Carolina Lords Proprietors

John Grenville, 1st Baron Granville of Potheridge

John Grenville, 1st Baron Granville of Potheridge (April 12, 1665 - December 3, 1707) was the second son of John Grenville, 1st Earl of Bath and his wife Jane Wyche, daughter of Sir Peter Wyche. Two weeks after his father's death, his older brother, Charles, killed himself due to large family debts, and this John inherited his father's share of Carolina, which had taken him six years in court to acquire.

Also upon the death of his father on August 22, 1701, John Grenville, 1st Baron of Granville of Potheridge became the sixth Palatine of Carolina.

John Grenville, 1st Baron Granville of Potheridge was a Member of Parliament for Launceston (1685–1687), a Member of Parliament for Plymouth 1689–1698), a Member of Parliament for Newport, Cornwall (1698–1700), a Member of Parliament for Fowey (January–December 1701), a Member of Parliament for Cornwall (1701–1703), and Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance (1702–1705).

John Grenville married Rebeccah Child, daughter of Sir Josiah Child, 1st Baronet, and widow of Charles Somerset, Marquess of Worcester, in 1703. They had no children. He died on December 3, 1707 after an apoplectic seizure, at the age of 42. As he had no children the Barony died with him. He was buried at St Clement Danes, London.


Upon his death, his wife's son by her first marriage, Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort, inherited his share of Carolina. Also upon his death, William Craven, 2nd Baron Craven, was named the seventh Palatine of Carolina.
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