Sir John Grey, 1st Baron Grey of Groby

Sir John Grey, 1st Baron Grey of Groby

Male 1432 - 1461  (~ 29 years)

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  • Name John Grey 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix 1st Baron Grey of Groby 
    Born 0___ 1432  Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Feb 1461  St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I46672  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2017 

    Father Edward Grey,   b. 7 Feb 1415, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1457, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth de Ferrers, Baroness Gerrers of Groby,   b. 0___ 1418, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1483, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 0___ 1427  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Family ID F17097  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Lucy Wydeville, Queen of England,   b. ~ 1437, Grafton Regis, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1492, Bermondsey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married ~ 1454  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Thomas Grey, KG, 1st Earl of Huntingdon,   b. 0___ 1455, Groby Old Hall, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1501, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F17135  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1432 - Groby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 1461 - St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Sir John Grey (1432-1461)
    Sir John Grey (1432-1461)

    was killed in the Second Battle of St Albans in 1461, fighting for the Lancastrian cause.[1] His widow, Dame Elizabeth Grey, later secretly married Edward IV who was the successful Yorkist claimant to the throne.

  • Notes 
    • Sir John Grey, of Groby, Leicestershire (c. 1432[1] 17 February 1461) was a Lancastrian knight, the first husband of Elizabeth Woodville who later married King Edward IV of England, and great-great-grandfather of Lady Jane Grey.

      Titles

      Grey was the son and heir of Elizabeth Ferrers, 6th Baroness Ferrers of Groby (14191483) and of Sir Edward Grey (c. 14151457), a son of Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn.[1][2] His father was summoned to parliament as Baron Ferrers of Groby in right of his wife.[1][3] After the death of Grey's father his stepfather, John Bourchier, assumed his wife's title, Baron Ferrers of Groby.[1]

      As Grey would predecease his mother, Lady Ferrers, the title of Baron Ferrers of Groby would pass to his eldest son and heir, Thomas.[1] Grey was never summoned to Parliament. Another title, Baron Grey of Groby was created 21 July 1603 for his direct descendant, Henry Grey (c.15471614).

      Wife and children

      About 1454, Sir John Grey married Elizabeth Woodville, the eldest daughter of Richard Woodville, and Jacquetta of Luxembourg.[1] They had two sons, Thomas, later Marquess of Dorset, born in 1455, and Richard, born in 1457. Richard was aged about 26 when executed on the orders of Richard III in June 1483.[2]

      In 1491, his widow, by then Queen Dowager, became the co-heiress of her brother, Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers. She died a year later. [1][3]

      Death at the battle of St Albans

      Sir John Grey was killed in the Second Battle of St Albans in 1461, fighting for the Lancastrian cause.[1] His widow, Dame Elizabeth Grey, later secretly married Edward IV who was the successful Yorkist claimant to the throne.[1][2]

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  • Sources 
    1. [S9943] "Descendants of William (Ferrers) de Ferrers" registry, accessed November 14th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://www.

    2. [S10470] "John Grey of Groby" of biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Saturday, February 25th, 2017 by David.

    3. [S10044] "Edward Grey (1415 - 1457)" biography, accessed & downloaded Saturday, November 26th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https:.

    4. [S10538] "Ferrers of Groby, Baron (E, 1299 - forfeited 1554)" history, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, M.