CAPPS Family Tree the ancestors of Lydia CAPPS (1823-1882)

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CAPPS Family Tree the ancestors of Lydia CAPPS (1823-1882)


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Valentine CAPPS (1562-1656) & Agnes BATES (1566–1642)

7th great-grandparents of Lydia CAPPS (1823-1882)

Lydia CAPPS (1823-1882) & Ira CAPPS Jr., (1802–1881) (cousins)


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Lydia CAPPS (1823-1882) married her cousin Ira CAPPS Jr., (1802–1881) (cousins) in 1837, in Pungo, old Princess Anne County, Virginia (now the City of Virginia Beach). This giving my “Grandma Bird”, Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988) two totally different CAPPS Family Trees lines.

This one is of her 7th great-grandmother, Lyndia CAPPS (1823-1882) which can be traced back to Valentine CAPPS (1562-1656) & Agnes BATES (1566–1642).

Please also, see the ancestral line of Ira CAPPS Jr., (1802–1881) which can be traced back to Thomas CAPPS (1650–1690) born in 1650 in Eicham, Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England. He died on August 17, 1690 in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, England.

Valentine CAPPS (1562-1656) was born in 1562 in Rugby, Warwickshire England and died on March 26, 1656 in Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.

Valentine married Agnes BATES (1566–1642) in 1590, in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England.  Agnes was born in 1566, in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England and died on July 27, 1642 in Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England. She was buried in July of 1642 in Great Addington, Northamptonshire, England. [i]


Valentine & Agnes had one known child, William CAPPS (1592-1652).


Direct ancestral linage:


12th great-grandparents

Valentine CAPPS (1562-1656) & Agnes BATES (1566–1642)



William CAPPS (1592–1652)



11th great-grandparents

William CAPPS (1592-1652) & Elizabeth CAVE (1600–1685) of Heyford



Henry William CAPPS (1622–1679); Robert CAPPS (1624–1722); François CAPPS (1626–1626); John CAPPS (1628–1683).



10th great-grandparents

Henry William CAPPS (1622-1679) & Sarah NUN (1624–1729)



Thomas CAPPS (1650–1690); Sarah CAPPS (1654–?); William CAPPS (1656–1712); Henry CAPPS (1658–1716).



9th great-grandparents

Thomas CAPPS (1650-1690) & Ann ALLOME (1648–1677)




William CAPPS (1666–1727); Mary Elizabeth CAPPS (1667–1674); Thomas CAPPS (1671–1719); Mary CAPPS (1674–1674); Andrew CAPPS (1683–1687); John CAPPS (1690–1754)



8th great-grandparents

William CAPPS (1666-1727) & Isabella MERRY (1667–1732)



William CAPPS (1692–1760); Thomas CAPPS (1696–1731) emigrant; John CAPPS (1700–1760); Robert CAPPS (1702–1725); Matthew CAPPS (1709–1780).



7th great-grandparents

Thomas CAPPS (1696-1731) & Elizabeth LUCAS (1699–1766) emigrants



Ann CAPPS (1722–?); Thomas William CAPPS (1725–1785); Elizabeth CAPPS (1728–?); William CAPPS (1732–1785).



6th great-grandparents

Thomas William CAPPS (1725-1785) & Henrietta Jane LAWING (1725–1797)



Benjamin CAPPS (1749–1780); Jeremiah CAPPS (1750–1835); Willoshua CAPPS (1756–1805); Eli CAPPS (1758–?); Sally Jenny “Polly” CAPPS (1765–1849); Jacob William CAPPS (1765–1840); Esther CAPPS (1766–1831); Sampson Anderson CAPPS (1767–1831); Francis CAPPS (1768–?); Jemima Mimey CAPPS (1769–1849); Hillary CAPPS (1770–?); Sarah Annie CAPPS (1774–1850); Phoebe CAPPS (1775–1850).



5th great-grandparents

Jacob William CAPPS (1765-1840) & Sarah SANDERS (1767–1831)



Biddy CAPPS (1784–?); Leah CAPPS (1791–1882); Benjamin CAPPS (1794–1880); Mary CAPPS (1796–1880); Liddy CAPPS (1797–?); John Lafayette CAPPS (1801–1845); William Hines CAPPS (1802–1850); Rachel CAPPS (1803–1880); Daniel Boone CAPPS (1804–1850); Isaac CAPPS (1808–1873); Jacob "Jake" CAPPS (1812–1880); Silas CAPPS (1818–1865).


4th great-grandparents

William Hines CAPPS (1802-1850) & Margaret “Peggy” Ann YADON (1806–1884)



Lydia CAPPS (1823–1882); Washington William CAPPS (1825–1863)



3rd great-grandparents

Ira CAPPS Jr., (1802-1881) & Lydia CAPPS (1823–1882) (cousins)



Henrietta CAPPS (1838–1856); Amanda CAPPS (1839–?); Ira Virginius CAPPS (1845–1901); Sarah "Salleyinius CAPPS (1845–1901); Sarah "Salley" Frances CAPPS (1846–1943); Georgie CAPPS (1853–?); James N. CAPPS (1854–?); Dennis CAPPS (1855–?); Josephine CAPPS (1859–?); John CAPPS (1861–?); Zebulon CAPPS (1865–1950); Charles W. CAPPS (1867–1880).



2nd great-grandparents

Sarah "Salley" Frances Ann CAPPS (1846-1943) & John Walker WILLIAMS (1840–1943)


Alice J. WILLIAMS (1866–1920); Emma F. WILLIAMS (1869–1912); Lula Virginia "Jennie" WILLIAMS (1873–1935); Edward G. WILLIAMS (1876–?); Russell Greenville WILLIAMS (1880–1942); Mary WILLIAMS (1882–?).



Lula Virginia “Jennie” WILLIAMS (1873-1935) & George Charles GRAY (1874–1905)



Louise GRAY (1891–?); Bruce Irving GRAY (1893–1919); Susie GRAY (1895–?); Ivy Lee GRAY (1896–1930); Edward Luxford GRAY Sr., (1897–1960); Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER (1900–1988).



Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER (1900-1988) & Jeff Augustus “Gus” BIRD (1893–1954)



Guy Edward “Eddie” BIRD (1918-1957):  Earl Alford BIRD (1919-1991);  Myrtle Elizabeth BIRD Dougall Holzapel (1921-1996);   Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)  J. A. “Jeff Augustus”  BIRD (1923-2015);  Albert Irvin BIRD (1925-2008); Donald Milton BIRD (1926-1999);   Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood (1928-2019); Iva Lee BIRD Bryant (1930-1993);  Carlton Norris Bird (1931-2002);   Franklin Delano “Buddy” BIRD (1934-2016);  Frances Dell BIRD Shivers (1934-2014);  Mary Louise BIRD Gill (1936);   David Brewer Bird (1938-1997)Patricia “Pat” Marjie BIRD Bronstad (1941); Beatrice “Betty” Jean BIRD Jensen (1942)  




Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012) & Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)


12th great-grandfather of Kenneth “Ken” Edward LINTON & Terry Louis LINTON




[i]  UK, Extracted Probate Records, 1269-1975 Great Addington, Northamptonshire, England Book Date. Persons. Burials. (Burial) Collection Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652 Volume; Wills Relating to the Counties of North Bampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652. Chapter Book P, 1560 to 1566.

Capps coat of arms House of Names

Capps coat of arms © House of Names


CAPPS surname

Le Cappere of Ayncount in Baliwick of Caux, Normandy, was granted a bounty of land in present day Lincolnshire by William the Conqueror for his assistance in the Battle of Hasting in 1066. He became Tenants in Chief in Lincolnshire, Northampton and Cheshire. He assumed the name of Ballivia Domini Gaufridi de Cappella. 

Capps Genealogy & History

Capps stems from the pre-seventh-century Old English word caep, meaning a cap or head covering. It is an occupational name for someone who was a maker of headgear; with the addition of the letter S, it becomes the son of a hat maker. The Capps were granted land from William the Conqueror in Lincolnshire for their valor in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Capps family history mention William Cappa in 1111 as the first known recording of the name in Early London Names.