1274, John born in England, s/o 60845712. Robert de Grey & 60845713. Joan de Valoines.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
4/1277, Margaret born in England, d/o 15212298. Lord William de Oddingseles & 15212299. Ela Fitz Walter.
Bef. 5/27/1295, John’s father died.
6/25/1295, at his father’s estate inquisition, John is 23 years and more.
Bef. 7/8/1295, John did homage for his father’s lands. (S) Yorkshire Inquisitions, 1902, P14.
1295, Margaret, 18 years old, coheir of her brother Edmund.
1/26/1297, John summoned to parliament at Salisbury.
7/22/1298, John fought in the victory at Falkirk against William Wallace.
7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.
[––John & Margaret––]
By 1299, John de Grey married to Margaret.
3/14/1300, Restitution to Ralph son of Ralph Basset of Drayton, … in consideration of 1,000 marks, which Guy, earl of Warwick, … John Grey of Retherfeld, … have acknowledged themselves in chancery … (S) CPRs.
6/25/1300, King Edward led his forces north from Carlisle.
7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began. John at the siege.
1300, Ela formerly wife of William de Oddingeseles sued Ralph de Whyteleye of Solihul for a third of a messuage and 25 acres of landin Solyhull as her dower; and Ralph called to warranty John de Clynton and Ida his wife, Peter de Bermyngham and Alice his wife, Morice de Kauntonand Ela his wife, and John de Gray and Margaret his wife, because the said women were the daughters and heirs of William de Oddingseles; and John de Clynton and Ida appeared and stated that the said Peter had no wife named Alice, nor had Morice a wife named Ela, but that Peter had Ela to wife and Morice had Alice. Ralph denied this, and appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the Quindene of Hillary. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire, V7, 1886.
1304, John, age 30, is the heir of his paternal grandmother Isabel de Dunston (121691425).
1306, John summoned against the Scots. [Both the Battle of Methvin, and Siege of Dunaverty castle, occurred.]
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
10/17/1311, John de Grey of Rotherfeld died. (S) UKNA.
10/20/1311, IPM of John de Grey of Rotherfeld. York: Scolcotes. A capital messuage, … John his son, aged 10 and more, is his next heir. … [multiple land properties] … Lincoln: … Northampton: Duston. The manor … Kent: … Oxford: Cogges. The manor … Rutherfeud. The manor … Baggerugg. A capital messuage, … Warwick: Solihull. 22 marks yearly rent, … Arley. The advowson of the church … Indenture of assignment of dower to the said Margaret, … (S) CIsPM.
1311-12, Margaret, widow of John de Grey, holding in dower Duston for 1 fee. (S) Honors and Kinghts’ Fees, Farrer, 1923, P229.
1/23/1312, Grant to Henry le Scrope … of the custody of the lands in Ketewelle, co. York, late of John de Grey of Rotherfeld, … custody of the heir … (S) CPRs.
6/10/1312, Licence for Margaret, late the wife of John de Grey of Rotherfeld, tenant in chief, to marry whomsoever she will of the king’s allegience. (S) CPRs.
Margaret married 2nd Sir Robert de Moreby. [1 son, Robert]
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
1331, Richard de la Coppe, presented at Oxburgh by the Lady Margaret Grey, Widow of John de Grey, lord of Rotherfield, daughter and coheir of William Odyngsells, Knt. of Maxstoke in Warwickshire. [Richard Rector 4th & 5th of Edward III.] (S) History of the Counry of Norfolk, V3, 1769, P491.
(S) The Visitation of the Co. of Warwick in the Year 1619: by William Camden, Publ. 1877, P77. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P628.
Children of John and Margaret:
i. John de Grey (15211428), born 10/9/1300 in England.