Thomas Hopton was born 1388 in Shropshire, England to Thomas Hopton (1362-1389) and Joanne Mortimer (1364-1389) and died after 1428 in England of unspecified causes.


The medieval Hopton Castle in Shropshire was badly destroyed after a notorious battle of the English Civil War.

It would seem likely that the castle was founded in the 12th century as a motte and bailey by one of the Hoptons as a mesne lord of the Says of Clun Castle. It would seem likely that Walter de Hopton built the stone castle during the Barons' War of the 1260s. The bailey was fortified in stone and an impressive rectangular two storey keep was built. The last Walter Hopton died during the Wars of the Roses and the castle passed by marriage to the Corbet family of Moreton Corbet castle.

In 2011 the Hopton Castle was reopened to the public.


Offspring of Eleanor Lucy and Thomas Hopton (1388-1428)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Hopton (1421-1498) 1427 Hopton Castle, Shropshire, England 22 June 1498 England Robert Corbert (1419-1468)
John de Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester (1427-1470)
William Stanley (c1436-1495)

Walter Hopton (1431-1461)
Agnes Hopton (1501-)




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