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Reverend William Clopton[1, 2]

Male Bef 1613 - 1671  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name William Clopton 
    Prefix Reverend 
    Born Bef 19 Apr 1613  Boxted, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID L6SQ-L3F 
    FamilySearch URL https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L6SQ-L3F 
    Died 1671  Eastwood, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I703  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father Walter Clopton,   b. Bef 30 Jun 1585, Groton, Suffolk County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1622, Boxted, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Margery Maydstone,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Mar 1612 
    Family ID F303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Sutcliffe,   b. Oct 1613, Rettendon, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1683, Pagelsham, County Essex, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Children 
    +1. William Clopton,   b. 1655, County Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1733, New Kent County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Margaret Clopton,   d. 1724
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 19 Apr 1613 - Boxted, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1671 - Eastwood, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Notes from Charles Perrin:

      William CLOPTON (Reverend) was born in 1613 in Boxted, County Essex, United Kingdom. He was baptized on 19 Apr 1613 in Boxted, County Essex, United Kingdom.

      He was educated from 1631 to 1637 in Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England. He served as at the parish church of Much Horkesley in 1646 in County Essex, England. He was unpaid after three months by the Earl of Manchester on 28 Feb 1646 in County Essex, England.

      He served as at the church of Markshall after 26 Nov 1647 in County Essex, England. He served as at the All Saints Parish in Rettendon after 25 Oct 1654 in County Essex, England. He was no longer a clergyman, by his own wishes, after Charles II became the King in 1662.

      He signed a will on 24 Oct 1670 in Eastwood, County Essex, United Kingdom. He died in 1671 in Eastwood, County Essex, United Kingdom. Parents: Walter CLOPTON and Margaret MAIDSTONE. 

      He was married to Elizabeth SUTCLIFFE before 1653. Children were: William CLOPTON Sr., Margaret CLOPTON.

      Notes from: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~clopton/contents.htm

      William Clopton graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, considered by his time to be "a nursery of Puritanism."  The Cloptons had married and remarried into a network of the great Puritan families of East Anglia. 

      For many, their ties with the Church of England was all but a distant memory.  Their timing could not have been worse.  Charles II regained the monarchy in 1660 and proceeded to make life miserable for the Puritans.  William was one of more than 2,000 clergymen who refused to embrace the High Church or Anglo-Catholic rituals, and were "ejected from their livings.  Their son, William, would flee to America and become the patriarch of the American Cloptons. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] Cloptonfamily.org, (The Clopton Family Association - http://www.cloptonfamily.org/amerline/).

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S725] Charles Perrin, Charles Perrin, (http://www.sneakers.pair.com/roots/index.html), http://sneakers.pair.com/roots/d56.htm#P360 (Reliability: 3).