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John "Robin Hood" Conyers, Sir

Also Known As: "Sir John Conyers", "Robin Hood Conyers"
Birthplace: Hornby, North Riding, Yorkshire, England
Death: July 26, 1469 (32-40)
Hedgecote Field, Oxfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Conyers, Sheriff of Yorkshire and Margery Conyers
Husband of Alice Conyers
Father of William Conyers, First Baron Conyers of Hornby; Margery Conyers; Anne Lumley and Jane Conyers
Brother of Richard Conyers; William Conyers, of Marske; Robert Conyers; Eleanor Markenfield; Margery Wycliffe Place and 4 others

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About John Conyers

  • Sir John Conyers1,2,3,4,5,6
  • M, #15067, b. circa 1432, d. 26 July 1469
  • Father Sir John Conyers, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Constable of Middleham, Bailiff & Steward of Richmond Liberty, Steward of the lordship of Middleham2,7,8 d. 14 Mar 1490
  • Mother Margery Darcy2,7,8 b. 1 Sep 1418, d. bt 20 Mar 1469 - 20 Apr 1469
  • Sir John Conyers Thought to be the historic Robin Hood. He was born circa 1432 at of Hornby, Yorkshire, England.2 He married Alice Neville, daughter of Sir William Neville, Earl of Kent, 6th Baron Fauconberg, Admiral of England, Ireland, & Aquitaine and Joan Fauconberg, circa 1460; They had 2 sons (John; & Sir William, 1st Lord Conyers) and 2 daughters (Margery, wife of Sir William Bulmer; & Anne, wife of Richard, 4th Lord Lumley).2,9,3,4,6 Sir John Conyers died on 26 July 1469 at Battle of Edgcote Field, Banbury, Northamptonshire, England.2,3,5
  • Family Alice Neville b. c 1437, d. b 21 Apr 1491
  • Children
    • Anne Conyers10,2
    • Reginald Converse (Conyers)+ d. 1514
    • John Conyers11,12 b. c 1461, d. a 1472
    • Sir William Conyers, 1st Lord Conyers, Constable of Richmond & Middleton Castles, Bailiff of the Liberty of Richmond+13,3,5 b. 21 Dec 1468, d. c 14 Apr 1524
    • Margery Conyers+2 b. c 1469, d. 10 May 1524
  • Citations
  • 1.[S3944] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 286; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 378, 2639.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 227.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 531.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 145.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 288-289.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 552.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 530-531.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 288.
  • 9.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 304.
  • 10.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VIII, p. 274-5.
  • 11.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 532.
  • 12.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 289.
  • 13.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 227-228.
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  • John Conyers1
  • M, #189186, d. 1470
  • Last Edited=15 Mar 2009
  • John Conyers was the son of Sir John Conyers and Margery Darcy.2 He married Lady Alice Neville, daughter of William de Neville, 1st and last Earl of Kent and Joan Fauconberge, Baroness Fauconberge.3 He died in 1470.2
  • John Conyers lived at Hornby, Yorkshire, England.1
  • Children of John Conyers and Lady Alice Neville
    • Margery Conyers+1 d. 10 May 1524
    • John Conyers1 d. a 4 Jul 1472
    • William Conyers, 1st Lord Conyers+3 b. 21 Dec 1468, d. 1524
  • Citations
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 418. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1027. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 122. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
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  • John CONYERS (Sir Knight)
  • Born: ABT 1420/ ABT 1445, Hornby, Yorkshire, England
  • Died: 26 Jul 1469/70 / 20 Feb 1490, Hedgecote Field, Oxfordshire, England
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter.
  • Father: John CONYERS (Sir)
  • Mother: Margaret DARCY
  • Married: Alice NEVILLE
  • Children:
    • 1. William CONYERS (1º B. Conyers of Hornby)
    • 2. Margery CONYERS
    • 3. Anne CONYERS (B. Lumley)
    • 4. John CONYERS
    • 5. Eleanor CONYERS
    • 6. Reginald CONYERS
    • 7. Elizabeth CONYERS
    • 8. Jane CONYERS
  • From: CONYERS (Sir Knight)3


  • .... etc.
    • 17. WILLIAM (-[Alnwick] 9 Jan 1463, bur Guisborough Priory). A mid-15th century manuscript names "Johannam minorissam, Ricardum, Katherinam ducissam Norfolchie, Henricum mortuum, Thomam dominum de Seymour, Cuthbertum mortuum, Alienoram uxorem comitis Northumbrie, Robertum episcopum Dunelmie, Willelmum dominum de Fauconberge, Annam comitssam Staffordie, Johannem mortuum, Georgium dominum de Latymer, Ceciliam ducissam Eboraci, Edwardum dominum de Bergeny" as the children of "Radulphus dominus de Neuill et comes Westmorlandie" and his wife "Johanna filia Johannis ducis Lancastrie uxor secunda"[869]. The will of "Richard Neville Earl of Salisbury", dated 10 May 1458, bequeathed property to “my eldest son Richard Earl of son daughter daughter daughter daughter daughter the Countess of brother Lord William Fauconberg...Alice my wife Countess of Salisbury”[870]. He was created Earl of Kent in 1461. m (before 28 Apr 1422) as her first husband, JOAN Baroness Faucomberge, daughter of THOMAS de Faucomberge of Skelton Lord Fauconberge & his second wife Joan Brounflete of Londesborough, Yorkshire (Skelton, Yorkshire 18 Oct 1406-11 Dec 1490). According to the Complete Peerage, she was “a fool and idiot from birth”[871]. She married secondly (Pardon for marrying without royal licence 14 Mar 1463) John Berwyke. William & his wife had three children:
      • a) JOAN ([1435]-after 22 Feb 1472). m (before 1463) EDWARD Bethum of Beetham, Westmoreland, son of --- (-22 Feb 1472).
      • b) ELIZABETH ([1435]-before 1488). m (before 1463) as his first wife, RICHARD Strangways of West Harlsey, Yorkshire, son of --- (-13 Apr 1488).
      • c) ALICE (1437-before 1490). m (before 1463) JOHN Conyers, son of JOHN Conyers of Hornby, Yorkshire & his wife --- (-killed in battle Edgecote Field 26 Jul 1469).
    • William had two illegitimate children by an unknown mistress:
      • d) THOMAS Fauconbridge (-executed [Sep] 1471).
      • e) WILLIAM (-after 1482).
    • 18. .... etc.
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  • William Conyers, 1st Baron Conyers (21 December 1468 – 14 April 1524), also known as William Conyers of Hornby, was an English baron and aristocrat.
  • Conyers was a son of Sir John Conyers of Hornby and Lady Alice Neville,[1] daughter of William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent. His first wife was Hon. 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.
  • 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]
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  • Sir John Conyers
  • Birth: unknown, England
  • Death: Mar. 14, 1490, England
  • Knight of the Garter, Knight of Hornby, Yorkshire, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Steward of the Lordship of Middleham, Baliff and Steward of Richmond Liberty, Constable of Middleham.
  • Son of Christopher Conyers and Eleanor Rolleston, daughter of Thomas.
  • Husband of Margery Darcy, daughter of Sir Philip Darcy and Eleanor Fitzhugh. They had seven sons and five daughters; John, Richard, Christopher, Henry, Philip, Robert, William, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Margaret, Margery and Joan.
  • Sir John was present at the coronation of King Richard III in 1482, and received an annuity of £200 as well as the manors of Aldeborough and Catterick by a grant from Richard III.
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  • Margery Darcy Conyers (1418 - 1469)*
  • Burial: St Mary Churchyard, Hornby, Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 109517207
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John Conyers's Timeline

Hornby, North Riding, Yorkshire, England
December 21, 1468
Age 35
Settrington, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
July 26, 1469
Age 36
Hedgecote Field, Oxfordshire, England
July 26, 1469
Age 36
Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 36
Hornby Grange,Hornby,Yorkshire,England
Age 36
Sockburn, Yorkshire, England
Age 36
Hornby, Yorkshire, England