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John Conyers

Male - Bef 1413

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  • Name John Conyers 
    Born of Hornby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1413  [2
    Alternate death 1422  [3
    Person ID I21517  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2020 

    Father Robert Conyers,   b. 1325,   d. 1390  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Joan de Melton 
    Family ID F13261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret St. Quintin,   b. Bef Apr 1386,   d. Aft Oct 1426  (Age > 40 years) 
    +1. Christopher Conyers,   b. Bef 21 Apr 1402,   d. Between 1461 and 1465  (Age > 58 years)
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F12547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

      The founder of the Hornby line was John Conyers (d. in or before 1412), a lawyer in the service of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, who married Margaret, the heir of Anthony St Quintin of Hornby, in the reign of Richard II. John's exact place in the wider Conyers pedigree remains uncertain. He was the younger brother of Sir Robert Conyers, who shared with him a grant of the custody of Skelton Castle in August 1403 and was later to be one of John's executors. Their father was also called Robert, and it is probably the three of them who were accused of an attack on the prior of Guisborough's estates, including Ormesby, in 1376. Robert Conyers le filz and John his brother were also involved, at about the same time, in a dispute with Philip Darcy, although this was evidently later resolved, and John acted as Darcy's attorney in 1398. Robert the father may have been a younger brother of John Conyers of Sockburn (d. 1395), whose heir was also, confusingly, called Robert but was never knighted—which distinguishes him from John of Hornby's father and brother. John of Hornby's mother is unknown. It was probably his father who, c. 1373, was married to Alice, but this seems to have been a second marriage, with the sons of the first marriage already adult. The elder Robert married a third time, if he can be identified with the Sir Robert Conyers and Joan, his wife, who received papal letters of plenary remission in 1394. Sir Robert the son married Alina, who can probably be identified with the heir of William Percy of Kildale, who brought Ormesby into the family; their son was John Conyers of Ormesby (d. 1438). A third brother, William, was also the father of a son called John.

      John Conyers of Hornby died in or just before 1412. He had acquired at least one further manor, that of Solberge-on-Wiske, which he had been granted by Michael de la Pole, earl of Suffolk, and which he used to make provision for his younger sons, Richard and Thomas.

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] The Visitations of Yorkshire in the Years 1563 and 1564 by William Flower, Esquire, Norroy King of Arms ed. Charles Best Norcliffe. London: Harleian Society, 1881.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.