Person:William Hampton (9)

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Rev. William Hampton
d.abt 17 May 1745 Worth, Sussex
m. 25 Feb1657
  1. Rev. William Hamptonabt 1659 - abt 1745
  2. Charles Hampton1659 -
  3. Katherine Hampton1662 -
  4. John Hampton1663 -
  5. Elizabeth Hampton1665 -
  6. Robert Hampton1671 -
  • HRev. William Hamptonabt 1659 - abt 1745
  • WElizabeth Caryabt 1669 - 1729
m. 24 Oct 1688
  1. Elizabeth Hampton
  2. Anne Hampton1690 -
  3. Charles Hampton1691 -
  4. Cary Hampton1692 -
  5. Christopher Hampton1694 -
  6. James Hampton1695 -
  7. William Hampton1697 -
  8. Robert Hampton1701 -
  9. Ambrose Hampton1702 -
  10. Mary Hampton1704 -
  11. Leonard Hampton1705 -
  12. Sarah Hampton1706 -
  13. Hellen Hampton1708 -
Facts and Events
Name Rev. William Hampton
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1659 Probably at Bletchingley, Surrey, England May have been a year earlier. See my text at right (above sources): "William Hampton was the eldest son ...."
Christening[1] 12 Feb 1659 Bletchingley, Surrey, England
Education[9] 3 Nov 1676 Matriculated, aged 17, Lincoln College, University Of Oxford
Degree[9] 1680 B.A. Oxford
Degree[9] 1683 M.A. Oxford
Ordination[10] 23 Sep 1683 Farnham, SurreyChurch of England - Deacon - by Bishop George Morley, Diocese of Winchester
Marriage 24 Oct 1688 St. Augustine's Church, London, England
to Elizabeth Cary
Marriage License 24 Oct 1688 St. Augustine's, London, Englandto Elizabeth Cary
Occupation[9][10] 1692-1745 Rector of Parish Church, Plumpton, Sussex
Occupation[9][10] 1704-1745 Rector of Parish Church, Worth, Sussex
Will[6] 14 Oct 1729 Will written
Will[6] 29 Oct 1740 Codicil added
Death[5][11] abt 17 May 1745 Worth, Sussex(on or before date)
Burial[5] 17 May 1745 St. Nicholas, Worth, Sussex"aged 86 yrs 3 mths"
Probate[6] 23 July 1745 LondonWill proved

William Hampton was the eldest sonS2 of Charles Hampton by his wife, Katherine née Parker, who were married 25 Feb 1657 at Bletchingley, Surrey.S3 And if William's age at his death, on or shortly before his burial on 17 May 1745S5, S11 was, as stated so precisely, "aged 86 yrs 3 mths," he should have been born about the middle of February of 1659 - which would perfectly coincide with the 12 Feb 1659 date of his christening on the I.G.I.S1 But according to both the I.G.I.S7 and Collections of the Surrey Archæological Society, Vol. IX, part I, p. 300,S8 his brother and the presumably second son, Charles Hampton was born at Worth, Sussex just a few days later, on 21 Feb 1659 – and apparently baptised there sometime that same year. There is no mention of either the birth or baptism of William Hampton in the latter work.S8 So one must assume, given this birth of the second son, Charles, early in 1659, that the eldest, William, was really born at least the year before, unless of course they were actually twins, born on the same day and someone inverted the number 12 for 21 in Charles' case or vice-versa in William's case! Failing this hypothesis, we might have to wonder if he or someone else had miscounted his years at the end - and he actually died after 87 years and 3 months - not 86 and 3...?

Of course this must have been a very exciting time for their father, the Reverend Charles Hampton (1630-1704). His wife had just given birth to his first born son and very shortly after to his second – and he had just been appointed Rector of Worth (15 Dec 1658 – instituted 6 May 1662).S2 Meanwhile he obviously maintained his close ties to Bletchingley, of which he was also the rector from 1678 until his death in 1704. His grandfather, William Hampton (1597-1677) was rector there (as well as at Plumpton in Sussex) from 1635 until his death in 1677.S4

There is also some possible confusion over the Rev. William Hampton's date of death. The aforementioned Collections of the Surrey Archæological Society,S5 as well as the National Burial Index for England & Wales,S11 have him buried on 17 May 1745, while the CCEd - Clergy of the Church of England DatabaseS10 has him 'vacating' his office of 'rector' at Worth, owing to his 'natural death' on 3 Oct 1745 - and even more confusingly - at Plympton (sic), owing to his 'natural death' on 20 Oct 1745! One may sincerely hope that these CCEd dates actually refer to the official notifications of his vacation of the office of rector, at those respective parishes, rather than to his date(s) of death. — Robin Cary Askew, 15 August, 2009

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 William Hampton - birth/baptism, in International Genealogical Index / British Isles.

    « WILLIAM HAMPTON / Gender: Male Birth: 12 FEB 1659 / Gender: Male Christening: 12 FEB 1659 Bletchingley, Surrey, England / Father: CHARLES HAMPTON; Mother: KATHERINE // Source Information: Batch No.: P017101 / Dates: 1654 - 1812 / Source Call No.: 0097133 > Parish register transcripts, 1538-1812 Church of England. Parish Church of Bletchingley (Surrey) » Accessed on: FamilySearch.org - IGI

  2.   Sussex Archaeological Collections relating to the History and Antiquities of the County, published by the Sussex Archaeological Society, Vol. XXXIII, p. 224, and footnote 60, 1883.

    « Name of Benefice and Incumbent: WORTH, R. / Charles Hampton [60] / Date of Admission: 1658, Dec. 15. / Patron and Reference: John Goodwyn, esq. (999, f. 158)

    [60] Charles Hampton conformed, and was instituted on May 6, 1662. He was also rector of Bletchingley, in Surrey, and was the son of William Hampton, rector of that parish. He died June 2, 1704, at the age of 74. He married Katherine, daughter of John Parker, of Frenches in Reigate, Esq. In his will dated Feb. 9, 1703, he describes himself as “Charles Hampton Dr. in Divinity the most unworthy Rector of Bletchingley, co. Surrey,” and desires “to be buryed in the Chancell (yet private) manner.” This will was proved in PCC Aug. 29, 1704, by Katherine Hampton, his widow and executrix. (165 Ash.) His eldest son was William Hampton, also rector of Worth. » Accessed on and downloaded as pdf file from: Google Books

  3.   Charles Hampton and Katherine Parker - marriage, in International Genealogical Index / British Isles.

    « CHARLES HAMPTON / Gender: Male Marriage: 25 FEB 1657 Bletchingley, Surrey, England / Spouse: KATHERN PARKER // Source Information: Batch No.: M017101 / Dates: 1653 - 1672 / Source Call No.: 0097133 > Parish register transcripts, 1538-1812 Church of England. Parish Church of Bletchingley (Surrey) » Accessed on: FamilySearch.org - IGI

  4.   CCEd - Clergy of the Church of England Database.

    « Person: Hampton, William (1620 - 1677)/ CCEd Person ID: 42645
    Rector : Plumpton (09/05/1635 - 20/05/1641)
    Appt / Hampton, Willielmus / 09/05/1635 / Rector / Institution / Plumpton/
    Libc /Hampton, Willielmus /04/07/1635 / Rector / Plumpton et Bletchingly/
    Rector : Bletchingley (20/12/1677 - 20/12/1677)
    Vac / Hampton, Gulielmus / 20/12/1677 / Rector / Death / Bletchingley/ » Accessed on: The Clergy Database

  5. 5.0 5.1 William Hampton - burial, in Collections of the Surrey Archæological Society, Vol. IX, part I, pp. 300-301, 1885.

    « Worth, co. Sussex. ... BURIALS. ... 1745. May 17. Mr. Wm. Hampton, Rector, aged 86 years 3 months.... » Accessed on: Google Books

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Will of William Hampton, Rector of Worth, Sussex, proved 23 July 1745 (written 14 Oct 1729, codicil 29 Oct 1740).

    « I William Hampton the unworthy Rector of Worth in the County of Sussex being now in the seventy first Year of my Age and drawing near to a Conclusion I beg Gods Blessing and Direction and do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner following ... and I do hereby revoke all former Wills and Deeds by me at any time heretofore made and being of sound and perfect Mind and Memory Do Ordaine these presents to stand and be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this fourteenth day of October in the third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Knig George the Second Anno Domini 1729. Wm Hampton as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence Subscribed our Names as Witnesses. Cha: Goodwin [,]George Rice [,] Arthur Stone of the Inner Temple .... » (to be added to later, including a Codicil dated 29 Oct 1740 - 3+ pages yet to be transcribed) (so - partially transcribed by Robin Cary Askew)
    Description: Will of William Hampton, Rector of Worth , Sussex / Date: 23 July 1745 / Catalogue reference: PROB 11/740 / Dept: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury / Series: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers / Piece: Name of Register: Seymer Quire Numbers: 148 - 198 > Downloaded from The National Archives: Documents Online

  7.   Charles Hampton - birth/baptism, in International Genealogical Index / British Isles.

    « CHARLES HAMPTON / Gender: Male Birth: 21 FEB 1659 Worth, Sussex, England / Father: CHARLES HAMPTON Mother: KATHERNE // Source Information: Batch No.: C071361 / Dates: 1558 - 1876 / Source Call No.: 0919105-6, 0416753 >> Parish registers of Worth, 1558-1901 Church of England. Parish Church of Worth (Sussex) / Transcripts of Bishop's transcripts of Worth, Sussex, England, 1606-1798 Challen, W. H. (William Harold) » Accessed on: FamilySearch.org - IGI

  8.   Charles Hampton - birth/baptism , in COLLECTIONS of the Surrey Archaeological Society‎, Vol. IX, part I, p. 300.

    « BAPTISMS. / Worth, co. Sussex. / 1659. — Charles, so. of Mr. Chas. Hampton & Cath., born 21 Feb. 1659. » Accessed on: Google Books

  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 William Hampton - education/biographical details, in Foster, Joseph: Alumni Oxoniensis: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714, Their Parentage, Birthplace, and Year of Birth, with a Record of their Degrees, Oxford, Vol. II. –Early Series, p. 641, 1891.

    « Hampton, William, s. Charles, of Blechingley, Surrey, cler. LINCOLN COLL., matric. 3 Nov., 1676, aged 17; B.A. 1680, M.A. 1683, rector of Plumpton, Sussex, 1692-1745, and of Worth, Sussex, 1704-45 ; licenced (V.G.) 24 Oct., 1688, to marry Elizabeth Carey, of St. Augustine’s, London ; buried at Worth 17 May, 1745, aged 86. See London Marriage Licences, ed. Foster ; & Foster’s Index Ecclesiasticus. » Accessed on: ancestry.co.uk > Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886

  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 CCEd - Clergy of the Church of England Database.

    « Hampton, William (1692-1745) / CCEd Person ID: 63652
    MA : Oxford - Foster. Lincoln College, MA 1683
    Ordination: deacon / Date: 23/09/1683 / Place: Farnham / Bishop: Morley, George/Winchester 1662-1684
    Rector : Plumpton (24/08/1692 - 28/10/1745 )
    Rector : Worth (18/10/1704 - 03/10/1745 )
    Death (03/10/1745) / (28/10/1745)
    Year / Type / Name as Recorded / Location / Office/Status
    1692 / Subsc / Hampton, William / Plumpton / Rector
    1692 / Appt (Institution) / Hampton, Willielmus / Plumpton / Rector
    1695 / Libc / Hampton, Willielmus / Plumpton / Rector
    1704 / Subsc / Hampton, William / Worth / Rector
    1704 / Appt (Institution) / Hampton, Willielmus / Worth / Rector
    1706 / Libc / Hampton, William / Plumpton / Rector
    1706 / Libc / Hampton, William / Worth / Rector
    ... (1715-1742) ...
    1745 (3/10/1745) / Vac (natural death) / Hampton, William the Elder / Worth / Rector
    1745 (28/10/1745) / Vac (natural death) / Hampton, William / Plympton / Rector » Accessed on: The Clergy Database

  11. William Hampton - burial, in National Burial Index for England & Wales, Second Edition (on CD), Published by the Federation of Family History Societies, 2004.

    This shows a burial for William Hampton aged 86+ on 17 May, 1745 at St. Nicholas, Worth, Sussex.
    « 17 May 1745 | William | HAMPTON | 86+ | Sussex | Worth, St Nicholas »
    Accessed on CD obtained from FFHS: Federation of Family History Societies