Sir John Grey, 8th Lord Ferrers of Groby

GREY, JOHN, eighth Lord Ferrers of Groby (1432–1461), born in 1432, was elder son of Edward Grey (1415-1457), who was second son of Reginald, third lord Grey of Ruthin [q. v.], by his second wife, Joan, daughter and heiress of William Astley. Edward Grey married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Ferrers and heiress of William, sixth lord Ferrers of Groby, at whose death in 1445 Grey became seventh Lord Ferrers of Groby, and was summoned to parliament by that title. He died 18 Dec. 1457, leaving four sons and a daughter. Of his sons John succeeded him, and Edward (d. 1492) married Elizabeth, daughter of John Talbot, viscount Lisle, and succeeded in her right to the barony of L’Isle in 1475, and was afterwards, in 1483, created Viscount L’Isle. John Grey was never summoned to parliament, and is commonly spoken of as Sir John Grey; he married, about 1450, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Woodville, who, after her first husband’s death, became the queen of Edward IV. Grey was killed fighting for Henry VI at the second battle of St. Albans on 17 Feb. 1461. His elder son was Thomas, first marquis of Dorset [q.v.]

Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 23
Grey, John (1432-1461) by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford

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