Name: William 4th Baron de ASTLEY , Sir 1
Birth: BEF 1345 in Astley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England 1
Death: 18 OCT 1404 in (dspm)
BARONY of ASTLEY or ESTLEIGH (IV) 1370?
William of Astley, Lord Astley, son and heir [of Thomas by Elizabeth de Beauchamp], b. before 1344-45. He was never summoned to Parliament, though included in several commissions by Henry IV and Henry VI. He m. Joan, daughter of John Willoughby, Lord Willoughby of Eresby. He dspm.
After his death, the Barony of Astley, if an hereditary Peerage (there being no proof of any sitting) would have devolved on his only daughter and heir, Joan, and the heirs of her body. She m. 1stly, Thomas Raleigh, of Farnborough, co. Warwick, by whom she had no surviving male issue. She m. 2ndly (as his 2nd wife), Reynold Grey, 3rd Lord Grey of Ruthin, who d. 1440, leaving by his said wife, Edward Grey, son and heir to his mother, who was summoned to Parliament in 1446 as Lord Ferrers of Groby. The Barony of Astley (if then existing) would thenceforth have followed the course of that of Ferrers of Groby, and have been forfeited therewith on the attainder of Henry Gery, Duke of Suffolk, in 1554. [Complete Peerage I:484]
Father: Thomas 3rd Baron de ASTLEY , Sir b: BEF 1305 in Astley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
Mother: Elizabeth de BEAUCHAMP b: ABT 1315 in Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
Joan de WILLOUGHBY b: ABT 1354 in Willoughby Manor, Eresby, Lincolnshire, England
- Joan ASTLEY b: ABT 1381 in Astley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000