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George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford (1 October 1737 – 28 May 1819), styled Lord Grey from 1739 to 1768, was an English nobleman.

He was the eldest son of Harry Grey, 4th Earl of Stamford and Lady Mary Booth, only daughter and heir of George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington. He was educated at Leicester School and Queens' College, Cambridge.[1]

As Lord Grey, he was Member of Parliament for Staffordshire from 1761 until 1768, when he succeeded his father as Earl. In 1796, he was additionally created Baron Delamer and Earl of Warrington, titles held by his maternal grandfather. He married Lady Henrietta Bentinck, daughter of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland, and they had nine children including:

  • Henrietta Grey (1764-)
  • George Harry Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford (1765-1845))
  • Marie Grey (1767-1767)
  • Louisa Grey (1771-1836)
  • William Booth Grey (1773-1852)
  • Anchitel Grey (1774-1873)
  • Henry Grey (1776-)
  • Sophia Grey (1777-)

He modernised the family seat at Enville to the design of Thomas Hope. He promoted the development of the town of Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester, on land inherited from the Earl of Warrington.[2]

On his death at Enville in 1819 he was succeeded by his eldest son George Harry.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hon. Henry Thynne
William Bagot
Member of Parliament for Staffordshire
with William Bagot

1761–1768
Succeeded by
Captain John Wrottesley
William Bagot
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Cholmondeley
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire
1783–1819
Succeeded by
The Earl of Stamford
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Harry Grey
Earl of Stamford
1768–1819
Succeeded by
George Harry Grey
Peerage of Great Britain
New title Earl of Warrington
1796–1819
Succeeded by
George Harry Grey
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