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Admiral Sir Andrew Barton

Male Abt 1466 - 1511  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Andrew Barton 
    Title Admiral Sir 
    Born Abt 1466  Leith, Midlothian Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Aug 1511  at sea in battle Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2572  Barton Database
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2012 

    Father Capt. John Barton,   b. Abt 1440, Leith, Edinburgh Co. (now Midlothian Co.), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1476  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother unknown female 
    Married Bef 1466  [1
    Family ID F1081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Alexander Barton (later Charles Stedman),   b. Abt 1488,   d. Aft 1571  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Family ID F1080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • !CITED in The Barton Banner, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 1993.

      "Admiral Sir Andrew (ca. 1466-1511), in 1505, was mentioned as 'Andrew Barton the younger' to distinguish him from his grandfather. He was of Leith, County Edinburgh, Scotland. The following is said of him by some authors.

      a) Andrew Barton - One of Scotland's first great naval commanders; flourished during the reign of James IV, and belonged to a family which for two generations had produced able and successful seamen. - (The American International Encyclopedia, Vol. II.)

      b) The real founders of the Scotch (sic) navy were the two Barton brothers, Andrew and Robert, and others of their time. - (J. H. Campbell Irons - Leith and Its Antiquities, Vols. I and II.)

      c) The Bartons (Andrew, Robert and John), like their shipmate and friend, Sir Andrew Wood, all obtained high honor and fame, though their origin was more distinguished than his, and they were long remembered among the fighting captains of Leith. The oldest brother, Andrew, was an especial favorite of James IV who bestowed upon him the then coveted honor of knighthood for 'upholding the Scottish flag upon the seas.' - (Grant-Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh, Vol. III). Thereafter he was known as Admiral Sir Andrew Barton."

      (ed.: follows a lengthy citation of Andrew's naval exploits)

      !CITED in "Barton & Hummell Family Histories", Ellen Cochran French, 1967, p. 30 (BART247).
    • !CITED in The Barton Bulletin, 1967 Reunion Edition, pp. 11-12
    • !CITED in a lengthy article from the research of John B. Lisle et al at www.johnlisle.us

  • Sources 
    1. [S5141] Stedman Family History and Ancestry www.stedmanfamily.org, John B. Lisle.