GREY, Hon. Booth (1740-1802), of Budworth Magna, Cheshire.
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Family and Education
b. 15 Aug. 1740, 2nd s. of Harry 4th Earl of Stamford, by Lady Mary Booth, da. and h. of George, 2nd Earl of Warrington; bro. of George Harry, Lord Grey. educ. Queens’, Camb. 1758. m. 10 May 1782, Elizabeth, da. of Charles Manwaring of Brombrough, Cheshire, 1s. 1da.
Grey stood for Leicester in 1768 on a joint interest with his friend Eyre Coote, supported by the Rutland interest but against the corporation; they were successful, but the contest was protracted and expensive. In 1774 and 1780 he was returned without a contest. He voted with the Rockinghams but had no influence in the party. He was absent from the division on Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783; was classed by Robinson as ‘Fox’ and voted for Fox’s East India bill, 27 Nov. 1783. In December 1783 Robinson noted about Leicester: ‘Probably the same Members’; Grey canvassed the borough, but faced with the prospect of an expensive contest and with the loss of the Rutland interest, withdrew. He never stood for Parliament again.
He died 4 Mar. 1802.