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origin of the LAPHAM name
Posted by: Hugh Watkins (ID *****7404) Date: August 27, 2005 at 08:33:43
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this is pretty certainly the village of LOPHAM in Norfolk

after finding the lawyer Denis Lapham
with these variations in the spelling of his name
Denis Lopham
Denis de Lopham
Denys de Lopham
Dionisius Lopham in latin docunents

http://lapham2005.blogspot.com/2005/08/updated-on-saturday.html

de Lopham, Cecilia b: ABT 1339 d: 1389
de Lopham, Cecily b: ABT 1346 d: BET 1396 AND 1397 in County of Norfolk

de Lopham, Denys b: BET 1361 AND 1372 in London ? d: AFT 1414 in London
de Lopham, Hugh b: BET 1255 AND 1266 in guestimate age 50 in 1305 ?
de Lopham, Nicholas b: BET 1213 AND 1224 in guestimate age 50 in 1263 ?
de Lopham, Roger b: BET 1313 AND 1324 in guestimate age 50 in 1363 ?

some bad relative links to be fixed I see :-)
to the database
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=lapham

enjoy

Hugh W


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my notes




1. DENIS LAPHAM was born Bet. 1361 - 1372 in London ?, and died Aft. 1414 in London. He married ALICE FRERE, daughter of THOMAS FRERE and CECILY -. She was born Bet. 1361 - 1372 in of the manor of Great Childerley, and died 1435.

Notes for DENIS LAPHAM:


In 1404 William Rykhill, then a knight, granted the three shops to William Bryncheslee, William Makenade, and William Skrene. Rykhill died in 1407 and then Robert Betoigne, citizen and goldsmith, claimed the shops by virtue of the will of Richard de Betoyne.

In 1407 Skrene, as the surviving grantee, quitclaimed in the shops to Betoigne. The descent in the male line from Richard de Betoyne according to the terms of his will proved in 1341, was evidently still in force and now prevailed against the claim established by William Thame.

Robert Betoigne was the son and heir of Richard Betaigne, citizen and goldsmith, (d. 1389) who was probably the son of John de Betoyne and grandson of William de Betoyne. Richard Betaigne, who probably lived in St. Mary Colechurch parish, appears to have ended up as sole claimant to the property under his uncle's will by virtue of a quit claim from his brother John (described as John de Betoigne son of John de Betoigne, lately citizen and painter) to Bartholomew Dyne, clerk, Walter Kynton, John Bygmor, and Richard Betaigne, and another quitclaim from his cousin John (described as John de Betoigne son of Thomas de Betoigne, lately citizen and goldsmith) to the same.

In 1405 John Bygmor as the sole survivor granted and quitclaimed in the estate to Robert Betoigne. Robert granted the properties to Richard Aleyn, chaplain, Ralph Clerk, citizen and grocer, and John Broughton, of whom the survivors, Aleyn and Clerk,

in 1408 granted them to Robert and his heirs and assigns.
This was a prelude to assigning the estate to a new body of feoffees for in June 1409 Robert granted the properties to
Mr. Denis Lapham, clerk,
Richard Aleyn, clerk,
Richard Clerk, grocer,
John Norman, goldsmith,
Richard Osbarn, and
John Bally.

Aleyn, Clerk, and Norman acquired a sole interest in the estate by means of quitclaims and in June 1409 granted it to William Staundon, Thomas Knolles and William Chichele, citizens and grocers, and William Rokesburgh.

From: 'St. Mary Colechurch 105/16',
Historical gazetteer of London before the Great Fire: Cheapside; parishes of All Hallows Honey Lane, St Martin Pomary, St Mary le Bow, St Mary Colechurch and St Pancras Soper Lane (1987), pp. 475-85. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=8844&strquery=lapham. Date accessed: 17 July 2005.

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By 1402 Rikhill and Seymour had released their right to Shadworth, and their other co-feoffees had died. John Shadworth, citizen and mercer, then granted the tenement and domicilia to Sir Walter Malet, Master Denis Lopham, Sir John Bury, clerks, and Simon Chevene, mercer. In 1403 the prior of St. Mary Spital complained of intrusion by More, Shadworth, and Seymour, and again in 1407 against More alone. (Footnote 3)
Walter Malet, rector of St. Mary le Bow, died in 1404; in 1408 Simon Chevene quitclaimed to Lopham and Bury, and they in 1409 granted the tenement and domicilia to Alice, widow of John More late citizen and mercer, Robert Neuton, clerk, and James Surynden, citizen and mercer. Later in 1409 Alice, Robert Neuton, and James Surynden granted to Walter Cotton, mercer, John atte Lee, Alan Everard, mercer, citizens, John Walden, esquire, John Hertilpol, clerk, and William Waldern, citizen and mercer, both the tenement and domicilia late of John Hiltoft, which his executors granted to Helmyng Leget, Robert Crulle, and Thomas Hervy, and also the lands and tenements the present grantors had in the parish of St. Mary le Bow by the grant of Lopham and Bury. (Footnote 4) It was probably at about this time that 9, not recorded after 1369, was incorporated with 11. (Footnote 5)

From: 'St. Mary le Bow 104/11',
Historical gazetteer of London before the Great Fire: Cheapside; parishes of All Hallows Honey Lane, St Martin Pomary, St Mary le Bow, St Mary Colechurch and St Pancras Soper Lane (1987), pp. 244-51. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=4320&strquery=lopham. Date accessed: 17 July 2005.


4) HR 136(22, 75), 137(29)

5) see 9)
PRO: SC11/977-80; SC6/Hen 8/2378, 2395-2401; SC11/452; SC6/Edw 6/291, 293-7; SC6/P & M/181 et seqq.; SC6/Eliz/1370 et seqq.; SC6/Jas 1/622 et seqq.; E308/3/20; E307/D/1/10; SC11/957.
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PLACES

Archdeacons - Essex
...ith Robert de Canterbury for ch. of Lopham, Norf. (ibid. p. 298). M. ...

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 5 - St Paul's, London
Joyce M. Horn (1963)

2 Index of places ...18, 59;
Wykhambrok's chantry, 64 Lopham, Norf., 10 Lydda, Palestine, 42 ...

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 5 - St Paul's, London
Joyce M. Horn (1963)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=lopham+norfolk+genealogy

What we know about the Lapham Family

English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Somerset or Wiltshire, where the surname is clustered, but perhaps a variant of Lopham, a habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from an Old English personal name Loppa + ham ‘homestead’.

We found 47135 matches for Lapham in our records: ...
http://www.ancestry.com/search/SurnamePage.aspx?html=b&ln=Lapham&sourcecode=13304

http://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/SurnamePage.aspx?html=b&ln=Lapham&sourcecode=13304

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=23066&strquery=LOPHAM#LOPHAM

Lopham, Mr. Denis (fl. 1396, d. 1414), clerk, notary.
81/C; St. Mary le Bow 11;
St. Mary Colechurch 16;
St. Pancras Soper Lane 29, 36, 37?

From: 'Index of Persons - L', Historical gazetteer of London before the Great Fire:
Cheapside; parishes of All Hallows Honey Lane,
St Martin Pomary,
St Mary le Bow,
St Mary Colechurch and St Pancras Soper Lane (1987). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=23066&strquery=LOPHAM. Date accessed: 26 August 2005.

From the abbot of Waltham for the tenement of Denys Lopham 13s 4d.

From: 'Ecclesiastical Property in the City of London, 1392: Bread Street Ward', The church in London 1375-1392 (1977), pp. 64-8. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=36037&strquery=LOPHAM. Date accessed: 26 August 2005.

Med de x marc' tradit' Jul' Vynour que Petrus Whappelode legavit Alic' fil' dicte Jul'.
21 Jan., 1 Richard II. [A.D. 1377-8], came Juliana Vynour and demanded from the executors of Peter Whappelode, draper, the sum of 10 marks bequeathed by him to her daughter Alice. Thereupon came William Dentone and John Norfolk, tailors, executors of the said Peter, and
Dionisius Lopham, surveyor of his testament,
and delivered up the money in the presence of Nicholas Brembre, Mayor, William "Cheynee," the Recorder, and William Eynsham, the Chamberlain Mention made of a bequest of 40 marks to Peter, son of the above Peter Whappelode.

From: 'Folios lxxi - lxxx: July 1377 -',
Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: H: 1375-1399 (1907), pp. 71-86.

URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33462&strquery=LOPHAM. Date accessed: 26 August 2005.

4 May 1386
Reciprocal quitclaims between Margery, widow of John Ittelcote, draper, on the one part, and Thomas de Baketon, archdeacon of London, and Denis de Lopham, clerk, attorneys of Master Richard de Drayton, on the other.From: 'Roll A 27: (ii) 1385-86',

Calendar of the plea and memoranda rolls of the city of London:
volume 3: 1381-1412 (1932), pp. 84-125.

URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=36699&strquery=LOPHAM.

Date accessed: 26 August 2005.

TNA via PROCAT
Item details: C 1/69/402
Denis de Lopham and William Erl, chaplain, executors of Cecile, late the wife of John Ragunhull, late citizen and fishmonger of London. v. John Michell and Elizabeth, late the wife of Robert Weston, and John Thorp, his executors.: Bond forged by the saidRobert purporting to be a bond of John Ragunhull.: London



Endnotes

1. British History Online www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=8844.



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