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Families covered: Burton of Longner

Commoners reports "The Burtons of Longner in Shropshire, are by some conjectured to have come out of Yorkshire; and there are traditional accounts of their descent from Liionel, Duke of Clarence, by Alice Burton, and of their possessing Burton Constable, in Yorkshire, which was sold to Lord Scrope, in the reign of Edward III. But these facts are not well substantiated, while there is abundant proof of their having been seated for many centuries in Shropshire." Commoners then provides the following line but there is a suspicion that it is more a record of various recorded members of the family than a proven line of descent.
Thomas de Burton (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
m. Aliscia (dau of John, lord of Codarcote (Cothercote))
1. Roger de Burton (a temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  A. Walter de Burton (a 1317)
  i. Edmund de Burghton, Sheriff (a 1371)
  m. Agnes (dau of Hugh de la Hulle de Wlonkeslowe)
  a. William Beorton (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  (1) Richard de Beorton (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  (A) William Burton (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  (i) William Burton (a temp Henry VI who r. 1422-1461 & 1470+1)
  (a) Sir Edward Burton of Longner (a 1461) - continued below
  Sir Edward is the first mentioned by BLG1952.



Sir Edward Burton of Longner (a 1461) - continued above
1. Sir Robert Burton of Longner
  m. Christian Stapleton (dau of Sir John Stapleton of Stapleton, relict of Robert Cressett of Upton Cressett)
  A. Sir Edward Burton of Longner (d 23.04.1524, Groom of the Stool to King Henry VII)
  Commoners (which mentioned that his mother was relict of Robert Cresset) identifies the mother of his son as his first wife, Joyce, daughter of Harry Griffin. BLG1952 follows Visititation (which starts with this generation) in identifying her as ...
  m. Joyce Cressett (dau of Thomas Cressett of Upton Cressett)
  i. John Burton of Longner (d 22.10.1543)
  m. Elizabeth Poyner (dau of Thomas Poyner of Beslow)
  a. Edward Burton of Longner (b 1510, d 11.1558)
  m. Ann Madocks (dau of Nicholas Madocks of Wem, Cotton & Whixhall)
(1) Thomas Burton of Longner (b 1542, d 1619)
  m. Katherine Beyst (dau of William Beyst or Biest of Atcham Grange)
  (A) Edward Burton of Longner (d 1642)
  m. (1601) Elizabeth Newton (dau of Francis Newton of Highley or Heightley)
(i) Francis Burton of Longner (d 1680)
  m. Catherine Walton (dau of Jacob Walton of Doveridge by Margaret)
  (a) Thomas Burton of Longner (b 1637, d 24.04.1695, judge)
  m. Elizabeth Berkeley (d 1693, dau of Thomas Berkeley of Spetchley & Ravenshill)
  ((1)) Robert Burton of Longner, Sheriff of Salop (d 1723)
  m. Elizabeth Ballard (dau of Martin Ballard of Evesham)
  ((A)) Thomas Burton of Longner (b 21.12.1705, d unm 08.1730)
  ((B)) Ann Burton (b 15.08.1702, d 17.05.1737)
  m. (05.1722) Thomas Lingen of Sutton Court & Radbroke, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (d 16.05.1742)
Their eldest son inherited Longner and took the name Burton.
  ((2)) Ann Burton (d 1732)
  m. Sir Walter Wrottesley, Bart of Wrottesley (b 1659, d 1712)
  ((3)) Elizabeth Burton (b 1675, d 1733)
  m. Joseph Jones of Chilton
  ((4)) Catharine Burton (b 1679)
  m. Thomas Wright of Coventry
((5)) Isabella Burton
  m. Thomas Hutchinson of Owthorpe
  ((6)) daughter
  m. John Vanderbembe of Westminster
  ((7))+ other issue - Thomas (b 1683, dsp 1736), Edward (b 1692, dsp), Mary (b 1680, d 1739), Penelope (d 1691)
  (B) Margaret Burton presumably the Margaret who married ...
  m. Walter Fowler of Pendeford (b c1556)
  (C)+ other issue - William, John, Sarah, Anna, Elizabeth
  (2) Edward Burton (sons to Ireland)
  (3) Humphrey Burton
  (4) Timothy Burton of Coedgogan (d 1624)
m. Joan Jordan (dau of James Jordan of Honeycorse)
  (A) Thomas Burton (d 1696)
  m. Deborah Woodroffe (b c1629, d 1710)
(i) Samuel Burton of Vronlace, Radnor (d 1724)
  m. Elizabeth Milne (dau of Thomas Milne of Lawton's Hope, Herefordshire)
  (a) Edward Burton of Llandewy, Rutland (dsp 1774)
  m. Mallett Stedman (dau of Richard Stedman of Strata Florida)
  (ii) Thomas Burton (d 1733, rector of Burthorpe)
  m. Anne Allen of Finchley
  (a) Daniel Burton (d 1775, rector of Slapton and St. Peter-le-Poor)
  m. Harriet Rooper (dau of John Rooper of Great Birkhamstead Castle and Philippa)
  ((1)) Thomas Burton (dvp 1749)
  ((2)) Harriet Burton (b c1751, d 26.06.1829)
  m. (05.08.1773) John Trevor, 3rd Viscount Hampden (b 1748-9, dsp 09.09.1824)
(b)+ other issue - Thomas (d 1707), Thomas (dsp 1767, prebendary of Durham)
  (5) Mary Burton
  m. Sir Richard Lloyd of Ripton
  (6) Dorothy Burton
  m. John Milton or Mitton of Weston
  (7) Katherine Burton
  m. George Corbet of Hope
  b. Jane Burton
  Visitation shows Jane as married to a Corbet of Longnor. The Corbet records shows the following as married to Jane, daughter (not sister) of Edward Burton of Longnor. We presume that Jane was of this generation rather than the next.
  m. Thomas Corbet of Longnor
  c. Ellena Burton
  m. _ Banester of Lacon
d. daughter
  m. _ Bostock of Morton Say
  e. daughter
  m. _ Barker of Bridgnorth
  f. daughter
  m. _ Wright of London
  g. daughter
  m. _ Pasqo of London
  h. Ankaretta Burton
  ii. Thomas Burton
  iii. John Burton probably of this generation
  m. John Barker (alias Coverall) of Coulshurst

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Burton of Longner Hall), Commoners (vol iv, Burton of Longner) with some support/input from Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Burton of Longnor in the parish of St. Chad, Shrewsbury)
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