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THE CLAYPOOLE FAMILY IN AMERICA



VOLUME I



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COMPILED BY



EVELYN CLAYPOOL BRACKEN





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DEDICATED TO:

MY HUSBAND
E. PERRY BRACKEN



W PARENTS
MERLE J. f. IVA (KING) CLAYPOOL



MY CHILDREN
CALVIN L. ft LOIS (REESMAN) STEVENS
CHARLES DALE f. HELEN (HAMILL) REESMAN



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DEBRA MARIE 6. TERRY LEE STEVENS

DAVID CHARLES, DIANNE LYNN, 6. DONNA JEAN REEShAN



AND ALL OUR ANCESTORS



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THE CLAYPOOLE FAMILY IN AMERICA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS « VOLUME I 1

THE AUTHORS 2

CLAYPOOLE COAT OF ARMS 3

FOREWARD 4

ROYAL DESCENT OF THE CLAYPOOLE FAMILY 5-7

DESCENT FROM MAGNA CHARTA BARONS 8

THE CLAYPOOLE FAMILY IN ENGLAND 9-10

THE FIRST CLAYPOOLES IN AMERICA 11-14

A. EDWARD, BARBADOS, WEST INDles 11

B. NORTON, PHILADELPHIA, PA. & DELAWARE . 12

C. JAMES, PHILADELPHIA, PA 13-14

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN CLAYPOOLE (JAMES) 15-23

A. BRINGHURST FAMILIES 15-23

B. FOULKE FAMILIES 15-16,18,20

JAMES CLAYPOOLE, JR. (JAMES), VIRGINIA BRANCH 23-24

DESCENDANTS OF PRISCILLA CLAYPOOLE (JAMES) 24-25

A. CRAPPE, JONES, & ADAMS FAMILIES ..... 24-25

DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL CLAYPOOLE (JAMES) 26-45

A. MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, & NEW JERSEY BRANCHES 26-45

GEORGE CLAYPOOLE (JAMES), PHILADELPHIA, PA 46-47

DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH CLAYPOOLE (JAMES) 48-151

A. GEORGE CLAYPOOLE 48

B. JOSEPH CLAYPOOLE, JR., VIRGINIA & OHIO BRANCHES .... 49

C. JAMES CLAYPOOLE, PENNSYLVANIA & OHIO BRANCHES 50-51

1. JAMES CLAYPOOLE, JR., ARMSTRONG CO., PA. BRANCH . . 54-55

a. W. PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, IOWA, & MINNESOTA BRANCHES

2. ABRAHAM GEORGE CLAYPOOLE, OHIO BRANCH 56 -^f^l

INDEX: CLAYPOOLE GIVEN NAhESi SURNAMES i-vil (^i^'Wi. /£"/



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THE AUTHOSS

EVELYN CLAYPOOL BRACKEN, daughter of Merl J. & Iv* (King) Claypool was born
6 /A /I 909 at Ford Cliff, Manor Twp., Armstrong Co., Pa. Graduated from Indian*_
State University, Indiana, Pa. in 1935, BS degree, and from Bucknell Unlversit"
Lewisburg, Pa. In 1942, MS degree. Conpleted Appraisal Course I, American Ins.*
tltute of Btoal Estate Appraisers, in 1948 at St. Petersburg, Florida. Taught I
school at Midway, Pa.j Verona, Pa.j Bucknell University; Pennsylvania State »
University, State College, Pa.; and Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florid,
Sold real estate at Lakeland, Florida. Married (1) 6/4/1926, Golden E. Reesm*
son of JaMS B. & Sarah (Claypoole) Reesman; (2) 4/3/1949, E. Perry Bracken, S(
of William & Martha (Anderson) Bracken. Resi 1480 Water St., Indiana, Pa. 151
Children of 1st marriagei

Lois Arline Reesman b. 4/4/1928 m. 6/24/1950, Calvin L. St<ti
Charles Dale Reesman b. 7/24/1929 m. 6/9/1956, Helen Hamlll

WALLACE LI9t"?- CLAYPOOL, son of Addison K. & Mona (Bowser) Claypool, was born
8/17/1895 in Blue Grass, Iowa. He was in the Mexican Border Service (Pershing^
served in World War I, Field Artillery from 1916 to 1/1919, discharged as 1st
Lieutenant. Graduated from Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana in 1923, BS c-
gree in Chemical Engineering; Chemistry Metalurgy in 1925. Chief Engineer with
Pump Co. With a partner, acquired controlling interest In the Aurora Pump Co. i
1937 which they developed from 12 employees to over 300 when they sold the busia
to New York Air Brake Co. in 1952. Married (1) 6/13/1923, Irene Wheeler Gilbei
born 1/19/1896; died 3/27/1948; (2) 7/26/1953, Esther Alma Paulus. Resi Box t
Densmore Road, R. D. 3, Aurora, 111. 60504
Children of 1st marriagei

Gilbert Lionel Claypool b. 12/18/1924; d. 8/30/1926

David Lionel Claypool b. 3/23/1933; m. 3/6/1954, Harriett Ha

JaiMs Wallace Claypool b. 12/12/1934 m. 6/22/1957, Virginia Wl

ARTHUR M. HURST, son of Frank M. & Elizabeth (Claypool) Hurst, was born 9/14/18
in Clark Co., Illinois. He came to Chicago where he worked as a photographer '
Marshall Field & Co. for 24 yrs; worked for Cresent Studio as their photographe
in the advertising business for 22 yrs. In his younger days, his hobby was mou
eering and has climbed many of the major peaks from New Mexico and Arizona to
northern rockies in Canada. He is an outstanding artist and is noted as the "Q
of Claypool Geneologists." Unmarried. Resi 8607 S. Honore St., Chicago, 111.

SARAH MARGARET CLAYPOOL WILLOUGHBY, daughter of Austin B. & Minerva (Renfrew) j
Claypool, was bom 10/15/1917 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Graduated from Westel
Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky. in 1938, BS degree, and from Purdue Unit
slty, Lafayette, Indiana, in 1950 with the PhD degree in Chemical Engineering. |j
Research Chemist with the Monsanto Chemical Co., Boston, Mass., 1950-51. Assc^i
Professor of Chemistry at the Arlington, Texas branch of the University of Texa
Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Indiana and Texas. Married '.
8/30/1938, John Richard Evans, II of Louisville, Ky. who was killed 12/19/1942
World War II (rating Aviation Cadeti Pilot); (2) 6/18/1948, Ollf Glen Willough
Resi 1630 Pecan Park Drive, Arlington, Texas 76010 ■'

Child of 1st marriagei

Richard Claypool Evans b. 10/9/1939 m. l/28/n63, Carol A. Raj

Children of 2nd marriagei

Sarah Peyton WiUoughby b. 5/1/1949 m. ^j

Stephen Burrell WiUoughby b. 2/19/1952 '<^



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JThe following is an exact copy of the grant of arms to "James Clepole," 1583, sent to
^he Pennsylvania Historical Society by J, Rutgers Le Royt (Heralds* College, K.I. p. 219)

"THE GRANT OF ARMS TO CLEYPOLE - T0 all and Singular, as well Nobles & Gentleacn as
others to whom these presents shall come. Robt Cook, Esqr ats Clarencieulx principal
JHerald and King of Arms of the East South and West parts of this realm of England fr«»
li>he River Trent Southwards sendeth Greeting.

''<*Whereas anciently from the begining the valient & vertuous Acts of worthy persons
nave been comended to the World with sundry Monuments and Remembrances of their good
Ideserts, amongst the which the chleftest and most usual hath been the bearing of Signs
fiin Shields called Arms, which are evident demonstrations of Prowess and Valoir diverslye
distributed according to the qualities and deserts of the persons meriting the same,
to the entent yt such as by their vertues do show forth to the advancement of the
common weale the shine of their good life and conversation in daily practise of
lyings worthy and comendable, being the right and perfect tokens of a Noble dis-
position, may therefore receive due Honor in their lives, and also derive the same
Successively to their posteritie after them, and being credibly informed not only
by common renown but also by report of divers Gentlemen worthy of Credit that James
Clepole of Norborow in the County of Northampton gent hath long continued in virtue
and in all his affairs hath so vertuously behaved himself that he hath well deserved
uid is worthy to be from henceforth admitted accepted and received into the number
9f other ancient Gentlemen.

"For remembrance where of I the said Clarencieulx King of Arms have by power and
iuthorite to my office annexed & granted by Letters Patent under the great Seal of
England, devysed & ordained & assigned unto and for the said JAMES CLEPOLE the Arms
ind Crest hereafter followingi That is to say The fylde gold, a Cheveron Azure
between three Roundles, or otherwise in blason Horts, and to his Crest upon the
lelme on a Wreath gold and Azure, out of a Crowne, A Flower de luce Silver, Mantled
^les doubled Silver, as more plainly appeareth depicted in this margent.

:*To have and to hold the said Armes and Crest to the said JAMES CLEPOLE, Gentleman
,ind to his posteritie, with due differences and they the same to use and enjoy for
ever without impediment lett or Interruption of any person, or persons according
to the antient Law of Arms. In witness whereof I the said Clarencieulx King of
irmes have sett hereunto my hand and seal of office the I7th day of June in the
fear of Our Lord God 1583 and in the 25 year of the Reign of Our most gracious
ioveraign Lady Queen Elizabeth etc.

I'Signed Robt Cooke alias Clarencieulx Roy Darmes."

'Transcribed from ye Original Grant in the hands of George Leafield of Longthorpe,
Ssqr, produced at Peterborough 26 July 1681 and compared by me

"Grery King Rougedragon"
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FOREWORD

"Th« Claypooles were • genteel end ancient family seated at Norborough, In
the County of Northampton (England), upon the borders of Lincolnshire,
possessing considerable estates In both these countries." (Memoirs of the
Protectorate House of Cromwell by Mark Noble) Their lineage can be traced
back through many kings, barons and others of noble ancestry. "The Claypoole
family was eminent in England, the land of its origin. One of Its sons (John)
married a daughter of Oliver Cromwell. From its ancestral home . . .It fur-
nished a group of distinguished soldiers, statesn»en and patriots to Its land."
(The Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia 8/20/1852) Adam Cleypole, Esq. married
Lady Dorothy Wingfield, daughter of Sir Robert Wlngfleld and his wife, Elisabetl
Cecil, sister of Lord Burleigh, prime minister of England during the reign of
Queen Elleabeth. Three of their grandsons, Edward, Norton, and James Claypole,
sons of Sir John and Mary (Angell) Claypole, came to America during the 17th
century. They played an important part in helping Will lam Penn make his colony
a success. Little do we appneciate the trials and tribulations of our first
ancestors in America so that we might enjoy "the blessings of liberty to our-
selves and our posterity."

Edward Claypoole settled in Barbados, W.I .,C^orton^ettled in Delaware, and
James in Philadelphia, Pa. Some of the writings of this James Claypoole have
been preserved by the Pa. Historical Society and have recently been published
in book form. Excerps from some of his letters tell of his great faith in Godi

". . .We have no cause to repent our coming hither, but to bless the
Lord for his leading hand and counsell." ". . .Truly my desire Is yt we
may have an Eye to ye Lord In all our undertakings. . .so shall righteous-
ness establish our Nation. . ." "Since we came from England as well as
before, the Lord our God has been with us and blessed us and preserved us
through many trials and dangers." ". . .So my friend, let us look to ye
Lord and trust in Hln."

Descendants of Norton and James Claypoole were pioneers In Maryland, Virginia,
Western Pennsylvania, and Ohio. James Claypoole, Jr., a great-grandson of
IdeiI grant James, was the first white settler at Klttannlng, Armstrong Co., Pa. '
James Claypool (born 1701), grandson of James or Norton Claypool, or both,
settled In Old Virginia, now Hardy Co., W. Va. Their descendants are now
scattered all over the United States, They intermarried with families of
distinction and are related to some of the earliest and most eminent settlers
of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa,
Illinois, etc. It Is the purpose of this book to give you the names of some
descendants of thete l■mlgI^ants. Volume I lists their ancestors In England ^
and the descendants of John, Nathaniel, Prlscllla, and Joseph Claypoole through
the 9th generation. Volume II will give the descendants of James Claypool,
bom 1701, who settled In Virginia.

Marriage connections between the various branches of The Claypoole Family
include the families of Campbells, Clark(e)s, Collins, Conwells, Coopers,
Davidsons, Green(e)s, Johnsons, Jennings, Jones, Millers, Montgomerys,MorrlsonSi' *■
Reeds, Robertsons, Rogers, Smiths, Thompsons, Walkers, Whites, Wilsons, Wri^tSi
Williams, etc. ^



So now let us "remember the days of old, (and) consider the years of many
generations. . ." (Deuteronomy 32 i7)

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ROYAL DESCENT OF THE CLAYPOOL FAMILY
THROUGH CHARLeL MARTEL, CHARLEMAGNE & WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR

1
HELI, King of the BriCains. Died 62 B. C.

( LUD, " " •• 62 B. C.

THEOMAtrriUS, or TENACIUS, King of the Brltains, succeeded his uncle Casslbllan

48 B. C. Died 26 B. C.
' CUNOBELIN, or KIMBELINE, King of the Britains, or rather of the Trinobantes,

26 B. C. Died 17 A. D. Uas a favorite of Augustus.
ARVIRAGUS, succeeded A. 0* AA. Died A. D. 74. Married Genissa, dau. of Emperor

Claudius.
^ MARIUS, succeeded A. D. 74. Died 125. Wife was a dau. of Boadicaa, Queen of the

Incenians.
i COLIUS (old King Cole) was educated in Rone. Succeeded 123. Died 170 and was

succeeded by his son Lucius, who was first Christian King in the world.
ATHILDIS, wife of Marcomir IV, King of the Franks 128.
i COLDOMIR IV, King of the Franks 149. Died 166. Married Hasilda, dau. of King

of Rugij.
FARABERT, King of the Franks, 166. Died 186.
SUNNO or HUNNO, King of the Franks, 186. Died 213.

HILDERIC, King of the Franks, 213. He built Hidelburg Castle 214. Died 233.
" BARTHERUS, King of the Franks, 253. Died 272.
. CLODIUS III, or CLOGIO, King of the Franks, 272. Died 298.
WALTER, King of the Franks, 298. Died 306
DAOOBERT, King of the Franks, 306. Died 317.
' COLODOMIR, King of the Franks, 319. Died 337.
RICHIMIR, II, King of the Franks, 337. Slain in battle 330. Married Hastila.
THEODOMIR, King of the Franks, 350. Was taken by Emperor Julian, who slew him

and his mother in 360.
CLODIUS V, or CLOGIO, King of the Franks, 360. Died 378.
"DAGOBERT, First Duke under the Romans. Died 389.
GENEBALD, Duke. Died 419.
ARGOTTA, "The mother of all the Kings of France." Was wife of PHARAMUND, Duke

of the East Franks 404. Elected King of the West Franks 419/20 or 424,

called by historians the First King of France.
CLODIO, or CLODIUS invaded Gaul and took Artois, Cambray, Tournay, etc. as far

as the River Somne, residing at Omiens. Died 445 or 44'7. His wife was Basina,

a widow, dau. of Weldephus, King of the Thuringians.
SIGMERUS I, married a dau. of Ferreolus Tonantius, a Roman senator and son-in-
law of Emperor Avitus.
FERREOLUS, Duke of the Moselle and Markgrave on the Schelde.
AUSBERT. DIED 750. Married Blithidls, dau. of Clothary I, King of France.
ARNOALDUS, Markgrave of the Schelde. Married Oda, a Swablan lady, and after her

death turned monk, and went into the Monastery of St. Martin in Villa Longa,

which he had built. He succeeded St. Aigulphus as Bishop of Mentz. Died 601.
ST. ARNOLPH, the first Major Domus of Clothary II. After his wife's death he was

Bishop of Mentz. He died a hermit 641, and afterwards was canonized. He is

the common Patriarch of the Carolingian and Capetian Kings.
ANCHISES, or ANDEGISUS, Markgrave of the Schelde, and in his wife's right Duke

of Brabant. Was also Major Domus of King Childeric II. Slain 685. Married

Begga, heiress of Brabant.
PIPINUS HERISTALLUS, or CRASSUS. Duke of Brabant 685. Duke of the Austrasian

Franks 660. Died Dec. 16, 714. Founder of the Carlovingian line.
CHARLES MARTEL, King of the Franks. Born 690. Married Lady Botthrude. Succeeded

his father as Major Domus and Duke of Brabant 714. At the Battle of Tours

in 732, he gained a most imlortant victory over the Saracens. He died 741.
PIPIN, born 714. Duke of Brabant 741. He deposed King Childeric IIT, and was

crowned King of the Franks 752, by St. Boniface, by authority of i»ope

Zacharias. Pope Stephen III came to France in 753, and next year annointed

Pipin and his sons Caroloman and Charles. Established parliaments in France

Jan. 18, 757. Died 768.



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3^. CHARLBttGKE, or CHARLES I, THE GREAT, King of the Franks and Roman Emperor, Born >
April 2, 1L2.. He was King of France 768, and of Italy Ilk, and of Germany 785. _ He
■ade the Saxons and all the heathens whom he conquered receive the Christian faith.
In 799 the Romans revolted against Pope Leo III, and were brought into subjection b;
Charlemagne. For this he was crowned with the iron crown of the Western Empire by
Pope on Christmas day 800. He died Jan. 28, 8U. He had four wives. By his first ■
Hildegardis, whom he married 768, divorced 769, restored 771, and who died 783, he 1
three sons; -Charles King of Germany died 811; Pipin King of Italy died 810; Louis I
the Ploua, succeeded his father in France, Germany and Italy 814.. _ ,.

35. LODIS I., the Pious, succeeded his father 8U. He gave each of his sons the title d

dignity of a king and partitioned the French monarchy among them, and so weakened %

gorenment. His sons became proud and rebelled against their father, and deposed him 8^

but the peers of the Bnpire restored him 834., when he pardoned his sons. He died 8,

HIb second wife was Judith the Fair, daughter of Welphus Count of Altorf in Suavia^.

36. CHARLES II., Calvus, or the Bald. Bom 823. Was King of France 840, Emperor 875, a:

Oct. 6,878. Married Hennintrudis, daughter of Odo, Count of Orleans. His second w
was Rlchildis, daughter of Aldemir, Count of Aldemir Walde, in France, and sister o:
Boso, King of Burgundy. By his second marriage he had a daughter Judith.

37. JUDITH married 1st Ethelwulfe, King of England. She married 2nd Ethelbald, King of^

Sogland, the son of Ethelwolfe, £ind her step-son.. They were married in 857. She
■arrled 3rd Baldwin I., Count of Flanders, 862, by whom she was the mother of Bald«l

38. BALDWIN II., Count of Flanders and Artois died 918. Married ALFRITHA, daughter of

Alfred the Great, King of England.

39. Amolph I., the Great,, Count of Flanders eind Artois. Died 965. Married Alisa or Ar?<

daughter of Herbert 11., Count de Vermandois.

40. BALDWIN III., Count of Flanders and Artois. Made Regent 958. Died 962. Married Mech-

or Matilda, daughter of Herman Billung, Duke of Sacony.

41. ARNOLPH II., Count of Flanders and Artois. Died 988. Married Suca nn a, called Rosa^

daughter of Berenger II., King of Italy.

42. BALEWIN IV., Barbatus, Count of Flanders and Artois, Created Count of Yalenciens lOC

Died 1036. Married Ogive or Otgina, daughter of Frederick, Count of Luxembourg, C01
of Moselle, of Salm in Ardenner-Wald . Baldwin II., is said to have also married
Eleanora, daughter of Richard II., Duke of Normandy.

43. BALEWIN v., Count of Flanders and Artois, Regent of France. Died 1067. Married Ada

or Alisa, daughter of Robert II., King of France.
U. LADT MATILDA, of Flanders, married WILLIAM I., the CONQUEROR, King of England.

45. HENRI I., Beauclerc, succeeded his brother William II., and was crowned Aug. 5,1100.

had long wars with his brother Robert, whome he at last captivated and put out his »
Then he called a general assembly of the three estates of the kingdom to meet at
Salislxiry 1116, which ever since has been called the Parliment. He defeated the J^
in Normandy 1119, and died Dec. 2, 1135, and was buried at Reading Abbey. He marrj*
lat Maiid, daughter of Halcoln III., King of Scotland.

46. MATILDA, or MAUD. Bom 1104. Married 2nd April 3, 1127, Geoffery, Count of Anjou, t

Plantagenet. She died Sept. 10,1167. .,

47. HKHRT II., Short-Mantle, King of England. Bora 1133. Knighted by David, King of Sci

1148. Crowned Dec. 19, 1155. Married Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitan, daughter of
William v., Duke of Aquitane.

48. JOHN, King of England. Bora Dec. 24,1160. Died May 27, He had a stormy reii

and was forced by the barons in 1214^ to aenew the Magna Charta. Married 2nd Isab*;
daughter of Aymer de Tallefer, Count of Angoulesme in 1210.

49. HEMHJ III., King of England. Bora Oct. 1, 1206. Crowned Oct. 28,1216. Died Nov. lo

Married Jan. 14,1236 Eleanore, daughter of Raymund Berenger, Count of Province.

50. EDWARD I., King of England. Bora July 17,1239. Proclaimed King 1272. Crowned AugJ

1274, and undertook a crusade to the Holy Land 1269, captured Nazareth. Conquered/
Scotland in 1296. Died July 7,1307. Married Ist Princess Eleanor, daughter of
Ferdinand III., King of Castile.

51. PRINSESS ELIZABETH PLANTAGENET. Married Humphrey de Bohun, fourth Earl of HEREFOE

ESSEX, Lord High Constable of England. Knighted 1321.

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52. WILLIAM de BOHUN, created, 1337, Earl of Northampton, Installed K. G. 1349.
Died 1360. Married Lady Elizabeth, dau. of Bartholomew, Baron de Badlesmere.

53. LADY ELIZABETH de BOHUN, married Sir Richard Fitt-Alan.K.Go, 10th Earl of

Arundel .

54. LADY ELIZABETH FITZ-ALAN, died July 8, 1425. Married 2nd Sir Robert Goushill,

Knt., Lord of Hault Hucknall Manor, County Derby, who had been an Esquire to the
first Duke of Norfolk. Issuej Elizabeth Goushell; Joan Goushell, m. Thomas
Stanley, K. G., died 1458. Son of John Stanley and wife Isabel Harrington.

55. LADY ELIZABETH GOUSHILL, co-heiress, married 1st Sir Robert Wingfleld, Knt., of

Letheringhani, «''>*=folk, died 1431.

56. SIR HENRY WINGFIELD, of Orford, Suffolk. Married 2nd Elisabeth, daughter of
Sir Robert Rook, or Rowks.

57. SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD, of Upton, married Margery, daughter of George Quarles of
Norfolk.

58. SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD of Upton, married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Cecil of
Burleigh, Sheriff of Northamptonshire and custodian of Windsor Castle.

59. LADY DOROTHY WINGFIELD, buried at Norborough Nov. 7, 1619. Married Adam
Cleypole, Esq. She was a niece of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, and Prime
Minister of England under Queen Elizabeth.

60. SIR JOHN CLAYPOLE was baptized 4/13/1595; died about 1664. Married Mary
Angell, dau. of William Angell, Esq. of London. Three of their sons, Edward,
Norton, and James, came to America. Another son. Lord General John Claypoole,
married Elizabeth Cromwell, favorite daughter of Oliver Cromwell.

DESCENT FROM PIPIN, KING OF ITALY

PIPIN, King of Italy, was the son of Charlemagne (No. 34). He married Berthle,
daughter of William, Count of Thoulouse. He died 810. He was one of the
ancestors of WlUlan I, called the Conqueror. He became Dxike of Normandy In
spite of all opposition, and by virtue of the gift of Edward the Confessor, he
claimed the throne of England and took possession of It by conquest, when he
defeated King Harold at Hastings, 10/14/1066. He died 9/19/1087. He married
Matilda or Maud (No. 44), daughter of Baldwin Vo

THE SAXON KINGS OF ENGLAND - LINEAGE TO ALFRED THE (SEAT

WODEN, King of the Saxons, A. D. 256, was their deified Mars, Frea, or Fria.
His queen was adored by hem as the Goddess Venus. He died A. D. 300. They
were ancestors of ALFRED THE GREAT. He went to Rome and was crowned by Pope
Adrian 872. The Danes under Rollo neduced his kingdom to Somerset, Hampton and
Wiltshire. He absconded to the Isle of Anglesey in disguise. Then he set upon
the Danish camp and routed them. He forced their King, Guthram or Godrum, to
be baptized and called Athelstane. He expelled the Danes from his kingdom 879.
He died 10/28/900 or 901. He has been called "the first clvllizer of the English,
who in their time were so Ignorant, that there was scarcely a priest that under-
stood Latin or a layman that could read English." He made many wholesome laws
and divided his kingdom into Shires, Hundreds and Tythes. He married 868,
Ethel blth or Elswith, daughter of Ethelred Muchel . One of his descendants was
Princess Margaret, wife of Malcolm III, Canmone, King of Scotland. She died
1093 and is called St. Margaret by the Scots. She was t!he sole heiress of the
crown of England, and from her descended the succeeding kings of Scotland, who
In consequence had the hereditary right to the Crown of England, thou^ this was
defeated by the Norman conquest of William, tthe Conqueror. She was also the
ancestor of Lady Dorthy Wingfleld (No. 59 above) who married ADAM CLEYPOLE.



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DESCENT FROM THE MAGNA CHARTA BARONS

They were fierce, bearded mall-clad men who met on the flat field of Runnymede and
later stood on the marshy Island around their king in June 1215, and half by force,
extracted from him that guarantee of every Englishman's rights.

Edmund Burke says, "Magna Charta, if it did not give us originally the House of
Coiwons, gave us at least a House of CoBBpns of weight and consequence." Lord
Chatham said, 'T^agna Charta, the Petition of Rights, and the Bill of Rights form
that code, which I call the Bible of the English Constitution."

1. HENRY de BOHUM was a Magna Charta Surety. Created in 1199, Earl of Hereford,
Lord high constable of England, Earl of Sussex, died 1220. Married Lady Maud,
daughter of Goeffrey Fltt-Piers, Earl of Essex, lord high Justice of England,
and had a soni

2. Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, died 1274, married first Lady
Maud, daughter of Henry, Baron de Eve, and had a soni

3. Humphrey de Bohun, governor of Goodrich and Windsor Castles, eldest son d.v.p.



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