Grey, Thomas, 2nd Earl of Stamford (1654 -1720)

Thomas Grey was the only son of Thomas, Lord Grey of Groby, and Dorothy, second daughter and coheir of Edward Bourchier, 4th Earl of Bath. He succeeded his grandfather as 2nd Earl of Stamford in 1673. He married, firstly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Daniel Harvey, of Combe in Surrey. She died, and was buried 7 September 1687. He married, secondly, Mary, daughter and coheir of Joseph Maynard, of Gunnersby, in Middlesex. He was created Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster by William III in 1697, but relinquished the post on the accession of Queen Anne. He left no surviving issue by either wife, and was succeeded by a cousin. His library was sold at auction by T. Ballard at Paul's Coffee House, London on 16 January 1721.

Seat / Residence(s): Bradgate House, Leicestershire
Library Auction Details: T. Ballard at Paul's Coffee House, London (16 January 1721)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Grey, Thomas, 2nd Earl of Stamford (1654 - 1720) (Stamp 1) Arms: Quarterly 1. Barry of six a label for difference (Grey) 2. Six mullets three two and one (Bonvile) 3. A fret (Harrington) 4. A cross engrailed between four water bougets (Bourchier)
Quarterings: 1. Barry of six a label for difference (Grey) 2. Six mullets three two and one (Bonvile) 3. A fret (Harrington) 4. A cross engrailed between four water bougets (Bourchier)
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: barry (6), Heraldic Charges: cross engrailed between, Heraldic Charges: fret, Heraldic Charges: mullets (6), Heraldic Charges: water bougets (4)
Grey, Thomas, 2nd Earl of Stamford (1654 - 1720) (Stamp 2) Arms: Quarterly 1. Barry of six a label for difference (Grey) 2. Six mullets three two and one (Bonvile) 3. A fret (Harrington) 4. A cross engrailed between four water bougets (Bourchier)
Quarterings: 1. Barry of six a label for difference (Grey) 2. Six mullets three two and one (Bonvile) 3. A fret (Harrington) 4. A cross engrailed between four water bougets (Bourchier)
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: barry (6), Heraldic Charges: cross engrailed between, Heraldic Charges: fret, Heraldic Charges: mullets (6), Heraldic Charges: water bougets (4)