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Mary Grey, Viscountess Of Hereford

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Groby. Leicestershire,England
Death: February 22, 1538 (40-48)
Roade, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Roade, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset and Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington
Wife of Sir Walter Devereux, KG, 1st Viscount Hereford, 9th Baron Ferrers of Chartley
Mother of Sir Richard Devereux, MP and The Hon. Sir William Devereux, MP
Sister of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset; Elizabeth Fitzgerald; Eleanor Elizabeth Arundell; Dorothy Grey, Baroness Montjoy; John GREY and 8 others
Half sister of Lady Anne Clifford

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About Mary Grey, Viscountess Of Hereford

  • Mary Grey1,2
  • F, #48645, b. circa 1494, d. 22 February 1538
  • Father Sir Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, Lord Ferrers, Constable of the Tower of London & Ruthland Castle3,2 b. c 1455, d. 30 Aug 1501
  • Mother Cecily Bonville3,2 b. 1461, d. 12 Apr 1530 or 12 May 1530
  • Mary Grey was born circa 1494 at of Groby, Leicestershire, England.1 She married Sir Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford, son of John Devereux, 3rd Lord Ferrers and Cicely Bourchier, before 3 May 1501.1 Mary Grey died on 22 February 1538; Buried at Church of Stowe, Chartley.1
  • Family Sir Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford b. 1491, d. 17 Sep 1558
  • Children
    • Sir Richard Devereux+4 b. c 1516, d. 13 Oct 1547
    • Sir William Devereux+5 b. c 1525, d. b 2 Nov 1579
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 326-327.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 359.
  • 3.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 327.
  • 4.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 140, notes.
  • 5.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 478-9.
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  • Lady Mary Grey
  • F, #183417, d. 22 February 1534
  • Last Edited=2 May 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.51%
  • Lady Mary Grey was the daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset and Cecilia Bonville, Baroness Bonville and Harington.1 She married Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford, son of John Devereux, 2nd Lord Ferrers (of Chartley) and Cicely Bourchier, before 15 December 1530.2 She died on 22 February 1534.3
  • From before 15 December 1530, her married name became Devereux.
  • Children of Lady Mary Grey and Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford
    • 1.Sir Richard Devereux+3 d. 13 Oct 1547
    • 2.Sir William Devereux+1
    • 3.Henry Devereux3
  • Citations
  • 1.[S3470] Marian Hastings, "re: Hastings Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 31 Deember 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Hastings Family."
  • 2.[S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1875. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 3.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
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  • Mary GREY
  • Born: 1493
  • Died: 22 Feb 1537/8
  • Buried: Stowe Church, Chartley
  • Father: Thomas GREY (1° M. Dorset)
  • Mother: Cecily BONVILLE (M. Dorset)
  • Married: Walter DEVEREUX (1° V. Hereford) BEF 15 Dec 1503
  • Children:
    • 1. Richard DEVEREUX (Sir Knight)
    • 2. Edward DEVEREUX
    • 3. William DEVEREUX (Sir)
    • 4. Catherine DEVEREUX
    • 5. Henry DEVEREUX
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  • Walter Devereux, 9th Baron Ferrers of Chartley, created 1st Viscount Hereford (1488 – 17 September 1558) was an English Peer.
  • He was born in either Chartley Castle or the Chartley Manor which replaced it as the residence of the Barons Ferrers of Chartley following the Wars of the Roses. He was a son of John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and Cecily Bourchier.
  • His paternal grandparents were Anne Ferrers, 7th Baroness Ferrers of Chartley and her husband Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers of Chartley. His maternal grandparents were William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier and Anne Woodville.
  • William Bourchier was a son of Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex and Isabel of Cambridge. Anne Woodville was a daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg.
  • On 5 March 1501, his father died and Walter succeeded him as the 9th Baron Ferrers of Chartley. He served with distinction in the War of the League of Cambrai (1508–1516) and the Italian War of 1521-1526.
  • In 1523, the Baron was created a Knight of the Garter by Henry VIII of England alongside diplomat Thomas Boleyn, later Earl of Wiltshire. In the late 1520s he came into increasing conflict with Welsh magnate Rhys ap Gruffydd, after King Henry granted Devereux major powers in Wales. This reached a head when Rhys with a gang of armed supporters threatened Ferrers with a knife in 1529. The two men were allowed to air their grievances, but Rhys' family continued to stir up trouble. Eventually Rhys was charged with treason, convicted and executed. The consolidation of Devereux's position in Wales helped prepare the way for the reformation.[1]
  • He served as Custos Rotulorum of Cardiganshire from 1543 to his death.
  • He was created Viscount Hereford in 1550.
  • He was first married to Mary Grey (1491- 22 February 1538) on 15 December 1503. She was a daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset and his second wife Cecily Bonville, Baroness Harington and Bonville. Cecily Bonville was the daughter and heiress of William Bonville, 6th Baron Harington by his wife Katherine Neville. Her maternal grandparents were Alice Montagu, 5th Countess of Salisbury and her consort Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (jure uxoris). By Mary Grey he had three children:
    • 1.Sir Richard Devereux (d. 13 October 1547). Married Dorothea Hastings. She was a daughter of George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon and Anne Stafford. They were parents to Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex.
    • 2.Sir William Devereux of Mirevale Abbey. Married Jane Scudamore, daughter of John Scudamore. The marriage produced two daughters, Barbara Devereux and Margaret Devereux.
    • 3.Henry Devereux, died unmarried.
  • In 1539, he married secondly Margaret Garneys, daughter of John Garneys of Kenton. They had two children:
    • 1.Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Baronet of Castle Bromwich. Married Catherine Arden. They were parents of Walter Devereux, 5th Viscount Hereford, fourth-generation ancestors of Price Devereux, 9th Viscount Hereford and fifth-generation ancestors of Edward Devereux, 11th Viscount Hereford.
    • 2.Katherine Devereux. Married Sir James Baskerville.
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  • Thomas Grey, 7th Baron Ferrers of Groby, 1st Earl of Huntingdon, and 1st Marquess of Dorset, KG (1455 – 20 September 1501),[1][2] was an English nobleman, courtier and the eldest son of Elizabeth Woodville and her first husband Sir John Grey of Groby. Her second marriage to King Edward IV made her queen consort of England, thus elevating Grey's status at court and in the realm as the stepson of the King.[3] Through his mother's assiduous endeavours, he made two materially advantageous marriages to wealthy heiresses - his first wife being Anne Holland (daughter of the King's sister, Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter), and his second wife, Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington. By the latter he had 14 children.
  • Thomas Grey was born in 1455 close to Westminster on the north bank of the Thames. He was the elder son of Sir John Grey and his wife Elizabeth Woodville, who later became queen consort to Edward IV of England. His younger full brother, Sir Richard Grey (1457-1483), was arrested by Richard, Duke of Gloucester on 30 April 1483, after being accused of plotting to take the throne. Gloucester's forces later executed Richard Grey at Pontefract Castle. The Grey brothers had ten half-siblings by their mother's marriage to Edward IV.
  • His mother endeavoured to improve his estates by the conventional methods of their class and time, through his marriages and purchase of wardships.
  • On the death of his stepfather, Edward IV, and his 12-year-old half-brother, Edward V's, accession to the throne on 9 April 1483, Grey proved unable to maintain his family's position. It was not possible to arrange a Yorkist regency. Internal fighting, particularly the long established battle for ascendancy in Leicestershire between the Grey and Hastings families, now on the national stage, allowed Gloucester to seize power and usurp the throne. On 25 June 1483, an assembly of Parliament declared Richard III to be the legitimate king, and Thomas' uncle and brother, Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers and Richard Grey respectively, were executed. Later in the summer, learning of the apparent murder of both his young half-brothers, Grey joined the Duke of Buckingham's rebellion against Richard III. When the rebellion failed he fled to Brittany to join Henry Tudor, the future Henry VII, who pledged to marry Grey's half-sister Elizabeth of York and heal the Yorkist/Lancastrian division.
  • However, just before Henry and the Lancastrian army left to launch their ultimately successful invasion of England in August 1485, Grey heard rumours from England that his mother had come to terms with Richard III, and he was persuaded to desert Henry Tudor. He was intercepted at Compiègne on his way to England and played no part in the invasion or subsequent overthrow of Richard III. Grey was instead confined to Paris, as security for the repayment of a loan made to Henry Tudor by the French government, unable to return home until Henry VII was safely installed as king of England.
  • Thereafter Henry VII took good care to keep his Queen's half-brother under control and Grey was not permitted to recover his former influence. Thomas Grey was confined in the Tower in 1487 during Lambert Simnel's rising and not released until after the House of Tudor victory in the Battle of Stoke Field. Though he accompanied the King on his expedition to France in 1492, he was obliged to commit himself in writing to ensure he did not commit treason. He was permitted to assist in suppression of the Cornish rising in 1497.
  • Thomas Grey, Marquess of Dorset, died in London on 20 September 1501, aged about 48, and was buried in the collegiate church of Astley, Warwickshire. His wife survived him and married Grey's cousin, Henry Stafford, later Earl of Wiltshire.
  • His mother sought to make provision for him by marriage to wealthy heiresses. He married firstly, at Greenwich in October 1466, Lady Anne Holland (c.1455-c.1474), the only daughter of Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter, and Anne of York. His mother-in-law was the second child and eldest surviving daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville, thus sister to his mother's second husband King Edward IV.
  • After Anne Holland died young without issue, Thomas married secondly, by papal dispensation 5 September 1474,[4] Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington of Aldingham and 2nd Baroness Bonville, the wealthiest heiress in England.[5] Cecily Bonville, born in 1461, was the daughter and heiress of William Bonville, 6th Baron Harington, by his wife Katherine Neville, daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury.[4] Katherine was sister to the late Earl of Warwick and thus aunt to his daughters.
  • By his second wife Grey had seven sons and seven daughters:[4]
    • Lord Edward Grey, eldest son and heir, who predeceased his father, and was buried in the church of St Clement Danes, London. He married Anne (née Jerningham), daughter of Sir Edward Jerningham (d. 6 January 1515) of Somerleyton, Suffolk, by Margaret Bedingfield (d. 24 March 1504), by whom he had no issue. After his death she remarried four times, firstly to a husband surnamed Berkeley; secondly to Henry Barley (d. 12 November 1529) of Albury, Hertfordshire;[6] thirdly to Sir Robert Drury; and fourthly to Sir Edmund Walsingham.[7][8][9][10][3][11]
    • Anthony Grey, who predeceased his father.
    • Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset (22 June 1477 – 22 June 1530), who married firstly Eleanor St John, by whom he had no issue, and secondly Margaret Wotton, widow of William Medley, esquire, and daughter of Sir Robert Wotton by Anne Belknap, daughter of Henry Belknap esquire, by whom he had four sons, including Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, father of Lady Jane Grey, and four daughters.[12]
    • Sir Richard Grey, who married Florence Pudsey. He is mentioned in the will of his brother, Sir John Grey.[4][13]
    • Sir John Grey, who married firstly Elizabeth Catesby, widow of Roger Wake (d. 16 May 1504) of Blisworth, Northamptonshire, and daughter of Sir William Catesby, and secondly Anne Barley or Barlee (d. 1557 or 1558), widow of Sir Robert Sheffield of Butterwick, Lincolnshire, Speaker of the House of Commons. Grey apparently had no issue by either of his wives, as his will dated 3 March 1523 makes no mention of children. After Grey's death his widow, Anne, married Sir Richard Clement of Ightham Mote, Kent.[14][15]
    • Leonard Grey, 1st Viscount Grane (c.1490 – 28 June 1541),[16] According to Richardson, Grey married firstly Elizabeth Arundel, widow of Sir Giles Daubeney, and secondly Eleanor Sutton, daughter of Edward Sutton, 2nd Baron Dudley by Cecily Willoughby, daughter and coheiress of Sir William Willoughby; however according to Lyons it is unclear whether Grey ever married.[14][17][18] He is mentioned in the will of his brother, Sir John Grey.[13] He served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
    • George Grey, in holy orders. He is mentioned in the will of his brother, Sir John Grey.[4][13]
    • Cecily Grey (d. 28 April 1554),[citation needed] who married John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley.[14]
    • Bridget Grey,[4] believed to have died young.
    • Dorothy Grey (1480–1552),[citation needed] who married firstly Robert Willoughby, 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke, by whom she had issue, and secondly William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy.[14]
    • Elizabeth Grey, who married Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare.[4]
    • Margaret Grey, who married Richard Wake, esquire,[4] She is mentioned, as 'Margaret Grey', in the will of her brother, Sir John Grey.[4][13]
    • Eleanor (or "Elizabeth"[19]) Grey (d. by December 1503) who married, as his first wife, Sir John Arundell (1474-1545) of Lanherne, Cornwall, Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall and "the most important man in the county",[20] by whom she was the mother of two sons and a daughter:
      • Sir John Arundell (c.1500 – 1557), eldest son and heir, MP for Cornwall in 1554;
      • Thomas Arundell, MP for Dorset, of Wardour Castle, who married Margaret Howard, daughter and coheiress of Lord Edmund Howard, and sister of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII;
      • Elizabeth Arundel, who married Sir Richard Edgecombe;[21][14]
    • Mary Grey (1493 – 22 February 1538),[citation needed] who married Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford.[4]
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  • DEVEREUX, Richard (by 1513-47), of Carmarthen, Carm. and Lamphey, Pemb.
  • b. by 1513, 1st s. and h. app. of Walter Devereux, 3rd LordFerrers of Chartley, 1st Viscount Hereford, by 1st w. Mary, da. of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset; bro. of William and half-bro. of Edward Devereux. m. settlement 1 July 1536, Dorothy, da. of George† Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon, 2s. inc. George 3da. KB 20 Feb. 1547.2
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Mary Grey, Viscountess Of Hereford's Timeline

Groby. Leicestershire,England
Age 17
Age 31
Stowe, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
February 22, 1538
Age 44
Roade, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
May 3, 1933
Age 44
November 25, 1933
Age 44
November 25, 1933
Age 44
May 2, 1934
Age 44
January 26, 1971
Age 44