'Barton01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Barton of Barton, Barton of Smithells

We are hopeful that in due course we will find a more complete pedigree on the following family from a reliable source. [There are early links to Booth01, Holden01 & possibly Blount04.] The first mentioned by VCH was "Gilbert dt Baiton" (a 1212). He may have been ancestor of John de Barton (a 1323) who may have been ancestor of John de Barton (a 1381, m. Denise) who may have been ancestor of ...
Thomas Barton of Barton, Lancashire the first mentioned by Flower
m. _ Houghton (dau of Adam Houghton of Houhton)
1. Gilbert Barton
  m1. _ Kighley (dau of _ Kighley of Ingekippe (Keighley of Inksipp))
  A. Christopher Barton
  m. Margaret Singleton (dau of William Singleton (Syngelton) of Broughton)
i. Gilbert Barton (d 1516)
  m. Margaret Rigmayden (dau of John Rigmayden of Wedacre)
  a. Thomas Barton of Barton (b c1512, d 1554)
  m. Mawde Redman (dau of Geffrey Redman of Thorneton)
  (1) Richard Barton of Barton (b c1532, d 1572)
m. Anne Southworth (dau of Sir Thomas Southworth (Sowthworthe) of Samlesbery)
  (A) Thomas Barton of Barton (b c1556, d 1603)
  m. Anne (or Elizabeth) Fleetwood (dau of John Fleetwood of Penwortham) probably wife of Thomas & mother of ...
  (i) Richard Barton (dvpsp 1600) probably the Richard who married ..
  m. Mary Hesketh (dau of Robert Hesketh of Rufford, m2. Thomas Stanley of Eccleston)
  (ii) Fleetwood Barton (b 1595)
  VCH reports that Fleetwood was 'married' to Richard, son/heir of Sir Richard Molyneux, when she was aged 4 years old but "this union was afterwards annulled".
  m. Richard Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe
  (B)+ other issue - John, Andrew, Mawde
  (2)+ other issue - Thomas, Elizabeth
  b. Gilbert Barton
  ii. Agnes Barton
  m. William Forshe of Penwartham
  iii. Margaret Barton
  m. John Heston of Plompton
  iv. Clemence Barton
  m. William Calvert of Garstange
  v. Constance Barton
  m. Richard Cotham of Billesborough
  B. Constance Barton
  m. John Knowle
  C.+ other issue - Gilbert, Richard, Laurence
  m2. Isabell Kirkeby (dau of William Kirkeby of Ravclyf (?))
  F. Isabell Barton
  m. John Bradley of Chipinge



Langton reports that Baine (in his 'History of Lancashire') speculates that the Bartons of Smithells were "an offshoot of the Bartons of Barton-upon-Irwell. The armorial bearings of the two families being different ought to have led to a contrary inference. The Bartons, who acquired Smithells by marriage with an heiress of Radcliffe, sprang out of Nottinghamshire."
Ralph Barton of Holme, Lancashire
m. Johane Radcliff (dau of Ralph Radcliff of Smithells (by Katherine, dau of Sir Richard Molyneux) son of Sir Ralph of Smithells 'by Cicely' (in fact by 1st wife?))
1. John Barton of Smithells (Smethells or Smyethlls), Lancashire (a 1516, later a monk)
  m. Cicely Radcliff (dau/heir of Edmond Radcliffe, son of (Ralph son of) Sir Ralph of Smithells by Cicely)
  A. Andrew Barton of Smithells (d 1549?)
  m. (1514) Anne (Agnes) Stanley (dau of Sir William Stanley of Hooton)
  i. Robert Barton of Smithells (dsp1580)
  m. Margery Leghe (dau of Sir Piers Leighe of Barldeigh, m2. Sir Richard Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe)
ii. Ralph Barton of Smithells (d 1592, of Gray's Inn)
  m. Elizabeth
  a. Randle Barton of Smithells (d 10.12.1611)
  m. Elizabeth Wood (dau of John Wood of Turton)
  (1) Sir Thomas Barton 'of Home' of Smithells (b c1583)
  m. Christiana Cartwright (dau of William Cartwright of Ossington)
(A) Grace Barton
  m. Henry Belasyse (dvp 1647, son/heir of Thomas, 1st Viscount Fauconberg)
  b. Jane Barton probably of this generation
  m. Francis Burdett of Burthwaite or Birthwayt (b c1578)
  c. Anne Barton probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Fleetwood of Missenden
  iii. Cicely Barton
  m. Robert Holte of Stubley
  iv. Margaret Barton
  m. John Weston (or Wetby) of Moubrycke
  v. Dorothy Barton
  m. William Gerard (recorder of Chester)
  vi. Eleanor Barton
  m. Edward Singleton of the Tower
  vii.+ other issue - Henry, Thurston
  B.+ other issue - Alexander (cleric), Leonard (dsp), Francis (dsp)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Flower, Lancashire, 1567, Barton of Barton) with input/support from VCH (Lancashire, vol 7, 'Townships: Barton')
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Flower, Lancashire, 1567, Barton of Smithells) with some input/support from Visitation (Chetham, William Langton, Lancashire (vol 2, 1882), 1533, 'Andrewe Barton of Smethells'), VCH (Lancashire, vol 5, 'Townships: Halliwell')
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