'Topp1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Toppe of Bridmore, Topp(e) of Stockton, Topp of Tormarton, Topp of Whitton

Visitation identifies the arms of the following family, quartered with those of Archbold, as "Argent, on a canton gules, a clenched gauntlet proper". BEB1841, which (as mentioned above) covers the baronets of Tormarton "from the same source as the Topps of Stockton", identifies the arms as "Arg. on a camtpm gu. a gauntler clasped or".
Thomas or John Toppe
m. _ Archbold
1. Thomas Toppe alias Archbold
  A. Thomas Toppe of Stockton, Wiltshire (d before 12.03.1559/60)
m. Elizabeth
  i. John Toppe of Stockton (d before 15.10.1573, yeoman)
  m. Sybil
  a. John Toppe or Topp of Stockton (d 13.08.1632)
  m. Maria Hooper (dau of Edward Hooper of Boveridge)
  (1) John Toppe of Lincoln's Inn (bpt 1596, d 13.03.1639/40)
  m. (01.05.1628) Elizabeth Hannon (dau of Sir Thomas Hannon)
  (2) John Toppe (b c1609, d 1660, 2nd)
  m. Elizabeth Swayne (dau of John Swayne of Tarrant Gunville)
  (A)+ issue - John (dsp 1650), Elizabeth (bpt 1629)
  (3) Edward Topp of Stockton (b c1613, d 1665)
  Visitation ends with this generation. The following comes from 'Wilts'.
  m. Frances
  (A) John Topp of Stockton (d 1675)
  m. Catharine Berkeley (dau of Sir Edward Berkeley, m2. T. Bennet of Pyt House)
  (i) Edward Topp of Stockton (d 1740)
  m. Christiana Gray (dau/coheir of George Gray of Nether Stowet)
  (a) Susan Topp
  m. Robert Everard of Stowey
((1)) Susan Everard, heiress of Stockton
  m. Robert Everard Balch of St. Audries, Somerset (sold Stockton)
  (b) Christiana Topp (dsp)
  m. _ Lansdown of Woodborough
  (c)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Edward (d 1710), George, Alexander of Bristol (d 1738)
  (ii)+ other issue (dsp) - John (d 1671), Catharine (d infant), Mary (dsp)
(B) Alexander Topp
  (C) Elizabeth Topp
  m. Richard Swaine of Gunville
  (D) Eleanor Topp
  m. Thomas Lambert of Boyton
  (4) Anna Toppe
  m. (18.09.1622) John Marvin (son of George of Upton Knoell)
  (5)+ other issue (a 1623) - Maria (b c1607), Elizabeth (b c1611)
  b. Alexander Toppe or Topp of co. Salop (d 1663, 3rd son) presumed to be the Alexander mentioned by BEB1841 as married to ...
  m. (1594) Elizabeth Lingen (dau/coheir of Thomas Lingen of Whitton)
  BEB1841 identifies Alexander & Elizabeth's son Lingen as "ancestor of Topps, of Whitton". The following comes from BLG1879 ('Topps of Whitton').
  (1) Lingen Topp of Whitton, Sheriff of Salop (a 1679)
  (A) Edward Topp (b c1649, bur 1699) mentioned by 'Wilts', presumed father of ...
  (i) ?? Topp
  (a) John Topp of Whitton, Sheriff of Shropshire (b 1721, dsp 1778)
  m. (17.09.1755) Sarah Kynnersley (dau of Thomas Kynnersley of Wickton)
(b) Sarah Topp
  m. Richard Lloyd of Shrewsbury
  ((1)) Richard Lloyd, later Topp of Whitton (b 1748-9, d 12.07.1829)
  m. (02.12.14790) Anne Hughes of Shrewsbury
  ((A)) John Topp of Whitton (b 21.10.1791, d 22.12.1836) had issue (2 daughters)
  m. (12.08.1828) Maria Harley (dau of William Harley of Shrewsbury)
  ((B)) Sally Topp (d 10.09.1843)
  m. (05.07.1821) Rev. Charles Leycester (b 1795, d 06.03.1858, Rector of part Westbury)
  ((C)) Anne Penelope Topp
  m. (28.04.1831) Thomas Parr (Rector of part Westbury, son of Thomas of Lythwood)
  ((D)) Ssuanna Emma Topp
  m. (21.05.1833) Thomas Beck of Llynderrw
  ((E)) Catherine Topp
  m. (26.11.1835) James Fofrtnum of Cjheltenham (MD)
  ((F+ other issue - Richard (b c1794, d 24.02.1814), Edward Lingen Lloyd (d unm 05.12.1832)
  c. Mary Toppe mentioned by BEB1841& 'Wilts' but not by Visitation
  m. William Colbourne
  d.+ other issue - John, Joan
  ii. Thomas Toppe
  m. Margery
  iii. Jane Toppe
  m. _ Polden
  iv.+ other issue - John, Dionysia, Elizabeth



Thomas Toppe of Bridmore in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire (d before 29.05.1598)
m. Johanna Banberie or Benbury of Wiltshire (d before 10.11.1602)
1. Robert Toppe of Bridmore
  m. (15.02.1580/1) Alice Kirley (dau/heir of William Kirley of Wilton)
  A. Francis Toppe of Combe Bisset, Wiltshire (bpt 26.08.1583)
  m. (15.05.1606) Margaret Bowre (dau of John Bowre of Magna Wishford)
  i. Sir Francis Toppe or Topp, 1st Bart of Tormarton, Gloucestershire (d 1676)
(1) TCB (vol 4, 'Topp', p44) identifies Sir Francis as "presumably son of" John Topp of Salisbury & Stockton (d 13.08.1632) by Mary, dau of John Hooper (see above). That appears to be wrong.
(2) BEB1841 mentions the Topps of Stockton and then describes Sir Francis as "Deriving from the same source as the Topps of Stockton" but does not connect them.
(3) BLG1952 ('Combe formerly of Oaklands Park') identifies Rebecca as elder daughter of Francis of Combe Bissett and sister of Sir Francis.
  m. Elizabeth
  a. Sir John Topp, 2nd Bart of Tormarton (b c1633, d c1720)
  m. (31.03.1684) Barbara St. John (dau of Sir Walter St. John, 3rd Bart of Lydiard (by Joanna St. John), sister of 1st Viscount)
  (1) St. John Topp
m1. John Hungerford
  m2. Thomas Peach
  b. Sir Jeremy Topp of Bremore, 3rd Bart (bur 1733) mentioned by TCB as presumed younger brother of Sir John
  c Frances Topp (bur 14.01.1722) probably of this generation
  m. (1674) Charles Stanhope of Mansfield Woodhouse (b 1655, d 06.03.1711-2)
  ii. Rebecca Toppe (b c161, d 16.03.1644-5)
  m. (28.03.1641) Edward Combe of Norton Ferrers Manor (b 1604, d 1662-4)
  iii.+ other issue - John (b c1607, bur 19.05.1670), Margaret (b c1618)
  B. Jeromy Toppe (d before 15.10.1664)
  m. (17.08.1615) Martha Browne
  C. Ann Toppe
  D. Joan Toppe (bpt 27.02.1592/3)
  m. (03.06.1613) Francis Mayo
2. Ann Toppe (bpt 12.11.1565)
  m. (03.10.1586) Valentine Good
3. Margaret Toppe (bpt 15.08.1567)
  m. (08.11.1589) George Prout

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (first uploaded to a Temporary page on 21.05.08, reviewed/expanded 17.11.23 using BLG1879 (see above), reviewed/expanded 12.05.24 using 'Wilts') : Visitation (Wiltshire, 1623, Toppe (2)), 'Wilts' (vol 1 (1822), 'Pedigree of Topp of Stockton', p242/526) with some input from BEB1841 ('Topp of Tormarton') and as reported above
(2) For lower section (first uploaded to a Temporary page on 26.03.08, reviewed/extended on 21.05.08) : Visitation (Wiltshire, 1623, Toppe (1)), BEB1841 ('Topp of Tormarton')
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