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Thomas Grey

Male 1477 - 1530  (53 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas Grey was born on 22 Jun 1477 (son of Thomas Grey and Cecily Bonville); died on 10 Oct 1530.

    Notes:

    2nd Marquess of Dorset.

    Thomas married Margaret Wotton in 1509. Margaret died after 6 Oct 1535. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Henry Grey was born on 17 Jan 1517; died on 23 Feb 1554 in Tower Hill, London, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Grey was born in 1451 (son of John Grey and Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England); died on 20 Sep 1501.

    Thomas married Cecily Bonville. Cecily (daughter of William Bonville and Catherine Neville) was born between 1460 and 1461; died on 12 May 1529 in Shacklewell, Hackney, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Cecily Bonville was born between 1460 and 1461 (daughter of William Bonville and Catherine Neville); died on 12 May 1529 in Shacklewell, Hackney, Middlesex, England.
    Children:
    1. 1. Thomas Grey was born on 22 Jun 1477; died on 10 Oct 1530.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Grey was born about 1432 (son of Edward Grey and Elizabeth Ferrers); died on 17 Feb 1461 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Killed in the Second Battle of St. Albans, fighting for the Lancastrians.

    John married Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England in 1452. Elizabeth (daughter of Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg) was born in 1437 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England; died on 8 Jun 1492 in Bermondsey Priory, Surrey, England; was buried on 12 Jun 1492 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England was born in 1437 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England (daughter of Richard Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg); died on 8 Jun 1492 in Bermondsey Priory, Surrey, England; was buried on 12 Jun 1492 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Aft 23 Mar 1437

    Notes:

    Through both of her husbands, she was a great-great grandmother of English monarchical footnote Lady Jane Grey, the nine-day queen (~1536-1554).

    Elizabeth Woodville = John Grey
    Thomas Grey = Cecily Bonville
    Thomas Grey = Margaret Wotton
    Henry Grey = Frances Brandon
    Jane Grey (d. 1554)

    Elizabeth Woodville = Edward IV
    Elizabeth of York = Henry VII
    Mary Tudor = Charles Brandon
    Frances Brandon = Henry Grey
    Jane Grey (d. 1554)

    Notes:

    The ODNB article about Sir Richard Grey (d. 1483), son of Elizabeth Woodville and John Grey, says that they were married "in 1452." The ODNB article about Elizabeth Woodville places the same marriage in "about 1456."

    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas Grey was born in 1451; died on 20 Sep 1501.

  3. 6.  William Bonville (son of William Bonville and Margaret Grey); died on 31 Dec 1460 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    Executed immediately following the Yorkist loss at the battle of Wakefield.

    William married Catherine Neville in 1458. Catherine (daughter of Richard Neville and Alice Montagu) was born about 1442; died between 22 Nov 1503 and 25 Mar 1504; was buried in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Catherine Neville was born about 1442 (daughter of Richard Neville and Alice Montagu); died between 22 Nov 1503 and 25 Mar 1504; was buried in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England.
    Children:
    1. 3. Cecily Bonville was born between 1460 and 1461; died on 12 May 1529 in Shacklewell, Hackney, Middlesex, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Edward Grey was born about 1415 (son of Reynold Grey and Joan Astley); died on 18 Dec 1457.

    Edward married Elizabeth Ferrers. Elizabeth (daughter of Henry Ferrers and Isabel Mowbray) was born about 1419; died before 24 Jan 1483. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Ferrers was born about 1419 (daughter of Henry Ferrers and Isabel Mowbray); died before 24 Jan 1483.
    Children:
    1. Edward Grey died on 17 Jul 1492.
    2. 4. John Grey was born about 1432; died on 17 Feb 1461 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

  3. 10.  Richard Woodville (son of Richard Wydevill and Joan Bittlesgate); died on 12 Aug 1469 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

    Notes:

    Or Wydeville. Treasurer of England, 4 Mar 1466 to his death. Created Earl Rivers, 24 May 1466, and Constable of England for life, 24 Aug 1467. Following the Yorkist defeat at Edgecote Moor, he and his second son John were put through a hasty show trial and beheaded.

    Richard married Jacquetta of Luxembourg before 23 Mar 1437. Jacquetta (daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg and Margherita del Balzo) was born in 1415; died on 30 May 1472. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Jacquetta of Luxembourg was born in 1415 (daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg and Margherita del Balzo); died on 30 May 1472.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1416

    Notes:

    Duchess of Bedford. Countess Rivers.

    Children:
    1. Anne Woodville died on 30 Jul 1489; was buried in Warden Abbey, Bedfordshire, England.
    2. 5. Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England was born in 1437 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England; died on 8 Jun 1492 in Bermondsey Priory, Surrey, England; was buried on 12 Jun 1492 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England.
    3. Katherine Woodville was born about 1458; died on 18 May 1497.

  5. 12.  William Bonville was born on 12 Aug 1391 in Shute, Devon, England (son of John Bonville and Elizabeth Fitz Roger); died on 18 Feb 1461 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1392
    • Alternate birth: 12 Aug 1392, Shute, Devon, England
    • Alternate birth: 31 Aug 1392, Shute, Devon, England
    • Alternate birth: 13 Aug 1393
    • Alternate birth: 30 Aug 1393
    • Alternate death: 19 Feb 1461

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    Bonville was knighted before 1417 during the campaigns in France of King Henry V. He was Knight of the shire for Somerset in 1421, and for Devon in 1422, 1425 and 1427. In 1423 he was appointed by the king as Sheriff of Devon. He was Seneschal of Aquitaine at various times from 1442 to 1453, and Governor of Exeter Castle from 1453–61. In 1443 Bonville was retained to serve King Henry VI for a one-year term and in 1449 was retained to serve the King at sea. He was summoned to Parliament from 10 March 1449 to 30 July 1460 by writs directed, for the most part, Willelmo Bonville domino Bonville et de Chuton ("To William Bonville, lord of Bonville and Chewton"), by which he is held to have become Baron Bonville. On 8 February 1461 he was nominated to the Order of the Garter.

    In 1441 riots resulted from a dispute over the Duchy of Cornwall between Bonville and Thomas Courtenay, 13th Earl of Devon, and on 14 December 1455 the two sides fought the Battle of Clyst Heath near Exeter, which resulted in the defeat of Bonville, the sacking of Shute and injury to a number of persons.

    Bonville was to all outward appearances loyal to King Henry VI during the Wars of the Roses until he joined the Yorkist side at the Battle of Northampton in July 1460. Both his son, William Bonville, and his grandson, William Bonville, 6th Baron Harington, were slain at the Battle of Wakefield on 31 December 1460.

    Less than two months later in 1460 the Yorkists suffered another defeat at the Second Battle of St Albans, where Lord Bonville and another Yorkist, Sir Thomas Kyriel, were taken prisoner by the victorious Lancastrians. The two men had kept guard over King Henry VI during the battle to see that he came to no harm. The King had been held in captivity by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, and transported in the train of the latter's army, but had been abandoned on the battlefield. In return for their gallantry the King promised the two men immunity. However Queen Margaret, who was present at the battle, remembered that Lord Bonville had been one of the men who had held King Henry in custody after the Battle of Northampton in July 1460, and wanted revenge. Disregarding the King's promise of immunity, she gave orders for the beheading of Lord Bonville and Sir Thomas Kyriel the next day, 18 February 1461. It is alleged that she put the men on trial and appointed as presiding judge her seven-year-old son, Prince Edward. "Fair son", Margaret is said to have inquired, "what death shall these knights die?" The young prince replied that they were to have their heads cut off, an act which was swiftly carried out, despite the King's pleas for mercy.

    Bonville was not attainted, as within three weeks of his death the Yorkist King Edward IV came to the throne. Bonville's widow, Elizabeth, was assigned a substantial dower in recognition of his services to the Yorkist cause.

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    While his extensive and complex inheritances led to some violent disputes with neighbours during these years, these were on nothing like the scale of disorder that was to characterize Bonville's notorious conflict with the Courtenays during the 1440s and 1450s.

    This power struggle was triggered by the appointment of Bonville in 1437 as royal steward in Cornwall for life. This was seen by the young Thomas Courtenay, thirteenth earl of Devon, recently come of age and in possession of a severely reduced inheritance, as a serious challenge to his own regional authority. The bitterness of the strife that grew from this was symptomatic of a change in the local balance of power and wealth that had over a generation tilted against the Courtenay earls (the traditional leaders of west-country society) in favour of a small group of powerful gentry among whom Bonville was pre-eminent.

    Violence reached an alarming level during the summers of 1439 and 1440, and the situation was worsened by a serious blunder on the part of the government--the appointment of the earl to the stewardship of the duchy of Cornwall, a post so similar to that held by Bonville as to be hardly distinguishable from it. Urgent attempts at even-handedness and arbitration failed, and the dispute was only temporarily resolved by the appointment of Bonville as seneschal of Gascony in December 1442, thereby removing him temporarily from the scene (he sailed from Plymouth in March 1443 but was back in Devon by April 1445). Even though the government, coming increasingly under the influence of the duke of Suffolk, was careful not to antagonize the earl of Devon, the latter was clearly seen to be the principal culprit. Bonville's connection with Suffolk grew stronger. He was a member of Suffolk's entourage at Margaret of Anjou's betrothal ceremonies at Rouen in May 1444, and married his daughter Elizabeth to one of Suffolk's henchmen, Sir William Tailboys. This development culminated in the parliament of 1449, when Bonville was raised to the peerage as Baron Bonville of Chewton.

    Antagonisms hardened after the fall of Suffolk in 1450. The earl of Devon attached himself to the duke of York, and felt confident enough in the summer of 1451 to risk an encounter in the field with Bonville (and his ally, James Butler, earl of Wiltshire). Despite much plunder and violence, a major showdown was avoided when York's unexpected arrival in the west country persuaded the earl of Devon to lift the siege of Taunton Castle, which Bonville had made his headquarters. Although temporarily imprisoned (as were Devon and the other principal malcontents), Bonville was soon able to exploit the dramatically changed political situation that followed the humiliating submission of York and Devon to the king at Dartford on 3 March 1452.

    Between 1452 and 1455 Bonville became the dominant force in west-country politics [...] and the king personally reinforced his position by staying at Bonville's house at Shute on his progress through the west country in the summer of 1452. Bonville was confirmed as steward of the duchy of Cornwall in 1452 (the post that had triggered the violence in 1439), and appointed constable of Exeter Castle in 1453, both posts to be held for life. [...]

    These partisan appointments of Bonville to positions within the earl of Devon's traditional zone of influence forced the earl to take increasingly desperate measures [...] [T]he enmities that had grown over more than twenty years proved irresolvable. The death in 1458 of Bonville's old adversary afforded him little comfort. The new earl of Devon [...] quickly gained favour with Queen Margaret, and this presented enormous risks for Bonville and his family.

    William married Margaret Grey after 12 Dec 1414. Margaret (daughter of Reynold Grey and Margaret de Ros) was born about 1399; died after May 1426. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Margaret Grey was born about 1399 (daughter of Reynold Grey and Margaret de Ros); died after May 1426.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1426

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Bonville died on 14 Feb 1491.
    2. 6. William Bonville died on 31 Dec 1460 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

  7. 14.  Richard Neville was born about 1401 (son of Ralph de Neville and Joan Beaufort); died on 30 Dec 1460 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England; was buried in Bisham Priory, Berkshire, England.

    Notes:

    5th Earl of Salisbury. A Yorkist, he was either slain at the Battle of Wakefield or beheaded by Lancastrian forces following it.

    Richard married Alice Montagu before Mar 1420 in Orléans, Loiret, France. Alice (daughter of Thomas Montagu and Eleanor Holland) was born between 1405 and 1406; died between 3 Apr 1462 and 9 Dec 1462; was buried in Bisham Priory, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Alice Montagu was born between 1405 and 1406 (daughter of Thomas Montagu and Eleanor Holland); died between 3 Apr 1462 and 9 Dec 1462; was buried in Bisham Priory, Berkshire, England.

    Notes:

    Also called Alice Montagu.

    Children:
    1. Richard Neville was born on 22 Nov 1428; died on 14 Apr 1471 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.
    2. 7. Catherine Neville was born about 1442; died between 22 Nov 1503 and 25 Mar 1504; was buried in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England.
    3. Eleanor Neville was born in 1447; died before 1471.