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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls

Shara Grylls (nee Cannings Knight), wife of the intrepid adventurer, explorer, mountaineer, Bear Grylls, gave birth to a son, Marmaduke Mickey Percy, 6 Apr, 2006, a brother for Jesse.

"Bear" Grylls is a son of the late (William) Michael John Grylls, MP (1934-2001), by his wife Sarah, daughter of Neville Montagu Ford, by his 1st wife Patricia (herself MP for N. Down 1953-55), daughter of Lt-Col Sir Walter Smiles, CIE, DSO, DL.

Bear's paternal grandfather, Brig. William Edward Harvey Grylls (b. at Funtington Hall, Chichester, Sussex, 11 July, 1902; d. 4 Feb, 1994) he commanded Britain's "T Force" at the end of the Second World War. He married Rachel, who died in 1976.

Bear's maternal grandfather, Neville Ford is a son of the Very Rev. Lionel Ford, Dean of York (d. 1932), by his wife Mary Catherine Talbot, scion of the Earls of Shrewsbury, daughter the Rt Rev. Edward Talbot, sometime Bishop of Winchester, by his wife the Hon. Lavinia Lyttelton (1849-1939), daughter of the 4th Baron Lyttelton, son of the 3rd Baron Lyttelton, by his wife Lady Sarah Spencer, daughter of the 2nd Earl Spencer.

Source: Daily Telegraph 12 Apr, 2006

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