Dorothy Melton

Female 1501 - 1557  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Dorothy Melton 
    Birth ~ 1501  Aston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Death 21 Sep 1557  (Aston, Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Person ID I35764  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 

    Father Sir John Melton, Knight,   b. ~ 1470, Aston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Feb 1545, (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Catherine Hastings,   b. Abt 1479, (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Dec 1557, (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Marriage (Yorkshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F13170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sir George Darcy, 1st Baron D'Arcy,   b. 1487, Aston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Aug 1558, County Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 26 Mar 1521  Aston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Edith Darcy,   b. 1530, Aston, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 0Oct 1585, Snaith, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years)
    Family ID F13169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - ~ 1501 - Aston, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 26 Mar 1521 - Aston, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 21 Sep 1557 - (Aston, Yorkshire) England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • DOROTHY MELTON (d. September 21, 1557)

      Dorothy Melton was the daughter and heiress of Sir John Melton of Aston (c.1470-February 26, 1545) and Catherine Hastings (c.1479-December 21, 1557). She married Sir George Darcy (1487-August 23, 1558), and their children were Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth (1537-December 26, 1577), John (1540-October 1602), Agnes (d.c.1573), William, George, Edith (d. October 1585), and Dorothy. In early 1537, just after the Pilgrimage of Grace*, she wrote to her husband, begging him to come home to her and their children because of the danger of further rebellion they faced. He was created Baron Darcy of Aston in 1548.

      The Pilgrimage of Grace was a popular rising in Yorkshire in the autumn of 1536 against Henry VIII's break with the Roman Catholic Church, the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the policies of the King's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, as well as other specific political, social and economic grievances. It has been termed "the most serious of all Tudor rebellions".

      Although sometimes used to refer to other risings in northern England at the time, including the Lincolnshire Rising twelve days before the Pilgrimage of Grace, the term technically refers only to the uprising in Yorkshire. The traditional historical view portrays it as "a spontaneous mass protest of the conservative elements in the North of England angry with the religious upheavals instigated by King Henry VIII". Historians have noted that there were contributing economic issues.

      * [4, 6]
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      Biography

      Father Sir John Melton b. c 1478, d. 26 Feb 1545

      Mother Katherine Hastings b. c 1478


      Dorothy Melton was born circa 1501 at of Aston, Yorkshire, England.[1]

      A contract for the marriage of Dorothy Melton and Sir George Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Aston was signed on 26 March 1521 at Aston, Yorkshire, England.

      Dorothy Melton died on 21 September 1557.[2]


      Family

      Sir George Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Aston b. c 1497, d. 28 Aug 1558

      Child

      Agnes Darcy b. c 1522, d. b 1574
      Sources

      ? The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 75-76
      ? The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney, p., 540

      * [2]
    • Click this link to view Dorothy's 7-generation ahnentafet ... http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Melton-1622/9 [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9195] "Rotherham Genealogy & Family History -Darcy", http://www.rotherhamweb.co.uk/genealogy/darcy.htm, downloaded July 14, 20.

    2. [S9199] "Dorothy (Melton) Darcy (abt. 1501 - 1557)" biography, profile manager, Doug Lockwood, last updated March 8, 2016, http:.

    3. [S49463] http://www.rotherhamweb.co.uk/genealogy/darcy.htm.

    4. [S49474] http://www.kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenM.htm.

    5. [S6586] "Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Darcy or of Temple Hurst, KG, PC, (c. 1467 - 30 June 1537)" biography, https://en.wiki.

    6. [S49475] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrimage_of_Grace.

    7. [S9200] "Dorothy (Melton) Darcy (abt. 1501 - 1557)" 7-generation ahnentafel, profile manager, Doug Lockwood, last updated March.