Geoffrey le Scrope (c.1277 - c.1340) MP

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Birthplace: Masham, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Coverham Abbey, Yorkshire, , England
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About Geoffrey le Scrope

Father of Geofrey, Thomas, Stephen, John, William, Ivetta, Constance, Henry, and Beatrice

Brother of Stephen, Henry, and Stephen

buried: Coverham Abbey, Yorkshire, England

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He was an English lawyer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench for four periods between 1324 and 1338. He was the son of Sir William le Scrope, who was bailiff to the earl of Richmond in Richmondshire. Geoffrey’s older brother Henry was also a lawyer, and served as Chief Justice twice, 1317 – 23 and 1329 – 30.

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Sir Geoffrey le Scrope (c. 1280 – December 2, 1340) was an English lawyer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench for four periods between 1324 and 1338. He was the son of Sir William le Scrope, who was bailiff to the earl of Richmond in Richmondshire. Geoffrey’s older brother Henry was also a lawyer, and served as Chief Justice twice, 1317 – 23 and 1329 – 30.

In the baronial conflicts of the reign of Edward II he was a loyal adherent of the crown. He was involved in the proceedings both against Thomas of Lancaster and Andrew Harclay. He was knighted in 1323, and became Chief Justice for the first time the next year. He managed, however, to survive politically the overthrow both of Edward II in 1326 and of Roger Mortimer in 1330.

After retiring as a justice, he campaigned with Edward III in Flanders, and distinguished himself as a soldier. He was also one of the instigators behind the king’s actions against Archbishop Stratford in 1340. He died at Ghent the same year, probably on December 2, and was buried at Coverham Abbey, Yorkshire. Geoffrey and his wife Ivetta had five sons. Their eldest son, Henry, became the first Baron Scrope of Masham.

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-------------------- Sir Geoffrey le Scrope (c. 1280 – 2 December 1340) was an English lawyer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench for four periods between 1324 and 1338. He was the son of Sir William le Scrope, who was bailiff to the earl of Richmond in Richmondshire. Geoffrey’s older brother Henry was also a lawyer, and served as Chief Justice twice, 1317–23 and 1329–30.

In the baronial conflicts of the reign of Edward II he was a loyal adherent of the crown. He was involved in the proceedings both against Thomas of Lancaster and Andrew Harclay. He was knighted in 1323, and became Chief Justice for the first time the next year. He managed, however, to survive politically the overthrow both of Edward II in 1326 and of Roger Mortimer in 1330.

After retiring as a justice, he campaigned with Edward III in Flanders, and distinguished himself as a soldier. He was also one of the instigators behind the king’s actions against Archbishop Stratford in 1340. He died at Ghent the same year, probably on 2 December, and was buried at Coverham Abbey, Yorkshire. Geoffrey and his wife Ivetta had five sons. Their eldest son, Henry (whose daughter Joane married Henry Fitzhugh), became the first Baron Scrope of Masham.

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Sir Geoffrey le Scrope's Timeline

1277
1277
Masham, Yorkshire, England
1308
1308
Age 31
Masham, Yorkshire, England
1311
1311
Age 34
Masham,,Yorkshire,England
1312
September 29, 1312
Age 35
Ripon, Yorkshire, UK
1318
1318
Age 41
Yorkshire, UK
1321
1321
Age 44
Masham, North Yorkshire, UK
1325
1325
Age 48
Ripon, West Riding of Yorkshire, UK
1332
1332
Age 55
Of, Swanton, Yorkshire, England
1340
December 2, 1340
Age 63
Coverham Abbey, Yorkshire, , England
1936
June 5, 1936
Age 63