William Conyers, 1st Baron Conyers

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William Conyers
1st Baron Conyers
Spouse(s) Mary le Scrope
Lady Anne Neville
Issue
Noble family Conyers
Father Sir John Conyers (died 1469)
Mother Lady Alice Neville
Born 21 December 1468
Died 14 April 1524(1524-04-14) (aged 55)

William Conyers, 1st Baron Conyers (21 December 1468 – 14 April 1524), also known as William Conyers of Hornby, was an English baron and aristocrat.

Personal life[edit]

Conyers was the second but only surviving son of Sir John Conyers of Hornby and Lady Alice Neville,[1] daughter of William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent. His father having been killed in battle when he was under a year old, he succeeded to the family estates on the death of his grandfather Sir John Conyers on 14 March 1489/90. His first wife was Mary le Scrope, daughter of Sir John Scrope, 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton. His second wife was Lady Anne Neville, daughter of Ralph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmorland. He rebuilt Hornby Castle in Swaledale, Yorkshire, which the Conyers had inherited.

He served the king on several military expeditions to Scotland and also fought at the Battle of Flodden in 1513.

Titles[edit]

Conyers was created 1st Baron Conyers on 17 October 1509.[2] He was succeeded by Christopher Conyers, one of his sons by Anne. His daughter Katherine (d. 1566) married Sir Francis Bigod.[3]

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/cc4aq/conyers02.htm (must be a subscriber of this service)
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl (20 February 2011). "William Conyers, 1st Lord Conyers". The Peerage.com. p. 2928 § 29279. [unreliable source]
  3. ^ Hicks 2004.

References[edit]

Peerage of England
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Conyers
1509–1524
Succeeded by
Christopher Conyers