GREY, Sir Henry (1547-1614), of Pirgo, Essex; later of Groby, Leics.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. 1547, o.s. of Lord John Grey of Pirgo by Mary, da. of Sir Anthony Browne, 1st Visct. Montagu. educ.?Christ Church, Oxf. 1563, BA 1565, MA 1568. m. Anne, da. of William Windsor, 2nd Lord Windsor, 4s. inc. Sir John 3da. suc. fa. 1564. Kntd. 1587; cr. Baron Grey of Groby 1603.

Offices Held

Gent. pens. by 1569, lt. of gent. pens. by 1588-1603; master of the Queen’s buckhounds 1596.

J.p. Essex from c.1573, Leics. from c.1583; dep. lt. Essex 1586-90, 1595, commr. subsidy 1596, musters 1599-1603, subsidy Leics. 1610.1


Grey was a courtier, the cousin of Lady Jane Grey. His father was the younger brother of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk and son of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset. His own ambition was to re-establish his family on the ancestral Leicesters