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woman Margaret de Abenhall‏‎ 1) 2)
Born ‎25 Mar 1342 Abenhall, Gloucestershire, England Or 4 May 1341 depending on which IPM is believed.3) 4)
Died ‎23 Sep 1375‎, 33 years 2)

Notes: Heiress of Abenhall.

Married ‎before Oct 1358 4)

man Laurence Greyndour‏‎ 1) 2)
Died ‎before 1375 Margaret re-married following Laurence's death. 2)

Notes: Of Hadnock, Monmouthshire.

Lawrence's parents are identified as Robert Greyndour and Margaret Joce, daughter of John Joce, by the Gloucestershire visitation. Whle that would provide a nice explanation for how the manor of Clearwell came into the Greyndour family, no independent primary evidence has been found to corroborate the visitation, hence that ancestry has not been included here.


man John Greyndour, Lord of Abbenhall, Knight‏ 1) 5) 6)
Born ‎± 1356‎ 2)
Died ‎11 Sep 1416 Probably in France.‎, approximately 60 years 5)
Election: Elected twice as MP for Herefordshire ‎between 1401 and Oct 1404 1)

Notes: Of Abenhall, Gloucestershire. Inherited the manor of Clearwell from his father. The Lordship of Abenhall was inherited through his mother.

"Sir John Greyndore was a notable soldier and an important figure in the government of the southern Welsh marches." [HoP] John was involved in the Kings' military campaigns fighting at the Battle of Shrewsbury, and abroad in France. Alongside he received a series of lucrative appointments, including Steward and Constable of Monmouth and the Three Castles.

John Grenydour held the wardship of Isabel, wife of Richard Beauchamp (Lord Abergavenny) [IPM]. He was granted the wardship (including marriage) of Isabel Blound (daughter of William Blount), April 4 1399. [CPR]

John held the manors of Abenhall and Mitcheldean and land in Chepstow in the March, English Bicknor, Newland in the forest of Dean, St Briavels and Awre per his IPM.


1) Source: The History of Parliament . External Link
http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/greyndore-sir-john-1356-1416. Reference: Greyndore, Sir John (c.1356-1416), of Abenhall, Glos. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
2) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward III "Margaret, late wife of Robert Huntele (Huntley)...She died on Sunday after Michaelmas last. John Greyndore, aged 19 years, her son by Laurence Greindore, her former husband, is her heir."Dated: 1375. External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol14/pp129-143. Reference: C 135/245/7 (Data from direct source)
3) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward III "Ralph de Abenarle, knight...Abbenale..service of keeping the king’s wood in the forest of Dene...He died on Thursday, the eve of St. Lawrence, 21 Edward III. Margaret, his daughter, aged 5 years at the Annunciation last, is his presumptive (sub postos) heir; Isabel his wife is pregnant, and so the jury cannot say who is his heir.". External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol9/pp1-13. Reference: C 135/83/13 (Questionable reliability of evidence)
4) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward III "Margaret, daughter and heir of Ralph de Abbehale...Writ de etate probanda on the petition of Laurence Greyndore, who has married the said Margaret...she was born at Abbehale and baptized in the church there on Friday before Easter, 15 Edward III, so that she was 17 years of age and more on 4 May last...Writ to the escheator to enquire whether the infant, whereof Isabel, late the wife of Ralph de Abbehale, was pregnant at the time of her said husband’s death...The said Isabel bore a daughter, Helen, who died on the fourteenth day after her birth."Dated: 12 October 1358. External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol10/pp356-383. Reference: C 135/141/3 (Data from secondary evidence)
5) Source: Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Escheators' Files, Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Henry III to Richard III "John Greyndore, Knight...He died on 11 Sept. 1416. Robert his son is aged 30 years and more."Dated: 16 November 1416. External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/vol20/pp207-219. Reference: E 149/107/10 (Data from direct source)
6) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series II, and other Inquisitions, Henry VII to Charles I "Joan Barre, widow...By their deed dated St. George’s day, 7 Hen. V, Thomas Sergeant and William Grey gave the under-mentioned manors of Clourewall, Noxton, and Nasse, to the said Robert Greindour, and Joan his wife, and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs. He died without male issue, and Alice Beynam, aged 30 and more, now wife of Thomas Baynam, esq., is his cousin and heir, viz. daughter of William Walwyn, son of Joan, sister of the said Robert Greindour."Dated: 1485. External Link
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/inquis-post-mortem/series2-vol1/pp41-60. Reference: C 142/1/121 (Data from direct source)