Nicholas Thorpe

b. 17 April 1738

Parents:

Father: Nicholas Thorpe b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742
Mother: Elizabeth Arnold b. 13 Apr 1705, d. 1791
Last Edited: 23 Apr 2011

Susanna Hames

b. 17 April 1695, d. 1734

Parents:

Father: John Hames b. c 1654
Mother: Elizabeth Payne b. 1 Dec 1656
Last Edited: 3 Jan 2014

Family:

Nicholas Thorpe b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742

Children:

Eliza Thorpe b. 25 Mar 1730
Mary Thorpe b. 2 Feb 1732
John Thorpe b. 18 Sep 1734

Citations

  1. [S245] Website "Ancestors of Mandy Willard" (http://www.mandywillard.co.uk/) "http://www.mandywillard.co.uk/surnames/thorpe/…."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Eliza Thorpe

b. 25 March 1730

Parents:

Father: Nicholas Thorpe b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742
Mother: Susanna Hames b. 17 Apr 1695, d. 1734
Last Edited: 23 Apr 2011

Mary Thorpe

b. 2 February 1732

Parents:

Father: Nicholas Thorpe b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742
Mother: Susanna Hames b. 17 Apr 1695, d. 1734
Last Edited: 23 Apr 2011

John Thorpe

b. 18 September 1734

Parents:

Father: Nicholas Thorpe b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742
Mother: Susanna Hames b. 17 Apr 1695, d. 1734
Last Edited: 23 Apr 2011

Richard Thorpe

b. 27 April 1670, d. 1741

Parents:

Father: Benedict Thorpe b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
Mother: Susannah Brown b. 7 Jun 1635, d. 1692
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2019
  • Birth: Richard Thorpe was born in 1670 at Buxted, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Richard Thorpe was baptized on 27 April 1670 at Buxted, Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of Benedict Thorpe and Susannah Brown.
  • 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.)
  • Anecdote*: 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.
  • Death*: Richard Thorpe died in 1741 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Richard Thorpe was buried on 13 January 1741 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.
  • Will*: 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

Children:

William Thorpe b. c 1695, d. 1786
Richard Thorpe b. c 1697, d. 1745
John Thorpe b. 2 Feb 1700/1, d. 1746
Nicholas Thorpe+ b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742
Benjamin Thorpe b. 7 Nov 1707
Thomas Thorpe b. 24 Feb 1710/11, d. 1794
James Thorpe b. c 1714, d. 1795

Elizabeth Clark

b. circa 1674, d. 1761
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Family:

Richard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741

Children:

William Thorpe b. c 1695, d. 1786
Richard Thorpe b. c 1697, d. 1745
John Thorpe b. 2 Feb 1700/1, d. 1746
Nicholas Thorpe+ b. 17 Apr 1704, d. 1742
Benjamin Thorpe b. 7 Nov 1707
Thomas Thorpe b. 24 Feb 1710/11, d. 1794
James Thorpe b. c 1714, d. 1795

William Thorpe

b. circa 1695, d. 1786

Parents:

Father: Richard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
Mother: Elizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Family:

Anne Locke b. 1694, d. 1763

Richard Thorpe

b. circa 1697, d. 1745

Parents:

Father: Richard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
Mother: Elizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

John Thorpe

b. 2 February 1700/1, d. 1746

Parents:

Father: Richard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
Mother: Elizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Family:

Mary (?)

Benjamin Thorpe

b. 7 November 1707

Parents:

Father: Richard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
Mother: Elizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Family:

Anna Sansum b. 16 Sep 1707

Citations

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

Thomas Thorpe

b. 24 February 1710/11, d. 1794

Parents:

Father: Richard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
Mother: Elizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Family:

Elizabeth Duffield b. 28 Apr 1707

Citations

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

James Thorpe

b. circa 1714, d. 1795

Parents:

Father: Richard Thorpe b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
Mother: Elizabeth Clark b. c 1674, d. 1761
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Citations

  1. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Benedict Thorpe

b. 16 November 1634, d. 1697

Parents:

Father: John Thorpe b. c 1608, d. 1659
Mother: Joan (?) b. c 1612, d. bt 1642 - 1647
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2019

Family:

Susannah Brown b. 7 Jun 1635, d. 1692

Children:

Benedict Thorpe b. 13 May 1666, d. 1695
Richard Thorpe+ b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
Elizabeth Thorpe b. 23 Mar 1672/73
John Thorpe b. 28 May 1676
William Thorpe b. 10 Mar 1677/78, d. 1680
Thomas Thorpe b. 29 May 1681

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Susannah Brown

b. 7 June 1635, d. 1692

Parents:

Father: William Brown b. 1604
Mother: Susanna Cooper b. c 1605
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2019

Family:

Benedict Thorpe b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697

Children:

Benedict Thorpe b. 13 May 1666, d. 1695
Richard Thorpe+ b. 27 Apr 1670, d. 1741
Elizabeth Thorpe b. 23 Mar 1672/73
John Thorpe b. 28 May 1676
William Thorpe b. 10 Mar 1677/78, d. 1680
Thomas Thorpe b. 29 May 1681

Citations

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

Benedict Thorpe

b. 13 May 1666, d. 1695

Parents:

Father: Benedict Thorpe b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
Mother: Susannah Brown b. 7 Jun 1635, d. 1692
Last Edited: 16 Dec 2017
  • Baptism*: Benedict Thorpe was baptized on 13 May 1666 at Buxted, Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of Benedict Thorpe and Susannah Brown.
  • Marriage*: Benedict Thorpe married Mary Poolly on 22 April 1688 at Maresfield, Sussex, England, surname THARP.1
  • Anecdote*: Mandy Willard writes:
    However, Benedict's wife's name was recorded as Anne against the baptisms of some of their children. I have checked the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index and the marriage to Mary was the only one found. Anne/Mary Poolly's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me. Either Anne and Mary were one and the same or Mary died soon after they married and Benedict married Anne almost straight away.
    Benedict and Anne/Mary had 5 known children:
    John Thorpe was baptised on 14 September 1690 in Buxted. His mother's name was recorded as Anne.
    Elizabeth Thorpe was baptised on 13 March 1691/2 in Buxted. Her parents were recorded as Benjamin Thorpe, junr, and Mary. But this seems to be the only mention of a Benjamin, and Elizabeth fits into the pattern of baptisms for Benedict. Also Elizabeth's sister Judith named a son Benjamin.
    Thomas Thorp was baptised on 12 November 1693 in Buxted. His mother's name was recorded as Ann.
    Mary Thorp was baptised on 28 April 1695 in Buxted. Only her father's name was recorded in the baptism register. She may have married William Brann on 3 April 1730 in Buxted.
    Judith Thorpe was baptised on 27 September 1696 in Buxted, nearly 7 months after the death of her father. Her mother's name was not recorded in the baptism register. She married Richard Tugwell in 1724.2
  • Death*: Benedict Thorpe died in 1695 at Buxted, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Benedict Thorpe was buried on 1 March 1695/96 at Buxted, Sussex, England.

Family:

Mary Poolly

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S245] Website "Ancestors of Mandy Willard" (http://www.mandywillard.co.uk/).

Elizabeth Thorpe

b. 23 March 1672/73

Parents:

Father: Benedict Thorpe b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
Mother: Susannah Brown b. 7 Jun 1635, d. 1692
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

John Thorpe

b. 28 May 1676

Parents:

Father: Benedict Thorpe b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
Mother: Susannah Brown b. 7 Jun 1635, d. 1692
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

William Thorpe

b. 10 March 1677/78, d. 1680

Parents:

Father: Benedict Thorpe b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
Mother: Susannah Brown b. 7 Jun 1635, d. 1692
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Thomas Thorpe

b. 29 May 1681

Parents:

Father: Benedict Thorpe b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
Mother: Susannah Brown b. 7 Jun 1635, d. 1692
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

John Thorpe

b. circa 1608, d. 1659

Parents:

Father: Giles Thorpe b. 19 May 1577, d. 1632
Mother: Rachel Parker b. c 1580, d. 1644
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016
  • Birth*: John Thorpe was born circa 1608 at England.
  • He was the son of Giles Thorpe and Rachel Parker.
  • Marriage*: John Thorpe married Joan (?) circa 1630.
  • Death*: John Thorpe died in 1659 at Worth, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: John Thorpe was buried on 29 April 1659 at Worth, Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote*: It is not definite but appears probable that John is the man who married Eleanor (as a second wife) who was buried at Worth in 1648. John was himself buried at Worth, a gentleman, in 1659.

Family:

Joan (?) b. c 1612, d. bt 1642 - 1647
  • Marriage*: John Thorpe married Joan (?) circa 1630.

Children:

Giles Thorpe b. c 1630, d. 1689
Rachel Thorpe b. 14 Mar 1632/33, d. 1663/64
Benedict Thorpe+ b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
Eleanor Thorpe b. 11 Jul 1639, d. 1648
Joan Thorpe b. 5 Jan 1642/43

Joan (?)

b. circa 1612, d. between 1642 and 1647
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016
  • Birth*: Joan (?) was born circa 1612 at Sussex, England.
  • Marriage*: Joan (?) married John Thorpe, son of Giles Thorpe and Rachel Parker, circa 1630.
  • Married Name: As of circa 1630, her married name was Thorpe.
  • Death*: Joan (?) died between 1642 and 1647.

Family:

John Thorpe b. c 1608, d. 1659

Children:

Giles Thorpe b. c 1630, d. 1689
Rachel Thorpe b. 14 Mar 1632/33, d. 1663/64
Benedict Thorpe+ b. 16 Nov 1634, d. 1697
Eleanor Thorpe b. 11 Jul 1639, d. 1648
Joan Thorpe b. 5 Jan 1642/43

Giles Thorpe

b. circa 1630, d. 1689

Parents:

Father: John Thorpe b. c 1608, d. 1659
Mother: Joan (?) b. c 1612, d. bt 1642 - 1647
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Citations

  1. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Rachel Thorpe

b. 14 March 1632/33, d. 1663/64

Parents:

Father: John Thorpe b. c 1608, d. 1659
Mother: Joan (?) b. c 1612, d. bt 1642 - 1647
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Eleanor Thorpe

b. 11 July 1639, d. 1648

Parents:

Father: John Thorpe b. c 1608, d. 1659
Mother: Joan (?) b. c 1612, d. bt 1642 - 1647
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Joan Thorpe

b. 5 January 1642/43

Parents:

Father: John Thorpe b. c 1608, d. 1659
Mother: Joan (?) b. c 1612, d. bt 1642 - 1647
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Giles Thorpe

b. 19 May 1577, d. 1632

Parents:

Father: John Thorpe b. c 1540, d. 1607
Mother: Alice Bowett b. c 1540, d. 1594
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2019
  • Birth: Giles Thorpe was born in 1577 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
  • Baptism*: Giles Thorpe was baptized on 19 May 1577 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett.
  • Marriage*: Giles Thorpe married Rachel Parker on 27 May 1600 at Worth, Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote: The marriage has been transcribed in the SFHG Marriage Index as 2 May 1600 Rachel PARKER and Giles THANGEE, gent were married at Worth, West Sussex. The style of writing can make transcription difficult.1
  • Anecdote*: Giles was sent to New College, Oxford in 1588 at the age of twelve (see "Alumni Oxoniensis"). The Oxford History volume on The Reign of Elizabeth, pp320321, says that the universities at this time were run down, corrupt in the election of scholars and fellows. So Giles was either very bright or his father bribed to get him in. Giles would possibly have been at Oxford in 1592 when the Queen visited there. The courses of study were limited to theology, law, Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy, medicine, mathematics, dialectic, rhetoric, Greek and Hebrew.
    He lived at Ifield, a gentleman, and was buried there in 1631. His will was proved 5 March 1631 at P.C.C. (Perogative Court of Canterbury).
  • Death*: Giles Thorpe died in 1632 at Ifield, Sussex, England.
  • Will*: Giles Thorpe left a will made on 13 February 1631/32 at Ifield, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote: "In the name of God Amen, the thirteenth day of February in the seventh yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God King of England, Scotland, Firaunce and Ireland defender of the faith. I Gyles Thorpp of Ifield in the county of Sussex gent being weake in body but in good and perfect remembrance (I thank god for it) Do ordeine and make this my last will and testament in manner and form followinge first I comend my soul to Jesus Christ by whose merrittes alone I hope to be saved and my body to the earth to be buried after the manner of Christian buriall at the direction of myne executrix here after named. Item I give and bequeath to John Thorpp my eldest sonne five pounds to be paid him within on yeare after my decease. Item I give to Gyles the sonne of my said John Thorpp five pounds to be paid to him when he shall accomplish the age of one and twenty yeares the reason why I give not more to mine eldest sonne is that my freehold land descendeth to him after my death and the death of Rachell my lovinge wife to whom it is conveyed by good assurance for her joyniture duringe her life. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Alice Smallpiece one hundred poundes to be paid to her within one yeare after my decease neverthelesse my true meaninge herein is that if mine executrix complane that I give one hundred poundes to her or any of her children during my life after the date of these present then I give to her but five pounds to be paid to her within one year after my decease. Item I give to Rachell and Sarah the daughters of my said daughter Alice, to each of them five pounds to be paid to them when they shall accomplish the age of one and twentie yeares and if any of the said children dye before her legacy be paiable that then her legacye remaine to the surviver. Item I give and bequeath to Richard Thorpp my younger sonne five poundes to be paid to him within one year next after my decease. Item I give fourty shillings to the poore to be paid to them upon the day of my buriall. Item I give to John Bristow of Charlewood in the county of Surrey Clerke and to Allen Wallis of Newdigate in the said countie yeoman, my loving friends whome I appointe overseers to this my will to each of them tenn shillings to be paid to them within one moneth after my decease. All the rest of my goodes and chattelles whatsoever not before given my debtes and legacies paid and funerall expenses discharged I give and bequeath to my lovinge wife Rachell whome I ordaine and make my whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament provided neverthelesse that if it shall happen my said executrix to bee married and take on husband (shee having a joyiture as aforesaid with it good meanes for her) then my will and full minde is that the one moytie or halfe of the whole sume of my goodes and chattelles which mine inventory shall amount unto after my debtes and legacies be paid and funerall discharged be equally devided to my said three children John Thorpp, Richard Thorpp, and Alice Smallpiece, and to the heires of them and each of them, and if any of them dye without heires of his or her body lawfully begotten or to be begotten before the time appointed for the payment of his or her said legacy my will and minde is that such legacie or legacies remaine and go to the surviver or survivers of my said children, and their heires as aforesaid equally devided. Item my will and meaning is that if my said executrix shalbe willing to pay the said legacy half mentioned at any tyme in the tyme of her widowhood that Shee have an acquittance for the discharge of what Shee hath paid, that Shee may not be in any danger to paye any legacye, or fee thereof twice. And if any doubt arrise concerning any word or intente in this my last will, I will that my said overseers or any of them (who fully know my mind) Shall explaine it) And I doe hereby revoke all former willes by me made, And I will that this present will shalbe reputed and taken for my veri true and last will. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto left my hand and seale in the presence of Gyles Thorpp, Benjamin Browne, John Bristow."
    (Transcription by Jeremy Clarke of the Felbridge History Group.)
  • Burial*: Giles Thorpe was buried on 20 February 1631/32 at Ifield, Sussex, England.
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 5 March 1632 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Kent, England.2
  • Anecdote: On 6 Jan 2012 Helen Wright writes: I noticed the entry saying that Giles studied at Oxford. I hadn’t heard of this before and checked it out. On looking I discovered that the entry certainly does look as though it’s our Giles. What really thrilled me was the further discovery that not only Giles went to Oxford. His brother Nicholas also went to Oxford on the same day to also study matriculation. Also Thomas had studied there a few years earlier, and John’s (1527-1607) grandsons also attended. The book is available from google.
    There is a possible entry for John (1527-1607) too, although how to prove it is our John, is a different matter. It just reads : Thorpe, John (Thrope), B.A. supd. March 1537-8 See Foster’s Index Eeel.
    The book Helen refers to is "Alumni Oxoniensis".

Family:

Rachel Parker b. c 1580, d. 1644

Children:

John Thorpe+ b. c 1608, d. 1659
Alice Thorpe b. c 1610
Richard Thorpe b. c 1612

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S378] Will of Gyles Thorpp of Ifield, Sussex, England, made 13 Feb 1632, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 5 Mar 1632. (TNA: PROB 11/161/399).

Rachel Parker

b. circa 1580, d. 1644
Last Edited: 27 Apr 2019
  • Birth*: Rachel Parker was born circa 1580 at Sussex, England.
  • Marriage*: Rachel Parker married Giles Thorpe, son of John Thorpe and Alice Bowett, on 27 May 1600 at Worth, Sussex, England.
  • Married Name: As of 27 May 1600, her married name was Thorpe.
  • Anecdote*: The marriage has been transcribed in the SFHG Marriage Index as 2 May 1600 Rachel PARKER and Giles THANGEE, gent were married at Worth, West Sussex. The style of writing can make transcription difficult.1
  • Death*: Rachel Parker died in 1644 at Ifield, Sussex, England.

Family:

Giles Thorpe b. 19 May 1577, d. 1632

Children:

John Thorpe+ b. c 1608, d. 1659
Alice Thorpe b. c 1610
Richard Thorpe b. c 1612

Citations

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

Richard Thorpe

b. circa 1612

Parents:

Father: Giles Thorpe b. 19 May 1577, d. 1632
Mother: Rachel Parker b. c 1580, d. 1644
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Alice Thorpe

b. circa 1610

Parents:

Father: Giles Thorpe b. 19 May 1577, d. 1632
Mother: Rachel Parker b. c 1580, d. 1644
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016