William Throop and Adrian Scrope: The Family Tradition
- William Throop and Adrian Scrope: The Family Tradition
- 19th Century Prison Reform Collection
- Enos Thompson Throop (1784-1874)
- East St. Louis, Illinois
- Work Type:
- Auburn Prison.
Sing Sing Prison.
Governors > New York (State)
Prisons > New York (State)
New York (State) > Politics and government > 1775-1865.
- Privately printed in 1943, Evelyn Fish Knudson researched and wrote this book describes the family tradition of the "Throop" name. Chapter nine includes a reproduction of the "Noble's Lives of the Regicides," which James A. Throop renames "The Trial of Adrian Scrope." Adrian Scrope appears to have been his ancestor, a commissioner "of the High Court of Justice who tried and sentenced King Charles I of England." When the monarchy was eventually restored, Colonel Adrian Scrope was tried for regicide and "executed at Charing Cross in October of 1660. The family tradition goes on to say that his son, 'feeling insecure in his person and property, escaped to America and changed his name to William Throope.'" Interestingly, New York Governor Enos T. Throop was also a descendent of the regicide which gives some irony and import to his own prison reformism in the United States. Governor Throop is not directly mentioned in this book.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
- Archival Collection:
- Enos Thompson Throop Papers, #1157
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