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Alexander Barton (later Charles Stedman)

Male Abt 1488 - Aft 1571  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Alexander Barton (later Charles Stedman) 
    Born Abt 1488 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1571 
    Person ID I5822  Barton Database
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2012 

    Father Andrew Barton,   b. Abt 1466, Leith, Midlothian Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1511, at sea in battle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Family ID F1080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Stedman,   d. 1565 
    Married Abt 1509 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Stedman,   b. Abt 1510, County of Kinross, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1593  (Age ~ 83 years)
     2. John Barton (later Stedman),   b. Bowton, County of Kinross, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1573
     3. Susan Barton (later Stedman)
     4. David Barton (later Stedman)
     5. Christian Stedman,   d. 1596
    Family ID F2204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

      "Alexander (ca. 1488-lvg. 1572). As heretofore mentioned he and his father were granted the freehold estate of Hall-Tacis, which he sold in 1557. At about 1540, during the reign of King James V (1513-1542) of Scotland he was appointed Burgess of Edinburgh for life, Deputy Collector of Edinburgh, and Searcher of Merchandise on the shore of Leith. His son John Barton was given similar appointment with and succeeding his father. - (The Register of the Privy Seal of Scotland, Vol. II, A.D. 1529-1542.).

      Alexander and many of his descendants married young and lived long lives. At about 1509 he married Susan Stedman (died 1565), an heiress, who was the daughter of Charles and Janet (Nielson) Stedman of Leith...

      On the death of Susan (Stedman) Barton, in 1565, Alexander applied to Queen Mary (1542-1567) of Scotland and was granted 'arms of adoption' by which he was empowered to obtain the estate bequeathed to his wife by her father, on the condition that he assume the name and arms of the deceased father. - (Burke - The General Armory, p. XL.). Alexander Barton thus became 'Charles Stedman.'

      !DESCENDENCY from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~airliegenealogy/barton_stedman/
    • !CITED in a lengthy article from the research of John B. Lisle et al at www.johnlisle.us