Name: Richard 6th Baron GREY , KG, 3rd Earl of Kent 1
ALIA: 13th\3rd Earl of /Kent/, Richard Grey
Birth: ABT 1477 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales 1
Death: 3 MAY 1523 in London, Middlesex, England (dsp) 1
Burial: Whitefriars, London, England
BARONY OF GREY OF RUTHIN (VI) 1503
EARLDOM OF KENT (XIII, 3) 1503
RICHARD [GREY], Earl of KENT and LORD GREY of Ruthin, son and heir, being only son by 1st wife; aged 25 and more at his father's death. On 10 May 1502, as Richard Grey of Ruthyn, Knight, he was on a commission of gaol delivery in Beds. He had licence to enter on his lands September 1504. From 1504 he was a justice of the Peace in Beds, Bucks and Hunts. Nominated K.G. 22 April 1505. He was present at the meetine of Henry VII and Philip, King of Castile, near Windsor, in January 1505/6. The covenants of his marriage with Elizabeth his wife, with whom he had 2,000 marks, were enrolled 30 December 15o6. On 5 March 1507/8, at a tournament in the presence of the Spanish Ambassador, he tilted with Henry Stafford, brother of the Duke of Buckingham. He was one of the mourners, 10 May I 1509, at the funeral of Henry VII, and was Bearer of the Second Sword at the Coronation of Henry VIII, 24 June 1509. He was a Captain in the Army in France 1513-14. In 1515 he claimed to hold the manor of Uphill, Norfolk, by the service of grand serjeanty of the napery; but as he had sold the manor to Sir Henry Wyat in 1506, his claim failed. He was present at Greenwich, 5 July 1517, at the ratification of a treaty between Henry VIII and the Emperor Maximilian and Charles (afterwards Charles V), and On 7 July was at the royal banquet there. He attended the King at the Field of Cloth of Gold, June 1520, and at his meeting next month with Charles V at Gravelines. On 29 September 1520 he received £20 from the Sheriff of Kent. In May 1522 he was present at the reception of the Emperor Charles V on his visit to England, and a witness of the treaty of Windsor on 19 June.
He married, 1stly, Elizabeth, sister of John, 1st LORD HUSSEY of Sleaford, and daughter of Sir William HUSSEY, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas BERKELEY, of Wymondham, co. Leicester. She, who had a grant for life of the manor of Towcester, 9 March 1509/10, died 19 November 1516, at Ampthill, and was buried at Warden Abbey. He married, 2ndly (contract 23 January 1520/1), Margaret, widow of John DAWES, Alderman of London (who died 1514), and before that of Oliver CURTEYS, and, daughter of James FYNCHE, Citizen and Sherman of London. He died s.p., 3 May 23, at his house, at the sign of the George, in Lombard Str., London, and was buried at the Whitefriars, Fleet Str (c). His widow, who was present at the baptism of the Princess Elizabeth (afterwards Queen), sold her interest in the manor of Little Hormead, Herts, 12 July 1540. Her willl dated 2 December 1540, was proved 7 January 1540/1 (f). [Complete Peerage VII:168-9, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
[c] Brooke, followed by Viincent, says that he had greatly wasted his estate, and Dugdalc (Baronage) adds "by gaming." He appears to have been an inveterate gambler, and his father in his will expresses the fear that he "will not thrive but will be a waster."
[f] She directs burial at the Whitefriars, with her late husband Richard. See an article by J. C. Challenor Smith in Marshall's Genealogist (Vol. ii, PP. 388-389) giving an account of her and her husbands. She was foundress of almshouses, now at Islington, for the widows of poor clothworkers. She appears to have had some petty appointment at court, small payments being made to her from time to time. She presumably is "the Lady of Kent " who in 1538 was paid 10os. as one of the servants of the Princess Mary.
Father: George 5th Baron GREY , 2nd Earl Kent, KB b: ABT 1454 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
Mother: Anne WYDEVILLE b: ABT 1454 in North Fambridge, Essex, England
Elizabeth HUSSEY b: ABT 1477 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
Margaret dau. of James FYNCHE b: ABT 1480 in London, Middlesex, England
23 JAN 1520/21
in 3rd husband 2nd wife 1
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000