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John Greswold (1) (Greswold)

Also Known As: "John Griswald"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Kyneton, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Solihull, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Vel Thomas Greswold and Isabel Greswold
Husband of Margaret Greswold
Father of Richard Greswold; Christian Greswold; Johanna Rainsford and John Greswold
Brother of Thomas Greswold

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About John Greswold, of Solihull

John of Solihull GRESWOLD

  • Birth: ABT 1393 in Solihull (Solie Hall), Warwickshire, England
  • Death: BEF 1459 in Solihull (Solie Hall), Warwickshire, England
  • Father: Thomas of Kenilworth GRESWOLD b: ABT 1370 in Solihull (Solie Hall), Warwickshire, England
  • Mother: Isabell GRANGE b: ABT 1370 in Grange Green, Warwickshire, England
  • Marriage 1 Margaret BROMLEY b: ABT 1395 in Longdon Hall, Solihull, Warwickshire, England


  • 'Edmond Hawes of Yarmouth, Massachusetts: An Emigrant to America in 1635, His ... (1914)
  • 5 Thomas Hawes, married Ann, daughter of 'John Greswold of Solihull', in 1465.(w) In 1486 he was one of the feoffees of John Hugford, Esq., to the use of his will respecting land . . .
    • (w) Bridges MS, infra, p. 43 1/2; Hannett, 199, 200; Pemberton, 38, 39, 42. The date of the marriage (1311) given by Pemberton, is erroneous as shown infra, p. 31 n. s., and the statement by him that Ann was the daughter of 'John Greswold of Kenllworth is also erroneous (infra, p. 66). Her father was 4th in descent from him'.
    • f In Dugdale's 2nd edition (index) under Dabridge-Court, it is stated that William Hawes of Langdon Hall (ob. 1610) m. Ursula, d. of ____ Coles, and had Alice, who m. Henry Bromley. It will appear from the text that this is entirely erroneous. The Visitation of Warwickshire (Harl. Soc. Pubs., vol. 12, p. 61) states, no doubt correctly, that Henry Bromley married Alice, daughter of ____ Hawes, and that his ancestor married the daughter and heiress of William Hawes, who was perhaps the William of 1327 (supra, p. 10). Henry Bromley's daughter 'Margaret, it is stated in the Visitation, married John Greswold of Solihull, who according to Pemberton (p. 42) flourished about 1480'.
  • The Greswolds were an old family of Warwickshire, originating apparently in Kenilworth, and afterward extending into Solihull and Rowington, the Solihull branch being the richest and most distinguished.(a) The pedigree is as follows :(b)
  • 3 RICHARD Greswold, of Solihull, who married the daughter and heiress of William Grome, of Kimenhall. He died before 1412. Sons :
    • 4 WILLIAM Greswold, of Solihull, married Isabel, daughter and heiress of John Grange. His son was
      • ' 5 JOHN Greswold, of Solihull, married Margaret(f) daughter and heiress of Henry Bromley, of Longdon Hall. Her mother was Alice, daughter and heiress of ____ Hawes and one of her ancestors married the daughter and heiress of Wil-
      • ' liam Hawes. In June, 1456, styled John Greswold, Esq., he is witness to a deed in Solihull.(g) Nov. 25, 1481, described as John Greswold, of Solihull, the elder, Esq., he conveyed a croft in that parish to Robert Greswold of the same place.(h) In 1493 the entry of John Greswold and Margeria, his wife, and for the soul of Margeria, is made in the list of members in the Guild of Knowle.(i) These may be the John and Margaret we are writing about here. He had the following children and perhaps others:
        • JOHN Greswold, of Longdon Hall, who married Elizabeth and died June 20, 1515. An inquisition post mortem on his estate was held at Warwick Feb. 26, 1516-1517. He left Richard(j) Greswold, his son and heir, aged 30 years; two unmarried daughters, Anne and Margaret, and five other sons, Thomas, John, Edwin, Roger and Robert at the date of his will Dec. 9, 1511. He had large holdings of land in Solihull and vicinity. He is styled esquire in the inquisition.(k)
        • CHRISTIAN, married John West.
        • 6 ANN, married Thomas Hawes in 1465.(l)
    • The arms of the Greswolds were: Argent, a fess gules between two greyhounds courant sable.(m) In Yardley, Worcestershire, later generations were living. In the church of that Parish the Greswold arms quarter Groome, Grange, Hawes, and others.(n) Edward and Mathew Griswold, of Kenilworth, brothers, came to Connecticut in 1639 and left issue.(o)
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  • 'John Greswold1
  • 'M, b. circa 1412
  • Father William Greswold b. c 1390
  • Mother Isabell Grange
  • ' John Greswold was born circa 1412 at of Solihull, Warwickshire, England. He married Margaret Bromley, daughter of Henry Bromley and Alice Hawes, circa 1434.
  • 'Family Margaret Bromley
  • Child
    • ◦John Griswold+ b. c 1435
  • Citations
  • 1.[S74] Brent Ruesch's Research Notes.

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  • [S508] The Greswold Family, 12 Generations in England.
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John Greswold, of Solihull's Timeline

Kyneton, Warwickshire, England
Age 24
Solihull, West Midlands, England
Age 27
Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Age 30
Solihull, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Age 69
Solihull, Warwickshire, England
April 7, 1992
Age 69
April 10, 1993
Age 69
May 18, 1993
Age 69