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  • ID: I534
  • Name: Thomas Hayton 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 2 DEC 1431
  • Burial: Merton Priory, Surrey
  • Residence: Battailes, Ewell, Surrey
  • Occupation: JP Surrey 1412-4
  • Note: 1 2

    Of Batilles & Westburgh [Westborough nr Guildford?], Surrey.
    Of Burgh, co. Surrey.
    More is known about Thomas Hayton, bailiff of Otford [Kent], ... Hayton, a Surrey man, bore arms; he was JP for Surrey in 1412, 1413, and 1414, and held a considerable amount of land round about Banstead, Ewell, and (Walton-on-the-Hill. by Canterbury and York Society. 1907. Page lxxxvi).)
    A brief bio of him on page 658:
    Hayton, Thomas, Esq., of Burgh, Surrey, JP for Surrey...appears to have held lands in Banstead, Cuddington, Ewell, Leigh, Walton on the Hill, and Sutton (all Surrey), died 2 Dec 1431, buried Merton Priory (Surrey); m. Beatrice (who survived him), having issue dau. and h.
    ...can be no doubt that Great Burgh was then regarded as being a subinfeudation of Banstead, for in the Inquisition held on the death of John de Bures in 1276' it is said that he held in chief of the King by knight service by reason of the ...
    In 1384 the manor passed into the hands of Thomas Hayton,3 and in 1466 to Henry Merland
    See: Michael Walker "The Manor of Batailles and the Family of Saunder in Ewell during the 16th and 17th Centuries" in the Surrey Archaeological Collections, pub 1956.
    In 1384 the son of John de Bures conveyed the manor of the manor of Burgh or Great Burgh, Ewell, Surrey, by means of trustees to Thomas Hayton, who in 1428 was said to hold the 'half-fee in Berewe which Robert Boteler formerly held of the king in the said vill,' and in 1432 he died seised of 'the manor of Westbergh.'
    Agnes, then wife of John Exham or Hexham, was his daughter and heir. She seems to have afterwards married Thomas Sayer, as in 1450 they conveyed lands in Westbergh, held in the right of Agnes, and identical in extent with those mentioned in 1346, to Richard Ford and Mercy his wife, William Sander and Joan his wife, and John Collard. Mercy and Joan were daughters of Agnes by her first husband, Thomas Carew.
    Grant by John Legge the elder, of Merton, to Thomas de Hayton the elder, of Ewell
    ... and Alice his wife, to Richard Haydon, of Ewell, and Matilda his wife, ...
    (A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office ... - 1890 Page 326)
    .. to Richard Hayton and Matilda his wife, ami to John Hayton and Marjory his wife
    ... to Walter son of the late Alice Cok of Ewell, of a messuage formerly ...
    (ibid p 432)
    THOMAS HAYTON, of Burgh, co. Surrey. Died 1432. Obtained Burgh Manor in 1384.
    (HAS, 2: 522-523; VCH, Surrey, 3: 256-257) 551.
    Grant by John Legge the elder, of Merton, to Thomas de Hayton the elder, of Ewell, of land in the field of Codyngton, lying in Overbereforlonge and abutting upon Netherbereforlonge and Howelleforlong, which he had of the feoffment of Laurence de Codyngton. Surrey 7 October, 1 Henry IV [1399-1400].
    Thomas Hayton, who died in 1431 (or very early in 1432), held the manor and 200 acres of land with the advowson of the church of Westburgh, and also the manor of Battailes in Ewell. His heir was his daughter Agnes Exham.
  • _UID: A66C8B9B183247459BA67519C7CB2B7D1793
  • Change Date: 18 JUL 2011

    Father: Hayton

    Marriage 1 Beatrice
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Agnes Hayton

    1. Type: Web Site
      Author: Tim Powys-Lybbe
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Victoria County History of Surrey
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