The Glyns - Part 7

Part 7 - Gaunts And Wolverton

Gaunts

Gaunt's House was and is in Wimborne, Dorset and it is said that the original site contained a house owned by the 1st Duke of Lancaster, John of Gaunt (1340-99), son of King Edward III, uncle of Richard II and father of Henry IV (Bolingbroke).

John of Gaunt
John of Gaunt.
Image source: Wikipedia

The baronetcy of Gaunts was created in 1800 for Richard Carr Glyn (1755-1838), son of Sir Richard and Lady Elizabeth Glyn. He was also a banker and, on his father's death, became a partner in Vere, Glyn, Hallifax, by which time it was Hallifax, Mills, Glyn & Mitton. He was Sheriff of the City of London in 1790 and was knighted in that year. From 1796 to 1802 he was MP for St Ives, Cornwall and Lord Mayor of London in 1798, like his father before him.

The present baronet of Gaunts is Sir Richard Lindsay Glyn, whose charitable foundation runs Gaunts House as a centre for holistic and spiritual learning.

SIR RICHARD CARR GLYN 1st 1755-1838
SIR RICHARD PLUMPTRE GLYN 2nd 1787-1863
SIR RICHARD GEORGE GLYN 3rd 1831-1918
SIR RICHARD FITZGERALD GLYN 4th Gaunts/8th Ewell 1875-1960
SIR RICHARD HAMILTON GLYN 5th Gaunts/9th Ewell 1907-80
SIR RICHARD LINDSAY GLYN 6th Gaunts/10th Ewell Born 1943

Wolverton

The barony (peerage) of Wolverton was created for banker George Glyn (1797-1873), fourth son of Sir Richard Carr Glyn, 1st Baronet of Gaunts. The second Baron, George Grenfell Glyn (1824-87), was a Liberal politician and served as Paymaster General under Gladstone.

LORD GEORGE CARR GLYN 1st 1797-1873
LORD GEORGE GRENFELL GLYN 2nd 1824-87
LORD HENRY RICHARD GLYN 3rd 1861-88
LORD FREDERICK GLYN 4th 1864-1932
LORD NIGEL REGINALD VICTOR GLYN 5th 1904-86
LORD PATRICK RIVERSDALE GLYN 6th 1913-88
LORD CHRISTOPHER RICHARD GLYN 7th 1938-2011
LORD MILES JOHN GLYN 8th Born 1966

Caricature of George Grenfell Glyn.
Caricature of George Grenfell Glyn.
"The Whip" as caricatured by Adriano Cecioni in Vanity Fair, February 1872
Image: Wikipedia Commons

The 7th Baron, Christopher Richard, known as Chris, who died in January of this year, was a chartered surveyor, a well-known point to point rider and racehorse owner. His riding career was ended by a diving accident in 1969, which rendered him a tetraplegic. He was succeeded by his nephew, Miles.

Linda Jackson © November 2011

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