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Thomas Barton (1714c-1774) of Thornbury

Thomas Barton (1714c-1774) 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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THOMAS BARTON, Great V Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of John Barton II and Sarah (nee Winstone)

Husband of Sarah Fosket

Father of Richard Barton

 

Also Father of Nancy Cornock, Thomas, Sarah Hatheway, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Benjamin, Susannah Cox and Hettie

 

Thomas Barton was baptised on 27th February 1714/15 at Thornbury Parish Church. He was the third and youngest son of John and Sarah Barton of Thornbury. His father John Barton II was a butcher who died when Thomas was only thirteen-years-old.

Thomas Barton became a Butcher of Kington, Thornbury. On 8th February 1740/1 he married ‘Widow Fosket’ at Thornbury Parish Church. She was Sarah, the daughter of Richard and Ann Giles.

According to the Thornbury Manorial Records (D108/M55/page 6) on 1st January 1748 Thomas and Sarah Barton surrendered land to John Collins the Elder of Eastwood, a yeoman. The piece of land in question was a customary close of meadow measuring 6 ¾ acres called Oldbury’s Leaze and 2 ¼ acres called Pool at Kington. It had been in the occupation of Richard Giles, father of Sarah Barton, and since of Ann Parker, his widow and relict, and now of Thomas Barton.

In 1748 Thomas and Sarah Barton appeared before Thornbury Manor Court. Sarah was the only sister and heir of William Giles of Kington, a gentleman. The court was informed of the death of Ursula Cotton (Cotter?), wife of Henry Cotton (Cotter?) of the City of Bristol, Merchant, and Relict of the said William Giles, deceased. The property involved concerned Brookleaze at Kington and much more… (D108/M55/pages 7-11 refers)

Thomas and Sarah had at least ten children including Joseph, Benjamin and Hettie who all died in infancy.

Thomas made his will on 1st November 1770 and was buried on 12th July 1774 at Thornbury, aged fifty-nine-years. The will was proved on 20th October 1774 and his widow, Sarah, was appointed as sole executrix.

Extract from the Will of Thomas Barton:

 

I, Thomas Barton of Kington within the parish and Manor of Thornbury in the County of Gloucester, Butcher, being of sound mind, memory and understanding (thanks to Almighty God for it) do make this my last Will and Testament as follows (to wit?) first I will and direct that all my just debts, funeral expenses and the probate of this my will be paid and discharged. Whereas I, with Sarah my wife, lately surrendered into the hands of the then Lord of this said Manor To the uses of my Will the Reversion or Remainder Expectant after the death of Ursula Cotton of the City of Bristol, widow and relict of Henry Cotton, late of the same City, Papermaker deceased, of and in a customary messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell with several closes of ground, orchard lands, and premises situate in the Tything of Kington within the said Parish and Manor of Thornbury. Now I do hereby give and devise the said Reversion or Remainder Expectant as aforesaid of and in the said messuage or tenement and all and singular the several closes of ground, orchards, lands and premises which I and my said wife have surrendered as aforesaid and also all other the Copyhold or Customary Closes, lands, tenements and hereditaments situate within the said Manor over which I have by my last Will and Testament or Disposing power, unto my good and trusty friend Thomas Cox of Kington aforesaid Yeoman (from and immediately after the decease of my said wife) to hold to him the said Thomas Cox his heirs and assigns forever In trust nevertheless to sell and dispose of the same as soon as conveniently may be after my wife’s decease for the best price he or they can get and the money arising by such sale together with the rents, (?) and profits thereof till that time do and shall (after deducting all fines herriots and outgoings attending the said trust) pay to such and so many of my children Richard, Thomas, Sarah, John, Jonathan, Susannah, and Nancy as shall be living at my decease equally between them share and share alike or their lawful representatives…  (a fairly free account)

See Thornbury Roots: 39 High Street, August 2012:

See 10 High Street, Thornbury, Thornbury Roots, October 2012:

 


SARAH (ANN) BARTON, Great V Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of Richard Giles and Ann (nee Pullen)

Wife of Thomas Barton

Mother of Richard Barton

 

Also Mother of Nancy Cornock, Thomas, Sarah Hatheway, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Benjamin, Susannah Cox and Hettie

Also Wife of John Foskett

Also Cousin of Mary Shield

Sarah Giles was born in about 1714. There is no baptism for Sarah Giles recorded at Thornbury but there is an entry for a ‘D. of Richard Giles’ between entries for 14th May and 24th June 1716. No reference to this baptism occurs in the Bishop’s Transcript.

 

Sarah Giles was mentioned in the will of her father, Richard Giles, dated1723. Her sister Ann died in 1721 and she seems to have used her name when she married John Foskett at Thornbury on 3rd May 1736. John Foscott was described as a haberdasher of hats in Bristol.  By June 1739 Ann Foskett, was a widow, as she became involved in a transaction in copyhold land with her mother which Ruth Withers has discovered in Thornbury Manorial Records.

Tytherington Roots – see article at end:

Richard Giles in his will left the property to his daughters Sarah and Mary, subject to the payment of a legacy of £50 charged on the premises to William their brother.  Sarah married John Foscott and at her sister Mary’s death became entitled to the whole property subject to the payment of the legacy to her brother. John Foscott is described as a haberdasher of hats in Bristol.  In 1737 Stidcot House (now a ruin and demolished ) together with Stitcott Close (formerly the Home Close) and the Lower and Upper Field were sold to John Horwood of Grovesend, yeoman, for the sum of  £170 plus £50 to William Giles, being the inheritance due to him by his father’s will.

‘Sarah Fosket, widow’ married Thomas Barton at Thornbury on 8th February 1740/1. He was a butcher of Thornbury and they probably had ten children including Joseph, Benjamin and Hettie who all died in infancy.

According to the Thornbury Manorial Records (D108/M55/page 6) on 1st January 1748 Thomas and Sarah Barton surrendered land to John Collins the Elder of Eastwood, a yeoman. The piece of land in question was a customary close of meadow measuring 6 ¾ acres called Oldbury’s Leaze and 2 ¼ acres called Pool at Kington. It had been in the occupation of Richard Giles, father of Sarah Barton, and since of Ann Parker, his widow and relict, and now of Thomas Barton.

In 1748 Thomas and Sarah Barton appeared before Thornbury Manor Court. Sarah was the only sister and heir of William Giles of Kington, a gentleman. The court was informed of the death of Ursula Cotton (Cotter?), wife of Henry Cotton (Cotter?) of the City of Bristol, Merchant, and Relict of the said William Giles, deceased. The property involved concerned Brookleaze at Kington and much more… (D108/M55/pages 7-11 refers)

Thomas Barton was buried on 12th July 1774, aged fifty-nine years. His wife was the executrix of his will. Sarah, his widow, died at Kington on 26th July 1788, aged seventy-four years, and was buried at Thornbury on 29th July 1788.

Bigland – on a brass plate in the Chancel: ‘Sarah, Widow of Thomas Barton, and Daughter of Richard and Ann Giles, late of Kington, Gent. Who died 26 day of July 1788, Aged 74 Years.’

STIDCOTE HOUSE – the missing property? – From Tytherington Roots 23rd December 2013:


 

RICHARD BARTON, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Richard Barton was baptised at Thornbury on 30th November 1741. He was mentioned in his father’s will of 1770.

See Blog for Richard Barton of North Nibley

 


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