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Griffith Kynaston

Also Known As: "Gruffydd"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hordley, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in Stocks, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Kynaston and Jane Kynaston
Husband of Margaret Jane Kynaston
Father of Sir Roger Kynaston; Jenkin Kynaston; Phillip Kynaston; William Kynaston; Lucy Kynaston and 2 others

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About Griffith Kynaston, Seneschal of Ellesmere

Also known as Gruffydd Kynaston and Gruffudd ap John Kynaston

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"Griffith Kynaston, esq., of Stocks, Seneschal of the lordship of Ellesmere, from 9 to the 22 of Henry VI. He wedded Margaret, daughter and heir of John Hoord, esq. of Walford, in Shropshire, and had three sons,

I. Philip, of Walford, who was twice married; by Dorothy, his first wife, daughter of Robert Corbet, esq. of Moreton Corbet, in Shropshire, he had a son, Roger, whose line ended in co-heiresses temp. Edward VI. By Alicia, his second wife, daughter of Thomas Banastre, he acquired the estate of Shotton, in Shropshire, which went to his son (by this marriage),

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"II. John, of whom presently.

III. Roger (Sir), knight, of Hordley, in Shropshire, who was a steady adherent to the White Rose in the conflicts of York and Lancaster, and distinguished himself at the battle of Blore Heath, 23rd September, 1459. He held Middle Castle for life, having m. for his first wife, Elizabeth, relict of Lord Strange, of Knockin, the owner thereof. By his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Grey, Lord Powys, he was ancestor of the present,

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The second son, John or Jenkin Kinaston, esq., had the estate of Stocks settled upon him and his heirs. He m. Johanna, daughter of John Mainwaring, esq. of Peover, in Cheshire, son of Sir John Mainwaring, knight, and left a son and successor."

Source: Burke, Commoners

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  • Griffith ap John Kynaston1,2,3
  • M, #88323, b. circa 1404
  • Father John Kynaston1 b. c 1382
  • Griffith ap John Kynaston was born circa 1404 at of Stocks, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England.1 He married Margred Hoord, daughter of John Hoord, circa 1424.1,2,3
  • Family Margred Hoord b. c 1405
  • Children
    • John (Jenkin) Kynaston+1 b. c 1425, d. a 1484
    • Sir Roger Kynaston, Sheriff of Shropshire & Merionithshire, Constable of Harlech Castle+4,2,3 b. c 1430, d. c Aug 1496
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11570] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, by Sir Bernard Burke, p. 1506.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 430.
  • 3.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 590.
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 454-455.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2940.htm#i88323
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  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank; but univested with heritable honours (1835)
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalhera04burk
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera04burk#page/357/mode/1up
  • Pg.357
    • Kinaston, of Oteley Park.
  • This is a branch of the great house ol Kinaston, now represented by Sir Edward Kynaston, barl. whose elder brother Sir John-Kynaston Powel. bart. as did his an-
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhera04burk#page/358/mode/1up
  • Pg.358
  • cestor John Kynaston, esq. claimed the ancient barony of Powys, by descent from Sir Roger Kynaston, knight, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Grey, Earl of Tankerville, (in Normandy), and Baron Powys.
  • The family of Kynaston derives from
  • Bleddyn (son of Cynvyn) Prince of Wales, and chief of one of the five royal tribes. He m. Haer, daughter and co-heir of Cillin ap y Blaidd Rhudd, Lord of Gest in Efionydd, North Wales, and d. in 1072, leaving a son,
  • Meredith, Lord of Powys, who took part with the English Barons against Henry I., but afterwards submitted to him in 1113. He nt. Eva, daughter of Blettrws, a chieftain of Ysceifiog, and left at his decease in 1132, a younger son,
  • Jorwerth Goch (i. e. Edward the Red) who was Lord of Mochnant, in Powysland, until he was driven thence by his kinsman Owen Cyfeilioc and Owen ap Madoc, Princes of Powys. He m. Matilda, daughter of Sir R. de Marley, of Marley, in Cheshire, and was father of
  • Sir Griffith Vychan, knight, of Caehowel, in the parish of Kinnerley, Shropshire, who was a knight of Rhodes, and was styled by the Welsh "Y Marchog Gwylt o Cae Howel," that is, "The Wild Knight of Cae Howel." He m. Matilda, daughter and sole heir of levan Goch ap Griffith Goch, descended from Cadivor ap Dinawal, Lord of Castle Hywel, in Cardiganshire, and had a son,
  • Griffith, of Cae Howel, who m. Agnes, daughter of Robert Bulkeley, Lord of Bulkeley in Cheshire, and left a son,
  • Griffith, of Cae Howel and of Kynaston, who, by the name of "Griffin de Kyneston," witnessed in 1313, a grant from Hugh Fitz Philip to Haghmond Abbey, of lands near Oswestry. He m. Gwenllian, daughter and heir of Jorwerth ap Griffith ap Heilin, of Vrongoch in Powys, and was father of
  • Philip Kynaston, usually styled, after the IWelsh custom "Philip ap Griffith," who m. Gwerfyl, daughter and heir of Roger Vychan, son of Sir Roger Powys, knight of Rhodes, and had by her a son,
  • Madock Kynaston, who m. Silotta, daughter and heir of Jenkin Frankton, Lord of Welsh Frankton in Salop, by Jane, his wife, daughter and co-heir of James Touchet, Lord Audley, and had a son,
  • John or Jenkin Kynaston, of Stocks, near Ellesmere, who was in 1396, one of the manucaptors (a kind of bail) of William Mainwaring, of Cheshire. He m. Agnes, daughter of Llewelyn Dhu (Llewelyn the Black), descended from Tudwr Trevor, and was father of
  • Madock Kynaston, of Stocks, who m. Isolda, daughter of Henry, Earl of Northumberland, and, taking part with Hotspur, his wife's brother, was slain at the battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. Of his son,
  • John Kynaston, esq. (in consequence of the part acted by his father against Henry IV.) we have no record, except that he received a pardon from the English monarch, and was father of
  • Griffith Kynaston, esq., of Stocks, Seneschal of the lordship of Ellesmere, from 9 to the 22 of Henry VI. He wedded Margaret, daughter and heir of John Hoord, esq. of Walford, in Shropshire, and had three sons,
    • I. Philip, of Walford, who was twice married ; by Dorothy, his first wife, daughter of Robert Corbet, esq. of Moreton Corbet, in Shropshire, he had a son, Roger, whose line ended in co-heiresses temp. Edward VI. By Alicia, his second wife, daughter of Thomas Banastre, he acquired the estate of Shotton, in Shropshire, which went to his son (by this marriage), .... etc.
    • II. John, of whom presently.
    • III. Roger (Sir), knight, of Hordley, in Shropshire, who was a steady adherent to the White Rose in tlie conflicts of York and Lancaster, and distinguished himself at the battle of Blore Heath, 23rd September, 1459. He held Middle Castle for life, having m. for his first wife, Elizabeth, relict of Lord Strange, of Knockin, the owner thereof. By his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Grey, Lord Powys, he was ancestor of the present .... etc.
  • The second son,
  • John or Jenkin Kinaston, esq. had the estate of Stocks settled upon him and his heirs. He m. Johanna, daughter of John Mainwaring, esq. of Peover, in Cheshire, son of Sir John Mainwaring, knight, and left a son and successor, .... etc.
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  • The visitation of Shropshire
  • https://archive.org/details/TheVisitationOfShropshireV.29
  • https://archive.org/stream/TheVisitationOfShropshireV.29/VisitationshrophshireTaken1623_treswellVol.28P2#page/n17/mode/1up
  • Pg.294
    • Kynaston. - CHART Pg.291-299
  • Griffinus (Griffithe) Kynaston
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  • Elizabeth GREY
  • Born: ABT 1440
  • Died: AFT 1501
  • Father: Henry GREY (2º E. Tankerville)
  • Mother: Antigone PLANTAGENET (C. Tankerville)
  • Married: Roger KYNASTON of Hordley (Sir Knight Sheriff of Salop) (b. ABT 1430 - d. ABT 1496) (son of Griffith Knyaston and Margaret Hoord) (w. of Elizabeth Cobham) ABT 1465
  • Children:
    • 1. Jane KYNASTON
    • 2. Thomas KYNASTON of Rosehampton (Sir Sheriff of Salop) (d. AFT 1508) (m. Mary Corbet)
    • 3. Humphrey KYNASTON
    • 4. Margaret KYNASTON (m. Richard Hanmer)
    • 5. Lancelot KYNASTON
    • 6. Mary KYNASTON
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/GREY4.htm#Elizabeth GREY1
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Griffith Kynaston, Seneschal of Ellesmere's Timeline

1404
1404
Hordley, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England
1419
1419
Age 15
Walford, Baschurch, Shropshire, England
1430
1430
Age 26
Hordley, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England
1444
1444
Age 40
Stocks, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England
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