See also

Family of William SUMPNER and Unknown

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Seend Church

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Seend Church Tower

Husband: William SUMPNER (1535?- )
Wife: Unknown <SUMPNER> ( - )
Children: Alice SUMPNER ( -1613)
John SUMPNER OF HENMARSH (1560- )
Marriage 1559 Seend, Wiltshire

Husband: William SUMPNER

Name: William SUMPNER
Sex: Male
Father: William SUMNER (SUMPNER) (1510?- )
Mother: Unknown <SUMPNER> ( - )
Birth 1535 (est)

Wife: Unknown <SUMPNER>

Name: Unknown <SUMPNER>
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: Alice SUMPNER

Name: Alice SUMPNER
Sex: Female
Birth Seend, Wiltshire
Death 1613 Seend, Wiltshire
Burial 29 Aug 1613 Seend, Wiltshire

Child 2: John SUMPNER OF HENMARSH

Name: John SUMPNER OF HENMARSH
Sex: Male
Spouse: Edith <SUMNER> (c. 1560- )
Birth 1560 Seend, Wiltshire

Note on Husband: William SUMPNER

After many generations, the family of 'Sumpner', 'Somner' and later 'Sumner' eventually became Clothiers in Seend. The following is a small exerpt from the parish history by John Chandler and is taken from his books ‘Marlborough and Eastern Wiltshire’ and ‘Devizes and Central Wiltshire’

 

'The Seend clothiers created dynasties – Dugdale, Sumner, Awdry, Usher – which intermarried with each other and with similar families from elsewhere. They rose to the status of gentry and built the remarkable series of fine houses which now line the village street. The elaborate monuments to the dead inside the church complement the elaborate houses – Seend House, Cleeve House, Seend Green House, the Manor House – in which they had lived. Some returned to the artisan level of craft weavers from which they had originated. The clothiers controlled the weavers, spinners and other craftsmen, who worked in more modest cottages and small houses, perhaps with workshops attached. It is the survivors among these that give Seend Cleeve its character.'