Conyers Darcy, 1st Earl of Holderness

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Conyers Darcy by Johannes Priwitzer, ca. 1630
Conyers Darcy in 1625, aged 27. Arms: Azure semée of cross crosslets and three cinquefoils argent (Darcy) impaling Argent, a chevron sable between three rooks proper (Rokeby, canting arms for his wife)

Conyers Darcy, 1st Earl of Holderness (24 January 1598/1599 – 14 June 1689) was a British noble; 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:


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  2. ^ "Conyers D'Arcy, 8th Lord D'Arcy and Conyers, 1st Earl of Holdernesse (1598/9 - 1689)". Archived from the original on 5 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
Peerage of England
New creation Earl of Holderness
Succeeded by
Conyers Darcy
Preceded by
Conyers Darcy
Baron Darcy de Knayth
Baron Conyers