and Elizabeth SAUNDERS (?-?)
John Courthope and Elizabeth Saunders may have been my 13
and/or 14x Great Grantparents.
was of Hartfield, Sussex and of Whiligh in Wadhurst/Ticehurst, Sussex. He was
executor to the will of his father-in-law in 1515. John died in 1527.
He was the son of John Courthope of Combwell, who was the
son of John Courthope of Combwell and Goudhurst.
Elizabeth Saunders was the daughter of William Saunders of
John Courthope and
Elizabeth Saunders may have had the following children:
William Courthope was of Heath Place. He married
Margaret daughter of Richard Challenor
John Courthope was of Hartfield. He died in 1564 and
administration was granted to his widow, Mary on 12 September 1564.
She then married ? Formager. He released his interest
in Whiligh to his brother George on 5 April 1541. In 1556 he was
executor to his cousin John Tichborne, who was the son of
Maurice Tichbourne of Edenbridge and Margaret Courthope.
(The John Comber pedigree implies there were children of John and
Mary who were the Courthopes of Lingfield.)
Courthope may have married
and they may have been my 12x Great Grandparents. (They have their own page.)
Thomas Courthope died in Southover near Lewes, Sussex in 1568.
He left a will dated 23 June and proved on 28 June 1568. He received Courthopes in Goudhurst and lands in Ticehurst from his father on 20
September 1539. Thomas married and had the following children:
Thomas Couthope died in 1584 without issue.
may have been of Wadhurst. He may have married
and they may have been my 12x Great Grandparents.
Courthope or Mercy Courthope married
Bysshe, and they were my 13x Great Grandparents. (They have
their own page.) However there were other branches of the Courthope
family - more to investigate.
Courthope Pedigree (as found in the ESRO)
Absolon de Curtehop
Free tenement in Lamberhurst
Peter de Curtehop
Fined in 1263 at Sussex Assizes "Domineo" in Lamberhurst 1273 Assessed for
land in Wadhurst 1296
William de Courthope
Held land in Wadhurst and Lamberhurst 1296
Adam de Courthope
Sued the Abbot of Robertsbridge 1309
John de Courthope
Appointed Bailiff of Ripe & Winchelsea 13 May 1343
Received a pardon 28 April 1387
MP for Hastings 1400-1430
John Courthope of Combwell, Goudhurst
In a chancery suit 1467
John Courthope of Combwell
Held the Pillory inf Goudhurst 1498
John Courthope of Combwell and Hartfield
Inherited Whiligh in 1513
married Elizabeth Saunders daughter and heir of
William Saunders Lord of the Manor of Whiligh
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012