Baron Grenfell


Baron Grenfell, of Kilvey in the County of Glamorgan, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 15 July 1902 for the military commander Sir Francis Grenfell.[2] His eldest son, the second Baron, was Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and Chairman of Committees from 1963 to 1976. As of 2010 the title is held by the latter's son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1976. He previously worked for the World Bank. Lord Grenfell lost his seat in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. However, in 2000 he was made a life peer as Baron Grenfell of Kilvey, of Kilvey in the County of Swansea, and was able to return to the House of Lords.

Arms of Grenfell: Gules, on a fess between three clarions or a mural crown of the first.[1] These arms are a difference of the arms of the ancient family of Grenville (alias Granville, Greenfield, etc.) of Bideford in Devon and Stowe in Cornwall

Baron Grenfell (1902)Edit

The heir presumptive to the barony is the present holder's first cousin once removed, Richard Arthur St Leger Grenfell (b. 1966). He is the son of John St. Leger Grenfell (1940–1995), himself the son of Major the Honourable Arthur Bernard John Grenfell (1908–1942), second son of the first Baron.
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son, James St. Leger Grenfell (b. 1996)

Male-line family treeEdit

Male-line family tree, Barons Grenfell
Francis Grenfell
1st Baron Grenfell

Pascoe Grenfell
2nd Baron Grenfell

Maj. Hon.
Arthur Grenfell
Julian Grenfell
3rd Baron Grenfell

born 1935
Francis Grenfell
John Grenfell
Richard Grenfell
born 1966
James Grenfell
born 1996


  • Kidd, Charles, ed. (1903). Debrett's peerage, baronetage, knightage, and companionage. London: Dean and son. p. 424.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]


  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p. 510.
  2. ^ "No. 27455". The London Gazette. 18 July 1902. p. 4587.