The Glyns - Part 7
Part 7 - Gaunts And Wolverton
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.
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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
|SIR RICHARD PLUMPTRE GLYN 2nd
|SIR RICHARD GEORGE GLYN 3rd
|SIR RICHARD FITZGERALD GLYN 4th Gaunts/8th Ewell
|SIR RICHARD HAMILTON GLYN 5th Gaunts/9th Ewell
|SIR RICHARD LINDSAY GLYN 6th Gaunts/10th Ewell
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
|LORD GEORGE GRENFELL GLYN 2nd
|LORD HENRY RICHARD GLYN 3rd
|LORD FREDERICK GLYN 4th
|LORD NIGEL REGINALD VICTOR GLYN 5th
|LORD PATRICK RIVERSDALE GLYN 6th
|LORD CHRISTOPHER RICHARD GLYN 7th
|LORD MILES JOHN GLYN 8th
|Caricature of George Grenfell Glyn.
as caricatured by Adriano Cecioni in Vanity Fair, February 1872
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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