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  • ID: I4227
  • Name: William Grey
  • Suffix: 13th Baron Grey of Wilton
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1509 in Wilton Castle, Herefordshire
  • Death: 15 DEC 1562 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
  • Burial: 22 DEC 1562 Cheshunt, Herts: Quire Of Church 1
  • Residence: Wilton Castle, Herefordshire
  • BATT: Pinkie (wounded)
  • Note: 2 1

    Son of Edmund Grey, ninth Baron Grey of Wilton, by his wife Florence, dau. of Ralph Hastings and Anne Tattershall.
    Succeeded his brother Richard in 1521.
    He married in 1535 Mary, dau. of Charles Somerset, Earl of Worcester.
    Distinguished in the wars in France during the concluding years of Henry VIII's reign, and wounded at the battle of Pinkie in 1547, when he was one of the leaders of the victorious English army. He was then employed on the Scottish marches and in Scotland, and in 1549 he rendered good service in suppressing the rebellion in Oxfordshire and in the west of England.
    In 1551 he was imprisoned as a friend of the fallen protector, Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, and he was concerned in the attempt made by John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, to place Lady Jane Grey on the English throne in 1553. However, he was pardoned by Queen Mary and was entrusted with the defence of Guines. Although indifferently supported he defended the town with gallantry, but in Jan 1558 he was forced to surrender and for some time he remained a prisoner in France.
    Under Elizabeth, Grey was again employed on the Scottish border, and he was responsible for the pertinacious but unavailing attempt to capture Leith in May 1560.
    He died at Cheshunt in Hertfordshire. [In his son in law Henry Denny?s house.]
    He was described by William Cecil as "a noble, valiant, painful and careful gentleman", and his son and successor, Arthur, wrote 'A Commentary of the Services and Charges of William, Lord Grey of Wilton, K.G.'.
    Children:
    1. Arthur, 14th B. Grey of Wilton), b. 1536, Hammes, France
    2. Honora
    3. William.
    ---
    Died at his son in law Henry Denny?s house in Cheshunt.
    Full description of his funeral in appendix to ?A commentary of the services and charges of William Lord Grey of Wilton, K.G.?
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  • Change Date: 18 DEC 2008



    Father: Edmund Grey b: 1469 in Wilton Castle, Herefordshire
    Mother: Florence Hastings b: 1473 in Harrowdon, Northamptonshire

    Marriage 1 Mary Somerset
    • Married: 1535 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Honora Grey

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: A commentary of the services and charges of William Lord Grey of Wilton, K.G.
      Author: Arthur Grey Grey de Wilton, Philip de Malpas Grey-Egerton
      Page: 58
    2. Type: Web Site
      Author: Jorge H. Castelli
      URL: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar
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