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Elizabeth Grey

Birthdate: (14)
Death: 1519 (13)
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Daughter of Sir John Grey, 2nd Viscount Lisle and Muriel Knyvett
Fiancée of Sir Henry Courtenay, 1st Marquess of Exeter and Charles Brandon
Half sister of Catherine Farmer; Anne Thoresby; Sir Edmund Knyvett, Kt.; Son Knyvett; Ferdinando Knyvett and 3 others

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About Elizabeth Grey, Viscountess Lisle

Elizabeth Grey, Viscountess Lisle (25 March 1505 – 1519) was an English noblewoman. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Grey, 2nd Viscount Lisle and Muriel Howard. After the death of her stepfather, Sir Thomas Knyvet, in August 1512, Elizabeth was left an orphan and became the ward of Sir Charles Brandon, a favourite of King Henry VIII. Brandon had already been married twice before, in scandalous circumstances, and would marry twice more, also in scandalous circumstances, but at this point was a widower.

In 1513, Elizabeth and Brandon were betrothed, and he was made Viscount Lisle in anticipation of their marriage - she was then only eight years old. In 1515, he married Mary Tudor, the widowed Queen consort of France and Henry VIII's younger sister (without having obtained the consent of the King). Having married he was obliged to surrender the title and Elizabeth's wardship. This was passed on to Katherine Plantagenet, Countess of Devon, who married Elizabeth to her son, Henry Courtenay, a cousin of the King and grandson of Edward IV of England. Elizabeth died before the marriage could be consummated.[1]

Elizabeth Grey heiress of L'Isle[1,2] 1505 - 1519 Birth Abt 25 Mar 1505 Sex Female Lived In England Died 1519 Person ID I00008547 Leo Last Modified 13 Apr 1997 Father John Grey, 2nd Viscount L'Isle, b. Apr 1480 Mother Lady Muriel Howard, b. 1485, Norfolk Family ID F00003681 Group Sheet

Family Henry Courtenay, Marquess of Exeter, 10th Earl of Devon, b. Abt 1498

Married Aft Jun 1515

Last Modified 13 Apr 1997

Family ID F00004019 Group Sheet

Sources 1. [S00120] Cahiers de Saint Louis , Dupont, Jacques and Saillot, Jacques, Reference: page 966.

2. [S00301] ~Europäische Stammtafeln, J.A. Stargardt Verlag, Marburg, Schwennicke, Detlev (Ed.), Reference: III 630

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March 25, 1505
Age 13