Elizabeth Queen of England WOODVILLE Mini tree diagram

John Lord Ferrers of Groby GREY3,1,2

14321,2 - 17th Feb 1460/13,1,2

Life History


Born in Groby, Leicestershire, England.1,2

about 1452

Married Elizabeth Queen of England WOODVILLE.3,2

17th Feb 1460/1

Died in St Albans, England.3,1,2

Battle; died leading a charge at the Battle of St. Albans against the Yorks in the War of the Roses

17th Feb 1460/1

Buried in St Albans, England.2


  • Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22
    John Grey Baron Ferrers of Groby
    Birth Date 1432
    Death 17 Feb 1461 St Albans, England
    Father's Name Edward Grey
    Mother's name Elizabeth Ferrers

    Sir John Grey
    Birth 1432 Groby, Leicestershire, England
    Death 1460, England

    Lord Ferrers of Groby of Bradgate Hall. Son of Sir Edward Grey andElizabeth Ferrers, a strong Lancastrian family. Died leading a chargeat the Battle of St. Albans against the Yorks in the War of the Roses.John left his widow Elizabeth with two small sons; Thomas and RichardGrey.

    The widow Elizabeth secretly married on 1 May, 1464 to York KingEdward IV at her father's manor of Grafton Regis. After the death ofKing Edward IV, John's younger son, Richard (then 24 years old), alongwith his uncle Anthony Woodville were charged to guard young KingEdward V. While en route in 1483 with Edward V to his coronation atLondon, Richard and Anthony were arrested by King Edward IV's brotherRichard, Duke of Gloucester, who had some pretensions to the thronehimself. The Duke charged them with "having estranged from him theaffection of his nephew." Grey and Woodville were sent to prison atPontefract where they were beheaded without trial. Young Prince EdwardV disappeared and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, then became King ofEngland.

    John and Elizabeth's older son, Thomas, managed to escape England andfled to France where he stayed until it was safe to return to England.

    [A photo was attached to this site by a contributor whom I am unableto reach, and I am unable to verify the photo. This photo may be ofthe young King Edward IV?]

    Spouse Elizabeth Wydville Woodville (1437 - 1492)
    Thomas de Grey (1456 - 1501)
    Richard Grey (1459 - 1483)

    Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried on the battlefield atSt Albans

    Created by Carolyn Gray May 05, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #110057443,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110057443


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