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Authorised form of nameGregory; Sir; William Henry (1817 - 1892); politician
Dates1817 - 1892
Place of birthThe under-secretary's lodge, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Date of birth12 or 13 July 1816
Place of deathSt George's Place, London
Date of death06 March 1892
OccupationPolitician
ActivityEducation:
Harrow School; Christ Church, Oxford (no degree)
Career:
MP for Dublin (1842-1847); MP for Galway (1857-1872); Privy Councillor (1871); Governor of Ceylon (1871); resigned (1877) Trustee of the National Gallery
Honours:
KCMG 1876
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election14/02/1878
RelationshipsSon of Robert Gregory of Coole Park, Galway and Elizabeth O'Hara of Raheen in the same county.
Married: 1) (1872) Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Clay and widow of James Temple-Bowdoin (she died 28 June 1873); 2) Augusta, daughter of Dudley Persse of Roxborough, Galway
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 30 December 1871
Notes:
Boase gives birth date as 13 July 1817
Royal Society codeNA6516
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1878/01Gregory, Sir William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/001784Gregory, Sir William Henrynd
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