'Conyers01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Conyers of Finningham, Conyers of Howton Conyers (Hoton Coigniers), Conyers of Ormesby, Conyers of Sockburne

                               
As reported below, there are some uncertainties as to how the various branches of this family connected. We shall review this page again in due course.
Roger de Coigniers (a 1080, "came into England towards the end of the Conqueror's reign ")
1. Roger de Coigniers of Howton Coigniers and Sockburne, Constable of Durham
  A. Roger de Coigniers of Howton Coigniers (a 1178)
  m. Maude mentioned by RHG (see below)
  i. Robert de Coigniers of Howton Coigniers (a c1190)
  BP1934 reporting that the Conyers of Hornby family descended from Robert's 2nd son Geoffrey whilst 'TUDOR' reports that they descended from his 1st son Roger. We follow (provisionally) the latter which is supported by the Visitation.
  a. Roger Conyers (a 1238)
  (1) Robert Conyers of Howton Coigniers
(A) Thomas Conyers 'of Hoton'
  VCH (Yorkshire: North Riding, vol 2, Parishes: Hutton Conyers) confirms that Hutton Conyers passed into the Mallory family through Joan, dau/heir of Robert son of Thomas.
  (i) Robert Conyers 'of Hutton Conyers'
  (a) Joan Conyers
  m. Sir Christopher Mallory
  (ii) ?? Conyers
(a) ?? Conyers
  ((1)) Robert Conyers
  ((A)) Sir Robert Conyers of Ormesby (b 1325, d 1392)
  Sir Robert's 1st wife is identified as Joan, dau of John de Melton, Archbishop of York, but the Melton records suggests she was ...
  m1. (1333) Joan de Melton (dau of Henry de Melton, brother of William, Archbishop of York)
  ((i)) John Conyers of Hornby (b 1392)
  m. Margaret St. Quintin (b 1392, dau of Anthony St. Quintin of Hornby)
  'TUDOR' shows the marriages as to Joan then Aline then Juliana. Visitation shows Joan then Juliana then Aline (d 1408, and so apparently the widow).
  m2/3. Juliana de Percy (dau of John de Percy (son of Alexander) by Elizabeth de Coleville)
  The following comes from VCH (Yorkshire, North Riding, Volume 2, Parishes - Ormesby).
  ((ii)) Robert Conyers of Ormesby (a 1427)
  ((a)) John Conyers of Ormesby (d 1438)
(((1))) Robert Conyers of Ormesby
  Noting that Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Strangewayes) identifies this Robert as "of Horneby in Clyveland (Ormesby)", we suspect that, apart from Anne (reported by VCH), he was also the Robert Conyers 'of Horneby' who was father of Elizabeth.
  (((A))) Anne Conyers (d 1517-8)
  m. Sir James Strangways
  (((B))) Elizabeth Conyers probably of this generation
  m. Sir Christopher Boynton
  m3/2. Aline (de Cotham or le la Ley) (d 1408)
  ((iii)) Jane Conyers (d 07.11.1438)
  m. Sir Robert Bowes of Streatlam (d c1421)
  b. Sir Geoffrey (Galfrid) Conyers of Sockburne
  m. Elena
(1) Sir John Conyers of Sockburne
  (A) Sir Humphrey Conyers (d after 1221, 3rd son)
  (i) Sir John Conyers (d 1299)
  m. Scolastica de Cotham named by 'TUDOR'
  (a) John Conyers
  m1. Elsabeth
  ((1)) Elizabeth Conyers
  m. Sir Robert Colvyle
m2. Crystyan
  ((2)) Petronell Conyers
  m. (sp) Robert Herle
(b) Sir Roger Conyers of Sockburne (d 1323)
  ((1)) Galfrid Conyers of Sockburne (dsp)
  ((2)) Sir John Conyers of Sockburne (d 1395)
  m. Elizabeth de Aton (dau of William, Lord Aton)
  ((A)) Robert Conyers of Sockburne (d 22.04.1437)
  m. Isabel Pert (dau of William Pert by Jone)
BP1934 mentions only a 4th son, Sir John who obtained Hornby through his wife, Margaret, dau of Anthony St. Quinton (sic) of Hornby. We follow Visitation (and 'TUDOR') in showing that John's ancestry differently, as above. Visitation identifies a son, the following Christopher. The other children are as reported by 'TUDOR'.
  ((i)) Sir Christopher Conyers of Sockburne
  m. Mary Eure (d 16.03.1470, dau of Sir William Eure of Witton Castle)
  ((ii)) Joan Conyers (b c1402)
  BLG1952 (Dymoke) suggests that Joan was daughter of Sir Christopher but we agree with 'TUDOR' in thinking that the dates make it look more likely that she was his sister.
  m. (18.04.1431) Sir Phillip Dymoke (b 1400, d 1454)
  ((iii)) Isabella Conyers probably the Isabel who married ...
  m. Thomas Clervaux
  ((iv))+ other issue - Elizabeth, Katherine, Margaret, Cicely, Beatrix
  (B) Jane Conyers possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Ayscough
  (C)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Galfrid
  (2) Elizabeth Conyers
  m. William de Surdevale
  c. John de Conyers of Finningham, Suffolk (a 1239)
  John is not mentioned by the other sources but is shown as of this generation by RHG (Supplement, 'Pedigree of Conyers of Finningham', p868) which provides the following.
  (1) Ralph de Conyers of Finningham (a 1286)
  (A) Adam de Conyers (a 1316)
(i) ?? de Conyers (dvp?)
  (a) Nicholas de Conyers of Finningham (a 1375)
  ((1)) Thomas Conyers of Finningham & Necton Hall in Berton
  ((A)) Sir Robert Conyers of Finningham
  m. Maud FitzRalph (dau of John FitzRalph)
  ((i)) John Conyers of Finningham (d 1483)
  m. Eleanor Yelverton (dau/coheir of Sir William Yelverton)
  ((a)) Ela Conyers (d 1537)
m1. Edmund Cotton (son of Sir John Cotton of Landwade?)
  m2. Edmund Lee
  ((ii)) Thomas Cotton
  ((a)) Ann Conyers
  m1. Thomas Spelman of Great Ellingham (a 1472, son of Henry)
  (((1))) Henry Spelman of Great Ellingham (dsp 15245 2nd son?)
  m. Elizabeth Tyrrell
  (((2)))+ other issue - John (d young), Ela
  m2. Richard Willoughby mentioned on RHG (p435)
  ((b)) Ela Conyers
  m. Sir Robert Lovell (d 1519/22)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Conyers), 'TUDOR', Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, 'Conyers of Sockburne (I)'), Visitation (Foster 1875, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, 'Conyers of Sockburne, &c.') with input as reported above
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