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Grantly Family

It is suggested that the three boys were named for contemporary bishops: Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of London; Henry Phillpons, Bishop of Exeter; and Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, who was disrespectfully known as “Soapy Sam.”

Of the two girls, “the elder, Florinda, bore the name of the Archbishop of York’s wife, whose godchild she was; and the younger had been christened Grizzelda, after a sister of the Archbishop of Canterbury” – The Warden