BARONETAGE
Last updated 03/07/2014
Names of baronets shown in blue
have not yet proved succession and, as a
result, their name has not yet been placed on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage.
Date Type Order Name Born Died Age
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the baronet was
baptised on that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate
that the baronet was buried on that date
GRANT of Grant,Dumbarton
30 Aug 1625 NS 1 John Colquhoun c 1650
c 1650 2 John Colquhoun c 1622 11 Apr 1676
11 Apr 1676 3 James Colquhoun 1680
1680 4 James Colquhoun 1688
1688 5 Humphrey Colquhoun 1718
He resigned the baronetcy 30 Mar 1704 and
obtained a new creation with a different
remainder 29 Apr 1704
1718 6 James Colquhoun (Grant from 1719) 28 Jul 1679 16 Jan 1747
MP for Inverness-shire 1722-1741 and
Elgin Burghs 1741-1747
16 Jan 1747 7 Ludovic Grant 13 Jan 1707 18 Mar 1773
MP for Elgin and Forfarshires 1741-1761
18 Mar 1773 8 James Grant 19 May 1738 18 Feb 1811
MP for Elgin and Forfarshires 1761-1768
and Banffshire 1790-1795. Lord Lieutenant
Inverness 1794-1809
18 Feb 1811 9 Lewis Alexander Grant 22 Mar 1767 26 Oct 1840
He succeeded to the Earldom of Seafield
(qv) in 1811 with which title the
baronetcy remained merged until the death
of the 11th Earl in 1915. The baronetcy
then passed to the 4th Baron Strathspey
with which title it remains merged,although as
at 30/06/2014 the baronetcy does not appear
on the Official Roll of the Baronetage
GRANT of Dalvey,Elgin
10 Aug 1688 NS 1 James Grant 1695
1695 2 Ludovic Grant 4 Jan 1701
4 Jan 1701 3 Sweton Grant 1752
1752 4 Patrick Grant c 1655 10 Apr 1755
10 Apr 1755 5 Alexander Grant 1 Aug 1772
MP for Inverness 1761-1768
1 Aug 1772 6 Ludovic Grant 17 Sep 1790
17 Sep 1790 7 Alexander Grant c 1750 26 Jul 1825
26 Jul 1825 8 Alexander Cray Grant 30 Nov 1782 29 Nov 1854 71
MP for Tregony 1812-1818, Lostwithiel
1818-1826, Aldborough 1826-1830,
Westbury 1830-1831 and Cambridge 1840-1843
29 Nov 1854 9 Robert Innes Grant 8 Apr 1794 1 Aug 1856 62
1 Aug 1856 10 Alexander Grant 23 Sep 1826 30 Nov 1884 58
30 Nov 1884 11 Ludovic James Grant 4 Sep 1862 11 Feb 1936 73
11 Feb 1936 12 Alfred Hamilton Grant 12 Jun 1872 23 Jan 1937 64
23 Jan 1937 13 Duncan Alexander Grant 16 Dec 1928 25 Mar 1961 32
25 Mar 1961 14 Patrick Alexander Benedict Grant 5 Feb 1953
GRANT of Monymusk and Cullen,Aberdeen
7 Dec 1705 NS 1 Francis Grant 1658 23 Mar 1726 67
23 Mar 1726 2 Archibald Grant 25 Sep 1696 17 Sep 1778 81
MP for Aberdeenshire 1722-1732
17 Sep 1778 3 Archibald Grant 17 Feb 1731 30 Sep 1796 65
30 Sep 1796 4 Archibald Grant 7 May 1760 17 Apr 1820 59
17 Apr 1820 5 James Grant 17 Feb 1791 30 Aug 1859 68
30 Aug 1859 6 Isaac Grant 5 Jul 1792 19 Jul 1863 71
19 Jul 1863 7 Archibald Grant 21 Sep 1823 5 Sep 1884 60
5 Sep 1884 8 Francis William Grant 10 Feb 1828 13 Dec 1887 59
13 Dec 1887 9 Arthur Henry Grant 24 Apr 1849 1 Mar 1917 67
1 Mar 1917 10 Arthur Grant 14 Sep 1879 21 Jun 1931 51
21 Jun 1931 11 Arthur Lindsay Grant 8 Sep 1911 18 Jul 1944 32
18 Jul 1944 12 Francis Cullen Grant 5 Oct 1914 31 Aug 1966 51
31 Aug 1966 13 Archibald Grant 2 Sep 1954
GRANT of Ballindallock,Elgin
25 Jul 1838 UK See "Macpherson-Grant"
GRANT of Forres,Moray
25 Jun 1924 UK 1 Alexander Grant 1 Oct 1864 21 Aug 1937 72
21 Aug 1937 2 Robert McVitie Grant 7 Dec 1894 26 Jan 1947 52
to Extinct on his death
26 Jan 1947
GRANT of Househill,Nairn
30 Jul 1926 UK 1 James Augustus Grant 3 Mar 1867 29 Jul 1932 65
to MP for Egremont 1910-1918, Whitehaven
29 Jul 1932 1918-1922 and Derbyshire South 1924-1929
Extinct on his death
GRANT-SUTTIE of Balgone,Haddington
5 May 1702 NS 1 George Suttie c 1710
c 1710 2 James Suttie 10 May 1692 4 May 1736 43
4 May 1736 3 George Suttie 12 Oct 1715 25 Nov 1783 68
MP for Haddingtonshire 1768-1777
25 Nov 1783 4 James Suttie (Grant-Suttie from 1818) 10 May 1759 20 May 1836 77
MP for Haddingtonshire 1816-1826
20 May 1836 5 George Grant-Suttie 1 Aug 1797 19 Jun 1878 80
19 Jun 1878 6 James Grant-Suttie 25 May 1830 30 Oct 1878 48
30 Oct 1878 7 George Grant-Suttie 2 Sep 1870 19 May 1947 76
19 May 1947 8 George Philip Grant-Suttie 20 Dec 1938 7 Nov 1997 58
7 Nov 1997 9 James Edward Grant-Suttie 29 May 1965
GRATTAN-BELLEW of Mount Bellew,co.Galway
15 Aug 1838 UK 1 Michael Dillon Bellew 29 Sep 1796 3 Jul 1855 58
3 Jul 1855 2 Christopher Bellew 1818 18 Mar 1867 48
18 Mar 1867 3 Henry Christopher Grattan-Bellew 1 Jun 1860 20 Jan 1942 81
20 Jan 1942 4 Charles Christopher Grattan-Bellew 23 Aug 1887 6 Nov 1948 61
6 Nov 1948 5 Henry Charles Grattan-Bellew 12 May 1933
GRAVES-SAWLE of Penrice,Cornwall
22 Mar 1836 UK 1 Joseph Sawle Graves-Sawle 10 Dec 1793 13 Jan 1865 71
13 Jan 1865 2 Charles Brune Graves-Sawle 10 Oct 1816 20 Apr 1903 86
MP for Bodmin 1852-1857
20 Apr 1903 3 Francis Aylmer Graves-Sawle 23 May 1849 3 Aug 1903 54
3 Aug 1903 4 Charles John Graves-Sawle 28 Apr 1851 18 Feb 1932 80
to Extinct on his death
18 Feb 1932
GRAY of Denmiln,Scotland
5 Mar 1707 NS 1 James Gray 30 Oct 1722
30 Oct 1722 2 James Gray c 1708 9 Jan 1773
PC 1769
9 Jan 1773 3 George Gray c 1710 14 Feb 1773
to Extinct on his death
14 Feb 1773
GRAY of Tunstall Manor,Durham
7 Jul 1917 UK 1 William Cresswell Gray 1 May 1867 1 Nov 1924 57
1 Nov 1924 2 William Gray 18 Aug 1895 28 Jan 1978 82
28 Jan 1978 3 William Hume Gray 26 Jul 1955
GRAY of Kilmany,Fife
4 Jul 1956 UK See "Anstruther-Gray"
GRAYSON of Ravenspoint,Anglesey
12 Jan 1922 UK 1 Henry Mulleneux Grayson 26 Jun 1865 27 Oct 1951 86
MP for Birkenhead West 1918-1922
27 Oct 1951 2 Denys Henry Harrington Grayson 10 Jul 1892 22 Feb 1955 62
22 Feb 1955 3 Ronald Henry Rudyard Grayson 15 Nov 1916 25 Apr 1987 70
25 Apr 1987 4 Rupert Stanley Harrington Grayson 22 Jul 1897 4 Apr 1991 93
4 Apr 1991 5 Jeremy Brian Vincent Grayson 30 Jan 1933
GREAVES of St Leonard's Forest,Sussex
4 May 1645 E 1 Edward Greaves 1608 11 Nov 1680
to Extinct on his death
Nov 1680
GREEN of Sampford,Essex
26 Jul 1660 E 1 Edward Green Dec 1676
to Extinct on his death
Dec 1676
GREEN of Marass,Durham
27 Jun 1786 GB 1 William Green 4 Apr 1725 11 Jan 1811 85
11 Jan 1811 2 Justly Watson Green 8 Oct 1755 2 Dec 1826 71
to Extinct on his death
2 Dec 1826
GREEN of Milnrow,Yorks
5 Dec 1805 UK 1 Charles Green 12 Jul 1831
to Extinct on his death
12 Jul 1831
GREEN of Wakefield,Yorks and
Ken Hill,Norfolk
5 Mar 1886 UK 1 Edward Green 4 Mar 1831 30 Mar 1923 92
MP for Wakefield 1874 and 1885-1892
30 Mar 1923 2 Edward Lycett Green 25 May 1860 16 Jan 1940 79
16 Jan 1940 3 Edward Arthur Lycett Green 1 Apr 1886 4 Mar 1941 54
4 Mar 1941 4 Edward Stephen Lycett Green 18 Apr 1910 13 May 1996 86
13 May 1996 5 Simon Lycett Green 11 Jul 1912 5 Nov 2003 91
5 Nov 2003 6 Edward Patrick Lycett Green 14 Oct 1950
GREEN of Belsize Park,London
19 Dec 1901 UK 1 Frank Green 28 Nov 1835 3 Dec 1902 67
3 Dec 1902 2 Francis Haydn Green 7 May 1871 23 Feb 1956 84
23 Feb 1956 3 Leonard Henry Haydn Green 14 Aug 1879 1 Sep 1958 79
1 Sep 1958 4 George Arthur Haydn Green 29 Jul 1884 7 May 1959 74
to Extinct on his death
7 May 1959
GREEN-PRICE of Norton Manor,Radnor
23 Mar 1874 UK 1 Richard Green-Price 18 Oct 1803 11 Aug 1887 83
MP for Radnor 1863-1869 and Radnorshire
1880-1885
11 Aug 1887 2 Richard Dansey Green-Price 18 Nov 1838 26 May 1909 70
26 May 1909 3 Robert Henry Green-Price 6 Jan 1872 2 Oct 1962 90
2 Oct 1962 4 John Green-Price 26 Aug 1908 30 Sep 1964 56
30 Sep 1964 5 Robert John Green-Price 22 Oct 1940
GREENALL of Walton Hall,Cheshire
22 Feb 1876 UK 1 Gilbert Greenall 11 May 1806 10 Jul 1894 88
MP for Warrington 1847-1868,1874-1880
and 1885-1892
10 Jul 1894 2 Gilbert Greenall 30 Mar 1867 24 Oct 1938 71
He was subsequently created Baron
Daresbury (qv) in 1927 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
GREENAWAY of Coombe,Surrey
23 Oct 1933 UK 1 Percy Walter Greenaway 11 Jun 1874 25 Nov 1956 82
25 Nov 1956 2 Derek Burdick Greenaway 27 May 1910 19 Nov 1994 84
19 Nov 1994 3 John Michael Burdick Greenaway 9 Aug 1944
GREENE of Mitcham,Surrey
2 Nov 1664 E 1 William Greene 12 Oct 1671
to Extinct on his death
Oct 1671
GREENE of Nether Hall,Suffolk
21 Jun 1900 UK 1 Edward Walter Greene 14 Mar 1842 27 Feb 1920 77
MP for Bury St.Edmunds 1900-1906
27 Feb 1920 2 Walter Raymond Greene 4 Aug 1869 24 Aug 1947 78
MP for Chesterton 1895-1906
24 Aug 1947 3 Edward Allan Greene 12 Sep 1882 26 Dec 1966 84
to Extinct on his death
26 Dec 1966
GREENHILL-RUSSELL
of Chequers Court,Bucks
15 Sep 1831 UK 1 Robert Greenhill-Russell 1763 12 Dec 1836 73
to MP for Thirsk 1806-1832
12 Dec 1836 Extinct on his death
GREENWAY of Stanbridge Earls,Hants
20 May 1919 UK 1 Charles Greenway 13 Jun 1857 17 Dec 1934 77
He was subsequently created Baron
Greenway (qv) in 1927 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged
GREENWELL of Marden Park,Surrey
and Greenwell,co.Durham
19 Jul 1906 UK 1 Walpole Lloyd Greenwell 9 Jun 1847 24 Oct 1919 72
24 Oct 1919 2 Bernard Eyre Greenwell 29 May 1874 28 Nov 1939 65
28 Nov 1939 3 Peter McClintock Greenwell 23 May 1914 2 Dec 1978 64
2 Dec 1978 4 Edward Bernard Greenwell 10 Jun 1948
GREENWOOD of Holborn,London
8 Feb 1915 UK 1 Hamar Greenwood 7 Feb 1870 10 Sep 1948 78
He was subsequently created Baron
Greenwood (qv) in 1929 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 2003
GREGAN-CRAUFORD of Kilbirney,Ayr
8 Jun 1781 GB See "Crauford"
GREGORY of Bristol,Gloucs
30 Jan 1931 UK 1 Richard Arman Gregory 29 Jan 1864 15 Sep 1952 88
to Extinct on his death
15 Sep 1952
GRENVILLE of Kilkhampton,Cornwall
9 Apr 1630 E 1 Richard Grenville 26 Jun 1600 31 Oct 1659
to MP for Fowey 1628-1629
31 Oct 1659 Extinct on his death
GRESHAM of Lympsfield,Surrey
31 Jul 1660 E 1 Marmaduke Gresham 24 Jan 1627 14 Apr 1696 69
MP for East Grinstead 1660-1661 and
Bletchingley 1685-1687
14 Apr 1696 2 Edward Gresham 30 Jan 1649 14 Apr 1709 60
MP for Bletchingley 1701-1702
14 Apr 1709 3 Charles Gresham 30 May 1660 28 Mar 1718 57
28 Mar 1718 4 Marmaduke Gresham 14 Jul 1700 2 Jan 1742 41
2 Jan 1742 5 Charles Gresham early 1750
early 1750 6 John Gresham 9 Oct 1735 20 Sep 1801 65
to Extinct on his death
20 Sep 1801
GRESLEY of Drakelowe,Derby
29 Jun 1611 E 1 George Gresley c 1580 5 Feb 1651
MP for Newcastle under Lyme 1628-1629
Feb 1651 2 Thomas Gresley c 1628 5 Jun 1699
5 Jun 1699 3 William Gresley 8 Nov 1661 17 Oct 1710 48
17 Oct 1710 4 Thomas Gresley c 1699 1746
1746 5 Thomas Gresley 12 Jul 1722 23 Dec 1753 31
MP for Lichfield 1753
23 Dec 1753 6 Nigel Gresley c 1727 17 Apr 1787
17 Apr 1787 7 Nigel Bowyer Gresley 26 Mar 1808
26 Mar 1808 8 Roger Gresley 27 Dec 1799 12 Oct 1837 37
MP for Durham City 1830-1831, New Romney
1831-1832 and Derbyshire South 1835-1837
12 Oct 1837 9 William Noel Gresley 25 Mar 1806 3 Sep 1847 41
3 Sep 1847 10 Thomas Gresley 17 Jan 1832 18 Dec 1868 36
MP for Derbyshire South 1868
18 Dec 1868 11 Robert Gresley 1 Feb 1866 27 Dec 1936 70
27 Dec 1936 12 Nigel Gresley 22 Apr 1894 13 Jan 1974 79
13 Jan 1974 13 William Francis Gresley 10 Oct 1897 11 Jul 1976 78
to Extinct on his death
11 Jul 1976
GREY of Chillingham,Northumberland
15 Jun 1619 E 1 William Grey 7 Aug 1674
He was subsequently created Baron Grey of
Werke (qv) in 1624 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1706
GREY of Howick,Northumberland
11 Jan 1746 GB 1 Henry Grey 4 Dec 1691 6 May 1749 57
6 May 1749 2 Henry Grey 15 Nov 1722 30 Mar 1808 85
MP for Northumberland 1754-1768
30 Mar 1808 3 Charles Grey 13 May 1764 17 Jul 1845 81
He had previously succeeded to the Earldom
of Grey (qv) in 1807 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged,although,as at
30/06/2014,it does not appear on the Official
Roll of the Baronetage
GREY of Fallodon,Northumberland
29 Jul 1814 UK 1 George Grey 10 Oct 1767 3 Oct 1828 60
3 Oct 1828 2 George Grey 11 May 1799 9 Sep 1882 83
MP for Devonport 1832-1847,
Northumberland North 1847-1852 and
Morpeth 1853-1874. Chancellor of the
Duchy of Lancaster 1841 and 1859-1861.
Home Secretary 1846-1852,1855-1858
and 1861-1866. Colonial Secretary 1854-
1855. PC 1839
9 Sep 1882 3 Edward Grey,later [1916] 1st Viscount
Grey of Fallodon 25 Apr 1862 7 Sep 1933 71
For information on the deaths of two of his
brothers,see the note at the foot of this page
7 Sep 1933 4 Charles George Grey 26 Jun 1880 12 Dec 1957 77
12 Dec 1957 5 Harry Martin Grey 12 Mar 1882 12 Dec 1960 78
12 Dec 1960 6 Robin Edward Dysart Grey 12 Nov 1886 2 Jun 1974 87
2 Jun 1974 7 Anthony Dysart Grey 19 Oct 1949
GREY-EGERTON of Egerton,Cheshire
5 Apr 1617 E 1 See "Egerton"
GRIERSON of Lag,Dumfries
25 Mar 1685 NS 1 Robert Grierson c 1657 29 Dec 1733
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
29 Dec 1733 2 William Grierson c 1677 1760
MP for Dumfries-shire 1709-1711
1760 3 Robert Grierson c 1700 1765
1765 4 Gilbert Grierson c 1692 7 Feb 1766
7 Feb 1766 5 Robert Grierson c 1733 8 Aug 1839
8 Aug 1839 6 Alexander Gilbert Grierson 10 Mar 1777 14 Mar 1840 63
1840 7 Richard Grierson c 1804 5 May 1846
1846 8 Alexander William Grierson c Aug 1806 27 Dec 1879 73
27 Dec 1879 9 Alexander Davidson Grierson 30 Nov 1858 1 Apr 1912 53
1 Apr 1912 10 Robert Gilbert White Grierson 27 Sep 1883 16 Jun 1957 73
16 Jun 1957 11 Richard Douglas Grierson 25 Jun 1912 5 May 1987 74
5 May 1987 12 Michael John Bewes Grierson 24 Jul 1921 24 Mar 2008 86
to The succession to this baronetcy is, at present,
24 Mar 2008 undecided. The remainder in the original patent
is to heirs male whatsoever, making it likely
that the baronetcy is now dormant
GRIFFIES-WILLIAMS
of Llwyny Wormwood,Carmarthen
22 May 1815 UK 1 George Griffies-Williams c 1759 28 Mar 1843
28 Mar 1843 2 Erasmus Henry Griffies-Williams 22 Jul 1794 30 Nov 1870 76
30 Nov 1870 3 Watkin Lewes Griffies-Williams c 1800 23 May 1877
to Extinct on his death
23 May 1877
GRIFFITH of Burton Agnes,Yorks
7 Jun 1627 E 1 Henry Griffith c 1640
c 1640 2 Henry Griffith 1656
to Extinct on his death
1656
GRIFFITH of Munster Grillach,Londonderry
20 Apr 1858 UK See "Waldie-Griffith"
GRIFFITH of Llanindan,Anglesey
26 Jan 1918 UK See "Ellis-Griffith"
GRIFFITHS of Wonham,Betchworth,Surrey
14 Jun 1922 UK See "Norton-Griffiths"
GRIMSTON of Bradfield,Essex
25 Nov 1611 E 1 Harbottle Grimston c 1569 19 Feb 1648
MP for Harwich 1614 and 1640-1648 and
Essex 1626 and 1628-1629
19 Feb 1648 2 Harbottle Grimston 27 Jan 1603 2 Jan 1685 81
MP for Harwich 1628, Colchester 1640-
1648 and 1660-1685 and Essex 1656-1658
Speaker of the House of Commons 1660.
Master of the Rolls 1660-1685
2 Jan 1685 3 Samuel Grimston 7 Jan 1644 17 Oct 1700 56
to MP for St.Albans 1668-1679,1679-1685
17 Oct 1700 and 1689-1700
Extinct on his death
GRIMSTON of Westbury,Wilts
11 Mar 1952 UK 1 Robert Villiers Grimston 8 Jun 1897 8 Dec 1979 82
He was subsequently created Baron
Grimston of Westbury (qv) in 1964 with
which title the baronetcy remains merged,
although, as at 30/06/2014,the baronetcy does
not appear on the Official Roll of the Baronetage
GROGAN of Moyvore,Westmeath
23 Apr 1859 UK 1 Edward Grogan 5 Nov 1802 26 Jan 1891 88
MP for Dublin 1841-1865
26 Jan 1891 2 Edward Ion Beresford Grogan 29 Nov 1873 11 Jul 1927 53
to Extinct on his death
11 Jul 1927
GROSVENOR of Eaton,Cheshire
23 Feb 1622 E 1 Richard Grosvenor 9 Jan 1585 14 Sep 1645 60
MP for Cheshire 1621-1622,1626 and
1628-1629
14 Sep 1645 2 Richard Grosvenor c 1603 31 Jan 1664
31 Jan 1664 3 Thomas Grosvenor 20 Nov 1655 27 Jun 1700 44
MP for Chester 1679-1681, 1685-1689 and
1690-1700
27 Jun 1700 4 Richard Grosvenor 26 Jun 1689 12 Jul 1732 43
MP for Chester 1715-1722
12 Jul 1732 5 Thomas Grosvenor 7 Dec 1693 31 Jan 1733 39
MP for Chester 1727-1733
31 Jan 1733 6 Robert Grosvenor 7 May 1695 1 Aug 1755 60
MP for Chester 1733-1755
1 Aug 1755 7 Richard Grosvenor 18 Jun 1731 5 Aug 1802 71
He was subsequently created Baron
Grosvenor (qv) in 1761 with which title
the baronetcy then merged. The baronetcy
is now united with the Dukedom of
Westminster
GROTRIAN of Leighton Buzzard,Beds
28 Jun 1934 UK 1 Herbert Brent Grotrian 29 Mar 1870 28 Oct 1951 81
MP for Hull SW 1924-1929
28 Oct 1951 2 Joseph Appelbe Brent Grotrian 16 Feb 1904 6 Feb 1984 79
6 Feb 1984 3 Philip Christian Brent Grotrian 26 Mar 1935
GROVE of Ferne House,Wilts
18 Mar 1874 UK 1 Thomas Fraser Grove 27 Nov 1823 14 Jan 1897 73
MP for Wiltshire South 1865-1874 and
Wilton 1885-1892
14 Jan 1897 2 Walter John Grove 9 Sep 1852 9 Feb 1932 79
9 Feb 1932 3 Gerald Grove 18 Dec 1886 3 Mar 1962 75
3 Mar 1962 4 Walter Felipe Grove 18 Mar 1927 22 May 1974 47
22 May 1974 5 Charles Gerald Grove 10 Dec 1929
GUEST of Dowlais,Glamorgan
14 Aug 1838 UK 1 Josiah John Guest 2 Feb 1785 26 Nov 1852 67
MP for Honiton 1826-1831 and Merthyr
Tydvil 1832-1852
26 Nov 1852 2 Ivor Bertie Guest 29 Aug 1835 22 Feb 1914 78
He was subsequently created Baron
Wimborne (qv) in 1880 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged,although as at
30/06/2014 the baronetcy does not appear
on the Official Roll of the Baronetage
GUINNESS of Ashford,co.Galway
and St.Stephen's Green,co.Dublin
15 Apr 1867 UK 1 Benjamin Lee Guinness 1 Nov 1798 19 Mar 1868 69
MP for Dublin 1865-1868
19 Mar 1868 2 Arthur Edward Guinness,later Baron
Ardilaun (qv) 1 Nov 1840 20 Jan 1915 74
20 Jan 1915 3 Algernon Arthur St.Lawrence Lee Guinness 11 May 1883 26 Oct 1954
26 Oct 1954 4 Kenelm Ernest Lee Guinness 13 Dec 1928 6 May 2011 82
6 May 2011 5 Kenelm Edward Lee Guinness 30 Jan 1962
GUINNESS of Castle Knock,co.Down
27 May 1885 UK 1 Edward Cecil Guinness 10 Nov 1847 7 Oct 1927 79
He was subsequently created Baron
Iveagh (qv) in 1891 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged
GUISE of Elmore,Gloucs
10 Jul 1661 E 1 Christopher Guise c 1617 Oct 1670
MP for Gloucestershire 1654-1655
Oct 1670 2 John Guise c 1654 19 Nov 1695
MP for Gloucestershire 1679-1681 and
1689-1695
19 Nov 1695 3 John Guise c 1678 16 Nov 1732
MP for Gloucestershire 1705-1710 and
Great Marlow 1722-1727
16 Nov 1732 4 John Guise early 1701 May 1769
MP for Aylesbury 1722-1727
May 1769 5 William Guise 26 Jul 1737 6 Apr 1783 45
to MP for Gloucestershire 1770-1783
6 Apr 1783 Extinct on his death
GUISE of Highnam Court,Gloucs
9 Dec 1783 GB 1 John Guise 25 May 1733 2 May 1794 60
2 May 1794 2 Berkeley William Guise 14 Jul 1775 23 Jul 1834 59
MP for Gloucestershire 1811-1832 and
Gloucestershire East 1832-1834
23 Jul 1834 3 John Wright Guise 20 Jul 1777 1 Apr 1865 87
1 Apr 1865 4 William Vernon Guise 19 Aug 1816 24 Sep 1887 71
24 Sep 1887 5 William Francis George Guise 14 Dec 1851 17 Jan 1920 68
17 Jan 1920 6 Anselm William Edward Guise 18 Sep 1888 12 Sep 1970 81
12 Sep 1970 7 John Grant Guise 15 Dec 1927 15 May 2007 79
15 May 2007 8 Christopher James Guise 10 Jul 1930
GULDEFORD of Hempsted Place,Kent
4 Feb 1686 E 1 Robert Guldeford c 1740
to Extinct on his death
c 1740
GULL of Brook Street,London
8 Feb 1872 UK 1 William Withey Gull 31 Dec 1816 29 Jan 1890 73
29 Jan 1890 2 William Cameron Gull 6 Jan 1860 15 Dec 1922 62
MP for Barnstaple 1895-1900
15 Dec 1922 3 Richard Cameron Gull 18 Mar 1894 5 Sep 1960 66
5 Sep 1960 4 Michael Swinnerton Cameron Gull 24 Jan 1919 12 Apr 1989 70
12 Apr 1989 5 Rupert William Cameron Gull 14 Jul 1954
GUNNING of Eltham,Kent
3 Sep 1778 GB 1 Robert Gunning 8 Jun 1731 22 Sep 1816 85
22 Sep 1816 2 George William Gunning 15 Feb 1763 7 Apr 1823 60
MP for Wigan 1800-1802, Hastings 1802-
1806 and East Grinstead 1812 and 1812-1818
7 Apr 1823 3 Robert Henry Gunning 26 Dec 1795 22 Sep 1862 66
MP for Northampton 1830-1831
22 Sep 1862 4 Henry John Gunning 17 Dec 1797 30 Jun 1885 87
For information on this baronet's widow,see
the note at the foot of this page
30 Jun 1885 5 George William Gunning 10 Aug 1828 21 Oct 1904 76
21 Oct 1904 6 Frederick Digby Gunning 13 Nov 1853 21 Jul 1906 52
21 Jul 1906 7 Charles Vere Gunning 31 Oct 1859 29 Jan 1950 90
29 Jan 1950 8 Robert Charles Gunning 2 Dec 1901 7 Dec 1989 88
7 Dec 1989 9 Charles Theodore Gunning 19 Jun 1935
GUNSTON of Wickwar,Gloucs
1 Feb 1938 UK 1 Derrick Wellesley Gunston 26 Feb 1891 13 Jul 1985 94
MP for Thornbury 1924-1945
13 Jul 1985 2 Richard Wellesley Gunston 15 Mar 1924 30 Jun 1991 67
30 Jun 1991 3 John Wellesley Gunston 25 Jul 1962
GUNTER of Wetherby Grange,Yorks
9 Mar 1901 UK 1 Robert Gunter 2 Nov 1831 17 Sep 1905 73
MP for Knaresborough 1884-1885 and
Barkston Ash 1885-1905
17 Sep 1905 2 Robert Benyon Nevill Gunter 4 Aug 1871 20 Aug 1917 46
20 Aug 1917 3 Ronald Vernon Gunter 8 Mar 1904 27 Jan 1980 75
to Extinct on his death
27 Jan 1980
GURNEY of London
14 Dec 1641 E 1 Richard Gurney 8 Mar 1578 6 Oct 1647 69
to Extinct on his death
6 Oct 1647
GUTHRIE of Kingsward,Banff
1638 NS 1 Harry Guthrie
Nothing further is known of this creation
GUTHRIE of Brent Eleigh Hall,Suffolk
6 Feb 1936 UK 1 Connop Guthrie 6 Jul 1882 28 Sep 1945 63
28 Sep 1945 2 Giles Connop McEachern Guthrie 21 Mar 1916 31 Dec 1979 63
31 Dec 1979 3 Malcolm Connop Guthrie 16 Dec 1942
GWYNNE-EVANS of Oaklands,Gloucs
17 Jun 1913 UK See "Evans-Tipping"
George Grey (14 Jul 1866-3 Feb 1911) and Charles Grey (23 Aug 1873-28 Sep 1928),
brothers of Sir Edward Grey, 3rd baronet and 1st and only Viscount Grey of Fallodon
Two of Viscount Grey's brothers died as a result of being attacked by wild animals in East
Africa.
In 1911, George Grey, while on a visit to East Africa, went stalking lions which had been raiding
a camp near the homestead belonging to Sir Alfred Pease [2nd baronet] near the Athi River
[near Nairobi in Kenya] when he was attacked by a lion, which inflicted severe lacerations upon
him. One report states that "one of the beasts caught and mangled him as a cat does a
mouse." He was rescued with difficulty and, although it was at first thought that he would
recover, he died a few days later in Nairobi Hospital.
His brother, Charles Grey, met a similar fate when he died of wounds inflicted by a buffalo. His
obituary was published in 'The Times' on 3 October 1928:-
'Mr. Charles Grey.....had spent much time, since 1903 in that country [Tanganyika, now
Tanzania]. He was there in August, 1914, and on hearing the news of the outbreak of war rode
500 miles on an ordinary bicycle to reach the nearest place where he could get into the fighting.
He joined a company of the King's African Rifles in East Africa as a lieutenant. Shortly after-
wards, in an engagement against a very superior force of Germans, he was severely wounded in
the left hand and forearm. Only first aid was available, and Mr. Grey had to walk 22 miles to
Kisumu, the nearest place where he could obtain surgical treatment. There his arm was
amputated 6 in. below the shoulder, and when he had sufficiently recovered he returned to
England, where he underwent two further operations. In the following year he went back to
Africa and joined General [Edward] Northey's army, serving under him on the Intelligence Staff
till the end of the War, being mentioned in despatches and receiving the Military Cross. He
became an expert shot with a rifle, in spite of the loss of his arm, and his death was the result
of injuries that he received from a wounded buffalo while he was hunting in Tanganyika,
accompanied only by four of his native servants. He was a man of singular integrity, courage,
and charm, and greatly loved by every one who knew him.'
Sir Robert Grierson, 1st baronet and the "Wigtown Martyrs"
By 1685, Scotland had endured a century of sectarian dissension. The crofters had clung to
the "National Covenant," a movement associated with the development of Presbyterianism
as a form of church government which was favoured by the people, as opposed to the
concept of Episcopacy, which was favoured by the Crown, and which is a religion that is a
member of the Anglican communion.
The Covenanters believed that they were bound by the National Covenant of 1638 to resist all
encroachments upon the religion of Presbyterianism, whereas the Stuart kings were equally
adamant that the Church of Scotland should have a hierarchy of bishops in the same way as
the Church of England. Passive resistance and sporadic rebellions by the crofters had led to
the ejection of non-conforming preachers from their churches. As a result, the people would
often follow their preachers into the countryside to hold their religious services in the open air
at "conventicles" which were forbidden. The climax came with the imposition of the Abjuration
Oath, whereby all who refused to swear allegiance both to the King and to the Episcopacy
were likely to lose their homes, their crops, their freedom and even their lives.
The countryside was full of spies and informers who set neighbour against neighbour and town
against country. The south-west of Scotland rang to the curses of the crofters against the
hated sheriffs, and in particular against John Graham of Claverhouse (the 1st Viscount Dundee)
and Sir Robert Grierson, 1st baronet and Laird of Lag (and the model for Sir Walter Scott's
'Sir Robert Redgauntlet' in 'Wandering Willie's Tale,' which forms a story within a story in his
historical novel 'Redgauntlet.')
It was in this atmosphere that Margaret, Thomas and Agnes Wilson grew up in the parish of
Penningham in Wigtownshire in the south-west of Scotland. Although their parents were
staunch Episcopalians, the surrounding wilds were a Covenanting stronghold. Consequently,
it was not strange that the children should be enticed to the open-air services of the
Covenanters. With the religious fanaticism of youth, the children deserted Episcopacy for
Presbyterianism and fled from Penningham for a hand-to-mouth existence in the mountains,
bogs and caves of Galloway. Here they lived with other fanatical Covenanters as fugitives
while the mounted troopers of Graham and Grierson rode the hills persecuting the crofters and
breaking up conventicles by force.
Starvation drove the two girls back to Wigtown in February 1685 and they sought sanctuary
with a man named Patrick Stuart. It was an unfortunate choice, since he was to betray them.
As one of the sheriff's informers, he tested the girls by proposing a toast to the King. They
refused to honour the persecutor of the Covenanters and Stuart, greedy for a reward, called
in the soldiers. The girls were lodged in the "Thieve's Hole" at Wigtown, where they met an old
widow named Margaret MacLachlan, whose crime was holding a conventicle at her house the
previous Sunday. Probably with the aid of torture, the three women were pressed to take the
Abjuration Oath, but they refused to recant their beliefs and in desperation it was decided to
bring them to trial.
At their trial, the judges were Sir Robert Grierson and his deputy sheriff, David Graham, brother
of John Graham of Claverhouse. Associated with them on the bench were two 'yes-men' named
Major Windram and Captain Strachan. They were charged with refusing the Abjuration Oath,
with attending 25 field conventicles and 20 house conventicles, and with being involved in the
rebellions of Bothwell Brig and Airds Moss over five years previously. These last two charges
were patently ridiculous - Bothwell Brig had been fought on 22 June 1679 and Airds Moss on
22 July 1680, when the girls would have been around twelve and seven years old.
Nevertheless, they refused to plead not guilty and the blood-crazed bench imposed the harsh
sentences of drowning at the stake.
Margaret and Agnes Wilson's father, who had already been heavily fined because of the
actions of his daughters, hurried to Edinburgh to seek clemency. Here he managed to bail out
Agnes for 100, but only on the condition that she be produced as required when the
execution date was fixed. He immediately smuggled the child away, forfeited the bond, and in
the subsequent clamour of protest over the harsh sentences, succeeded in winning her a
reprieve. His pleas for the 18-year-old Margaret, however, fell on deaf ears, while the fanatical
girl made things worse for herself by refusing to retract in any way or plead for pardon.
The inhuman sentences, however, were not allowed to pass without protest. Friends drafted
a petition for clemency for both the widow and the girl in terms of pathetic servility but it
failed to touch the hearts of Grierson or Graham. The Scottish Privy Council frittered away
the time and it was 30 April before it decided, in a half-hearted fashion, to delay the execution
until His Majesty's pleasure be known.
In the meantime Grierson and his henchmen had fixed the drowning date as 11 May. It is not
known whether the Privy Council's provisional reprieve ever reached Wigtown, or if so, whether
it was so loosely and inadequately worded that the executioners thought they could ignore
or even destroy it. All that is certain is that on 11 May the two Margarets were led from the
Wigtown Tollbooth to the Bladenoch, an arm of the Solway Firth, into which the waters rushed
in a great wall at high tide. Hundreds of people straggled behind the procession - some
weeping, some cursing the soldiers, some merely regarding it as a morbid form of
entertainment.
Once arrived, the two women were chained to their stakes, with the widow MacLachlan's
stake being placed in such a position that she would drown first. The tide was already on
the turn and the wall of water could be seen rolling up the firth. In a short while the water
reached Margaret MacLachlan and quickly rose above her head. The water then began to
rise up Margaret Wilson's body, when the soldiers rushed into the water and dragged her free.
But this was merely to give her one last chance to take the Abjuration Oath. The crowd
pleaded with her to say "God save the King," which would have been sufficient to win her a
reprieve, but she replied, "God save him, if He will." On hearing this the crowd shouted that
this was close enough, but Grierson would have none of it, instructing Major Windram to
force her to say the Abjuration Oath, but she cried out that she would not.
At a sign from Grierson, one of the troopers thrust his halberd at her throat and pushed her
under the water, saying, "Tak anither drink, hinny. Go gossip with the stobs [crabs]." In a
few minutes the young girl had drowned, and the crowd drifted away.
A few years later, under the new King, William III, the religious freedom of Scotland was
recognised, but the simple crofters never forgot the two drowned women. To this day a
memorial stone marks the original site of the drownings.
The event has entered into local folklore - for example, it is said that for many years there-
after a broken man wandered the streets of Wigtown. He always carried a large jar of water
with him, since he was inflicted with an unquenchable thirst. The man, who was both loathed
and pitied, was said to have been the soldier who urged Margaret Wilson to "tak anither drink."
Frances Rose, Lady Gunning, widow of Sir Henry John Gunning, 4th baronet
Sir Henry Gunning, 4th baronet, married as his second wife in October 1878, Frances Rose
Churchill. At the time of this marriage, Sir Henry was nearly 81, and his new wife, at about
36, was 45 years younger. Frances was the daughter of the Rev. William Henry Churchill,
Rector of Great Houghton in Northamptonshire.
In September 1895, Lady Gunning was charged with forgery and tried at the Old Bailey. The
following report is taken from the Cardiff 'Western Mail' of 11 September 1895:-
'At the Old Bailey on Tuesday (before Sir Forrest Fulton) Lady Frances Rose Gunning [sic -
her correct styling would have been Frances Rose, Lady Gunning], aged 53, described as of
no occupation, pleaded guilty to certain counts of an indictment, which charged her with
forgery. To other counts she pleaded not guilty. Mr. Horace Avory, with Mr. Biron, appeared
for the prosecution, and Mr. Holloway defended the accused.
'Mr. Avory stated the case for the prosecution at length, recapitulating the evidence already
given at the police-court. He said prisoner had pleaded guilty to a series of indictments,
ranging from the year 1892 down to the present time. She had, in fact, obtained large sums
of money by forging the name of her father, who was a country clergyman, living at
Northampton, and she had also forged the name of one her father's churchwardens. She also
leased a club at Kensington, in which she induced young women to invest capital, and one
young lady, who let her have 1,300, had been rendered penniless. Another young lady
invested 2,000 in shares in the club, but received none. The total sum obtained by the
accused on account of this club was 8,601, whereas the books accounted for only 828,
and, in addition, prisoner had handed forged bills to tradesmen to cover her debts.
'Her father had already paid large sums for her to avoid exposure, but had now put his foot
down. Mr. Avory, concluding, said documents had been found showing that Lady Gunning
had been engaged in betting on horses. Mr. Holloway, in extenuation, asked his lordship to
consider the degradation his client had already suffered. She had not expended her money in
gambling, but had had financial reverses, which brought her into the hands of money-lenders,
thus occasioning her downfall. Her character hitherto had been irreproachable, and possibly
his lordship under all the circumstances might order her release. Sir Robert [sic for Forrest]
Fulton said that was impossible.
'Several persons who had known Lady Gunning many years gave evidence as to character,
among them being clergymen from Northampton, Rutland, and other parts. Accused, who spoke
with great emotion, said many of her actions had been misrepresented. She could only ask for
mercy. Sir Forrest Fulton said: Lady Gunning had, undoubtedly, held a very high and influential
position, but, unfortunately, she embarked on an undertaking to carry out which she resorted
to systematic forgery. He must pass what to her would be a severe sentence in order to deter
others from doing likewise. He sentenced her to twelve months' hard labour.'
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