'Norton06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Norton of Abbots Leigh, Norton of Allesley, Norton of Coventry, Norton of Leigh Court, Norton of London
[The sections below were first launched on 2 different Temporary pages. They were moved here after review led to acceptance that there was little chance of our making a significant improvement to them in the near future and that the page overall was 'good enough' to be put into the main database. As far as we are aware, there was no close connection between these families except as shown below. They share the page for our convenience.]

                               
John Norton of Allesley, Coventry (d c1580)
Visitation shows John as 2nd son of Richard Norton of Norton Conyers but the Harleian editor added a note to say that the link "is not authentick". BP1934 ('Grantley') shows that John as dspm.
m. Elizabeth Pitsford (she m2. Raymond Fitch of Allesley)
1. John Norton (b 1577)
  m. (before 09.1593) Alice Griffin
  A.+ issue - Edward (bpt 06.10.1600, dsp), Elizabeth (bpt 20.04.1595, d unm)
2. Simon Norton of Coventry (bpt 26.11.1578, d c1641)
m. Prudence Jesson of Coventry
  A. John Norton of Allesley
  B. Simon Norton (dsps)
  m. Mary Hastings (dau of Sir Henry Hastings of Braunston, she m2. Richard St. George)
  C. Sir Thomas Norton, 1st Bart of Coventry (b 1615-6, d 1691)
  m. Anne Jermy (d before 07.02.1693/4, dau of John Jermy of Stutton Hall)
  i. Mary Norton (d c1680)
  m. Sir Charles Modyford of London, Bart (d c1686)
  ii. Anne Norton
  m. William Russell of Cambridgeshire
  iii. Prudence Norton mentioned by Visitation but not by BEB1841
  m. Francis Hanson (nephew of Sir Robert)
  iv. Elizabeth Norton
  m. William Norton (of Southwick family)
  v.+ other issue - Thomas (d young), Thomas (d infant), Frances (a 1683)
  D. Joan Norton
  m. Humphrey Burton (coroner of Coventry)
  E. Prudence Norton
  m. Henry Smith (alderman of Coventry)
  F.+ other issue (dsp) - William, Raphe
3. Elizabeth Norton (bpt 09.10.1575)
  m. Ralph Downes of Winhall
4. Anne Norton (bpt 12.09.1576, d unm)

 

 

Andrew Norton of Bristol (b c1491, d 1559)
m. Jane
1. William Norton of London (b 1527, d 1593)
  m. Joan
A. Bonham Norton of London then Church Stretton, Sheriff of Shropshire (b 1565, d 05.04.1635)
  m. Jane Owen (dau of Thomas Owen of Condover (Judge))
  i. Arthur Norton of London (b 1592, d 1635)
  m. Grace Norton (dau of George Norton of Abbots Leigh) @@ below
  a. Sir George Norton of Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Somerset (b 1622, d 29.02.1668)
  m. Ellen Owen (dau of Sir William Owen of Condover (by Ellen, dau of Robert, Lord Kilmorey), m2. Sir Timothy Baldwin)
  (1) Sir George Norton of Abbots Leigh (b 1648, d 1715)
  m. Frances Freke (dau of Ralph Freke of Hannington by Cicely Colpepper)
  (A) Grace Norton (b c1676, dsp 11.10.1697)
  m. (c02.1696-7) Sir Richard Gethin of Gethin Grott, Bart
  (2) Edward Norton of Ashe, Stourpaine, Dorset (bpt 10.01.1654, d unm 1702, MP)
  Various web sites suggest that Edward had a son who moved to Carlow in Ireland and had descendants in North America. HoP ('Edward Norton') makes no mention of him having any family, reporting that he never married.
  (3) Ellen Norton
  m. William Trenchard of Cutteridge (b 1639-40, d 22.08.1710)
  (4) Grace Norton

 

 

Sir George Norton of Abbots Leigh, Somerset (d 1584-5)
1. Samuel Norton of Abbots Leigh
  A. George Norton of Abbots Leigh
  i. Grace Norton
  Commoners omits the name of her husband but does (obscured by the fact that some words have been omitted) identify him as son of B(onham) Norton by Jane, dau of Judge Thomas Owen.
  m. Arthur Norton @@ above

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (first launched into a Temporary page on 29.10.06) : Visitation (Warwickshire, 1682-3, 'Norton of Coventry'), BEB1841 ('Norton of Coventry')
(2) For middle section (first launched into a Temporary page on 01.11.20) : various web sites (including geni.com), cross-references from elsewhere in the database, Wikipedia ("Leigh Court")
(3) For lower section (first launched into a Temporary page on 01.11.20) : Commoners (vol 4, 'Trenchard of Stanton', p79, note)
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