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CLOPTON Waldegrave

Male 1719 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name CLOPTON Waldegrave 
    Born 19 Nov 1719  Gwathmey, Hanover, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Birth 19 Nov 1719  New Kent County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 22 Dec 1719  Christ Church Parish, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Christ Church Parish, Virginia Records, 1653-1812 about Waldegrove
      Primary Name:      Waldegrove
      Relation:      Son
      Parent 1:      Wm. Clopton
      Parent 2:      Joyce
      Birth Date:      19 Nov 1719
      Baptism Date:      22 Dec 1719
    Gender Male 
    Christening 22 Dec 1719 
    Military 1776 
    American Revolution 
    • Waldegrave Clopton was a Captain in the American Revolution. Although his military records have not been found, it is safe to say he probably entered service by 1776. He was a Captain by the time his younger brother, Thomas, joined him on the battlefield in early 1778. Thomas mentions him several times in his application to receive a pension for his service.
    Reference Number 1084 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • 2. Waldegrave18 Clopton I (William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)5,6 was born November 19, 1719 in New Kent County, Virginia7, and died April 13, 1786 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, probably8,9. He married Unity Alford Abt. 1753 in Virginia. Marriage Bond was filed at the Cumberland Court House, daughter of John Alford and Grace. She was born December 16, 1724 in New Kent County, Virginia10, and died Aft. June 30, 1787 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, probably11.
      Children of Waldegrave Clopton and Unity Alford are:
      + 6 i. Waldegrave19 Clopton II, born November 11, 1755 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Bet. August 6, 1804 and February 11, 1822 in Virginia, probably.
      + 7 ii. Alford Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent.
      + 8 iii. David Clopton, Sr., of St. Peter's Parish, born 1760 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Bef. July 3, 1823 in probably Henrico County, Virginia.

      Waldegrave Clopton was a Captain in the American Revolution. Although his military records have not been found, it is safe to say he probably entered service by 1776. He was a Captain by the time his younger brother, Thomas, joined him on the battlefield in early 1778. Thomas mentions him several times in his application to receive a pension for his service.

      9 iv. Thomas Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent12, born February 10, 1762 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Aft. December 12, 1833 in Henrico County, Virginia, probably.
      Thomas was about sixteen years old when he entered the American Revolution as a substitute, a Private, no less. His father, who could well afford to set him up with horses, weapons, and all the fine accouterments a gentleman required to enter battle, possibly did not want to send his youngest son to war. Like his great-grandfather, William, who defied his well-to-do father and apprenticed himself to finance his trip to America, Thomas no doubt was determined to join his elder brothers as the fledgling nation fought for independence.
      10 v. Unity Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent. She married Massie.
      Her brother, Thomas, mentions his sister, Massie, "a widow" in his application for pension for his service during the American Revolutionary War. It is not clear if her first name was Massie or if she married a Massie.
      11 vi. Frances Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent.
      Frances Clopton is a witness to an indenture (GS Film 031793 (7566 Pt. 3) Vol. 2, page 467) between Unity Clopton and Tarpley White. It is not clear what relationship Frances Clopton has with this family. More research is necessary. A copy of this indenture is located in the Clopton Family Archives.
      12 vii. Lyddall Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent.
      It has not been established that Lyddall Clopton is the son of Waldegrave Clopton, Jr. A Lyddall Clopton and Alford Clopton, witnessed an indenture (GS Film 031796 (7566 pt. 6) Book 8, page 605), which is located in the Clopton Family Archives, dated June 17, 1809. The indenture is between David Clopton and his wife, Mary Ann Vanderwall, of the County of Henrico. David named one of his sons, Alford. It may be that Lyddall is his son and not his brother.
      13 viii. William Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent12.
      William Clopton is in the New Kent Military Class Number 22 in 1782.
    Person ID I114  Booth Family
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2014 

    Father CLOPTON William, Jr.,   b. Abt 1680, York County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1733, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Cty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother WILKINSON Joyce,   b. Black Creek Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Jan 1718 
    • Christ Church Parish, Virginia Records, 1653-1812 about William Clopton Junr
      Primary Name:      William Clopton Junr
      Spouse:      Joice Wilkinson
      Marriage Date:      27 Jan 1718

      He married Joyce Wilkinson, of Black Creek January 27, 1717/183, daughter of George Wilkinson and Sara Lyddall.
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ALFORD Unity,   b. 16 Dec 1724,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Capt. CLOPTON Waldegrave, Jr.,   b. 11 Nov 1755, New Kent County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 6 Aug 1804 and 11 Feb 1822, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. CLOPTON Thomas,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. CLOPTON Alford,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F3064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1719 - Gwathmey, Hanover, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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