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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Lord Robert de Grey & Joan de Valoines

 60845712. Lord Robert de Grey & 60845713. Joan de Valoines

~1245, Robert born in Oxfordshire, England, s/o 121691424. Walter de Grey & 121691425. Isabel de Duston.

~1250 Joan born in Shabbington, Buckinghamshire, England, d/o 121691426. Thomas de Valoines & 121691427. Joan de Clemdon.

[––Robert & Avice––]

Robert, Lord of Rotherfield, and of Somerton, Oxfordshire; 1st married Avice, d/o William de St. Liz.

1255, Robert heir to his brother Walter.

1/5/1267, “Sir Robert de Grey of Rotherfield, Somerton, and Hardwick, co. Oxford, Sculcoates and Kettlewell co. York, &c., s. and h. of Sir Walter de Grey of Rotherfield and Somerton, &c., (a) by Isabel, eld. da. and coh. of William de Duston, of Duston, co. Northampton, (b) did homage for his father’s lands.”

3/18/1267, “Presentation by Robert de Grey, son of Sir Walter de Grey, knt., of his brother John de Grey, clk., to a moiety of the church of Linton.” (S) The Register of Walter Giffard, Lord Archbishop of York, Brown, 1904, P26.

5/10/1268, Inquistion as to a moiety of the church of Linton. … Robert de Gray, son of Sir Walter de Gray, true patron of the said moiety. (S) Register of William Wickwane, 1907, P26.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

[––Robert & Joan––]

By 1273, Robert married Joan.

1275, Robert de Grey keeper of the estates forfeited by Anker de Frecheville. (S) Directory of Derbyshire, 1846, P663.

1275, Assise arraigned by Robert de Grey against Hubert le Campiun and others. (S) Annual Rpt. of the Dep., V43, 1883, P74.

1275, Joan’s father died.

1276, Robert de Grey held Ouresby in Lincolnshire in chief.

6/18/1277, Robert was given protection for his lands because he was accompanying the King to Wales. King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey. (S) CPRs.

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.

1280, Robert de Grey and Joan his wife in an assize of mort dancestor arraigned by Elias de Whitfeud. (S) Annual Rpt. of the Dep., V49, 1888, P192.

11/19/1280, Robert listed as a witness in the register of the Archbishop of York. (S) Register of William Wickwane, 1907, P268.

11/20/1281, Roger le Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, acknowledges for himself and his heirs that he owes Robert de Grey 220 marks. (S) CCRs.

1282, Robert held half a knights fee in Stivlingflet.

12/1282, Licence for Master Henry Wade, the queen’s cook, to sell or demise to Robert de Grey … land in Est Cleydon … (S) CPRs.

6/28/1283, Robert de Grey summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

1284-5, Robert de Grey held 1/6 fee in East Claydon of Richard fitz John. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, P257.

2/1/1289, A commission was issued on the complaint of Robert that his park at Rotherfield had been entered at night and deer carried away. (S) The Complete Peerage, Cokayne, 1926, P144.

2/11/1290, Commission to Robert Malet, … on complaint by Robert de Grey that his park at Retherfeld, co. Oxford, was broken by night … (S) CPRs.

1292, Robert the English governor of the Scotland fort of Banff.

2/19/1293, The underwritten hav quittance of the common summons [of the eyre] in co. York: … Robert de Grey. (S) CCRs.

6/30/1294, Sir Robert de Grey witnessed a deed and grant by Ralph Pipard to John Pipard, his son. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1886, P58.

1295 Robert died.


6/11/1295, IPM of Robert de Grey. 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 (121691425) holds. John his son, aged 23 and more, is his next heir. Upton. The manor … Sculecotes. A capital messuage, … Derwent. A messuage, [36 bovates of land] … Oxford: Somerton. A moiety of the manor, including a fishery, … Fyringford. A moiety of the manor … Herdwik. The manor … Ruthereford. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

7/8/1295, IPM of Robert at Karnavon. Robert’s widow Joan.

1298, Joan, widow of Robert de Grey, def. … Two parts of the manor of Sobinton, Bucks. … Grant to pl. [William de Tothale] to hold similarly the remainder of the third part which Joan de Valeygnes, widow of Thomas de Valeygnes holds in dower. (S) Feet of Fines, Buckinghamshire.

1299, Joan and William de Tothale in another fine granting Joan view of frankpledge. (S) Hist. and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham, V1, 1847, P445.

4/8/1304, Whereas Joan, late the wife of Robert de Grey, asserts that she holds in dower certain lands in Brishtelmeston, … co. Oxford, … of the gift of the said Robert, the son and heir of Walter de Grey, … (S) CCRs.

6/5/1309, John de Horkstrow presented to East Claydon by Joane, relict of the Lord Robet de Grey. (S) Hist. of the Antiquities of the County of Buckingham, V1, 1847, P170,

Bef. 11/12/1312 Joan died. “Joane wife of Robert de Grey, and daughter ahd heir of Thomas de Valanges”. (S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1829, P600.

9/6/1313, IPM of Joan de Grey. Oxford: Somerton. The manor with the hamlet of Fyringford … held in dower, of the inheritance of the heir of John de Grey (15211428, grandson) of Retherfeld, who is under age … John, son and heir of the said John de Grey, is aged 11. Herdewyk. The manor … Berks: Wynterbourn. A moiety of the manor held for life in free marriage, because Thomas de Valoynes thereof enfeoffed the said Robert and Joan, to them and the heirs of their bodies. Buckingham: … a capital messuage [lands] … Schobyngton. The manor … The said manor descended to the said Joan after the death of Thomas de Valoignes her father, … Est Cleydon. 8 messuages … Joan de Grey, the wife of Sir Robert de Gray, Margaret their daughter, late the wife of John le Fiz Bernard, and Joan daughter of the said John and Margaret, and the heirs of her body, of all the lands, &c. which he had of the gift of the said Lady Joan de Grey by a recognisance made before the justices of the Bench, in the town of Est Claydon and Bocleclaydon, to hold as abovesaid, with remainder to Thomas de Grey, son of the said Joan. Writ of scire facias … to shew cause why the said lands should not be delivered to the said John [son] and Joan [granddaughter]. (S) CIsPM.

(S) A Synopsis of the Peerage of England, Nicolas, 1825. (S) Fringford, A History of the Co. of Oxford, V6, 1959. (S) Yorkshire Inquisitions, 1902, P14.

Family notes:

·         There is a Robert Grey contemporary who paid a fine £10 on 6/5/1291 for marrying Margaret, widow of Ralph de Gaugy. And there is a Robert de Grey with wife Lucy contemporary [e.g. 1279].

Child of Robert and Joan:

i. John de Grey (30422856), born 1274 in England.

Ii, Margaret de Grey, born ? in England.

Margaret married John le Fiz Bernard.

Bef. 1313, Margaret died before her mother.

Daughter: Joan married John de Rocheford.

iv. Thomas de Grey, born in England.

Thomas died before his mother.

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