Barton; Lancashire to America


Having Elwald/Elliot  family Y-DNA traveling from Yorkshire-Lancashire; land of the  Barton, It seems like some Barton are found in Scotland and Fermanagh, and they are Anglo-Saxon like the Elwald, and are said to migrate north towards the west to Lancashire. Samuel Barton; Clara Barton descendant; Barton’s testified in defense of Elizabeth Proctor, migrated with family from Salem Village to Salem End (west Framingham, MA) to Oxford, MA (Samuel Barton part owner of mill) to Sutton, MA and on to Croydon, NH.

They could have shared common characteristics and have had a similar migration trail overseas.
In the following; kind of like the family of Barton which spoke out against witchcraft in early America, the family which Clara Barton, Oxford, MA of The American Red Cross is from, who is not listed in the writing below.
Mark Elliott 12/10/2014
The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Barton
The distinguished surname Barton is one of the most notable Anglo/Saxon surnames, and its historical trail emerged from the mists of time to become an influential surname of the middle ages and of the present day.
     In an in-depth research of such ancient manuscripts as the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 A.D., by Duke William of Normandy, the Ragman Rolls (1291-1296) collected by King Edward 1st of England, the Curia Regis Rolls, The Pipe Rolls, the Hearth Rolls, parish registers, baptismals, tax records and other ancient documents, researchers found the first record of the name Barton in Lancashire, where they had been seated from ancient
     Confusing to most, we found many different spellings in the archives researched.  Although your name, Barton, occurred in many manuscripts, from time to time the surname was often spelled Barton, Barten, Bartin, and these changes in spelling frequently occurred, even between father and son.  There is one record, a father and eight sons.  In the graveyard where they are buried, all nine have different spellings of their surnames.  Many reasons were revealed for these spelling variations but mainly church officials and
scribes spelt the name as it was told to them.
     The family name Barton is one of the most notable of the ancient Ancient Anglo/Saxon race.  This founding race of England, a fair skinned people led by General/Commanders Hengist and Horsa, settled in Kent from about the year 400 A.D.  The Angles, on the other hand, occupied the eastern coast.
     The Anglo/Saxon five century domination of English society was an uncertain time, and the nation divided into five separate kingdoms, a high king being elected as supreme ruler.
     By 1066, King Harold came to the throne of England which was enjoying reasonable peace and prosperity.  However, the Norman invasion from France and their victory at the Battle of Hastings, found many of the vanguished Saxon land owners to be forfeited their land by Duke William and his invading nobles.  They became oppressed under Norman rule,and some moved northward to the midlands, Lancashire and Yorkshire, even into Scotland. The family name Barton emerged as a notable English family name in the country of Lancashire, where they had established their family seat at Barton Hall in Smithills.  By the year 1015 they had moved south into Chesire, when Aelfric Bertune held estates, and his son Paganus Barton was still holding them in 1163.  The family flourished on their estates, and intermarried closely with the Shuttleworths.  Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Andrew Barton of Overbarton in Ayrshire.
For the next two or three centuries the surname Barton flourished and played a significant role in political development of England.  During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries England was ravaged by religious and political conflict.  Puritanism, Catholicism, Royalist and parliamentary forces shed much blood.  Many families were freely “encouraged” to migrate to Ireland, or to the “colonies”.  Some were rewarded with grants of lands, others were banished.In Ireland, settlers became known as the Adventurers for land in Ireland.  These Protestant settlers undertook to maintain the Protestant faith.  They became nobility in Ireland mainly identified with Straffan Castle in County Kildare, although they held seats in Donegal, Fermanagh, Kildare, Tipperary, Kilkenny, and Wicklow. Meanwhile the New World beckoned and migration continued, some voluntarily from Ireland, but mostly directly from England or Scotland, their home territories.  Some clans and families even moved to the European continent. Kinsmen of the family name Barton were amongst the many who sailed aboard the armada of small sailing ships known as the “White Sails”  which plied the stormy Atlantic.  These overcrowded ships were pestilence ridden, sometimes 30% to 40% of the passanger list never reaching their destination, their numbers reduced by many diseases and the elements, and many were buried at sea.
       Principal amongst the settlers which could be considered a kinsman of the surname Barton, or a variable spelling of that family name was Jane Barton who settled in the Barbados in 1654; Nicholas Barton settled in Virginia in the same year; Robert Barton settled in Virginia in 1637; William Barton settled in Jamaica in 1654; John Barton settled in New England in 1679; Livingston Barton settled in San Franciso, California, in 1850; T. Barton settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1820; Thomas Barton settled in New York, New York state, in 1820; William Barton settled in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1823.  In Newfoundland, John settled in St. John’s in 1794; Patrick from Tipperary, Ireland, was married in St. John’s in 1827; Thomas was a fisherman of Carbonear in 1857; John and Richard were fisherman in Petty Harbour in 1871.  There is a place name of Barton in Newfoundland.The trek from the port of entry was also arduous and many joined the wagon trains to the prairies or to the west coast.  During the American War of Independence, many loyalists made their way north to Canada about 1790, and became known as the United Empire Loyalists.
        20th century notables of this surname, Barton, include many distinguished persons Sir Andrew Barton; Sir Derek Barton, Organic Chemistry; Sir Charles Barton, Australian Statesman; Margaret Barton, Author.
Barton crest, and Ellot seal stag heads in same locality on shied;
Thomas Barton b. Wigan, Lancashire 1792

Barton; Ulster to America

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Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD – Barton Estate Papers – Drumawney / Drumgowna,
Barton Collection

The Barton family descend from Thomas Barton, a Protestant soldier from
Lancashire who came to Ireland with the Earl of Essex’s army in 1599. Ten
years later, Thomas was awarded an estate of 1000 acres in County Fermanagh
for his services to the Crown. His son Anthony was one of untold thousands
of Protestant settlers murdered during a savage uprising by Ulster Catholics
in October 1641. During the reign of Charles II, her son William recouped
the family fortunes and became a substantial landowner in Fermanagh and

King Charles II was an Anglican-Episcopalian of which my family was in Tullykelter, Fermanagh, Ulster.

Robert Elwald; Clan Elliot Chief #1

This shows the first Clan Elliot Chief, moving to Rimington, Lancashire, ca 1305.

Samuel Barton, was about a year older than my grandfather Daniel Elliot which spoke in defense of Elizabeth Proctor at the Salem Witch Trials.

Refugees moved onto Salem End, now west Framingham, was of Danforth Farms. Framingham, is named after Framlingham, of East Anglia where family enter the UK as Anglo-Saxons.

Robert Elwald; Clan Elliot Chief #1 

D.-Elliot-Salem-End-map S. Barton

New Oxford map


Though Samuel Barton is listed in the Salem End, West Framingham, MA map, he is not listed among the first thirty non French, families of Oxford, MA.

It should be noted that the Town and Elliot families migrated to Oxford from Salem End, which leads me to believed the unnamed house in the above map belonged to the Town Family. Sarah Town, Bridges Cloyse; Samuel married a Bridges, had two sisters hung as witches in Salem; Rebecca Town Nurse, and Mary Town Esty.

Elliot and Town familes Oxford, MA


Hopefully some Barton family researchers will take the time to read, and be able to utilized some of the information in;

Bartons Fermanagh-Croydon

After doing years of genealogical research it is found that the top researchers rely on information not from with in the family grouping but from outside. Samuel Barton played an important part to my early American Family history and he was more than a brother to my grandfather Daniel Elliot.  Though Daniel Elliot proceeded Samuel Barton from Salem Village, to Salem End, and to Oxford, Salem Barton proceeded him to Sutton, MA just east of  Oxford. The Barton family is also found in Croydon, NH where my family migrated to.

Feel both families being of Lancashire, and the Barton could have been in Framingham,  as English, and my family as Border Scots, it does bring a question I am trying to solve.

If anyone researching the Barton family can help please respond.

Mark Elliott    6/5/2015

Genealogy of the Barton family of the town of Marshall, Oneida County, New York; (20) Matthew, son of Edward (1). He returned to his father’s farm at Cape Porpus, Maine, with his son samuel. Samuel was born about 1664. Matthew was a sailor, shipbuilder and farmer.

2/26/2017 MSE


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