Biography of Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset

Timeline

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

After 1483 Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Eleanor St John Marchioness Dorset were married.

On 20 Sep 1501 Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset succeeded his father as 2nd Marquess Dorset (3C 1475), 2nd Earl Huntingdon (6C 1479), 8th Baron Ferrers Groby. Eleanor St John Marchioness Dorset by marriage Marchioness Dorset (3C 1475).

Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon

On 14 Nov 1501 Arthur Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon were married at St Paul's Cathedral by Henry Deane Archbishop Canterbury assisted by William Warham Archbishop Canterbury and a further eighteen bishops.
Cecily York Viscountess Welles bore the train, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset was Chief Answerer. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex and Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham attended.
Immediately after their marriage Arthur Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon resided at Tickenhill Manor for a month.
Thereafter they travelled to Ludlow.

In 1509 Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset were married. Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset by marriage Marchioness Dorset (3C 1475).

In 1512 Katherine Grey was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset at Groby.

Battle of the Spurs

On 16 Aug 1513 Henry VIII fought at Thérouanne during the Battle of the Spurs. Henry's army included George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford (commanded), Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset, Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Anthony Wingfield. John "Tilbury Jack" Arundell, William Compton, John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford and William Hussey was knighted by Henry VII King England and Ireland. Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West and Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor was created as Knight Banneret.

Marriage of Mary Tudor and Louis XII of France

On 09 Oct 1514 Louis XII King France and Mary Tudor Queen Consort France were married at Abbeville, Somme. Mary Tudor Queen Consort France was appointed as Queen Consort France. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset, Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West, Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham and his son George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham, and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset attended. .

In 1517 Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset.

Field of the Cloth of Gold

On Jun 1520 Henry VIII hosted Field of the Cloth of Gold at Balinghem. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset carried the Sword of State. John Stokesley Bishop London attended as Henry VIII's chaplain. Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye, Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth, Anthony Poyntz, William Coffin Master, William "Great" Courtenay, Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex, William Paston, William Denys, Richard Cecil, William Parr 1st Baron Parr Horton, Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland, John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt, Henry Guildford, Marmaduke Constable, William Compton, William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy, Thomas Cheney, Henry Willoughby, John Rodney, John Marney 2nd Baron Marney, William Sidney, John Vere 14th Earl Oxford, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford, Edmund Walsingham, Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West, Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Broke, 10th Baron Latimer, Anthony Wingfield and Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham attended. William Carey jousted. Margaret Dymoke attended. William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne organised. Jane Parker Viscountess Rochford attended.

In 1520 Anne Grey was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset at Groby.

Trial and Execution of the Duke of Buckingham

In Apr 1521 Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham was arrested and imprisoned at Tower of London. He was accused of listening to prophecies of the King's death and intending to kill the King. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk presided at his trial. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Henry Guildford acted as judges. Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Anthony Poyntz and Edmund Walsingham as jurors. .

In 1524 John Grey was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset.

Knighting of Henry Fitzroy

On 18 Jun 1525 Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, was created 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, 1st Earl Lincoln (7C 1525) at Bridewell Palace by his father Henry VIII.
Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland was created 1st Earl Cumberland, Warden of the West Marches and Governor Carlisle Castle.
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter was created 1st Marquess Exeter (1C 1525).
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland was created 1st Earl Rutland (3C 1525).
Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland carried the Sword of State. Thomas More read the patents of nobility. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset, !Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel and John Vere 14th Earl Oxford attended.
Around 18 Jun 1525 Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland and Eleanor Brandon were married at Bridewell Palace. .

On 10 Oct 1530 Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset died.

1562 News Years Day Gift Giving

On 01 Jan 1562 the New Years Gift Giving was held. Those who gave gifts provide an interesting who's who of the Elizabethan Court soon after Elizabeth I's Coronation. Queen Elizabeth was present since a number are described as "With the Qene her Majestie. ".
For 'dimy' read 'demi' ie half-sovereigns.
Neweeyeur's Gyftes gevon to the Quene her Majestie by those Parsons whose Names hereafter ensue, the first of January, the Yere above wrytten.
By the Lady Margaret Strainge, a little round mounte of golde to conteyne a pomaunder in it. With the Qene her Majestie. Note. Lady Margaret Strange married Henry Stanley Lord Strange on 07 Feb 1555. In 1561 he had not succeeded to Earldom of Derby and was known by the courtesy title Lord Strange. She is listed first since she was one of the few remaining direct descendants of Henry VII, being a great-granddaughter by his daughter Mary Tudor. Margaret Clifford was first in line to succeed in 1568 but died in 1596 before Elizabeth I.
Dukes, Marquises and Earls
By the Duke of Norfolke, in a purse of purple silke and golde knit, in sundry coynes of golde £20 0s 0d.
By the Marquis of Winchester, High Threasourer of Englande, in a purse of crymsen satten, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Marquis of Northampton, in a purse of crymsen silke and gold knit, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Arundell, Lord Steward, in a paper, in angels, £30 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Shrewesburye, in a red silke purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Darbye, in a purse of crymsen satten, embraudered with golde, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Pembroke, in a purse of black silk and silver knit, in new angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Bedforde, in a purse of black silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Rutlande, in a purse of red silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraigns and angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Huntingdon, in a red silk purse, in angells £15 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Westmerlande, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Oxforde, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.
By the Thomas Percy 7th Earl NorthumberlandEarle of Northumberlande, in a purse of black silke and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d. With the Quene her Highness.
By the Earle of Warwike, a smocke wrought with black silk, a peire of slevis, and a partelett wrought with gold, silver, and black silke. Delivered to the Lady Cobham.
By the Viscounte Mountague, in a purse of cloth of golde, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
Bishops. The list of Bishops ends with "With her said Majestie"; unclear whether this refers to all the Bishops listed.
By the Archbusshop of Caunterbury, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £40 0s 0d.
By the Archbusshop of York, in soveraigns £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Duresme, in a purse of crymson silk and gold knytt, in angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Ely, in a red vellat purse, in angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Wynchester, in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt and set with pearles, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of London, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Salisbury, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Worcester, in a black vellat purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Lyncoln, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Chychester, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Norwich, in a blew silk purse £13 6s 8d.
By the Busshop of Hereforde, in a green silk purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Lychfield and Coventry, in a red satten purse, in angells £13 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Rochester, in a red purse, in gold £13 6s 8d.
By the Busshop of Saint Davies, in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Bathe, in a purse of red silk, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Exetour, in a blew silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Peterborowe, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Chester, in a red purse, in angells and soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
Duchesses and Countesses
By the Duchess of Norfolke, in a prse of crymsen silk and gold knyt, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Duchess of Somerset, in a purse of silver and black silk, in royalls and ducketts £14 0s 0d. Proably the Dowager Duchess of Somerset since her husband Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset had been executed in 1552, and their children disinherited as a result.
By the Countess of Surrey, in a purse of tawny silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Dowager since her husband Henry Howard 1516-1547, by courtesy Earl Surrey, had been executed in 1547.
By the Countess of Pembroke, in a cherry bag of crymsen satten, in new angells £15 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Bedford, in a purse of crymsen silk and silver knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Darby, in a purse of crymson sattin embrodred with gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Oxford, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Shrewisbury, Dowager, in a purse of black silk knytt, in dimy soveraignes £12 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Shrewisbury, in a red silk purse knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Huntingdon, Dowager, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Huntingdon, in a red purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Northumberland, in a purse of black silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Rutland, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.
Viscountesses
By the Vicountess Hereford, Dowager, six hankercheffes edged with gold. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Vicountess Mountague, in a purse of cloth of gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
Lordes
By the Lorde Keeper of the Great Seale, Bacon, in a purse of silver knytt, in angells £13 6s 8d.
By the Lorde William Howard, Lord Chamberlen, in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d
By the Lorde Pagett, in a greene purse in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.
By the Lorde Clynton, Lord Admyrall, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Riche, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Lorde North, in a purse of purple silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Lumley, in a paper, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Hastings of Loughboro, in a red silk purse, in French crowns £13 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Stafford, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Windsor, in a purse of crymsn silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By Lorde John Graye, a haunce pott of allabaster garnished with silver gilt. Delivered in charge to John Asteley, Esq. Master and Threasourer of her Highnes Jewels and Plate. Lord John Grey assumed to be a courtesy title his father being Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset.
By the Lorde Barkeley, in a red purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Mountejoye, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Abergavennye, in a purse of red silke, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Scrowpe, in a purse of blak silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Caree of Hundesdon, in a purse of crymsen silk, in double ducketts £13 6s 8d.
By the Lorde Strainge, in a purse of red silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Lord Strange being the courtesy title for the Earldom of Derby. He wouldn't inherit until 1572.
By the Lorde Darcey of Chichey, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes, £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Shefild, in a red silk purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Shandowes, in a blak silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
Ladyes
By the Lady Howarde, in a purse of crymsen silk and knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Clinton, a peire of sleevis of gold, pulled out with lawne. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Lady Pagett, in gold £6 13s 4d.
By the Lady Barkeley, Lord Barkeley's wife, in gold £5 0s 0d.
By the Lady Mountejoye, in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Lady Abergavenny, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lady Caree of Hundesdon, in a blak purse knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Lady Taylboyes, Sir Peter Carewe's wyfe, in a purse of blak silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Cobham, a partelett and a peire of sleeves of sypers wrought with silver and blak silke. Re-delivered to herself.
By the Lady Dakers, a warming ball of gold, per oz. 3 oz. dim. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Shefilde, a paire of sleeves wrought with fringe of blak silk and lozeng of gold. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Lady Scrope, in a purse of blak silk and silver, in angells £7 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Shandowes, a peire of sleeves and a partlett of gold and silver knytt, cawle fashion. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham
By the Lady Knowlles, a feyne carpett of needleworke, theverende frienged and buttoned with gold and silk. Delivered to John Torneworth, Groom of the Privy Chamber.
By the Lady Butler, in a little white purse, in French crowns £6 0s 0d. With her said Majestie. Unclear as to who Lady Butler refers to.
By the Lady Raclyef, a peire of sleeves of cameryk, all over sett with purle, and two sweet bags. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.

Elizabeth Grey Baroness Audley Waldon was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset.

Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset was appointed as Privy Council.

Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset was appointed as Knight of the Bath.

Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset was appointed 256th Knight Garter: Henry VII.

Edward Grey was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset.

Thomas Grey was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset.

Mary Grey was born to Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset and Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Grey

Maternal Family Tree: Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke, Countess Buckingham

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 16 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 4 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of David I King Scotland

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

Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

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

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Reginald Grey 3rd Baron Grey Ruthyn Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Reginald Grey 2nd Baron Grey Ruthyn Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alianore Strange Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Astley Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Astley 4th Baron Astley Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Willoughby Baroness Astley Great x 8 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Ferrers Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Ferrers 5th Baron Ferrers Groby Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Clifford Baroness Ferrers Groby Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabel Mowbray Baroness Berkeley Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke Norfolk Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

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

Great GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Woodville

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Woodville

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp

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

Great x 2 GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

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

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Brienne

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margherita Baux Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sueva Orsini Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Mother: Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandFather: William Bonville 6th Baron Harington Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: William Bonville Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Bonville

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Fitzroger Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Grey Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

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

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Ros Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Harrington

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Harrington 5th Baron Harington

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Harrington 3rd Baron Harington

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Loring Baroness Harington

GrandMother: Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster Son Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster

Great GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Francis Countess Salisbury

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Holland Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England