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Astley, Baron (E, 1295 - forfeited 1554)

 

Creation: writ of summ. 24 Jun 1295

 

Forfeited: 23 Feb 1553/4

 

Family name: Astley later Grey

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Arms:

Azure a Cinquefoil Ermine

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Andrew [de Astley], 1st Baron Astley

1st son and heir of Sir Thomas de Astley, of Astley and Bentley, co. Warwick, by his first wife Joan de Bois, dau. of Ernald de Bois, of co. Leicester

born

 

mar.

Sibyl .....

children

1. Nicholas de Astley, later 2nd Baron Astley

2. Sir Giles de Astley (d. bef. 1316), mar. Alice Wolvey, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Wolvey, and had issue:

1a. Thomas de Astley, later 3rd Baron Astley

died

shortly before 18 Jan 1300/1

created

by writ of summons 24 Jun 1295 Baron Astley

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father, who was killed at the Battle of Evesham, 1295; received back his father's confiscated estates under the "Dictum of Kenilworth"; was in the Scottish wars and at the Battle of Falkirk

 

Nicholas [de Astley], 2nd Baron Astley

born

c. 1276

died

s.p. 1325

suc. by

nephew

note

taken prisoner at the Battle of Bannockburn 1314

 

Thomas [de Astley], 3rd Baron Astley

born

c. 1305

mar.

before 1336/7 Lady Elizabeth de Beauchamp, 4th dau. of Guy [de Beauchamp], 10th Earl of Warwick, by his wife Alice de Leyburn, widow of Thomas de Leyburn, sister and hrss. of Robert [de Toni], 1st Baron Toni, dau. of Ralph de Toni VII, by his wife Mary .....

died

after 3 May 1366

suc. by

son

note

founded a chantry in the parish church of Astley

 

William [de Astley], 4th Baron Astley

born

before 1344-45

mar.

Joan de Willoughby, dau. of John [de Willoughby], 2nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby

only child

1. Joan de Astley, de jure suo jure Baroness Astley

died

s.p.m. ????

suc. by

daughter

note

 

Joan de Astley later Raleigh later Grey, de jure suo jure Baroness Astley

born

 

mar. (1)

Thomas Raleigh, of Farnborough, co. Warwick

mar. (2)

bef. 7 Feb 1414/5 as his second wife Reynold [Grey], 3rd Baron Grey of Ruthin

children by second husband

1. Sir Edward Grey, later 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby and de jure 6th Baron Astley

2. John Grey, of Barwell

3. Robert Grey, of Enville and Whittington, co. Shropshire, mar. Eleanor Lowe, dau. of Humphrey Lowe, of Enville, co. Shropshire, and had issue

1. Eleanor Grey, mar. William Lucy, of Charlecote, co. Warwick (d. 1466), and had issue

died

3 Sep or 12 Nov 1448

suc. by

son

note

 

Edward [Grey], 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby later de jure 6th Baron Astley

note

sum. to Parliament jure uxoris 14 Dec 1446 as Baron Ferrers of Groby; suc. his mother as de jure 6th Baron Astley 3 Sep/12 Nov 1448

 

The Barony of Astley was held by the Barons Ferrers of Groby from 3 Sep/12 Nov 1448 until 23 Feb 1553/4, when Henry [Grey], 1st Duke of Suffolk, 3rd Marquess of Dorset, 9th Baron Ferrers of Groby, and de jure 9th Baron Astley, was executed on Tower Hill, having been found guilty of treason, attainted, and all his titles forfeited.

 

First written 16 Jan 2013

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