Thomas de Grey, 5th Baron Walsingham

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Thomas de Grey, 5th Baron Walsingham (Chelsea 6 July 1804 – Merton, Norfolk, 31 December 1870), of Merton Hall, Norfolk, was a British peer. [1]

Chelsea, London area of central London, England

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Merton, Norfolk village in the United Kingdom

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Merton Hall, Norfolk Country house in Merton, England

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

Life

He was born the eldest son of the Venerable Thomas de Grey, 4th Baron Walsingham, Archdeacon of Surrey, whom he succeeded in 1839. He studied law at Lincoln's Inn and became a barrister in 1827. [2]

Thomas de Grey, 4th Baron Walsingham

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He committed suicide in 1870. He had married twice. He married firstly in 1842 Augusta Louisa Frankland-Russell, the daughter and coheiress of Sir Robert Frankland-Russell, 7th Baronet, of Thirkleby, Yorkshire, with whom he had a son and heir Thomas. He was then remarried in 1847 to the Hon. Emily Elizabeth Julia Thellusson, daughter and coheiress of John Thellusson, 2nd Baron Rendlesham, with whom he had another four sons and four daughters.

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References

  1. thePeerage.com
  2. "Walsingham, Baron (GB, 1780)". The Peerage Research Trust. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage. 2000.
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas de Grey, 4th Baron Walsingham
Baron Walsingham
1839–1870
Succeeded by
Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham