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Celebrating Ten Centuries of Clopton History

 

 

 

The Clopton Family Genealogical Society is dedicated to the purpose of compiling, documenting, preserving and sharing accurate genealogical and historical information regarding the Clopton family.  The Society is not about newsletters, dues, reunions, or chat rooms; we shall leave those noble endeavors to others.

 

The Clopton Chronicles, The Ancestors and Descendants of Sir Thomas Clopton, Knt. & Dame Katherine Mylde, a project of the Society, represents the first major update of the Clopton family history since Lucy Lane Erwin’s 1939 genealogy, The Ancestry of William Clopton of York County, Virginia.  The Clopton Chronicles is a collection of lengthy essays and genealogies published at this site after they are released to our members.  Each essay is well researched and extensively documented.

 

If you would like to join us at absolutely no cost, just contact bblanton@fast.net.  You will be placed on our mailing list and receive notice of new stories and updates to previously published material.  By joining the Society you will also be eligible to receive photographs, shields of arms, and other graphics to illustrate your own personal family heritage book.

 

The essays are filled with entertaining stories about their kith, kin, and kissin’ cousins through the centuries.  The essays and genealogies may be downloaded from this site at no charge and freely copied and distributed for non-commercial use by individuals and organizations.  We ask only three things of you:  respect our copyright, share the essays with those who don’t have access to a computer, and submit your stories to be included in this important project.

 

Make sure you stop by The Critic’s Corner and read what people are saying – and asking - about The Clopton Chronicles, and do check out Mysterious Cloptons  and  Clopton Links In Cyberspace while you are in the neighborhood.  Whether you plan to visit England or just want to know a little more about our ancestors, visit A Self Guided Tour of Dead Cloptons.  And don’t miss our newest addition, the Clopton Family Album.

 

 

 

The

 

Clopton Chronicles

 

The Ancestors and Descendants of

Sir Thomas Clopton, Knight &

Dame Katherine Mylde

 

A Project of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society

 

 

Katherine Mylde married first, Sir Thomas.  Following Sir Thomas’ death, Dame Katherine married Sir William deTendring, Knt., of Tendering Hall, Stokes-by-Nayland, County Suffolk.  It is believed those claiming Clopton ancestry through William Clopton, Gentleman, of Eastwood, County Essex, and York (now New Kent) County, Virginia and his wife, Ann (Booth) Dennett are descendants of both these marriages.

 

Thomas Clopton +  Katherine Mylde

William Clopton + Margery Francis

John Clopton + Alice Darcy

William Clopton + Thomasine Knyvet

Richard Clopton + Margaret Playters

William Clopton + Margery Waldegrave

Walter Clopton + Margarete Maidstone

William Clopton + Elizabeth Sutcliffe

William Clopton + Ann Booth

 

 

Katherine Mylde + William deTendring

Alice deTendring + John Howard

Henry Howard + Mary Hussey

Elizabeth Howard + Henry Wentworth

Margaret Wentworth + William Waldegrave

George Waldegrave + Anne Drury

Edward Waldegrave + Joan Acworth

Margery Waldegrave + William Clopton

Walter Clopton + Margarete Maidstone

William Clopton + Elizabeth Sutcliffe

William Clopton + Ann Booth

 

Several other Clopton lines of descent from the ancient Cloptons, which do not go through William Clopton, Gentleman, of Eastwood, County Essex, and York (now New Kent) County, Virginia and his wife, Ann (Booth) Dennett, are under study including:

 

Walter Clopton + Alice FitzHugh

William Clopton + Amitia or Ivetta Grey

Johane Clopton + Roger Beauchamp

John Beauchamp + Margaret Holland

Margaret Beauchamp + Oliver St. John

John St. John + Alice Bradshaw

John St. John + Sybil Jenkyn

John St. John + Anne Neville

Cressit St. John + John Boetler or Butler

John Boetler or Butler + Jane Elliott

Elizabeth Boetler +William Claiborne, Sr. Secretary for Life of Virginia

 

 

Thomas Clopton +  Katherine Mylde

William Clopton + Margery Francis

John Clopton + Alice Darcy

William Clopton + Joan Marrow

Elizabeth Clopton + Geoffrey Gates

Dorothy Gates + Thomas Josselyn

Henry Josselyn + Anne Torrell

Thomas Josselyn + Theodora Cooke

Henry Josselyn, Deputy Governor of Maine

 

 

Alice Clopton + John Harleston

John Harleston + Margaret Berdewell

Margaret Harleston + Thomas Darcy

Roger Darcy + Elizabeth Wentworth

Thomas Darcy + Elizabeth de Vere

Mary Darcy + Richard Southwell

Richard Southwell + Bridget Copley

Katherine Southwell + Leonard Mapes

Francis Mapes + Anna Loveday

Thomas Mapes + Sarah Purrier

 

 

Of interest to those who claim descent from the Claiborne family of Virginia is another line from Katherine Mylde and her second husband, William deTendring:

 

Katherine Mylde + William deTendring

Alice deTendring + John Howard

Robert Howard + Margaret Mowbray

John Howard + Katherine Moleyns

Thomas Howard + Elizabeth Tylney

Elizabeth Howard + Thomas Boleyn

Mary Boleyn + William Carey

Mary Carey + Francis Knolleys

Anne Knolleys + Thomas West

John West, of “West’s Point,” Governor of Virginia + Anne Claiborne

John West, Jr. + Ursula Croshaw

Anne West + Henry Fox

Ann Fox + Thomas Claiborne, Jr., of “Sweet Hall”

 

 

Volume I

 

Tales To Tell

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Chapter I

 

Saints and Sinners, Wise Men and Fools

The Birth of a Family

 

Of Norman Blood

Saint Crispin’s Day

Two Hundred Men In Velvet

Where Mightier Do Assault Than Do Defend

Midnight Romps & Wilted Roses

The Magna Charta Sureties

Brief Communion

A Goodly Sweet Child

 

 

Chapter II

 

Second Genesis

A New Beginning

 

An Army of Skeletons

Sweet Be the Sleep of Those Who Prefer Liberty to Slavery

May You Live a Thousand Years My Friend!

Bringing In the Sheaves

Sewing Bees and Duels at Dawn

Work While Thou Hast Life for Christ

 

 

Chapter III

 

A Right Smart Fight

The American Civil War

 

Those Who Served

In Praise of Mint Juleps

A Beast Comes Calling

A Tempest in the Briar Patch

Dr. Thom

Beware the Subterfuge of Charlatans

Ragged Rebbles and the Kilkenny Cat

Fun and Games in Old Fauquier

The Degrees of Providence

Fire, Fear and Death:  The Fall of Richmond

Lest We Forget

 

 

Chapter IV

 

Love, Life, and Renewal

Reconstruction

 

Of Possums and Land Barons and Wonders of the Sea

An Honorable and Contrite Heart

 

 

Chapter V

 

Party Lines and Other Dangers of Southern Living

The Twentieth Century

 

 

Three Little Cloptons In Virginia

A Fruit Jar of Whiskey & A Chicken in the Pot

Papa Whipped Me, So I Left for Parts Unknown

Kith & Kin & Kissin Kousins

O Worship The King

 

 

 

 

Volume II

 

 

Genealogies

 

The Descendants of Guillaume Peche,

Lord of Cloptunna and Dalham

 

The Descendants of William deTendring, Knt., of Tendering Hall &

His Wife Dame Katherine Mylde

 

The Cloptons of Warwickshire

 

The Descendants of Ann Clopton, of “Callowell,” &

Her Husband Nicholas Mills II, of St. Martin’s Parish

 

The Descendants of Robert Clopton, I &

His Wives Sara Ann Scott and Mary Crump

 

The Descendants of William Clopton of St. Paul’s Parish

Hanover County, Virginia & His Wife Joyce Wilkinson of Black Creek

 

The Descendants of Walter Clopton, The Elder, of “Callowell,”

New Kent County, Virginia & His Wife Mary Jarratt

 

The Descendants of Richard Doggett of

Boxford, County Suffolk, The First Five Generations

 

The Descendants of Adam Winthrop, I, of Lavenham &

His Wife Joane Burton, The First Four Generations

 

The Descendants of Jesse Bartlett &

His Wife Frances Callaway

 

The Descendants of Thomas Jefferson Johnston, Esq. &

His Wives Mary Gilbert & Martha Bass, The First Three Generations

 

The Descendants of Elisha King, Sr. &

His Wives, Mary, Kesiah Sanders & Margaret Hall,

The First Four Generations

 

The Descendants of Captain Samuel Reid &

His Wife Agnes Kay, The First Five Generations

 

The Descendants of Robert Ruffin, I, of “Richneck” &

His Wife Elizabeth Prime, The First Seven Generations

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

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