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Richard Clopton (abt. 1510 - abt. 1558)

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Richard Clopton
Born about in Groton, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Husband of — married about 1533 [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 1539 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Long Melford, Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Richard Clopton is in a trail badged by the Magna Carta Project to surety baron William de Huntingfield (see text below).

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Biography

Richard Clopton was born, probably circa 1510, the son of Sir William Clopton of Kentwell Manor in Long Melford, Suffolk, England, and his third wife, Thomasine Knyvett, the daughter of Thomas Knyvett of Stanway, Essex.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

He married Margaret Bozun, the daughter of Sir Richard Bozun of Baraby, Lincolnshire.[1][2] The marriage date is uncertain. They had a daughter, Mary, who married Sir William Cordell, Master of the Rolls.[1] [2] [7] Margaret must have died before 1539: Richard almost certainly remarried before then (see Research Notes).

After Margaret's death, Richard married Margery Playters, the daughter of William Playters of Sotterley, Suffolk. Richard and Margery had nine children:

Richard's father prepared a will on 14 October 1530 in which he named Richard as one of his executors. Three of the four executors, including Richard, were bequeathed 20 shillings "... for ther labors and busynes therin to be had and sustened". Richard also was granted the Manor of Chipley along with its appurtenances as well as the tenement of Milburne and the lands, meadows, and pastures that his father held in Melford.[8] Sir William died the next year on 20 February.[9]

Richard Clopton died possibly at Fore Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, England. He was almost certainly buried at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, where there are many tombs of his family.[6] He appears to have predeceased his brother Francis, who died in 1559.[10]

Research Notes

Date of second marriage

Marlyn Lewis gives an estimated date of about 1546 for Richard’s second marriage, to Margery Playters[11] but that is wrong. Her mother’s 1540 will refers to her as "my daughter Margery Clopton” and also leaves a feather bed and other items to Margery’s daughter Thomasine, suggesting that Thomasine was out of infancy.[12]

There are some indications that Richard and Margery’s son William may have been born in or before 1535 - see the research notes on his profile. If so, his parents presumably married no later than very early in that year.

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), Vol. I p. 521 CLOPTON 13. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013, Vol II, pp 265-266 CLOPTON #17-18. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 J J Muskett. Suffolk Manorial Families, Vol. I, Wm Pollard & Co. 1900, p. 144, Internet Archive
  4. L L Erwin. The Ancestry of William Clopton of York County, Virginia, privately published, 1939, pp. 10-11, Internet Archive
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Walter C Metcalfe. The Visitations of Suffolk , Exeter, England: Wm Pollard & Co. 1882. Vol. I, pp. 125-126, Internet Archive
  6. 6.0 6.1 l L Erwin. The Ancestry of William Clopton of York County, Virginia, privately published, 1939, pp. 10-11, Internet Archive
  7. History of Parliament Online, CORDELL, William (by 1524-81), of Long Melford, Suff. and London
  8. J J Howard (Editor). The Visitation of Suffolke in 1561, London, England: Whittaker & Co., 1886, Vol. I, pp 47-51, Internet Archive
  9. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 520, CLOPTON 12
  10. Will of Francis Clopton, the National Archives, Prob. 11/42B/359, transcript and information on the Clopton family at Oxford-Shakespeare.com, accessed 19 July 2019
  11. Marlyn Lewis
  12. L L Erwin. The Ancestry of William Clopton of York County, Virginia, privately published, 1939, p. 11, Internet Archive
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
  • Erwin, L L. The Ancestry of William Clopton of York County, Virginia, privately published, 1939

Acknowledgements

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Magna Carta ancestry
Richard Clopton is in a trail from Magna Carta Surety Baron William de Huntingfield to Gateway Ancestor William Clopton that was approved for the Magna Carta Project on 6 September 2019 by Michael Cayley. This profile was developed in accordance with project standards (by a former Gateway Guardian of William Clopton). See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails.
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Magna Carta Trail
  1. William Clopton is the son of William Clopton
  2. William Clopton is the son of Walter Clopton
  3. Walter Clopton is the son of William Clopton
  4. William Clopton is the son of Richard Clopton
  5. Richard Clopton is the son of Thomasine (Knyvet) Clopton
  6. Thomasine (Knyvet) Clopton is the daughter of Thomas Knyvet
  7. Thomas Knyvet is the son of John Knyvet
  8. John Knyvet is the son of Thomas Knyvet
  9. Thomas Knyvet is the son of Robert Knyvet
  10. Robert Knyvet is the son of Eleanor (Basset) Knyvet
  11. Eleanor (Basset) Knyvet is the daughter of Ralph Basset
  12. Ralph Basset is the son of Joan (Huntingfield) Basset
  13. Joan (Huntingfield) Basset is the daughter of Roger Huntingfield
  14. Roger Huntingfield is the son of William Huntingfield
  15. William Huntingfield is the son of Roger Huntingfield
  16. Roger Huntingfield is the son of Surety Baron William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield
Richard Clopton is also potentially the descendant of William d'Aubeney, Lord of Belvoir Castle. His descent from these two Barons is directly from his mother, Thomasine Knyvet. The potential trails can be inspected at Ten Surety Barons.


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On 11 Sep 2019 at 17:39 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

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On 24 Jul 2019 at 14:05 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

Subject to checking on another day for typos etc, I have now finished my review for the Magna Carta Project of this profile, and also edited profiles of Richard's wives and children. If you spot any typos or other slips, please correct them!

On 16 Jul 2019 at 10:33 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I will be doing a little work on this profile as part my review for the Magna Carta Project of the trail from William Clopton to Surety Baron William de Huntingfield.

Richard is 14 degrees from Thomas Edison, 24 degrees from Nikola Tesla and 17 degrees from George Westinghouse on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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