Tuesday, 11 December 2007

5th Earl of Stamford

George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford (1737-1819)
s. 1768 and was created Earl of Warrington and Baron Delamer in 1796

Arms: per pale: first, quarterly, 1 and 4, barry of six argent and azure (Grey), 2 and 3, argent three boar’s head couped erect sable (Booth); second, azure, a cross moline argent (Bentinck).
Supporters: dexter, a unicorn rampant ermine and sinister a lion rampant double queued.
Motto: A Ma Puissance
Seat: Enville Hall, Staffordshire

He was the son of Harry Grey, 4th Earl of Stamford (1715-1768) and Lady Mary Booth, dau. of Sir George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington. He married Lady Henrietta Cavendish-Bentinck, dau. of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland and Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley.
His great-great-grandfather, Henry Grey, 2nd baron Grey of Groby, cr. Earl of Stamford in 1628, who died in 1673, was a Parliamentary General during the Civil Wars and the latter’s elder son, Thomas, Lord Grey of Groby (1623-1657) was a Regicide.
See, the 1st Earl of Stamford as Parliamentary General; Grey Family Papers

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