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 was the daughter of Sir Richard FIENNES 6th Lord Saye and Sele ( -1573) and Ursula FARMER ( - ). She and William TURPIN had the following children:



Elizabeth TURPIN ( -bef1649)

Second Generation

2. Elizabeth TURPIN, daughter of Sir William TURPIN Baronet and Elizabeth FIENNES, died between 1640 and 1649. She married Henry BEAUMONT.


Sir Henry BEAUMONT of Stoughton Grange, Leics., Baronet (also known as [unnamed person]), son of Sir Thomas BEAUMONT of Stawton, Knyght (c. 1555-1614) and Katherine FARNHAM (1558-1621), was born in 1584. He died in April 1646. He was buried in Stoughton Church. He and Elizabeth TURPIN had the following children:



Thomas BEAUMONT (1608-1676)

Third Generation

3. Sir Thomas BEAUMONT Bart. (also known as [unnamed person]), son of Sir Henry BEAUMONT of Stoughton Grange, Leics., Baronet and Elizabeth TURPIN, was born in 1608. He died on 11 August 1676. He married Elizabeth TROTT. He married Jane BURTON.


He was the oldest son of Sir Henry Beaumont and Elizabeth Turpin, daughter of Sir William Turpin.[2] Beaumont sat as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicestershire between 1654 and 1659[1] and was High Sheriff of Leicestershire between 1668 and 1669.[3] On 5 March 1658, he was created a Baronet, of Stoughton Grange, in the County of Leicester by Oliver Cromwell.[3] After the Restoration however this creation was declared invalid and Beaumont received a new patent, dated on 21 February 1661.

A slab in Stoughton Church recorded, but is now lost "Hic jacet D'N'S. Thomas Beaumont, Baronettus, Pater Familiae, Dec. Aug. 11, Annon Domini 16761". A Knight of the Shire for the county of Leicester 1654; MP for Leicestershire 1654/9/ He fought on the Parliamentary side, and was a member of the Committee of the "New Model" 15th Feburary 1644/5/ Created a baronet by Oliver Cromwell 5th March 1657/8; this honour was disallowed at the Restoration but it was subsequently confirmed by Charles II 21st February, 1660/1.

He married firstly Elizabeth daughter and co-heir of Sir Nicholas Trott of Quickswood, Herts, Knight, adn secondly by licence, 17th April 1666, at Evington Church, Co. Leicester, Jane, relict of Hugh Watts, of Newark, and daughter of Sir Thomas Burton of Stockerston, Co. Leicester; she was buried with her first husband in S. Mary's Leicester 4th October 1670. Issue by the first wife three sons and three daughters, and by the second, two sons and one daughter.


Elizabeth TROTT, daughter of Nicholas TROTT Kt. ( - ), was born in Quickwood, Herts? She and Thomas BEAUMONT had the following children:



Thomas BEAUMONT (c. 1639-1710). Thomas was born circa [Julian] 1639. He was a Clergyman. He was a Clerk in Holy Orders. He died on [Julian] 15 January 1710.


Jane BURTON, daughter of Thomas BURTON of Stockerston, Co. Leicester ( - ), died in September 1670 (estimated).