'Danby1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Danby of Danby (Danbie of Danbie), Danby of Leake, Danby of Yafford (Yafforth)

Edmund Stringent or Strugen ("came in with William Conqueror")
m. Armatrude de Danby (dau of John de Danby, lord of Danby, etc.)
1. John Stringent alias Danby or Danbie
  m. Margaret Catheral (dau of (Sir) Thomas Catheral)
  A. Thomas Danbie of Danbie, Yorkshire
  m. ?? (dau of Thomas Oudley (Commoners) or of Edmund Durley (Hunter))
  Commoners passes from Thomas to his descendant Thomas (m. Robert Tanfield). The intervening generations come from Hunter.
  i. Edmund Danby
  m. _ Fechosborne (dau of Thomas Fechosborne) named Mary FitzOsborne by 'TUDOR'
  a. Thomas Danby named John by 'TUDOR'
  m. _ Rukhame (dau of William Rukhame) identified by 'TUDOR' as dau of William Kirkham
  (1) Richard Danby
m. Jane Conyers (dau of Robert Conyers) niece of Sir Robert of Ormesby?
  (A) Robert Danby
  Robert's wife is identified by 'TUDOR' as a dau of Edmund Thirland. Hunter identifies her as ...
  m. Cassandra Sherland (dau of Edmund Sherland of Gamstone)
  (i) William Danby
  m. Ann Greene (dau of Sir Thomas Greene)
  (a) Thomas Danby or Danbie of Danbie called William by some web sites
  m. Mary Tanfield (dau of (Sir) Robert Tanfield of Danby)
  ((1)) William Danby of Danby & Yafford (Yafforth) - continued below
  m. Katharine de Brettevill (dau/heir of John de Brettevill of Yafforth)
  See note below on William's wife.
  ((2)) Sir Robert Danby of Thorpe (d 1472, chief justice)
  m1. Katherine FitzRalph (dau of Ralph Fitzrandal)
  m2. Elizabeth Aslaby (dau of William Aslaby)
  ((3))+ other issue - John, Richard, Ralph
  (2)+ other issue - William, John
  b.+ other issue - John, Ann



William Danby of Danby & Yafford (Yafforth) - continued above
Commoners identifies William's wife as the heiress of John Fretville whilst Hunter identifies her as KAtherine, dau/coheir of William Bridgefeld of Yafforth. However, this appears to be the William who, according to VCH (Yorkshire, North Riding, vol 1, Parishes: Danby Wiske), married ...
m. Katharine de Brettevill (dau/heir of John de Brettevill of Yafforth)
1. Robert Danby of Danby & Yafford (d 1463)
  VCH names Robert's widow Katherine (d 1494). Hunter does not name her. Commoners identifies his (1st? only?) wife as ...
  m. ?? (heiress of John Ayslebie)
  A. Sir Robert Danby of Thorpe
  The following comes from Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Strangwayes of Ormeseby).
  m. Elizabeth Aislaby (heir)
  i. Sir James Danby
  m. Agnes Langton (dau/heir of Sir John Langton)
  a. Sir Christopher Danby
  m. Margery Scrope (dau/heir of Lord Scrope)
  (1) Sir Christopher Danby
  m. Elizabeth (dau of Lord Latimer)
  (A) Sir Thomas Danby (a 1585)
(i) Thomas Danby
  (a) Christopher Danby
  ii. Thomas Danby probably of this generation
  a. Dorothy Danby
  m. (c10.1543) Ralph Rokeby of Skiers
  B. Ralph Danby of Yafford or Yafforth (d Bosworth 22.08.1485) this line supported by Hunter
  m. Margaret Conyers (dau/coheir of Sir Richard Conyers of Cowton)
  i. Margery Danby
  m. Ralph Rokeby of Mortham
ii. Alice Danby
  m. John Acklam or Acclom (son/heir of Richard by Margaret, dau/heir of John Cawood)
  iii. Agnes Danby
  m. James Strangewayes of Ormsby and/or Sneaton
2. John Danby of Leake possibly of this generation
  Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Danby of Leake and Knaresboro') and Visitation (Dugdale, Yorskhire, 1665, Danby of Great Leake) provide the following. Foster starts with this John who is identified as "a younger son of the house of Yafford".
  m. Margaret Moston (dau/coheir of William Moston) reported but queried by Foster
  A. William Danby of Leake
  m. Margaret Leigh (dau of Gilbert (sb Roger?) Leigh of Midletoni)
  i. James Danby of Brawarth
  m. _ Warde
a. Thomas Danby of Leake (a 1585, d c1623) the first mentioned by Dugdale
  m. Ann Anger (dau/coheir of Ralph Anger)
  (1) Thomas Danby of Braworth (b c1589, dvp)
  m. Elizabeth Carrus (dau of Christopher Carrus of Halghton)
  (A) John Danby of Great Leake (b 1615-6, a 09.1665)
  m1. Mary Swynbourne (dau of William Swynbourne of Capheaton)
  (i) Elizabeth Danby
  m. James Shafto of Tanfield Leigh
  m2. Mary Meynill (dau of Anthony Meynill of Kilvington)
  (ii)+ other issue (a 1665) - Anthony (b c1653), Joseph (b c1658), James (b c1659), John (b c1661), Elizabeth (b c1655), Agnes (b c1652), Ursula (b c1654)
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas (d Naseby), Christopher
  (2) Elizabeth Danby
  m. Michael Metcalfe of Little Ottrington
  (3) Jane Danby
  m. Thomas Middleton of Middleton, Cleveland
  (4) Mary Danby
  m. Thomas Appleby of Great Smeaton
  (5)+ other issue - Miles (had issue), John of Borroughby (had issue), John of Borroughby (had issue), William (d unm), Francis, Edmund of Borroiughby (had issue)
  b. Elizabeth Danby
  m. George Tiplady of Richmondshire
  c. Barbara Danby
  m. Thomas Allen
  d. Dorothy Danby
  m1. _ Walker
  m2. _ Redman
  e. Frances Danby
  m. Richard Lambert of Wistow
  f.+ other issue - Myles, Mary (a 1612)
  ii. William Danby of Knaresborough (a 1585)
  m. Katherine Green (dau of Richard Green of Newby)
  a. Christopher Danby
  m. Alice Kirkman (dau of John Kirkman)
  (1) Henry Danby (b 1584-5)
  b. Mary Danby
  m. William Haxby
  c.+ other issue - Thomas, Henry, John, William, Francis, Myles, Walter, Richard, Alice
  iii. Mary Danby
  m. Christopher Greene of Lamouth
  iv. Elizabeth Danby
  m. Christopher Exilby of Disford
  B.+ other issue - Christopher of Scarborough, Robert of Raunton, Leonard of Cowsby (parson), Ann (d unm)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 1, Danby of Swinton) with input/support mainly for the top section from FMG (Continuation ('Hunter's Pedigrees', 1936), 'Danby', p52) with other input/support as reported above
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