1391, Stephen born in England, s/o 3802564. Henry Popham & 3802565. Joan ?.
~1400, Margaret born in England, coheir & d/o 3802566. Nicholas Rede, Esq. & 3802567. Parnel ?.
4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.
10/20/1415, Stephen named in a plea of covenant. (S) Feet of Fines.
12/1417, Stephen, age 25, heir to his father.
~1417, Stephen married Margaret.
11/1/1418, To the escheator in Wiltesir. Order to … meddle no further with the manor of Fyssherton Ancher, delivering to Stephen Popham and Margaret his wife any issues thereof taken; …, that Henry Popham esquire at his death held that manor by demise of Thomas Meryet and others to him for life, with remainder to the said Stephen and Margaret, daughter of Nicholas Rede of Somerset esquire, and to the heirs of their bodies. (S) CCRs.
11/6/1418, Order to the escheator in the counties of Southampton and to cause Stephen Popham, son and heir of Henry Popham esquire, to have full seisin of all the lands which his father held of the king … for 2 marks paid in the hanaper … saving to Margaret late the wife of the said Henry her reasonable dower thereof. (S) CFRs.
11/17/1418, To the escheator in the county of Suthampton and Wiltesir [& Dorset]. Order to take of Margaret [stepmother] who was wife of Henry Popham esquire an oath etc., and in presence of Stephen Popham son and heir of the said Henry, to assign her dower. (S) CCRs.
2/23/1421, Grant by Edward Coudray and Matilda, his wife … Witnesses: …, Stephen Popham, Knts. … (S) UKNA.
1/1422, Stephen formally took possession of his father’s lands.
1422, Stephen knighted.
2/12/1422, Stephen Popham, knight, on a commission of array in Southampton. (S) CPRs.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
5/1/1423, Grant by John Burdayn, to Stephen Popham, knight, William Darell, …, of the manors of Upeton Knouke and Sutton Walround, which Henry Popham formerly granted to the said John Burdayn and others (named), now deceased. (S) CCRs.
4/7/1424, Release by John Burdayn, to William Darell and Elizabeth his wife, and the latter's heirs, of all his right in Knyghton manor and in 100s. rent in Little Derneford which he and others (named) had of the grant of Henry Popham. Witnesses:- Stephen Popham, knight, and others. (S) UKNA.
5/23/1425, Stephen Popham knight and Thomas Payn to … quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Sutton Walronde co. Dorset. (S) CCRs.
10/20/1427, Endorsement: The reply of Stephen Popham, Sheriff [of Hants] … (S) UKNA.
2/4/1428, Endorsement: "I, Stephen Popham, Sheriff" [of Hants] reply that the writ was delivered too late to be executed in the time set. (S) UKNA.
4/27/1431, Stephen Popham, knight, on a commission of array in Hampshire. (S) CPRs.
5/6/1430, William Darell, … to Walter Hungerforde knight lord of Haytesbury and Homet, John Tiptoft knight lord of Powys, …. Charter of demise and feoffment of all the grantors' messuages, lands, …. Witnesses: William lord Botreaux, Humphrey Stafforde, Stephen Popham knights, … (S) CCRs.
~1430, Margaret died.
[––Stephen & Beatrice––]
4/7/1432, Borough of Midhurst. Agreement for Grant of Market Tolls and Court Leet … upon the mediation of Sir Stephen Popham and Water Veer esq., … [Sussex] … (S) UKNA.
~1432, Stephen married 2nd Beatrice Bohun, d/o John Bohun & Alice.
7/11/1435, Endorsement: "I, Stephen Popham, Sheriff" says … [Wilts.] … (S) UKNA.
11/10/1435, Stephen Popham, knight, on a commission of array in Hampshire.
11/17/1440, Roger Pedwardyn esquire … Charter indented with warranty of the manor of 'Southwarneborne' co. Suthampton … Witnesses: John Seymour, Stephen Popham knights, …. (S) CCRs.
6/15/1441, Grant by John Roger of Benham, co. Berks., Esq., … Witnesses: John Lysle, Stephen Popham, Knts., … (S) UKNA.
6/21/1442, Commission to Stephen popham, … knights, … to take ships, barges, … for the safe keeping of the sea within the ports of Suthampton, Pole, Wynchelse, Melcombe, Bristol, Exeter, Dertmouth, Plymmouth, Fowy and Sandwich … especially two ships of Fowy now in the port of London called le Barry and le Julian, … to be victualled by order to the said Stephen and brought to Southampton, and thence to Caumbre, … by 1 August next at latest. (S) CPRs.
1442-43, Particulars of the account of Stephen Popham for service at sea. (S) UKNA.
6/27/1442, Stephen was chosen as a commander of 565 men to police the channel [of a total group of 2,260 men at arms and archers]. (S) CPRs. [Sir Stephen Popham, Sir William Eure, Sir Miles Stapleton, and John Heron esquire, were commissioned to keep the sea, using the 8 main ships.]
8/28/1442, Stephen endorsed a petition in parliament for patrols to deal with piracy.
3/12/1443, Commission of array … John Popham, Stephen Popham, and John Lyle, knights … Southampton. (S) CPRs.
1444, Stephen enfeoffed Sir John Lisle [d.1471] and others of his lands in trust for his 4 daughters.
1444, Stephen’s ship, the Cokke William, was requisitioned for passage of Margaret of Anjou to Southampton.
11/12/1444, Stephen died; Beatrice surviving.
10/12/1445, IPM of Stephen Popham, Knight. Wiltshire. Jurors: Ralph Thorp ; ... William Botreaux ... His daughters and next heirs are Elizabeth, the wife of John Wadham , aged 18 and more; Margery, aged 10 and more; Elizabeth, junior, aged 6 and more; and Alice, aged 1½ and more. ...
10/16/1445, IPM of Stephen Popham, Knight. Dorset. John Popham, chevalier, is his next heir, aged 50 and more. Wiltshire.
1445, Beatrice lodged a petition in parliament over the payment of wages to Sir Stephen Popham for his service.
(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) De controversia in curia militari inter Ricardum Le Scrope et Robertum, Scrope, 1832, P212. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P672. (S) Popham, A Hist. of the County of Hampshire, V3, 1908. (S) IsPM, 26-377.
· Aft. 1444, John Wadham and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and heir to Sir Stephen Popham, knight, and Margaret, his wife, daughter and heir of Nicholas Rede, esquire. v. Sir John Stourton and Sir John de Lyle, knights; Beatrice, late the wife of the said Sir Stephen, and other feoffees of the said Sir Stephen.: The manor of Fisherton, which the said Sir Stephen agreed to settle on the said Elizabeth at her marriage.: Wilts. (S) UKNA.
Child of Stephen and Margaret:
i. Elizabeth Popham (950641), born 1425 in England.
Children of Stephen and Beatrice:
1463, Elizabeth Wadham, with her half sisters Majory Hampden, Elizabeth Boteler, and Alice Forester, heirs to cousin John, s/o Sir John Popham, brother of Henry, father of Stephen. [These properties had been entailed for male heirs, which were now extinct.] (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V4, 1911, West Tytherley with Buckholt.
12/3/1476, Licence for John Boteler, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Hampden and Majory his wife, Humphrey Forester and Alice his wife, and John Wadham son and heir of Elizabeth Wadham sister of the said Elizabeth, Majory and Alice, kinswomen and heirs of John Popham, knight, son of Henry Popham, and brother of John Popham father of the said John, to enter freely into all the lordships ... (S) CPRs.
i. Margery Popham, born 1434 in England.
Majory married Thomas Hampden.
8/22/1486, Thomas died. IPM of 9/26/1486: Thomas Hampden, son of John Hampden of Hampden, esquire, was sole seised in fee …, and married Margery, one of the daughters and heirs of Stephen Popham, knight. Afterwards, by his indented charter he gave the lands in Upton Pukstede … to Edmund Hampden, one of his sons by the said Margery, and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to Edward, Francis, Alexander and Henry, also his sons by the said Margery … (S) CIsPM.
ii. Elizabeth Popham, born 1436 in England.
Elizabeth married John Boteler.
iii. Alice Popham, born 1442 in England.
Alice married Humphrey Forester.
1476, Alice died seized of the manor of Farendon. [Her son George Forster held the manor in 1513.]