Time Travel – Lady Eliza Lucy Grey

Accommodation Lady Grey, Accommodation Barkly East, Accommodation Rhodes Village, Accommodation New England, Accommodation Wartrail, Accommodation Sterkspruit, Accommodation Herschel, Accommodation Tiffindell
At the time when the town Lady Grey was established, it was fashionable to name a town in honor of the current Governor or his wife. A gift of some sort would normally be given to the new town in return.  Sir George Grey was Governor of the Cape and a request was approved to name the town in honor of his wife, Lady Eliza Lucy Grey (born Spencer).  The story of Sir George and Lady Grey is rather unusual. She was not always well loved and he did not have an easy personality.  Life took an unexpected turn but let me leave you to read about it…