Monday, 6 November 2006

Henry Grey, Duke of Kent

Henry Grey, K.G., P.C., (1671-1740) - Duke of Kent
2nd. Baron Lucas, of Crudwell, 12th Earl of Kent (suc. 1702), Duke of Kent (cr. 1710), Marquess of Kent (cr. 1706), Viscount Goodrich and Earl of Harold (cr. 1706), and Marquess of Grey (1740).
The son of Lord Anthony Grey, 11th Earl of Kent and of Lady Mary Lucas, Baroness Lucas of Crudwell, was made Lord Chamberlain and then Lord Steward and later Lord Privy Seal.
Married 1stly, Lady Jemima Crew, dau. of Thomas Crewe, Lord of Steane and 2ndly, in 1728, Lady Sophia Bentinck, dau. of Hans William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland.
He was suceeded by his granddaughter Lady Jemima Yorke, 2nd Marchioness Grey and Baroness Lucas (1723-1797), dau. of Lord John Campbell, 3rd Earl of Breadalbane and Holland and of Lady Amabell Grey. She married Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke.

Arms: Grey impaling Bentinck (from his 2nd wife).

Notes: In the Catalogue of the Franks' Collection (1903) it appears as # 12830. He had 4 other bookplates described under #s. 12828, 12829, 12831 & 12832.
cf. Brian North Lee, «British Bookplates», 1979

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