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Margaret Wotton

Also Known As: "Margaret Grey", "Marchioness of Dorset"
Birthplace: Boughton, Malherbe, Kent, England
Death: Died in Bashall, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Robert Wotton and Anne Wotton
Wife of William Medley and Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset
Mother of George Medley; Lord John Grey, of Pyrgo; Mary Grey; Thomas Gray, of Harwich; Dorothy Willoughby and 7 others
Sister of Robert Wotton; Sir Edward Wotton, Treasurer of Calais; Anthony Wotton; Leonard Wotton; George Wotton and 3 others

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by 1534 Margaret was openly engaged in a dispute with her son, Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, 3rd Marquess of Dorset (1517 - 1554),[5] a rift that would ruin her reputation. She first quarrelled with her son, who had succeeded to the Marquisate in 1530, when he was forced to pay a fine of £4000 for renouncing his betrothal to Katherine Fitzalan, daughter of the Earl of Arundel. As a punishment, she tried to restrict his allowance as he was technically still a minor, only agreeing to his marriage to his preferred choice, Lady Frances Brandon, niece of the King, on the condition that the bride’s father, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, supported the couple until her son came of age. In 1534 she finally offered to contribute ‘as my small power is and shall be’, but nonetheless Henry brought their dispute before the Kings’ Council, forcing her to admit that his allowance was not ‘meet or sufficient to maintain his estate’, and to offer to increase it. Embittered by the experience, she moved out of the Grey family seat at Bradgate House and died in 1541 at the age of fifty-four.

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Margaret Wotton, Marchioness of Dorset's Timeline

Boughton, Malherbe, Kent, England
Age 18
England, United Kingdom
Age 20
Pirgo, Essex, England
Age 23
Essex, England, United Kingdom
Age 23
Of, Groby, Leicestershire, England
Age 23
Groby, Lancashire, England
Age 23
Harwich, Essex, England
Age 25