'WZmisc12'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wilton of Topcroft, Wilton of Wilby, Witton of Skipton, Witton of Wakefield, Whitchester of Benwell, Whitchester of Seaton Delaval, Wanley of Eyeford, Wanley-Bowes of Thornton

                               
John Wilton of Topcroft (a 1622)
1. Richard Wilton of Topcroft (d 1634)
  m. Anne Buxton (dau of Robert Buxton of Channons)
  A. Robert Wilton of Topcroft & Wilby Hall (b 1599, d 1643)
  m1. Hannah Jay (dau of John Jay)
  i. Hannah Wilton
  m. (24.08.1654) Robert Buxton
  m2. Susanna Drury (dau of Sir Anthony Drury of Besthorp)
ii.+ issue
  m3. Bridget Mead (dau of Sir John Mead of Lofts)
  iii. Nicholas Wilton of Wilby
  m. _ Clinch
  iv.+ 2 daughters
  B. Elizabeth Wilton probably of this generation
  m. (1612) Charles D'Oyly of Shottisham
  C. Grace Wilton probably of this generation
  m. (22.11.1636) Robert Buxton of Topcroft (dsp c02.1637-8)
3. Cecily Wilton (d 09.05.1590)
  m. Sir John Brewse of Wenham

 

 

Oliver Witton of Skipton in Craven, Yorkshire (d 1502)
m. Elizabeth Illingworth (dau/heir of John Illingworth of Illingworth)
1. Oliver Witton of Skipton
  m1. Elizabeth Whitlay (dau of John Whitlay of Whitlay)
  A. Joshua Witton of Skipton (d c1615)
  m. Sibell Drake (dau of Gilbert Drake of Halifax)
  i. Joshua or Joseph Witton of York (b c1611, a 1666 rector of Thornhill)
  m. Elizabeth Thorneton (dau of Tempest Thorneton of Tiersall)
  a.+ issue (a 08.1666) - Richard (b c1650), Elizabeth (b c1654), Margaret (b c1656)
  B. Edward Witton
  m2. Susa Dickson (dau of John Dickson of Bentley-Royd)

 

 

Joshua Witton (rector of Thornhill)
1. Richard Witton of Wakefield (bpt 07.10.1649, d 15.04.1718)
  m. Elizabeth Lawson (b 1665-6, d 26.08.1727, dau/heir of Wilfrid Lawson of Wakefield)
  A. Richard Witton of Wakefield, Brunton & Newton-by-the-sea (bpt 18.05.1682, dsp 07.1743, 2nd son)
  m. Jane Milner (dau of William Milner, alderman of Leeds)
  B. John Witton (bpt 17.12.1691, a 09.1751, dsp, cleric in Witton, Huntingdonshire)
  m. (01.1748/9) Mary Assheton (b 27.10.1721, bur 07.07.1797, sister of Ralph Assheton, m2. Peregrine Wentworth)
  C.+ other issue - Henry (bpt 18.07.1680), Mary (bpt 29.10.1683), Elizabeth (bpt 26.02.1684-5, d young), Margaret of Leeds (bpt 29.10.1691, d unm 01.1744)

 

 

John de Whitchester of Benwell
m. (before 1388) Alice de la Val (d 26.12.1402, sister/heir of Sir Henry de la Val of Seaton Delaval, m2. Sir John Manners of Etal)
1. William de Whitchester 'of Seaton Delaval' (b c1373, d 12.02.1407/8)
  m1. ??
  A. Sir William de Whitchester (dsp before 1424)
  m. Elizabeth Grey (d 12.07.1454, dau of Sir Thomas Grey of Wark, m2. Roger de Widdrington)
  m2. (c11.1401) Elizabeth Bowes (d 16.08.1450, widow of Bertram Monboucher of Horton, m3. Roger de Fulthorp, m4. Thomas Hodden, m5. Sir Robert Hilton) ## see here ##
  B. Elizabeth Whitchester (b by 1411, dsp 15.05.1469)
  m. (before 1424) Sir John Burcester
  Craster shows Elizabeth as married only to Sir John Burcester, without issue, and reports in some detail on her settlements of property. Note that there is an Elizabeth, dau of William Whitchester, who is shown by some sources as marrying a Delaval and having a daughter who was heiress of Seaton Delaval (## see here ##). We suspect that it was wrongly assumed that Seaton Delaval passed back into the Delaval family though this Elizabeth whereas, according to Craster, there was an entail which led Seaton to go back to the Delavals should the Whitchester heirs die without issue.

 

 

Craster starts with the William of Eyford. We speculate that he was son of ...
Andrew Wanley of Iford (Eyeford)
m. Frances Hutton (dau of John Hutton of Marske)
1. William Wanley of Eyeford (d 05.05.1762)
m1. Alice Bowes (dau/coheir of Francis Bowes of Thornton)
  A. Robert Wanley, later Wanley-Bowes of Thornton (d 02.07.1738)
  B. George Wanley, later Wanley-Bowes of Eyeford & Thornton (b 1718-9, d 24.02.1772)
  m. (17.07.1754) Anne Hutton (d 01.09.1781, dau of John Hutton of Marske)
  i. Anne Wanley-Bowes (d 01.1827)
  m. (11.02.1784) Thomas Thoroton d 13.11.1813, Lt. Colonel)
  ii. Elizabeth Wanley-Bowes (bpt 18.04.1761, d 02.05.1841)
  m. (28.08.1779) Robert Croft (d 23.03.1831, rector of Stillington, prebendary of York)
  iii.+ other issue - Robert Matthew (d 19.10.1759), Francis/Frances (bpt 22.04.1763, d infant), Margaret (d unm 08.1814)
  C. Lucy Wanley (dsp)
  m. (c1753) John Forbes of Cheltenham
  D. Alice Wanley (d unm 09.12.1774)
  m2. Anne Fowle (dau of Humphrey Fowle of Rotherfield)

Main source(s):
(1) For Wilton (uploaded 02.04.19) : BHO ('An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk', vol 1, 1805, 'Hundred of Shropham')
(2) For Whitton-1 (uploaded 02.04.19) : Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1666, 'Witton of Yorke')
(3) For Whitton-2 (uploaded 02.04.19) : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 2, Edward Bateson, 1895, 'Pedigree of Lawson and Witton', p96)
(4) For Whitchester (uploaded 18.07.19) : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 9, H.H.E. Craster, 1909, 'Whitchester of Seaton Delaval and Benwell', p145)
(5) For Wanley (uploaded 20.04.19) : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 9, H.H.E. Craster, 1909, 'Bowes and Wanley of Thornton, co. Durham, and of Cowpen', p330)
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