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William Clopton VIII

William Clopton VIII was born in 1655 in Eastwood Essex, England to William Clopton, Rev and Elizabeth Sutcliffe.  He married Ann Booth on 1677.  They had five children:
1.  Elizabeth Clopton
2.  William Clopton
3.  Ann Clopton
5.  Robert Clopton

He died around 1733 in New Kent County, Virginia, and is buried in St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia.



NOTES:

Excerpts regarding William Clopton in the Vestry Book of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia from 1682-1758

St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia


At a Vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss on ye behalf of St. peter’s parish this 1st day of May, 1694.

PRESENT:

Mr. Jacob Ware, Minister.
Mr. Thos. Smith, Capt. Matt. Page, Mr. Gideon Macon, Capt. Jo’n Lyddall, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Jno. Roper, Mr. Jo’n Parks, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Vestryman.
Mr. James Moss, Church warden.

...It is ordered y’t Mr. William Clopton do have lawfull noatise of ye next vestry, he being chosen & elected as vestryman in ye Room & stead of Mr. Cornelius Dabboni, Deas’d....

Registered. CHARLES TURNER, Clk of Vestry.

At a vestry hold at ye house of Mr. James Moss in ye behalf of St. Peter’s parish octob’r ye 10, 1695.

PRESENT:

Mr. Jacob Ware, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. David Craford, Mr. Hen. Wyatt, Mr. Jo’n Roper, Mr. Wm Clopton, vestrymen.
Mr. John Parks, Church warden.

ST. PETER’S PARISH, Dr., to ye following Charge:

To Mr. Jacob Ward, Minister12721
To Chas. Turner as Clk of ye parish2120
To Jo’n Webb as Sexton of ye uper Church250
To Jo’n Hillton for clearing about ye Church to secure the same50
To Mr. Job Howes p acc’t of Ch. Fees for persons summoned to 
ye Court p ye Church wardens40
To Jno. Webb, Sexton of ye yper Church for clearing abot ye same50
dens’ order40
To Mr. William Clopton for 4 summons pr ye Church war- * * * *250
To Thomas Wingfield for keeping Hanah Ross’ child one year1000
To Mr. Parks as Church warden for Acc’t for W. Pedley 
for having a bastard child150
To Thos. Wingfield p acc’t of charge for Hanah Ross’ child71
To William Walker for acc’t paid to ye widdow Faulkner & 
To Mary Gibson upon acc’t drawn by ye Church wardens208
To Jos. Gibbs pr acc’t for ye care of Boe wounded by ye Indians2000
To Edward Burnett for keeping Gulshell 8 weeks & burying him350
To Mr. David Craford as by acc’t for Cloathing of Rich.: Boe 
& some lining to Edward Burnet for Thos. Gulshell558
To Mabel Wood, widow, for her maintanence500
To Thomas Gibson for keeping a bastard child a year and a half1500
To Thomas Minne for keeping ye widow Faulkner one whole year1000
To Thomas Minne for one pair of shoes for ye widow Faulkner00040
 22897
To Casq’s for 22897 Lbs Tob. a 8 p cent., is1831
To Sall for 24728 Lbs Tob. a 5 p cent., is1236
 25964
CRE’T 
By tobacco in Capt. Lyddall’s hands ye half year335 1/4
By 538 Tithables at 48 Lbs. Of Tob. pr polo25824
By 538 Tithables at 48 Lbs. Of Tob. pr polo25824
To lie in ye Church warden’s hands to give an acc’t 
at ye laying of ye next levy186

It is ordered that ye Church wardens doe collect 48 Lbs. Of Tob. from each Tithable in the parish to defray ye above Charge, making payments to the severall Creditors & render an acc’t of ye same at ye next vestry.

Registered est CHARLES TURNER, Clk of ye vestry.

At a vestry hold at ye Lower Church of S’n’t Peter’s parish on ye behalf of ye s’d parish this 10th day of Aprill, 1696.

...It is ordered yt Mr. Gideon Macon & Mr. William Clopton doe officate as Church wardens of this parish two years ensuing ye date hereof in ye Room & Stead of Capt. John Lyddall & Mr. John Parks, who have officiated ye time aforesaid....

Registered pr CHARLES TURNER, Clk vestry.

St. Peter’s Prish at a Vestry held at the house of Mr. Gideon Macon this 18th day of Dec’r 1697.

PRESENT:

Capt. Joseph Foster, Mr. Thomas Smith.
Capt. John lyddall, Mr. John Lewis, Mr. James Moss, Mr. Will. Bassett.
Mr. Gideon Macon, Church warden.

Charles Turner, late Clerk of this Vestry, being dead William Clopton in his stead to offiate in his place and to have the same allowance the late Clerk had.

Capt. Thomas Bray is elected to be one of the vestry of this parish in place and stead of Will Clopton who was this day chosen Clark of the vestry & requested to be at the next vestry to take the oath according to Law & that the Clark give him notice thereofe.

St. Peter’s Parish, Dr.

To Nicholas Moreau, minister, 16000 Comm’t 800168000
To Charles Turner, Late Clerk2289
To John Hilton, Sexton of the Lower Church270
To Idem for Clearing about the Church54
To John Webb, Sexton of the uper Church270
To Id for Clearing ab’t y’d Church & wash ye Surplis108
To Robert Walker p acct. of Smith’s work150
To Anto. Burrows for himselfe and wife’s maintainance but to Lye in 
the Church warden’s hands for his use. Severall payments taken out540
To Edm. Bedford for keep Eliz. wimsherfers Child Six wekes270
To Idem for fees ab’t Pedley15
To Capt. Lancelott Bathurst for the fees30
To Mr. Job Howes for Clark’s fees173
To John Lightfoot, Esq. P acct. regulated847
To Mr. Hen’e Wyatt for Cloathes for ye wid. Faulkner292
To Thom. Mims for keeping ye wid. Faulkner one year1080
To Idem for one pr Shooes for her30
To Capt. John Lyddall for Rellfe of Anth. Burrows540
To Macon & Clopton, Church wardens p acct. for Antho. Burrows1188
To Mr. Macon balance of an acct15
To Will' Clopton p acct. as Church warden65
To Mabell wood, widow540
To will’e Leake for keeping Hen’e Bow one year432
To Sallery for 25662 at 5 p Cent1283
 27491
P. Centra. P. Cap’ John Lyddall paid Edmond Badford for six weeks 
nursing two children0270
p Mr. Nicho. Morean for is servant woman’s find540
P Capt. Lyddall for 1/2 Perdy’s find270
P Wm. Clopton upon the moyetee of a find Rec’d of Mr. Macon, 
p Serv’t and overseer1512
p 575 Tithables at 42 Lbs. Tobacco p polo24150
p Capt’ Lancelot Bathurst for Deposits to b’d showed him in the next Levy749
 27491

Registered p. Wm. Clopton, Clk Vestry.

St. Peter’s Parish. Dr., 1699.

To Mr. James Bowker minisster for one year16000
To Idem for Cask & Conve. Of Ditto2240
To Wm. Clopton, Clark of the parish for one year1189
...
To Wm. Clopton, Clk for Registering Severall orders and 
Baptizmes omited by the Late Clk500

...


Registered p WM. CLOPTON, Clark, Registe.

New Kent County Sct. At a vestry held for St. Peter's Parish at the uper Church the 25 November, 1700...

Ordered that William Clopton be Continued Clerk of that Parish and vestry for this insuing year and to be paid as formerly.

William Clopton being apointed Surveior of the highwayes in the place and stead of Stephen Crump and aploying himself to this defray for help to doe the work is ordered those tithables following, Vis: Capt. Thomas Bray, Stephen Michell, Stephen Nicholl, Jun., Will Forgison, William Crump, William Bourne, Stephen Crump, Richard Crump, the widdow Crump's tithables, Pelham more and John Crumps Jun: all which did formerly belong to Stephen Crump's presincts.

Registered p WM. CLOPTON, Clk. Vest.

New Kent County. At a vestry .held for St. Peter's Parish at the Brick Church ye 27th Octo'r, 1703....

Will Clopton is Continued Clarke of parish and vestry for the insuing year....

Rege’r p Wm. Clopton, Clk. vest.

Att a vestry held for St. Peter's parish the 14th June, 1704.

PRESENT:

Mr. Richard Squire, minister; Col. Jno. Lightfoot, Wm. Clopton, Mr. Geo. Poindexter, Mr. Jno. Foster, Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. Tho. Massie, Mr. Tho. Butts, Ju'r, Mr. Wm. Waddell, Vestrymen.
Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. Jno. Scott, Church wardens.

...

William Clopton not any way Relinquishing or foregoing the place and office of a vestryman, but that he is Continued in the full power and office of a vestryman is Continued Clerke of this vestry and parish till the 1st day of Januery next, and to be paid as formerly.

...

Rege p. WM. CLOPTON, Cle'k reg'e.

At a Vestry held for St. Peter's p'ish in New Kent County May ye 8, 1707

PRESENT:

...

Mr. Wm. Clopton is elected churchwarden to assist w'th Mr. Richard Allen this ensuing year according to all order of Vestry, &c.

...

Registred by Will: Norris, Clk. of the Vestr.

St. Peter's Births and Baptisms
Nane negro belonging to Wm Clopton _____ the 29 of Aprill, 1704.
Jno: a negro belonging to Mr Wm Clopton bapt. June ye 25th, 1710.
Anne Daughter of Walter Clopton born July ye 3rd bapt. Aug. 3rd, 1712.
Bathyah (Birtha) Daughter of Robt Clopton born Aug. ye 19th bapt.
	7br. ye 28, 1712.
___bin a negro belonging to Mr. Wm Clopton Born June ye 6, 1706.
______ a negro belonging to ye sd Clopton Born May ye 8th, 1707.
______ a negro belonging to ye sd Clopton Born May ye 30th, 1713.
______ Daughter of Robt Clopton and Sarah his wife Born July
	Baptised August ye 29th, 1714.
______ negro child belonging to ye sd Robt Clopton Born 7ber. ye 25th, 1714.
______ son of Walter Clopton Born ye 19th of 9ber & Baptised Dec. ye 19th, 1714.
______ Girl belonging to Robert Clopton, __ember ye 12th: 1715.
Judith a negro girl belonging to Mr Wm Clopton Born Jan'y ye 26th, 1715.

Marriages:
Walter Clopton and Mary Jarret were married 7br ye 4th, 1711.
Robert Clopton and Sarah Scott were married December ye 18th, 1711.
William Clopton Junr and Joice Wilkinson was married Jany. 27th, 1718.
William Walker & Elizabeth Clopton was married Jany ye 19, 1713.

Deaths:
Anne Clopton wife of Mr Wm Clopton Departed this Life March 4th, 1716.
Sarah ye wife of Robt Clopton Departed this Life 8br ye 24th, 1719.
Dick a negro of Robt Clopton Deceased april 1, 1720.
Nanny a negro of Walter Clopton died april 6, 1720.
Roger a negro boy belonging to Wm Clopton Junr Dyed Jany. 24th, 1723-4.
Will a negro belong to Wm Clopton Junr Dyed, 1725.
Sam a negro belonging to Mr Wm Clopton Died March 4, 1725-6.

Mary Daughter of WaIter Clopton Born 8br. ye 29th, 1716.
Margaret daughter of Robt Clopton Born ye 8th day of April, 1717.
Hannah a negro girl of Robt Clopton Born Febry. ye 5th, 1717.
Waldegrove Son of Wm. Clopton by Joyce his wife Born November ye 19th & baped Decemr 22d, 1719.
Dick a negro of Robt Clopton born Novemr 18, 1719.
Anne daughter of Wm. Clopton & Joyce his wife born Jan. 16 & baptized March ye 15th following, 1720-21.
Walter son of Walter Clopton born March 24, 1720-1.
Wm son of Wm. Clopton Junr & Joyce born Feby 12th she &
Wm. bap. Ap. 29, 1721-2.
Frances daughter of Robt Clopton born Febry 2d, 1722
George son of Wm. Clopton Junr & Joyce his wife born Jany 14 & 
baptizd ye 16 of March following, 1723
Judy a negro girl belong to Robt Clopton born May 17th, 1725.
Robt son of Walter Clopton was born June ye 4th, 1725.
Wm. son of Robt Clopton born Novem. ye 11th, 1725.
Jammey a negro boy belonging to Walter Clopton born 31st Mch, 1726.
Pompey a negro boy of Robt Clopton born Sept 27th, 1726.
Deverex ye son of Walter Clopton born Aug. 30th, 1727.
Venus a negro girl belonging to Wm. Clopton Junr born March 20, 1727-8.
Robt son of Robt & Mary Clopton born July 28th bapd 7ber 1st, 1728.
Moll a negro belonging to Robt Clopton born March 31st, 1729.
Margaret Dat of Walter & Mary Clopton born 7br 9th baptized Octobr 12, 1729.
Sue Negro girl belonging to Robt. Clopton born May 15, 1734
Naomi Daughter of Walter and Mary Clopton born Jany. 11, baptized March 21, 1735
Mary Daughter of William and Cassandra Clopton, born Nov’r 13, baptized Jan’y 5, 1737
Walter Son of William and Cassandra Clopton born April 29, baptized May 27, 1739
Richard Negro Boy belonging to Robt. Clopton born June 5, baptized Augt. 19, 1739
1740. Walter son of Walter and Mary Clopton, born Feb’ry 18, baptized March 30.
1757. Richard Negro Boy belonging to Walt Clopton born March 12, baptized June 20.
1757. Sarah Negro girl belonging to Walt Clopton born November 16, baptized Decr. 22.
1755. Waldegrave son of Waldegrave & Unity Clopton, born Nov. 11, baptized Jan’ry 25, 1758.
1755. Robert son of Robert and Frances Clopton, born Feb’ry 26.
1757. Abner son of Robert & Frances Clopton, born July 14.
1759. Robert Wentworth son of Wm. & Eliza. Clopton, born Sept’r 24.
1760. John & Nancy Daughters of Robt. & Frances Clopton, born Nov’r 4, baptized Jan’ry 27.
1768. Sarah Hewlet of Robt. & Fras. Clopton born July 22, baptized Sep’r 18.
VIRGINIA 1704 Rent Rolls
Clopton Wm                  Parish of St. Peters and St. Paul, 1704

  • William and Ann are interred in old St. Peter's church yard, New Kent County, Virginia. The Arms on their tombs, according to the Collage of Heraldry in London, is one of great antiquity in England. William Clopton married c. 1677/78 Ann, the daughter of Robert Booth, Clerk of York County, Virginia, and a member of the House of Burgesses 1653-54; relict of Capt. Thomas Dennett whose will was proved 1 August 1673, by whom she had four children. The following records appear about Mr. William Clopton at various dates. That he is referred to as "Mr." places him as one of the most respectable rank in society. He was Constable in Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia in 1682. In January 1682 he made the following deed of gift to his two daughters Ann and Elizabeth Clopton, York County, Virginia. From: York County, Virginia records 1675-1684, page 551, Virginia State Library. "To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come, I William Clopton, of the Parish of Hampton in the county of York Virginia, Gent., Send Greetings in our Lord God everlasting, Know year, That I the said William for the love and affection I the said William doe beare to my dearly beloved Daughter Clopton and Elizabeth Clopton, and for diverse good causes and consideration me hereunto moving namely, for the settling and disposing of suich goods and Chattles as God hath blessed me withall for the advantage and performent of my said Daughter Ann and Elizabeth Clopton and for the preventing of questions and controversies that might arise or grow amongst my wife and children, tourching the same to their great loss and prejudice if either I should not dispose thereof in my lifetime, But leave them to the disposition of the law in thier behalf. Have given grant and assigne unto my well beloved Daughter Ann Clopton, a Negro named Peter and one Black kCokw Named Blackbird with all her increase and to my well beloved Daughter Elizabeth Clopton, have given and granted and by this pressent Deed of Guift doe give and assign unto the said Elizabeth one Bay Mare named Tib, with all her increase and one Brindle Cow named Strawberry, with all her increase, to them and their heirs Exers. Amis. & Assignes for ever. To have and to hold the said goods and Chattles in manner and form as is herein after expressed to the sole use & behaafe of my said Daughters and their heirs Exers., Adms. and Assignes and to noe other use or purposes in any wise whatsoever from hence forth forever, without any manner of Claime Challangee or demand whatsoever, of or by any person or persones whatsoever. And the said William Clopton all and singular the said chattles and premises whatsoever unto the said Ann & Elizabeth and their heirs, Execrs., Admrs., & C, against all people, shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents of all & every which said Chattles and premises, I the said William Clopton hath put the said Ann and Elizabeth in full and peaceable posession by the Guift and delivery of the presents, which to the said Ann and Elizabeth the day of the date of these presents, I have and delivered in the name of possession and seizen of all & singular the said premises in manner and forme as is before sett down, and expressed. And well beloved brother Mr. Robt. Booth ffeofee is trust to see the true performance of this my present deed of Guift to the sole use and behaafe of my said Daughters Ann and Elizabeth and their heirs, Exercrs., Admrs., &C in manner and forme as here in already is sett and expressed and according to the true intent and meaning herof. Whereunto I have interchangabley sett my hand and seale this twenty third day of January in the year of our Lord 1683-4." William Clopton (Seale) Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Hich Harrison Acknowledged openly in York County Court by the good Mr. Wm. Clopton & is recorded. Test. E. Jenings, Cl. Cur. The following side-lights on happenings of that period are interesting: York County, Virginia 1 683. Elizabeth Cole servt to Mr. Wm. Clopton coming before Olta Thorpe, and Sam'l Tympson two of his Majesties Justices of the Peace this 28th day of March 1683, Examineth saith, that on the 26th day of Bebry: lasst in the house of the said Mr. Wm. Clopton, did hear Jno Denett son of the said Clopton's wife, say that there was noe justice done at York Court on this day, but what was done for Esq. Bray. Then Mr. William Clopton did say. "noe, noe Jack if there had been any done to day I should have some done," then the examineth did heare Mrs. Clopton make reply, " noe Jack if thy father had been as rich a man as Capt. Archer he had had justice done him as well as Capt. Archer but being a poore man, there was none for him, belike," and yt on the 26th day of this instant March this examinant did heare Mrs. Clopton say upon delivery of the last order, of York County Courts Order & thar she would certainly boist her this Examinant, duly every day for the time she has to serve, for all the Order of York Court to which this examinant is ready to despose & hath subscribed her name and year above." Signed Eliz Cole This examination taken the day & years abovesaid before us, Olta Thorpe Sam'l Tympson April 24th 1683, Sworne to in open Courtt and is recorded. Test. E. Jenings Cl Cur. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------ The date of death of William Clopton is not known, but it occured between the date of 23 April 1728 and 12 July 1733 when his heirs made claim to an estate left their father by one William Hammond in England. William and his wife Ann are buried in the church yaed of St. Peter's, New Kent County. The Arms on their tombs agree with that of the Clopton's of Suffolk, England. While Ann Clopton's tomb was in excellent state of preservation in 1939, conditions have dealt less kindly with his, almost obliterating both inscription and Arms. A few years ago the slabs over both tombs were covered by ne w marble slabs under provisions of the will of Lydia Clopton McKay. While Ann's new slab bears the original inscription, William's slab bears an inscription written by Lydia McVay as the original was illegible. (Arms) Here Lyeth The Body of William Clopton Gent. Born 1655 in Essex England Died before 1733 in New Kent Co., Va Son of Rev. William Clopton And Elizabeth Sutcliffe Of Eastwood County Essex, England A Vestryman of St. Peter's Church New Kent Co. Virginia From May 1694 To April 23, 1728 (Arms) Here Lyeth The Body Of Ann Clopton The Wife of William Clopton Of the County of New Kent She Departed This Life Ye 4th Day of March Anno Domini 1716 In Her 70th Year of Her Age She Left Three Sons and Two Daughters By Her Said Husband. Viz.- Robert- William- Walter- Ann- Elizabeth

Source Citation

"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9SZR-QJV : accessed 18 June 2012), entry for William Clopton VIII (Gentleman).


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William and Ann are interred in old St. Peter's church yard, New Kent County, Virginia. The Arms on their tombs, according to the Collage of Heraldry in London, 
is one of great antiquity in England.

William Clopton married c. 1677/78 Ann, the daughter of Robert Booth, Clerk of York County, Virginia, and a member of the House of Burgesses 1653-54; relict of Capt. Thomas Dennett whose will was proved 1 August 1673, by whom 
she had four children.

The following records appear about Mr. William Clopton at various dates. That he is referred to as "Mr." places him as one of the most respectable rank in society. He was Constable in Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia in 1682. In January 1682 he made the following deed of gift to his two daughters Ann 
and Elizabeth Clopton, York County, Virginia.

From: York County, Virginia records 1675-1684, page 551, Virginia State Library. 

"To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come, I William Clopton, of the Parish of Hampton in the county of York Virginia, Gent., Send Greetings in our Lord God everlasting, Know year, That I the said William for the love and affection I the said William doe beare to my dearly beloved Daughter Clopton and Elizabeth Clopton, and for diverse good causes and consideration me hereunto moving namely, for the settling and disposing of suich goods and Chattles as God hath blessed me withall for the advantage and performent of my said Daughter Ann and Elizabeth Clopton and for the preventing of questions and controversies that might arise or grow amongst my wife and children, tourching the same to their great loss and prejudice if either I should not dispose thereof in my lifetime, But leave them to the disposition of the law in thier behalf. Have given grant and assigne unto my well beloved Daughter Ann Clopton, a Negro named Peter and one Black Cow Named Blackbird with all her increase and to my well beloved Daughter Elizabeth Clopton, have given and granted and by this pressent Deed of Guift doe give and assign unto the said Elizabeth one Bay Mare named Tib, with all her increase and one Brindle Cow named Strawberry, with all her increase, to them and their heirs Exers. Amis. & Assignes for ever. To have and to hold the said goods and Chattles in manner and form as is herein after expressed to the sole use & behaafe of my said Daughters and their heirs Exers., Adms. and Assignes and to noe other use or purposes in any wise whatsoever from hence forth forever, without any manner of Claime Challangee or demand whatsoever, of or by any person or persones whatsoever. And the said William Clopton all and singular the said chattles and premises whatsoever unto the said Ann & Elizabeth and their heirs, Execrs., Admrs., & C, against all people, shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents of all & every which said Chattles and premises, I the said William Clopton hath put the said Ann and Elizabeth in full and peaceable posession by the Guift and delivery of the presents, which to the said Ann and Elizabeth the day of the date of these presents, I have and delivered in the name of possession and seizen of all & singular the said premises in manner and forme as is before sett down, and expressed. And well beloved brother Mr. Robt. Booth ffeofee is trust to see the true performance of this my present deed of Guift to the sole use and behaafe of my said Daughters Ann and Elizabeth and their heirs, Exercrs., Admrs., &C in manner and forme as here in already is sett and expressed and according to the true intent and meaning herof. Whereunto I have interchangabley sett my hand and seale this twenty third day 
of January in the year of our Lord 1683-4."
William Clopton (Seale)
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Hich Harrison Acknowledged openly in York County Court by the good Mr. Wm. Clopton & is recorded. 
Test. E. Jenings, Cl. Cur.

The following side-lights on happenings of that period are interesting: 
York County, Virginia 1683.
Elizabeth Cole servt to Mr. Wm. Clopton coming before Olta Thorpe, and Sam'l Tympson two of his Majesties Justices of the Peace this 28th day of March 1683, Examineth saith, that on the 26th day of Bebry: lasst in the house of the said Mr. Wm. Clopton, did hear Jno Denett son of the said Clopton's wife, say that there was noe justice done at York Court on this day, but what was done for Esq. Bray. Then Mr. William Clopton did say. "noe, noe Jack if there had been any done to day I should have some done," then the examineth did heare Mrs. Clopton make reply, " noe Jack if thy father had been as rich a man as Capt. Archer he had had justice done him as well as Capt. Archer but being a poore man, there was none for him, belike," and yt on the 26th day of this instant March this examinant did heare Mrs. Clopton say upon delivery of the last order, of York County Courts Order & thar she would certainly boist her this Examinant, duly every day for the time she has to serve, for all the Order of York Court to which this examinant is ready to despose & hath subscribed her name and year above." 
Signed Eliz Cole
This examination taken the day & years abovesaid before us, 
Olta Thorpe
Sam'l Tympson

April 24th 1683, Sworne to in open Courtt and is recorded. 
Test. E. Jenings Cl Cur.
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The date of death of William Clopton is not known, but it occured between the date of 23 April 1728 and 12 July 1733 when his heirs made claim to an estate left their father by one William Hammond in England. William and his wife Ann are buried in the church yaed of St. Peter's, New Kent County. The Arms on their tombs agree with that of the Clopton's of Suffolk, England. While Ann Clopton's tomb was in excellent state of preservation in 1939, conditions have dealt less kindly with his, almost obliterating both inscription and Arms. A few years ago the slabs over both tombs were covered by new marble slabs under provisions of the will of Lydia Clopton McKay. While Ann's new slab bears the original inscription, William's slab bears an inscription written by Lydia McVay as the original was illegible. 


(Arms)
Here Lyeth The Body of
William Clopton Gent.
Born 1655 in Essex England
Died before 1733 in New Kent Co., Va
Son of Rev. William Clopton
And Elizabeth Sutcliffe
Of Eastwood County Essex, England
A Vestryman of St. Peter's Church
New Kent Co. Virginia From
May 1694 To April 23, 1728


(Arms)
Here Lyeth The Body Of
Ann Clopton
The Wife of William Clopton
Of the County of New Kent
She Departed This Life Ye 4th Day of March
Anno Domini 1716
In Her 70th Year of Her Age
She Left Three Sons and Two Daughters
By Her Said Husband. Viz.-
Robert- William- Walter- Ann- Elizabeth

Clopton Chronicles:
Raised on tales of the exciting adventures of his kinsmen in the American Colonies, the urge to escape his straight laced Puritan family got the better of him, and at fifteen, William Clopton, of Eastwood, County Essex, apprenticed himself to one Joshua White of London. He would eventually settle at St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia and begin living the life of a Virginia planter with his wife, Ann Booth. 


This page is for the immigrant William Clopton.

We are providing a listing of the Surety Baron ancestors of William Clopton. By clicking on the Surety Baron's name, you will be linked to the page of the Baron. 

List of Surety Baron Ancestors:

WILLIAM D'ALBINI: Lord of Belvoir Castle
ROGER BIGOD: Earl of Norfolk
HUGH BIGOD: The Earl of Norfolk's heir
RICHARD DE CLARE: Earl of Hertford
GILBERT DE CLARE: The Earl of Hertford's heir
JOHN FITZROBERT: Lord of Warkworth Castle, Northumberland 
JOHN DE LACIE: Lord of Halton Castle, Cheshire
SAIRE DE QUINCEY: Earl of Winchester
ROBERT DE ROOS: Lord of Hamlake Castle, Yorkshire

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