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Suffolk, Duke of (E, 1551 - 1554)


Creation: let.pat. 11 Oct 1551


Attainted: 23 Feb 1553/4


Family name: Grey




 See Marquess of Dorset



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

son and heir of Thomas [Grey], 2nd Marquess of Dorset, by his wife Margaret Medley, widow of William Medley and dau. of Sir Robert Wotton, of Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent


17 Jan 1517

mar. (1)

bef. 1530 (div. ) Lady Katherine FitzAlan (dsp. aft. 1552), 1st dau. of William [FitzAlan], 18th or 11th Earl of Arundel, by his second wife Lady Anne Percy, 2nd dau. of Henry [Percy], 3rd Earl of Northumberland

mar. (2)

May 1533 Lady Frances Brandon (b. 16 Jul 1517; mar. (2) bef. 1557 as his first wife Adrian Stokes; d. 21 Nov 1559), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Brandon], 1st Duke of Suffolk, by his third wife the Princess Mary, Queen Dowager of France and 3rd dau. of King Henry VII

children by second wife

1. Lady Jane Grey, later Queen Jane

2. Lady Katherine Grey (b. Aug 1540; d. 26 Jan 1567/8), mar. (1) 21 May 1553 (anulled 1554) as his first wife Henry [Herbert], 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and (2) bef. 25 Dec 1560 (decl. void 12 May 1561 but valid in 1608) Edward [Seymour], 1st Earl of Hertford, and had issue by her second husband

3. Lady Mary Grey (b. 1545; d. 20 Apr 1578), mar. 10 Aug 1565 as his second wife Thomas Keyes , Sergeant Porter, Captain of Sandgate Castle, Deputy Master of the Horse, etc. (b. 1523; d. 1571), 1st son and heir of Richard Keyes, Serjeant-at-Arms, Captain of Sandgate Castle, etc., by his first wife Agnes Saunder, sister of Sir William Saunder, Treasurer of Calais and Cofferer to Queen Mary I, and had issue


23 Feb 1554


11 Oct 1551 Duke of Suffolk


Knight of the Bath 1533; Knight of the Garter 1547; Lord High Constable of England for the Coronation of King Edward VI 1547; Privy Councillor 1549-53; Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire and Rutland 1549; Chief Justice in Eyre, South of Trent 1550-53; Warden of the Scottish Marches 1551; proclaimed his dau. as queen 1553; pardoned by Queen Mary I but found guilty of treason by joining in Wyatt's rebellion; attainted 1554 and all his titles forfeited


 Last reviewed 29 Mar 2007



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