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Richard le Scrope

Male Abt 1327 - 1403  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Richard le Scrope  [1
    Born Abt 1327  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 May 1403  [2
    Buried Easby Abbey, Richmond, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1336  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2021 

    Father Henry le Scrope,   b. Bef 1270,   d. 7 Sep 1336  (Age > 66 years) 
    Mother Margaret 
    Family ID F747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blanche de la Pole,   d. Aft 1378 
    Married Bef 21 Feb 1352  [2
    Children 
    +1. Stephen Scrope,   d. 4 Sep 1408, Castledermot, Kildare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Roger le Scrope,   b. Bef 1373,   d. 3 Dec 1403  (Age > 30 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Yorkshire, Jan 1365; later summoned to the upper house as a baron by writ in 1371, where he was made Lord High Treasurer and Keeper of the Seal. He was Lord Chancellor from 1378 to 1380 and again from 1380 to 1382.

      Fought at Crécy and at Neville's Cross, where he was knighted on the field; also at the siege of Calais, the sea-fight off Winchilsea, at the recapture of Berwick, and at the 1359-60 siege of Paris. He was in the retinue of John of Gaunt's Spanish campaign and present at the battle of Najera. He was also in Gaunt's retinue in Scotland and present at the taking of Edinburgh.

      Winner in the celebrated Scrope vs. Grosvenor heraldic dispute, prevailing over TNH, JTS, TSW, and TWK ancestor Robert Grosvenor. Among those testifying on Scrope's behalf was Geoffrey Chaucer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.