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Richard de Grey of Codnor
(-After 1246)
Lucy de Humez
Reynold de Mohun
(-1258)
Isabel de Ferrers
(Abt 1220-Bef 1260)
John de Grey of Codnor
(-Bef 1272)
Lucy de Mohun
(-After 1272)
Henry de Grey 1st Baron Grey of Codnor
(Abt 1254/1258-Bef 1308)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Eleanor de Courtenay

Henry de Grey 1st Baron Grey of Codnor

  • Born: Abt 1254-1258 2
  • Marriage (1): Eleanor de Courtenay before 1281 1
  • Died: Bef 16 Sep 1308 3

  General Notes:

HENRY de Grey of Codnor, Derbyshire, Grays Thurrock, Essex, and Aylesford and Hoo, Kent ([1254/58]-Sep 1308). Inquisitions following a writ dated 5 Jan "56 Hen III", after the death of "John de Grey alias le Grey", name "Henry his son age 14...15...17...is his next heir". He was summoned to Parliament in 1299 whereby he is held to have become Lord Grey (of Codnor).

m firstly [ELEANOR, daughter of HUGH de Courtenay & his wife Eleanor Le Despencer] (-before 6 Jun 1301). According to the Complete Peerage, the wife of Henry de Grey was "said to have m 1stly Eleanor daughter of Hugh de Courtenay". The same work suggests that "if this is correct" her father was Hugh who married Eleanor le Despencer. However, this does not appear to be an ideal fit from a chronological point of view, assuming that Hugh le Despencer is identified as the Hugh who was killed at the battle of Evesham in 1265. The Complete Peerage records that this Hugh le Despencer married "in or before 1260" Aline Basset, their son Hugh le Despencer being born 1 Mar 1261. This would fit approximately with the estimated birth date of Hugh de Courtenay, son of Hugh de Courtenay and Eleanor, in [1275]. However, the wife of Henry de Grey would presumably have been born in the early 1260s, assuming that her marriage is correctly estimated to before [1281/82]. If that last date is correct, Eleanor, wife of Henry, would more likely have been born in the previous Courtenay generation. The problem is that a "Hugh de Courtenay" has not yet been identified in that earlier generation.

m secondly (before 6 Jun 1301) as her second husband, JOAN, widow of RALPH de Cromwell, daughter of ---.

Henry & his first wife had children: Richard.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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  Noted events in his life were:

Inquisition, 5 Jan 1272. 2 810. John de Grey alias Le Grey.

Writ, 5 Jan. 56 Hen. III.

Henry his son, age variously stated as 14 in next Lent, 14 at the feast of All Saints last, 15 in next Lent, 15, and 17 at the feast of St. Edmund the King and Martyr last, is his heir.

York. Inq. Sunday before the Purification, 56 Hen. III. Barton (extent given), held of the king in chief by doing foreign (service). One Thomas de Codenore came to Barton bringing Sir John de Grey's writ and took seisin and fealty to the use of Joan daughter of the said John, aged 16; but because this was after the date of the king's writ, the escheator took the land into the king's hands.

Nottingham. Inq. (undated.)

Tofneton manor, with the advowson of the church of Adingburi (extent given), held of the honour of Peverel, which is the king's escheat, by service of going with the king in his army, as pertains to 1 knight's fee.

Estsweit township. 2 parts of carucate land, a toft where was in old time the capital messuage of the fee, mill, and the advowson of the church, tenure unspecified; and carucate land held by Robert de Kinmarley of the fee of Codenower, rendering mark yearly and suit at the court of Codenowe.

Writ, 25 Jan. 56 Hen. III.

Mandate from the king's escheator to the subescheator in co. Southampton, reciting writ of ad plenum certiorari, dated 3 Feb. on the complaint of Lucy late the wife of the said John that the escheator had taken into the king's hand the manor of Upton of which she was jointly enfeoffed with the said John.

Southampton. Inq. Sunday after the Octave of the Purification, 56 Hen. III. Upton manor, held, by purchase from William de Arundel, of John de Sancto Johanne by service of 1 knight's fee. Tonewurthe manor with the advowson, held, of the marriage of his wife, of the said John de Sancto Johanne by service of 1 knight's fee.

Writ, 25 Jan. 56 Hen. III.

Norfolk. Inq. Thursday before St. Valentine, 56 Hen. III. Schiringham manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of 12d. at the king's manor of Aylisham.

Essex. Extent and Inq. Friday the feast of St. Agatha, 56 Hen. III. Thurrock manor in the hundred of Chafford (extent given), held of the earl of Fereres by knight's fee.

Writ, 25 Jan. 56 Hen. III.

Kent. Extent, The morrow of the Purification, 56 Hen. III. Eyllesford. 1 knight's fee (extent given), held of the king in chief by doing as pertains to the shield. The church was bestowed by the said John's ancestors upon the master and brethren of Strode.

Kent. Extent, The morrow of the Purification, 56 Hen. III. Ho manor, with the advowsons of the churches of Halesto and Ho St. Mary (extent given), held of the king in chief by knight's fee, doing as pertains to the shield. And John de Cobeham held of him 1/40 knight's fee, doing as pertains to the shield.

Writ, 25 Jan. 56 Hen. III.

Nottingham. Inq. The morrow of St. Valentine, 56 Hen. III. Radeclyve manor (extent given), held by barony pertaining to Tottenton which is held of the king in chief. The advowson of the church pertains to Awis de Eynecurt.

Leicester. Inq. Saturday before St. Valentine, 56 Hen. III. Evynton manor (extent given), including 11s. 8d. rent from 2 villeins of Humberston, held by barony of the honour of Leicester for 3 knights' fees. The advowson of the church pertains to the abbot of Leicester.

Writ, 25 Jan. Inq. The morrow of the octave of the Purification, 56. Hen. III.

Northampton. Neubotil manor (extent given), held by barony of the honour of Leicester by service of 2 knights' fees. The advowson of the church pertains to the prior of Dunstaple.

Derby. Inq. (undated and defective.)

[Codenower] manor (extent given), including 2 parks, 2 mills, the advowson of Henower &c., held of the honour of Peverel of the king's ancient escheat by service of going with the king in his army as pertains to knight's fee.

Henower, held by Nicholas de Henower for 1 knight's fee, 2s. to Codenower manor and suit at Codenower court.

Scirlund, held by Reginald de Grey of the honour of Codenower, service unknown.

Normanton, held by Ranulf le Pouer for 1 knight's fee of the said honour, and suit of court at Codenower.

Beley in the Peak, held by Margery de Beley for 1 knight's fee for foreign service.

Eslessbecke in the Peak, held by Robert de Stredley for knight's fee for foreign service.

C. Hen. III. File 42. (3.)

Inquisition: Post mortem, 16 Sep 1308. 4 116. 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.)


Henry married Eleanor de Courtenay, daughter of Hugh de Courtenay and Eleanor le Despenser, before 1281.1 (Eleanor de Courtenay died before 6 Jun 1301 1.)


Sources


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 Henry III: 273-287.

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. .... Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

4 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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