Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Lord Reynold de GREY Knight [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 died 3 on 18 Oct 1440. Reynold married 4 Margaret ROOS after 25 Nov 1378.

REYNOLD GREY, Knt., 3rd Lord Grey of Ruthin, of Rutbin, Denbighshire, Wales, Wrest (in Silsoe), Bedfordshite, Over Bletchley, Buckinghamshirte, Water Eaton and Hemingford Grey, Huntingdonshire, and, in right of his 2nd wife, of Astley, Bedworth, and Bentley, Warwicksbure, Governor in Ireland, Privy Councillor to King Henry IV, son and heir, born about 1362 (aged 26 in 1388; 28 in 1390; 30 and more in 1396). He married (1st) shortly after 25 Nov 1378 MARGARET ROOS (or ROS), daughter of Thomas de Roos, Knt., 4th Lord Roos of Helmsley, by Beatrice (descendant of King Edward I), daughter of Ralph de Stafford, K.G., 1st Earl of Stafford [see ROOS 10 for her ancestry]. They had two sons, Thomas Qiving 13871) and John, Knt., K.G., and several daughters, including Eleanor, Margaret, and presumably Pernel (wife of Gerard Braybrooke, Knt.). He was heir general in 1389 to his cousin, John de Hastings, Earl of Pembroke, after which he asssumed the style “Lord of Hastings, Wexford and Ruthin.” He was summoned to Parliament from 6 Dec. 1389 to 26 Sept. 1439, by writs directed Reginaldo de Grey de Ruthyin chivaler. He attended the King in Ireland in 1394 and 1399. He gave his assent in Parliament 23 Oct. 1399 to the secret imprisonment of King Richard II. He carried the Great Spurs and the Second Sword and performed the office of Napperer at the Coronation of King Henry IV. In 1401 he had a suit in the Court of Chivalry with his cousin, Edward Hastings, Knt., for the undifferenced arms of Hastings; the case was decided in his favor 20 years later. He was appointed one of the king's lieutenants in North Wales 15 Jan. 1401/2. Early in 1402, he was taken prisoner by Owain Glyn Dwi, remaining a captive throughout the whole year. He had to pay a ransom of 10,000 marks, and give his eldest son and others as hostages. According to Welsh writers, he was forced to marry Joan, daughter of Owain Glyn Dwr. At the coronation of King Henry V in 1413, Reynold claimed to carry the Great Gilt Spurs and the Second Sword before the King. He married (3rd) before 7 Feb. 1414/5 JOAN ASTLEY (or ASTELEY), widow of Thomas Raleigh, of Farnborough, Warwicksbite (died 30 Sept. 1404), and daughter and heiress of William Astley, Knt., 4th Lord Asiley, of Astley, Bedworth, Bentley, and Weddington, Warwicksbire (descendant of Geoffrey Plantagenet), by his 1st wife, Joan (or Katherine), daughter of John Willoughby, 3rd Lord Willoughby of Eresby [see ASTLEY 9.1 for her ancestry]. They had three sons, Edward, Knt. [Lord Ferrers of Groby], Robert, Esq., and John, and three daughters, Constance (wife ofJohn Cressy, Knt.), Elizabeth (wife of William Calthorpe, Knt.), and Eleanor (wife of William Lucy, Knt.). He was about to go abroad in 1417. He went to France with the king in 1425. SIR REYNOLD GREY, Lord Hastings, Wexford, and Ruthin, died 18 Oct. 1440. His widow, Joan, died 3 Sept. (or 12 Nov.) 1448.

Margaret ROOS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2. Margaret married 3 Lord Reynold de GREY Knight after 25 Nov 1378.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret de GREY.

Reynold de GREY Knight [Parents] 1 died 2 in 28 JUL 1388 OR 4 AUG 1388. Reynold married 3 Eleanor le STRANGE before 31 Oct 1353.

Eleanor le STRANGE 1 died 2 on 20 Apr 1396. Eleanor married 3 Reynold de GREY Knight before 31 Oct 1353.

They had the following children.

  M i Lord Reynold de GREY Knight died on 18 Oct 1440.

Lord Thomas de ROOS [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 on 13 Jan 1336/1337 in Stoke Albany, Northampton, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 8 Jun 1384 in Uffington, Lincoln, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 5 Beatrice de STAFFORD on 1 Jan 1358/1359 in England, United Kingdom.

BEATRICE DE STAFFORD, under age in 1358. She married (1st) MAURICE FITZ MAURICE, 2nd Earl of Desmond, son and heir of Maurice Fitz Thomas, 1st Earl of Desmond, by his 2nd wife, Margaret, daughter of Conor O'Brien. They had no issue. He died shortly before 5 June 1358. She married (2nd) by royal license dated 1 Jan. 1358/9 THOMAS DE ROOS (or ROS), Knt., 4th Lord Roos of Helmsley, of the castles and manors of Helmsley, Yorkshire and Chilham, Kent, Joint Warden of the West March of Scotland and of the East March, 3rd son of William de Roos, 2nd Lord Roos of Helmsley, by Margery, daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, Knt., 1st Lord Badlesmere. He was born at Stoke Albany, Northamptonshire 13 Jan. 1336/7, and was heir in 1352 to his older brother, William de Roos, Knt., 3rd Lord Roos of Helmsley. They had four sons, John, Knt. 15th Lord Roos of Helmsley], William, Krnt., K.G. [6th Lord Roos of Helmsley], Thomas, and Robert, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. He took part in the King's expedition in Normandy in 1355, and in the campaigns of 1356 and 1359-60. He was summoned to Parliament from 24 August 1362 to 1383. In 1368 he was ordered to reside on his lands in Ireland with his armed forces to prevent the loss and destruction of the country. In 1369 and 1374 he served in France. SIR THOMAS DE ROOS, 4th Lord Roos of Helmsley, died testate (Linc. Episc. Reg., 282 Bokingham) at Uffington, Lincolnshire 8 June 1384, and was buried at Riveaulx. His widow, Beatrice, married (3rd) before 20 August 1385 (date of pardon for marrying without license) RICHARD DE BURLEY, Knt., K.G. (died at Vilialpando in Spain 23 May 1387), of  Burgate (in Fordingbridge), Hampshire and Orwell, Cambridgesbire, son and heir of John de Burley, Knt., of Burley, Herefordshire, by Amice, daughter of Richard de Pembridge. They had no issue. She was a legatee in the 1385 will of her brother, Hugh de Stafford, K.G., 2nd Earl of Stafford. A gown was provided for her for King Henry IV's Coronation. She died testate 13 (or 14) April 1415 (her will dated 26 June 1414, requesting burial in Warter Priory).


THOMAS DE ROOS, lord of Hamelak.
Dated at Turnanihall, Sun. before Purif. of B.V.M. 1373. [fo. 282.]
To be buried in Ryvalx Abbey Church.
Five chaplains to chant in Helmeslay Church for five years for my soul and the souls of my ancestors, et pur ceux queux nous amons.
My two children William and Thomas.
Executors : John de Nevyli lord of Baby, Sir Robert de Tynton parson of Uffington, and Sir Wm. tie Benynghohn parson of Kyrkeby Misp'ton.
Proved 19 Aug. 1384.

Beatrice de STAFFORD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 died 3 on 14 Apr 1415. Beatrice married 4 Lord Thomas de ROOS on 1 Jan 1358/1359 in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret ROOS.

Ralph de STAFFORD Baron [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 on 24 Sep 1301 in England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 31 Aug 1372 in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Ralph married 5 Margaret de AUDLEY before 6 Jul 1336 in England, United Kingdom.

MARGARET DE AUDLEY, suojztre Lady Audley, daughter and heiress, born about 1322-4 (aged 18 or 20 in 1342). She married before 6 July 1336 (as his 2nd wife) RALPH DE STAFFORD, KG., 2nd Lord Stafford, Baron of Stafford, Staffordshire, Steward of the IKing's Household, Seneschal of Aquitaine, and, in right of his 2nd wife, of castle and manor of Newport, Monmouthshire, Chipping Ongar, Stapleford Tawney, and Hersham (in Havering), Essex, Dodington, Gloucestershire, Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, Gratton, Staffordshire, son and heir of Edmund Stafford, Baron of Stafford, Staffordshire, by Margaret, daughter of Ralph Basset, Lord Basset, of Drayton, Staffordshire. He was born 24 Sept. 1301. They had three sons, Ralph, Hugh, K.G. [2nd Earl of Stafford], and Thomas (clerk), and four daughters, Elizabeth, Beatrice, Joan, and Katherine. He married (1st) before 9 Feb. 1327 Katherine de Hastang, daughter of John de Hastang, Knt., of Chebsey, Staffordshire, by his wife, Eve. Ralph and Katherine had two known daughters, Joan (wife of Nicholas de Belie, Knt.) [see SAVAGE 9] and Margaret (wife of John de Stafford, Knt.) [see HASTANG 10]. Kathenne was living 1327. Ralph was summoned to Parliament from 29 Nov. 1336 to 25 Nov. 1350, by writs directed Radulpho Baroni de Stafford. He was present at the Battle of Sluys in 1340. In 1342 he took part in the siege of Vannes in Brittany, where he was captured. In 1346 he fought in the King's Division at the Battle of Crecy. The same year he and his wife, Margaret, received a papal indult for plenary remission. In 1347, with the Earl of Oxford and Sir Walter de Mauny, he destroyed a French fleet bringing food to Calais. He was co-heir in 1347 to the Corbet family, by which he inherited the Castle, borough, and lordship of Caus, Shropshire. In 1348 he was a Founder Knight of the Order of the Garter. His wife, Margaret, died 7 Sept. 1349. In 1350 he was present at the naval Battle of Winchelsea. He was created Earl of Stafford 5 March 1350/1. SIR RALPH DE STAFFORD, 1st Earl of Stafford, died testate 31 August 1372, and was buried at Tonbridge, Kent with his 2nd wife, Margaret, at the feet of her parents.

Margaret de AUDLEY [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 1325 in England, United Kingdom. She died 4 on 16 Sep 1348 in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried in Priory, Tunbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Margaret married 5 Ralph de STAFFORD Baron before 6 Jul 1336 in England, United Kingdom.

Ancestral Roots line 9 reads: "31. MARGARET DE AUDLEY, age 18 yrs. bef. 16 Edward III (1343), only dau. and heir; d. 7 Sep. 1349; m. bef. 6 Jul. 1336, SIR RALPH DE STAFFORD, K.G. (55-32), d. Tunbridge Castle, 31 Aug. 1372, M.P. 1337-1349, Baron of Tunbridge, Steward of the Royal Household, 1337, Seneschal of Aquitaine, 1345, fought at Crecy, cr. Earl of Stafford, 5 Mar. 1350/1, K.G., 23 Apr. 1349, son of Edmund de Stafford and MARGARET BASSET (55-31). (CP V 736, XI 101, XII pt. 1 174-177; Banks I 408-411; DNB 53:458)"

They had the following children.

  F i Beatrice de STAFFORD died on 14 Apr 1415.

William LONGESPEE Earl of Salisbury [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 was born 8 about 1170 in Woodstock Manor. He died 9, 10 on 7 Mar 1225/1226 in Salisbury Castle, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. William married 11, 12 Ela de SALISBURY in 1198.

Bastard child of King Henry II.
WILLIAM L0NGESPEE, natural son of Henry II Plantagenet, King of England, was born at Woodstock Manor, probably in 1176, died at Salisbury Castle, 7 March 1225/6, and was buried in Salisbury Cathedral. He married in 1198 ELA D'EVEREUX, Countess of Salisbury, who died at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, 24 Aug. 1261. King Richard I gave Ela, who was born about 1191, to his bastard brother with the Earldom of Salisbury. It has been suggested that his mother may have been Alix de Porhoët. The legend that his mother was the Fair Rosamond has been discussed in the Dictionary of National Biography. Burke's Peerage (1999) mentioned an obscure person named Hikenai orYkenai as possibly his mother, but states his mother may have been someone else altogether [2:2531].

He was with Richard I in Normandy in 1196-1198 and was present at the Coronation of King John on 27 May 1199. He served as Sheriff of Wiltshire from Midsummer 1199 to 1202, 1203-1207 and from 1213 until he died. In 1202 he went on a diplomatic mission to France; in 1203 he was keeper of the castle at Avranches, and in 1204 he and the Earl Marshal escorted Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth of Wales to King John at Worcester. In 1205 he was keeper of the castle and the honour of Eye; that year he led a small band of knights to Rochelle, these being the only men to go overseas of the great force assembled by King John in an attempt to recover his lands on the Continent.

In 1206 he escorted King William the Lion of Scotland to meet King John at York in November. He was given direction of the monks and clergy of the diocese of Ely when King John anticipated the Papal Interdict in 1208. In 1209 he headed an Embassy to Germany on behalf of the King's nephew, Otto. In Dec. he was appointed Keeper of the March of Wales, and in 1210 he attended John on his expedition to Ireland. From May 1212 to March 1215/6 he was Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, and when invasion from France was threatened he was Keeper of Dover Castle. In Aug. 1212 he was supervisor of the keeper of the Archbishopric of Canterbury. He was one of the four Earls at Dover, in May 1213, who swore that John would observe the terms laid down by the Pope to satisfy the bishops; he also witnessed John's declaration of homage to the Papal see. At the time he was also organizing an expedition to help the Count of Flanders against France, and in 1214 he led the forces which recovered almost all of Flanders for the Count. However, on 27 July he and the Counts of Flanders and Boulogne were captured at the battle of Bouvines. His release was negotiated in exchange for Robert, son of Count Robert of Dreux, and he was in England in May 1215, when he was one of three earls to examine the royal castles and he was a messenger from the king to the city of London. He joined the king at Runnymead in June, and later in the year, with Falkes de Breaute, he led a punitive expedition against the eastern counties.

He remained loyal to King John but surrendered Salisbury Castle to Prince Louis when he entered Winchester in June 1216, regaining his allegiance to the king in March 1216/7. He served as Sheriff of Somerset and Devonshire briefly in 1217, and at Whitsuntide marched with the Earl Marshal to the relief of Lincoln. He was with Hubert de Burgh for the victory over the French fleet at Thanet, and was among the guarantors of the truce with France in March 12 19/20. In 1220 he and the Countess laid the fourth and fifth stones at the founding of the new cathedral at New Sarum. He was with King Henry III in the successful expedition against Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth of Wales in Oct. 1223, and in 1224 he was keeper of the castles of Bridgnoith and Shrewsbury. At that time he was also Sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire. In 1225 he went with the young Earl of Cornwall as supervisory commander of a successful expedition to Cascony.

While his widow was required to surrender Salisbuiy Castle on 23 March 1225/6 she was granted the county of Wiltshire at the king's pleasure. In 1229 she founded Lacock Abbey; taking the veil there in 1238, she was Abbess from 1240 to 1257, and was buried there.


For conclusive evidence that William Longespee was the son of countess Ida Bigod, see V.C.M. London Cartulary of Bradenstoke Priory (Wiltshire Rec. Soc. 35) (1979):143, 188, which includes charters in which William Longespee specifically names his mother, Countess Ida. Furthermore, among the prisoners captured at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214 was one Ralph bigod, who a contemporary French record refers to as ‘brother’  of William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury . As for Countess Ida’s parentage, W. C. Fowler ststed in 1856 that Earl Roger Bigod had two wives, Ida de Thouy and Isabella de Warren . If Fowler correctly identified Countess Ida’s maiden name as Tony, it seems likely that Ida was a daughter of Ralph V de Tony(died 1162), of Flamstead, Hertfordshire, by his wife, margaret(b. 1125, living 1185), daughter of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester. For evidence which supports Ida’s identity as a Tony, several facts may be noted. First, Countess Ida and her husband, Roger Bigod, are known to have named children, Ralph and Margaret, presumably in honor of Ida’s parents, Ralph and Margaret de Tony . Countess Ida was herself evidently named in honor of Ralph V de Tony’s mother, Ida of Hainault. Next, William Longespee and hisdescendants had a long standing association with the family of Roger de Akeny, of Garsington, Oxfordshire, which Roger was a younger brotherof Ralph V de Tony(died 1162) . Lastly, William Longespee and his step-father, Roger Bigod, both had associations with William the Lion, King of Scotland, which connection can be readily explained by virtue of King William’s wife, Ermengards, being sister to Constance de Beaumont, wife of Countess Ida’s presumed brother, Roger Vl de Tony. William the Lion was likewise near related to both of Countess Ida’s parents, her father by a shared descent from Countess Judith, niece of William the Conqueror, and her mother by a shared descent from Isabel de Vermandois, Countess of Surrey. William Longespee and Roger Bigod were both present with other English relations of William the Lion at an important gathering at Lincoln in 1200, when William the Lion paid homage to King John of England. Thus, Naming patterns, familial and political associations give strong evidence that William Longespee’s mother, Countess Ida, was a Tony. Conclusive evidence of her parentage, however, is still lacking}.
Plantagenet Ancestry, Douglas Richardson 2004

Ela de SALISBURY 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 in 1187 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 6, 7 on 24 Aug 1261 in Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. Ela married 8, 9 William LONGESPEE Earl of Salisbury in 1198.

They had the following children.

  M i Stephen LONGESPEE was born about 1216. He died in by 1274/5.
  F ii Ida LONGESPEE died after 1262.
  M iii William LONGESPEE Knight.

Hamelin PLANTAGENET 5th Earl of Surrey [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born in 1130 in Normandie, France. He died 2, 3 on 7 May 1202 in England, United Kingdom. Hamelin married Isabel de WARENNE Countess of Surrey in Apr 1164 in East Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

Hamelin - seems to have spent more time at his Yorkshire castle than any of the previous earls; he held the earldom for close on forty years, from 1163 until his death in 1202. It was this period that saw the construction of the great stone keep of the castle and its development as a place suitable for royalty - King John, nephew of Hamelin, did actually stay here in 1201.  The cylindrical keep probably dates from around 1180, Hamelin seems to have ordered its construction to his own design, there being no other example of this type of keep anywhere in the country.

Isabel de WARENNE Countess of Surrey [Parents] 1 was born in 1137 in Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 13 Jul 1199 in Lewes, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Isabel married Hamelin PLANTAGENET 5th Earl of Surrey in Apr 1164 in East Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

ISABEL DE WARENNE, daughter of the Earl of Surrey, in her own right Countess of Surrey, died possibly 12 July 1203, and was buried in the Chapter House at Lewes. She married first William of Blois, son of King Stephen of England. She married second, probably in April 1164, HAMELIN PLANTAGENET, who became Earl of Surrey and died 7 May 1202. He was buried in the Chapter House at Lewes.

They had the following children.

  F i Maud de WARENNE.
  F ii Ida (Bigod) PLANTAGENET Countess of Norfolk was born about 1164.

William PROWSE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1326 in of Eastervale, Devon, England, United Kingdom. William married Eustachia WADECOTT.

Eustachia WADECOTT 1. Eustachia married William PROWSE.

They had the following children.

  M i John PROWSE was born about 1352.

William PROWSE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1300 in of Eastervale, Devon, England, United Kingdom. William married Elena de PONTE.

Elena de PONTE 1 was born about 1300 in of Easterville, Devon, England, United Kingdom. Elena married William PROWSE.

They had the following children.

  M i William PROWSE was born about 1326.

Sir William Probus PROWSE Knight [scrapbook] 1 died 2 in 1269. William married Alice FERRERS.

Alice FERRERS [Parents] 1. Alice married Sir William Probus PROWSE Knight.

They had the following children.

  M i William PROWSE was born about 1300.

Fulk FERRERS 1 was born in of Throwley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Fulk married Mary HELION.

Mary HELION 1. Mary married Fulk FERRERS.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice FERRERS.

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