GROVE, William (1702-67), of Cross Cheaping, Coventry, and Honiley, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1761

Family and Education

b. 14 Dec. 1702, 1st s. of William Grove of Coventry, attorney, by Hannah, da. of Nathaniel Harryman, alderman of Coventry. educ. M. Temple 1713. m. 2 Oct. 1739, Mary, da. of Thomas Bayley of Madeley, Staffs., wid of John Saunders of Honiley, Warws., 1s. 3da. suc. fa. 1734.

Offices Held


Grove, a prominent citizen of Coventry, was returned for it as a Tory in 1741. In March 1742 the freemen of Coventry sent him the following address:

We take this opportunity to congratulate you, and express the great joy and satisfaction we receive from our happy choice of a person so deserving of us and the public, whose true patriot zeal and behaviour for the honour and service of your country at first setting out, and faithful discharge of that trust during this short but critical period, give us an early and strong confidence of your future good conduct.1

Voting against the Administration in all recorded divisions, he was unopposed in 1747. He died 1 May 1767.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Gent. Mag. 1742. p. 159.