Christopher Robert Conyers 2nd Baron Conyers
(Abt 1491-1538)
John Conyers 3rd Baron Conyers
(Abt 1524-1557)
Elizabeth Conyers
(Abt 1545-1572)


Family Links

1. Thomas Darcy of Hornby, Yorkshire

Elizabeth Conyers 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1545, Hornby Castle, North Riding, Yorkshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Darcy of Hornby, Yorkshire about 1569 in <Yorkshire>, England
  • Died: 6 Jun 1572, Hornby Castle, North Riding, Yorkshire, England about age 27

  Research Notes:

From A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1 (British History Online):

"Thomas de Hornby was the chief tenant [of Hornby Castle, North Riding, Yorkshire] in 1316 (fn. 21) and Robert de Hornby in 1327. (fn. 22) Four years later mills and tenements in Hornby were settled on Robert and his wife Christina and their issue, with contingent remainder to Thomas St. Quintin and his heirs. (fn. 23) In 1332 Christina, widow of Robert, and Thomas St. Quintin were holding jointly. (fn. 24) At her death the manor came into the sole possession of the family of St. Quintin, a younger branch of the St. Quintins of Harpham. (fn. 25)

Thomas was succeeded by his nephew William, who had a son and heir John. (fn. 26) Anthony son of John died at the end of the 14th century, and left a daughter and heir Margaret, whose wardship and marriage belonged to Richard Lord Scrope. (fn. 27) He married Margaret St. Quintin to John Conyers, 'a servant of his own,' (fn. 28) who became the ancestor of the Conyers of Hornby.

He was succeeded by a son and heir Christopher, who purchased more lands in Hornby. (fn. 29) Christopher was alive in 1459, (fn. 30) and was succeeded by his son John, (fn. 31) who became Sheriff of Yorkshire 'at the king's special request,' but received none of the accustomed issues and profits. As a reward he had a pardon of all offences committed by him and all accounts due to the king. (fn. 32)

His son Sir John Conyers, (fn. 33) who married Alice the daughter and co-heir of William Lord Fauconberg, predeceased him, (fn. 34) and on his death in 1490 he was succeeded by his grandson and heir William, (fn. 35) created Lord Conyers in 1506 or 1507. (fn. 36) He married Anne daughter of Ralph Nevill Earl of Westmorland, and had a son and heir Christopher. (fn. 37)

John Lord Conyers, son and heir of Christopher, died in 1556, and his property was inherited by his four surviving daughters, Margaret, who died unmarried in 1560, (fn. 38) Anne the wife of Anthony Kempe, Elizabeth, who married Thomas Darcy, and Katherine, afterwards wife of John Atherton. (fn. 39)

The heirs of Thomas Darcy and his wife, in whom the barony of Conyers became vested by the failure of heirs to the other two surviving sisters, (fn. 40) acquired by purchase their two-thirds of Hornby. John Atherton, son of Katherine, and his wife Anne quitclaimed their third of the manor to Conyers Darcy, son of Thomas, in 1611, (fn. 41) and their daughter Anne and her husband, Sir William Pennyman, did the same in 1630. (fn. 42) "

Elizabeth married Thomas Darcy of Hornby, Yorkshire, son of John Darcy of Chiche, Essex and Unknown, about 1569 in <Yorkshire>, England. (Thomas Darcy of Hornby, Yorkshire was born on 5 Jul 1565, christened in 1565, died on 6 Nov 1605 in London, Middlesex, England and was buried in Trinity Church, Colchester, Essex, England.)


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