Thomas Scrope, 5th Baron Scrope of Masham

Last updated

Thomas Scrope, 5th Baron Scrope of Masham (c. 1429-1475) was the third surviving son of John Scrope, 4th Baron Scrope of Masham. He succeeded to his father's title and estates in 1455 at the age of twenty-six, as 5th Baron Scrope of Masham , and was summoned to Parliament from 9 October 1459 until 19 August 1472. [1] He married by settlement, dated 4 May 1453, Elizabeth de Greystoke, [2] daughter of Ralph de Greystoke, 5th Baron Greystoke and Elizabeth FitzHugh. Loyal to King Henry VI of England and the House of Lancaster in the early years of the Wars of the Roses, he was granted an annuity of twenty Marks in 1459, 'for services against the House of York.' He died in 1475; his widow Elizabeth, who married again, survived until the first year of the reign of King Richard III of England, dying in December 1483. [1]

John Scrope, 4th Baron Scrope of Masham was an English peer, Privy Councillor and Treasurer of England.

Historically, an estate comprises the houses, outbuildings, supporting farmland, and woods that surround the gardens and grounds of a very large property, such as a country house or mansion. It is the modern term for a manor, but lacks a manor's now-abolished jurisdictional authority. It is an "estate" because the profits from its produce and rents are sufficient to support the household in the house at its center, formerly known as the manor house. Thus, "the estate" may refer to all other cottages and villages in the same ownership as the mansion itself, covering more than one former manor. Examples of such great estates are Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, England, and Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England, built to replace the former manor house of Woodstock.

Baron Scrope of Masham is an abeyant title in the Peerage of England. It was created on 25 November 1350 as a barony by writ for Henry le Scrope, son of Geoffrey le Scrope and first cousin of Richard le Scrope, 1st Baron Scrope of Bolton. Richard le Scrope, a younger son of the 1st Baron, was Archbishop of York and executed for his role in the Percy revolt of 1405.

Thomas Scrope and his wife Elizabeth had four sons, all of whom inherited the barony. Thomas Scrope, his namesake and eldest, inherited on his father's death, and his brothers, due to repeated childlessness, inherited in turn; Henry Scrope, Ralph Scrope, and Geoffrey Scrope. The fifth baron also had three daughters; Alice Scrope married Sir James Strangways, the grandson of Sir James Strangways, Margaret Scrope married a cousin, Sir Christopher Danby, Sr. of Farnley, Yorkshire, and their son was Sir Christopher Danby, Jr., [3] and Elizabeth Scrope married Ralph Fitz-Randall,of Spennithorne. [2]

Farnley Hall, West Yorkshire Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12

Farnley Hall is a stately home in Farnley, west Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is a grade II listed building. It was built in Elizabethan times by the Danbys. The manor is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as Fernelei, so it is probable that this house was a replacement for earlier medieval structures.

SirChristopher Danby MP JP, 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.

Related Research Articles

Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland 14th/15th-century English nobleman

Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of WestmorlandEarl Marshal, was an English nobleman of the House of Neville.

Scrope is the name of an old English family of Norman origin that first came into prominence in the 14th century. The family has held the noble titles of Baron Scrope of Masham, Baron Scrope of Bolton, and for a brief time, the Earl of Wiltshire.

Baron FitzHugh

Baron FitzHugh, of Ravensworth in North Yorkshire, is an abeyant title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1321 for Sir Henry FitzHugh. The title passed through the male line until the death in 1513 of George FitzHugh, 7th Baron FitzHugh, when it became abeyant between his great-aunts Alice, Lady Fiennes and Elizabeth, Lady Parr, and to their descendants living today, listed below. The family seat was Ravensworth Castle in North Yorkshire.

Thomas Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre Knight of Henry VIII of England

Thomas Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre of Gilsland, KG was the son of Humphrey Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre of Gilsland and Mabel Parr, great-aunt of queen consort Catherine Parr, the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII of England. His mother was the daughter of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal by his wife, Alice Tunstall.

John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer English politician and Baron

John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer was an English peer. His third wife was Catherine Parr, later Queen consort of King Henry VIII.

John Scrope, 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton English Yorkist nobleman

John Scrope, 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton, KG was an English Yorkist nobleman.

Gilbert Talbot (soldier) English Tudor knight

Sir Gilbert Talbot of Grafton, KG was an English Tudor knight, a younger son of John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury and 2nd Earl of Waterford, and Elizabeth Butler.

Henry FitzHugh, 3rd Baron FitzHugh English administrator and diplomat

Henry FitzHugh, 3rd Baron FitzHugh KG of Ravensworth Castle in North Yorkshire, was an administrator and diplomat who served under Kings Henry IV and Henry V.

William FitzHugh, 4th Baron FitzHugh was an English nobleman and Member of Parliament.

Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer English soldier and peer

Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer KB of Snape, North Yorkshire, was an English soldier and peer. He fought at the battles of Stoke and Flodden.

William Neville (poet) English poet

William Neville of Penwyn and Wyke Sapie, Worcestershire, was the son of Richard Neville, 2nd Baron Latimer, and the author of The Castell of Pleasure. In 1532 he was accused of treason and dabbling in magic.

William de Greystoke, 2nd Baron Greystoke English peer and landowner

William de Greystoke, 2nd Baron Greystoke, of Greystoke in Cumbria, was an English peer and landowner.

Ralph Greystoke, 5th Baron Greystoke English medieval baron

Ralph Greystoke, 5th Baron Greystoke was a member of the English nobility in the early 15th century, and a protagonist during the Wars of the Roses in the north. By his marriage to Elizabeth, daughter of William, Lord FitzHugh he formalized the long-standing alliance that had existed between the two families for some time.

Thomas Strangways (1643–1713) Kingdom of England politician

Thomas Strangways (1643–1713) of Melbury House in Melbury Sampford near Evershot, Dorset was an English Tory politician who sat between 1673 and 1713 as a member of the House of Commons of England, then as a member of the House of Commons of Great Britain.

Henry Scrope, 4th Baron Scrope of Bolton (1418-1459) was a member of the English peerage in Yorkshire in the 15th century.

Henry Scrope, 7th Baron Scrope of Bolton, KB, was son and heir of Henry Scrope, 6th Baron Scrope of Bolton.

References

  1. 1 2 Cokayne, G.E., The Complete Peerage of England and Wales (Vol. VII, London, 1896), 91.
  2. 1 2 Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011. Douglas Richardson. pp. 3–. ISBN   978-1-4610-4520-5.
  3. Kirk, L. M.; Davidson, Alan (1982). "DANBY, Sir Christopher (1503-71), of Farnley, Masham and Thorpe Perrow, Yorks.; St. Paul's Cray, Kent; Kettleby, Lincs. and Neyland, Suff.". In Bindoff, S. T. The House of Commons 1509-1558. The History of Parliament Trust.