||Mary (Talbot) Notyngham was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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Mary Talbot was the daughter of Richard Talbot and Ankaret Le Strange. The Inquisition Post Mortem of Elizabeth Mowbray on 12 Sep, 7 Richard II (1383) recorded that Ankaret, daughter of John Le Strange of Blakemere, Knight, had married Richard Talbot, Knight, and they had two daughters Elizabeth and Mary.
Mary Talbot married Sir Thomas Greene, son of another Sir Thomas Greene. A pedigree of Boketon/Green of Boughton and Green’s Norton, Northamptonshire, stated that Mary Talbot, daughter of Richard Talbot and Ankaret Strange, married Sir Thomas Green, son of Sir Thomas Green and a daughter of Sir John Mablethorp. Mary and Thomas had two children; Thomas who married Philippa Ferrers, and Amabilia who married firstly Sir John Chetwode and secondly Sir Thomas Strange. In the Talbot pedigree in the Visitation of Yorkshire it stated that Mary Talbot married Sir Thomas 'Grey' (but which presumably should read Greene) of whom the Marquis of Northampton is descended.
Between 23 April and 28 June she (described as Marion, Lady de Grene) was resident with two servants at the Talbot estate of Blakemere, Shropshire.
On 25 Jul 1418, the Inquisition of her late husband's lands in Leicestershire stated that "Mary his widow married John Notyngham without licence. They entered the manor of Kegworth against the king’s right and have taken the profits since the death of Thomas".
In 12 Henry VI (1433-1434) there was an Inquisition Post Mortem for Mary Greene, formerly the wife of Thomas Greene, Knight., which is perhaps from where Richardson noted her date of death of 13 Apr 1434. Colket gave the date of death as 13 Apr 1433.
The Greene monuments at St Bartholomew, Green’s Norton, Northamptonshire, now largely destroyed, were described by Halstead in 1685. There was a tomb for Sir Thomas Greene and Mary Talbot. The Inscription was in Latin, a translation of which is:
"Here lies Thomas Greene, Knight, son and heir of Thomas Greene, Knight, son and heir of Henry Greene, Knight, one of the Justices of King Edward Third, and Mary, his wife, the daughter of Lord Talbot, to whose souls may god be gracious. Amen."
On the side of this was a shield bearing Greene impaling Talbot – argent, a lion rampant gules, within a bordure engrailed of the last.
Mary was also noted on the monument to her grandson at St Bartholomew, Green’s Norton, as follows:
"Here lies Thomas Greene, Knight, Lord of Norton, and Matilda, his wife. The said Thomas was son and heir of Thomas Greene, Knight, Lord of the same, and of Philippa, his wife, who was the daughter of Robert, Lord Ferrars of Charteley, and of Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Lord Thomas de Spencer. Thomas Greene, the father of Thomas aforesaid, was son and heir of Thomas Greene, Knight, Lord of Norton aforesaid, and of Mary his wife, daughter of Richard, Lord Talbot, and of Ankarete, his wife, who was the daughter and heir of Lord Strange of Blackmere. Thomas, son of Thomas and Philippa aforesaid, died on the ninth of September, A.D. 1462; and the said Matilda, one of the daughters of John Throckmorton, Esq., formerly Under-Treasurer of England, died on the …. Of the month of … A.D. 14 … May God be gracious to their souls."
Some other internet genealogies state that the wife of Thomas Greene was an Ela Mallory. There is much confusion about the birth/marriage/death dates of Ela Mallory. She must have been born about 1382 in order to be the right age for her documented parents and spouse and children, both she and her mother would have been about 40 when the documented children were born. Other researchers speculate a granddaughter rather than a daughter relationship with Sir Thomas, with missing not-named parents. Greene men typically married much younger wives. This results in a gap between her and her commonly named son, John "the fugitive" deGreen, explained by an intermediate son born about 1426, likely Robert Greene, who had son John Greene born about 1448. Records were lost during the War of the Roses, but the ancestry of his descendants, the Gillingham Greenes, can be traced through the Greene Coat of Arms, which they were authorized to wear by right of descent from the beheaded Sir Henry de Greene.
Many other records show Ela b 1440 m 1449 d 1465, in order to match up with a different spouse, which would not be possible with parents b 1340 d 1393.
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