Tuesday, August 11, 2020

3rd Baron Altrincham 1934-2020

 _. Lord Altrincham, the 3rd Baron, died in Spain, 1 August, 2020. He was 86.

Anthony Ulrick David Dundas Grigg was born 12 January, 1934, a younger son of the 1st Baron Atrincham [1879-1955], by his wife the former Hon Joan Alice Katherine Dickson-Poynder [1897-1987], daughter of the 1st and last Baron Islington [1866-1936].

His father, as Edward Grigg, was National Liberal MP for Oldham, and later for Altrincham, and later Gov and C-in-C of Kenya, and created a peer in 1945.

Anthony Grigg succeeded as 3rd Baron Altrincham, 31 Dec, 2001, on the death of his elder brother, John Grigg [1924-2001], who succeeded his father in 1955, and disclaimed his peerage for life in July, 1963, under the terms of the Peerage Act of that year. John Grigg caused a furore in 1957 criticising the court around Queen Elizabeth II and insulted the Queen personally referring to her style of speaking as a 'pain in the neck.'

Anthony Grigg married 2 March, 1965, Comtesse Eliane de Cassagne de Beaufort, second daughter of the Marquis de Miramont, by whom he had issue, two sons, Edward and Steven, and a daughter, Anne.

The elder son, the Hon Edward Sebastian Grigg, born 18 Dec, 1965, succeeds as 4th Baron Altrincham.


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