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  • ID: I14724
  • Name: Gilbert de BARTON , Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1222 in Barton upon Irwell, Salford, Lancashire, England 2
  • Death: BEF 1282 2
  • Note:
    Manor of Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire:

    Barton, usually called Barton-upon-Irwell to distinguish it from other places of the name, has a length of 7 miles from the north-eastern end, at which the parish church of Eccles is situated, to the Glazebrook, which forms the south-western boundary....

    Under the lords of Manchester the great manor or fee of BARTON was held by a family using the local surname. In its full extent the fee extended over the greater part of the parishes of Eccles and Deane, and as the family held also the manor of Worsley with Hulton of the king in thegnage, the only townships exempt from their lordship were Pendlebury, Pendleton, and Clifton in the east, and Rumworth and Horwich in the north. Originally the Barton fee appears to have been accounted as that of two knights, but, probably by division among co-heirs, a knight's fee and a half only was held in 1212 by Gilbert de Notton in right of his wife, Edith daughter of Matthew son of Leysing de Barton. Of Edith's father and grandfather nothing is certainly known. She was one of four daughters and co-heirs, and by her first husband, known as Augustine de Barton, she had a son John, who died young, and a daughter Cecily, who married William, a son of Gilbert de Notton by a former wife, and carried to him the manor of Barton, and also in right of her father that of Breightmet.

    Gilbert, the eldest son of William and Cecily, was a minor in 1220 at the death of his grandmother Edith, but had livery of his lands two years later; he adopted Barton as a surname, and was made a knight. He fell into the hands of Aaron, the Jew of York, and parted with large portions of his lands, and finally sold his great lordship to Robert Grelley his feudal superior. This sale was confirmed by his son John. Gilbert retained or regained the manor of Barton, but this was given to his daughter Agnes, perhaps in view of her marriage with a Grelley, and her daughter and heir Loretta by marriage with John del Booth, about 1292, carried it into a family which, as Booth of Barton, retained it for 300 years.

    John de Barton, the son of Gilbert, retained lands in the township which his descendants enjoyed for some generations; occasionally they laid a claim to the manor.

    By 1282 the manor was in the hands of the lord of Manchester, and it was surveyed with the estates of Robert Grelley, who died in that year. In 13202 Barton proper seems to have reckoned as half a knight's fee, or eight oxgangs of land.

    Of the Booth family only a brief sketch can be given. Loretta, the heiress of Barton, was perhaps still unmarried in June 1292; but about this time, if not earlier, John del Booth or Booths married her. He was succeeded by his son Robert; in or before 1343 Robert was followed by his son Thomas del Booth, who died, apparently by violence, in 1368, having directed his body to be buried before the altar of St. Katherine in Eccles Church. His eldest son John succeeded, and lived until September 1422; he had a numerous offspring, of whom Sir Thomas, the eldest son, succeeded him; Sir Robert married Douce daughter and co-heir of Sir William Venables of Bollin in Cheshire, and became ancestor of the Booths of Dunham Massey, Earls of Warrington; Roger, a third son, was ancestor of the Booths of Mollington; William and Lawrence, other sons, became respectively Archbishop of York and Bishop of Durham. John del Booth died seised of the manor of Barton, with various messuages and lands in Barton and Manchester, all held of Thomas La Warre in socage by the service of 1d. yearly, and worth 60 a year. Thomas his son and heir was over forty years of age.

    The new lord of Barton, who became a knight, was succeeded by his son Thomas and his grandson Robert.

    [Victoria County History, A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors), 1911, Pages 363-376]

    Father: William de NOTTON b: ABT 1190 in Notton, Yorkshire West Riding, England
    Mother: Cecily Heiress de BREIGHTMET & Barton b: ABT 1200 in Breightmet, Bolton, Lancashire, England

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Agnes Heiress de BARTON b: ABT 1254 in Barton upon Irwell, Salford, Lancashire, England
      2. Has Children Amery de BARTON b: ABT 1260 in Barton upon Irwell, Salford, Lancashire, England

      1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
        Page: 1924
        Text: father of Amery
      2. Title: VCH - Lancashire:. URL:
        Media: Book
        Page: IV:363-76
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