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Henry de Grey 1st Baron Grey of Codnor
(Abt 1254/1258-Bef 1308)
Eleanor de Courtenay
(-Bef 1301)
Robert [II] FitzPayn
(Abt 1254/1255-Bef 1315)
Isabel
(Abt 1248-After 1318)
Richard de Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Codnor
(Abt 1281/1282-Bef 1335)
Joan FitzPayn
(Abt 1282-After 1335)
John de Grey 3rd Baron Grey of Codnor
(1307-1392)

 

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John de Grey 3rd Baron Grey of Codnor

  • Born: 1307
  • Died: 14 Dec 1392 aged 85 1

  General Notes:

SIR JOHN DE GREY, LORD GREY (of Codnor), son and heir, had livery (after homage) of his father's lands 26 March 1335, saving to Joan, late wife of Richard, her dower. He was summoned to Parliament from 1 April 1335 to 23 November 1392, by writs directed Johanni de Grey de Codenore or Johanni fillo Ricardi de Grey de Codenore or Johannt Grey de Codnore, and to various Councils and for Military Service between those dates. He was serving in Scotland at great expense 18 October 1335, when he had respite of debts due to the Exchequer, and Joan, his mother, had release from any distraint made. About midsummer 1345 he crossed over with the Earls of Derby and Pembroke to Gascony. He was in the Crécy expedition, joining the King during the siege of Calais. On 13 August 1347 he and his heirs had a grant of free warren in all their demesne lands of Barton-on-Trent, Notts. In 1350 he had a very grave sickness. On 1 July 1359 he was granted at farm the city of Rochester and the keepership of the castle there, to hold the same for life. On 16 August following he had a protection on going abroad in the retinue of John, Earl of Richmond. On 20 June 1365, when going on a pilgrimage, he nominated attorneys (his brother Henry de Grey being one). In 1371 he was, on account of old age and bodily infirmities, excused from attendance at: parliaments, councils, &c ., in consideration of his long service in the wars beyond and on this side the seas. He married, 1stly, before 4 September 1325, Eleanor. He married 2ndly, before 20 October 1330, Alice, daughter of Sir Warin de Lisle, of Kingston-Lisle, by Alice, daughter of Henry DE TYES, LORD TYES, and heir of her brother, Henry DE TYES. In 1344 John de Grey of Codnor and Alice his wife had licence to choose their confessor. He died 14 December 1392, having chosen his tomb in the Carmelite Church of Aylesford in Kent.

[Complete Peerage 6: pp125-6]

  Noted events in his life were:

• 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.)

• Inquisition, 19 Dec 1392. 1 293 JOHN GREY of Codenore, knight

Writ, 19 December, 16 Richard II

LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Lutterworth, Tuesday after St Hilary, 16 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned manor.

Evyngton. The manor, held of John duke of Lancaster by knight's service.

He died on 14 December last. Richard Grey son of Henry Grey son of the said John, aged 21 years and more on 27 June last, is his heir.


Sources


1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 17: 131-147.

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.

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