'Draper1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Draper of Beswick, Draper of Camberwell, Draper of Colland, Draper of Crayford, Draper of Flintham, Draper of Islington, Draper of London, Draper of Melton Mowbray
[This page was first launched on 28.10.15 as Draft. It was moved here after review led to the acceptance that there was little chance of our making a significant improvement to it in the near future and that it was 'good enough' to be promoted into the main database. It is nevertheless frustrating that we have been unable to connect together at least some of the sections shown below. We still hope to do so in due course but, to do that, may need the assistance of someone who has made a serious study of Draper families.]

Except for the first generation, the following comes from Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, 'Draper of Beswick'). No arms are shown.
William Draper of Beswick, Yorkshire father of Judith, possibly also of ...
1. William Draper of Beswick (b 1670-1, d 18.08.1746)
m. (Anne) Daniel (dau of ?? Daniel of Beswick)
  A. Ingleby Draper (d 1722?, died in Bristol, 2nd son?)
  m. Mary Harrison (dau of Alexander Harrison (son of Thomas) by Elizabeth Mar)
  i. Sir William Draper (b 1721, d 08.01.1787, Lt. General)
  Details on Sir William come from various web sites after an online search for "Sir William Draper".
  m1. (23.02.1756) Caroline Beauclerk (dsp 01.09.1769, dau of Lord William Beauclerk)
  m2. (1770) Susanna de Lancey (d 1773, dau of Oliver de Lancey, brother of Chief Justice James)
  a. daughter (b 1773, d 26.07.1793)
  m. (17.03.1790) John Gore (d before 26. 07.1793)
  ii. Ingleby Draper
  iii. Ann Draper
m. _ Moor of Bristol
  iv. Mary Draper
  m1. _ Blair of the West Indies
  m2. _ Askew
  B. James Draper (4th son?)
  m. (26.09.1746) Ann Ingram
  C. Dorothy Draper
  m. Hugh Bethell
  D.+ other issue - Daniel, Edward, Diana
2. Judith Draper probably of this generation
  m. Edmund Benson



(1) The following comes from Visitation (London, 1568 & 1598, 'Draper') with support from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Draper'), CTG (vol 3, p150) and some input as noted below.
(2) Visitation (London, 1568) provides quarterly arms with the first 2 being for Draper and the 3rd being of Urswick and the 4th for Aucher. The first Draper arms are 'Argent, on a fess between three annulets gules a mullet between two covered cups'. The second Draper arms are 'Argent, on two chevrons between three escallops sable six martlets or'. Visitation (London, 1598), which is basically just Visitation (1568) plus some additions, mentions those arms but also reports separately, with precedence, just the second of those Draper arms.
John Draper of Flintham, Nottinghamshire
1. Thomas Draper of Flintham
  m. _ Agar (dau/heir of John Agar or Anger or Aucher by dau/heir of _ Urswick)
  A. Thomas Draper of Flintham
  m. _ Ketleby
  i. John Draper of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  m. _ Gunstone
  a. Thomas Draper of Melton Mowbray
  (1) John Draper of Melton Mowbray (a 1591)
  b. William Draper
(1) Robert Draper
  c. Sir Christopher Draper, Lord Mayor of London (d 08.05.1581)
  m. Margaret Greene (dau of Henry Greene of Essex)
  (1) Benett Draper
  m. William Webbe, Lord Mayor of London (d 1599)
  (2) Bridget Draper
  m1. Stephen Woodroff of London
  m2. Sir Henry Billingsley, Lord Mayor of London (d 1606)
  (3) Anne or Agnes Draper (dsp 22.02.1599-1600)
m1. Sir Wolston Dixye, Lord Mayor of London (dsp 01.1593-4)
  m2. Sir William Hickman of Gainsborough (m2. Elizabeth Willoughby)
  ii. Robert Draper of Camberwell (d by 1547)
  Visitation (London) identifies Robert as younger brother of the Thomas who m. _ Ketleby rather than his son. Provisionally, we follow Visitation (Leicestershire) in showing him as the younger son of this generation. CTG also identifies him as of this generation, albeit as the elder son.
  m. Elizabeth Fyfeild (dau of John Fyfield alias Lowe of Camberwell)
  a. Mathew Draper of Camberwell (dsp, 4th son)
  m. (13.06.1559) Dionisia (Sence) Blackwall (dau of William Blackwall of London)
  b. Benett or Benedicta Draper
  m. John Fromond (not Faramond) of Carshalton
  c. Elizabeth Draper
  m. John Bowyer of Camberwell (of Lincoln's Inn)
  d.+ other issue - John, William, Henry (dsp)
  We speculate that the undermentioned John was connected to the above family. The connection shown is arbitrary.
  ii. ?? Draper
  a. ?? Draper
(1) John Draper of Flintham
  The following comes from 'Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire' (John Throsby, vol 1 (1797), p253).
  m. Anna Hussy (dau of John Hussy (by Elizabeth, dau of Richard Baker of Aldesworth) & sister/heir of Robert)
  (A) Thomas Draper 'of Flintham'
  m. Elianor Whalley (dau of Thomas Whalley)
  (i) Richard Draper (b c1599, a 1672)
  m. Maria Peniston (dau of Thomas Penison, widow of Thomas Whalley)
  (a) Whalley Draper
  m. Robert Butler (son of Robert Butler of Southwell)
  ((1))+ issue (a 1672) - Robert (b c1657), Richard (b c1659)



The following comes from Visitation (London, 1634, 'Draper' (1)) which shows a picture of the arms which appears to be the first Draper arms mentioned in the section immediately above except that on the fess there are three covered cups instead of "a mullet between two covered cups".
William Draper of Erith & Bromley, Kent
m. _ Both (dau/coheir of Seth Both of Bromley)
1. William Draper of Erith
  A. Thomas Draper
  i. Henry Draper ## see here ##
  a. daughter
  m. _ Gainsford of Ford in Surrey (son/heir of Sir ??)
2. Robert Draper of London
  m. Joane Shackleton
  A. Robert Draper of London
  m. Frances Bostock (dau of George Bostock of Churton)
  i.+ issue - Robert, William



The following comes from Visitation (Derbyshire, 1662-4, 'Draper of Caland') which reports arms as 'Argent, on a fess between three annulets, gules, as many covered cups or'. That indicates that there was a close connection with the family just above.
James Draper of Dockennfield, Hampshire
m. Mary Merry of Barton
1. Thomas Draper of Coland or Culland, Derbyshire (d 1646)
  m. Dorothy Port (dau of Robert Port of Ilam)
  A. Robert Draper of Colland (b 1625-6, a 1662)
  m. Elizabeth Harper (dau of Richard Harper of Littleover)
  B. Jane Draper
  m. Nathaniall Bate of Little Chester
  C. Anne Draper
  m. Symon Jason of Edeall
  D.+ other issue - Thomas of Coventry, Mary (d young), Prudence
2. Mary Draper
  m. Thomas Hurt of Nottingham
3. Margaret Draper
  m. _ Clegwood of London



The following comes from Visitation (Durham, 1575+1615+1666, 'Draper of Headlam') with some support from Visitation (George Marshall (1878), Northumberland, 1615, 'Draper'). Visitation (Durham) reports the arms as 'Azure, a chevron ermines between three mullets pierced or, on an escocheon of pretence a fesse checquy or and sable between tree lions heads erased gu., a crescent for difference'. Visitation (Northumberland) reports the arms as 'Azure, a chevron Erminois between three mullets of six points Or, pierced'.
Thomas Draper of London
m. Anne Steberinge (dau of Thomas Steberinge)
1. Timothy (probably not Henry) Draper of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (d 1622)
  m1. (sp) Dorothy Leyborne (widow of Roger Rawe of Newcastle, alderman)
  m2. Eleanor Liddell (dau of Thomas Liddell of Newcastle (alderman), sister of Thomas of Ravensworth, Bart)
  A. Mary Draper probably the daughter of Timothy & Eleanor who married ...
  m. Joshua Middleton of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (b 1647, d 1720)
  m3. Frances Concett (dau of Christopher Concett or Conceite of Yorke (alderman), widow of John Prestley)
  B. Henry Draper of Headlam, Durham (b c1608?, a 08.1665)
m. Eleanor Birkbeck (dau/heir of Henry Birkbeck of Headlam)
  i. John Draper (b 1640-1, a 1665)
  m. Bridget Fell (dau of Thomas Smith of Swarthmore)
  a. Isaac Draper (d by 1665)
  ii. Anne Draper
  m. Thomas Mossock of Headlam
  iii.+ other issue - Frances, Eleanor
  C. Timothy Draper of Newcastle (by by 1615, a 1665, 3rd son)
  m. Catherine Eden (dau of Robert Eden of Windleston)
  i.+ issue (a 1665) - Anthony, Timothy, Anne, Mary
  D.+ other issue (a 1615) - Henry (b c1608), George (d unm), Debora



The following comes from HoP ("Cresheld Draper" & "Richard Cresheld"). No coat of arms mentioned.
?? Draper of Crayford, Kent (a temp James I who r. 1603-1625, "a London Merchant Taylor")
1. William Draper of Crayford, Kent (d 1651)
  m1. ??
  m2. Mary Cresheld (dau/coheir (by Elizabeth, dau of Richard Egioke of Salford Priors) of Richard Cresheld or Creshield of Evesham (b c1585, bur 22.01.1652, serjeant-at-law, MP) son of Edward of Mattishall (by Bridget, dau of Robert Hurleston of Mattishall), MP)
  A. Cresheld Draper of May Place in Crayford (b 1646, d 15.03.1694, MP)
  m. (c03.1666) Sarah Gauden (dau of Sir Dennis Gauden of Clapham)
  i. Mary Draper probably of this generation
  m. Arden Adderley of Hams Hall
  ii.+ 1 sons + 1 daughter



(1) The following comes from TCB (vol 3, 'Draper of Sunninghill Park', p35), Visitation (London, 1634, 'Draper' (2)) and Visitation (W. Harry Rylands (1908), Berkshire, 'Additional Pedigrees and Notes', 'Draper of Sunninghill'). Rylands reports what is given in Visitation (London) and then gives contradictory comments on it. One note reports that Thomas of Islington, son/heir of the Thomas of Lincoln's Inn by Sarah James, died in 1631 having never married. Another identifies the Thomas of Stroud Geen (Middlesex), grantee of the arms, as son of John and died 23.10.1612. Another shows Sir Thomas of Sonning Hill (Bart), brother of Roger + Edmond + Sarah + Elizabeth, as son of Robert Draper of Remenham by Elizabeth Morgan and repeates the note that "This pedigree gives the correct parentage of Sir Thomas Draper". It appears that there has been confusion between related people, probably cousins. The following tried to pull this contradictory data using TCB as the guide, although TCB is not clear as to the Baronet's parentage other than to show his mother as m2. Sir Nicholas Kempe (who d 1624).
(2) Rylands provides graphics of the arms of this family which we describe (possibly wrongly, not least because the pictures show the chief & fess between them covering the amount normally covered by the chief only) as 'bendy or & gules, in chief argent 3 fleur-de-lis sable, fess ermine'.
Robert Draper of Islington, Middlesex
m. Elizabeth Morgan of Henley
1. Thomas Draper of Islington (a 1644, of Lincoln's Inn)
  m. Sarah James (dau of Roger James of London, m2. Sir Nicholas Kempe of Islington)
  A. Sir Thomas Draper of Sunninghill Park (Berkshire) & Eastham (Essex), Sheriff of Berkshire (d 12.1703)
  m. Mary Carey of Sunninghill (d before 10.12.1717, heir)
  i. Mary Draper (b 1656)
  m. John Baher
  a. John Draper Baher, last of Sunninghill (b 1684-5, d 30.03.1765)
  ii. Mary Draper
  m. Sir Henry Ashurst, 2nd Bart (dsp 17.05.1732)
  B. Sarah Draper
  m. Sir Purbecke Temple of Croydon (dsp 08.1695)
  C. Elizabeth Draper
  m. Edmond Partridge
  D.+ other issue - Robert or Roger of Remenham in Berkshire (had issue), Edmond or Roger in London

Main source(s): as reported above
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