'Courthope1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Courthope of Cranbrook, Courthope of Danny, Courthope of Wards, Courthope of Whiligh (Wylie or Wyleigh)

BLG1886 reported that "The family of Courthope is of great antiquity in Sussex" whilst BP1934 reported that "The family of Courthope held lands in Wadhurst, Sussex, in 1272."
Richard Courthope of Cranbrook, Kent
m. Elizabeth Hendley (dau of Gervas Hendley of Coorshorne in Cranbrook (by Elizabeth, dau of Walter Rokehurst of Coorshorne), sister of Sir Walter of Coorshorne)
1. Alexander Courthope of Wards (Goddard's Green in Cranbrook) (d by 1525)
  m. Catherine Foster (dau of Robert Foster)
  A. John Courthope of Wards (d c11.1527)
  i. Alexander Courthope of Wards (dsp)
  ii. John Courthope
  BLG1886 identifies John as ancestor of the Courthopes of Danny Place. The following comes from Visitation (Sussex, 1662, 'Courthope of Danny in Hursterpoint') which starts with the undermentioned Peter. The William shown ## below ## may have been of the next generation.
  a. ?? Courthope presumed father or grandfather of ...
(1) Peter Courthope of Danny in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex (b c1557, d 1657)
  m1. (1598) Elizabeth Sharpey (dau of John Sharpey of Staplehurst)
  (A) Henry Courthope of Cranbrook (dvp)
  m. Anne Burrell (bpt 28.02.1604-5, dau of Ninion Burrell of Holmsted)
  (i) Peter Courthope of Danny Place, Sheriff of Sussex (bpt 25.07.1639, d 13.02.1724-5)
  m. (19.12.1667) Philadephia Stapley (b 07.05.1652, d 18.10.1676, dau of Sir John Stapley of Patcham, Bart)
  (a) Barbara Courthope (bpt 29.06.1675, bur 09.10.1755)
  m. (08.06.1702) Henry Campion of Combwell
  (b)+ other issue - John (bpt 27.11.1673, bur 12.03.1699-1700), Peter (bpt 09.10.1676, d young), Philadelphia (bpt 29.01.1669-70)
  (ii) Jane Courthope
  m. (1656) Henry Bill of Reigate
  (iii) Dorothy Courthope
  m. (c05.1671) Benjamin White of Lewes (Dr.)
m2. (12.05.1618) Jane Smyth (b c1578, bur 26.09.1655, dau of Henry Smyth of Peperharrow, widow of Ninian Burrell of Cuckfield)
  iii.+ other issue - James (d 1557, Dean of Peterborough), Jeremy, Thomas
2. John Courthope of Wadhurst & Hartfield, later of Wylie (Wylegh or Whiligh in Ticehurst, Sussex) (a 1513)
  John is the first mentioned by BP1934. The following is partly supported by Visitation (Sussex, 1530+1633-4, 'Courthope').
  m. Elizabeth Saunders (dau/heir of William Saunders of Wylegh/Whiligh)
A. George Courthope of Wylie or Wyley (bur 13.04.1577)
  m. Mary Warnett (dau of Cyprian (sb George?) Warnett of Frantford (Framfield))
  i. John Courthope of Wylie (bur 15.10.1615)
  m. (05.05.1583) Elizabeth Larkin (dau/heir of John Larkin of Brembley)
  a. Sir George Courthope of Wylie (d 12.10.1642)
  m1. Alice Rivers (dau of Sir George Rivers of Chafford)
(1) Sir George Courthope of Whiligh, etc. (bur 03.11.1685)
  m. (12.07.1643) Elizabeth Hawes (d 18.12.1690, dau/heir of Edward Hawes of London)
  (A) George Courthope of Whiligh (b c1646, d 13.09.1714)
  m1. (c07.1674) Anne Fuller (dsp 16.12.1675, dau of John Fuller of Waldron)
  m2. Albinia Eliot (d 11.06.1717, dau of Sir William Eliot of Godalming by 1st wife)
  (i) George Courthope of Whiligh (bpt 16.08.1686, d 08.08.1741)
  m. Catherine Campion (dau of William Campion of Combwell)
  (a) George Courthope of Whiligh & Uckfield (b 09.11.1712, d 04.1793)
  m. (11.11.1735) Catherine Campion (dau of Henry Campion of Combwell by Barbara/ dau/heir of Peter Courthope of Danny Place)
  ((1)) George Courthope of Whiligh, Uckfield & London (b 22.11.1737, d 1828, eldest son)
m. (1766) Frances Barbara Campion (dau of William Campion of Danny Place by Elizabeth, dau of Henry Parthericke of Ely)
  ((A)) George Courthope of Whiligh & London (b 09.1767, d 13.01.1835) had issue
  m. (20.01.1808) Amelia Campion (d 10.07.1849, dau of William Campion of Lewes)
  ((B))+ other issue - William (Rev.), Frances (b 04.1770, d 01.1813)
  (b) son
  (c) Albinia Courthope probably of this generation
  m. Rev. George Woodward of East Hendred
  ((1)) Albinia Woodward (b c1752, d 17.08.1827)
  m. (02.11.1775) Rev. Ralph Price of Lyminge (b 1745, d 1811)
(B) Edward Courthope of the Inner Temple
  m. (28.11.1681) ?? Lee (sister of ?? Warner (formerly Lee) of Walsingham (nephew of the Bishop of Rochester), widow of ?? Bayne of London)
  (C) Elizabeth Courthope
  m. Sir Thomas Piers, Bart
  (D)+ other issue - 2 sons (d young), Mary
  (2) Anne Courthope (d unm)
  (3) Frances Courthope
  m. (05.08.1641) Sir Charles Howard (d 20.03.1672-3)
  m2. Elizabeth Symons (dau of Thomas Symons (alderman of London), widow of Edward Hawes of London)
  (4) Mary Courthope
  m1. Henry Haslen of Meopham
  m2. John Johnson of Swyllington
  B. William Courthope of Heath Place
  m. Margaret Challenor (dau of Richard Challenor of Sussex, m2. Sir William Goring of Burton)
  i.+ issue - John of Lingfield, Lawrence of Wargrave
  C. Mercy Courthope
  m. John Bysshe (son/heir of William of Burstowe)
3. Anne Courthope
  m. Maurice Tichborne of Eaton Bridge



Their coat of arms indicates that the following William was a member of the above family. He is described by Berry, which follows the 1619 Visitation, as 'of Sandwich' but by Visitation (1663) as 'of Cranbrooke'. See ## above ##.
William Courthope of Sandwich (Kent) & Cranbrooke
Elizabeth Masters (dau/heir of Thomas Masters of Stodmarch)
1. William Courthope of Stodmarsh
  m. Mildred Harfleet (dau of Christopher Hartfleet of Molland, 'sister of Sir Thomas')
  A. Thomas Courthope 'of Stodmarsh' (a 1663)
m. Nisell or Nicell Polhill (dau of David Polhill of Otford)
  i. William Courthop (b by 1611, a 1663)
  m. Anne Gulstone
  ii. Edward Courthop
  m. Anne Omer (dau of Laurence Omer of Kent)
  iii. Francis (Frances?) Courthop
  iv. Margaret Courthop
  m. William Kingsley ## see here ##
  B. Mildred Courthope
  m. Christopher Saker of Feversham
  C. Margaret Courthope
  m. Michael Hougham (b 1596)
2. Alice Courthope
  m. William Digenson of Gillingham

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 21.02.09) : BLG1886 ('Courthope of Whiligh'), BP1934 ('Courthope')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 16.04.17) : CountyGen (Berry, Kent, p476) , Visitation (Kent, 1619, 'Courthop'), Visitation (Grazebrooks (1906), Kent, 1663, 'Couthope')
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