Grenville, James, Baron Glastonbury, of Butleigh (1742 -1825)
James Grenville was the eldest son of James Grenville MP, and a first cousin of George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham. On completing his education at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, he served as Member of Parliament for the Yorkshire borough of Thirsk 1766-1768. From 1770 to1790 he sat for his family borough of Buckingham, and from 1790 to 1797 he represented the county seat of Buckinghamshire. He held junior ministerial office as a Lord of the Treasury from March 1782 to March 1783. He was offered the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer or Secretary at War, by William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, but he declined these appointments. He was sworn of the Privy Council on 26 December 1783, and was a member of the Board of Trade from 1784 until his death. On 20 October 1797 he was created Baron Glastonbury. He never married and the title became extinct on his death in 1825. He left his estate to Thomas Grenville, with a remainder to the Reverend George Neville of Windsor.