Erle-Drax-Grosvenor, Richard, 1762-1819

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Erle-Drax-Grosvenor, Richard, 1762-1819

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ERLE-DRAX-GROSVENOR, RICHARD, son of Thomas Grosvenor (adm. 1749, qv); b. 5 Oct 1762; adm. 29 Nov 1773; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 30 Oct 1779; MP East Looe 4 Sep 1786 - Apr 1788, Clitheroe 15 Sep 1794-6, Chester 15 Dec 1802-7, New Romney from 18 Jun 1818; assumed additional surnames of Erle-Drax on marriage; High Sheriff, Dorset 1800; m. 11 Mar 1788 Sarah Frances, dau. of Edward Drax MP, Charborough Park, Dorset; d. 8 Feb 1819.


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Owner of Drax Hall, Barbados. His political positions were not consistent but he was a strong opponent of the bill to abolish the slave trade 23 February 1807, and was also strongly anti-Catholic.

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Erle-Drax-Grosvenor, Richard Edward, 1797-1828 (1797-1828)

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Erle-Drax-Grosvenor, Richard Edward, 1797-1828

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Erle-Drax-Grosvenor, Richard, 1762-1819

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Grosvenor, Thomas, 1734-1795 (1734-1795)

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Grosvenor, Thomas, 1734-1795

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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