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Friday, June 20, 2014

Sir Thomas Grenville & Isabell Gilbert

262156. Sir Thomas Grenville & 262157. Isabell Gilbert

1453, Thomas Graynfyld born in Devon, England, s/o 524312. Sir Thomas Grenville & 524313. Elizabeth Gorges.

~1455, Isabella born in Compton, Devon, England, d/o 524314. Otes Gilbert & 524315. Elizabeth Hill.

6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [1st Yorkist King, after King Henry VI captured at the Battle of Northampton.]

7/6/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward IV as King of England. [Usurping never-crowned 12-year-old Edward V.]

1483, Thomas’ father died.

10/1483, The Duke of Buckingham led an insurrection against Richard III. Thomas, with his cousins Sir Edward Courtenay and the Bishop of Exeter, raised a force of Cornish men in support of the Duke.

11/2/1483, The Duke of Buckingham was executed for treason. Thomas Greynvile in the company of Richard Edgcomb took to hiding; and eventually pardoned.

1483-4, John Bonvyle, esquire, and Catherine, his wife. v. William Hody and Thomas Graynfeld, feoffees to the uses of the will of the said John Bonvyle.: Manors of Shete and Wyssecombe, and land in …; the manor of Northlegh and advowson of the church; …; and a tenement called `the Bell' within the Southgate of Exeter.

11/22/1484, Thomas Greynfeld listed with others in the papers of parliament. (S) House of Commons and Command, V38, 1848, P104.

8/22/1485, Richard III defeated by King Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth.

10/30/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England, becoming the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

1486, Thomas Greynfyld, Sheriff of Cornwall, and Esquire to the Body of King Henry VII.

6/24/1486, Debtor: Richard Kendale, formerly of Lostwithiel in Cornwall, gentleman, [deceased] … Creditor: John Trevelyan, esquire. Amount: 10m. … Endorsement: Thomas Graynfeld, Sheriff, replies that Richard and Edmund Kendale are dead. (S) UKNA.

1488, Thomas Grenville and John Yoe executors of Thomas Beaumont.

12/23/1489, King Henry, intending to invade Brittany, commissioned Sir Robert Willoughby de Broke, Sir Richard Edgecomb, and Thomas Greynvile, Esquire, to array archers in Cornwall.

3/9/1490, Bond by Thomas Lucomb … standing to the award of Thomas Graynfyld, Edmund Courtenay, John  Carminowe … lands in Cabyle, co. Cornwall. (S) Desc. Cat. of Ancient Deeds, V4, P518.

5/11/1491, IPM of John Denys of Orleygh: … Two messuages … in Abbottysham … of Thomas Greynfeld, esq. by knight-service, … (S) Henry VII, 1898, P288.

6/4/1492, Thomas Greynfeld, esquier, named in an indenture between “Kyng Henry the viith, and Thomas, marquis of Dorset. (S) The Tudor Nobility, Bernard, 1992, P102.

1/11/1493, Thomas Greynfyld arranged for the marriage of his son and heir Roger Graynfeld with Margaret, d/o Richard Whitleigh.

2/20/1493, Thomas granted his son and heir Roger, and his wife Margaret; all the messuages within the manor of Kilkhampton.

4/7/1495, (1) John Lavedwen the Elder of Lavedwyn, gent. (aged 92 yrs); John Bray of Trennire, gent. (aged 90 yrs.); John Kestall the Elder, gent. (aged 73 yrs.). (2) Margery Martyn, Thomesyn Opy, William Thomas (heirs of John Hoskyn). Borlawn the Moor, Bosyeren, Trevelowe. Witn: Thomas Greynfeld, Esq.,; John Ber the Elder … (S) UKNA.

1495-96, Account roll. Cornish estate. General receiver of manors, etc, lately of Thomas Arundell, knight, in Cornwall. Thomas Greynefeld, esquire, general receiver. (S) UKNA, AR/2/938.

1496-97, Account roll. Cornish estate. General receiver of manors, etc, of John Arundell, knight, in Cornwall. Thomas Greynefeld, esquire, general receiver. (S) UKNA, AR/2/939.

1497-98, Account roll. Cornish estate. General receiver of manors, etc, of John Arundell, knight, in Cornwall. Thomas Greynfeld, general receiver. (S) UKNA, AR/2/942.

1/7/1499, at Lanhern, Parties: 1) John Arundell, knight 2) John Fevyan. Property: from party (1) to (2), all messuages, etc., in Trenowith; … Witnesses: Thomas Greynfeld esquire, … (S) Cornwall Council, AR/4, 1742.

8/1499, 1) John Baret and Johan, his wife; William Thomas: Margery Martin, widow; Thomasin Avery, widow. (2) John Wottam (Wolgarn) and William Baret. Lands in Borsyern, Borlawern, Trevelowe. Witn: John Arundell, knt.; Thomas Greynfeld, Esq.; … (S) UKNA.

1500-01, Plaintiffs: John Bonyfaunt. Defendants: Vincent Langdon, Thomas Graynfeld, John Gilbert and Roger Greynfeld. Subject: Land in Harwoldsore bought of Langdon. Devon. (S) UKNA.

10/12/1501, Thomas Graynfyld with Sir Robert Willoughby and others granted reversion of tenements in Rychardson to his 2nd son Richard Greynfield.

11/14/1501, Thomas created a Knight of the Bath on the marriage of Prince Arthur to Katherine of Aragon.

7/16/1502, Account of money received by Sir Thomas Graynfyld for the Earl of Ormond from the earl's bailiffs and reeves in Devon for the midsummer quarter and of disbursements for the same period. (S) UKNA.

1/18/1503, Account of money received by Sir Thomas Graynfyld for the Earl of Ormond, from his `lyfelood yn 'Devynshere', for the Christmas quarter and of disbursements. (S) UKNA.

1505, Sir Thomas and his son Roger granted to John Grigge and Joane his wife messuages in Merlona St. Peter, Devon.

10/29/1508, IPM of Alice Wadham, late the wife of William Wadham. She was seised … messuages &c. [Somerset], and granted them by charter to John Speke, knight, Thomas Greynfeld, knight, and Nicholas Bluet, esquire, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns, for the performance of her last will. (S) CIsPM.

3/30/1509, Release by Thomas Brewer … to Gilbert Talbot, Henry Vernon and Thomas Greynfeld, knights, … his right in a croft of land in Boreham, co. Essex … (S) Desc. Cat. of Ancient Deeds, V4, P211.

6/24/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

11/4/1509, Commission of the Peace, Devon, … Thomas Greynfeld, … (S) Letters and Papers, V1, Pt1, 1862, P98.

11/6/1509, A demise by William Soason [Cornwall] … Witnesses:—Thomas Graynfeld, knight, … (S) Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915, C7366.

Isabell died.


Bef. 1510, Thomas married 2nd Jane ?, widow of John Tose of Taunton.

1510, Thomas on the Commission of Peace for Devon.

3/9/1512, Thomas wrote his will.

3/18/1513, Thomas, lord of Bideford in Devon and Stowe in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, died; buried at St. Mary, Bideford.


1513-15, Plaintiffs: Johanne Greynfylde, late the wife of Thomas Greynfylde, knight, and executrix and previously the wife of John Tose, of Taunton, merchant. (S) UKNA.

(S) A Complete Parochial Hist. of the County of Cornwall, V2, Polsue, 1868, P373. (S) Hist. of the Granville Family, Granville, 1895, P58ff.

Children of Thomas and Isabell:

i. Sir Roger Grenville (131078), born ~1475 in Cornwall, England.

ii. Richard Greynfield, born ? in Cornwall, England.

1509, 1519, 1523, Richard, High Sheriff of Cornwall.

iii. Mary Greynfield, born ? in Cornwall, England.

Mary married Richard Blewett of Holcombe Regis near Tiverton.

Mary married 2nd Sir Thomas St. Aubyn of Clowance.

iv. Agnes Greynfield, born ? in Cornwall, England.

Agnes married John Rosearrock. (S) Parochia and Family Hist. Trigg Minor, Maclean, V1, 1842, P558.

v. Philipa Greynfield, born ? in Cornwall, England.

Philipa married 1st Francis Harris.

Philipa married 3rd Humphry Arundell of Newton.

vi. Katherine Greynfield, born ? in Cornwall, England.

Katheine married Sir John Arundell.

vii. Honor Greynfield, born ? in Cornwall, England.

3/9/1512, Honor unmarried when named in her father’s will.

Bef. 1517, Honor married Sir John Basset of Umberleigh [His 3rd]

1/31/1528, John died.

1528-32, Honor married Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle, natural s/o King Edward IV.

Children of Thomas and Jane:

i. Jane Greynfield, born ? in Cornwall, England.

Jane married 1st Sir John Arundell of Trerice, s/o Sir Thomas Arundell & Katherine Dynham, d/o 950698. Baron John Dynham.

Jane married 2nd Sir John Chamond of Launcells.

1551-2, Jane died.

ii. John Greynfield, born ? in Cornwall, England.