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Grey of Ruthin, Baron (E, 1325 - abeyant 1963)

 

Creation: writ of sum. 10 Oct 1325

 

Abeyant: 25 Oct 1963

 

Family name: Grey later Longueville later Yelverton later Rawdon-Hastings later Clifton later Butler-Bowdon

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Garter stall plate of Sir John Grey KG

He was the son and heir of Reynold, 3rd Baron Grey of Ruthin. This fine and large plate

represents a black banner with gilded staff and golden fringe, charges with the Knight's

armorial ensigns. The arms are: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Barry of six Argent and Azure in

chief three Roundels Gules (for Grey); 2nd and 3rd, sub-quarterly, i and iii, Or a Maunch

Gules (for Hastings); ii and iii, Barry Argent and Azure an Orle of Martlets Gules (for de

Valence). The silver helm is garnished with black and gold and covered with a gold mantle

with ermine lining, surmounted by a splendid crest in the form of upon a Cap of Estate Gules

turned up Ermine a Wyvern Or. Both the arms and crest are differenced by a silver label.

 

(Plate LIV from W H St John Hope: The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Garter 1348-1485)

 

Arms:

Quarterly of eight:  1st and 8th, Sable on a Bend Argent three Mullets Gules (Clifton);  2nd, sub-quarterly, I and III, Argent a Maunch Sable (Hastings); II and III, Argent a Fess between three Pheons Sable (Rawdon);  3rd and 5th, Argent three Lions rampant Sable a Chief Gules (Yelverton);  4th, Per saltire Azure and Or a Lion rampant counterchanged;  6th, Azure a Fess dancetty Ermine between six Cross Crosslets Argent (Longueville);  7th, Barry of six Argent and Azure in chief three Torteaux (Grey of Ruthin)

Crest:

A Dexter Arm embowed in armour holding a Sword proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Wyvern Or collared and lined Gules;  Sinister:  A Lion reguardant Gules

Motto:

 Mortem Aut Triumphum

 

Arms as born by the 24th Baron Grey of Ruthin

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Roger [de Grey], 1st Baron Grey of Ruthin

only son of John [de Grey], 2nd Baron Grey of Wilton, by his second wife Maud Basset, dau. of Sir Ralph Basset, of Drayton, co. Stafford

born

mar.

Elizabeth de Hastings. dau. and heiress in her issue of John [de Hastings], 1st Baron Hastings, by his first wife Lady Isabel de Valence, sister and cohrss. in her issue of Aymer [de Valence], 1st Earl of Pembroke, and 2nd dau. of William de Valence, Lord of Valence, Montignac, Bellac, Rancon and Champagnac, by his wife Joan de Munchensy, Lady of Pembroke and Wexford, only dau. of Sir Warin de Munchensy, of Swanscombe, co. Kent, Winfarthing and Gooderstone, co. Norfolk, etc., by his first wife Lady Joan Marshal, Lady of Pembroke and Wexford, sister and cohrss. in her issue of Anselm [Marshal], 9th Earl of Pembroke, and 2nd dau. of William [Marshal], jure uxoris Earl of Pembroke, by his wife Lady Isabel de Clare, suo jure Countess of Pembroke

children

1. Sir John de Grey, Ambassador to France 1343, fought at the Battle of Crécy 1346 (dvp. and sp. betw. 25 Oct 1348 and 4 May 1350), mar. after 12 Jun 1335 Lady Anne Montacute, 4th dau. of William [de Montacute], 1st Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Katharine de Grandison, 3rd dau. of William [de Grandison], 1st Baron Grandison

2. Reynold de Grey, later 2nd Baron Grey of Ruthin

1. Mary de Grey, mar. Sir William Disney, of Norton Disney, co. Lincoln, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, and had issue

died

6 Mar 1352/3

created

by writ of summons 10 Oct 1325 Baron Grey of Ruthin

suc. by

son

note

made homage to the King for the castle of Ruthin and the cantred of Dyffryn Clwyd, and the castle and cantred, together with 31 manors he had inherited from his father, 1323/4;  on military service 1332/6 to 1335

 

Reynold [de Grey], 2nd Baron Grey of Ruthin

born

c. 1319

mar.

bef. 29 Nov 1360 Alianore Lestrange (d. 20 Apr 1396), only dau. of John [Lestrange], 2nd Baron Strange of Blackmere, by his wife Ankaret Boteler, sister and cohrss. of Edward Boteler, and dau. of William Boteler, of Wem. co. Shrewsbury

children

1. Reynold Grey, later 3rd Baron Grey of Ruthin

1. Ida Grey, mar., John Cokayne, of Cokayne Hartley, Chief Baron of the Exchequer (d. 1427), and had issue

died

28 Jul or 4 Aug 1388

suc. by

son

note

accompanied the King on his expeditions to France 1355, 1359 and 1369

 

Reynold [Grey], 3rd Baron Grey of Ruthin

born

c. 1346

mar. (1)

soon after 25 Nov 1378 Margaret de Ros, 2nd dau. of Thomas [de Ros], 4th Baron Ros, by his wife Lady Beatrice de Stafford, 1st dau. of Ralph [de Stafford], 1st Earl of Stafford, by his wife Lady Margaret Audley, de jure suo jure Baroness Audley, only child of Hugh [de Audley], 1st Earl of Gloucester, by his wife Lady Margaret de Gaveston, widow of Piers [de Gaveston], 1st Earl of Cornwall, sister and cohrss. of Gilbert [de Clare], 7th Earl of Gloucester, and 4th dau. of Gilbert [de Clare], 6th Earl of Gloucester, by his second wife Princess Joan "of Acre", 2nd surv. dau. of King Edward I by his first wife Eleanor of Castile, dau. of Ferdinand III, King of Castile

children by first wife

1. Sir John Grey KG, Captain of the town and castle of Gournay 1420 (dvp. 27 Aug 1439), mar. bef. 24 Feb 1412/3 Lady Constance de Mowbray (widow of Sir Thomas de Mowbray, de jure 2nd Duke of Norfolk; d. 12 or 14 Nov 1437; bur. in the Church of St Katherine-by-the-Tower), 1st dau. of John [de Holand], 1st Duke of Exeter, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Plantagenet, 2nd dau. of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (by his first wife Lady Blanche Plantagenet, suo jure Countess of Lancaster, 2nd dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster), 4th son of King Edward III, and had issue:

1a. Edmund Grey, later 4th Baron Grey of Ruthin later 1st Earl of Kent

2a. Thomas Grey, later 1st Baron Richemount Grey

1. Elizabeth Grey, mar. as his first wife Robert [de Poynings], 4th Baron Poynings, and had issue

2. Margaret Grey (d. after May 1426), mar. as his first wife William [Bonville], 1st Baron Bonville, and had issue

3. Alice Grey, mar. Sir John Knyvett, of Buckenham (d. c. 1492), and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 7 Feb 1414/5 Joan Raleigh, de jure suo jure Baroness Astley (widow of Thomas Raleigh, of Farnborough, co. Warwick; d. 3 Sep or 12 Nov 1448), only child and hrss. of William [de Astley], 4th Baron Astley, by his wife Joan de Willoughby, dau. of John [de Willoughby], 2nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby

children by second wife

2. Sir Edward Grey, later 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby

3. John Grey, of Barwell

4. Robert Grey, of Enville and Whittington, co. Shropshire, mar. Eleanor Lowe, dau. of Humphrey Lowe, of Enville, co. Shropshire, and had issue

4. Eleanor Grey, mar. William Lucy, of Charlecote, co. Warwick (d. 1466), and had issue

died

18 Oct 1440

suc. by

grandson

note

in 1389 proven heir general to John [de Hastings], Earl of Pembroke, from whom he inherited the castle, town and lordship of Abergavenny, co. Monmouth, and the manors of Sutton Valence, co. Kent, Paddington, co. Surrey, Benham Valence, co. Berkshire, Aston Cantlow, co. Warwick, Littleton Pannell, co. Wiltshire, etc.; attended the King in Ireland 1394 and 1399; as Lord of Abergavenny he successfully challenged the right of Sir Edward Hastings, de jure 8th Baron Hastings, to use the undifferenced arms of Hastings in the Court of Chivalry 1401; appointed one of his Lieutenants in North Wales by Henry, Prince of Wales 1402; taken prisoner by Owen Glendower 1402 and ransomed for 10,000 marks; granted the lands formerly held by Sir Henry Noon, except the Castle and Lordship of Condé-sur-Noireau, to hold by homage and rendering yearly a sword to the King 1421

 

Edmund [Grey], 4th Baron Grey of Ruthin later 1st Earl of Kent

created

30 May 1465 Earl of Kent

 

The Barony of Grey of Ruthin was held by the Earls of Kent from 30 May 1465 until 21 Nov 1639, when on the death of Henry [Grey], 8th Earl of Kent, 11th Baron Grey of Ruthin, etc., the Earldom of Kent passed to his cousin and heir male but the Barony of Grey of Ruthin passed to his nephew and heir general,

 

Charles [Longueville], 12th Baron Grey of Ruthin

bapt.

21 Apr 1612

mar.

Frances Nevill (d. 22 May 1668; bur. at Easton Mauduit, co. Northampton), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Edward Nevill, of Keymer, co. Sussex, by his wife Margaret Palmer, dau. of Sir Francis Palmer

only child

1. Hon Susan Longueville, later suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin

died

s.p.m. 14 Jun 1643

suc. by

daughter

note

his claim to the Barony of Grey of Wilton was allowed on 5 Feb 1640/1

 

Hon Susan Longueville later Yelverton, suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin

born

1634

mar.

Sir Henry Yelverton, 2nd Bt. MP

children

1. Hon Charles Yelverton, later 14th Baron Grey of Ruthin

2. Hon Henry Yelverton, later 15th Baron Grey of Ruthin later 1st Viscount de Longueville

3. Hon Christopher Yelverton

1. Hon Frances Yelverton (dsp. 15 May 1684), mar. bef. 27 Dec 1675 as his second wife Christopher [Hatton], 1st Viscount Hatton

died

28 Jan 1676 (bur. at Easton Mauduit, co. Northampton)

suc. by

son

note

 

Charles [Yelverton], 14th Baron Grey of Ruthin

born

21 Aug 1657

died

17 May 1679 (bur. at Easton Mauduit, co. Northampton)

suc. by

brother

note

suc. his father as 3rd Baronet 3 Oct 1670 and his mother 28 Jan 1676

 

Henry [Yelverton], 15th Baron Grey of Ruthin later 1st Viscount de Longueville

created

21 Apr 1690 Viscount de Longueville

 

The Barony of Grey of Ruthin was held by the Viscounts de Longueville (Earls of Sussex from 26 Sep 1717) from 21 Apr 1690 until 22 Apr 1799, when on the death of Henry [Yelverton], 3rd Earl of Sussex, 4th Viscount de Longueville and 18th Baron Grey of Ruthin, the Earldom of Sussex and the Viscountcy of de Longueville became extinct the the Barony of Grey of Ruthin passed to his grandson:

 

Henry Edward [Gould later Yelverton], 19th Baron Grey of Ruthin

born

8 Sep 1780

mar.

21 Jun 1809 Anna Maria Kellam (b. 10 Aug 1792; mar. (2) 18 Jan 1820 Rev Hon William Eden, Rector of Bishopsbourne, co. Kent (b. 9 Nov 1792; d. 4 May 1859), 2nd son of Morton Frederick [Eden], 1st Baron Henley, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Henley, sister and cohrss. of Robert [Henley], 2nd Earl of Northington, and 5th dau. of Robert [Henley], 1st Earl of Northington; d. 23 Oct 1875; bur. with her second husband at Bekesbourne, co. Kent), dau. of William Kellam, of Ryton-on-Dunsmore, co. Warwick, farmer, by his wife Mary Gilbert

only child

1. Hon Barbara Yelverton, later suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin

died

s.p.m. 19 Oct 1810 (bur. at Wolston-cum-Brandon, co. Warwick)

suc. by

daughter

note

suc. his grandfather as 19th Baron Grey of Ruthin 22 Apr 1799; took the name of Yelverton in lieu of that of Gould by Royal Warrant 1800

 

Hon Barbara Yelverton, suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin

born

20 May 1810

mar. (1)

1 Aug 1831 George Augustus Francis [Rawdon-Hastings], 2nd Marquess of Hastings

children by first husband

1. Lord Paulyn Reginald Serlo Rawdon-Hastings, later 3rd Marquess of Hastings

2. Lord Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet Rawdon-Hastings, later 4th Marquess of Hastings and 21st Baron Grey of Ruthin

1. Lady Edith Maud Rawdon-Hastings, later suo jure Countess of Loudoun

2. Lady Bertha Lelgarde Rawdon-Hastings, later suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin

3. Lady Victoria Maria Louisa Rawdon-Hastings (b. 1837; d. 30 Mar 1888), mar. 31 Oct 1859 John Forbes Stratford Kirwan, of Moyne, co. Galway (d. 1892), only son of Joseph Kirwan, of Hillsbrook, and had issue

4. Lady Frances Augusta Constance Rawdon-Hastings (b. 16 Mar 1844; d. 1 Sep 1910), mar. 30 Jul 1863 Charles [Marsham], 4th Earl of Romney, and had issue

mar. (2)

9 Apr 1845 Admiral Sir Hastings Reginald Henry later Yelverton GCB (d. 24 Jul 1878)

only child by second husband

5. Hon Barbara Yelverton (b. 12 Jan 1849; d. 1 Oct 1924), mar. 23 Sep 1872 John [Yarde-Buller], 2nd Baron Churston, and had issue

died

19 Nov 1858 (bur. in the English Cemetery, Rome, Italy)

suc. by

son by first husband

note

 

Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet [Rawdon-Hastings], 4th Marquess of Hastings later 21st Baron Grey of Ruthin

born

22 Jul 1842

mar.

16 Jul 1864 Lady Florence Cecilia Paget (b. Aug 1842; mar. (2) 9 Jun 1870 Sir George Chetwynd, 4th Bt., of Grendon, co. Warwick;  d. 3 Feb 1907), only dau. of Henry [Paget], 2nd Marquess of Anglesey, by his second wife Henrietta Maria Bagot, 3rd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Charles Bagot GCB

died

s.p. 10 Nov 1868

note

suc. his brother 17 Jan 1851 as 4th Marquess of Hastings

 

On the death of the 4th Marquess of Hastings, 21st Baron Grey of Ruthin, etc., his titles created by patent (i.e. the Marquessate of Hastings, the Earldoms of Moira and Rawdon, the Viscountcy of Loudoun and the two Baronies of Rawdon) became extinct, his Scottish titles (i,e, the Earldom of Loudoun and the Lordships of Campbell of Loudoun and of Tarrinzean and Mauchline) passed to his eldest sister and heir of line, and his six English Baronies in fee (i.e. Grey of Ruthin, Botreaux, Hungerford, de Moleyns, Hastings de Hastings and Hastings de Hungerford) fell into abeyance between his four sisters and co-heiresses.

 

On 29 Dec 1885 the abeyance of the Barony of Grey of Ruthin was terminated in favour Lady Bertha Lelgarde Rawdon-Hastings, sister and co-heiress of Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet [Rawdon-Hastings], 4th Marquess of Hastings, 21st Baron Grey of Ruthin, etc., and second daughter of Hon Barbara Yelverton, suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin:

 

Lady Barbara Lelgarde Rawdon-Hastings later Clifton, suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin

born

30 Apr 1835

mar.

11 Dec 1855 Capt Augustus Wykeham Clifton, of Warton Hall, co. Lancaster (b. 2 Mar 1829; d. 9 May 1915), 5th son of Thomas Clifton JP DL, of Clifton and Lytham, co. Lancaster, by his wife Hetty Campbell, widow of David Campbell of Kildalloig, and dau. of Peregrine Treves, Postmaster General of Calcutta

children

1. Hon Rawdon George Grey Clifton, later 23rd Baron Grey of Ruthin

2. Hon Cecil Talbot Clifton, later 24th Baron Grey of Ruthin

1. Hon Ella Cicely Mary Clifton (b. 22 Nov 1856; d. 2 Jul 1912), mar. 30 Jul 1879 Capt Lancelot George Butler-Bowdon, of Barlborough House, Chesterfield, co. Derby (b. 28 Mar 1851; d. 12 Sep 1909), 2nd son of John Butler-Bowdon, of Southgate House, co. Derby, and Pleasington Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Amelia Catherine Frances Whitgreave, 1st dau. of G T Whitgreave, of Moseley Hall, co. Stafford, and had issue:

1a. John Lancelot Wykeham Butler-Bowdon, later 25th Baron Grey of Ruthin

2. Hon Lelgarde Harry Florence Clifton DStJ (b. 16 Feb 1870; dsp. 15 Oct 1939), mar. 11 Jun 1895 as his second wife Sir Alan Henry Bellingham, 4th Bt. MP

died

15 Dec 1887 (bur. at Lytham, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son

note

 

Rawdon George Grey [Clifton], 23rd Baron Grey of Ruthin

born

14 Nov 1858

mar.

1 Sep 1892 Evelyn Isobel Ida Charlotte Foster (b. 30 Jul 1872; d. 2 Oct 1905), only dau. of James Foster, of Cranbourne Hall, Windsor Forest, by his wife Isa Frances Mary Curteis, dau. of Reginald Curteis, of Windmill Hill, co. Sussex

only child

1. Hon Reginald Francis Rawdon Clifton (b. 14 May 1893; dvp. 1 Jul 1893)

died

v.p. and s.p.s. 31 Aug 1912 (bur. at Lytham, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

brother

note

 

Cecil Talbot [Clifton], 24th Baron Grey of Ruthin

born

9 Jan 1862

died

21 May 1934

 

On the death of the 24th Baron Grey of Ruthin the Barony fell into abeyance between his nephew, John Lancelot Wykeham Butler-Bowdon, and his younger sister, Hon Lady Bellingham. In 1940 the Barony was called out of abeyance in favour of his nephew:

 

John Lancelot Wykeham [Butler-Bowdon], 25th Baron Grey of Ruthin, JP

born

25 Oct 1883

died

25 Oct 1963

 

On the death of the 25th Baron Grey of Ruthin the Barony fell into abeyance between the representatives of the sisters of Lady Barbara Lelgarde Rawdon-Hastings later Clifton, suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin.

 

First written 27 Mar 2011

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