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Re: Mary (Grey) Keyes
Posted by: Lynn Bible (ID *****1604) Date: March 09, 2012 at 19:08:55
In Reply to: Re: Mary (Grey) Keyes by Pat Oliver of 4786

Here is what I have in my tree. I hope it helps you out.

Thomas Martin Keyes/Key
My 15th great grand uncle
Birth abt 1523 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death Sept. 5, 1571 in Lewisham, London, , England

Thomas Keyes was a distant cousin of Queen Elizabeth through Richard Keyes's 2nd wife who shared a common descent with Elizabeth from the WOODVILLE: BURKE lines

Thomas Martin Keyes/Key at Age: 25
Westminster London England
Title: Sergeant-Porter appointed to his position in the Court by Henry VIII and continued to serve as the Royal Gatekeeper to Elizabeth I of England

He succeded his father, Richard as Captain of Sandgate Castle, Kent (which Richard helped labor to build for HenryVIII).

Age: 31
Cinq Ports, England
He was M.P. for Hythe, Co Kent, in 1554, when summoned,as a Warden of the Cinq Ports, during the Wyatt rebellion & he took some share in suppressing that rising.

15 Jan
Age: 36
Folkstone Kent England
In Queen Elizabeth I 's General Pardon Roll of 1559, he was recorded as Captain of Sandgate Castle, Folkstone, Kent as Segeant-Usher of the Houshold, late of St Radigund's in Poulton, Co Kent.

Age: 39
In August 1562, he was appointed deputy to Lord Robert Dudley, Master of the Queen's Horse, with a brief to report on movements of all horses through the port of Dover.

10 Aug
Age: 42
Marriage to Lady Mary "Marie" Grey
Westminster London England
Secretly married in his apartment over the Watergate at Westminster by candlelight at 9pm to Lady Mary "Marie" Grey

24 Aug
Age: 42
London England
Lady Mary Grey's cousin, Queen Elizabeth I was furious that they were married without her consent and ordered them both to prison for the act of lese-majeste, he as committed to the Fleet Prison , in closed confinement.

Age: 45
London England
His pleas to Lord Cecil Burghley fell on deaf ears, but by Archbishop Grindal's recommendation, he was relaesed in 1568 & ordered to live quietly in Lewisham.

Age: 46
Folkstone Kent England
He was again appointed Captain of Sandgate Castle on the threat of a French-Spanish alliance in 1569.

5 Sep
Age: 48
Lewisham, London, , England
Per a letter of Lord Cobham to Burghley, of the date Sept. 4, 1571 of Key's departure which Lady Mary Grey "taketh Grievously"

Family Members
Parents: Gilbert "Richard" Keyes//Key
1490 1545 (My 16th Great Grandfather)
Agnes (Saunders) Keyes//Key
1500 1530

William Keyes/Key 1525-1563

Step Mother:
Mildred Diggs (Scott) Keyes/Key 1505-1578

Half Siblings:
Bennett Keyes/Key
Edward Keyes/Key 1543
Reginald Keyes/Key 1544
Sybell Keyes/Key 1545
Spouse and children:

Unkn 1st wife
Isabel Keyes/Key.

Thomas Martin Keyes/Key.

2nd wife:
Lady Mary "Marie" Grey
1545 1578
*No children born to his 2nd marriage.*

Also, look up Sandgate Castle. There are a lot of photos of what it used to look like and what remains today. The wall around the castle looks like it's in the shape of a crown.

Lynn Bible

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