He was buried on the 4 Nov 1676 in Hoggeston,
He left a will.
will gives clues as to his parentage. In the will he makes his brothers
John & Hugh overseers. These are the sons of John Thorpe of Granborough
who mentions them in his will alongside their brother William and other
siblings. The marriage entry and William's first child Elizabeth being christened in Granborough
confirm the connection to Granborough.
Married to Alice SHORT
on the 31 Oct 1659 in Hoggeston. The parish register entry
described William as being of Granborrough and Alice of Hogstone. She
was buried on the 14 Dec 1721 in Hoggeston.
i. Elizabeth THORPE was christened on 18 May 1661 in Grandborough.
ii. Thomas THORPE was
christened on 12 Oct 1663 in
iii. William THORPE was christened on 9 Jan 1666 in
iv. John THORPE was christened on 24 Feb 1668 in
v. Joseph THORPE was christened on 14 Nov 1670 in
vi. Marie THORPE was christened on 23 Sep 1673 in
vii. John THORPE was christened on 27
Apr 1701 in Hoggeston.