Grenville, John, 1st Earl of Bath (1628 -1701)
John Grenville was the third, but eldest surviving son of Sir Bevil Grenville and Anne, eldest daughter and coheir of Sir John St Leger. He took a prominent part in the Civil War on the Royalist side in which his father died at the battle of Lansdowne, taking command of his father’s regiment, although he was only sixteen. He accompanied Charles II into exile, and was his chosen envoy in the negotiations that led to the Restoration. He was created earl of Bath, Viscount Lansdowne, and Baron of Biddiford and Kilhampton on the 20th April 1661, and was Groom of the Stole, First Gentleman of the Bedchamber, Lord warden of the Stannaries, Lord Lieutenant of and Governor of Plymouth.. He married Jane, daughter of Sir Peter Wyche, Comptroller of the Household to Charles I, and they had five sons and eleven daughters, most of whom died young.