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The Clopton Chronicles

A Project of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society

 

 

 

Regarding

 

The Descendants of Guillaume Peche, Lord of Cloptunna and Dalham

 

The First Sixteen Generations

 

 

Compiled By

Suellen Clopton Blanton,[1] bblanton@fast.net

 

 

 

The information contained in the following genealogy must be judged on the evidence submitted supporting each claim.  Any additional information which will add to our knowledge of this family will be gratefully accepted.

 

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 + Margery 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 + Margery Maidstone

William Clopton + Elizabeth Sutcliffe

William Clopton + Ann Booth

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

His Wife Dame Katherine Mylde

 

 

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

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

His Wife Dame Katherine Mylde

 

 

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”

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

His Wife Dame Katherine Mylde

 

 

 

1.  Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham1 was born in Normandy, possibly, and died Aft. 1088 in Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds, or at Dalham, about 4 miles north of Wickhambrook2.  He married Alfwen3.  She died Abt. 1088.

        The Clopton Family is constantly changing, a product of human history, its evolutions and revolutions.  Very little is known about these first Cloptons.  There is no record of their hopes and dreams, their fears and wishes, only the niggardly scraps of information contained in a few tattered and shattered legal documents remain to mark their lives.  As the new millennium stretches before us let us look back to the year 1000 and begin our journey through time as the ancient ones whisper their stories.  See "Of Norman Blood"

       

Child of Guillaume Peche and Alfwen is:

+      2                 i.    William2 Clopton, Gent., of Clopton Hall, Suffolk, born in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds; died in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly.  All Saints Church at Wickhambrook dates from about 1240, too late to be the burial place for William and Anne, although there was probably an earlier church.  A small Saxon figure is on the south wall.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  William2 Clopton, Gent., of Clopton Hall, Suffolk (Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)4 was born in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds, and died in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly.  All Saints Church at Wickhambrook dates from about 1240, too late to be the burial place for William and Anne, although there was probably an earlier church.  A small Saxon figure is on the south wall.  He married Anne Grey, of Buckingham Castle, County Norfolk5, daughter of John Grey, of Buckingham Castle, County Norfolk.  She died in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly.

       

Child of William Clopton and Anne Grey is:

+      3                 i.    Walter3 Clopton, Knt., of Clopton Hall, born in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds; died Aft. 1154 in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        3.  Walter3 Clopton, Knt., of Clopton Hall (William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)6 was born in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds, and died Aft. 1154 in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly7.  He married Chewyt8. 

       

Child of Walter Clopton and Chewyt is:

+      4                 i.    William4 Clopton, Sir William of Clopton Hall, born in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds; died Aft. 1216 in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        4.  William4 Clopton, Sir William of Clopton Hall (Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)9 was born in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds, and died Aft. 1216 in Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly10.  He married Cockerell11, daughter of William Cockerell, Sir William. 

       

Children of William Clopton and Cockerell are:

+      5                 i.    Walter5 Clopton, of Wickhambrook, born in Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds; died in Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly.

        6                ii.    Richard Clopton, of Wickhambrook.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        5.  Walter5 Clopton, of Wickhambrook (William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)12 was born in Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds, and died in Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly.  He married Frances Trussell13, daughter of William Trussell, Sir William. 

       

Child of Walter Clopton and Frances Trussell is:

+      7                 i.    William6 Clopton, Lord of Chiperley Manor, born Aft. 1216 in Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds; died 1294 in Poslingford, County Suffolk, possibly, and believed to be buried at the Church of the Blessed Mary, near Chipley Priory about 3 miles northeast of Clare, County, Suffolk.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

        7.  William6 Clopton, Lord of Chiperley Manor (Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)14 was born Aft. 1216 in Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, possibly, 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds15, and died 1294 in Poslingford, County Suffolk, possibly, and believed to be buried at the Church of the Blessed Mary, near Chipley Priory about 3 miles northeast of Clare, County, Suffolk16.

       

Children of William Clopton, Lord of Chiperley Manor are:

+      8                 i.    Walter7 Clopton, Lord of Chiperley Manor, died 1327 in Poslingford, County Suffolk, possibly, and believed to be buried at The Church of the Blessed Mary, near Chipley Priory.

        9                ii.    Adam Clopton, of Chiperley Manor.

        10             iii.    Clement Clopton, of Chiperley Manor17, died Aft. 132318.

               In 1323, Clement sold some land in the village of Cowlinge, about 3 miles west of Wickhambrook, to John de Shardelowe.  "Let all men know that I, Clement son of William Cloptone have given &c., to John de Shardelowe one rood of land in the town of Coulynge &c. Given at Coulynge on the Sunday after Trinity in the 16th. Year of King Edward, son of King Edward."

               The church at Cowlinge, St. Margaret, dates from the 12th century, as evidenced by incorporated fragments in the walls, but the main church is early 14th century.

        11             iv.    William Clopton, of Chiperley Manor.

        12              v.    Hugo Clopton, of Chiperley Manor.

        13             vi.    Robert Clopton, of Chiperley Manor.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

        8.  Walter7 Clopton, Lord of Chiperley Manor (William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)19 died 1327 in Poslingford, County Suffolk, possibly, and believed to be buried at The Church of the Blessed Mary, near Chipley Priory20.  He married (1) Alice FitzHugh21, daughter of Warin FitzHugh.  She died Aft. 1289 in Poslingford, County Suffolk, possibly, and believed to be buried at The Church of the Blessed Mary, near Chipley Priory22.  He married (2) Anwett or Ivetta Weyland23.  She died Aft. 1338 in Poslingford, County Suffolk, possibly, and believed to be buried at Chipley Priory, Clare24.

       

Children of Walter Clopton and Alice FitzHugh are:

+      14               i.    William8 Clopton, Knt., Lord of Toppesfield Manor, died Bet. January 22, 1375/76 and January 14, 1376/77 in England and buried in Babwell Friary.

+      15              ii.    Thomas Clopton, Knt, of Kentwell Estate, Suffolk, died Bet. March 8, 1381/82 and October 12, 1383 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, and buried at the Church of the Blessed Mary, near Chipley Priory.

 

       

Child of Walter Clopton and Anwett Weyland is:

        16               i.    John8 Clopton, of Chiperley Manor, died Aft. 1338 in Poslingford, County Suffolk, possibly, and believed to be buried at Chipley Priory, Clare.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

        14.  William8 Clopton, Knt., Lord of Toppesfield Manor (Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)25 died Bet. January 22, 1375/76 and January 14, 1376/77 in England and buried in Babwell Friary26.  He married (1) Amitia or Ivetta Grey, of Buckenham Castle27, daughter of Thomas Grey, Knt., of Buckenham Castle, Norfolk.  She was born in England.   Buckenham, County Norfolk, is about 8 miles southeast of Norwich.  It is reported that her daughter Johane, was born at Paston, Norfolk, about 22 miles north of Norwich.  None of this has been confirmed.  He married (2) Mary Cockerell, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh28, daughter of William Cockerell, Knt, of Toppesfield Manor. 

       

Children of William Clopton and Amitia Grey are:

+      17               i.    William9 Clopton, of Hawstead Manor, died in Hawstead Manor, County Suffolk, possibly, about 4 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds and may be buried at All Saints, Hawstead.

+      18              ii.    Walter Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, died Aft. May 5, 1413 in Toppesfield Manor, probably, and possibly  buried at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, County Suffolk.

+      19             iii.    Edward Clopton, of Newnham Hall, Ashdon, Essex, died 1389 in Newenham Hall, Ashdon, County Essex.

+      20             iv.    Johane Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, born in Paston, County Norfolk, possibly, about 22 miles north of Norwich.

        21              v.    Joan Clopton, of Wickhambrook & Norwich29, died 1404 in England and buried on the north side of the presbytery at Norwich Cathedral, County Norfolk30.  She married Thomas Erpingham, K.G., Lord Marshall of England31 Aft. 138032; born 1357; died 1428 in England and buried on the north side of the presbytery at Norwich Cathedral, County Norfolk33.

               On a cold and wet morning in 1415, five thousands archers stood waiting at Agincourt.  Henry Bolingbroke, later crowned King Henry IV, called to him the husband of Joan Clopton, the distinguished marshall of his army, Sir Thomas Erpingham.  Sir Thomas brought the men into position.  The elderly knight tossed his baton into the air and cried 'Nestrocque," his command answered with roars which echoed across the gentle countryside soon to be drenched in blood.  And thus began one of the most famous battles in history, the Battle of Agincourt.  One of the highest-ranking officers at Agincourt, Sir Thomas was immortalized by William Shakespeare in his play Henry V.  See "In The Name of Jesus, Mary and St. George"

       

Child of William Clopton and Mary Cockerell is:

        22               i.    Thomas9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor34.

 

 

        15.  Thomas8 Clopton, Knt, of Kentwell Estate, Suffolk (Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)35 died Bet. March 8, 1381/82 and October 12, 1383 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, and buried at the Church of the Blessed Mary, near Chipley Priory36.  He married Katherine Mylde, of Clare, Suffolk3738, daughter of William Mylde, of Clare, County Suffolk.  She died Bet. February 24, 1402/03 and June 18, 1403 in Tendring Hall, Stokes-by-Nayland, County Suffolk, about 6 miles southwest of Hadleigh, and buried The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, before the altar in the South Chapel39.

        After Sir Thomas' death, Dame Katherine took as her second husband Sir William de Tendring of Stoke-by-Nayland.  Through this marriage she became the distant grandmother of three queens of England: two of the unfortunate wives of Henry the VIII, Ann Boleyn and Catherine Howard, and Queen Elizabeth I. Dame Katherine, who died in 1403, is buried at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stoke-by-Nyland, Suffolk. Their memorial brasses are among the finest in England.  The Clopton Arms:  ermine spot on the bend in base may be seen on the mantle of the depiction of Dame Katherine.  The descendants of William Clopton and his wife, Ann Booth, are direct descendants of Guillaume Peche and Alfwen, his wife, by both the Clopton-Mylde marriage and the Mylde deTendring marriage.

See "Place of Lutons."

 

       

Children of Thomas Clopton and Katherine Mylde are:

+      23               i.    William9 Clopton, Knt., of Long Melford, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England; died August 1446 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England and buried in the North Aisle of the Clopton Chancel of Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.

        24              ii.    Thomas Clopton, of Long Melford, Suffolk40, died Aft. 138241.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

        17.  William9 Clopton, of Hawstead Manor (William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)42 died in Hawstead Manor, County Suffolk, possibly, about 4 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds and may be buried at All Saints, Hawstead.  He married Chewyt.  She died in Hawstead Manor, County Suffolk, possibly, about 4 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds and may be buried at All Saints, Hawstead.

       

Child of William Clopton and Chewyt is:

        25               i.    William10 Clopton, Knt., of Hawstead Manor43, born in Hawstead Manor, County Suffolk, possibly,  about 4 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds; died 1416 in England and possibly buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the Clopton Chancel44.  He married Frances Trussell, Lady Salle.

 

 

        18.  Walter9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh (William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)45 died Aft. May 5, 1413 in Toppesfield Manor, probably, and possibly  buried at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, County Suffolk46.  He married Elizabeth Peccott47, daughter of John Peccott.  She died in Toppesfield Manor, probably, and possibly  buried at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, County Suffolk.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Peccott:

        The 1612 Visitation of Essex refers to Sir Walter as a Knight of the "Roodes."  States he was the third son by the second wife.

       

Children of Walter Clopton and Elizabeth Peccott are:

+      26               i.    Alice10 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.

        27              ii.    Elizabeth Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor.  She married John Barwick, Esq.48.

 

 

        19.  Edward9 Clopton, of Newnham Hall, Ashdon, Essex (William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)49 died 1389 in Newenham Hall, Ashdon, County Essex50.  He married Blanche FitzEustice. 

       

Child of Edward Clopton and Blanche FitzEustice is:

        28               i.    William10 Clopton, of Newenham Hall51.

 

 

        20.  Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh (William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)52 was born in Paston, County Norfolk, possibly, about 22 miles north of Norwich.  She married (1) Walter Walcote, of County Norfolk.    She married (2) Roger Beauchamp, 2nd Baron Beauchamp of Bletsho5354, son of Roger Beauchamp.  He was born Abt. 1363 in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, about 24 miles west of Cambridge, County Cambridgeshire55, and died May 3, 140656.  She married (3) John Cavendish, Knt.57. 

        Johane married into one of the most eminent and powerful families, the Beauchamps.   A companion in arms of the victorious William the Conqueror, the family was represented by the Earls of Warwick and Albemarle, and, the Barons of St. Amand, Barons of Bletsho, Hache, Kydderminster and Powyke.  Counted among her direct descendants are most of the Kings and Queens of England who have held the throne since Henry, VII.

       

Children of Johane Clopton and Roger Beauchamp are:

+      29               i.    John10 Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp of Bletsho.

+      30              ii.    Margaret Beauchamp.

 

 

        23.  William9 Clopton, Knt., of Long Melford (Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)58 was born  in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England59, and died August 1446 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England and buried in the North Aisle of the Clopton Chancel of Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford60.  He married (1) Margery Drury, of Rougham61, daughter of Roger Drury and Margaret Naunton.  She was born  in Rougham, County Suffolk, about 3 miles southeast of Bury St. Edmunds and possibly baptized at St. Mary62, and died June 19, 1420 in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the North Aisle of the Clopton Chancel63.  He married (2) Margery Francis, of County Norfolk64 Bef. 1423 in County Norfolk, probably, daughter of Elias Francis, Esq., Armiger, of County Norfolk.  She died June 12, 1424 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford and buried in the North Aisle of the Clopton Chancel65.

        William fought in the Battle of Agincourt under the banner of the Duke of Gloucester on October 25, 1415 along side his uncle, Sir Thomas Erpingham.  This date marked a stunning victory of the English over the French during the mid-point of the Hundred Years’ War.  Following an unexpectedly long march in an attempt to find a practicable ford over the Somme, the exhausted invaders of 6000 were caught at Agincourt (Azincourt in the Pas-de-Calais) by a French force numbering between 20,000 and 30,000 men under the constable Charles I d’Albret.

        But because of the land and serious tactical errors committed by the French their numerical advantage was forfeited.  The English archers led by Sir Thomas Erpingham repelled preliminary attacks by the cavalry and three hours of battle ended in disaster for the French.

        It is thought a plague visited the countryside and Margery Drury, her son William, and two of her daughters, Margery and Anne died in 1420.  William died March 10, Margery in June, and the two girls both died in October.  Plagues were a constant threat, and during the great epidemic plague known as the Black Death of 1348-1949, entire villages disappeared.  For more on the life of William and the terrible plague which threatened to destroy his family, see "Black Death"

       

Children of William Clopton and Margery Drury are:

        31               i.    William10 Clopton, of Kentwell Hall, died March 10, 1419/20 in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, his monumental brass later relaid on the floor of the Clopton Chapel, at the east end of the north aisle66.

        32              ii.    Margery Clopton, of Kentwell Hall, died October 1420 in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the Clopton Chancel67.

        33             iii.    Anne Clopton, of Kentwell Hall, died October 1420 in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford and buried in the Clopton Chancel.

+      34             iv.    Alicia Clopton, of Kentwell Hall, died Aft. November 16, 1497 in England and buried in the Clopton Aisle, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, County Suffolk.

        35              v.    Katherine Clopton, of Kentwell Hall68, died in Denston, County Suffolk,  and buried at St. Nicholas Church, Denston about 6 miles north of Clare near Wickhambrook.  She married John Denston, Esq. of Denston Hall, Suffolk69; died in Denston, County Suffolk,  and buried at St. Nicholas Church, Denston about 6 miles north of Clare near Wickhambrook.

 

       

Children of William Clopton and Margery Francis are:

+      36               i.    John10 Clopton, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, born 1423 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died Bet. November 4, 1494 and November 16, 1497 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.

        37              ii.    Elizabeth Clopton, of Long Melford, Suffolk70, died in Cavendish, County Suffolk, possibly, and probably buried at St. Mary's Church, Cavendish, about 3 miles northeast of Clare71.  She married (1) Robert Cavendish, of Cavendish & Sargeant-at-Law72 in unknown but Robert Cavendish was her second husband, John Gedney was her first husband, date of that marriage also unknown; born in Cavendish, County Suffolk, possibly, and probably baptized at St. Mary's Church, Cavendish, about 3 miles northeast of Clare; died in Cavendish, County Suffolk, possibly, and probably buried at St. Mary's Church, Cavendish.  She married (2) John Gedney, Lord Mayor of London73.

 

 

Generation No. 10

 

        26.  Alice10 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor (Walter9, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)74 was born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.  She married Thomas Bendish, Esq., of Steeple Bumpstead75 Abt. 1410, son of Edmond Bendish and Alice Banington.  He was born in Steeple Bumpstead, County Essex, probably, about 10 miles southwest of Long Melford, County Suffolk.

       

Children of Alice Clopton and Thomas Bendish are:

+      38               i.    Thomas11 Bendish, of Toppesfield Manor, born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.

        39              ii.    William Bendish, of Toppesfield Manor75, born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.

        40             iii.    John Bendish, of Toppesfield Manor75, born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.

        41             iv.    Elizabeth Bendish, of Toppesfield Manor75, born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.

        42              v.    Alice Bendish, of Toppesfield Manor75, born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.

 

 

        29.  John10 Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp of Bletsho (Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)76 was born 77, and died 78.  He married (1) Elizabeth or Edith Stourton79 in Stourton, County Wiltshire, about 9 miles southwest of Warminster, daughter of John Stourton and Jane Bassett.  She died June 13, 1441.  He married (2) Margaret Holland, daughter of John Holland. 

       

Child of John Beauchamp and Elizabeth Stourton is:

        43               i.    John11 Beauchamp, 4th Baron Beauchamp of Bletsho80.

John was only two years old when his father died and he became the 4th Baron.  At his death, his title and estates passed to his only sister and heiress, Margaret

       

Child of John Beauchamp and Margaret Holland is:

+      44               i.    Margaret11 Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset, born in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, about 24 miles west of Cambridge, County Cambridgeshire; died 1482.

 

 

        30.  Margaret10 Beauchamp (Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)81.  She married Robert Mauteby, of Mauteby, Norfolk81. 

       

Child of Margaret Beauchamp and Robert Mauteby is:

+      45               i.    John11 Mauteby, Esq., of Mauteby, Norfolk, died 1433.

 

 

        34.  Alicia10 Clopton, of Kentwell Hall (William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)82 died Aft. November 16, 1497 in England and buried in the Clopton Aisle, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, County Suffolk.  She married John Harleston, armiger, of Shimpling, Suffolk83.  He was born in Shimpling, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, 4 miles northwest of Lavenham and about 5 miles north of Long Melford, and died March 8, 1455/56.

       

Children of Alicia Clopton and John Harleston are:

+      46               i.    John11 Harleston, The Younger, Esq. of Shimpling, born in Shimpling, County Suffolk probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, 4 miles northwest of Lavenham and about 5 miles north of Long Melford; died Bet. May 31 and October 25, 1458 in Bardwell, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly buried at St. Peter & St. Paul, about 8 miles northeast of Bury St. Edmunds.

        47              ii.    Robert Harleston, of Shimpling, Suffolk, born in Shimpling, County Suffolk probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, 4 miles northwest of Lavenham and about 5 miles north of Long Melford; died April 14, 1471 in battle.  He died during the Battle of Barnet, County Hertfordshire.

        48             iii.    Elizabeth Harleston, of Shimpling, Suffolk, born in Shimpling, County Suffolk probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, 4 miles northwest of Lavenham and about 5 miles north of Long Melford; died in Friston, County Suffolk, and possibly buried at St. Mary, Friston, about 2 miles southeast of Saxmundham and about 4 miles northwest of Aldeburgh.

        49             iv.    Alice Harleston, of Shimpling, Suffolk, born in Shimpling, County Suffolk probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, 4 miles northwest of Lavenham and about 5 miles north of Long Melford.

        50              v.    Henry Harleston, of shimpling, Suffolk, born in Shimpling, County Suffolk probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, 4 miles northwest of Lavenham and about 5 miles north of Long Melford; died Aft. May 1, 1462.

 

 

        36.  John10 Clopton, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)84 was born 1423 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and died Bet. November 4, 1494 and November 16, 1497 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford85.  He married Alice Darcy, of Maldon, County Essex86, daughter of Robert Darcy and Alice Fitzlangley.  She was born  in Maldon, County Essex, probably, and baptized at All Saints' Church, Maldon, about eight miles east of Chelmsford87, and died Bef. April 1454 in Long Melford, probably,  and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford88.

        A widower with five children, John Clopton, courted young Elizabeth Paston.  She refused his marriage proposal, and her parents locked her in a dark room without food and almost beat her to death.  Bloody but definitely unbowed, she held her ground.  John would spend the rest of his long life overseeing the construction of Long Melford's Holy Trinity Church.  And Elizabeth, why, she married twice, and became one of the wealthiest women in England.  In 1485, John was summoned to be made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation planned for the young Edward V.  However, while John was shining his armor, his kinsman was busy plotting murder, and John's chances of becoming a knight died along with the little Princes in the Tower.  See "The Red Rose or the White"

 

 

       

Children of John Clopton and Alice Darcy are:

+      51               i.    Anne11 Clopton, of Lutons, Long Melford, Suffolk, died Bef. 1497 in Stanningfield, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles southeast of Bury St. Edmunds and 5 miles north of Long Melford,  and buried, possibly, at St. Nicholas, Stanningfield.

        52              ii.    Dorothy Clopton, of Long Melford89, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds.  She married Thomas Curson, of Billingford, County Norfolk; born in Billingford, County Norfolk, possibly, about 16 miles northwest of Clopton, County Suffolk and about 20 miles east of Norwich.

        53             iii.    Edmund Clopton, Knight of the Rhodes90.

+      54             iv.    Edward Clopton, of Glemsford, County Suffolk, died Bet. May 4, 1504 and 1510 in Glemsford, County Suffolk, probably,  about two miles northwest of Long Melford and 5 miles northeast of Clare,  and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.

+      55              v.    William Clopton, Knt, of Lutons, County Suffolk, born 1450 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford; died February 20, 1529/30 in Long Melford, probably, and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the upper end of the Chancel.

 

 

Generation No. 11

 

        38.  Thomas11 Bendish, of Toppesfield Manor (Alice10 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Walter9, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)91 was born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.

       

Child of Thomas Bendish, of Toppesfield Manor is:

+      56               i.    Ralph or Rauffe12 Bendish, of Toppesfield Manor, born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.

 

 

        44.  Margaret11 Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset (John10, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)92 was born  in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, about 24 miles west of Cambridge, County Cambridgeshire93, and died 148293.  She married (1) Oliver St. John, Knt., of Penmark94 Bef. 143795.  He died 143796.  She married (2) John Beaufort, KG, 3rd Earl of Somerset97 Bef. 144398, son of John Beaufort and Margaret Holland.  He was born 1404, and died 1444 in England, and buried at Wimborne Minster, County Dorset, about 8 miles southwest of Ringwood.

        John Beauford, the 3rd Earl of Somerset was a distinguished military commanded and served Henry V and Henry VI.  Henry VI created for John in 1443, the Earl of Kendal and Duke of Somerset.  He was made lieutenant- general of Aquitaine, and the whole realm of France and Ducy of Normandy.  When he died in 1444, the Earldom of Kendal expired, but the Earldom of Somerset continued through his brother, Edmund.

       

Children of Margaret Beauchamp and Oliver St. John are:

+      57               i.    John12 St. John, K.B., Penmark, Glamorganshire, died Aft. 1488.

+      58              ii.    Oliver St. John, died 1497 in Fonterabia, Spain.

+      59             iii.    Edith St. John, Lady Pole.

 

       

Child of Margaret Beauchamp and John Beaufort is:

+      60               i.    Margaret12 Beaufort, Countess of Richmond & Derby, born May 31, 1443 in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, about 24 miles west of Cambridge, County Cambridgeshire; died June 29, 1509 in Abbot's House, Cheyney Gates, now Deanery, and buried Westminster Abbey.

 

 

        45.  John11 Mauteby, Esq., of Mauteby, Norfolk (Margaret10 Beauchamp, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)99 died 1433.  He married Margaret Berney, of Reedham, daughter of John Berney and Elizabeth Heveningham.  She was born  in Reedham, County Norfolk, about 8 miles southwest of Mautby and 21 miles from Paston100.

       

Child of John Mauteby and Margaret Berney is:

+      61               i.    Margaret12 Mauteby, of Mauteby, Norfolk, died November 4, 1484 in Mauteby, County Norfolk, and buried in the aisle of Mautby church, and that the aisle should be newly roofed, leaded, and glazed, and its walls raised 'conveniently and workmanly'.

 

 

        46.  John11 Harleston, The Younger, Esq. of Shimpling (Alicia10 Clopton, of Kentwell Hall, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)101 was born in Shimpling, County Suffolk probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, 4 miles northwest of Lavenham and about 5 miles north of Long Melford, and died Bet. May 31 and October 25, 1458 in Bardwell, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly buried at St. Peter & St. Paul, about 8 miles northeast of Bury St. Edmunds.  He married Margaret Berdewell102, daughter of William Berdewell and Elizabeth Hethe.  She was born in Bardwell, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly baptized at St. Peter & St. Paul, about 8 miles northeast of Bury St. Edmunds, and died Bet. March 10, 1458/59 and November 6, 1459 in Bardwell, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly buried at St. Peter & St. Paul, about 8 miles northeast of Bury St. Edmunds103.

       

Children of John Harleston and Margaret Berdewell are:

        62               i.    John12 Harleston, III, of Bardwell, County Suffolk, born in Bardwell, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly baptized at St. Peter & St. Paul, about 8 miles northeast of Bury St. Edmunds.

+      63              ii.    Margaret Harleston, of Bardwell, County Suffolk, born in Bardwell, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly baptized at St. Peter & St. Paul, about 8 miles northeast of Bury St. Edmunds; died September 18, 1489 in Little Maldon, County Essex, probably, and buried at All Saints, Maldon, about 8 miles east of Chelmsford.

 

 

        51.  Anne11 Clopton, of Lutons, Long Melford, Suffolk (John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)104 died Bef. 1497 in Stanningfield, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles southeast of Bury St. Edmunds and 5 miles north of Long Melford,  and buried, possibly, at St. Nicholas, Stanningfield105.  She married Thomas Rookwood, Esq., of Stanningfield106.  He died 1520 in Stanningfield, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles southeast of Bury St. Edmunds and 5 miles north of Long Melford,  and buried at St. Nicholas, Stanningfield107.

       

Child of Anne Clopton and Thomas Rookwood is:

+      64               i.    John12 Rookwood, of Coldham Hall, County Suffolk.

 

 

        54.  Edward11 Clopton, of Glemsford, County Suffolk (John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) died Bet. May 4, 1504 and 1510 in Glemsford, County Suffolk, probably,  about two miles northwest of Long Melford and 5 miles northeast of Clare,  and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford108.

        In his will, makes an interesting gift to Sir William Waldegrave: "And I ordeyn and make my saide wife myn executrice, and my supervisour Sir William Waldegrave, knyght; and I bequeith unto hym for his labour, the corsse of gold whiche I was wont to were on my cape, praying hym to be goode maister unto my saide wif, to helpe hir whan she hath nede about thexecucion of this my last will and testament, and for to call upon hi truely for to pay my dettes. And as for my maner of Sharlowis I will my saide wife have it terme of hir lif, according to my fader's will."

       

Children of Edward Clopton, of Glemsford, County Suffolk are:

        65               i.    Elizabeth12 Clopton, of Glemsford, County Suffolk109, born in Glemsford, County Suffolk, probably,  about two miles northwest of Long Melford and 5 miles northeast of Clare,  and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Glemsford; died in Fulbourn, County Cambridgeshire, probably,.  She married Nicholas Wood, of Fulbourn110; born in Fulbourn, County Cambridgeshire, probably, about 6 miles southeast of Cambridge.

        66              ii.    John Clopton, of Glemsford, County Suffolk111, born in Glemsford, County Suffolk, probably,  about two miles northwest of Long Melford and 5 miles northeast of Clare,  and baptized, possibly at St. Mary, Glemsford.

 

 

        55.  William11 Clopton, Knt, of Lutons, County Suffolk (John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)112 was born 1450 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford113, and died February 20, 1529/30 in Long Melford, probably, and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the upper end of the Chancel114.  He married (1) Joan Marrow, County Middlesex115 Abt. 1470 in County MIddlesex, possibly116, daughter of William Marrow, Knt., Lord Mayor of London.  She died in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the upper end of the Chancel.  He married (2) Katherine Hopton Abt. 1489117.  She died in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford and buried in the upper end of the Chancel.  He married (3) Thomasine Knyvet, of Great Stanway118 Abt. 1490 in Great Stanway, probably119, daughter of Thomas Knyvet and Elizabeth Lunesford.  She was born Abt. 1467 in Stanway, County Essex, probably, about 4 miles southwest of Colchester120, and died 1536 in Long Melford, probably, and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the upper end of the Chancel121.

        While Sir William Clopton was off to do battle with one Lambert Simnel, his wife, Thomasine Knyvet, added to her duties of maintaining the household and bearing children, the responsibility of guarding her husband's properties.  Warfare defined the world of the Clopton and women from the ninth to the seventeenth century.  A knight's lady acted on their behalf in their absence during war.  The wives and daughters exercised authority, defended the family's lands and title.  While women received no formal education, surviving documents show they could read and write.  Noblewomen left records of their household accounts, instruction to administrators of the family's holdings, and letters to their husbands to keep them abreast of decisions made while they were at battle.  Like the other women of the castles and manors, Lady Thomasine would be expected to serve food and drink to the warrior bands and tend the injured and sick.  See "A Pretender At the Door"

 

       

Children of William Clopton and Joan Marrow are:

+      67               i.    John12 Clopton, Esq., of Kentwell Manor, Suffolk, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died October 21, 1541 in Long Melford, probably,  and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.

+      68              ii.    William Clopton, Esq., of Kentwell Hall Suffolk, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died October 26, 1537 in Liston Hall, County Essex, probably, about 3 miles southwest of Long Melford.

        69             iii.    Robert Clopton, A Priest122, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds.

+      70             iv.    Elizabeth Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, Lady Gates, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds.

+      71              v.    Anne Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, Long Melford, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died Bet. May 14, 1549 and January 20, 1549/50 in Boxted, County Suffolk, probably, and buried at Holy Trinity, Boxted.

        72             vi.    Dorothy Clopton, of Kentwell Manor123, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died Bef. September 26, 1508 in Long Melford, probably,  and probably buried at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford124.

        73            vii.    Katherine Clopton, of Kentwell Manor125, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds.  She married Austen126.

        74           viii.    Joan Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds.

        75              ix.    Townsend Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died August 24, 1561 in Long Melford, probably, and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.

The identify of his parents is not clear in Holy Trinity Church's registry of burials.  It merely states, "1561.  August.  Townsend Clopton, the 24th."

+      76               x.    Mary Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, born in Long Melford, probably.

 

       

Children of William Clopton and Thomasine Knyvet are:

        77               i.    Francis12 Clopton, armiger, Gent of Long Melford127, died Bet. February 2, 1557/58 and July 7, 1559 in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the Clopton Chapel128.  He married (1) Bridgett Crane, of Chilton, County Suffolk129; born  in Chilton, County Suffok, possibly, and baptized, probably, at St. Mary, about 1 mile northeast of Sudbury and about 2 miles from Long Melford130; died Bef. November 26, 1607 in England, and buried at Theberton, County Suffolk, about 2 miles northeast of Leiston, at St. Peter, November 26, 1607.  He married (2) Elizabeth Blennerhassett, of Frenze, Norfolk131.

               From the "Virginia Genealogists" ...A Royal Descent for Christopher Calthorpe by John Anderson Brayton, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Edward Calthorpe d. 1558 was married to a Thomasine (Gaval ) Copeldike...dau

of Thomas Gavel whose will , dated 16 Feb. 1522, proved 9 Aug. 1552

(Consistory of Norwich, 149 Alabaster), named daughters Thomasine, wife of

Leonard Copeldike; Dorothy, wife of Francis CLOPTON; Elenaor, wife of John

Bury; and Elizabeth, wife of John Cook. See Rev. Charles Parkin, "An Essay

Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk (London, 1775), v. 4.

"Kirkeby-Kam,", pp. 248-50. Which "Francis Clopton"  could this be?

+      78              ii.    Richard Clopton, Gent, of Fore Hall Long Melford, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and probably baptized at Holy Trinity Church; died Bef. November 28, 1615 in Fore Hall, Long Melford, probably,  and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.

 

 

Generation No. 12

 

        56.  Ralph or Rauffe12 Bendish, of Toppesfield Manor (Thomas11, Alice10 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Walter9, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)132 was born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.  He married Dorathy Hobart, of Layham, County Suffolk132, daughter of Thomas Hobart, of Layham, County Suffolk.  She was born in Layham, County Suffolk, probably, about 1 mile south of Hadleigh, and possibly baptized at St. Andrew, Layham.

        Although the 1612 Visitation of Essex states Dorathy was the daughter and heir of Thomas "Hobert of Leyham in com. Suffolke, Gent." the correct surname is no doubt "Hobart."   A distant cousin of Ralph Bendish, John Clopton, of Monks Eleigh, County Suffolk married Margaret Reyce, of Preston, County Suffolk.  She was also married to Andrew Hobart, a descendant of a Thomas Hobert of Layham in Suffolk.

       

Child of Ralph Bendish and Dorathy Hobart is:

        79               i.    Elizabeth13 Bendish, of Topesfield Manor132, born in Toppesfield Manor, possibly, Hadleigh, County Suffolk, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Hadleigh, about eight miles east of Sudbury.  She married Thomas Doyley, Esq., of Overbury Hall, Leigham132; born in England, probably.  However, there is no Leigham in England and the only reference to an Overbury is in County Worcestershire.

 

 

        57.  John12 St. John, K.B., Penmark, Glamorganshire (Margaret11 Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset, John10, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)133 died Aft. 1488.  He married Alice Bradshaw, of Haigh134 in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, daughter of Thomas Bradshaw, Haigh, County Lancaster. 

        Sir John was created Knight of the Bath in November 1488 by his kinsman, Henry VII at the creation of King Henry's son, Arthur as Prince of Wales.

       

Child of John St. John and Alice Bradshaw is:

+      80               i.    John13 St. John, K.B., of Bletsoe, born in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, about 24 miles west of Cambridge, County Cambridgeshire; died 1525.

 

 

        58.  Oliver12 St. John (Margaret11 Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset, John10, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)135 died 1497 in Fonterabia, Spain.  He married Elizabeth Scrope, daughter of Henry Scrope, Lord Henry. 

       

Children of Oliver St. John and Elizabeth Scrope are:

        81               i.    Elizabeth13 St. John.

        82              ii.    John St. John.

        83             iii.    1473 St. John.

 

 

        59.  Edith12 St. John, Lady Pole (Margaret11 Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset, John10, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  She married Geoffrey Pole, Knt., of Medmenhan & Ellesborough136.  He died Bef. March 21, 1473/74.

       

Child of Edith St. John and Geoffrey Pole is:

+      84               i.    Richard13 Pole, K.G., died Bef. December 18, 1505.

 

 

        60.  Margaret12 Beaufort, Countess of Richmond & Derby (Margaret11 Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset, John10, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)137 was born May 31, 1443 in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, about 24 miles west of Cambridge, County Cambridgeshire, and died June 29, 1509 in Abbot's House, Cheyney Gates, now Deanery, and buried Westminster Abbey138.  She married (1) John de la Pole July 1450.    She married (2) Edmund Tudor, of Hadham, Earl of Richmond139 November 1, 1455, son of Owen Tudor and Katherine.  He was born Abt. 1430, and died Bet. July and November 1, 1456 in Carmarthen Castle as a prisoner of the Yorkists.  She married (3) Henry Stafford, Knt Bef. 1464 in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, son of Humphrey Stafford and Anne Neville.  He was born in County Buckinghamshire, and died 1481.  She married (4) Thomas Stanley, Earl of Derby140 November 1482 in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire.  He was born 1435, and died July 28, 1504.

        Countess Beaufort was only thirteen years old when her first husband died.  She supported the churchman John Fisher and encouraged and arranged for the publication of his writings.  She also translated part of the mystic Thomas 'a Kempis' writings.  She is best remembered as the foundress of two colleges at Cambridge, Christ's and St. John's, and a Chair of Divinity at both Oxford and Cambridge.  She established charities which gave money and food to windows.  She was the Patroness of Caxton and of Wynkyn de Worde.  Her many intellectual and benevolent accomplishments are recorded in the epitaph on her tomb.  Both she and Edmond Tudor are buried at Westminster Abbey, Chapel of Henry VII, South Aisle.  Her effigy is most striking because of the delicate and lovely wrinkled hands raised in prayer.   See "Everyone Who Knew Her Loved Her" 

       

Child of Margaret Beaufort and Edmund Tudor is:

+      85               i.    Henry VII13, King of England, born January 28, 1456/57 in Pembroke Castle when his mother was 13, and crowned king October 30, 1485 at Westminster Abbey; died April 22, 1509 in Richmond Castle and buried Westminster Abbey with his wife after reigning 24 years.

 

 

        61.  Margaret12 Mauteby, of Mauteby, Norfolk (John11, Margaret10 Beauchamp, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)141 died November 4, 1484 in Mauteby, County Norfolk, and buried in the aisle of Mautby church, and that the aisle should be newly roofed, leaded, and glazed, and its walls raised 'conveniently and workmanly'142.  She married John Paston, I Esq, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk143 Abt. 1440, son of William Paston and Agnes Berry.  He was born 1421, and died Abt. May 21, 1466 in London and buried at Bromholm Priory, County Norfolk, near Bacton, about 2  miles from Paston.

       

Children of Margaret Mauteby and John Paston are:

        86               i.    John13 Paston, II Knt., M.P. for Yarmouth144, born Bef. April 15, 1442; died November 15, 1479 in London.

+      87              ii.    John Paston, III The Younger, Knt., born 1444; died 1504.

        88             iii.    Edmond Paston II145.

        89             iv.    Walter Paston, B.A.145, born Aft. 1455; died Abt. August 19, 1479 in Norwich, County Norfolk,  and buried at St Peter's Hungate Church146.

        90              v.    William Paston III147, born Abt. 1461.

        91             vi.    Margery Paston147, died Bef. 1479.  She married Richard Calle 1469.

        92            vii.    Anne Paston147, died Abt. 1494.  She married William Yelverton 1477148.

 

 

        63.  Margaret12 Harleston, of Bardwell, County Suffolk (John11, Alicia10 Clopton, of Kentwell Hall, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born in Bardwell, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly baptized at St. Peter & St. Paul, about 8 miles northeast of Bury St. Edmunds, and died September 18, 1489 in Little Maldon, County Essex, probably, and buried at All Saints, Maldon, about 8 miles east of Chelmsford.  She married Thomas Darcy, Esq., of Maldon & Danbury149, son of Robert Darcy and Elizabeth Tyrrell.  He was born in Little Maldon, County Essex, probably, and possibly baptized at All Saints, Maldon, about 8 miles east of Chelmsford, and died September 22, 1485 in Little Maldon, County Essex, probably, and buried at All Saints, Maldon, about 8 miles east of Chelmsford.

       

Child of Margaret Harleston and Thomas Darcy is:

+      93               i.    Roger13 Darcy, Esq., of Little Maldon, Essex, born in Little Maldon, County Essex, probably, and possibly baptized at All Saints, Maldon, about 8 miles east of Chelmsford; died September 30, 1508 in Little Maldon, County Essex, probably, and possibly buried at All Saints, Maldon, about 8 miles east of Chelmsford.

 

 

        64.  John12 Rookwood, of Coldham Hall, County Suffolk (Anne11 Clopton, of Lutons, Long Melford, Suffolk, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)150.  He married Elizabeth Higham, of Giffords Hall, Wickhambrook151, daughter of Clement Higham and Joan Cotton.  She was born in Giffords Hall, Wickhambrook, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly baptized at All Saints, about 10 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds.

       

Children of John Rookwood and Elizabeth Higham are:

+      94               i.    Robert13 Rookwood, I Coldham Hall, County Suffolk, died in Coldham Hall, Stanningfield, County Suffolk, and probably buried at St. Nicholas, Stanningfield, about 5 miles southeast of Bury St. Edmunds.

+      95              ii.    Elizabeth Rookwood, of Coldham Hall, died Aft. 1568 in Thwaite Hall, probably, and possibly buried at St. George, Thwaite, about 5 miles southwest of Eye.

 

 

        67.  John12 Clopton, Esq., of Kentwell Manor, Suffolk (William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)152 was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and died October 21, 1541 in Long Melford, probably,  and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford153.  He married Elizabeth Roydon, of Ramsey, County Essex154, daughter of John Roydon and Margaret Knyvet.  She was born Abt. 1490 in Ramsey, County Essex, probably, about 12 miles northeast of Colchester, and died Bet. December 1, 1563 and April 26, 1564 in Sudbury, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles southeast of Long Melford155.

        John father left one item to his son with very special instructions.

        "Item, I gyve unto the above writen John Clopton my sonne, my corsse of gold which I where dayly abowtte my necke after the deasse of my wyffe; and after the decesse of this same John Clopton my sonne, I will this same crosse schall remane unto the heyres males of the body of this same John Clopton lawfully begoten; and for defaute of such usche, to heres males of the body of me the same William Clopton, knyght, lawfully begoten, upon the condicion that they and every of them dow lenne this same crosse unto women of honeste being with child the tyme of ther laboure and immediately to be surely delivered unto howrs ayen."

       

Children of John Clopton and Elizabeth Roydon are:

+      96               i.    William13 Clopton, Esq., of Kentwell, Long Melford, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died Abt. August 17, 1562 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, and buried in the Clopton Chapel on the north side of the Chancel of Holy Trinity Church August 17, 1562.

+      97              ii.    John Clopton, of Monks Eleigh, County Suffolk, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died in Monks Eleigh, probably, about 6 miles northwest of Hadleigh and about 6 miles northeast of Long Melford, and possibly buried at St. Peter, Monks Eleigh.

+      98             iii.    Anthony Clopton, of Kentwell, Long Melford, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died Bef. October 5, 1541.

+      99             iv.    George Clopton, Gent., of Sudbury, Suffolk, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died Bet. September 24 and November 23, 1565 in London, possibly,  and buried St. Gregory's Church, Sudbury, County Suffolk, about 3 miles southeast of Long Melford.

        100            v.    Francis Clopton, Esq., of Kentwell, Long Melford156, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds.

        101           vi.    Elizabeth Clopton, of Kentwell, Long Melford157, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds.  She married Coleman.

        102          vii.    Griselda Clopton, of Kentwell, Long Melford158, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died in Great Cornard, County Suffolk, possibly, about 1 miles southeast of Sudbury and 4 miles southeast of Long Melford, and possibly buried at St. Andrew, Great Cornard.  She married Thomas West, Esq., of Great Cornard.

        103         viii.    Dorothy Clopton, of Kentwell, Long Melford159.  She married (1) White160.  She married (2) Vavasor160.  She married (3) Appleyard160.

 

 

        68.  William12 Clopton, Esq., of Kentwell Hall Suffolk (William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)161 was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and died October 26, 1537 in Liston Hall, County Essex, probably, about 3 miles southwest of Long Melford162.  He married Elizabeth Saye, of Liston Hall, Essex163, daughter of Thomas Saye, Knt., of Liston Hall, Essex.  She was born in Liston Hall, County Essex, about 3 miles southwest of Long Melford, and died in Liston Hall, probably.

       

Children of William Clopton and Elizabeth Saye are:

+      104             i.    William13 Clopton, II, of Liston Hall, Essex, born Abt. 1509 in Liston Hall, County Essex, probably, about 3 miles southwest of Long Melford; died October 6, 1568 in Liston Hall, probably.

        105            ii.    Edward Clopton, of Liston Hall, Essex, born in Liston Hall, County Essex, probably, about 3 miles southwest of Long Melford.

        106           iii.    Francis Clopton, of Kedington, Suffolk164, born in Liston Hall, County Essex, probably, about 3 miles southwest of Long Melford; died in Kedington, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northeast of Haverhill and about 12 miles west of Long Melford, and possibly buried at St. Peter and St. Paul, Kedington165.  He married (1) Elizabeth Barnardistone, of Kedington, Suffolk166; born in Kedington, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northeast of Haverhill and about 12 miles west of Long Melford; died in Kedington, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly buried at St. Peter and St. Paul, Kedington.  He married (2) Dorothy Gavell, of Kirby Cane, County Norfolk167; born in Kirby Cane, County Norfolk, probably, about 12 miles southeast of Norwich and about 28 miles northeast of Clopton, County Suffolk; died in Kedington, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northeast of Haverhill and about 12 miles west of Long Melford, and possibly buried at St. Peter and St. Paul, Kedington.  He married (3) Lora or Laura Wentworth, of Codham Hall, Essex168.  He married (4) Mary Walsingham, of Scadbury, County Kent169.

               Francis Clopton married first, Dorothy Gavell, Laura Wentworth, second, third, Mary Walsingham, and fourth, Elizabeth Barnardistone.

 

        70.  Elizabeth12 Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, Lady Gates (William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)170 was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds.  She married Geoffrey Gates, I, Knt., of High Easter, Essex171, son of William Gates and Mabel Capdow.  He was born in High Easter, County Essex, probably, about 8 miles northwest of Chelmsford.

       

Children of Elizabeth Clopton and Geoffrey Gates are:

+      107             i.    John13 Gates, Knt., Captain of the Guards.

+      108            ii.    Geoffrey Gates, of Walton, County Essex.

        109           iii.    Henry Gates, Knt., of Seymour172.

+      110           iv.    Dorothy Gates, died February 11, 1581/82 in either High Roding, County Essex, or at Sawbridgeworth, County Hampshire, and probably buried at Sawbridgeworth, about 9 miles southwest of High Roding.

        111            v.    William Gates172.

        112           vi.    John Gates.

        113          vii.    Alice Gates.

        114         viii.    Avery Gates.

        115            ix.    Albert Gates.

 

 

        71.  Anne12 Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, Long Melford (William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)173 was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and died Bet. May 14, 1549 and January 20, 1549/50 in Boxted, County Suffolk, probably, and buried at Holy Trinity, Boxted174.  She married Richard Poley, Esq., of Boxted, County Suffolk175.  He was born in Boxted, County Suffolk, probably, about 7 miles northwest of Sudbury and about 4  miles north of Long Melford, and probably baptized at Holy Trinity, Boxted, and died 1546 in Boxted, County Suffolk, probably, and buried at Holy Trinity, Boxted176.

        The lovely flint and stone church dedicated to the Holy Trinity, dominates the town of Boxted. The Poley Chapel features some original glass in the east window.  The elevated Poley pew occupies most of the north aisle of the nave.  A brass inscription to "Recherd Poly Esquyer" 1546 and his wife Anne is found in the church as well as to Sir John Poley of Wormegay in Norfolk and his wife Abigail  Memorials to the Poley family include two rare, life-size recumbent funeral effigies in wood commemorating William Poley, who died in 1587, and his wife, Alice.  A life size alabaster funeral effigy of Thomas Poley, who died in 1638, is found in the north chapel.  The register of the church dates from 1538.

       

Child of Anne Clopton and Richard Poley is:

        116             i.    John13 Poley, of Boxted, County Suffolk177.

 

 

        76.  Mary12 Clopton, of Kentwell Manor (William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)178 was born in Long Melford, probably.  She married Abell Hunt, of Springfield, County Essex, son of John Hunt and Anne Rushbrook.  He was born in Springfield, County Essex, possibly, right outside of Chelmsford, although he could have been born at his mother's home in Rushbrooke, about 3 miles southeast of Bury St. Edmunds.

        CAUTION:  The Hunt pedigree taken from Harleian Manuscript 1541, 28, 32, 203b, found in the Visitations of Essex, page 585, Miscellaneous Essex Pedigrees, states that "Mary d. of Wm Clopton of Kentwell in com. Suff. Knt." married Abell le Hunt of Springfield.  His father is John le Hunt of Springfield, County Essex, and his mother is Anne, daughter and heir of Sir William Rushbrook, Knt., of Rushbrook, Suffolk.  While there is no proof that Mary is the child of this William Clopton, she is the aunt of William Clopton of Kentwell who married Margaret Jermyn of Rushbrook.  Until further evidence is found, we will leave Mary connected to these parents.

       

Child of Mary Clopton and Abell Hunt is:

+      117             i.    John13 Hunt, of Springfield, County Essex, born in Springfield, County Essex, possibly, right outside of Chelmsford.

 

 

        78.  Richard12 Clopton, Gent, of Fore Hall Long Melford (William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)179 was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and probably baptized at Holy Trinity Church, and died Bef. November 28, 1615 in Fore Hall, Long Melford, probably,  and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford180.  He married (1) Margaret Playters, of Sotterley, Suffolk181, daughter of William Playters and Jane Jenney.  She was born in Sotterley, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles southeast of Beccles and about 24 miles northeast of Clopton, Suffolk, and probably baptized at St. Margaret, Sotterley, and died in Fore Hall, Long Melford, probably,  and possibly buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.  He married (2) Margaret Bozun, of County Lincolnshire182, daughter of Richard Bozun, Knt., of County Lincolnshire. 

        Margaret Playters' ancestral church,  St. Margaret, features a fifteenth century glass in the east window, one panel showing Sir William  Playters, a Yorkist, in complete armor with his seven sons.  Her father, William's effigy was stolen in 1843.  The brass kneeling effigy of his second wife remains.  The inscription on the tomb reads:  "Here lieth buried the bodie of William Playters esquier, sonne and heire of Thomas and Ann his wife, who married Ann [sic. Jane], daughter to Sir Edmond Jenny of Knotshall, Knight, by whom he had issue. . ."   His first wife, and Margaret's mother, is buried at St. Mary, Henstead, County Suffolk, about five miles southeast of Beccles.  There are a number of other brasses and monuments dedicated to various Playters.

       

Children of Richard Clopton and Margaret Playters are:

+      118             i.    William13 Clopton, armiger Lord of Castlings Manor, died August 19, 1616 in Castlings Manor, Groton, County Suffolk, about 10 miles southeast of Long Melford, and buried August 19,1616  at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk.

        119            ii.    Thomasine Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford183.  She married (1) Thomas Kighley, of Greys, County Essex184; born in Greys, County Essex, possibly, about 2 miles northwest of Tilbury, County Essex, and about 18 miles southwest of Chelmsford.  She married (2) Thomas Aldham, Gent, of Sapiston, County Suffolk185; born in Sapiston, County Suffolk, probably, about 8 miles northeast of Bury St. Edmunds and about 3 miles northwest of Ixworth, and possibly baptized at St. Andrew; died Bet. July 30, 1581 and May 12, 1582186.

+      120           iii.    Frances Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford, died Aft. 1585.

+      121           iv.    Elizabeth Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford, died Aft. 1559.

        122            v.    Richard Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford187, died Abt. September 14, 1639 in Groton, probably, and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton188.

        123           vi.    Emma Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford189, died Aft. 1584190.  She married George Smyth, Esq., of Haverhill Manor & Hersham191; born in Haverhill, County Suffolk, probably, about 6 miles west of Clare and about 12 miles west of Long Melford, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, Haverhill.

        124          vii.    Julian Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford192, died Aft. 1584.  She married (1) Thomas Wye, of Lyppicot, Gloucestershire193.  She married (2) John Throgmorton, of County Oxfordshire194.

        125         viii.    Mary Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford195, died Aft. 1584.  She married Edward Kinge, of County Lincolnshire196.

        126            ix.    Edward Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford196.

 

       

Child of Richard Clopton and Margaret Bozun is:

+      127             i.    Mary13 Clopton, of Fore Hall, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England; died Bet. February 2 and March 18, 1583/84 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, March 18, 1584.

 

 

Generation No. 13

 

        80.  John13 St. John, K.B., of Bletsoe (John12, Margaret11 Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset, John10, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)197 was born in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, about 24 miles west of Cambridge, County Cambridgeshire, and died 1525198.  He married Sybil Jenkyn, Lady St. John199 Abt. 1483 in Wales, daughter of Morgan ap Jenkin ap Philippe. 

        Sir John was created Knight of the Bath, 17 Henry VII.

       

Children of John St. John and Sybil Jenkyn are:

+      128             i.    John14 St. John, of Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, born in Bletsoe, County Bedfordshire, about 24 miles west of Cambridge, County Cambridgeshire; died Abt. 1535 in Smallbridge Manor, County Suffolk.

+      129            ii.    Alexander St. John, of Thorley.

        130           iii.    Oliver St. John, of Sharnbrook.

 

 

        84.  Richard13 Pole, K.G. (Edith12 St. John, Lady Pole, Margaret11 Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset, John10, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)200 died Bef. December 18, 1505.  He married Margaret Plantagenet, Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George Plantagenet and Isabella Neville.  She was born August 1473201, and died May 28, 1541 in Tower of London by execution.

        Countess Salisbury was one of the last members of the ancient royal house, the  Plantagenets.  She herself had never expressed any desire to occupy the throne, although her claim was valid, and had been a loyal and devoted supported of the Tudors, Henry VIII imprisoned her in the Tower.  He ordered the death sentence, and on the morning of May 28, 1541, Lady Salisbury met a death which sickened even the jaded Tudor court.  She was taken to the scaffold on Tower Green, Herre Anne Boleyn had died.  The executioner was young and inexperienced.  Faced with the prisoner, an elderly and obviously well born woman, he panicked and struck out blindly, hacking at his victim's head, neck and shoulders, until he had finally butchered her to death.

       

Children of Richard Pole and Margaret Plantagenet are:

+      131             i.    Henry14 Pole, Lord Montagu, died January 9, 1537/38 in England by execution.

        132            ii.    Reginald Pole, Archbishop of Canterbury, born 1500; died 1558.

        133           iii.    Geoffrey Pole, died 1558.

        134           iv.    Arthur Pole, died 1570.

 

 

        85.  Henry VII13, King of England (Margaret12 Beaufort, Countess of Richmond & Derby, Margaret11 Beauchamp, Duchess of Somerset, John10, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)202 was born January 28, 1456/57 in Pembroke Castle when his mother was 13, and crowned king October 30, 1485 at Westminster Abbey203, and died April 22, 1509 in Richmond Castle and buried Westminster Abbey with his wife after reigning 24 years204.  He married Elizabeth Plantagenet, of York205 January 18, 1485/86 in Westminster Abbey, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Wydvilles.  She was born 1466 in England and she was crowned queen November 25, 1487206, and died February 11, 1502/03 in Tower of London in childbirth and buried Westminster Abbey, Chapel of Henry VII, the Nave207.

        Henry VII's reign ushered in the House of Tudor, and since that time, the crown of England has remained in the line of the heirs of this marriage.  His marriage was politically motivated.  He was well aware that many people viewed Elizabeth as the rightful Queen of England.  Their marriage assured that his title could not be disputed.  The alliance brought about the reconciliation of both the Lancastrians and Yorkists.  Once safely established as king, however, he appears to have suffered from an uneasy conscience.  In an attempt to make peace with his Maker, he founded a splendid Chapel to the Virgin, 'in whom (I) hath ever been my most singulier trust and confience... and by whom I have hiterto in al myne adversities ev'r had my special comforte and relief.'

        Elizabeth had long red-gold hair, inherited from her Plantagenet forbearers.  She was intelligent, pious and literate, and possessed her father's sensual and passionate nature. Many considered her to be the legitimate heiress of the House of York.   She attracted the attention of her uncle, Richard, III.  The court gossips whispered of an affair.  When his determination to marry his niece reached the ears of his subjects, they were not pleased.  Accused of poisoning his wife, his incestuous passion cooled.  Elizabeth, her ambitions and determinations fueled by vengeful hatred, set about to oust him.  His death brought Henry VII to the throne, and in one of those interesting little arrangements, she married him and at last wore the crown she had so desperately wanted.    

Although their marriage had been arranged, the couple held great affection for each other.  Considering the moral laxity of the courts, it is remarkable to note that her husband was faithful to Elizabeth throughout their marriage.  When she died in childbirth a year following the tragic death of their son in 1502, Henry was deeply grieved.  In his moving elegy, Thomas More wrote as if the dying Queen addressed her husband:  "Adieu!  Mine own dear spouse, my worthy lord!  The faithful love, that did us both continue in marriage and peaceable concord, into your hands here I do resign, to be bestowed on your children and mine; erst were ye father, now must ye supply the mother's part also, for here I lie.

       

Children of Henry and Elizabeth Plantagenet are:

        135             i.    Arthur14 Tudor, Prince of Wales, born September 19, 1486; died April 2, 1502 in Ludlow Castle of the sweating sickness.  He married Catherine of Aragon November 14, 1501 in St. Paul's Cathedral; born December 16, 1485; died January 7, 1535/36 in Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire of cancer and buried in Peterborough Cathedral.

+      136            ii.    Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots, born 1489; died 1541.

+      137           iii.    Henry VIII, King of England, born June 28, 1491 in Greenwich Palace and crowned king June 24, 1509 at Westminster Abbey; died in Whitehall Palace and buried Windsor, St. George's Chapel,  with Jane Seymour after reigning 38 years.

        138           iv.    Elizabeth Tudor, born 1492; died 1495.

+      139            v.    Mary Tudor, Queen of France, born 1498; died 1533 in Manor of Westhrop, County Suffolk, and buried first at the Monastery of St. Edmund's Bury, and later moved to St. Mary, Bury St. Edmunds in the north corner of the sanctuary.

 

 

        87.  John13 Paston, III The Younger, Knt. (Margaret12 Mauteby, of Mauteby, Norfolk, John11, Margaret10 Beauchamp, Johane9 Clopton, of Toppesfield Manor, Hadleigh, William8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)208 was born 1444, and died 1504.  He married (1) Margery Brews, of Hinton Hall, Norfolk209 August 1477, daughter of Thomas Brewes and Elizabeth.  She died Abt. 1495.  He married (2) Agnes Morley Aft. 1495, daughter of Nicholas Morley. 

        Sir John was the younger of two brothers named John.  He held the Manors of Marlingfield, Oxnead, Paston, Crowmer, and Calster.  He was Sheriff of Norfolk, and knighted at the Battle of Stoke, June 16, 1487.

       

Children of John Paston and Margery Brews are:

        140             i.    Dorothy14 Paston, died 1533.  She married Thomas Hardres210; died 1536.

        141            ii.    Christopher Paston, born 1478; died Bef. 1482.

        142           iii.    William Paston, IV, Knt.211, born Abt. 1479; died 1554.  He married (1) Bridget Heydon.  He married (2) Bridget Heydon, of Baconsthorpe.

 

 

        93.  Roger13 Darcy, Esq., of Little Maldon, Essex (Margaret12 Harleston, of Bardwell, County Suffolk, John11, Alicia10 Clopton, of Kentwell Hall, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)212 was born in Little Maldon, County Essex, probably, and possibly baptized at All Saints, Maldon, about 8 miles east of Chelmsford, and died September 30, 1508 in Little Maldon, County Essex, probably, and possibly buried at All Saints, Maldon, about 8 miles east of Chelmsford.  He married Elizabeth Wentworth, Countess Bourchier, daughter of Henry Wentworth and Elizabeth Neville.  She was born in Nettlestead, County Suffolk, probably, and possibly baptized at St. Mary, about 4 miles south of Needham Market, and died Aft. 1542.

       

Children of Roger Darcy and Elizabeth Wentworth are:

+      143             i.    Thomas14 Darcy, K.G., 1st Lord Darcy, born in Osyth, County Essex, about 12 miles southeast of Colchester; died in England and buried at St. Osyth Priory, County Essex.

+      144            ii.    Thomasine Darcy, of Little Maldon, Essex.

        145           iii.    Eleanor Darcy, of Little Maldon, Essex.

        146           iv.    Elizabeth Darcy, of Little Maldon, Essex.  She married John Legh.

 

 

        94.  Robert13 Rookwood, I Coldham Hall, County Suffolk (John12, Anne11 Clopton, of Lutons, Long Melford, Suffolk, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)213 died in Coldham Hall, Stanningfield, County Suffolk, and probably buried at St. Nicholas, Stanningfield, about 5 miles southeast of Bury St. Edmunds.  He married (1) Agnes Spourne, of Lavenham, County Suffolk.  She was born in Lavenham, County Suffolk, possibly, about 4 miles northeast of Long Melford.  He married (2) Anne Ashton, of Lane, daughter of Nicholas Ashton, of Lane. 

       

Children of Robert Rookwood and Agnes Spourne are:

+      147             i.    Robert14 Rookwood, II Coldham Hall County Suffolk, died in Coldham Hall, Stanningfield, County Suffolk, and probably buried at St. Nicholas, Stanningfield.

        148            ii.    Frances Rookwood, of Coldham Hall, Sussex213, born in Coldham Hall, Stanningfield, County Suffolk.  She married John Radcliffe, of Hundon, County Suffolk.

        149           iii.    Audrey Rookwood, of Coldham Hall, Suffolk213, born in Coldham Hall, Stanningfield, County Suffolk.  She married Humphrey Drewell, of Little Gedding, Hunts.

        150           iv.    Elizabeth Rookwood, of Coldham Hall, Suffolk213, born in Coldham Hall, Stanningfield, County Suffolk.  She married Thomas Brampton, of Blow Norton, County Norfolk.

 

 

        95.  Elizabeth13 Rookwood, of Coldham Hall (John12, Anne11 Clopton, of Lutons, Long Melford, Suffolk, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)214 died Aft. 1568 in Thwaite Hall, probably, and possibly buried at St. George, Thwaite, about 5 miles southwest of Eye215.  She married John Wright, Gent. of Thwaite Hall, Suffolk216, son of Edward Wright and Margaret Singleton.  He died Abt. 1567 in Thwaite Hall, probably, and possibly buried at St. George, Thwaite, about 5 miles southwest of Eye217.

       

Children of Elizabeth Rookwood and John Wright are:

+      151             i.    Edward14 Wright, of Thwaite Hall, County Suffolk, born in Thwaite Hall, probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, Thwaite, about 5 miles southwest of Eye.

        152            ii.    Thomas Wright, of Thwaite Hall, County Suffolk218, born in Thwaite Hall, probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, Thwaite, about 5 miles southwest of Eye.

        153           iii.    Bartholomew Wright, of Thwaite Hall, Suffolk218, born in Thwaite Hall, probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, Thwaite, about 5 miles southwest of Eye.

        154           iv.    Elizabeth Wright, of Thwaite Hall, Suffolk218, born in Thwaite Hall, probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, Thwaite, about 5 miles southwest of Eye.

        155            v.    Anne Wright, of Thwaite Hall, County Suffolk219, born in Thwaite Hall, probably, and possibly baptized at St. George, Thwaite, about 5 miles southwest of Eye.  She married John Coggeshall, of St. Genevieve Manor.

        156           vi.    Thomasine Wright, of Thwaite Hall, Suffolk219.  She married William Thurbern 1576.

 

 

        96.  William13 Clopton, Esq., of Kentwell, Long Melford (John12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)220 was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and died Abt. August 17, 1562 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, and buried in the Clopton Chapel on the north side of the Chancel of Holy Trinity Church August 17, 1562221.  He married (1) Margaret Jermyn, of Rushbrook, County Suffolk222, daughter of Thomas Jermyn, Knt, of Rushbrook, County Suffolk.  She was born in Rushbrooke Hall, probably, about 3 miles southeast of Bury St. Edmunds and 10 miles north of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Nicholas, Rushbrook, and died in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the Clopton Chancel.  He married (2) Mary Peryent, of Digswell, County Hertfordshire223, daughter of George Peryent, of Digswell, County Hertfordshir. 

        St. Nicholas, the ancestral church of the Jermyn family, was largely rebuilt in the late sixteenth century.  The most arresting feature in the chapel is the marble monument of fifteen year old Thomas Jermyn.  He is shown dressed as he may have been when killed by a falling mast in 1692.  There are several other monuments to the Jermyn family, including Sir Robert who entertained Elizabeth I on two occasions at Rushbrooke Hall.  The register dates from 1568.

       

Children of William Clopton and Margaret Jermyn are:

        157             i.    Margaret14 Clopton, of Kentwell, Long Melford224, died Aft. 1612 in Long Melford, possibly, and possibly buried at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.  She married Edward Stuteville, of Barrow, County Suffolk225; born in Barrow, County Suffolk, probably, about 6 miles west of Bury St. Edmunds, and he was probably baptized at All Saints; died Bef. July 19, 1585 in Barrow, County Suffolk, and buried at All Saints, Barrow, July 19, 1585226.

+      158            ii.    Agnes Clopton, of Kentwell, Long Melford, born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds; died September 18, 1624 in Chillesford, probably,  and buried Chillesford Church, County Suffolk, about 9 miles northeast of Woodbridge, Suffolk, and about 9 miles east of Clopton, Suffolk.

+      159           iii.    Elizabeth Clopton, of Kentwell, County Suffolk.

        160           iv.    Francis Clopton, Esq., of Long Melford227, born Abt. 1539228; died April 5, 1578 in Long Melford, and buried Holy Trinity Church August 17, 1562, in the Clopton Chapel229.  He married Agnes Crane, of Chilton, County Suffock230,231; born in Chilton, County Suffok, possibly, and baptized, probably, at St. Mary, about 1 mile northeast of Sudbury and about 2 miles from Long Melford; died Aft. 1619.

        161            v.    William Clopton, Esq., of Kentwell, Long Melford, died Abt. December 18, 1588 in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the Clopton Chapel232.  He married Anne Elmes233.

        162           vi.    Thomas Clopton, the Elder, of Kentwell, died August 10, 1584 in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the Clopton Chapel234.  He married Dorothy.

 

       

Children of William Clopton and Mary Peryent are:

        163             i.    George14 Clopton, Gent, of Kentwell, Long Melford, died Abt. July 17, 1587 in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford235.

+      164            ii.    Thomas Clopton, the Younger, of Kentwell Hall, died Abt. February 16, 1596/97 in England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in the Clopton Chapel.

        165           iii.    Bridget Clopton, of Kentwell, Long Melford.  She married John Stafford, Esq., of Blatherwick, Northampton236.

 

 

        97.  John13 Clopton, of Monks Eleigh, County Suffolk (John12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)237 was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and died in Monks Eleigh, probably, about 6 miles northwest of Hadleigh and about 6 miles northeast of Long Melford, and possibly buried at St. Peter, Monks Eleigh.  He married Margaret Reyce, of Preston, County Suffolk238, daughter of Robert Reyce, Esq., of Preston, County Suffolk.  She was born in Preston, County Suffolk, probably, about 2 miles northeast of Lavenham and about 6 miles northeast of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Mary, Preston, and died in Monks Eleigh, probably, about 6 miles northwest of Hadleigh and about 6 miles northeast of Long Melford, and possibly buried at St. Peter, Monks Eleigh.

        Margaret's ancestors, who sometimes spelt the name Ryece, had been living in Preston, County Suffolk, for over a century and owned Preston Hall. Her father was Justice of the Peace of Preston., and her brother, Robert, was a well-known historian and is considered the patron of St. Mary's Church.

        The slab commemorating the death of her brother, the author of "Suffolk in the XVIIth Century, The Breviary of Suffolk," contains the largest display of heraldry to be seen on a monumental brass in County Suffolk.  It was Reye who so outraged Simond D'Ewes, when he decorated the interior of St. Mary's Church with the arms of many of his Suffolk neighbors.  The Cloptons earned a prominent spot among those shields, but much to Sir Simond's distress, he found his family arms displayed along with parish gentry in an inferior location, in the base of the tower.  See "A Goodly Sweet Child," for more about this particular episode in Clopton history.

       

Children of John Clopton and Margaret Reyce are:

+      166             i.    Francis14 Clopton, I, of Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, born in Monks Eleigh, probably, about 6 miles northwest of Hadleigh and about 6 miles northeast of Long Melford, and possibly baptized at  St. Peter, Monks Eleigh; died Bef. June 15, 1605.

+      167            ii.    Rice Clopton, of Lavenham, County Suffolk, born in Monks Eleigh, probably, about 6 miles northwest of Hadleigh and about 6 miles northeast of Long Melford, and possibly baptized at  St. Peter, Monks Eleigh.

        168           iii.    Margaret Clopton, of Monks Eleigh, Suffolk239, born in Monks Eleigh, probably, about 6 miles northwest of Hadleigh and about 6 miles northeast of Long Melford, and possibly baptized at  St. Peter, Monks Eleigh.

        169           iv.    Katherine Clopton, of Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, born in Monks Eleigh, probably, about 6 miles northwest of Hadleigh and about 6 miles northeast of Long Melford, and possibly baptized at  St. Peter, Monks Eleigh.

        170            v.    Anne Clopton, of Monks Eleigh, County Suffolk, born in Monks Eleigh, probably, about 6 miles northwest of Hadleigh and about 6 miles northeast of Long Melford, and possibly baptized at  St. Peter, Monks Eleigh.

 

 

        98.  Anthony13 Clopton, of Kentwell, Long Melford (John12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and died Bef. October 5, 1541240.  He married Eleanor Hubbard241. 

       

Child of Anthony Clopton and Eleanor Hubbard is:

        171             i.    John14 Clopton, of London242.

 

 

        99.  George13 Clopton, Gent., of Sudbury, Suffolk (John12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)243 was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, probably, about 3 miles northwest of Sudbury and 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds, and died Bet. September 24 and November 23, 1565 in London, possibly,  and buried St. Gregory's Church, Sudbury, County Suffolk, about 3 miles southeast of Long Melford244.  He married (1) Eleanor Dyve, of Bromham, Bedfordshire245.  She was born in Bromham, west of Bedford, County Bedfordshire, possibly, about 35 miles southwest of Cambridge.  He married (2) Martha Downes, of County Norfolk246, daughter of Robert Downes, Gent., of County Norfolk.  She died Aft. November 23, 1565.  He married (3) Alice Peacock, of London247 1532248, daughter of Stephen Peacock, Lord Mayor of London. 

       

Child of George Clopton and Eleanor Dyve is:

        172             i.    Francis14 Clopton, the Younger, of Sudbury249.

 

       

Child of George Clopton and Martha Downes is:

        173             i.    George14 Clopton, of "Bricke Close," London.

 

       

Children of George Clopton and Alice Peacock are:

        174             i.    George14 Clopton, of Sudbury, Suffolk250.

        175            ii.    William Clopton, of County York251.

        176           iii.    Edmond Clopton, of Sudbury, Suffolk252.

        177           iv.    Francis Clopton, the Elder, of Sudbury253.

        178            v.    Thomas Clopton, of Sudbury, County Suffolk254.

        179           vi.    Marie Clopton, of Sudbury, County Suffolk255.

        180          vii.    Elizabeth Clopton, of Sudbury, County Suffolk256.  She married Charles Stowers February 24, 1580/81257.

 

 

        104.  William13 Clopton, II, of Liston Hall, Essex (William12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born Abt. 1509 in Liston Hall, County Essex, probably, about 3 miles southwest of Long Melford258, and died October 6, 1568 in Liston Hall, probably259.  He married Elizabeth Everard, of Chantry Farm, Denston260, daughter of Henry Everard and Margaret Broughton.  She was born in Denston, County Suffolk, probably, about 6 miles north of Clare and about 6 miles northwest of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Nicholas, Denston, and died in Liston Hall, probably.

        In 1521, Elizabeth Everard's father, Henry Everard, Esq., obtained the lease of Chantry Farm.  One condition was that he found and pay the costs and charges of a priest to serve the "chyrche or chapell of Denaston."  The brass in St. Nicholas in the chancel floor is an effigy of Henry in armor and tabard of Everard with crescent for difference.  His wife is shown in the mantle of Everard impaling Broughton and quarterings; shields; an inscription, which is now lost, stated ". . . Henrici Everard armigeri et Margarete uxoris ejus, que Margareta obiit 6 die Augusti, annon D'm 1524."  Although the church is small, it has an impressive interior comprising a nave and chancel, extending for seven bays in an unbroken line.

       

Children of William Clopton and Elizabeth Everard are:

+      181             i.    William14 Clopton, III, Esq. of Liston Hall, Essex, born Abt. 1540; died October 25, 1612.

        182            ii.    Roger Clopton, of Liston Hall261.

        183           iii.    Thomas Clopton, of Liston Hall, County Essex261.

        184           iv.    John Clopton, of Lincolnshire262.

 

 

        107.  John13 Gates, Knt., Captain of the Guards (Elizabeth12 Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, Lady Gates, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)263.  He married Mary Denny, of Herts264, daughter of Edward Denny, Knt.. 

 

Notes for John Gates, Knt., Captain of the Guards:

Sir John was Vice Chamberlain to King Edward, VI.

       

Child of John Gates and Mary Denny is:

+      185             i.    Geffrey14 Gates, the Elder.

 

 

        108.  Geoffrey13 Gates, of Walton, County Essex (Elizabeth12 Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, Lady Gates, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)265.  He married Elizabeth Walsingham, daughter of Francis Walsingham, Knt, Sec. to Queen Elizabeth. 

        CAUTION:  There is no Walton in County Essex.  There is however, Great and Littl Waltham, which is only a few miles southeast of High Easter where some of their children were born.

       

Children of Geoffrey Gates and Elizabeth Walsingham are:

+      186             i.    Geoffrey14 Gates, of Walton, County Essex, born 1525.

+      187            ii.    Anthony Gates, of Walton, County Essex.

        188           iii.    Joyce Gates, of Walton, County Essex265.  She married John Taverner, of Corbets Tye, County Essex.

               John Taverner was Surveyor of the Queen's Woods, South Trent.

 

 

        110.  Dorothy13 Gates (Elizabeth12 Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, Lady Gates, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)266 died February 11, 1581/82 in either High Roding, County Essex, or at Sawbridgeworth, County Hampshire, and probably buried at Sawbridgeworth, about 9 miles southwest of High Roding.  She married Thomas Josselyn, K.B., of Hide Hall267 1524, son of John Josselyn and Phillipa Bradbury.  He died October 24, 1562 in High Roding, County Essex, or at Sawbridgeworth, County Hampshire, and buried at Sawbridgeworth, about 9 miles southwest of High Roding.

        None of this information has been confirmed.  More research on this line is in order.

A descendant of this marriage, Henry Josselyn (1606-1683) would become the first Deputy Governor of Maine. 

       

Children of Dorothy Gates and Thomas Josselyn are:

+      189             i.    Henry14 Josselyn, Esq., of Willingale-Doe, died August 25, 1587 in Willingale-Doe, County  Essex, probably, and buried at Willingale-Doe.  There is a Willingale about 6 miles west of Chelmsford and about 6 miles south of High Roding.

        190            ii.    Richard Josselyn, of High Roding, Essex.  He married Anne Lucas, of Little Saxham Manor & Horringer; born in Little Saxham Manor, probably, about 4 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds, and baptized, probably at St. James, Little Saxham; died April 13, 1614268.

        191           iii.    Thomas Josselyn.

        192           iv.    Leonard Josselyn.

        193            v.    John Josselyn.

        194           vi.    Mary Josselyn.

        195          vii.    Jane Josselyn.

        196         viii.    Edward Josselyn.

 

 

        117.  John13 Hunt, of Springfield, County Essex (Mary12 Clopton, of Kentwell Manor, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)269 was born in Springfield, County Essex, possibly, right outside of Chelmsford.  He married Frances Topsfield, of Yeldham, County Essex269.  She was born in County Essex, probably, but there is no Yeldham in England.

       

Child of John Hunt and Frances Topsfield is:

+      197             i.    Robert14 Hunt, of Springfield, County Essex, born in Springfield, County Essex, possibly, right outside of Chelmsford.

 

 

        118.  William13 Clopton, armiger Lord of Castlings Manor (Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)270 died August 19, 1616 in Castlings Manor, Groton, County Suffolk, about 10 miles southeast of Long Melford, and buried August 19,1616  at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk271.  He married Margery Waldegrave, of Lawford Hall272 in Lawford Hall, probably.  The 1558 Visitation of Essex refers to William of Bretton in Essex.  There is no Bretton in Essex, however, the Visitation of 1612 refers to "Castlyns in Grotton", daughter of Edward Waldegrave and Joan Acworth.  She was born in Lawford Hall, Lawford, County Essex, probably, about six miles northeast of Colchester, and died Aft. 1616 in Groton, County Suffolk, about 10 miles southeast of Long Melford, buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton273.

        In light of the family's unerring ability to irritate kings, it was probably a good thing we migrated to Virginia.  With breathtaking regularity one kin or another was being hauled to the Tower of London and threatened with beheading or worse.  The close connections with royalty gave the family ample opportunity to hone this questionable talent.  And our grandparents, Edward Waldegrave and Joan (Acworth) Bulmer established a benchmark in this arena that has not been surpassed by any of their Clopton descendants despite the passage of centuries.  Tempting fate, they careened about the palace with Queen Katherine Howard indulging in amorous escapades right underneath the nose of the infamous Henry VIII.  Had their tender necks not escaped the axe, then their daughter, and our grandmother, Margery, would not have been born.  See "Midnight Romps & Wilted Roses"

       

Children of William Clopton and Margery Waldegrave are:

        198             i.    Francis14 Clopton, of Castlings Manor, Groton274.

+      199            ii.    George Clopton, of Castlings Manor, Groton.

+      200           iii.    Anna Clopton, of Castlings Manor, Groton, born Abt. January 29, 1579/80 in Castlings Manor and baptized January 29, 1579 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk; died in Boxted, possibly, and buried at St. Peter's Church, Boxted, possibly, although there is no memorial to her in the church.

+      201           iv.    Bridgett Clopton, of Castlings Manor, Groton, born Abt. January 29, 1580/81 in Castlings Manor and baptized January 29, 1581 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk; died March 1673/74 in Kersey, possibly, and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk.

+      202            v.    Thomasine Clopton, of Castlings Manor, Groton, born Abt. February 5, 1581/82 in Castlings Manor and baptized February 5, 1582 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk; died December 11, 1616 in Winthrop Manor, England and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, in the Chancel, Groton, County Suffolk, December 11, 1616.

+      203           vi.    William Clopton, Esq, of Castlings Manor, Groton, born Abt. April 9, 1584 in Castlings Manor and baptized April 9, 1584 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk; died November 7, 1640 in Castlings Manor and buried November 7, 1640 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk.

+      204          vii.    Walter Clopton, Gent., of Coggeshall, Essex, born Abt. June 30, 1585 in Castlings Manor and baptized June 30, 1585 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk; died Aft. December 24, 1622 in Coggeshall, County Essex, possibly, about 6 miles southwest of Colchester, and probably buried at St. Nicholas, Little Coggeshall.

+      205         viii.    Waldegrave Clopton, of Castlings Manor, Groton, born Abt. May 18, 1587 in Castlings Manor and baptized May 18, 1587 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk.

        206            ix.    Mary Clopton, of Castlings Manor, Groton275, born Abt. January 15, 1587/88 in Castlings Manor and baptized January 15, 1588  at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk276; died Abt. May 19, 1632 in Groton, County Suffolk, England and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton277.  She married George Jennings, Gentleman, of London December 20, 1624278.

+      207             x.    Margery Clopton, of Castlings Manor, born Abt. June 18, 1590 in Castlings Manor and baptized June 18, 1590 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk; died Abt. October 30, 1633 in Groton, County Suffolk, England and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton.

+      208            xi.    Thomas Clopton, Rector of Ramsden-Belhouse, born Abt. September 18, 1593 in Castlings Manor and baptized September 18, 1593 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk; died February 13, 1662/63 in West Hanningfield, County Essex, about 3 miles north of Ramsden Bellhouse, and buried at St. Mary the Virgin, Ramsden Bellhouse, about seven miles south of Chelmsford.

        209           xii.    Elizabeth Clopton, of Castlings Manor, Groton279, born Abt. July 9, 1601 in Castlings Manor and baptized July 9, 1601 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton, County Suffolk280; died Abt. November 6, 1627 in Groton, County Suffolk, England and buried St. Bartholomew's Church, Groton281.  She married George Cocke, Gentleman, of Ipswich September 19, 1627282; born in Ipswich, County Suffolk, possibly, about 12 miles east of Groton.

 

 

        120.  Frances13 Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford (Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)283 died Aft. 1585.  She married (1) Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of York November 20, 1582284, son of Matthew Hutton, of Priest Hutton, Warton.  He was born 1529 in Priest Hutton, Warton Parish, North Lancashire, and died January 16, 1605/06 in Bishopthorpe, England and buried York Minster, South Aisle of the Choir284.  She married (2) Martin Bowes285 Aft. 1605, son of Martin Bowes and Cicely Elyot. 

        Frances Clopton was Matthew Hutton's third wife.  In previously published Clopton genealogies, his name was mistakenly given as Henry.  No doubt this was due to an error in the pedigree of Clopton registered at the Visitation of Suffolk, 1613.  A copy of this record is located at College of Arms, London.  The text reads:

        Richard Clopton 2d sone to Sir William Clopton by Tomazen sister & haire to Edward Knevet of Stanway in Essex his 2nd wife married to his first wife [Margaret] daughter of [Richard] Bozun of Lincolneshire, & had [issue] Mary  [who] married to Sir William Cordall Knight of Longe Melford & he married to his 2d wife Margery daughter of [William] Plater of Soterley hall in Suffolk & had [issue] William sone & heire, Richard & Edward [both of whom] died and [a daughter] Tomazen [who] married to Thomas Aldham of Saxham in Suff(olk) .   Francis married to her first husband Martin Bowes 2d sone of Sir Martin Bowes of London.  [After married] to her 2nd husband Henry [should be Matthew] Hutton Archbyshop of Yorke.  Eliz [Clopton] married to Nicholas Hobart of Linley in Suff(olk). Em(me Clopton] married to George Smith of Cavdish [Cavendish] in Suff(olk)  Jelian [Clopton] married to Thomas Wye of Luppiest [Luppitt] in Gloucestershire & to her 2nd husband John Throgmorton  of Oxfordshire.  Mary [Clopton] married to Edward King of Lincolneshire.  William Clopton of Groton sone & heire of Richard married Margery  daughter of Edward Waldegrave of Laweforde in Essex & had issue,  William sone & heire Walter 2d Waldegrave 3d Thomas 4th Ann married to John Maidstone of Bartede in --  Bridget married to John Sampson of --- in Suff(olk) Thomazen, Mary, Margery, Eliz

        Suspected of leaning to the puritans,  Dr. Hutton became involved in a dispute with Archbishop Sandys, who in 1586, brought charges against him.  Dr. Hutton defended himself with spirit.  He was eventually found guilty of nothing more than the use of violent and indiscreet expressions.

Obviously his "violent and indiscreet expressions" were not considered a serious crime, because he was was elected to the bishopric of Durham, June 9, 1589, and Archbishop of York, February 14, 1595.

        In 1594 he wrote moving appeals on behalf of Lady Margaret Neville, who had been condemned to death along with her father, Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmoreland.  He was successful in his efforts and was also able to gain a pension for her.

        One of his last public acts was to write a letter to Robert Cecil, Lord Cranborne, counseling a relaxation in the prosecution of the puritans.

       

Children of Frances Clopton and Martin Bowes are:

+      210             i.    Cordelia14 Bowes, died 1627 in County Norfolk, probably, and buried at South Lynn Church.

        211            ii.    Frances Bowes286.  She married Thomas Parmiter, armige of Witton County Norfolk286.

        212           iii.    Richard Bowes, Esq. of Babthrope, County York286.

+      213           iv.    Thomas Bowes, Sr., of London.

 

 

        121.  Elizabeth13 Clopton, of Fore Hall Long Melford (Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)287 died Aft. 1559.  She married Nicholas Hobart, Gent., of Lindsay, Suffolk288, son of Andrew Hobart and Margaret Reyce.  He was born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and died Bet. February 14 and 26, 1605/06 in Lindsey, probably,  and buried in the Chancel of St. Peter, Lindsey289.

       

Children of Elizabeth Clopton and Nicholas Hobart are:

+      214             i.    William14 Hobart, Gent, of Lindsey, County Suffolk, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.

        215            ii.    Robert Hobart, of Lindsey, County Suffolk290, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.

        216           iii.    Thomas Hobart, of Lindsey, County Suffolk290, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.

        217           iv.    Walter Hobart, of Lindsey, County Suffolk290, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.

        218            v.    Mary Hobart, of Lindsey, County Suffolk290, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.  She married William Loveday, of Bradenham in Bucks.

        219           vi.    Elizabeth Hobart, of Lindsey, County Suffolk290, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.  She married George Marrow, of Lidgate, County Suffolk; born in Lidgate, County Suffolk, possibly, about 8 miles southwest of Bury St. Edmunds and about 10 miles northwests of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Mary, Lidgate.

        220          vii.    Frances Hobart, of Lindsey, County Suffolk290, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.  She married Thomas Stacie, of Ridgewell, County Essex; born in Ridgewell, County Essex, possibly, about 8 miles west of Sudbury and about 8 miles northeast of Long Melford.

        221         viii.    Ann Hobart, of Lindsey, County Suffolk290, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.  She married Robert Tod, of Sturmere, County Essex.

        222            ix.    Margery Hobart, of Lindsey, County Suffolk290, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.  She married George Carter, Clerk of Whatfield County Suffolk; born in Whatfield, County Suffolk, possibly, about 3 miles northeast of Hadleigh, and about 5 miles west of Long Melford, and possibly baptized at St. Margaret, Whatfield.

        223             x.    Margaret Hobart, of Lindsey, County Suffolk290, born in Lindsey, County Suffolk, probably, about 5 miles northwest of Hadleigh, and about 8 miles east of Long Melford, and probably baptized at St. Peter Church, Lindsey.  She married (1) George Holton, of Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk; born in Stoke-by-Nayland, County Suffolk, possibly, about 6 miles southwest of Hadleigh, and about 9 miles southeast of Long Melford, and possibly baptized at St. Mary Church, Stoke-by-Nayland.  She married (2) Henry Dawes, of Rayne, County Essex; born in Rayne, County Essex, possibly, about 1 mile west of Braintree, and about 14 miles southwest of Colchester, Essex.

 

 

        127.  Mary13 Clopton, of Fore Hall (Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)291 was born in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England, and died Bet. February 2 and March 18, 1583/84 in Long Melford, County Suffolk, England and buried Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, March 18, 1584292.  She married William Cordell, Knt, of Melford Hall293, son of John Cordell and Emme Webb.  He died Bet. January 1, 1579/80 and June 19, 1581 in England and buried June 19, 1581, Holy Trinity Church in a tomb within the altar rails294.

        Sir William was awarded the Manor of Melford in 1554 by Queen Mary in recognition of his "past good, true, faithful and acceptable service."  By 1558 he was M.P. for Suffolk and knighted.  He was Speaker of the House of Commons under Queen Mary.  He was to become Solicitor General and Master of the Rolls under the first Queen Elizabeth. He founded The Hospital of the Undivided Trinity in 1573 for twelve poor men and two servants on the Green opposite Holy Trinity Church in Long Melford.

        Queen Elizabeth, I, was famous for her 'progresses,' and in August 1578, Sir William and Lady Mary entertained her and her great retinue.  An account of this visit  begins:  "The truth is, although they had small warning certainly to build upon, of the coming of the Queen's Majesty into both of those shires, the Gentlemen had made such ready provision, that all the velvets and silks were taken up that might be laid hands on, and bought for any money, and soon converted to such garments and suits of robes, that the show thereof might have beautified the greatest triumph that was in England these many years." See "Two Hundred Men in Velvet"

       

Child of Mary Clopton and William Cordell is:

        224             i.    Thomas14 Cordell, of Melford Hall, Long Melford, born Abt. August 23, 1564 in Long Melford and baptized Holy Trinity Church, August 23, 1564295; died Abt. February 12, 1566/67 in Long Melford and buried Holy Trinity Church, February 12, 1567.

 

 

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[1] The Descendants of Guillaume Peche, Lord of Cloptunna and Dalham, The First Sixteen Generations, is an excerpt from The Clopton Chronicles, the Ancestors and Descendants of Sir Thomas Clopton, Knt., & Katherine Mylde, and is the property of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society which holds the copyright on this material.  Permission is granted to quote or reprint articles for noncommercial use provided credit is given to the CFGS.  Prior written permission must be obtained from the Society for commercial use.

Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton, Founder and Executive Director of The Clopton Family Genealogical Society & Clopton Family Archives, is a direct descendant of this line.

The Society wishes to thank The Massachusetts Historical Society; Francis Bremer, Ph.D. of Millersville University, Editor, Groton Gazette, The Newsletter of the Winthrop Papers Projects, a project of the Massachusetts Historical Society.  The Winthrop Papers may be found on-line at http://www.millersv.edu/~winthrop/index.html; James Doggett, webmaster of the English Antecedents of The Rev. Benjamin Doggett who maintains a website at http://www.doggettfam.org/england.htm; Martin Wood, LL. B., M.A., author and historian living in Groton, County Suffolk, England, who serves on the United Kingdom Editorial Board, The Winthrop Papers, A Project of the Massachusetts Historical Society; Gladys Partridge of Groton Hall; Joyce L. (Wilman) Hutchinson and James L. Wilman, descendants of the Winthrop family; Bert Hampton Blanton, Jr.;  Len Ferris, Churchwarden, St. Mary’s Church, Ramsden Bellhouse, County Essex, England; Dr. J. B. Enticknap, former Church Warden, Stambourne Church, County Essex, England; Robin Meares, Landers Bookshop, Hall Street, Long Melford, County Suffolk, England; The Rev. Linda Steward, Rector, The Parish Church of All Saints, Rettendon, County Essex, England; Linda B. MacIver, Reference Librarian, Social Sciences Department, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts; George F. Sanborn, Jr., Reference Librarian, International Studies Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts; and, Bruce M. Rodenberger, M.D., Sacred Heart OB/GYN, Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Also thanks to Clopton descendants, Gene Carlton Clopton; Jeffery B. Clopton; Wallace Chandler Clopton; Katherine Elizabeth (DeLoach) Eubanks, B.S., R.N.; Mary Diane Hull; John Henry Knowlton, Jr.; James M. McMillen; and, Isabel Lancaster (Clopton) Steiner.