Many years ago, in my teens, my Nan (Freda Molly Abraham), told me that there was a "Title" in the family & land located in the "West Country", but she didn't know the details. I didn't take that much notice at that time as I thought it was pretty unlikely.
For years I painstakingly searched for this elusive "Title" with no success, so had basically given up. Then in April 2018, out of the blue, a lady contacted me & informed me that my ancestors were in "Burke's Peerage"!
You can imagine my huge excitement when I saw for the first time my 4th Great Grandmother - Elizabeth Burton - & her ancestors in the publication. I was even more excited when I saw the records went back to c1342 with details of births, marriages & deaths. One of them was even Knighted by King Henry VIII !
As there is so much information, I have just put below my lineage going back to my 19th Great Grandparents.
Names Associated with the Burton's
PALMER, GOODYEAR/GOODYER, BOWCOCK, CROSBY, PEACHILL, SPRAGGIN, COLE, ARMSTEAD, ELWOOD, MARTIN, MARSHALL, GREENHAM, LA ZOUCH
LISA MARGARET HANCOCK (b 1965)
ERIC KENNETH OAK HANCOCK (b. 1931)
FREDA MOLLY ABRAHAM (b. 1906 d.1981)
CECILIA KATE MAY BOND (b. 1877 d. 1963)
MARY ANN RICHARDSON (b. 1849 d. 1924)
CECILIA CHRISTINA CLIFTON (b. 1811 d. 1897)
ELIZABETH BURTON (b. 1774 d. 1842)
THOMAS BURTON (b. 1748 d. 1783)
THOMAS BURTON (b. 1716 d. 1762)
JOSEPH BURTON (LORD OF THE MANOR) (b. 1689 d. 1761)
JOSEPH BURTON (b 1665 d. 1706)
THOMAS BURTON (b. 1635 d. ?)
WILLIAM BURTON (b. 1600 d. 1684)
MARTIN BURTON (b. 1574 d. ?)
MARTIN BURTON (b. 1541 d. ?)
ROBERT BURTON (b. 1510 d. ?)
JOHN BURTON (b. 1486 d. ?)
SIR JAMES BURTON (b. 1462 d. ?) m. ANN BURTON (b. 1464 d. ?)
ROBERT BURTON (b. 1415 d. ?)
SIR THOMAS BURTON (b. 1369 d. 1438)
SIR THOMAS DE BURTON (b. 1345 d. 1382)
SIR WILLIAM BURTON (b. 1324 d. 1375) m. ALIENORE LA ZOUCH (b. 1328 d. 1349)
I have been able to prove my Lineage with the History of Parliament (see right) and Burke's Peerage (see below 2 pages). Within the family the Burton's married, at least 3 times, cousins. The only one I can't prove (as yet) is Sir James Burton (b.1462) and Ann Burton (b.1464).
I intend on making a trip to Linconshire Archives to gain more info on the Burton line. I know they have quite a bit as a lot appears on their online catalogue.
MORE TO FOLLOW IN 2021....