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THOMAS PHILIP ROBINSON

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 360 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THOMAS PHILIP ROBINSON, 3rd Baron Grantham (1781-1859), in 1803 took the name of Weddell instead of that of Robinson. In May 1833 he became Earl de Grey of Wrest on the death of his maternal aunt, Amabell Hume-Campbell, Countess de Grey (1751—1833), and he now took the name of de Grey. He was first lord of the admiralty under Sir Robert Peel in 1834—1835 Form of the Granth. and from 1841 to 1844 lord-lieutenant of Ireland. On his death without male issue his nephew, George Frederick Samuel Robin-son, afterwards marquess of Ripon (q.v.), succeeded as Earl de Grey.
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