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GLENELG, Lord, a title in the peerage of the United Kingdom, conferred in 1835 on the Right Hon. Charles Grant, eldest of 3 sons of Charles Grant, for many years M.P. for Inverness-shire. [See GRANT, Charles, and GRANT, Sir Robert.] Born in 1783, and educated at Cambridge, his lordship was, in 1807, called to the bar at Lincolnís Inn. Elected, in that year, M.P. for the Fortrose burghs, he continued to represent them till 1818, when he was chosen for Inverness-shire, for which county he sat till raised to the peerage in 1835. From Dec. 1813 to March 1819, he was a lord of the treasury, and from Aug. 1819 to Dec. 1821, chief secretary for Ireland. In 1823 he became vice-president of the board of trade, and in Sept. 1827 president of that board, and treasurer of the navy, but ceased to hold these offices in June 1828. In Dec. 1830 he was made president of the board of control, and continued so till Nov. 1834. From April 1835 to January 1839 he held the office of secretary of state for the colonies.

      The name Glenelg is said to be derived from two Gaelic words, Gleann, signifying a valley, and seilg, hunting, or from glen, a valley, and elid, a roe.

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