Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Baron Scrope, of Bolton, and Earl of Sunderland; earldom extinct 1630; barony since unclaimed. Sir William Le Scrope, son of William Le Scrope, and grandson of Henry Le Scrope, both buried at Wensley, reported in the Serope and Grosvenor controversy as the “ best knight of the whole co. at jousts and tournaments,” had two sons, viz., I. Sir Henry Le Scrope, Chief Justice of the King’s Bench 1317, d. 1336, his heir; II. Geoffrey Le Scrope, of Masham, ancestor of the Lords Scrope, of Masham. Sir Richard Le Scrope, grandson of Sir Henry, the Chief Justice, was the challenger in the Serope and Grosvenor controversy, as to the right to bear for arms, “Az. a bend or,” 1385. He was summoned to Parliament 1371, and d. 1403, having had four sons: 1) Sir William, created Earl of Wilts, d. v. p.: 2) Sir Roger, second baron; 3)Sir Stephen, of Castle Combe, co. Wilts, ancestor of Scrope, of Castle Combe; 4) Richard, Archbishop of York, beheaded for conspiracy against Henry IV. Sir Henry, sixth Baron Scrope, d. 1506, leaving two sons: 1) Henry, seventh baron; 2) John, of Spennithorne, co. York, who was father of Henry, ancestor of Scrope, of Danby, heir male of this illustrious house; and of Ralph, ancestor of Scrope, Bart., of Cockerington. Henry, ninth Baron Serope, d. 1591, leaving Thomas, tenth Baron Scrope, father of Emanuel, eleventh Baron Serope, created Earl of Sunderland 1627, d. i. p. and Mary, in. Sir William Bowes, Knt., of Bradley, co. Durham, whose representative and descendant, Henry James Jones, became heir-general of the Lords Serope, of Bolton). Az. a bend or. In 1385, Sir Richard LeScrope, after wards first Baron Scrope, of Bolton, challenged the right of Sir Robert Grosvenor to bear the coat—Az. a bend or; and the memorable suit, Instituted for the decision of this heraldic controversy, lasted upwards of four years, and was at length awarded in favour of Sccrope, who established, by the evidence of a vast number of deponents, consisting of the most distinguished men of the day, from John of Gaunt, the King’s uncle, to Chaucer, the Poet, who was then a Squire at Arms, that “his ancestors had continually borne the contested arms from the Conquest.” Crest— Issuing out of a ducal coronet a crab. The sons of Sir Richard Le Scrope, first Lord Scrope, of Bolton, assumed for Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a plume of ostrich feathers ppr. Supporters—Two choughs (or ravens) ppr. beaked and legged gu. Motto—Devant si je puis. (Cockerington, co. York, bart., extinct 1680; descended from Ralph Le Scrope, fourth son of John Le Scrope, of Spennithorne, the second son of Henry, sixth Baron Scrope, of Bolton. Cars Scrope, Esq., of Cockerington, was created a bart. 1667, and d. s. p., when his estates passed to his brother, Robert Scrope, Esq., of Cockerington, whose last male descendant, Thomas Scrope, Esq., of Cockerington, d. s. p. 1795, when the estates passed under an entail to Scrope, of Castle Combe). (Castle Combe, co. Wilts; descended from Sir Stephen Le Scrope, third son of Sir Richard Le Scrope, first Baron Scrope, of Bolton, 1371). Motto—Non hæc sed me. (Earl of Wilts; Sir William Le Scrope, K.G., eldest son of Sir Richard Le Scrope, first Baron Scrope, of Bolton, was so created 1397, to “have to him and his heirs male for ever.” The Earl of Wilts defended Bristol Castle for Richard II., and being defeated, was beheaded, v. p., 1399. Since his death the earldom has remained dormant, but was unsuccessfully claimed by Scrope, of Danby, as heir male)
2) (Danby, co. York; heir male of the house of Scrope, and collaterally of Sir Wileiam Le Scrope, created Earl of Wilts 1397, descended from John Le Scrope, of Spennithorne, co. York, second son of Henry, sixth Baron Scrope, of Bolton). Same Arms. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a plume of ostrich feathers ppr. Motto—Devant si je puls.
3) (Baron Scrope, of Masham, in abeyance since 1517; Henry Le Scrope, son of Geoffrey Le Scrope, the younger brother of Sir Henry Le Scrope, chief Justice of the King’s Bench, 1317, was summoned to Parliament 1342; Geoffrey, ninth and last Baron Scrope, of Masham, d. s. p., leaving his three sisters his co-heirs, viz., Mary, in. Sir James Strangwats; Margaret, in. Sir Christopher Danby; and Elizabeth, m. Sir James Fitz-Randolph). Same Arms, in chief a label of three points ar. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet a crab.
4) (co. Essex). Az. on a bend or, a lion pass. purp. in the dexter point.
5) (Wormsleigh, co. Oxford; Adrian Scroope, of Wormsleigh, Visit. Oxon, 1634, son of Robert Scroope, of same place, J.P., and grandson of Adrian Scroope). Az. a bend or. Crest—A plume of feathers ar.