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  • ID: I64770
  • Name: Ralph Rokeby
  • Prefix: Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1480 2
  • Note: 2 1

    A Robert Rokeby died seised in 1434 of Scrope lands, held for life, leaving a brother and heir Thomas; and it was stated in 1459 that Henry le Scrope had lately acquired certain lands by exchange with Ralph Rokeby for lands in Mortham.
    Ralph Rokeby died seised of Rokeby in 1480, leaving a son and heir Thomas.
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    Girders has:
    Sir Ralph ROKEBY, Lord of Rokeby and Mortham.
    Son of Sir Thomas Rokeby (who married a daughter of Sir John Hotham. (D.V.Y. II p.23) and had sons Sir Ralph(q.v.), Alexander). (D.V.Y. II p.23))
    Ralph married ?, daughter of ? Burgh of Burgh Hall. (ibid.)
    Had a son, Thomas. (ibid.)
    2 Jun. 1460 ? Pardoned. (C.P.R.1452-61 p.565)
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    Sir Walter Scott?s version of the Rokeby pedigree has the Strangways marriage in a different order.
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    Ralph Rokeby died seised of Rokeby in 1480, leaving a son and heir Thomas. Thomas was succeeded at some time during the reign of Henry VII by another Ralph, who was living in 1522?3.and was the man who, as the old ballad tells, presented a 'Felon Sow' to the friars of Richmond 'to mend their fare.' The sow was so fierce that after a desperate attempt to secure her the friars
    ? fled away by Watlinge Streete, They had no Succour but their feete, It was the more Pitty,
    and the sow returned home to Mortham. She was eventually secured for the friars' larder by 'a Bastard son of Spaine' and one Gilbert Griffin's son, who slew her after a desperate battle and carried her to Richmond, where they were welcomed by 'Te Deums.'
    (VCH)
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  • Change Date: 23 OCT 2009



    Father: Thomas Rokeby
    Mother: Hotham

    Marriage 1 Strangways
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas Rokeby

    Sources:
    1. Text: Pedigree of the Rokeby Family, by GS
      The Gentleman's Magazine
      1825
      p213
      (From the version held by GS)
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Victoria County History of York North Riding
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