Grimston, James Walter, 1st Earl of Verulam (1775 -1845)

James Walter Grimston was the only son of James Bucknall Grimston, 3rd Viscount Grimston, and Harriet Walter, only daughter of Edward Walter and Harriet, second daughter and coheir of George 5th Lord Forrester. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 11 April 1793, age 17, and was created an M.A. 15 June 1796, and was elected Member of Parliament for St Albans 1802 1808. He married, 11 August 1807, Charlotte, only daughter of Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool. He inherited the Scottish peerage of Forrester 3 December 1808, as 10th Lord Forrester, at the decease of his maternal cousin Anna Maria Forrester, succeeded his father 1 January 1809, and was created Earl of Verulam in the peerage of Great Britain on 24 November 1815. He was Lord of the Bedchamber to William IV from January to April 1835. His ancestor Sir Samuel Grimston, 3rd Baronet, left a sole heiress who married Sir Capel Luckyn, 2nd Baronet of Messing Hall, Essex. They had several sons, one of whom, Sir William, 5th Baronet, on being adopted as his uncle's heir, took the name and arms of Grimston, and was created Viscount Grimston.

Seat / Residence(s): Gorhambury House, Hertfordshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Grimston, James  Walter, 1st Earl of Verulam  (1775 - 1845) (Stamp 1) Motto: Mediocria firma
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. On a fess three mullets of six points pierced in dexter chief an ermine spot (Grimston) 2 & 3. Sable a fess dancetty between two leopards faces (Luckyn) in fess point the hand of Ulster
Quarterings: 1 & 4. On a fess three mullets of six points pierced in dexter chief an ermine spot (Grimston) 2 & 3. Sable a fess dancetty between two leopards faces (Luckyn) in fess point the hand of Ulster
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: fess dancetty between, Heraldic Charges: fess, on a, Heraldic Charges: hand of Ulster, Heraldic Charges: leopards faces (2), Heraldic Charges: mullets (3)