The Early HAMPTON’s (de Hampton of Staffordshire)
It is important to note that the many assertions made on the Internet about Richard Gervase de Hampton are misleading, because there were at least 4 Richard Gervase de Hampton’s! The first Richard Gervase de Hampton was living in 1320, and had five sons and at least one daughter. Once I had determined these important facts, it became a matter of trying to determine what became of those sons. Following are my attempts at that task. I have endeavored to include with each person the quotes that led me to place them in the order you find them. In a very few instances, I make a working hypothesis of relationships, but those assumptions are made plain.
The problem remains that, other than in the paper of Dr. Joseph Lynon Miller - and Stebbing Shaw’s 'Notes of Staffordshire' about the Hampton's - which makes pointed reference to the fact that William Hampton who immigrated to Virginia on the Bona Nova was related to these de Hampton’s - I have yet to find the “missing link!” although I do make some assumptions.
The following Hampton’s were all, with few exceptions, in Staffordshire, as well as de Hampton’s in the Oxford area were also related.
I would greatly appreciate others’ opinion of this information, and welcome additions or corrections!
I have to thank Alan Fry, who pointed out an important error I had made in my first posting about one of the John de Hampton’s... I have tried to correct the problem!
1. PHILIP DE HAMPTON – In 1171-2 had suit against the Abbot of Reading as to manor of Whitsbury, by in 1181 he had not yet obtained judgment. In the 1270's, the abbot and convent of Edwardstowe of Letley granted to Nicholas bishop (1268-80) of Winchester 58s annual rent in Southampton which Agnes had given them. This is itemized as: 30s rent in East Street ward, FORMERLY OF PHILIP de HAMPTON. Philip seems to have died by 1182. HONORS AND KNIGHTS' FEES - Page 140: "On the Wiltshire roll for 1172, PHILIP de HANTON (of Hampton Poyle, Oxon.) owed 100 marks for having right against William de Curci in respect of Harham, and against the abbot of Reading in respect of Whitsbury. Three years later he had not succeeded in obtaining the right and in 1182 he was dead, having failed in his suit." Spouse UNKNOWN
Children: 1) Stephen 2) Nicholas (and possibly Roger)
+-2. STEPHEN DE HAMPTON - In 1166 HAMPTON manor was held in chief as 1 knight's fee by Philip of Hampton, who was succeeded in 1182 by his son Stephen, in 1220 by his grandson William, and in 1246 by his great-grandson Stephen. [from 'Parishes: Hampton Poyle', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 6 (1959), pp. 160-168]
sp: Denise - Studies in 13th Century Justice and Administration - By Cecil Anthony Francis Meekings: "Something is known about the Southampton rents, most, if not all, of which were acquired from Agnes Peverel, relict of Richard de Wokesie, the tenant at Totton and Testwood, nearby the borough. By a deed, probably made in the 1270's, the abbot and convent of Edwardstowe of Leteley granted to Nicholas bishop (1268-80) of Winchester 58s annual rent in Southampton which Agnes had given them. This is itemized as: 30s rent in East Street ward, formerly of PHILIP de HAMPTON; 20s rent also there, which Agnes had acquired from DENISE de HAMPTON, relict of William de Heriz (and perhaps identical with the widow of STEPHEN de HAMPTON, whose dower interests in Wellow had been extinguished in 1243). Their son was GERVASE, and another son of theirs was WILLIAM.
I show their children as:
1) William DE HAMPTON of Hampton Manor, Waverle, & Wellow (d.[after May 1245- 30 Henry III])
| sp: Alice (Aliz) [living 1249]
2) GERVASE DE HAMPTON [living 1258]
| sp: Agnes (d.[after 1280])
3) Walter DE HAMPTON [living 1246-1252]
| sp: UNKNOWN
4) Philip (II) DE HAMPTON [adult 1230) (possible son, see notes below)
| sp: UNKNOWN
5) Nicholas DE HAMPTON [DE WOLVERNEHAMPTON] [living 1282] [Was he the progenitor of the de Wolverhampton line?]
The children of Stephen de Hampton and Denise:
2) GERVASE DE HAMPTON - GERVASE de HAMPTON the son of STEPHEN de HAMPTON, which Gervase had issue 1) RICHARD GERVASE de Hampton, and 2) JOHN GERVASE 3) WILLIAM. In Southampton, a Hospital called 'Domus Dei,' founded and endowed by Philippa, Queen of King Edward III., with divers possessions, for the maintenance of a Gustos and several poor men and women, besides some scholars. GERVASE de HAMPTON, Margaret de Redvariis, and many others, gave diverse lands, &c. to this Hospital, all whose gifts were recited and confirmed by King Edward III. [Gervase had a brother, William]
Gervase married Agnes - Somersetshire Pleas: (not dated, Membrane 3) "AGNES wife of GERVASE de HAMPTON puts in her place Gervase against James de Chiffindon on a plea of a reasonable part, etc."
GERVASE DE HAMPTON -sp: Agnes
1) RICHARD GERVASE * DE HAMPTON (living 1320) of Tunstall, Staffordshire (b.Abt 1255)
2) William (I) DE HAMPTON (b.Abt 1257)
3) Henry DE HAMPTON (b.Abt 1259)
4) Hugh DE HAMPTON (b.Abt 1261)
5) Robert DE HAMPTON (b.Abt 1263)
3) WALTER DE HAMPTON [living 1246-1252]. Walter is listed in LDS files as a child of Stephen de Hampton.... but no source is given for this hypothesis. There was a Walter de Hampton at this time, as can be found in Somersetshire Pleas (Civil & Criminal) from the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices (Close of the 12th Century - 41 Henry III) - cal 1257: #940: Robert Barat of Asperton appealed Robert de Aula of the death of John his brother in the county (court), and (Robert was outlawed upon Robert Barat's suit in the county (court)…..[portions not transcribed]…..Richard le Neir by WALTER de HAMPTON…
Walter’s son: Walter II: [living 1278 and 1296] 1278: Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office By Great Britain Public Record Office, H. C. Maxwell Lyte, William Henry Stevenson, Great Britain Court of Chancery, England Sovereign (1272-1307: Edward I), has the following, dated Feb 11 1278, [6 Edward I] - Dover: 1278. Membrane I2d.—Schedules. Feb. 11. To S. bishop of Waterford, treasurer of Ireland. Notification that the Dover. king has granted to him power to receive the attorneys of Ralph Pypard and Sibyl his wife in all pleas for a year from Easter day, with power for the attorneys to appoint others under them, and order to certify the king of the names of the attorneys.-------Letter of the aforesaid treasurer certifying the king that he has received Roger son of Richard de Molaghcori and WALTER son of WALTER de HAMPTON as attorneys of the said Ralph and Sibyl. Dated at Leixlip (Saltutn Salmonis), Friday before Holy Trinity, 1278. 1281 - 1293: John Wike requests remedy for: 1) 32s 3d which Reginald, son of Reginald de Charnes, owes him for cloth bought in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth years of Edward I [1286-7];2) 8s. which Stretton owes him for striped cloth;3) [deleted] 47s which WALTER, son of WALTER de HAMPTON, owes him for cloth bought on the Thursday after the Ascension in the ninth year of Edward I .
Probable son of Walter II is another Walter #III: There were Walter de Hampton's living (adults) mid 13th century to mid 14th century.... and I believe there had to be several generations of them. 1364, Walter de Hampton witnesses a lease from Gilbert de la Pirie, Thomas de la Pirie, Richard Portham and Walter le Hounte of Harpeton, to Hugh Titebach and Margery his wife of all lands which they had of the gift of John son of William Visch in the parish of Stokeblese. 1364: CP 25/1/195/16, number 44. County: Shropshire. Place: Westminster. Date: Two weeks from Easter, 38 Edward III [7 April 1364]. Parties: Richard de Estham, querent, and WALTER de HAMPTON and ELIZABETH, his wife, deforciants.
4) PHILIP de HAMPTON: There was another Philip living after the first Philip. I am not positive he was Gervase’s son. This Philip is mentioned in 1184 and 1230 grants as found in The English Register of Oseney Abbey, Issue 133, by Oseney abbey, Andrew Clark. We know that the first Philip's son Stephen succeeded to Tunstall by 1182. We do not actually know who this Philip's father was, but given the chronology, it is reasonable to assume he could have been a son of Stephen, named for his grandfather. There was another Philip living 1300, as also mentioned the Register of Oseney Abbey.
About 1184, Confirmation to Oseney by Henry Doyly II as feudal superiors, of both Stonehales, given by Hugh of Tew; in CLAYDON, PHILIP of HAMPTON's gift (as previous), and Leonard of Whitfield's gift of a yard-land with its sef-tenant and 24 acres. "In Cleydon, of the gifte of PHILIP of HAMPTON, dj an hide whereof my ffadur all the service that to hym and to his heyres whas dewe quite-claymed to him;" [note, in this same confirmation is mentioned WILLIAM of HAMPTON: "The sixte, of the gifte of William of Heteuille (Hereville) & of Johan his wife, the which WILLIAM of HAMPTON helde, with that man (and all his), and are halle (of which is i-set bitwene the dwelling of William Derby & the dwelling of William Burgeys, and all his parte in the mede of Smededell and poo twooo acris (of) which he incluse in Hokenorton in almys held, and j acres of the me(de) of Heme mede; of the gifte of William first Helie and of Emme his wife the church of Pyrye & right of adoucacion [advowson, I assume] of the same; and halfe and hide of lande in Ledehale, with ij masions of which been bitwene the dwelling of Gilbert and the dwellying of Sawkar with the crofte to the same dwelling perteynyg….."
About 1230, Grant to Oseney by Robert Bernard, of feudal superiority over a freehold, represented by 5s quit-rent: "Know thee that been nowe and to bee that I, Robert Bernarde of Hokenorton, for my health and with thassente of Ffelice my wyffe and Geffrey my first borne soone, yafe and grauntid, and with this present charter confermyd, to God and to the church of Seynte Marie of Oseney and to the chanons here seryunge God, all the right that I had or might have in j acre of lande, with the pertiences, at Hokenorton, that is to say, which that PHILIPPE of HAMPTON helde of me, paying to me yerely vs (that is to say) at the Birth of our Lorde ij.s.vj.d., and at the Natiuite of Seynte John Batptiste ij.s.vj.d.; to be had and to be holde, to the same chanons for ever, with homages of the same PHILIPPE, and with all pertineces, ffrely and pesibly hooly and quietly, from all seculer service, exaccion, and demande, saying the tenure of the same PHILIPPE and of his heyres."
Repeated Quote: "Nothing is known about the Southampton rents, most, if not all, of which were acquired from Agnes Peverel, relict of Richard de Wokesie, the tenant at Totton and Testwood, nearby the borough. By a deed, probably made in the 1270's, the abbot and convent of Edwardstowe of Leteley granted to Nicholas bishop (1268-80) of Winchester 58s annual rent in Southampton which Agnes had given them. This is itemized as: 30s rent in East Street ward, formerly of PHILIP de HAMPTON; 20s rent also there, which Agnes had acquired from DENISE de HAMPTON, relict of William de Heriz (and perhaps identical with the widow of STEPHEN de HAMPTON, whose dower interests in Wellow had been extinguished in 1243); 8s rent from a house in St. Lawrence's parish."
THERE WERE OTHER PHILIP de HAMPTON’s after the above 2nd one: There was a Philip de Hampton living 1300 who was a witness at that time, and can be found in The English Register of Oseney Abbey, Issue 133 By Oseney abbey, Andrew Clark (page 87:) 1300, June 8: A Confirmation (Recitation) of Sir Hugh Plesettis (Plessets) of Liberteys and Ffredoms, mentions PHILIP de HAMPTON…. "……that this my gifte, granute, and charter confirmation, be stable and sure for Euer, to this writing I have i-put my seele. These witnesses: Geffrey Arthor; Roger of Amery; Ffulke of Oyly, Hugh of Tywe, Robert Ffist Widorn, PHILIPPE of HAMPTON; Ralph Fitzt Ralph, Roger Testarde, Roger of Amory, and others…"
1428, Somerset, de PHILIPPO HAMPTON pr un.f.m. in Catecote quod Johannes Baset et Thomas de Vaus quondam teneurunt ibidem….vj.s.viij.d.
5) NICHOLAS de HAMPTON de WOLVERHAMPTON - [cal 1282] 10 Edward I: Assizes taken at Merc before Ralph de Hengham and Reginald de Leye on the Saturday after the Feast of St. Botulph, 10 E I: Staff: An assize, etc., if Henry de Oxonia, HERVEY de WOLFREHAMPTON, Richard de Echeles, Thomas de Tyrye, Geoffrey de Graseley, and others named, had unjustly disseised RICHARD SON OF NICHOLAS de WOLFREHAMPTON. Henry and the others answer by Moysem the Bailiff, and state that they are tenants of the Dean of Wolfrehampton, and the Dean had the power of approving the waste of the manor according to the Provision of Merton, so long as he left sufficient pasture to his tenants, and free entry and exit. The jury say that RICHARD had not sufficient entry nor sufficient pasturage for his tenure in the said vill. He is therefore to recover seisin, and his damages are taxed at 2s. m.77.
Nicholas’s son: RICHARD de Hampton de WOLVERHAMPTON.
RICHARD GERVASE DE HAMPTON [#1]* (son of Gervase & Agnes) (was born about 1255) of Tunstall, Staffordshire - Tunstall passed through three generations to RICHARD GERVAIS de HAMPTON who in 1320 had five sons and was the fourth generation of the family there. The sons were William, a canon Hampton, Thomas, Richard, John and Nicholas. John first and then Richard inherited Tunstall and through Richard's descendants it passed to John de Hampton, eight generations, whose monument in Armour is in the chapel at Kensare. Tunstall passed through 14 generations of Hamptons before being sold to John Ryvers. This is supposedly the ancestor of the Hampton’s of Twickenham Parish, but I have yet to find the definitive link! The spouse of Richard Gervase de Hampton [#1] is unknown, but was possibly “Edith.”
I show the following children.
1) (Sir) John "of Elderstoke" DE HAMPTON Knight, King's Warden, Escheator (b.Abt 1283 d.4 Aug 1356-(see notes!) Hampshire)
| sp: Eleanor
2) Richard Gervase (II) DE HAMPTON [inherited Tunstall - an adult in 1327] (b.Abt 1285)
| sp: Felize
3) William DE HAMPTON "of Tunstall" (b.Abt 1287)
| sp: (Joan?)
4) THOMAS DE HAMPTON [living 1348] (b.Abt 1289)
| sp: Juliana DE BIGDOUN [living 1337]
5) Alice DE HAMPTON (living 1313 & 1343) (b.Abt 1292)
| sp: Robert HOLBARIVE
6) Nicholas DE HAMPTON (b.Abt 1294)
| sp: UNKNOWN
7) Amice DE HAMPTON [grandmother by 1320]
sp: John (son of Henry) DE PRESTEWODE [lord of Prestewode, 1305, living 1343]
I will color code the children of Richard Gervase de Hampton and their lines, ie: 1) John - 2) Richard - 3) William - 4) Thomas - 5) Nicholas, and 6) Alice
| | |-5. (Sir) John DE HAMPTON (son of Richard Gervase) was born about 1283, died about 4 August 1356 was “of Hampshire” - and this is a very important line. I had John a generation later, but Mr. Alan Fry pointed out my error! His spouse was Eleanor - In 1331 John de Hampton granted the manor of Rowley (Stafford) to Halesowen, reserving to himself the right of nominating a canon who should pray daily for his soul and that of his wife Eleanor.
‘Stoke Charity', A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 3, states: “In 1334, Thomas de Alneto sold the manor to JOHN de HAMPTON who was knight of the shire of Southampton from 1336 to 1344. He was holding the manor as 'half a fee in Oldstoke' in 1346, but died before October, 1357, leaving a son and heir THOMAS de HAMPTON who was also knight of the shire of Southampton in 1362 and was sheriff of the county from 1361 to 1365. In 1370 this same Thomas presented to the living of Stoke Charity. The manor passed on his death before 1384 to his son and heir John de Hampton, also knight of the shire in 1394. In 1384 the manor was said to be held by John son of Thomas de Hampton, of the bishopric of Winchester by the service of two knights' fees. An inquisition ad quod damnum, taken in 1392, ensured the right of John de Hampton in the manor of 'Eldestoke,' held 'of the Bishop of Winchester for unknown services,' against all claims put forward by Hyde Abbey. This same John seems to have died about 1433 in which year his wife Margaret was assigned dower in his lands in Stafford. His son and heir John Hampton knight of the shire in 1432, and esquire of the body to Henry VI in 1454, was in his turn succeeded in the manor by his son Thomas Hampton, but at what date is uncertain. Thomas Hampton died in October, 1483, and was buried in the church of Stoke Charity.”
John de Hampton was the guardian of Hugh de Wrottesley, who he later gave in marriage to his daughter ELIZABETH: "A guardian in chivalry was bound to maintain his ward, and for the five years following the death of his father, HUGH de WROTTESLEY would have been brought up by the Abbot of Evesham. On the 15 January 1325, the young heir being then eleven years of age, the Abbot sold the custody of the manor of Wrottesley and the marriage of the heir, to JOHN de HAMPTON, the Hereditary Seneschal or Steward of the Monastery.”
“JOHN HAMPTON of Hampshire dying before John and Bevis Hampton, John of Hampshire's son Thomas succeeded." John de Hampton, knight of the shire of Southampton, from 1336 to 1344, died before October 1357 [Brocas Deeds] Also lord of KINVER or KINSARE (Staffordshire)- and STOURTON. Sir John Hampton was a king's knight and warden of Southampton (12th June). He was replaced by others as warden as he was so weak and broken down from old age that he could not act. He was exonerated from assessment for lands in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire [French Roll 20th Edward III - cal 1347]. Another John Hampton (possibly his son) is mentioned in the retinue of Maurice de Berkeley in Southampton. He had letters of protection dated 5th June and 20th March. He was assessed for 1 knight, 2 esquires and 3 archers, a total of 6 men-at arms [Wetewang's Accounts and Accounts of the Exchequer]. John de Hampton, knight was possibly a son who served instead of his sick father [Wetewang's Accounts - The Golden Falcon] Stourton Castle, Kinver: Description: Stourton Castle stands on the site of a royal hunting lodge built in 1195-6 for the Forest of Kinver. It was rebuilt by John De Hampton in the mid-15th century, and the castellated tower possibly dates from this period. Brick ranges were built around the former courtyard in the mid-late 16th century. The neo-Jacobean west wings were designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built in about 1832. 1334, Thomas de Alneto sold the manor of Stoke Charity to John de Hampton who was knight of the shire of Southampton from 1336 to 1344. He was holding the manor as 'half a fee in Oldstoke' in 1346, but died before October, 1357, leaving a son and heir Thomas de Hampton who was also knight of the shire of Southampton in 1362 and was sheriff of the county from 1361 to 1365. Weoley castle was held by the Somery's until Edward III, when * John de Somery died leaving no male issue, and JOHN de HAMPTON, Lord of KINVER and STOURTON Castle, held "Welegh" during the minority of Joan, the sister and one of the co-heiresses of Joan de Somery. "Joan de Somery married Thomas de Botetort" who (12 Edward III, 1339] was seized of land in Northfield and "Weley."
*In 20 Edward II [cal 1327] John de Hampton was King's Eschaetor for the Counties of Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Salop, and Stafford. In the same year he was appointed by Letters Patent to take Assizes in Worcester, and in 8 Edward III he was commissioned to take Assizes in co Stafford. An Inquisition on the death of Joan, late wife of John de Wynecote, mentions the death of a John de Hampton in 23 Edward III [calculated about 1350].
Sir JOHN de HAMPTON and his wife ELEANOR had the following children:
1) Sir Thomas DE HAMPTON Knt-sheriff Southampton 1361 -1365 (d.Cal 1384)
| sp: UNKNOWN
2) Elizabeth DE HAMPTON (no children)
| sp: Sir Hugh DE WROTTESLEY
3) Roger DE HAMPTON (working hypothesis-John's son)
| sp: UNKNOWN
4) Richard DE HAMPTON -Abbot of Halesowen 1369 (probably John’s son)
5) John DE HAMPTON -knight 1347
| | | | |-6. Sir Thomas DE HAMPTON (son of Sir John & Eleanor) Knt-sheriff Southampton 1361 -1365 (d.Bef 1384) - In 35 Edward III [cal 1362]- THOMAS de HAMPTON was named as sheriff, for five years. The name of Sir Thomas de Hampton occurs frequently on the Rolls of Edward III. In 18 Edward III he was sent to Gascony on a special mission, and the vessel " St. Pierre," of London, was ordered to be prepared for the passage of him and his Esquires and suite. (Rot. Vascon, 18 Edward III.) On the Vascon Roll of 22 Edward III he is styled Steward of the Landes of Gascony, " Seneschallus Landarum." In 35 Edward III he was Sheriff of co. Southampton, and in 41 Edward III he had a pension of fifty marks a year granted to him for his good service. (Issues of the Pell. Easter, 41 Edward III.) From an Original deed at Wrottesley, copied 1860-62. The original change of the name of the village to 'Stoke Charity ' [which it still retains], being so called in the Inq. p. m. 5 Ed. I.; but the name of Eldstoke, and subsequently Oldstoke, is that used in the Brocas deeds for several centuries later.) 31 Edward III - #f293. Lease by Johanna de Boches, widow of Sir John de Roches, Oct. 3, of her dower lands in Eldstoke for her life to Thomas de Hampton for a rent of 40s. The Hampton family here mentioned were lords of the manor of Eldstoke or Stoke Charity. In 1370 this same Thomas de Hampton presents to the living [Wykeham's Register, i. 38 and 74]. In 1384 Wykeham, in his licence to Sir Bernard Brocas to enable him to grant a house and 72 acres of land in Eldstoke to the Brocas Chantry in Clewer Church, recites that Sir Bernard held them of John, son of Thomas de Hampton, who held the manor of the Bishopric of Winchester, by service of two Knight's fees.
| | | | | sp: UNKNOWN
| | | | | +-7. Sir John DE HAMPTON Knight-in 1394 (d.Abt 1433) John de Hampton, also knight of the shire in 1394. In 1384 the manor was said to be held by John son of Thomas de Hampton, of the bishopric of Winchester by the service of two knights' fees. An inquisition ad quod damnum, taken in 1392, ensured the right of John de Hampton in the manor of 'Eldestoke,' held 'of the Bishop of Winchester for unknown services,' against all claims put forward by Hyde Abbey. This same John seems to have died about 1433 in which year his wife Margaret was assigned dower in his lands in Stafford. (His son and heir John Hampton knight of the shire in 1432.) John, son of Thomas de Hampton, who held the manor of the Bishopric of Winchester, by service of two Knight's fees. John Hampton was lord of Stourton Castle and Chief Forester of Kinver.
| | | | | sp: Margaret - John seems to have died about 1433 in which year his wife Margaret was assigned dower in his lands in Stafford.
| | | | | |-8. Sir John DE HAMPTON (son of John & Margaret) -esquire of the body to Henry VI in 1454 (bu.Church at Stoke Charity Parish,Southampton) - His father, John, seems to have died about 1433 in which year his wife Margaret was assigned dower in his lands in Stafford. His son and heir John Hampton knight of the shire in 1432, and esquire of the body to Henry VI in 1454, was in his turn succeeded in the manor by his son Thomas Hampton, but at what date is uncertain. Thomas Hampton died in October, 1483, and was buried in the church of Stoke Charity. Old Stoke Charity. Monumental Brasses and Heraldry, &c. By B. W. Greenfield, M.A., F.S.A. Pp. 27. Four plates. Mr. Greenfield has supplied us with a well-written and valuable account of the Hampton and other monuments in the Church of Old Stoke Charity, Hants, reprinted from the proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club. The memorials described are those of Thomas Wayte, 1482 (brass), John de Hampton ? (tomb), Thomas Hampton. 1483 (tomb), Richard Waller, 1552 (brass), John Waller, 1527 (mural monument), and the Phelipps altar tomb ; and all but that of Richard Waller, of which brass the inscription only remains, are illustrated, Pedigrees are given, together with an account of the descent of the Manor, besides abstracts of wills and other particulars. The whole forms a very complete piece of local history.
| | | | | | sp: ANN - "In 14 Edward IV [cal 1475] THOMAS HAMPTON covenants to marry his daughter Juliana to one Wm. Frost and to settle the manor of Tunstall on them. Ann, the relict of John Hampton of Stourton joining him in the deed.”
| | | | | | +-9. Thomas HAMPTON – (son of John & Ann) knight-of Stoke Charity (d.Oct 1483) - John Hampton knight of the shire in 1432, and esquire of the body to Henry VI in 1454, was in his turn succeeded in the manor by his son Thomas Hampton, but at what date is uncertain. Thomas Hampton died in October, 1483, and was buried in the church of Stoke Charity. The Church of St. Michael, HAMPTON CHAPEL, Stoke Charity, parts of which are believed to date pre-Conquest, contains the Hampton Chapel: "The gloriously unspoilt ancient church of St. Mary and St Michael is a treasure house of beautiful and ancient objects. The building dates mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries, the Norman nave and chancel perhaps being added to a small Saxon church which then formed the north aisle of the enlarged church. The nave was lengthened westward and the south wall rebuilt in the early 14th century. The side chapel, which has a portion of a 13th century wall painting, was rebuilt in the 15th century. Beneath the arch opening to the Hampton chapel, and against its eastern respond, is set the altar tomb of Thomas Hampton, 1483, and Elizabeth (Dodington) his wife, 1475, having on a Purbeck slab their brass effigies with those of their two sons and six daughters. The lower half only of Elizabeth's figure is preserved. On scrolls from the mouths of the principal figures are 'pat['] de celis miserere nobis' and 'sca tñitas u['] d['] miserere nobis,' and above them a fine representation of the Trinity. Below the figures is an inscription giving the record of their deaths on St. Simeon and St. Jude's Day and St. Andrew's Day in the years noted above, and at the four corners of the slab are shields with the arms of Hampton and Dodington.
| | | | | | sp: Isabella [Elizabeth] DODINGTON (d.1475) – wife of Sir Thomas Hampton, had two sons and six daughters. Isabella Hampton, died 1475. A large raised tomb placed between the chancel and the Hampton chapel. Thomas Hampton married Isabel Dodingfield. The brasses on the slab of the tomb depict the couple, with their eight children - two sons, four married daughters wearing elaborate head-dresses and two unmarried daughters with loose hair. Prayer scrolls with appeals for mercy issue from the lips of the parents to an emblematical representation of the Holy Trinity, with God the Father shown as an old man with a beard sitting on a throne holding in his hands a cross on which is stretched God the Son. while on the right arm of the cross is a dove representing God the Holy Spirit. The heraldic shields at the four comers of the slab are charged, alternately, with the single coat of Hampton and Hampton impaling Dodingfield.
Their descendants, as I know them:
1. Thomas HAMPTON -knight-of Stoke Charity (d.Oct 1483)
sp: Isabella [Elizabeth] DODINGTON (d.1475)
|-2. Elizabeth HAMPTON (died issueless) (d.1505)
| sp: Richard WALLOP (bu.Farley)
|-2. Juliana HAMPTON (died issueless) (d.18 Jun 1526)
| sp: William FROST of Avington (d.4 Aug 1529)
|-2. Joan HAMPTON
| sp: John WALLER -lord of Stoke Charity (d.Mar 1525/1526)
| +-3. Richard WALLER (d.before Feb 1524-5)
| sp: Mary KINGSMILL
| |-4. Richard (II) WALLER (b.Abt 1515 d.7 Sep 1551-Old-Stoke Charity Manor)
| | sp: Margery
| | |-5. William WALLER (d.13 Oct 1616)
| | | sp: (Miss) SOMESTER
| | | |-6. Charitie WALLER (d.Oct 1645)
| | | | sp: Sir Thomas PHILLIPS [baronet] (d.29 Apr 1626)
| | | | |-7. Sir Thomas (II) PHILLIPS (b.Abt 1620 bu.5 Mar 1644/1645-Stoke-Charity)
| | | | |-7. John PHILLIPS (died in infancy) (bu.13 Feb 1625/1626-Stoke-Charity)
| | | | |-7. Sir James PHILLIPS (d.28 Oct 1652)
| | | | | sp: Elizabeth TICHBORNE (d.25 Mar 1693-Stoke Charity Manor)
| | | | | |-8. Sir James PHILLIPS (4th Baronet) (a.6 Jul 1650-Stoke-Charity d.Ireland)
| | | | | | sp: Marina MICHILL (m.1 May 1674)
| | | | | | +-9. James PHILLIPS (died an infant) (bu.30 Sep 1675-Stoke-Charity)
| | | | | |-8. Elizabeth PHILLIPS
| | | | | +-8. "My Sister at Cambray" PHILLIPS a nun in the benedictine Convent at Cambray in France?
| | | | sp: Sir William OGLE (d.14 Jul 1682)
| | | +-6. Susan WALLER
| | | sp: Sir Richard TICHBORNE (m.7 July, 5 James I. 1607)
| | | |-7. Sir Henry TICHBORNE
| | | |-7. Elizabeth TICHBORNE (d.25 Mar 1693-Stoke Charity Manor)
| | | | sp: Sir James PHILLIPS (d.28 Oct 1652)
| | | | |-8. Sir James PHILLIPS (4th Baronet) (a.6 Jul 1650-Stoke-Charity d.Ireland) (*Already Printed*)
| | | | |-8. Elizabeth PHILLIPS (*Already Printed*)
| | | | +-8. "My Sister at Cambray" PHILLIPS a nun in the benedictine Convent at Cambray in France? (*Already Printed*)
| | | +-7. Anne TICHBORNE (M. Charles Tasburgh)
| | |-5. John WALLER (never married) [granted manor of Old Stoke-Charity] (a.30 Jun 1542/1545 d.20 Nov 1618-his manor of Sopley)
| | +-5. Mary WALLER
| | sp: (Mr.) CHEEKE
| | |-6. William CHEEKE
| | | sp: Dorothy
| | |-6. Jone (Joan) CHEEKE (m. Mr. Waterman)
| | +-6. (daughter) CHEEKE (m. William Flewell, of Sopley)
| |-4. Thomas WALLER
| +-4. (6 daughters) WALLER
|-2. Anne HAMPTON (died issueless)
| sp: Morris WHITEHEAD of Tytherley
|-2. (2 Sons) HAMPTON (died issueless)
|-2. Margaret HAMPTON
+-2. (another daughter) HAMPTON
| | |-5. Richard Gervais DE HAMPTON #2 (son of Richard Gervase), was born about 1285. Richard who [inherited Tunstall] was born about 1285, and at times was also called “Richard Gervase” The Church of St. Giles, Willenhall: “The founders of the chantry here, brothers otherwise known as JOHN GERVASE and RICHARD GERVASE of Wolverhampton; were members of a family seated at Dunstall by that town which can be traced there at least as far as the middle of the twelfth century. Dunstall being part of the same manor as Willenhall (that of Stowheath) may have led to their choice of that chapel for this foundation in February 1328-9". In 1 Edward III [cal 1328] a Richard de Hampton was Collector of the Subsidy in Staffordshire. Joan de Hampton Long’s uncle (see above), Richard Hampton in 1327 (2 Edward III) obtained license of the king to give 40 acres of land 4 acres of meadow and one half a water corn mill lying in Willenhall to the chantry of St. Giles in Willenhall for a priest to pray for his soul and that of his wife Felize. They left issue Richard Hampton and John Hampton. This Richard Hampton had a son Richard who in the 4th year of Richard II [cal 1381] and fifth  of the same granted to Nicholas Wychtwyke certain messuages of land which he had from his uncle John de Hampton. It was probably this John who was JOHN de HAMPTON, the late king's escheator in cos. Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Salop, Stafford, and in the adjoining marches of Wales. 1352: Roger Hillary, Knight, sued ELIZABETH, formerly wife of JOHN de HAMPTON, RICHARD de HAMPTON, and John de Alrewas, the executors of the will of JOHN de HAMPTON for a debt of £10. [perhaps Elizabeth was a 2nd wife]
Richard’s wife was Felize - They left issue John Hampton and Richard Hampton (next page).
Left two sons: JOHN de HAMPTON and RICHARD de HAMPTON