Maud or Matilda de Grey

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Maud or Matilda de Grey

Also Known As: "de Lisle"
Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Wilton Castle,Ross On Wye,Herefordshire,England
Death: January 3, 1377 (55-63)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry de Grey, 3rd Baron Grey of Wilton and Anne de Rockley
Wife of John de Lisle, 2nd Baron de Lisle
Mother of Alice or Joan de Lisle; Elizabeth Aldborough; Robert de Lisle; John de Lisle and William de Lisle, 4th Lord of Harewood
Sister of Reginald de Grey, 4th Baron Grey of Wiltshire; Alice Burley and Henry Grey

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About Maud or Matilda de Grey

Wilton Castle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not to be confused with Wilton Castle, Redcar and Cleveland.

Wilton Castle.

Wilton Castle is a 12th-century Norman castle fortification located in southeastern Herefordshire, England on the River Wye adjacent to the town of Ross-on-Wye. The castle is named for the manor associated with it. This forgotten castle of Herefordshire,[1] still standing mostly to battlement height, remains a monument to its former lords. The Longchamps of Wilton in their time provided Bailiffs of Normandy, Chancellors of England, sheriffs of Hereford and the Welsh Marches and enemies of King John.

They were succeeded by the families of De Cantilupe (see Thomas de Cantilupe and links) and De Grey who between them built up a powerbase in Wales and the Marches. Matilda de Grey, née de Cantilupe, stood up in court in 1292 and lied through her teeth to King Edward I of England that the castle had been built by her Longchamp ancestors in the days of Edward the Confessor (1042–66). In fact, the castle could not have been built before 1154 and certainly the 'barony' never held the Marcher Lord rights Lady Matilda claimed for it.

The castle was primarily associated with a branch of the Norman-descended family of Grey, the Barons Grey of Wilton, a prominent dynasty of Norman Marcher Lords in the Welsh Marches, who held it from 1308 or before. The castle passed from the family when William Grey was captured by the French at the end of the defense of Guînes in 1557, and was forced to sell the castle to raise funds for his ransom.[2]

The castle was finally destroyed in the English Civil War, a period that saw skirmishes and sieges locally at Goodrich Castle, Ruardyn Castle and Raglan Castle.


Remfry, P.M., Wilton Castle, 1066 to 1646 (ISBN 1-899376-35-6) A History of the Manor of Wilton and the Parish of Bridstow, Herefordshire, by R.A. Hart, published by the Ross-on-Wye and District Civic Society (1994) Jump up ^ Jump up ^ Smith, George Barnett (1890). "Grey, William (d.1562)". In Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 23. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 213, 215.

External links

Wilton Castle Website Ross-on-Wye - Wilton Castle Wilton Castle Wilton Manor Anglo-Norman castles Photographs of Wilton Castle Coordinates: 51.916163°N 2.596635°W

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Maud or Matilda de Grey's Timeline

Wilton Castle,Ross On Wye,Herefordshire,England
Age 11
Kingston Lisle, Sparsholt, Berkshire, England
Age 18
Age 19
Harewood House, Weeton, West Riding Yorkshire, England
Age 21
January 3, 1377
Age 59