Birth: 1542 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Beaudesert, Staffordshire

Baptism: 3 December 1542

Place of Baptism: St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermansbury, London, Middlesex

Death: 21 July 1600

Place or Registered Place of Death: Smallbridge, Bures St. Mary, Suffolk

Place of Burial: Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk

Father: William Paget

Mother: Anne Preston


1. Thomas Ryvett

2. William Waldegrave

Date of Marriage:

1. 1565 - Circa

2. 11 Nov 1583

Place or Registered Place of Marriage:

1. Chippenham, Cambridgeshire

2. Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London


Marriage to Sir Thomas Ryvett:

Anne Ryvett (1566-27 November 1615) who married Lord Windsor


A Genealogical History of the Dormant........Sir Bernard Burke - 1866
Griseld married first to Sir Thomas Ryvett, Knt. and then to Sir William Waldegrave.

Griseld lived in a mansion house at Stoke in Suffolk.

Monumental Inscriptions and Coats of Arms from Cambridgeshire
....[Sir William Waldegrave]....Countie of Cambridge Knight of the age of 63 years deceased the 16 of October AD 1582, who lieth here, & was Lorde of the Manor of Stooke and divers other; and had to his first Wyfe Alice Cotton, the eldest Daughter of John Cotton of Lanewade in the sayde Countie Knight, who lived with him 4 years and a halfe, and had by her 3
daughters, Merabel, Isbel & Alice. And to his second Wyfe Griseld Paget, the seventh Daughter of William Lorde Paget of Bewdesert, of the most Honourable Order of the Garter Knight who lived with her 15 yeares and a halfe, by whome he.......

The Correspondence of Reginald Pole
Paget, Griselde: da. Sir William, abs 26 July 1555 schism; marr 1. Sir Thomas River, Chippenham, Camb, and 2. Sir William Waldgrave, Smallbridge, Suff.

The Topographer and Genealogist, Volume 1 - Edited by John Gough Nichols
Monumental Art
Babergh Hundred, Suffolk
2. Mural, of alabaster, a woman kneeling at a faldstool, in a square recess, dressed in a hoop and ruff, a daughter behind her. Lady Waldegrave, second wife of Sir William Waldegrave the elder, Knight, of Smalbridge, youngest daughter of Lord William Paget, d. 1600. Arms: Waldegrave impaling Paget.

Stepney Parish Register
"Sir William Walgrave, Knt., and Madam Grissell Ryvett, married Nov. 11, 1583." - Daughter of Thomas Lord Paget, and relict of Sir Thomas Rivett, Knt.

LDS, IGI: William Walgrave married to Grissell Ryvett, 11 November 1583 - St. Dunstan, Stepney, London.

Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural Science
......After the execution of Thomas fourth Duke of Norfolk, in 1572, and the forfeiture of the estates to the crown, Sir Thomas Rivett had a grant of the Manor of Tendring. His wife was the youngest daughter of Lord William Pagett, of Beaudesert, in the county of Stafford. On his death, 1583, Grisilla, his widow, was married to Sir William Waldegrave, Knt.

On her death, Anne, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Thomas Rivett, wife of Henry Lord Windsor succeeded.

After the death of Lady Anne Windsor, in 1615, Thomas son and heir, sold the Tendring estate to Thomas Williams, Esq. It continued in the possession of this family up to the time of Sir John Williams, Knt., Lord Mayor of London, who died in 1743. From him it came by purchase into the possession of Sir W. Rowley, K.B., who died in 1768.

A large and elaborate monument is raised to the memory of Lady Anne Windsor in the south chapel of the chancel.

A mural tablet on the south wall of the south chapel of the chancel contains this inscription :—

"This is the monument of the Lady Waldegrave, second wife of Sir William Waldegrave the elder, the Knight of Smallbridge, of the county of Suffolk, and the youngest daughter of the Lord William Pagett, of Beaudesert, in the county of Stafford.

This Lady was first married to Sir Thomas Rivett, Knt, who had by her one only daughter, Anne, which was married to Henry Lord Windsor, of Bradnam, in the county of Buckingham.

This Lady Windsor was liberally disposed in all charitable deeds all her life towards the poor, who departed this life the 21st day of July, in the year of our Lord 1600."

The Feminine Dynamic in English Art, By Susan E. James.
There is a portrait in the collection of the Earl of Plymouth of "Grisold Paget" which seems to represent William Paget's youngest daughter, Grisel (d. 1600). widow of Sir Thomas Rivett and Sir William Waldegrave. The painting is in a provincial mode rather than the more finished courtly style.

Grisild (Grisselde) Paget