Lord Granville Somerset

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Lord Granville Charles Henry Somerset (27 December 1792 - 23 February 1848) was a British Conservative politician of the early 19th century. He was the second son of the 6th Duke of Beaufort. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford (2nd class classics 1813). Conservative Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire from 20 May 1816 until his death. A Lord of the Treasury, 1820. Married 1822, Emily, daughter of 1st Lord Carrington. First Commissioner of Woods and Forests from December 1834 to April 1835, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster September 1841 to July 1846. In favour of free trade. A member of the Carlton Club.


Preceded by:
Sir George Grey, Bt
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1841–1846
Succeeded by:
The Lord Campbell

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