'Mytton1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Mitton (Mutton) of Mitton, Mitton (Mytton) of Shrewsbury, Mytton of Weston
[This page was split into 2 on 10.01.06, with part going into Mytton2, to permit expansion.]

BLG1952 and Commoners report that the family "is presumed to have taken its surname from the village of Mitton", near Shrewsbury. Visitation spells the family name as Mitton but BLG1952 & BLG1886 use Mytton whilst Commoners starts with Mutton before using Mitton then Mytton. We follow Commoners for the first few generations (Mutton) and then Visitation (Mitton) until the first generation of the pedigree reported by BLG1952 and thereafter use the Mytton spelling, but may not be consistent with this throughout the database.
Sir Everard de Mutton
1. Aldred de Mutton
  A. Sir Hugh de Mutton (a temp Maud who d 1167)
  i. Roger de Mutton or Mitton
  m. Anna Hussey (dau of Richard Hussey)
  a. Stephen Mitton
  m. Jane Strange (dau of Philipp Strange of Knocking)
  (1) Anthony Mitton
  m. Joyce Purcell (dau of William Purcell of Merton)
  (A) Phillipp Mitton
  m. Jane Vernon (dau of Henry Vernon)
  (i) William Mitton
  m. Anna Pickton (dau of William Pickton)
  (a) John Mitton
  m. Anna Darrell (dau of Francis Darrell)
  ((1)) Hankin or Haukyn Mitton
  m. Alice
((A)) Reginald Mitton of Shrewsbury (d c1413)
  m1. Anne (dau by Anna Eyton of Hamon Vaughan of East Tilbury, son of Sir Thomas of Stepney)
  ((i)) Thomas Mitton of Salop, Sheriff of Shropshire (d 1504)
  m1. Elianora Burgh (dau of John Burgh of Mowthwy or Mawddwy)
  ((a)) William Mitton of Shrewsbury (d 1512)
  m. Cecilia Delves (dau of Henry Delves of Doddington)
(((1))) Richard Mytton of Shrewsbury (d 28.11.1591)
  m1. Anne Grey (dau of Sir Edward Grey of Enville)
  m2. _ Pigott (dau of Jenkin Pigott of Rhuddlan)
  m3. Eleanor Harborne (dau of George Harburne of Shrewsbury)
  (((2))) Ellena Mitton
  m. William Gatacre of Gatacre (d 1577)
  (((3))) Margery Mitton
  m. _ Dawes of Salop
  ((b)) Elianora Mitton
  m. Robert Wooton of Salop (dsp)
((c))+ 2 daughters
  m2. _ Stanley or Booth or Strange
  ((e)) Adam Mitton
  m. _ Bowdler
  (((1))) Jane Mitton
  m. Richard Medlicot
  (((2))) Alice Mitton
  m. Christopher Aron
  ((f))+ 2 daughters
  ((ii)) John Mitton (dsp after 1453)
  m. Alice
  m2. Eleanor (sister of Thomas le Skinner of Shrewsbury)
  ((iii)) Sir Richard Mitton of Weston under Lizard - continued below
  m. Margaret Peshall (dau of Sir Adam Peshall of Weston under Lizard)



Sir Richard Mitton of Weston under Lizard - continued above
m. Margaret Peshall (dau of Sir Adam Peshall of Weston under Lizard)
1. William Mytton of Weston, Sheriff of Shropshire (b c1415, a 1456)
  m. Margaret Corbet (dau of Thomas Corbet of Leigh)
  A. John Mytton of Weston (d 1490-1/07.02.1500)
Commoners shows John as married only once, to Joan Middlemore who is therefore implied to have been mother of his son John (Commoners does not mention his daughters). However, Visitation shows also his marriage to Anne Swinnerton, identifying her as mother of John's children. We follow Visitation, presuming Joan to be John's second wife, which refers to monumental effigies of John and his wives in Weston Church. This is supported by the Swynnerton source which identifies Anne as mother of William & John.
  m1. Anne Swinnerton (dau of Thomas Swinnerton of Hylton)
  i. John Mytton of Weston, Sheriff of Shropshire (b c1460, d c1513, 2nd son)
  m. Constance Beaumont (dau of Sir Henry Beaumont of Wednesbury)
  a. William Mytton of Weston (dsp)
  m. Mary Chetwynd (dau of William Chetwynd)
  b. Constance Mytton
  m. Thomas Phillips of Netley
  c. Joyce Mytton
  m. John Harpsfield (d 1532) ## see here ##
(1) Edward Harpsfield, later Mytton
  m. Anne Skrymshire (dau of Thomas Skrymshire)
  (A) John Mytton of Weston
  m1. Ellen Brett (d 20.08.1616, dau of Edward Brett of Kylne)
  (i) Edward Mytton of Weston
  m. Cecilia Skevington (dau of Sir William Skevington, Bart of Fisherwick)
  (a) Elizabeth Mytton of Weston
  m. Sir Thomas Wilbraham, Bart of Woodhey (d 1692)
  m2. Mary Cotes (dau of John Cotes of Woodcote)
  (ii)+ 1 son and 2 daughters
  (B) Margerie Mytton possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Huntbach of Seawall (d 1624)
  ii. Elizabeth Mytton presumably the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. John Beaumont of Wednesbury (d 1526)
iii.+ other issue - William (d by 1500), Margaret
  m2. Joan Middlemore (dau of Richard Middlemore of Edgbaston)
  B. Richard Mytton
  m. Agnes
  C. Anna Mytton
  m. Richard Mynors
  D. Jane Mytton
  m. Sir Robert _ of Salop
  E. Joane Mytton
  m. John Washbourne (d 1517)
  F. Elianora Mytton
  m. Thomas Cornwall

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section: Commoners (ii, Mytton of Halston), Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Mitton of Shrewsbury and afterwards of Halston)
(2) For lower section: Commoners (ii, Mytton of Halston), Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Mitton of Weston)
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