Named after Sir William Capel (c. 1446 – 1515) who bought the manor of Honeylands which he bought in 1486 from Jane, wife of Sir Thomas Lewknor and widow of Sir John Yonge. Sir William was a member of the Worshipful Company of Drapers, who served as Sheriff of the City of London for 1496, and was elected Lord Mayor in 1503 and again in 1510. He was elected a member of Parliament for the City of London, from 1511 to 1515. In 1546 his grandson Sir Edward Capel and two other landowners surrendered the manor to the Crown.
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