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Ralph Neville-Grenville DL, JP (27 February 1817 – 20 August 1886)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician.



Born Ralph Neville, he was the eldest son of Very Rev. Hon. George Neville-Grenville, in turn son of Richard Griffin, 2nd Baron Braybrooke, and his wife Lady Charlotte Legge, second daughter of George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth.[2] In 1854, on the death of his father he assumend the additional surname Grenville.[3] Neville-Grenville was educated at Eton College and later Magdalen College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in 1837.[4] He served in the British Army and was lieutenant-colonel of the West Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry.[2]


Neville-Grenville entered the British House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Windsor in 1841, representing it until 1847.[1] He sat again for East Somerset from 1865 to 1868, and subsequently for Mid Somerset until his resignation in 1878.[5] In 1846, Neville-Grenville was a Lord of the Treasury.[6] He was appointed High Sheriff of Somerset in 1862 and was a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for the same county.[2]


On 18 September 1845, he married Julia Roberta Russell, daughter of Sir Robert Frankland Russell, 7th Baronet at All Souls Church, Langham Place.[7] They had nine children, three daughters and six sons.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Windsor". Retrieved 6 July 2009.  
  2. ^ a b c Debrett, John (1870). Robert Henry Mair. ed. Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench. London: Dean & Son. pp. 122.  
  3. ^ John Alexander Wilson Gunn, Melvin George Wiebe, J. B. Conacher, ed (1989). Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1842-1847. University of Toronto Press. pp. 219. ISBN 0802058108.  
  4. ^ Neville [or Neville-Grenville], Ralph in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 336, 450, 452. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.  
  6. ^ Haydn, Joseph (1851). The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personal of the British Empire. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman's. pp. 177.  
  7. ^ Sylvanus, Urban (1845). The Gentleman's Magazine. part II. London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son. pp. 524.  
  8. ^ "ThePeerage - Ralph Neville-Grenville". Retrieved 12 March 2007.  

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Ramsbottom
Robert Gordon
Member of Parliament for Windsor
With: John Ramsbottom 1841–1845
George Alexander Reid 1845–1847
Succeeded by
George Alexander Reid
Lord John Hay
Preceded by
William Knatchbull
Sir William Miles, Bt
Member of Parliament for East Somerset
With: Richard Horner Paget
Succeeded by
Ralph Shuttleworth Allen
Richard Bright
New constituency Member of Parliament for Mid Somerset
1868 – 1878
With: Richard Horner Paget
Succeeded by
Richard Horner Paget
William Stephen Gore-Langton


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