Adrian Scrope


Adrian Scrope

Colonel Adrian Scrope (c. 1601 - 17 October 1660) was the twenty seventh of the fifty nine Commissioners who signed the Death Warrant of King Charles I.

From the Scrope family

Adrian Scrope occupied the Scrope mansion at Wormsley, Oxfordshire and was a member of the extended Scrope/Scroope family, members of which appear in four of Shakespeare's plays and whose descendants (in the female line, and through two illegitimate heiresses) retain private ownership of Bolton Castle in the Yorkshire Dales.

The regicide

Adrian was the twenty seventh of the fifty nine Commissioners who signed the Death Warrant of King Charles I in January of 1649 at the end of the English Civil War. Eleven years later, when Charles II of England was restored to the throne all the men directly responsible for the death of Charles I were in grave danger. Some fled the country but Adrian Scrope was arrested, tried and found guilty of being a Regicide. He suffered the cruel punishment for high treason which was at that time of being hanged, drawn and quartered around 13 October 1660.

His portrait

Adrian's portrait was painted by (or after) Robert Walker and is displayed in the U.K. National Portrait Gallery.

External links

* [http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/portrait.asp?LinkID=mp04017&rNo=0&role=sit Adrian's portrait painted by (or after) Robert Walker, hanging in the U.K. National Portrait Gallery] It is item number NPG4435 there.
* [http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?LinkID=mp04668&role=art Robert Walker's (1599-1658) portraits in the U.K. National Portrait Gallery]
* [http://www.scroope.net/ancestors/cockerington/coladrianscrope1600.htm A biography of Adrian with some detail about his trial]
*Some details about his extended family can be found at the following links:
**http://www.scroope.net/ancestors/cockerington/scropesofcockerington.htm
**http://www.scroope.net/
** [http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=:668522&id=I08613&style=TEXT Family tree of Amos G. Throop]


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