Thomas de Grey, 4th Baron Walsingham

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The Ven. Thomas de Grey, 4th Baron Walsingham, MA (Chelsea 10 April 1778 – Merton, Norfolk, 8 September 1839) was Archdeacon of Winchester from 1807 until 1814; and then of Surrey from 1814 until his death. [1]

The 2nd son of Thomas de Grey, 2nd Baron Walsingham, [2] he was educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge. [3] He held livings at Aston Abbotts, Merton, Bishopstoke, Fawley, Weeke and Calbourne.

Merton Hall - de Grey family seat in Norfolk Merton Hall (geograph 2418018).jpg
Merton Hall - de Grey family seat in Norfolk

He succeeded his brother George de Grey, 3rd Baron Walsingham, in 1831 when the latter was killed with his wife as the result of a house fire at his London Home, inheriting the barony and the family seat of Merton Hall, Norfolk.

He died in 1839 and was buried at Merton, Norfolk. He had married in 1802 Elizabeth North, the daughter of Rt Rev Hon Brownlow North DD, Bishop of Winchester. They had six sons and three daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest son Thomas de Grey, 5th Baron Walsingham.

Arms

Coat of arms of Thomas de Grey, 4th Baron Walsingham
Walsingham Achievement.png
Crest
A wyvern's head Or.
Escutcheon
Barry of six Argent and Azure in chief three annulets Gules.
Supporters
Two wyverns regardant Argent collard Azure chained Or ad charged on the breast with three annulets Gules.
Motto
Excitari Non Herescere (To Be Spirited Not Inactive) [4]

Notes

  1. ' Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries' Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), Friday, September 20, 1839; Issue 1480.
  2. thePeerage.com
  3. Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, John Venn/ John Archibald Venn Cambridge University Press > (10 volumes 1922 to 1953) Part II. 1752–1900 Vol. ii p271 1944
  4. Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage. 2000.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Matthew Woodford
Archdeacon of Winchester
1807–1814
Succeeded by
Augustus George Legge
Preceded by
John Carver
Archdeacon of Surrey
1814–1839
Succeeded by
Samuel Wilberforce
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
George de Grey, 3rd Baron Walsingham
Baron Walsingham
1831–1839
Succeeded by
Thomas de Grey, 5th Baron Walsingham


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