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Preface vii 

Introductory ix 



BoYNTON OF Sedbury 55 

The Arms of the Family 63 

The Early Owners of Burton Agnes ... 69 

Burton Agnes Hall 77 

Burton Agnes Church 83 

Appendices 95 

Index Ill 


This Account of the Boyntons and the 
FAMILY SEAT OF BuRTON Agnes is the result of a 
suggestion of Mr. Wickham-Boynton, who in 1909 
asked me to help him to write an account of the 
Boynton family, and later asked me to undertake 
the whole work. Though conscious of my own feeble- 
ness and ignorance, I consented, and Mrs. Wick- 
ham-Boynton most willingly gave me free access to 
all the old documents stored away in the long gallery 
at Burton Agnes Hall, and both Mr. and Mrs. 
Wickham-Boynton gave me all the help in their power, 
coupled with untold kindness. To them I offer my 
heartiest thanks. I heartily thank Mr. William 
Brown, F.S.A., for his invaluable help in deciphering 
and translating very many ancient deeds and docu- 
ments ; Mr. John Bilson, F.S.A., for allowing 
me to use his notes on the early owners of Burton 
Agnes, and on the Church there ; the Rev. Henry 
Lawrance, M.A., for much useful help on many 
genealogical and heraldic points ; and all who have 
le in any way. 


To write an account of a family like that of Boynton is by 
no means easy, from the fact that the members have lived for 
the most part the lives of quiet country gentlemen, thoroughly 
interested in, and enjoying country pursuits, leaving politics 
and other affairs that draw men into the light of public know- 
ledge, more or less alone. With the exception of Henry 
Boynton who was opposed to King Henry IV, and Sir Matthew 
Boynton, the first Baronet, with his son Matthew, both of whom 
gained notoriety during the Civil War of the 17th century, 
we cannot call any of the family historic characters. All this 
makes it hard to identify the various members and their 
relationship one to another in the earlier generations. 

Of Bartholomew de Boynton, who is claimed as the founder 
of the family, I find no contemporary evidence whatever ; nor 
am I able to identify any members of the family before 1 1 82, 
when I find Walter de Bovington buying land of Riches de 
Amallia, in Amallia.' 

Adam de Bovington I find witnessing documents in the 
Chartulary of Guisbrough Priory, and also in that of Bridling- 
ton Priory, but I have been unable to say what relation he 
bears to his contemporaries, Walter the buyer of land in Arnold 
and Walter's brother William. 

1. Now Arnold in the E. R. Yorks. 


The name of this family, I believe, is derived from the 
village of Boynton, in the East Riding of the Coimty of York, 
but how it came to be derived from this place I am unable to 
say. The name appears under various forms thus — Bouington, 
Bouincton, Bouinctona, Bouicton, Boington, Bovington, Bovin- 
ton, Bovingtona, Bovantona, Boyngton, Boynton. Until the 
beginning of the 14th century, Bovinton, Bovington, or Bouyng- 
ton were the forms generally used, but as early as 1307, I find 
the name spelt Boynton, though the older forms occur until 
the 15th century. 

There are several MS. pedigrees and accounts of the family 
preserved at Burton Agnes, namely : — 

(1) An heraldically blazoned pedigree on three skins of 

parchment sewed together. This pedigree begins 
with Bartholomew de Boynton followed by fifteen 
generations to Francis Boynton who married Dorothy 
Place about 1585. The reference to Bartholomew de 
Boynton in this pedigree is the oldest reference to 
him that I have foimd. The pedigree itself probably 
drawn up towards the end of the reign of Elizabeth, 
or early in that of James I, is not suggestive of ac- 
curacy, and written on the back of it, in faded ink, 
are the words "This is falfe." 

(2) An account of the family by Dade (?) (referred to in 

the following pages as MS. Ace. at B.A.) beginning 
with Bartholomew de Boynton and giving thirty-one 

generations to Sir Griffith Bojoiton, 6th Baronet 

(3) Notes on the Boynton family written by Mrs. Wickham- 

Boynton, 1908. 

(4) Also an account of the family written by the Rev. 

William Eaton Mousley. 

All these documents have been placed at my service, but 
unfortunately some of the facts do not coincide with contem- 
porary evidence, though other facts do. It appears that some 
important papers quoted in Dade's (?) version were at Burton 
Agnes in his time, but so far I have not been able to find them. 

I trust that what follows may be found quite accurate 
and trustworthy, though some statements rest on slight 

1. There is a mutilated copy of this account in the possession of 
Mr. Harrison of Brandesburton, which gives rather more 
information relating to Sir Matthew Boynton. 1st Bart., 
than the Burton Agnes copy. 




(I) WALTER DE BOYNTON, (Bovington) [1182-1206]* 
between 1182 and 1197, bought of Riches de Arnallia, two 
bovates of land in Arnallia (now Arnold), which he gave to 
Meaux Abbey, Walter's brother William confirmed the gift.' 
Walter was party to a fine about land in Burnby in 1201.2 
In 1206 he was a justice itinerant, and held property in 
Yorkshire, and was one of the indententes named by the King 
to Robert de Stuteville, Sheriff of Yorkshire.^ He gave 
a bovate of land in Bempton to Bridlington Priory,'' and 
with William, his son, exchanged seven bovates of land 
and two tofts in Willardby with the Prior and Convent 
of Bridlington for six bovates in Bovington.^ 

Walter married and had two sons and 

possibly a third, namely : — 

1. William (II). 

2. Rabod or Rabot, to whom his father, with the assent 

of William, his son and heir, granted land in Rotsea.* 

1. Chron. de Melsa, I. 222. 

2. Sur. Soc. Vol. 94, 6. 

3. Foss's Judges of England. 

4. Chayt. Brid., p. 48. 

5. Idem., p. 103. 

6. Chart. Guisb. I, 115n. 

*N.B. — The dates placed in square brackets merely give years 
when we know that the person was actually living, and 
do not always refer to the birth and death of the in- 


Rabot gave a toft and fishery in Rotsea to 
Guisbrough Priory, and released the Canons from an 
annual payment of fourpence halfpenny which they 
used to pay to him,' he also gave a bovate of land in 
Tibthorpe to Guisbrough Priory.^ 
3. Geoffrey. 3 

(II) WILLIAM DE BOYNTON, son of Walter Boynton (I) 
occurs in 1206, and is mentioned in Yorkshire fines of that 
year.* He married and had two sons and two daughters, 
namely : — 

1. Ingelram.s (III). 

2. Henry, who married a daughter of Adam Wastneys.^ 

3. Jane, married to Sir Robert Octon. Kt.' 

4. Ursula, married to Sir Roger Welwick, Kt.* 

(Ill) INGELRAM DE BOYNTON [1222-1254] son of 
William de Boynton (II). Ingelram and his wife Joan, are 
mentioned in a Lincolnshire fine.^ It appears that three weeks 
from Easter Day, 6 Henry III (23rd April, 1222) there was a 
fine between Geoffrey, son of Baldwin, plaintiff, by Ralph de 
Warevill, put in his place, and Ingelram de Boj'nton and Joan 
his wife, deforciants, of two carucates of land in Orreby, to wit, 
of all lands and tenements which the said Ingelram and Joan 
held in dower of the said Joan, in Lindsey, of the inheritance 

1. Burton's Monast. 351. 

2. Chart. Guisb. I, 96. 

3. Chart. Brid.. 195. 

4. Sur.Soc. ¥01.94. 105-106. 

5. Chron. of Melsa.,I. 222. 

6. M.S. Account of Boynton Family at Burton Agnes, (MS. 

Ace. atB. A.) 

7. Lincolnshire Fines, 163. 


of Peter de Amunderville, whose wife the said Joan was. And 
concerning which Geoffrey complained that IngeJram and Joan 
deforced him of the said tenement against an agreement 
made between them. Ingelram and Joan acknowledge the 
said agreement, and let the said land to farm to the said 
Geoffrey and Peter de Bath for twelve years. 

In Michaelmas term 1254, the King commands the Sheriff 
of York for Ingeram de Bounton (inter alios) to answer to 
the King with his body together with the executors of Ada 
de Baylloll for debts to the said Ada in part pay- 

Sir Ingelram de Boynton was seated at Acklara and 
amersed fifty marks in 1245-6, and in 1248 granted a lease 
of lands to the miller of Scaling.^ 

Ingelram and Joan his wife witness a deed of William, 
son of Roger de Acclum concerning land at Cleatham, and 
later confirm the same land to Durham Monastery. ^ 

Ingelram appears to have married twice. 

(1) Joan, widow of Peter de Amunderville and daughter 
of Roger de Acclum. By her he had issue. 

1. William,'* (IV). 

2. Michael.* 

3. Joan.* 

4. Margaret.* 

(2) a daughter of William St. Quintin, of Harpham.^ 
His seal which is attached to the above-mentioned deed, 

at Durham, bears a fess between three crescents differenced 
by a label of three points and the legend-|-SIGILL INGERAM 

1. Cal. of Documents relating to Scotland (1969 Northumberland). 

2. MS. Ace. atB.A. 

3. Sur. Soc. Vol. 58, p. 154tt-155». 

4. Deed at Burton Agnes. 

5. Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees. 

6. Misc. Charts, 2056, N.D. 


(IV) SIR WILLIAM BOYNTON [1249-13101 son of 
Ingelram de Boynton (III), aged 60, 21st March, 3 Edw. II 
(1309-10).' In 1262 he appears as a juror, and 22nd October, 
1279, he appears with others who say that Peter de Brus 
held of the King in chief sixteen Knights fees, whereof Roger 
de Merley held two in Burton Annes and elsewhere, WilUam 
de Bovington one fee and half a carucate of land in Acclum.^ 
In 1277 he made a grant of lands in Scaling whereby he 
obliged his tenants there to grind all their corn at his mill.' 
According to Kirkby's Inquest, p. 56, William de Bouyngton 
and John de Munceus held five carucates of land in Bouyngton. 
The same authority (p. 127) says that William de Bovington 
held three parts of a fee in Acklam, Linthorpe, Thometon near 
Stainton, Marton, Tollesby and Roxby, where ten carucates 
make a fee et redd, hallivo domini regis pro fine iijs {noteijs). 
Sir William married Alice, daughter of Ingelram de Monceaux, 
who married for her second husband William de Percy .^ 

This lady in her widowhood gave two oxgangs of land 
in Boynton to Nunappleton Priory.'' 

In the time of Henry VI a claim was made of the lands 
forming the gift of Ingelram de Monceaux to Alice his 
daughter. It is stated that Ingelram de Muncels by deed, gave 
with Alice, his daughter, in marriage to a certain William 
de Bojoiton who did marry her, and to the heirs of their 
bodies, two messuages, three cottages and sixteen bovates 
of land in Boynton, in the County of York, by the name of 
three carucates of land in Boynton, the whole being in 
demesne except two bovates which Henry, son of Peter held, 
which two bovates are part of the said three carucates together 

1. Inq. p. )«., 21 Mar. 3 Ed. II. 

2. Inq. p. m. Vol. I. p. 202. Y.A.S. Rec. Ser. 

3. There is a Release by Alice de Monccll, widow of William de 

Bovington to Sir Richard de Percy of all lands she had 
in dower in the vill of Herghum (now Arram) on Hull, 
and in return Percy paid Ingelram, her eldest son, 40 
marks of silver to free him from the debts (ad quieiandum 
se de Judaismo) he owed Aaron and Manasser and other 
Jews. (Dodsworth. MSS. Ixxiv. lid.) 

4. Button's Monast., p. 277. 


with a capital messuage in the said towTi. By \'irtue of which 
gift the said William and Alice were peacably seised in the 
time of Edward I and from them the right of the premises 
successively descended.' 

By his wife Sir William had two sons — 

l.'ingelram. (V). 

2. Walter, died without issue. 2 

(V) INGELRAM DE BOYNTON [c.l300-c.l340 ?] son of 
Sir William Boynton (IV) held three parts of a Knight's fee 
in Acklam, Linthorpe, Thornton, Marton, Tollesby and 
Roxby. His father had given him (his eldest bom son) 
and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies, by the 
name of all the land which he had in the town of Snainton 
in demesne, free service, bondage and cottier service [cotagio) 
with all foreign tillages {forenescis cuUuris) which he had in 
the same towTi whereof Ingelram and Margaret were seized 
in the time of Edward I.-* 

In 1310 Ingelram de Bovington gave to the canons of 
Helagh Park in frank-almoign, a toft and croft in Marton in 
Cleveland, which he bought from William, son of Aylmer, in 
the town of Marton, paying yearly to the donor and his heirs 
one penny at Easter.* 

In Dugdale I p. 427, there is a confirmation of a gift of 
land by Engeram de Bovington to Handale Priory .^ 

Ingelram married Margaret, daughter of Grindall,'' 

and had issue. 

Walter (or William)^ (VI). 

1. Cat. Pat. Rolls. 3 Hy. VI, pp. 301-2. 

2. Inq. p. m. 29 Apr. 30 Hy. VI. 

3. Cal. Fat. Rolls. 3 Hy. VI. pp. 301-2. 

4. Cal. Charter Rolls, 4 Ed. II. 

5. Burton's Monast., p. 211 , says Engeram de Bovington gave 

one oxgang of land in Marton to Handale Priory, which 
that nunnery let with two tofts in the same place to the 
Prior and Convent of Guisbrough. 

6. MS. Vol. of Pedigrees in Hull Par. Ch. 

1. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 3 Hy. VI, pp. 301-2. Authorities differ over 
this son's name, probably there were two sons, but there 
appears to be the best evidence for one son named 


(VI) SIR WALTER BOYNTON [1356] son of Ingelram de 
Boynton (V)., lord of Acklam.' He was in the service of the 
Black Prince in 1356, and had the King's letters of protection.^ 
He is mentioned in a grant of land to Handale Priory in Cleve- 
land,'' and also in a deed without date concerning land in 
Roxby, naming a yearly payment of a pair of spurs at a 
penny price.* He is mentioned as receiving the honour of 
knighthood and being lord of the manor of Roxby .5 

He married Katherine, daughter of William Aton, and 
had issue. 

1. Thomas (VH). 

2. John, mentioned in his brother's will. He is probably 

the John who witnesses a Thornholm deed in 1412.1 

3. William. 1 

(VH) SIR THOMAS BOYNTON, KT. [1340-1402] son of 
Sir Walter Boynton (VI), of Acklam. There is a fine dated 
in the quinzane of Michaelmas 14 Ed. Ill (1340) between 
Thomas, son of Walter de Boynton, and Katherine his wife 
plaintiffs, and William Moubray, clerk, deforciant, whereby 
the said Thomas and Katherine recognised the manor of Roxbj' 
and the moiety of the manor of Newton under Osenburgh to 
be the right of the said William Moubray by their gift, and 
the said William Moubray in return granted the premises 
to them and the heirs of their bodies.* There is another fine 
in 1340 (Yorkshire Fines [1327-1347] p. 140), between the 
same, but coupling Acklam with Roxby, whereby Thomas 
and Katherine and the heirs of their bodies are to hold the 
said properties, with remainder as to Acklam and Roxby to 
the heirs of the body of Thomas, with remainder to his right 

1. Deed at Burton Agnes. 

2. MS. Ace. at B. A. 

3. Rymer's Fcedera,?,^. 

4. Foster's Yorks. Pedigrees. 

5. MS. Ace. atS.A. 

6. Feet of Fines. 14 Edw. III. 


heirs ; remainder as to Newton to the heirs of the body of 
Katherine, with remainder to the heirs of the body of Thomas, 
with remainder to the right heirs of Katherine. 

In 1366 Sir Thomas had free warren in Acklam, Airesome, 
Roxby, Newton, Stainton and Boynton.' 

Sir Thomas married Katherine, daughter and co-heir of Sir 
Geoffrey Rosels, of Newton-under-Roseberry^, and had issue. 

1 . Thomas (VIII), died before his father. 

2. Henry, who used a trefoil on his seaP. 

3. EHzabeth, mentioned in her brother's will. 

4. Alice, mentioned in her brother's will. 

Sir Thomas's will is dated 26th July, and proved 6th Sep- 
tember, 1 402. He desires to be buried in the Church of Acklam. 

(VIII) SIR THOMAS BOYNTON, KT. [1381-1386], eldest son 
of Sir Thomas BojTiton ((VII), was Lieutenant and Constable 
of Carlisle under Henry Percy, son of the Earl of Northum- 
berland in 1383.* 

He is probably the Thomas Boynton, Kt., who held one 
acre of land at Smithpole, in Little Burdon, in the parish of 
Bishopwearmouth in the time of Bishop Hatfield. ^ 

Sir Thomas probably married twice. 

(1) A daughter of the house of Conyers, by whom he 
had no issue. 

(2) Margaret, daughter of John Speeton, of Sawcock.* 
She died in 1409. By her Sir Thomas had issue, two sons, 
Henry (IX), and Christopher. ^ 

Sir Thomas died in the lifetime of his father. 

1. MS. Ace. at B. A. 

2. MS. Ace. at B. A. MS. Vol. of Pedigrees in Hull Par. Ch. 

Guisbro' Chart. J I p. 178h. 

3. At Durham. Misc. Charts, 4425. 

4. MS. Ace. at B. A. 

5. Surtees's Hist, of Durham, ed. 1908, p. b\. Hatfield was 

Bishop of Durham, 1345 to 1382. 

6. Inq. p. m. of her father-in-law, 1402. 

7. Dugdale's "Visitation of Yorkshire," (Clay). 


(IX) SIR HENRY BOYNTON, KT. [1403-1405] son of 
Sir Thomas Boynton, Kt. (VIII), succeeded his grandfather 
Sir Thomas (VII)*, and was suspected to be in the interest of 
Henry (Percy) Earl of Northumberland and his son, who had 
taken arms against the King, Henry IV,' for in the fourth 
year of his reign, when the battle of Shrewsbury (21st July, 
1403) was fought, John Wockerington, Gerald Heron and 
John Mitford were commissioned to tender an oath to this 
Henry de Bo3Titon and others,^ to be true to the King and 
renounce Henry, Earl of Northumberland and his adherents ; 
yet three years after he was concerned with the said Earl, 
Thomas Mowbray, E. M., Richard Scrope, Archbishop of 
York, etc., who had taken arms against Henry IV. Sir 
Henry fled to Berwick, was apprehended on the surrender 
thereof to the King, and with several others executed. 

A mandate^ was issued to the Mayor of Newcastle-on- 
Tyne to receive the head of Henry Boynton, "chivaler," and 
to place it on the bridge of the town to stay there as long 
as it would last, but within a month another mandate* was 
issued to the Mayor to take down the head, where it was 
lately placed by the King's command, and to deliver it to 
Sir Henry's wife for burial. 

Sir Henry's property, the manor of Acklam in Cleveland, 
with all members being forfeited and in the King's hands, 
was granted to Roger de Thornton, Mayor of Newcastle- 
on-T5Tie,5 but in the following August*" a grant was made for 
life to Elizabeth, late the wife of Henry Boynton, who had 
not wherewithal to maintain herself and six children or to 

1. MS. Ace. at B. A. 

2. Rymer's Feed. VIII, 322. 

3. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 12 July. 6 Hy. IV. 

4. Cal. of Pat. Rolls. 23 July. 6 Hy. IV. 

5. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 28 July, 6 Hy. IV. 

6. Cal. Pat. Rolls, \6Aug..6 Hy. IV. 

♦This is according to the MS. Ace. at B.A., and it is supported 
by two Inquisitions at the Record Office {Ing. p.m. dated 
the last day of Feb. 11 Hy. IV and Ing. p.m. 3 Hy. VI, 
p. 40), but two other Inquisitions of 3 Hy. VI speak of 
this Sir Henry as brother and heir of Sir Thomas (VIII). 


pay her late husband's debts, of the towns of Roxby and 
Newton, late the said Henry's and forfeited to the King, 
on account of his rebellion, to hold to the value of ;f20 yearly, 
and there was granted to her also all his goods, likewise 
forfeited, to the value of £20, and she must answer for any 

Sir Henry married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John 
Conyers, of Sockburne, in the Bishopric of Durham ; she 
afterwards became the wife of John Felton. Sir Henry had 
issue by her six children. 

1. Thomas (X). 

2. WilHam (XI). 

3. Henry. 

4. Elizabeth, married to Thomas Marton, of Marton-in- 


5. Jennett, married to John Wydysforth. 

6. Another child. 

(X) THOMAS BOYNTON [1393-1424], son and heir of 
Sir Henry (IX),' aged 12 in 1405, married Margaret, daughter 
of Peter Mirfield, and died without issue. ^ 

(XI) WILLIAM BOYNTON [about 1400- ], was heir to 
his brother Thomas (X). He presented a petition to the 
King that two messuages, three cottages and sixteen bovates 
of land in Boynton which his father Henry had assigned to 
his brother's wife, Margaret, in dower, might be restored 
to him. This property had been forfeited through Henry 
Boynton's revolt against King Henry IV, and was still in the 
King's hands. William petitions for the restoration of the 
manor of Roxby and the moiety of the manor of Newton- 
under-Osenburgh, and of a messuage, a cottage, five bovates 
and forty acres of land in Snainton, Co. York. All this 

1. Ing.p. m.ZHy. VI., n. 40. 

2. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 3 Hy. VI. memb. \M., p.iOX. 

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property had been forfeited by reason of his father's 

William Boynton married Jane, daughter of Simon 
Harding, 2 and had issue. 

1. Thomas (XII). 

2. Elizabeth, mentioned in her brother's will. 

3. Alice, mentioned in her brother's will. 

(XII) SIR THOMAS BOYNTON, KT. [about 1440-1460] 
son of William Boynton, Esq. (XI), of Acklam, married Isabel 
daughter of Sir William Normanville, of Kildwick, and had 

Henry (XIII), his executor. 

By his will dated 25th January, 1460, and proved at York 
15th October, 1461,3 jjg left an annuity to his two sisters, 
Elizabeth and Alice, 100s. each out of his land in Boynton-on- 
the-Wold ; and all his goods he leaves to Isabel his wife and 
Henry his son, and appoints them his executors. 

(XIII) HENRY BOYNTON, [1460-1495] of Acklam, son of 
Sir Thomas Boynton, Kt. (XII), married Margaret, daughter 
and co-heir of Martin de la See of Barmston,* and had issue. 

1. Henry (XIV). 

2. Thomas (XV) .5 

3. Martin, married a sister of Thomas Tempest. His 

will is dated 2nd September, 10 Hy. VIII, proved 
1 5th March, 1 5 1 8- 1 9.^ He divides his goods between 
his wife and son Henry, placing Henry under ' ' the 
rewle and guydying of his mother." He leaves 
40s. to Roxby Chapel, a stag to his three nephews, 

1. Cal.Pat.Rolls.3Hy. VI. 

2. Foster's Yorks. Pedigrees. Paulson's Holdervess. 

3. Test. Ebor. II, 249. 

4. Early Chancery Proceedings, bundle 207. 

5. Test. Ebor. V. 96. 

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Matthew Boynton, and Marmaduke and Brian 
Tunstall. His best ambling horse to the wife of his 
brother Thomas. To each of his executors, his 
brother Thomas, Sir Thomas Franke and Sir William 
P3mder £3 6s. 8d. for their expenses. And £3 6s. 8d. 
to his master Sir William Bullmer, to his mother 
Dame Margaret Boynton, to his sister Dame Isabell 
Tunstall and to his brother Thomas Tempest, who 
are to be supervisors of his will. 

4. Matthew, mentioned in his mother's will. 

5. Isabell, married to Brian Tunstall. 

Dame Margaret Boynton after her husband's death, took 
the veil, 1 2th June, 1 495, and her will dated 2nd September, 1 533, 
was proved at York 3rd August, 1536. > By her will she desires 
to be buried in the Church of Barmston or else in the Church 
within the parish where she may chance to die, and further 
desires that 25 masses of the five principle wounds of our 
Lord be said for her soul on the day of her burial or within 
five days after without delay, and three priests are to sing for 
her soul, her husband's and all Christian souls within the 
Church of Barmston for one year, and at the end of each mass 
to say De profundis, and every Friday during the year to have 
one mass of Jesus sung or said by the three priests ; at the 
end of three weeks Placebo and Dirige cum obseguis moriuorum. 
Twice a year these three priests shall be paid seven marks 
sterling. She expresses the desire that her son Matthew 
should enter in possession of Barmston and Winton^ at her 
death. Her plate she leaves to her son Marmaduce Tunstall, 
namely ' ' a salte of sylver gilte with a cover, a standynge 
cuppe gilte with a cover, a goblet gilte with a cover, a 
standynge cuppe percell gilte with a cover, sex sj'lver spones, 
and the best counterpoynte within my house for a bedde." 
She bequeathed to the monastery of Nunappleton ij stottes. 

1. Test. Ebor. VI, 36. 

2. Wynckton in Holdemess. 

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(XIV) SIR HENRY BOYNTON, KT. [1497-1501], the eldest 
son' of Henry (XIII), was knighted in Scotland by Thomas, 
Earl of Surrey, the King's Lieutenant in 1497.2 He died 
in 1501. 

(XV) THOMAS BOYNTON [1501-1523], of Roxby, brother 
of Sir Henry Boynton, Kt. (XIV), and second son of Henry 
Boynton (XIII), was in 1514 party to a dispute with Ralph 
Claxton over a rent of ten shillings from a house in Marton- 
in-Cleveland.3 In 1519 he petitioned the Cardinal of York, 
Legate to Pope Leo X, to have the Chapel and Chapel- 
yard of Roxby consecrated de novo and sacraments adminis- 
tered there ; Roxby paying all dues to the Church of Hinder- 

Thomas Boynton married Cecily, daughter of Sir James 
Strangeways of Sneaton,^ and had issue. 

1. Matthew (XVI). 

2. William.' 

3. Jenet or Jane, married to Thomas Goldsbrough, dis- 

pensation for marriage dated 23rd November, 1519.'' 

4. Anne, married to Robert Haldenby. 

Thomas Boynton was buried at Roxby, and on a slab to 
his memory are a brass effigy, an inscription plate and 
four shields bearing the arms of Boynton.^ 

By his will dated 14th May, 12 Henry VIII (1520), and 
proved 23rd April, 1523, he left to Hinderwell Church 10s., to 

1. Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees. 

2. Metcalfs Book of Knights, p. 3\. 

3. Papers at Burton Agnes. 

4. MS. Ace. at Burton Agnes. The petition and deed of consecra- 

tion were at Burton Agnes in 1769, when Sir G. Boynton 
bought the perpetual advowson of Hinderwell, but I 
have not found these documents there. — C.V.C. 

5. Test. Ebor. V. 110«. 

6. Letters and Papers. For. and Dom. XII, pt. II. p. 72. 

7. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorks. (Clay). 

8. Yorks. Archceo. Soc. Journal, XVII, 307-308. 

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Roxby Chapel 40s., to Acklam Church 6s. 8d., to the Observant 
Friars of Newcastle a fat ox, to the brothers of Grosmont 6s. 8d., 
to Mount Grace 6s. 8d., to the four Orders of Friars 20s.. 
to the Friar Baker 6s. 8d., to the Prior of Gisbume 
6s. 8d., and other legacies, to each of his little nephews a 
marc, to his brother Sir John Bulmer a gelding, to his sister 
Tunstall his ring with a blue stone. He leaves ;£20 and a 
feather bed to Thomas Goldsbrough and his wife Jenet 
(daughter of the testator), to his other daughter Anne, who 
married Robert Haldenby £6 13s. 4d. and a feather bed. 
To his son Matthew he leaves his chain " if it may be sparide, 
and my dettes pcdde," his harness, books, and feather bed, 
also he leaves to him as heirlooms eight of the best silver 
spoons, a standing salt, a covered piece, the chalice and Agnes 
of gold.' 

(XVI) MATT H EW BOYNTON, Esq. [ 1 523- 1 540], son and heir 
of Thomas Boynton (XV), of Roxby, was aged 19 when his 
father's Inquisition was taken.^ He was appointed to be 
chief steward of the possessions in the Counties of Yorkshire 
and Lincolnshire in the King's hands, by the attainder of 
William Woode, late Prior of Bridlington, with £6 a year 
out of the issues and the appointment of an under steward. 
This grant is dated 5th May, 1539.3 Though Matthew Boyn- 
ton seems to have been intimately connected with some of the 
leading spirits of Bigod's Rebellion, he seems at the same 
time to have remained loyal to his sovereign. 

He married Anne, daughter of Sir John Bulmer, of 
Wilton* and had issue. 

1. Thomas (XVII). 

2. Anne, wife of William Norton, Esq. 

1. Test. Ebor. V, pp. 110-112. 

2. Test. Ebor. VI. 99h. 

3. Letters and Papers, For. and Dom., Vol. XIII, pt. I, p. 409. 

4. Letters and Papers, For. and Dom., Vol. XII, pt. I, p. 137. 

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3. Cecilie, maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth, and after- 

wards wife of Edmund, third son of Richard Norton. 

4. Margaret, married to William Frobisher, of Finningley 

and Altofts, Recorder of Doncaster, by Christian, 

daughter of Sir Brian Hastings. 
In his will dated 29th July and proved 2nd September, 
1540, Matthew Boynton styles himself of Barmston, and desires 
that his body may be buried in the Church there, if he died 
in Yorkshire, and that he may be brought forth to his burial 
according to his degree, and after the custom of the country. 
He leaves 20s. to the high altar in Barmston Church, besides 
money to Sir Thomas Raven, chaplain, to sing and pray for 
his soul and all Christian souls, within the same, one whole 
year next ensuing his death, and three broad yards of black 
cloth to make him a gown, and 13s. 4d. to an honest priest 
to sing and pray for his soul two more years ; to his son and 
heir apparent Thomas Boynton, the carved bed in the high 
gatehouse, with the velvet covering, &c. ; his black velvet 
gown with fur, and all his silver plate in recompense of a chain 
of gold his father bequeathed to him as an heirloom ; to his 
three daughters Anne, Cecilie and Margaret 900 marks, i.e., 
to each of them 300 towards their marriage, and if it chanced 
any of them die before they come to lawful age of maniage 
or to be married, then the said 900 marks to the survivors, 
whether it fortuned two or more of them to survive. To his 
mother Cicell Boynton, widow, the manor of Roxby, with the 
demesnes, during her life, and also to his mother the lease 
he has in the parsonage of Yngleby, and then to his daughter 
Cecile till Thomas, his son, be 21 years of age. The lease 
of the parsonage of Bridlington to Anne and Margaret till 
his son Thomas be aged 1 7 years. To John Bartrame during 
his life the Chapel of St. Oswald in Newton, with all the 
closeing belonging to it, and every one of his brewers, bakers 
and cooks a stote or a whie.' 

1. Test. Ebor. VI, 99. 

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(XVII) SIR THOMAS BOYNTON, KT.[ 1544- 1587], of Acklam, 
was a minor at his father's (Matthew Boynton, Esq., XVI) 
death, and was ward to the King (35 Hy. VIII) 1543-4. who 
ordered the yearly payment of £20 out of the manor of Barm- 
ston to Sir Ralph Eure, Kt., during the minority of this 
Thomas, with wardship and marriage of the said Thomas,' 
who suffered a recovery of the manor of Barmston and advow- 
son of the rectory in 1567.2 

Thomas Boynton was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1576.^ 
Member of ParHament for Boroughbridge in 1571,* and 
received the honour of Knighthood at Hampton Court in 
January, 1577,5 and was mentioned as a suitable person to 
fill a vacancy on the Council of the North.'' 

He married three times. 

(1) Jane, daughter of Sir Nicholas Fairfax, of Gilling, 
who brought him no issue. 

(2) Frances, daughter of Francis Frobisher of Doncaster, 
by whom he had — 

1. Francis (XVIII). 

2. Anne, married to Francis Vaughan, of Sutton-on- 

Derwent, Co. York., Esq. 

(3) Alice,7 daughter of Nicholas Tempest, of Holmside, 
in the bishopric of Durham, Esq. (who bore him no issue), 
and widow of Christopher Place, of Hahiaby, who had by her 
among other children, Dorothy, at length sole heir of that 

1. Letters and Papers. For. and Dom., XVII, p. 32. 

2. MS. Ace. at B.A., but the papers dealing with this arrange- 

ment, though said to be at Burton Agnes, I have not 
seen.— C.V.C. 

3. Drake, 354. Langdale. 

4. Dugdale's Visit, of Yorks. {Clay). 

5. Metcalfe's Book of Knights, p. 131. 

6. Y. A. S. Journal, xix, 135. 

7. AUce Tempest's first husband was Christopher Place, of 

Haluaby. She bore him five daughters ; her second 
husband was Walter Strickland, of Sizergh, to whom 
she bore a son and daughter ; her third husband was 
Sir Thomas Boynton, Kt. 

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Mrs. Tempest, of Broughton Hall, Skipton, Yorkshire, sends the 
following note : — 

The Alice Tempest who married Sir Thomas Boynton, of Barmston, 
Kt., in 1573, was daughter of Nicholas Tempest, of Stanley Old Park, 
in the parish of Chester-le-Street, and owned property in Lanchester 
Co. Durham (being fourth son of Robert Tempest, of Holmeside. by 
his wife Anne, daughter of Thomas Lambton, of Lambton). Alice's 
mother was Anne, daughter of John Merley, of Gibside. 

Alice married first, date unknown, Christopher Place, of Halnaby 
Esq., by whom she had five daughters and co-heirs, viz. : Anne, Eleanor, 
Elizabeth, Isabel, and Dorothy Place, under age when their father 
died. Alice is named in the will of her husband Christopher Place, 
20th February, 1555-6, to which she was executrix. {See the Will in 
Vol. 36, Surtees Soc. p. 84). 

Ahce married secondly Walter Strickland, of Sizergh, Esq. The 
20th January, 1560-1, articles of agreement were signed between 
Walter Strickland, of Sizergh, Esq., and Thomas Tempest, of Lanchester 
Co. Durham, Esq., that on February 2nd following, Walter Strickland 
should marry ' ' Alice Place, widow, sister to the said Thomas Tempest." 
Strickland undertook to settle a jointure of ;^95 a year on Alice. 
(Strickland Charters, Bundle ••Elizabeth" No. 2). By bond of same 
date 20th January, 1560-1, Walter Strickland, with others as sureties, 
is bound to Thomas Tempest to observe the above covenants. 
(Ibid. No. I). 

By articles of agreement 5th October, 8 Elizabeth (1566) between 
Walter Strickland and William Wicklife, of York, arrangements were 
made that the profits of certain lead mines in Skelton were for Dorothy 
Place, the youngest of the five daughters and co-heirs of Christopher 
Place. William Wicklife having purchased the wardships and marriages 
of the girls, and Walter Strickland bought from him the wardship of 
this Dorothy (Ibid. Nos. 7a and 76). 

The 20th May, 10 Elizabeth, 1568, Strickland also purchased the 
wardship of Isabel Place, the fourth daughter and co-heir. (Ibid. Nos. 
10 and 11). 

Walter Strickland died 8th April, 1569. having (besides an only 
daughter Alice) a son Thomas Strickland, aged 5 years, his heir, whose 
mother was Alice, formerly wife to Christopher Place, of Halnaby, 
Esq., deceased. (Ibid. No. 40). 

Alice married thirdly Thomas Boynton, of Barmston, Esq. 
knighted at Hampton Court, January, 1577). The 14th June, 1573, 
an indenture was signed between Thomas Boynton, of Barmston, 
Co. York, Esq., and John Place, of the City of York, with Francis 
Wicliff , of Coxo, by which Francis Wicliff engages to pay certain moneys 
which Alice Strickland held for the use of her children by her first 
husband, Chris. Place, to Ellynore Forster, widow, Isabel Place and 
Dorothy Place. This deed was prior to Thomas Boynton 's marriage 
with the widow. Ahce Strickland. It was also agreed that Alice was 
to have all belonging to her former husbands in favour of her children 
by them. Alice is described as " now hving at Holneby (Halnaby) 
in Yorkshire, now the seat of Sir Ralph Milbank. (Ibid. No. 20). 

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The 15th June, 1573, Thomas Boynton signed a bond to Thomzis, 
son and heir of Walter and AUce Strickland, and to Alice Strickland, 
sister of Thomas Strickland, to perform the covenants in the below 
indenture. (Ibid. No. 21). 

An indenture was signed 15th June, 1573, between Alice Strickland, 
the mother, and Thomas and Alice Strickland, her children, concerning 
the timber, lead, iron, glass and wainscot, &c., remaining at Sizergh 
after the death of Walter Strickland, her late husband, and by his will 
reserved for his son Thomas. Alice purchased all these materials of 
the heir, but before her marriage with Thomas Boynton she conveyed 
them to him, with other household furniture of her own purchase, 
except two dozen silver spoons. Alice had carried on the repairs 
which Walter Strickland had left unfinished at his death. (Ibid. No. 23) . 

A note to his agreement points out that ' ' the carving over the 
chimney piece in the drawing room (at Sizergh) in the bosom of the 
Tower being dated 1560, and in the wainscot dining parlour, 1567. 
The inlaid or " Finerred " wainscot room, over the Queen's room, 
was finished after Alice married Boynton. The Parlour is 1575, that 
is two years after her marriage with Thomas Boynton. This was 
probably their bedchamber, and it is decorated with the Boynton 
arms. ' ' Alice Tempest wrote a good hand, and it is clear she traced 
the letters and figures that are inscribed on several labels in the 

The 23rd January, 1588-9 Thomas Strickland, of Sizergh, Esq. 
(he came of age 6th June, 1585), released to Ahce Lady Boynton, of 
Ripon, his mother, all furniture, plate, &c., left him by his father's 
will. (Ibid. No. 43). 

The 6th September, 1589, Francis Boynton releases "his" 
brother-in-law Thomas Strickland (No. Ibid. 50). 

This shows Francis Boynton was already husband to Dorothy 
Place, step sister to Thomas Strickland. 

The 9th April, 1582, Francis, son and heir of Sir Thomas Boynton 
signs a bond to perform covenants with Dame Alice Boynton (Ibid. 
No. 38). This is probably the date of Francis Boynton's marriage. 


Thos. Tempest of Lanchester Alice Tempest= I Chris. Place o{= 2 Walter Strickland = 3 Thomas Boynton 
Halnaby, Esq. I of Sizergh, Esq., m. I of Barmston. m. 
d. 1556 I 2nd Feb. 1560-1, 1573 

I d. 8th April, 1569 

Jane Elinor Place, co-h., Elizabeth Isabel Place, Dorothy Place 

Place, widow of Rob. Fors- Place co-h. m. co-h.,unmar. co-heir, m. 

co-heir ter, Esq., June, 1573, Fras. Forster Tune 1573, m. probably Apl, 

m. Roger m. 2nd April, 1574, of Hahiaby, Robert Hodg- 1582, Francis, 

Gower, Mauger Vavasour, 1571, o. s. *. son,o. s. ^. son and heir 

o. s. p. son of Wm. Vava- before 1573 1577 of Sir Thomas 

sour, of Weston Boynton 


Sir Thomas Boynton's will is undated, but was proved 
at York 30th March, 1587. He desires to be buried with 
his ancestors in the Church of Barmston without any costly 
or sumptuous funerals. He was buried at Barmston, 5th 
January, 1581.1 

(XVIII) SIR FRANCIS BOYNTON, KT. [1581-1617], son of 
Sir Thomas Boynton, Kt. (XVII), was High Sheriff of York- 
shire, 38 EUz. (1596), 2 and mentioned the following year as 
leasing the ' ' twenty-foot bank ' ' at Barmston, where in 
1598 he built the middle part of the late mansion, in the 
hall of which were his arms impaling those of Place, and 
another shield supported by two goats.3 He was one of the 
King's Council in the North in 1602,^ and was knighted at 
York 17th April, 1603,5 when King James passed through 
that city on his way from Scotland to the throne. There is a 
tradition that King James spent a night at Burton Agnes, 
and that the arms on the gateway commemorate this event. 
In 1591 Francis Bo3mton became possessed of the " Rectory 
and Church of Byrlington" with all its rights, etc.^ 

About 1601 he bought sundry property of Anthony Foster, 
' ' proctor ' ' to the incumbent of Roxby, this property formed 
part of the glebe in Roxby belonging to the parish of 

1. Barmston Parish Register. 

2. Drake. Langdale. 

3. MS. Ace. at B.A. 

4. Drake 369. 

5. Metcalfe's Book of Knights, 139. 

6. Papers at Burton Agnes. 

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He married Dorothy, daughter and heir of Christopher 
Place, and had issue— 

1. Alice, christened at Barmston, 1st February, 1588, and 

buried there 4th June, 1590.1 

2. Thomas, buried at Barmston, 1st February, ' 1591.1 

3. Matthew (XIX). 

4. Dorothy, wife of Sir Henry Bellingham, of Levens, 

Westmorland, Kt., one of the representatives of the 
County in Parliament which met 3rd November, 
1640.2 She had eight children. There is a coat of 
arms in stained glass at Levens Hall, of Sir Henry 
and Dorothy his wife. She died in childbed in her 
32nd year, 23rd January, 1626, and Hes buried in 
the Church of Eversham, near Kendal, in Westmor- 
land, where in the north aisle adjoining the Chancel 
there is a handsome monument to her memory. 
" Old Ladye Dorythye Bo5Titon, laite wyfe of Sir Francis 
Boynton," was buried at Barmston, 12th February, 1632.' 
Sir Francis pre-deceased his lady, being buried at Barmston, 
9th April, 1617.1 in his will made 27th April, 1614, and 
proved 29th May, 1617, he desired to be buried at Barmston, 
whenever it pleased God to call him, and he desired that 
there might not be too sumptuous cost made at his funeral. 
He left money to the poor of Barmston, Rudstone, Brid- 
lington, Croft (where he appears to have sometimes resided), 
Lisset, Ulrome, Fraisthorpe, Roxby, Acklam and Middleton 
Tyas. To his wife he left her (own) chamber as it should be 
furnished at the time of his death, and all his apparel and 
jewels, besides legacies to his son and daughter Bellingham. 
Sir Francis held the manor of Barmston of the King's 
manor of Brustwick and suit of court at Halden(?), Roxby 
of Sir John Conyers and Rudstone of the King's manor of 
East Greenwich in common soccage. 

1. Barmston Parish Register. 

2. Pari. Hist. 1640-1. 



second son of Sir Francis Boynton (XVIII), was christened at 
Barmston, 26th January, 1591, i knighted at Whitehall, 9th 
May, 1618,2 and in 1619 was enrolled a Baronet.3 He was 
High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1 628,* and received a deputation 
dated at Westminster that year for preserving the game in 
the North and East Ridings. He was M.P. for Scarborough^ 
in 1640, and was again High Sheriff in 1643,* which office he 
continued to hold the following year, was M.P. for Hedon in 
the reign of Charles I (1620-3), and was a Commissioner of 
Sewers in 1645.^ 

Sir Matthew resided much at Roxby and sometimes at 
Highgate. He was one of the Parliament chiefly entrusted, 
and who in 1637 on the dissatisfaction with the proceedings 
of Laud embarked with Cromwell for New England, but an 
order in Council prevented their voyage.^ The next year, 
though we find him abroad, the same authority implies a 
reason. On a picture, said to be by Vandyke, at Burton 
Agnes, representing Sir Matthew, his second wife and three 
children, is this motto — 

Nescio virtus stare loco 

anno Domini 1639, 



In January, 1642, he routed a party of 600 men at Guis- 
brough, killed many and took a considerable number prisoners, 
whereof their commander Slingsby was one, and 200 arms.^ 
He contrived the seizure of Sir John Hotham, who was taken 

1. Barmslon Parish Register. 

2. Metcalfe's Book of Knights. 173. 

3. The receipt from Sir Matthew Boynton for ;il,100 for the 

degree of Baronet is dated 30th November, 1618-19, 
and the enrolment is dated 4th June, 1619. 

4. Langdale. Drake. 

5. Church of Englandman's Vade mecum, 14. 

6. Rushworth, quoted in MS. Ace. at B.A. 

7. MS. Ace. at B.A. This motto is not visible in the picture 

at the present time. 

8. Whitelock's Mem. of the English Affairs, p. 63. 


by Colonel Bo3Titon, his son, and was also in commission for 
the Government of Hull, on Sir John's design of yielding it 
to the King, and appointed Colonel of the garrison in 1644.' 
In 1645 on the surrender of Scarbrough Castle by Sir Hugh 
Cholmley to Sir Matthew Boynton, Sir Matthew became 
Governor of that Castle until his death in 1 647.2 gir Matthew 
seems to have been a Royahst in 1642, but later joined the 
Parliamentarians. He was finally arrested in bed,3 but died 
in fiis house at Highgate at the beginning of the year 1647, 
and was buried in the Church of St. Andrew, Holborn. 

Sir Matthew married twice. 

(1) In 1613-14 Frances, daughter of Sir Henry Griffith, of 
Wichnor, Co. Stafford, and Burton Agnes, Co. York, Kt. 
The marriage settlement is dated 27th September, 1 1 Jas. I 
(1613-14). This lady became heir to her brother Sir Henry 
Griffith, Bart., and brought Sir Matthew eight sons and four 
daughters, viz.: — 

1. Francis (XX). 

2. Henry, christened at Barmston, 8th April, 1617, buried 

at Barmston, 15th May, 1617." 

3. Matthew, baptised at Barmston, 30th November, 1620." 

He succeeded his father in 1647 as Governor of 
Scarborough Castle, but afterwards revolted in 
favour of the King, and sustained a seige of five 
months, when he surrendered on honourable terms.s 
He was slain at Wigan Lane in the advance of King 
Charles's army out of Scotland towards Worcester, 
26th August, 1 65 1 . He married Isabel, daughter of 
Robert Stapleton, of Wighill, Co. York, Esq., and 
by her had two daughters, viz. : — 

1 . Isabella, lady in waiting at the Court of King 
Charles II, married 10th November, 1674, to the 

1. Rushworth, quoted in MS. Ace. at B.A. 

2. Baker's History of Scarborough, p. 97. 

3. From information supplied by Miss Rickaby. 

4. Barmston Parish Register. 

5. Baker's History of Scarborough, p. 97-98. 


celebrated Earl of Roscommon, Captain of theBoard of 
Gentlemen pensioners and Master of the Horse to the 
Duchess of York. His lordship died at Westminster, 
18th January, 1684, and his widow re-married 2nd 
August, 1702, Thomas Carter, of Robertstown, Co. 
Meath, Esq., and deceased September, 1721. Thomas 
Carter's services at the Revolution were very con- 
siderable, for he not only served King William at the 
siege of Londonderry and the Battle of the Boyne, 
but secured divers useful books and writings belong- 
ing to King James and his secretaries. He was 
father of the Rt. Hon. Thomas Carter, Master of the 
Rolls, M.P. for Hillsbrough, P.C. etc. 

2. Katherine, lady in waiting at the Court of King 
James H, married to Richard, Earl, and nominal 
Duke, of Tyrconnel, Captain General of King James's 
forces, and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. 

4. Elizabeth, baptised at Barmston, 15th January, 1621, 

buried there, 24th April, 1622.' 

5. Dorothy, baptised at Barmston, Febmary, 1623,' 

married to John Anlaby, of Etton, Co. York, Esq. 

6. Cornelius, baptised at Barmston, March, 1624.' 

7. John, baptised at Barmston, 27th July, 1626.' He 

was a Commissioner for Recusants for the West 
Riding, 1674-5.2 jje was a Justice of the Peace, and 
is styled Knight at Pontefract in 1681, and is further 
mentioned as present at Pontefract Sessions in April, 
1688. Sir John had subscribed to the Repeal of the 
Penal Laws and Test Act, and according to Sir John 
Reresby's account of the sessions at Pontefract in 
1688, Sir John Boynton moved that an address of 
thanks might be signed and presented to His Majesty 
for his late indulgence, and for liberty of conscience, 
not only from the Justices there, but from the two 

1. Barmston Parish Register. 

2. Cal. Charter Rolls for 1674-5. 


grand juries, but none of the Justices would join in 
signing the address. However, the Roman Catholics 
and those gentlemen sent it up, subscribed by them- 
selves, as the Act of the whole Sessions. The King 
was much deceived by such acts as these.' In the 
report of the Lords Lieutenant respecting the return 
of persons to replace existing magistrates and Deputy 
Lieutenants "objection is made at Hull to Mr. 
Popple, and it is intended to persuade Sir John 
Boynton to stand. "2 

8. Elizabeth, baptised 26th November, 1627, married to 

John Heron, son of Richard Heron, of Beckenfield, 
in Co. Northumberland, Esq. 

9. Margaret, baptised at Barmston, 1st April, 1629, 

married there 15th March, 1652, to John Robinson, 
of Ryther, Co. York, Esq.3 

10. Charles, baptised at Barmston, 23rd September, 1630.^ 

11. Marmaduke, baptised at Barmston, 5th April, 1632,3 

Became a Colonel in the army and was buried at 
Barmston, 25th September, 1686.3 

12. Gustavus, baptised at Barmston, 1633.3 

Sir Matthew's first wife died in the 36th year of her age, 
about July, 1634, and was interred on the south side of the 
Chancel of Roxby Chapel, under a black marble, supported by 
four urns of alabaster, inclosed with rails. 

For his second wife. Sir Matthew married — 
(2) Katherine, daughter of Thomas, Viscount Fairfax, of 
Gilling (by Katherine his second wife, sister of Henry, 
Viscount Dunbar), and widow of Robert Stapylton, of Wighill, 
Co. York, Esq., By this lady Sir Matthew had issue — 

1 3. Peregrine, who was born abroad in February, 1 640, and 

was interred at Barmston 24th August, 1645,3 within 
the altar rails, where was a black marble formerly 

1. Yorks. Archceo. Journal, V, 461. 

2. Yorks. Archceo. Journal, V. 471. 

3. Barmston Parish Register. 

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supported by six urns of alabaster. The black 

marble now (1913) lies embedded in the floor, across 

the south east comer of the aisle of Barmston Church, 

the alabaster urns support a rail under the Chancel 


Lady Boynton after the death of Sir Matthew, took for 

her third husband Sir Arthur Ingram, of Temple Newsam, Co. 

York, Kt., and for her fourth husband (12th July, 1657), 

William Wickham, of Roxby, Co. York (son of the Ven. 

Henry Wickham, Archdeacon of York and Prebendary of the 

Cathedral there, Rector of Bedale and Bolton Percy, died 

1 647, and his wife Annabella, daughter of Sir Hugh Cholmley, 

Kt., of Thornton, Co. York, buried in York Minster, 1625). 

She died on a visit to Roxby, 23rd February, 1666, and was 

buried on the north side of the' chancel of Roxby Chapel, under 

a black marble slab. 


son and heir of Sir Matthew, was born 31st August, 1618, 
and was baptized at Croft, 29th July, 1619,' and is styled of 
Burton Agnes in 1656. He resided chiefly at Barmston, 
where he lived in great hospitality. ^ 

He held the Halnaby property with other lands, etc., and 
leased a portion of the Halnaby property to Samuel Pearte 
in 1649. A messuage in Halnaby called "Harbottle Farm," 
he granted to his daughter Alethea ' ' for her good preferment 
to God's pleasure. "3 He granted part of the Staffordshire 
property to John Fowns, of Dodford, in the parish of Bromes- 
grove, Co. Warwick, for £800. In agreement with William, 

1. Dngdale's Visitation of Yorkshire (Clay). 

2. Deeds, documents, etc., at Burton Agnes. 

3. Deed at Burton Agnes. 

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his son and heir, he conveyed the manor of Wichnor, Co. 
Stafford, to Mary Offley, of Madeley, for the sum of £9,000. 
He was nominated by James, Duke of Monmouth, to be a 
deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, 14th 
February, 26 Charles II (1673-4). > 

In 1674-5 Sir Francis was made a Commissioner for 
Recusants for the County of York.2 

Sir Francis married Constance, daughter of WilHam, 
Viscount Say and Scale, Chamberlain of the Household of 
Charles II, and Lord Privy Seal, by Elizabeth his wife, 
daughter of Thomas Temple of Stow, Co. Buckingham, Esq. 

Sir Francis died of a fever at Barmston in his 77th year, 
and was buried in the Chancel of the Church there, 16th 
September, 1695.3 

Lady Constance was buried at Barmston, 1st September, 

By his wife Constance, Sir Francis had issue — 

1. Elizabeth, bom 3rd June, 1642, died in infancy. 

2. William (XXI). 

3. Francis, bom at Hull, 1644, buried at Barmston, 

28th September, 1649.3 

4. Nathaniel, baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Hull, 

14th May, 1644.* He died from a fall from his 
horse, and was buried at Barmston, 1672. He was 

5. Henry, Clerk in Holy Orders, second surviving 

son, baptised at Burton Agnes, 6th May, 1646. 
Matnculated at St. Alban's Hall, Oxford, 13th July, 
1664; was instituted to the Rectory of Barmston 

1. The document nominating him is at Burton Agnes and 

is signed by Monmouth. 

2. Cal. of Treasury Rolls, 1 674-5. 

3. Barmston Parish Register. 

4. Register of H. Trin. Church, Hull. 

5. MS. Ace. atB.A. 

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in 1670, and held the Rectory till 1719,' in which 
year he died on 29th May, and was buried at 
Barmston on the 1st of June, 1719.2 jje married 
twice — 

(1) Dorothea, daughter of Alexander Amcotts, 
of Penshaw, in the bishopric of Durham, Esq., at 
Fulford. 21st September, 1675, buried at Barmston, 
17th October, 1680.3 Henry Boynton had issue by 
Dorothea his wife — 

1. Francis (XXIII). 

2. Elizabeth, christened at Barmston, 29th 

November, 1678.2 

(2) Margaret, daughter of Leonard Robinson, 
of Newton Garth, Co. York, Esq., at Paul, 15th 
October, 1685.3 She died without issue and was 
buried at Barmston, 12th December, 1728. She 
appears to have died at Bridlington.2 

6. Alethea, bom at Barmston, 19th May, 1650, buried 

there 30th June, 1656." 

7. Frances, baptised at Barmston, 3rd March, 1652, and 

married there 4th December, 1677, to George 
Whichcoat, of Harpswell, Co. Lincoln.2 While she 
lived, she and her husband resided at Burton Agnes. 
She died in childbed of twins, and was buried at 
Barmston, 7th May, 1682.2 

1. Sherwood, buried at Barmston, 28th May, 


2. William, buried at Barmston, 14th April, 


1. MS. Ace. at B.A. 

2. Barmston Parish Register. 

3. Mur. Mon. at Barmston. 

4. MS. Ace. at B.A., says this lady was bom and buried at 

Barmston, but I have not found any entry in the register 
there to confirm these statements. 


(XXI) WILLIAM BOYNTON, Esq., heir apparent of Sir 
Francis Bo3mton, 2nd Bart., was bom 31st August, 1643. 
He was the first of the Boynton family to reside at Burton 
Agnes. He married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of 
Edward' Barnard and Elizabeth, his wife, of Hull. The 
marriage settlement being dated 1 2th October, 1661. At 
this time the Boynton property consisted of the Barmston 
and Burton Agnes estates, also land in Thomholme, Rudstone 
(with Rectory, parsonage, impropriate church glebe lands, 
tithes, profits, etc., belonging to the Rectory), the manors 
of Roxby, Greno, East and West Scaling, and land in Little 
Kelk, Boynton and Haisthorpe. There is a certificate at 
Burton Agnes — with other papers from which the above 
information is derived— to the effect that William Boynton, 
of Barmston, did receive the Sacrament at Lissett on the 
22nd June, 1673, and declared against transubstantiation, 
and took the oath of supremacy and allegiance. ^ 

William Boynton was M.P. for Hedon 1680 to 1685, and 
when King James II proposed the repeal of the Penal Laws 
and Test Act in 1 688, William Boynton was considered to be 
a suitable person to be employed as a Justice of the Peace 
for the East Riding of Yorkshire.-^ 

William Boynton 's wife Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir 
of Edward Barnard, survived her husband many years, built 
a hospital at Burton Agnes for four widows of tenants, and 
resided latterly with her son-in-law at Ripley, where she 
died, Easter Day, 4th April, 1708, and was buried at Burton 
Agnes, 29th Apiil, 1708.4 

1. Dngdale's Visitation of Yorks. {Clay), says Elizabeth was 

daughter and co-heir of John Barnard, of Kingston-upon- 
HuU and Rise. 

2. Papers and documents at Burton Agnes. 

3. Yorks. Archceo. Journal, V. 438. 

4. Burton Agnes Par. Reg. 


William Boynton died in 1 689, and was buried at Burton 
Agnes on 17th August of that year. He had by Elizabeth 
his wife — 

1. Griffith (XXII). 

2. Mary. 

3. Constance, who died young, and another 

4. Constance, christened at Barmston, 7th April, 1667.* 

She married at Ripley, May, 1702, Richard 
Kirshaw, D.D., Rector of the Church there, and 
died 7th May, 1705, and lies buried at Ripley 
Church under a white marble edged with black.2 


William Boynton, Esq., and grandson of Sir Francis, 2nd 
Bart., was christened at Burton Agnes, 13th December, 1664,2 
was educated at Clare College, Cambridge, where he graduated 
Master of Arts, Comitiis Regius, 1 682,3 ^nd succeeded to the 
title and estates in 1689. He improved his seat at Burton 
Agnes, beautified the Church, and built a hospital at Barmston 
for decayed servants of his family. 
He married twice — 

(1) Adriana, daughter and co-heir of Mr. John Sykes, 
sometime merchant of Dort, in Holland, 1712. Her ladyship 
died after a lingering ilhiess in Pall Mall, 19th November, 1724, 
and was buried at Burton Agnes, 6th December, 1724.* 

(2) Rebecca, daughter of John Wliite, of Tuxford, Co. 
Notts., Esq., one of the representatives of the County in 
several Parliaments — the wedding taking place in Pall Mall, 
November, 1 728. Her ladyship died in 1 732, and was buried 
at Burton Agnes, 23rd October of that year, ' ' qua non 
praestantior uUa, pia pudior grata."* 

1. Barmston Par. Reg. 

2. Papers at Burton Agnes 

3. Grad. Cantab. 

4. Burton Agnes Par. Reg. 

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Sir Griffith died without issue at Ormond Street, 22nd 
December, 1730, and was buried at Burton Agnes, 6th January, 
1731. " Vir pius et egenis benignus hanc ecclesiam sumpti 
proprio magnificae (?) omavit."' 

Sir Griffith, in a codicil to his will, leaves to his wife, 
Lady Rebecca, his coach and any two horses of his six she may 
choose, with harness. The furniture in the house at Great 
Ormond Street, with so much of his personal estate in that 
house as consists in plate, silver, jewels, rings, gold, precious 
stones, watches, chinaware and the like, and three cabinets, 
one black cabinet upon a black frame with painting on the 
inside of the folding doors and on the inside of the top and 
on the drawers, one cabinet japanned or painted, less than 
the first, on a japanned or painted frame, one cabinet or box, 
less than the last, being of stone inlaid with the figure of 
birds, etc., for her natural hfe, then to go to her executor. 
He left his pictures to his wife except one of King William 
on horseback which was to go to his executor if he cared to 
have it. On 10th December, 1730, Sir Griffith makes all 
these things absolute to his wife.^ 

Rev. Henry Boynton (Rector of Barmston), was baptised at 
Barmston, 17th November, 1677,^ was educated at St. John's 
College, Cambridge, and was a barrister-at-law of Gray's Inn. 
He became recorder of Beverley in the room of Sir Charles 
Hotham, Bart., deceased, and succeeded Mr. Poulteney as 
M.P. for Hedon, 1734-9. In April, 1756, he was one of the 
members appointed by the House of Commons to congratulate 
Queen Caroline on the Prince of Wales's marriage, and also 
their Royal Highnesses on the birth of Prince Edward.* 

1. Burton Agnes Par. Reg. 

2. Papers and documents at Burton Agnes. 

3. Barmston Parish Register. 

4. MS. Ace. at B.A. 


Sir Francis married (marriage settlement dated 15th 
October, 1691) 8th April, 1703, at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 
Frances, daughter of James Hebblethwayte, of Norton, Esq.,' 
and granddaughter and heir of Sir William Cobb, of Ottring- 
ton, Kt., who brought a considerable estate. By her Sir 
Francis had issue — 

1. Constance, baptised at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 

24th February, 1704.2 Married at Burton Agnes 
28th April, 1741, to Ralph Lutton, of Knapton, Esq., 
and survived her husband.^ 

2. William, baptised at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 

15th September, 1705, buried at St. Mary's Church, 
Beverley, 6th August, 1706.2 

3. Dorothy, baptised at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 

19th February, 1707, buried there 10th February, 

4. Adriana, baptised at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 

2nd Febi-uary, 1709, buried there 5th May, 1785.2 
There is a small slab to tliis lady's memory in St. 
Mary's Church, but it is now hidden behind the 
organ. The Clerk tells me that the inscription says 
Adriana Boynton died 30th April, 1785, aged 80 years 

5. Griffith (XXIV). 

6. Francis, baptised at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 

21st January, 1717-18.2 Dugdale says he was 
admitted at Gray's Inn, 21st April, 1735." The 
MS. Account of the family at Burton Agnes says 
he was of Sydney Sussex College,^ Cambridge, and 

1. St. JJary's Marriage Register describes bridegroom and 

bride as both of Be\erley. 

2. St. Mary's (Beverley) Par. Reg. 

3. Dtigdate's Visitation of Yorks. {Clay). I have not found 

the marriage in Burton Agnes Par. Reg. 

4. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorks. (Clay). 

5. I do not find that he graduated if he did go to Cambridge. 

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became an Ensign in the Guards, but soon resigned 
his commission. In March, 1745, his brother 
Griffith settled the estate of Ottrington, worth ^fSOO 
per annum upon him and his heirs, with the farm of 
Demming, near Barmston.' He married at St. 
Mary's Church, Beverley, 26th July, 1762, Charlotte, 
daughter of Warton Warton, Esq.2 (later Sir Warton 
PennjTnan Warton, Bart.) by Charlotte, daughter 
of Sir Charles Hotham, Bart., and by her had one 
son Francis 

Francis Boynton (the father) died at Cherry 
Burton in 1779, and his will is dated 8th June, 1779, 
and proved 29th November, 1781. By it he leaves 
to his son Francis, Ensign in the 59th Regiment, 
his gold watch, tortoise shell snuff box with ' ' his 
dear wife's picture in the Hd," an agate snuff box 
with the picture of the late Major Warton set in gold, 
diamond ring, antique ring with Nero's and Poppeia's 
heads, and other snuff boxes. To Mr. Keld, of 
Beverley, £30, for his kindness on the death of the 
testator's wife. To Mr. Outram, of Kilham, £50. 
He left Demming and copyhold and customary estate 
in the Manor of Cottingham Powis \vith Barnard 
Castle to Sir Cecil Wray and Sir Robert Hildyard 
to sell to pay all debts and funeral expenses, and 
what was left was to go to his son Francis, and he 
wished to be buried as privately and as near his 
late wife as may be. 

Francis Boynton, the son, sold the Ottrington 


Sir Francis resided chiefly at Beverley till his cousin's 

death. His wife died after a very short illness on 1st April, 

1720, and before Sir Francis succeeded to the title. She is 

1. MS. Ace. at Burton Agnes. 

2. St. Mary's (Beverley) Par. Reg. 


buried on the south side of the choir at St. Mary's Church, 
Beverley, but the memorial slab is now lying behind the altar 

Sir Francis died at Burton Agnes after a short illness, 
16th September, 1739, in his 62nd year, and was buried there 
the 19th September. "He was an affectionate husband, 
a tender parent, a kind master, and amiable neighbour. The 
easiness and frankness of his temper led many into his ac- 
quaintance, and the more he was known the more he was 
esteemed. He judged a general civility a debt to mankind, 
was a stranger to those little arts which a great soul despises, 
and a good one detests. He was cheerful without levity, and 
virtuous without frugality. He lived the Ufe and died the 
death of the righteous."' 

"This year died my kind friend, Sir Francis Boynton."^ 
Sir Francis's will is dated 17th November, 1737. By 
it he left to his daughter Constance ^^100 for the extraordinary 
care she had taken in directing his household affairs. To 
his eldest son Griffith he left his pictures, library of books, 
etc., and desired to be buried in the family vault at Burton 
Agnes, or in a vault to be made in the choir of St. Mary's 
Church, Beverley, in the same place where his dear deceased 
wife and children lie interred, and a decent stone to be laid 
on the said vault, and a marble shield or other device to be 
fixed in the pillar next to the said place with an inscription 
on it, or them, lelating to his said wife ; Sir William Cobb 
and his lady (being her grandfather and grandmother) and 
also his children, William and Dorothy, who all lie buried 
there (if not done before by himself), and if he be buried there, 
to make such addition to the said inscription as his executor 
shall think fit, his son Grifiith being his executor. 

1. Burton Agnes Par. Reg. 

2. Dean Dening's Diary (Siir. Soc. LXV. p. 349). 


surviving son and heir to Sir Francis, 4th Baronet, was bom 
24th May, 1712, baptised at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 
Sth June, 1712.' He was admitted at Gray's Inn, 23rd 
April, 1730. Was Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1751,2 the Letters 
patent appointing him to this ofiSce is dated 6th December, 
24 George IP (1750). 

He married (by licence) at St. George's Church, Hanover 
Square, London, 7th April, 1 742,** Anne, daughter of Thomas 
White of Tuxford, in Co. Nottingham, Esq., Clerk to the 
Ordnance and M.P. for Retford, by whom he had issue — 

Griffith (XXV). 

Lady Bo3mton died in childbed at Wallin Wells, Co. 
Nottingham, aged 35 years, and was buried at Burton Agnes, 
27th February, 1743.5 Sir Griffith died 18th October, in his 
51st year, and was buried at Burton Agnes 22nd October, 

Dr. John Green, Bishop of Lincoln, late Master of Benet 
College, Cambridge, wrote the inscription on the monument 
of Sir Griffith Boynton, on the north wall of the Chancel of 
Burton Agnes Church.^ 

heir of Sir Griffith, 5th Baronet, was bom at Wallin Wells, Co. 
Notts., on Saturday evening, 22nd Febraary, 1743, and was 

1. Par. Reg, of St. Mary's Church, Beverley. 

2. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire {Clay). 

3. Papers at B.A. 

4. Reg. of St, George's, Hanover Square. 

5. Burton Agnes Par. Reg., where it says this lady was ' ' sister 

to White, Esq., Member for Retford, Notting- 
hamshire, and to Taylor White, Esq., a Welsh Judge, 
a great patron of the Foundling Hospital. 

6. Par. Reg. and Mur. Mon. at Burton Agnes. 

7. MS. Ace. at B.A. 


baptised there 29th Febraary.' He was educated at Benet 
College, Cambridge, and succeeded his father in 1761 .2 He was 
a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and Sheriff of Yorkshire 
in 1771, and M.P. for Beverley in 1772-4. He married twice. 

(1) In York Minster, 9th May, 1762, Chariotte, eldest 
daughter of Francis Topham, of the Minster Yard, York, 
Esq., 2 and had a daughter still bom 9th September, 1767. 
Her Ladyship survived her delivery but two hours, dying 
at York in her 27th year, on Wednesday morning, 9th Sep- 
tember, and was buried at Burton Agnes with her infant child 
15th September, 1767.3 

(2) At Burton Agnes, 1st August, 1768, Mary, daughter 
of James Hebblethwaite, of Norton (near Malton), Esq., 
who survived him, and became the wife of John Parkhurst, 
of Huttons Ambo, Co. York., and Catesby Abbey, Co. 
Northants, Esq.* By her Sir Griffith had issue— 

1. Griffith (XXVI). 

2. Francis (XXVII). 

3. Henry (XXVIII). 

Sir Griffith, 6th Baronet, bore his shield of arms quarterly, 
1 and 4. Boynton, 2. Griffith, 3. Somerville.s He died of a 
fever in London, 6th January, 1778,^ and was buried at 
Burton Agnes, 20th January, 1778.3 

1. Burton Agnes Par. Reg., where it says — " There being no 

Register belonging to the said Wallingwells, because 
extra parochial, therefore the baptism of the child is 
entered here : Agnes Burton being the place of residence 
of the family of the said Sir Griffith Boynton, Bart. ' ' 

2. MS. Ace. at B.A. Y.A.S. Journal III p. 146. 

3. Burton Agnes Par. Reg. 

4. Y.A.S. Journal, III, p. 146, but I do not find the marriage 

in the Par. Register at Burton Agnes. 

5. Seal on Deed of 1765 at Burton Agnes. 

6. Y.A.S. Journal, III, p. 146. 


of Sir Griffith, 6th Baronet, was bom ' ' and baptised July 
seventeenth, 1769." He was educated at Trinity College, 
Cambridge, proceeding to the degree of Master of Arts in 1789.1 
He married at Winchester, Ann Maria, daughter of Capt. 
Richard Parkhurst, 7th August, 1790 (this lady was married 
secondly to Rev. C. Drake Barnard). Sir Griffith died with- 
out issue at Burton Agnes, and was buried there 28th July, 

■* M--1 (-' .-. r^ , -, ,-^ 

Sir Griffith, 7th Baronet, and second son of Sir GrifiSth, 6th 
Baronet, baptised 28th March, 1777, at St. Marylebone.3 
He kept a famous breed of game cocks. He married Sarah 
Bucktrout, 10th June, 1815. This lady was a great hunter, 
and is one of the characters mentioned in the old local song 
' ' The Holderness Foxhounds. ' ' 

Sir Francis died without issue 19th November, 1832. 

(XXVIII) SIR HENRY BOYNTON, 9th BART., brother of 
Sir Francis, 8th Baronet, and third son of Sir Griffith, 6th 
Baronet, bom 22nd March, 1778. He leased the shore and 
beach at Barmston from Sir T. A. Constable, Bart., in 1843, 
for a term of 14 years at a yearly rent of £3.* He married 
1st January, 1810, Mary, daughter of Captain Gray, of Dover, 
and had issue — 

1. Henry (XXIX). 

2. Griffith (XXX). 

1. Grad. Cantab. 

2. Burton Agnes Par. Reg. 

3. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorks. {Clay). 

4. Papers at Burton Agnes. 

r 36] 

3. Charles, bom 1824, married 1855, Mary, daughter of 

Fewster Wilkinson, Esq., and had issue — 

1. Harry Somerville, bom 1856. 

2. Francis, bom 1859, Lieut.-Colonel (Com- 

mandant Parfleet Rifle Range, 1912), 
married 1887, Elsie, daughter of Colonel 

3. Mary. 

4. Adriana, married to A. H. Wyborn, Esq., 


4. George Heblethwaite Lutton, married twice. 

(1) In 1849 Elizabeth Laura, daughter of Thomas 
H. Keeling, Esq. He divorced her in 1860, and 
married — 

(2) In 1865 EUzabeth Ann, daughter of Lieut.-Col. 
Thomas Prickett, and had issue one daughter Eva. 

5. Charlotte, married in 1 859, to William Sherwood, Esq. 

6. Frances. 

7. Caroline, married to Rev. William Eaton Mousley. 

8. Isabel. 

9. Louisa, married firstly to John Rickaby, Esq. (died 

1860), and secondly in 1861 to Richard Sterne Carrol, 
Lieut.-Colonel 2nd West Yorks. Militia. 
10. Julia. 

Sir Henry died 28th August, 1854, and was buried at 
Burton Agnes. 

(XXIX) SIR HENRY BOYNTON, lOth BART., eldest son 
of Sir Henry, 9th Baronet, bom 2nd March, 1811. He is 
described as a gentleman commoner and gazetted Comet in the 
Southern Regiment of Yorkshire (W.R.) Yeomanry Cavalry, 
26th Febraary, 1844, Lieutenant, 11th May, 1846, and later 
Captain.' He was appointed Deputy-Lieutenant of the 
County, 16th September, 1852,' and two years later succeeded 
his father as 10th baronet. On the 27th December, 1858, 
1. Papers at Burton Agnes. 

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he renewed the lease of the shore and beach at Barmston 
from Sir T. A. Constable, Bart., for another 14 years on the 
same terms as his father had made. He married twice — 

(1) On 2nd November, 1833, Louisa, daughter of Walter 
Strickland, of Cokethorpe Park, Esq., by whom he had no 

(2) On 7th February, 1843, Harriet, second daughter of 
Thomas Lightfoot, of Sevenoaks, in the Co. of Kent, Esq., 
by whom he had issue — 

1. Henry Somerville (XXXI). 

2. Catherine Maude, who on 31st July, 1866, was married 

to WilUam Mussenden, General, 8th Hussars. 
Sir Henry died 25th June, 1869, and was buried at Burton 
Agnes. 2 

(XXX) REV. GRIFFITH BOYNTON, second son of Sir Henry, 
9th Baronet, bom 4th November, 1815. Graduated at 
Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A., 1839, M.A., 1842; Clerk 
in Holy Orders. He was Rector of Barmston (1860-1898), 
and married Selina, third daughter of William Watkins, of 
Badby House, Co. Southampton, Esq., and had issue — 

1. Griffith Henry (XXXII). 

2. Charles Ingram William, bom at Kirk Hallam Hall, 

Co. Derby, 1853, graduated at Trinity College, 
Dublin ; Clerk in Holy Orders. He became Rector 
of Barmston in 1898, married Mary, daughter of 
Samuel Cunliffe Lister (created Baron Masham in 
1891), by whom he has issue one daughter. 

Mary Constance, born at Carlton Vicarage, 5th 
November, 1890. Married at Bridlington 5th 
September, 1912, to Pliilip Lloyd Greame. 

1 . The hatchment of this lady hangs on the south side of the 

nave of Burton Agnes Church. 

2. His hatchment hangs on the west wall of the Boynton pew, 

opposite the fireplace, in Burton Agnes Church. 


3. Selina Charlotte, bom at Burton Agnes, married to 

Alfred Newdigate in 1860. 

4. Constance Mary married in 1870 to Lieut. -Colonel 

Swinburne (died 1881). 

5. Alice, born 1848. 

6. Eliza, born at Kirk Hallam Hall, Co. Derby, married 

in 1883 to A. E. Pedder, Esq. 

7. Dora Louisa Henrietta, bom at Kirk Hallam Hall, 

Co. Derby, married to Gwjm Lloyd Moore Rees, 
Clerk in Holy Orders, 7th April, 1891. She died 
at AUerthorpe Vicarage. 
The Rev. Griffith Boynton died 19th May, 1898. 

BART., son of Sir Henry, 1 0th Baronet, was bom 23rd June, 
1844, and succeeded his father in 1869. He was educated at 
Magdalene College, Cambridge, was a Magistrate for the 
East Riding of the County of York, and was a great sportsman 
and naturalist. Many specimens of the chase are preserved 
at Burton Agnes, where until recently there were several acres 
covered with bird cages containing rare birds spending their 
lives in luxurious captivity ; besides this large aviary there used 
to be a great number of stuffed birds.' This wonderful display 
of birds, etc., was the result of Sir Henry's love of natural 
history. Sir Henry married 27th July, 1 876, Mildred Augusta, 
daughter of the Rev. Thomas Bradley Paget,^ Vicar of Welton, 
Co. York, and Canon of York Minster, and by her had an only 
daughter — 

Cicely Mabel, bom in 1877, married on 8th November, 
1899, at Burton Agnes, to Thomas Lamplugh Wick- 
ham,3 and they have issue two sons- — 

1. These are now lent to Hull Museum. 

2. Of a younger branch of the house of Anglesey. 

3. On his marriage -with the heir of Sir Henry, Mr. Wickhara 
the name of Boynton. 


1. Henry Fairfax, bom 1900. 

2. Marcus William, bom 1904. 

Sir Henry died 11th April, 1899, and was buried at 
Burton Agnes on the 15th of the same month. 


eldest son of the Rev. Griffith Boynton, Rector of Barmston, 
was bom in 1849, and was educated at Jesus College, Cam- 
bridge. He succeeded his cousin Sir Henry Somerville in 
1899, married in 1885, Euphemia Violet, youngest daughter 
of John Inglis Chalmers, of Altbar Castle, Brechin, N.B., and 
has issue — 

1. Griffith Wilfred Norman, bom 1889. 

2. Gladys Mary. 

3. Constance. 

William de Bovington 

Geoffrey (?) 

Henry de Bovington = a daughter of Adam Wastneys 

Joan Margaret 



Henry Boynton Elizabeth = Thomas Marton Jennett = John Wydysforth 


imton = daughter of Tempest Matthew 

Amie = Robert Haldenby 

.„!,„ ,.._!„. 


Rabod de Bovingtoa = 
spring the BoyntoQS o£ 

I daughter of Peter de Acclum 

Ingelram de Bovington = Margaret, daughter □ 

(VII) Sir Thomas Boynton, Kt. = Katherine, daughter of and co-heir of Sir Geoffrey Roscels, of 1 
r of John Speeton (2) = (VIII) Sir Thomas Boyaton. Kt. = [l) a daughter of Conyers 

(IX) Sir HeQr>- Boynton = Ehzaboth. daughter of Christopher Boynton | " | ~ ~~ ~' " ~~\ p~ ~\~ p~^ ^ " — ' 

I Sir John Conyers, of from whom spring the (X) Thomas Boynton = Margaret, daughter of Peter Mirfield (Xlt Wilham Boynton = Jane, daughter of Simon Harding Henry Boynton Elizabeth = Thomas Marlon Jennett = John Wydyst 

1 Sockburn Boyntons of Sedbury | _^ I 

Elizabeth I aJcc 

LUghter of Sir John Strangeways 

. daughter of Francis Frobisher (2) = (XVII) Sir Thomas Boynton, Kt. = (I) Jane, daughter of Sir Nicholas Fairfj 

= (I) Jane, daughter of 
= (3) Alice, daughter of 

(XVIII) Sir Francis Boynton, Kt. = Dorothy, daughtei 

KathDHoe, daughter of Thomas (2) = (XIX) Sir Matthew Boyntoi 

Dorothy = EHzabeth II = Margaret = 

John Aniaby John Heron John Robinson 

izabeth Alethea Frances = George Whichcoat Margaret, daughter of (2) = Henry i 

Leonard Robinson 

John While (2) = (XXII) Griffith Boynton = (1) Adriana, daughter of John Sykes, of Dort, Mary Constance Constance = Dr. Richard Kershaw (XXIII) Sir Francis Boynton = Frances, daughter 


(XXIV) Sir Griffith Boynton = An 
iwaite (2) = (XXV) Sir Griffith Boynton = (1) 

(XXVI) Sir Griffith Boynton = Anne Man\ daughter of Capt. Richard Parkhurst (XXVII) Sir Francis' Boynton = Sarah Bucktrout (XXYHI) Sir Henry' Boynton = Mary Gray 

ughteroi(2)-lXXIX) Sir H«iry Boynton = (1) Louisa, daughter of {XXX) Rev. Griffith Boynt&n = Selina, daughter of Charles = Mary, daughter of George Hebblcthwaite =( I) Ehzabeth Laura, daughter of CharIotte>=.Wm. Sherwood Frances Caroline = Rev. Wm. Eaton Isabel Louisa=(I) John Rickaby Julia 

igtinoot 10th Bart. Walter Stnckland | William Watk ins Boynton Fewater Wilkinson Lutton Boynton Thomas H, Kceline Mouslcy (2) Richard Stcmc CarroU 

'' *1l?!?'il'J^^*"* Boynton =Mildred Augusta Catherine Maud = General Musstnden (XXXII) Sir Griffith Henry Boynton=Euph. 
IlthBort. daughter of Rev. I2thBart. 11 
Canon Paget ■' 

C.c«Iy Habel = Thomas Lamplugh Wickham „a^ Conitance - PhiUp Lloyd Greame 

ix Wickham Boynton Marcus Wilham Wickham Boynton Alice EUm=E. A. Pedder Dora Louisa f 


TON, received from his father, Walter de Bovington, about 
the end of the 12th or beginning of the 13th century, a grant 
of land in Rotsea. The Chartulary of Guisborough Priory 
records that Rabod de Bovington gave to that monastery a 
toft and a fishery in Rotsea,' and he gave besides to that 
religious house one bovate of land with a toft, in Tibthorpe.2 


gave two bovates of land with three tofts and their appur- 
tenances in Rotsea to Guisborough Priory,^ and I am of opinion 
that this Robert was son or grandson of the above Rabod 
de Bovington (I). This Robert held a carucate of land in 

(Ill) SIR ROBERT DE BOVINGTON, KT., [1273-1324], 
son of Robert de Bovington (II), gave to Bridlington Priory 
three bovates of land, less a perch and a half, in Boynton, 

1. Guisbro' Chart. I, ll5ii. 

2. In the parish of Kirkbum. Guisbro' Chart. I, 96; //, 445. 

3. Guisbro' Chart. II, 441. 

4. Bridlington Chart. 183. 


from the carucate his father had held there.' Sir Robert held 
of Nicholas de Meinell by the service of half a knight's fee, 
one carucate and two bovates of land in Boynton, and three 
in Thorpe.2 He held in Hunmanby one sixth of a knight's 
fee,3 and he held freely a toft and a carucate of land rendering 
eightpence annually in Hunmanby, and rendered service to 
Joan, widow of Robert, son of Robert de Tateshele, and he 
also held one-tenth part of a knight's fee of Thomas de Cailli, 
kinsman and co-heir of Robert de Tateshele.'* He acquired 
too of Gilbert de Gaunt a messuage, a toft and two and a half 
bovates of land, thirteen acres of meadow, twenty acres of 
pasture, and fifty acres of moor in Hunmanby, held in chief 
and entered without licence ; also in the time of Edward II, 
he acquired of Robert de Burton,^ Vicar of Boynton, a mes- 
suage and land in Hunmanby held in clnef wth remainder 
to John de Bovington in fee-tail, etc. 

Sir Robert de Bovington with others rendered an account 
of the fifteenth of Yorkshire at the exchequer.^ 

Sir Robert married Constance,'' and had issue by her — ^ 

1. John (IV). 

2. Walter (VI). 

3. Roger (VII). 

4. Lambert, a Canon of Newborough. 

5. Alice. 

6. Constance. 

1. Bridlington Chart. 183. 

2. Cat. Inq. p. m. 23rd Feb., 28 Ed. I. 

3. CcJ. Close Rolls, 2 Ed. II. Cal. Close Rolls, 12th June, 1308, 

p. 71. 

4. Cal. Close Rolls. 2 Ed. II, p. 100. 

5. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 18 Ed. II, p. 38. 

6. Cal. Pat. Rolls (1313-1318), ^. 6. 

7. She married later Robert de Heighten, whom she outlived. 

She had had property in Carleton alienated in fee by 
Peter de Brus to herself and her husband Robert de 
Heighten by the yearly service of one penny. Of this 
property she enfeoffed in her widowhood to her son 
John de Bovington 24 acres of meadow and 68s. and 8d. 
rent, part of which John's son Richard became possessed 
of. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 18 Ed. II. p. 38. 

8. Cal. Pat. Rolls. \8 Ed. II. p. 38. 

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(IV) JOHN DE BOVINGTON, [1323-1326], son of Sir 
Robert de Bovington, entered into the inheritance of his 
father at Hunmanby in chief, and entered therein without 
licence, but the King granted him this by fine of 403.' In 
1323 he granted a messuage and land in Boynton and Rud- 
stone to a chaplain in the Church of St. Andrew, Boynton, 
to celebrate divine service for himself and the souls of his 
parents and ancestors, but he apparently did not live to see 
this accomplished.2 

He married (?) and had issue — 

Walter (V). 


His Inq. post mortem (writ. 4 Feb., 1 Ed. Ill (1326-7) 
(Inq. 1st Mar. 1 Ed. Ill, York. N.R.),3 states that he held in 
the North Riding — 

Thornton-in-the-Street. A waste toft and seven bovates 
of land, held under an entail to him and his heirs of his body 
of John de Waxand in chief, by service of one pound of pepper 
and of a pair of spurs or threepence yearly, and by knight's 
service. He died without heirs of his body. 

Walter de Bojmton, his brother, aged 34 years and more 
is his next heir. 

In the East Riding he held (Inq. p. m. 27th Feb., 1 Ed. III.) 

Hundmanby, Boynton and Ruddestan. Divers tene- 
ments of which he became seized upon the death of his father, 
Robert de Bo}mton, who had acquired them of Robert de 
Burton, vicar of the church of Boynton, to hold for his own 
life with remainder to the said John and the heirs of his 
body, and like remainders to Lambert and Roger his brothers, 
which Roger survives and now holds the same after the 
death of the said John, because the said Lambert is a canon 

1. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 18 Ed. II, p. 38. 

2. Inq. ad q. d. 17 Ed. II. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 4 Ed. III. p. 18. 

3. Inq. p.m. \ Ed. Ill, p. 14. 


and professed in the priory of Newborough (de Novo Burgo) 
with like remainders to Alice, sister of the said Roger, and 
Constance her sister, and ultimate remainder to the right 
heirs of the said Roger de Bojmton, viz. :— 

Hunmanby. A capital messuage called ' ' le Castle- 
garth," a several pasture called the " Ox pasture," subject 
to inundation by the river Burl}^!, a meadow called ' ' le 
Erleheng," subject to inundation by the sea, and rents held 
of the king in chief by service of a fortieth part of a knight's 
fee ; and seven tofts, a croft, four bovates of land, and a 
rent of one penny and of a pair of gloves, held of Joan de 
Tatersall by service of two shillings yearly. 

Bo5Titon. A capital messuage, nine waste tofts and 
lands, some of which are subject to inundation by the river 
Gypse, held by knight's service in part of Nicholas de Menhill 
and the residue of Roger de Somerville. 

Ruddestan. A messuage and a bovate of land held of 
William de Ruddestan by knight's service in part of Richard 
Thorny and the residue of William de Ruddestan. 

Thorpe. Twenty six shillings rent he held of Nicholas de 
Menill by knight's service. 

Sywardby. Two tofts and two bovates of land held of 
Robert de Sywardby by knight's service. 

Heir as above. 
C. Edw. III. File 2 (7). 

(V) WALTER DE BOYNTON [1326-1327], son of John 
de Boynton (IV), is granted a general pardon, 29th May, 
1327, on condition he join the expedition against the Scots, 
for the death of William Dynant of North Tyndale.i 

1. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 1 Ed. Ill, p. \\l. 


(VI) WALTER DE BOYNTON [1327], heir to his brother 
John de Boynton (IV). An order was issued in 1327, whereby 
the Escheator, Simon de Grymesby was not to intermeddle 
further with the lands of John de Boynton, and to restore 
the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that John held no lands in chief of the king 
at his death, by reason whereof the custody of his lands ought 
to pertain to him, but that he held divers lands of other lords 
by various services, and that Walter de Boynton his brother 
is his next heir and is of full age.' 

Walter cannot have lived long after this, for the same 
year another order is issued whereby the property is to be 
delivered to another brother of John, named Roger. 

(VII) ROGER DE BOYNTON [1327-1350?], brother of 
Walter de Boynton (VI), and heir to his brother. An order 
was issued 19th March, 1327, to deliver to him the property 
of his late brother John, namely, one and a half bovates of 
land in Hunmanby and certain lands in Boynton and Rud- 
stone, which were taken into the King's hands by reason 
of John's death, and to restore the issues of the tenements 
in Boynton and Rudstone, as the king learns by Inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John held the premises on the 
day of his death in fee tail of Robert (Roberti Roberti) de 
Burton, vicar of the church of Boynton, and that they ought 
by the form of the grant to remain to the aforesaid Roger 
and to the heirs of his body, and that the tenements in Hun- 
manby are held of the King in chief by the service of a fortieth 
part of a knight's fee, and that the tenements in Boynton 
and Rudstone are not held of him, and the king has taken 
Roger's homage for the tenements in Hunmanby, and has 
rendered them to him. 2 

1. Cal. Close Rolls, I Ed. Ill (1327-1330), p. 37. 

2. Cal. Close Rolls (1327-1330), 1 Ed. Ill, pt. 1. 

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In 1330 licence was granted for alienation in mortmain 
by Roger, brother and heir of John, son of Robert de Boving- 
ton, who had a licence for a chaplain to celebrate divine 
service in Boynton Church, as his brother John intended 
for a fine of 20s.' 

Roger left two sons — 

1. Robert (VIII). 2 

2. Wimam.3 

son and heir of Roger de Boynton (VII). An order was 
issued in 1353 to take the fealty of Robert, son and heir of 
Roger de Bovyngton tenant in cliief, and to cause him to 
have seizin of all the lands whereof his father was seized at 
his death in his demesne as of fee, as Robert had proved his 
age before the escheator, and for half a mark which he had 
paid to the king ; the escheator gave him respite of his 
homage for the lands which his father held in chief until the 
king's arrival in those parts.* 

In 1374-5 Robert de Boynton, Kt., was witness to an 
exemplification of letters patent, by Henry, Lord Percy 
granting to Sir Ingelram de Umfraville, Kt., for life, for his 
good service to his progenitors and himself, two-thirds of 
his manor of Wharram Percy in Yorkshire, and an annuity 
of £\0, from his Manor of Wilton Laysynby in Cleveland,^ 
for the service of a rose at Midsummer yearly.^ 

1. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 4 Ed. Ill, p. 18. 

2. Y. A. S. Journal, XII. 2bS. 

3. Bridlington Chartulary, 184. 

4. Cal. Close Rolls (1349-1354), 27 Ed. Ill, p. 548. 

5. Lazenby. a hamlet in the parish of Wilton. 

6. Cal. of Doc. relating to Scotland. Vol. IV, p. 50, No. 226. 


In 1375 Robert de Boynton, Kt., contended with Sir 
William de Aton, before Lord Percy as Judge, the right to 
bear the arms Gold, on a cross sable, five bull's heads caboshed 
silver ^ Percy awarded the arms to de Aton, who immediately 
granted the arms to Boynton for ever. 

On 29th October, 1377, a fiat was decreed for the pro- 
tection for a year for Sir Robert de Bointon, Constable of 
the Castle of Berwick on-Tweed.^ Ber\\'ick-on-Tweed was 
captured by the Scots on 25th November, 1378, and in 
December, 1 384. Of the earher capture Fordun^ says it was 
effected during the truce of some of the meaner sort, but the 
place was soon recaptured, and all the Scots killed. Wal- 
singham (I. 387) says that it was taken by surprise by some 
March robbers. Sir Robert Boynton, the Constable, slain, 
and his wife and children held to ransom.* 

Sir Robert de Boynton married Isabella,^ and had issue — 

John (IX). 

(IX) JOHN DE BOYNTON [1384-1419], son of Sir Robert 
de Boynton, Kt., (VIII). In 1405 a commission was ordered 
to John de Boynton and others to inquire the names of all 
in the East Riding who shall contribute to a subsidy granted 
to the king in the last Parliament. * 

The same year a pardon of outlawxy was granted to 
John de Boynton for not appearing to answer Thomas Brid- 
lington, citizen and draper of London, for a debt of 40s.7 

1. Y.A.5.Jmirnal.XII,2(A. 

2. Chancery Files, bundle No. 360. 

3. Gesta Ann. clxxxvif. 

4 Introd. to Cat. of Documents relating to Scotland IV, p. xvj. 

5. Inq.p. m. 1378. 

6. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 5 Hy. IV. p. 434. 

7. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 5 Hy. IV. p. 434. 


In 1413 John de Boynton's priest and chaplain was 
cited for not appearing before the justices of the bench 
of Henry IV to answer a debt of £10,' and in 1419 was a 
Commission of Array to John Boynton and others for the 
East Riding for defence against the King of Castile and 
Leon, who had prepared a great armada of ships and vessels 
of Spain with no small number of the king's enemies, and 
purposed shortly to send it to do harm to the king and his, 
and bum and destroy the ships and shipping of the realm, 
and especially the king's ships and invade the realm. ^ 

John de Boynton married Elizabeth^ daughter of 

and had issue, one daughter, Elizabeth, married 
to Thomas Newport. 

1. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1 Hy. V, p. 83 

2. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 6 Hy. V,p.2\ 

3. Feet of Fines, 16 Ric. II. 



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The Sedbury branch of the Boynton family springs 
from the second son of Sir Thomas Boyriton (VIII), of Acklam, 
and Margaret his wife. This son, named Christopher (I), 
was an executor of his father's vnll,^ and is said to have been 
guardian to his nephew (?) Thomas, son of Sir Henry Boynton 
in the time of Henry IV.2 He was also on the Commission 
of the Peace. In 1 1 Henry IV (1410) there v.'as a Commission 
issued to Christopher Boynton and others to inquire into the 
capture of sahnon and fry in the Rivers Humber, Ouse, Don, 
Aire, Derwent, Wharf, Nidd, Yore, Swale and Tees, contrai-y 
to the statute of Westminster, and to punish offenders.^ 
Later, in 1414, he was one of those who had to inquire into 
the report that certain lands, held by John de Darcy, chivaler, 
and Elizabeth, late the wife of Philip, late Lord of Darcy on 
the days of their deaths, were more than were specified in 
the inquisitions taken. "^ In 1417 he was on a Commission 
concerning walls and ditches in the East Riding of Yorkshire.^ 
During the same year he was one of the Commissioners of 
array for the defence of the realm during the King's absence 

1. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorks. [Clay), p. 145. 

2. Plantag. Harrison's Hist, of Yorhs., 115. 

3. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 11 Henry IV. 

4. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1 Henry V, p. 179, and 2 Henry V. p. 220. 

5. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 5 Henry V. p. 137. 

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in foreign parts,' and in 1418, he acts as escheator in the 
County of York.2 In 1419 he is called upon with others to 
treat about a loan to be paid to the King for the resistance 
of the malice of the King's enemies ;3 in 1422 with others he 
is " to inquire into the report that whereas divers progenitors 
of the King, Kings of England, in the first foundation of the 
Hospital of St. Leonard, York, granted to the master, brethren 
and poor people of it, a thrave of com each year from all 
ploughs in the Counties of York, Lancaster, Westmorland 
and Cumberland for the maintenance of the said brethren 
and poor people, and Pope Alexander III confirmed the 
alms, and the master and brethren have had the same, never- 
theless divers men of the said parts, religious and others, 
refuse to render the thraves to Robert FitzHugh, clerk, now 
master, and the brethren.'"* And during the same year 
Christopher Boynton with William Stapulton are to survey 
all defects in the Castle of Carlisle and the other houses and 
buildings of the Castle, and the walls of the town, and report 
thereon.s We hear no more of this Christopher Bojmton 
until in 1 439-40 he is party to a deed relating to the Manor of 
Quicke in Sadleworthfrith.^ 

Christopher Boynton married Elizabeth, daughter and 
co-heir to Sir Robert Conyers, of Ormesby, in the County 
of York, and by her had a son — 

Christopher (II). 

Chiistopher Boynton (I) died on the Saturday before 
the Feast of St. Lucy, 30 Henry VI (1451), and Sir WilUam 
Bowes, Kt., and John Ruddeston, clerk, were seized of 
Castle Levington to the uses of his will.' 

1. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 5 Henry V, p. 144. 

2. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 6 Henry V. p. 183. 

3. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 7 Henry V, p. 250. 

4. Cal. Pat. Bolls. 9 Henry V. p. 389. 

5. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 9 Henry V. p. 408. 

6. Yorks. ArchcBO. Journal. VIII. p. 12. 

7. Inq. p. m. 30 Henry VI, n. 19. 


(II) CHRISTOPHER BOYNTON [1451-1475], son and 

heir of Christopher Bo3mton (I) and Elizabeth his wife ; 

(1) daughter of 
Wandesford and 

(2) Joan, daughter of James Strangeways, of Skelton, 
Esq. Her first husband was Conan Barton, Esq., of Whenby 
(d. 1436).i To her John Rudston, clerk, being seized of the 
manor of Castle Levington, in fee, gave it, by the King's 
licence to her and the heirs of her body by Christopher 80301 ton' 
She died 1 0th January, 1489. Her Inquisition p. m., is 
dated 23rd July, 1489, and her heir is her son Henry.2 
By her will dated 7th April, 1486, proved 7th February, 
1488-9, she desired to be buried in the choir of the Friars of 
Yarm, and leaves to her daughter Dame Agnes Ratcliffe, a 
pair of ' ' beades of gold, ' ' to Henry Bo}Titon, of Sadbury, 
ten marks, to John Boynton, his brother, ten marks, and to 
her son Connand, the best twelve silver spoons, to her daughter 
Elizabeth Sayer, a salt seller of silver, and to her daughter, 
Alyson Eltan, twelve silver spoons.' 

By Joan, his wife, Christopher Boynton had issue — 

(1) Christopher (HI). 

(2) Henry (IV). 

(3) John. 

(Ill) CHRISTOPHER BOYNTON [1467-1474], son of 
Christopher Boynton (II) and Joan his wife, was living 
certainly between 1467 and 1474,3 but probably died before 
his father. 

He married Agnes, daughter of Hemy Scroope, of 
Bolton,"* this lady marrying for her second husband Sir Richard 

Christopher Boynton does not appear to have had issue 
by Agnes his wife. 

1. Tesi.Ebor.IV, 13. 

2. Cal. of Inq. 4 Henry VII, p. 387. 

3. Early Chancery Proceedings, bundle 56. 

4. Test.Ebor. IV, p. 13«. 


(IV) SIR HENRY BOYNTON, KT. [1475-1531], second 
son to Christopher Boynton (II), and Joan his wife, succeeded 
his elder brother Christopher (III). He founded in con- 
junction with Richard Barmingham, the chantry of St. 
Nicholas in the Church of Gilling, for prayers for the souls of 
the founders, with a yearly rent of fifty-four shillings and 
fourpence coming out of the lands and tenements in Trenholm, 
of the possessions of the late monastery of Mount Grace.' 

Sir Henry married Isabella, daughter and heir of Bertram 
Lumley, of Ravensworth, and by her had a daughter Isabell,^ 
who was married to Sir William Gascoigne, of Gauthorpe.^ 

Sir Henry died on the " vii id ianuarii " (7th January), 
1531, and is buried with Isabella, his wife, at Gilling Church, 
where a handsome slab, now fixed on the west wall of the 
nave, bears incised figures of a man in armour and his wife, 
with arms and inscription. 

1. Chantry Surveys, I, 144. 

2. So says Dugdale (Clay), but Tonge's Visitation, p. 42, says 

her name was Elizabeth. 

3. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorks. {Clay). 



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The Coat-of-Arms of this family is Gold, a fess between 
three crescents gules. The earliest example of this coat is 
to be found on the seal of Ingeram de Bouintune, attached 
to a deed at Durham, where the shield is differenced by a 
label of three points.' The deed is undated, but as it con- 
cerns a gift of Ingeram and Joan his wife, it may be referred 
to about the middle of the 1 3th century. This coat (without 
the label) is to be found in the Roll of Arms of the time of 
Richard 11,2 where it is assigned to Thomas de Boynton. 
It is impossible to say what the origin of this bearing is, 
but I am inclined to think that the crescents were derived 
from the badge of the Percy family.3 The coat occurs on a 
small round seal at Burton Agnes attached to a deed of 
William Boynton, Esq., by which he grants to Henry Percy, 
Earl of Northumberland and others, his manors in the County 
of York, 6 Henry VI ( 1 427) . The seal of Thomas de Boynton 
(about 1400), attached to a Durham deed displays the three 
crescents placed back to back, each enclosing the letter B.* 
The same Thomas de Bojmton also seals with a trefoil, 
which was a device used by his son Henry. 

There is another shield of arms borne by this family, 
namely. Gold on a cross sable, five bulls' heads caboshed 
silver. This device was the subject of a dispute between Sir 
Robert de Bo3mton and Sir William de Aton in 1375. Both 
claimed the right to this bearing, and Lord Percy was called 
in to decide which knight had the right to the coat. An 

1. From information supplied by C. H. Blair, Esq. Misc. 

Chart. 2056. 

2. Edited by Willement in 1834. 

3. It is suggested that the crescents of the Ogle family are so 

derived. That family bears Silver, a fess between 
three crescents gules. Arch. Aeliana II, 3rd Ser. 246. 

4. Misc. Charts. 4425. 

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account of this dispute so far as the particulars are knovra, 
is printed in the 12th volume (pp. 263-266) of the Journal of 
the Yorkshire Archoeological Society. Lord Percy gave 
judgment in favour of de Aton, and he on the 5th April, 
1375, granted the bearing in dispute to de Boynton and his 
heirs for ever, in the following terms : — 

Soit cogn. a tous par ceste escript endente fait a Semer 
le cinq jour D'aprill L'an de Grace 1375. Que come Mons'. 
Willm de Aton le pere en presence du Sire de Percy chalengea 
Mons''. Robert de Bointon des Armes q'il portoit cestaseauoir 
d'or ou une crois de sable et cinque testes de boef (sic) d'argent 
en la crois. Les quelles auantditz Mons''. William et Mons'. 
Robert apres lougs controuerses es ses mis'reut en le iudg- 
ment du Sire de Percy susdit. Le devantdit Sire de Percy 
par bone deliberation agarde les armes avanditz a Mons'. 
William de Aton susdit come chief des armes entiers et droit 
heriter dicelles. Et lau'ndit Mons'. Willih de Atton a 
graunte par cestes endentures enseales de son seal au susdit 
Mons'. Robert de Boynton et a ses heires q desore en avant 
ils aient les armes d'or, ou une crois de sable et cinqz testes 
de beof (sic) sans empechement de luy on de ses heires par tous 
iours. En tesmoigne de quelle chose a la partie de ceste 
endenture vers I'auandit Mons'. Robert de Boynton Mons'. 
Will'm de Aton susdit a mys son scale, et a la partie demourant 
deuers Mons'. Willia' susdit le deuant nome Mons'. Robet 
{sic) de Boynton a mys son scale les jour lieu et Ian susditz. 

Sigiliii Willm de Aton 

Vetustate adeo complanatum 

erat hoc sigiliii quod praeter 

crucem nihil descerni poterat.' 
A representation of the only known seal of Sir William 
de Aton is given in the Xllth Volume of the Yorks. Archceo. 
Journal, p. 264, but no bulls' heads appear on the cross. 
There is no known reason why Boynton should have borne this 
coat ; de Aton may have derived the plain black cross on the 
I . Yorks. A rchoeo. Journal, Vol. X 11. p. 264. A ncestor IX, 216. 

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gold ground from the Vescis. In 1316 Sir Gilbert de Aton, 
father of Sir William, probably took the cross of the de Vescis, 
as sole heir to that family. Previously he had been the heir 
and representative of Warin de Vesci, of Knapton, a younger 
son of that house, and it has been suggested that Warin 
added the five bulls' heads as a difference.' The Sir Robert 
de Boynton who contended for this coat, was of Hunmanby^ 
and it would appear that this particular bearing should 
belong to that branch of the family. This coat is also given by 
Glover^ for Bojniton. In a 16th century North Country Book 
of Arms,* this coat is given for Boynton quartering Gules a 
leaping goat silver with horns gold.^ What the origin of this 
device is, has not been discovered, nor why it occurs on the 
Boynton shield. On the slab of Henry de Boynton and his 
wife Isabella (Lumley) at Gilling (near Richmond), Henry's 
feet rest on a goat. There is at Durham a small seal of 
Christopher Boynton (1437) bearing a goat's head erased. 
The Boynton 's have for a very considerable period used a 
black goat guttle d'dau, bearded, armed and hoofed gold, 
as a crest. 

The Boyntons of Sedbury bore Gold, on a fess between 
three crescents gules, a lion passant of the first. This coat 
Papworth gives for Sir Thomas Bo}mton, of Acklam in 
Cleveland, Co. York, for Sir Thomas Boynton, of Sedbury, 
on the authority of Glover's Ordinary and also for Boynton 
of Barm.ston (Baronetcy, 16I8).6 Harl. MS. 521 gives this 
coat without the lion passant for ' ' Christopher Boynton ' ' 
who so far as I find was of the Sedbury line. Tonge's 
Visitation' gives for Boynton, of Sedbury, Or between 

1. y. A. S. Jour. XII. p. 26S. 

2. See page 49. 

3. Glover's Ordinary quoted by Papworth. 

4. Arch. /Eliana III {2>rd Ser.). p. 257. 

5. The Bucktons of Buckton bore a goat leaping. Members 

of this family aften occur in the MSS. at Burton .A.gnes. 
Can the goat be derived from them ? 

6. Papworth' s British Armorials, p. 814. 

7. Sur. Soc. XLI. p. 42. 


three crescents, a fess gules, charged with a lion passant 
(guardant ?) sable (or ?) . 

Over the south door of the chancel of South Cowton 
Church occur two shields of arms, above each are the words 
" + pofer Boynton." One shield bears on a fess between 
three crescents, a lion passant, impaling a bend between 
two saltires engrailed, the second bears. On a fess between 
three crescents, a lion passant, impaling two lions passant, 
for Strangeways. 

On the slab of Sir Henry Boynton (died 1531) and 
Isabella his wife, the arms of Boynton are displayed thus — 
On a fess between three crescents, a lion passant. 

Other devices on seals used by the Boyntons are as 
follows : — 

An oval pointed seal of William de Boynton at Burton 
Agnes bears a dog, like a setter, collared, and the legend 
S. WILLI DE BOVINTUNE. This seal is attached to 
a deed of c 1270. 

At Durham is a seal of WiUiam of Boynton' of an oval 
shape l^in. by |in., bearing a bare headed man with robe 
to his knees, rope round his waist and the fringed ends of a 
stole (?) coming over his shoulder. He holds a chalice in 
his hands. 


Also at Durham^ is another seal used by William de 
Boynton (1331-33) — possibly the same man as the last 
William— oval in shape |in. by fin. and bearing a king seated 
holding a sword in his right hand and a sceptre in his left. 
On the sinister side a figure kneels and prays to him. 

For a considerable period the Boyntons have used for a 
motto the words II tempo passa, but what the origin of this 
is, is not known. 

1. Misc. Charts., 2061, 2062. 

2. Misc. Char Is., 4381, 6051, 5006. 



In Domesday Book,' under the heading " Terra Regis," 
we find — " In Burton, with the three berewicks of Grenzmore 
(Gransmoor), Arpen (Harpham), and Buitorp (Boythorpe), 
are 25 carucates of land to be taxed, which 15 ploughs may 
till. These Morcar held in the time of King Edward for one 
manor and the value then was £24. One farmer, at present 
pays ten shillings to the King. To this manor belongs the 
soke of these lands, Langtoft,'Haisthorp, Thwing, Brompton 
and Thomholm. In all these are 25 carucates to be taxed, 
which 14 ploughs may till. It is now waste. 

From the subsequent entry^ it would seem that directly 
after the returns of the survey had been arranged and trans- 
scribed at Winchester, a fief was made up, chiefly in Cleveland 
and mostly out of land as yet reserved by the King, and given 
to Robert de Bruis. In the East Riding Earl Morcar's 
lordship of Burton, with soke and berewicks was given to 
him. It continued to be held in capite by the Bruis family 
and their successors, the Thwengs and Lumleys ; the sub- 
tenants — the Stutevilles, Merlays, Somervilles and Griffiths — 
of these great families concern us. 

Roger de Stuteville, a younger son of the Roger de 
Stuteville who fought in the battle of the Standard, was 
probably the builder of the earliest work at the Hall, in the 
basement of the building to the west of the present mansion. 
According to a document^ still preserved at Burton Agnes, 
this Roger had a son Ancelm, who died without issue, and 
five daughters, Alice, Agnes, Isabell, Gundreda and one who 

1 . Domesday Book, Rec. Com. Ed. 300. Y. A. S. Journal, Vol. 

XJII, p. 333. 

2. Domesday Book, 3326. Bawdwen, 233. Y.A.S. Journal, IV, 

p. 406. 
Z. E.R.A.S. Trans. XXIX, p. 39. 

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was a nun. Alice became the wife of Roger de Merlay the I,' 
son of the Founder of Newminster Abbey in the County of 
Northumberland (1137). Roger de Merlay was succeeded 
by a second Roger, and he again by a third Roger, who had 
two daughters, Mary, who became the wife of William de 
Graystoke, and Isabel, who was married (1274-5) to Robert 
de Somerville, of Wichnor, in Co. Stafford. Burton Agnes 
thus came to the Somerville family, while the Northumberland 
property went mostly to William and Mary de Graystoke. 
Robert and Isabella had two sons Sir Roger and Philip.2 
These two sons appear to have died without male issue. 
Roger de Somerville founded the chantry of the Blessed 
Virgin in Burton Agnes Church in 1314. There is a licence^ 
in Mortmain to Roger de Somervyle for a fine of 40 shillings 
to grant two messuages, two bovates, sixteen acres of land 
and a rent of twenty loads of turf in Burton and Thyrnom 
to a Chaplain who shall celebrate service daily at the altar 
of the Blessed Mary in Burton Agnes Church, for the soul 
of the said Roger, for the souls of Maude, late his wife, deceased 
and of his father and mother, brothers and sisters, ancestors 
and relatives, and for the souls of John de Eure, and of all 
faithful deceased, dated 17th October, 7 Edw. II (1313). 
In 1317 he obtained licence to translate the body of his wife 
Maude to the ' ' new ala adjoyning the Church of Burton 
Annays. ' ' His tomb is against the north wall of this chantry. 
His name appears in the proffers of service for the Scottish 
war made at the muster at Carlisle in 1300.* In 1315 he 
appears among the knights summoned by Archbishop Green- 
field to a Council of War at Doncaster, and in 1318 he made 
an agreement with Archbishop Melton to furnish the con- 
tingent required of the Archbishop for service in Scotland.^ 

1. MS. at B. A. 

2. MS. at B.A., which speaks of Sir Roger and Philip "who 

now is." 

3. Pat. Roll, 7 Ed. II. Ft. I.m.U. 

4. Doc. and Rec. illust. the Hist, of Scot. (Palgrave) I, 215-229. 

5. Hist. Papers and Letters from the N. Registers, Rolls S. p. 247. 

Ditto, p. 278-9. 


He was Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1323.1 He died in 1337,2 
and was succeeded by his brother Sir Philip de Somerville, 
who died in 1355,3 leaving two daughters. By the marriage 
of the elder daughter Joan de Somerville with Rees ap 
Griffith, both Wichnor and Burton Agnes passed to the 
Griffith family. Originally of Welsh extraction, they claimed 
descent from the princes of North and South Wales of the 
10th century.'* They appear to have been settled in Stafford- 
shire as early as the commencement of the 13th century, 
where they gave their name to the village of Clayton Griffith, 
near Newcastle- under -Lyne. Sir Rees ap Grifftth was 
succeeded by a second Sir Rees, Thomas and John, none 
of whom appear in Yorkshire history, and as they were 
buried at Polesworth, in Warwickshire, Alrewas and Tatenhill 
in Staffordshire, we may conclude that they lived principally 
at Wichnor.5 Both Thomas and his son. Sir John, were High 
Sheriffs of Staffordshire in the reign of Henry VI, though 
Sir John scarcely seems to have been distinguished as a law 
abiding subject if we are to believe the complaint the King's 
forester of Alrewas made to the Chancellor of England — 
' ' how that Sir John Griffith, which is a common hunter and 
destroyer of the King's game, in despite, shame and reprofe 
of the said suppliant, brake the Kynge's parke of Barton, and 
there slewe and carried away by nyghtes tyme two grete 
buckes and the hedis of them set at Kjmges Bromley, oon 
upon the yate of the said forst', and another upon the butte 
in myddes of the town, with a scomeful scripture of ryme 
wrytten in Inglissh sowed in the mouthes of the buckes 
hedis," and how, when the unfortunate forester disapproved 
of these doings, Sir John "sent his servants with evil intent 
to have slayne the said suppliant, who prays for suerte of 
the pees in savation of his lyfe." 

1. P.R.O.List.,p. 161. 

2. Inq. p.m. II Ed. Ill (1st Nos.) No. 57. 

3. Inq. p. m. 29 Ed. III. 

4. MS. Fed. at B. A. 

5. Misc. Gen et Her. I. 64. 


This Sir John died in 1471,' but long before his death 
he had leased the manor of Burton Agnes to his son, Walter 
Griffith and Joan his wife, for their lives, and by a subsequent 
deed released it in fee. This son Walter seems to have taken 
after his father in mischief, for he picked a quarrel with 
Martin de la See of Barmston, which cost at least one life 
and serious injury to many more. 2 Sir Walter was at Burton 
Agnes as early as 1457, and probably that portion of the 
building over the early basement to the west of the present 
Hall is his work. It was in 1457 that he and his wife Joan 
had leave to have an oratory for a year. He died in 1481, 
and was buried under ' ' the great tomb before the altar of the 
Blessed Virgin, "^ with his first wife Joan Neville, a great 
granddaughter of John of Gaunt. His name occurs in the 
Pardon Roll of 1472, from which it appears that he took the 
Lancastrian side, as we should have expected from his con- 
nection with the elder house of Neville (his first wife was 
cousin of Ralph Neville, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, and his 
brother. Sir John Neville, who was slain at Towton). His 
second wife (who survived him and afterwards married Sir 
Gervase Clifton) was Agnes Constable, of Flambrough, sister 
of the " httle Sir Marmaduke," who, when 71 years of age, 
rendered with his four sons distinguished service at Flodden. 
Agnes 's will* provides that her body "be buried (in) Anes- 
burton Church in the chauntre closett therin, by our Lady, 
as my sonne knawthe"; she leaves to her son Griffith " all 
hangynges of chambres, hall and parlour, etc., at Burton 
and all leides and vessells, etc., and other such stuf as I had 
when ' I kept howse ther '; to Margaret Ussher she leaves 
' ' ye beid house yt she dwelles in at Burton during her lyfe, 
and she to have yearly Xs. to fynd her wyth yf she kepe her a 
wydow. Also in lyk maner to Janet Houpe. And to Janet 
Yong I gyf ye (house) she dwelles in lykwise and to have 

1. Inq. p.m.W Ed. IV, No. 30. 

2. Papers at B. A. 

3. Misc. Gen. et. Hen. I, 64. 

4. Test Ebor. IV. 2^2. 


iijs iiijd by yere, if my son relief her wt. potage as I dyd ; and 
if he do nott, then I will yt she also have Xs. during her lyve 
and a wydow, and thus after ye rate, if my son kepe house, 
sumtyme and sumtjmie not." 

Her son, the second Sir Walter Griffith, was knighted' in 
Scotland in 1497 by the Earl of Surrey when he repelled the 
invasion of James IV at the time of Perkin Warbeck's in- 
surrection. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1501,2 and at 
the time of his death in 1531 he was Constable of Scarborough 
Castle. His will, which is full of interest, provides that his 
body ' ' be beried in the new Chappell, annexed to the Churche 
of Sancte Martyn at Annas Burton, where my ladie, my 
moder lieth." He wills that "a priest be wadged to pray 
for the leth of my souU, my fader's and moder 's — in the 
Church and Chappell of Annas Burton, where my said moder 
is beried, for the space of fortie yeres after my decesse, and 
to have yerely for his wages eight marces, supposing that 
by such space as thies yeres shal be ended m5me heires, of there 
charitable m5md will devise for the helth of theire soulls and 
ours in Hkewise ; and so from heire to heire for ever, so to be 
continued, whiche I pray God grante them grace for to do, 
according to the good example of my moder that this did 
begyn." He refers to lands in Wales which he sold to Sir 
Ryse ap Thomas, Kt., a fact of which we are reminded by 
some modem glass in the Church. 

His son and successor Sir George Griffith was, when 
21 years old knighted at Calais in 1532, on the occasion of 
the meeting of Henry VHI and Anne Boleyn with Francis I.* 
In 1537 he was on the jury which tried Nicholas Tempest 
for his part in the Pilgrimage of Grace.s One of his daughters 
married Sir William Clopton, and is represented on the tomb 
in the Clopton Chapel in Stratford-on-Avon Church. 

1. Metcalfs Book of Knights. 31. 

2. Langdale. 

3. Test Ebor. V. 287. 

4. Metcalfs Book of Knights, 62. 

5. Y.A. S. Journal. XI. 269. 


Sir George died in 1559, and was succeeded by another 
Walter Griffith, whose son and successor was the Sir Henry 
Griffith, who built the present House, who was bom in 1558, 
and succeeded his father in 1574, when he was only 15 years 
old. In 1583 or 4, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Throckmorton, of Coughton, in Warwickshire, and his wife 
Margaret, daughter of William Whorwood, Attorney General 
to King Henry VIII. In 1584 Sir Henry Griffith was made 
a Justice of the Peace for the County of Staffordshire, and 
began to build a house by the Trent presumably at Wichnor. 
He was High Sheriff for Staffordshire in 1593-4, by which 
time he must have begun building at Burton Agnes, for over 
the door we see the date 1601, with the initials of himself 
and his wife, and the dates 1602 and 1603 appear on the 
heads of the rain water pipes, and also the Griffith crest and 
badge, the lady's head and griffin respectively. Sir Henry 
was on the Council of the North in 1599 and 1602,i was 
knighted by King James I at York in 1603,2 in which year 
his son and heir, Henry, was born at Burton Agnes. In 
1606 he was High Sheriff of Yorkshire.^ Besides his son and 
heir he had by his wife Elizabeth two other sons, Walter, his 
eldest son who died, and Ralph, and two daughters Margaret 
and Frances. 

Sir Henry Griffith died in 1620, and was succeeded by 
the second Sir Henry, the last of the Griffiths. He was 
created a baronet in 1627, and was Sheriff of Staffordshire 
in 1634, and Deputy Lieutenant of Yorkshire in 1638-9. 
He sided with the King in the first Civil War, sunendered 
to Fairfax three weeks after Marston Moor, took the National 
Covenant, and was very heavily fined by Parliament. At 
his death in 1654, Burton Agnes passed to the son of his 
sister Frances and Sir Matthew Boynton, from whom it has 
descended to the present owner. 

1. Drake' s Ebor. 368. 

2 Metcalfs Bk. of Kts.. 139. 

3. Langdale's List. 



The residence of the Lord of the Manor of Burton Agnes 
has stood on the same spot, or near the same spot, from 
early times. 

The building immediately to the west of the present 
mansion, though it has a most uninteresting appearance, 
contains in its basement what is among the earhest remains 
of domestic architecture, to be found in the district. The 
work belongs to the latter half of the 12th century. The 
basement chamber, where this early work is found, is covered 
with a groined vault with chamfered ribs, carried by cylindrical 
piers with volute capitals, and well moulded bases with 
griffes. This basement must have formed part of a con- 
siderable building — possibly it was the story under the great 
hall — and one naturally enquires who built it ? The character 
of the detail points to the date of c. 1 170, so that it is probably 
the work of Roger de Stuteville, whose daughter Alice married 
Roger de Merlay. Above this basement the remains of some 
old woodwork in what was possibly the great hall, point to 
work done in the latter half of the 15th century. Sir Walter 
Griffith, the builder of this portion of the old hall, lies buried 
before the altar of the Blessed Virgin, under a great tomb 
bearing his effigy, and that of his first wife. 

The present Hall, like most Elizabethan houses, has 
as its prevailing characteristic, symmetry, and it is designed 
with a view to stateliness, rather than to what we understand 
as domestic convenience. As usual the hall occupies the 
central portion of the principal front, with the porch on 
one side opening into the screens — a survival of medieval 
arrangement — and balanced on the other side by a great bay 
opening from the hall itself. The side of the porch is richly 
treated with a fine display of heraldry ; this front is flanked 
by gables of great projection, with semi-circular bays on the 

front, finished with balustraded parapets, and semi-octagonal 
bays on the returns, with balustraded parapets, the bays being 
three stories in height. These bays retain their muUioned 
windows practically unaltered, and form a most picturesque 
and satisfactory design. The various rooms, which originally 
mostly opened one out of the other, occupy the three remain- 
ing sides with a small court in the centre. The east side was 
spoilt by the removal of its muUioned windows, quite lately 
bars have been inserted in the existing windows, as in the 
windows which replaced the original mullioned windows. 
The north and west sides have undergone little or no altera- 
tion. The material employed is red brick, stone being used 
only for the quoins, windows, cornices and other decorative 

Internally, the hall has been considerably altered, but 
it contains two fine features in its chimney-piece and screen. 
The great chimney-piece contains representations of the five 
senses, and above a large relief of the wise and foolish virgins. 
It bears the arms of Sir Thomas Boynton, of Barmston 
(1544-1587), of his second wife, Frances Frobisher, and his 
third wife Alice Tempest. This chimney-piece must, therefore 
have been removed from Barmston where the Boyntons had 
a large house, of which only a fragment now remains standing, 
this fragment being surrounded by a moat. The arms at the 
top are those of Sir Grifi&th Boynton (1761-1778) impaling 
Topham, and may indicate the date of its removal. 

The hall screen is adorned with representations of the 
Sibyls, the Virtues, the Twelve Tribes, the Four Evangelists, 
figures of Peace, Plenty, Geometry, etc. The handsome 
oak staircase, with its great newels, connected by a kind of 
cusping, is a fine feature. 

The drawing-room is richly panelled, and over the 
chimney-piece is a large representation of the ' ' Dance of 
Death ' ' carved out of a single piece of oak ; above is a 
bedroom of great interest, it is panelled in oak, and has a 


very good plaster ceiling with an all-over honey suckle design. 
Over the chimney-piece are figures of Patience, Truth, Con- 
stancy and Victory, and in the frieze. Tribulation, Fraud, 
Danger and Reason, with the date July 12, 1610, which may 
possibly have reference to some domestic event of which we 
have no record. 

The upper story of the principal front was occupied by 
the usual long gallery, with a great plaster ceiling of barrel 
vaulted form ; this has, unfortunately, entirely disappeared, 
except a fragment which makes us regret its loss the more. 

One of the bedrooms facing the north, according to an old 
plan of the house, was described as a chapel. 

Besides many fine family portraits, the following items 
of furniture are worth noting. In the entrance hall are two 
early Henry VII oak-panelled gardrobes and a " Nonsuch " 
chest of the time of Henry VIII. There are some beautiful 
chairs and tables of the time of Charles II, and an old Bible 
of 1625 that belonged to Lady Boynton, wife of Sir Griffith 
the 3rd Baronet, and five Powder Blue China jars of the 
Khang Hsi period, besides other specimens of oriental china. 

Many guide books attribute the design of this house to 
Inigo Jones, but this is very improbable, and is certainly 
not confirmed by the building itself. 

The picturesque gatehouse has an octagonal turret at 
each angle, and on its outer face, above the archway, bears 
the arms of James I and the date 1610. Between the front 
of the house and the gatehouse the garden was formerly 
terraced with a bowling green. 



The Church of Burton Agnes is dedicated to St. Martin, 
and was given with the tithes by Gosfrid Baynard to the 
Abbey of St. Mary at York.' 

The earhest existing remains indicate a Church of the 
first half of the 12th century, the plan of which consisted 
of an aisleless nave, doubtless with an aisleless chancel with 
square east end. The surviving remains of this 12th century 
Church, include the masonry at the four angles of the nave, 
and a narrow Uttle window placed high up in the wall nearly 
opposite the present south door. Under the south aisle roof 
are some eaves corbels of this earlier work re-used. The 
chancel arch has been restored. The jamb shafts and outer 
order and hood-mould of the arch are original work, but the 
arch has been altered to the pointed form, and the inner order 
was made new possibly in the 13th century, and probably 
the arch itself was widened. 

The font dates from the middle of the 12th century, its 
sides are decorated with interlacing arches. 

Burton Agnes Church was a typical aisleless Church of 
the type common in the Wold district, as elsewhere in the early 
part of the 12th century. 

During the third quarter of the 12th century, a north 
aisle was added to the Church. The earlier wall was pierced 
with an arcade of three bays. The piers are cylindrical, with 
scalloped cushion caps, square chamfered abaci and pointed 
arches of a single square order. This aisle was much narrower 
than the present one. 

In the second quarter of the 13th century a south aisle 
was added to the nave. The earlier wall was taken down, 
and replaced by an arcade of three bays. The piers are 

1. Cat. Chart. Rolls, 1308, p. 114. Torre's MSS. Drake's 
Eboracum, p. 585. 


cylindrical and octagonal, with corbels to the responds and 
simple chamfered arches. The arcade bases have square 
plinths. This aisle also was originally narrower than it is at 
present. Early in the 14th century both aisles were widened. 

In 1314, the chantry of the Blessed Virgin Mary was 
founded by Roger de Somerville,' and in 1317 a licence was 
granted to translate the body of his wife Maud to the new 
" ala " adjoining the Church. The founder's tomb is on the 
north side, under the arch in the wall. He died in 1337. 

There are two monumental recesses of this period in 
the south wall of the south aisle. 

In the 15th century the clear story of the nave and the 
west tower were added. A chapel was added to the north 
side of the north aisle near its east end, either late in the 
15th century or early in the 16th century. The second 
Sir Walter Griffith who died in 1531, expressed a wish that 
his body might be buried in the new chapel annexed to the 
church of St. Martin at Annes Burton, where his mother 
was buried.2 Sir Walter's mother was Agnes (Constable), 
who died in 1506, and who left £10 to church work at Burton 
Agnes, and desired to be buried ' ' in Annes Burton Church 
in the chauntre closett therein by our Lady, as my sonne 
knowthe."3 This chapel was standing until the last century 
when it was used as a parish school. A wide four-centred 
arch remains in the wall marking the position of this chapel. 

In 1730, Sir Griffith Boynton, Bart., beautified the 
Church,^ and to this date we may refer the pews and other 
woodwork in nave and aisles. 

In 1763 the roof was releaded, and in 1840 Archdeacon 
WilberforceS completely rebuilt the chancel. 

1. Pat. Rolls, 7 Ed. 11. pi. I. mem. 11. 

2. Test. Ebor. V 287. 

3. Test. Ebor. IV 242. 

4. Par. Reg. 

5. Vicar of Burton Agnes, 1840-1853. 

[ 85 1 

1 . The oldest monument in the Church is one placed under 

a recess in the north wall of the chapel of the Blessed Virgin. 

The side, that is seen, is ornamented with quatrefoils, and 

above is a loose slab bearing a modern inscription as follows : — 

Here lies Sir Roger Somervile 

Summoned to Parliament among the Barons of the Realm 

In the 18th of Edward III 

and died in February, 1336. 

Also Sir Philip Somervile, his Brother and Heir 

Who departed this hfe the 23rd of January, 1354 

Pofefs'd of this and several other Manors 
Was succeeded by his Daughter and Grandaughter 
viz. Joane Wife of Sir Rees ap Griffith 
WIio died 8 October, 1377, at Stockton-in-Warwickshire 
and Maude Daughter of John Stafford (?) 
Elizabeth 2nd Daughter of the said Sir 

2. In the east window of this chapel are two kneehng 
figures, a man in armour and a lady. His tabard and her 
mantle are blazoned Barry argent and gules, within a bordure 
azure charged with martlets. (Merlay). Below are the words 

Sir Roger de Somervile 
and Maude his Wife. 

3. Here he the Remains of Sir Walter Griffith, Kt. 
who departed this life on the 9th day of Augult, 1481 

and Jane his firft Wife 

Daughter of Sir Ralph Nevill, by Mary 

Grandaughter to John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancalter 

In the Chapel alfo lie the Remains 

of Agnes, Second Wife of the faid Sir Walter 

Daughter of Sir Robert Conftable of Flamborough 

and married secondly to Sir Gervafe Clifton 

of Clifton, in the County of Nottingham, Kt. of the Bath 

She died January the 23rd, 1505 

Leaving Ifsue by Sir Walter Griffith aforesaid Walter his 

Succefsor made Knt. of the Bath on All-hallows Eve, 1494 

at the Creation of Henry 2nd son of Henry VII. Duke of York 

and Agnes Married to Gervafe Clifton, 

of CUfton-in-Nottinghamshire, Knt. of the Bath, 

Son of Sir Gervafe, above mentioned. 


This last inscription refers to the altar tomb and effigies 
in the middle of the chapel. At the east end of the monument 
are two shields of arms, one bears Nevill and Boteler of Wem 
and Oversley, quarterly ; and the other Somerville quartering 
Griffith with an inescutcheon of pretence, for Merlay. The 
effigies represent Sir Walter Griffith and his wife Joan Nevill. 
Sir Walter wears armour of the third quarter of the 15th 
century, his head rests on a helm with mantling, and a woman's 
head, for crest. His feet rest on a griffin. His head is bare, 
and his hair is rounded over and his face clean shaven. He 
wears the collar of SS with trefoil loop, from which is sus- 
pended a small ring. The effigy of Joan Nevill has the head 
resting on a cushion held by two angels. The feet rest on 
two lap dogs collared and belled. The costume is of the 
same period as her husband's armour, and she wears a collar 
of SS with trefoil loop. The lady's hair is bound with a 
fillet. There are two small effigies, one on each side of the 
larger ones and quite similar to the larger, representing a 
son and daughter. 

The figures on the sides of the monument are (South side) 
a bishop, St. John Baptist, St. Gabriel, the B.V.M., St. John, 
Evan., a bishop and St. Martin ; (North side) St. Sithe, St. 
Frideswide, St. Margaret, St. Anne, St. Katherine, St. Agnes, 
St. Martha or Juliana. 

In the window of the chapel are these arms and in- 
scriptions : — 

4. Arms — Gules, on a fess dancettes argent between six lioncels 
rampant gold, three martlets (sable) for Griffith, impaling 
Gules, seven mascels 3, 3 and 1 gold, over all a label of 
three points azure for Ferrers. Below — 
Sir Walter Griffith Knight 
of the Bath married Jane 
Daughter of Sir John Ferrers 
of Tamworth and died Oct. 30th, 1557. 


5. Arms — Silver, a chevron sable between three birds for 

Thomas, impaling Gules, on a bend between six cross 
crosslets fitchfee silver, an inescutcheon gold, charged 
with a demi-lion pierced through the mouth with an 
arrow, within a double tressure flory counter-flory gules, 
for Howard. Below — 

Sir Rees ap Thomas 

Son of Thomas ap Griffith, Knight of the Garter 

married Katherine, Daughter of 

Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk. 

6. Mural MoHument. 

In Memory of Sir Henry Griffith Knt. and Bart, 
and Elizabeth his Wife 
Daughter of Thos. Throckmorton of Coughton in Com. of Warwick, Efq 
by Margaret Daughter and co-heir of William Whorwood, Efq. 
Attorney General to King Henry VHI 
Sir Henry had Ifsue Walter, Ralph, Margaret, Henry, 
(his succefsor) and Frances married Sir Matthew Boynton 
of Barmfton in this County, Knt. and Bart. 
Arms — Grifi&th, implaing Gules, on a chevron silver, three bars gemelles 
sable, for Throckmorton. Above are two esquires helmets with 
mantling. The dexter bears a grifiin passant, the sinister, 
a gold falcon, 

7. A large monument on which are three coffins, with 
a display of skulls and other bones on the base. 

This Monument was erected 

In Memory of Sir Henry Griffith, Bart. 

and his two wives. 

the one (as appeaxs by the Arms) a Willoughby 

and the other a Bellingham. 

Arms on pediment — 

Middle — Quarterly of six. 1. Griffith. 2. Gules, a chevron 
between three helms closed gold, for Owen ap Meredith. 
3. Somerville. 4. Ermine, four chevrons gules on a 
canton of the last a lion passant, for Orreby. 5. Merlay. 
6. Barry of twelve silver and gules for Stuteville. Over 
all on fess point, a Baronet's badge. Crest — On an 
Esquire's helm with mantling a griffin passant gold. 
Dexter — SUver, three bugle horns sable, stringed gules, for 

Sinister — Gold, two bars gules and three water bougets of the 
field, for Willoughby. 

8. Mural monument in chancel. 

In a Vault near this place 
are deposited the remains of Sir Griffith Boynton, Bart., who modestly 
chose to fill a private Station with Virtues/which would have adom'd 
a pubhc one ; who in the several relations of Life, in which he acted/ 
supported in a becoming manner every Character of a tender Husband, 
an affectionate Parent,/a generous Brother, a kind Master, a sincere 
Friend, was upright in his intentions, humane in his temper/gentle 
in his behaviour, and candid in his Judgment, Charitable without 
show, Devout without affectation/Who closed a truly Christian and 
exemplary Ufe with that calm resignation, which Religion alone is/ 
capable of inspiring, when it open's to a good man's view the certain 
and joyful prospect of Immortality./ He was happy in his marriage 
with Ann the daughter of Thomas White of/Tuxford in the County of 
Nottingham, Esq., and Member of Parliament for Retford. /She 
departed this life Feby. 27th, 1744, at Wallin Walls, in Nottingham- 
shire,/aged 35 years, and is here interred/Sir Griffith died Octr 18, 1761, 
in the 51st year of his age. 
Arms — (nearly illegible) Boynton impaling (?) 

9. Mural monmnent in chancel. 

Sir Griffith Boynton, bom Feb. 22nd, 1744, succeeded 

his Father Oct. 18th, 1761, was the 6th Baronet of his Family. He 

married May 9th, 1762, Charlotte, eldest Daughter of Francis Topham, 

Esq., L.L.D., had a Daughter still born of whom She deceassed 

aged 29, Sept. 9th, 1767, and was buried in a Vault near this Place. 

He married secondly Aug. 1st, 1768, Mary, eldest Daughter of James 

Heblethwayte, Esq., and had issue Griffith bom July 17th, 1769: 

Francis, March 28th, 1777 : Henry ten weeks and five days after his 

Father's decease, March 22nd, 1778. In 1771 Sir Griffith was High 

Sheriff of Yorkshire, that year chose Fellow of the Antiquarian Society: 

and May 22nd, 1772, elected Member of Parliament for Beverley. He 

died of a Fever at London, Jany. 6th, 1778, and was here interred. 

Arms — Gold, a f ess between three crescents gules, for Boynton, impaling 

Silver, two pallets azure, on a canton sable, a muUett of five points 

gold, pierced gules, for Heblethwayte. Helm affrontee, with 

mantling and crest, a goat passant sable guttee d'eau armed and 

ungled gold. Motto : II tempo passa. 

The hatchment of this Baronet is hung on the north side of the 
nave, background black and white, and arms, Boynton impaling 
Hebblethwayte, with helm, mantling, crest and motto of Boynton 
and a funeral motto, Resurgam. 


10. A large stone monument on north side (exterior) 

of chancel. r -,, 

In Memory of 

Sir Henry Boynton 9th Baronet 
Bom 22nd of March, 1778, Died 28th of August, 1854. 
In Memory of 
Sir Henry Boynton 10th Baronet 
Bom 2nd of March, 1811, Died 25th of June, 1869. 
Harriet, Wife of Sir Henry BojTitOn, Bart. 
Bom 1812, Died 13th Sept., 1889. 
The 10th Baronet married twice, and two hatchments 
hang in the Church recording these marriages. His first 
marriage was with a Strickland, the second with a Lightfoot. 
Hatchment, background white and black (husband living, wife 
dead). Arms — Quarterly of 9. 1. Boynton. 2. Gold, on a cross 
sable, five bulls' heads caboshed, for Bovington. 3. Gules a cross 
moUne gold, for Monceaux. 4. Silver, a chevron between three roses 
gules, for Roscels. 5. Azure tivo bars wavy silver, for de la See. 
6. Sable, a bend counter-flory silver, for Kelk. 7. Gules, on a fess 
dancettee silver, between six lioncels gold, three martlets sable, for 
Griffith. 8. Azure, three eagles bet\veen four cross-croslets (I . 1.2.) 
all gold, for Somerville. 9. Silver, five barrulets gules, within a 
bordure azure, charged with eleven martlets gold, for Merlay. Impaling- 
Gules, a chevron gold between three crosses patees silver, on a canton 
ermine a stag's head erased sable, for Strickland. Esq's helm, with 
mantling azure and gules all lined white, crest and motto, Boynton. 

Hatchment, background black and white (husband dead, second 
wife living). Arms — Boynton, impaling. 1. Strickland. 2. Barry of 
six gold and gules, on a bend sable, three escallops silver, for Lightfoot. 
Baronet's helm, mantling and crest, Boynton. Funeral motto, 

Within the vault underneath the above monument are 
these five small brass plates attached to the wall — 
H. B. 9th Bart. Mary B. 

Aug. 28th, 1854 died 

June 26th, 1877 

H. B. 10th Bart. Harriet B. 

died died 

June 25th, 1869 Sept. 13th, 1889 

H. S. B. 11th Bart 


April nth. 1899 


The following coats of arms are in the west window 
under the tower : — 

1. de la See. 

2. Gold, a fess between three crescents, gules, and in the middle chief 

the baronet's badge of a bloody hand. Crest — On a baronet's 
helm, with wreath, a goat passant sable guttee d'eaii armed and 
ungled gold, for Boynton. 

3. Gules, a cross moline gold, for Monceaux. 

4. Gold, on a cross sable, five bulls' heads caboshed silver, for Bovington. 

5. Griffith. 

6. Kelk. 

7. Roscel. 

8. Somerville. 

9. Merlay. 

The Boynton motto ' ' II tempo passa ' ' is many times 
repeated on this window. 

11. Affixed to the wall beneath the large wooden door 
in the floor of the north aisle 

Griffithus Boynton 


Hoc sepulchrum sibi & suis 

Condidit An. Dm. 1717. 

At the Hall there is a display of heraldry over the entrance. 

1. Royal Arms of Queen Elizabeth. 

2. Griffith, quartering Somerville, on an inescutcheon of pretence, 


3. Quarterly, 1 and 4, Griffith. 2. Somerville. 3. Merlay. 

4. As No. 3, impaling Quarterly of 8. 1 and 8. Throckmorton, 

2. A che\-ron. 3. (Silver) on a fess embattled between six cross- 
croslets fitchees (gules) three crescents of the field, for Olney. 

4. (Sable) a chrevon be t w een three crescents (gold) , for de la Spine. 

5. (Argent) on a fess embattled between six crosses patees fitchees 
(gules) three plates, for Revershyllyn. 6. Azure, three bird bolts 
feathered (silver), for Bosome. 7. (Gules) a fess (gold) between 
six gouttees d'or, for Wyke. 

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5. As No. 3, impaling Quarterly — 1. (Gules) a lion rampant within 
a bordure invected (gold), for Rhys, Prince of South Wales. 
2 and 3. Barry nebulae of four (gold and sable), for Blount. 
4. (Gules) three chevrons (silver), for the Lords of Avon. 

On the gateway is the Royal Arms of James I and the 
date 1610. 

On the hospital in the village 

This Hospital founded by Eliz. 
Boynton, relict of William Boynton 
Esq., was erected A.D. 1709. 




In memorie' 
of Peregrine Boynton sonne 
to Sir Mathew Boynton, Bart, 
and his Lady Katharine daughter 
of Viscount Fairfax of Gilling 
whom God gave unto them when they 
were strangers in a forraine land 
and endowed him with as much to 
endear him to his parents as his 
yeares could bee capable of 
remarkable in many ways but for his 
love and observance of them beyond 
what is found in those of his yeares 
this sweet child finished his life 
ye 28 of August, Anno Dni 1 645 
being five yeares and five months old 

This is a modem brass, but the inscription is copied from 
a black marble slab, now broken, and lying across the south 
east comer of the south aisle, and in addition to the above 
inscription is the following : — 

His mother in memorie of her sonne 

that was tenderly beloved in her 

(ey)es erected this marble. 

1 . Note — A copy of the inscription on the original slab is preserved 
at Burton Agnes and varies somewhat from the above : — " Here 
lyeth the body of Peregrine/Boynton Second Sonne of Sir Matthew/ 
Boynton and his Lady Katherine/Boynton, Daughter of Viscount 
Fairfax of Gilling/This child God gave, etc.. etc. 



' ' Here lieth 
the body of 
Sir Francis 
obiit 1695. 

A large marble tablet with stone frame on the north 
wall of the chancel bears this :— 

' ' Dorothea Boynton Daughter 

of Alexander Amcotts Esqr. wife 

of Mr. Henry Boynton here 

interr'd (she died Octobr 17th 

1680) with her daughter Elizabeth 

who died March ye 26, 1683 

The righteous shall be had in 

everlasting remembrance 

Nemo magis curavit quae agenda 

erant sine ulla ostentatione agendi. 


Here lyeth ye sd Henry 

Bojmton A.M. Rector of 

this Church 49 years he was 

the youngest son of Sr Francis 

Boynton Bart, by Constance 

Daur of William Lorde Visct Say 

and Seale he died May ye 29th 


Quo non praestantior uUus 

Integritate fuit vitae. 

Margaret his Second wife the 

Daughter of Leonard Robinson 

Esqr. is also here interr'd 

Deer, ye 12th 1728 

Pietate erga Deum & Maritum 

erga Caeteros Benevolentia 

praecipue insignis. 


Brass. In Loving Memory of 

the Honble Mary Ewbank Cunliffe Lister 

bom May 26th, 1858, 

Died Dec. 31st, 1896, 

vnie of the Revd. Ingram Boynton 

Rector of this Parish 

(erected by her brother) 

Above the inscription is a crucifix — a marble cross with a bronze 

figure of our Saviour — and the words — ' ' Behold the Lamb of God who 

takeih away the sins of the world. ' ' 

The west window is inscribed^ — 

To the Glory of God and in Memory of Rev. Griffith Boynton, M.A. 

for 39 years rector of this parish obiit May 19th, 1898, and of his wife 

Selina obiit Jan. 2nd, 1896. Also of their daughter Constance Mary 

Swinburne, obiit Aug. 23rd, 1895, and Dora Louisa Henrietta Rees 

obiit Feby. 25th, 1894, this window erected by members of their 


Brass. ' ' To the glory of God 

and in memory of the 

Revd. Griffith Boynton, M.A. 

for 39 years Rector of this parish 

bom Novr. 4th, 1815, 

entered into rest May 19th, 1898. 

Erected by the parishioners of Barmston." 

LawTence 1 ^, , , 

„ , J- Churchwardens 

Robson ) 

In the chancel of Barmston was formerly this inscription. 

In obitum dignissimi et coUendissimi viri 

Francisci BojTiton equitis defuncti 

qui obiit nono die Aprilis Ao Dni 


Carmen funebre 

Aspice nunc mortem juvenum quae corripit horas 

InvaUdos nervos frangit et ipsa senum 

Neq senecta gravis quicquam nee blanda juventus 

In jaculum mortis usq valere potest 

Quid valet hie fortis sapiens quid doctus et ille 

Palida mors feriet pectora quaeq semel 

Cur tamen baud velles lethum comparcere vits 

Hunc Tumulo poteras non liberasse viam 


Parcere si licuit tunc mors quam grata fuisses 

At quia non licuit plangere fata sine 
Hoc modo si damno numerum tristissima damna 
Quae magis hoc doleam damna non orbis habet 
Heu quoties vidi parvis succurrere nudis 
Et foculos orbos pascere quotque soles 
Qui pius et Justus doctus fuit artibus altis 
Mannoreo Tumulo nunc jacet altus eheu 
Hunc Dyctima gemit gemit et Tythonea conjux 

Desinit et dulceo Pythius ipse sonos 
Lactibus hie arctis plorat Berecynthia magna 

Plorat et in sylvis mota Napaea sacra 
Mestitys multis luget Cillenea proles 

Hujus et interitum Numina cuncta dolent 
Numina Mortales Musae sic docta Minerva 

Excelsum lugent dum regit ipse Deo 
Humus habet corpus terram sic terra praehendit 

Omnipotens animam tollit ad astra pater 
Nos igitur doleam non tam profunere quam pro 
Nobis sic secum tendimus alta sequi. 
Vivit post funera nitus 

Isaack Gilpin. 
(From copy at Burton Agnes.) 
On Hospital in village — 

This Hospital was Founded _ 
by Sir Griffith Boynton Barr 
And erected A.D. 1726. 


Slab in floor behind reredos at the north west comer : 
This Monument is erected by the 
Direction of Sr. Francis Boynton 
late of Burton Agnes in the County 
of York, Bart, deceased, to the Memory 
of Frances his Wife, who died April 1st 
1720 and was buried, near this Place 
She was Grand Daughter and Heir of 
Sr. WilUam Cobb, Kt. and Dame 

Winifred his Wife, of Ottring- 

ham (sic) in the said County who 

were buried in this Chancel 


She had by Sr. Francis Boynton 

three Sons and three Daughters, two 

of which WilHam and Dorothy 

were here also buried. 

On a slab now hidden by the organ the Verger tells me 
is this inscription :— 

Adriana Boynton 
30 Apr. 1785. se 80. 



' ' Hie jacet Thomas Newport et 

Ehzabetha uxor ejus, fiha et heres 

Johis Boynton, fiUi et heredis Dne 

Roberti Boynton, Militis qui Tho' 

Obiit xv° die Novembris A" Dni. 

MXCCCXXIII"", et ilia obiit 1111' die 

Octobris, A" Dni MCCCC'XXIII" 

quorum animabus propitietur 

Deus, Amen. 

{From copy at Burton Agnes.) 



Here lyeth the 

Body of Lady Dorothy 

Bellingham, Daughter to Sr. 

Francis Boynton of Barmston 

in the County of York, Knight 

and wife of Sr. Henry BeUingham 

of Helsington, in the County of 

Westmorland, Knight and 

Baronett. She dyed the 23 

of January, 1626 

^etati Suas 32 

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Thrise six yeares told brought up by Parents dear 
Duely by them instructed in God's fear 
Twice seaven years more I liv'd to one betsoth 
Whose Meanes, yea Life, were common to us both. 
Seaven Children in that space to him I brought 
By Nature perfect, and of hopefull ghrought 
His Parents unto mee deare as myne owne 
There Loves were such as to the Worlds well knowne 
But 'ere that one Yeare more her Course had runne 
God in his Mercie unto me, hath sho%vne 
That all theise earthly Comforts are but toyes 
Being compared with those celestial Joys 
Which through the blood of Christ, me kept in store 
For those in whome his Word has ruld before. 

and below the figure of the lady. 

To labour borne, I bore, and by that forme 

I bore to earth, to earth I straight was borne. 

{From copy at Burton Agnes). 

GILLING CHURCH (Near Richmond). 

Dark marble slab attached to the west wall of Church 
(interior) measuring about 7 feet by 3^ feet. It bears the 
effigies of a knight and a lady, their heads rest on cushions, 
his feet on a goat, her feet on a lap dog. Above the head 
of the knight is the shield of Boynton of Sedbury, and above 
the lady's head is that of Lumley. An inscription runs 
round the edge of the slab, and at the four comers are the 
emblems of the four evangelists. The inscription is as 
follows : — 

Hie jacet d'n's He'ricus boynton, myles, ultim' heres de 
sydbery, isti' no'is et essabella uxor eius, qui VII" id' ianuarii obiit 
an'o d'ni IVfCCCCC'XXX'I" quor' ani'b' p'picietur', deus ame'. 

There is a flag in the floor of the north aisle with these 
words cut in it — 

Alys hear layis Herre boynton knyght 
Deus propicius esto nobis peccatorib. 

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In stained glass. 
Arms of Bellingham impaling Boynton as follows : — 

Quarterly, 1 and 4, Bellingham. 2 and 3 Argent, three bends 
gules, on a canton of the second, a lion rampant of the first, for 
Burneshead. Impaling, Quarterly, of 12. 1 and 12, Boynton. 
2, Rosel. 3, Bovingtoa. 4, Thweng (?) 5, De la See. 6, Monceaux. 
7, Kelk. 8, Barnardiston. 9, Place. 10, Halnaby. 11, Surtees.1 



Pray for the soule of Thom's Boynton of 
Roysby Esquier who caused this ch) rche 
fyrst to be halowed and was ye f jrst corsse 
that was buryed in yt and decessed the 
XXIX day of marche the yer' of o' 
lord god M' y and XXIIJ on whose soule 
Jhu' have mercy amen. 
Arms — A fess between three crescents. 

{From copy at Burton Agnes.) 

Black marble slab supported by four urns of alabaster 
inclosed with rails and inscribed — 

Mere lyeth the bodie of the Lady 
Frances Boynton sometymes 
wife of Sr. Matthew Boynton of 
Barmston, Knight and Baronet 
Daughter of Sr. Henry Griffith of 
Burton Agnes, Knt. A Familie 
Discended from Ancient 
and Honourable 
Her life much more remarkable for graces then for dayes Yet in 
that more than ordinarilye Abreuiated tyme her exact and holy 
Pilgrimage, the effects whereof in her Prudent and Provident 
disposing of all things Pertaining to the duty of her Sex As also in 
her indefatigable diligence in the faithfull Education of her children 

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Was soe conspicuously manifested, That beside the good acceptance 
thereof which God testified to her in A numerous Posteritie, Shee 
had also hereby ingroven soe deepe An Impression in the hearts of 
all that knew her Pious conversation (That were it not that Mortalitie 
doth deface the memorie of things) Shee needed no other monument 
She dyed about ye 3d of July in ye yeare of 

her age 36 Anno Dni 1634 

The said Sr. Matthew Boynton to manifest 

his love for his so well deserving wife 

hath with his owne hand inscribed and 

caused to be erected 

this Marble. 

{From Copy and particulars at Burton Agnes). 

Black marble slab. 

Under this Marble 
Resteth the Body of the Religious 
and Honourable Lady Katherine 

second Daughter of the Right 
Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax 
of Gilling Castle, Viscount Emnley, 
late wife of Sr. Arthur Ingram 
of Temple Newsam in this County 
Knt, who departed this life the 23d 
of Feby. Anno Dni 1666. 

{From copy at Burton Agnes.) 


Over the south door of the chancel are two coats of arms 
carved in stone, and on a scroll above each are the words 
+ }>ofer fiognfo* 

The first shield bears^On a fess between three crescents 
a lion passant, for Boynton of Sedbury, impaling, a bend 
between two saltires engrailed for (?) 

The second shield bears Boynton of Sedbury impaling, 
two lions passant, for Strangeways. 



1. Sir Matthew Boynton (1st Bart.) his wife Frances Griffith and three 

children. Large group in the saloon. 

by Van Dyck, about 1640. 

2. Sir Francis Boynton (2nd Bart.) in armour. In dining-room. 

by 1660. 

3. Sir Griffith Boynton (3rd Bart.) as a boy, taken shortly after 

the death of his father, about 1690, full length, in black velvet 
and high heeled Stuart boots. ^y Dobson. 

4. The same later. In red velvet coat and wig ; companion portrait 

to that of his first wife Adriana Sykes. ^y Stephenson. 

5. The same, later. In blue velvet and wig, about 1720 ; Companion 

portrait to that of his second wife Rebecca White. In the 
^^••°°°- by Stephenson. 

6. Sir Francis Boynton (8th Bart.) in tan velvet. 


7. Sir Griffith Boynton (5th Bart.) in his wedding dress; companion 

portrait to that of his wife Ann White, 1742. 

by Philippe Mercier, about 1749. 

8. The same, three quarter length. 

by Philippe Mercier. about 1749. 

9. Sir Griffith Boynton (6th Bart.) full length. ^ q^i^^ 
10 and 11. Smaller copies of the same. j,y Qgtes. 

12. Sir Henry Boynton (9th Bart.), with long hair, in black coat and 

yellow waistcoat. ^y Russell, about 1810. 

13. Another of the same about 1840. 

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14. Frances Griffith, 1620, wife to Sir Matthew Boynton (1st Bart.) ; 

three quarter length in black with Welsh hat. 

by Marc Gerhardt. 

15. Group of three ladies said to be the Misses Griffith, daughters 

of Sir Henry Griffith, builder of Burton Agnes Hall. Two 
of the ladies are in white, and one in black, EUzabethan dresses 
with ruffs. t,y j^^^^ Gerhardt. 1606. 

1 6. Constance Finnes, daughter of William 2nd Lord Saye and Sele, 

wife of Sir Francis Boynton (2nd Bart.) 

by P. Mercier, about 1670. 

17. Adriana Sykes, daughter of John Sykes and first wife to Sir 

Griffith Boynton (3rd Bart.) ^y Stephenson. 

18. Rebecca White, second wife of Sir Griffith Boynton (3rd Bart). 

by Stephenson. 

19. Ann White, niece of Rebecca White, and wife to Sir Griffith 

Boynton (5th Bart.) in wedding dress, 1742. 

by P. Mercier, about 1749. 

20. Charlotte Topham, first wife to Sir Griffith Boynton (6th Bart.) 

by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1765. 

21. Mary Hebblethwayte, second wife of Sir Griffith Boynton (6th 

Bart.) full length. by Cotes. 

22. Thomas Lamplugh Wickham, who married the daughter and sole 

heir of Sir Henry S. Boynton (Uth Bart.) 

by Sydney White. 

23. Cicely Mabel Bo3mton, daughter and sole heir of Sir Henry S. 

Boynton (11th Bart.), married Thomas Lamplugh Wickham. 
by Sydney White. 



Payments Relating to the High Sheriff, 
p. Benja. Outram. 
March the 7th, 1750. 
Paid Expences at Frydaythorpe going to York 
Paid Mr. White for Stockings for 8 servants and three 

Trumpeters, p. note . . 
Paid Mr. Nutting for wine for the Judges, p. note 
Paid Lady Burdett for coals and charcoal for Do, 
Paid the Trumpeters for their Attendance at the Lent 

Assizes, p. note 
Paid the painter for painting the Trumpeters Banners 

p. note . . 
Paid for Six pair of Shoes for the Trumpeters and Buckles 

for the Servants, p. note 
Paid for 34 pair of Gators for the Holbert men and the 

Key Turner at the castle, p. note 
Paid for a side Glass for the coach, p. note 
Paid Mr. Robinson for Wiggs, Shaveing the Servants and 

Holbert men, p. note 
Paid Do. for William Milner's Wigg, p. note 

March the 23rd, 1750. 
Paid Mr. Kettlewell for Eating, wine, ale, etc., the 

Horses Bill Included, p. note 
to the servants the Particulars in the horses Bill 
Paid for the use of the Holberts, Lent Assizes, p. note 
Paid 16 Holbertmen for 14 days Lent Assizes at 1/6 p 

day, p. note 
Paid John Hayse for Parrying a horse, &c., p. note 
Paid charges at Fridaythorpe coming from York 
paid Disbursments at York, p. note 

s. d. 
19 10 


18 8 

6 6 


19 2 

7 4 



17 4 

11 6 


14 4 

I 10 


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April the 11th, 1751. 
Paid the York Carrier for the carriage of goods, p. note . . 

THE 16th. 
Paid Mr. Preston for ale and Beer for the Judge, Lent 

Assizes, p. note 
Paid Thomas Smith for Boots and Shoes for the servants, 
p. note . . 

May the 4th, 1751. 
Paid Mr. Stainton for sadlers work, p. note 
Paid Mr. Hotham for hatts, Gloves, &c., p. note. . 
Charges at York when Mr. Stainton, &c., was paid 

June the 26th. 
Paid Mr. Brooks for a coach horse 

July the 19th. 
Paid charges at Fridaythorp going to York 
charges at Gatehemsley 

the 29th. 
Paid Mrs. Preston for ale and Beer for the Judges (Lamas 

Assizes), p. note 
Paid Mr. Hotham for Gloves and cockades 
Paid Mr. Nutting for wine for the Judges 

THE 30th. 
Paid Mr. Robinson for a wig for Sir Griffith Boynton, 

shaveing the Servants and Holbertmen, &c. 
Gave to Mr. Robinson's men 

July the 30th, 1751. 
Paid Lady Burdet for coals for the Judges Lodgings, 

p. note . . 
Paid Mr. Cayley for the high Sheriffs Lodgings both 

Assizes, p. note 
Paid Mr. Mawde for Flambeaux, p. note . . 
paid the Trumpeters for Attendance the sumer assizes, 

p. note . . 
paid the Holbertmen for Attendance the surner assizes, 

p. note . . 
paid for some repairs on the coach 

s. d. 

7 3 






6 6 

4 6 

2 6 

6 8 

3 6 

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paid the Blacksmith for fastening the horses shoes, Ac. 
paid Mr. Stainton for a Saddle, &c., p. note 

THE 31ST. 

Paid Mr. Kettlewell for Eating, Ale and wine, hors 

Included, p. note 
Paid at Fridaythorpe coming from York 

July the 31st, 1751. 
Paid Disbursments, p. notes 

December the 3 1st, 1751. 
This Account of Payments for the sum of four hundred and 
Thirty seven Pounds three Shillings and nine Pence was Examined, 
Allowed of, and closed betwi.xt, and is carried to the General Account. 
G. boynton. 























Livery men sent to attend Sir Griffith Boynton, Baronet, High 
Sherrifi for the County of York, Lent Assises, 1750. 

4 Lord Viscount Irwin 1 

6 Sir William St. Quintin, Bar' 1 

4 Sir Robert Hildyard, Bar' 1 

2 Sir Digby Legard, Bar' 1 

2 Sir William Pennyman, Bar' 1 

2 Sir John Ingleby, Bar' 1 

2 Sir William Wentworth, Bar' 1 

2 Sir Ralph Milbank, Bar' 1 

4 Sir William Milner, Bar' 2 

2 Sir George Cayley, Bar' 2 

2 Sir John Ramsdale, Bar' 2 

2 Sir William Lowther, Bar' 2 

3 Sir Rowland Winn, Bar' 2 

4 Hugh Bethell, Esq' 6 
2 Hugh Chomdley, Esq"^ 2 
4 William Osbaldeston, Esq"' 2 
4 Francis Boynton, Esq"^ 2 
2 Miss Boynton 1 
2 Richard Langley, Esq"^ 2 
2 John Twisleton, Esq"^ 2 
2 Richard Sykes, Esq^ 2 
2 William Thompson, Esq"^ 2 
2 John Hill, Esq-- 2 
2 John Thompson, Esq'' 2 
2 William Challoner, Esq'' 1 
2 John Robinson, Esq'' 1 
2 John Rickaby, Esq' 2 
2 John Gream, Esq' 1 
2 Thomas Hudson, Esq' 2 
2 Jo. Storr, Esq'' 2 
1 Ralph Crayke, Esq'^ 4 
1 Tin. Thompson, Esq'' 2 

Charles Weddell, Esq' 
Mrs. Constable 
William Preston, Esq' 
Dr. Waugh 

Edward Pearson, Esq'" 
Nan. Wilmar, Esq"^ 
Henry Waterland, Esq"^ 
Beckworth, Esq' 
Richard Wilson, Esq"^ 
William Tufnall Jolliff, Esq' 
John Boucher, Esq' 
Thomas Lacon Barker, Esq' 
Abstrupus Danby, Esq' 
John Wilmar, Esq' 
Roger Talbot, Esq' 
John Constable, Esq' 
Chomdeley Turner, Esq' 
John Wood, Esq' 
John Wood Boynton, Esq' 
Phillip Harland, Esq' 
Thomas PuUein, Esq' 
Thomas Grimston, Esq' 
Mann Horsefield, Esq' 
Godfrey Bossville, Esq' 
Robert Willford, Esq' 
Christopher Galton, Esq' 
Henry Darcy, Esq' 
John Boynton Adams, Esq' 
Ralph Lutton, Esq' 
Thomas Hassell, Esq' 
Daniel Draper, Esq' 
Natt. Maisters, Esq' 

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1 John Dealtry, Esq'' 

2 Dr. Stem 

2 The Revd Mr. Dade 
2 The Rev'' Mr. Holme 
1 The Revt* Mr. Barker 
1 The Revd Mr. March 
1 The Revd Mr. Hassell 
1 The B.ev'^ Mr. Richardson 
1 The Revd Mr. Rudd 

1 Mr. Fohambe 

2 Capt. Pennyman 
2 Mr. John Clerk 

2 Dr. Ward 
6 Mr. Nelson 

3 Mr. Graves 
2 Mr. Meek 

2 CoUonel Moysor 
1 Mr. Rousby 

1 Mr. William Thompson 

2 Mr. Garforth 

1 Mr. Harry Bains 

2 Mr. 
2 Mr. 
1 Mr. 
1 Mr. 
1 Mr. 

1 Mr. 

2 Mr. 

1 Mr. 

2 Mr. 

1 Mr. 

2 Mr. 
1 Mr. 
1 Mr. 






William Sanderson 



William Preston 


William Houlham 





Aaron, the Jew, 4m. 
Acklam, Acclum, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 
8, 19. 
„ Church of, 13. 
,, Roger de, 3. 
„ William de, 3. 
Airesome, 7. 
Alrewas, 71. 
Amcotts, Alexander , 26, 96. 

Dorothea, 26, 96. 
Amunderville, Joan de, 3. 
Peter de, 3. 
Anlaby, Dorothy, 22. 

„ John, 22. 
Archbishop Greenfield, 70. 
Laud, 20. 
Melton, 70. 
Scroope, 8. 
Arms of Barnardiston, 101. 
Bellingham, 87, 101. 
Blount, 91. 
Bosome, 90. 
Boteler of Wem, 86. 
Boynton, 1, 12, 34, 43, 
49. 55, 63-66, 88, 89, 
90, 101, 102. 
Buckton, 65n. 
Bumeshead, 101. 
de la See, 89, 90, 101. 
Ferrers, 86. 

Griffith, 86, 87, 89, 90. 
Halnaby, 101. 
Heblethwayte, 88. 
Howard. 87. 
James I, 91. 
Kelk, 89, 90, 101. 
Lightfoot, 89. 
Lords of Avon, 91. 
Merlay, 85, 89, 90. 
Monceaux, 89, 90, 101. 
Neville, 86. 
Ogle, 63«. 
Olney, 90. 
Orreby, 87. 

Owen ap Meredith, 87. 
Place, 101. 
Queen Elizabeth, 90. 

Anns of Revershyllyn, 90. 

Rhys, Prince of South 
Wales, 91. 

Roscels, 89, 90, 101. 

SomerviUe, 87, 89, 90. 

Strangewavs, 101. 

Strickland, 89. 

Stute villa, 87. 

Surtees, 101. 

Thweng, 101. 

Topham, 78. 

Willoughby, 87. 

Wyke, 90. 
Arnold, Amallia, ix, 1. 

Riches de, ix, 1. 
Arram, Herghum, 4n. 
Aton, Sir Gilbert de, 65. 

„ Sir WilHam de, 49, 63, 

64, 65. 
,, William, 6. 

Badge of Percy, 63. 
Baker, Friar, 13. 
Barmingham, Richard de, 58. 
Barmston, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 
Church, 11. 14, 18, 

24, 25. 
Hall, 18. 

Inscriptions at, 95-98 
Barnard, Ann Maria, 35. 
Edward, 27. 
Ehzabeth, 27. 
John, 27«. 
Rev. C. Drake, 35. 
Barnard Castle, 31. 
Barnardiston, Arms of, 101. 
Baronetcy, Enrolment of Boyn- 
ton, 20. 
Barton, Conan, 57. 
Bartrame, John, 14. 
Bath, Peter de, 3. 
BaylloU, Ada de, 3. 
Baynard, Gosfrid. 83. 
Bedale. 24. 
Bellingham, Arms of, 87, 101. 

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Bellingham, Dorothy, 19, 99. 

Sir Henry, 19, 99. 
Bempton, 1. 
Berwick Castle, 49. 
Berwick-on-Tweed, 8, 49. 
Beverley, 31. 

Recorder of, 29. 

St. Mary's Church, 

30, 32, 33. 
St. Mary's Church, 
Inscriptions in, 98-99. 
Bigod's Rebellion, 13. 
Bilson, John, F.S.A., vii. 
Bishop Green of Lincoln, 33. 

,, Hatfield of Durham, 7. 
Bishopwearmouth, 7. 
Black Prince, The, 6. 
Blair. C. H., 63^.•. 
Blount, Arms of, 91. 
Boleyn, Anne, 93. 
Bolton Percy, 24. 
Boroughbridge, 15. 
Bosome, Arms of, 90. 
Boteler of Wem, Arms of, 86. 
Bowes, Sir William, 56. 
Boyne, Battle of the, 22. 
Boynton, Boington, Bouicton 
Bouington, Bouinc- 
ton, Bouinctona 
Bovington, Boving- 
tona, Bovinton, 
Bovintona, x, 
7, 9, 10, 27, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 47. 
Adriana, 30, 36, 99. 
Agnes, 57. 
Alethea, 24, 26. 
Alice, 10, 19,38, 44, 46. 
Alice de, 4, 5, 7. 
Anne, 12, 13, 14, 15. 
Arms of, 1, 12, 34. 43, 
49. 55. 63-66. 88. 
89. 90. 101. 102. 
Bartholomew de. ix. x. 
Caroline. 36. 
Catherine Maude. 37. 
Cecilie (Maid of Hon- 
our to Queen 
Elizabeth). 14. 
Cecily. 12. 14. 
Charles. 23. 36. 
Charlotte, 31.36. 
Christopher (I), 7. 56, 

Boynton, Christopher (II), 56. 

57, 98. 
Christopher (III), 57. 

Church. 45. 48. 
Cicely Mabel, 38. 
Colonel Francis, 21. 
Constance, 28, 30, 32, 

39, 44, 46. 
Constance Mary, 38, 

Comehus, 22. 
(Dame) Adriana, 28. 
(Dame) Alice, 15, 17. 
(Dame) Ann, 33, 88. 
(Dame) Ann Maria, 35. 
(Dame) Charlotte, 34, 

(Dame) Dorothy, 19. 
(Dame) Euphemia 

Violet, 39. 
(Dame) Frances, 21, 

30, 70, 87. 
(Dame) Harriet, 37, 

(Dame) Jane, 15. 
(Dame) Katherine. 23. 
(Dame) Louisa. 37. 
(Dame) Margaret, 10, 

(Dame) Mary, 34, 35. 
(Dame) Mildred 

Augusta, 38. 
(Dame) Rebecca, 28. 
(Dame) Sarah, 35. 
Dora Louisa Hen- 
rietta, 38, 97. 
Dorothea, 26. 96. 
Dorothy, 19. 22, 30, 

32, 99. 
Ehza. 38. 
Ehzabeth, 9, 10, 22, 

23, 25. 26. 50. 56, 

57, 91, 99. 
Elizabeth de, 7, 8. 
Ehzabeth Ann, 36. 
Elizabeth Laura, 36. 
Elsie, 36. 
Eva, 36. 
Frances, 26, 36, 70, 

87, 98. 
Francis (XVIII), 15, 

18, 19, 97. 
Francis, 25, 30, 31. 

Boynton, Geoffrey de, 2. 

George Heblethwaite 

Lutton, 36. 
Gladys Mary, 39. 
Gustavus, 23. 
Harry Somerville, 36. 
Henry (IV). 57, 58, 

65, 66. 

Henry (XIII), 10, 12. 
Henry, 7, 9, 21, 63. 
Henry de, 2. 
Herre, 100. 
Hon. Mary Ewbank 

Cunliffe. 97. 
Ingleram de (HI), 2, 

3, 4, 63; His 

Seal, 3. 
Ingleram de (V), 5, 6. 
Isabel, 10, 36, 58. 
Isabella, 21, 58, 65, 

66, 100. 
Jane, 10. 
Jane de, 2. 
Jenet or Jane, 12. 
Jennett, 9. 
Joan, 57, 58. 
Joan de, 2, 3, 63. 
John, 57, 99. 
John de, 6. 
John de (IV), 44, 45, 

John de (IX), 49, 50. 
Julia, 36. 

Katherine, 6, 7, 22. 
Lady, 75. 
Lady Constance, 25, 

44, 96. 
Lady Dorothy, 99. 
Lady Frances, 101. 
Lady Isabella, 49. 
Lady Katherine, 23, 

Lady Margaret, 55. 
Lambert (Canon of 

Newborough), 44, 45. 
Lieut-Col. Francis, 36. 
Louisa, 36. 

Margaret, 9, 14,23,92. 
Margaret de, 3, 5, 7. 
Mannaduke, 23. 
Martin, 10. 
Mary, 28, 36, 37, 89, 

Mary Constance, 37. 

Boynton, Matthew, 11. 

(Col.) Matthew, 21. 
Matthew (XVI), 12, 

13, 14, 15. 
Michael de, 3. 
Motto of, 86. 
Nathaniel, 25. 
Peregrine, 23, 95. 
pew, 37. 
Rabod, Rabot, Rawo- 

dus de (I), 1, 43. 
Rev. Charles Ingram 

William, 37, 97. 
Rev. Griffith (XXX), 

35, 37, 38, 39, 97. 
Rev. Henry, 25, 26, 96. 
Robert de (II), 43. 
Roger de (VII), 44, 

45, 46, 47, 48. 
Selina, 37, 97. 
Selina Chariotte, 38. 
Sir Francis (XX), 24, 

25, 27, 28, 96. 
Sir Francis (XVIII), 

17, 18, 19, 20, 99. 
Sir Francis (XXIII), 

26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 

33, 98, 99. 

Sir Francis (XXVII), 

34, 35, 88. 

Sir Griffith (XXII), 
28, 29, 79, 98. 

Sir Griffith (XXIV), 
30, 31, 32, 33, 84, 
88, 107, 108. 

Sir Griffith (XXV), X, 

33, 34, 35, 74. 
Sir Griffith (XXVI), 

34, 35, 88. 

Sir Griffith Henry 
(XXXII), 37, 39. 

Sir Henry (IX), i.\, 
7, 8, 9, 55. 

Sir Henry (XIV), 10, 

Sir Henrv (XXVIII), 

34, 35, 36, 88, 89. 
Sir Henry (XXIX), 

35, 36, 37, 89. 
Sir Henry (IV), 58, 

Sir Henry Somerville 
(XXXI), 37, 38, 
39, 89. 

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Boynton, Sir John, 22, 23. 

Sir Matthew (XIX), 

X, xn, 19, 20, 21, 

23, 24, 74, 87, 95, 

101, 102. 
Sir Robert de (III), 

43, 44, 45, 48. 

Sir Robert de (VIII), 

48, 49, 59. 64, 65, 99. 

Sir Thomas de (VII), 

6, 7, 8, 63. 

Sir Thomas (VIII), 

7, 8, 55, 65. 

Sir Thomas (XII), 10. 
Sir Thomas (XVII), 

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. 
Sir WiUiam (XXI), 

25, 27, 28. 
Sir William de (IV), 

3, 4, 4«, 5, 66. 
Thomas (X), 9, 59. 
Thomas (XV). 10, 11, 

12, 13, 101. 
Thomas, 19. 
Ursula de, 2. 
Walter de (I), ix, 

Walter de (V), 45, 46. 
Walter de (VI). 44, 

45, 47. 
Walter de, 5. 
WiUiam (XI), 9, 10, 63. 
William (XXI), 27, 

William, 12, 30, 32, 99. 
William de (II), ix, 

1, 2. 
William de, 6, 48. 
Churchlnscription at.99. 
Vicar of, 44, 45, 47. 
Boythorpe, Buitorp, 69. 
Bridlington, Byrhngton, 9, 26. 
Church, 18. 
,, Parsonage of, 14. 

Prior of, 13. 
Priory of, 1, 43. 
Thomas, 49. 
Bromesgrove, 24. 
Brompton, 65. 

Brown, William, F.S.A., vii. 
Brus, Peter de, 4, 44)?. 

Robert de, 65. 
Brustwick, 19. 
Bucktrout, Sarah, 35. 

Buckton, Arms of, 65m. 
Bulmer, Anne. 13. 

Sir John. 13. 
Sir WiUiam. U. 
Burlyn river. 46. 
Bumby, 1. 

Burneshead, Arms of, 101. 
Burton Agnes, Burton Annays, 
Burton Annes. Anes- 
burton, Annas Bur- 
ton. 4. 
25, 26, 27. 28. 29, 30 
32. 33, 34, 35, 37. 38 
63, 65, 70, 72, 73, 74 
77, 95, 98. 
,, Church, 37«, 72, 73, 

,. HaU. 77-79. 

Portraitsat, 103. 104. 
Burton, Robert de (Vicar of 
Boynton), 44, 45. 47. 

Caille. Thomas de, 44. 

Calais, 73. 

Carleton, 44n. 

Carlisle, 7, 70. 

Castle, 56. 

Caroline, Queen, 29. 

Carrol, Lieut. -Col. Richard 
Sterne. 36. 
Louisa, 36. 

Carter, Rt. Hon. Thomas, 22. 

Castile and Leon, King of, 50. 

Castle Levington, 56, 57. 

Chalmers. Euphemia Violet, 39. 
John Inglis, 39. 

Chantry of the B.V.M. in Bur- 
ton Agnes Church 
70. 84. 85. 
St. Nicholas in Gilling 
Church. 58. 

Charles I. King. 21. 

Charles II. King, 21. 25. 

Cherry Burton. 31. 

Chester-le-Street, 16. 

Cholmley, Sir Hugh, 21. 24. 

Claxton, Ralph, 12. 

Clayton Griffith, 67. 

Cleatham, 3. 

CUfton, Sir Gervase, 72, 85. 

Clopton Chapel, 73. 

Sir William, 73. 

Cobb, Dame Winifred, 98. 
Frances, 98. 

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Cobb, Sir William, 30, 32, 98. 
Constable, Agnes, 72, 85. 

" little Sir Marma- 

duke," 72. 
Sir Robert, 85. 
SirT. A.,35, 37. 
Conyers, 7. 

„ Elizabeth, 9, 56. 
„ John, 9. 

Sir John, 19. 
Sir Robert, 56. 
Cottingham Powis, 31. 
Council of the North, 15, 18. 
Cowton, South, Church, 66, 102. 
Croft, 19,24. 
Cromwell, 20. 

Darcy, Elizabeth de, 55. 
John de, 55. 
Phihp, Lord, 55. 
de la See, Arms of, 89, 90, 101. 
Margaret, 10, 11. 
Martin, 10, 72. 
Demming, 31. 

Dispute concerning arms, 64. 
Doncaster, 70. 

Recorder of, 14. 
Dunbar, Henry, Viscount, 23. 
Durham, Monastery of, 3. 
Dynant, William, 46. 

East Greenwich, 19. 
Edward, Prince, 29. 
Ehzabeth, Queen, Arms of, 90. 
Eltan, Alyson, 57. 
Emnley, Viscount, 102. 
Eure, John de, 70. 

,, Sir Ralph, 15. 
E versham Church, 1 9. 
Eversham Church, Inscriptions 
in, 99-100. 

Fairfa.^, Ehzabeth, 95. 

General, 74. 

Jane, 15. 

Katherine, 23. 

Lady Katherine, 98. 

Sir Nicholas, 15. 

Thomas, Viscount, 23, 
95, 102. 
Felton, John, 9. 
Ferrers, Arms of, 86. 

Jane, 86. 

Sir John, 86. 

FitzHugh, Master Robert, 56. 
Flodden, 72. 
Forster, Elizabeth, 17. 
Ellynore, 17. 
Francis, 17. 
Robert, 17. 
Foster, Anthony, 18. 
Foundling Hospital, 33w. 
Fowns. John, 24. 
Fraisthorpe, 19. 
Francis I, King, 73. 
Franke, Sir Thomas, 1 1. 
Friar Baker, 13. 
Friars, Four Orders of, 13. 
Friars Observant of Newcastle, 

Friars of Yarm, 57. 
Frobisher, Christian, 14. 

Frances, 15. 

Francis, 15. 

Margaret, 14. 

Wilham, 14. 

Gascoigne, Sir William, 58. 
Gaunt, John of, 72, 85. 

,, Gilbert de, 44. 
Geoffrey, son of Baldwin, 2, 3. 
GiUing Church, 58, 100. 
Gisbume, Prior of, 13. 
Goldsbrough, Janeor Jenet, 12, 

Thomas, 12, 13. 
Gower, Jane, 17. 

Roger, 17. 
Gray, Mary, 35. 
Gransmoor, Grenzmore, 69. 
Graystoke, Mary de, 70. 

William de, 70. 
Greame, Mary Constance, 37. 

„ Phihp Lloyd, 37. 
Green, Dr. John, Bishop of 

Lincoln, 33. 
Greenfield, Archbishop, 70. 
Greno, 27. 
Griffith, Agnes, 72, 85. 

Arms of , 86. 87, 89, 90. 
Badge of, 74, 86. 
Crest of, 74, 86. 
Elizabeth, 74, 87. 
Frances,21,74, 87, 101. 
Jane, 85. 

Joan, 68. 71, 85. 
Margaret. 74. 87. 
Ralph. 74. 87. 

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Griffith, Sir George, 73, 74. 

Sir Henry, 21, 74, 87, 

Sir John, 71,72. 

Sir Rees ap, 71, 85. 

Sir Walter, 73, 77. 85, 

Thomas, 71. 

Thomas ap, 87. 

Walter, 72, 74, 87. 
Grindall, Margaret, 5. 
Grosmont, Brothers of, 13. 
Grymsby, Simon de, 47. 
Guisbrough, 20. 

Priory, 2, 5«, 43. 
Gypse river, 46. 

Haisthorpe, 27, 65. 

Halden, 19. 

Haldenby, Anne, 12, 13. 

Robert, 12. 13. 
Halnaby,16, 24. 

Arms of, 101. 
Hampton Court, 15, 16. 
Handale Priory, 5. 
Harbottle Farm, 24. 
Harding, Jane, 10. 

Simon, 10. 
Harpham, Arpen, 3, 69. 
Harrison, Mr. of Brandesburton, 


Hastings, Christian, 14. 

Sir Brian, 14. 
Hatchments, 37«. 
Hatfield, Bishop, 7. 
Heblethwaite, Heblethwayte, 
Arms of, 88. 

Frances, 30. 

James, 30, 34, 88. 
„ Mary, 34, 88. 
Hedon, 20. 

Helagh Park, Canons of, 5. 
Helghton, Robert de, 44«. 
Henry IV, King, 8, 9. 
Henry vni. King, 73. 
Henry, son of Peter, 4. 
Heron. Gerald. 8. 
Highgate, 20, 21. 
High Sheriff's Accounts, 105-107. 
Hildyard, Sir Robert, 31. 
Hillsbrough, 22. 
Hinderwell, 18. 
Hodgson, Isabel, 17. 
Robert, 17. 

Holbom (St. Andrew's) Church, 

Hospital of St. Leonard, York, 

Hotham, Sir Charles, 29, 31. 

Sir John, 20, 21. 
Houpe, Janet, 72. 
Howard, Arms of, 87. 

Katherine, 87. 
Thomas, Duke of Nor- 
folk, 87. 
Hull, 21,23, 25. 
Hunmanby, 44, 45, 46, 47. 

Ingram, Sir Arthur, 24, 102. 
Inscriptions at — 

Barmston, 95-98. 

Beverley (St. Mary's), 98-99. 

Burton Agnes, 85-91. 

Boynton, 99. 

Eversham, 99. 

Gilling, 100. 

Roxby, 101-102. 

South Cowton, 102. 

James I, Arms of, 18, 91. 

King, 18. 
James II, King, 22. 
James IV, King, 73. 
Jew, Aaron, 4w. 
., Manasser, 4)?. 

Katherine, Countess of Tyr- 

connel, 22. 
Keeling, Elizabeth Laura, 36. 

Thomas H.. 36. 
Keld, Mr.,31. 
Kelk, Arms of, 89, 90, 101. 

„ Little, 27. 
Kendal, 19. 
King Charles I, 21. 

„ Charles II, 21,25. 

,, Francis I, 73. 

,, Henry IV, 9, 55. 

„ Henry VIII, 73. 

,, James I, 18. 

,, James II, 22. 

,, James IV, 73. 

,, of Castile and Leon, 50. 

,, William III, 22. 
Kinges Bromley or Kynges 

Bromley, 71. 
Kirkbum, 43n. 
Kirshaw, Constance, 28. 


Kirshaw, Dr. Richard, 28. 

Lambton, Thomas, 16. 
Lanchester, 16. 
Langtoft, 69. 
Laud, Archbishop, 20. 
Lawrance, Rev. Henry, vii. 
Lazenby, Laysynby, 48. 
Leo X, Pope, 12. 
LevensHall, 19, 101. 
Lightfoot, Arms of, 89. 
Harriet, 37. 
Thomas, 37. 
Lincoln, Dr. Green, Bishop of, 33. 
Lindsey, 2. 
Linthorpe, 4, 5. 
Lissett, 19, 27. 

Lister, Hon. Mary Ewbank 
Cunliffe, 37, 97. 
Samuel Cunliffe (Baron 
Masham), 37. 
List of Gentlemen (1750-1), 

Little Burden, 7. 
Little Kelk, 27. 
Londonderry, Seige of, 22. 
Lords of Avon, Anns of, 91, 
Lumley, family, 69. 

Bertram, 58. 

Isabella, 58, 65. 
Lutton, Constance, 30. 

Ralph, 30. 

Manasser the Jew, 4m. 
Marston Moor, 74. 
Marton, 4, 5, 12. 

Elizabeth, 9. 

Thomas, 9. 
Meaux Abbey, 1 . 
Meinill, Menhill, Menill, Nicholas 

de, 44, 46. 
Melton, Archbishop, 70. 
Merlay, Merley, Anne, 16, 17. 

Arms of, 89, 90. 

family. 69. 
,, Isabel de, 70. 

Johnde, 16, 17. 

Mary de, 70. 
,, Roger de, 4, 70, 77. 
Middleton Tyas, 19. 
Milbank, Sir Ralph, 16. 
Mirfield, Margaret, 9. 

Peter, 9. 
Mitford, John, 8. 

Monceaux, Munceaux, Muncels, 
Arms of, 89, 90, 101. 
Alice de, 4, 4>i. 
Ingelram de, 4. 
John de, 4. 
Monmouth, James, Duke of, 25. 
Mount Grace, 13, 58. 
Mousley, Caroline, 36. 

Rev. William Eaton, 
xi, 36. 
Mowbray, Thomas, 8. 
William, 6. 
Mussenden, Catherine Maude, 37. 
General William, 37. 
Neville, Arms of, 86. 
Joan, 72, 86. 
Mary, 85. 
Sir John, 72. 
Sir Ralph, 85. 
Ralph, Earl of West- 
morland, 72. 
Newcastle, Observant Friars 

of, 13. 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Mayor of, 8. 
Newdigate, Alfred, 38. 

Selina Charlotte, 38. 
New England, 20. 
Newminster Abbey, 70. 
Newport, Elizabeth, 50, 99. 
Thomas, 50, 99. 
Newton under Osenburgh, or 
Newton under Rose- 
bury, 7, 9, 14. 
Normanville, Isabel, 10. 

Sir WiUiam, 10. 
North, Council of the, 15, 18. 
Norton, Anne, 13. 
,, Cecile, 14. 
Edmund, 14. 
Richard, 14. 
,, William, 13. 
Nunappleton Priory, 4. 

Octon, Jane, 2. 

,, Sir Robert, 2. 
Offley, Mary, 25. 
Ogle, Arms of, 63)!. 
Olney, Arms of, 90. 
Orreby, 2. 

Arms of, 87. 
Ottrington, 31. 
Outram, Mr., 31. 
Owen ap Meredith, Arms of, 87. 


Paget, Mildred Augusta, 38. 

,, Rev. Thomas Bradley, 38. 
Parkhurst, Ann Maria, 35. 

Captain Richard, 35. 
John, 34. 
Mary. 34. 
Paul, 26. 

Pearte, Samuel, 24. 
Pedder, A. E.,38. 
Eliza, 38. 
Pedigree of Boynton of Barms- 
ton and Burton 
Agnes, facing page 
,, Boynton of Hunman- 
by, 51. 
Boynton of Sedbury, 59. 
Penal Laws and Test Act, Re- 
peal of, 22. 
Percy Badge, 59. 

,, Henry, Earl of Northum- 
berland, 7, 8, 48, 
49, 63, 64. 
,, Sir Richard de, 4k. 
,, William de, 4. 
Phillips, Elsie, 36. 
Pilgrimage of Grace, 69. 
Place, Arms of, 101. ; 
„ Alice, 15, 16. 

Anne, 16. 
,, Christopher, 15, 15m, 16, 

17, 19. 
,, Dorothy, X, 15, 16, 17, 19. 

Eleanor, 16, 17. 
,. Elizabeth, 16, 17. 
,, Isabel, 16, 17. 
Jane, 17. 
Poles worth, 71. 
Pontefract, 22. 
Pope Alexander III, 56. 
Pope Leo X, 12. 
Popple, Mr. 23. 
Portraits at Burton Agnes, 

Poulteney, Mr.,29. 
Prickett, Elizabeth Ann, 36. 

,, Lieut.-Col., Thomas, 36. 
Prince Edward, 29. 
Pynder, Sir William, 1 1. 

Queen Caroline, 29. 

,, EUzabeth, Arms of, 90. 
Quicke-in-Sadleworthforth, 56. 

Ratcliffe, Radclifie, Dame Agnes, 
Sir Richard, 57. 
Raven. Sir Thomas, 14. 
Recusants. Commissioner for, 

22, 25. 
Rees, Dora Louisa Henrietta, 
38, 93. 
Rev. Gywn Lloyd Moore, 
Reresby, Sir John, 22. 
Retford, 33. 

Revershyllyn, Arms of, 90. 
Rickaby, John, 36. 
Louisa, 36. 
Miss, 21 H. 
Ripley, 27. 28. 
River Aire. 55. 
,, Burlyn. 46. 
,, Derwent. 55. 
., Don, 55. 

Gypse, 46. 
, , Humber, 55. 
,, Nidd, 55. 
,, Ouse, 55. 
,, Swale, 55. 
„ Tees, 55. 
,. Wharf, 55. 
., Yore, 55. 
Rhys, Prince of South Wales, 

Arms of, 91. 
Robinson, Leonard, 26, 96. 
Margaret, 26, 96. 
Roscels, Arms of, 89, 90, 101. 

Sir Geoffrey, 7. 
Roscommon, Katherine, Coun- 
tess of, 22. 
Richard, Earl of , 22. 
Rotsea, 1, 43. 

Roxby. 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 18, 19, 
20, 24, 27. 
,. Chapel, 10, 12, 13, 23, 24. 
Inscriptions in, 
Rudston, Rudstone, Ruddestan, 
19, 27, 45, 46, 47. 
John (clerk), 56, 57. 
William de, 46. 

St. Andrew's Church, Holbom, 

St. Leonard's Hospital, York. 

St. Mary's Abbey, York, 83. 

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St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 


St. Nicholas's Chantry, Gilhng, 

St. Oswald's Chapel, Newton, 14. 
St. Quintin, WilUam de, 3. 
Sawcock, 7. 

Say and Seale, William, Vis- 
count, 25, 96. 
Sayer, Ehzabeth, 57. 
Scaling, 3, 4, 27. 
Scarbrough, 20. 

Castle, 21. 

of, 73. 
Scroope, Agnes, 57. 
Henry, 57. 

Richard, Archbishop 
of York, 8. 
Sedbury, Sadbury, 55, 100. 
Sewerby, Sywardby, 46. 
Robert de, 46. 
Sizergh, 17. 
Skelton, 16. 
Slingsby, 20. 
Smithpole, 7. 
Snainton, 5, 9. 

Somerville, .^rms of, 87, 89, 90. 
family, 69, 70. 
Isabel de, 70. 
Joan, 71,85. 
Maude, 70, 85. 
Robert de, 70. 
Roger de, 46. 
Sir Philip de, 70, 

Sir Roger, 70, 85. 
South Cowton Church, 66, 102. 
Speeton, John, 7. 

Margaret, 7. 
Stafford, John, 85. 
Stainton, 7. 

Stapleton, Stapylton, Stapul- 
ton, Isabel, 21. 
Katherine, 23. 
Robert, 21,23. 
WilUam, 56. 
Strangeways, Arms of, 102. 
Cicely, 12. 
James, 57. 
Joan, 57. 
Sir James, 12. 
Stratford-on-Avon Church, 73. 
Strickland, Alice. 15«, 16, 17. 

Strickland, Arms of, 89. 
Louisa, 37. 
Thomas, 17. 
Walter, 15«, 16, 17, 
Stuteville, Agnes de, 69. 

Alicede, 69, 70. 
Ancelm de, 69. 
,, Arms of, 87. 

family, 69. 
Gundreda de, 69. 
Isabell de, 69. 
Robert de, 1. 
Roger de, 69, 77. 
Surrey, Thomas, Earl of, 12. 
Surtees, Arms of, 101. 
Swinbum, Constance Mary, 38, 
Lieut.-Col. 38. 
Sykes, Adriana, 28. 
„ John, 28. 

TatenhiU, 71. 

Tatersall, Tateshale, Joan, 44, 46. 

Robert, 44. 
Tempest, Alice, 15, \5n, 16, 17,78. 
Anne, 16, 17. 
Nicholas, 15, 16, 17, 73. 
Mrs., 16. 
Robert, 16. 

Thomas, 10, 11, 16, 17. 
Temple, Ehzabeth, 25. 

Thomas, 25. 
Thomas, Sir Ryse ap, 73, 87. 
Thomholme, Thymom, 6, 27, 

69, 70. 
Thometon, near Stainton, 4, 5. 
Thomton-in-the-Street, 45. 
Thornton, Roger de. Mayor of 

Newcastle, 8. 
Thorny, Richard, 46. 
Thorpe, 44, 46. 

Throckmorton, Arms of, 87, 90. 

Ehzabeth, 74, 87. 

Margaret, 74, 87. 

Thomas, 74, 87. 

Thwing, Thweng, Arms of, 101. 

family, 69. 
Tibthorpe, 2, 43. 
Tollesby, 4, 5. 
Topham, Arms of, 78. 

Charlotte, 34, 88. 
Francis, 34, 88. 
Towton. 72. 

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Trenholme, 58. 
Tunstall, Brian, II. 

Isabell, 11, 13. 
Marmaduke, 11. 
Tyrconnell, Katherine, Countess 
of, 22. 
Richard, Earl of, 22. 

Ulrome, 19. 

Umfraville, Sir Ingelram de, 48. 

Ussher, Margaret, 72. 

Vandyke, 20, 103. 
Vaughan, Anne, 15. 

Francis, 15. 
Vavasour, Elinor, 17. 

Mauger, 17. 

William, 17. 
Vesci, Warin de, 65. 

Wales, Prince of, 29. 

Wallin Wells, or WaUing%vells, 

33, 34k. 
Wandesford, 57. 
Warbeck, Perkin, 73. 
Warevill, Ralph de, 2. 
Warton, Charlotte, 31. 
Major, 31. 

Sir Warton Pennyman, 
Wastneys, Adam, 2. 
Watkins, Selina, 37. 

William, 37. 
Waxand, John de, 45. 
Welwick, Sir Roger, 2. 
Westminster, 22. 
Wharram Percy, 48. 
Whichcoat, Frances, 26. 
George, 26. 
Sherwood, 26. 
William, 26. 
White, Ann, 33, 88. 
„ John, 28. 
,, Rebecca, 28, 29. 
,, Taylor, 33n. 

White, Thomas, 33, 88. 
Whorwood, Margaret, 74, 87. 
WilUam, 74, 87. 
Wichnor, 21, 25, 71, 74. 
Wickham, Annabella, 24. 

Henry, Archdeacon 

of York, 24. 
Thomas Lamplugh, 

William, 24. 
Wickham-Boynton, Cicely Mabel, 
vii, xi, 38. 
Henry Fairfax, 39. 
Thomas Lamp- 
lugh, vii, 38. 
WickliSe, Wicliff, Francis, 16. 

William, 16. 
Wigan Lane, 21. 
Wilberforce, Archdeacon, 84. 
Wilkinson, Fewster, 36. 

Marv. 36. 
WiUardby, 1. 
William, son of .A.ylmer, 5. 
William in, King, 22. 
Willoughby, Arms of, 87. 
Wilton Lazenby, 48. 
Winton, Winkton, 11. 
Wockerington, John, 8. 
Woode, William, Prior of Brid 

lington, 13. 
Worcester, 21. 
Wray, Sir Cecil. 31. 
Wybom, Adriana, 36. 

„ A. H., 36. 
Wydysforth, Jennett, 9. 

John. 9. 
Wyke, Arms of, 90. 

Yngleby, Parsonage of, 14. 

Yong, Janet, 72. 

York, Archdeacon of, 24. 

,, Cardinal of, 12. 

,, Duchess of , 22. 

,, Minster, 24, 34.