Sir Richard Conyers, Knight

Male 1444 - 1485  (41 years)


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  • Name Richard Conyers 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight 
    Born 1425-1444  South Cowton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died >1485  (South Cowton, Yorkshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I50231  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 

    Father Christopher Conyers, Knight,   b. ~ 1393, Hornby Castle, Hornby, Bedale, DL8 1NQ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1462, Hornby Castle, Hornby, Bedale, DL8 1NQ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Ellen Rolleston, of Hornby,   b. ~1395,   d. 6 Aug 1444, Hornby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Y  [2
    Family ID F18618  Group Sheet

    Family Alice Wycliffe 
    Married Y  [1
    Children 
     1. Margery Conyers,   b. ~1456, South Cowton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. > 6 Aug 1524  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F18617  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Richard Conyers, Knight
      Birthdate: between 1425 and 1444
      Birthplace: South Cowton, Gillington, Yorkshire, England
      Death: before 1485
      probably, South Cowton, North Yorkshire, England
      Place of Burial: South Cowton, North Yorkshire, England, UK
      Immediate Family:
      Son of Sir Christopher Conyers, of Hornby and Ellen Conyers, Lady of Hornby
      Husband of Alice Conyers
      Father of Margery Bowes; Sir Thomas Conyers; Richard Conyers; Margaret Danby and Eleanor Lassells
      Brother of Sir John Conyers, Sheriff of Yorkshire; Catherine Conyers; Roger Conyers; Sibilla Conyers; James (Jacob) Conyers and 9 others
      Half brother of Alice Conyers; Margaret Pudsey; Nicholas Conyers; Conan Conyers; Henry Conyers and 1 other
      Managed by: Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy,Vol. C...
      Last Updated: March 31, 2017
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      mmediate Family

      Alice Conyers
      wife

      Margery Bowes
      daughter

      Sir Thomas Conyers
      son

      Richard Conyers
      son

      Margaret Danby
      daughter

      Eleanor Lassells
      daughter

      Ellen Conyers, Lady of Hornby
      mother

      Sir Christopher Conyers, of Hornby
      father

      Sir John Conyers, Sheriff of Yor...
      brother

      Catherine Conyers
      sister

      Roger Conyers
      brother

      Sibilla Conyers
      sister
      About Sir Richard Conyers of South Cowton
      Richard Conyers

      Birth: about 1444 - of South Cowton, Gilling, Yorkshire, England
      Death: before 1485 (note 1)
      Parents: Christopher Conyers, Ellen Rolleston
      Married: Alice Wycliffe
      Children

      Richard Conyers, married Catherine Bowes (dau. of William Bowes and Maud Fitzhugh) d ABT 1483, South Cowton, Durham, England (note 3)
      Margaret, married Robert Danby
      Margery, married Robert Bowes (son of William Bowes and Maud Fitzhugh) ABT 1475 , Durham, England
      Eleanor, married Robert Lassells
      Sir Richard Conyers of South Cowton, knight, married Alice Wycliffe. He left three coheiresses: Margery, the wife of Sir Ralph Bowes of Streatlam; Margaret, the wife of Robert Danby, esq of Yafford, who died on Bosworth field, leaving behind him three daughters (note 2); and Eleanor, who married Robert Lassells of Sowerby near Thirsk, esq.

      Sir Richard is buried under an altar tomb at South Cowton where he founded a chantry, he having by will ordered himself to be buried there; the priest was to receive eight marks per annum. and to pray for the founder, and " Alice my now wife etc."

      His wife was to have the nomination for her life, and after her, "Sir Raufe Bowes, kt wcb hath marryed my daughter dame Marjory."

      From a copy of the original at Hornby Castle.

      Notes

      death date estimated as "before 1485" as his will names "Robert Danby, esq., husband of my daughter Margaret." Danby died 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field.
      the three daughters of Robert Danby & Margaret Conyers mentioned more likely belong to the next generation (their son Ralph)
      son Richard is not mentioned in his will so presumably died before its date
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      Sir Richard Conyers1,2,3
      M, #34844
      Father Sir Christopher Conyers, Sheriff of Yorkshire b. c 1393
      Mother Eleanor Rolleston b. c 1390, d. 6 Aug 1444
      Sir Richard Conyers was born at of South Cowton, Yorkshire, England. He married Alice Wycliffe, daughter of John Wycliffe, Esq. and Anne Rokeby.2,3
      Family Alice Wycliffe
      Child
      Margery Conyers+4,2,3 b. c 1456, d. 12 Aug 1532
      Citations
      [S10787] Unknown author, The Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles, by Gerald Paget, Vol. II, p. 168.
      [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 292.
      [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 493.
      [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 144.
      From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1160.htm#i34844
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      Richard CONYERS
      Born: ABT 1444
      Father: Christopher CONYERS
      Mother: Ellen ROLLESTON
      Married: Alice WYCLIFFE (b. 1446)
      Children:
      1. Richard CONYERS
      2. Margaret CONYERS
      From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/CONYERS1.htm#Richard CONYERS1
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      Name Sir Richard Conyers [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
      Born Abt 1425 of, Cowton South, Yorkshire, England
      Father Sir Christopher Conyers, Knight, b. of, Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, England d. 6 Aug 1444, of, Hornby, Yorkshire, England
      Mother Eleanor Rolleston
      Family Alice Wycliffe
      Children
      1. Margery Conyers, b. Abt 1456, d. Aft 6 Aug 1524 (Age ~ 68 years)
      2. Elizabeth Conyers, b. Abt 1462
      3. Eleanor Conyers
      4. Margaret Conyers
      Sources
      [S495] #683 Ducatus Leodiensis, Or, the Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes and Parts Adjacent, in the West-riding of the County of York: with the Pedigrees of Many of the Nobility and Gentry (1816), Thoresby, Ralph, (2nd edition. Leeds: Printed by B. Dewhirst for Robinson, Son and Holdsworth, 1816), FHL book Q 942.74 E5td; FHL microfilm 1,440,979 item 3., vol. 2 p. 202.
      [S304] #694 Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions (1899-1917), Clay, J. W., (3 volumes. Exeter: William Pollard, 1899-1917), FHL book 942.74 D23c; FHL microfilm 823,741 items 1-3., vol. 2 p. 23.
      [S196] #3613 Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942-1944), Walker, John William, (Publications of the Harleian Society Visitations, volume 94. 3 volumes. London: [Harleian Society], 1942-1944), FHL book 942 B4h; FHL microfilm 162,083 items 1-3., Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 94 p. 79.
      [S64] #3945 The Visitations of Yorkshire in the Years 1563 and 1564, Made by William Flower, Esquire, Norroy King of Arms (1881), Flower, William, (Publications of the Harleian Society: Visitations, volume 16. London: [Harleian Society], 1881), FHL book 942 B4h volume 16; FHL microfilm 162,050 item 2., vol. 16 p. 31.
      [S64] #3945 The Visitations of Yorkshire in the Years 1563 and 1564, Made by William Flower, Esquire, Norroy King of Arms (1881), Flower, William, (Publications of the Harleian Society: Visitations, volume 16. London: [Harleian Society], 1881), FHL book 942 B4h volume 16; FHL microfilm 162,050 item 2., p. 75.
      [S102] #667 The Extinct and Dormant Peerages of the Northern Counties of England (1913), Clay, John William, (London: James Nisbet, 1913), FHL microfilm 990,409 item 4., p. 32.
      [S63] #739 The Visitation of Yorkshire, Made in the Years 1584-85: to Which Is Added the Subsequent Visitation Made in 1612, by Richard St. George, Norry King of Arms: with Several Additional Pedigrees Edited by Joseph Foster (1875), Glover, Robert, (London: Robert Glover, 1875), FHL microfilm 990,320 item 1., p. 203.
      [S228] #247 [1816-1840] The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham (1816-1840), Surtees, Robert, of Mainsforth, Esq. F. S. A., (4 volumes. London: J.B. Nichols, Parliament-Street and G. Andrews, Durham 1816-1840), FHL book Folio 942.81 H2s; FHL microfilms 899,861-899,864., vol. 4 p. 107.
      From: https://histfam.familysearch.org//getperson.php?personID=I44644&tree=EuropeRoyalNobleHous
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      Name Sir Richard Conyers, Knight [1]
      Born of, South Cowton, Gilling, Yorkshire, England [1]
      Family Alice Wycliffe
      Children
      1. Margery Conyers, b. Abt 1456, of, South Cowton, Gilling, Yorkshire, England d. Aft 6 Aug 1524 (Age ~ 68 years)
      Sources
      1. [S6] Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-century Colonists: the Descent from the Later Plantagenet Kings of England, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III, of Emigrants from England and Wales to the North American Colonies Before 1701 (2nd ed., 1999), Faris, David, (2nd edition. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), FHL book 973 D2fp., p. 46 BOWES:4 (Reliability: 3).
      From: https://histfam.familysearch.org//getperson.php?personID=I17086&tree=Nixon
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      South Cowton Castle

      South Cowton Castle is a 15th-century fortified dwelling house in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the land that was once the medieval village of South Cowton.
      The castle was built by Sir Richard Conyers in 1470 and it is the oldest surviving building in any of the Cowtons. The castle was built at the time of the Wars of the Roses, which gives an indication of why what is a country gentleman's house is so heavily fortified.
      The castle is a Grade I listed building; it situated near the 15th-century St Mary's Church, and overlooks the field markings from the abandoned village of South Cowton.
      The building is rectangular in plan, with two towers at the south western and north eastern corners. It is three storeyed with four-storey towers. The castle was altered in the 19th century and repaired in 1980.
      The castle is now used as a private farmhouse, it can be found just off the B1263 road near Atley Hill.
      From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Cowton_Castle
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      South Cowton

      South Cowton is a village and Civil Parish located on the site of an abandoned medieval village in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire in England.
      The original village was founded some time after the Norman Conquest, The Domesday Book tells us that South Cowton was owned by Count Alan of Richmond, and was ruled by Godric the Steward. The archaeological remains of the village suggest that there were at least 20 houses during the Medieval era.
      The two major historic buildings in South Cowton are The Castle and St Mary's Church. Both buildings were erected in the 15th century. They were both built by Richard Conyers, one of the few lords of the many Cowton manors, ever to actually live there.
      Between 1489 and 1490 Richard Conyers demolished the village of South Cowton, evicting its tenants in order to convert the land into pastures.
      The current village consists of little more than a few widely dispersed farms, the Castle and the church. The former villages of Temple Cowton and Atley Cowton as well as the hamlets of Atley Hill and Pepper Arden have been incorporated into the parish of South Cowton.
      From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Cowton
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      St Mary's Church, South Cowton

      St Mary's Church is a redundant Anglican church standing in open countryside in the former village of South Cowton, near Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building,[1] and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2]
      The church was built between 1450 and 1470 by Sir Richard Conyers, who also built South Cowton Castle to the south of the church.[2] The village of South Cowton was destroyed by Sir Richard and its land cleared for agricultural use.[3] The church was restored in 1883.[4] St Mary's was vested in the Trust on 1 April 1988.[5]
      St Mary's is constructed in rubble and sandstone ashlar, with a lead roof. Its plan consists of a three-bay nave with a two-storey south porch, a three-bay chancel with a northeast vestry, and a west tower. The tower is in Perpendicular style. It has a two-light, ogee-arched bell opening on each side, an embattled parapet with pinnacles, and a stair turret on the southeast corner. On the south wall of the nave are three windows, two with three lights and the middle one with two lights. In the central bay of the south wall of the chancel is a doorway over which are two panels bearing the arms of the Conyers and the Boynton families. On each side of the doorway, at a higher level, is a two-light window.[1]
      Internally there is a low-pitched tie-beam roof. The font is octagonal and dates from the 15th century. On the chancel arch is a painting, also from the 15th century, and from the same period are the choirstalls, the rood screen and alabaster effigies of Sir Christopher Boynton and his two wives.[1] The porch has a barrel roof, over which is a room for the priest. On one of the choirstalls is a "two-faced" carving.[2] There is a ring of three bells, one dated 1700 cast by Samuel I Smith, one by Edward I Seller cast in 1712, and the third by John Warner & Sons, dating from 1883.[6]
      From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary%27s_Church,_South_Cowton
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      Sir John Conyers (died 1490), one of twenty-five children of Sir Christopher Conyers (died 1460),[1] was a pre-eminent member of the gentry of Yorkshire, northern England, during the fifteenth century Wars of the Roses.
      Based in Hornby Castle,[2] he was originally retained by his patron, the regional magnate Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury at a fee of 8 6s. 8d.[3] By 1465, he was Steward of the Honour of Richmondshire and was being retained, along with his brothers William and Richard, by Salisbury's son and successor as regional magnate, the earl of Warwick,[4] for which he received 13 6s. 8d. He accompanied Salisbury on his journey from Middleham to Ludlow in September 1459, and took part in the Battle of Blore Heath on the 23rd of that month.[5] He later took part in Warwick's rebellion against Edward IV in 1469 and the Battle of Edgecote, raising his 'Wensleydale connection,[6] and possibly even being the ringleader, 'Robin of Redesdale.'[7] He submitted to the King in March 1469. After Edward's successful return to power in 1471 he was a Justice of the Peace for Yorkshire's North Riding.[8] A loyal retainer and probable ducal councillor of Edward's brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III, (who retained him for 20 annually)[9] he was made a knight of the body, at 200 marks per annum annuity, and substantial estates in Yorkshire, "where he was very active on local commissions." He was also elected to the Order of the Garter.[10] In August 1485 he appears to have fought in and survived the Battle of Bosworth in the army of Richard III, and was later granted offices in Richmondshire by the new king, Henry VII in February 1486, as a result of 'good and faithful service.'[11] He supported Henry during the first rebellion of his reign, in spring 1486, a position that has been called 'particularly significant' and, according to Michael Hicks, it 'was a momentous decision'.[12]
      From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_Conyers
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      Name: Richard Conyers of South Cowton

      Surname: Conyers

      Given Name: Richard

      Suffix: of South Cowton

      Sex: M

      Birth: 1425 in Cowton, Yorkshire

      _UID: 277C3F582526CC45BFDB9F7BEC37AE06212E 1 2

      Change Date: 18 Aug 2009 at 01:00:00

      Father: Christopher Conyers b: 1383 in Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, England

      Mother: Ellen Rolleston b: ABT 1395 in Rolleston, Staffordshire, England

      Marriage 1 Alice Wycliffe

      Children

      Marjory Conyers
      Sources

      [S347] Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-century Colonists: the Descent from the Later Plantagenet Kings of England, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III, of Emigrants from England and Wales to the North American Colonies Before 1701 (2nd ed., 1999), Faris, David, (2nd edition. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), FHL book 973 D2fp., p. 46 BOWES:4.
      The history and antiquities of the county palatine of Durham, William Fordyce, John Joicey, Publication: Vol. 2 - 1857
      Testamenta Eboracensia, Or Wills Registered at York: 1395-1491, James Raine, John William Clay, Publication: Vol. 3 - 1865
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      Links
      http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/2002-05/1022492556 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S11899] "Benedict Cumberbatch", Pedigree, https://famouskin.com/famous-kin-chart.php?name=8195+william+de+ferrers&kin=74128+bene.

    2. [S11900] "Sir Richard Conyers of South Cowton", Biography, https://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Richard-Conyers-of-South-Cowton/600000.