'Roper3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rooper of Abbot's Ripton, Roper of Baltinglass, Rooper of Berkhampstead Castle, Rooper of Heanor, Roper (Rooper) of Turnditch

John Rousper
1. Fulbert Rospear (d 1272)
A. Eustace Rospear
  m. Johanna Mesnil
  i. Hugh Roper
  m. Jocosa Chaworth
  a. John Roper
  m. Margaret Herberieur
  (1) Godfrey Roper
  (A) John Roper of Turnditch (d 1428)
  m. Isabella Eyre
  (i) Isabella Roper
  m. (1428) Richard Fourneaux of Deighton, later Roper @@ just below



Richard Fourneaux of Deighton, later Roper
m. (1428) Isabella Roper (dau of John Roper of Turnditch) @@ just above
BLG1952 refers to the following Hugh as the descendant of the preceding Richard. However, the dates suggest that Hugh may have been Richard's son. We provisionally follow the below-mentioned web site in showing Hugh as Richard's son.
1. Hugh Roper of Turnditch (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509)
  m. _ Gell of Hopton
A. Henry Rooper of Turnditch
  i. Thomas Rooper or Roper of Heanor
  m. Anne Gresbroke (dau of Alured (Alverey) Gresbroke)
  a. Samuel Rooper or Roper of Heanor (d 01.09.1658)
  m. Elizabeth Goodyer (dau of Sir Henry Goodyer of Polesworth)
  (1) Samuel Rooper of Heanor (b c1635, d unm by 1653)
  (2) Thomas Rooper (b c1641)
  m. (04.04.1674) Constance Bathurst (d 1679, dau of John Bathurst)
  (A) John Rooper of Berkhampstead Castle and Bloomsbury (d 1739/40)
m. (24.04.1705) Philippa Allen (dau of Edward Allen of Finchley)
  (i) Godolphin Rooper of Berkhampstead Castle (b 27.03.1709)
  m. (09.06.1743) Mary Anne Harris (d 1793, dau of Timothy Harris of Brackley)
  (a) John Rooper of Berkhampstead Castle & Abbot's Ripton (b 05.06.1744)
  m. (1777) Elizabeth Bonfoy (dau of Thomas, brother of Nicholas Bonfoy of Abbot's Ripton)
((1)) John Bonfoy Rooper of Abbot's Ripton (b 08.08.1778, d 1855) had issue
  m. (15.06.1813) Harriet Pott (dau of William Pott of Gloucester Place)
  ((2)) Henry Rooper (d unm, Major)
  ((3)) Thomas William Rooper of Wick Hill and Hockliffe (d 1865, Rev.) had issue
  m. Persis Standly (dau of Henry Pointer Slandly of Paxton Place)
  (b) Philippa Elizabeth Dorothy Rooper (d 07.1831)
  m. (1778) Richard Malone, Baron Sunderlin (b c1738, dsp 14.04.1816, judge)
(c)+ other daughters
  (ii) Elizabeth Rooper (dsp 07.05.1791)
  m. (22.09.1726) Sir John Dryden of Canon's Ashby, 7th Bart (dsp 21.03.1770)
  (iii)+ other issue
  The following are mentioned by Visitation (Derbyshire, 1662-4, Rooper of Heanor).
  (3)+ other issue (a 1662) - Anne (b c1635), Elizabeth (b c1639), Rebecca (b c1640), Maude (b c1647)
  b. Elizabeth Roper (bur 28.03.1677) probably of this generation
  m1. Edward Charnells of Snareston (d c1612)
  m2. Thomas Falconer of Snareston
  B. George Roper of Turnditch
  C. Richard Roper (a 1509)
BLG1952 describes Richard as "pensioner to Henry VII and Henry VIII" which indicates that he must have been at least of age when Henry VII died in 1509, this supporting the view that there was not an intervening generation between his father Hugh and Richard Fourneaux. Data on the next 2 generations are provided by the web site referred to below. TCP (Baltinglass) states "It is difficult to suppose that (the Viscount) belonged to the Derbyshire family of Roper of Heanor, whose arms ... differ so entirely from his own ... Yet in the Heraldic Visitation of Derbyshire, in 1634, ... some ground is given for such (the generally received) conjecture."
  m. _ Fenshaw
  i. William Roper (3rd son)
  m. _ Fetherstone
  a. Robert Roper
  (1) Sir Thomas Roper, 1st Viscount Baltinglass (d 18.02.1637/8)
  m. Ann Harington (d 07.01.1639/40, dau of Sir Henry Harington, sometime of Baltinglass)
(A) Thomas Roper, 2nd Viscount Baltinglass (dsp c1670)
  m. (1637) Anne Temple (bpt 20.01.1619, d 13.08.1696, dau of Sir Peter Temple of Stowe)
  (B) Christopher Roper ('Colonel')
  m. Anne Wilcokes (dau of Rolland Wilcokes of Coventry)
  (i) Ruth (or Catherine) Roper
  m. Thomas Langley
  (ii) Dorothea Roper
  (C) Cary Roper, 3rd Viscount Baltinglass (d unm bur c01.09.1672, 5th son)
  (D) Ruth Roper
  m. (1625) Sir Edward Denny of Tralee (b 1605, d 1646)
  (E) Mary Roper
  m. Rev. Thomas Fuller (author)
  (F) Elizabeth Roper
  m. Thomas Humphrey of Swepston
  (G)+ other issue - Henry, John (d Marston Moor), Robert
  ii.+ other issue - Richard, George, Ralph, Henry

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : www.e-familytree.net which contains at least one reference to Visitation (Derbyshire, 1569-1611) which we have yet to investigate
(2) BLG1952 (Rooper formerly of Abbot's Ripton)with some input from BE1883 (Roper of Baltinglass), TCP (Baltinglass)
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