William de Grey (c.1388 - c.1436) MP

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Birthplace: Probably Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, (Present UK)
Occupation: Dean of York (before 1425), Bishop of London (1426-1431), Bishop of Lincoln (1431-1436)
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About William de Grey

From the English Wikipedia page on William Grey:


William Gray (or more accurately Grey) (died February 1436) was a medieval Bishop of London and Bishop of Lincoln.


He was a son of Sir Thomas Grey of Heton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, of Chillingham, Northumberland, and of Berwick, Hertfordshire (Heton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, 1359 - 26 November 1400), by wife (married circa 1381) Joan de Mowbray (Axholme, Lincolnshire, circa 1363 - after 30 November 1402), daughter of John de Mowbray, 4th Baron Mowbray and Elizabeth de Segrave, 5th Baroness Segrave.

He had three brothers and one sister:

  • 1. Sir Henry Grey of Ketteringham, Norfolk;
  • 2. Matilda or Maud Grey (1382–1451), wife of Sir Robert Ogle (Ogle Castle, Ogle, Northumberland, 1379 - 12 August 1435), by whom she had one daughter;
  • 3. John Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville; and
  • 4. Sir Thomas Grey, ringleader of the Southampton Plot.


Previously the Dean of York, Gray was nominated to the see of London on 20 July 1425 and consecrated in May 1426, possibly around the 26th. He was translated to the see of Lincoln on 30 April 1431.[1]

Gray died between 10 February and 18 February 1436.[2]


  • 1.^ Fryde, et. al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 259
  • 2.^ Fryde, et. al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 256


Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.


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, p. 1661.

Catholic Church titles

Bishop of London (1425–1431)

  • Succeeded by Robert FitzHugh
  • Preceded by John Kemp

Bishop of Lincoln (1431–1436)

  • Preceded by Richard Fleming
  • Succeeded by William Alnwick
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William Grey, Bishop of London and Lincoln's Timeline

Probably Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, England, (Present UK)
February 18, 1436
Age 48
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, (Present UK)
February 1, 1945
Age 48
November 7, 1945
Age 48
April 24, 1947
Age 48