Sir Christopher Mallory, of Hutton Conyers

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Christopher Mallory, Lord of Hutton Conyers

Birthplace: Leicestershire or Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 1378 (52-69)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Mallory, Kt. and Unknown Zouche
Husband of Joan Mallory
Father of William Mallory (I)
Brother of Sir Anketil Mallory I, of Kirkby Mallory and Thomas Mallory

Occupation: Knight, Lord of Hutton Conyers
Managed by: James Duane Pell Bishop III
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About Sir Christopher Mallory, of Hutton Conyers

Founder of the Hutton Conyers and Studley branches of the Mallory family. Probably belonged to the I1 Y-DNA haplotype grouping.


Twelve carucates in HUTTON CONYERS were in the hands of the Bishop of Durham before 1086, and were held with 2 carucates in Howgrave as one 'manor.' (fn. 12) They were claimed as an endowment ab antiquitate of the church of St. Cuthbert. (fn. 13) Norton, Sutton, Holme and Thorp were in the soke of Hutton. (fn. 14)

The tenant of the bishop in 1086 was one Robert. (fn. 15) Between 1099 and 1133, however, Bishop Ralph Flambard enfeoffed in Sockburn, Hutton and other places his councillor Roger de Conyers. (fn. 16) Hutton, Norton, Holme and Howgrave were held of the Bishop of Durham for one knight's fee. (fn. 17)

At the end of the 12th century a division of the Conyers' estates was made between Roger son of Robert de Conyers, the right heir, and his uncle Roger. (fn. 18) Hutton was allotted to the elder branch of the family, which resided here for several generations. Roger was succeeded by his son Robert, (fn. 19) who died before 1259, and was succeeded by Roger his son. (fn. 20) Another Robert followed and held Norton Conyers in 1284. (fn. 21) It was either he or his heir of the same name who was returned as lord of Hutton in 1316. (fn. 22) In 1334 Robert de Conyers settled the manor on himself, with remainder to his grandson Robert, son of Thomas de Conyers. (fn. 23) This younger Robert succeeded him and died without male heirs. (fn. 24) His daughter and heir Joan married Sir Christopher Mallory, (fn. 25) who confirmed in 1347 grants which had been made by Robert de Conyers. (fn. 26) He seems to have been succeeded before 1398 by William Mallory, (fn. 27) probably his son. A second Christopher Mallory followed. (fn. 28) His widow Isabel married William Vincent, who claimed a third of the manor as dower against William Mallory, (fn. 29) probably the son of Christopher. This dispute lasted for four years, and was finally settled by a quitclaim in 1438 of the third part in question, made by William Vincent and Isabel to William Mallory. (fn. 30) William married Denise, sister and heir of William Tempest, (fn. 31) and thus became lord of the manor of Studley Royal. He died in 1475, (fn. 32) and was succeeded by his grandson William, (fn. 33) son and heir of John Mallory, (fn. 34) who had predeceased his father. (fn. 35) The younger William married Joan Constable. (fn. 36) On his death in 1499 (fn. 37) he was succeeded by his son John Mallory, (fn. 38) who paid £4 0s. 4d. as subsidy for his land in Hutton Conyers in 1524. (fn. 39) He settled some lands here on his son William, (fn. 40) who was his heir, and succeeded him at his death in 1527. (fn. 41) William died in 1547, (fn. 42) leaving a son and heir Christopher, who survived him only eight years. (fn. 43) At his death Christopher had no children, (fn. 44) and his lands were inherited, under a settlement, (fn. 45) by his brother William Mallory and his wife Ursula. (fn. 46) A posthumous son John was subsequently born to Christopher, (fn. 47) and in 1578 had a writ of amoveas manus for a third part of the manors of Studley and Nunwick, late of Christopher his father. (fn. 48)

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Sir Christopher Mallory, of Hutton Conyers's Timeline

Leicestershire or Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Hutton, Yorkshire, England
Age 61