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My wife's ancestors - Grey - Contents

Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk

Lady Catherine Grey, wife of 2nd Earl of Pembroke.
From Tudor Place.

Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk (see here and here),
mar Frances Brandon [born 1517, grand-dau of Henry VII],
close associate of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland,
together they planned to put his daughter (Dudley's daughter-in-law) on the throne,
when saw tide was turning, put an end to his daughter's reign, Wed 19th July 1553, and recognised Mary I,
but he was still beheaded 23rd Feb 1554,
bur in the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London, no monument,
had issue:

  1. Lady Jane Grey (see here and here), Queen of England for 9 days,
    born Oct 1537 at the Grey family hunting lodge, Bradgate Park, Leicestershire,
    mar 21st May 1553 (her age 15) to Lord Guildford Dudley,
    her claims to the throne were promoted by her father and her father-in-law John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, supported by the Protestants who were trying to avoid a Catholic succession,
    Queen Mon 10th - Wed 19th July 1553, age 15 yrs,
    rapidly deposed by Mary I and her supporters routed,
    beheaded the following year, 12th Feb 1554, age 16 yrs,
    bur in the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London, no monument.
  2. Lady Catherine Grey (see here), born Aug 1540,
    mar 1stly, 21st May 1553 (her age 12) to Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke [double wedding with her sister, "A feast followed the ceremony, after which the bridegrooms left to joust in the royal tiltyard at Whitehall"],
    if the plan had succeeded she would have been next in line for the throne,
    marriage dissolved 1554 after the fall of her family, Henry went on to marry Guildford Dudley's niece,
    mar 2ndly, Dec 1560, to Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford and had issue,
    died 27th Jan 1568, age 27 yrs,
    bur Salisbury Cathedral, see grave.

Lady Catherine Grey.
From Tudor Place.

Lady Catherine Grey and her son Edward Seymour.
From Tudor Place.

"May I not go home?" - Lady Jane Grey's quote on Wed 19th July when her father came for her.


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