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Darcy of Aston, Baron (E, 1548 - 1635)


Creation: Act of Parliament 1548


Extinct: 5 Jul 1635


Family name: Darcy




See Baron Darcy of Darcy or of Temple Hurst



George [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy of Aston

1st son and heir of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy of Darcy or of Temple Hurst, by his first wife Dowsabella Tempest, dau. and hrss. of Sir Richard Tempest, of Giggleswick, co. York



after 26 Mar 1511 Dorothy Melton (b. c. 1506; d. 21 Sep 1557), only dau. and hrss. of Sir John Melton, of Aston, co. York, de jure 10th Baron Lucy, by his wife Catherine Hastings, 6th dau. of Sir Hugh Hastings, of Fenwick, co. York, de jure 10th Baron Hastings


1. William Darcy (dvp.)

2. Thomas Darcy (dvp.)

3. William Darcy (dvp.)

4. Hon John Darcy, later 2nd Baron Darcy of Aston

5. Hon George Darcy

1. Hon Agnes Darcy, mar. as his first wife Sir William Fairfax MP, of Walton and Gilling Castle, co. York, High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1577 (d. 1 Nov 1597), 1st son and heir of Sir Nicholas Fairfax MP, of Walton and Gilling Castle, co. York, by his first wife Jane Palmes, dau. of Guy Palmes, of Lindley, co. York

2. Hon Edith Darcy, mar. Sir Thomas Dawnay, of Cowick, co. York

3. Hon Dorothy Darcy (bur. 26 dec 1553), mar. Sir Thomas Metham, of Metham, co. York, and had issue

4. Hon Clare Darcy (d. after 1558)

5. Hon Mary Darcy, mar. (1) 1560 Henry Babington, of Dethick, co. York, and (2) Henry Foljambe, of Barlborough, co. York

6. Hon Elizabeth Darcy, mar. Brian Stapleton, of Carlton, co. York


28 Aug 1558


by Act of Parliament 1548 Baron Darcy of Aston, with remainder to the heirs male of his body

suc. by



a commander at the Battle of Flodden 1513; knighted 1513; Sheriff of Yorkshire 1535-36; restored in blood by Act of Parliament in 1548 to the dignity of Baron Darcy, to him and the heirs male of his body, and took his seat in the House of Lords as the junior baron


John [Darcy], 2nd Baron Darcy of Aston


c. 1530


Anne Babington, dau. of Thomas Babington, of Dethick, co. Derby, by his wife Katherine Sacheverell, dau. of Sir Henry Sacheverell, of Morley, co. Derby

only child

1. Hon Michael Darcy (dvp. 13 Dec 1588), mar. Margaret Wentworth (mar. (2) Jaspar Blythman, of Newlathes, co. York; bur. 13 Nov 1614), dau. of Thomas Wentworth, of Wentworth Woodhouse, co. York, and had issue:

1a. John Darcy, later 3rd Baron Darcy of Aston

1a. Anne Darcy (d. betw. 24 Dec 1639 and 18 Feb 1639/40), mar. c. 1599 Henry Savile, of Copley, co. York, and had issue

2a. Margaret Darcy (d. betw. 13 Apr 1626 and 31 Aug 1629)


18 Oct 1602

suc. by



knighted 1558/9; suc. his mother 21 Sep 1557 as de jure 12th Baron Lucy


John [Darcy], 3rd Baron Darcy of Aston


c. 1579

mar. (1)

Rosamond Frescheville (bapt. 5 Jun 1576; d. 18 Apr 1607), dau. of Peter Frescheville, of Staveley, co. Derby, by his second wife Margaret Kaye, dau. of Arthur Kaye, of Woodsome, co. York

children by first wife

1. Hon John Darcy, Member of Parliament for Retford (dvp. 21 Apr 1624)

1. Hon Rosamond Darcy (bapt. 9 Feb 1605/6 ; dvp.)

2. Hon Elizabeth Darcy (bapt. 10 Apr 1607; dvp. 18 Jun 1624)

mar. (2)

7 May 1617 Isabel Bowes (former wife of (1) Godfrey Foljambe, of Walton, co. Derby, and (2) Sir William Bowes, of Streatlam and Barnard Castle, co. York; dsp. 27 Jan 1621/2), dau. of Sir Christopher Wray, of Glentworth, co. Lincoln, Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench, by his wife Anne Girlington, dau. of Nicholas Girlington, of Normanby. co. York

mar. (3)

7 Nov 1624 Hon Mary Belasyse (bapt. 11 Apr 1606 ; dvp. and sp. 14 Sep 1625), 2nd dau. of Thomas [Belasyse], 1st Viscount Fauconberg, by his wife Barbara Cholmeley, 1st dau. of Sir Henry Cholmeley, of Whitby, co. York

mar. (4)

his third cousin Elizabeth West (mar. (2) c. 1636 Hon Sir Francis Fane, of Fulbeck, co. Lincoln, and Aston, co. York, Governor of Doncaster and Lincoln Castles (b. c. 1611; d. 1680), 3rd son of Francis [Fane], 1st Earl of Westmorland; bur. 24 Jul 1669), sister and cohrss. of John West, of Firbeck, co. York, and 1st dau. of William West, of Firbeck, co. York, by his wife Katherine Darcy, 1st dau. of Sir Edward Darcy MP, of Dartford Place, co. Kent (by his wife Elizabeth Asteley, dau. of Thomas Asteley), 3rd son of Hon Arthur Darcy, Lieutenant of the Tower of London (by his wife Mary Carew, dau. of Sir Nicholas Carew KG, of Beddington, co. Surrey), 3rd son by his first wife of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy of Darcy or of Temple Hurst


s.p.s. 5 Jul 1635


On the death of the 3rd Baron Darcy of Aston the Barony of Darcy of Aston became extinct. Any claim to the Barony of Lucy would pass to his sister and her descendants.


First written 31 Jan 2004



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