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1799, Dec 271837, Oct 12
an English author and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1835 to 1837. He entered Christ Church, Oxford on 17 October 1817, where he remained until 1819, leaving the university without a degree. Gresley was a well known London dandy and is said to have gambled away much of his fortune, having to sell most of his assets to remain solvent. Gresley was groom of the bedchamber to the Duke of Sussex, captain of the Staffordshire Yeomanry cavalry, and an Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He was also an author who usually wrote his name Greisley.
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