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Joan Waldegrave (Acworth)

Also Known As: "Joan Acworth", "Joan Akworth"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Toddington, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in England
Place of Burial: St. Mary's Churchyard, Lawford, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Acworth, Esquire and Margaret Acworth (Wilberforce), born c. 1477
Wife of William Bulmer and Edward Waldegrave, Esq.
Mother of Mary Kighley; Margery Waldegrave; Anne Waldegrave; Edward Waldegrave, Esq. and Bridget Waldegrave
Sister of frances Acworth; george Acworth; anne Acworth and thomas Acworth

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About Joan Waldegrave

  • 'Edward Waldegrave, Esq.1,2
  • M, b. 1514, d. 13 August 1584
  • Father George Waldegrave, Esq.2 b. c 1483, d. 8 Jul 1528
  • Mother Anne Drury2 b. c 1482, d. 8 Jun 1572
  • ' Edward Waldegrave, Esq. was born in 1514 at of Lawford Hall, Boxted, Essex, England.1 He left a will on 12 August 1584.1 He died on 13 August 1584 at Lawford, Essex, England; Buried at Lawford, Essex.1 His estate was probated on 5 December 1584.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 220.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 741-742.
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  • Sir William Walgrave or Waldegrave of Smallbridge (d c1502) m. Margery Wentworth (dau of Sir Henry Wentworth of Codham Hall)
    • 1. George Waldgrave or Waldegrave of Smallbridge or Smalbridge (d 1528) m. Anne Drury (dau of Sir Ralph Drury of Hawstead or Halsted)
      • 'C. Edward Walgrave or Waldegrave of Lawford m. Joane Ackworthe (dau of George Ackworthe of Lawford my Margarett Wilberfosse)
        • i. Edward Walgrave or Waldegrave of Lawford (b. c 1553, bur 13.02.1621) m1. Elizabeth Averell (dau of Bartholomew Averell of Southminster) m2. Sara Higham (dau of John Higham of Giffordes)
        • ii. Mary Walgrave or Waldegrave m1. Isaake Ashley or Astley of Melton Constable m2. William Kighley of Essex
        • iii. Anne Walgrave or Waldegrave m. Humfrey Monoux of Walthamstow
        • iv. Bridget Walgrave or Waldegrave m. Thomas Kighley of Buers
        • v. Margery Walgrave or Walegrave m. William Clopton of Bretton or Castlyns in Grotton.
  • Main Souce(s): Visitation (Essex, 1558+1612+1634, Waldegrave or Walgrave)
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  • 'The Magna Charta sureties, 1215: the barons named in the Magna Charta, 1215 ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, William Ryland Beall
  • Pg. 7
  • 13. ANNE DRURY; m. (1) GEORGE WALDEGRAVE (74-13), b. 1528, of Smallbridge in Bures St. Mary, co. Suffolk, son of Sir William Waldegrave, Knt., of Smallbridge; m. (2) Sir Thomas Jermyn (See 37-16). (Generations 8 to 13: CP V, 397, chart; Muskett, 'Suffolk Manorial Families II', 241-242).
  • '14. EDWARD WALDEGRAVE, d. 1584, of Lawford Hall, Essex; m. 1556, Joan, d. c. 10 Dec. 1590, dau. of George Ackworth.
  • Pg. 8
  • 15. MARGARET WALDEGRAVE; m. William Clopton, gent., d. 9 Aug. 1616, of Groton, Suffolk, Lord of the Manor of Castelyns.
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  • 'Clopton Family Org.
  • William Clopton, Lord of the Manors of Castelyns and Ramsden Belhous
  • William Clopton was the son and heir of Richard Clopton, Gentleman, of Fore Hall and the Manor of Castelyns and his second wife, Margery Playters. William’s uncle, Francis Clopton died without issue and in his will dated February 22, 1558, proved July 7, 1559, names his "nephew William Clopton, son of my brother Richard Clopton" his heir. He married Margery Waldegrave the daughter of 'Edward Waldegrave, Gentleman, of Lawford Hall in Essex and Joan Acworth Bulmer. ................
  • 'Joan was the daughter of George Acworth of Luton, Bedfordshire, heir of her mother Margaret Wilberforce. Joan married William Bulmer, son of Sir John Bulmer. It was not a happy marriage and there were no children. She left her husband and joined the boisterous throng of Duchess Agnes and she and Katherine became close friends. ..............
  • 'Following his release from prison and marriage to Joan, Edward bought a reversionary interest in Lawford Hall from the Crown in 1560, and after obtaining a lifetime lease of the Manor, he entirely rebuilt the Hall. They had five children: Edward, Anne Waldegrave Monox, Mary Waldegrave Ashtley, Bridget Waldegrave Keightley; and Margery(Margaret) who married William Clopton. Joan was buried December 10, 1590 in Lawford Church. Edward died August 13, 1584. Their commemorative tomb shows two kneeling figures with the Waldegrave arms beneath. The inscription reads: The end of the just is peace.
  • 'The past "unpleasantness" involving Edward and Joan evidently did not preclude the general opinion that by marrying Margery, William Clopton consolidated his status and rank. William and Margery had ten children and every one of them lived to adulthood and all except one son married. Their children were: Anne Clopton Maidstone; Bridgett Clopton Sampson; Thomasine Clopton Winthorp who became Governor of Massachusetts; William Clopton son and heir; Walter Clopton who also married into the Maidstone family; Waldegrave Clopton; Mary Clopton Jenney; Margery Clopton; The Reverend Thomas Clopton, Curate of Ramsden Belhouse; and Elizabeth Clopton Cocke.
  • Contributed by :
  • Suellen Clopton Blanton
  • Based on:
  • Clopton, Gene Carlton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton of York County, Virginia. Privately Printed - Limited Edition, Phoenix Printing, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, 1984.
  • Fraser, Antonia, The Wives of Henry VIII, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York
  • Morant’s Essex, Volumes I and II
  • Wall, Barry L., Long Melford Through The Ages, East Anglian Magazine Ltd., Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Woods, Martin, L.L.B., The Winthrop Papers, A Project of the Massachusetts Historical Society
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  • 'Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Pg.224
  • 14. WILLIAM CLOPTON, Esq., of Castelyns (in Groton), Suffolk, son and heir. He married MARGERY WALDEGRAVE. 'daughter of Edward Waldegrave, Esq., of Rivers Hall (in Boxted), later of Lawford Hall, Essex, by Joan, daugher of George Acworth, Esq. [see WALDEGRAVE 13.ii for her ancestry].' They had four sons and six daughters. His wife, Margery, was a legatee in the 1584 will of her father, Edward Waldegrave, Esq. WILLIAM CLOPTON, Esq., died testate (P.C.C. 83 Cope) 9 August 1616, and was buried at Groton, Suffolk.
  • Hawley et al. 'Vis. of Essex 1552, 1558, 1570, 1612 & 1634 1' (H.S.P. 13) (1878): 119-122 (Waldegrave pedigree: "Margery [Walgrave] ux. William Clopton of Bretton in Essex."), 307-310 (Waldegrave pedigree: "Margery [Waldegrave] mar. to William Clopton of Castlyns in Grotton in com. Suffolk Esquier."). Harvey et al. 'Vis. of Norfolk 1563 & 1613' (H.S.P. 32) (1891): 295-300 (Waldegrave pedigree: "Margery [Waldegrave] ux. William Clopton of Groton in co. Suff."). Muskett 'Suffolk Manorial Fams. 1' (1900): 26, 144. Erwin 'Anc. of William Clopton' (1939): 10-13, 29-30 (descent of William Clopton from King Edward I). TAG 46 (1970): 117-118. Harvey 'Vis. of Suffolk 1561 1' (H.S.P. n.s. 2) (1981): 20-28; 2 (H.S.P. n.s. 3) (1984): 341-346.
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  • 'John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father By Francis J. Bremer
  • Pg.103
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  • 'Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families - Google Books Result
  • Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham, Douglas Richardson - 2004 - History - 945 pages
  • 'His wife, Margery, was a legatee in the 1584 will of her father, Edward Waldegrave, Esq. WILLIAM CLOPTON, Esq., died testate (PCC 83 Cope) 9 August 1616 , ...
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Married Edward in 1556. Ref: [S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 533.

Family 1 William Bulmer, d. 1556 Married STATUS: 1st marriage for wife.

CONDITION: No issue of this marriage. Last Modified 28 Jul 2009 Family ID F10489 Group Sheet

Family 2 Edward Waldegrave, b. Cal 1514, of, Borley, Essex, England , d. 13 Aug 1584 Married Between May 1556 and Jun 1556 [1] MARRIAGE: Date> Between May and June 1556.

STATUS: 2nd marriage for wife.

CONDITION: 1 son and 4 daughters of this marriage. Children

	1. Edward Waldegrave,   d. Yes, date unknown
	2. Mary Waldegrave,   d. Yes, date unknown
	3. Anne Waldegrave,   d. Yes, date unknown
	4. Bridget Waldegrave,   d. Yes, date unknown
	5. Margery Waldegrave,   d. Yes, date unknown

Last Modified 28 Jul 2009 Family ID F2904 Group Sheet

Notes KINSHIP: Daughter and heiress of her mother.

Sources [S394] #230 [5th edition, 1999] The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (5th edition, 1999), Adams, Arthur, (5th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999), FHL book 973 D2aa 1999., p. 7 line 5:14.

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Joan Waldegrave's Timeline

Toddington, Bedfordshire, England
Age 25
Lawford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Age 29
Lawford Hall, Essex, England
Age 30
Lawford Hall, Essex, England
Age 31
Manningtree, Essex, UK
Age 47
Lawford, Essex, England
December 10, 1590
Age 71
December 10, 1590
Age 71
St. Mary's Churchyard, Lawford, Essex, England
May 16, 2001
Age 71