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Barton Family of Thornbury

Barton Family of Thornbury


 

Robert Barton (1604(?)-1663) and Susannah Holway (-1684)

Yeoman of Thornbury

 

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John Barton I (1636-1687) and Mary Thurston (1645-1691)

 Yeoman of Thornbury

 

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John Barton II (1672-1727) and Sarah Winstone (1679/80-1745)

Butcher of Thornbury

 

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Thomas Barton (1714-1774) and Sarah Giles (Fosket) (-1788)

Butcher of Thornbury

 

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Richard Barton (1741-1801) and Hannah Watts (1757c-1820)

Farmer of North Nibley

 

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William Barton I (1784-1842) and Mary Dommett (1789-1870)

Farmer and Butcher of Churchstanton, Woodford, Easton-in-Gordano

 

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John Barton III (1818-1878) and Sarah Perrott (1820c-1909)

Blacksmith of Cambridge and Slimbridge

 

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William Barton II (1854-1936) and Ellen Pick (1857-1930)

Blacksmith of Slimbridge

 

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 ROBERT BARTON, Great VIII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

(?) Son of John Barton and Cicely (?)

Husband of Susannah Holway

Father of John Barton I

 

Also Father of Mary, Sarah, Thomas and Jonathan

 

Robert Barton is the earliest ancestor that we can really be sure of. It is likely that he was born in Thornbury some time between 1600 and 1615. His father may have been John Barton who was mentioned in the 1608 muster as a butcher, aged about forty years. He married Cicely in 1601 (?)

Doreen Myerscough wrote on 16th December 2011 that she has found the following entry:

‘Robert Barton baptized the v of August 1604. Robert Stones and Thomas Wither godfathers, Elizabeth Patch, godmother.’

She comments, ‘unfortunately it is a date when the vicar wasn’t showing parents’.

Robert Barton was probably Mayor of Thornbury in 1644/5, 1648/9 and 1661/2. He made his will on 9th February 1663/4 and was buried on 18th February at Thornbury. He married Susannah Holway and had five children who were baptised at Thornbury between 1636 and 1652. Susannah made her will on 19th September 1684 and was buried at Thornbury on 10th October 1684.

The will of Robert Barton of 1663 gives details of his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews but it has not been possible to establish the identity of his father.

Susannah Holway had a brother William Holway of Itchington who was alive in 1684. Robert Barton also refers to his brother-in-law, John Holly (sic), in 1663. Elizabeth Holway, James Hobbes of Itchington and Sarah Hobbes are all mentioned in either her will or that of her daughter Sarah Barton in 1694.

Richard Byrd’s Summary of the P.C.C. Will of Robert Barton (1663/4):

Persons mentioned: 13 Will – Robert Barton, Dated February 9th , 1663

Testator:  Robert Barton of Thornbury, County of Glocester, yeoman

Eldest Son:  John Barton

Daughter:  Sarah Barton

Son:  Thomas Barton

Son:  Jonathan Barton

Wife:  Susan

Brother:  Thomas Barton

Brother:  John Barton

Sister:  Cicely {Hicks}, wife of {James Hicks}

Sister:  Alice Barton, decd

Alice has 4 sons and 2 daughters

Nephew:  John Barton, brother John’s son

Friend:  Richard Bonney

Brother-in-law:  John Holly

Christopher Powell

Robert {Stones}

Nicholas Webbe

Richard Adames

Thomas Whitfeilds

Robert White

Witnesses:  Timothy Hacker

Henry Marshe

Joane Marshe

opy of Will by Richard Byrd:

 

Richard Byrd writes: ‘Please keep the following in mind when reading my transcription of Robert Barton’s will.  This is my opinion as to the content of the document.  I am not 100% sure of every word; therefore, please do not accept this as accurate beyond question.  The transcription is line by line so that it can easily be compared to the original.  I have tried, as close as possible, to duplicate the original document using the constraints of a computer.  I made one deviation from this practice on the second page, 9th line by inserting the “the”, found in the left margin, between lines 8 and 9.  Spelling has not been corrected.  I am not sure that I recognized all capitalization.  Punctuation is either non nonexistent or disappeared in the copying process.  Since I have no knowledge of Latin, the last paragraph was transcribed by sight alone and can not be trusted.  Are you able to read Latin?

I used the following conventions.

? – Question marks indicates that I am unable to read the letter or letters.

???? – Appears to be a strike through by the writer of something that I am unable to read.

{   } – Whatever appears in braces, is a guess.’

13 Will – Robert Barton, Dated February 9th, 1663

In the name of God Amen ~         Tm Robt Barton

I Robert Barton of Thorn   bury in the Countie of Glocester Yeoman

being sicke in body but of good and perfect minde and memorie ~ ~

thankes bee given to Allmightie God Therefore doe make and declare

this my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge ~

First of all I Commend and Committ my Soule and spiritt into the

hands of Almightie God trustinge through the meanes and merritts

of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer to be made partaker

of eternall felicitie in the Kingdome of Heaven and my Bodie to the

Earth from whence it came and to bee decently buried in Christain

buriall by the discretion of my Executor hereafter named  Item I ~

{g}ive and bequeath unto my Eldest sonne John Barton one messuage

{or} Tennement at Oldbury with thappurtenances and all the landes ~

{t}hereunto belonging which I lately purchased of Richard fowler To ~

hold to him the saide John Barton his heires and Assignes ^ One ground                for Ever  Item I give more

called the Moore Lease Alsoe two other closes or parcells adjoyninge                    unto my Said Sonne John

{together} called by the name of  Wingrove which saide last mentoned                 Barton and his heires and

closes called the Moore Lease and Wingrove are parte of the Lands                       Assingnes forever ^

which I lately purchased of Nicholas Webbe of Stone to bee had

and holden unto the saide John Barton his heires and Assignes for

ever with theire Appurtenances  Item I give and bequeath unto my

Daughter Sarah Barton her heires and Assignes for ever All that ~ ~

Messuage or Tennement in {St} Maries streete within the Burrough

of Thornbury now in the possession of Christopher Powell and Robert

{Stones} together with the Barne and garden thereunto belonginge ~

and for want of such heires then I give the saide messuages or ~

Tennements and {premisses} with thappurtenances unto my sonne ~ ~

Thomas Barton his heires and Assignes for ever And for default

of such heires then to my sonne Johnathan and his heirs and Assignes

for ever  Item I give more unto my daughter Sara Barton the  sume

of sevean score {and tenne} pounds of lawfull money of England to

bee paide unto her One yeare after my decease or her day of marri=

age which shall first happen  Item I give and bequeath unto my ~

sonne Jonathan Barton his heires and Assignes for ever All that ~

my messuage or Tennement at Oldbury with all Orchards Gardens

Barnes and Outhouses thereunto belonginge with thappurtenances

which I lately purchased of Nicholas Webbe aforesaid Together

with the Homeclose thereunto adjoyneinge and ^ grounde called                             the

the wall leaze and the {warth} thereunto belonginge Alsoe ~

two other groundes belonginge to this messuage called the Mill

Leaze and the Lower Church leaze havinge a pathway through

The

the same with theire Appurtenances to hold to him the said Jonathan

his heires and Assinges for ever as aforesaide  Item I give and bequeath

unto my sonne Thomas Barton his heires and Assignes for ever all that

???? messuage or Tennement in Thornbury aforesaid where in Richard

Adames the flaxman now dwelleth and the Garden backside and those

thereunto adjoyninge and belonginge with theire appurtenances Alsoe

one other close or Leazow called the {upper} Church Leaze One other

grounde called the {feshend} Leaze two Acres of meadow grounde ~ ~

the                                                                                      the

lyinge in ^ {Northam} And one Acre of medowe grounde lying in ^ Lords

meade And one other parcell of meadow lying in or neere a ground

of Thomas Whitfeilds next the Westham And halfe an Acre of ~

meadowe in {Newbroath} being part of the lands which I lately ~ ~

purchased of the   ??? aforesaid Nicholas Webbe To hold to him the

said Thomas Barton his heires and Assinges for ever as aforesaid

with theire and every of theire Appuntanances Alsoe I give and ~ ~

bequeath more unto my sonne Thomas Barton his heires and ~ ~

Assignes for ever two parcells of land which I lately purchased of

Robert White according as they are mentoned in the deed with ~ ~

thappurtenances  Item my will is And I doe give all the Tennemts

and Lands with thappurtenances formerly given and bequeathed

unto my Two sonnes Jonathan and Thomas, To Susan my now

wife for and during her naturall life towarde the Educateinge

and breedinge upp of my said two sonnes And my will further

is that my said wife shall pay unto my brother Thomas Barton ~

fortie shillinges yearely And every yeare soe longe as they shall

live togeather to bee paid halfe yearely by equall portions being

lawfully demanded  Item I give unto my brother John Barton

Twentie shillinges of lawfull English money to bee paid unto him

One yeare after my decease  Item I give unto my sister Cicely

now wife of {James Hickes} Twentie shillings of like lawfull

money to bee paid unto her One yeare after my decease  Item I

give unto the foure sonnes and two Daughters of my sister ~

Alice {deceased} to every and each of them ten shillings a peice

to bee paid unto each of them One yeare after my decease ~

Item all the rest of my goods Cattles Chattles debts and Credits

whatsoever not herein before given or bequeathed I wholy give

?

and bequeath unto {Susa^n} my now wife whome I made ~ ~

whole and sole Executrix of this my said last will and ~

Testament utterly Renounceninge all former wills whatsoever

Item I give unto John Barton my brother {Johns} {sonne} tenne ~

shillinges to be paide unto him one yeare after my decease And

I do appoint and intreate my loving {freinde} Richard Bonney

and my brother in law John Holly to bee Overseers of this my ~

saide will And I do give them for there paines and care to bee

taken herein to each of them five shillings apeice In witnesse

whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale Dated the

nineth Day of February in the Sixteenth yeare of the Reigne

of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of

God of England Scotland france and Ireland King & defender

of the faith e? {Annoqb} Domni 1663 the marke of me Robt Barton

Sealed Signed and published as the last will and testament of the

said Robert Barton in the {presence} of  Timothy Hacker Henry Marshe

Joane Marshe

{Probatum apud London fuit huiusmodi Testamentum Coram}

{venerabili et egregio Domino puilielmo mericke milite et Legum Doctore             }

{Curia Prerogative Cantuarien sis Magistro custade sive Commissario ~                          }

{legitime Constituto ultimo die Mensis Juniij Anno Domini Millesum                              }

{Sexcentesimo Sexagesimo Quarto Juraniento Susanna Barton Relca                              }

{dicti Defuniti et Executricis in Testamento sive ultima voluntate predict                        }

{defunct nominat Cui Commissa fuit Administrativ omain et singulor                              }

{bonor Jurium et Creditorum einsdein defunct de bene et fidelitor Admi=                        }

{=nistrande eadem ole Sancta Dei Evangelia vigore Commissionis ~ ~                            }

{Jurat ./                                                                                          Exr RB                            }

Rental for 1671 includes the following:

The Widdow Barton for Addam (?) bur a quarter 1-3d

The Widdow Barton late Jones the like 0-6d

(Mary Barton) Robert Barton’s heires for the dwelling house halfe 0-7d

Above a messuage (?)

(son) Robert Barton’s heires for pound 0-1d

See Thornbury Roots, 7 Silver Street, Thornbury, November 2012:

 


 

 

SUSANNA BARTON, Great VIII Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Wife of Robert Barton

Mother of John Barton I

 

Also Mother of Mary, Sarah, Thomas and Jonathan

 

Susannah Holway married Robert Barton and had five children who were baptised at Thornbury between 1636 and 1652. Susannah made her will on 19th September 1684 and was buried at Thornbury on 10th October 1684.

Her parents may be Edward Holway and his wife Martha?

Susannah Holway had a brother William Holway of Itchington who was alive in 1684. Robert Barton also refers to his brother-in-law, John Holly (sic), in 1663. Elizabeth Holway, James Hobbes of Itchington and Sarah Hobbes are all mentioned in either her will or that of her daughter Sarah Barton in 1694.

The Will of Susannah Barton (1684) from Richard Byrd

 

10 Will – Susana Barton, Dated September 19th, 1684

In the name of God Amen I Susana Barton of Thornbury in the County of ~

Glour widow being sicke of body but of Good and perfect memory thanks bee

given unto god Doe make this my Last Will and testament in manner and ~

forme following first I Give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty

god my maker and reedemer trusting to be saved by the only meritte of

Jesus Christ and I comitt my body to the Earth from whence itt was taken

and as tuching this my worldly goods which he hetherunto by gods providence I have

binn an unworthy steward I dispose of as followeth Impris I Give unto my Daughter

Sarah Barton one Lease or Assignemt of fower grounds that I purchased of ~

Phillip Russell & Theophilis Quinton all the Tearme and remainder of yeares

that is to come & unexpired to her & her assignes Item I give unto my Daughter

Sarah alsoe forty shillings a yeere to bee paide by my executor hereafter ~

named oute of a certaine Ground which I hold by Lease which I purchased

of Robert White of Oldbury upon {Trinn} During the Tearme of the said Lease

Item I Give Alsoe unto my Daughter Sarah Barton by best Beed and beed

steed with thappurtinances thereunto belonging which I now liete upon wth

the Table board and stooles & one Leather Chayer in the roome  Item I Give

alsoe to my Daughter Sarah my chest and all my weareing apparell wollen and

lynen Item Alsoe I Give unto my Daughter Sarah fower peices of pewter & my

best flagon & my best flagon Chafeing Dish and best brasse pan which was

my maiden pan and one brasse pott which I bought also my litle brasse

alsoe

and ^ my litle {Ritle} & alsoe my Greate {Ritle} Alsoe I Give unto my Daughter

Sarah my cuboard in the Hale Item I Give alsoe to my Daughter Sarah ~

my spice morter and one payer of Andiers which I Doe comanly use

and one broche which shee shall chose Item Alsoe I Give unto my Daughter

Sarah Ten pounds in money to bee paid by my executor herafter named

Item I Give unto my son John Barton five shillings in money and my

spotted Brasse pan Item I Give unto my son John Bartons {five} ~

children ten shillings A peice and my son John his Aquitance shalbe

a sufficent Discharg for my Executor  Item I give unto my son Jonathan

Barton forty Shillings in money Item I Give unto my sonne Jonathans Two children

ten shillings a peice theire & fathers aquitance shalbe a sufficent discharge for my

Executor  Item alsoe I Give unto my cossen Edward Holway Twenty shillings

Item I give unto my sonne Thomas Barton twenty pounds of money which my

sonne John Barton doth owe unto me  Item Alsoe all the rest of my Goods ~

Chattells and catteles rights & credetts whatsoever I Give and bequeath unto my

sonne Thomas Barton whome I Doe make my whole & sole Executor of this

my said Last will & Testamt to see my Body Decently buried and my Debts paid

And I doe Desire my brother William Holway and my cossen James Hobbes

last

boath of Itchington to be overseers of this my said ^ will and testamt in wittness

whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the nynteenth day of ~

September Anno Dom 1684

Sealed & dd in the presence                                                            the marke of

of us

the marke of                                                                                      B           LS

Will W Webb                                                                      Susana    Barton

John Lawrence

James Hobbes

An Inventory of all the goods catteles & Chattells

of Susana Barton of Thornbury in the Diocess of

Gloucr widdow lately deceased taken and apprized

the eight & Twentieth Day of October 1684 by

William Holway the elder of Itchington

James Hobbes and James Holway as followth /

{Impris} her wearing apparell ––––––––––––––––   03  —  00  —  00

Item   in money ––––––––––––––––––––––––   04  —  00  —  00

Item   in the parlor one standing beedsteed    }

one beed one boulster one rugg to        }   05  —  00  —  00

blainketts one payer of sheetts curtians }

& matte                                              }

Ite      alsoe in the parlor one Table board }

Six joyne stooles three chayers one }

Long Coffer One peice of wayne=  }        01  —  00  —  00

scott one carpett cloath with the      }

binches                                         }

Item   in the Hale one Table board fower }

joyne stooles one Cubboard one        }

chayer one {settell} one Bacon Rack }      01  —  00  —  00

two spitts one payor of Andiers        }

one tongues one fender two              }

{hain gelses}                                   }

Item   the Brasse and peweter –––––––  }          06  —  00  —  00

and the warmeing pann                }

Ite      in the parlor Loaft one beed   }

and beedsteed one Rugg one  }

payer of blainketts one sheete }                03  —  00  —  00

one boulstier one presse one– }

chest one boxe and other       }

Lumber                                }

Item   In the Buttery fower barrells        }          01  —  00  —  00

and other Lumber goods ––––––  }

Two

Ite      In the old Loaft and beed good     }

Two beeds one Rugg one presse   }            2  —  00  —  00

one chest one chayer and             }

other Lumber ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ }

Item   In the litle Loaft one beedsteed  }             00  —  10  —  00

one {covlett} ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  }

Item   In the Loaft over the Shopp one          }

one beedsteed one cubboard one         }    01  —  00  —  00

one forme one Grate & other Lumber  }

Ite      one Chattell Leasie of Two grounds  }

granted unto the deceased Susana     }

Barton by Robert {Cohi?}and Hester }

his wife called the pound Leases       }

in O??bury upon fowor {graimted}   }      50  —  00  —  00

in the yeare of or Lord god 1677        }

for the space of one & Twenty          }

yeers the Remander apprized            }

att ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~   }

}  ti  —    s   —   d

Item   Severall grounds purchased of               }

Phillip Russell and Theophilis Quinton  } 01  —  00  —  00

ending the Second Day of Febuary        }

next ensuing apprised att ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ }

Item   {Severall} Debtes due unto the testator }

upon {specialties} being the sume       }   35  —  00  —  00

of ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~   }

Item   all other goods & {impelmts} of house= }

hold stuffe not before apprized              } 00  —  05  —  00

apprized att ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  }                          .

Tol –114  —  01  —  08

The marke of

Willi   W   Holway

James Hobbes ?

James Holway

{        Ex?funi er at hoi Juliu im Regru          }

{        Gloucestr 30o Octobr 1684 ? Thoma }

{    Barton filiu ???? et  ????? ???? de?       }

{  et Ex?eui xr p eero et pleno Julio x?          }

{ sub p testaroe tamen de addend xr ?         }

{ qdsi xr

 

Richard Byrd’s Summary of Susannah Barton’s Will:

 

I give to my daughter Sarah Barton one lease or assigment of …ground that I purchased of Philip Russell and Theophilus Quinton and goes on to give all personal property to her such as clothes and furnishings.

10 Will – Susana Barton, Dated September 19th, 1684

Testator:  Susana Barton of Thornbury, County of Gloucester, widow

Daughter:  Sarah Barton

Son:  John Barton

John Barton has 5 children

Son:  Jonathan Barton

Jonathan Barton has 2 children

Cousin:  Edward Holway

Son:  Thomas Barton

Brother:  William Holway of Itchington

Cousin:  James Hobbes of Itchington

Phillip Russell

Theophilis Quinton

Executor:  Thomas Barton, son

Witnesses:  Will Webb

John Lawrence

James Hobbs

Appraisers:  William Holway the elder of Itchington

James Hobbs

James Holway

Robert {Cohi?}and Hester his wife

 


 

JOHN BARTON I, Great VII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Robert Barton and Susannah (nee Holway)

Husband of Mary Thurston

Father of John Barton II

 

Also Father of Mary Canning, Elizabeth Mansell, Thomas, Anne Ridley and Sarah Nelmes

 

John Barton I was baptised on 18th April 1636 at Thornbury. He was the eldest child of Robert and Susannah Barton of Thornbury. John’s father was thrice Mayor of Thornbury.

John Barton I married Mary Thurston at Thornbury by licence on 25th June 1666.  John and Mary had six children baptised at Thornbury between 1667 and 1685.

John Barton was described as a Gentleman and Yeoman of Thornbury. It is probably this ‘John Barton of Thornbury aforesaid Butcher’ who was enfeoffed in 1665 and was also described in another paper as ‘long since dead’ in 1723. There is a Borough list signed by him and dated 1670 and his name appears on a 1671 Rental for ‘late Shipmans’. In 1684/5 he was Mayor of Thornbury. He also had thirteen hearths.

He made his will on 30th March 1687. He died on 11th April 1687 at Thornbury and was buried on 12/20 (?) April 1687. John Barton’s will was proved on 30th March 1688. In his will there was a reference to his wife, Mary, and his sons, Thomas and John, who were not yet twenty-one-years-old. He also mentioned his daughters- Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Anne – who were to receive £70 each. He referred to property in Chippin Street bought from Thomas Shipway and Henry Lucke. There is reference to “My Father, Robert Barton” and “Thomas Barton, my brother” and “Robert Thurston my brother-in-law”. The witnesses were Robert, Timothy and John Thurston.

See Thornbury Roots – 26 High Street:

See Thornbury Roots, 7 Silver Street, Thornbury, November 2012:

 


 

MARY BARTON, Great VII Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of Robert Thurston and Elizabeth (nee Sampson)

Married John Barton I

Mother of John Barton II

 

Also Mother of Mary Canning, Elizabeth Mansell, Thomas, Anne Ridley and Sarah Nelmes

 

Mary Thurston was born on 29th November 1645 at Thornbury. Mary was born on 29th November 1645, the daughter of Robert Thurston, a Baker of Thornbury and his wife, Elizabeth, nee Sampson. She married John Barton on 25th June 1666 at Thornbury and died on 1st May 1691. They had six children baptised at Thornbury between 1667 and 1685.

In his will there was a reference to his wife, Mary, and his sons, Thomas and John, who were not yet twenty-one-years-old. He also mentioned his daughters- Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Anne – who were to receive £70 each. He referred to property in Chippin Street bought from Thomas Shipway and Henry Lucke. There is reference to “My Father, Robert Barton” and “Thomas Barton, my brother” and “Robert Thurston my brother-in-law”. The witnesses were Robert, Timothy and John Thurston.

 

 

 

 


 

JOHN BARTON II, Great VI Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of John Barton I and Mary (nee Thurston)

Husband of Sarah Winstone

Father of Thomas Barton

 

Also Father of Mary, Sarah, Anna, John, Jonathan, Jane, Dorothy, Anne and Susanna

 

John Barton II was baptised on 28th August 1673 at Thornbury and, according to the baptismal register, this event was witnessed by John Bird, Thomas Webb and Catherine Stafford. His parents were John Barton I and his wife, Mary. John Barton I was a butcher of Thornbury.

In 1700 John Barton II was described as ‘of Wotton-under-Edge’ and as a nephew of the deceased Thomas Barton in a Thornbury Court Roll. Here he was admitted to copyhold property in Oldbury held by his uncle, Thomas Barton, a butcher of Thornbury.

John Barton II married Sarah Winstone of Wotton-under-Edge at Stone Parish Church on 30th April 1700. Her name was given in the Stone Register as “Ann Winston”. The marriage allegation was dated 29th April and they were both described as of Wotton-under-Edge, he being twenty-four and she being twenty-one years old. Their first child, Mary, was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge Parish Church in 1701 but other baptisms between 1702 and 1717 took place at Thornbury. They had at least ten children including Susanna, the youngest, who died in 1713 aged twenty-three, Mary who died in 1733/4 aged thirty-two and John, who possibly died in 1733 aged twenty-eight years. Their sons Thomas and Jonathan both became butchers.

John Barton II was a Butcher of Thornbury and he made his will on 20th May 1727. He was buried on 28th May 1727 at Thornbury and the will was proved on 5th August 1728.

His widow, Sarah, was the daughter of Thomas Winstone and Dorothy Oakes. She was baptised on 16th February 1679/80 at Wotton-under-Edge and she was buried on 8th May 1745 at Thornbury.

Bishop’s Transcript of the Register for 1673 Thornbury:

 

John Barton the son of John Barton and Mary his wife was baptised on 28th August 1672

Marriage Allegation:

29th April 1700 Barton. John. This day appeared personally John Barton of the Parish of Wotton-uder-Edge in the County and Diocese of Gloucester aged about 24 years Bachelor, alleged his intent to marry Sara Winston of the same, aged about 21 years say they have the (?) of friends… John Barton and Rich. Webb Surrogates.

Extract from the Will of John Barton:

 

To all people to whom the present writing shall (?) I John Barton of Thornbury, in the County of Gloucester, Butcher, send greeting. Know ye that I the said John Barton being weak in body but of a sound dsposing memory and understanding do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament for the disposal of my temporal estate in manner and form following (that is to say) Imprimis I will that my debts and funeral expenses shall be first paid and discharged. Item I give and devise unto my loving wife Sarah Barton all and singular my messuages lands and tenements whatsoever and wheresoever with their and every of their appurtenances and to hold unto my said wife for and during the time of her natural life. And from and after her decease I give my messuage or tenement situate in Thornbury aforesaid in a street there called the Back Street wherein one Ursula Arnold, widow deceased lately dwelt with the garden orchard pound outhouses and appurtenances to the same messuage or tenement belonging to my son Jonathan Barton to hold unto my son Jonathan Barton his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give my messuage and tenement wherein William Poney (?) Barber now dwelleth situated in Thornbury aforesaid with the appurtenances unto my son Thomas Barton to hold unto my son Thomas Barton (after the decease of my said wife) his heirs and assigns forever. Item all and singular my goods and chattels whatsoever I give the use and occupation thereof unto my said wife during the time of her natural life and from and after her decease I give the same goods and chattels equally between all my children share and share alike. Item I make and appoint my said wife whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills … 21st August 1727. The mark of John Barton. Witnessed by Robert Morgan, Richard Powell and Wm Burton. Proved 5th August 1728. (Slightly paraphrased and with changes to punctuation, spelling etc.)

See Thornbury Roots: St Mary’s Street, Thornbury

See Thornbury Roots: The Close House, 42 High Street

See Thornbury Roots: 10-12 Rock Street


SARAH BARTON, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of Thomas Winstone III and Dorothy (nee Oakes)

Wife of John Barton II

Father of Thomas Barton

 

Also Mother of Mary, Sarah, Anna, John, Jonathan, Jane, Dorothy, Anne and Susanna

 

Sarah Winstone was baptised on 16th February 1679/80 at Wotton-under-Edge. She was the daughter of Thomas Winstone III and his wife, Dorothy. Sarah married John Barton at Stone on 30th April 1700. Both were described as ‘of Wotton’ in 1700, ref. court rolls. The Marriage Allegation for both of them was dated 29th April 1700. The Register at Stone names the bride as ‘(Mrs) Ann Winston’. Her first child, Mary was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge on 29th April 1701.

John Barton II was a Butcher of Thornbury and he made his will on 20th May 1727. He was buried on 28th May 1727 at Thornbury and the will was proved on 5th August 1728. His widow, Sarah, was buried on 8th May 1745 at Thornbury.

 


 

 

THOMAS BARTON, Great V Grandfather of Richard Barton

Thomas Barton was baptised on 27th February 1714/15 at Thornbury with his sister, Anne.

See Blog for Thomas Barton of Thornbury


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