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Anne Grey

Also Known As: "Ann /De Grey/", "Ann /Gray/", "Baroness", "Margaret /Blout/"
Birthplace: Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
Death: Died in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Sleaford Lincs.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent and Catherine Herbert, Countess of Kent
Wife of John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford
Mother of Joan Hussey Forster; Sir Giles Hussey, Kt.; Mary Hussey; Dorothy Hussey; Reginald Hussey and 4 others
Sister of Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Kent; Anthony Grey; George Grey, [Esquire]; Edmond Grey and Elizabeth Grey
Half sister of Richard Grey, KG

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About Lady Anne Grey

In 1536 she was sent to the Tower for calling the 'illegitimized' Mary (dau. of Henry VIII by his divorced wife Catalina de Aragon) 'princess'.



Lady Anne Grey1

F, #120636, d. from 1 March 1544/45 to 11 February 1545/46

Last Edited=29 Dec 2008

    Lady Anne Grey was the daughter of George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent and Lady Catherine Herbert.1,2 She married John Hussey, 1st Lord Hussey, son of Sir William Hussey.1 She died from 1 March 1544/45 to 11 February 1545/46.3
    Her married name became Hussey.1

Child of Lady Anne Grey and John Hussey, 1st Lord Hussey

   * Bridget Hussey+ b. c 1526, d. 12 Jan 1600/11


  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 76. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 137. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
  3. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1666. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

-------------------- ANNE GREY (c.1490-c.1545)

Anne Grey was the daughter of George Grey, 2nd earl of Kent (before 1454-December 25,1503) and Catherine Herbert (c.1464-December 1500+). By 1509, she was the second wife of John, Baron Hussey of Sleaford, Lincolnshire (1466-xJune 29,1537). Their children were Sir Giles, Elizabeth (c.1510-January 23, 1554), Bridget (c.1514-January 12,1601), Anne, Dorothy, and Mary. Lady Hussey supported Catherine of Aragon in the matter of King Henry’s divorce and was implicated in the matter of Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent, in 1533. She refused to take the oath to support royal supremacy. When she visited Catherine’s daughter, then known as the Lady Mary, on June 5, 1536, she persisted in referring to her by the title of princess, which had been forbidden by the Act of Succession in 1534. Shortly thereafter, she was arrested and sent to the Tower of London, where she was reported to be "very sick" at the beginning of July. On August 3, she was examined by Sir Edmund Walsingham and claimed that she had erred "by inadvertence" when she called for "drink for the Princess" and later told someone that "the Princess" had gone walking. She was released and was back at Sleaford by October. When the rebellion known as the Pilgrimage of Grace began, Lord Hussey fled, leaving Lady Hussey behind. When some 500 rebels descended upon Sleaford on October 7th and threatened to burn it down, she promised she would bring her husband back to join them. Hussey, when questioned about this later, said she'd been a fool to make such a promise. In spite of his best efforts the authorities did not believe him innocent of involvement in the uprising. It didn't help that Lady Hussey, in his absence, had also provided the rebels with meat, drink, and money. He was sent to the Tower after the uprising failed. While he awaited trial, she set up housekeeping at Limehouse and was allowed to visit him. On one such visit, he repeated details of an examination of Lord Darcy that he had been permitted to sit in on. Lady Hussey passed this information on to her servant, Catherine Cresswell, who told her husband, Percival Cresswell, who repeated some of Darcy's responses to others, prompting a new investigation by the authorities into who had leaked sensitive information. There is no record, however, of Lady Hussey being questioned, let alone arrested. After Hussey was attainted and executed, his lands and goods were seized and his title forfeit, leaving the family in poverty. The aristocratic widows of traitors were usually provided with a pension. -------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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   1490 , Denbighshire, , Wales
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   1546 , Lincolnshire, , England
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   John Hussey 1466-1538
   Joan Hussey 1511-1605

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Anne GREY BARONESS HUSSEY [Parents] 1 was born about 1481 in Of, Ruthyn, Denbigh, Wales. She died before 11 Feb 1545. Anne married John HUSSEY.

They had the following children:

     		F 	i 	Elizabeth HUSSEY BARONESS HUNGERFORD was born about 1510 and died on 23 Jan 1553/1554.
     		F 	ii 	Ann HUSSEY was born about 1521.
     		F 	iii 	Bridget HUSSEY C of Bedford was born in 1525 and died on 12 Jan 1600/1601.

-------------------- Margaret Blount, October 3, 1474-1509, was the daughter of Simon Blount of Bitton, Gloucestershire (1452-1477) and Eleanor Daubeney. She became the first wife of Sir John Hussey of Sleaford, Lincolnshire (1465/6-June 29, 1537), later created Baron Hussey, in August 1492. Their children were Sir William (1494-January 19, 1557), Thomas, and Gilbert, and possibly Giles and Anne, although the latter two are also listed as the children of Hussey’s second wife, Anne Grey, in some genealogies.

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Lady Anne Grey's Timeline

Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
Age 22
Sussex, England
Age 25
Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Age 29
Sleaford, Lincoln, England
Age 34
Linwood, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 35
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 36
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 40
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 41
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