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Generation 8:
        --Thomas Paslay

Generation 9:
        --Elizabeth Clopton
        --William Clopton
        --Ann Clopton
       -- Mary Clopton
        --Devereaux Clopton
        --Walter Clopton
        --Benjamin Clopton
        --Margaret Clopton
        --Richard Clopton
        --Robert Clopton
        --Naomi Clopton


        --Elizabeth Clopton
        --William Clopton
        --Ann Clopton
        --Walter Clopton, V
        --Robert Clopton

Generation 11:
    +Elizabeth Sutcliffe
        --Margaret Clopton
        --William Clopton, VIII

Generation 12:
Walter Clopton, IV   
    +Margery Maydstone
        --Margaret Clopton
        --Walter Clopton        
        --William Clopton, Rev.

Generation 13:
William Clopton, VI   
    +Margery Waldergrave
        --Thomas Clopton
        --Walter Clopton, IV
        --Ann Clopton
        --Thomasine Clopton
        --William Clopton
        --Brigett Clopton
        --Waldegrave Clopton
        --Mary Clopton
        --Margery Clopton
        --Elizabeth Clopton

Generation 14:
Richard Clopton  
    +Margaret Jane Playters
        --Thomasine Clopton
        --William Clopton, VI
        --Emme Clopton
        --Francis Clopton
        --Elizabeth Clopton
        --Richard Clopton
        --Julian Clopton
        --Mary Clopton
        --Edward Clopton
 
Generation 15:
    +Joan or Jane Morrow
        --Elizabeth Clopton
        --John Clopton
        --Dorothy Clopton
        --Robert Clopton
        --Catherine Clopton
        --Anne Clopton
        --Margaret Clopton
        --William Clopton
    +Katherine Unknown
    +Thomasine Knyvet
        --Francis Clopton
        --Richard Clopton

Generation 16:
John Clopton, Esq
    +Alice D'Arcy
        --Dorothy Clopton
        --Ann Clopton
        --Edward Clopton
        --Edmund Clopton
        --Sir William Clopton

Generation 17:
William De Cloptone IV
    +Margery Francis
        --Elizabeth De Cloptone
        --John Clopton, Esq
        
Generation 18:
Sir Thomas De Cloptone
    +Katherine Mylde      
        --William De Cloptone IV

Generation 19:
Walter De Cloptone  
    +Alice FitzHugh
        --William De Cloptone
        --Sir Thomas De Cloptone

Generation 20:
Sir William De Cloptone, II   
    +Unknown
        --Walter De Cloptone

Generation 21:
Walter De Cloptone II   
    +Unknown
        --Sir William De Cloptone, II

Generation 22:
Sir William De Clopttunne II   
    +Unknown
        --Walter De Cloptone II

Generation 23:
Sir Walter De Cloptunne I   
    +Unknown
        --Sir William De Clopttunne, II

Generation 24:
William De Cloptone I 
    +Unknown
        --Sir Walter De Cloptone, I






Sir William Clopton's tomb in the Holy Trinity Church, Melford, England with the red rose which has been paid every year since 1436 for lands used by Hadleigh market.

The Clopton Family of Knightly degree is one of great antiquity in England. An original manuscript of the pedigree of the family, compiled by the antiquarian Sir Simonds D'Ewes (1626) sets out fourteen generations deriving from "William Peccatum (which surname in French is Peche) who held lands in Cloptunna (according to Domesday) in the 20th year of William 1st" (1086). The first Clopton was William, a gentleman living in the hamble of Cloptuna within the town of Wichhambrook in the Hundred Resbridge, County Suffolk. He assumed the name William De(of) Cloptunne and was likely the William Peccatum (De Cloptonne) mentioned above. Peccaturr's father was doubtless Knight Gislebert (pronounced Zhees-lay-air) who was granted the lands in Cloptuna by William the Conqueror, presumably for service in the Battle of Hastings. The origional land grant is listed in the first Domesday book as measuring 3 furlongs broad and 2 miles long. It paid 6d per annum Danegeld. It was only one of a number of parcels of land grantedto Giselbert. To the generalts recorded by William Hervey, Clarenceaux King of Arm (1561) in the Visitation of Suffolk, additions were made by Sir Simon D'Ewes (1626) from family documents and wills, "for a space and continuance of at least five hundred years, containing a series of fourteen descents in the male line, which falls short by two of most descents because the family was propagated by one third and two second wives."