Lady Jane Grey
The Syon Portrait
Duke of Northumberland Collection
Lady Katherine Grey with her elder son Edward, Lord Beauchamp
Margaret Wotton, Marchioness of Dorset
After Hans Holbein the Younger
Jane FitzAlan, Baroness Lumley
Steven van der Meulen
«A member of the ancient knightly family of Arundell of Cornwall, Arundell was the son of Sir Thomas Arundell (attainted and executed in 1552) and of Margaret Howard (died 1571), a sister of Queen Katherine Howard. His maternal grandparents were Lord Edmund Howard (died 1539), the third son of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, and Joyce Culpeper (c. 1480–1531). His great aunt Elizabeth, Countess of Wiltshire, was the mother of Anne Boleyn, who was thus the first cousin of Arundell's mother as well as being the mother of Queen Elizabeth I.»
His paternal grandparents were Sir John Arundell (1474–1545) of Lanherne, St. Mawgan-in-Pyder, Cornwall, Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall and "the most important man in the county", by his first wife, Lady Eleanor Grey (d. by December 1503), the daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquis of Dorset.
We have here however a painting of the aging Elizabeth Grey, Lady Audley. (Note the same striking blue eyes as in the picture above of her sister's Anne's son, her nephew Sir Francis Willoughby.)
And in this painting you can clearly see the inscription A ~ 1569 * ÆTATIS * SVE * 53 *
«Age could be expressed in sixteenth century England using either of two formulae. One was "anno" or "anno suæ," meaning "in [his/her] year." By this formula, a newborn infant was "in his first year," and upon the first anniversary of his birth entered his second year, and so on. The alternate formula expressed age as "ætatis suæ," or "at his/her age of," calculated according to the annual anniversary of birth most recently achieved. "Ætatis suæ" is therefore the same as modern Western European reckonings of age, while, while "anno suæ" equals the modern reckoning plus one year.» J. Stephan Edwards, A Queen of a New Invention, p. 106
In other words, the painting was painted in 1569, when the sitter was 53 years old.
This gives us Elizabeth's birth year pretty accurately as either 1515 or 1516.
ELIZABETH GREY (c.1510-c.1564)
Elizabeth Grey was the daughter of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquis of Dorset (June 22, 1477-October 10, 1530) and Margaret Wotton (1487-1541). On April 22, 1538, she married Thomas, baron Audley of Walden (1488-April 30, 1544). They had two daughters, Margaret (1539-January 10, 1564) and Mary. In her widowhood, Elizabeth lived at Audley End, near Saffron Walden. Her daughter Margaret, who had married the duke of Norfolk, came to her there to give birth to each of her children. According to the catalog of an exhibit of works by Hans Holbein, Elizabeth married Sir George Norton in 1549 and died before her daughter, but other sources, including Neville Williams’s biography of Thomas, 4th duke of Norfolk, say she looked after her grandchildren from the time of her daughter’s death until Norfolk remarried in 1567. Portraits: Holbein sketch at Windsor c.1540; miniature (watercolor on vellum) c.1540; portrait said to be Lady Audley in the 1560s and attributed to John Bettes the Younger.
She was probably the child born prior to the eldest son Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, who was born on the 12th of January 1517. This means that the birth year of 1510 above is wrong. It is probably based on the fact that we know her parents were married in 1509. Since we know that they had eight children and that their eldest son was born in 1517, it is not an unreasonable assumption that they had a few daughters prior to this and the eldest soon after the wedding.
Since Elizabeth is the most famous daughter, thanks to the miniature by Holbein, it would make sense that she was also the eldest daughter (something that carried great distinction in Tudor times).
It would, however, make sense if Katherine was elder than Elizabeth. Katherine's husband was an earl, higher in status than Elizabeth's husband, who was a baron. Also, Katherine was in the household of Princess Mary from 1525 until 1533 when it was dissolved, also perhaps indicating a greater age than Elizabeth. Katherine was in the household of Princess Mary from 1525 until 1533 when it was dissolved, also perhaps indicating a greater age than Elizabeth. Furthermore, Katherine was married in 1532, six years before Elizabeth's marriage in 1538.
Katherine's birth year on Wikipedia is probably a result of the same kind of conjecture as for Elizabeth's birth year, and while often reliable, is not proof positive.
'The rule of thumb' for arranged marriages for aristocratic girls was that the eldest girl got the best match, though one of course wanted the best possible matches for all of one's daughters, and that they were married in the order of their birth (though there are of course exceptions).
Nor was it talk of a lengthy engagement for Elizabeth, as her groom up until a few months before he married her had been married to someone else.
Nicola Tallis, in her book Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey, makes the following the statement regarding Mary's relationship with the Greys, and Katherine, Lady Maltravers, in particular:
«During the years of estrangement from her father it is unlikely that Mary saw much of her cousin Frances. Prior to the disbanding of her household, Mary's accounts for the beginning of 1533 reveal that she did, however, spend time with Henry Grey and his family. Despite their apparent loyalty to Anne Boleyn, they had evidently managed to retain good relations with Mary, for not only was Henry's sister Katherine, Lady Maltravers, a member of Mary's household, but Mary's accounts demonstrate that Henry and his mother came to dine with her at Otford in June. By this time plans for his marriage to Frances were well underway, and it is certainly possible that Henry discussed these with Mary, who would have taken a keen interest in her cousin's impending wedding.»
Margaret Audley, Duchess of Norfolk
The Greys of Dorset
All sources I have thus come across agree that Margaret Wotton and Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquis of Dorset, had four sons and four daughters.
Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquis of Dorset, mentions only two daughters by name in his will of 2nd of June 1530, Mary and Anne. He does not exclude the rest of them:
«ALLSO I will that every other of my daughters that be not maried at the tyme of my decease have to wardes their mariage one thousand poundes so that thei be maried by thadvise of my wiff And after the deathe of my said wiffe by thadvise of my executours»
But Mary and Anne are the only two daughters mentioned by name.
Mary is singled out two times in her father's will: «ALLSO I will my daughter marye have towardes hir marriage one thousand poundes so that she marye by thadvise of my wif, and after the deathe of my wif by thadvise of the more parte of myn executours [...] for lacke and defaulte of Issue male of my bodye laufully begotton I will that my doughter Marye have all and singulier my said [Manours?] londis and ten(emen)tis in the said counties of Combr and Lancastre to hur and to the heires of hur body lawfully begotton only»
Anne was «married by agreement dated 20 Sept. 1528» and is mentioned in terms of that marriage. Anne was still under the canonical age of consent of 12 nearly two years later when her father wrote his will on the 2nd of June 1530:
«Allso I will that if the mariage solemnised and had betwene Anne my doughter and Henry Willowghby Esquier sonne and heire apparannt of s(ir) Edwarde Wyllowghby knyght be dyssolvid by reason and disag^r^ement of either of them at their laufull age of consent or by reason of dethe of the same Henry Willowghby and before carnall knowledge had betwene them that then the said Anne shalhave towardes hir mariage one thousand poundes sterling as hir other susters shalhave.»
Katherine and Elizabeth we know of from other sources.
Katherine was one of the ladies who accompanied Princess Mary Tudor into Wales in 1525 and received a quantity of black velvet. She remained in the Princess's household until it was dissolved in 1533. Katherine was married to Henry FitzAlan between September and the 19th of November 1532, the first occasion on which Katherine is named as the wife of Lord Maltravers. They had three children, Jane or Joan (b.1536-7), Henry (b.1538) and Mary (b.1540). The fact that Katherine was chosen as a companion to the Princess could indicate that she was about the same age as Mary Tudor, born in 1514-1515, a year or two after her sister Elizabeth. The fact that her marriage was not consummated right away further seems to indicate a later birth year.
Elizabeth we know was born either in 1515 or 1516.
He does, however, list all of his four sons, in the following order, Henry, Thomas, Edward and John.
KATHERINE GREY (August 1540-January 27, 1568)
Lady Katherine Grey was the middle daughter of Henry Grey, 3rd marquis of Dorset and duke of Suffolk (January 12, 1517-February 23, 1554) and Frances Brandon (July 16, 1517-November 20, 1559). By the time she was eight, Katherine was studying Greek, although she was not as clever as her older sister, Lady Jane Grey. In May and June of 1549, riots and rebellion came close to Bradgate Manor in Leicestershire, the Grey family seat, while the family was in residence there. On November 26 of that year, during a stay at Tilty in Essex, all three girls were taken to visit Mary Tudor, the king’s sister, at Beaulieu. In February the family was at Dorset House on the Strand. On May 25, 1553, at age twelve, Katherine was married to Henry Herbert (1540-January 19, 1601), the earl of Pembroke’s heir. Although the marriage was not to be consummated, Katherine was sent to live in Pembroke’s London residence, Baynard’s Castle. When the plan to put Katherine’s sister, Lady Jane Grey, on the throne of England in place of Mary Tudor failed, Katherine’s marriage was annulled. Her sister and father were executed after Wyatt’s Rebellion a few months later. In April 1554, with her mother and younger sister, Katherine was living at Beaumanor, near Bradgate, but in July her mother was called to court to join the Queen’s Privy Chamber and her surviving daughters went with her. Under both Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, Katherine lived at court, possibly serving as a maid of honor, although she had her own room, personal servants, and both dogs and monkeys as pets. She was considered by many to be heiress presumptive and as such was not, by law, allowed to marry without the queen’s permission. Katherine spent the summer of 1558, when there was sickness (probably influenza) at court, at Hanworth in Middlesex with the Seymour family. It is at that time that her romance with Edward Seymour, earl of Hertford (1539-April 6, 1621) is said to have begun. In November or December 1560, Katherine secretly married him. When the marriage was discovered the following summer, both parties were imprisoned in the Tower. There Katherine gave birth to her son Edward (September 24, 1561-1639). Sympathetic jailers allowed the young couple to meet and the result was a second son, Thomas (February 10, 1563-1619). Because of the threat of plague in London, Katherine and her younger son were removed from the Tower and sent to her uncle, Lord John Grey, at Pirgo in Essex, arriving there on September 3, 1563. With them were the baby’s nurse, three ladies-in-waiting, and two manservants. Hertford and their older son were sent to his mother, the duchess of Somerset, at Hanworth. Katherine never saw either of them again. She was moved to Sir William Petre’s house of Ingatestone, Essex in the autumn of 1564. That same year, Hertford was removed from Hanworth and placed with Sir John Mason. When Mason died in April 1566, Hertford remained with his widow in London for a time, then was transferred to the keeping of Sir Richard Spencer. Three-year-old Lord Beauchamp remained with his grandmother. In May 1566, when Sir William Petre fell ill, Katherine was moved a few miles east of Ingatestone Hall to Gosfield Hall, the house of Sir John Wentworth. Wentworth was 76 and his wife was 71, but their plea that they were too old to act as warders was ignored. Wentworth died in late September 1567, after which Katherine and her son were moved to Sir Owen Hopton’s house, Cockfield Hall, in Yoxford, Suffolk. It was there she died, probably of tuberculosis, although the theory has been advanced that she starved herself to death. Her younger son was then sent to join his brother. Katherine was buried at Yoxford, but in 1621, following Hertford’s death, Katherine’s grandson, the surviving male heir, had her body moved to Salisbury Cathedral and buried with her husband. Biographies: Hester W. Chapman’s Two Tudor Portraits and Leanda De Lisle’s The Sisters Who Would Be Queen; Oxford DNB entry under “Seymour [née Grey], Katherine.” Portraits: There are three possible portraits, a miniature of her as a child, c.1549-50; a portrait by Marcus Gheeraerts; and a portrait with her son, c.1561-2. There are at least seven extant copies of the latter, which were painted for propaganda purposes. Some have been misidentified as other Tudor women by biographers. Katherine’s effigy, together with Edward’s, is in Salisbury Cathedral, although the date of her death on that monument is mistakenly given as 1563.
The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquis of Dorset
My everlasting thanks to the wonderful, kind, knowledgeable people who transcribed and translated this.
Test(amentu)m d(omi)nj Thome Marqueys dor(cestrie)
= The will of Lord Thomas, Marquis of Dorset
In the name of god amen The seconde daye of June in the yere of our Lorde god ml vc xxxti [(anno) millesimo quingentesimo tricesimo = ‘the one thousand five hundred and thirtieth (year)’.] I Thomas Marques dorset hole of body and of good mynde perfctly knowinge that there is nothing ^more^ certeyne to me then death and nothinge more uncerteyne then the houre and tyme therof I dreadinge the said tyme and wold not that I sholde dye intestate, nor that eny striffe variannce or debate sholde growe or arise betwene eny maner of personnes for any of my manours landes, ten(emen)ts and other my movable goodes that I shulde Leve in this worlde behinde me in eschewing of the same , I ordeyne and make this my present testament and last will in manour and formme insuynge: FIRST I bequethe my soule to almyghty god, and to his mother saint marye and to all the holy company of hevyn And my body to be buryed in the churche of Astleye in the countye of warwicke nygh unto my father whose soule god pardon if I dye within the realme of Ingland the costes and charges therof I remytt to the discrescion of myne executours so that no pompe nor solempnite be had or used about the same, And myne executours of this my last will to gyve to preestis and clerks that shall come thither the daye of my buriall as they shall thinke convenient, And to deale in almes to pore folke the said day and tyme after their discrescions, ALLSO I will that my executours shall cause iij honest prestis and of good conversacion to their knowledge to singe and praye at Asteley aforsaid for my soule my father and mother soules and all christen soulis by the space of iij yeres next after my deathe gyvinge to every one of them tenne marks by yere ALLSO I will that all my debts be paid that I owe to any parsonne and Amends to be made to every pasone that I have trespacyd or doon wronge unto if good profe be made thereof by the discrescion of myne executours or the more parte of them ALLSO I will that all my housholde s(er)v(a)nt(es) have their full wagys to the day of my deceas And for their time and goodservice that they have doon to me afore this tyme I will that every of them ^have^ one hole yeres wagis for his and their rewardes And allso meate and drinke convenyient for one halfe yere in my house next after my deceas so that they may have reasonable tyme to provide them selfe sermices Allso I will that John Nutting have the house w(i)t(h) thappurten(a)nces that he now ^dwelleth^ in ingrowby in the countie of Leiceter and lxvj s viijd yerely duringe his liff And that John Dabscourte shalhave the same office And yerelye ffee that he now hathe and occupyeth by myn agrement for terme of his lyff And also I will that Robert Vincent hath suche offices and ffees as he now hathe of myn for terme of his lif I will also that William Hill of Sheldon have in like maner suche officies and fees as he now hathe of myn for terme of his Lyff Allso I will that Thomas Cornewall have the office of the bayly wike [= Bailiwick "the district or jurisdiction of a bailie or bailiff"] of stebbinge in the coumtie of Essex and the office of the kepinge of the parke there And the wagis of the ffees to them belonginge for the terme of his liff And I will that Anthony Bogegood shalhave the office of the kepinge of wysshcombe in the countie of Devonshire with all the wagys and fees to it belonging for terme of his lyffe And I will that Thomas Seyton have such offyces and fees as he now hathe and occupyeth of myn for terme of his lyfe And I will also that all and ev(er)y such parsonne and parson(n)s as have eny office of Baylywike Stewardeshipp keparshipp of eny parke or park(es) or warren by myne appointment or assignement and now doo occupye and excercise the same shall frome hensforthe duringe their severall lyves have and exercise the said office and offices and ffees as every of them as they doo now use and exercise the same in like maner and fourme with like wag(es) fees and proffit(es) as they have or ought to have hadd in and for the exe^r^cisinge therof for term of their lyves and every of them doing their dueties and sermic(es)* to my lady my wiff and the heires of me accordinge as their officies dothe lye I will that Roberte Broke scolemaster to my sonne Henry to have xxli yerely out of suche landes and ten(emen)tis whereof myne executours shall take the proffitts by this my will unto suche tyme as he be promotid to spirituall dignite [until his death] to the yerely valewe of xxx pounds. And likewise that doctour Johannes fysyssion [= physician] have x li yerely out of the said landes and tene(men)tis unto suche tyme as he be promotid to one spirituall dignite [until his death] to the yerely value of xxli AND allso I will that the said Robert Broke and the said doctor Johannes shulde be furst promotid by my executours Allso I will that Edwarde Mountague have yerely iiijli during his liff out of the Manour of Growbye and other landes and ten(emen)tis in Growbye in the countie of Leic, And that william horewood have yerely out of the said Manor landis and ten(emen)tis in Growbye lxvj s viij d for terme of his lyff every of them gevyinge their counsell to my lady my wiff and to my heires And I will that Elizabeth Stafferton wif to Cristofer Stafferton have yerely out of the said Manours landes and ten(emen)ts in Growby aforeaid lxvjs viijd for terme of hir lyff, Allso I will that every of my sonnes Thomas Edwarde and John have yerely xli towards their fyndinge untill they come to the age of xv yeres, And after their come to the age of xv yeres to have every of them yerely xxli towardes their findinge untill they come to thage of xxi yeres and the same to be perceyvid receyvid and taken of the revenues Issues and proffitts of all my manours landes and ten(emen)tis The landes appointed to this my last will for my said wiff only except duringe hur lyff ALLSO I will that my sonne Edwarde ymmediatly after he comythe to the age of xxj yeres have my Manours of Bedeworthe and pakyngton with the appurtenences in the countie of Warwike, and all other my landis tenements and hereditaments in bedworthe pakington or ellswhere within the said countie of Warwicke percell or membres[= members] of the said Manours of Bedworthe & Pakyngton and late in the Tenur occupacion or possession of Arthur lordlily to have and to hold to the said Edwarde for terme of his lyfe naturall ALLSO I will that my sonne John have Immediatly after he comythe to the age of xxi yeres have Bardon parke, and the pasture of Bardon with thappurtenances in the countie of Leic for terme of his lyf naturall Allso I will that my sonne Thomas have ymmediatly after he comithe to thage of xxj yeres, and after the dethe of my sister Anne Gray late wif to my brother John Grey and nowe wif to Richarde Clemente the Manour of Bosworthe with thappurtenances in the countie of Leicester, And all my landes and ten(emen)ts and other hereditaments in Bosworth aforesaide to have to hym for the terme of his lif naturall, And in case my said sonne Thomas happyn to come to the said age of xxj yeres lyvynge my sister Anne Grey I will that then Immediatly after he come(th) to the age of xxj yeres, And after the deathe of the Ladye Elizabeth Cowntes of Oxforde late wif to the Lorde Beamont shalhave my manours landis and ten(emen)ts in Creke and Cleycotton with thappurtenances in the countie of Northampton for the terme of the liff of my said sister Anne Graye ALLSO I will to eiche of my daughters not maried unto the tyme they be married xx li sterling towardes their findinge to be perceyvid levid And taken yerely by myne executours out of all my manours landis and tene(men)ts except before exceptid ALLSO I will my daughter marye have towardes hir marriage one thousand poundes so that she marye by thadvise of my wif, and after the deathe of my wif by thadvise of the more parte of myn executours, ALLSO I will that every other of my daughters that be not maried at the tyme of my decease have to wardes their mariage one thousand poundes so that thei be maried by thadvise of my wiff And after the deathe of my said wiffe by thadvise of my executours The said Sommes of money before appoynted for the mariage of my saide daughters to be levid and taken by myne executours of the Revenues Issues and proffits of all my Manours landes and tentis the landes and tenements herafter bequethid or appoynted unto my said wiff and other duringe their lyves only except, AND in caas my said sonnes dye before all my said daughters be maryed, And my said daughters be heires unto me or to my said sonnes or to anny of them I will that then all bequestis made to my said daughters being so heires and not maried be voide and of none effect, And if anny of my daughters be maried and he heyres or one of my heires as is aforesaid before the money to hur bequethid be paid That then the payment therof as muche as shalbe then to paye to cease, And the same Sommes that they shulde have had to goo to the payments of my debts and p(er)fourmannce of my will, And that donne the overplus to go to the makynge of high wayes and Mariage of pore Maydens and suche other charitable dedis as shalbe thought convenyent by myne executo(ur)s ALLSO I WILL that my said wife shalhave the rule and guydinge of all my childerne aswell sonnes as daughters, And allso the proffitts of all suche sommes of monye as by this my will be, And is assigned and apointed for the fyndinge of them as is aforesaid untill my saide daughters be maried and my said sonnes come to thage of xxi yeres, And when anny of my said daughters byn maryed they to Abbate their porcion of xxli, And that porcion to goo the p(er)fourmannce of my will AND ALLSO I will that Margaret my wif shalhave all and singuler my Manours of Croke Cleycotton and Lylboune in the countie of Northampton Dregge Carleton w(it)h the office of the baylyweke [= Bailiwick "the district or jurisdiction of a bailie or bailiff"] betwene Ayne and derwent, and with the office of the baylyweke betwene Ayne and Dewan Egremond Harrington in the countie of Cumberland and Thorneh(a)m lying in the countie of Lancastre with thappurtenaces and all and singulier Messuages landis ten(emen)tis and hereditamentis in Creke Claycotton Lylborne in the countie of Northampton dregge Carlton Egremond and harrington in the said countie of Cumberland and Thorneh(a)m lying in the said Countie of Lancastre or ellswhere within anny of the said counties whiche arr reputed knowen or takyn as parrcell parte or membres of the same Manours landis and ten(emen)tis or of anny of them to have and to holde the same Manours landis and ten(emen)ts to the said Margaret my wiff for terme of lyfe of Lady Elizabethe Counteis of Oxforde late wife to the Lorde Beamont AND after the deathe of the same Counteis of Oxforde I will myn executours shall take the revenues issues and proffits of the same Manours landis and ten(emen)tis towarde the p(er)formmannce of this my will AND ALLSO I will to Margaret my said wiff the Manours of Mucheland and Ulverstond in the countie of Lancastre the manours of Wodacre Ketion Enerdale and Gossford in the countie of Cumbria the manours of Wodh(a)mferres and Stebbing in the countie of Essex The manours of Asteley Whitacre Bentley and Aullesley in the countie of Warwike The mano(ur)s of Heigh(a)m Browghton Asteleye and the manour and hole parke of Bradgate in the countie of Leic’ with all and singulier their appurtennc(es) and all Landis Tene(me)nt(is) Advousones Patronages and other hereditamentis whiche be reputid knowen or takyn as parcell parte or membres of the same maners landis and ten(emen)tis or of anny parte or parcell of anny of them to have and to holde to the saide Margarete my wiffe for terme of Lyf of the same Margaret And after the deathe of my said wiff I will myne executours shalhave and take the revenuez Issues and proffitt(es) therof to the perfourmance of this my will and testament Allso I will that my executours shalhave and take the revenues yssues and proffit(es) of all and singulier my manours and Townes of Hunspill de La Hay Chawton, Chawton Hundrith Maryett and Turlebor in the countie of Sommersett and Showtt Southley Wissecombye Bryxh(a)m Cowley Roughorne Grenelinche ffoxhill Pinner and Sparkey in the countie of Devon the manour of Growby Rottby Newton Whittington Bardon parke Leyesthropp and Morbowne Willowghby Waterles in the countie of Leicester The manours of Bedworthe and Pakyngton in the Countie of Warwike the Manours of Harlington and Sharmbrooke in the countie of Bedd And allso on An(n)uyte or yerely rente of lxxxij li whiche the kinges grace granntid unto the said Marqueys out of his douchie [= duchy] as by Indentures therof made playnly apperith and all londis ten(emen)tis hereditamentes in enny of the said Townes or elles where whiche be taken as parte or parcell of any of the said manours To have holde and perceyve all the same Manours londis ten(emen)tis & Annuities to myn executours to the p(er)fourmance of this my last will and to perfourme the same I will allso that myn executours shalhave the disposicion no(m)i(n)ation and presentacion of allmaner of Advousons apperteyninge or belonginge to anny of my said manours landis and ten(emen)tis before appointed to my Executours for and towardes the p(er)fourmance of this my last will as often as the same advousons or anny of them shall fortune to falle and be voide untill suche tyme yt [= that] my said will be perfourmed and I will that therafter this my last will be or myght be lawfully p(er)fourmed and for lacke and defaulte of Issue male of my bodye laufully begotton
I will that my doughter Marye have all and singulier my said [Manours?] londis and ten(emen)tis in the said counties of Combr and Lancastre to hur and to the heires of hur body lawfully begotton only allso I will that myn executours shall taken [= take in] thissues [= the issues] revenues and proffites of all and singulier suche Manours landis ten(emen)tes and hereditamentis wherof my lady my mother hathe declared hur will of towards the p(er)fourmance of this my laste will of whiche landis and tenementis I have auc(thori)te and powr to declare my will as well as my said mother as more playnly apperithe by Indentures therof made beringe date the xxiij day of June in the xvth yere* of our soverayne lorde kinge Henry the Eight [* 15 Henry VIII = 1523] Allso I will that if the mariage solemnised and had betwene Anne my doughter and Henry Willowghby Esquier sonne and heire apparannt of s(ir) Edwarde Wyllowghby knyght be dyssolvid by reason and disag^r^e(-)ment of either of them at their laufull age of consent or by reason of dethe of the same Henry Willowghby and before carnall knowledge had betwene them that then the said Anne shalhave towardes hir mariage one thousand poundes sterling as hir other susters shalhave Allso I will that my wif have all my houshold stuff plate and Juelles duringe hur lyf except suche porcion therof as she at hur pleasure shall gyve to my sonne Henry And after hur decease to ^leve to^ my sonne Henry ij partes therof as it shalbe valluyd [= valued] or worthe at the tyme of hur decease Allso I will that myne executours shalhave all my goodes and Cattall leases for yeres not bequethid in this my will towardes the p(er)fourmance of this my will allso I will that Marye Tomason have yerely duringe hur lyff fyve markes st(er)ling out of all my man(our)s londis and tenementis in the countie of leic(estre) And allso a hundrithe markes st(erling) to hir mariage Allso I will that my buildinge at Bradgate be fynyshid and made by myn executours accordinge to a platt therof made And the Chapell at Asteley to be buyldid And my tombe to be made there by thadvise of my said executours And the said Chapel buyldinge and Tombe to be made in as Convenient tyme as it may resonablye I will that phillip the Eremyte have xijd by weke as longe as he contynuethe at Asteley to pray for my faither and my mother soules my wifes soule and all christen soules allso I will I will that all and singulier parsonne and parsonnes that now be seasid or that herafter shalbe seased of all and singulier the said lordeshppes manours londis ten(emen)tis and other the premisses or of any other londis ten(emen)tis and hereditamentes wherof I have pour and auctorite to declare my will shall shall from hens forthe stand and be seased therof to thusis and intentes specyfied and declarid within this my laste will and testament & to the p(er)fourmance of the same and I renownce and forsake all other will and wylles by me before the date of this presentis made and affirmie this to be my last will and testament And executours of the same I ordeyne constitute and make my Entierly welbe lovid Lady Margaret my wiff and my speciall frendis Cutbert Tunstall now electe busshopp of Durh(a)m Sir John ffytziames now cheif Justice of the kynges benche William Shelley one of the kynges Iustices of his com(m)on place Edwarde Wotton knyght William Ashebye Esquire and Robert Brocke clerke and to every of my said executours I gyve and bequethe xxli and their reasonable Costes and expens(es) that they shall susteyne and be at in and abowte the execucion and p(er)fourmance of this my will And I will that my lady my mothers will concerninge the findinge of ij preestis in the Chapel of Asteley and the contynuance of the same ij preestis be observid and kept accordinge to my said Ladye my mothers will In wyttnesse wherof I the saide Thomas Marques Dorset have to this my wyll put my seale yoken the daye and yere abovesaid And whereas I before in this my present testament have willid and gyvyn to Edwarde my sonne after he comyth to the age of xxj yeres my manour of Bedworthe and Packington with thappurten(a)nces and all the Landis and ten(emen)tis in Bedworsthe and Packyngton in the Countie of Warwike for terme of his lif and allso where as I willid and gave unto my said sonne John after he comyth to thage of xxj yeres Bardon Parkes and the pasture of Bardon with thappurtennces for terme of hys Lyff and allso whereas I willid to my sonne Thomas after he comyth to the age of xxj yeres my manours landis and ten(emen)tis in Creke and Cleycotton Immediatly after the dethe of Elizabeth Counteis of Oxforde yf Anne Graye late [y? = the?] wife ^t of my brother John [Gray?] and now wife^ to sir Richarde Clement be then lyvynge sholde be unto unto my said sonne Thomas duringe his lyf of the said Anne Graye as by my said will afore made playnly apperithe whiche legacyes made unto my said iij sonnes and every of them concerning the said manours landis and ten(emen)tis I revoke and adnull by this my present will and for Recompense wherof I will that my said sonne Edwarde Immediatly after he comithe to thage of xx yeres shalhave Morebarne ffeldis in the countie of Leic’ for terme of his lyfe And I will further that if the saide landis and ten(emen)tis callid Morebarne feldis be not of the yerely value of xlli [= 40 pounds] above all charg(es) that myn executours or one of them shall assigne other of my landis and ten(emen)tis to make in all to the yerely value of xlli and that landis and ten(emen)tis so to be assignid shalbe allso to my said sonne for terme of his lyfe And till the said assignement be had I will that myne execut- or one of them shall yerely content and paye to my said sonne (as muche? deleted) mony as the said lond(es) and ten(emen)tis callid Morebarne feldis lackythe of the yerely value of xlli And I will allso to my said sonne John after he come to the age of xxj yeres shalhave the manour of Leysthorpp in the Countie of Leic’ and all maner landis ten(emen)tis and pastures in the said Countie knowen by the name of Leyst(h)ropp for terme of his lyfe And I will further that if the said manour land(es) and tenement(es) callid leysthropp be not of the yerely value of xlli above all chargis that my Executours or one of them shall assigne other of my landis and ten(emen)t(es) and that landis and ten(emen)tis so to be assigned shalbe allso to my said sonne for terme of his Lyfe and till the said assigneme(n)t be had I will that myne executours or one of them shall yerely content and pay unto my said sonne asmoche mony as the said londes and ten(emen)tes callid Leysthropp lackithe of the yerelye value of xl li And I will allso to my said sonne Thomas that Immediatly after he comythe to the age of xxi yeres Bardon Parke in the countie of leic(estre) the manour of Stokede(n)nysse in the countie of Somers(ett) to have to hyme duringe the lyfe of the said Anne Graye now wife to s(ir) Richarde Clement and after hur decease and after my said sonne Thomas comythe to to thage of xxi yeres I will and gyve to my said sonne Thomas my said manour off Bosworthe w(i)t(h) thappurten(a)nces and all my landis and tenementes and other hereditamentes in Bossworthe in the countie of Leicestr to have to hym for terme of his lyfe And allso I will that if the said Bardon park and the said manour of Stokedennysse be not of the yerelye value of xl li above all charges yt myne Executours or one of them shall assigne other of my Landis and tenementes to make in all to the yerely valeue of xl li and that Landis and ten(emen)tis so to be assignid shalbe also to my said sonne for terme of Lyfe of the said Lady Anne Graye and till the said assignement be had I will that my Executours or one of them shall yerely content and paye unto my said sonne Thomas as moche monye as the said manours landis and tenementes callyd Bardon parke and Stokedennysse lackith of the yerely value of xl li And I will also that if anny of my manours shall fortune to be assignid to my said sonnes or anny of them to make of their yerely value of xl li that none of my manours landes and ten(emen)tes gyven wyllid or assignid by me shalbe no parte therof and I will allso that my lorde my fathers will be p(er)fourmed and fullfillid w(i)t(h) spede and diligence with the rentes Issues and proffittes of all suche Manours londes and ten(emen)tis as to me frome hym discendid Suche exceptide and forprisid as by me be willid gyven granntid or asigned to my said wif and to my said sonnes or to any other parsone or p(ar)sonnes And I will allso that my lady my mothers will be with spede and diligence fulfillid and p(er)fourmed w(i)t(h) the rentes Issues and proffittes of all suche manours landis and ten(emen)tis liable to the parfourmannce of her will and I will allso that next after my funerall and myn owne debtes contentid and paid that myne executours withe spede and diligence shall make and buylde a Chappell of Asteleye accordinge to the will of my lorde my father and to be made after suche goodly fashion as by the discrescion of myne executours shalbe thought moste best and Convenient And in like maner a goodly tombe to be made over my lorde my father and my lady my mother and after that done my tombe to be made at Asteley in the mydd(es) of the channcell where I entendid god willinge to be buryed And after the said thinges so doon I will that myne Executours at Asteley aforesaid sufficiently ^buyld^ & make and Almes house [presumably an Almes house] convenient by their discrescions for xiij pore men there to enhabite and dwell In all whiche costes and charges to the buyldinge and makinge of all the premiss(es) shalbe receyvid levid and takyn by myne executours of all suche manours Landes and tenementis whiche I before have declarid and namid to the p(er)fourmannce of my will And I will that ev(er)y of the said xiij pore men frome tyme to tyme for ever shalbe named assignid and appointed by myn executours duringe their lyves And after their decease by myn heyres And I will to every of the said poore men wekely xij d and yerely alyverye [= a livery] of blacke Cotton price iiij s Allso I will my manours of Bedworthe and packington And all my landes and ten(emen)tis in Bedworthe and Packynton and the rents issues and proffitts of the same, And all Landas and tents which were lately in the occupacion of my lorde lyle reputed and takyn as p(ar)cell of the same lordeshippes shalbe to the use and intente that myn executours shall take the proffitts of the same to the use and intente that they shall pay every mounthe to every of the said pore men their wagis and stipend as is abovesaide and their lynary [= livery] yerely Also I will that every of the said pore men continually shalbe namyde and appointed by my lady my wife duringe hur lyfe, And after hur decease by myne heires And I will that after the death of my said executours that myn heires shall receyve the issues rents and proffitts of the said ij manno(ur)s landis and tentis in Bedworthe and Packington, And all other the premyss that werr lately recoverid by a form(er) title against the said lorde lysley to and for the continuall payment of the said pore men that shalbe from tyme to tyme assignid namid and appoyntid to be put into the same house to thentent* [= the intent] that pore men may ever contynewe in the said Almes house and I will that all suche rent(es) issues and proffitt(es) that shall growe of the said ij manours londis and ten(emen)tis in Bedworthe and packington and other the premiss(es) over and beyond suche as shalbe contentid spent and paid to the said pore men and their uses as is abovesaide shalbe for the maynten(a)nce and reparacion of the said almes houses and the residue bey^o^ned that if anny be shalbe disposed and gyven yerely the day of my deceas by myne executours duringe their tyme And after their deceas by myne heires to preestis clerkis and pore folkes and ^dirigie^ masse to be said yerely at the day of the makinge of the said dole and I will that all suche parsonnes as now be seasid or herafter shall fortune to be seasid of the said ij manours of Bedworthe and Packynton and of all landis and tenementes in Bedworthe and Pakyngton and other the premissz aforesaid shall stande and be seased to all suche uses and Intentes as is afore declarid of the said ij Manours And I will that suche orisyons [= orisons] and prayers as shalbe said by the said pore men for me and myne Anncestours w(i)t(h) such attendannce as they shalbe bounde to gyve shalbe declarid and made by me or myne executours and written in a table to be sett in the said College of Asteley I will to my suster Cicelye now wife to sir John Dudley my manour of Mocheglen in the countie of Leicestr and all my landis and ten(emen)tis in Moche(g)len within the said countie for terme of hur lyfe to Avanncement of hur better lyvinge And allso meate and drinke yerely for her her manne s(er)v(a)nt and woman serv(a)nt duringe her lyfe to be taken with my lady my wiff or elles yer(e)ly xxli duringe hur lyfe to be paid by myne executours of the rentes Issues and proffittes of my manours londis and ten(emen)tes towardes the charges of hur meate and drinke whersoever she shalbe The one of them at hur pleasure to be takyn I will allso the rentes issues and proffites of my manour of Bosworth shalbe receyvid by myne executours towardes the p(er)fourmannce of my will unto suche a tyme my suster Anne Graye and sir Richarde Clement now her husband have extinguisshid realeased and determyned all suche right ^use^ and Interest as she hathe to the Manour of Hartwell in the Countie of Northampton unto thuse of the kynge [our?] soverayne Lord and of his heyres And unto suche a tyme allso that she and s(ir) Richard Clement have released extinguisshid and determynid all hur ryght use and interest whiche she the said lady Anne hathe to the Manour of Leysthropp in the Countie of Leic(estre) or anny other parsonne to hur use to the use of me the said Margues and to myne heyres and to the p(er)fourmannce of my laste will And Immediatly after hur said right use and title extinguisshid and determyned I will that the said manour of Bosworth and all my landis and tenementes in Bosworthe shalbe to thuse of my said Suster Anne for terme of hur lyfe in full satisfaccion and recompense of suche intrest Right use and titile whiche she the said lady Anne hathe to the manours of Hartewell and Leisthropp so that the said Richarde Clemet and lady Anne upon a request to them or to the said lady Anne to be made by
 Edwarde Mountague – Possibly Sir Edward Montagu (judge)
Amongst other things, he was a member of the Privy Council of King Henry VIII of England, who appointed him as one of the sixteen executors of his last will, and governor to his son Edward. Ironically, during the crisis of 1553 when Edward VI wished to alter the succession in favour of Lady Jane Grey, the granddaughter of the man who here mentions him in his will, Montagu protested at the illegality of the proceedings.
 william horewood – Probably Sir William Whorwood
Sir William Whorwood's daughter Anne married Ambrose Dudley, elder brother of Robert Dudley, Guildford Dudley and Henry Dudley, therefore making her the sister-in-law of both Lady Jane Grey and Margaret Audley, the granddaughters of the testator.
ANNE WHORWOOD (d. June 1, 1552)
Anne Whorwood was the daughter of William Whorwood (d. May 28, 1545), attorney general of England, and his first wife, Cassandra Grey (d. before 1537). She was the first wife of Lord Ambrose Dudley (1531-February 21, 1590). Very little is known about her, but her unexpected death at Otford, Kent was described in considerable detail in a letter from her father-in-law, John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, to Sir William Cecil. Some sources, especially older ones, say this death and description were of Northumberland’s own daughter, Temperance, who died at age seven, but that is not the case. Anne had been ill, seemed to be recovering, and suddenly took a turn for the worse. One source says Whorwood was the name of her first husband and that she left behind a daughter, Margaret, who became Northumberland’s ward, but the entry for William Whorwood in The History of Parliament makes it clear that Lord Ambrose’s wife was Whorwood’s eldest daughter. The Margaret in question was Anne’s younger half sister, the child of Whorwood’s second wife, Margaret Brooke (d.1589).
 Elizabeth Stafferton wif to Cristofer Stafferton – Christopher Staverton or Stafferton (by 1517-57 or later), of Aldenham, Herts. and London – History of Parliament Online
Christopher Staverton's cousin Richard Staverton was Sir Thomas More’s brother-in-law.
«Besides the only son, Francis, Sir Richard and Lady Weston had two daughters. Margaret, the wife of Sir Walter Dennys, the eldest son of Sir William Dennys, of Dyrham, County Gloucester, by Anne, daughter and co-heiress of Maurice, Lord Berkeley. There is in the painted glass in the hall (lower north bay, No. 7) an emblem or rebus for her — a Marguerite growing out of a tun ; and in the lower south west window ( No. X. 3) is a magnificent coat of arms of Sir Walter Dennys, quartering the coat of Berkeley in right of his mother. She afterwards married Richard Stafferton.» Annals of an old manor-house, Sutton Place, Guildford
Historians hold this to be unlikely, though. Richard Stafferton seems to have been married to a Margaret Weston, though, just not that Margaret Weston.
According to Alison Weir, «2 May, the day of Norris's arrest, Richard Staverton of Warfield, Berkshire, a landowner and lawyer of Lincoln's Inn (whose wife, Margaret Weston, was probably related to Francis Weston), had written to Cromwell saying he 'shall be glad to have' Norris's rooms and properties near Windsor, 'as I have fourteen children'.»
The father, on the other hand, is said to have offered the King all that the family had if he would spare his son.
 my sister Anne Gray late wif to my brother John Grey and nowe wif to Richarde Clemente
ANNE BARLEE (d.1558)
This entry is taken from W. H. Challen’s “Lady Anne Grey” in the January 1963 Notes and Queries, in which he sorts out the marriages of Anne Jerningham and Anne Barlee, both of whom were entitled to use the name Lady Anne Grey. Anne Barlee (Barley, Barlow, Barlie, Barliegh) was the daughter of William Barlee of Albury, Herfordshire (c.1451-1521) and Elizabeth Darcy. She was married three times and in each case was her husband’s second wife. Her first husband was Sir Robert Sheffield of Butterwick, Lincolnshire (d.1519). Her second was Sir John Grey, son of the 1st Marquis of Dorset. His date of death is unknown, but he is mentioned in his mother’s will in 1528 and so was apparently still alive then. She is the “Lady Grey, Lord John’s Wife” who attended the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520. Her third husband, married before 1530, was Sir Richard Clement of Ightham Mote, Kent (d.1538). In spite of her clear identification in the will of the second Marquis of Dorset, which calls her “my sister Lady Anne Grey, wife to my brother John Lord Grey and now wife to Richard Clemente,” she is called the daughter of the first Marquis of Dorset in Collins’s Peerage and this mistake has been repeated in many places since. Clement’s will was proved December 2, 1538. Anne Barlee’s will is dated October 1, 1557 and was proved May 7, 1558. She asked to be buried at Albury with a tomb of marble or white alabaster.
 Ladye Elizabeth Cowntes of Oxforde late wif to the Lorde Beamont – Consulting Kate Emerson's wonderful Who's Who of Tudor Women (which she kindly allows us to quote from in appropriate snippets as long as we give credit), she appears to be this woman:
ELIZABETH SCROPE (d. June 26, 1537)
Elizabeth Scrope was the daughter of Sir Richard Scrope (d.1485) and Eleanor Washbourne (d.1505/6). On April 24, 1486 at Westminster, she married William, 2nd viscount Beaumont (d. December 19, 1507). He lost his reason in 1487 and was placed in the care of John de Vere, 13th earl of Oxford at Wivenhoe, Essex until his death. In 1508, Elizabeth married Oxford (September 8, 1442 - March 10, 1513). She was at court as one of Katherine of Aragon’s ladies in 1509. In his will, Oxford left Elizabeth “all manner of apparel to her person,” silk cloth, and “chains, rings, girdles, devices, beads, brooches, ouches and precious stones.” In 1520, she attended the Field of Cloth of Gold. In 1531, she bought the wardship of her nephew, John Audley (her sister Katherine’s son by Richard Audley of Swaffham, Norfolk). She wrote her will on May 30, 1537 and it was proved on November 6, 1537. She was buried at Wivenhoe with her first husband. Portrait: brass at Wivenhoe.
There is not any readily apparent connection to the Greys, however, nor why she would have a life interest where either the interest or the property itself defaulted to them at her death.
Moreover Elizabeth (nee Scrope) Beaumont de Vere (d.1537), Countess of Oxford, second wife of the 13th Earl, was related to the Audley family. Her sister, Katherine Scrope, married Richard Audley, and the Countess left bequests to members of the Audley family in her will (see TNA PROB 11/27/144). It thus seems possible that the testator was a descendant of the branch of the Audley family into which the Countess’ sister, Katherine, married.
See "A History of the County of Lancaster" Victoria County History series volume 8 pages 101-105. Available to read as BHO British History Online. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol8/pp101-105
"... belongs rather to Cockerham than to Lancaster ……. yet the larger part of its' area lies within the latter parish …."
"Before the Conquest Thurnham ….. being held in 1066 by Earl Tostig. Afterwards it is found to belong to the Lancaster family …… It thus descended to the Harringtons of Aldingham (fn 8) and through Bonvil to Grey, being held by Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, executed for treason 1554. The duke had in 1552 sold it to Thomas Lowrie, citizen of London (fn 9)….."
7. Crown dues received by Thomas Parr of Kendal.
8. Elizabeth Harrington married William Bonvil. Their granddaughter and heir, Cecily, married Thomas Grey, Marquis of Dorset. Their son, Thomas died 1530.
9. Sale to Thomas Lowrie included manor & lands, 2 water mills, 20 saltpits &c. in Thurnham, Glasson and Cockerham.
Katherine Parr, 6th & last wife to King Henry, was from Kendal. Glasson has/had a dock on the River Lune. Lancaster was an important international port in 18thC.
Thomas Lowrie sold Thurnham Manor to Robert Dalton not long after and seemingly made a large profit . The Dalton family still owned it nearly 300 years later, in spite of having it confiscated twice, being on Royalist side in English Civil War and Jacobite in 1715. The Daltons were Catholic. A later footnote lists their holdings. Forton is on the list.
 Ulverston - now in Cumbria, historically in Lancashire
 Enerdal is Ennerdale, Cumbria. River Ehen. Apparently forfeited by Henry Duke of Suffolk, father of Lady Jane Grey. Ennerdale in Cumbria
 The fact that his daughter Mary is singled out two times in the will, and as the heir in case all of his sons should pass away without heirs, suggests that she was the eldest daughter.
Her name is definitely spelled Mary ('marye' and 'Marye') with a y. She was not named Margaret.
The names of all the ladies and gentlemen who are to accompany the Princess into Wales; with the quantity of black velvet allowed to each.
Lady Salisbury, lady Katharine Grey, Mrs. Katharine Mountecue, Mrs. Elizabeth Poole, Mrs. Custaunce Poole, Mrs. Anne Knevet, Mrs. Dannet, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Cecill Dabridgecourt, Mrs. Frances Elmer, Mrs. Anne Rede, Mrs. Marie Wycter, Mrs. Petir, Mrs. Anne Dannet and Mrs. Anne Darell. Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Geynes are to have black damask.—Memoranda in the margin of the delivery of the velvet to each of the ladies by Mr. Ley, J. Scutte, Mr. Wheeler and Ric. Hoge. Signed by Wolsey.
Grants in October 1530
Margaret lady Grey, servant to queen Katharine. Annuity of 20l. Hampton Court, 17 Oct. 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
1533 - The Princess Mary's Household
Account of Will. Cholmeley, cofferer of the household of the princess Mary, for one year, ended 30 Sept. [25 Hen. VIII.]: On Monday, 17 March, there came to dinner the marchioness of Dorset, lady Grey, and others ; on Thursday, 10 April, lord Sandes and Sir Will. Fitzwilliam ; on Tuesday, 15 April, the marchioness of Dorset, lady Matravers and her two sisters, with others. At Otforde from Tuesday, 6 May, to Wednesday, 2 July. On Thursday, 15 May, there came to dinner Sir Will. Ascue, Sir And. Billisbe, and Sir Rice Mauncell ; on Thursday, 5 June, lords Montague and Hastings, Sir Geoff. Pale (Pole), Sir Will. Huse, and Sir John Beryn ; on Monday, 9 June, the marquis of Dorset, his mother and sister
New Year's Gifts 1st January 1534
New year's gifts given to the King, 1 Jan. 25 Hen. VIII.
Lords. The same names as in list for 1532, except that lords Powes, Burrough and Wm. Howard take the place of lords Edmund Howard, Geo. Grey and Delawarre.
Duchesses, Countesses, and Ladies. Lady Margaret Angwisshe [Lady Margaret Douglas], countess of Shrewsbury, lady Anne (now Queen) [Anne Boleyn]. Ladies Stannope, Oughtrede [Elizabeth Seymour, Jane's sister, later Lady Cromwell], Mary Rocheford [Mary Boleyn], Tailbous and Darell omitted.
New year's gifts given by the King, 1 Jan. 25 Hen. VIII.
The list of names includes most of the persons from whom the King received gifts, with the following in addition: the earl of Essex, lord Ferrers, the Lord Chamberlain with the Queen, lord of Lincoln, lord Marques Dorset [Henry Grey, 3rd Marquess of Dorset], the lord of Surrey, lady Margret Angwisshe [Lady Margaret Douglas], lady Stannope, lady Shelton, Sir J. Shelton's wife, lady Margaret Grey, Mrs. Marshall, mistress of the maidens, Mrs. Zouche, Mrs. Holland, Mrs. Shelton, Mrs. Gambaige, Mrs. Assheley, Mrs. Seymour, Mrs. Margery, Mrs. Cobham, Mrs. Morres, Mrs. Toppes, Mrs. Nurse. Mrs. Hilles, Sir Ric. Sacheverell, Sir John Shelton, Sir Wm. Pounder, Roger Raddif. Antony Knevet, Dr. Butte, Wm. Skidmore, gentleman usher, Lee, gentleman usher. John Parker, of the Robes, the King's master cook, Geo. Lufkin, Blakennall, yeoman of the Crown, Mark Anthony.
Signed at beginning and end by the King.
The presents are piate [plate]. The names of the makers, Freman. Wolf, Cornells, and T. Trsppes, are appended to each article. To the duchess of Richmond [Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond, the wife of the King's illegitimate son] and lady Margaret Angus [Lady Margaret Douglas], the King gave gifts himself, so no article is put to their names.
List of plate received from John Freman, Cornelis Heyes, Morgam Wolf and Thos. Trappes, goldsmiths, for new years gifts, with the names of the persons to whom each article is given.
New Year's Gifts 1st January 1538
Servants to the lady Mary [Mary I Tudor], (53s. 4d.), the duchess of Suffolk [Katherine Willoughby], the old lady of Norfolk, the ladies of Westmoreland, Rutland, ladies Powis, Sandes, Dorset, Huntingdon, Mounteagle, Audeler (40s.), the lady of Kent, ladies Wollopp, Rochford [Jane Parker, George Boleyn's widow], Broune, Bryan, young lady Marquis Dorset [Frances Brandon, later Duchess of Suffolk, Henry VIII's niece and Jane Grey's mother], ladies Guildford, Derby, Caltrope, Baynton, Hertford, Kingston, Russell, Hampton, Hawarde, Russell of Worcestershire, Zouche, Shelton, Paulet, young lady Knevet, ladies Hennage, Dudley, Page, lady of Sussex, ladies Bridgwater, lady of Kildare, lady Margaret Grey, lady Harbert of Troy, Mrs. Hil, (this case "in reward"), Mrs. Denys, and Mrs. Chamborne.
New Year's Gifts 1st January 1540
Servants of the Lady Mary [Mary I Tudor], 53s. 4d.; of Lady Elizabeth [Elizabeth I Tudor], 20s.; of the duchess of Suffolk [Katherine Willoughby], old lady of Norfolk, duchess of Richmond [Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond, the wife of the King's illegitimate son], lady of Westmoreland, and lady of Rutland, 20s. each; of lady Powes, 13s. 4d.; of the lady Marquis Dorset [Margaret Wotton, Marchioness of Dorset], 20s., lady Huntingdon, 20s., Mounteagle, 13s. 4d., Audeley, the Lord Chancellor's wife [our Elizabeth Grey, Lady Audley], 40s., the lady of Kent [Margaret Finch, Countess of Kent, married name Grey at the time], 10s., the lady of Rochford [Jane Parker Boleyn], 13s. 4d., lady Browne, 10s., Bryan, 10s., the young lady Marquis Dorset [Frances Brandon, later Duchess of Suffolk, Henry VIII's niece and Jane Grey's mother], 20s., lady Guildford, 13s. 4d., lady of Derby, 20s., of ladies Calthrop, Baynton (10s.), Hertford, Kinston, Hampton, Russell, Lister, Russell of Worcestershire, Souche, young lady Knevett, St. John (10s.), Hennage, Shelton, Dudley, Page, Sussex, Kildare, Margaret Grey, Herbert of Troy, Bridgewater (20s.), Margaret Douglas, Egecum, Carewe and Taylbushe, 13s. 4d. each; of Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Bowcher, Mrs. Deny, Mrs. Chamborne, Mrs. Jenyns, Mrs. Dorothy Bray, Mrs. Meawtis, and the lord Prince's nurse (that brought “a dossen hankerchers garnished with gold”), 10s. each.
New Year's Gifts 1st January 1541
(I think? – “Rewards given on Saturday, New Year's Day, at Hampton Court, anno xxxijo”)
'of the lady Mary and lady Anne Cleves, 53s. 4d. each; of the duchess of Suffolk, the old lady of Norfolk, the duchess of Richmond, the lady Westmoreland, the lady of Rutland, the lady marquis Dorset, the lady of Huntingdon, and lady Audeley, 20s. each; of ladies Rochford, Bryan (10s.), Guildford, Caltrope, Denys (10s.), Baynton (10s.), of Hertford, Kingston, Russell, of Hampton, Hawarde (10s.), Lyster, Russell of Worcestershire, Zouche, Shelton, the young lady marquis Dorset (20s.), Knevitt, St. John, Hennage, Dudley, Page, of Sussex, of Kildare, Herbert of Troy, of Bridgewater (20s.), Margret Dugles (20s.), Edgecombe, Carowe, Tailbushe, Crumwell, Wriothesley, and Bray, 13s. 4d. each; Mrs. Hill, servant, reward, “Mrs. Bourches, servant,” Mrs. Denys', Mrs. Chambours', Mrs. Jenyns', Mrs. Mewtes', the lord Prince's nurse (that brought “a dozen hankerchers garnished with gold”), Mrs. Penn, Mrs. Turwhit, and Mrs. Herbert, 10s. each;'
 MARGARET FINCH (d.1540/1)
Margaret Finch was the daughter of James Finch or Fynche of London. She was married three times. Her first husband was John Dawes (d.1514), a grocer and London alderman living in Farringdon Without. Her second husband was Oliver Curteis or Curteys. On January 23, 1520/1, she married Richard Grey, 3rd earl of Kent (1481-1524), whose first wife had died on November 19,1516. Margaret had a dowry of 2000 marks, which Kent planned to use to redeem manors he’d sold off in previous years. In partial preparation for her new status as a countess, Margaret purchased twelve ells of Holland cloth, half an ell of popinjay sarcenet, and a frontlet of gold. The cost for all these together was £48 2s. 2d. She appears to have had no children by any of her husbands.