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Edward Grey (abt. 1503 - 1551)

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Edward "3th Baron Grey of Powis" Grey
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Edward Grey was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

Edward Grey, 3rd Baron Grey of Powis (b. 1503, d. 1551) was the son of John Grey and Margaret Sutton. In 1525 Edward married Anne Brandon, daughter and co-heir of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. Anne and Edward had a very unhappy marriage, and in 1537 Anne left Edward for her lover, Randal Haworth, and Edward had already taken a mistress, Jane Orwell, daughter of Sir Lewis Orwell of Ashwell, Herts. by whom he had several children.

In 1551, Edward Grey died without lawful issue and the barony went into abeyance. He left six illegitimate children by Jane: Edward, Walter, Andrew, Thomas, Jane, and Cecily or Anne. According to Edward's will dated 11 June 1544, Edward left most of his property to Edward Grey.

In 1568, his son Edward Grey came of age and sold the manors of Plas Y Dynas and Trewern in Montgomeryshire to Edward Kynaston, and later the manor of Pontesbury to William Leighton. His ownership of the property connected to the lordship of Powis[1] was contested by Henry Vernon of Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, a descendant of the 1st Lord Grey. Despite warnings from the Privy Council to, in 1587 Edward sold the lordship and castle of Powys to his kinsman Sir Edward Herbert, the second son of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1501–1570). Henry Vernon died in 1606, and the ownership of the property was settled when he was created Baron Powis of Powis in 1626 and it remained in the family until the last male heir died in 1748.[2]

Child of Edward Grey, 4th Lord Grey (of Powis) and Jane Orwell

  1. Edward Grey b. b 1548, d. a 1601
  2. Walter
  3. Andrew
  4. Thomas
  5. Jane
  6. Cecily/Anne


  1. note: this refers to the property he inherrited from his father which carried a (feudal?) title aka lordship of a manor, not the peerage title Baron Grey of Powis
  • Edward Grey, 4th Lord Grey (of Powis) Cites: G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 142.
  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. I page 509


Edward Grey 'sold' property to William Herbert, which was contested by which is very confusing because it refers to the property which was connected to the feudal title 'Lord Grey of Powis as part of the fee tail not the peerage title. Its further confusing that William Herbert was summoned which appears to have bee 'sold' to William Herbert

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