, Esq., living in 1620; m. Anne Sutcliffe, only dau. of Dr. Matthew Sutcliffe founder of the College at Chelsea and over forty years dean of Exeter. 1. Matthew, d. 1656; m. Sabina Clifford and had dau. Anne, m. 1655, Rev. John Tyndal, D. D. Margaret Whitleigh, sister of Joan, m. Sir Roger Grenville of Stow, High Sheriff of Cornwall, 2, Henr. VIII., d. 1524; had 3 ss 6 daus., of whom Sir Richard Grenville, Kt. 1532; High Sheriff of Devon 1533; Marshal of Calais; m. Matilda Beavil, and among others: Roger Grenville, Kt., Esq. of the body of Hen. VIII.; drowned in life time of his father in the Rose Frigate off Portsmouth; m. Thomasine Cole and had; Sir Richard Grenville of Stow, a gallant naval commander; served in army in Hungary with high repute; High Sheriff of Cornwall 1578; fitted out a colony and sailed for Florida 1583 where he left 100 men; made many successful voyages; d. in battle with the Spaniards; m. Mary St. Leger and had; BERNARD GRENVILLE, Kt., High Sheriff of Cornwall 1596; M. P. and Kt.; d. 1636; m. ELIZABETH BEAVIL and had; Sir Bevil Grenville, Kt.; called "the Bayard of England," b. 1595; fell at Lansdown with a patent from Chas. I. in his pocket for the Earldom of Bath; m. Grace, dau. of Sir George Smith of Exeter and sister of the mother of George Monk, Duke of Albermarle; had; 1. Bernard Grenville, groom of the bedchamber to Chas. II.; was father of Bernard Grenville and grandfather of Mary Grenville, b. 1700; d. 1788; m. 1717 Alex. Pendaryes of Cornwall; (2) 1743 Mr. Delany. Her autobiagraphy, edited by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey [8], published 1879. 2. Sir John Grenville, Earl of Bath, attended Chas. II. in all his wanderings abroad; d. 1701; m. Jane Wyche and had Grace Grenville, m. Sir George Cartaret.

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-------------------- Family and Education b. 1567, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Richard Grenville II by Mary, da. of Sir John St. Leger of Annery, Devon. educ. King’s, Camb. 1584. m. 10 July 1592, Elizabeth (d.1617), o. da. and h. of Phillip Bevill of Brinn and Killigarth, 4s. 1da. suc. fa. 1591. Kntd. 1608.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Cornw. 1596-7, j.p. dep. lt. 1598; alderman, Bideford by 1620; gent. of privy chamber to Chas. I 1628.

Biography In October 1589, Grenville’s father asked Walsingham to arrange that his

eldest son being now of some ripe years, and I hope able to serve her Majesty and his country in civil as in martial actions, may by your Honour’s means have such charge of private bands of men as are now under me, and to supply a place with the rest in justice, wherein my care shall be over him while I am [alive], as he shall be able to do her Highness and his country the better service when I am gone. Grenville came into the main family estates by a deed of 1586 and an indenture of 6 Feb. 1591. He then made a fortunate marriage, was returned to Parliament for Bodmin and became a deputy lieutenant. In 1596 he was ordered to fortify his island of Lundy. Pleading poverty and ‘the good service’ of his ancestors, Grenville asked for money, but the reply was that if he neglected Lundy, the Queen would ‘take the island wholly into her own hands and make her own profit of it for the defence of the same’. At the time of Carew’s Survey of Cornwall Grenville was in charge of no less than 1,000 men in Cornwall, the second largest force in the county. Carew described Stowe as ‘a place of great and good mark and scope’ and its owner as one who ‘in a kind magnanimity treadeth the honourable steps of his ancestors’.2

Grenville was buried 26 June 1636.3

-------------------- Family and Education b. 1567, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Richard Grenville II by Mary, da. of Sir John St. Leger of Annery, Devon. educ. King’s, Camb. 1584. m. 10 July 1592, Elizabeth (d.1617), o. da. and h. of Phillip Bevill of Brinn and Killigarth, 4s. 1da. suc. fa. 1591. Kntd. 1608.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Cornw. 1596-7, j.p. dep. lt. 1598; alderman, Bideford by 1620; gent. of privy chamber to Chas. I 1628.

Biography In October 1589, Grenville’s father asked Walsingham to arrange that his

eldest son being now of some ripe years, and I hope able to serve her Majesty and his country in civil as in martial actions, may by your Honour’s means have such charge of private bands of men as are now under me, and to supply a place with the rest in justice, wherein my care shall be over him while I am [alive], as he shall be able to do her Highness and his country the better service when I am gone. Grenville came into the main family estates by a deed of 1586 and an indenture of 6 Feb. 1591. He then made a fortunate marriage, was returned to Parliament for Bodmin and became a deputy lieutenant. In 1596 he was ordered to fortify his island of Lundy. Pleading poverty and ‘the good service’ of his ancestors, Grenville asked for money, but the reply was that if he neglected Lundy, the Queen would ‘take the island wholly into her own hands and make her own profit of it for the defence of the same’. At the time of Carew’s Survey of Cornwall Grenville was in charge of no less than 1,000 men in Cornwall, the second largest force in the county. Carew described Stowe as ‘a place of great and good mark and scope’ and its owner as one who ‘in a kind magnanimity treadeth the honourable steps of his ancestors’.2

Grenville was buried 26 June 1636.3

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603 Author: R.C.G. Notes 1. A. L. Rowse, Sir Richard Grenville, 58-9, 337-9; Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 191-2; PRO Index 4208, pp. 85, 97; N. Carlisle, Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, 128; Vis. Devon (Harl. Soc. vi), 330. 2. Rowse, 232, 281, 337-8; HMC Hatfield, vi. 35, 36; viii. 18; APC, xxv. 237, 380; xxviii. 244-5; Carew’s Surv. Cornw. ed. Halliday, 157, 187. 3. Vis. Cornw. (Harl. Soc. ix), 85.

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Sir Bernard Grenville, Kt., MP's Timeline

1567
1567
1592
July 10, 1592
Age 25
1596
1596
Age 29
Near Withiel,West Of Bodim
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Age 33
1636
June 26, 1636
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