Nugent-Grenville, George

Person Key: 
NUG001
Family Name: 
Nugent-Grenville
First Name(s): 
George
Person Title: 
2nd Baron Nugent of Carlanstown
Titular Place: 
Nugent
Rank In Peerage: 
Baron
Division of Peerage: 
Ireland
Birth Year: 
1788
Death Year: 
1850
County: 
Meath
Biography: 

George Nugent Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent of Carlanstown in the peerage of Ireland was the second son of George Grenville, Marquis of Buckingham and Mary Elizabeth Nugent second daughter and coheir of Robert, Earl Nugent. She was created in 1800 Baroness Nugent of Carlanstown with a special remainder to her second son. He succeeded in 1812, but continued to use the arms of Grenville. Neither the crest on the back nor the motto on the sides is recorded for Grenville or Nugent, but the crest certainly dates to the present binding of the book as the top panel of the back has been left blank to take it, all the other panels being fully decorated, and the motto is part of the stamp on the sides. Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1804, Lord Nugent was Member of Parliament for Buckingham from 1810 to 1812, and for Aylesbury from 1812 to 1832, and a Lord of the Treasury November 1830 to November 1832, and Lord High Commissioner to the Ionian Islands from 1832 35. He stood unsuccessfully for Aylesbury in 1837 and 1839, but regained the seat in 1847. He married, in 1813, Anne Lucy Poulett, second daughter of Major General Vere Poulett, and granddaughter of the 3rd Earl Poulett, but they had no children. A man of academic and literary tastes, his published works include Oxford and Locke (1829), Memorials of John Hampden (1832), Legends of the Library at Lillies (1832) and Lands, Classical and Sacred (1845).

Seat / Residence(s): 
Carlanstown, Meath
Biographical Sources: 
Dictionary of National Biography.R.G. Thorne. The history of Parliament: The House of Commons 1790 1820. London, 1986.