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  • ID: I38798
  • Name: John Roper
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1524 in Wellhall, Eltham, Kent 1
  • Residence: Eltham, Kent
  • Occupation: Attorney General
  • MEM: St Dunstan's Church, Linsted, Kent: MI
  • Note: 2 1 3

    On the division of their inheritance, this manor, among other, was allotted to John Roper, in right of his wife. He was prothonotary of the king?s bench, and attorney-general to Henry VIII. and died in 1524, at his manor of Welhall, in Eltham, to which he had removed from St. Dunstan?s, the antient seat of the family.  He left two sons, William Roper, es. clerk of the king?s bench, who succeeded him at Eltham, and Christopher, ancestor of the lords Teynham, and six daughters.
    JOHN ROPER (-1524 at Welhall manor, MI St Dunstan's Church); Of Wellhall, Eltham; St Dunstan's, nr Canterbury & Chestfield manor all in Kent; High sheriff 1520/21 prothonotary of the K's Bench & attorney-general in Hy VIII's reign as appears on his MI; In right of his wife held Newburgh estate; Basmangore manor; and Stuppington estate, Norton parish, Kent (which descended to Bn TEYNHAM 1800); m Jane d of Sir JOHN FINEUX/PHINEUX (-1525) (of Swingfield & Newburgh, Tong parish, Kent, chief justice of the Court of K's Bench temp Hy VII and VIII.)
    His son William Roper married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas More. And their dau married Giles Heron, son of Sir John Heron of Hackney (qv).
    John?s son William?s son Thomas Roper married Lucy Brown, daughter of Sir Anthony Browne (c1500-1548), the sister of the 1st Viscount Montague, and they were the parents of Sir William Roper of Eltham, purported husband of Katherine Brown. {who married Richard Townshend, qv)
  • _UID: B06E8D2697B2443E9E854088B72D054FBF1D
  • Change Date: 5 NOV 2010

    Father: John Roper
    Mother: Margery Tattersall

    Marriage 1 Jane Fineux
    • Married:
    1. Has No Children Ellen Roper
    2. Has No Children Eleanor Roper

    1. Text: Adrian Channing
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: History of Kent
      Author: Hasted
      Date: 1800
      Page: Hundred of Teynham
    3. Type: E-Mail Message
      Author: Martin Wood
      Location: Melton Mowbray, Leics, UK
      Periodical: Mainly from Nichols?s History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester
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