Sir John Conyers of Ormesby

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Sir John Conyers

Death: 1438 (82-84)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Conyers, of Ormesby and Elizabeth Conyers
Husband of Isabel Conyers
Father of Sir Robert Conyers of Ormesby
Brother of Elizabeth Boynton

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About Sir John Conyers of Ormesby

1.  Robert married firstly, Juliana Percy.  Their child was:

John Conyers of Ormsby, b. 1355, his son and heir, who seems to have died in his father’s lifetime, and left a son Sir Robert Conyers. who was living in the 14th Richard II.  Anne, his daughter and heiress, married James Strangways.

‘Parishes: Long Newton', in A History of the County of Durham: Volume 3, ed. William Page (London, 1928), pp. 299-304. British History Online [accessed 12 May 2021].

By his marriage with Juliana daughter and heir of John Percy the younger Robert became lord of Ormesby in Cleveland. (fn. 63) He died in 1390, leaving by her a son Robert, who was heir to his estates in Coatham and Ormesby. (fn. 64) The younger Robert was already settled at 'Stubhouse' in February 1382–3, when Elizabeth his wife was co-executrix with Sir Robert Conyers of the will of Goscelin Surtees. (fn. 65)

The heir of the younger Robert was his son John, apparently the Sir John Conyers of Ormesby who died in 1438. (fn. 66) Coatham is not mentioned in Sir John's will and does not subsequently follow the descent of Ormesby, so that it is probable that it was given to a younger son of the house.

Clay's Pedigree

Clay's pedigree is at odd's with Ord's (as well as Graves'). The latter appears to make John of Ormesby (will 02 Jun 1438, proved 18 Jul 1438), a son of Robert Conyers and Juliana Percy, which contradicts Raine's (1836) footnotes in a transcription of the said's will.[2]

  • I. Sir Robert Conyers of Ormesby (inq. 1392) m. Juliana, dau. of Wm. Percy of Ormesby
    • IIa. Sir Robert Conyers of Ormesby (adm 18 Jul 1432)
      • III. Sir John Conyers of Ormesby (will 02 June, proved 14 Jul 1438; bur. Ormesby),[1] m. Isabel, dau. of Sir Ralph de Eure
        • IV. Robert Conyers of Ormesby (adm 18 Jun 1439) m. Eleanor (Alianor)
          • V. Ann Conyers m. James Strangeways
    • IIb. Sir John Conyers of Hornby m. Margaret, dau. of Anthony St. Quintin of Hornby Castle


  • The extinct and dormant peerages of the northern counties of England [microform] by Clay, J. W. (John William), 1838-1918. Publication date 1913. CONYERS, LORDS CONYERS OF HORNBY Page 32 Archive.Org
  • The visitation of Yorkshire in the years 1563 and 1564 by Flower, William, ca. 1498-1588; Norcliffe, Charles Best; Harleian Society. Publication date 1881. “Eure.” Page 112. Archive.Org a daughter [of Rafe Evers and daughter of Thomas, Lord Gray] married Sir Robert Conyers of Sockburn.

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