Sir Thomas Grey 1st Marquess of Dorset

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Sir Thomas Grey 1st Marquess of Dorset was born on 22 June 1455, in Groby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Sir John Grey, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort of England, was 18. He married Cecily Bonville 7th Baroness Harington on 18 July 1474, in Groby, Leicestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 20 September 1501, in Astley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

Sir Thomas Grey 1st Marquess of Dorset
1455–1501
Cecily Bonville 7th Baroness Harington
1460–1529
Marriage: 18 July 1474
Sir Roger Grey
1474–1541
Elizabeth Grey I
1478–1503
Lady Mary Grey
–1534
Lord Edward Grey
1476–1501
Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess of Dorset
1477–1530
Leonard Grey
1478–1541
Lady Dorothy Grey
1480–1553
Richard Gray
1486–1545
Joan Grey
1489–1540
Elizabeth Grey II
1496–1548
Lady Cecily Grey
1497–1554
Margaret Grey
1499–1537

Sources (17)

  • Thomas de Grey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas Grey KG KB (1455 - abt. 1501)
  • Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset Geni.com profile

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant of Gray .

German: dialect variant of Grau .

In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of Ukrainian Grushko: nickname or topographic name derived from a Russian-influenced transliteration of grushka ‘pear, pear tree’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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When Thomas de Grey was born in 1456, their father, John, was 24, and his mother, Elizabeth, was 19. He then married Cecily de Grey and they had 15 children together. He died on September 20, 1501, in …

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