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Subject: Re: Again - John Mytton and Anne Swinnerton
Date: 03 Oct 2001 06:54:13 GMT
If we put aside the statements in the visitations, etc., that Robert Fulwood's
wife Margaret was daughter and heir of John Mytton of Shrewsbury, and try to
make her the Margaret Mytton who was daughter of John Mitton of
Weston-under-Lizard, we have the following.
Richard Fulwood died in 1502/3, leaving a will mentioning his wife, Agnes, sons
Robert and Lawrence, requested burial at Tanworth, Warwick, etc. His son
Robert Fulwood died in 1531. Robert Fulwood had been a member of the Inner
Temple, London, and married Margaret Mytton. That much we are certain of from
the Chancery suit I gave before.
The son and heir of Robert and Margaret, also named Robert Fulwood, married
Mary Hunter in 1539. We might guess he was born about 1515-20. That Robert
had a son named John born in 1541 who married Mary Hill in 1561 [hence the
Working down from the other direction, we have John Mytton/Mitton of Weston
whose first wife Anne died in 1470 [IPM]. His second wife, Joan Middlemore,
daughter of Richard, died in 1475 [MI]. If Margaret Mytton were her daughter,
she would have to be born by 1475, mother of a son who did not marry until
If the monumental inscription was wrong in the 1475 date, and Joan Middlemore
actually survived John Mytton [if she were the Joan mentioned in his will], it
would make the chronology much easier to reconcile.
Joan Middlemore's father, Richard Middlemore of Egbaston, died 16 February
1502/3, and his will [short] was proved in the PCC [22 Blamyr]. The will of
his widow, Margaret Throckmorton, left a much more detailed will proved in the
PCC in 1530 [1 Thower]. But no mention of Margaret Fulwood is made.
There is a MI of Robert Fulwood and Margaret, apparently at Tanworth, but I
have not seen it yet.
There was a John Mitton, who was a bailiff in Shrewsbury in 1441, who left a
will proved in 1454, but though he had a wife named Alice, it is not clear if
they had any children. It was his nephew, Thomas Mitton, son of his brother
Thomas, who was the head of the family of Mitton of Shrewsbury. He married (1)
Elizabeth Burgh [b. 1445], daughter and heir of Sir John Burgh, lord of Mowddy,
a portion of the Corbet inheritance of Caus, and considerable other estates.
He married (2) Anne Stanley, daughter of George, Lord Strange of Knockin [son
and heir apparent of the Earl of Derby by his first wife Eleanor Neville,
sister of the Earl of Warwick and Salisbury].
The Mitton family of Shrewsbury was not without wealth, and had even better
connections to other gentry families than the family at Weston did.