Conyers Darcy, 1st Earl of Holderness

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Conyers Darcy by Johannes Priwitzer, ca. 1630

Conyers Darcy, 1st Earl of Holderness (24 January 1598/1599 – 14 June 1689) was a British aristocrat who was created Earl of Holderness in 1682.

Personal life[edit]

Darcy was born the son of Conyers Darcy, 7th Baron Darcy de Knayth and Dorothy Belasyse. He was baptised on 24 Jan 1598/1599 at Kirkby Fleetham, co York (IGI Batch P015071 "Parish register transcripts, 1591-1812" Church of England. Parish Church of Kirkby-Fleetham, Yorkshire).

He married Grace Rokeby, daughter of Thomas Rokeby, on 14 October 1616. He succeeded to the titles of Baron Darcy de Knayth, Baron Conyers and Baron Darcy of Meinhill upon his father's death in 1654. He was created 1st Earl of Holderness on 5 December 1682.[1][2]

Lord Holderness had two children:

References[edit]

Peerage of England
New creation Earl of Holderness
1682–1689
Succeeded by
Conyers Darcy
Preceded by
Conyers Darcy
Baron Darcy de Knayth
1653–1689
Baron Conyers
1653–1680