Brandon, Frances (1517–1559)

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Brandon, Frances (1517–1559)

Duchess of Suffolk. Name variations: Frances Grey. Born July 16, 1517, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England; died Nov 21, 1559, in London, England; dau. of Charles Brandon (1484–1545), duke of Suffolk, and Mary Tudor (1496–1533, younger sister of Henry VIII); m. Henry Grey, marquis of Dorset (later duke of Suffolk), in 1535 (d. 1554); m. Adrian Stokes, Mar 9, 1554; children: (1st m.) Jane Grey (1537–1554); Catherine Grey (c. 1540–1568, later Catherine Seymour); Mary Grey (1545–1578, who m. Thomas Keyes); (2nd m.) Elizabeth Stokes (1554–1554, died at birth).