GREY, Henry (c.1583-1639), of Flitton, Beds.

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. c.1583, o.s. of Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent, by Susan, da. of Sir Richard Cotton of Warblington and Bedhampton, Hants. educ. ?Trinity Coll. Camb. 1598. m. 16 Nov. 1601, Elizabeth, 2nd da. and coh. of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, by Mary, da. of Sir William Cavendish, of Chatsworth, Derbys., s.p. Kntd. 1603; styled Lord Grey 1615-23. suc. fa. as 8th Earl of Kent 1623.

Offices Held

Jt. ld. lt. Beds. 1621-3, 1625-6.


Grey was related by marriage to the Russells, which explains his return to Parliament for Tavistock at the age of 18. Little is known of his youth and education, and it is not clear whether he was the Henry Grey who matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1598. He took no part in the known proceedings of the 1601 Parliament. He died 21 Nov. 1639.

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Author: W.J.J.