Sir Thomas Darcy First Baron Darcy of Temple Hurst 830,831
- Born: 1467, Templehirst, Yorkshire, England 830,831,900
- Marriage (1): Edith (Elizabeth) Sandys In or before 1500 899
- Marriage (2): Dousabella Tempest
- Died: 30 Jun 1537 (beheaded), Tower Hill, London, England 831
- Buried: Church of St. Botolph, Aldgate 830,831
Noted events in his life were:
• Land: Yorkshire, England. 1597
• Biography. 830,831 Thomas was a person of some distinction in the reign of Henry VII; knighted 1489; made a Knight Banneret by the Earl of Surrey in Scotland 1497. In the 17th Hen. VII., Sir Thomas Darcy was sent on an embassy to Scotland, and the following entry occurs in the Privy Purse of that sovereign. "To Sir Thomas Darcy going in embasade to Scotland 20 s". Constable of Bamburgh Castle Jun 1498; Capt. of Berwick 1498-1515; Treasurer of Berwick Sep 1501; Warden of the East Marches Oct 1511; nom. K.G. 18, and inst. 21 May 1509; Warden of the Forests North of Trent Jun 1509. He was summoned to Parl. certainly from 17 Oct 1509, and probably 5 years before, until 3 Nov 1529, by writs directed Thome Darcy de Darcy Chl'r, whereby he became Lord Darcy of Temple Newsam or Temple Hurst. Barony by Writ. I. 1504 or 1509 to 1537. Sent in May 1511 with a thousand men to aid Ferdinand of Spain in an assault on the Moors in North Africa that was abandoned before it was launched, Darcy had accomplished almost nothing and had let his men run amok in an embarrassing drunken riot in Cadiz. He held a command on the right wing at Therouanne in 1513; P.C., and in great favor with the King; 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 lic. on account of age and infirmity, 28 Oct 1535, to absent himself from Parliament. Although, as Lord Darcy, he had 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 the rebels, and was beheaded on Tower Hill, 30 Jun 1537, when, having been attainted, all his honours became forfeited.
Thomas married Edith (Elizabeth) Sandys, daughter of Sir William Sandys and Margaret Cheney, In or before 1500.899 (Edith (Elizabeth) Sandys was born about 1470,896 died on 22 Aug 1529 896,897 and was buried on 25 Aug 1529 in Friars Obervant, Greenwich 898.)
Thomas next married Dousabella Tempest.