Name: John 5th Baron le SCROPE , of Bolton, KG, Sir 1
Birth: 22 JUL 1437 in Bolton, Wensley, Yorkshire North Riding, England 1
Death: 17 AUG 1498 1
BARONY OF SCROPE (V) 1459
JOHN (LE SCROPE), LORD SCROPE (of Bolton), 1st son and heir (a), born 22 July 1437 or 1438. The escheators in cos. Leicester and York were ordered to cause him to have full seisin of his father's lands, 5 May 1459. He was summoned to Parliament from 30 July 1460 16 January 1496/7; knighted before 23 August 1460, when he was on the Commission of the Peace, co. York, North Riding. A Yorkist, he was with Warwick at the battle of Northampton, 10 July 1460; present in London when Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, surrendered the Great Seal, 25 July 1460; "sore hurt" at the battle of Towton, 29 March 1461; present at the battle of Hexham, 15 May 1462; attended Edward IV on his journey to Scotland, December 1464; nominated K.G. before 22 April 1463; Captain of Newcastle, winter 1463-64. He headed a rising in Richmondshire, but submitted to Edward at York, 22 March 1469/70; in charge of the East coast before Edward's landing, 14 March 1470. He was a Commissioner to negotiate a marriage between the Lady Cecily, youngest daughter of Edward IV, and James, the infant son of James III [SCT], 29 July 1474, and stood proxy for her at her betrothal, Edinburgh, 26 October following; took part in the King's invasion of France with 20 men-at-arms and 200 archers, 1475; was on a mission to Rome with Earl Rivers, 1476; Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Middlesex 12 May 1477 and co. York, 5 May 1481/2; Commissioner of Array, co. York, North Riding, 20 June 1480. With Northumberland he led the van of the English army invading Scotland, July 1482; Commissioner to treat with the Ambassadors of Alexander (Stewart), Duke of Albany [SCT], 12 January 1482/3. He attended the Coronation of Richard III, 6 July 1483; Commissioner to assess and collect certain subsidies, co. York, 1 August 1483; Commissioner of Array to resist the rebels, Devon and Cornwall, 13 November 1483; co. York, North Riding, 8 December 1484; on the Commission of the Peace, Cornwall, 30 December 1483; Devon and Somerset, 5 December 1484. For his good serviccs against the rcbels Richard III granted him and the heirs male of his body certain manors and lands in Devon and Cornwall, 5 December, and appointed him Constable of Exeter Castle for life, 6 December 1484. After the accession of Henry VII he was present at the banquet of the Order of the Garter at York, 22 April 1486, but he supported Lambert Simnel and, with Thomas, Lord Scrope (of Masham), made an unsuccessful attack on Bootharn Bar, York, June 1487. He had a general pardon February 1487/8. He fought against the Scots and assisted in raising the siege of Norham Castle, August 1497.
He married, 1stly (dispensation 22 November 1447, they being related in the 4th degree), Joan, daughter of William (FITZHUGH), 4th LORD FITZHUGH, by Margery, daughter of Sir William (DE WILLOUGHBY), LORD WILLOUGHBY. She, who, as well as her husband, was admitted to the Gild of Corpus Christi, York, 1462-63, died before 1470. He married, 2ndly, before 10 December 1471, Elizabeth, widow of William (LA ZOUCHE), 5th LORD ZOUCHE (of Haryngworth) (died 25 December 1462), daughter of Sir Oliver ST. JOHN, by Margaret, only daughter and eventually heir of Sir John BEAUCHAMP, of Bletsoe, Beds. She was living in 1489 and died before 3 July 1494. He married, 3rdly, after 9 February 1490/1, Anne, widow of (i) Sir William CHAMBERLAINE, K.G. (died March or April 1462), and (ii) Sir Robert WINGFIELD, M.P., Controller of the Household (died shortly before 13 November 1481), daughter and heir of Sir Robert HARLING, of East Harling, Norfolk, by Jane, daughter and heir of Edmund GUNVILLE. He died 17 August 1498 [a2]. His widow, by whom he had no issue, died 18 September 1498. [Complete Peerage XI:544-6, XIV:573-4, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
(a) He had 2 brothers, Sir Richard Scrope and Ralph Scope, Rector of Hambleden, Bucks, and Archdeacon of Northumberland, d. 2 Mar 1516.
[a2] He held a messuage or tenement in London lately called "Sergiauntes Inn" opposite St. Andrew's, Holborn, of which he had been enfeoffed by Sir Guy Fairfax, Justice of the King's Bench, by charter, 8 February 1493/4. The 1st Lord's father had acquired a messuage in Holborn as early as 1344. The 5th Lord also held lands in Kent, Bucks, Beds, Leic, co. Cambridge, Rutland, York City, co. York, co. Lincoln and Notts.
Father: Henry 4th Baron le SCROPE , of Bolton, Sir b: 4 JUN 1418 in Bolton, Wensley, Yorkshire North Riding, England
Mother: Elizabeth le SCROPE b: ABT 1420 in Masham, Bedale, Yorkshire North Riding, England
Joan FITZHUGH b: ABT 1437 in Ravensworth, Richmond, Yorkshire North Riding, England
22 NOV 1447
in 1st wife
Elizabeth ST. JOHN b: ABT 1437 in Bletsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
BEF 10 DEC 1471
in 2nd husband 2nd wife 1
Anne daughter Sir Robert HARLING , of E. Harling b: ABT 1440 in East Harling, Thetford, Norfolk, England
AFT 9 FEB 1490/91
in 3rd husband 3rd wife 1
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000