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John de Grey of Codnor
(-Bef 1272)
Lucy de Mohun
(-After 1272)
Hugh de Courtenay
(Abt 1250-1292)
Eleanor le Despenser
(-1328)
Henry de Grey 1st Baron Grey of Codnor
(Abt 1254/1258-Bef 1308)
Eleanor de Courtenay
(-Bef 1301)
Richard de Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Codnor
(Abt 1281/1282-Bef 1335)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Joan FitzPayn

Richard de Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Codnor

  • Born: Abt 1281-1282 1
  • Marriage (1): Joan FitzPayn
  • Died: Bef 10 Mar 1335 2

  General Notes:

Sir Richard de Grey; called to Parliament 4 March 1308/ 9-23 Feb 1334/5 but under the more rigorous rules of evidence required today the lack of proof of an actual sitting has been held to militate against the ascription of an actual peerage creation; pardoned 1321 for any action of his hostile to Edward II's favourites, the Despensers; Steward of Gascony 1324; Constable of Nottingham Castle 1325-30.

[Burke's Peerage]

  Noted events in his life were:

Inquisition: Post mortem, 16 Sep 1308. 3 116. HENRY DE GREY alias DE GRAY.

Writ, 16 Sept. 2 Edw. II.

NOTTINGHAM. Inq. 6 Oct. 2 Edw. II.

Toueton. A capital messuage, 60a. arable, 20a. meadow, a water-mill, and rents, &c. (full extent given with names of tenants), held of the king in chief as of the fee of Peverell, by service of 1 knight's fee.

Richard his son, aged 26, is his next heir.

DERBY. Inq. 8 Oct. 2 Edw. II.

Codenouer. A castle, 120a. arable, 40a. meadow, 2 mills, a pasture, a park, and rents of free tenants, &c. (full extent given with names of tenants).

Stok'. A messuage, 60a. arable, 5a. meadow, a pasture, a water-mill, and rents of free tenants, &c.

All held of the king in chief as of the fee of Peverell, by service of 1 knight's fee.

Heir as above.

Writ, 16 Sept. 2 Edw. II.

ESSEX. Inq. 20 Oct. 2 Edw. II.

Thurruk. The manor (extent given), held of the earl of Ferrars by service of 1/2 knight's fee.

Heir as above, aged 26 1/2.

KENT. Inq. Friday the feast of St. Luke, 2 Edw. II.

Eyllesforde. The manor (extent given), including 20a. pasture in Wald and 150a. wood in Kyngeswode by Malling, held of the king in chief by service of 1 knight's fee.

Heir as above, aged 26.

KENT. Inq. Saturday the morrow of St. Luke, 2 Edw. II.

Hoo St. Werburge by Rochester. A moiety of the manor (full extent given), including marshes in Westwik, Husewik, and Heyham, held of the king in chief by service of 1/2 knight's fee.

Richard de Grey, knight, his son, aged 26, is his next heir.

NORFOLK. Inq. 24 Oct. 2 Edw. II.

Shiryngham. The manor (full extent given), held of the king in chief by service of 1 knight's fee, and rendering 12d. yearly at the king's manor of Aylesham for 'warpound.'

Heir as above, aged 26 and more.

LEICESTER. Inq. Sunday after St. Michael, 2 Edw. II.

Evynton. The manor with members (full extent given), held of the earl of Leicester for 1 1/2 knight's fee, and doing suit at the earl's court, and not of the king in chief.

Heir as above, aged 27 and more.

C. Edw. II. File 8. (20.)

Inquisition, 10 Mar 1335. 2 683. RICHARD DE GREY of Codenore or Codenoure.

Writ, 10 March, 9 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. 20 March, 9 Edward III.

Aylesford. The manor (extent given), including 40a. heath at Huntyngton, a wood called Kyngeswode near Mallyng, and 6l. 12s. rent, besides 24l. which John de Grey and Alice his wife receive yearly by the assignment of the said Richard, father of the said John, by the king's licence, held of the king in chief, by service of a knight's fee.

John his son, aged 30 years and more, is his next heir.

Writ, 10 March, 9 Edward III.

NOTTINGHAM. Inq. 21 March, 9 Edward III.

Toueton. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Peverell, and as member of the castle of Codenore, by service of a knight's fee, and by doing suit at the king's court of the honour of Peverell every three weeks.

John his son, aged 28 years, is his next heir.

NOTTINGHAM. Inq. 20 March, 9 Edward III.

Barton. The manor (extent given), held jointly with Joan his wife, by fine levied in the king's court, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Richard, of Robert, son and heir of John de Stotevill, a minor and in the wardship of Sir Thomas de Wake, by service of half a knight's fee.

Heir as above.

DERBY. Inq. 22 March, 9 Edward III.

Deneby. The manor (extent given), held, jointly enfeoffed with Joan his wife by fine levied in the king's court of the gift of William Rose, of William Bernack, kinsman and heir of John de Dreby, by service of a quarter of a knight's fee, to hold to the said Richard and Joan and the heirs of the said Richard.

Heir as above.

DERBY. Inq. 23 March, 9 Edward III.

Codenor. The manor with a certain castle (extent given), including several pastures called Kuonteshalerydyng, Countaspark, Allerker, and Ekyrhawe, held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Peverell, by service of two and a half knights' fees, with the manor of Toueton, co. Nottingham, which is a member of the said manor.

Heir as above.

LEICESTER. Inq. 18 March, 9 Edward III.

Evyngton. The manor (extent given), held of the earl of Lancaster, as of the honour of Leicester, by service of a knight's fee.

Heir as above.

Writ to the escheator in Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon, 10 March, 9 Edward III.

No Inq. or Return.

Writ, 10 March, 9 Edward III.

NORFOLK. Inq. 28 March, 9 Edward III.

Shyringham. The manor (extent given), including a market every Thursday, held of the king in chief, as of the barony of Giffard, which is in the king's hand, by service of eight knights' fees, and by paying 12d. yearly to the bailiffs of the king's hundred of Northerpingham at Alisham, which rent is called 'Warpound'; and the manor is charged by the deed (factum) of the said Richard in 40l. yearly to Roger de Loudham and Maud his wife, for the life of the said Maud.

Heir as above, aged 24 years and more.

ESSEX. Inq. 23 March, 9 Edward III.

Thorrok Grey. The manor (extent given), including a ferry (feria) [over] the Thames, with the fishery of two weirs, held of the earl of Lancaster by service of a knight's fee. Three parts of the said manor were, before the day of the said Richard's death, by virtue of two recognizances for 200l. and 100l. respectively, extended and delivered to Stephen, bishop of London, to hold until the said debt should be levied; and the manor is charged to pay 6s. yearly to the church of Thorrok, and 2s. 10d. yearly to the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England.

Heir as above, aged 27 years and more.

C. Edw. III. File 43. (12.)


Richard married Joan FitzPayn, daughter of Robert [II] FitzPayn and Isabel. (Joan FitzPayn was born about 1282 and died after 10 Mar 1335.)


Sources


1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 5: 44-51; ...Richard his son, aged 26, is his next heir.
...Heir as above, aged 27 and more; Inquisition post mortem for Henry de Grey, father.

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 7: 458-469.

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 5: 44-51.

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