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This is a list of people of the GREY/GRAY surname who were members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1750-1950 as found in the Spartacus Educational Website on 11th June 2011.

Name

Consituency

Dates

Charles Grey

Cumberland / Appleby

1786-1807

Edward Grey

Berwick-on-Tweed

1885-1916

Charles Grey

[to be completed]

Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, KG PC FZL DL

[Unless otherwise specified, the following is taken from WikiPedia]

25 April 1862 – 7 September 1933

Grey was the eldest of the seven children of Colonel George Henry Grey and Harriet Jane Pearson, daughter of Charles Pearson. His grandfather Sir George Grey, 2nd Baronet of Fallodon, was also a prominent Liberal politician, while his great-grandfather Sir George Grey, 1st Baronet of Fallodon, was the third son of Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey, and the younger brother of Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey.  Grey attended Temple Grove school from 1873 until 1876. Whilst at the school Grey's father died unexpectedly in December 1874 and his grandfather assumed responsibility for his education sending him to Winchester College in 1876.

Lord Grey of Fallodon married Dorothy, daughter of S. F. Widdrington, of Newton Hall, Northumberland, in 1885. After her death in February 1906 he married secondly Pamela Adelaide Genevieve, daughter of the Honourable Percy Wyndham and widow of Lord Glenconner, in 1922. There were no children from the two marriages.  Lady Grey of Fallodon died in November 1928. Lord Grey remained a widower until his death at Fallodon in September 1933, aged 71, following which he was cremated at Darlington. The viscountcy became extinct on his death while he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his kinsman, Sir Charles George Grey, 4th Baronet.

 He served as Foreign Secretary from 1905 to 1916, the longest continuous tenure of any person in that office. He is probably best remembered for his remark at the outbreak of the First World War: "The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time".

Ennobled as Viscount Grey of Fallodon in 1916, he was Ambassador to the United States between 1919 and 1920 and Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords between 1923 and 1924.

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