Darell, Thomas of Scotney 1 2a

Birth Name Darell, Thomas of Scotney
Gender male
Age at Death 58 years, 5 months, 8 days


When Thomas Darell was born on July 24, 1422, in Little Chart, Kent, England, his father, John, was 36 and his mother, Florence, was 32. He married Thomasine Gresley in 1463 in Basford, Cheshire, England. They had five children in 28 years. He died in 1481 in his hometown at the age of 59.


(15) THOMAS DARELL of Scotney, Kent and Sussex (1422-post 1465)
Born 24 July 1422; 2nd son of John & Florence (14, above)
(married THOMASINE (or THOMAZIN, THOMASIN) GRESLEY or GRYSELEY, daughter of Sir John Gresley of Gryseley, County Stafford, knight) .

Arms : Azure, a lion rampant, crowned argent, a crescent in dexter chief point (as recorded in 1592); His personal arms were: Quarterly 1 & 4, Darell of Scotney; 2 & 3, Or, a chevron between 3 cinquefoils gules (Chicheley). Crest: Out of a ducal coronet, a man’s head in profile wreathed argent and azure, nowed of the same, his cap azure, fretty or and turned up ermine.
As Thomas was a younger son he would not inherit his father’s properties at Calehill, so had to make his own way in life. He settled at Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst, Kent, which is in the heart of the Weald, two miles from the county border with East Sussex, and about ten miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells. “[Scotney Castle] had for the previous 300 years [to 1779, when Edward Hussey purchased it], with a very short exception, been owned by a branch of the Darell family. Another and more senior branch of this family were resident at Calehill, Little Chart. Scotney Castle is a moated castle, which was, according to Edward Hasted in his History of Kent, c. 1790, named after the family of de Scoteni, a noted member of which family, Walter, resided there in the reign of Henry III [1216-1272] …” .

1. Henry, see below.
1. A daughter (unnamed) , who married Sir Symonde Harcourte of Staunton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, knight.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1422-07-24 Calehill Park, Little Chart, Kent, England   3
Death 1481 Little Chart, Kent, England   3

Age: 59y

Burial   Little Chart, Kent, England Burial 3


Family of Darell, Thomas of Scotney and Gresley, Thomasine

Unknown Partner Gresley, Thomasine ( * 1440 + 1487-02-20 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Darell, Florence1456
Darrell, Agnes14581535-02-11
Darrell, Margaret1464
Darell, Henry John of Scotney14651536-07-03
Darrell, Edward14661530

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