Rachel Thorpe

b. circa 1575
FatherJohn Thorpe d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett d. 1594
     Rachel Thorpe was born circa 1575 at England. She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Rachel Thorpe married Thomas Parker in 1598 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.

Family

Thomas Parker
Marriage*
Rachel Thorpe married Thomas Parker in 1598 at Lingfield, Surrey, England

Richard Thorpe

b. 27 April 1670, d. 1741
FatherBenedict Thorpe b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
MotherSusannah Brown b. 7 Jun 1635, d. 1692
     Richard Thorpe was baptized on 27 April 1670 at Buxted, Sussex, England. He was the son of Benedict Thorpe and Susannah Brown.
Richard Thorpe married Elizabeth Clark on 7 May 1694 at Old Windsor, Berkshire, England, Richard is of Maresfield, and Elizabeth of Old Windsor (Bishop's Transcripts.)
The year after Richard married Elizabeth married (1695) he is recorded as a labourer but also as a tenant of the manor of Duddleswell in Maresfield, Sussex.
Richard Thorpe died in 1741 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.
Richard Thorpe was buried on 13 January 1741 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.
Richard Thorpe left a will made on 1 May 1742 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England: It is reported that Richard left a will which was proved 1 May 1742, Archdeaconry of Lewes. It mentions all seven of his sons, and a probate inventory survives at Lewes. Elizabeth survived until 1761 by which time she must have been very aged. Note that the will was searched for in Lewes but not found. Was the will proved at Canterbury ?

Family

Elizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
Marriage*
Richard Thorpe married Elizabeth Clark on 7 May 1694 at Old Windsor, Berkshire, England, Richard is of Maresfield, and Elizabeth of Old Windsor (Bishop's Transcripts.) 
Children

Richard Thorpe

b. circa 1697, d. 1745
FatherRichard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
MotherElizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
     Richard Thorpe was born circa 1697 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Richard Thorpe and Elizabeth Clark.
Richard Thorpe died in 1745 at Lindfield, Sussex, England. Possibly.

Richard Thorpe

b. circa 1612
FatherGiles Thorpe b. 19 May 1577, d. 1632
MotherRachel Parker d. 1644
     Richard Thorpe was born circa 1612 at England. He was the son of Giles Thorpe and Rachel Parker.

Richard Thorpe

b. 1562, d. 1585
FatherJohn Thorpe d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett d. 1594
     Richard Thorpe was baptized in 1562 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Richard Thorpe died in 1585 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
Richard Thorpe was buried in 1585 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.

Richard Thorpe

b. 1837
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 6 Jul 1806
MotherHannah Carr b. 21 Sep 1817, d. 27 Sep 1860
     Richard Thorpe was born in 1837 at Maresfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Thorpe and Hannah Carr.

Family

Children

Richard Thorpe

b. 1820
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 9 Aug 1773, d. 1856
MotherJane Ellis d. 1839
     Richard Thorpe was baptized in 1820 at Maresfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Thorpe and Jane Ellis.

Ruby Edna Thorpe

b. 4 January 1915, d. 9 March 1979
FatherGeorge Albert Thorpe b. 29 Sep 1876, d. 22 Feb 1967
MotherAnnie Elizabeth Chess b. 21 Aug 1878, d. 3 Jan 1977
     Ruby Edna Thorpe was born on 4 January 1915 at Plumstead East, Woolwich, London, England.1 She was the daughter of George Albert Thorpe and Annie Elizabeth Chess.
Ruby Edna Thorpe married Geoffrey Frank Hewitt, son of Henry John Hewitt and Mabel Beatrice Lang, on 28 February 1942 at Sidcup, Kent, England.1,2
Ruby Edna Thorpe died on 9 March 1979 at Sidcup, Kent, England, at age 64.1

Family

Geoffrey Frank Hewitt b. 3 Feb 1913, d. 16 Nov 1978
Marriage*
Ruby Edna Thorpe married Geoffrey Frank Hewitt, son of Henry John Hewitt and Mabel Beatrice Lang, on 28 February 1942 at Sidcup, Kent, England.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S390] E-mails from Nigel Hewitt (e-mail address) to Geoffrey Barber, Jan 2013.
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1942, Bromley, Vol 2a Page 2209."

Ruth Thorpe

b. circa 1907
FatherWilliam John Thorpe b. Sep 1880, d. 17 Feb 1974
MotherMaggie Blanche Oatway b. 1881, d. 1967
     Ruth Thorpe was born circa 1907. She was the daughter of William John Thorpe and Maggie Blanche Oatway.

Sarah Thorpe

b. 13 January 1779, d. circa 1805
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 19 Mar 1740, d. 1822
MotherJane Baker b. 12 Dec 1742, d. 1802
     Sarah Thorpe was born in 1779 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Sarah Thorpe was baptized on 13 January 1779 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Jane Baker.
Sarah Thorpe married John Weller on 31 January 1805 at Fletching, Sussex, England, both of Fletching.1
It appears that Sarah died in 1805 and John Weller married Sarah's sister Elizabeth in Dec 1805 (although there is confusion in the records as to whether it was her sister Mary or Elizabeth). The marriage licence (to Mary) states that John is a widower. Sarah's burial has not been found.1
Sarah Thorpe died circa 1805.

Family

John Weller b. c 1780
Marriage*
Sarah Thorpe married John Weller on 31 January 1805 at Fletching, Sussex, England, both of Fletching.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Thomas Thorpe

b. 24 February 1710/11, d. 1794
FatherRichard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
MotherElizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
     Thomas Thorpe was baptized on 24 February 1710/11 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Thorpe and Elizabeth Clark.
Thomas Thorpe married Elizabeth Duffield on 2 November 1731 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.1
They had 6 known children.
Under the terms of his father's Will, he received 20 shillings.1
Thomas Thorpe died in 1794 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.
Thomas Thorpe was buried on 24 December 1794 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1

Family

Elizabeth Duffield b. 28 Apr 1707
Marriage*
Thomas Thorpe married Elizabeth Duffield on 2 November 1731 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S245] Website "Ancestors of Mandy Willard" (http://www.mandywillard.co.uk/) "http://www.mandywillard.co.uk/surnames/thorpe/…."

Thomas Thorpe

b. 29 May 1681
FatherBenedict Thorpe b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
MotherSusannah Brown b. 7 Jun 1635, d. 1692
     Thomas Thorpe was baptized on 29 May 1681 at Buxted, Sussex, England. He was the son of Benedict Thorpe and Susannah Brown.

Thomas Thorpe

b. 1567, d. 1608
FatherJohn Thorpe d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett d. 1594
     Thomas Thorpe was baptized in 1567 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Thomas Thorpe married Elizabeth Hamden circa 1593 at England.
Thomas Thorpe died in 1608 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
Thomas Thorpe was buried in 1608 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
Thomas Thorpe left a will made on 29 October 1608 at Horne, Surrey, England.1
"In the name of God amen the nyne and twentity daye of October in the year of our Lord god one thousand five hundred and eighte I Thomas Thorpe of Hedgecourte within the parish of Horne in the county of Surrey, gentleman weake in doby but of good and perfect rememberance (praise be to almighty God). Do make and ordayne this my laste will and testament revoking hereby all former willes in manner and forme following that is to saye first commending my soule unto the handes of god my maker hoping steadfastlie thorought the onlie merittes of my revirified Savyoure. It s** xpiste to bi made partarex of life everlastinge and leaving my bodye to be at the will and pleasure of the same my god committed to the earth from whence ye came and to be Decentlie buryed within the myddle channcell of the parish Church of East Grinstead in the Countie of Sussex with life assured hope of resurrection of the same my bodye to eternall life. I give to the poore of the parish of Horne aforesaid fortie shillings: And unto the poore of the sayed parish of East Grinstead fortie shillings to be distributed amounge them at my funerall by the direction of myne overseers of this my last will and testament. Item I give and bequethe unto Elizabeth my nowe wife my beds of downe wherin I usuallie lye in my bed chamber with the beddteadle and all furniture and necessaryes belonging to the same. Item I give unto my sayed wife, three of my feather bedds of the better sorte with their bedseadles and all furnitures and necessaryes to the same belonging. Item I give and bequeth unto Richard my eldest sonee all that my Lease and farme of Hedgecourt during all the terme to ronne therin after my death. But my will and meaning is notwithstanding that the sayed Elizabeth my wife shall have three chambers in Hedgecourt house. That is to saye the gueston? Chamber over the parloure, the next chamber to it over the childrens chamber, and the same childrens chamber and allso the sayed parlour freelie for her owne house and her familie solonge as she shall live unmarryed. And that she and her saied familye and friends shall from tyme to tyme have reconrse? Tobend? from the saied roomes during that tyme. And allso my will is that she my saied wife and her servants shall in all that tyme of her abode at Hedgecourte dresse and make readye any meate for her use her friends and family and brewe with my vessells, and bake and washe and doe anythinge merte? and necessary in any of fire or plate within or aboute my saied house at hedgecourte for suche of the like servives. Item I will that my sayed wife shall have sufficient firewood out of the groundes of my sayed farme of hedgecourte during her abode there as aforesayed for her spending there only. Item I give unto my sayed wife fower fyne and trooe horses. And I will that she shall have freelie the pasturing of them uppon the groundes of my sayed farme of hedgecourte. And that she shall have every yere tenne loades of haye out of the same groundes, and sufficient strawe and Lytture for her sayed tyme and horses with sufficient stable roome and barneroome for the sayed horses haye and strawe during her life and widowhood as aforesaied. Item I give unto George and William my sonnes and to Alice my daughter two hundred and fiftie pounds a peece, to be payed by myne executors unto my saied overseers or to the survivors or survivor of them within three monethes next after my decease, to be imployed by them for the most profitt of the saied George William and Alice my children. And my will and meaning is herein that all the profitt of their saied severall stortes? Of twoe hundred and fiftie poundes shall from tyme to tyme be paied by my sayed overseers as the saied profittes may be raised every halfe yere unto the saied Elizabeth my wife for the bringing up of the sayed George William and Alice my children as my meaning and will is that she my saied wife shall have the chardge and adoration of them during theire minoritie if she contynewe so longe unmarryed. And if she shall happen to be marryed agayne or to dye during my sayed childrens minoritie: Then I will that my saied overseers or the survivors of them shall have the governance and bringing up of the sayed George William and Alice my children during theire nonage, and shall have allso on theire handes all the profittes of theire saied saverall starkes of twoe hundred and fiftie poundes and the Implyment thereof for the mayntennce and setting fourth of my sayed children at my trust is they will for my childrens most good, rendring to them the over**nt of the profittes of theire sayed severall portions. Item my will is that my saied overseers shall paye unto George and William my sonnes theire sayed severall portions of twoe hundred and fiftie pounds at their severall full ages of one and twentie yeres. And shall paye allso unto the sayed Alice my daughter her sayed legarcy of two hundred and fiftie poundes at her full age of one and twentie yeres or at the daye of her marriage which shall first happen. Provided allwayes that if it shall happen the saied George William or Alice my children to die before the tyme *imited for payment of theire sayed severall legarcys of twoe hundred and fiftie poundes as aforesayed : Then I will that all the portion or portions of hym her or them so dying shall be equallie payed unto the survivors of them or whollie unto one of them one lie surviving. Item I give unto my Aronte Mrs Mabel Stadler twentie shillinges to buye her a ringe. Item I give unto my sisters fridesiveed and franncys Holmeden vizt to either of them twentie shillinges. Item I give to Richard George and William my sonnes, and to Alice my daughter, the one halfe of my lynnen equallie to be divided amongest them. Item I give unto George William and Alice my children vizt to every of them one feather bed furnished. Item I give unto every of theise my servantes vizt Richard Browne: Thomas Bores Edward Harris and Robert Harling fortie shillinges a peece: and to John Banger also Trendle and Thomas Butler twentie shillinges a peece, to be paied unto every of them within one yere next after my decease. Item I give unto Mabell Osborne my nowe servannte and goddaughter three poundes to be paied unto her at her full age of one and twentie yeres or at the daye of her marriage which shall first happen. All other my goodes and chattells what soever unbequeathed (my debtes legaceys and funerall expenses paied disbursed and discharged) I give and bequeth unto Richard Thorpe myne eldest sonne whome I make and ordayne to be sole executor of this my last will and testament when he shall accomplishe the full age of seventeen yeres. And in the meantyme Jasper Holmeden of Eatonbridge [Edenbridge] in the countie of Kent my welbeloved father in lawe, William Babbe of Arundell in the countie of Sussex gentleman, John Rainescrofte of Horsham in the saied countie of Sussex gent and William Tistney of East Grinstead in the saied countie yeoman being all my wellbeloved and trustie friendes to be my executors of this my last will untill my saied sonne Richard shall accomplishe his full age of seaventeene yeres. And my will is that they allso and the survivors of them shall have the government of my sayed sonne Richard and rereyne? And take into theire handes all his rentes goodes and legaceys hereby to him bequethed and order and imploy the same aswell for his maintennce at otherwise to *is use and for his most good, untill his saied age of seaventeene yeres rendering them unot him *is heires executors and assignes, a **sts accompte of all theire rerciptes and disboursements. And then allso yealding unto him or them the remaynder of every righte and profitt of any thinge they have had in theire handes disposed in this my last will. And when my saied sonne Richard shall have accomplished his sayed full age of seaventeen yeres, then and from thenne for the I make and ordayne and hartelie praye my saied welbeloved friendes Jasper Holmenden William Babbe John Rainescrofte and William Listney to be myne overseers to see this my last will and testament well and trulie performed and to be ayding unto my saied sonne Richard and instructing him for the better execution of this my last will. And I give to every Of my saied overseers as a remembrance of my love towardes them for theire paines to be taken in that behalfe, fortie shillings a peece. And my will is that all theire necessary costes and charges concerning this my last will and testament shalbe borne and paied them by myne executors. As concerning my landes and tenementes wheresoever unto Richard Thorpe my sonne and to the heires males of his body lawfullie to be begotten. In witnesse whereof to this my last will and testament concerning my goodes and chattells landes and tenements I have subscribed my name, set my seale and publised the same the daye and yere first abovewritten in the presence of theise witnesses vizt. Nicholas Blondall his marke Richard Leger: William Picknott: John Hull his marke Robert Hedley – by me Thomas Thorpe.

In outer margin is a paragraph in Latin (unable to read due to small size of letters and poor scanning resolution) elements read ‘November … 1612 … Richard Thorpe ….’

Proved 21 day of January 1609
Jasper Holmenden, William Babbe, John Ravescrofte & William Lisney executors …. Richard Thorpe"
(Transcription by Jeremy Clarke of the Felbridge History Group.)
His estate was probated on 31 January 1609 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Kent, England.1

Family

Elizabeth Hamden
Marriage*
Thomas Thorpe married Elizabeth Hamden circa 1593 at England

Citations

  1. [S376] Will of ThomasThorpe of Horne, Surrey, England, made 29 Oct 1608, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 31 Jan 1609. (TNA: PROB 11/113/2).

Thomas Thorpe

b. 20 May 1850
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 6 Jul 1806
MotherHannah Carr b. 21 Sep 1817, d. 27 Sep 1860
     Thomas Thorpe was born on 20 May 1850 at Lewes, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Thorpe and Hannah Carr.

Thomas Thorpe

b. 1875
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. c 1835
MotherSarah Wood b. c 1834, d. 30 Nov 1912
     Thomas Thorpe was born in 1875. He was the son of William Thorpe and Sarah Wood.

Thomas Thorpe

b. 2 June 1816
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 9 Aug 1773, d. 1856
MotherJane Ellis d. 1839
     Thomas Thorpe was baptized on 2 June 1816 at Maresfield, Sussex, England, from Fletching. He was the son of William Thorpe and Jane Ellis.
Thomas Thorpe married Martha (?) circa 1846 at Sussex, England.

Family

Martha (?) b. c 1825
Marriage*
Thomas Thorpe married Martha (?) circa 1846 at Sussex, England
Children

Thomas Thorpe

b. 1847
FatherThomas Thorpe b. 2 Jun 1816
MotherMartha (?) b. c 1825
     Thomas Thorpe was born in 1847 at Heathfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Thorpe and Martha (?)

William Thorpe

b. 19 March 1740, d. 1822
FatherNicholas Thorpe b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742
MotherElizabeth Arnold b. 13 Apr 1705, d. 1791
     William Thorpe was born in 1740 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
William Thorpe was baptized on 19 March 1740 at Fletching, Sussex, England. He was the son of Nicholas Thorpe and Elizabeth Arnold.
There are two possibilities for William Thorpe from the Fletching parish records:
William bap. 19.3.1740 son of Nicholas and Elizabeth
William bap. 16.3.1730 son of John and Mary
Research from Alan Taylor, 60 Ashley Rd, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7HB, indicates that Nicholas Thorpe and John Thorpe are brothers and that the father of William was Nicholas Thorpe. Alan writes:
"There are, as you say, two Williams:
a. the son of Nicholas, born 1740 and died 1822 aged 81; in Fletching.
b. the son of John, born 1729, who  since he was the wrong age to die in 1822, must be the one dying 1787 in Maresfield.
Similarily there are two Williams:
a. married Jane Baker 1765 in Fletching with issue there 1765 to 1779; Jane died 1802 in Fletching, and it may well be this William who in 1807 in Maresfield married Margaret Kenward (1752/3 to 1822) who died in East Grinstead but was buried at Maresfield (perhaps to be near the body of her first husband).
b. married in Maresfield, in 1770 to Lucy Keys, and in 1776 to Betsy Drawbridge, with issue 17701787, all christened in Maresfield. He was an innkeeper of Nutley in 1776; Nutley is a hamlet in the north part of the parish of Maresfield about equidistant from Fletching and Maresfield churches. (His second wife Betsy was an adult aged eighteen when she was christened at Maresfield on 16 May 1776, shortly before the marriage. This would make it most likely on age grounds that her husband was a third William, xt 1754 son of John and Sarah, but I do not see how he could have been widowed by then, and the 1776 marriage licence definitely describes groom William as a widower).
The only way I can see of getting all this to hang together sensibly is to tie up a. with a. and b. with b. It makes William of Nutley forty when he first marries and 46 when he married 18yearold Betsy, which are perhaps demographically atypical, but not impossible."

Banns for William and Jane's marriage were published in Fletching on 19,26 May and 2 June 1765.
William Thorpe married Jane Baker, daughter of Thomas Baker and Mary (?), on 10 June 1765 at Fletching, Sussex, England, both of Fletching, witnesses William Venal and John Rolfe (probably church clerk).
William Thorpe died in 1822 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
William Thorpe was buried on 13 February 1822 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
All the information about the ancestors of William Thorpe comes from Alan Taylor, 60 Ashley Rd, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7HB and has not been verified.

Family

Jane Baker b. 12 Dec 1742, d. 1802
Marriage*
William Thorpe married Jane Baker, daughter of Thomas Baker and Mary (?), on 10 June 1765 at Fletching, Sussex, England, both of Fletching, witnesses William Venal and John Rolfe (probably church clerk). 
Children

William Thorpe

b. 9 August 1773, d. 1856
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 19 Mar 1740, d. 1822
MotherJane Baker b. 12 Dec 1742, d. 1802
     William Thorpe was born in 1773 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
William Thorpe was baptized on 9 August 1773 at Fletching, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Thorpe and Jane Baker.
William Thorpe married Jane Ellis on 15 April 1806 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1,2
Possible marriages for William Thorpe are:
15 Apr 1806 m. Jane ELLIS at Maresfield. William is of Maresfield and Jane is of Fletching.
27 Sep 1807 m. Margaret KENWARD at Maresfield. Both of Maresfield.1
William Thorpe was a labourer on 13 November 1814.3
On 30 March 1851 William Thorpe lived at North Court, Lewes, Sussex, England, living with his son William.
William Thorpe was a labourer on 30 March 1851.
William Thorpe died in 1856 at Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Jane Ellis d. 1839
Marriage*
William Thorpe married Jane Ellis on 15 April 1806 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S224] E-mails from Helen Thorpe Wright to Geoffrey Barber, Jan 2012 "a descendant of William Thorpe and Jane Ellis."
  3. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "baptism of George Thorpe."

William Thorpe

b. circa 1695, d. 1786
FatherRichard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
MotherElizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
     William Thorpe was born circa 1695 at England. He was the son of Richard Thorpe and Elizabeth Clark.
William Thorpe married Anne Locke on 19 April 1726 at Ardingly, Sussex, England.
William Thorpe died in 1786 at Ardingly, Sussex, England.
William Thorpe was buried on 16 March 1786 at Ardingly, Sussex, England, age 91 years.

Family

Anne Locke b. 1694, d. 1763
Marriage*
William Thorpe married Anne Locke on 19 April 1726 at Ardingly, Sussex, England