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Myles Metcalfe

Birthplace: Nappa, Yorkshire, , England
Death: Died in St Peter, Yorkshire, , England
Place of Burial: York, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Metcalfe and Gelsone Ireby
Father of Reginald Metcalfe; Bryan Metcalfe; Myles Metcalfe; Thomas Metcalfe; Joan Metcalfe and 1 other
Brother of Bryan Metcalfe, (of Beare Park); Joan Metcalfe; Edmund Metcalfe; Cecily Metcalfe; Thomas Metcalfe, of Bainesbridge, Wensleydale and 3 others

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About Myles Metcalfe

Myles was probably born around 1420-30. He was the son of James Metcalf, of Nappa, in Wensleydale, who married Gelsone of Ireby, and was Captain at the battle of Agincourt, under Henry V.

James Metcalf's children were: 1. Reginald, who married a Thornton of Thornton; 2. Bryan, the ancestor of the American Metcalfs; married Joanna of Boughton and lived in Beare Park, Marrich, Wensleydale. 3. Myles, who was in Parliament from York, in 1478; 4. Thomas, who was Privy Councillor in 1460, under Henry VI, and Chancellor of Lancaster under Richard III. 5. Joan, who married Marmaduke, Constable of Cliff; 6. Cicely, who died in 1502, Prioress of Marrich Abbey, in Iraledale, Priory of St. Andrew, Marrich.

On account of their adherence to the house of York, and Richard III., Myles Metcalf, the Recorder, and his brother, the Chancellor, were expressly excepted from the pardon granted in 1485, by Henry VII. But they were afterwards pardoned and restored to office.

Myles Metcalf died Feb. 25, 1494, and was buried in the Minster of York. There was a brass tablet in the Minster of York with the inscription :

"Hie jacet Mils Metcalf, quondam recordator istius civitatis, ac etiam sinus justiciarius dom. regis apud Lancaster, qui obiit XXV die mensis Februarii, ann. Dom. 1494. Cujus anime propitietus Deus. Amen."

(info from Metcalf Genealogy by Isaac Stevens Metcalf, 1898)

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Myles Metcalfe's Timeline

Nappa, Yorkshire, , England
February 25, 1485
Age 57
St Peter, Yorkshire, , England
York, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom