taken from the 'Student Listings' Appendix':

St Columba's
Danby Hall

SA=Scotus Academy
SD=St David's

SA=Scotus Academy:

Scotus Academy was a Catholic all boys day school on Corstorphine Road in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was founded in 1953 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and closed in 1977. The building now forms part of Murrayfield Hospital.


SD=St David's RC High School, Dalkeith

In November 2003, Dalkeith High was integrated into the Dalkeith Schools Community Campus along with St. David's Roman Catholic High School and Saltersgate School, a special education facility, making it the first such joint secondary school campus in Scotland.

ASHE Michael   1965  
BARNES Francis 1962-1963 1964  
BEARD Christopher 1962-1963 1964  
BEARD Peter   1964-1966 SA 1966-1967
BENNETT A     SA 1969 SD 1969-1972
BLANEY M     SA 1966-1967
BOWERS Richard   1964-1966  
BRADLEY J     SA 1969 SD 1969-1971
BRIGHOUSE John 1963 1964-1965  
BROSNAN Vincent   1964-1965  
CAFFREY Patrick Joseph   1964-1966  
CAIRNS Liam     SA 1966-1969 SD 1969-1972
CAIRNS R     SA 1969 SD 1969-1972
CALDERHEAD J     SD 1968-1970
CAMP Philip   1964-1966  
CAMPBELL James     SA 1966-1967
CANNON Michael   1964-1965  
CHAMBERS A     SD 1971-1972
CLEISHAM T     SD 1971-1972
CLEMENTS Robert   1965-1966 SA 1966-1968
COOPER Michael 1962-1963 1964  
CORCORAN John 1952-1954    
CORNALL Stephen   1965-1966  
CORRIGAN John   1964-1965  
COURT Martin 1962-1963 1964  
CRAIG J     SD 1972
DALTON Paul Gerard   1964-1965  
DAVIES Gerard   1964-1965  
DE ROSARIEUX David 1963 1964-1965  
DE SOUZA Peter 1962-1963 1964-1965  
DEMPSEY John     SA 1966-1967
DOCHERTY John   1964-1965  
DUFFY J     SA 1966-1968
DURRING Vincent   1965-1966 SA 1966-1968
EILERTSON Eilert 1963 1964-1965  
FAIRLAMB James 1963 1964-1965  
FEELEY W     SD 1972
FEIGHAN M     SD 1972
FERGUSON Gregory   1964-1965  
FRANCIS Joseph     SA 1967-1969 SD 1969-1971
FREANE S     SD 1969-1972
FREEMAN Mark   1964-1966  
GALLAGHER Michael 1963 1964-1965  
GALLAGHER Thomas     SA 1966-1968
GIBBONS Thomas 1963 1964-1965  
GLAKEN P     SD 1969-1972
GLYNN Dominic     SA 1966-1969, SD 1969-1972
GOODWRIGHT Ian 1963 1964-1965  
GORMLEY Thomas   1964 SA 1966-1969 SD 1969-1970
GRAHAM Michael   1965  
GREEN Kenneth 1963 1964-1965  
GRINSTED John   1964-1965  
GUNNING James William 1962-1963 1964-1965  
HARKINS John 1963 1964  
HENAUGHEN M     SA 1969 SD 1969-1971
HENRY Brian     SA 1966-1967
HILLIER J     SA 1967-1969, SD 1969-1972
HISLOP Paul 1963 1964-1965  
HUGHES M     SD 1972
HUSTON G     SD 1971-1972
HUSTON J     SA 1966-1969
HYSLOP Paul George 1963 1964  
JAMIESON George   1965-1966  
JONES Stephen 1962-1963 1964  
KEIR G     SD 1970-1972
LATHAM Michael Edward 1962-1963 1964  
LAWLOR Gregory 1962-1963 1964  
LAYLAND John Francis 1962-1963 1964-1965  
LENAGHAN Gerard 1963 1964  
LENAGHAN Michael 1962-1963 1964  
MADDEN Terence 1962-1963 1964-65  
MADIGAN Robert   1964-1966  
MALLOY S     SD 1972
MARTIN I     SD 1969-1972
MAXFIELD James Peter 1961-1963 1964  
MAY Philip   1964-1965  
McALPINE Gerald 1963 1964-1965  
McANALLAN Sean Malachy 1961-1963 1964-1965  
McBRIDE Gerard     SA 1967-1969 SD 1969-1970
McCLURE G     SD 1969-1972
McCLUSKEY Desmond 1954-1955    
McCLUSKIE J     SD 1969-1972
McCLUSKIE P     SA 1966-1969
McDONALD Ian Gerard 1962-1963 1964  
McGRORY David     SA 1966-1969
McGRORY David   1964  
McKENNA G     SD 1972
McKENNA M     SD 1972
McKEOWN John     SA 1966-1969
McLEOD Alan     SA 1966-1969
MURRAY Edward     SA 1966
MURRAY Edward   1965-1966  
NEWBIGGING R     SD 1971-1972
NICHOLAS John 1963 1964-1965  
NICHOLAS Michael     SA 1966-1968
NORTON G     SD 1972
O'CONNOR Ronald 1962-1963 1964-1965 SA1967-1969
O'DONNELL Henry     SA 1966-1969 SD 1969-1971
O'DONNELL N     SA 1968-1969 SD 1969-1970
O'HARA Gerald     SA 1968-1969 SD 1969-1972
OSBORNE A     SA 1968-1969 SD 1969-1970
PEARCE Joseph Maurice 1961-1963 1964  
PERRY P     SA 1967-1969
PERRY R     SA 1968-1969, SD 1969-1972
POLLARD Nigel   1964-66  
PORTER G     SA 1969 SD 1969-1971
POTTER B     SA 1969 SD 1969-1972
PRIOR John 1962-1963 1964  
QUIRKE Thomas Michael 1963 1964-1965  
REILLY F     SD 1971
ROGERS Adrian   1964-1965  
ROWAN J     SA 1968-1969 SD 1969-1972
RUSSELL Robin     SA 1966-1967
RYAN Stephen   1964-1966  
SCULLY Andrew 1963 1964-1965  
SHARPE Ian     SA 1967-1968 SD 1968-1972
SHARPE W     SD 1970-1972
SHIELDS Andrew     SA 1967-1969
SHIELDS Brendan 1963 1964-1965  
SHORROCK Peter Joseph 1962-1963 1964-1965  
SMITH Paul 1963 1964-1965  
STARKEY Brian Denis 1961-1963 1964  
SWEENEY Joseph Michael   1964-1966  
TILLEY P     SD 1970-1972
TIMSON Stephen Jude 1962-1963 1964-1965  
TIPPING Hilary     SA 1966-1967
TONNER William 1962-1963 1964-1965  
TURNBULL Norman 1963 1964-1965  
TURNBULL William     SA 1967-1969 SD 1969-1970
TWISS T     SD 1969-1970
WALKER Derek   1965-1966  
WALSH Thomas Aiden 1962-1963 1964-1965  
WELLS Peter 1963 1964-1965  
WEST Desmond 1963 1964-1966 SA 1966-1966
WINDROSS K     SD 1972
      SA 1967-1969 SD 1969-1972

Simon Scrope Obituary
Taken from The Telegraph Newspaper
November 16th 2012

Simon Scrope, who has died aged 75, was the head of one of the most illustrious families in England and the epitome of the traditional country squire.

Like his father before him, Scrope (pronounced "Scroop") combined a career in the City with his stewardship of Danby, the family's 1,500-acre estate in North Yorkshire. A passionate sportsman and racing man, Scrope served for 23 years on the committee at York racecourse and for 13 years as chairman at Pontefract. A devout Roman Catholic, thankful for his good fortune in life, he dedicated much time to voluntary work and was greatly respected for his probity.

The Scropes descend from one of Edward the Confessor's Norman favourites, and were thus already settled in England at the time of the Conquest. The family motto, Devant si je puis (Forward if I am able), is a sardonic allusion to their name, which means "crab" in the Norman dialect.

Establishing themselves in Wensleydale in the 12th century, Scropes distinguished themselves on the Crusades and in the Hundred Years War, were regularly summoned to medieval parliaments as barons, and have produced five Garter knights.

The Scrope coat of arms, Azure a bend or, was one of the earliest to be adopted and, to amateurs of heraldry, is a celebrated curiosity. Campaigning in Scotland in 1385, Richard, Lord Scrope of Bolton, was aghast to see it borne by a fellow knight, Sir Richard le Grosvenor. The matter was tried in the Court of Chivalry – John of Gaunt, Harry "Hotspur" and Geoffrey Chaucer all giving evidence on Scrope's behalf. Depositions were conveniently heard in York Minster, the family burial place, where the Scrope arms were prominently on display, as they were – in glass, alabaster and stone – in more than 40 other churches in Yorkshire.

The court's decision in favour of Scrope has long rankled with the Grosvenors. Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, was to name his famous racehorse (the 1880 Derby winner) Bend Or, and it was also his nickname for his grandson, the 2nd Duke, whose chestnut hair reminded him of the horse. For their part, the proud Scropes sport a distinctive family tie, based on their arms, of blue with diagonal gold stripes.

Simon Scrope descended from a junior branch of the family which succeeded to the headship in 1630. Christopher Scrope was by that time a convicted recusant and knew better than to press his claim to the titles and estates. Christopher's son seated himself at Danby-on-Yore, in the heart of the Scrope country, which the family had acquired through an heiress in 1576.

Largely rebuilt in the 16th century, Danby Hall incorporates one of the most southerly examples of a peel tower, dating from the early 14th century. A small chamber at the top of the "old Tower" served as a chapel, the only place of Catholic worship for miles around. In the early 1800s a capacious priest's hole was rediscovered at the back of a fireplace.

Generations of Scropes were barred, as Catholics, from public office. Their sons were sent abroad, with false identities, for their schooling. Forbidden to own any horse worth more than £5, they depended on kindly Protestant neighbours to hold them in their own names. The Scrope who bred Danby Cade, a famous 18th-century racehorse, was not his legal owner.

"Penal times" ended with the passing of the Catholic Relief Act in 1829. Scrope of Danby petitioned in vain for the earldom of Wiltshire, but retained the heraldic supporters (a pair of Cornish choughs) that the family claim by prescription – supporters being an honour usually afforded only to peers and knights grand cross under Royal Warrant.


Simon Egerton Scrope was born in London on December 23 1934, the only son of Richard (Dick) Scrope and his wife Lady Jane Egerton, sister of the 5th Earl of Ellesmere, who in 1963 succeeded his cousin as 6th Duke of Sutherland. Scrope spent part of a wartime childhood at Mertoun, the Ellesmere seat in the Borders.

After schooling at Gilling Castle and Ampleforth, and National Service with his father's old regiment, the Coldstream Guards, in Germany, Scrope studied Land Management at Trinity College, Cambridge.

In his subsequent career in the City he was chairman, for more than 30 years, of Richards Longstaff, a private-client insurance business specialising in landed estates.

Scrope dealt personally with the needs of some prominent clients, including York racecourse and the trustees of Mertoun, his childhood home. The expansion of the firm (bought out by HSBC in 1993) was a considerable achievement in which Scrope took great pride. Without the backing of a successful business career, he would undoubtedly have had to sell his beloved Danby.

He derived great satisfaction from his planting of trees on the estate, from his beautification of the garden and parkland and, above all, from the shoot. A skilful fisherman and fine shot, he was also a renowned huntsman.

He was the schoolboy Master, for two seasons, of the Ampleforth College Beagles, and joint Master of the Trinity Foot Beagles while at Cambridge. Another lifelong passion was for stalking. Scrope was never happier than during the single, magical week each year that he spent in a tiny bothy in the forest of Glenquoich.

A sometime director of the Anglo-Irish Bloodstock Agency, Scrope until recently operated a small stud at Danby. He served on the committee of York racecourse from 1981 to 2004, in which time he is said to have missed only four race meetings.

He became a director at Pontefract in 1995 and chairman two years later, a position he held to within two weeks of his death. His involvement in good works included his trusteeship of the Duchess of Leeds Foundation and of the St John and St Elizabeth Independent Hospital in London.

Scrope was noted for his meticulous timekeeping and attention to matters of style and dress, habits he had acquired as a young officer in the Coldstream. He set the highest standards for himself and others. With his unswerving sense of fair play, sound judgment, sense of humour and understated turn of phrase, he inspired many devoted admirers.

During a long battle with Parkinson's disease, he showed remarkable courage, determination and lack of self-pity. On June 8 2005, immaculate in a dark suit and the family tie, he presided over a large gathering of Scrope descendants in York. To commemorate the 600th anniversary of the execution of Archbishop Richard Scrope, the family journeyed by boat to a service in the Minster, hearing Mass on the way. The proceedings culminated with their laying a wreath on the Archbishop's tomb.

Simon Scrope, who died at Danby on March 7, was happily married for nearly 40 years to Jane, daughter of Sir Kenneth Parkinson, a former chairman of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, whom he had known since childhood. She survives him, with their son and daughter.

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