BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM SCROPE 1ST EARL WILTSHIRE 1350-1399

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: FITZRICHARD

EVENTS

In 1350 William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire was born to Richard Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Bolton (23) and Blanche Pole (22)

In 1394 William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (44) was appointed 85th Knight Garter: Richard II

In 1397 William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (47) was created 1st Earl Wiltshire (2C 1397)

In 1398 William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (48) was appointed as Lord High Treasurer

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 07 Jul 1399 Edmund of Langley 1st Duke York (58) appointed William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (49) , Henry Green (52) and John Bussy to protect Kent against invasion by Henry IV King England (32) .

On 28 Jul 1399 William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (49) was captured at Bristol Castle

On 29 Jul 1399 William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire (49) , Henry Green (52) and John Bussy were beheaded at Bristol Castle [Execution of Richard II's Favourites]

William Scrope 1st Earl Wiltshire and Isabel Russell were married

ANCESTRY

Father: Richard Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Bolton

GrandFather: Henry 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

Mother: Blanche Pole

GrandFather: William Pole

1G GrandFather: William Pole

GrandMother: Katherine Norwich