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Thomas Grosvenor
30 May 1764 – 20 January 1851 (aged 86)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Field Marshal
Battles/wars French Revolutionary Wars
War of the Fifth Coalition

Field Marshal Thomas Grosvenor (30 May 1764 - 20 January 1851) was a senior officer in the British Army.

Military career

Born the third son of Thomas Grosvenor MP, Grosvenor was educated at Westminster School and commissioned into the 1st foot guards in 1779.[1] He was in charge of security at the Bank of England during the Gordon Riots in 1780.[1] He held various brigade commands in Southern England between 1803 and 1805.[2]

He was a brigade commander at the Battle of Copenhagen in 1807 and again for the Walcheren Campaign in 1809.[1]

He became Member of Parliament for Chester from 1795 and for Stockbridge from 1826.[1]

In 1846 he became a Field Marshal.[1]

Family

In 1797 he married Elizabeth Heathcote and in 1831 he married Anne Wilbraham.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ Heathcote, T. A., The British Field Marshals 1736 - 1997, p.154, Leo Cooper, 1999, ISBN 0 850526965
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Grosvenor
Member of Parliament for Chester
1795 – 1801
With: Viscount Belgrave
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of the Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Chester
1801 – 1826
With: Viscount Belgrave
Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor
John Grey Egerton
Viscount Belgrave
Succeeded by
Lord Robert Grosvenor
Preceded by
Edward Stanley
Member of Parliament for Stockbridge
1826 – 1830
With: George Wilbraham
Succeeded by
William Sloane-Stanley

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