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  • ID: I13704
  • Name: John Hopton
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 10 NOV 1478
  • Burial: Blythburgh Church, Suffolk
  • Residence: Westwood, Blythburgh; Cockfield Hall, Yoxford, Suffolk
  • Occupation: High Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk
  • Note: 1

    Esquire of the Royal Household 1446-50.
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    Succeeded 1438. Had a flock of 700 sheep, took 100 rabbits from his warren, and fattened bullocks. But of his annual income of about £300, only £40 came from his Suffolk estate, and his tolls from the local market had dwindled to almost nothing.
    We don't know how much John Hopton, the lord of the manor, contributed to the rebuilding of the church, but his was Yorkshire rather than Suffolk money.
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    At its suppression Blythburgh priory's properties were granted to Walter Wadelond of Needham Market and in 1548 reverted to the Hopton family, being combined in with the Blythburgh manor they already owned. The Hoptons' time in Blythburgh was however approaching its end. In 1592 they sold the Blythburgh, Walberswick and Westleton manors to Alderman Robert Brooke, a successful London grocer. He also bought the Hoptons' Yoxford estate with Cockfield Hall.
    (www. blythweb.co.uk)
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    ?I am informed by the Rev W. W. Tyler, the Incumbent, that there is no absolute certainty about the burial-place of any of the Hoptons at Blytheburgh. The tomb usually assigned to the family is situate between the chancel and Hopton chapel. But the record of names, &c., has been removed long ago. There are a considerable number of heraldic devices belonging to the Hoptons.?
  • _UID: ACB2A65B29274C5D815A320DD04D85E2F6B5
  • Change Date: 24 OCT 2007



    Father: John Hopton
    Mother: Anne Swillington

    Marriage 1 Margaret Savile b: ABT 1398
    • Married: ABT 1426 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Margaret Hopton
    2. Has Children Isabelle Hopton

    Marriage 2 Thomasine Barrington b: in Hoathley, Sussex
    • Married: AFT 1454
    • Note: Death of 2nd husband
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Hopton
    2. Has Children William Hopton b: 1450

    Sources:
    1. Text: EXCERPTS FROM ANCIENT WILLS (No. 2.)
      By H. W. KING
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      TRANSACTIONS OF THE ESSEX ARCH∆OLOGICAL SOCIETY
      VOL. II., NEW SERIES
      COLCHESTER: PRINTED BY W. WILES, TRINITY STREET
      M.DCCC.LXXXIV
    2. Text: Will Johnson
      WJhonson <wjhonson@aol.com>
      on GEN-MEDIEVAL-L
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