Name: Robert Danby
Death: 1485 in Bosworth
Cause: Killed in battle
BATT: Bosworth 1485 (killed)
MEM: South Cowton, Yorkshire: effigy thought by some to be of him
Note: 1 2|
Change Date: 6 JAN 2012
Fisher believes the the Danby who married Mgt Conyers was called James.
But says he had three coheiresses, not a son Ralph.
(The history and antiquities of Masham and Mashamshire: together with an ... By John Fisher (of Masham.))
Under a window in South Cowton church are three alabaster statues, one a male recumbent figure in armour; the other two are female figures; but unfortunately there is neither inscription nor heraldic device by which we may identify the persons represented. According to popular belief they are the effigies of Sir Richard Conyers and his two wives, but this popular belief is a popular fallacy, as the inscription above quoted shows clearly that he had only one wife.
Another local tradition says that the male figure represents Sir Robert Danby, of Yafforth, who was killed at the battle of Bosworth Field, in 1485; and the female figures the two daughters of Sir Richard and Alice Conyers, one of whom, Margaret, married the said Sir Robert.
Or he died in 1463 (VCH) and his son was the one who died at Boswortih in 1485?
Father: Robert Danby
- Ralph Danby b: ABT 1467
- Type: Book
Periodical: The history and antiquities of Masham and Mashamshire: together with an ...
Author: John Fisher (of Masham.)
- Type: Book
Periodical: History and Directory of North Yorkshire