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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sir William le Scrope & Constance Fitz Gille

2498736. Sir William le Scrope & 2498737. Constance Fitz Gille

~1245, William le Scrop born in Wensley, Yorkshire, England, 2nd s/o 4997472. Sir William le Scrope.

~1255, Constance born in Newsom On Tyne, Yorkshire, England, heir & d/o §§Thomas Fitz Gille.

Aft. 1263, William heir to his older brother Richard.

1279, William seised of Baldinton, St. Laurence, Oxfordshire.

1286, William held 4 bovates in Yafford near Danby Wiske in Yorkshire, as well as lands in West Bolton and Bolton Parva.

1294, William, baliff of the Earl of Richmond; known to compete in tournaments.

1296, William obtained a grant of free warren in Bolton and other places in York.

7/22/1298, William fought at the battle of Falkirk and the defeat of William Wallace. (S) Bolton Castle. William knighted after the battle. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

4/10/1299, Charter of the chantry of Ellerton … Witnesses: William Le Scrop, Henry Le Scrop, … (S) UKNA.

6/4/1303, Sir Henry Scrope [eldest son] settled the manors of East and Little Bolton on his father William for life.

2/1312, William died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P740. (S) The Controversy Between Sir Richard Scrope and Sir Robert Grosvenor, Nicolas, 1832.

Children of William and Constance:

i. Sir Henry le Scrope, born ~1275 in England.

Henry married Margaret ?.

1299, Henry obtained license for a market and fair at Croft, Yorkshire.

1308, Henry made a Judge of the Court of the King’s Bench.

2/1311, Henry as an executor of the will of Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, loaned the king 4000 marks to support the war in Scotland.

1317, Henry made Chief Justice of the King’s Bench.

12/19/1330, Henry appointed Chief Baron of the Exchequer.

1/1/1333, Henry chartered the abbey of St. Agatha to have a priest celebrate divine service for William le Scrope and Constance his wife, Henry’s father and mother, and for Geoffrey le Scrope and Ivetta his wife.

9/7/1336, Henry died; buried in the Abey of St. Agatha near Richmond.

Child: Sir Richard Scrope – the plaintiff of the famous 1386 controversy between Sir Richard Scrope and Sir Robert Grosvenor.

ii. Geoffrey le Scrope (1249368), born ~1280 in England.

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