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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lord Reynold de Grey & Lady Eleanor le Strange

1477512. Lord Reynold de Grey & 1477513. Lady Eleanor le Strange

1324, Reginald de Grey born in England, heir & 2nd s/o 2955024. Roger de Grey & 2955025. Elizabeth de Hastings.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

~1340, Eleanor born in England, d/o 2955026. John le Strange & 2955027. Ankaret le Boteler.

7/21/1349, Eleanor’s father died of the plague.

3/6/1352, Reynold heir to his father.

1352, Reynold charged with the abduction of Margaret, widow of Sir Ralph Fitz Richard.

6/19/1352, Pardon to Reynold son of Roger de Grey, ‘chivaler,’ of £20 whereby he made fine … for trespasses and extortions in the county of Bedford … (S) CPRs.

3/20/1353, Order to Gerard de Braybrok, escheator in the counties of Bedford and Buckingham,—pursuant to an inquisition … Roger de Grey held … on the day of his death the manor of Harewold, co. Bedford, … the manor of Great Brikhull, co. Bedford, … and the manor of Plitte, co. Bedford, … and divers other lands … Reynold de Grey, his son, is his next heir and of full age,—to deliver the said manors to Reynold. (S) CFRs.

10/18/1352, Thomas de Ferariis, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Reginal de Grey of Ruthyn 700 marks. (S) CCRs.

10/1/1353, Order to John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop and the march of Wales adjacent … Roger de Grey held … the castle of Ruthyn, the cantred of Deffrencloyt, and the lands late of Gwenllian de Lascy in the said cantred and in the cantred of Englefeld, by service of 3 knights' fees, and that Reynold de Grey, his son, is his next heir and of full age,—to cause Reynold to have full seisin of the premises, as the king has taken his homage. (S) CFRs.

10/4/1353, Order to escheator in the counties of Bedford and Buckingham to deliver all the issues of the lands which belonged to Roger de Grey, tenant in chief, both in England and Wales, for the time when they were in the king's hand by Roger's death, to Reginald de Grey, Roger's son and heir, to whom the king has granted them of his gift. (S) CCRs.

1353, Reynold and his wife Eleanor received a papal indult for plenary remission.

Bef. 10/31/1353, Reynold, 2nd Lord Grey, married Eleanor.

1353, Reynold summoned by writ to parliament for the 1st time.

1/20/1355, Commission of peace … Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn, … in the county of Bedford. (S) CPRs.

1355, Reynold “coming to go with the king to war beyond the seas,” was assaulted at Suleshoo by John de Halewyk, Stephen de Halewy, … shot arrows at him … (S) CPRs.

10/1355, Reynold in the army of King Edward and Henry, duke of Lancaster, sail for Normandy.

11/2/1355, Landing in Calais, King Edward proceeds on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.

By 11/15/1355, Edward returned his army to England.

12/16/1355, Commission of oyer and terminer … to Henry Grene, … assembling evildoers in no small number, assaulted Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn, chief keeper of the peace and justice of oyer and terminer in the county of Bedford, at Sulesho, to prevent him from executing his office, … (S) CPRs. [Stephen de Halewyk served in Brittany and was pardoned.]

9/1357, Chester Court of Great Sessions of a case involving Reginald de Grey, 2nd Lord Grey of Ruthin and Alianor his wife over the manors of Rushton and Euyton (Eaton). (S) UKNA.

2/19/1358, Enrolment of release by Roger de Outtenham, knight … Witnesses; Sir Reynold de Grey, lord of Ruffyn, … (S) CCRs.

10/1359, Reynold in the army of King Edward again invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. Edward nearly reached Paris before turning back.

1360, IPM of John de Veer, Earl of Oxford: Huntingdon: Four knights’ fees held by Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn. (S) CIsPM.

10/6/1360, Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn and Eleanor, his wife, querents, and Richard de Northwode and Alice, his wife, deforciants, manor of Northwode … rent in Hussebourne Crawele and Lutlyngton … 200 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Bedfordshire.

10/8/1361, Eleanor’s mother died.

1361-62 at Bircham: County: [Norfolk]. Description of Courts: Court of Reginald le Grey, Lord of Ruthin. (S) UKNA.

11/13/1365, Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn a keeper of the peace in the county of Bedford. (S) CPRs.

5/12/1367, Licence … Reynold de Grey of Deffrenclut, ‘chivaler,’ of an acre of meadow in Husshebourn Craueleve, not held in chief … (S) CPRs.

8/1369, Reynold with John, Duke of Lancaster, landed at Calais and won the battle of Balingham Hill, part of the Caroline war, which allied England and Portugal against France and Spain. With little other success due to the weather, dwindling supplies, and the plague, they returned to England.

5/12/1374, … Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn and his fellows, keepers of the peace and justices of oyer and terminer in the county of Bedford. (S) CPRs.

1376-77, Grant by William Bukbrigge ... Witnesses:- Sir Reginald Grey, Lord of Rutthyn ... (S) UKNA.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

8/4/1377, Lord Reynold de Grey of Ruthin summoned to the 1st parliament of Richard II.

1379, “Reginald de Grey of Ruthin states that King Edward, the great-great-grandfather of the present king, granted to Reginald de Grey, the petitioner's great-grandfather, and his heirs, the castle of Ruthin, the cantref of Dyffryn Clwyd and the lands which belonged to Wenthlian de Lacy in the same cantref and in the cantref of Englefield, to hold of the king by the service of three knights' fees as a whole service; and that he and his ancestors have held them until recently, …” (S) UKNA.

1381, Eleanor petitioned the king for a pardon for her brother, Hamon le Strange, over the death of Richard Galeys.

1381-88 at Cainhoe, County: [Bedfordshire]. Description of Courts: Courts of Reginald de Grey of Ruthin. (S) UKNA.

1385-88 at Ashill: County: [Norfolk]. Description of Courts: Courts of Reginald le Grey, Lord of Ruthin. (S) UKNA.

1386, Reynold a witness in the controversy of Scrope and Grosvenor.

1387, Reynold summoned by writ to parliament for the last time.

1388, Reynold died.

7/28/1388, “Reynold (Reginald) Grey of Ruthyn (Ruthin), knight: Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire and the adjacent March of Wales, London” died. (S) UKNA, IPM.


4/20/1396, Eleanor wife of Reynold (Reginald) de Grey of Ruthin, knight, died. (S) UKNA.

4/22/1396, IsPM of Eleanor wife of Reynold de Grey of Ruthyn, knight. Hertford: Manor of Holewell held for life by gift of Roger de Grey to the said Reynold and Eleanor then his wife, to hold to them and the heirs of the body of Reynold, the reversion belonging to Reynold son of the said Reynold and Eleanor. Reynold de Grey, aged 30 years and more, is her son and heir. Northampton: Assheby Canonicorum manor. Huntingdon: Berkeford manor [third part] for life by gift of Robert Strange, knight, to the said Reynold, deceased, and Eleanor. Salop and March of Wales: Third part of Deffrencloyt. Buckingham: Manors in fee tail of Harewold, Great Brykhull, Westblechele. Bedford: Manors in fee tail of Wrast [multiple]. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P378.

Family notes:

·         There is contemporary a Reynold de Grey [d.1370] of Wilton, Derbyshire, who’s wife is Maud.

Children of Reynold and Eleanor: [4 sons, 2 daughters]

i. Reynold de Grey (738756), born 1362 in England.

ii. Roger de Grey, born ? in England.

7/1/1388, Roger de Grey, son of Reginald de Grey, lord of Ruthyn. Grey requests ratification [by the King] and confirmation of the estate that he has in the prebend of Netheravon. (S) UKNA. [It was confirmed.]

iii. Ida Grey (738783), born ~1370 in England.