Sir William Grenville

about 1380–1448 (Age 68)
Bideford, Devon, England

The Life of William

When Sir William Grenville was born about 1380, in Bideford, Devon, England, his father, Sir Theobald Grenville II, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Courtenay, was 0. He married Thomasine Cole in 1403, in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England. He died in 1448, in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England, at the age of 68, and was buried in Buckland Barton, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

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Sir William Grenville
Philippa Bonville
Sir Thomas Grenville
Margaret Grenville
William Grenville II
Ellen Grenville

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Cornwall, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (1)

1382 · Wycliffe's Bible

Age 2

John Wycliffe, English theologian and professor at the University of Oxford, completed a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into Middle English. This translation is known as Wycliffe's Bible and was completed around 1382.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Grainville, from the Germanic personal name Guarin ( see Waring ) + Old French ville ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sir William Grenville, "Find A Grave Index"
  • memorial #174149020
  • The history of the Granville family

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