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  • ID: I34109
  • Name: John 4th Baron le SCROPE , of Masham, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1388 in Masham, Bedale, Yorkshire North Riding, England 1
  • Death: 15 NOV 1455 in Upsall, Yorkshire North Riding, England 1
  • Burial: Scrope Chapel, York Minster, York, England
  • Note:
    BARONY OF SCOPE OF MASHAM (IV) 1426

    JOHN LE SCROPE, of Masham, younger brother of Henry, being 4th of the 5 sons of the 2nd Lord, became, 5 September 1418, after the death s.p. of his two elder brothers, heir to the attainted Barony and the family estates, being then aged 30 years and more. He was admitted to the Gild of Corpus Christi, York, 1416-17; knighted 15 February 1423/4; P.C. 28 February 1423/4; on the Commission of the Peace, Essex, Lincs (Holland and Lindsey), Notts, Yorks (East and North Riding), 20 July 1424. He petitioned Parliament in April 1425 to have livery of estates proved to be entailed, in accordance with a conditional promise made by Henry V, in cos. Northumberland, York, Lincoln, Essex, Suffolk, and city York. The Lord Chancellor determined that he might as heir in tail enter into said lands at his pleasure, 16 July 1425. He recovered the Barony and was summoned to Parliament from 7 January 1425/6 to 26 May 1455, by writs directed "Johanni Lescrop de Masham." Commissioner to raise a loan, co. York, 23 July 1426; Commissioner de walliis et fossatis, co. York, 26 August 1427. He was appointed one of the Ambassadors to Pope Martin V, and also to negotiate leagues with Alfonso V, King of Aragon, and Sigismund, King of the Romans, July 1428; sent by the P.C. to treat with the Scottish Commissionrs for a fresh peace or truce, 24 January 1429/30; Commissioner to raise a loan, co. York, 6 March 1429/30; Lord Treasurer, 26 February 1431/2 to August 1433; Ambassador to the Grand Master of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem at Rhodes, 29 January 1434/5; Ambassador to Dietrich, Archbishop of Cologne, 4 February 1438/9; Commissioner to distribute an allowance in deduction of tax, co. York, North Riding, 20 April 1440; city York, 14 July 1441; ordered to keep a watch on unlawfuI assemblies, 30 August 1440; Commissioner to raise a loan, co. York, 28 November 1440; requested by the P.C. to reconcile the Abbot of St. Mary's Abbey, York, and the Mayor of the city, 4 March 1442/3; Commissioner to meet the Scottish Commissioners at Durham, 1 May 1444, to treat for a 7 years' truce; Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer touching treasons and felonies, city York, 5 April 1447; Commissioner to collect the subsidy, co. York, East Riding, 8 August 1450.

    He married, before 24 August 1418, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas CHAWORTH, of Wiverton, Notts, by his 1st wife, of whom she was the only child and heir, Nicole, daughter and heir of Sir Gerard BRAYBROKE (Sheriff of Essex and Herts, 5 November 1406). He died 15 November 1455, and was buried in the Scrope Chapel in York Minster. His widow took the veil in 1455. Admonishment 12 March 1466/7 at York. [Complete Peerage XI:566-8, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]




    Father: Stephen 2nd Baron le SCROPE , of Masham, Sir b: ABT 1345 in Masham, Bedale, Yorkshire North Riding, England
    Mother: Margery de WELLES b: ABT 1350 in Bonthorpe, Lincolnshire, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth CHAWORTH b: ABT 1403 in Wiverton Hall, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England
    • Married: BEF 24 AUG 1418 1
    Children
    1. Has No Children Henry le SCROPE , Master of Masham b: ABT 1419 in Masham, Bedale, Yorkshire North Riding, England
    2. Has Children Elizabeth le SCROPE b: ABT 1420 in Masham, Bedale, Yorkshire North Riding, England
    3. Has No Children John le SCROPE , Master of Masham b: ABT 1425 in Masham, Bedale, Yorkshire North Riding, England
    4. Has Children Thomas 5th Baron le SCROPE , of Masham, Sir b: ABT 1428 in Masham, Bedale, Yorkshire North Riding, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XI:566-8
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