'Caton1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Caton of Denham, Caton of Thorpe Abbots

Commoners commences its article on the family with the following: "The family of De Catton or Caton, was originally seated in the county of Norfolk, where the name appears to be of great antiquity, and is presumed to have been derived from the village of Catton, near Norwich. At the time of the Survey there were two villages so designated in the county, the one situated in the hundred of Blofield, the other in the hundred of Taverham, and in Doomsday book spelt Catun and Catuna." Commoners then mentions many with the name from the early 12th to the 15th centuries but starts its continued pedigree as follows.
John de Catton of Katon of Vatton., Norfolk (a 1420)
1. John de Catton of Catton (d 1458)
  m. Margaret
  A. Henrie de Catton
  i. Henrie de Catton
  a. Henry de Catton of Thorpe Abbots - see alternative parentage below
  m. (03.10.1592) Mary de Wales
  ii.+ other issue - Robert (d 1538, the last Abbot of St. Albans?), William, Peter (d 1556, Rector of East/Great Wrentham)
However, it appears that later research disproved the above. Carthew & BLG1952 start with ...
Thomas Caton of Denham (Suffolk) & Wendling (Norfolk) (d 26.04.1563)
m. (1548) Elizabeth Nelson (a 1583)
1. Thomas Caton of Brunstede (d 21.07.1583)
  A. Henry Caton of Thorpe Abbots, Norfolk (b c1571, d 15.12.1639)
m(1). (03.10.1592) Mary Wales
  i. Thomas Caton of Thorpe Abbots (bpt 28.08.1597, bur 28.08.1670, 2nd son)
  The following is as given by Carthew & BLG1952. Commoners shows the next few generations differently and so is ignored below, except as shown.
  m. (c1632) Anne Wythe (bpt 18.10.1601, bur 19.08.1670, dau of Richard Wythe of Brockdish)
  a. Thomas Caton of Thorpe Abbots (bur 17.01.1705-6)
  m. (before 1654) Susan Constable (bur 23.11.1705, dau/coheir of Luke Constable of Swaffham) ## see here ##
  (1) John Caton of Thorpe Abbots (bpt 02.05.1688, bur 08.04.1717, youngest son)
m. Philippa Wythe (d becore 21.01.1763, dau of Richard Wythe of Brockdish by Mary, dau of Nathaniel Thruston of Hoxne Abbey)
  (A) Thomas Caton of Thorpe Abbots (bpt 03.02.1707, bur 22.01.1749)
  m. Hannah Stedman of Lynn (a 1754, m2. Thomas Baret of Brockdish)
  (i) Thurston John Caton of Thorpe Abbots (b 15.08.1745, d 13.06.1782)
  m. (30.03.1772) Margaret Hawksmore Bewley (dau/coheir of Richard Bewley of Binbrook & Kirton, m2. Lt. Colonel George Herbert Adams)
  (a) Richard Bewley Caton of Binbrook & Kirton (Lincolnshire) (b 23.03.1774, d 24.01.1864) had issue
m. Elizabeth Keating Power (b 1769-70, d 27.03.1852, dau of Richard Power of Whiteford (co. Tipperary))
  (b) Thomas Mott Caton (dsp 29.03.1853, MD)
  m. Eliza Wood (dau of Major Basil Wood of Oxfordshire)
  Commoners shows the following additional children in this generation.
  (c) Eliza Caton
  m. Benjamin Borrell of Brigsley
  (d)+ other issue - Charlotta (d young), Harriet
  (ii) Susanna Caton (b 1641-2, d 08.07.1725)
  m. (28.09.1763) Charles Chauncy (b c1632, d 01.03.1704, Rector of Ayott St. Peter's)
  (B) John Caton (bpt 05.12.1709, bur 19.06.1711)
  (2)+ other issue - Thomas, Luke, William, Gregory, Henry (bpt 27.04.1671, bur 04.05.1699), Anne, Martha, Frances, Susanna
  b. Henry Caton of Holton, Suffolk (bpt 24.02.1628, d c05.1699) had issue
  m. (before 16.04.1658) Catherine
  c. Peter Caton of Brockdish then Larling (d c12.1688, youngest son)
  m. (c1672) Ann Brett (dau of John Brett of Larling)
  (1)+ issue - John (d (unm?) before 26.11.1695), Thomas of Shopham (b c1675, d 28.11.1712), Sarah (a 1695)
  d.+ other issue - Richard (bur 23.04.1698), John (a 08.1670)
  ii. Peter Caton of Broome, Suffolk (b 08.05.1603, a 1670)
  m. Anne
  a.+ issue - Henry, Thomas
  iii. Elizabeth Caton (bpt 21.09.1595)
  m. (05.10.1618) William Clarke
  iv.+ other issue - Henry (bpt 13.10.1593, bur 28.03.1595), Agnes (b 30.10.1599), Hester (bpt 12.04.1608)
  m2. ?? (05.11.1620) Susannah Woodward
  B. William Caton of Denham (a 1583, d c11.1642)
  i.+ issue - Henry, Robert
  C.+ other issue (a 1583) - Thomas, Jane, Margaret, Audrey
2. Margaret Caton
  m. (before 1572) John Coleman
3.+ other issue (a 1572) - Henry of Denham (dsp c08.1572), Anne, Helen, Mary, Grace, Elizabeth

Main source(s): 'The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley' (G.A. Carthew, 1877, Part 3, p467+) with support from BLG1952 ('Caton formerly of Binbrook') and some from Commoners (vol 4, 'Caton of Binbrook', p305+)
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