'Conyers03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Conyers of Laton (Layton), Conyers of Sockburne

Sir Christopher Conyers of Sockburne
m. Mary Eure (d 16.03.1470, dau of Sir William Eure of Witton Castle)
1. (Sir) William Conyers of Sockburne (b c1436)
  m. Anne Bigod (dau of Ralph Bigod of Settrington)
  A. (Sir) Christopher Conyers of Sockburne
  m. Anne Markenfeld
i. (Sir) Thomas Conyers of Sockburne
  m1. Elizabeth Saville (dsp)
  m2. Margaret Radcliffe (dau of Edward Radcliffe of Cartington)
  a. Sir George Conyers of Sockburne
  m. Anne Dawnay (dau of Sir John Dawnay or Dawney of Sesy)
(1) Sir John Conyers of Sockburne (2nd son)
  m. Agnes Bowes (dau of George Bowes of Stretlam)
  (A) Sir George Conyers of Sockburne (a 1613)
m. Katherine Bulmer (dau of Anthony Bulmer of Tursdale)
  (i) George Conyers (b c1609, dsp young)
  (ii) (Sir) William Conyers of Sockburne (d 1635)
  m. (Elizabeth) Simeon (dau of Sir George Symonds or Simeon)
  Visitation (Durham) ends showing William as m. a dau of Sir George Symonds. That he dspm and had the following daughters is given by BHO ('The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham', volume 3, 'Parish of Sockburn').
(a) Katharine Conyers (d young)
  (b) Anne Conyers
  m. Francis Talbot, 11th Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl of Waterford (d 16.03.1667)
  (B) (Elizabeth) Conyers
  m. Sir Thomas Riddell of Newcastle
  (C) daughter
  m. Sir William Kennet
  (D) (Jane) Conyers
  m. John or James Lawson of Newsome
(E) daughter
  m. Robert Harrington
  (F) (Eleanor) Conyers
  Visitation shows an unnamed daughter married to _ Strother. 'TUDOR' names her Eleanor and him Lancelot. It is assumed that this was indeed the Eleanor who (later) married the long-lived Sir Ephraime Widdrington as his 3rd wife.
  m1. (Lancelot) Strother (d 08.1611)
  m2. (07.08.1615) Sir Ephraime Widdrington of Ritton (b c1555, d 24.12.1649)
  (G)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Robert, Ralph, William
(2)+ other issue - Francis (a 1564, dvpsp?), Robert, Thomas, William, Roger, Christopher, Elinor, Elizabeth, Mary
  One of the daughters was probably the dau of Sir George who married ...
  m. John Sayer of Worsall (a 1612)
  b. Dorothy Conyers
  m. Warren Scargill
  c. Jane Conyers identified as dau of Sir John but possibly of this generation
m. Sir William Mauleverer of Wodersome
  ii. Jane Conyers
  m. _ Scargill
  iii. Margaret Conyers (dsp)
  m. John Normanville
  iv. Joan Conyers
  m. Nicholas (not Robert) Palmes
  v. Mary Conyers (nun)
  B. Cuthbert Conyers of Laton, Sheriff of Durham (d 08.1559, 7th son)
m. Mary Laton (dau of Thomas Laton of Saxhoe)
  The following is partly supported by VCH (co. Durham, vol 3, 'Parishes: Sedgefield').
  i. Ralph Conyers of Laton (d 01.1605-6)
  ii. John Conyers of Laton
  m. Jane Oglethorpe (dau of John Oglethorpe, widow of _ Danby)
  a. (Sir) Ralph Conyers of Laton (d 1643)
  m. Mary Mawe (dau of Simon Mawe of Wrendlesham)
(1) Cuthbert Conyers of Layton (b c1611, d Malpas 1644, Colonel)
  m1. Margaret Wytham (dau of John Wytham of Cliffe)
  (A) John Conyers of Laton (b c1630, d 1690)
  m. Isabell Collingwood (dau of Cuthbert Collingwood of Daldon)
  (i) Thomas Conyers (b c1665, youngest son)
  Visitation ends by naming this generation. VCH reports that John's heir was Thomas who had the following family.
  m. Elizabeth Thomlinson of Birdforth
  (a)+ issue (dsp) - George, John (d 1748)
  (ii)+ other issue - John (b c1654, a 08.1666), George (d young), Raphe (d young), William (d young), Francis (d young), Mary (d young), Isabell (d young), Olive (b c1662)
  (B) William Conyers
  (C) Anne Conyers
m. Thomas Fairfax (son of Charles of Sledmer)
  m2. Catherine Evers (dau of William, Lord Evers)
  (D)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Lucie
  (2) Marmaduke Conyers (d unm)
  (3) Mary Conyers
  m. Roger Meinell of Dalton
  (4) Anne Conyers
  m. Robert Conyers of Bowlby
  (5) Helen Conyers
  m. Thomas Mayre of Hardwick
  iii. Frances Conyers
  m. (Henry) Lawson of Newcastle
  iv. Elizabeth Conyers
  m. _ Conyers of Co. Durham
  v.+ other issue - Matthew, Cuthbert, George, Thomas
  C.+ other issue - Ralph, George, Robert, Roger, Richard, Jane/Anne, Mary, Margaret, Agnes
2. Humfrey Conyers of Yarrum (d unm, 3rd son)
  A. son (illegitimate)
3. John Conyers
  The following is given by Foster in italics, indicating either that there is some uncertainty on the connection or (perhaps more likely) that it was added by him as editor rather than given in the main Visitation records.
  A. John Conyers
  m. _ Booth (dau of _ Booth of Old Durham)
  i. Ralph Conyers
  m. _ Metcalfe
a. Edward Conyers
  m. _ Merrey or Morey of Durham
  (1) John Conyers
  b. John Conyers in London
  m. _ Mellish of Surrey
(1) Thomas Conyers of East Barnet
  m. Isabella Askwith (dau of Brian Askwith of Osgodby)
  (A) Catherine Conyers
  m. John Bolles of Scampton
  (B) Isabel Conyers
  m. William Pert of Moninessinge
  (C) Elizabeth Conyers
  m. Sir Robert Berkeley (b 1584, d 08.1656, judge)
  c. Robert Conyers
  m. Barbara Askwith (dau of Henry Askwith of Newstead)
  (1)+ issue - Ralph, James, George, Esward, Richard, William, Margaret
4. Maud Conyers
  m. _ Wylberfoys (Wilberfoss)
5.+ other issue - Robert, Isabell, Jone, Elizabeth

Main source(s): Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, 'Conyers of Sockburne (I)'), Visitation (Foster 1875, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, 'Conyers of Sockburne, &c'.), Visitation (Durham, 1575+1615+1666, 'Conyers of Sockburne & Layton')
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