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Roger Grenville, Kt., MP

Also Known As: "Roger Grenfield", "Roger Granville", "Roger Greenville"
Birthplace: Stowe House, Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England
Death: Died in Off Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England
Cause of death: Drowned at Sea on the Mary Rose
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Grenville, Kt. and Isabella Grenville
Husband of Jane Granville and Margaret Grenville
Father of Agnes Fitz; Digory Granville, of Penheale; Sir Richard Grenville, Kt., MP; Philippa Tremayne; John Grenville, MP and 7 others
Brother of Jane Chamond; Lady Honor Grenville, Viscountess Lisle; Mary Bluet; Agnes Roscarrock; Catherine Arundell and 4 others

Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Sir Roger Grenville, Kt., MP, of Stowe

  • Sir Roger Grenville
  • M, #52923, b. circa 1477, d. 7 July 1524
  • Father Sir Thomas Grenville, Sheriff of Cornwall b. c 1455, d. 18 Mar 1513
  • Mother Isabella Gilbert
  • Sir Roger Grenville was born circa 1477 at of Stowe, Cornwall, England; Age 36 in 1513.1 He married Margaret Whitley, daughter of Richard Whitley and Margaret Tregarth, in January 1493 at of Efford, Devonshire, England. Sir Roger Grenville died on 7 July 1524.1
  • Family Margaret Whitley b. c 1475
  • Children
    • 1. Christian Grenville+ b. c 1503
    • 2. Anne (Amy) Grenville+1 b. c 1513
  • Citations
  • 1.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, SLC Archives.
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  • Sir Roger Granville1
  • M, #148706
  • Last Edited=12 Jun 2005
  • Sir Roger Granville is the son of Sir Thomas Granville and Isabel Gilbert.1 He married Margaret Whitley, daughter of Richard Whitley.1
  • He lived at Stow, Cornwall, England.1
  • Child of Sir Roger Granville and Margaret Whitley
    • 1.Anne Granville+1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S1169] Rosie Davis, "re: Burrard Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 16 September 2004 - 12 June 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Burrard Family."
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  • Sir Thomas Grenville (died 1513) was Sheriff of Cornwall in 1481 and 1486.[1] He was lord of the manors of Bideford in Devon and of Stowe in the parish of Kilkhampton in Cornwall.
  • He was the son and heir of Sir Thomas Grenville by his second wife Elizabeth Gorges, daughter of Theobald Gorges and sister of Sir Theobald Gorges. [2] Although little if anything at all survives in historical records concerning his biography, he was the descendant of a notable ancestor who took part in the Norman Conquest of Glamorgan, namely Sir Richard Grenville one of the Twelve Knights of Glamorgan who won for himself the Welsh lordship of Neath and in 1129 founded there Neath Abbey. Sir Thomas was himself ancestor to famous descendants, most notably his great-grandson Sir Richard Grenville (1542–1591), the valiant captain of "The Revenge" and of Sir Bevil Grenville (1596-1643), MP and famous Civil War commander, father of John Grenville, 1st Earl of Bath (1628-1701). He was also the ancestor of the Grenville Marquesses of Buckingham, title created in 1784, and the Grenville Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos, title created
  • He married twice:[4]
  • Firstly to Isabel Gilbert, daughter of Otes Gilbert of Compton Castle by his wife Elizabeth Hill, daughter of Robert Hill of Shilston.
  • Secondly to the widow of a certain "Hill de Taunton"
  • By his first wife Isabel Gilbert he had issue including:[5]
    • Sir Roger Grenville (1477-1524), captain of the Mary Rose, who married Margaret Whitlegh the daughter and co-heiress of Richard Whitlegh of Efford.
    • Jane Grenville, married Sir John Arundel of Trerice in Cornwall
    • Philipa Grenville (d.1524), married firstly Francis Harris (1475-1509) of Radford; secondly Humphry Arundel.
    • Mary Grenville, married firstly Richard Bluett (1479-c.1523) of Holcombe Rogus in Devon and Cothay Manor, which he rebuilt, in Somerset. His monumental brass exists in St Nicholas' Church in Kittisford, Somerset; secondly to Thomas St Aubyn.
    • Honor Grenville, married firstly Sir John Bassett (d.1529) of Umberleigh in Devon; secondly to Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle. .....
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  • The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
  • Pg.xix
  • 1. Joan Tothill, m. John, s. of Richard and Joan (Whitlegh) Hulse. 1. Arthur Grenville, d. 1653; Capt.; m. Dorothy, dau. of Richard Boyle, Lord Archbishop of Tuam. She m. (2) Henry Turner, Sergt. Major under Lord Inchinquin in Ireland. 2. Sir Nicholas. 3. Richard, m. Jane Fortescue, dau. of John and gr. dau. of Sir Louis Forescue, one of the Barons of the xchequer temp. Hen. VIII. 1. Richard of Keneden and Efford, Esq., living in 1620; m. Anne Sutcliffe, only dau. of Dr. Matthew Sutcliffe founder of the College at Chelsea and over forty years dean of Exeter. 1. Matthew, d. 1656; m. Sabina Clifford and had dau. Anne, m. 1655, Rev. John Tyndal, D. D. MARGARET WHITLEIGH, sister of Joan, m. Sir ROGER GRENVILLE of Stow, High Sheriff of Cornwall, 2, Henr. VIII., d. 1524; had 3 sons, 6 daughters, of whom Sir Richard Grenville, Kt. 1532; High Sheriff of Devon 1533; Marshal of Calais; m. Matilda Beavil, and among others: Roger Grenville, Kt., Esq. of the body of Hen. VIII.; drowned in life time of his father in the Rose Frigate off Portsmouth; m. Thomasine Cole and had; Sir Richard Grenville of Stow, a gallant naval commander; served in army in Hungary with high repute; High Sheriff of Cornwall 1578; fitted out a colony and sailed for Florida 1583 where he left 100 men; made many successful voyages; d. in battle with the Spaniards; m. Mary St. Leger and had; Bernard Grenville, Kt., High Sheriff of Cornwall 1596; M. P. and Kt.; d. 1636; m. Elizabeth Beavil and had; Sir Bevil Grenville, Kt.; called "the Bayard of England," b. 1595; fell at Lansdown with a patent from Chas. I. in his pocket for the Earldom of Bath; m. Grace, dau. of Sir George Smith of Exeter and sister of the mother of George Monk, Duke of Albermarle; had; 1. Bernard Grenville, groom of the bedchamber to Chas. II.; was father of Bernard Grenville and grandfather of Mary Grenville, b. 1700; d. 1788; m. 1717 Alex. Pendaryes of Cornwall; (2) 1743 Mr. Delany. Her autobiagraphy, edited by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey [8], published 1879. 2. Sir John Grenville, Earl of Bath, attended Chas. II. in all his wanderings abroad; d. 1701; m. Jane Wyche and had Grace Grenville, m. Sir George Cartaret.
  • .... etc.
  • Pg.xxii
    • II. Sir John Drake, Exq., of Ashe, High Sheriff of Devon; d. 1588; m. 1529, Amy Grenville, sis. to Sir Richard, and had: .... etc.


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Sir Roger Grenville was the son of Sir Thomas Grenville and Isabel Gilbert. Sir Roger Grenville married Margaret Whitleigh, daughter of Richard Whitleigh.

  • Child of Sir Roger Grenville and Margaret Whitleigh:
  • Amye Grenville+ d. bt 18 Feb 1577 - 1578

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Sir Roger Grenville, Kt., MP, of Stowe's Timeline

Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England
Stow, Cornwall, England, Great Britain
Age 2
Broadoaks, Essex, England
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Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England
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Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
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Tavistock or Fitzford, Devon, England
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Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom
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Of, Stow, Cornwall, England
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Stowe, Cornwall, England