John Grey
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John Grey (1432 - 1461)

Sir John "7th Lord Ferrers" Grey
Born in Groby, Leicestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1452 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in In the 2nd Battle of St Albans, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Sir John Grey, Lord Ferrers was born circa 1432 at of Groby, Leicestershire, England; Age 25 in 1457. A settlement for the marriage Sir John Grey, Lord Ferrers and Elizabeth Wydeville was made on 8 January 1455; They had 2 sons (Sir Thomas, 1st Marquess of Dorset, Lord Ferrers of Groby, Harington, Bonville, & St. Albans; & Sir Richard). Sir John Grey, Lord Ferrers died on 17 February 1461 at 2nd Battle of St. Albans, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England[1]


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watch an excavation of the castle of Groby with some good discussion of the buildings with details from marriage settlements etc. The Buried Homestead Of The Grey Dynasty | Time Team | Timeline
posted by Valerie Willis
on YouTube "House of the White Queen" - Time Team Medieval Documentary) Timeline - Archeological Dig and Historical Docs Research, at

video time 5:56 there is a pretty good shot of the research Family Tree of Elizabeth Woodvilles' Parental line(s) -pause it at 5:56 to read it, lots of info. And this is all researched by Historical Genealogical experts. the families of these documentaries receive a book-certified/stamped as the authentic locations of these homes/castles, residents and keeps of the individuals researched.

Included in this doc near the end again you can pause and see another additional tree info, not as well but of John Grey line(s). Also talks about how Elizabeths marriage to King Edward IV comes about. pause at 46:13 an interesting point is they state and document that John Grey of Groby died (slain at St. Albans) in 1640 not 41, with what looks like on the docs his father married to E. Bouchier ( (i only took quick glance) dying 2 years earlier in 1648).

posted by Arora (G) Anonymous
edited by Arora (G) Anonymous
He was born in 1432, however his next sibling was born in 1452. Are there missing siblings?
posted by Alex Cornish
Grey-1855 and Grey-159 appear to represent the same person because: intended to be the same person based on biography on -1855
posted by Robin Lee

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