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Darcy de Knayth, Baron (E, 1332)

 

Creation: writ sum. 27 Jan 1331/2

 

Family name: Darcy later Osborne later Lane-Fox later Herbert later Ingrams

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Arms:

Per pale Azure and Gules three Lions rampant Argent

Supporters:

Dexter:  an Heraldic Tiger Argent;  Sinister:  a Bull Sable

 

Arms as borne by Davina, suo jure Baroness Darcy de Knayth

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John [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy de Knayth

1st son and heir of Sir Roger Darcy, of Oldcotes and Styrrup, co. Nottingham, by his wife Isabel d'Aton, dau. of Sir William d'Aton, of West Ayton, co. York

born

mar. (1)

Emmeline Heron, dau. and hrss. of Walter Heron, of Silkstone, co. York (by his wife Alice de Hastings, dau. of Sir Nicholas de Hastings, of Allerston, co. York, and Gissing, co. Norfolk), son and heir ap. of Sir William Heron, of Hadstone, co. Northumberland

children by first wife

1. John Darcy, later 2nd Baron Darcy de Knayth

2. Roger Darcy

1. Eleanor Darcy

mar. (2)

3 Jul 1329 Lady Joan FitzGerald (widow of Thomas FitzJohn [FitzGerald], 2nd Earl of Kildare;  d. 23 Apr 1359; bur. with her first husband in the Church of the Friars Minor at Kildare), 3rd dau. of Richard [de Burgh], 2nd Earl of Ulster, by his wife Margaret de Burgh, dau. of Sir John de Burgh, of Lanvalry

children by second wife

3. William Darcy

2. Elizabeth Darcy (d. 24 Mar 1389/90), mar. (1) James [Butler], 2nd Earl of Ormonde, and (2) betw. 28 Dec 1383 and 30 Mar 1384 Sir Robert de Hereford, and had issue by her first husband

died

30 May 1347

created

by writ of summons 27 Jan 1331/2 Baron Darcy de Knayth

suc. by

son by first wife

note

outlawed for felony 1306 and lost his lands in Oldcotes, etc.; pardoned 1307; Constable of Norham Castle 1316/7; Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 1319-22; Knight of the Shire for Nottinghamshire 1320; Sheriff of Lancashire 1322/3-23; a banneret 1323; Justiciar of Ireland 1323-26/7, 1328-30/1, 1332-37 and 1339/40-1343/4; Sheriff of Yorkshire 1327-28; special envoy to the King of France 1331; took an army to Scotland and wasted Arran and Bute 1335; Steward of the King's Household 1336/7-40; appointed to treat with the King of France, the Emperor, the Count of Flanders and the King of Scots 1337; Chamberlain to the King 1341-46 ; with the Earl of Northampton in Brittany 1342; Constable of Nottingham Castle for life 1343/4 and of the Tower of London for life 1345/6; fought at the Battle of Crecy 1346

 

John [Darcy], 2nd Baron Darcy de Knayth

born

c. 1317

mar. (1)

bef. 8 Jul 1332 Alianore de Holand (dspm. bef. 21 Nov 1341), dau. of Robert [de Holand], Baron Holand, by his wife Maud la Zouche, 2nd dau. of Alan [la Zouche], Baron Zouche

mar. (2)

after 7 Jan 1344/5 Elizabeth Meinill, de jure suo jure Baroness Meinill (b. 15 Oct 1331; mar. (2) bef. 18 Nov 1356 as his first wife Peter [de Mauley], 6th Baron Mauley;  d. 9 Jul 1368; bur. in the Church of the Friars Minor, Doncaster, co. York), only child of Nicholas [Meinill], 1st Baron Meinill, by his wife Alice de Ros, 3rd dau. of William [de Ros], 3rd Baron Ros

children by second wife

1. John Darcy, later 3rd Baron Darcy de Knayth

2. Philip Darcy, later 4th Baron Darcy de Knayth

died

5 Mar 1355/6 (bur. at Guisborough Priory, co. York)

suc. by

son

note

Keeper of the Manor of Burstwick, co. York, and Escheator in Holderness for life 1344; fought at the Battle of Crecy 1346; Constable of the Tower of London 1347-51/2

 

John [Darcy], 3rd Baron Darcy de Knayth

born

24 jun 1350

died

26 Aug 1362

suc. by

brother

 

Philip [Darcy], 4th Baron Darcy de Knayth

born

21 May 1352

mar.

Elizabeth Grey (d. 11 Aug 1412), 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Grey, of Heton, co. Northumberland, by his wife Margaret de Presfen, dau. of William de Presfen, of Middleton, co. Northumberland

children

1. John Darcy, later 5th Baron Darcy de Knayth

2. Philip Darcy (living 1399)

3. Thomas Darcy (living 1399)

4. William Darcy (living 1399)

1. Elizabeth Darcy (living 1399)

2. Joan Darcy (living 1399; bur. at South Petherton, co. Devon), mar. (1) John Beaumont, and (2) Giles [Daubeney], 8th Baron Daubeney, and had issue by her second husband

3. Ellen Darcy (living 1399)

4. Agnes Darcy (living 1413)

died

24 Apr 1399 (bur. in Henes Priory, co. Lincoln)

suc. by

son

note

assumed to have suc. his mother 1368 as 3rd Baron Meinill; Admiral form the Thames Northwards 1385/6

 

John [Darcy], 5th Baron Darcy de Knayth

born

c.1376

mar.

Margaret Grey (mar. (2) bef. 12 Jul 1421 as his second wife Sir Thomas Swynford, of Coleby and Kettlethorpe, co. Lincoln (b. 24 Feb 1372/3; d. 2 Apr 1432), son and heir of Sir Hugh de Swynford, of Kettlethorpe, co. Lincoln, by his wife Katherine de Rot, later mistress and third wife of John "of Gaunt", 1st Duke of Lancaster, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Payn de Rot, Guienne King of Arms; d. 1 Jun 1454), only dau. of Henry [Grey], 5th Baron Grey of Wilton, by his wife Elizabeth Talbot, only dau. by his first wife Gilbert [Talbot], 3rd Baron Talbot

children

1. Philip Darcy, later 6th Baron Darcy de Knayth

2. Sir John Darcy (d. 1455/6), mar. Joan de Greystock (mar. (2) 1458 William Stoke), 2nd dau. of John [de Greystock], 4th Baron Greystock, by his wife Elizabeth Ferrers, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Robert [Ferrers], 2nd Baron Ferrers of Wemme (by his wife Lady Joan Beaufort, 1st dau. of John "of Gaunt", 1st Duke of Lancaster (by his third wife Katherine de Swynford, widow of Sir Hugh de Swynford, of Kettlethorpe, co. Lincoln, and 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Payn de Rot, Guienne King of Arms), 4th son of Edward III, King of England), 1st son and heir of Robert [Ferrers], 1st Baron Ferrers of Wemme, by his wife Elizabeth le Botiler, suo jure Baroness Botiler, only dau. and hrss. of William [le Botiler], 6th Baron Botiler, and had issue:

1a. Richard Darcy (dvp.), mar. Eleanor le Scrope (mar. (2) William Claxton, of East Bridgford, co. Nottingham), 2nd dau. of John [le Scrope], 4th Baron Scrope of Masham, by his wife Elizabeth Chaworth, only child by his first wife of Sir Thomas Chaworth, of Wiverton, co. Nottingham, and had issue:

1b. Sir William Darcy (d. 30 May 1488), mar. after 23 Jan 1460/1 Eupheme Langton, dau. of John Langton, of Farnley, co. York, and had issue:

1c. Sir Thomas Darcy, later 1st Baron Darcy of Temple Hurst

1. Elizabeth Darcy

2. Maud Darcy

3. Margery Darcy

died

9 Dec 1411

suc. by

son

 

Philip [Darcy], 6th Baron Darcy de Knayth

born

c.1397

mar.

bef. 28 Oct 1412 Eleanor FitzHugh (mar. (2) Sir Thomas Tunstall, of Thurland, co. Lancaster, and (3) as his second wife Henry [Bromflete], 1st Baron de Vesci; d. 30 Sep 1457), 3rd dau. of Henry [FitzHugh], 3rd Baron FitzHugh, by his wife Elizabeth Grey, only child and sole hrss. of Sir Robert de Grey

children

1. Elizabeth Darcy (d. bef. Nov 1461), mar. bef. 20 Nov 1431 as his first wife Sir James Strangeways, of West Harsley, co. York, Speaker of the House of Commons (d. shortly bef. 20 Aug 1480), and had issue

2. Margery Darcy (b. 1 Sep 1418; d. betw. 20 Mar 1468/9 and 20 Apr 1469), mar. bef. 20 Nov 1431 Sir John Conyers KG, of Hornby Castle, co. York (d. 14 Mar 1489/90), 1st son and heir by his first wife of Sir Christopher Conyers, of Hornby Castle, co. York, and had issue:

1a. John Conyers, of Hornby, co. York (dvp. 26 Jul 1469), mar. Lady Alice Neville, suo jure de jure Baroness Fauconberg, 3rd dau. and sole hrss. in her issue of William [Neville], 1st Earl of Kent, by his wife Joan Fauconberg, suo jure de jure Baroness Fauconberg, sister and sole hrss. of Sir Thomas Fauconberg, of Whitton, co. Lincoln, and dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Fauconberg, of Skelton, co. York, de jure 5th Baron Fauconberg (by his second wife Joan Bromeflete, dau. of Sir Thomas Bromeflete, of Londesborough and Weighton, co. York), 1st son and heir of Walter [de Fauconberg], 4th Baron Fauconberg, and had issue:

1b. John Conyers (d. bef. 4 Mar 1472)

2b. Sir William Conyers, later 1st Baron Conyers

3b. Reginald Conyers, of Wakerley, co. York (b. c. 1499; mar, 1535), mar., and had issue

1b. Margery Conyers (b. c. 1469; d. 10 May 1524), mar. Sir William Bulmer, of Wilton, co. York, Sheriff of Durham, (b. 23 Apr 1465; d. 18 Oct 1531), and had issue

2b. Anne Conyers (b. c. 1470; d. 1530), mar. Richard [Lumley], 4th/3rd Baron Lumley, and had issue

2a. Richard Conyers, of Horden, co. Durham, mar. Elizabeth Claxton, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Claxton, of Horden, co. Durham, and had issue

3a. Christopher Conyers, of Kiirkby Fleetham, co. York, mar., and had issue

4a. Henry Conyers, of West Lathes, co. York (d. betw. 10 Jun 1529 and 9 Jul 1529), mar. Jane .....

5a. Philip Conyers

6a. Robert Conyers, of Danby-super-Yore, co. York, mar. Anne Mountford, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Mountford, of Hackforth, co. York, and had issue

7a. William Conyers, of Thormanby, co. York (d. betw. 15 May 1495 and 11 Sep 1495), mar. Elizabeth de la River, widow of Marmaduke de la River, of Brandsby, co. York, and had issue

1a. Eleanor Conyers, mar. (1) Sir Thomas Markenfield, of Markenfield, co. York, and (2) Thomas Tunstall, of Thurland Castle, and had issue by her first husband

2a. Elizabeth Conyers, mar. (1) Thomas Cleseby, and (23) Sir William FitzWilliam, of Sprotborough, co. York (d. 1494), and had issue by her second husband

3a. Margery Conyers, mar. Roland Playce

4a. Margaret Conyers, mar. Richard Askew

5a. Joan Conyers

died

s.p.m. 2 Aug 1418

 

On his death the Baronies of Darcy de Knayth and of Meinill fell into abeyance between his two daughters, Elizabeth, later Lady Strangways, and Margery, later Lady Conyers.  The Barony of Darcy de Knayth was called out of abeyance after 223 years on 10 Aug 1641 when it was confirmed by letters patent on

 

Conyers [Darcy], 7th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 4th Baron Conyers

only son and heir of Thomas Darcy, of Hornby Castle, co. York (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 of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Baron Darcy of Temple Hurst), by his first wife Hon Elizabeth Conyers, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Conyers], 3rd Baron Conyers (by his wife Lady Maud Clifford, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Henry [Clifford], 1st Earl of Cumberland), 1st son of Christopher [Conyers], 2nd Baron Conyers (by his wife Hon Anne Dacre, 3rd dau. of Thomas [Dacre], 2nd Baron Dacre of Gilsland), 1st son of William [Conyers], 1st Baron Conyers (by his second wife Lady Ann Nevile, only dau. of Ralph [Nevile], 3rd Earl of Westmorland), 1st son of John Conyers, of Hornby, co. York (by his wife Lady Alice Nevill, suo jure de jure Baroness Fauconberg, 3rd dau. and and sole hrss. in her issue of William [Nevill], 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

bapt.

27 Aug 1570

mar.

2 May 1594 Dorothy Belasyse (bur. 11 May 1653), 1st dau. of Sir Henry Belasyse, 1st Bt., of Newburgh, co. York, by his wife Ursula Fairfax, dau. of Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Denton, co. York

children

1. Hon Conyers Darcy, later 8th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 5th Baron Conyers later 1st Earl of Holderness

2. Hon Sir William Darcy, of Witton Castle, co. Durham (bapt. 15 May 1608), mar. Dorothy Selby, dau. of Sir George Selby, of Newcastle, co. Durham, and had issue

3. Hon Henry Darcy, of New Park, co. York, mar., and had issue

4. Hon Thomas Darcy, of Winkeburne, co. Nottingham (bapt. 19 Dec 1613)

5. Hon Marmaduke Darcy, Gentleman Usher to King Charles II, Member of Parliament for Richmond 1665-78 (bapt. 4 Jun 1615; d. 3 Jul 1687)

6. Hon James Darcy, of Sedbury Park, co. York, Member of Parliament for Richmond 1660 (bapt. 30 Nov 1617 ; d. after 13 Oct 1673), mar. Isabel Wyvill, 3rd dau. of Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, 2nd Bt., of Constable Burton, co. York, by his wife Isabel Gascoigne, dau. and hrss. of Sir William Gascoigne, of Sedbury Park, co. York, and had issue

7. Edward Darcy (bapt. 27 Jan 1620/1; bur. vp. 26 Dec 1621)

1. Hon Barbara Darcy (b. 3 May 1600; bur. 31 Mar 1696), mar. 22 Apr 1617 Matthew Hutton, of Marske, co. York

2. Hon Ursula Darcy (bapt. 7 Jul 1601), mar. 21 Sep 1620 John Stillington, of Kelfield, co. York

3. Isabel Darcy (bapt. 22 Jun 1609)

4. Hon Anne Darcy (bapt. 15 Mar 1611), mar. 4 Aug 1633 Thomas Metcalfe, of Bellerby, co. York

5. Hon Grace Darcy (bapt. 25 Aug 1616), mar. (1) 5 Aug 1633 George Best, of Middleton, co. York, and (2) Francis Molineux

6. Philadelphia Darcy (bapt. 17 Oct 1619 ; bur. vp. 8 Mar 1627/8)

7. Hon Mary Darcy (bapt. 5 Sep 1624), mar. 30 Oct 1655 Acton Burnell, of Winckeburne, co. Nottingham

8. Hon Dorothy Darcy, mar. John Dalton, of Hawkswell, co. York

9. Hon Margaret Darcy (bur. 1668), mar. Sir Thomas Harrison, of Allerthorpe

died

3 Mar 1653/4

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1603; by letters patent dated 10 Aug 1641 he 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 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.

 

Conyers [Darcy], 8th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 5th Baron Conyers later 1st Earl of Holderness

created

5 Dec 1682 Earl of Holderness

 

The Baronies of Darcy de Knayth and Conyers were held by the Earls of Holderness from 5 Dec 1682 until 16 May 1778, when on the death of Robert [Darcy], 4th Earl of Holderness, 11th Baron Darcy de Knayth, etc., the Earldom of Holderness became extinct and the baronies passed to his only surviving child:

 

Lady Amelia Darcy later Osborne, suo jure Baroness Darcy de Knayth and Conyers

only surv. child of Robert [Darcy], 4th Earl of Holderness, 11th Baron Darcy de Knayth, etc., by his wife Mary Doublet, dau. of Francis Doublet

born

12 Oct 1754

mar. (1)

29 Nov 1773 (div. 1779) Francis Godolphin [Osborne], 5th Duke of Leeds

children by first husband

1. Lord George William Frederick Osborne, later 13th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 10th Baron Conyers later 6th Duke of Leeds

2. Lord Francis Godolphin Osborne, later 1st Baron Godolphin

1. Lady Mary Henrietta Juliana Osborne (b. 7 Sep 1776;  d. 21 Oct 1862), mar. 16 Jul 1801 Thomas [Pelham], 2nd Earl of Chichester, and had issue

mar. (2)

1 Jun 1779 as his first wife Capt John Byron (b. 7 Feb 1756; mar. (2) 12 May 1785 Catherine Gordon, dau. of George Gordon of Gight; d. 2 Aug 1791), 1st son of Adm Hon John Byron (by his wife Sophia Trevannion, dau. of John Trevannion, of Carhays, co. Cornwall), 2nd son by his third wife of William [Byron], 4th Baron Byron

only child by second husband

2. Hon Augusta Byron, a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte (b. 1782; d. 18 Oct 1851), mar. 17 Aug 1807 her first cousin Lt Col George Leigh, and had issue

died

27 Jan 1784

suc. by

son by first husband

 

George William Frederick [Osborne], 13th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 10th Baron Conyers later 6th Duke of Leeds, KG

note

suc. his mother 27 Jan 1784 as 13th Baron Darcy de Knayth and 10th Baron Conyers and his father 31 Jan 1799 as 6th Duke of Leeds, etc.

 

The Baronies of Darcy de Knayth and Conyers were held by the Dukes of Leeds from 31 Jan 1799 until 4 May 1859, when on the death of Francis Godolphin Darcy [Osborne], 7th Duke of Leeds, 14th Baron Darcy de Knayth, 11th Baron Conyers, etc., the Dukedom of Leeds passed to a cousin and the baronies devolved on his nephew:

 

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

1st son of Sackville Walter Lane-Fox MP, by his wife Lady Charlotte Mary Anne Georgiana Osborne, 1st dau. of George William Frederick [Osborne], 6th Duke of Leeds, 13th Baron Darcy de Knayth, 10th Baron Conyers, etc.

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 his death the Baronies of Darcy de Knayth and Conyers fell into abeyance between his two daughters, Hon Marcia Amelia Mary Pelham, Countess of Yarborough, and Hon Violet Ida Evelyn Herbert, later Countess of Powis.  The abeyance of the Barony of Conyers was terminated 8 Jun 1892 in favour of his elder dau. and cohrss., 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 dau. and cohrss., the Countess of Powis:

 

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

born

1 Jun 1865

mar.

21 Aug 1890 George Charles [Herbert], 4th Earl of Powis

children

1. Capt Hon Percy Robert Herbert, styled Viscount Clive (b. 2 Dec 1892; dvp. 13 Oct 1916)

2. Hon Mervyn Horatio Herbert, styled Viscount Clive later 17th Baron Darcy de Knayth

1. Lady Hermione Gwladys Herbert (b. 17 Sep 1900; d. 25 May 1995), mar. 6 Nov 1924 Count Roberto Lucchesi Palli, 11th Duke della Grazia and 13th Prince di Campofranco (d. 1979), and had issue

died

29 Apr 1929

suc. by

son

 

Mervyn Horatio Herbert [Herbert], styled Viscount Clive later 17th Baron Darcy de Knayth

born

7 May 1904

mar.

18 Oct 1934 Vida Cuthbert (mar. (2) 24 Oct 1945 Brig Derek Schreiber MVO), only dau. of Capt James Harold Cuthbert DSO, of Beaufront Castle, Hexham, co. Northumberland, by his wife Kathleen Alice Straker OBE, 1st dau. of John Coppin Straker, of Stagshaw and The Leazes, Hexham, co. Northumberland

only child

1. Hon Davina Marcia Herbert, later suo jure Baroness Darcy de Knayth

died

v.p. Mar 1943

suc. by

daughter

 

Hon Davina Marcia Herbert later Ingrams, suo jure Baroness Darcy de Knayth, DBE

born

10 Jul 1938

mar.

1 Mar 1960 Rupert George Ingrams (b. 16 Mar 1939; d. 28 Feb 1964), 3rd son of Leonard St Clair Ingrams OBE, of Cheyne Row, London, by his wife Victoria Susan Beatrice Reid, 2nd dau. of Sir James Reid, 1st Bt. GCVO KCB, Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V, by his wife Hon Susan Baring, 3rd dau. of Edward Charles [Baring], 1st Baron Revelstoke

children

1. Hon Caspar David Ingrams, later 19th Baron Darcy de Knayth

1. Hon Miranda Ingrams (b. 23 Oct 1960)

2. Hon Catriona Ingrams (b. 18 Nov 1963)

died

24 Feb 2008

suc. by

son

note

DBE 1996; elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

Caspar David [Ingrams], 19th Baron Darcy de Knayth

born

5 Jan 1962

mar.

14 Sep 1896 Catherine Baker, 1st dau. of Bryan Baker, of Abingdon, co. Berkshire

children

1. Hon Thomas Rupert Ingrams (b. 23 Oct 1999)

2. Hon Henry St Clair Ingrams (b. 12 Sep 2001)

3. Hon George Richard Ingrams (b. 21 Mar 2004)

 

 Last updated 15 Apr 2012

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Title:

19th Baron Darcy de Knayth

(England, writ sum. 27 Jan 1331/2)

 

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