Biography of Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst 1467-1537

Paternal Family Tree: Darcy

1520 Field of the Cloth of Gold

1536 Bigod's Rebellion

In or before 1467 [his father] William Darcy (age 24) and [his mother] Euphemia Langton (age 23) were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England.

In 1467 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst was born to William Darcy (age 24) and Euphemia Langton (age 24).

In 1471 [his mother] Euphemia Langton (age 28) died.

On 30 May 1488 [his father] William Darcy (age 45) died.

In 1489 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 22) was appointed Constable of Bamburgh Castle.

Before 1495 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 28) and Dousabella Tempest (age 27) were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Around 1495 [his son] Arthur Darcy was born to Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 28) and [his wife] Dousabella Tempest (age 28) at Aston.

In 1497 [his son] George Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Aston was born to Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 30) and [his wife] Dousabella Tempest (age 30).

Before 21 Feb 1498 Ralph Neville and [his future wife] Edith Sandys Baroness were married. He the son of Ralph Neville 3rd Earl of Westmoreland (age 42) and Isabel Booth. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1500 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 33) and Edith Sandys Baroness were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1501 [his daughter] Elizabeth Darcy was born to Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 34) and [his wife] Edith Sandys Baroness.

In 1509 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 42) was appointed 265th Knight of the Garter by King Henry VIII of England and Ireland (age 17).

Letters and Papers 1509. 18 Jun 1509. Deeds AA, 395. R. O. 75. [189(2).] Thomas, Lord Darcy (age 42). His letters patent appointing him Warden of the East Marches. With fragment of the great seal appended. (See Grants In June, No. 65.)

Letters and Papers 1509. 18 Jun 1509. 76. Thomas, Lord Darcy (age 42). Warden of the Forests beyond Trent, &c. See Grants IN JUNE, Nos. 64, 66–69.

On 17 Oct 1509 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 42) was created 1st Baron Darcy of Darcy aka Templehurst. [his wife] Edith Sandys Baroness by marriage Baroness Darcy of Darcy aka Templehurst.

Before Dec 1512 [his step-son] Ralph Neville 4th Earl of Westmoreland (age 14) and Katherine Stafford Countess of Westmoreland (age 13) were married. She by marriage Countess of Westmoreland. She the daughter of Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham (age 34) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham. They were fourth cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Letters. 24 Jan 1513. Thomas Lord Darcy (age 46) to Mr. Lister. Mr. Lister, you will, out of my rents and farms in your receipt, take £10 to yourself for coming from London to perfect the matter betwixt my brother Melton [Note. Not clear who this refers to. Thomas's son George Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Aston (age 16) married Dorothy Melton Baroness Darcy (age 7) but that was after 1521. Dorothy's father was John Melton of Aston Yorkshire 10th Baron Lucy (age 37)] and me; and also take the cost of such recoveries as my said brother has acknowledged before Mr. Fairfax, the judge, and likewise for Bekey. Templenewsum, 24 Jan. 4 Henry VIII.

On 26 Apr 1514 [his son-in-law] Marmaduke Constable (age 14) and [his daughter] Elizabeth Darcy (age 13) were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Field of the Cloth of Gold

After Jun 1520 [his brother-in-law] William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne (age 50) was created 1st Baron Sandys of The Vyne in Hampshire for having organised the Field of the Cloth of Gold.

After 26 Mar 1521 [his son] George Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Aston (age 24) and [his daughter-in-law] Dorothy Melton Baroness Darcy (age 15) were married.

Letters and Papers 1529. After 28 Jun 1529. Cott. App. XXVII. 139. B. M. 5774. Catharine of Arragon.

10. Deposition of Thomas Lord Darcy (age 62).

Is 60 years of age or thereabouts.

To the 1st and 2nd articles, Henry VII. and Elizabeth lived together for many years as husband and wife, to his knowledge, as he was in their service. Arthur and Henry were always considered as their lawful sons, to which he never heard the contrary. To the 3rd and 4th, cannot depose, as he was absent on the King's service in the North of England, but he believes that Arthur and Catharine were lawfully married, from public report. To the 5th, cannot depose concerning the marriage; but as to cohabitation, &c., believes it to be true. To the 6th, 7th and 8th, cannot depose. Believes that the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th contain the truth. Is not influenced by force, &c.

On 22 Aug 1529 [his wife] Edith Sandys Baroness died.

On 22 Aug 1529 [his wife] Dousabella Tempest (age 62) died.

In or before 1532 [his son] Arthur Darcy (age 37) and [his daughter-in-law] Mary Carew (age 14) were married. The difference in their ages was 22 years. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Bigod's Rebellion

Hall's Chronicle 1537. Dec 1536. Also in the latter end of this yere, the lord Darcy (age 69), Aske (age 36), Sir Robert constable (age 58), Sir Jhon Bulmer and his wyfe (age 25), Sir Thomas Percie (age 32) brother to the Erie of Northumberland (age 34), Syr Stephen Hamelton, Nicholas Tempest (age 56) Esquire, William Lumley, son to the lord Lumley (age 44) began again to conspire, although they before had every one of them their pardons, and now they were all taken and brought to the Tower of London [Map].

On 17 Jan 1537 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 70) wrote to Robert Aske (age 37) and Robert Constable (age 59) ... Of Sir Fras Bigod (age 29) I heard, this day at dinner, as you wrote; and more, that Hallum was taken at Hull yesterday with a letter in his purse from Sir Francis Bigod (age 29) promising that he and all the West Base Countries would rise and come forward. This day with my servant, Alan Gefreyson, I sent you my news which are of such bruits, rages, and furies as the like I have not read nor heard of. I sent to my cousin Ellerker and Whartton for the premises concerning Hull. My advice is that you stay the people till the coming of my lord of Norfolk (age 64), which, I hear, shall be shortly, and all the gentlemen that is above of the North with him. He brings gracious answers of the Parliament and petitions. Good Mr. Aske, where you write desiring me to stay my quarters; there has yet been no stir in my rooms and lands, but what was caused by other wild countries and dales. I shall do my duty, and play my part therein, though I lie in my bed. I hear my lord of Cumberland is likely to have business for two prisoners he keeps.

Chronicle of Greyfriars. 14 May 1537. Also the 14th day of May was brought from the Tower [Map] to Westminster the Lord Darcy (age 70) and Lord Hussey (age 72), and there were condemned to death, but they were had in to the North and there sufferd with Aske (age 37).

Hall's Chronicle 1537. 02 Jun 1537 In June the lord Darcy (age 70) and the lord Hosey [Map] were arraigned at Westminster before the Marques of Exceter (age 41), then High Steward of England, and they were both found guilty and had their judgement as in cases of high treason.

After 02 Jun 1537. Shortly after were also arraigned Sir Robert Constable (age 59), Sir Thomas Percy (age 33), Sir Fraunces Bygod (age 29), Sir Stephin Hamelton, Sir Jhon Bulmer and his wife (deceased), which some reported was not his wife but his paramour, also William Lumley, Nicholas Tempest (age 57), and the Abbots of Jerney (age 35) and Rivers, and Robert Aske (age 37), and all found guilty of high treason, and all put to death at Tiborne [Map], saving Sir Robert Constable (age 59), which was hanged in chains on Beverley gate at Hull and Aske (age 37) was also hanged in chains in Yorke on a Tower, and Sir John Bulmer’s Paramour (deceased), was burned in Smithfclde [Map] in London. And in the latter end of June, was the Lord Darcy (age 70) beheaded at Tower Hill [Map], and shortly after was the Lord Hosey (age 70) beheaded at Lyncolne [Map].

On 30 Jun 1537 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst (age 70) was beheaded at Tower Hill [Map]. In 1539 he was postumously attainted; Baron Darcy of Darcy aka Templehurst forfeit.

Wriothesley's Chronicle 1536. 30 Jun 1537. This yeare, the 30th daie of June, the Lord Darcye (age 70) was beheaded at the Tower Hill, and his head sett on London Bridge, and his bodie buried at the Crossed Friars beside the Tower of London.

Also the Lord Hussey (deceased) was beheaded at Lyncolne, and Sir Robert Constable (age 59) was hanged at Hull in Yorkeshire in chaines. Aske (age 37) was hanged in the cittie of Yorke in chaines till he died.

Letters and Papers 1537. 08 Jul 1537. 228. Cromwell (age 52) to Sir Thomas Wyat (age 34).

Harl. MS. 282, f. 205. B. M. Nott's Wyatt, 316.

Writes this by George Pery, a gentleman of M. Chappuys, the Emperor's ambassador. Here at Stepney this morning arrived Rougecroix the herald with Wyat's letters dated 24 June. Forwarded them straightway to the King at Oking. Thanks him for his letters written at his first arrival before he had audience and for those now received. Touching communications with the Emperor's ambassadors, of which Cromwell wrote by M. de Vauldray, hopes for a good result. No news since last writing. The traitors have been executed, lord Darcy (deceased) at Tower Hill and lord Hussey (deceased) at Lincoln, Aske (age 37) hanged upon the dungeon of York Castle, Sir Robt. Constable (deceased) hanged at Hull, and the rest at Thyfbourne; so that all the cankered hearts are weeded away.

Letters and Papers 1537. 20 Jul 1537. 292. Richard Coren to Cromwell.

R. O. St. P. i. 557.

Excuses his slack letters by his absence from my Lord of Norfolk at the expedition of the last post. Was present at Aske's (deceased) execution, as well as at that of Sir Robert Constable (deceased), which no doubt Thomas Hossy has described. Noted in both men "that they thought a religion to keep secret between God and them certain things rather than open their whole stomach; from the which opinion I could not abduce them." For Robert Aske's demeanour, refers to the schedule enclosed. Sherifhoton, 20 July.

ii. Goods which Robert Aske had during the commotion, whereof no satisfaction is made, to his remembrance.

First, Mr. Lacy sent to him to Hull £10 of Dr. Halsworth's goods, and an obligation of the Abbot of Kirkstead, Linc, which the subprior of Watton had. 2. The vicar of Braton sent him 10 sheep and 30s., but of whose goods he knows not. 3. Had sent from Drake Abbey to Wresill 10 or 12 qrs. of oats and 3 qrs. of wheat. 4. From Wato[n], 40 sheep. 5. Had of Mr. Krake's goods, sheep to the value of £4 10s. Thinks that is all he had, "not given and not restored," and begs the King to pay them out of his goods for the discharge of his conscience.

In Aske's hand and subscribed: "This is Ask's own hand delivered unto me, Richard Coren."

St. P. i. 558.

iii. "The saying of Robert Aske to me, Richard Coren, out of confession to-for his death.

"First, he said that my lord Darcy (deceased) did tell him that he had spoken with the emperor's ambassador concerning his purpose in this late rebellion, for the causes of the Church, as he said, and that the said ambassador should encourage him unto the same, saying that he should lack none help."

2. Lord Darcy (deceased), Sir Robt. Constable (deceased), and he were about to send Doctor Marmaduke to the Council in Flanders for aid and ordnance.

3. That my lord Privy Seal "did not bear so great favour to my Lord of Norfolk as he thought he did; which thing I have kept secret from my said Lord of Norfolk."

4. When he "should be" laid on the hurdle to be drawn he openly confessed he had offended God, the King, and the world. After this he declared that the King was so gracious that none should be troubled for offences comprised in the pardon. He was then laid on the hurdle and drawn through the notable places of the city "desiring the people ever as he passed by to pray for him."

5. At the place of execution he was taken off the hurdle, repeated like confession, and ascended up into the dungeon to wait the coming of my Lord of Norfolk.

6. "Item, there were two things, wherewithal he was aggrieved. The one was, that he said my lord Privy Seal spake a sore word and affirmed it with a stomach, swearing that all the Northern men were but traitors: where-withal he was somewhat offended. The second was that my lord Privy Seal sundry times promised him a pardon of his life, and at one time he had a token from the King's Majesty of pardon for confessing the truth. These two things he showed to no man in these North parts, as he said, but to me only; which I have and will ever keep secret."

7. At Norfolk's arrival Aske ascended the tower to the gallows, repeated his former confession and asked forgiveness of the King, my lord Chancellor, my Lord of Norfolk, my lord Privy Seal, my Lord of Sussex, and all the world; and after orisons made on the ladder, commended his soul to God.

Pp. 5. All in Coren's hand, except § ii. Add.: Privy Seal. Sealed and endd.

Chronicle of Greyfriars. 20 Jun 1537. Also the 20th day of June the Lord Darcy (age 70) was beheaded at Tower-hill [Map], and buried within the Tower [Map].

[his daughter] Mabel Darcy was born to Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst and Dousabella Tempest.

[his son] Richard Darcy was born to Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst and Dousabella Tempest.

Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst 1467-1537 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

Joan Beaufort Countess of Westmoreland 1379-1440

Royal Ancestors of Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst 1467-1537

Kings Wessex: Great x 13 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 5 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 8 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 7 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Royal Descendants of Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst 1467-1537

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 4

Ancestors of Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst 1467-1537

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Darcy 2nd Baron Darcy of Knayth

Great x 3 Grandfather: Philip Darcy 4th Baron Darcy of Knayth 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Meinhill Baroness Darcy Knayth and Haversham 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Darcy 5th Baron Darcy of Knayth 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Grey

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Grey Baroness Darcy Knayth

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Pressene

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Darcy 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry Grey 5th Baron Grey of Wilton

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Grey Baroness Darcy Knayth 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Gilbert Talbot 3rd Baron Talbot 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Talbot Baroness Grey Wilton 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Petronella Butler Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

GrandFather: Richard Darcy 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Greystoke 2nd Baron Greystoke 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ralph Greystoke 3rd Baron Greystoke 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Fitzhenry Baroness Greystoke

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Greystoke 4th Baron Greystoke 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Roger Clifford 5th Baron Clifford 4 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Catherine Clifford Baroness Greystoke 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maud Beauchamp Baroness Clifford 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Joane Greystoke Baroness Darcy Knayth 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Ferrers Baron Wem and Oversley 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Ferrers 7 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Boteler Baroness Ferrers Wem 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Ferrers Baroness Greystoke Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Beaufort Countess of Westmoreland Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster

Father: William Darcy 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Geoffrey Scrope

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham

Great x 4 Grandmother: Ivette Ros

Great x 2 Grandfather: Stephen Scrope 2nd Baron Scrope Masham

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Unknown

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Scrope 4th Baron Scrope Masham 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Adam Welles 3rd Baron Welles

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Welles 4th Baron Welles

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Bardolf Baroness Welles

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margery Welles Baroness Scrope Masham 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maud Ros Baroness Welles 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margery Badlesmere Baroness Ros of Helmsley 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandMother: Eleanor Scrope 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Chaworth

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Chaworth

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margery Pole

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Chaworth 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Clifford 3rd Baron Clifford 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Clifford 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabel Berkeley Baroness Clifford Baroness Musgrave 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elizabeth Chaworth Baroness Scrope Masham 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

GrandFather: John Langton

Mother: Euphemia Langton