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John de Grey, 2nd Baron Grey de Rotherfield 1300-1359

Also knwn as John Grey

Born: 9 October 1300, Rotherfield, Oxfordshire, England

Christened: 1 November 1300 Rotherfield, Oxfordshire, England

Died: 1 September 1359, Rotherfield, Oxfordshire, England


Parents: John de Grey (born 1273, Rotherfield, Oxfordshire, died 17 October 1311, Rotherfield, Oxfordshire) married (before 1300) Margaret De Odyngsells/oddingselles (born 1267)


Joan De Grey (born 1300) married Richard Willoughby (before 21 February 1333)

Matilda de Grey married John de Botetourt (born 1318, died 1385)

Married 1: before 1 March 1311/12 Rotherfield, Oxfordshire, England

Spouse 1: Catherine Fitzlan (born 1300), youngest daughter and co-heir of Brian, Lord Fitzlan of Bedale married Agnes Baliol

Offspring 1:

John de Grey (born 1319, Rotherfield, Oxfordshire, England, died 4 Jun 1375, buried St. James, Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire, England) 3rd Lord Grey of Rotherfield married (about 1344, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England ) Maude de Burghersh (born 1321, died 1387) daughter of Batholomew De Burghersh and Elizabeth De Verdon

Maud de Grey (born about 1321, died Apr 1385) married (after 28 Nov 1358) John Bottetourt (born 1320 died 1385), 1st Baron Bottetourt, (grandson of Edward I "Longshanks" Plantagenet, King of England and Maud De Lusignan)

Married 2: about 1340

Spouse 2: Avice Marmion (born about 1312) father John Marmion married Maud de Furnival

Offspring 2:

John de Grey (born 1343, died 25 October 1368, Spain) assumed the name Marmion married (about 1366) Elizabeth St. Quintin

Robert de Grey (born about 1345 Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England, died 30 November 1367) Lord Wilcote, assumed the name Marmion, married Lora de St Quintin (born 1342, died 1369) daughter of Sir Herbert de St Quintin, Lord Stanton St Quintin married Margery d'Insula

Heraldic Coat of Arms: Barry of six argent and azure, a bend gules.

Knight of the Garter 1348, Founder Member, Stall 15

John de Grey he was fighting for the King in Scotland in 1336 and in 1342 he took part in the expedition to Flanders. He was in France in 1343, 1345-6, 1348 and again in 1356. He took part in the Battle of Crecy in 1346 with Edward III and Prince Edward, and after his return (after the fall of Calais in 1347) he was given licence to crenellate Rotherfield, Oxfordshire and Sculcotes, Yorkshire. he had Differences with William la Zouche of Haryngworth, heard before Edward III, John, drew his knife upon William in the presence of the king, and both lords were sent to prison, William was released soon afterwards. John was kept in prison and his lands seized upon by the crown but shortly after making submission, he was restored to favour. In 1348 he was given by the king he had a hood of white cloth embroidered with dancing men in blue habits, buttoned before with large pearls. In 1353 he was commissioner of array for the counties of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and was therefore in charge of arranging and arming men against the kings enemies. In 1356 he was one of the witnesses to the charters by which Edward Baliol granted all his rights in Scotland to Edward III. He was steward of the king's household and had summons to parliament.

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