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William de Greystoke

Male 1321 - 1359  (38 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William de Greystoke was born on 6 Jan 1321 in Grimthorpe, Yorkshire, England (son of Ralph de Greystoke and Alice de Audley); died on 10 Jul 1359 in Brancepeth, Durham, England; was buried in Greystoke Church, Greystoke, Cumberland, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 6 Jan 1321, Grimthorpe, Yorkshire, England

    Notes:

    He was summoned to Parliament by writs dated 20 Nov 1348 to 15 Dec 1357. He was present at the siege of Calais in 1347.

    William married Joan Fitz Hugh about 9 Oct 1351. Joan (daughter of Henry Fitz Hugh and Joan de Fourneux) died on 1 Sep 1403 in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England; was buried in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Ralph de Greystoke was born on 18 Oct 1353 in Kirkby Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England; died on 6 Apr 1418.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Ralph de Greystoke was born on 15 Aug 1299 (son of Robert fitz Ralph and Elizabeth de Neville); died on 14 Jul 1323 in Gateshead, Durham, England; was buried in Newminster Abbey, Northumberland, England.

    Notes:

    He was summoned to Parliament by writs dated 15 May 1321 to 18 Sep 1322. He fought for the king at the battle of Boroughbridge. According to Burke's Peerage, "Lord Greystock having been a principal in seizing Sir Gilbert de Middleton, in the Castle of Mitford, for treason, was soon afterward poisoned, while at breakfast, through the contrivance of that person."

    Ralph married Alice de Audley after 25 Nov 1317. Alice (daughter of Hugh de Audley and Isolde le Rous) was born about 1300; died on 12 Jan 1374 in Greystoke, Northumberland, England; was buried in Durham Cathedral, Durham, Durham, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Alice de Audley was born about 1300 (daughter of Hugh de Audley and Isolde le Rous); died on 12 Jan 1374 in Greystoke, Northumberland, England; was buried in Durham Cathedral, Durham, Durham, England.
    Children:
    1. 1. William de Greystoke was born on 6 Jan 1321 in Grimthorpe, Yorkshire, England; died on 10 Jul 1359 in Brancepeth, Durham, England; was buried in Greystoke Church, Greystoke, Cumberland, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert fitz Ralph was born about 1277 in of Greystoke, Penrith, Cumberland, England (son of Ralph fitz William); died before 15 Apr 1317; was buried in Butterwick, Yorkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1277, of Greystoke, Cumberland, England
    • Alternate birth: Bef 24 Mar 1280

    Notes:

    His mother was not Margery de Bolbec, as incorrectly asserted in AR8, but Ralph fitz William's first wife, whose name is unknown.

    Robert married Elizabeth de Neville before 1299. Elizabeth (daughter of Sir Robert de Neville and Ankaret ferch Gruffudd) died on 17 Nov 1346. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth de Neville (daughter of Sir Robert de Neville and Ankaret ferch Gruffudd); died on 17 Nov 1346.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 25 Nov 1346

    Children:
    1. (Unknown) de Greystoke
    2. 2. Ralph de Greystoke was born on 15 Aug 1299; died on 14 Jul 1323 in Gateshead, Durham, England; was buried in Newminster Abbey, Northumberland, England.

  3. 6.  Hugh de Audley was born about 1267 in of Stratton, Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, England (son of James de Aldithley and Ela Longespée); died between 1325 and 1326.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1 Apr 1325, Wallingford Castle, Oxfordshire, England
    • Alternate death: Bef 12 Apr 1326

    Notes:

    Summoned to Parliament by writ, 1321. Joined the rebellion of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster in 1322, but surrendered before the battle of Boroughbridge. Died while a prisoner in Wallingford Castle.

    "Hugh Audley, of Stratton Audley, Oxon, yst. s. of James Audley or Aldithley, of Heleigh, co. Stafford by Ela, da. of William Longespée (s. and h. ap. of Ela, suo jure Countess of Salisbury); was b. c. 1267, and obtained from his mother, soon after her husband's death, a reversionary grant, (1272-73) 1 Edw. I, of Stratton Audley, afsd., which had been her inheritance. He was in the French wars, 1294, &c.; a prisoner in France 2 Apr. 1299; in the Scottish wars, 1299-1302, and again 1313; he was in Gascony in 1304/5; Justice of North Wales 1306; and was Governor of Montgomery Castle, 1309. He was sum. to Parl. 15 May (1321) 14 Edw. II, the writ being directed Hugoni de Audele seniori, to distinguish him from his 2nd s., Hugh Audley, Junior, who had been so sum. in 1317. In 1321/2 he joined the insurrection of the Earl of Lancaster, but surrendered before the battle of Boroughbridge, 16 Mar. 1321/2, and was confined in Wallingford Castle. He m., before 7 Jan. 1293, and probably in 1288, Isolt, widow of Sir Walter de Balun, of Much Marcle, co. Hereford (who was living and m. to her in 1286/7), da. of Sir Edmund de Mortimer, 1st Lord Mortimer, of Wigmore, co. Hereford, by (____). She brought him the manors of Eastington, co. Gloucester, and of Thornbury, Co. Hereford. He d. between Nov. 1325, and Mar. 1325/6, probably while still a prisoner. No trace can be found of the pardon which he is sometimes said to have received, and any peerage which he may be held to have possessed, may be treated as having been forfeited by attainder. His widow was living 1336." [Complete Peerage I:347-48, as corrected in Volume XIV. See the entry on his wife for doubt she was was a daughter of Edmund de Mortimer.]

    Hugh married Isolde le Rous before Jul 1291. Isolde (daughter of Roger le Rous and Eleanor de Avenbury) died before 4 Aug 1338. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Isolde le Rous (daughter of Roger le Rous and Eleanor de Avenbury); died before 4 Aug 1338.

    Notes:

    Complete Peerage and Ancestral Roots give her as a daughter of Sir Edmund Mortimer, 7th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore, by an unidentified first wife, but various discussions on SGM and elsewere led to a consensus that this is chronologically improbable and that her parentage must be regarded as unknown. See also this page on Chris Phillips' site.

    More recently, on 17 Dec 2017, Douglas Richardson posted to SGM evidence that she was a daughter of Roger le Rous and his wife Eleanor de Avenbury. Both pieces of evidence have to do with the known fact that her first husband was Walter de Balun, who died in 1287. In 1296 one Isolde sued Reynold de Balun in the Court of Common Pleas regarding the manor of Eastington, Gloucester, which she claimed as her right and which she was in fact holding at that time. Reynold de Balun was Walter de Balun's brother and heir. The record identifies Isolde, the plaintiff, as "daughter of Roger le Rus." The other document is a record of Walter de Balun and his wife, Isolde, being enfeoffed with the manor of Much Marcle, Herefordshire by Roger le Rous. Between these two it seems clear that the wife of Hugh de Audley, widow of Walter de Balun, was a daughter of Roger le Rous.

    Complete Peerage and Ancestral Roots give her as a daughter of Sir Edmund Mortimer, 7th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore, by an unidentified first wife, but various discussions on SGM and elsewere led to a consensus that this is chronologically improbable and that her parentage must be regarded as unknown. See also this page on Chris Phillips' site.

    More recently, on 17 Dec 2017, Douglas Richardson posted to SGM evidence that she was a daughter of Roger le Rous and his wife Eleanor de Avenbury. Both pieces of evidence have to do with the known fact that her first husband was Walter de Balun, who died in 1287. In 1296 one Isolde sued Reynold de Balun in the Court of Common Pleas regarding the manor of Eastington, Gloucester, which she claimed as her right and which she was in fact holding at that time. Reynold de Balun was Walter de Balun's nephew and heir. The record identifies Isolde, the plaintiff, as "daughter of Roger le Rus." The other document is a record of Walter de Balun and his wife, Isolde, being enfeoffed with the manor of Much Marcle, Herefordshire by Roger le Rous. Between these two it seems clear that the wife of Hugh de Audley, widow of Walter de Balun, was a daughter of Roger le Rous.

    Children:
    1. Hugh de Audley was born about 1289 in of Great Marcle, Herefordshire, England; died on 10 Nov 1347; was buried in Tonbridge Priory, Kent, England.
    2. 3. Alice de Audley was born about 1300; died on 12 Jan 1374 in Greystoke, Northumberland, England; was buried in Durham Cathedral, Durham, Durham, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Ralph fitz William was born before 1256 in of Grimthorpe, Yorkshire, England (son of William Fitz Ralph and Joan de Greystoke); died in 1316; was buried in Neasham Priory, Durham, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 11 Feb 1317

    Notes:

    Keeper of the Marches in Northumberland. Governor of Berwick upon Tweed. Constable of Scarborough, 1297. Keeper of the county of Northumberland and of Carlisle, 1315. At the battle of Falkirk, 22 Jul 1298, and at the siege of Carlaverock, Jul 1300.

    Summoned to Parliament by writs, 24 Jun 1295 to 16 Oct 1315.

    Children:
    1. 4. Robert fitz Ralph was born about 1277 in of Greystoke, Penrith, Cumberland, England; died before 15 Apr 1317; was buried in Butterwick, Yorkshire, England.

  2. 10.  Sir Robert de Neville was born in in of Scotton, Lincolnshire, England (son of Philip de Neville); died in 1313-1314.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 28 Nov 1293
    • Alternate death: Between 1313 and 1314

    Sir married Ankaret ferch Gruffudd after 10 Jun 1285. Ankaret (daughter of Gruffudd ap Madoc and Emma de Audley) was born about 1248; died after 22 Jun 1308. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 11.  Ankaret ferch Gruffudd was born about 1248 (daughter of Gruffudd ap Madoc and Emma de Audley); died after 22 Jun 1308.

    Notes:

    Also spelled Angharad.

    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth de Neville died on 17 Nov 1346.

  4. 12.  James de Aldithley was born about 1220 in of Heleigh in Audley, Staffordshire, England (son of Henry of Aldithley and Bertrade de Mainwaring); died about 11 Jun 1272 in Ireland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 23 Jun 1272, Thomond, Ireland

    Notes:

    Also de Aldithel, Audley. Crusader with Prince Edward, 1270.

    "James of Aldithley, 1st or 2nd s. and h., b. about 1220. Keeper of the castle of Newcastle-under-Lyme, 30 Oct. 1250. He joined in a letter of the Barons to the Pope in 1258. Witnessed, as one of the King's sworn Council, the confirmation by Henry III of the Provisions of Oxford, 1258; Lord Marcher; Sheriff of Salop, and co. Staff., 1261-62 and 1270-71; Justiciar of Ireland 1270-72. He took an active part on the King's side against the Barons, being in arms for the King on the Welsh Marches in 1264, and engaging in the Evesham campaign in 1265. He m., in 1244, Ela, da. of William Longespee (who d. 1250), s. and h. of Ela, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, by Idoine, da. and h. of Richard de Camville. She brought him the manors of Stratton, afterwards called Stratton Audley, and Wretchwick, Oxon, in frank marriage. He d. about 11 June (1272) 56 Hen. III, in Ireland, by 'breaking his neck.' Writ for his Inq. p. m. 16 July 1272. His widow d. apparently shortly before 22 Nov. 1299. Inq. p. m. (1325-26) 19 Edw. II." [Complete Peerage I:337-38, as corrected in Volume XIV.]

    James married Ela Longespée before 12 Jun 1244. Ela (daughter of William Longespée and Idoine de Camville) died before 22 Nov 1299. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 13.  Ela Longespée (daughter of William Longespée and Idoine de Camville); died before 22 Nov 1299.

    Notes:

    Suo jure Countess of Salisbury.

    Children:
    1. Nicholas de Audley was born before 1258 in of Heleigh in Audley, Staffordshire, England; died before 28 Aug 1299.
    2. 6. Hugh de Audley was born about 1267 in of Stratton, Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, England; died between 1325 and 1326.

  6. 14.  Roger le Rous was born in in of Harescombe, Gloucestershire, England (son of Henry le Rous and Hawise); died before 31 Aug 1294.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Gloucestershire, 1278-79. Sheriff of Herefordshire 1293-94. Knight of the shire for Gloucestershire, 1283. Knight of the shire for Herefordshire, 1290.

    Regarding his service at parliament in 1283, a footnote to the article excerpted below observes that "it is singular that this particular return is supposed to be the only existing record of those present at that Parliament, which met at Shrewsbury, 30th Sep. 1283, one of its results being the execution of Prince David." The other significance of the parliament of 1283 is that following the execution of Dafydd, Parliament removed a few miles south to Acton Burnell, home of Edward I's chancellor Robert Burnell, and there the "knights of the shire" made the constitutionally-consequential decision to sit in a separate gathering alongside the town burgesses, and separate from the aristocracy. Many historians point to this as the origin of the modern houses of Commons and Lords. It is perhaps also significant that the law actually passed by this gathering was a measure empowering the mayors of London, York, and Bristol to take actual against defaulting debtors without involving the national government.

    From "Harescombe: Fragments of Parochial History" (citation details below):

    Sir Roger le Rous (the father of Alianora) appears to have been a personage of considerable influence and activity in the reign of Edward I., which may be the result of his position as one of the knights enfeoffed by the Earl of Hereford, as well as of the King's personal favour, although upon one occasion he seems to have fallen under his displeasure. He held of the King in capite, as of the manor of Berton Regis, three virgates of land at Brockthrop, which he formerly held of Humphrey de Bohun, but the king ousted him, and compelled him to redeem the lands by payment of fifty marks down and half a mark annually.

    He was appointed one of the assessors of the subsidy for this county granted in 3 Edw. III. In the same year he performed military service, due from Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex; muster at Worcester in eight days after the Feast of St. John the Baptist. The register of Malmesbury Abbey names him as one of the witnesses of the settlement of a dispute with the abbot concerning common rights in the wood of Flusrugge, claimed by the Earl of Hereford's men at Wockeseye (Oaksey); he also witnesses a release to the abbey of the marriage of the heir of John le Breth, son of Richard le Breth, of Weston, by Alan de Plokenet for 15 marks of silver (40 marks previously received), together with John Giffard, Walter Heliun, Adam de Monte Alto, John Giffard de Twyford, Ralph de Albyniaco, and Robt. de Panes, Knights. The wardship and marriage so released were sold to Ralph de Leycestre, Archdeacon of Wilts, for 70 marcs of silver.

    In the Lanthony Register, he witnesses divers grants: viz., from William de Waleys de Husmerley: "Rogo Ruffo de Harscombe," with Will. de Parco, Walter de Salle, and Robt. de Coverle; also from John de Bohun of half an acre, near to the Court at Haresfield, for the soul of his father, Earl Humphrey, and his mother Matilda; also, from Laurence de Chandos of all his Court of Brockworth, with buildings, gardens, curtilages and vineries, and all appurtenances, in the field called Westfield. He witnesses also a grant from Alexander de Mattesdon to Philip de Mattesdon, and Isabel, his wife, of all his rights in that vill, contained in the Abbot's Register. He was Sheriff of Gloucestershire in Edw. I. (1278). In 1283 he was returned as one of the knights for the shire, as "Dominus Rogerus le Rous."

    In 1285, in the time of Rich. Swinfield, Bishop of Hereford (whose judicial rights within his fee the turbulent citizens of Hereford had disputed), we meet with him as Commissioner on an Inquisition held on the day of St. Dionysius. In 1290 we find him Knight of the Shire for Hereford. His name is of frequent occurrence in the Registers of St. Peter's Abbey as a witness to grants of lands, &c.

    Roger married Eleanor de Avenbury. Eleanor (daughter of Henry de Avenbury) died after 1312. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Eleanor de Avenbury (daughter of Henry de Avenbury); died after 1312.
    Children:
    1. 7. Isolde le Rous died before 4 Aug 1338.