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    Tropnell, Christopher

    Male Abt 1463 - 1503  (~ 40 years)

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    • Name Tropnell, Christopher 
      Born Abt 1463  Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died Oct 1503  Corsham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I04678  My Genealogy
      Last Modified 17 Jun 2015 

      Family Carew, Anne,   b. Abt 1463, Of Beddington, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1517, Corsham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
      Married Abt 1485  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
       1. Tropnell, Thomas,   b. Abt 1498, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1547, Of Sulham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
      Family ID F01464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • 1482 Trinity, “Christopher Tropenell (son of Thomas T.)” admitted to Lincoln’s Inn. (S) The Records of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, 1896, P22.

        1488, Christopher, age 25 and more at the IPM of his father.

        Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Transactions - Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society (Volume 23)
        ....At the north-east corner of the same chantry is the only other tomb of the Tropenells, and its identification has not, I believe, hitherto been established. It is that of Christopher (son of the above) and of his wife Anne, second daughter of Nicholas Carewe and Margaret his wife. This Margaret was daughter of Edward Langford, and formerly wife of John(?)Carant, and after the death of Carewe, of John(?)Twynyhoo. This lady, after her triple experience of matrimony, retired from the world as a religious member of the Cistercian nunnery of Tarant, Dorset; and in her will, bearing date July 21st, 1500, and proved March 4th, 1501, after arranging for her own burial at the Grey Friars, Reading, near the tomb which she made there over her father and mother, and providing masses, etc., for all her husbands, makes mention of Nicholas Carewe, her son, and of Ann Tropenell, her daughter, to whom she bequeaths "my coler of goold with panyers and flowers, my grettest herneys of goold, and my next best primer."

        The arms of Carewe are : "Or, three lions passant in pale, sable, armed and langued, gules "; and these are to be seen on the tomb, which may be thus shortly described. It is of smaller size than that of Thomas Tropenell, about 6 ft. long, but of the same character, and being in the angle of the building only two sides are visible. On the south or long side are three shields, namely: (1) Tropenell, (2) Tropenell impaling Carewe, (3) Carewe. At the west is the shield of Carewe alone. The identification of the tomb is further established from the following wills: - Christopher Tropenell, of Great Chafield, etc., whose will is dated March 5th, 16 H. VII. (1501), but which is without probate certificate - he died soon after -September 29th, 1503, - directed his body to be buried at Corsham, " in my father's chamber of our Lady in the north side of the chapel forth yenst 1 my father's tomb, in a tomb of marble, if that I die within 24 miles of Corsham, and of none iinfectious disease." There may be a little uncertainty as to whether he did die within the limits, and was buried here in the first instance. For in the will of " dame" Anne Tropenell, widow, late wife of Christopher Tropenell, Esq., deceased, dated December 19th, 6 H. VTII (1514), and proved October 23rd, 9 H. VIII. (1517), after providing for her own burial, "in the parish church of Corsham in the N. end of the altar in our Lady's chapel wherein the body of Thomas Tropenell father of the said Christopher lieth buried," towards the end she arranged for masses in the church, where the bones of her said husband " be or shall be buried, for his soul, my soul," etc. This clause, as also that giving directions for her own burial, may seem to indicate that the body of Christopher was not at Corsham when she made her will, and to contemplate a removal from some other church. However this may be, we can scarcely doubt that the remains of both Christopher and of dame Anne his widow were deposited under this second tomb."

        "Thomas Tropenell died in 1488 holding the manor of Great Chalfield of the Duchy of Lancaster as of the honour of Trowbridge, for the service (as it was said)of being constable of Trowbridge castle. (fn. 56) He was succeeded by his son Christopher, who died in 1503, leaving a son Thomas, a minor. (fn. 57) Part of the manor was assigned in dower to Anne, relict of Christopher. (fn. 58) In 1511, while still under age, Thomas Tropenell married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Thomas Englefield of Englefield (Berks.). (fn. 59) Thomas made proof of his age in 1519, and in 1523 granted the manor to Thomas Englefield, serjeant-at-law, for the performance of his will. (fn. 60) He died in 1547, having settled Great Chalfield upon himself, his wife, and their issue, with remainderto his sisters. (fn. 61) Giles son of Thomas succeeded hisfather and died still a minor in 1553. (fn. 62) The manor passed to his four sisters, Anne wife of John Eyre,Elizabeth wife of William Charde, Eleanor wife of Andrew Blakman, and Mary Tropenell. (fn. 63)"

        From: 'Parishes: Great Chalfield', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 7 (1953), pp. 59-66. URL: Date accessed: 24 October 2011.