Biography of Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset

Timeline

In 1455 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset was born to John Grey and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England.

On Oct 1466 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Anne Holland were married at Greenwich.

On 05 Sep 1474 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset were married.

In 1475 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset was created 1st Marquess Dorset (3C 1475). Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset by marriage Marchioness Dorset (3C 1475).

In 1476 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset was appointed 216th Knight Garter: Edward IV.

On 29 Jul 1476 Edward I's paternal grand-father Edward of York, his father Richard of York and and his younger brother Edmund were reburied at St Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay in a ceremony attended by Edward IV King England, George York 1st Duke Clarence, Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset, William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings, Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers [Reburial of Richard and Edmund of York].

On 22 Jun 1477 Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

In 1479 Leonard Grey 1st Viscount Grane was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

In 1479 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset was created 1st Earl Huntingdon (6C 1479). Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset by marriage Countess Huntingdon (6C 1479).

In 1480 Dorothy Grey Baroness Mountjoy, Baroness Willoughby Broke, Baroness Latimer was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

On 23 Jan 1483 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset succeeded 7th Baron Ferrers Groby. Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset by marriage Baroness Ferrers Groby.

On 25 Mar 1483 Edward IV King England returned to Westminster from Windsor. A few days later he became sufficiently unwell to add codicils to his will, and to have urged reconciliation between William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings and Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset ; it isn't clear what the cause of the friction between the two men was although it appears well known that Hastings resented the Woodville family.

Death of Edward IV

On 09 Apr 1483 Edward IV King England died at Westminster. Those present included Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England, William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings and Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset. .

Elizabeth Woodville takes Sanctuary at Westminster Abbey

Around 03 May 1483 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England took Sanctuary with Richard York 1st Duke York, 1st Duke Norfolk and Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset. Her brother Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury was with her. .

Buckingham's Rebellion

In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England with Henry Tudor. Richard Haute took part. He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion.
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger was executed at Exeter Castle.
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde escaped to Henry VII in Brittany. Walter Hungerford, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon took part. !The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke.
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne was beheaded at Tower Hill.
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond was subject to an attainder in the first Parliament of Richard III for her involvement. Whilst the Act was described as an Attainder Richard in effect transferred all of Margaret's property to her husband Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby.
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond.
Because Margaret, countess of Richmond, mother of the king's great rebel and traitor, Henry, earl of Richmond, has lately conspired, leagued and committed high treason against our sovereign lord King Richard III in various ways, and in particular by sending messages, writings and tokens to the said Henry, urging, instigating and stirring him by them to come into this realm to make war upon our said sovereign lord; to which urging, instigation and stirring the said Henry applied himself, as experience has recently shown. Also, the said countess supplied great sums of money within the city of London as well as elsewhere in this realm to be employed in the execution of the said treason and malicious purpose; and the said countess also conspired, leagued and plotted the destruction of our said sovereign lord, and knew of and assented to, and assisted in the treason planned and committed by Henry, late duke of Buckingham, and his supporters, for which he and some of his supporters have been attainted by an act in this present parliament. Nevertheless, our said sovereign lord, of his special grace, mindful of the good and faithful service which Thomas, Lord Stanley, has given and intends to give our said sovereign lord, and for the sincere love and trust which the king has in him, and for his sake, remits and will forbear the great punishment of attainting the said countess, which she or anyone else doing the same has deserved; and in consideration of the foregoing, our said sovereign lord wills that it be enacted, ordained and decreed, by the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons assembled in this present parliament, and by authority of the same, that the said countess henceforth shall be legally unable to have, inherit or enjoy any manors, lands or tenements, or other hereditaments or possessions whatsoever, and also henceforth shall be unable to bear or have any name of estate or dignity; and that the said countess shall forfeit to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs all the castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments and possessions, whatsoever they may be, of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised or possessed of estate of fee-simple, fee-tail, term of life, in dower or otherwise. And be it ordained by the said authority that all the said castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments with the appurtenances of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised of estate of fee-simple or fee-tail, shall remain to the said Thomas for term of his life, and after his death to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs. And moreover, all the lordships, manors, lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions of which the said countess, or any other person to her use, is now seised of estate, term of her life or in dower, shall remain to the said Thomas during her life. And if the said Thomas dies during the lifetime of the said countess, they shall remain to the king; saving to every person and persons, except the said countess and her heirs, their right, title and interest in the said lands and tenements.

23 Oct 1483 Close Rolls Edward IV Edward V Richard III. Richard III King England. Leicester. Precept to the sheriff of Devon to issue a proclamation (English) denouncing Thomas Dorset, late Marquess of Dorset, who holds unshameful and mischievous woman called Shore's wife in adultery, Sir William Noreys, Sir William Knevet, Sir Thomas Bourghchier of Barnes, Sir George Broun, knights, John Cheyne, John Noreis, Walter Hungerford, John Russh and John Harecourt of Staunton, who have assembled the people by the comfort of the great rebel the late duke of Bukyngham and bishops of Ely and Salisbury, and offering rewards for their capture and pardon for all who withdraw from them. By K.

In 1491 Mary Grey Baroness Ferrers Chartley was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Around 1497 Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

On 20 Sep 1501 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset died.

George Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Margaret Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Eleanor Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Bridget Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

John Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Richard Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Cecily Grey Baroness Dudley was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Anthony Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

On 17 Apr 1483, the coffin of Edward IV was carried to Westminster Abbey by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle, John Savage, Thomas Wortley, Thomas Molyneux, probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne, Walter Hungerford, Guy Wolston, John Sapcote, Thomas Tyrrell, John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland, John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch.
Those in the procession included:
Thomas St Leger, widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr
John Astley
William Stonor
Henry Ferrers
James Radclyffe
George Browne
Gilbert Debenham
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.
John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop London
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells
Edward Story Bishop Chichester
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle
James Goldwell Bishop Norwich
William Dudley Bishop Durham
John Russell Bishop Rochester, Bishop Lincoln
Cardinal John Morton (as Bishop Ely)
Edmund Audley Bishop Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury (as Bishop Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop Exeter, Bishop Winchester, and
Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier, then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby
Thomas Bourchier
Thomas Bourchier.

Edward Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Edward Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Anthony Grey was born to Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Grey

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 10 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 9 Grand Son of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 7 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France

Ancestry

Father: John Grey Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

GrandFather: Edward Grey 6th Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: Reginald Grey 3rd Baron Grey Ruthyn Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Reginald Grey 2nd Baron Grey Ruthyn Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Grey 1st Baron Grey Ruthyn Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Hastings Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Alianore Strange Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Strange 2nd Baron Strange Blackmere Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ankaret Boteler Baroness Strange Blackmere Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Joan Astley Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Astley 4th Baron Astley Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Astley 3rd Baron Astley

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Astley Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Willoughby Baroness Astley Great x 8 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Eresby Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Roscelyn Baroness Willoughby Eresby, Baroness Latimer

GrandMother: Elizabeth Ferrers 6th Baroness Ferrers Groby Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: Henry Ferrers Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Ferrers 5th Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Ferrers 4th Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Hoo Baroness Ferrers Groby

Great x 2 GrandMother: Philippa Clifford Baroness Ferrers Groby Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Beauchamp Baroness Clifford Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandMother: Isabel Mowbray Baroness Berkeley Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke Norfolk Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Mowbray 4th Baron Mowbray, 5th Baron Segrave Great x 2 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Segrave 5th Baroness Segrave, Baroness Mowbray Great Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl Surrey, 11th Earl Arundel Great x 2 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohun Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey Great Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Mother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great GrandFather: Richard Woodville

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Woodville

Great GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Beauchamp

GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Luxembourg Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny Great x 8 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Brienne

Great GrandMother: Margherita Baux Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria

Great x 2 GrandMother: Sueva Orsini Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran