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Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent

Charles Grey (1540s – 26 September 1623) was Earl of Kent from 1615 to his death.

He was a son of Henry Grey (1520–1545) and Margaret St. John. His paternal grandparents were Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Kent and Anne Blennerhassett.

He was a younger brother of Reginald Grey, 5th Earl of Kent and Henry Grey, 6th Earl of Kent.

He married Susan Cotton, daughter of Sir Richard Cotton. They had two children:

He served from 1615 to his death as Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire. At first alone in his position, from 1621 jointly with his son Lord Grey de Ruthyn.

Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Kent
Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire
jointly with Lord Grey de Ruthyn 1621–1623

1615–1623
Succeeded by
The Earl of Kent
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Grey
Earl of Kent
1615–1623
Succeeded by
Henry Grey

Sources

External links

  • A Grey family pedigree
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