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Subject: Re: A wife for William Burley, Speaker of the House 1436-43
Date: 27 Oct 2005 13:51:46 -0700
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Or the Margaret who married William Burley may not have been daughter
of Thomas Parys.
I agree that the quitclaim from William to Margaret could well have
been in anticipation of marriage, having seen a similar transfer
pre-marriage between Sir John Loudham and his wife-to-be.
According to Burke's, Richard, 6th Lord Grey de Wilton (d 1442) married
secondly Margaret, "allegedly dau of William Ferrers" who is said to
have m (2) her 1st husband's cousin, "1st and last Baron Richemount
Grey" (sic; i.e. the grandson of Reynold, 3rd Lord Grey of Wilton. ex.
1461); only a son, Reynold, 7th Lord Grey de Wilton, by Richard's 1st
marriage, is named in Burke's.
Reynold, born c1421, seems too young to be a putative father-in-law for
William Burley, so presumably Roskell et al slipped up, and meant to
refer to the suggestion that Richard, Lord Grey of Wilton, had a
daughter married to the Speaker (born before 1393; died 1458).
Roskell notes William's widow was living in 1465 when she was sued by
her step-daughter and -son-in-law.
Are details of the quitclaim available?