Re: John Scrope/1625/ Lancashire, England
According to sources on soc.genealogy.medieval (who should know), the John Scrope who fathered a daughter Katherine whose descendants live in the United States (and are in the Mormon records) is *not* the same as the John Scrope who was the illegitimate son but heir of the 1st and last Earl of Sunderland and 11th Lord Scrope of Bolton.The antecedents of this John Scrope paternally are distinguished indeed, but the connection cannot be made.
John Scrope (illegitimate scion of the Scropes of Bolton) had three sisters who were his co-heiresses.They brought the Scrope of Bolton estates into the families of their descendants, among whom today are the earls Howe (family name Curzon-Howe; title Earls Howe) and the barons Bolton (family name Orde-Powlett; title Baron Bolton).
For further information, please go to the relevant newsgroup (through groups.google.com) and do a search of the archives.That should answer your questions about this particular John Scrope.
Shinjinee (researching Catholic recusant families since Sep 2001)