Richard le Scrope 1º Baron Scrope of Bolton 1804
- Born: 1327, Bolton, North Riding, Yorkshire, England 1804
- Marriage (1): Blanche de la Pole circa 1344 in Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England 1806
- Died: 30 May 1403, Pishobury, Herefordshire, England at age 76 1804,1807
- Buried: Easby Abbey, Richmond, Yorkshire, England 1807
Noted events in his life were:
• Biography. 1804 Richard was chancellor of England, an active adherent of John of Gaunt. He was a knight of the shire of Yorkshire in the parliament of 1364, and was summoned to the upper house as a baron by writ in 1371, when he was made treasurer and keeper of the great seal. In 1378 Lord Scrope became chancellor, a role in which he attempted to curb the extravagance of King Richard II, an offence for which he was deprived of office in 1382. Scrope engaged in several disputes with regard to his armorial bearings, the most celebrated of which was with Sir Richard Grosvenor as to his right to the shield blazoned "Azure, a bend Or," which a court of chivalry decided in his favor after a controversy extending over four years. Both as a soldier and a statesman Lord Scrope was highly regarded.
Richard married Blanche de la Pole, daughter of William de la Pole and Katherine Norwich, circa 1344 in Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England.1806 (Blanche de la Pole was born circa 1327 in Ravenscar, Yorkshire, England 1806 and died in 1378 1806.)