Note: Columbia Encyclopedia: Darcy, Thomas Darcy, Baron (d�r'se) , 1467-1537, English nobleman. He served in a number of military expeditions for Henry VII and for the young Henry VIII. He disapproved of Henry VIII's divorce from Katharine of Arag�n, and he became involved in intrigues with the agents of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V against Henry. After the outbreak of the rebellion in the N of England known as the Pilgrimage of Grace (1536), Darcy yielded Pontefract Castle to the rebels and became one of their leaders. He was pardoned at first, but later convicted of treason and beheaded. =========== "Considerable research has been conducted professionally in England to prove the parentage of Edward Dorsey of Maryland whose sons gave the peculiar name of 'Hockley-in-the-Hole' to their Anne Arundel plantation. The latest research presents more conclusive evidence that Edward the Emigrant was a grandson of Thomas Darcy of Hornsbye Castle, Yorks, and London who died testate in 1605, leaving a matured son Edward. The Darcy's of Hornsbye Castle were a cadet branch of the noble baronage of Darcy, of which Thomas Darcy aforesaid was the great-grandson of Thomas, Lord Darcy, who was executed in 1537 by the decree of the mighty Henry VIII. REF: Debrett of London, the official authority for British ancestry and publisher of the Ancestry of British Royality and Nobility." (taken from Maryland from Oversees- page 61)
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