Papers of Hon William Booth Grey (1773-1852)

Scope and Content

The papers of William Booth Grey consist of papers relating to Cornish lead mining (EGR4/3/1) and other papers (EGR4/3/2).

Among the papers of George Harry Grey (1737-1819), 5th Earl of Stamford, there are receipts from William Booth Grey for payments of an annuity by Lord Stamford (EGR4/1/6/2/1, EGR4/1/6/2/4-15, EGR4/1/6/21/67 & EGR4/1/6/25/12). Among the papers of various members of the Grey family, the death of William Booth Grey is referred to in a letter by Rev Harry Grey (EGR4/10/22/7). Within the subfonds EGR11, Papers from Dunham Massey Hall relating to the Cheshire and Lancashire Estates, there is a bundle of vouchers that contains a receipt for the payment of a legacy to William Booth Grey from his father, and accounts for the payment of interest on joint bonds from Lord Stamford and William Booth Grey, 1819 (EGR11/2/8/41 & EGR11/2/8/92-95). Among the miscellaneous papers from Dunham Massey Hall is a letter from William Booth Grey and others to Farmer Taylor of Bridgnorth co. Salop, 1822 (EGR13/32).

Dating: other than EGR4/3/2/2/1, dated 1830, and EGR4/3/2/3, dated 1838, all items fall within the date range 1849-1851.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Booth Grey, second son of George Harry Grey (1737-1819), 5th Earl of Stamford, was born on 10 September 1773. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge, matriculating in 1792 and receiving his MA degree in 1795. He married Frances Anne, sole daughter and heiress of Thomas Pryce of Duffryn co. Glamorgan, on 7 April 1802. She died in 1837 and on 28 August 1838 he was married for the second time, to Hon Frances Somerville, daughter of Hon Hugh Somerville and sister of James Somerville, 13th Lord Somerville. She died in 1849 and William Booth Grey died without issue on 11 March 1852. Sources: Burke's peerage and baronetage (1915), p. 1875; Alumni Cantabrigienses, pt. 2, vol. 2, p. 148.