Grey, Henry, 8th Earl of Kent (1583 -1639)

Henry Grey was the only son of Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent, and Susan, daughter of Sir Richard Cotton, of Bedhampton in Hampshire. Knighted 21 April 1603, and Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire in 1614, he was styled Lord Grey of Ruthin from 1615 until he succeeded his father 26 September 1623. He married, before September 1602, Elizabeth Talbot, second daughter and coheir of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury. They had no children, and he was succeeded in the Earldom by his kinsman Anthony Grey, the Barony passing to his nephew, Charles Longueville. His widow shared her house with John Selden during the rest of her life, and left him her estates and household goods. She died 7 December 1651. According to Selden they were married, but unable to acknowledge it during her lifetime. At his death Selden left the plate and jewellery to the heir of line of the Grey family. His Greek and oriental manuscripts and such of his Hebrew printed books as were not already in the library he left to the Bodleian Library, and his executors added the remainder of his library and his collection of marble statues and inscriptions.

Seat / Residence(s): Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Grey, Henry, 8th Earl of Kent (1583 - 1639) (Stamp 1) Title: Grey, Henry, 8th Earl of Kent (1583 - 1639) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Barry of six in chief three torteaux [roundels] (Grey) impaling Five bendlets (Talbot)
Dimensions (height x width): 81mm x 49mm
Coronet: Earl
Impalement: Five bendlets (Talbot)
Heraldic Charges: barry (6), Heraldic Charges: bendlets (5), Heraldic Charges: roundels (3)