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Sir Thomas ConyersAge: 78 years17311810

Sir Thomas Conyers
Given names
Sir Thomas
Birth before 12 September 1731 34
Christening 12 September 1731
Death of a fatherSir Ralph Conyers
August 1751 (see note) (Age 19 years)
Burial of a fatherSir Ralph Conyers
19 August 1751 (Age 19 years)
MarriageIsabella LambtonView this family
24 January 1754 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
James Conyers
before 16 February 1755 (Age 23 years)
Death of a sonJames Conyers
February 1755 (Age 23 years)
Burial of a sonJames Conyers
16 February 1755 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
Jane Conyers
24 January 1756 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Conyers
21 November 1758 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
Dorothy Conyers
5 April 1762 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherJane (Blackston) Blakiston
November 1774 (Age 43 years)
Burial of a motherJane (Blackston) Blakiston
23 November 1774 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam HardyJane ConyersView this family
19 September 1778 (Age 47 years)
Death of a wifeIsabella Lambton
November 1779 (Age 48 years)
Burial of a wifeIsabella Lambton
10 November 1779 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph HutchinsonElizabeth ConyersView this family
4 July 1785 (Age 53 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Conyers
before November 1791 (Age 60 years)

Death of a brotherSir Blakiston Conyers
November 1791 (Age 60 years)
Burial of a brotherSir Blakiston Conyers
4 November 1791 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph BarkerDorothy ConyersView this family
30 November 1795 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherSir Nicholas Conyers
1796 (Age 64 years)

Christening of a daughterJane Conyers

Christening of a daughterElizabeth Conyers

Christening of a daughterDorothy Conyers

Death 15 April 1810 (Age 78 years)
Burial 18 April 1810 (3 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 11 June 1719Durham Cathedral, Co. Durham
4 years
elder brother
Sir Blakiston Conyers
Birth: before 7 December 1722 25Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
Death: November 1791Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
2 years
elder brother
John Conyers
Birth: before 10 March 1725 27Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
Death: before November 1791
4 years
elder brother
2 years
Family with Isabella Lambton - View this family
Marriage: 24 January 1754St. Mary and St. Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
13 months
James Conyers
Birth: before 16 February 1755 23 21Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
Death: February 1755Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
11 months
3 years
Elizabeth Conyers
Birth: 21 November 1758 27 25Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
Death: November 1816Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
3 years

9th Bt. At baptism son of Sir Ralph Conyers (baronet). Inherited the baronetcy on the death of his nephew, Sir George Conyers. As a result of an appeal made by Robert Surtees he was moved from Chester-le-Street Workhouse, where he had been an inmate, on 1 Mar 1810 to the house of Mr. William Pybus [he was a saddler], where he died on 15 April. (Letter dated 17 Apr 1810 from Robert Surtees to The Gentleman's Magazine.) [NB. In 1815 William Pybus was a witness at the wedding of Sir Thomas's granddaughter Jane Hardy, though that may have been because he was a church warden.] In a subsequent letter to the magazine dated 21 May 1810 Surtees added: "...A few lines more, and my tale of the "Fall of Conyers" is told. Magni stat nominis umbra! [The mere shadow of a great name he stands] The poor Baronet left three daughters, married in very humble life: Jane, to William Hardy; Elizabeth, to Joseph Hutchinson; and Dorothy, to Joseph Barker, all working-men in the little town of Chester-le-Street. A time may yet come, perchance, when a descendant of one of these simple artizans may arise, not unworthy of the Conyers' ancient renown; and it will be a gratifying discovery to some future genealogist, when he succeeds in tracing in the quarterings of such a descendant the unsullied bearings of Conyers of Durham." (Source: Burke's Vicissitudes of Families). At burial "Sir Thomas Conyers, of Chester-le-Street, age 79, died 15 Apr of water in the chest, Baronet."
Licence dated 14 Jan 1754. Thomas Conyers (gentleman), age 23, of Chester-le-Street, Isabella Lambton, age 21, of Chester-le-Street. Surety: John Jopling, gentleman, of Chester-le-Street. Married 24 Jan 1754, bride shown as of Whithill.