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

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Background

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]

Career

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]

Family

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]

References

  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Windsor". http://www.leighrayment.com/commons/Wcommons4.htm. 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". http://www.thepeerage.com/p3774.htm#i37733. Retrieved 12 March 2007.  

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Ramsbottom
Robert Gordon
Member of Parliament for Windsor
18411847
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
18651868
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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