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Thomas de Barton, of Ainderby

Male Abt 1175 - Aft 1210  (~ 36 years)


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  • Name Thomas de Barton 
    Suffix of Ainderby 
    Born Abt 1175  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1210  [1
    Information 24 Apr 1257  Stopsley, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    "Let us return to the village during the reign of Edward 1st. On the night of 24th April 1875 sic [1857] Thomas de Barton and his three daughters were sleeping in their house at Stopsley. About midnight thieves broke into the building and woke Thomas demanding to know where he kept his valuables. They tied him up and hit him on the head with a pick-axe, leaving a deep wound from which he died soon after lunch on the next day. Then they attacked his three young daughters, wounding Cecily and Agnes. Twelve years old Joan was so badly injured that her brain was visible through a hole in her skull. She lay speechless for six days before dying on 30th April. The thieves ransacked the house and took away everything of value. At dawn Agnes managed to stagger to the house of of a neighbour, Richard de Sedefield, and raise the alarm. By that time the thieves were well away. Richard called a hue and cry in which all the neighbours joined to search for the villains, but no trace could be found of them, and the girls were too distressed to identify anyone.
    At the inquest at the County Court on 13 May 1257 the Coroner, Geoffrey Rouland, passed a verdict of unlawful killing by felons unknown..." 
    Person ID I5820  Barton Database
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2016 

    Father Randolphus / Radulphus (Ralph) de Barton,   b. 1154,   d. 1189  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother unknown female 
    Married Bef 1200  [1
    Family ID F2203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cecilia unknown female 
    Married Abt 1200  [1
    Children 
    +1. William de Barton, of Steresby,   d. Aft 1236
    +2. Radulphus de Barton,   d. Aft 1236
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2012 17:23:58 
    Family ID F2196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsInformation - "Let us return to the village during the reign of Edward 1st. On the night of 24th April 1875 sic [1857] Thomas de Barton and his three daughters were sleeping in their house at Stopsley. About midnight thieves broke into the building and woke Thomas demanding to know where he kept his valuables. They tied him up and hit him on the head with a pick-axe, leaving a deep wound from which he died soon after lunch on the next day. Then they attacked his three young daughters, wounding Cecily and Agnes. Twelve years old Joan was so badly injured that her brain was visible through a hole in her skull. She lay speechless for six days before dying on 30th April. The thieves ransacked the house and took away everything of value. At dawn Agnes managed to stagger to the house of of a neighbour, Richard de Sedefield, and raise the alarm. By that time the thieves were well away. Richard called a hue and cry in which all the neighbours joined to search for the villains, but no trace could be found of them, and the girls were too distressed to identify anyone. At the inquest at the County Court on 13 May 1257 the Coroner, Geoffrey Rouland, passed a verdict of unlawful killing by felons unknown..." - 24 Apr 1257 - Stopsley, Bedfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !CITED in The Barton Banner, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 1993.
      "...was of Ainderby and Kirklington in County York. Between the 6th and
      12th years of King John (1199-1216) he made a grant of land to the
      monks of Fontaines, whose celebrated abbey was situated at Rieval (or
      Riveaux), near Helmsly, in County York. The abbey was about twelve
      miles northeast from Ainderby. Thomas married Cecily _____, who
      survived him. He had two sons."

      !RESEARCHER Leo Barton and http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~airliegenealogy/barton_stedman/
    • !CITED in The Barton Bulletin, 1967 Reunion Edition, pp.11-12

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

    2. [S708] Stopsley Book, James Dwyer, (The Book Castle).
      photocopies supplied Sep 2015 by Melanie Innes