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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lord Walter de Grey & Dame Isabel de Duston

 121691424. Lord Walter de Grey & 121691425. Dame Isabel de Duston

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

~1220, Walter born in England, s/o 243382848. Robert de Grey & 243382849. Beatrice ?.

Aft. 1223, Walter’s father died.

~1225, Isabel born in Duston, Northamptonshire, England, coheir & d/o 243382850. William de Duston & 243382851. Mary de Erdington.

8/21/1231, Stephen of Seagrave has made fine with the king by £100 for having custody of the lands and heirs of William of Duston until the legal age of the heirs, with their marriage. (S) FRsHIII.

Bef. 1240, Isabel, a minor, ward of Walter de Grey, Archbishop of York. [This Walter’s uncle.]

~1243, Walter married Isabel.

1245, Walter de Grey, son of Robert de Grey of Rotherfield and nephew of Walter de Grey, Archbishop of York, purchased from Joan Arsic and her 2nd husband Stephen Simeon their right to half of Fringford. (S) History of the County of Oxford, Salzman, 1996, P127.

1245, Grant to Walter de Grey, son of Robert de Grey, nephew of Walter de Grey, archbishop of York. (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists, 2001.

1246, Walter de Grey, the archbishop’s nephew, had custody of the land which was Alexander de Hylton’s of the archbishop’s fee in Wynestow. (S) Archaeologia Aeliana, 1859, P138.

5/1/1255, Walter’s uncle Walter, archbishop of York, died.

1255, Richard Basset and Henry de la Wade were pledges for Walter de Grey, knight. (S) Publications of the Selden Society, V13, 1899, P203.

1258, Walter heir to his uncle Walter de Grey, Archbishop of York. (S) Chronical of the Monastery of Abingdon, 1844, P46.

3/22/1261, Protection with clause, for 1 year from Easter, for Walter de Grey, going beyond seas on pilgrimage. (S) CPRs.

4/16/1264, Simple protection until Michaelmas for Walter de Grey. (S) CPRs.

1267, Walter de Grey protested that Roger Bigod had deforced him of 4 manors in Lincolnshire, at Somerton, Navenby, Coleby and Timberland. (S) Bigod Earls of Norfolk, Morris, 2005, P104.

1267, Walter, Lord of Rotherfield, Oxfordshire, died; son Robert his heir.


1271, A postmortum requested by Isabella on land of her grandfather, William de Duston, of which she was the tenant of the rent-charge.

10/10/1267, Grant to John de Turbervill of the marriage of Isabel late the wife of Walter de Grey who held in chief, or any fine she may make with the king for the said marriage. (S) CPRs.

4/19/1271, IPM of William de Duston [Isabel’s father]. Kent: Ditton. 100s. rent, … gave the said rent to William de Duston, father of Isabel de Grey, in free marriage with a certain maid (domicilla) of hers, without service, until it should come to the 4th degree. … he had 3 daughters his heirs, who were under age … Walter, sometime archbishop of York, had the wardship of the heirs, married them, … Isabel, the eldest daughter, who was married to Walter de Grey: … (S) CIsPM.

10/26/1271, Simple protection without clause, for 2 years, for Isabel de Grey and Maud de Staunton. (S) CPRs.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

10/28/1276, IPM of Joan [sister of Isabel] daughter of William de Duston (late the wife of Mauger le Wavesur). Northampton: Wycle. The manor, excepting 3½ virgates land which Isabel de Grey holds, … (S) CIsPM.

1279, Lady Isabella de Grey holds (in Standlake) in demesne i ploughland by way of dower from Lord Robert de Grey, and the said Robert from John Maudut. (S) Oxfordhire Hundred Rolls of 1279.

1/24/1293, Isabel held Eleford, Oxon.

6/11/1295, IPM of Robert de Grey [her son]. York: Ketilwelle. A moiety of the town, viz.—8 tofts, 8 bovates of land, a cottage and a water-mill, … excepting the dower of tofts, land and mill which Isabel de Gray holds. John (30422856) his son, aged 23 and more, is his next heir. … (S) CIsPM.

12/5/1302, Isabel held Stanlake, Oxon.

4/23/1303, Licence … for the alienation in mortmain to [the abbot and convent of St. James’s without Northampton] by Isabella de Grey of 7 messuages, … in Wykele and Duston. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 12/6/1304, Isabel died holding Duston Manor, Northants., as 1 Kt. fee; leaving as heir her grandson John de Grey, age 30.

(S) Fringford, A History of the Co. of Oxford, V6, 1959. (S) Yorkshire Inquisitions, 1902, P14.

Family notes:

·         John de Grey (30422856), Lord of Rotherfield states that the abbey of St James, Northampton, was of the foundation of a William Peverel, his ancestor, and that he and his heirs have had the advowson of the abbey from time immemorial, until the time of Isabel, daughter and heir of William de Duston, his great-grandmother; when, during her minority in Henry III's wardship, the king had the advowson after the death of Abbot Adam Grilli. This has continued since then, wrongly, and so he requests justice and a remedy. (S) UKNA.

Child of Walter and Isabel:

i. Robert de Grey (60845712), born ~1245 in England. [Heir]

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