Robert Hopton

Robert Hopton (died 1638) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons in two parliaments between 1604 and 1622.

Hopton was the eldest son of Sir Arthur Hopton of Witham Friary, Somerset and his wife Rachel Hall, daughter of Edmund Hall of Gretford, Lincolnshire. In 1604, he was elected Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury. Between about 1609 and 1617 he was engaged in the construction of Evercreech House. He was Sheriff of Somerset for the year 1618 to 1619. In 1621 he was elected MP for Somerset.[1]

By his wife Jane Kemeys, Hopton was the father of Ralph Hopton, 1st Baron Hopton; William Hopton; Abigail Hopton, who married Nicholas Stillwell; Mary Hopton, who married Sir Henry Mackworth; Margaret Hopton, who married Sir Baynham Throckmorton, MP; Catherine Hopton; and Rachael Hopton.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Arthur Messenger
John Budden
Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury
With: John Budden
Succeeded by
Henry Croke
Sir Miles Sandys
Preceded by
John Poulett
Sir Maurice Berkeley
Member of Parliament for Somerset
With: Sir Maurice Berkeley
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Phelips
John Simms
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