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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lord Reynold Grey & Joan Astley & Margaret de Roos

738756. Lord Reynold Grey & 738757. Joan Astley & 262567. Margaret de Roos

1362, Reginald de Grey born in England, s/o 1477512. Reynold de Grey & 1477513. Eleanor le Strange.

~1368, Margaret born in Hamelak, England, d/o 1477620. Sir Thomas de Roos & 1477621. Beatrice de Stafford.

7/16/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded his grandfather, Edward III as King of England.

 [––Reynold & Margaret––]

Aft. 11/25/1378, Reynold 1st married Margaret.

~1380, Joan born in England, heir & d/o 1477514. Sir William Astley & 1477515. Joan Willoughby.

2/5/1380, IPM of John de Hastynges (d.12/30/1379, age 9), son and heir of John de Hastynges, late earl of Pembroke. Bedford: … Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn, aged 26 years and more, is his kinsman and heir, to wit, son of Reynold (1477512) son of Elizabeth (2955025) daughter of John Hastynges (5910050) and Isabel (5910051) his wife one of the sisters and heirs of Aymer de Valence; which John and Isabel also had issue John brother of the said Elizabeth, who was father of Laurence (earl of Penbroke, d.8/20/1348) father of John (earl of Pembroke, d.1375) father of the said heir. (S) CIsPM.

1388, Reynold’s father died.

7/28/1388, Reynold age 26, 3rd Lord Grey of Ruthin after the death of his father.

1389, Reynold, heir general to his cousin John de Hastings, Earl of Pembroke. [Reynold lineally descended from Elizabeth, sister of John de Hastings, and daughter of John de Hastings Lord of Abergavenny, by Isabel, sister and co-heir of Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke. (S) Essay Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, Parkin, 1808, P256. (S) CIsPM: Reynold age 26 and more.

[––Joan & Thomas––]

Joan 1st married Thomas Raleigh.

1391, Petitioners. Reginald de Grey, Lord Grey of Ruthin; William Beauchamp. Grey and Beauchamp request that whereas they have been granted the interest which they have in the inheritance late of John, son of Hastings, of which inheritance a suit is pending before the King ... (S) UKNA.

10/27/1391, Order to the escheator in the county of Hereford and the adjacent march of Wales to cause Reynold de Grey, ' chivaler,' to have full seisin of the undermentioned castle, lordship and manors, and of all the other manors and lands which Anne late the wife of John de Hastynges, late earl of Pembroke, and Mary de Sancto Paulo late the wife of Aymer de Valencia, sometime earl of Pembroke, severally held in dower … after the deaths of John (died a minor in the king’s ward) son and heir of John de Hastynges, late earl of Pembroke … it was found that Reynold de Grey, ‘chivaler,’ is his kinsman and next heir, to wit, son of Reynold the son of Elizabeth (2955025) the daughter of John de Hastynges (5910050) and Isabel, his wife, one of the sisters and heirs of the aforesaid Aymer, … [other heirs] (S) CFRs.

1393-94, Reynold summoned to parliament.

1394, Reynold attended King Richard II in Ireland.

4/20/1396, Reynold’s mother died.

4/22/1396, IsPM of Eleanor wife of Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn, knight. Hertford: Manor of Holewell … reversion belonging to Reynold son of the said Reynold and Eleanor. … (S) CIsPM.

7/4/1399, Henry Bolingbroke landed at Ravenspur; then proceeded through the Lancastrian lands in the north and took York. [Henry IV invaded while Richard II was in Ireland.]

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

10/13/1399, Reynold carried the Great Spurs and Second Sword at the coronation of King Henry IV.

10/23/1399, Reynold agreed in secret to the imprisonment of King Richard II.

5/21/1400, To the king's lieutenant in Ireland … petition of Reynold de Grey, lord of Weysford and Ruthyn, knight, in respect of any process against him and his ministers in the county of Weyesforde, and order to make restitution of lordships, lands and liberties seized into the king's hand … (S) CCRs.

1400, Reynold in an argument with Owen Glendower of land in Sycarth, Wales. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P47.

11/18/1400, To the escheator in Middlesex. … Philippa who was wife of John son of John de Hastynges at her death … by the death of John de Hastynges earl of Pembroke, by reason of a judgment rendered of the nonage of John son and heir of the earl; that John the son died within age in ward of the late king, after his death livery thereof was given out of the late king's hands to Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn [this Reynold’s father] his cousin and heir, namely son of Elizabeth [this Reynold’s mother] sister of John, father of Lawrence, father of John, father of John the son, … Reynold being so seised acknowledged the right of the said Roger, rendering the same to him … escheator assigned a third part thereof to Richard late earl of Arundell, who took her to wife, and to the said Philippa as her dower … (S) CCRs.

1401, Reynold continued a long lawsuit over the arms of Hastings.

10/30/1401, “By John Cokeyne 'luncle', Thomas Charleton, and Roger de Horton to Roger de Holes and David de Holes to receive (together with Henry, Prince of Wales, Robert Braybrok', bishop of London, Reginald de Grey of Ruthyn, kt, John Norbury, esq, Hugh de Holes, kt,) …” (S) UKNA.

1/15/1402, Reynold appointed a lieutenant in North Wales.

9/30/1404, Thomas Raleigh died.


10/22/1404, Commitment to William lord de Wylughby, William lord de Hasteley and Joan late the wife of Thomas de Raweley, … of the keeping of William, son and heir of the said Thomas … (S) CFRs.

10/25/1405, Demise by Gerard Braybrok, knight, to Richard, lord of Grey, and Reginald de Grey, lord of Weysford and Ruthin, knights ... (S) UKNA.

~1408, Margaret died.


9/26/1409, Commitment to Reynold Grey, lord de Rithin, and Baldwin Seintgeorge, knight, of the keeping of all the lands late of John Bernak. (S) CFRs.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded as King of England.

3/22/1413, Writs issued for a parliament to meet at Westminster on Monday 15 May. Lords spiritual … Lords temporal: The earls of Devon, Arundel, Westmorland, Salisbury, and Warwick, and the earl marshal; Hugh Stafford, Edward Charlton of Powys, William Clinton, Thomas de la Warre, John Oldcastle, Henry le Scrope of Masham, William Roos of Helmsley, Henry Fitzhugh, William Ferrers of Groby, Thomas Morley, Hugh Burnell, Thomas Berkeley, John de Welles, Ralph Cromwell, Ralph baron Greystoke, Thomas Dacre of Gilsland, John Harrington, Robert Willoughby, John Lovell of Tichmarsh, Richard Grey of Codnor, Reginald Grey of Ruthin, Peter Mauley, Thomas Camoys, William la Zouche of Harringworth, Henry de Beaumont, William de Botreaux, John Latimer, Richard Strange, Robert Poynings, Gilbert Talbot, John Clifford, and John Talbot of Furnivall. [47 ‘spiritual’, 38 ‘temporal’, 73 knights, 178 burgesses.] (S) Parliament Rolls, Henry V, May 1413.

4/1413, Reynold de Grey, lord Hastings, to Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, steward: petition to be chief napier at the king's coronation. (S) UKNA.

4/9/1413, Coronation of Henry V.

1414, Reynold summoned some of followers of William, Lord Asteley [his father-in-law], to Ruthin. (S) Locality and Polity, Carpenter, 1992, P314.

1416, Eleanor Seynt Amand complains about numerous attacks on her lands, servants and tenants made by Reginald, Lord Grey of Ruthin and his men and servants between 1404 and the present, and especially that, as Reginald is using his office of Justice of the Peace to commit these crimes and to prevent her from having justice … (S) UKNA.

1417, Reynold had papers to travel abroad.

1420, Reynold captured by Owain Glyn Dwr [Captive about a year, he had to pay 10,000 marks and give family members as hostages.]

4/9/1413, Reynold again carried the spurs and sword at the coronation  of King Henry V.

1413-14, John Grey son of Reynold Grey, lord of Ruthin, and Constance his wife to John de Moubray, Earl Marshal and Earl of Nottingham, brother and heir of Thomas late Earl Marshal: …. (S) UKNA.

[––Reynold & Joan––]

Bef. 2/7/1414, Reynold married widow Joan: General Pardon to Reginald de Grey of Ruthin and Weyesford. (S) Rpt. Deputy Keeper, V37, 1876, P318.

1414, Reginald de Grey, Lord of Ruthin vs. Gilbert Talbot who sought by petition in the last parliament to annul and reverse [a judgement made] in the time of Richard II concerning his inheritance from John Hastings. (S) UKNA.

7/17/1416, Eleanor Seynt Amand complains about numerous attacks on her lands, servants and tenants made by Reginald, Lord Grey of Ruthin and his men and servants between 1404 and the present, and especially that, as Reginald is using his office of Justice of the Peace to commit these crimes. (S) UKNA.

1420-21, Joan succeeded as 5th Baroness Astley after the death of her father.

3/22/1421, English at the battle of Beauge in Anjou, France. A major defeat for the English in the Hundred Years war under the leadership of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, s/o Henry V.

1421-22, Indentures between the king and the following for service in France. Reginald Grey, knight. (S) UKNA.

1/1422, Joan was appointed nurse of the infant son of King Henry V. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P68.

3/12/1423, “Debtor: Reynold de Grey, lord of Ruthin, knight … John de Grey of Ruthin, esq. …” (S) UKNA.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

1425, Reynold went to France with the young king.

10/10/1426, Grant and counterpart from Reginald Grey, Lord of Hastyng Weys and Ruthin and Joan his wife to Edward Bromflete and Joan his wife of the reversion of lands in Lalyngdon, Eggesworth, co. Glos., Farnborough Warks and Walpenne, Hants which Joan, wife of Reginald holds as dower by gift of William Ralegh.

1432-33, Parties: John Mortymer, Esq. & Reynold de Grey, lord of Hastings, Wexford (Weysford) and Ruthin (Rithyn), and others; Place or Subject: Manors of Winfarthing. (S) UKNA.

12/15/1436, Sir Edward de Hastynges, Kt to Sir Reginald Grey, Kt lord of Hastynges Wrysford [Wexford] and of Ruthyn and Sir John Gret de Ruthyn, Kt. Manors of Gressenale and Elsyng, lands and tenements belonging in the same. (S) UKNA.

10/18/1440, Reynold died.

9/3/1448, Joan died.

[––Post Mortem––]

11/18/1448, Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheator in the county of Salop and the adjacent march of Wales for Joan late the wife of Reynold Grey of Ruthyn knight. (S) CFRs.

11/12/1449, Order to the escheator in the county of Warwick, Joan late the wife of Reynold Grey of Ruthyn knight on the day of her death held … for term of her life, in dower of the endowment of Thomas Ralegh late her husband … (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P379. (S) 1619 Visitation of Leicester, P17.

Family notes:

·         Contemporary is Reynold de Grey [Greye] of Willton, married to Maud.

·         1460, Reynold’s grandson, Edmund, s/o John by 1st wife Margaret de Roos, was the commander who defected to the Yorkist side at the defeat of Henry VI at the battle of Northampton.

Child of Reynold and Margaret: [2 sons, multiple daughters]

i. John de Grey esq., born ~1385 in England.

By 1413, John married  Constance de Holand, widow of Thomas Mowbray, duke of Norfolk.

11/18/1430, John Grey, knight, son of Reginald Grey, Lord of Ruthin, named in a petition of John Holand, Earl of Huntingdon. (S) Rpt. Deputy Keeper, V37, 1876, P394.

ii. Margaret Grey (131283), born ~1400 in Ruthyn, North Wales, England.  

Child of Reynold and Joan: [3 sons, 3 daughters]

iii. Edward Grey, born ? in England.

Edward married Elizabeth, d/o Henry Ferrers & Isabel Mowbray.

1440, Sir Edward received the Astley estates of his mother.

1445, Sir Edward given seisin of the estates of Elizabeth’s grandfather, William, lord Ferrers of Groby.

12/18/1457, Edward died with heirs.

iv. John Grey (369378), born ~1415 in Ruthyn, North Wales, England.