Henry Grenville
Henry Grenville was a British
Kingdom of Great Britain
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 diplomat and politician.

Grenville was the son of Richart Grenville born into a family of politicians, one of his elder brothers was Earl Temple, another a government minister, another was Lord of Trade and Cofferer of the Household, while another brother George Grenville
George Grenville
George Grenville was a British Whig statesman who rose to the position of Prime Minister of Great Britain. Grenville was born into an influential political family and first entered Parliament in 1741 as an MP for Buckingham...

 rose to become Chancellor of the Exchequer of William Pitt
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham PC was a British Whig statesman who led Britain during the Seven Years' War...

 and then Prime Minister himself 1763–1765. In the 1768 general election
British general election, 1768
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 Henry Grenville was elected to parliament for the constituency of Buckingham
Buckingham (UK Parliament constituency)
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 on George Grenville's slate.

Henry Grenville was Governor of Barbados from 1746 and British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
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 in Constantinople
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 from 1762 to 1765, during the reign of Sultan Mustafa III
Mustafa III
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He returned to England in 1765 to become Commissioner of Customs before retiring to Bath, where he died in 1784.

His daughter Louisa married the statesman and scientist Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope
Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope
Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope aka Charles Mahon, 3rd Earl Stanhope FRS was a British statesman and scientist. He was the father of the great traveller and Arabist Lady Hester Stanhope and brother-in-law of William Pitt the Younger. He is sometimes confused with an exact contemporary of his,...


He was also MP for Bishop's Castle
Bishop's Castle (UK Parliament constituency)
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from 1759 to 1761.


  • Turkey: Its History and Progress – the journals and correspondence of Sir James Porter – London, Hurst and Blackett, 1854
  • A History of the Levant Company – Alfred Wood
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