'Clopton01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Clopton of Chiperley, Clopton of Clopton, Clopton of Kentwell, Clopton of Liston (Lyston) Hall, Clopton of Long Melford, Clopton of Toppesfield, Clopton of Wickhambrook

                               
The progenitor of this family is reported to be the following Guillaume Peche who accompanied the Conqueror from Normandy.
William (Guillaume) Peche of Cloptunna and Dalham (d after 1088)
m. Alfwen
1. William de Clopton of Clopton
  A. Walter de Clopton of Clopton Hall (d after 1154)
  i. Sir William de Clopton of Clopton Hall
  a. Walter de Clopton of Wickhambrook
  m. Frances Trussell (dau of Sir William Trussell)
  (1) William Clopton of Wickhambrook and Chiperley (d 1294)
  (A) Walter Clopton of Wickhambrook and Chiperley (d 1327)
  m1. Alice FitzHugh (a 1289, dau of Warin FitzHugh)
  (i) Sir William Clopton of Toppesfield (d c1376)
  m1. Amitia or Ivetta de Grey (dau of Thomas de Grey of Bokingham or Buckingham Castle)
  (a) William Clopton of Hawkedon or Hawsted
  m. _Chewyt
  ((1)) son (dsp)
  m. Frances Trussell
(b) Walter Clopton of Toppesfield
  m. Elizabeth Piggott or Peccolt
  ((1))+ 2 daughters
  (c) Edward Clopton of Newenham or Newnham Hall (d 1389)
  m. Blanche FitzEustace
  ((1)) son (dsp)
  Reported by Visitation as being sisters of Sir William but shown by the Clopton site as his daughters, which we provisionally follow having regard to the dates, were 2 sisters both called Joan or Johanna.
  (d) Johanna Clopton H
  m1. Sir Walter Walcote
  m2. Roger Beauchamp, '2nd Lord Bletsho' (d 1406) H
(e) Joan Clopton
  m. Sir Thomas Erpingham (b 1357,d 1428, Lord Marshall of England, KG)
  m2. Mary Cockerell (dau of Sir William Cockerell of Toppesfield)
  (f) Thomas Clopton
  (ii) Sir Thomas Clopton of Kentwell Hall (d c1382/3)
  m1. ??
  m2. Katharine Mylde (d 1402/3, dau of William Mylde of Clare, she m2. Sir William Tendring)
(a) William Clopton of Long Melford (d 08.1446)
  m1. Margery Drury (dau of Sir Roger Drury of Rougham)
  ((1)) Alice Clopton (d 06.1440)
  m. John Harleston of Shimpling
  ((2)) Katherine Clopton
  m. John Denston 'of Denston' (son of John by _ Wanton)
  Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566, Cheyney of Toddington) provides the following connection.
  ((A)) Anne Denston
  m. John Broughton
  ((3))+ other issue - William (dvp 10.03.1420), Margery, Anne
  m2. Margery Francis (dau of Elias Francis of Norfolk)
  ((6)) John Clopton of Long Melford and Kentwell (d before 16.11.1497) - continued below
  m. Alice Darcy (dau of Robert Darcy of Maldon)
  ((7)) Elizabeth Clopton
  m1. Sir John Gedney, Lord Mayor of London
  m2. Robert Cavendish (sergeant-at-law)
  m2. Anwett or Ivetta Weyland
  (ii) John Clopton of Chiperley
  (B)+ other issue - Adam, Clement (a 1323), William, Hugo, Robert
  b. Richard de Clopton

 

 

John Clopton of Long Melford and Kentwell (d before 16.11.1497) - continued above
m. Alice Darcy (dau of Robert Darcy of Maldon)
1. Sir William Clopton of Long Melford and Kentwell (b by 1457, d 1530)
  m1. Joan Marrow (dau of Sir William Marrow of Stepney, Lord Mayor of London)
  A. John Clopton of Kentwell (d 21.10.1541)
  m. Elizabeth Roydon (b c1490, d 1564, dau of John Roydon of Ramsey)
  i. William Clopton of Kentwell (b by 1511, d 17.11.1562)
  m1. Margaret Jermyn (dau of Sir Thomas Jermyn of Rushbrook)
  a. Thomas Clopton (dvpsp)
  m. Dorothy
  b. Francis Clopton of Kentwell (dsp 1578)
  m. Agnes Crane (dau of Robert Crane of Chilton, widow of John Smythe)
  c. William Clopton of Long Melford (dsp 12.1588)
  m. Anne Elms (dau of Thomas Elmes)
  d. Elizabeth Clopton
m. John Smith of Hundon and Garboldisham
  e. Anne or Agnes Clopton (d 18.09.1624)
  m. Hamond Claxton of Chediston
  f. Margaret Clopton (a 1612)
  m. Edwarde Stuteville
  m2. Mary Peryent (dau of George Peryent of Digswell)
  g. Thomas Clopton of Long Melford (bur 02.1597)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Suffolk, 1612, Clopton of Kentwell).
  m. Mary Waldegrave (d 19.12.1599, dau of Sir William Waldegrave of Smallbridge)
  (1) William Clopton of Kentwell (b 1590-1???, d 03.1618)
  m. (01.01.1610-1) Ann Barnardiston (dau of Sir Thomas Barnardiston of Keddington) possible duplication/confusion with below??
  (2)+ other issue (b by 1576, a 1599) - Walter, Elizabeth, Mary
  h. Bridget Clopton
  m. John Stafford of Northamptonshire
  ii. John Clopton of Monks Eleigh
  m. Margaret Ryece (dau of Robert Ryece of Preston)
a.+ issue - 'Rice', Francis, Margaret, Katherine, Anne
  iii. Anthony Clopton (dvp)
  m. Eleanor Hubbard
  a. John Clopton of London
  iv. George Clopton of Sudbury (d c11.1565)
  The following comes from Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, Clopton of Sudbury).
  m1. Alice Peacock (dau of Sir Stephen Peacock, Lord Mayor of London)
  a.+ issue - George, William, Edmond, Francis, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth
  m2. Eleanor Dyve (dau of William Dyve of Bromham)
  h. Francis Clopton
  m3. Martha (probably dau of Robert Downes of Norfolk)
  v. Elizabeth Clopton
  m. _ Colman
  vi. Gryssell Clopton
  m. Thomas West of Cornard
vii. Dorothy Clopton
  B. William Clopton of Liston Hall
  The following comes from Visitation (Essex, 1612+1634, Clopton).
  m. Elizabeth Saye (dau of Thomas Saye of Liston Hall, brother of Sir William of Hoddesdon)
  i. William Clopton of Liston or Lyston Hall
  m. Elizabeth Everard (dau of (Henry) Everard of Denston)
  a. William Clopton of Lyston Hall
  m. Anne Barnardeston (dau of Sir Thomas Barnardeston) possibly duplication/confusion with above??
  (1) William Clopton of Lyston Hall (a 1612)
  m. Ann Wiseman (dau of John Wiseman of Stisted)
  (A) Thomas Clopton of Lyston Hall (a 1634)
  m. Elizabeth Sparrow (dau of Martin Sparrow)
  (i) Elizabeth Clopton (a 1634)
  (B) Francis Clopton shown of this generation by Visitation (Essex, 1634)
  m. Anne Shorte
  (C) Anne Clopton
  m. Giles Harris of Brinckley
  (D) Mary Clopton shown of this generation by Visitation (Essex, 1634)
  m. George Wheatcrofte of Eye
  (2) Francis Clopton of Long Melford shown of this generation by Visitation (Essex, 1612) & Visitation (Suffolk,1644-8)
  m. Anne Short (dau of _ Short of Wetherset)
  The following comes from Visitation (Suffolk, 1664-8, Clopton of Ipswich).
  (A) Richard Clopton of Ipswich
  m. Sara Thorne (dau of John Thorne of Harksted)
  (i)+ issue (a 1664) - Francis, Sara, Elizabeth, Anne
  (3) Ann Clopton
  m. George Parris of Dublington or Linton
(4) Mary Clopton shown of this generation by Visitation (Essex, 1612)
  m1. William Smith of Thorndon
  m2. George Whitecrofte of Eye
  b.+ other issue - Roger, Thomas, John
  ii. Francis Clopton of Kedington (dsp)
  The following comes from Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, Clopton of Liston Hall in Essex and Kedington).
  m1. Olive or Dorothy Gavell (dau of Thomas Gavell of Kirby Cane)
  m2. Laura Wentworth (dau of Sir Roger Wentworth of Codham Hall and Gosfield, widow of Edmund Shaa of Horndon)
  m3. Mary Walsingham (dau of Sir Edmond Walsingham of Scadbury, widow of Sir Thomas Barnardiston of Kidington)
  m4. Elizabeth Barnardiston (dau of Sir Thomas Barnardiston of Kidington, widow of Bartholomew Brokesby of Great Bradley)
  iii. Anne Clopton (bur 1569) probably of this generation
  m. William Brewster of Castle Hedingham (bur 1583)
  C. Elizabeth Clopton
  m. Sir Geffrey Gates of High Roding
  D. Anne Clopton (d before 20.01.1550)
  m. Richard Poley of Boxted (d 19.02.1546)
  E. Katherine Clopton
  m. _ Austen
F.+ other issue - Robert (priest), Dorothy
  m2. Katherine Hopton (widow of _ Darell)
  m3. Thomasine Knyvett (d 1536, dau of Edmond Knyvett or Knevitt of Great Stanway)
  H. Francis Clopton of Long Melford (dsp)
  m. Bridget Crane (dau of Robert Crane of Chilton)
  I. Richard Clopton 'of Groton'
  m1. Margaret Bozun (dau of Sir Richard Bozun of Lincolnshire)
  i. Mary Clopton
m. Sir William Cordell (bur 19.06.1581)
  m2. Margery Playters (dau of William Playters of Sotterley)
  The following comes from Visitation (Suffolk, 1612, Clopton of Groton).
  ii. William Clopton 'of Castleins Manor' of Groton
  m. Margery Waldegrave (dau of Edward Waldegrave of Lawford)
  a. Ann Clopton
  m. John Maidston of Boxted
  b. Bridget Clopton
  m. John Sampson of Kersey
  c. Thomasin Clopton
m. (1615) (John) Winthorp
  d.+ other issue - William, Walter, Waldegrave, Thomas, Mary, Margery, Elizabeth
  iii. Thomasin Clopton
  m. Thomas Aldham of Saxham
  iv. Frances Clopton
  m1. Martin Bowes (son of Sir Martin of London)
  m2. Matthew (not Henry) Hutton, Archbishop of York
  v. Elizabeth Clopton
  m. Nicholas Hobart of Linsey
  vi. Em(me) Clopton
  m. George Smith of Cavendish
  vii. Gelian Clopton
m1. Thomas Wye of Lyppit
  m2. John Throgmorton of Oxfordshire
  viii. Mary Clopton
  m. Edward King of Lincolnshire
  ix.+ other issue - Richard (dsp), Edward (dsp)
2. Sir Edmund Clopton ("Stated to be a knight of Rhodes")
3. Edward Clopton of Dunsunhall (d by 1510)
  A. Elizabeth Clopton
  m. Nicholas Wood of Fulbourne (d 14.03.1528)
4. Anne Clopton
  m. Thomas Rookwood of Stanningfield (d 1520/1)
5. Dorothy Clopton
  m. Thomas Curson of Billingford

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : the Clopton Family Genealogical Society site within Rootsweb, Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, Clopton of Kentwell Hall in Long Melford)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Suffolk, 1561, Clopton of Kentwell Hall in Long Melford) with input as reported above
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