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  • ID: I18171
  • Name: George 5th Baron GREY , 2nd Earl Kent, KB 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 12th\2nd Earl of /Kent/, George Grey
  • Birth: ABT 1454 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
  • Death: 16 DEC 1503 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England 2 3
  • Burial: Warden Abbey, Bedfordshire, England
  • Note:
    George Grey, 5th Lord (Baron) Grey (of Ruthin) and 2nd Earl of Kent, KB (1483), JP (Hunts and Northants 1480, Bed 1483, Bucks 1494, Kent 1496); fought for Henry VII at Battle of Stoke 1487 and 1497 against rebels at Blackheath. [Burke's Peerage]



    EARLDOM OF KENT (XII, 2) 1490

    GEORGE (GREY), EARL OF KENT and LORD GREY of Ruthin, 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir. As "George lord Grey, son and heir to the Earl of Kent," he was made K.B. at the Coronation of Richard III, 6 July 1483. As George Grey of Grey he was on a commission for a subsidy in Hunts in August 1483, and was on commissions of array there, May and December 1484, and, as George, Lord Grey, was with his father on a commission of array December 1488, in Beds and in March 1483/4 as Sir George Gray of Ruthyn, Knight wawas on a commisssion to deliver the gaol of Newgate. He was a Justice for the peace in Hunts from 4 July 1480, in Northants from 27 November 1480, and in Beds from 5 December 1483; and after, he succeeded to the Earldom, in Bucks in 1494 and in Kent 1496, being in this last appointment called "George Grey of Ruthyn, knight." He was also on various commissions, oyer and terminer, &c., in these years. In June 1487 he was one of the Lords and knights who came to help Henry VII at the battle of Stoke. On 26 May 1490 he had special livery of his lands as son and heir of Edmund, late Earl of Kent. In July 1491 he was on a commission in Beds to raise money for an attack upon France, and next year was one of the nobles who came to Londan to assist Henry VII in his projected expedition to that country. He was one of the Earls present, 1 November1494, when Prince Henry (afterwards Henry VIII) was created Duke of York. In June 1497 he was one of the leaders of the Royal troops against the Blackheath insurgents, and in the following September helped to put down Warbeck's insurrection.

    He married, 1stly, in June 1480, when he was given clothes against his marriage by Edward IV, 26 June 1480, Anne (sister of Elizabeth the Queen Consort), widow of Sir William BOURCHIER, sometimes styled Lord BOURCHIER (who died v.p., before 8 February 1480), and 3rd daughter and in her issue coheir of Richard (WIDEVILL), EARL RIVERS, by Jacqueline or Jacquette, daughter of Pierre de LUXEMBOURG, COUNT OF ST. POL AND CONVERSANO and BRIENNE. She died 30 July 1489, and was buried at Warden, Beds. He married, 2ndly, on or before 1 October 1490, Catherine, 3rd daughter of William (HERBERT), 1st EARL OF PEMBROKE by Anne, sister of Sir Walter DEVEREUX, 1st Lord FERRERS, daughter of Sir Walter DEVEREUX, of Weobley, co. Hereford. He died 16 December 1503, at Ampthill, having entailed his lands. [Complete Peerage VII:166-7, XIV:408-9, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Father: Edmund 4th Baron GREY , 1st Earl of Kent, Sir b: 26 OCT 1416 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
    Mother: Katherine PERCY b: 28 MAY 1423 in Leckenfield, Beveryley, Yorkshire East Riding, England

    Marriage 1 Anne WYDEVILLE b: ABT 1454 in North Fambridge, Essex, England
    • Married: JUN 1480 in 2nd husband 1st wife 3
    • Married: AFT 1483 2
    1. Has No Children Richard 6th Baron GREY , KG, 3rd Earl of Kent b: ABT 1477 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales

    Marriage 2 Catherine HERBERT b: ABT 1464 in Raglan Castle, Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales
    • Married: BEF 1 OCT 1490 in 2nd wife 4 3
    1. Has Children Anne GREY b: ABT 1490 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
    2. Has No Children Henry 7th Baron GREY , 4th Earl of Kent, Sir b: ABT 1492 in Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England

    1. Title: The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993
      Page: 142
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1227
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VII:166-7
    4. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1228
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