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Grex, Earl

Father of Lady Mabel and of the unscrupulous gambler, Lord Percival. A widower, with a house in Belgrave Square.

"A nobleman of very ancient family ...better known at Newmarket and the Beaufort, - where he spent a large part of his life in playing whist, - than in the House of Lords. He was a grey-haired, handsome, wornout old man, who through a long life of pleasure had greatly impaired a fortune which, for an earl, had never been magnificent, and who now strove hard, but not always successfully, to remedy that evil by gambling" - The Duke's Children