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Welcome! This website was created on Apr 17 2023 and last updated on May 20 2024. The family trees on this site contain 11574 relatives and 98 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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40th Annual Clopton Family Reunion - 24-30 Jun 2024 - Long Melford, England ... see CloptonFamily.net for details
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About William & Anne (Booth) Clopton of England and York and New Kent Counties, Virginia Colony
William and Anne (Booth) Clopton are the progenitors of all persons with the surname Clopton in the New World as well as their descendants of any surname.  

Access to view and update this tree is restricted to current members of the Clopton Family Association.  We invite you to join the CFA at cloptonfamily.net.  Afterward, you may choose to make, on this tree, additions and corrections to your immediate family (including adding photos) and to explore your connection to an incredible family history including Jamestowne - the first successful British settlement in the New World; William the Conqueror and his Viking ancestors; 13 of the 25 Magna Charta sureties; and Charlemagne - the father of Europe.  

Many CFA members have used their Clopton lineage to join heritage organizations including:  


Some CFA members are also members of the following lineage organizations - dependent on the child of William and Ann (Booth) Clopton from which descent is proven:


We do not know of a CFA member who has joined the following organizations, but William Clopton of Virginia is listed as a gateway ancestor, so the probability of success once an application is submitted should be high:


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All data regarding our Clopton heritage except the last generation or two was meticulously researched and compiled by Lucy Lane Erwin into her book "The Ancestry of William Clopton of York County, Virginia: with records of some of his descendants to which are added Royal Lines; Magna Carta Sureties; Charters; Wills; Deeds, Etc." (pub. 1939).  

In the early 1980s, Gene Carlton Clopton copied all but a few of Lucy Lane Erwin's pages, including her lineage charts, directly into his book "The Clopton Family:  The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton of York County, Virginia" (pub. 1984).  During further research to expand branches of the Clopton tree into recent generations, Gene made contact with many families across the U.S.  The interest was extraordinary, and he founded the Clopton Family Association in 1984.  Gene willed the copyright to his book to the Clopton Family Association, and reprints of his book are available for purchase from the CFA's Secretary-Treasurer.  You may contact her by phone or email through the CFA's contact page.

We are in the process of using the information available on DNA-related websites to update more Clopton family lines into the 21st Century as well as expressing on this site the facts recorded in Lucy Lane Erwin's and Gene Carlton Clopton's books.  It is a time-consuming process, so your patience is appreciated while we expand our tree for your use and that of future generations.

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The Clopton arms of "Sable, a bend Argent [silver], between two cottices dancettee Or [gold]" found on the grave marker of William Clopton at St. Peter's Parish Episcopal Church, New Kent County, VA is identical to that of Sir William Clopton, Knt, of Long Melford, Suffolk, England.  These arms are also visible today in stained glass windows in Long Melford, Suffolk, England's Holy Trinity Church and Kentwell Hall - the Tudor era home of the Cloptons for almost 300 years.
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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