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Sir Edward Grey, Kt.

Also Known As: "Edward Grey Knt.", "Edward Gray"
Birthplace: Morpeth Castle, Morpeth, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)
Death: January 10, 1628 (77)
Pershore, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Ralph Grey, Sr., Knight, of Chillingham and Dame Isabel Grey, of Ogle Castle
Husband of Catherine Gray
Father of Cecily French; Philip Philip Grey; Catherine de Grey; Elizabeth Ellison; William Grey and 9 others
Brother of Sir Ralph Grey, Kt., of Chillingham, MP; Dorothy Grey, of Chillingham; Anne de Grey; Isabel Radclyffe; Henry Grey and 4 others

Occupation: Sheriff of Northumberland, Sheriff, high sherriff of northumberland
Managed by: Eric Michael Anderson
Last Updated:

About Sir Edward Grey of Morpeth and Howick

  1. ID: I076520
  2. Name: Edward Grey
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: 1550 in Morpeth Castle, Morpeth, Northumberland, England
  5. Death: 10 JAN 1628

Father: Ralph Grey b: 1529 in Chillingham, Northumberland, Ma

Mother: Isabel Grey b: 1533

Marriage 1 Catherine Le Strange b: ABT 1552


  1. Has Children Elizabeth Gray b: 1591 in Of, Howick, Northumberland, England

3. EDWARD3 GRAY (RALPH2, EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1550 in Morpeth Castle, Morpeth, Northumberland, England, and died Abt. 1627. He married CATHERINE LESTRANGE. She was born Abt. 1552.
Child of EDWARD GRAY and CATHERINE LESTRANGE is: 4. i. THOMAS4 GRAY, JR., b. Abt. 1593, England; d. Bef. 02 Nov 1658, Surry Co., Virginia.

Generation No. 4

4. THOMAS4 GRAY, JR. (EDWARD3, RALPH2, EDWARD1) (Source: John Frederick Dorman, C.G., F.A.S.G., Adventurers of Purse & Person

[RTF]edward - Genealogy and Ancestry of Gray and Hancock ... He married (4) MARY FOSTER Abt. 1645. She was born Abt. 1600 in England. ... On 12 Oct. 1626 Thomas Gray appeared as a witness before the General Court at Jamestown (MCGC, ... Children of THOMAS GRAY and MARY FOSTER are:. ___________________________

Home » Family Histories » Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume One, Families A-F Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume One, Families A-F 1 vol. in 2

John Frederick Dorman, editor Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume One, Families A-F

Format: Paper

Pages: 2 vols. 1,278 pp.

Published: 2004

Reprinted: 2010

Price: $100.00

ISBN: 9780806317441

Item #: GPC1496

This two-volume set comprises Volume One of the fourth edition of the most celebrated compendium of family histories in the entire field of Virginia genealogy. Prepared under the auspices of the Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/5 in anticipation of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, and edited by the foremost authority on Virginia genealogy, John Frederick Dorman, this new edition extends the lines of descent of the founding families of Virginia from four generations to six, bringing most families down to the Revolutionary or early Federal periods.

The purpose of the book is to establish descents--through the sixth generation--of the approximately 150 individuals who can be identified as (1) Adventurers of Purse (i.e. stockholders in the Virginia Company of London) who either came to Virginia in the period 1607-1625 and had descendants or who did not come to Virginia within that period but whose grandchildren were residents there; or (2) Adventurers of Person, 1607-1625 (i.e. immigrants to Virginia) who left descendants. With roots deeply embedded in the social fabric of the United States, descendants of these original settlers today number in the hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, and like descendants of the Mayflower passengers, they claim an ancestry that is unique in American history.

Adventu rers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607
1624/25 Fourth Edition. In Three Volumes (Each volume is sold separately. See links below. )
T he three
volume Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia is the most expansive title of all and the most genealogical in nature. Based on the "Muster" of 1624/5
essentially a census taken by the Royal Commission that succeeded the Virginia Company
this three
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of this series had been out of stock for much of 2010, we are happy to report that it and its two companion volumes are now back in print.


    Sir Edward Grey was the son of Sir Ralph Grey and Isabel Grey.1 He married Catherine le Strange, daughter of Roger le Strange.1 He died in 1632.1
    He lived at Howick, Northumberland, England.1 Child of Sir Edward Grey and Catherine le Strange
   Philip Grey+1


   [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1661. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

[S37] Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003.

Edward GREY (Sheriff of Northumberland)

Born: ABT 1550, Morpeth Castle, Morpeth, Northumberland, England   Died: 10 Jan 1627/28

Father: Ralph GREY of Chillingham (Sir Knight)

Mother: Isabel GREY

Married: Catherine Le STRANGE


 1. Cecily GREY

2. Phillip GREY

3. William GREY (b. 1584 - d. 25 Dec 1585)

 4. Catherine GREY

5. Edward GREY

 6. Ralph GREY (b. ABT 1589 - BEF Jan 1627)
 7. John GREY

8. Elizabeth GREY

 9. Robert GREY (b. 2 Apr 1592 - 22 Nov 1593)

10. Thomas GRAY

 11. Roger GREY (b. ABT 1596)
 12. Agnes GREY (b. ABT 1597 - 4 Nov 1602)




Life Sketch

Sir Edward Grey (b. after 1552 - d. 1629/32) of Morpeth and Howick served as constable of Morpeth Castle and Sheriff of Northumberland. He married Catherine le Strange. Their oldest son Philip Grey, esq. of Howick, died in Edward's lifetime, leaving Philip's son Edward Grey, esq. to succeed. Children:

  • Philip Grey, Esq. of Howick (d. ante 10 Feb 1615 adm) m. Margaret Weetwood or Westwood (dau. and heiress of Westwood)
  • Edward Grey (d.Jul 1658) of Bitchfield m. Margaret Widdrington
  • Ralph (single)
  • John Grey (living 1640; d. ante 1657) m. Mary Hume
  • Thomas Grey of Angerton (d. btw 1642/56) -- not to be confused with Thomas Gray of Wapping (bp. 04 May 1595 Harwich, Essex - d. 1627), mariner and son of Thomas Graye of Harwich and Katherine Myles; Thomas Gray (d. c.1658 before 02 Nov), ancient planter of Virgina; or Thomas Gray of Stepney who married Annis Valentine (there is an actual record of their marriage which took place in Mar 1611 ... which is prior to the asserted arrival of the planter, who is thought to have docked in Virginia in 1608 -- see photo of registry entry:
  • Catherine (living 20 Aug 1642 and 1656) of Little Harle m. Randall Fenwick of Deanham and Hawick (living 1606; d. c.1630)
  • Elizabeth of Morpethy, spinster (will dated 11 Oct 1656), unmarried.


Edward Grey was m. to unknown Fenwick daughter and the children listed are probably hers.

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Fenwick and Catherine Fenwick


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Sir Edward of Howick formerly Grey Born after 1552

Sir Edward of Howick formerly Grey Born after 1552 in Northumberland, England ancestors Son of Ralph Grey and Isabelle (Grey) Gray Brother of Thomas (Gray) Grey, Ralph Grey MP, Henry (Grey) of Newminster, Roger (Grey) of Outchester, Dorothy (Grey) Delaval, Arthur Grey, Isabel (Grey) Radcliffe and Anne (Grey) Collingwood Husband of Catherine (Strange) le Strange — married [date unknown] [location unknown] DESCENDANTS descendants Father of Catherine (Grey) Fenwick, Elizabeth (Grey) of Deanham, John Grey, Edward Grey, Thomas (Grey) of Angerton and Philip Grey Esq Died about 1632 in Northumberland, Englandmap Profile manager: Bree Ogle private message [send private message] Profile last modified 16 May 2021 | Created 11 Feb 2015 This page has been accessed 3,177 times. Biography This profile is part of the Gray Name Study. Sir Edward Grey of Howick and Morpeth Castle in co. Northumb. (b. aft. 1552 - d. 1629/32)[1][2][3][4] was the third or fourth son of:[5]

Ralph Grey of Chillingham, co. Northumb. and Dame Isabell Grey,[6] dau. of Thomas Grey of Horton and Dorothy Ogle. His mother remarried to Thomas Ogle.

Marriage He married Catherine, daughter of Roger le Strange.[7] He was succeeded by his grandson, Edward Grey, esq. of Howick (d. 1653).

children Collins & Brydges (1812), assert that Edward and Catherine had seven children, including five sons and two daughters:[2]

Philip Grey, Esq. of Howick (dvp; adm. 10 Feb 1615/6),[6][2] admitted to Gray's Inn on 26 May 1598. m. Margaret Weetwood or Westwood, d. & h. of [...] Westwood.[3][2][1] Edward Grey of Bitchfield & of Morpeth (d. Jul 1658).[7][8][8] m. Margaret Widdrington[2] Greye of Bitchfield, Northumberland, (Visitations, 1666). Greye of Bitchfield, Northumberland, (Visitations, 1666). Ralph, unmarried. John Grey (living 1640; d. bef. 1657) m. Mary Hume Thomas Grey of Angerton (b. 05 Aug 1593 - d. aft. 10 Dec 1618).[9] Will of Thomas Gray of Ulgham in Morpeth, Northumb., 10 Dec 1618 Will of Thomas Gray of Ulgham in Morpeth, Northumb., 10 Dec 1618 Catherine of Little Harle (bp. 22 Aug 1585), living 20 Aug 1642 & 1656. [10] m. Randall Fenwick of Deanham and Hawick (living 1606; d. c.1630).[9][11] Elizabeth or Elsapeth,[citation needed][12] of Deanham (will dated 11 Oct 1656), unmarried.[10][11] Agnes (bp. 16 Aug 1597 - bur. 04 Nov 1602) Occupation 1584 and 1589: Constable of Morpeth Castle.[12][13] 1597-98: High Sheriff of Northumberland.[14][15] 09 May 1617: Knighted by James I[3] 1628-9: juror.[16] Will Date: 10 Jan 1627 Morpeth Castle.[17][3] Proved: 1631 Durham and York.[18][3] will of Sir Edward Gray of Morpeth Castle in Northumb. dated 10 Jan 1627, proved 1631. will of Sir Edward Gray of Morpeth Castle in Northumb. dated 10 Jan 1627, proved 1631. Sources Douglas, S. (2015, November 29). The Aynsley family and a rather "Grey" area. Borders Ancestry. Weblog.[19][13] Ornsby, G. (1878). "Reditus in Northumb." Publications of the Surtees Society, 68, pp. 119. Surtees Society. Google Books.[20] Raine, J., Greenwell, W., Hodgson, J.C. & Wood, H.M. (1860). "Testamentum Isabelle Gray," in Wills and Inventories Illustrative of the History, Manners, Language, Statistics, &c., of the Northern Counties of England: From the Eleventh Century Downwards, 38, p. 51. Google Books.[21] Vis.. of Northumb., 1615.[22] Welford, R. The Publications of the Surtees Society, 111, p. 220. Google Books.[23] Welford, R. (1905). Records of the Committees for Compounding, Etc: With Delinquent Royalists in Durham and Northumberland During the Civil War, Etc., 1643-1660. The Society. Google Books.[24] Notes

↑ 1.0 1.1 Colburn, H. (1880). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, 42(1), p.561. Google eBook. ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Collins, A. & Brydges, E. (1812). Collin's Peerage of England, p. 688-690. London: T. Bensley. Google Books. ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Bateson, E. (1895). "Pedigree: Grey of Howick." A History of Northumberland Vol II: The Parishes of Embleton, Ellingham, Howick, Long Houghton and Lesbury. Northumberland County History Committee. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Andrew Reid & Co., Ltd. ↑ juror in 1629.[1] ↑ According to Collins (1812), Edward is the 4th son but Ornsby (1872), asserts that he's the third, (p. 119).[2] ↑ Space: Will of Isabelle Gray (06 Oct 1581) ↑ A number of sources allege that Roger le Strange was from Hunanston, Norfolk, (Colburn, 1880; Collins & Brydges, 1812) but family pedigrees show no such placement. However, the onamastics suggest possible linkage ... but beyond speculation there's no proof! ↑ Edward and his wife Margaret are named in the will of Catherine Horseley of Long Horseley, Northumb, dated 20 Aug 1642.[3] ↑ Not to be confused with Thomas Gray, ancient planter of Virgina (b. 1593 - d. bef. 02 Nov 1658 Virginia). Thomas of Angergton is the father of: Thomas, Elizabeth, Catherine, Anne, (Collins & Brydges, 1812); also see disputed marriage and emigration to Virginia: ↑ Catherine is named in the will (20 Aug 1642) of Catherine Horseley of Long Horseley, Northumb, as Catherine Fenwick of Little Harle, widow.[4] ↑ Hodgson, J. & Hodgson-Hinde, J. (1827). "Pedigree of Fenwick of Little Harle," in A Hist. of Northumb II, 1, p. 20. Walker. Google eBook ↑ Citation needed here. ↑ "Thomas Grey of Angerton, youngest son of Sir Edward Grey, Constable of Morpeth Castle (died in 1627) who displeased his father by marrying a miller's daughter at Angerton and was left little under his will. [. . .] Thomas Grey of Angerton left two sons, Edward and Thomas. Edward died in 1702 and was buried at Bolam, leaving two sons, whose deaths are recorded in the Burial register, neither of whom left male issue. Thomas lived at Blackheddon and he mar­ried the widow of Henry Paston, but died without leaving issue," (Douglas, 2015).[5]

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Sir Edward Grey of Morpeth and Howick's Timeline

July 1, 1550
Morpeth Castle, Morpeth, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)
Chillingham, Northumberland, England
Pershore, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Howick, Northumberland, England
July 12, 1584
Morpeth, Northumberland, England
Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)
Bitchfield, Northumberland, England
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Howick, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)