Robert Hopton

Robert Hopton (c.1575-1638) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons in two parliaments between 1604 and 1622.[1]

Hopton was the eldest son of Sir Arthur Hopton of Witham Friary, Somerset and his wife Rachel Hall, daughter of Edmund Hall of Greatford, Lincolnshire. In 1604, he was elected Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury. Between about 1609 and 1617 he was engaged in the construction of Evercreech House. He was Sheriff of Somerset for the year 1618 to 1619. In 1621 he was elected MP for Somerset.[2]

FamilyEdit

By his wife Jane Kemeys (daughter and heir of Rowland Keymis of the Vaudrey, or Faerdref, Monmouthshire), Robert Hopton had several children:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J.P. Ferris/S. Healy, 'Hopton, Robert (c.1575-1638), of Ditcheat, Som. and Llanthony Abbey, Mon.', in A. Thrush and J.P. Ferris (ed.), The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, (from Cambridge University Press, 2010), History of Parliament Online.
  2. ^ W.L. Rutton, 'Pedigree of Hopton of Suffolk and Somerset', in J.J. Howard (ed.), Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 3rd Series Vol. III (Mitchell and Hughes, London 1900), pp. 9-12, and notes pp. 81-86 (Internet Archive).
  3. ^ W.L. Rutton, 'Pedigree of Hopton of Suffolk and Somerset', in J.J. Howard (ed.), Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 3rd Series Vol. III (Mitchell and Hughes, London 1900), pp. 9-12, and notes pp. 81-86 (Internet Archive).
  4. ^ a b c d 'Hopton', in F.T. Colby (ed.), The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the Year 1623, Harleian Society Vol. XI (1876), pp. 56-57 (Internet Archive). From Harleian MS 1141.
  5. ^ J.P. Ferris/S. Healy, 'Hopton, Ralph (1596-1652), of Witham Friary, Som.', in A. Thrush and J.P. Ferris (eds), The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629 (from Cambridge University Press, 2010), History of Parliament Online.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Arthur Messenger
John Budden
Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury
1604–1611
With: John Budden
Succeeded by
Henry Croke
Sir Miles Sandys
Preceded by
John Poulett
Sir Maurice Berkeley
Member of Parliament for Somerset
1621–1622
With: Sir Maurice Berkeley
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Phelips
John Simms