Sir John Grey, 7th Lord Ferrers of Groby

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Sir John Grey, 7th Lord Ferrers of Groby

Also Known As: "John Grey of Groby", "Lord Ferrers of Groby"
Birthdate: (29)
Birthplace: Groby, Leicestershire, England
Death: February 17, 1461 (25-33)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England (killed at the Second Battle of St Albans )
Place of Burial: England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward de Grey, Lord Ferrers of Groby and Elizabeth Ferrers, 7th Baroness of Groby
Husband of Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of England
Father of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset and Sir Richard Grey, of Groby
Brother of Margaret Greystoke; Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Lisle; Reynold (Reginald) Grey and Anne Hungerford

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About Sir John Grey, 7th Lord Ferrers of Groby

Sir John Grey, of Groby, Leicestershire (c. 1432[1] – 17 February 1461) was a Lancastrian knight, the first husband of Elizabeth Woodville who later married King Edward IV of England, and great-great-grandfather of Lady Jane Grey. Sir John Grey was killed in the Second Battle of St Albans in 1461, fighting for the Lancastrian cause.


Grey was the son and heir of Elizabeth Ferrers, 6th Baroness Ferrers of Groby (1419–1483) and of Sir Edward Grey (c. 1415–1457).[1][2] His father was summoned to parliament as Baron Ferrers of Groby in right of his wife.[1][3] After the death of Grey's father his stepfather, John Bourchier, assumed his wife's title, Baron Ferrers of Groby.[1]


  1. Abt 8 Jan 1454-1455  [3, 17] to Elizabeth Wydeville (b. 1437, Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England ,   d. 8 Jun 1492, Bermondsey Abbey, Surrey, England). Her 1st husband.


  •   1. Sir Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset,   b. Cal 1455, of, Groby, Leicestershire, England ,   d. 20 Sep 1501, Astley, Warwickshire, England. Married 1) Anne de Holand 2) Cecily Bonville
  •   2. Sir Richard Grey, Knight,   b. Abt 1459, of, Groby, Leicestershire, England ,   d. 13 Jun 1483, Pomfret, Yorkshire, England.


  • 1. Douglas Richardson. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011. pg 161-164.
  • 2. Sir John Grey (c.1432-1461), knight in Grey, Sir Richard (d. 1483), nobleman by Rosemary Horrox in Dictionary of National Biography online (accessed 26 November 2007)
  • 3. [S2221] #244 The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton (1822-1841), Baker, George, (2 volumes. London: J. B. Nichols and Son, 1822-1841), FHL book Q 942.55 H2bal; FHL microfilm 962,237 ite., vol. 1 p. 56.
  • 17. [S20] Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2nd edition, 2011), vol. 2 p. 303.


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Sir John Grey, 7th Lord Ferrers of Groby's Timeline

Groby, Leicestershire, England
Groby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Age 19
Groby, Leicestershire, England
Age 27
Groby, Leceistershire, England
February 17, 1461
Age 29
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
February 11, 1466
Age 29
Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
March 15, 1932
Age 29
October 24, 1932
Age 29