Sir Thomas Grey, Marques of Dorset

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Sir Thomas Grey, Marques of Dorset was born about 1451, in Groby, Leicestershire, England, his father, Sir John Grey, was 20 and his mother, Elizabeth Woodville Queen of England, was 15. He married Lady Cecily Bonville 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 51.

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Sir Thomas Grey, Marques of Dorset
Lady Cecily Bonville
Marriage: 18 July 1474
Sir Roger Grey
Elizabeth Grey I
Lady Mary Grey
Lord Edward Grey
Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess of Dorset
Leonard de Grey
Lady Dorothy Grey
Richard Gray
Joan Grey
Elizabeth Grey
Lady Cecily Grey
Margaret Grey

Sources (17)

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

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1455 · Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

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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