Note: BARONY OF GREY OF CODNOR
VII.7. SIR HENRY (GREY), LORD GREY (of Codnor), son and heir, was aged 9 at his father's death. On 8 February 145I/2 his wardship was granted to John (Beaumont), Viscount Beaumont, for
400 marks. He was summoned to Parliament from 9 October 1459 to 14 October 1495, by writs directed Henrico Grey chivaler. He was with Queen Margaret at the Battle of St. Albans, 1460. On 21 October 1463 he had a grant to himself, deputies and assigns of power and authority to labour, by the conning of philosophy the transmutation of metals at his own cost, but he should answer to the King if any profit grew. On 12 March 1472/3 he had a grant for 40 years of land in the north of Ireland and was appointed steward of all the King's castles, &c., belonging to the Earl of Ulster. He had a general pardon, 30 May 1480, for all offences committed prior to 24 May. He was present, 6 July 1483, at the Coronation of Richard III, who on 18 May 1484 granted to him and his heirs male, for his good service against the rebels, the manors or lordships of Oakham, Langham and Exton, Rutland, and Hengrave, Haverhill, and Hersham, Suffolk. At the creation of the Duke of York (1494) the King, by advice of his lords, ordained the Lord Grey to go before the Lord Clifford. He married, 1stly, shortly after 31 August 1454, Catherine, daughter of Sir Thomas STRANGWAYS, by Catherine, daughter of Ralph (NEVILLE), EARL OF WESTMORLAND, and widow of John (MOWBRAY), DUKE OF NORFOLK. He married, 2ndly, in or before 1458/9, Margaret, one of the 3 daughters of Sir Ralph Moton. He married, 3rdly, in or after 1486, and before 5 May 1492, Catherine, widow of Sir William BERKELEY, of Beverston, co. Gloucester, and daughter, as is stated, of William (STOURTON), LORD STOURTON. He died s.p. legitimate 18 April 1495. He desired burial in the chancel of Our Lady in the Friars of Aylesford. To his widow he bequeathed for her jointure half his goods, Aylesford and Hoo Hundreds in Kent, Grays Thurrock in Essex, Bytham Park, Stocking and South Witham in Lincolnshire, Sapcote and �3 in co. Leicester, and Langwynte Basset in co. Derby.
His coheirs were his 3 aunts (or their descendants), daughters of Richard (Grey), 4th Lord Grey (of Codnor). (1) Elizabeth, wife of Sir John Zouche of Bulwick, co. Northampton, younger son of William, 4th Lord Zouche. This Sir John Zouche purchased from the last Lord the castle and manor of Codnor with other manors in cos. Derby and Notts in reversion after the death of Catherine wife of the said last Lord. He was father of another Sir John Zouche, who married a daughter of Sir Henry Willoughby. The counterpart of an indenture dated 21 July 1501 recites that Henry, Lord Grey, willed the manor and castle of Codnor, &c., should be sold to the King to the use of his son Henry, Duke of York, for �1,000, and it was therefore arranged that the King before 30 November coming should pay the �1,000. Before 3 August 1509 it was found that the original sale between Henry, Lord Grey of Codnor, and John
Zouche, of Bulwick, father of John Zouche [then living], was genuine and Codnor, &c., were sold to the above Henry Willoughby and John Zouche for �1,400.  Eleanor, wife of Sir Thomas Newport, of
High Ercall, Salop. (3) Lucy, wife of Sir Rowland Lenthall, of Lenthall and Hampton Court, co. Hereford.
Among their representatives any hereditary Barony which may be supposed to have been created by the writ of 1299 appears to be in abeyance. [CP 6:130-3, 14:352-3]
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