Sir Thomas Darcy Knight
- Born: 1467, Temple Hurst, West Riding Yorkshire, England 141,1170
- Marriage: Dowsable Tempest 141,186,1170
- Died: 30 Jun 1537, Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England at age 70 141,1170
- Buried: 1537, Church of St. Botolph, Aldgate
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• Background Information. 141
Thomas Darcy, son and heir of Sir William Darcy (d. 1488) by Eupheme (marriage lic. 23 Jan 1460/1), daughter of John Langton, of Farnley, co. York, was born about 1467, and was a person of some distinction during the reign of Henry VII. He was knighted in 1489, made Knight Banneret by the Earl of Surrey in Scotland in 1497, was Constable of Bamburgh Castle, Jun 1498, Captain of Berwick 1498-1515, the Treasurer of Berwick Sep 1501, warden of the East Marches Sep 1505 & of the East Middle Marches Oc 1511, nominated Knight of the Garter in 18 and installed in 21 May 1509, and was made Warden of the Forests North of Trent in Jun 1509. Sir Thomas Darcy was summoned to Parliament certainly from 17 Oct 1509 (1 Henrey VIII), by writs directed to Thome Darcy de Darcy Chl'r, whereby he became Lord Dacy.
Sir Thomas Darcy held a command on the right wing at Thérouanne in 1513; P.C., and in great favour with the King. He subscribed the letter to the Pope praying for the King's divorce, but opposed the dissolution of the monasteries, and finally joined in Aske's rebellion, called the Pilgrimage of Grace. He had license on account of age and infirmity, 28 Oct 1535, to abesent himself from Parliament. Although, as Lord Darcy of Temple Hurst, or Temple Newsame, he had a general pardon as recently as 18 Jan 1536/7, he was convicted of high treason on the charge of delivering up Pontefract Castle to rebels, and was behead on Tower Hill 30 Jun 1537, when, having been attainted all his honours became forfeited.
Sir Thomas Darcy married, as his first wife, Dowsabel, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Tempest, of Giggleswick, In Ribblesdale, co. York, by Mabel, daughter of Walter Strickland, of Sizergh, Westmorland. She was living 1503.
Sir Thomas Darcy married, as his second wife, before 1520, Edith, widow of Ralph Nevill, styled Lord Nevill, sister of William, first Lord Sandy of the Vine, Handts, daughter of Sir William Sandys, of the Vine, by Elizabeth daughter of John Cheney of Shurland. Edith died at Stpney, 22 and was buried 25 Aug 1529 at the Friars Observants, Greenwich. He died, 30 Jun 1537, and was buried in the Church of St. Botolph, Aldgate (as was, in 1561, his youngest son, Sir Arthur Dacry). under a costly monument.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, pp. 73-74
• Background Information. 186
Sir Thomas Darcy, K.G., born about 1467, created first Lord Darcy, of Temples Hurst, beheaded 30 Jun 1537, attainted of high treason and his peerage forfeited, married as his first wife, Dowsabel Tempest, who died between 1503 and 1520, daughter of Sir Richard Tempest, of Giggleswick, co. York, and Mabel Strickland, daughter of Walter Strickland (41:33).
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 13:37
• Web Reference: Sir Thomas Darcy, Lord Darcy.
Thomas married Dowsable Tempest, daughter of Sir Richard Tempest Knight and Mabel Strickland 141,160.,1170 (Dowsable Tempest was born in 1470 in Giggleswick, West Riding, Yorkshire, England and died in 1498 in Temple Hurst, West Riding Yorkshire, England.)