Manoah Bostick Hampton and Cynthia Mitchell Hampton
     “Lilie” Hampton             4 oldest children of Lilie Hampton & Walter McClure          Lilie Hampton McClure and her family, 1923

Virginia Sanders  Mylius

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Birmingham, AL    

Complete notes and sources available upon request.
The early de HAMPTON’S - continued (page 5)

The previous 3 pages detailed information - only based on my research, you understand - about the early de Hampton family.    So what about our Hampton family who were in Tickenham Parish, Middlesex, England?      I believe it is possible that THOMAS de HAMPTON and his wife Juliana de Bigdoun were the parents of RALPH.    

First Generation

1. RALPH DE HAMPTON [b. abt 1390 - ?] was born about 1390 [per LDS] in Tunstall, Wolverhampton, Stafford, England.
Early Chancery Proceedings, Bundle 69, #897:  AGNES, late the wife of RALPH HAMPTON, Richard Colwyche and Thomas Walle,  chaplains, feoffees to uses.   Lands of the said Ralph….Stafford.  [not dated]
misc notes:   There was a RALPH de HAMPTON who was in Staffordshire 1395 [18 Richard II] so surely not this Ralph, but....

May 8, 1395, Westminster:  RALPH de HAMPTON for not appearing to answer Aymer de Lichefeld touching a debt of 100s and to render 18L to Cornelius de Wyrley and William de Aylewyn, executors of the will of Roger de Wyrley, and to answer Robert de Ferrers, knight, touching a trespass.

1431, 9 Henry VI:  'London and Middlesex Fines: Henry VI', A Calendar to the Feet of Fines for London & Middlesex: volume 1: Richard I - Richard III (1892), pp. 182-202.  Walter Gautron, citizen of London, and William de Swanlond. Premises in Herfeld, which WILLIAM HAMPTON, and JOAN, his wife, held. (Remainders). Anno 9.

1442:   Anno 20 Henry VI [cal 1442] "Feet of Fine" for London & Middlesex:   #101:   John Dewedeney and Joan his wife, and JOHN HAMPTON, late of London, "Pynner," and ALICE his wife.  Premises in Westbraynford.

'Flyleaf, folios 1-10: c.1460 - c.1463', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: L: Edward IV-Henry VII (1912), pp. 1-20.The Feast of St. Matthew, Ap. [21 Sept.], 1 Edward IV. [A.D. 1461], in the presence of Richard Lee, the Mayor, Thomas Ursewyk, the Recorder, John Norman, William Marowe, Matthew Philip, John Walden, Thomas Cook, John Feld, Ralph Josselyn, Thomas Oulegreve, William Taillour, Hugh Wyche, John Stokker, George Irland, Richard Flemyng, John Lambert, and Robert Basset, Aldermen, and very many Commoners, summoned to the Guildhall for the election of Sheriffs, John Lok, vintner, was elected one of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex (fn. 12) by the Mayor, and George Irland, grocer, was elected the other Sheriff by the Commonalty.  The same day, Thomas Thorndone, draper, was elected Chamberlain for the ensuing year; Peter Alphold and Peter Calcot were elected Wardens of the City's Bridge; Thomas Oulegreve, William Taillour, Aldermen, William Corbet, Robert Scrayngham, William Hampton, and Nicholas Marchall, Commoners, were elected Auditors of the accounts of the Chamberlain and Wardens in arrear.   Afterwards, viz., on the eve of St. Michael [29 Sept.], the said Sheriffs were sworn at the Guildhall, and on the morrow of the said Feast were presented, admitted, and accepted before the Barons of the Exchequer.

RALPH married Agnes [possibly].
They had the following children:
+ 2 M i. GILBERT DE HAMPTON was born about 1430 and died between Feb-Sept, 1475.  
Second Generation
2. GILBERT DE HAMPTON (RALPH) was born about 1430 in Tunstall. He died between Feb-Sept, 1475 [probably in London] and was buried in the church of the Grey Friars of London.
LDS IGI:   John Hampton's father was Gilbert Hampton born in Tunstall in 1430.

[1330 - through 1485], 3 Edward III:   Held by The National Archives, Kew  
Content  -  C 143  Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III [NOTE:  Richard III reigned 1483, 2 years] -       C 143/207  Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land.
Scope and content The abbot and convent of Oseney to retain a messuage and land in Hampton Gay acquired of WILLIAM son of GILBERT de HAMPTON, land in Wyke acquired of Reynalda de la Wyke, land in Bruggesete by Oxford acquired of Thomas le Mareschal, and land in the suburbs of Oxford acquired of Bartholomew de Henxey and John le Medeward. Oxford.

B.1799 - B.1900
Surrey.B. 1822. Grant by Alice . . . . spinster, to Adam Red, of a curtilage in the town of Kingeston. Witnesses, Hugh de Excambio, GILBERT de HAMPTON, and others. Injured.

"Early Chancery Proceedings - Bundle 48, found in Lists and Indexes by Great Britain Public Record Office:    #54:  Frank Vanderburg [before the mayor and sheriffs of London] Breach of promise made by GILBERT HAMPTON of London, skinner, not to sue for a certain debt for three years.  Corpus cum Causa.  London.  

1468:   Surrey Taxation Returns: Fifteenths and Tenths, Being the 1332 Assessment ...by Surrey (England), J. F. Willard, H. C. Johnson, Surrey Record Society - Taxation - 1932 - 239 pages, on Page 107
E. 179/276/ 3 1468 (1) Commission to Collectors Southwark Collectors : GILBERT HAMPTON skynner,  

1475:  Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office:    GILBERT  HAMPTON, citizen and skinner of London, to Thomas Wyndesore, gentleman, John Taillour, Thomas Pernell, Robert Nore and Thomas Laman, each butcher of London, their executors and assigns.  Gifts of all his goods and chattels and of all debts to him due.   Dated 9 February, 14 Edward IV - Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 March [1475]

From: 'London and Middlesex Fines: Edward I', A Calendar to the Feet of Fines for London & Middlesex: volume 1: Richard I - Richard III (1892), pp. 49-77:       209. Alan le Waleys, of Ockeley, and GILBERT de HAMPTON.   Premises in Hampton. Anno 22.  'Wills relating to Grey Friars, London: 1432-81', Additional material for the history of the Grey Friars, London  (1922), pp. 92-109:

1475. * Gilbert Hampton, "citizen and skynner of London, dwellyng in Bermondesey Strete in Southwerk." To be buried "in the Chirche of the Grey ffreres of London, in the North Ile of the same Church, about the Middele Arche of the same Ile." Bequeathed "for my burieng place there to be hadde," 20s. Two of the torches used at his burying were bequeathed to the Friars to serve them at the High Altar. His "monthmynd" was to be kept at the Grey Friars.
Will dated 1 Sept., 1475. Proved 21 Sept., 1475. 20 Wattys

Gilbert HAMPTON   (d.1475) of London.  Skinner.    He lived in Bermondsey  Street, Southwark.
  1 Sep.1475 He made his Will.  
21 Sep. His Will was proved.
He was buried in the church of the Grey Friars of London.  

Blessed Giles of Assisi - Page 108 - by Walter Warren Seton, Leo - 1918 - 94 pages, mentions Gilbert:  William Blount lay in the same place at the head of his father's tomb. Grey Friars, pp. 88-9. 1475. * GILBERT HAMPTON, " citizen and skynner of London

The Bede Roll of the Fraternity of St. Nicholas By N. W. James, V. A. James, Guildhall Library (London, England), London Record Society  "Among the deaths for 1476 (187) Perhaps the GILBERT HAMPTON, citizen and skinner, of St. Olave Southwark who wished to be buried in the church of the Greyfriars in London."

History of Greyfriars: The Register', The Grey Friars of London (1915), pp. 1-15.
Gylbert Hampton, St. Olyf, Southwark; Grey freres, London; 1475. P.C.C., 20 Wattys.

The repute of the Grey Friars Church made it a favoured place for the burial of persons of rank, of the upper class of London citizens, and of Italian merchants who died in London; many of these last were buried in the Chapel of St. Francis. Hence we get a record of extraordinary value for the historian and genealogist. But this does not exhaust its importance. The care and precision with which it was compiled enables us to derive from it information of the greatest value for a restoration of the plan and arrangement of the church. The list is in divisions according as the monuments were situated in the Choir, its Chapels, the Belfry or Walking-place, the Altars, the Nave, and the Cloisters.

“Robert Hampton of London, 'scryvaner,' son and heir of GILBERT HAMPTON late skinner (pelliparii) of London and AGNES…..”  [this quote confirms Agnes was Gilbert’s wife]

They had the following children:
3 F i. Elyn DE HAMPTON was born about 1457 in Southwark, London, England.
4 M ii. Robert DE HAMPTON1 was born about 1459 in Southwark, London, England. [confirmed!]
Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office, mentions ROBERT:   ROBERT HAMPTON of London, 'scryvaner,' son and heir of GILBERT HAMPTON late skinner (pelliparii) of London and AGNES…..

+ 5 M iii. JOHN* DE HAMPTON [born abt 1460?] was born about 1460. [need to confirm!]
6 M iv. William DE HAMPTON was born about 1463 in Southwark, London, England.
Third Generation
5. JOHN* DE HAMPTON [born abt 1460?] (GILBERT, RALPH) was born about 1460 in Southwark, London, England.  [need to confirm!]
[probably 1485-1500] Early Chancery Proceedings, Bundle 81:   Mattice Severyn of Brabant, merchant, from the mayor and aldermen of London:  Arrest at the suit of JOHN HAMPTON, of London, pouchmaker, c'estiorari.   London.

By the late fifteenth century 'Stroudwaters' and 'Castlecombes' had become household words both in England and on the Continent as trade names for particular kinds of fine woolen cloth, much in demand among foreign buyers on the London market.  

From this interesting paper, it mentions John Hampton, knight, of Minchinhampton...who in 1477 owned property in Strode.   It makes the comment that John had been left 23 tenancies by his father (but doesn't give the father's name), and that Sir John's brother (or uncle) was a citizen and fishmonger of London, becoming Lord Mayor in 1472.   

LDS IGI:   Thomas Hampton's father John Hampton was born 1460 in Southwark

He had the following children:
+ 7 M i. THOMAS DE HAMPTON * was born about 1491.
Fourth Generation
7. THOMAS DE HAMPTON * (JOHN*, GILBERT, RALPH) was born about 1491.
There other was a Thomas Hampton in Middlesex in 1577.   Could this Thomas still have been alive then?   Could he have had a son named Thomas?   

From: 'Middlesex Sessions Rolls: 1577', Middlesex county records: Volume 1: 1550-1603 (1886), pp. 103-111.

1577:  20 May, 19 Elizabeth.—True Bill that, at Wappynge co. Middlesex on the night of the said day, John Bootes late of London yoman (not in custody) broke burglariously into the dwelling-house of THOMAS HAMPTON gentleman (the said Thomas and his family being at that time there), and stole therefrom "a medley grene" woollen-cloth cloak worth forty shillings, of the goods and chattels of the said Thomas: And That Susanna Quiney, late of London spinster, and Richard Quynney late of London yoman (both being 'extra prisonem'), knowing that the said John Bootes had committed the said burglary, received, aided and comforted him on 8 June 19 Eliz. at Charingecrosse in the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. G. D. R., . . . . 20 Eliz.

LDS IGI:   John Hampton born 1520 - his father was Thomas Hampton who lived from 1491-1591? Both in Twickenham

Calendar to the Sessions Records, by Great Britain Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Middlesex), Great Britain Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Middlesex) Standing Joint Committee - Court records - 1614 - Page 191:   THOMAS HAMPTON of St. Olave's, co. ... for the said Thomas Hampton to appear ; and of the said Hampton for John Prichard of St. Olave's aforesaid...

Oxford (in the Bodleian Library - possibly dated between 1460 and 1472, but the date is mutilated)    "Mutilated deed relating to the differences between the abbot and convent of Oseney and the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford (c. 146), Ch: 109.   [And next:]:  "William, the abbot, and the convent of Oseney, manumit THOMAS HAMPTON, son of THOMAS  HAMPTON, senior, their sef, from villenage, etc. [date mutilated], Ch 110."

Twickenham Parish, hundred of Isleworth, abt 12 miles west southwest of the centre of the City of London, and less than two mi. from Teddington Parish … … formerly written Twicknam… At the southern extremity of the village, fronted by a lawn sloping to the verge of the river, is a modern residence, which occupies the site of Pope's villa [the poet]… The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London… in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church… is dedicated to St. Mary, and … in the interior is a monument to the memory of Pope, erected by Bishop WARBURTON; and another to Mrs. CLIVE, the actress… foundation of John and Frances West, who conveyed estates in trust to the Governors of Christ's Hospital… a benefaction by Frances WEST… to be laid out in land for the use of the Clothworkers Company.

THOMAS married Spouse Unknown.
They had the following children:
8 M i. JOHN HAMPTON * was born 1517/1520 in Twickenham Parish, Middlesex, England (?).   
I believe it entirely probable that our Hampton's were – for a time -- in Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, and following are some notes on the Hampton's there.    Please note that LAURENCE HAMPTON was buried there in 1612.    It is also too coincidental to know that the brasses of John and his wife "Helen" or "Elyn" who are buried in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, had a daughter named Alice, just as this John did...

The book, The Brasses of England, says: Monumental Brasses of Glouestershire, Minchinhampton:  JOHN HAMPTON , gent, 1556, and wife ELYN in shrouds, with 6 sons and 3 daughters (the eldest dame Alice), engraved circa 1510..Haines.   Position:  Rudder, in his History of Gloucestershire, 1799, records that this monument was on a flat stone in the north aisle; but it is now to be found affixed to the north wall at the west end of the church.   Thought the date on this brass in 1556, Mr. Haines in his Manual says that it was engraved about 1510 and the date 1556 subsequently added.    Most monuments represent people as they appeared in life, but John and Elyn Hampton are represented in their shrouds.   The shrouds are tied above and below the figures, which are recumbent "in an attitude of prayer,," but the head of the husband is turned a little to his left and the head of the wife is turned a little to her right; the wife being on her husband's left hand.   Below the father are six sons; and under the mother are three daughters.  The eldest son is clothes int eh garb of monk.     The eldest daughter Alice is dressed as a nun.   The other two daughters were probably young at the time of the execution of the brass, or had died young, for they are represented bareheaded with flowing hair.   Sir R. Atkyns says that John  Hampton was High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in the reign of King Edward II.   Sir R. Bigland , quoted Fullers, reports that "in 1314 King Edward II, John de Hampton was sheriff of this county, and was continued for four years."  A Sir William Hampton was Sheriff of London in 1462, and Mayor in 1472.    "Amberley is a large tract of common given to poor housekeepers by the supposed benefaction of Alice Hampton, daughter of John Hampton."    The monastery of Syon was founded by Henry V in 1414.    As the monastery had the manor of Minchinhampton granted it by its founder, it is most probable that Dame Alice  Hampton was a member of that society."  

Monumental Brasses of Glouestershire, c 1510:  Minchinhampton:  JOHN HAMPTON and wife ELYN in shrouds.  Their daughter, Dame Alice, in the dress of a nun.    (have also seen the wife's names spelled "Helen"}

See the notes for Alice... who likely wasn't a nun at all...but a benefactress - apparently she never married?    

LDS IGI:    Lawrence Hampton born 1555 - father was John Hampton born in 1520. Both in Twickenham

Deerhurst, Gloucestershire -   HOW ARE THESE HAMPTON’S RELATED?    Perhaps they aren’t?   But the presence of a Laurence Hampton is very intriging.

Volume 1 1559-1661  - Part 4 – Burials 1601-1623, 1630

1603  26 January Elizabeth Hampton
1604  18 April Margeret Hampton
1606  14 June Sibill Hampton wife of John Hampton
1607  17 June Anne Hampton [wife of John Hampton in BT]
1612  20 July Johne Hampton
1612  29 August Elenor Hampton
1612  14 September John Hamptone [Senior in Bishops Transcript]
1612  11 November LAURENCE HAMPTON
1613  10 November Niclas Hampton
1614  29 December Ann Hampton daughter to John Hampton
1621  19 January Margaret Hampton
1622  24 December John Hampton of Walton
1623  12 December Thomas Hampton sonn of John Hampton
1616  9 December Hugh Hampton

1628  23 August - Thomas ye son of Thomas Hampton
1631  9 February John Hampton
1646  Joane Hampton the daughter of John Hampton & Mary his wife
1648  Mary Hampton the daughter of John Hampton & Mary his wife
1650  Elizabeth Hampton the daughter of John & Mary his wife
1654  Thomas Hampton the son of John Hampton & Mary his wife
1656[?]  John Hampton the son of John Hampton & Mary his wife


JOHN married Unknown.
9 M ii. Barnard HAMPTON [leased Twickenham Manor) [died 1572] died [will proved 1572]. [relationship!? – still working on this!]
The IMPORTANT QUOTE:    “In 1569 the manor house at Twickenham was leased to Catherine and Barnard Hampton (which Barnard had been clerk of the Council to Edward VI, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth).  William Hampton of Virginia may have been to the manor born."

Memorials of Twickenham - by Richard Stuteley Cobbett:    The manor house [at Twickenham] stood opposite the church. Tradition reports it to have been the residence of one of Henry VIII.'s queens. It also acquired the name of Arragon House, but the supposition that Catherine of Arragon lived in it is probably an error. Catherine of Braganza, queen of Charles II., is said to have inhabited it for a time.* It is supposed also to have been a part of Queen Catherine Parr's jointure, who may have used it during her residence at Hanworth or Hampton Court. It was leased to several persons : in 1557 William Russel had a grant of it for twenty-one years. In 1569 a new lease was granted to BARNARD HAMPTON, (who had been Clerk of the Council to King Edward VI., Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth), and CATHERINE his wife. In 1583 a lease of twenty-one years was granted to John Hall. In 1603 another lease, for fifty years, commencing in 1625, was granted to Richard Breame and Robert Holland, but it was assigned in the next year to William Carey. In 1635 the house was in the occupation of Lady Walter, relict of Sir John Walter, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, who probably had resided in it also, for at his death, in 1630, he left a benefaction to the poor of Twickenham. In 1650 the house and park adjoining (the lease being then vested in John Browne, Esq.) were sold to John Walker. The survey taken in that year describes two round rooms in a brick turret, and mentions a fair hall wainscotted, in which was a screen of excellent workmanship. Subsequently the manor house was leased to Sir William Perkins; it was successively in the occupation of Mr. Scott,—"the English Can'aletto" —a celebrated painter of sea pieces and landscapes, and Mr. Marlow, another artist of equal celebrity; then for many years it was the residence of the Rev. Henry Fletcher, curate of the parish, after whose death Mr. Sandoz kept in it a seminary for boys, whom he educated on the Pestalozzian system.   The greater portion of the house was taken down a few years back. A piece of it still survives now,

1545, 36 Henry VIII:   "Osias d'Arranda, born in this realm son of Philip d'Arranda, merchant, apprentices to BARNARD HAMPTON clothworker.  Martinmas"

"On May 25, 1552, a letter was written by the Privy Council to the Chancellor of the Augmentations "to make out a booke unto Armigill Waade and BARNARD HAMPTON, Clerkes of the King's Majesty's Privy Council, of his Highness gifte of Trinitie Church in York, with all manner of tymber, bells, glasse, stone, and other things to the same church belonging."   

BARNARD HAMPTON was one of four who witnessed a codicil to the will of Queen Mary in 1558.  

Under date of March 30, 1563, and in relation to two Spanish papers Challoner advises that "MR. HAMPTON or Mr. Armigil Wade, so sufficient Castilians, shall well translate it."

 These were the funeral trophies of Richard Burton, Esq. (brother to Mabell Viscountess Bindon, and uncle to Frances Duchess of Richmond and Lennox), and ANNE his wife, the daughter and sole heiress of BARNARD HAMPTON , Clerk of the Council to Edward VI. Mary, and Elizabeth. The quartering of Mascally (Fitz-william ?) was borne by Sir WILLIAM HAMPTON, Lord Mayor of London in 1472.

Index of Wills Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury:

1577:   ALICE HAMPTON, Fraislby [Frisby?] Leicester - 19 Daughtry

1572:   BARNARD HAMPTON, Esquire, London, Isleworth, Twickinham (sic) Middlesex) - 33 Daper

1580:  ROBERT HAMPTON, Saham-Toney, Norfolk - 40 Arundell

1583:  ROBERT HAMPTON, yeoman, Much Hadham, Stortford, Stocking-Pelham, Herts; St. John's College, Cambridge - 28 Rowe

Barnard married Catherine WALSHONE (dau of Walter  Walshone).  – Had an only duaghter