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  • ID: I18175
  • Name: Edmund 4th Baron GREY , 1st Earl of Kent, Sir 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 11th\1st Earl of /Kent/, Edmund Grey
  • Birth: 26 OCT 1416 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales 1 3 4
  • Death: 22 MAY 1490 1 3 4
  • Note:
    Edmun Grey, 4th Lord (Baron) Grey (of Ruthin) and 1st Earl of Kent, so created 30 May 1465; initially a Lancastrian in the War of Roses but switched sides at the Battle of Northampton 10 July 1460, thus probably being the chief cause of the Yorkist victory then. [Burke's Peerage]

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    Edmund Grey, Lord Grey of Ruthin, Earl of Kent, b. 26 Oct 1416, d. 22 May 1490. [Magna Charta Sureties]

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    BARONY OF GREY OF RUTHIN (IV)

    EARLDOM OF KENT (XI, 1) 1465

    EDMUND (GREY), LORD GREY of Ruthin [1325], son and heir of Sir John GREY, K.G., by Constance, daughter of John (HOLAND), DUKE OF EXETER, was born 26 October 1416. He had livery of his lands 9 October 1440. As Edmund Grey Kt. he was on a commission to treat for a loan in Bedfordshire in 1440. He fought in the wars in France; and succeeded his grandfather in the Barony of Grey of Ruthin 30 September 1440. He was summoned to Parliament from 3 December 1441 to 28 February 1462/3, by writs directed Edmundo de Grey de Ruthin chl'r. He was on numerous commissions, of oyer and terminer, &c., and was a justice of the Peace in Bucks 1447, Beds 1448, Northants 1448, Hunts 1450, and 1485. On 20 May 1443 and subsequently he was present at meetings of the Privy Council; and in 1454 he was summoned to a Great Council to discuss the situation in France. In January 1458/9 he and Catherine his wife had a Papal indult. At the battle of Northampton, 10 July 1460, he was in command of the Royal vanguard, but went over to the Yorkists as the battle was joined, and is considered to have been the main cause of the Lancastrian defeat. On 13 March 1460/1 he had a protection while going abroad on a pilgrimage. Edward IV appointed him Lord Treasurer 24 June 1463. On 30 May 1465 he was created EARL OF KENT. This creation was confirmed 19 August 1484, and 16 October and 19 November 1486, with a grant of 20 p.a. out of the issues of the county of Kent, and in these confirmations he is called Baro et Dominus de Hastinges, Waysford et de Ruthyn. He was appointed Chief justice of Merioneth 28 August 1465. On 11 June 1467 he was present at a great tournament in Smithfield. On 3 July 1471 he, as " E. Kent," was one of the Lords who, with others, swore in the Parliament Chamber at Westminster to accept Edward, Prince of Wales, as heir to the Crown. He and Catherine his wife and Anthony his son and Joan, wife of Anthony, were among the brethren of the Confraternity of the Holy Trinity at Luton in 1475. At the Coronation of Richard III, 6 July 1483, he was Bearer of the Second Sword.

    He married, probably before 1440, Catherine, daughter of Henry (PERCY), 2nd EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND, by Eleanor, daughter of Ralph (NEVILL), 1st EARL of WESTMORLAND. She was born at Leconfield, 28 May 1423. He died 22 May 1490, aged 73. [Complete Peerage VII:164-5, XIV:408, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]




    Father: John de GREY , KG, Sir b: 1387 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
    Mother: Constance de HOLAND b: 1387 in Totnes, Devon, England

    Marriage 1 Katherine PERCY b: 28 MAY 1423 in Leckenfield, Beveryley, Yorkshire East Riding, England
    • Married: BEF JAN 1458/59 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England 5 6 3 4
    Children
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth GREY b: ABT 1448 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
    2. Has No Children Anthony GREY , of Ruthin, Sir b: ABT 1450 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
    3. Has Children George 5th Baron GREY , 2nd Earl Kent, KB b: ABT 1454 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 207-36
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1227, 2120
    3. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 45-9
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VII:164-5
    5. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 207-36
      Text: well before 1458/9
    6. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1227
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