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  • ID: I34234
  • Name: Thomas GREY , of Groby, Marquess of Dorset, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 4th\1st Marquess of /Dorset/, Thomas Grey
  • Name: 16th\1st Earl of HUNTINGDON , Thomas Grey 2
  • Birth: 1451 in Groby, Leicestershire, England 1
  • Death: 30 AUG 1501 1
  • Burial: Astley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
  • Note:
    EARLDOM OF HUNTINGDON (XVI, 1) 1471 to 1475

    BARONY OF FERRERS OF GROBY (VII, 8) 1483

    MARQUESSATE OF DORSET (IV, 1) 1475

    THOMAS (GREY), LORD FFRRERS [sometimes, improperly, called LORD GREY] of Groby, son and heir of John, LORD FERRERS (of Groby, usually known as Sir John GREY), by Elizabeth (afterwards Queen Consort to Edward IV), daughter of Richard (WIDVILLE), 1st EARL RIVERS; born 1451, sueceeded his father 17 February 1460/1; was created (by his step-father, Edward IV), 14 August 1471, EARL OF HUNTINGDON, which title he shortly afterwards resigned to the King, and was as "Lord Thomas Grey " made K.B., 18 April 1475, and by letters patent of the same date was created MARQUESS OF DORSET, "the same day, after dynner, and so dyned in his habitte." This creation was effected "per cincturam gladii et cape Honoris impositionem." An inspeximus and confirmation thereof is dated 19 November 1486, and another 21 November 1511. K.G., 1475/6; Constable of the Tower to Edward V, April to July 1483.[f] He appears to have been present at the Coronation of Richard III, 14 July 1483, but only under the style of Lord Ferrers of Groby. Attainted January 1483/4, escaping to Brittany, restored by Henry VII, November 1485. He was in command against the French to assist the Emperor Maximilian, and fought against the rebels at Blackheath, 17 June 1497.

    He married, 1stly, October 1466, at Greenwich, Anne, only child of Henry (HOLAND), DUKE OF EXETER, by Anne, 1st daughter of Richard (PLANTAGENET), DUKE OF YORK. She died s.p. and v.p., soon after 26 Aug. 1467. He married, 2ndly (cont. 18 July 1474.), Cicely (then aged 13), suo jure BARONESS HARINGTON and BARONESS BONVILLE, daughter and heir of William (BONVILLE), LORD HARINGTON, by Catherine, daughter of Richard (NEVILL), EARL OF SALISBURY. He died 20 September 1501, and was buried at Astley, co. Warwick, aged 50. His widow married, as 2nd wife, Henry (STAFFORD), EARL OF WILTSHIRE, who died March 1523. She died 12 April 1530, and was buried at Astley. Will, in which she ignores her 2nd husband, styling herself "Lady Cecill, Marquess Haryngton and Bonvyll," dated 6 March 1527/8, proved 5 November 1530. [Complete Peerage IV:418-9, V:362, XIV:272, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    [f] On 23 Oct. of this year there was a Commission denouncing "Thomas late Marquess of Dorset, who holds the unshameful and mischievous woman called Shores wife in adultery." (Patent Roll). V.G.




    Father: John GREY , of Groby, Sir b: ABT 1435 in Groby, Leicestershire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth WYDEVILLE b: ABT 1437 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England

    Marriage 1 Anne HOLAND b: ABT 1455 in Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England
    • Married: OCT 1466 in 1st wife 1

    Marriage 2 Cecily 2nd Baroness BONVILLE , Baroness Harington b: ABT 1461 in Shute, Axminster, Devon, England
    • Married: BEF APR 1475 in 1st husband 2nd wife 3
    Children
    1. Has No Children John GREY b: ABT 1475 in Groby, Leicestershire, England
    2. Has No Children Richard GREY b: ABT 1480 in Groby, Leicestershire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:418-9
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VI:654
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:219
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