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William Clopton, VII

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, England
Death: February 28, 1530 (85)
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, England
Place of Burial: Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Clopton, Sheriff of Suffolk & Norfolk and Alice Darcy
Husband of Joan Clopton; Catherine Clopton and Thomasine Clopton
Father of Elizabeth (Clopton) Gates; Anne Poley; Margaret Austen Littlefield; Wife of Austin (Clopton); Dorothy Clopton of Melford Hall and 8 others
Brother of Edmund Clopton, Knight of Rhodes; Anne Clopton, SUFFOLK and Dorothy Clopton

Occupation: Sir Knight William Clopton, Sir
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About Sir William Clopton, Lord of Castlynes

Listed as Sir Knight William Clopton.

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  • 'Sir William Clopton, Burgess for Maldon1,2,3,4
  • 'M, #58946, b. circa 1458, d. 20 February 1531
  • Father John Clopton, Esq.1,4 b. c 1423, d. c 1497
  • Mother Alice Darcy1,4 b. c 1427
  • ' Sir William Clopton, Burgess for Maldon was born circa 1458 at of Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, England; Age 40 in 1498.4 He married Joan Marrow, daughter of Sir William Marrow, Lord Mayor of London and Catherine Rich, circa 1481.5 Sir William Clopton, Burgess for Maldon married Thomasine Knyvett, daughter of Thomas Knyvett, Esq. and Elizabeth Lunsford, circa 1500; They had 3 sons (Francis, Gent; Richard; & John). His 3rd marriage.1,3,4 Sir William Clopton, Burgess for Maldon left a will on 14 October 1530.1,4 He died on 20 February 1531; Buried at Long Melford, Suffolk. His 1st 2 wives buried beside him.1,4
  • 'Family 1 Joan Marrow b. c 1460
  • Child
    • Elizabeth Clopton+5,2 b. c 1483
  • 'Family 2 Thomasine Knyvett b. c 1470, d. 1538
  • Child
    • Richard Clopton+1,4 b. c 1510, d. 1558
  • Citations
  • 1.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 520.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 321.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 510.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 265-266.
  • 5.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
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  • 'Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and his descendents : a preliminary work subject to addition and correction
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  • 'Sir William Clapton of Kentwell, Sussex, England was father of Elizabeth Clapton who married Sir Geoffrey Gates son of William Gates & Mabel Capdow.
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Sir William CLOPTON was born in 1450. He died on 20 Feb 1530. Parents: John CLOPTON and Alice D'ARCY.

Spouse: Thomasine KNEVET. Children were: Richard CLOPTON, Francis CLOPTON.

Spouse: Joan MARROW. Sir William CLOPTON and Joan MARROW were married.

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Information from: The Families of LOU DRAPER & CHARLIE MARTIN of Johnson and Henry Counties, Missouri" by James M McMillen, Arlington, Texas

Published in .pdf format 13 January 2010

Sir William Clopton, Knight, of Kentwell (1450–1530), married (1) Joan Marrow, (2) Catherine Roydon, and (3) Thomasine Knyvet (died 1536), daughter of Sir Thomas Knyvet of Great Stanway, Essex, and Elizabeth Lunsford.

Sir John Knyvet (born before 1311, died 1381) of Southwick, Northamptonshire, an ancestor of Sir Thomas, was a Chief Justice of the King's Bench (i.e., Chief Justice of England) and when Lord Chancellor was said to have “acted with great wisdom and discretion,” an unusual accomplishment of the time.

The Lunsford line is known back to the England of Edward the Confessor, before the Norman Conquest. Other lines lead back to English royalty and the royal houses of Scotland, France, Poland, Kiev, and many other countries, including the Holy Roman Empire and its first Emperor, Charlemagne.

Castlyns Hall, which is still occupied, came into the Clopton family from the Knyvets through the marriage of Johan Chasteleyne (died about 1376) to Robert Knyvet. Sir William Clopton became the Lord of Castlyns manor, as well as Kentwell Manor. Sir William was made Knight of the Sword (or Carpet) on the marriage of Prince Arthur on 14 November 1501.

He had children:

John Clopton (1), inherited Kentwell, married Elizabeth Roydon

William Clopton (1), married Elizabeth Saye

Elizabeth Clopton (1), married Sir Geoffrey Gates

Anne Clopton (1), married Richard Poley

Dorothy Clopton (1)

Katherine Clopton (1)

(A daughter) (1), married –?– Austin DRAPER

Richard Clopton (3)

John Clopton (3)

Francis Clopton (3), married Bridgett Crane

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Birth: 1458, England Death: Feb. 20, 1531, England

Knight of Kentwell in Long Melford, Suffolk, and of London.

Son and heir to Sir John Clopton and Alice Darcy. Grandson of Sir William Clopton and Margery Frances Drury, and Sir Robert Darcy.

Firstly, married to Joan or Jane Morrow, daughter of William Morrow and Margaret Rich. They were married about 1470 and had three sons and five daughters: Elizabeth, wife of Sir Geoffrey Gates John Clopton Dorothy Clopton Robert Clopton Catherine Clopton Anne, wife of Richard Poley Margaret, wife of William Awstine William Clopton

Secondly, husband of Katherine (Hopton?), married about 1489.

Married thirdly to Thomasine Knyvet, daughter of Thomas Knyvet and Elizabeth Lunsford. They married about 1490, had two sons, Richard, who married Margery Playters (their son was William Clopton)and Francis, who married Bridgette.

Sir William died testate 20 Feb 1531 with a will requesting burial at Long Melford "nythe unto the places wheras Jane & Dame Katherine my late wyffes lieth buried."

Thomasine died in 1536.

Family links:

 John Clopton (1423 - 1496)
 Alice Darcy Clopton (____ - 1454)

 Joan Marrow Clopton (1460 - 1490)
 Katherine Clopton
 Thomasine Knyvet Clopton (1475 - 1536)

 Ann Clopton Poley (1484 - 1550)*
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