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Sir Christopher Danby MP JP (1503 – 14 June 1571), of Farnley, Masham, and Thorp Perrow, Yorkshire, of St. Paul's Cray, Kent, and of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, and of Nayland, Suffolk, was an English politician. [1]

He was born to Sir Christopher Danby, Sr., and Margaret Scrope, daughter and coheiress of Thomas Scrope, 5th Baron Scrope of Masham. He succeeded to his father's estates in 1518, and on the death of his mother, inherited the manor of Masham. He was knighted in 1533 at the coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn (second wife of King Henry VIII).

He served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1545, and was a Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Yorkshire in April 1554.

He married Elizabeth Neville, daughter of Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer, and Anne Stafford. They had fourteen children (six sons and eight daughters). His heir on his death was his son, Sir Thomas Danby. [1]

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