Simon Scroop 1666-1723

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Simon SCROOP or SCROOPE or SCROPE 1666-1723

One of Scroop's bookplates (British Museum Franks Collection *432)

Biographical Note

Son of Simon Scroope of Danby on Yore, Leyburn, Yorkshire and Mary Warren. Married 1. Mary Constable; 2. Frances Sheldon. Scroop belonged to a long-established Roman Catholic family, inheriting the ancestral home Danby Hall on his father's death in 1691, which was in turn inherited by his eldest son and namesake. He was a brother-in-law of John Messenger.


The Franks Collection contains two of his engraved armorial bookplates dated 1698 where his name is spelled ‘Scroope’ (26365-6), and four without a date where it is ‘Scroop’ (26367-9, *432).

Example: Senate House Library, [S.L.] I [Exquemelin - 1684] Vol. 2.


  • Burke, J. A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain, 1835, vol. 1, 451.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.