GREY, Hon. Booth (1740-1802), of Budworth Magna, Cheshire.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1768 - 1784

Family and Education

b. 15 Aug. 1740, 2nd s. of Harry 4th Earl of Stamford, by Lady Mary Booth, da. and h. of George, 2nd Earl of Warrington; bro. of George Harry, Lord Grey. educ. Queens’, Camb. 1758. m. 10 May 1782, Elizabeth, da. of Charles Manwaring of Brombrough, Cheshire, 1s. 1da.

Offices Held


Grey stood for Leicester in 1768 on a joint interest with his friend Eyre Coote, supported by the Rutland interest but against the corporation; they were successful, but the contest was protracted and expensive. In 1774 and 1780 he was returned without a contest. He voted with the Rockinghams but had no influence in the party. He was absent from the division on Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783; was classed by Robinson as ‘Fox’ and voted for Fox’s East India bill, 27 Nov. 1783. In December 1783 Robinson noted about Leicester: ‘Probably the same Members’; Grey canvassed the borough, but faced with the prospect of an expensive contest and with the loss of the Rutland interest, withdrew. He never stood for Parliament again.

He died 4 Mar. 1802.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke