John Thorpe

b. circa 1570, d. 1626
FatherJohn Thorpe d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett d. 1594
     John Thorpe was born circa 1570 at England. He was the son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
John Thorpe married Mary Chamber in 1592 at England.
John Thorpe died in 1626 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
John Thorpe was buried in 1626 at Lingfield, Surrey, England, gentleman.

Family

Mary Chamber
Marriage*
John Thorpe married Mary Chamber in 1592 at England

John Thorpe

b. 8 April 1859
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 6 Jul 1806
MotherHannah Carr b. 21 Sep 1817, d. 27 Sep 1860
     John Thorpe was born on 8 April 1859 at North Court Cliffe, Lewes, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Thorpe and Hannah Carr.
John Thorpe was baptized on 8 May 1859 at St Thomas A'Beckett, Lewes, Sussex, England.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Thorpe

b. 9 June 1808
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 9 Aug 1773, d. 1856
MotherJane Ellis d. 1839
     John Thorpe was baptized on 9 June 1808 at St Andrew & St Mary the Virgin, Fletching, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Thorpe and Jane Ellis.
John Thorpe married Frances Carr, daughter of Vince Carr and Mary (?), on 22 November 1832 at Lindfield, Sussex, England, both of Lindfield.2

Family

Frances Carr b. 1813
Marriage*
John Thorpe married Frances Carr, daughter of Vince Carr and Mary (?), on 22 November 1832 at Lindfield, Sussex, England, both of Lindfield.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Joseph Thorpe

b. circa 1862
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. c 1835
MotherSarah Wood b. c 1834, d. 30 Nov 1912
     Joseph Thorpe was born circa 1862 at Lewes, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Thorpe and Sarah Wood.

Keturah Thorpe

b. 1847
FatherJohn Thorpe b. 9 Jun 1808
MotherFrances Carr b. 1813
     Keturah Thorpe was born in 1847 at Lewes, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Frances Carr.
Keturah Thorpe was baptized on 2 May 1847 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.
Keturah Thorpe also went by the name of Kitty.

Family

Child

Leonard Thorpe

b. circa 1911
FatherWilliam John Thorpe b. Sep 1880, d. 17 Feb 1974
MotherMaggie Blanche Oatway b. 1881, d. 1967
     Leonard Thorpe was born circa 1911. He was the son of William John Thorpe and Maggie Blanche Oatway.

Lillian Thorpe

b. 21 November 1915
FatherHerbert Stanley Thorpe b. 30 Jan 1891, d. 8 Aug 1982
MotherGrace Owen b. 24 Mar 1890, d. 21 Aug 1967
     Lillian Thorpe was born on 21 November 1915. She was the daughter of Herbert Stanley Thorpe and Grace Owen.
Lillian Thorpe married Ronald Robinson circa 1940.

Family

Ronald Robinson
Marriage*
Lillian Thorpe married Ronald Robinson circa 1940. 

Louise Charity Thorpe

b. 8 March 1874, d. 27 December 1953
FatherAlfred Thorpe b. 8 Jan 1843, d. 29 Jul 1916
MotherMary Ann Callaway b. 2 Dec 1850, d. 4 Sep 1920
     Louise Charity Thorpe was born on 8 March 1874 at 69 Gladstone Rd, Portsea, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of Alfred Thorpe and Mary Ann Callaway.
Louise Charity Thorpe married Thomas Hammet in February 1899.
Louise Charity Thorpe died on 27 December 1953 at Metropolitan Hospital, Hackney, London, England, at age 79.

Family

Thomas Hammet b. c 1875
Marriage*
Louise Charity Thorpe married Thomas Hammet in February 1899. 

Lucy Thorpe

b. 19 October 1834
FatherJohn Thorpe b. 9 Jun 1808
MotherFrances Carr b. 1813
     Lucy Thorpe was baptized on 19 October 1834 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Frances Carr.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Margaret Oatway Thorpe

b. 1905
FatherWilliam John Thorpe b. Sep 1880, d. 17 Feb 1974
MotherMaggie Blanche Oatway b. 1881, d. 1967
     Margaret Oatway Thorpe was born in 1905 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of William John Thorpe and Maggie Blanche Oatway.
Margaret Oatway Thorpe married Reginald Raphael Clipstein in 1944 at Bethnal Green, London, England.1
Margaret Oatway Thorpe was a doctor of medicine.

Family

Reginald Raphael Clipstein b. 1904, d. 1971
Marriage*
Margaret Oatway Thorpe married Reginald Raphael Clipstein in 1944 at Bethnal Green, London, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1944, Bethnal Green, Vol 1c Page 146."

Marjorie Gwendoline Thorpe

b. 1909
FatherGeorge Albert Thorpe b. 29 Sep 1876, d. 22 Feb 1967
MotherAnnie Elizabeth Chess b. 21 Aug 1878, d. 3 Jan 1977
     Marjorie Gwendoline Thorpe was born in 1909 at Woolwich, London, England.1 She was the daughter of George Albert Thorpe and Annie Elizabeth Chess.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1909, Woolwich, Vol 1d Page 1253."

Martha Thorpe

b. 18 February 1776, d. 17 June 1858
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 19 Mar 1740, d. 1822
MotherJane Baker b. 12 Dec 1742, d. 1802
     Martha Thorpe was born in 1776 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe was baptized on 18 February 1776 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Jane Baker.
An illegitimate child, Martha, was baptised to Martha Thorpe and William Stapely on 16 June 1804. They did not marry. Martha's first and only marriage was to William Langridge 6 September 1809 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe married William Langridge, son of John Langridge and Elizabeth Chandler, on 6 September 1807 at Fletching, Sussex, England, witnesses John Langridge and Charles Wood. William is of Little Horsted, Martha is of Fletching.1
On 7 June 1841 Martha Thorpe and William Langridge lived at Caton's (part of), Fletching, Sussex, England, William is 60 years of age, and Martha 65 years (Ages over 15 were rounded down to the nearest 5 years, over 70 to the nearest 10).2
On 30 March 1851 Martha Thorpe and William Langridge lived at Uckfield Union Workhouse, Uckfield, Sussex, England, Both paupers and both 74 years of age.3
Gwen Street of Queensland, Australia writes that "the daughter Jane Langridge was tried and convicted at the Sussex Quarter Sessions Court on 11th April 1834 for the offence of 'stealing a shirt'. She was sentenced to seven years and transported to Sydney, NSW on the ship "Mary", arriving 6th September 1835, aged 27 years, Protestant. The ship carried 177 female prisoners and 26 children. She married Charles BONNELL (Gwen's G-G-Grandfather) at Glendon, NSW on 22 May 1837 and had one son, James Charles BONNELL on 10.12.1837. Jane was widowed the following year when Charles died on 9.12.1838 and it is believed that she later married a Mr. ASTON but no record of this has been found yet. Jane's convict number was 157-158 and she recorded as having a sallow complexion, 5ft 4ins in height, brown/grey hair and brown eyes. She had lost a front upper tooth, had a scar on the back of her left hand and a mole on her left shoulder. Her occupation was "housemaid, 8 months at a public house".
Jane had a daughter Sophia Henrietta Langridge, born 15.12.1834 (possibly born at sea, or just before she left England) and baptised in Australia on 8.10.1835. She would have been pregnant when convicted at the Sussex Quarter Sessions on 11.4.1834. Sophia died in Newcastle Goal aged 13 months and was buried 6.2.1836 at Christ Church in the NSW County of Northumberland. From Newcastle Goal, Jane must have been assigned to Glendon Estate where she would have met Charles. Charles was with Heneage Finch, the surveyor, until 1837. The surveyor's home, 'Laguna House' at Luskintyre on the River Hunter (127 miles from Sydney), is an historic site and visitors pay to go through it. Jane and her son James Charles Bonnell must have lived in Bonnell's Bay area after Charles’s death. Charles BONNELL was also a convict, having been sentenced to life for stealing a horse in 1824. At the time of their marriage he had a ticket of leave and she was a bonded convict. Their application to marry was found in the Church of England parish register for Newcastle, NSW at Newcastle University".
All this information has come from Gwen Street.
William and Martha's child William Langridge (b. 1817) married Mary Burgess of Buxted in 1852 and had seven sons. They lived all their lives in Fletching. Neil Langridge of Dartford, Kent is a descendent of William and Mary.
Martha Thorpe died on 17 June 1858 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England, at age 82. She died of old age.4
Note that Martha's death certificate gives her occupation as "widow of George Langridge, labourer". This is considered to be a mistake and should be William Langridge. The fact that the informant was Mary Jeffery supports the death certificate being the correct one. Her age is given as 84 years and "of Hortsed Green" is recorded on the burial. A possible source for this confusion is that there was a George and Martha Langridge in Fletching, with three of their children being baptised 1853, 1855 and 1857. The child baptised in 1857 (Thomas) has a note "died" on the baptism. It does appear that this Martha Langridge could have died between 1857 and 1868, as the next baptism is to a George and Maria Langridge in 1868.
Martha Thorpe was buried on 20 June 1858 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England, 84 years old, abode Horsted Green.5

Family 1

William Stapely b. c 1780
Child

Family 2

William Langridge b. 13 Apr 1783, d. 20 Aug 1851
Marriage*
Martha Thorpe married William Langridge, son of John Langridge and Elizabeth Chandler, on 6 September 1807 at Fletching, Sussex, England, witnesses John Langridge and Charles Wood. William is of Little Horsted, Martha is of Fletching.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England.
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1640 folio 443 page 30."
  4. [S221] Death certificate of Martha Langridge, died 17 Jun 1858, registered 19 Jun 1858 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 71).
  5. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "84 years old, abode Horsted Green."

Martha Thorpe

b. 16 June 1804
FatherWilliam Stapely b. c 1780
MotherMartha Thorpe b. 18 Feb 1776, d. 17 Jun 1858
     Martha Thorpe was born in 1804 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe was baptized on 16 June 1804 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Stapely and Martha Thorpe.

Martha Thorpe

b. 20 October 1883, d. 1932
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 15 Dec 1858
MotherMary Ann Fuller b. 1858, d. 1908
     Martha Thorpe was born on 20 October 1883 at 11 Brook St, Lewes, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Mary Ann Fuller.
Martha Thorpe married Frederick George William Henry Crockett on 7 May 1904 at Lewes, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe died in 1932 at Lewes, Sussex, England.
Martha Thorpe was buried on 23 March 1932 at St Johns sub Castro, Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Frederick George William Henry Crockett b. 26 Sep 1874, d. 31 May 1938
Marriage*
Martha Thorpe married Frederick George William Henry Crockett on 7 May 1904 at Lewes, Sussex, England
Child

Mary Thorpe

b. 20 October 1765
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 19 Mar 1740, d. 1822
MotherJane Baker b. 12 Dec 1742, d. 1802
     Mary Thorpe was born in 1765 at Fletching, Sussex, England.
Mary Thorpe was baptized on 20 October 1765 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Jane Baker.
There is an Archdeaconry of Lewes marriage licence for John Weller and Mary Thorpe on 7 Dec 1805. John is a yeoman, widower otsp and Mary is of Maresfield and 39+ years old. The actual marriage in Maresfield on 10 Dec 1805 is recorded in the Sussex Marriage Index as John Weller marrying Elizabeth Thorp, not Mary. Also, there are two children baptised to a John and Elizabeth Weller in Maresfield in 1806 and 1809 (Henry and Eliza resp.) There are no baptisms for a John and Mary Weller. This needs further investigation.
Another possible marriage for Mary Thorpe is 19 Dec 1792 Mary Thorpe married Joseph Holman (lic.) at Fletching. Mary was of Fletching. The marriage licence has Mary's age as 24+ years which would put her birth c1768, so this marriage is probably not for our Mary Thorpe.1

Citations

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

Mary Thorpe

b. 2 February 1732
FatherNicholas Thorpe b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742
MotherSusanna Hames b. 17 Apr 1695, d. 1734
     Mary Thorpe was baptized on 2 February 1732 at Fletching, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Nicholas Thorpe and Susanna Hames.

Mary Thorpe

b. 1564
FatherJohn Thorpe d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett d. 1594
     Mary Thorpe was baptized in 1564 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Mary may be the same person as Mercy.

Mary Ann Thorpe

b. 24 January 1819
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 9 Aug 1773, d. 1856
MotherJane Ellis d. 1839
     Mary Ann Thorpe was baptized on 24 January 1819 at Maresfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Jane Ellis.

Mary Jane Thorpe

b. 15 January 1845
FatherWilliam Thorpe b. 6 Jul 1806
MotherHannah Carr b. 21 Sep 1817, d. 27 Sep 1860
     Mary Jane Thorpe was born on 15 January 1845 at Lewes, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Thorpe and Hannah Carr.

Mercy Thorpe

b. circa 1580, d. 1639
FatherJohn Thorpe d. 1607
MotherAlice Bowett d. 1594
     Mercy Thorpe was born circa 1580 at England. She was the daughter of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
Mercy may have been the same person as Mary.
Mercy Thorpe married George Turner in 1606 (to be checked.)1
Mercy Thorpe left a will made on 6 July 1638 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.2
"In the name of God Amen this sixth day of July in the thirteenth year of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God king of England, Scotland, France and Irelande defender of the faith. I Mercie Turner of Lingfield in the county of Surrey widdow being of perfect remembrance thanks be given to God therefore revokeing all former willes do make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following, first I command my soule into the hands of Allmighty God hoping to be saved by the merite of Jesus Christ my Saviour, and my body to be buryed by the grave of Sir Firancis Howard Knighte next unto my husband deceased in the high chancell of the parish church of Lingfield aforesaid. Item I give unto the Church of Lingfield aforesaid a silver flaggon of the value of tenn poundes to be bought and provided by my executor hereunder named within one quarter of a year after my decease for the use of the blessed sacrement of the Lords supper. Item I give unto the poore the summe of Tenn pounds to be distributed amounge them upon the day of my buryall. Item I give unto Bridgett Thorpe the daughter of John Thorpe late of Lingfield Gent deceased my brother the sume of Twelve Pense. Item I give unto Anne Thorpe, Mary Thorpe and Katherine Thorpe the three other daughters of the aforesaid John Thorpe my brother the severall sumes of one hundred poundes a peece to be put out by my executor presently uppon my decease for their best advantage and to be paid unto them as shall the interest and proffit of it when they shall accomplish their severall ages of one and twentie years, and if any of them dye before they shall accomplish the said age of one and twenty years then my will and meaning is, that her or their portion for dying amongsteth those last whoassed? shall come to her or them who shalbe liveing and surviving. Item I give unto the three children of Giles Thorpe of Ifielde my brother in the county of Sussex Gent deceased tenn pounds a peece. Item I give unto Alice Rogers the wife of Daniell Rogers of Hoadely in the county of Sussex Gent the sume of one hundred pounds of good lawfull English money and my best suite of Dyaper Lynnen. Item I give unto the three daughters of Richard Thorpe of Worthe in the county of Sussex Gent, Mary, Anne and Elizabeth the severall summes of forty pounds a peece, and to every one of the sonnes tenn pounds a peece of current English money to be put out together for their best advantage by my executor and to be paid unto them with the interest and profit of it, when they shall accomplish their severall ages of one and twenty yeares. And if any of them dye before they shall accomplish the said age of one and twenty yeares, then my will and meaning is that the portion of him, her or them be dying shall be equally devided amonge the rest that shalbe living and surviving. Item I give unto the said Richard Thorpe aforenamed of Worth Gent and William Thorpe his brother unto John Thorpe of Sussex Gent my nephew and to his three children and to the two children of George Thorpe of Lyndfield deceased my nephew, to every one of them severally twenty shillings a peece. Item I give unto George Turner of Lingfield aforesaid gent and to every one of his children twenty shillings a peece. Item I give unto John Turner and Ellen Turner the children of John Turner of Hamm Gent my Godchildren twentie shillings a peece. Item I give unto the fewer daughters of George Holmedon of Etonbridge (Edenbridge) in the county of Kent Gent Joane, Mary, Katherine and Anne, to every one of them five pounds a peece. Item I give unto theese my Godchildren William the sonne of George Saxbee, Mercey the daughter of Arthur Underhill and Margarett the daughter of Thomas Hoggett to everie one of them twentie shillings a peece. Item I give unto Marie the wife of Arthur Underhill and Joane Penyall? Widdow tenn shillinges a peece, to make my body ready for the buryall. Item I give unto theise that have formerly beene my sirvante Mary the wife of George Holmeden Gent, Anne the wife of William Saxbie, Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Hoggett and Anne the wife of Alan Fenner the like sumes of tenn shillinges a peece. Item I give to Annie Pratt my olde servant twenty shillinges. Item I give unto Mary Thorpe, Anne Thorpe and Elizabeth Thorpe the daughters of Richard Thorpe of Woorthe gent aforenamed, to every one of them severally two payre of sheetes One dozen of napkins One table cloth and one towell and the rest of my lynnen I give to be equally devided amoung Anne Thorpe, Mary Thorpe and Katherine Thorpe the daughters of John Thorpe my brother aforenamed deceased. Item I give to all the attenders about my buryall, to the marryed men two shillinges and sixe pence a peece and to the younge men twelve pence a peece for their paynes. Item my will and meaning is that all these legacies above bequeathed for which tymes of payment are not already set down shalbe well and truly paid by my executor within one year after my decease. The rest of my goodes and chattells movable or unmovable, household stuffs, moneys or moneystake whatsoever, my debtes paide and legacies and funerall expenses discharged, I give and bequeath unto Alan Carr of Chiltington in the county of Sussex clarke whom I do hereby appointe and ordayne to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament And I doe intrust John Turner of Hamm Gent and Thomas Turner his brother my Kynsemen to be my overseers to see this my last will and testament performed according to my true intent and meaning and I do hereby give them twenty shillinges a peece in token of my love. In witness whereof I have hereunto left my hand and seale the day and yeare above written. The marke of Mercey Turner, sealed signed and delivered in the presence of ‘George Blundell, William Plawe?"
(Transcription by Jeremy Clarke of the Felbridge History Group.)
Mercy Thorpe died in 1639 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
Mercy Thorpe was buried in 1639 at Lingfield, Surrey, England.
Her estate was probated on 25 March 1639 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Kent, England.2

Family

George Turner
Marriage*
Mercy Thorpe married George Turner in 1606 (to be checked.)1 

Citations

  1. [S375] Will of John Thorpe of Worth, Surrey, England, made 10 Oct 1605, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 May 1607. (TNA: PROB 11/109/345).
  2. [S377] Will of MerceyThorpe of Lingfield, Surrey, England, made 6 Jul 1638, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 25 Mar 1639. (TNA: PROB 11/179/570).