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Walter Clopton, Sr.

Birthdate: (37)
Birthplace: Boxted, Essex, England
Death: December 24, 1622 (37)
Boxted, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: St. Nicholas, Little Coggeshall
Immediate Family:

Son of William Clopton, Esq. and Margery Waldegrave
Husband of Margaret Clopton, Horkelsley
Father of Rev. William Clopton; Walter Clopton, Jr. and Margaret Clopton, ESSEX
Brother of Anne Maidstone; Thomasine Winthrop; William Clopton; Mary Clopton; Thomas Clopton, Rector of Ramsden-Belhouse and 6 others

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About Walter Clopton, Sr.

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

Walter Clopton of Boxted, Essex, Gentleman (1585– 1622/1630?), married on 21 April 1612 at Boxted, Margaret, daughter of Robert Maidstone (sometimes Maydston or Mateson) of Great Horkesley, Essex, Gentleman. One source says that this Walter Clopton came to New England with his kinsman John Winthrop in 1630, but soon returned home. If so, he died shortly thereafter, for his widow, Margaret, married Robert Crane about 1631. If he died in 1622, as some believe, Margaret stayed unmarried for an unreasonably long time after his death, for it was common at the time for a widow, having no means of support or protection, to remarry within a year after her husband's death. Though there was another Walter Clopton living in 1630, our Walter not only lived on the adjoining manor to the Winthrops but was John Winthrop's brother-in-law. The two had known each other since childhood.

Walter Clopton and Margaret Maidstone's children were:

  • William Clopton, son and heir (below)
  • Walter Clopton
  • Margaret Clopton

Walter CLOPTON was baptized on 30 Jun 1585 in Groton, County Suffolk, England. He was born about 1585. He died in 1622 in Boxted, County Essex, United Kingdom. He was buried in Groton Church, Groton, County Suffolk, England. Parents: William CLOPTON and Margaret WALDEGRAVE.

Spouse: Margaret MAIDSTONE. Walter CLOPTON and Margaret MAIDSTONE were married on 21 Apr 1612. Children were: William CLOPTON (Reverend), Walter CLOPTON, Margaret CLOPTON.

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Walter Clopton, Sr.'s Timeline

June 30, 1585
Boxted, Essex, England
June 30, 1585
June 30, 1585
London, Middlesex, England
April 19, 1613
Age 27
Boxted, Essex, England
August 8, 1616
Age 31
Boxted, Essex, England
Age 31
Boxted, Essex, England
December 24, 1622
Age 37
Boxted, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Age 36
St. Nicholas, Little Coggeshall
June 1, 1993
Age 37