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Henry de Grey

Male 1281 - 1342  (61 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Henry de Grey was born on 28 Oct 1281 in of Wilton, Herefordshire, England (son of John de Grey and Maud de Verdun); died on 10 Dec 1342.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 28 Oct 1282, of Wilton, Herefordshire, England
    • Alternate death: 16 Dec 1342

    Notes:

    3rd Lord Grey of Wilton. He was summoned to Parliament from 10 Oct 1325 to 3 Mar 1341 by writs directed Henrico de Grey.

    Douglas Richardson (citation details below) says that he "allegedly" married Anne de la Rochelle (or de la Rokelle), allegedly daughter and heiress of Ralph de la Rochelle by Isabel, daughter of William de Clare.

    Family/Spouse: Unknown. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Reynold de Grey was born on 1 Nov 1311 in of Wilton, Herefordshire, England; died on 28 May 1370 in Shirland, Derbyshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John de Grey was born about 1268 in of Wilton, Yorkshire, England (son of Reynold de Grey and Maud de Longchamp); died on 28 Oct 1323 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales.

    Notes:

    2nd Lord Grey of Wilton. Summoned to Parliament by writ 4 Mar 1309 to 18 Sep 1322. Fought at Bannockburn.

    Justiciar of North Wales and Keeper of the King's lands and castles in those parts.

    John married Maud de Verdun before 1275 and 1276. Maud (daughter of John de Verdun and Eleanor de Bohun) was born in in of Alton Castle, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England; died after 1293. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Maud de Verdun was born in in of Alton Castle, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England (daughter of John de Verdun and Eleanor de Bohun); died after 1293.
    Children:
    1. Roger de Grey was born in in of Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales; died on 6 Mar 1353.
    2. Maud de Grey
    3. 1. Henry de Grey was born on 28 Oct 1281 in of Wilton, Herefordshire, England; died on 10 Dec 1342.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Reynold de Grey was born in in of Shirland, Derbyshire, England (son of John de Grey and Emma de Cauz); died on 5 Apr 1308.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales

    Notes:

    Justiciar of Chester. "Summoned to Parl. 1290 or before" [Complete Peerage V, "Pedigree of Grey" chart.]

    "Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, 1265-1266; Justice of Chester, Constable of Chester Castle, and Sheriff of Cheshire 1270-1274.; Justice of Chester and Keeper of Cheshire 1281-1299. Fought in the Welsh War of 1277 when he was a knight banneret and at the battle of Falkirk, 22 July 1298." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    Despite the spelling difference, he is the Grey after whom Gray's Inn, one of the Inns of Court, is named.

    Reynold married Maud de Longchamp. Maud (daughter of Henry de Longchamp and Joan) was born in in of Wilton, Herefordshire, England; died before 21 Nov 1302. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Maud de Longchamp was born in in of Wilton, Herefordshire, England (daughter of Henry de Longchamp and Joan); died before 21 Nov 1302.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 21 Nov 1302

    Children:
    1. 2. John de Grey was born about 1268 in of Wilton, Yorkshire, England; died on 28 Oct 1323 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales.

  3. 6.  John de Verdun was born about 1226 in of Alton, Staffordshire, England (son of Theobald le Boteler and Rohese de Verdun); died before 17 Oct 1274.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 21 Oct 1274

    Notes:

    Also called Sir John le Botiller; Sir John le Boteler; John le Botiller de Verdun.

    Ally of the King against Simon de Montfort. Went to Sicily, 1271, on crusade with Lord Edward (later Edward I).

    The Wallop Family claims that has was "slain in Ireland", a circumstance and place not mentioned in RA. CP says "He is said to have d. 21 Oct 1274" and footnotes this with: "Though the writ appears to have been issued, 17 Oct. [...] According to the Annals of Clonmacnoise, he and 13 knights were poisoned together in England."

    John married Eleanor de Bohun before 1267. Eleanor (daughter of Humphrey de Bohun and Maud of Avenbury) died after 10 Jun 1278. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Eleanor de Bohun (daughter of Humphrey de Bohun and Maud of Avenbury); died after 10 Jun 1278.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1276

    Notes:

    "Sometime after [10 Jun 1278], members of Eleanor's household petitioned the king, stating that she was mad and an imbecile, and requested a suitable wardship for her." [Royal Ancestry]

    Peter Stewart, 2 Dec 2020, post to soc.genealogy.medieval:

    There is no question that [Humphrey de Bohun, d. 1265, and his wife Eleanor de Briouze] did have a daughter named Eleanor, but she was the second wife of Robert de Ferrers, 6th earl of Derby, from June 1269 whereas the other Eleanor de Bohun, wife of John de Verdon, was widowed in 1274. The latter couple had a son named Humphrey—presumably after her father—born on 4 June 1267, and she had the Verdon and Bohun bearings on her seal. The Eleanor married to Robert de Ferrers was described as sister to Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd earl of Hereford (son of Humphrey who died in 1265 by Eleanor de Braiose) in the close roll for 1290 (Edward I, vol 3 p. 119: "Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, and Eleanor de Ferrariis, his sister, acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Tibotot and Matthew de Columbariis, the king's butler, 200l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Hereford and Essex"). Two witnesses at the IPM of this Eleanor's son John, 1st lord Ferrers of Chartley, quoted in CP vol. 5 pp. 305-306 note (d), placed her as the granddaughter of Humphrey de Bohun who was clearly the 2nd earl of Hereford and 7th of Essex.

    The most likely answer seems to me that John de Verdon's wife Eleanor de Bohun was a paternal half-sister of Humphrey the husband of Eleanor de Braiose, i.e. a daughter of the 2nd earl of Herford by his second wife, Maud de Avenbury. This would account for her evident family connection as well as the chronology placing her apparently around 20 years younger than the daughters of the 2nd earl by his first wife, Maud de Lusignan.

    The double Verdon-Bohun marriages posited by [Mark S. Hagger, The Fortunes of a Norman Family, The Verduns in England, Ireland, and Wales, 1066-1316], including his Matilda who was actually named Margery or Margaret to John's son Theobald I, are somewhat downscale socio-politically from the Ferrers marriage of the 3rd earl's sister. Maybe Margery was also a near-contemporary half-blood aunt of the 3rd earl, another daughter of the 2nd earl by Maud de Avenbury. At any rate Hagger's placing her as a sister of the third earl would entail a second-cousin marriage between her son Theobald II de Verdon and Maud de Mortimer, both in that case great-grandchildren of William de Braiose and Eve Marshal.

    Children:
    1. 3. Maud de Verdun was born in in of Alton Castle, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England; died after 1293.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John de Grey was born in in of Shirland, Derbyshire, England (son of Henry de Grey and Isolde Bardolf); died before 18 Mar 1266.

    John married Emma de Cauz after 28 Oct 1230. Emma (daughter of Roger de Cauz and Nichole de Leigh) died about 1250. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Emma de Cauz (daughter of Roger de Cauz and Nichole de Leigh); died about 1250.
    Children:
    1. 4. Reynold de Grey was born in in of Shirland, Derbyshire, England; died on 5 Apr 1308.
    2. Emma de Grey died in 1264.

  3. 10.  Henry de Longchamp was born in in of Wilton, Herefordshire, England (son of Henry de Longchamp and Maud de Cantelowe); died before 1258.

    Henry married Joan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Joan
    Children:
    1. 5. Maud de Longchamp was born in in of Wilton, Herefordshire, England; died before 21 Nov 1302.

  5. 12.  Theobald le Boteler was born in 1200 in of Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland (son of Theobald Walter and Maud le Vavasour); died about 1230; was buried in Abbey of Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1200, of Boxted, Suffolk, England
    • Alternate death: 19 Jul 1230, Poitou, Aquitaine, France

    Notes:

    Also called Theobald Walter. Second Chief Butler of Ireland.

    "Theobald Butler, or le Botiller, only s. and h., aged 6 years in 1206. He had livery of his estates 2 July 1221 and 18 July 1222. He was sum. cum equis et armis to attend the King into Brittany, 26 Oct. 1229, as Theobaldus Pincerna. Was Lord Justice [I.], 1247. He m., 1stly, Joan, sister and in her issue coh. of John du Marais, da. of Geoffrey Du M., Justiciar [I.]. He m., 2ndly (shortly after 4 Sep. 1225, when the King requests such marriage), Rohese, only da. and h. of Nicholas de Verdon, of Alton, co. Stafford, which Rohese was heiress of Croxden, &c., and Foundress of Grace Dieu Monastery, co. Leicester. He d. 19 July 1230, in Poitou, and was bur. in the Abbey of Arklow. His widow d. before 22 Feb. 1246/7." [Complete Peerage II:448]

    Theobald married Rohese de Verdun after 4 Sep 1225. Rohese (daughter of Nicholas de Verdun and Clemencia) died before Feb 1247. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Rohese de Verdun (daughter of Nicholas de Verdun and Clemencia); died before Feb 1247.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 10 Feb 1247
    • Alternate death: Bef 22 Feb 1247

    Notes:

    Founded Grace-Dieu Priory in Leicestershire, sometime between 1235 and 1241.

    Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage points out that omitted from her husband's CP entry is the fact that Rohese was the widow of William Perceval de Somery, who died before 20 Jun 1222, when she and Theobald le Boteler married.

    Children:
    1. Maud de Verdun died on 27 Nov 1283.
    2. 6. John de Verdun was born about 1226 in of Alton, Staffordshire, England; died before 17 Oct 1274.

  7. 14.  Humphrey de Bohun was born after 28 Apr 1199 (son of Henry de Bohun and Maud de Mandeville); died on 24 Sep 1275; was buried in Llanthony Priory, outside Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1200

    Notes:

    Earl of Hereford and, from 27 Aug 1236, Earl of Essex.

    Hereditary Constable of England; Constable of the Exchequer 1228; Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports 1239-41; Sheriff of Kent 1239-41; Warden of the Marches of Wales 1245; a crusader in 1250; Privy Councillor 1258; Justice of Assize at Cardiff 1261; Chief Captain of the Army in Wales 1263; Constable of Haye, Huntingdon, and Tregruk Castles.

    "After his father's death William Brewer had custody of Caldicot [Monmouth] and of Walton in Surrey, but Humphrey had livery of Caldicot Castle and all lands held in chief the next year, the King having taken his homage. He joined the Earl of Cornwall in his quarrel with the King in 1227. In 1228/9 he had an acquittance for 15 1/5 fees of the moiety of the fees of Trowbridge. At the coronation of Queen Eleanor in 1236 he was Marshal of the Household. He had livery of his mother's lands 9 Sep. 1236. In 1237 he went on a pilgrimage to Santiago. He was appointed constable of Dover Castle 27 Feb. 1238/9, which he surrendered 4 Nov. 1241, and during these years was sheriff of Kent. He stood sponsor at the baptism of Edward I in 1239. In 1242 he was in the expedition to France, but returned because of the King's foreign favourites. In 1244 the cause of the Welsh rising is assigned to his having kept in his hand the inheritance of the wife of David, s. of Llewelyn, Prince of Wales. He joined in the remonstrance to the Pope in 1246, and was present at the Great Council of 1248. In 1250 he was among those who took the Cross. On 13 Sep. 1251 he had licence to make his will. He was present at the sentence of excommunication against the transgressors of the charters (1253). He had a protection 15 Nov. 1253 for as long as the King remained in Gascony, and was with him there in 1254, but withdrew (having the King's permission) after failing to obtain satisfaction in a matter concerning his jurisdiction as constable. On 18 Dec. 1253 he and his eld. s. Humphrey had licence to hunt hare, fox, cat and other wild beasts in the forests of Bradon and Savernake, Wilts. In 1257 he was appointed to keep the marches between Montgomery and the land of the Earl of G1oucester, and had a protection 22 Oct. on staying in Wales in the service of Prince Edward. In 1258 he was one of the 24 councillors to draw up the Provisions of Oxford, being chosen among the Barons' twelve, and was thereafter one of the fifteen chosen to advise the King on all points; he was also one of the twelve elected by the Barons to represent the community in three annual parliaments, and was one of the 24 who were concerned in treating of aids. In 1259 he was the King's representative (with the Count of Aumale) for the preservation of peace between France and England; was concerned with Llywellyn ap Gruffydd in the matter of the truce; and was one of the commissioners who ratified the treaty between France and England in July. On 10 Aug. 1260 he was sent to treat for peace with Llywellyn, and on 25 Aug. 1262 was one of the commissioners to meet Llywellyn's commissioners at the Ford of Montgomery. He had a grant of the custody of the lands of the late Earl of Gloucester 18 July 1262. In the struggle of 1263/4 he took the side of the King; was one of the keepers of the City of London, 9 Oct. 1265, and one of the plenipotentiaries for the Dictum of Kenilworth." [Complete Peerage 6:459]

    Humphrey married Maud of Avenbury. Maud died on 8 Oct 1273 in Sorges, Gascony, France; was buried after 8 Oct 1273 in Sorges, Gascony, France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Maud of Avenbury died on 8 Oct 1273 in Sorges, Gascony, France; was buried after 8 Oct 1273 in Sorges, Gascony, France.

    Other Events:

    • Buried: 1290, Llanthony Priory, outside Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

    Notes:

    Her parentage is not established. Douglas Richardson calls her "presumably" a sister of Walter, Osbert, and Master Giles de Avenbury. Complete Peerage notes that "[a] Walter de Avenbury paid 4,000 marks in 1250 for the custody of the land and heir of Richard de Anesy, and in 1273 a Walter de Avenbury was late collector of the 20th in Hereford."

    Children:
    1. 7. Eleanor de Bohun died after 10 Jun 1278.
    2. Margery de Bohun died between 1280 and 1304.