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Dorset, Marquess of (E, 1475 - 1554)


Creation: let.pat. 18 Apr 1475


Attainted: 23 Feb 1553/4


Family name: Grey




 Barry of six Argent and Azure in chief three Torteaux over all a Label of three points Ermine



Thomas [Grey], 1st Earl of Huntingdon later 1st Marquess of Dorset, KG

son and heir of Sir John Grey (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Wydville, 1st dau. of Richard [Wydville], 1st Earl Rivers, and later wife of King Edward IV), son and heir ap. of Sir Edward Grey by his wife Elizabeth Ferrers, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Groby, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Henry Ferrers (by his wife Lady Isabel de Mowbray, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [de Mowbray], 1st Duke of Norfolk), son and heir ap. by his first wife of William [de Ferrers], 5th Baron Ferrers of Groby



mar. (1)

Oct 1466 Lady Anne Holland (dsp. vp. aft. 26 Aug 1467), only child of Thomas [Holland], 4th Duke of Exeter, by his wife Lady Anne Plantagenet, 1st surv. dau. of Richard [Plantagenet], 3rd Duke of York

mar. (2)

18 Jul 1474 Cicely Bonville, suo jure Baroness Harington and Baroness Bonville (mar. (2) as his second wife Henry [Stafford], 1st Earl of Wiltshire; d. 12 Apr 1530), only child of William [Bonville], 6th Baron Harington, by his wife Lady Catherine Nevill, 5th dau. of Richard [Nevill], jure uxoris Earl of Salisbury

children by second wife

1. Lord Edward Grey

2. Lord Anthony Grey

3. Lord Thomas Grey, later 2nd Marquess of Dorset

4. Lord Richard Grey, mar. Florence Pudsey, and had issue

5. Lord John Grey (dsp), mar. Anne Barlow, dau. of William Barlow

6. Lord Leonard Grey, later 1st Viscount Grane

7. Lord George Grey

1. Lady Cecily Grey (bur. 28 Apr 1554), mar. bef. 30 Oct 1501 John [Sutton or Dudley], 3rd Baron Dudley, and had issue

2. Lady Bridget Grey

3. Lady Anne Grey

4. Lady Dorothy Grey (d. bef. 17 Nov 1553), mar. (1) as his second wife Robert [Willoughby], 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke, and (2) bef. 29 Jul 1523 as his fourth wife William [Blount], 4th Baron Mountjoy, and had issue by both husbands

5. Lady Elizabeth Grey (d. aft. 14 Jul 1540), mar. 1519 as his second wife Gerald [FitzGerald], 9th Earl of Kildare, and had issue

6. Lady Margaret Grey, mar. Richard Wake, of Blisworth

7. Lady Eleanor Grey, mar. as his first wife Sir John Arundell, of Lanherne, co. Cornwall, and had issue

8. Lady Mary Grey (d. 22 Feb 1537/8), mar. bef. 15 Dec 1503 as his first wife Walter [Devereux], 1st Viscount Hereford, and had issue


20 Sep 1501


14 Aug 1471 Earl of Huntingdon (surrendered 1475)

18 Apr 1475 Marquess of Dorset

suc. by

son by second wife


Knight of the Bath 1475; Knight of the Garter 1476; suc. his grandmother as 7th Baron Ferrers of Groby 23 Jan 1482/3; Constable of the Tower 1483; in opposition to King Richard III and attainted 1484 but restored by King Henry VII in 1485


Thomas [Grey], 2nd Marquess of Dorset, KG


22 Jun 1477


1509 Margaret Medley (widow of William Medley; d. aft. 6 Oct 1535), dau. of Sir Robert Wotton, of Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent, by his wife Anne Belknap, dau. of Sir Henry Belknap


1. Lord Henry Grey, later 3rd Marquess of Dorset later 1st Duke of Suffolk

2. Lord Edward Grey

3. Lord Thomas Grey (d. 23 Apr 1554), mar., and had issue:

1a. Margaret Grey, mar. John Astley, of Maidstone, co. Kent, Master of the Jewel House, and had issue

4. Lord John Grey, of Pirgo, co. Essex (d. 19 Nov 1564), mar. Mary Browne, sister of Anthony [Browne], 1st Viscount Montagu, and 1st dau. of Sir Anthony Browne KG, of Battle Abbey, co. Sussex, by his wife Alice Gage, dau. of Sir John Gage KG, and had issue:

1a. Sir Henry Grey, later 1st Baron Grey of Groby

1a. Margaret Grey, mar. Sir Arthur Capell, of Little Hadham, co. Hertford, and Rayne Hall, co. Essex, Sheriff of Hertfordshire, and had issue

2a. Jane Grey, mar. Sir Edward Greville, of Harrold Park, co. Essex, 3rd son of Sir Fulke Greville, of Beauchamp's Court, Alcester, co. Warwick, by his wife Elizabeth Willoughby, de jure suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Broke and Baroness Latimer, and had issue

1. Lady Mary Grey

2. Lady Catherine Grey (d. 1 May 1532), mar. as his first wife Henry [FitzAlan], 19th or 12th Earl of Arundel, and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Grey, mar. (1) 22 Apr 1538 as his second wife Thomas [Audley], 1st Baron Audley of Walden, and (2) George Norton, and had issue by her first husband

4. Lady Anne Grey, mar. Sir Henry Willoughby, of Wollaton, co. Nottingham, and had issue


10 Oct 1530

suc. by



Knight of the Bath 1494; Knight of the Garter 1501; Privy Councillor 1523; Gentleman of the Privy Chamber 1523; Lord Warden of the Scottish Marches and Chief Justice in Eyre, South of Trent 1523-30; suc. his mother as 8th Baron Harington and Bonville 12 Apr 1530


Henry [Grey], 3rd Marquess of Dorset later 1st Duke of Suffolk, KG


11 Oct 1551 Duke of Suffolk


The Marquessate of Dorset was held by the 1st Duke of Suffolk from 11 Oct 1551 until 23 Feb 1553/4, when he was executed on Tower Hill, having been found guilty of treason, attainted, and all his titles forfeited.


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