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Conyers, Baron (E, 1509)

 

Creation: writ sum. 17 Oct 1509

 

Family name: Conyers later Darcy later Osborne later Lane-Fox later Pelham later Miller

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Arms:

See Earl of Yarborough

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William [Conyers], 1st Baron Conyers

2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of John Conyers (by his wife Lady Alice Neville, 3rd dau. and and cohrss. of William [Neville], 1st Earl of Kent), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir John Conyers KG, of Hornby Castle, co. York, by his wife Margery D'Arcy, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Philip [Darcy], 6th Baron Darcy de Knayth

born

21 Dec 1468

mar. (1)

after 21 Jun 1479 Mary Scrope (dsp. 24 Sep 1479), only dau. of John [Scrope], 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton, by his first wife Joan FitzHugh, 7th dau. of William [FitzHugh], 4th Baron FitzHugh

mar. (2)

Lady Anne Nevill (mar. (2) after 29 Apr 1525 as his first wife Anthony Saltmarshe, of Hornby, co. York), only dau. of Ralph [Nevill], 3rd Earl of Westmorland, by his wife Margaret Booth, dau. of Roger Booth, of Sawley, co. Derby

children by second wife

1. Hon Sir Christopher Conyers, later 2nd Baron Conyers

1. Hon Katherine Conyers (d. betw. 15 Oct 1566 and 24 Jul 1567), mar. after 4 Nov 1528 Sir Francis Bigod, of Settrington, co. York

2. Hon Margaret Conyers, mar. as his first wife Sir Richard Cholmeley, of Roxby, co. York, and had issue

died

bef. 14 Apr 1524

created

by writ of summons 17 Oct 1509 Baron Conyers

suc. by

son by second wife

note

knighted 1497; Bailiff of the Liberty of Richmond and Constable of Richmond Castle 1509; fought at the Battle of Flodden 1513

 

Christopher [Conyers], 2nd Baron Conyers

born

mar.

28 Sep 1515 Hon Anne Dacre (d. betw. 16 Dec 1547 and 21 Apr 1548), 3rd dau. of Thomas [Dacre], 2nd Baron Dacre of Gilsland, by his wife Elizabeth de Greystock, suo jure Baroness Greystock, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert de Greystock (by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Grey, 1st dau. of Edmund [Grey], 1st Earl of Kent), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Ralph [de Greystock], 5th Baron Greystock

children

1. Hon Sir John Conyers, later 3rd Baron Conyers

2. Hon Leonard Conyers, of Skelton Castle, co. York (dsp. betw. 23 Dec 1576 and 3 Oct 1577), mar. ..... Laton

1. Hon Elizabeth Conyers, mar. George Playce, of Halnaby, co. York

2. Hon Jane Conyers (d. 4 Dec 1558), mar. Sir Marmaduke Constable, of Everingham, co. York, and had issue

died

14 Jun 1538

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1523; signed the Letter to the Pope 1530

 

John [Conyers], 3rd Baron Conyers

born

c. 1524

mar.

bef. 28 Oct 1539 Lady Maud Clifford, 2nd dau. of Henry [Clifford], 1st Earl of Cumberland, by his second wife Lady Margaret Percy, only dau. of Henry Algernon [Percy], 4th Earl of Northumberland

children

1. Hon John Conyers (dsp.)

2. Hon Henry Conyers (dsp.)

1. Hon Anne Conyers, mar. Sir Anthony Kempe, of Slindon, co. Sussex, and had issue:

1a. Henry Kempe (dsp.)

2. Hon Elizabeth Conyers (d. 6 Jun 1572), mar. as his first wife Thomas Darcy, of Hornby Castle, co. York, Lieutenant of the Tower of London (d. 6 Nov 1605), 2nd son of Hon Sir Arthur Darcy, Lieutenant of the Tower of London (by his wife Mary Carew, dau. of Sir Nicholas Carew, of Beddington, co. Surrey), 3rd son by his first wife of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy of Darcy or of Temple Hurst, and had issue:

1a. Sir Conyers Darcy, later 7th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 4th Baron Conyers

1a. ..... Darcy (bapt. 23 Feb 1570/1)

3. Hon Katherine Conyers (d. 8 Mar 1622), mar. (2) John Atherton, of Atherton, co. Lancaster, and (2) Francis Savile, son of Henry Savile, of Lupset, co. York, and had issue by her first husband:

1a. John Atherton, mar., and had issue:

1b. Anne Atherton (dsp. 13 Jul 1644), mar. Sir William Pennyman, 1st Bt., of Marske, co. York

4. Hon Margaret Conyers (d. unmar.)

died

s.p.m. Jun 1557

note

knighted 1544; Warden of the West Marches and Governor of Carlisle under King Edward VI and Warden of the East Marches and Governor of Berwick under Queen Mary I

 

On the death of the 3rd Baron Conyers the Barony of Conyers is deemed to have fallen into abeyance between his three daughters. By letters patent dated 10 Aug 1641 his grandson, Conyers Darcy, was confirmed in the Barony of Darcy de Knayth, and on the following day in the Barony of Conyers, both with remainder to his heirs male.  However, these letters patent were held by the Committee for Privileges of the House of Lords in 1903 to operate only as a determination of the abeyances in the old Baronies with their former limitations to heirs general.  The remainder to heirs male was therefore inoperative.

 

The Barony of Conyers followed the same line of descent of the Barony of Darcy de Knayth until 24 Aug 1888, when on the death of Sackville George [Lane-Fox], 15th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 12th Baron Conyers, the two Baronies once again fell into abeyance:

 

Sackville George [Lane-Fox], 15th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 12th Baron Conyers

born

14 Sep 1827

mar.

14 Aug 1860 Mary Curteis  (d. 12 Nov 1921), 1st dau. of Capt Reginald Curteis, by his wife Frances Mary Reynolds, 1st dau. of Lawrence Reynolds, of Paxton Hall, co. Huntingdon

children

1. Hon Sackville FitzRoy Henry Lane-Fox (b. 9 May 1861; d. 27 Aug 1879)

1. Hon Marcia Amelia Mary Lane-Fox, later suo jure Baroness Conyers and Fauconberg

2. Hon Violet Ida Evelyn Lane-Fox, later suo jure Baroness Darcy de Knayth

died

s.p.m.s. 24 Aug 1888

 

On the death of the 15th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 12th Baron Conyers both Baronies fell into abeyance between his two daughters. The abeyance of the Barony of Conyers was terminated on 8 Jun 1892 in favour of his elder daughter and coheiress, the Countess of Yarborough.  On 29 Sep 1903 the abeyance of the Barony of Fauconberg was also terminated in her favour, and on the same date the abeyance of the Barony of Darcy de Knayth was terminated in favour of his younger daughter and coheiress, the Countess of Powis:

 

Hon Marcia Amelia Mary Lane-Fox later Pelham, suo jure Baroness Conyers and Fauconberg

born

18 Oct 1863

mar.

5 Aug 1886 Charles Alfred Worsley [Anderson-Pelham later Pelham], 4th Earl of Yarborough

children

1. Hon Charles Sackville Anderson-Pelham later Pelham, styled Lord Worsley (b. 14 Aug 1887; dvp. and sp. 30 Oct 1914), mar. 31 Jan 1911 Hon Alexandra Mary Freesia Vivian OBE, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (b. 27 Feb 1890; dsp. 21 Sep 1963), 3rd dau. of Hugh Crespigny [Vivian], 3rd Baron Vivian, by his wife Louisa Alice Duff, only dau. of Robert George Duff, of Wellington Lodge, Ryde, Isle of Wight

2. Hon Sackville George Anderson-Pelham later Pelham, later 14th Baron Conyers later 5th Earl of Yarborough

3. Hon D'Arcy Francis Anderson-Pelham later Pelham (b. 15 Feb 1892; dvp. 19 Feb 1892)

4. Hon Marcus Herbert Anderson-Pelham later Pelham, later 6th Earl of Yarborough

died

17 Nov 1926

suc. by

son

 

 Sackville George [Anderson-Pelham later Pelham], 14th Baron Conyers and 7th Baron Fauconberg later 5th Earl of Yarborough

born

17 Dec 1888

mar.

23 Sep 1919 Nancye Brocklehurst (d. 27 Oct 1977), yst. dau. of Alfred Brocklehurst, of The Spinney, Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester

children

1. Lady Diana Mary Pelham, later suo jure Baroness Conyers and Fauconberg

2. Lady (June) Wendy Pelham, Joint Master of Foxhounds, Tynedale Hunt 1974-77 (b. 6 Jun 1924; dsp. 17 May 2012), mar. 12 Oct 1959 as his second wife Maj Michael Hildesley Lycett Lycett CBE, of West Grange, Scots Gap, Morpeth, co. Northumberland, son of Rev Norman Lycett, of East Dean, co. Sussex, by his wife Ruth Edith Burns-Lindow, yst. dau. of Jonas Lindow Burns-Lindow, of Irton Hall, Holmbrook, co. Cumberland

died

s.p.m. 7 Feb 1948

note

2nd Lieut, 11th Hussars 1910, Lieut 1914, Capt 1916; Maj, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry 1926; suc. his father as 5th Earl of Yarborough 12 Jul 1936; Lt Col commanding Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Territorial Army) 1936-40; Master of Foxhounds, Brocklesby Hunt 1936-48

 

On the death of the 5th Earl of Yarborough the Earldom of Yarborough passed to his younger brother and the Baronies of Conyers and Fauconberg fell into abeyance between his two daughters. On the death of the 5th Earl's younger daughter, Lady (June) Wendy Lycett, without issue on 17 May 2012, the Baronies of Conyers and Fauconberg devolved upon her surviving sister, Lady Diana Mary Miller.

 

Lady Diana Mary Pelham later Miller, suo jure Baroness Conyers and Fauconberg

born

5 Jul 1920

mar.

15 Nov 1952 Robert Miller, of Harare, Zimbabwe (d. 1990), son of Capt Gordon Molineux Miller, of Rio, Cavendish, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Marcia Anne Miller, adopted by Maj Michael Hildesley Lycett Lycett CBE (later the husband of her aunt Lady Wendy Pelham) and her name changed to Anthea Theresa Lycett (b. 21 Jun 1954)

2. Hon Beatrix Diana Miller (b. 23 Aug 1955), mar. 1991 Simon William Jones Armstrong, of Gilgil, Kenya, only son of Christopher Wyborne Armstrong OBE, of Kwetu Farm, Gilgil, Kenya

 

Last updated 28 Jun 2012

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Titles:

15th holder of the Barony of Conyers

(England, writ sum. 17 Oct 1509)

8th holder of the Barony of Fauconberg

(England, writ sum. 1295)

 

Address:

[not known]

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