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  • James Metcalfe
  • M, #71038, b. circa 1480, d. 20 September 1539
  • Father Thomas Metcalfe b. c 1436, d. b 23 Jul 1504
  • Mother Elizabeth Hertlington b. c 1436
  • James Metcalfe was born circa 1480 at of Nappa, Yorkshire, England. He married Margaret Pigott, daughter of Thomas Pigott, Esq. and Isabel Gascoigne, circa 1507. James Metcalfe died on 20 September 1539.
  • Family Margaret Pigott b. 5 Aug 1492, d. 3 Feb 1531
  • Child
    • Margaret Metcalfe+ b. c 1520, d. 1565
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2364.htm#i71038


  • Sir James Metcalfe
  • Birth: 1460
  • Death: Sep. 20, 1539
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Thomas Metcalfe (1424 - 1504)
  • Spouse:
  • Margaret Pigott Metcalfe (____ - 1531)*
  • Children:
    • Christopher Metcalfe (1513 - 1574)*
    • Margaret Metcalfe Hilton (1520 - 1565)*
  • Sibling:
  • Ann Metcalfe Claypoole (____ - 1545)*
  • James Metcalfe (1460 - 1539)
  • Burial: St Oswald Churchyard, Askrigg, Richmondshire District, North Yorkshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 126584730
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126584730


  • HILTON, Sir William (d.1600), of Hilton Castle, co. Dur. and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumb.
  • 1st s. of William Hilton, who was bro. and h. of Sir Thomas Hilton†, baron of Hilton, by Margaret, da. of Sir James Metcalfe of Nappa in Wensleydale, Yorks. educ. Peterhouse, Camb. 1555. m. 1558, Anne, da. of Sir John York of Gouthwaite, Yorks., 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 1562. Kntd. 1570.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/hilton-sir-william-1600


  • Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions, Parts 5-7 By Sir William Dugdale
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=FqJCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA121#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Pg.121
    • Metcalfe of Nappa.
  • I. JOHN METCALFE, of Nappa or the neighbourhood, mar. Alice . . . and his issue —
  • II. JAMES METCALFE, of Napa, in com. Ebor., Esq'r., was a Cap't in the Battell of Agincourt, temp. H. 5, bought Nappa of Sir Richard Scrope, b. 1389, d. cir. 1472, probably buried with his wife at Askrigg, mar. . . . daughter of . . . Gibson, of Ireby Hall. (This marriage considered doubtful.) The had issue —
    • 1. Thomas (III).
    • 2. Brian Metcalfe, of Beare Parke, in co. Ebor.
    • 3. Miles Metcalfe, Recorder of York, Justice of Assize at Lancasster, M.P. York 1477, d. 12 Feb. 1485-6, bur. at York Minster. Will 12 Feb. 1485-6, pr at york 21 Nov. 1486 (Test. Eb., iv, 9), mar. Matilda . . . Will 22 Jan., pr. at York 22 mar. 1491-2, to be bur. in York Minster. They had issue —
      • .... etc.
    • Edmund, (?) eldest son, b. circ. 1420, d v.p., mar. Katherine . . .
    • Joan, (?) mar. . . .
  • III. THOMAS METCALFE, Chancellour of ye Dutchy of Lancaster, temp. R. 3, of Nappa, J.P., b. cir 1424, d. 1503-4,
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=FqJCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA122#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Pg.122
  • mar. Elizabeth, daughter and coheire of William Hartlington. They had issue —
    • 1. Sr James (IV).
    • 2. Francis Metcalfe, became a lunatic 1507, marr. Joane, daugh. and coheire of Everard Seyton, of Maidwell, in co. North'ton. They had issue —
      • .... etc.
    • Ottiwell, of Swinethwaite, in Wensleydale (a quo Metcalfe, of Firby, etc.).
    • Ciceley, mar. William Burgh (Glover, 3).
    • Joan, mar. Christopher Conyers, of Marske (Glover, 71).
  • IV. Sr JAMES METCALFE, of Nappa, Knt., High Sheriff of Yorks. 1525, knighted 1528, J.P., b. cir 1460, d. 20 Sept 1539, Inq. p.m. 10 Nov. 1539, mar. Margaret, daughter & coheire of Thomas Pigot, of Clotherham, in com. Ebor., 22 H. 7, on or before May 1512, d. 3 Feb. 1530/1, Inq. p.m. 17 Mar. 1530/1. They had issue —
    • 1. Sr Christopher (V).
    • 2. Humphry.
    • 3. Edmund, of Worton.
    • 4. Oswald, of Hornby, bur. there 4 June 1604, (?) mar. first . . . dau. of Wm. Parkinson, secondly Mary, dau. of Roger Meynell, of North Kilvington.
    • 5. Robert.
    • Ann, mar. Richard Hebborne, of Hardwyke (Glover, 621).
    • Alice, mar. Leonard Frank, of Knighton (Glover, 619).
    • Elizabeth, mar. Thomas Layton, of Sexhow (Glover 540).
    • Margaret, mar. William Hilton, of co. Durham. Will 4 June 1566.
  • V. Sr. CHRISTOPHER METCALFE, .... etc.


  • Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with additions Volume III. by Dugdale, William, Sir
  • https://archive.org/details/dugdalesvisitati03dugd
  • https://archive.org/stream/dugdalesvisitati03dugd#page/283/mode/1up
    • Metcalfe of North-Allerton.
  • I. THOMAS METCALFE, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, d. 1503-4. He had issue —
    • Sir James, of Nappa (see vol. ii, p. 121).
    • Francis.
    • Ottiwell (II).
  • II. OTTIWELL METCALFE, mar. and had issue —
  • III. JAMES METCALFE, of Swinethwaite, mar. . . . and had issue —
    • Ottiwell.
    • George (IV).
  • IV. GEORGE METCALFE, second son to James Metcalfe, which James was grandson to Thomas Metcalfe, Chancelour of the Dutchy of Lancaster, of Hood Grand, b. circ. 1516. Will 27 Mar., pr. at York 13 June 1571 (Reb. Test., xix, 207); mar. Elizabeth (?) Bankes. Will 13 Nov. 1580, pr. at York 10 June 1581 (Reg. Test., xxii, 60). They had issue —
    • .... etc.


  • The visitation of the county of Yorke, begun in a Dni MDCLXV. and finished a Dni MDCLXVI
  • https://archive.org/details/visitationofcoun00dugd
  • https://archive.org/stream/visitationofcoun00dugd#page/79/mode/1up
  • .... etc.
  • Leonard Franke of Knighton in co. Ebor. Esq'r. = Alice, daughter of Sr James Metcalfe of Nappa in com. Ebor. K't. ; ch: Henry (m. Margaret Butler) Franke
    • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/visitationofcoun00dugd#page/105/mode/1up
  • James Metcalfe of Nappa in com. Ebor. Esq'r. was a Cap't in the Battell of Agincourt, temp. H. g. = .... daughter of Gibson of Iresby Hall. ; ch: 1. Thomas (m. Elizabeth Hartlington), 2. Brian, 3. Miles Metcalfe
    • 3. Miles Metcalfe, Recorder of York.
    • 2. Brian Metcalfe of Beare Parke in co. Ebor.
    • 1. Thomas Metcalfe, Chancellour of ye Dutchy of Lancaster, temp. R. 3. = Elizabeth, daughter and coheire of .... Hartlington. ; ch: 1. Sr James (m. Margaret Pigot), 2.Francis (m. Joane Seyton) Metcalfe
      • 2. Francis Metcalfe, marr. Joane, daugh. and coheire of Everard Seyton of Maidwell in co. North'ton.
      • 1. Sr James Metcalfe of Nappa, Knt. = Margaret, daughter & coheire of Thomas Pigot of Clotherham in com. Ebor. 22 H. 7. ; ch: 1. Sr Christopher (m. Elizabeth d. of Henry Earle of Cumberland), 2. Humphry, 3. Edmund, 4. Oswald, 5. Robert Metcalfe
        • .... etc.


  • Romantic Richmondshire: Being a complete account of the history, antiquities ... By Harry Speight
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=mYwuAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA461&lpg=PA461&dq=James+Metcalfe+1389&source=bl&ots=ebkHpOROX-&sig=rAq3M_J3nc2Z6RzJ56IgHf8wD8M&hl=en&ei=67QoTYuVFJS6sQOM4I3hBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=James%20Metcalfe%201389&f=false
  • https://archive.org/details/romanticrichmon00speigoog
  • https://archive.org/stream/romanticrichmon00speigoog#page/n426/mode/1up
  • Pg.374
  • .... etc.
  • The visitation made by William Flower, Norroy King of Arms, in 1584-5, gives a Brian Metcalfe, of Bere Park, as being a son of Miles Metcalfe, and father of an eldest son Richard (with the descent from him of the Bellerby branch), and a second son Thomas, of Nafdy [Nappa], and another son Reginald. It is, however, erroneous to describe Thomas as of Nappa, as it is also to give him, as the entry does, a son Sir James Metcalfe, Kt., who as is well known, was son of Thomas, son of James, son of John, and not a son of Thomas, son of Brian, son of Miles, as this entry would make him. The Rev. Mark Metcalfe was also of this branch. He was vicar of Northallerton in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and his tomb-stone, with arms and date 1593, is the oldest monumental slab in the venerable church of All Saints at Northallerton.*
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/romanticrichmon00speigoog#page/n504/mode/1up
  • Pg.444
  • .... those who have copied him state that "the ancient house of Beare Park was the residence of the older line of the Metcalfes, and after their removal to Nappa that of a younger branch ;" and in the Metcalfe and De Hertlyngton Genealogy contained in the third edition of Dr. Whitaker's History of Craven, the first James Metcalfe of Nappa is described as being of Bear Park and of Nappa. Both of these statements are incorrect, and are probably the consequence of the various mis-statements made by Sir William Slingsby and others, elsewhere noticed. As to the first statement, Bear Park was until the surrender of monasteries a possession of Marrick Priory. In an action brought by Sir Richard Neville against several persons for hunting without license in East Bolton Park, Richard Wylkynson, yeoman, then of Bere Park, was one of the defendants, and there is no evidence to support the suggestion that anyone of the name of Metcalfe was tenant there until 1458-9, when Brian Metcalfe is undoubtedly described as of Bear Park in the De Banco Roll of 37th Henry VI., and he is the first instance of any member of the race bearing that Christian name. As to the second statement, James Metcalfe was clearly never the tenant of Bear Park, and at the last-mentioned date had been established at Nappa for about forty years.†
  • Brian Metcalfe died about 1501, when Cecyle Metcalfe was Prioress of Marrick, and this lady, by deed dated 9th January, 6th Henry VII., made a lease of Bear Park to one Humphrey Metcalfe and his wife, at a yearly rent of £6 and 5d. Later Bear Park passed to the holding of Roger Metcalfe, and then to his son, Leonard Metcalfe, who purchased the estate in or shortly after 1544. He also possessed lands in Kirkby Malhamdale, Hanlith, Oulcotes, Hawkeswick, and in Carperby. Dr. Whitaker states that in the reign of Elizabeth the Metcalfes had
  • https://archive.org/stream/romanticrichmon00speigoog#page/n505/mode/1up
  • Pg.445
  • incurred a forfeiture of which, he observes, "I can give no account." It is however explained by the fact that the above Leonard Metcalfe took part in the disastrous "Rising in the North," in 1569, and being convicted of high treason and sentenced to death, had his lands confiscated. But ultimately he received a pardon,* and regained possession, obtaining in 1573 a lease for 21 years of the lands forfeited by him on his attainder. Many significant allusions to him will be found in Sir Cuthbert Sharp's Memorials of the Rebellion of 1569, published in 1840. Leonard Metcalfe must have died before 1592, for in that year his eldest son, John Metcalfe, of Bear Park, held a Court Baron at Hanlith in his own name.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/romanticrichmon00speigoog#page/n525/mode/1up
  • Pg. 461
  • .... etc.
  • It is not known when the family first appeared in Wensleydale, but they were certainly there in the 13th century, although it is impossible at this distance of time and in the absence of authentic records to establish their relationship with the John Metcalfe, father of James Metcalfe, of Nappa, who lived in the time of Richard II. After protracted research it must be stated that whatever pedigrees have been published containing a connected descent anterior to this period can only be regarded as conjectural. James Metcalfe, son of John and Alice Metcalfe, was born in the year 1389, as is shewn on the evidence of James himself, given on the taking of the inquisition for proof of age of Henry le Scrope,. son and heir of Richard le Scrope, of Bolton, Kt., taken at York Castle 25th January, 1439-40. But who was the father of John has never been properly proved, and after the most careful search it seems doubtful now whether it ever will be. In the Herald's Visitation for the year 1530 appear the "armes of John Metcalfe esquyer, beside Richemont, and auditoure to the kyng in those partyes" : Argent, three calves passant sable, in the fess point a crescent gules for difference. It is not known how he was related to the Nappa family, but in his will, proved at Richmond in 1541, he mentions his cousin Christopher Metcalfe, of Nappa, Esquire, and also his cousin Marmaduke Metcalfe.
  • James Metcalfe took part in the French campaign in 1415, and was a Captain at the battle of Agincourt. His home was then at Worton in Wensleydale, and there is no doubt that he went out at the instance of Sir Richard Scrope, of Bolton, who was indented to attend in his own person in France, and bring 15 men-at-arms and 45 archers ; a small retinue when compared with others, but representing at that day probably the whole available fighting force of Wensleydale. Some years after the great battle Sir Richard was again in France, and died in 1420 during the siege of Rouen. He had in the interim between the battle of Agincourt and his return to France, enfeoffed James Metcalfe in a portion of his estate called Nappa, where he afterwards resided, and was the ancestor of the long and illustrious line of Metcalfes who emanated from that house. He was also the founder of the chantry in Askrigg church, previously mentioned.
  • Edmund Metcalfe, eldest son of James, was born about 1420, but died in his father's lifetime. His younger brother, Thomas, succeeded to the estate at Nappa, where he permanently resided and married a daughter of William Hertlington, an ancient and arms-bearing family,
  • https://archive.org/stream/romanticrichmon00speigoog#page/n526/mode/1up
  • Pg.462
  • seated at Hertlington in Craven. Sir William Slingsby, in his additions to the Yorkshire Visitation of 1584 at the College of Arms, states he was a member of the Privy Council and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the 38th Henry VI. (1459-60). But to have attained to the Chancellorship at so early an age is probably a mistake, though he undoubtedly received the latter appointment in 1483, but whether for the first time is unknown. Many other responsible offices he held besides. In 1485-6 he received a grant of the office of Surveyor of the Castle and lordship of Middleham, and of all manors, lordships, &c., within the liberties of Richmond. This was an appointment of considerable importance, and was probably one of those referred to by Leland when he said that Thomas Metcalfe "waxed rich" ; its value to him being no doubt much greater than the mere amount of salary attached.
  • The estate or demesne of Nappa, which probably contained no more than some 400 acres, even with the additions stated by Leland to have been made by Thomas, descended together with whatever share he had in the Hertlington lands in right of his wife, to his eldest son, afterwards
  • https://archive.org/stream/romanticrichmon00speigoog#page/n527/mode/1up
  • Pg.463
  • Sir James Metcalfe, Kt. His most extensive landed possessions consisted of long beneficial leases of various portions of the lordship of Middleham, the Rolls of which shew that he held not only the Raydale lands and others adjacent, which were afterwards occupied by Sir James and his immediate lineal descendants for many generations, but leases of other lands and vaccaries of considerable rental and extent, which do not appear to have been renewed by Sir James, but which in almost every instance were subsequently occupied by persons of the name. Chancellor Thomas Metcalfe's younger brother, Miles, was also a personage of great note in his time. He resided at York and was a member of the Bar, and ultimately became Recorder of York and Justice of Assize at Lancaster. In 1477, 1478, 1482 and 1484 he represented the City of York in Parliament. He was also King's Deputy at the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster, which assembled at Westminster, and the Duchy Records contain numerous references to him. He died extremely wealthy in 1485.
  • But to continue with the Nappa line. Sir James Metcalfe, of Nappa, the eldest of the three sons of the Chancellor, was born about 1460. In early life he served on the Scottish Border under Richard, Duke of Gloucester, whose chief residence during the latter part of the reign of Edward lV. was, as before related, at Middleham Castle. He was a gentleman of high standing, and in point of wealth the possessor of numerous properties and offices which must have raised him to a position of considerable power and influence. He held the post of Coroner of the Marshalsea of the King's Household ; likewise the offices of Master Forester, or Master of the Game, within the Forests of Wensleydale, Raydale, and Bishopdale, and Keeper of the Parks of Woodhall, near Nappa, and Wanless, in West Witton and Swinethwaite. He also served the office of High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1525, and was knighted by the king at Windsor in 1528.* In 1523 he contributed to the Lay Subsidy levied upon the inhabitants of Staincliffe and Ewecross. The account is given in an extremely well-preserved paper book at the Record Office [Exchequer Q.R. Lay Subsidies, Yorkshire W.R., 14th and 15th Henry VIII.†] and shews that he was chief lord of Hertlington, and gives the names of his twelve tenants there ; .... etc.
    • * In the Chapter House Books relating what horses were taken by the inhabitants off the field of Brauxton, i.e., Flodden Field, in 1513, mention is made of "James Medcalfe of Nappaye," as having received "three grey geldings, a baye gelding, and a black gelding," which makes it highly probable that he took part in that great engagement.
    • † This book is quite the finest specimen of a Lay Subsidy of this or any other period for Yorkshire.
  • https://archive.org/stream/romanticrichmon00speigoog#page/n528/mode/1up
  • Pg.464
  • .... His eldest son is returned among others for Nappa, as Christopher Metcalfe, Esq." Sir James married late in life — when he was 52 — a daughter of Thomas Pigot, Esq., of Clotherham, near Ripon, a lady then in her 20th year, and by her acquired a large territorial fortune. He died at an advanced age in 1539, and on November 10th of that year an inquisition p.m. was taken at Topcliffe declaring the extent of his various lands and possessions.
  • Sir Christopher Metcalfe, who was born in 1513, succeeded his father, and following shortly the death of the latter, John, Lord Scrope, entered an action contesting the proprietary right of Christopher to the manor of Nappa. .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/romanticrichmon00speigoog#page/n529/mode/1up
  • .... Still Sir Christopher remained a man of considerable wealth, and married a daughter of Henry, 11th Baron Clifford, created Earl of Cumberland in 1525, and Knight of the Garter in 1532. The Earl died in 1541, .... etc.


  • Elizabeth SCROPE
  • Notes: though James Metcalf had a daughter called Elizabeth she could not have been this person. James Metcalf married relatively late, but it is thought that he made a first marriage to Elizabeth Scrope who brought him property in Sledmere. She was the daughter of Sir John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope according to some theories. Curiously James Metcalf's father was addressed by this Lord Scrope in one document as brother, and this was further evidence for their children being married. At the time if your child was married to someone else's child then you would address the other in-law as brother. A James and Elizabeth Metcalf were married members of the same Guild of Corpus Christi that Sir Robert Constable and Beatrice were members of in about 1490. They were probably the James and Elizabeth Metcalf who were involved in a land sale in 1488, the same landsale that Thomas Metcalfe and Elizabeth his wife was also involved in. James Metcalf had a father called Thomas and mother called Elizabeth who could have been living in 1488. One of Robert and Beatrice Constable's daughters were married to the grandaughter of another member of the Guild, it was obviously a place where people of like social status could meet. It is interesting that in the 'Dorso' of a legal document (Yorkshire Deeds, 8, p 47, YAS RS) dated 26 Mar 1539 one of the people mentioned is Robert Constable of Sledmere, James had a brother called Robert, who unfortunately did not leave a Will. This mention is very curious. More evidence will probably come to light in time. John, Lord Scrope married as his second wife Elizabeth St John. Elizabeth St John was a member of Henry VII's family, descended from his grandmother. She had a daughter Mary who was married to Sir William Conyers in 1479 and it would seem likely that this Elizabeth would be the mother of our Elizabeth.
  • Father: John SCROPE (5° B. Scrope of Bolton)
  • Mother: Elizabeth St. JOHN (B. Scrope of Bolton)
  • Married: James METCALFFE of Nappa
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth METCALFFE (m. Marmaduke Constable of North Cliffe)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/SCROPE.htm#Elizabeth SCROPE4


  • 'Metcalfe01'
  • James (or Miles) Metcalfe of Wensleydale & Nappa (& Bere Park), Yorkshire (a Captain at Agincourt 25.10.1415)
  • m. _ Gibson (dau of _ Gibson of Ireby Hall)
    • 1. Thomas Metcalfe of Nappa (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster)
    • m. Elizabeth Hartlington (dau of _ Hartlington of Hartlington)
      • A. Sir James Metcalfe of Nappa
      • m. Margaret Pigot (dau of Thomas Pigot or Pigott of Clotherham)
        • i. Sir Christopher Metcalfe of Nappa & Wensleydale
        • m. Elizabeth Clifford (dau of Henry, Earl of Cumberland)
          • a. James Metcalfe of Nappa (d 1579/80)
          • m. Joan Savile (dau of John Savile of Stanley)
            • (1) Sir Thomas Metcalfe of Nappa (b c1579, d 07.1655)
            • m. Elizabeth Slingsby (dau of Sir Henry Slingsby of Screvin or Scriven)
              • (A) James Metcalfe of Nappa (b 1603/4, a 08.1665, recorder of Richmond)
              • m. Margaret Hicks (dau of William Hicks of London)
                • (i) Elizabeth Metcalfe
              • (B) Thomas Metcalfe (3rd son)
              • m1. Frances Burdet (dau of Francis Burdet of Burthwayt)
              • m2. Grace Rokeley (dau of Robert Rokeley of Rokeley)
              • (C) Frances Metcalfe (d 1658)
              • m. Sir William Robinson of Newby
              • (D)+ other issue - Scroope (Major), Henry, Elizabeth (d young), Mary (d unm), Katherine (d young), Joane
          • b. Margaret Metcalfe
          • m. George Middleton of Leighton
          • c.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Ingram, Charles
        • ii. Edward (Edmund) Metcalfe or Medcalfe of Morton (3rd son?)
        • m1/2. Anne Clifton
          • a. son (doctor)
        • m2/1. ??
          • b. other (haberdasher)
        • iii. Oswald Metcalfe or Medcalfe (5th son)
        • m. _ Parkinson (dau of William Parkinson)
        • iv. Anne Metcalfe or Medcalfe
        • m. Richard (probably not Thomas) Hebborne
        • v. (Margaret) Medcalfe (d before 10.06.1566)
        • m. (Sir William) Hilton (b by 1511, d 1562)
        • vi. (Agnes) Medcalfe
        • m. (Sir John) Widdrington (b c1503, d 10.10.1571)
        • vii. Alice Metcalfe or Medcalfe
        • m. Leonard Frank of Knighton
        • viii. (Alice) Medcalfe married _ Bowes, presumably ...
        • m. Robert Bowes (Master of the Rolls)
        • ix. Elizabeth Metcalfe or Medcalfe
        • m. (Thomas) Layton of Saxhow (d 22.12.1583)
        • x.+ other issue - Humphry, Robert
      • B. Ottiwell Metcalfe
        • i. James Metcalfe
          • a. Ottiwell Metcalfe
            • (1) George Metcalfe
              • (A) Ottiwell Metcalfe
          • b. George Metcalfe
            • (1) Gilbert Metcalfe
            • m. Jane Jerom of London (widow of _ Greene of Lamouth)
              • (A) George Metcalfe (a 1612)
              • m. Mary Trotter (dau of Robert Trotter of Skelton Castle)
                • (i)+ issue (a 1612) - Gilbert (b 1610/1), Margaret
              • (B) John Metcalfe
              • m. Elizabeth Hopwood (dau of Robert Hopwood)
              • (C) James Metcalfe (5th son)
              • m. _ Merriman
              • (D)+ other issue - Anthony, Leonard
            • (2) John Metcalfe
            • (3) Richard Metcalfe of North Allerton or Northallerton (d c1616)
            • m. Margaret or Anne Wilson (dau of Roger Wilson of Danby Wiske)
            • (4) Anthony Metcalfe
            • m. _ Lambert (dau of Robert Lambert of Oulton)
              • (A)+ issue (a 1612) - George (b c1597), Robert, Peter, Anthony, John
      • C. Francis Metcalfe
      • m. Joane Seyton (dau of Everard Seyton of Maidwell)
      • D. daughter
      • m. _ Fulthorpe (Christopher?)
      • E. Cicily Metcalfe
      • m. _ Burgh
      • F. daughter
      • m. _ Copley
      • G. (Joan) Metcalfe
      • m. (Christopher) Conyers of Marske
    • 2. Brian Metcalfe or Medcalfe of Beare Park
    • One of Foster's pedigrees, that for Metcalfe of Bellerby and Nappa, starts with Miles of Bere Park (rather than James of Wensleydale) father of Bryan of Bere Park father of Richard of Bere Park father of Nicholas of Bere Park + Anthony (priest) + Symon of Askrigg & Bere Park father of the Lucas who married Katherine Jackson. We follow Dugdale and the other of Foster's pedigrees which cover this family.
    • m. _ Boughton
      • A. Richard Medcalfe of Bedale
        • i. Lucas Medcalfe of Bedale and of Bellerby
        • m. Katherine Jackson (dau of Robert Jackson of Bedale)
          • a. Thomas Medcalfe of Bellerby (dsp 18.05.1575)
          • m. Dorothy Dransfield
          • b. Mark Medcalfe of Bellerby (a 1585, vicar of Northallerton, 4th son)
          • m. Elizabeth Thomlinson (dau of Anthony Thomlinson of Gateshead)
            • (1)+ issue (a 1585) - Mary (b c1577), Martha (b c1578)
          • c. Matthew Medcalfe
          • m. Lucy Parkinson (dau of William Parkinson of Burniston)
            • (1)+ issue (a 1585) - Francis (b c1569), Lucas, Nicholas, 4 daughters
          • d. John Medcalfe of York
          • m. Alice Herbert (dau of _ Herbert, alderman of York)
            • (1)+ issue - Thomas, (John,) Matthew, Ursula
          • e. Anthony Medcalfe had issue (daughters)
          • m. _Crumpe of London
          • f. Richard Medcalfe of Louth Park (9th son) had 4 wives
            • (1)+ issue - Thomas, Myles
          • g. Mary Medcalfe
          • m. Bartholmew Stringer of Richmond
          • h. Dorothy Medcalfe
          • m. John Stapleton of Bedale
          • i. Jane Medcalfe
          • m. Thomas Parkinson of Burnistoni
          • j. Margaret Medcalfe
          • m. John Smelt (son/heir of John of Ainderby Myre)
          • k.+ other issue - Nicholas (dsp 08.09.1581), Lucas (dsp), Symon
      • B. Leonard Medcalfe of Burton
      • m. _ Thursby (dau of _ Thursby of Thursby)
        • i. Ambrose Medcalfe
        • ii. Godfrey Medcalfe of the Henring (3rd son)
        • m. _ Snynaye of Kent
          • a. Valentine Medcalfe
          • b. Michael Medcalfe
          • m. _ Thursby
            • (1) Edward Medcalfe
            • (2) William Medcalfe
            • m. _ Trollope (dau of John Trollope of Thornley)
              • (A) Christopher Medcalfe of Heneage
              • m. _ Godsworth
                • (i) Vincent Medcalfe
            • (3) John Medcalfe in York
              • (A) Michael Medcalfe in York
            • (4) Vincent Medcalfe of Otterington
            • m. _ Metcalfe
              • (A) Michael Medcalfe
      • C. Nicholas Medcalfe or Medcalfe
        • i. Nicholas Medcalfe
        • m. _ Devinthe
        • ii. John Medcalfe of St. Nicholas (dsp)
      • D. Roger Medcalfe or Medcalfe of Beare Park
      • The following is partly supported by Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Bosvyle).
      • m. Elsabeth Redman (dau of Richard Redman of Hareworth by Anne, dau of Thomas Clapham of Beamsley)
        • i. Leonard Medcalfe of Beare Park
        • m. _ Redman (dau of James Redman of Twistleton)
          • a.+ issue - John, Brian, Roger
        • ii. George Medcalfe of Alnwick
          • a.+ issue - William, Anthony
        • iii. Marmaduke Medcalfe of Hutton
        • m. ?? (widow of _ Conyers of Hutton)
          • a. George Medcalfe
        • iv. Winifred Medcalfe
        • m. _ Procter
    • 3. Miles Metcalfe or Medcalfe (d 1485, recorder of York)
    • m. Elizabeth de la River (dau of Brian de la River)
      • A. Edmond Medcalfe
      • m. Ellinor Tomlinson (dau of Christopher Tomlinson 'of Birdforth')
        • i. Ellinor Medcalfe
        • m. George Layton of Sproxton
    • 4. Reginald Metcalfe or Medcalfe
      • A. Elizabeth Medcalfe
      • m. Thomas Thornton of Thornton
        • i. Stephen Thornton
        • m. Cicely Medcalfe (dau of John Medcalfe of Holme)
    • 5. Johanna Metcalfe probably of this generation
    • m. (c1437) William Tempest of Broughton (d before 07.1490)
  • Main source(s): Visitation (Foster 1875, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Metcalfe - various), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Metcalfe of Nappa)
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/mm4ae/metcalfe01.php


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Nappay (York, N.R.) by the Ure near Aserig, the seat of the Metcalfs, so numerous a family of gentry that, it is said, Sir Christopher, the then chief of them, being High Sheriff in the reign of Queen Mary, was attended with 300 horsemen of his family and name, and all in the same habit, to receive the judges and conduct them to York. This gentleman stocked the river here with crayfish from the southern part of England.


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James Metcalfe, Sir Knight's Timeline

Nappa, Yorkshire, England
Age 27
Nappa, Yorkshire, England
August 1, 1513
Age 40
Nappa, Yorkshire, England
Age 44
Yorkshire, England
Age 45
Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, England
Age 46
Breare Park, Yorkshire, , England
July 4, 1520
Age 47
Nappa, Yorkshire, England
July 4, 1520
Age 47
Nappa, Yorkshire, England