'Clapham2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Clapham of Barnstaple, Clapham of Beamsley, Clapham of Wither

The following was previously shown as the lower section of Clapham1. It was moved here when we showed an alternative pedigree for the following Thomas in that page, taken from FMG. We have not fully reviewed the following with FMG but, except as shown below (for the later generations, see ## below), have left it largely as it was before we looked at FMG (which is not fully consistent with it), because we are not convinced that it adds much that can be relied on, particularly for the earlier generations. Apart from those later generations, we have added a few notes and some dates from FMG which might be useful, showing them in red or in italics.
Thomas (Thomlyn or Tomlyn) Clapham
m. Elsabeth Moore (dau/coheir of William Moore of Otterburne by Thomasin, dau/coheir of Peter Maleverer or Malyvery of Beamsley)
1. Thomas Clapham of Beamsley (2nd son?)
  m. (mcrt 21.09.1443) Margaret Calverley (dau of Sir Walter (probably not Robert) Calverley)
  A. William Clapham of Beamsley 
  m. Joan Scargyll (dau of Sir William Scargyll of Leade Hall)
i. Christopher Clapham of Beamsley
  FMG shows William (d before 17.10.1517), son of John (son of Thomas & Margaret Calverley) by Joan Scargill) m. Joan, dau of Sir John Ratcliffe of Stamford with his eldest son Chrisopher (b 1493, d before 30.09.1541) m. Anne, dau of William Smith of Whichcote.
  m1. _ Ratclyffe (dau of _ Ratclyffe of Stamford)
  m2. Anne Smyth (dau of _ Smyth of Withcock)
  a. William Clapham of Beamsley (b 1516)
  m. Margaret Mydelton (dau of Sir William Mydelton of Stokyld)
  (1) George Clapham of Beamsley (d 1612) the first mentioned by Dugdale
  m1. Katherine Thwaytes (dau of William Thwaytes of Lund (Londe))
  (A) Gresham Clapham of Beamsley, Wither and Cottingley (d 1602 (03.03.1602/3))
BLG1952, mentioned below, starts with Gresham, showing only his marriage to Anne Fisher with Alexander the only child mentioned. Foster mentions Anne Fisher but shows Rosamund Lister as mother of George & Sheffield. Dugdale does not mention Rosamund Lister and shows Anne Fisher as mother of George & Sheffield.
  m1. Rosamund Lister (dau of William Lister of Thornton)
  m2. Anne Fisher (dau/heir of Capt. William Fisher of Packington, son of John)
  (i) George Clapham of Beamsley (bur 16.10.1629)
  m. (c1603) Martha Heber (bur 01.11.1632, dau of Thomas Heber of Marton)
  (a) Sir Christopher Clapham of Beamsley & Wakefield (b 1608, bur 16.08.1686)
  Foster ends showing (in italics, indicating that this was his additions to the Visitation) Charles's marriages to Margaret Oldfield & _ London, showing the latter as mother of Christopher, Sheffield, Margaret & Mary. ## It is from this generation that we have added material from FMG without showing it in italics. Part of the following is supported by Dugdale.
  m1. Mary Lowden (b 23.07.1607, d 01.08.1637, dau of John Lowden of Wrenthorpe near Wakefield)
  ((1)) John Clapham (b 03.10.1627, d young)
  ((2)) Sheffield Clapham (b 1629, a 09.1665)
  m. Elizabeth Thornborough (dau of Sir Benjamin Thornborough or Thornbury of Swindon Hall, son of John, Bishop of Worcester)
  ((A)) Christopher Clapham in London (b 1657, a 1705)
  m. Eleanor Jolly (dau of Claydon Jolly of Deeping)
  ((i))+ 3 sons (d young)
  ((B)) Richard Clapham (b 1660, dvp)
  m. Katherine Jolly (dau of Claydon Jolly of Deeping, sister of Eleanor)
  ((C)) Benjamin Clapham (bpt 20.08.1671, youngest son)
  m. Elizabeth Jolly (dau of Claydon Jolly of Deeping, sister of Eleanor & Katherine)
  ((i))+ issue - Jolly, Elizabeth, Catherine, Mary, Ellinor
  ((D)) Elizabeth Clapham (b 1651)
  m. (20.04.4676) Henry Mitchell of Moor Allerton
  ((E)) Anne Clapham (b c1655)
  m. Joseph Whitley of Leeds
  ((F)) Frances Clapham
  m. _ Waddington of Moor Allerton
((G)) Ellinor Clapham (bpt 18.10.1665)
  m. Charles Hall of Cowthorpe
  ((H))+ pther issue - William in London (b c1661), Mary (b c1663, d young)
  ((3)) Mary Clapham
  m. Matthew Pitman of London
  m2. (14.05.1639) Margaret Oldfield (bpt 1607, bur 30.01.1673/4, dau of Anthony Oldfield of Spalding, widow of Robert Moyle)
  ((4)) Christopher Clapham of Stamford (bur 15.11.1677)
  m. Elizabeth Crispe (dau/coheir of Thomas Crispe of Quex)
  ((A)) Christopher Clapham (b 1678)
  ((5)) Margaret Clapham
  m. Sir William Craven of Appletreewick (and/or Benham Valence & Coombe Abbey) (b 26.08.1638, d 28.10.1695)
  ((6)) Elizabeth Clapham
  m. Sir Roger Beckwith, Bart of Aldborough (d 01/06.12.1700)
((7))+ other issue - Anthony, George (d young), Martha (d young), Anna (d young)
  m3. (c04.1678) Mary Needham (d 28.11.1702, dau of Robert, Viscount Killmorey)
  (b) Elizabeth Clapham (bur 31.03.1680)
  m. (before 1623) Richard Dawson of Heworth (d before 11.11.1653)
  (c) Jane Clapham
  m. Robert Godsonne of Water Fouforthe
  (d) Anne Clapham
  m. Thomas Morley of Winnington
  (e)+ other issue - Josias of York. George (d 1639, Captain), , Richard (Captain), Thomas (d Preston), William of London
  (ii) Sir Sheffield Clapham (bpt 13.11.1580, a 1625, Major General in Germany)
  m. ?? of Brabant ("a Dutch woman")
  (a) Anne Clapham
  m. (c02.1644/5) Thomas Asshton (son of Sir Ralph of Whalley)
  (iii) Alexander Clapham of Wither (bpt 03.06.1584, d before 1632)
  The following comes from BLG1952 ('Clapham of Ilmington').
  m. Alice (d 1632)
  (a) Adam Clapham of Great Woodhouse (bpt c1620, d 1672)
  m. Sarah Booth of Shipley (d 1676)
  ((1)) John Clapham of Hunslet Lane
  m. (23.04.1684) Elizabeth Jackson of Hunslet Lane (d 1731)
  ((A)) John Clapham of Briggate (d 02.1755)
m. Mary (d 1736)
  ((i)) John Clapham of Birstall (b 08.02.1725)
  ((a)) Thomas Clapham of Fieldhead (b c1760, d 18.12.1806)
  m. Christina Balmforth (d 03.02.1805)
  (((1))) Thomas Clapham of Oakwell Hall (b 10.02.1791, d 04.12.1866) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Chadwick (d 08.03.1824)
(iv) daughter possibly of this generation
  m. Christopher Croft (a 1611)
  (B)+ other issue - William, Charles, Elsabeth
  m2. Elizabeth Morgan of Herefordshire according to Foster & Dugdale, identified in Visitation (1563/4) as Alice, dau of George Jubbe of Yorkshire
  (2) Hercules Clapham (youngest son?)
  m. ?? (widow of _ Roos of Ingmanthorp)
  (3) Anne Clapham
  Visitation (Yorkshire,1563-4, 'Clapham') & Foster report Anne's marriages to Francis Gale and John Ingleby but Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, 'Thwaites of Lund') shows also a first marriage to William Thwaites of Lund (who d before 10.02.1588). We suspect that that marriage did not happen.
  m1. Francis Gale of Acomb
  m2. John Ingleby of Lawklands Hall (d before 17.01.1611, son of Sir William of Ripley by Cicely Talboys)
  (4)+ other issue - Peter, Marmaduke, Ingram
  b. Katherine Clapham
  m. Symon Digby of Lowfnam (Luffenham)
  c. Elsabeth Clapham
  m. William Kelke of Semor
  d. Anne Clapham
m. George Harrison of London
  e. Margaret Clapham
  m1. Arthur Dynley of Swyllington
  m2. George Mountford of Sunycotes
  f.+ other issue - Symon, Roger, Henry, Francis
  ii. Janet Clapham
  m. William Montalto of Hollynghall or Holling Hall
  iii. Agnes Clapham
  m. Walter Wood of Little Tymble
  iv. Lucy Clapham
  m. John Malham or Malum of Elslack or Elslake (or Bradley)
  v. Isabel Clapham
  m. Christopher Parkinson of Storrs
  vi. Anne Clapham
  m. Henry Young of Copyndall or Appletreewick
  vii. Elsabeth Clapham
  m. Thomas Medhope or Midhope of Medhope
viii. Jane Clapham
  m1. _ Bankes of Carleton mentioned by Visitation (1563-4) but not by Foster
  m2. William Smith of Kowes or Cowes
  ix. Thomasin Clapham
  m. Richard or Scarbrugh of Glosborne called Robert by Foster
  x. Johanna Clapham mentioned by Visitation (1563-4) but not by Foster
  m. _ Mawde of Hollynghall
  xi. daughter mentioned by Visitation (1563-4) but not by Foster
  m. _ Womble of the Grange
  xii. Elsabeth or Alice Clapham called Elizabeth by Foster
  m. Thomas Banke of Bank Newton
  xiii.+ other issue - James, John
  Except as shown otherwise, the following comes from Visitation (1563-4) which provides more detail on this generation than Foster. However, we note that Foster & Vivian showed the daughters as Elizabeth (m. Thomas _ of Methley according to Foster, m. Thomas Medley of Wakefield according to Vivian), Thomasin (m. _ Nessfield of Flasby), Agnes (m. _ Redman) & Anne (m. _ Bosvile).
  B. John Clapham (d infant?)
  C. John Clapham
  The following comes from Vivian.
  m. _ Hume (dau of Lord Hume of Scotland)
  i. David Clapham
  m. Jane Taylor (dau/heir of Thomas Taylor of London)
  a. Thomas Clapham of Helpeston, Northamptonshire had issue
  m. Jane Juneklin of Wickham
  b. Thomas Clapham of Kime, Lincolnshire (2nd of the name)
  m. _ Culpeper
  (1) Colpeper Clapham of Barnstaple, Devon (bur 28.07.1641, 5th son?)
  m. (14.10.1606) Mary Copland of Barnstaple
  (A)+ issue - Culpeper (bpt 12.11.1607, a 1620), Peter (bpt 05.06.1610, bur 31.01.1612-3), John (bpt 04.04.1612, bur 27.08.1614), Peter (bpt 30.01.1613-4, a 1620), Arthur (bpt 26.09.1621), William (bpt 14.12.1623), Sarah (bpt 21.02.1615-6, bur 01.11.1618), Rebecka (bpt 12.06.1617, a 1620), Mary (bpt 01.07.1620, a 1620)
  (2) Raleigh Clapham of Barnstaple (bur 03.09.1636)
  m. (17.07.1614) Mary Mungond alias Daniell (d before 15.07.1647)
  (A) Joseph Clapham of Barnstaple (bpt 18.07.1619, d before 10.02.1646-7, 2nd son)
  m. (14.01.1640-1) Elizabeth Hartnoll (a 1646)
  (i) Mary Clapham (bpt 20.03.1641, a 1646)
  (B) Elizabeth Clapham (bpt 09.01.1624)
  m. (09.12.1647) Hugh Merscer
  (C)+ other issue - John (bpt 20.05.1618, a 1646, had issue), Raleigh (bpt 05.07.1629, d before 1646), Richard (bpt 10.07.1631), Mary (bpt 14.02.1620-1, bur 15.03.1622-3), Mary (a 1646), Martha (bpt 19.03.1622, bur 13.04.1628)
  (3) Margaret Clapham
  m. (05.08.1630) Cyrus Brett
  (4)+ other issue - John, Francis, William, Henry
c. Joyce Clapham
  m. William Bamford of Helpeston
  D. Christopher Clapham
  i.+ issue - Thomas of Kresdall, George
  E. Richard Clapham
  i. Thomas Clapham
  ii. Jane Clapham
  m. _ Paslew ## see here ##
  F. Alice Clapham
m. _ Wentworth of Strette
  G. Thomazyn Clapham
  m. Thomas Neshfield of Flashby
  H. Jane Clapham
  m. _ Muschamp
  I. Anne Clapham
  m1. Rychard Redman of Hareworth (son of John)
  The following connection comes from Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, 'Bosvyle').
  i. Elsabeth Redman
  m. Roger Metcalfe of Baber (Beare Park)
  m2. John Bosvyle
  J. Elsabeth Clapham
  m. _ Langton of Langdall
2.+ other issue - John (dsp), Laurence, Nicholas

Main source(s): Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, 'Clapham of Beamsley'), Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, 'Clapham of Beamsley'), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1664-5, 'Clapham of Beamsley'), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Clapham of Barnstaple') with some input (as reported at the top of the page) from FMG (Continuation, 'Hunter's Pedigrees', J.W. Walker (1930), 'Clapham of Clapham and Beamsley') and other input as reported above
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