BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARD SCROPE ARCHBISHOP YORK 1350-1405

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: FITZRICHARD

Descent French Royalty: 8G Grandson Henry I King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 9G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

Around 1350 Richard Scrope Archbishop York was born to Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham (37) and Joan Unknown

On 18 Aug 1386 Richard Scrope Archbishop York (36) was appointed as Bishop Lichfield

Around May 1398 Richard Scrope Archbishop York (48) was appointed as Archbishop York

On 16 Apr 1399 Richard II King England (32) wrote his Last Will from which the following extracts are taken … Also we bequeath to our beloved nephew Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey (25) ten thousand marks and to our beloved brother Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York (26) two thousand marks and to our beloved brother John Holland 1st Duke Exeter (47) three thousand marks and to our faithful and beloved William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (49) two thousand marks. .. we ordain and set aside for the fulfilment of all and singular the premises the sum of ninety-one thousand marks, of which sixty-five thousand marks are in the keeping of Sir John Ikelyngton and twenty-four thousand marks in the hands and keeping of our dear nephew Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey (25) .

.. Of this our royal testament we nominate make and depute executors the venerable fathers in Christ Richard Mitford Bishop Chichester, Bishop Salisbury, Edmund Stafford Bishop Exeter (55) , Robert Tideman of Winchcombe Bishop Llandaff, Bishop Worcester, Thomas Merke Bishop Carlisle and Guy Mone Aka Mohun Bishop St David's; our beloved brother Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York (26) , our nephew Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey (25) , our brother John Holland 1st Duke Exeter (47) and William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (49) to each of whom we bequeath a gold cup of the value of twenty pounds and our beloved and faithful clerks Master Richard Clifford Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Worcester, Bishop London Keeper of our Privy Seal, Master Richard Maudeleyn, Master William Fereby and Master John Ikelyngton clerks and John Lufwyk and William Serle laymen, to each of whom we will shall be paid their expenses and necessary costs while it shall happen that they or any of them are employed about the execution of our present last will, but according to the discretion of their said co-executors. ..

Whom all and singular we have charged and charge that they shall do as much as in them is for the due execution and fulfilment of this our last will as they shall wish to answer before God. We create ordain depute and make overseers of this our will the reverend fathers in Christ Roger Walden Archbishop Canterbury and Richard Scrope Archbishop York (49) , William bishop of Winchester and William abbot of the monastery of Westminster Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York (26) our uncle and Henry Percy 1st Earl Northumberland (57) our cousin.

On 13 Oct 1399 Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford (21) was appointed as Knight of the Bath. John Lancaster 1st Duke Bedford (10) , John Arundell (33) and Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick (17) were knighted. Richard Scrope Archbishop York (49) attended [Coronation of Henry IV].

On 27 May 1405 Richard Scrope Archbishop York (55) and Thomas Mowbray 4th Earl Norfolk, 2nd Earl Nottingham (19) had assembled a force of around 8000 men at Shipton Moor. Believing they had been given safe conduct by Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland (41) and assured their demands would be met, the rebel army disbanded [Northern Rising].

On 29 May 1405 Richard Scrope Archbishop York (55) and Thomas Mowbray 4th Earl Norfolk, 2nd Earl Nottingham (19) were arrested and taken to Pontefract Castle [Northern Rising].

On 03 Jun 1405 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter (28) arrived at York [Northern Rising]. The King denied the accused trial by their peers. Thomas Fitzalan 10th Earl Surrey, 12th Earl Arundel (23) and Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter (28) sat in judgement of Richard Scrope Archbishop York (55) and Thomas Mowbray 4th Earl Norfolk, 2nd Earl Nottingham (19) . William Gascoigne (55) refused to pronounce sentence on Richard Scrope Archbishop York (55) and Thomas Mowbray 4th Earl Norfolk, 2nd Earl Nottingham (19) asserting their right to be tried by their peers. [Northern Rising].

On 08 Jun 1405 Richard Scrope Archbishop York (55) and Thomas Mowbray 4th Earl Norfolk, 2nd Earl Nottingham (19) was beheaded before a great crowd at York for having led the Northern Rising.

After 08 Jun 1405 Richard Scrope Archbishop York was buried at York Minster

Richard Scrope Archbishop York and Eleanor Neville were married

ANCESTRY

Father: Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham

GrandFather: Geoffrey Scrope

1G GrandFather: William Scrope

2G GrandFather: William Scrope

3G GrandFather: Henry Scrope

4G GrandFather: Simon Scrope

3G GrandMother: Juliane Brun

4G GrandFather: Roger Brun

GrandMother: Ivette Ros

1G GrandFather: William Ros

2G GrandFather: William Ros

3G GrandFather: Robert Ros

3G GrandMother: Isabella Mac William Dunkeld

4G GrandFather: William "Lion" I King Scotland

4G GrandMother: Isabel d'Avenel Abenel

2G GrandMother: Lucy Fitzpeters

Mother: Joan Unknown