Sir William TURPIN Baronet ( - )

1. Sir William TURPIN Baronet (also known as [unnamed person]) married Elizabeth FIENNES in 1636. He died.

 

... of Knaptoff, Leics. The surname Turpin is derived from the French baptismal name, which had its origin in the Scandinavian Thorfin or Thorfinn. This name is a combination of Thor relating to the norse god of thunder, and Finn-r, the progenitor of Odin, king of the Norse gods. It was popular as a baptismal name among the Danes and in other tribes of the north. In ancient English and early American records the name appears in the various spellings of Thorfin, Turfin, Torpin, Torpon, torpin, Turpine, Tupryn, Turpen, Turpinen, Turpinne, Turpinn, Turpin, etc. etc. Of the forms mentioned, the last is the most frequently used, in evidence in America in modern times. One Thorfin, Turfin or Torpin, a great land owner of the eleventh century whose name appears in the Doomsday Book, gave his name as Thorpanstye, also written Thorfinstye, in the parish of Cartmel, County Lancaster, England. Other early, though fragmentary, records of the name in England include those of John Turpin, of Oxfordshire, whose name appears in the Hundred Rolls. Under date of 1273; and William Turpin of Yorkshire, who was living there in the year 1379. John Turpin of Bassingborne, County Cambridge, England, was the father about the middle of the fifteenth century of a son named Thomas, who was the father of an other John Turpin, the father of William. This William Turpin of Bassingborne, living in the time of King Henry VIII, first married Joan Sapcotes or Jane Sapcotts, of Lincolnshire, but had no issue by this union. By his second wife, a Miss Humberston , of Pakenham, County Suffolk, William had at least one son, named Leonard, who married Margaret, daughter of William Pelsett, of Laham, county Cambridge. To this union was born a son named Thomas Turpin, who first married Elizabeth, daugher of Christopher Waters or Watts, of Lincolnshire. By this marriage he had four sons, Edward, John, Thomas, and Gaven. Either by the same wife or by his second wife Grace, daughter of John Dolman, of Newenham, Hertfordshire, Thomas had two daughters, Anne and Elizabeth. Of the sons of Thomas and Elizabeth (nee Water or Watts) the eldest, Edward, died without issue: while John Turpin, the second son, inherited the Bassingborne estates and left there issue by his wife Levina, daughter of William Thurgar, of a son named Edward. This son married Elizabeth, daughter of Symon Mason, of Great Grandsen, Huntingdonshire, in the early seventeenth century. To this union was born eleven children, Edward, John, Thomas (died in infancy), Symon (died in infancy), another Thomas, Another Symon, Geoffry (died young), William (died young), Elizabeth, Susanna, and Margeret Turpin.

Nicolas Turpin, who living in Whitchester, County Cumberland, England, in the latter half of the fifteenth century, may have been of Scottish descent. His son John Turpin died in 1494, leaving issue by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Kinnesman, of at least one son Sir William Turpin. Sir William died in 1525, leaving issue by his wife Mary of six children, Edward, John, Francis, William, Richard and Sydonia. Of these, the eldest son Edward, left only female issue, Mareret and Katharine, by his wife, Elizabeth Dockwra; and John, the second son, left issue at Knaptoft, County Leicester, by his wife, Rose Routhal, a native of Buckinghamshire, whom he married in 1529, of five children, William, George, Richard, Anne, and Sibilla. The eldest of the above named brothers died without issue; while George who was knighted in 1565, married Frances, daughter of Sir Robert Lane, of Horton, County Northampton. To this union was born a son, Sir William turpin, of Knaptoft, who married Elizabeth Fienes, by whom he was the father of George, Richard, Andrew, Elizabeth, Frances, Anne, and Jane. Of the sons, George married Anne, daughter of John Quarles, a merchant of London, but had only one child, a daughter named Elizabeth Turpin. Richard who succeeded to the Knaptoft estates upon his brothers death, married Anne, daughter of Thomas Sheldon, and had issue by her of three sons, George, James and Christopher Turpin.

 

Elizabeth FIENNES and William TURPIN had the following children:

 

Elizabeth TURPIN ( -bef1649). Elizabeth died between 1640 and 1649.