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Biography of Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701

1683 Rye House Plot

1685 Battle of Sedgemoor

1685 Landing at Lyme Regis


Family Trees

Royal Ancestry

Royal Descendants

Ancestry

On 20 Jul 1655 Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 was born to [his father] Ralph Grey 2nd Baron Grey Werke 1630-1675 (25).

In 1675 [his father] Ralph Grey 2nd Baron Grey Werke 1630-1675 (45) died. His son Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 (19) succeeded 3rd Baron Grey Werke in Northumberland.

Around 1678 [his daughter] Mary Grey Baroness Ossulston 1678-1710 was born to Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 (22) and [his future wife] Mary Berkeley Countess Tankerville -1718.

Before 1682 Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 and [his wife] Mary Berkeley Countess Tankerville -1718 were married. Mary Berkeley Countess Tankerville -1718 by marriage Baroness Grey Werke in Northumberland.

In 1682 Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 (26) was found guilty of seducing his wife's sister Henrietta Berkeley 1665- for which he was subsequently pardoned.

Rye House Plot

Before Jul 1683 Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 was arrested for his involvement in the Rye House Plot. He ecasped from the Tower of London in Jul 1683.

Landing at Lyme Regis

In Jun 1685 James Scott 1st Duke Monmouth 1st Duke Buccleuch 1649-1685 (36) landed at James Scott 1st Duke Monmouth 1st Duke Buccleuch 1649-1685 (36) with Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 (29).

Battle of Sedgemoor

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 July. 08 Jul 1685. Came news of Monmouth's (36) utter defeate, and the next day of his being taken by Sr Wm Portman (41) and Lord Lumley (35) with the militia of their counties. It seemes the horse, commanded by Lord Grey (29), being newly rais'd and undisciplin'd, were not to be brought in so short a time to endure the fire, which expos'd the foote to the King's, so as when Monmouth had led the foote in greate silence and order, thinking to surprize Lieut Gen Lord Feversham (44) newly encamp'd, and given him a smart charge, interchanging both greate and small shot, the horse, breaking their owne ranks, Monmouth (36) gave it over, and fled with Grey (29), leaving their party to be cut in pieces to the number of 2000. The whole number reported to be above 8,000, the King's but 2,700. The slaine were most of them Mendip-miners, who did greate execution with their tooles, and sold their lives very dearely, whilst their leaders flying were pursu'd and taken the next morning, not far from one another. Monmouth (36)Lord Lumley in a dry ditch cover'd with fern-brakes, but without sword, pistol, or any weapon, and so might have pass'd for some countryman, his beard being grown so long and so grey as hardly to be known, had not his George [Note. This is possible a reference to the Small St George Pendant] discover'd him, which was found in his pocket. 'Tis said he trembl'd exceedingly all over, not able to speake. Grey (29) was taken not far from him. Most of his party were anabaptists and poore cloth workers of yu country, no gentlemen of account being come in to him. The arch-boutefeu Ferguson, Matthews, *&c. were not yet found. The £5,000 to be given to whoever should bring Monmouth in, was to be distributed among the militia by agreement between Sr Wm Portman (41) and Lord Lumley (35). The battail ended, some words, first In jest, then in passion, pass'd between Sherrington Talbot (a worthy gent. son to Sr John Talbot (55), and who had behav'd himselfe very handsomely) and one Capt. Love, both commanders of the militia, as to whose souldiers fought best, both drawing their swords and passing at one another. Sherrington was wounded to death on the spot, to the greate regret of those who knew him. He was Sir John's only son.

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 December. 04 Dec 1685. Lord Sunderland (44) was declar'd President of ye Counsel, and yet to hold his Secretarie's place. The forces dispos'd into severall quarters thro' ye kingdome are very insolent, on wch are greate complaints. Lord Brandon (67) tried for the late conspiracy, was condemn'd and pardon'd; so was Lord Grey (30), his accuser and witnesse.
Persecution in France raging, the French Insolently visite our vessells and take away the fugitive Protestants; some escape in barrells.

John Evelyn's Diary 1687 January. 03 Jan 1687. A Seal to confirm a gift of £4,000 per annum for 99 years to the Lord Treasurer out of the Post Office, and £1,700 per annum for ever out of Lord Grey's (31) estate.
There was now another change of the great officers. The Treasury was put into commission, two professed Papists among them, viz, Lords Bellasis (72) and Dover (51), joined with the old ones, Lord Godolphin (41), Sir Stephen Fox (59), and Sir John Ernley.

In 1695 Charles Bennet 1st Earl Tankerville 1674-1722 (21) and [his daughter] Mary Grey Baroness Ossulston 1678-1710 (17) were married. Mary Grey Baroness Ossulston 1678-1710 (17) by marriage Baroness Ossulston of Ossulston in Middlesex.

On 11 Jun 1695 Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 (39) was created 1st Earl Tankerville (2C 1695). [his wife] Mary Berkeley Countess Tankerville -1718 by marriage Countess Tankerville (2C 1695).

In 1697 John Cecil 6th Earl Exeter 1674-1721 (22) and [his daughter] Anabella Grey -1698 were married.

On Aug 1698 [his daughter] Anabella Grey -1698 died.

On 24 Jun 1701 Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 (45) died.

On 19 May 1718 [his former wife] Mary Berkeley Countess Tankerville -1718 died.

[his daughter] Anabella Grey -1698 was born to Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 and [his former wife] Mary Berkeley Countess Tankerville -1718.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Grey

Royal Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 24 Grand Son of Æthelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 16 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 22 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 17 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 11 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 15 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 12 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285

Royal Descendants

Ancestry

Father: Ralph Grey 2nd Baron Grey Werke 1630-1675 10 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandFather: William Grey 1st Baron Grey Werke 1593-1674 9 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Ralph Grey 1552-1623 8 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Grey 1529-1565 7 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Grey 1464-1533 6 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 4 GrandFather: Ralph Grey 1432-1464 5 x Great Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307