Conyers of Sockburn, Coatham, Ormesby and Hornby

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John Watson

Oct 31, 2008, 3:35:21 AM10/31/08
Hi all,

Something which has puzzled me and I am sure many other genealogists
over the years, how do the families of Conyers of Sockburn, Conyers of
Coatham, Conyers of Ormesby and Conyers of Hornby fit together. Here
is my suggestion, which is full of holes but at least has the merit of
fitting the available facts. The main differences to the perceived
pedigrees being the identification of Scolastica de Cotum's husband as
Roger Conyers, and the subsequent descent of lands in Coatham, Durham
and Northumberland. Any corrections or additions would be gratefully

1. Humphrey Conyers
Birth: abt. 1215
Death: bef. 1283 [1]
Father: Geoffrey (Galfrid) Conyers

succeeded his brother John as lord of Sockburn, and Girsby[1]

Spouse: Pernel [1]

Children: John Conyers (- <1304)
Sir Roger Conyers (- <1298)

1.1 John Conyers
Birth: abt. 1240
Death: bef. 1304[1]

proved his right to free warren in Girsby in 1293[1]

Spouse: Unknown

Children: John Conyers (c.1270-<1342)
Roger Conyers (-) >>> Conyers of Sockburn

1.2 Roger Conyers
Birth: abt. 1250
Death: bef. 1298
Father: Humphrey Conyers
Mother: Pernel

Sir Roger de Conyers, knight [2]
protection for 4 years going to Holy Land, 10 Feb 1271 [2]
Holding 1 knight's fee in Northumberland [2]
Distrained to receive knighthood 1278 [2]
Quittance of eyre, Northumberland 27 Dec 1278 [2]
Safe conduct for him, sent by King to Rothelan, 28 Apr 1279 [2]
Protection till Michaelmas 31 Mar 1282 [2]

He and his wife dead at the date of his father-in-law, Ralph de
Cotum's ipm, when Ralph's heirs were his daughter Alice and John
Conyers, son of his daughter Scolastica [4]

Spouse: Scolastica de Cotum
Death: bef. 14 Sep 1298 (date of writ for father's ipm) [3]
Father: Sir Ralph de Cotum
Mother: Christian

Children: John Conyers (1284-1310)

1.2.1 John Conyers
Birth: abt. 1270
Death: bef. Apr 1310 [5]
Father: Roger Conyers
Mother: Scolastica de Cotum

Of Coatham Conyers, in the parish of Long Newton, Durham, also know as
Coatham Stub and Stubhouse [7]

21 July 1300, had pourparty of the lands late of Ralph de Cotun, his
grandfather [6] included manors of Cronkley & Benrig, Northumberland

John Conyers 'of Stubhouse' made a grant of land in Cronkley
(Northumberland) in 1306 [7]

29 April 1310, Debtor: Thomas de Aynill, of Deighton, Creditor: John
de Coyners of Stib Ho (Stubhous), recently deceased [5]

Spouse: Unknown

Children: Robert Conyers (c. 1305->1338) Robert Conyers
Birth: abt. 1305
Death: aft. 1338 [10]
Father: John Conyers

de Banco Rolls relating to Northumberland for 1321: Robert, son of
John de Conyers of Stubhous, plaintiff, William de Herle, defendant.
Manor of Benrigge [8]

de Banco Rolls for Northumberland for 1338, Robert de Conyers of
Hubhouse, plaintiff, William Hunter and others, defendant. Trespass at
Crumclyf [Cronkley] for 20s. [10]

Spouse: Unknown

Children: Robert Conyers (c.1325->Nov 1390) Robert Conyers
Birth: abt. 1325
Death: bef 18 Nov 1390 (date of ipm) [11]
Father: Robert Conyers

Of Coatham Stub and and through first wife, Juliana de Percy, lord of
Ormesby in Cleveland, Yorkshire

ipm for Durham of Robert Coniers taken 18 November 1390. Robert
Conyers, aged 34 is his son and next heir. He had been enfeoffed of
his manor jointly with Alina his wife, to hold to them and their heirs
of Robert and his first wife Juliana. He held the manor of Cotom next
Longnewton of Thomas, son and heir of Alexander Surtees [11]

Spouse 1: Juliana de Percy (c.1330-1370) [12]
Father: John de Percy of Ormesby (->1325)

Children: Sir Robert Conyers (c.1356-1432)
John Conyers(c.1360-1412)
William Conyers ( -<1412)
Margaret Conyers ( -1408)

Spouse 2: Aline de la Legh (c.1340-1408)
Widow of William de Dalden (d. 1369) [13]

Children: Joan Conyers (c.1380-1438)

Note: Robert Conyers of Coatham Stub, Durham did not marry Joan, neice
of William de Melton, as suggested by N. Harris Nicholas. Robert
Conyers who married Joan was of Norton Conyers, Yorkshire - see Feet
of Fines for the county of York, 1327 to 1347, Yorkshire
Archaeological Society Record Series, vol. 42; 1910, p. 52 Robert Conyers
Birth: abt. 1356 [11]
Death: bef. 18 Jul 1432 [15]
Father: Robert Conyers
Mother: Juliana de Percy

Sir Robert Conyers of Ormesby

de Banco Rolls for 1369 for Northumberland. Robert Conyers, chivaler,
executor of Goscelin Surtays, plaintiff. Robert Conyers de Stubhouse
and Elizabeth his wife, defendants [14]

Robert Conyers, knight, brother of John Conyers of Horneby, mentioned
in a royal pardon, dated 22 Apr 1423 [16]

John Conyers of Ormesby administered to his father Sir Robert
Conyers's effects on 18 Jul 1432 [15]

Spouse: Elizabeth

Children: John Conyers (c.1385-1438) John Conyers
Birth: abt.1360
Death: bef. Jul 1412 [18]
Father: Robert Conyers
Mother: Juliana de Percy

John Conyers of Hornby

17 Aug 1403, Robert and John Conyers, brothers, were appointed
custodians of the castle of Skelton, the manors of Skelton and Marske,
and all the other lands of Thomas Faucomberge knight in cos. York and
Northumberland [17]

dead before 24 April 1412, when Richard de Norton and Laurence de
Middleton, vicar of the church of Grimston granted to Richard son of
John Conyers of Hornby, deceased, the manor of Solberge (Solbergh
Super Wysk') [18]

Spouse: Margaret St. Quintin
Birth: abt. 1385
Death: aft. May 1435
Father: Anthony St. Quintin
Mother: Elizabeth Gascoigne?

Children: Christopher Conyers (c.1400-1460)
Richard Conyers [18]
Thomas Conyers [18]



1. 'Parishes: Sockburn', A History of the County of York North Riding:
Volume 1 (1914), pp. 449-454
2. Harleian Society, Vol 80, Knights of Edward I , Vol I (London:
1929) p 234
3. Calendar of Fine Rolls, Vol 1, p 403
4. Calendar of Fine Rolls, Vol 1, p 424
5. Chancery: Certificates of Statute Merchant and Statute Staple, C
6. Calendar of Fine Rolls, Vol 1, p 432
7. 'Parishes: Long Newton', A History of the County of Durham: Volume
3 (1928), pp. 299-304
8. Archaeologica Aeliana, Third Series, Vol 6 (Newcastle: 1910) p 45
9. John Hodgson, A History of Northumberland, Vol V (Vol 3, Part 1)
(London: 1820) p 53 & 104
10. Archaeologica Aeliana, Third Series, Vol 6 (Newcastle: 1910) p 48
11. 45th Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records
(London: 1885) p 175
12. 'Parishes: Ormesby', A History of the County of York North Riding:
Volume 2 (1923), pp. 276-283
13. 45th Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records
(London: 1885) p 183
14. Archaeologica Aeliana, Third Series, Vol 7 (Newcastle: 1910) p 59
15. Surtees Society, Vol 30, Testamenta Eboracensia, Part II (Durham:
1855) p 64n
16. Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry 6, Vol 1, p 28
17. Complete Peerage, Vol 5, p 277
18. Lincolnshire Archives, Yarborough [YARB 16/1/1]

John Watson

Oct 31, 2008, 4:56:08 AM10/31/08
> Note: Robert Conyers of Coatham Stub, Durham did not marry Joan, niece

Hi all,

I spotted a small error in my previous post.

John Conyers, son of Sir Roger Conyers must have been born before
1279, since the king gave him his share of Ralph de Cotum's lands ín
1300 when he must have been 21 or more.



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