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Hon. and Rev. Francis Grimston

Hon. and Rev. Francis Grimston (1822-1865)

Born on 8 December 1822 at Gorhambury in Hertfordshire, Hon. Francis Sylvester Grimston was the sixth and youngest son of James Grimston, 1st Earl of Verulam and his wife, Lady Charlotte Jenkinson, daughter of the 1st Earl of Liverpool. From the late 1840s he was the Rector of Wakes Colne in Essex. He appears on the 1861 census living at the Rectory there with his family.

Reverend Grimston was also an amateur cricket. A wicket-keeper, he was mainly associated with Cambridge University and Marylebone Cricet Club, making 18 known appearances in first-class matches between 1843 and 1851.

He died on 28 October 1865.

Photographed by Camille Silvy on 25 March 1861.

Code: 123488
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