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Scrope 4: Scrope of Cockerington, Scrope of Danby, Scrope of Hambleden, Scrope of Spennithorpe
John Scrope of Spennithorpe and Hambleden b before 1498, d before 11.1547
m Phillis Rokeby dau of Ralph Rokeby of Rokeby and Mortham
1. Henry Scrope of Spennithorpe and Danby
m Elizabeth Conyers d 03.03.1609, dau of Simon Conyers of Danby BLG identifies Elizabeth's father Simon as grandson of Sir John Conyers of Hornby. However, although BLG also refers to the connection with the Earls of Yarborough which seems to confirm that this is meant to refer to the Sir John who died at the battle of Edgcote in 1469, the dates seem wrong. This is to be investigated further.
A. Francis Scrope of Danby dsp bur 04.12.1626
m Dorothy Caterick dau of Anthony Caterick of Stanwick
B. Henry Scrope of Stainton dsp 1612
C. Christopher Scrope of Spennithorpe bur 22.01.1637
m Margaret Beesley dau of John Beesley of Skelton
i. Henry Scrope of Danby b 14.10.1605, d 1642
m Anne Plumpton bpt 01.03.1603-4, d 16.12.1650, dau of Sir Edward Plumpton of Plumpton
a. Anne Scrope d 1692
m 1653 Thomas Tempest of Roundhay Grange d 24.06.1697
ii. Simon Scrope of Danby b 1615, d 22.12.1691
m Mary Wharton dau of Michael Wharton of Beverley
a. Simon Scrope of Danby bpt 14.11.1666, d 11.03.1723
m1 Anne Constable dsp 21.02.1694/5, dau of Robert Constable, 3rd Viscount Dunbar
m2 Frances Sheldon d 10.09.1733, dau of Ralph Sheldon of Weston
1 Edward Scrope dvp unm 30.10.1719
2 Simon Scrope of Danby d 03.01.1788
m Ann Clementina Meynell dau of George Meynell of Aldborough and West Ralton
A Simon Scrope bpt 19.11.1755, bur 23.08.1756
B Simon Scrope of Danby bpt 29.12.1788, d 14.08.1838
m 03.03.1789 Catherine Dorothy Meynell dau of Edward Meynell of North Kilvington and The Fryerage
i Simon Thomas Scrope of Danby bpt 17.04.1790, d 01.10.1872 had issue
m 25.06.1821 Mary Jones d 25.04.1830, dau of John Jones of Llanarth Court
ii 4 sons and 3 daughters
C Clementina Elizabeth Frances Scrope
m James Maxwell of Kirkconnell
3 James Scrope b c1715, 4th son
4 Mary Dorothy Scrope d 09.03.1737
m 02.06.1728 Thomas Peter Strickland of Sizergh b 19.06.1701
b.+ 2 sons and 2 daughters
D. Anne Scrope possibly of this generation
m William Thoresby of Thoresby
2. Ralph Scrope of Hambleden and Cockerington d 1572
m before 22.07.1560 Elizabeth Windsor dau of William Windsor, 2nd Lord
A. Sir Adrian Scrope of Cockerington d 10.12.1623
m Ursula Clifton dau of Sir John Clifton of Barrington Court
i. Sir Gervase Scrope of Cockerington, Sheriff of Lincolnshire d 1655
m Katherine Hungerford dau of John Hungerford of Hungerford
a. Sir Adrian Scrope of Cockerington b 1615, d 1667
m Mary Carr d 1685, dau of Sir Robert Carr, 2nd Bart of Sleaford
1 Sir Carr Scrope, Bart of Cockerington b 1649, dsp 11.1680
2 Robert Scrope of Cockerington d 1718
m Lucy Newton dau of Sir John Newton of Ganwarby
A George Scrope of Cockerington
m1 Elizabeth Cresswell b 1691/2, d 25.07.1719, dau of Richard Cresswell of Sidbury not Sudbury
i Gervase Scrope of Cockerington b 1711, dsp 1776
ii Frederick James Scrope of Cockerington b 1718, dsp 1780
iii Mary Scrope b 15.06.1713, d 11.03.1767
m1 06.07.1737 Francis Scott, 2nd Earl of Deloraine dsp 11.05.1739
m2 Thomas Vivian d 02.08.1770
a Mary Vivian of Cockerington dsp 1795
m John Peart, later Scrope
m2 Frances Lister dau of Thomas Lister of Coleby
iv Thomas Scrope of Cockerington and Coleby dsp 1792
m Eliza Mary Clay dsp 07.1806, dau of William Clay
ii.+ other issue including John and Edwin
3. Adrian Scrope ancestor of Scropes of Wormsley
m Ursula Ludlow daughter of George Ludlow and Edith de Windsor
Lu12-8-1. Robert Scrope b 1569 in Middlesex d in Hambleden, Oxford
m 29 Nov 1624 Margaret Cornwall b about 1573 in London d 20 Mar 1633
Lu12-8-1-1. Mary Scrope born about 1596 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England
Lu12-8-1-2. Ursula Scrope born 22 January, 1598 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England
Lu12-8-1-3. Elizabeth Scrope born 20 January, 1599 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England
Lu12-8-1-4. Adrian Scrope - born about 12 January, 1600; believed to be the regicide, Col. Adrian Scrope, whose signature is on the death warrant of King Charles. Adrian Scrope was prominent under Cromwell in the Great Rebellion; fought at Edgehill and other battles, was Governor of Bristol Castle, a Commissioner to Scotland, and was appointed one of the High Court of Justice which condemned Charles the First to be beheaded. He attended that Court with exemplary regularity, sat close to Bradshaw, the President, was 37th to sign the death warrant on Jan. 27, 1648. During the political revolutions of 1659-60, he apparently remained neutral and had some prospect of escape at the Restoration of Charles the Second. He surrendered himself in obedience to the King's proclamation; the House of Commons voted he should have the benefit of the Act of Indemnity on payment of one year's rent, but the House of Lords ordered all the King's judges to be arrested and excepted Scrope absolutely from pardon. Later, the Commons reiterated their vote in Scrope's favour, but the Lords remained firm. Taken altogether, this was an inexcusable breach of faith, as Scrope had surrendered in reliance upon the King's proclamation.
At his Trial, held at Old Bailey, Oct. 12, 1660, Scrope defended himself with dignity and moderation. He admitted, reluctantly, that he had signed the death warrant of Charles the First. Pleaded that "he was not in the parliament, and that which was done in the high court of justice, it was done by a commission from the parliament, and it was that authority that was then accounted the supreme authority of the nation." Answering this plea, the presiding judge gave an exposition of the British Constitution, showed that the so-called Parliament which had appointed the High Court of Justice was not only unconstitutional but unrepresentative, for "there was but forty-six sat, whereas there were above two hundred and forty excluded," and said : "When men shall assume their acts by obeying them, it is an aggravation." Scrope then pleaded : "If I have been misled, I am not a single person that has been misled, for I see a great many faces that were misled at that time as well as myself," and "I hope that an error of the judgement shall not be accounted an error of the will, for I never went to the work with a malicious heart," to which Lord Chief Barron replied : "If a man do an act of this nature, that may be some kind of excuse to God, but towards man you are to look to the fact." Scrope then reminded the Court that he had surrendered himself on the King's proclamation, but Richard Browne, lord mayor elect of London, in whom "there was great meanness, if not worse," certainly a renegade, for he had been formerly a major-general in the parliamentary army and a kind of a friend of Scrope's, now anxious to prove his loyalty to the new regime, swore that since the restoration of Charles the Second, Scrope had used words apparently justifying the late King's execution and had not pronounced it murder, saying "some are of the opinion, and some of another," and this evidence, which also led to the abandonment of Scrope by the Commons, sealed his fate and he was executed at Charing Cross, London, England on Oct. 17, 1660, aged 58. The Chief Justice, who treated Scrope with great civility and was as just as could be expected at the time, stated : "Mr. Scrope to give him his due is not such a person as some of the rest, but he was unhappily engaged in this bloody business." Noble in his "Lives of the Regicides," states : "It was a thousand pities that if so many were to die as public examples, some of the others were equally guilty of the King's death, and whose lives were a disgrace to any cause, were not substituted in his stead." Ludlow, a contemporary probably his great uncle Lu12-1 Sir Edmund Ludlow, said : "His port and mean were noble, and the endowments of his mind every way answerable," and an account of his behaviour in prison and at the gallows describes him as "a comely ancient gentleman," and dwells on his cheerfulness and courage. The night preceeding his death, a nephew came to him in his dungeon and requested him to repent of the part he acted in the King's death, and submit to the present King's mercy, to which he replied, "avoid satan," and this same night he composed himself and "slept so sound he snored." At the gallows he referred to "him through whose means I was brought here to suffer, I say no more, the Lord forgives him, I shall not name him," and in his last prayer, he asked for "strength to stand and endure the present hour of temptation," after which the executioner performed his bloody office.
m Mary Waller born 1605; died 1660 in Charing Cross, London, England on 29 November, 1624 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-4-1. Edmund Scrope - born 1626 in Southwark, Surrey, England; died 1658
Lu12-8-1-4-2. Robert Scrope - born 1628 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-4-3. Ann Scrope born 1634 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-4-4. Margaret Scrope born 1632 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-4-5. Ann Scrope born 1634 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-4-6. William Scrope - born 19 March, 1636 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; possible alias as a Throope who died 4 December, 1704 and was buried in East Burial Ground Cem, Bristol, Rhode Island This resort also seems likely, since Roger Ludlow his second cousin became the father of jurisprudence in nearby Connecticut.
Lu12-8-1-4-7. Margaret Scrope born 6 February, 1639 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-4-8. Mary Scrope born 1640 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-4-9. Margaret Scrope born 1642 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-4-10. Elizabeth Scrope born 1644 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-4-11. Adrian Scrope - born 1646 in Southwark, Surrey, England
Lu12-8-1-5. Anne Scrope born 1603 in Wormsley, Oxfordshire, England; christened 7 September, 1603 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England
Lu12-8-1-6. Margaret Scrope christened 23 December, 1604 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England
Lu12-8-1-7. Margaret Scrope christened 23 December, 1604 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England
Lu12-8-1-8. Francis Scrope christened 15 April, 1606 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England
Lu12-8-1-9. Robert Scrope - christened 18 April, 1608 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England
Lu12-8-1-10. Sarah Scrope born 23 January, 1610-11 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England; died 12 October 1616
Lu12-8-1-11. Alice Scrope christened 17 January 1613 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England; died 12 October 1616
Lu12-8-1-12. Mary Scrope christened 15 May 1614 in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England
4. Mary Scrope probably of this generation
m Thomas More of Barnborough

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