Conyers Baronets

Conyers Baronets

The Baronetcy of Conyers of Horden was created in the Baronetage of England on 14 July 1628 for John Conyers of Horden, County Durham.

Between 1099 and 1133 the then Bishop of Durham, Ralph Flambard, granted lands at Sockburn, in County Durham and Hutton, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, to a Roger de Conyers. By the end of the 12th century the lands were divided between two branches of the Conyers family. The elder branch resided at Hutton Conyers, which passed to the Mallory family in 1347 after a Conyers daughter married a Mallory.[1]. The other branch was well established at Sockburn. Sockburn Hall was the family seat. The last male Conyers at Sockburn died in 1635, and his grandaughter sold the manor of Sockburn.[2]

In the 16th century Richard Conyers of Hornby, a descendant of Sir Christopher Conyers of Sockburn, married the heiress of the Horden estate near Peterlee, County Durham, and Horden became the family seat.

The second Baronet married Elizabeth Langhorne heiress to an estate at Charlton, Kent and his son, the third Baronet inherited that estate in 1714. The third Baronet had however married the Baldwin heiress to an estate at Great Stoughton, Huntingdonshire in 1675 and moved the family seat there.

After the death of the fourth Baronet, without a male heir, the Horden estate was sold and the Charlton estate passed by entail out of the immediate family. The Baronetcy passed to his cousin, Ralph Conyers of Chester le Street, who was a greatgrandson of the first Baronet. His sons succeeded as the sixth and seventh Baronets, his grandson as eighth Baronet and a third son as the ninth and last Baronet.

Conyers of Horden (1628)

  • Sir John Conyers, 1st Baronet (d1664)
  • Sir Christopher Conyers, 2nd Baronet (1621–1693)
  • Sir John Conyers, 3rd Baronet (1649–1719)
  • Sir Baldwin Conyers, 4th Baronet (1681–1731)
  • Sir Ralph Conyers, 5th Baronet (1697–1767)
  • Sir Blakiston Conyers, 6th Baronet (d1791)
  • Sir Nicholas Conyers, 7th Baronet (1729–1796)
  • Sir George Conyers, 8th Baronet (dc1800)
  • Sir Thomas Conyers, 9th Baronet (1731–1810) Extinct on his death


  1. ^ William Page (editor) (1914). "Parishes: Hutton Conyers". A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 06 September 2011. 
  2. ^ William Page (editor) (1914). "Parishes: Sockburn". A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 06 September 2011. 
  • A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England Ireland and Scotland 2nd Edition (1844)p127-9 John Burke and John Bernard Burke. Google Books
  • Leigh Rayment's List of Baronets

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