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Edward Baynton

Male Abt 1480 - 1544  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Edward Baynton 
    Born Abt 1480  of Bromham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1495  [3
    Died 27 Nov 1544  [2, 4
    Person ID I21494  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father John Baynton,   b. Abt 1460,   d. 31 Oct 1516  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Joan Digges,   d. Bef 31 Oct 1516 
    Family ID F12787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel Leigh,   d. 16 Feb 1573 
    Married Abt 18 Jan 1532  [2, 4
    Children 
    +1. Henry Baynton,   b. Abt 1536, of Edington, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1594  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F12748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A courtier and survivor at the court of Henry VIII, perhaps best described as a combination of Littlefinger and the Vicar of Bray.

      "[H]e was an astute courtier who served in the royal household (he was vice-chamberlain to all save the first of Henry VIII's wives) and on military expeditions to the Scottish borders and France, as well as in local affairs. He sat in the parliaments of 1529 and 1539 as a knight of the shire for Wiltshire, and in that of 1542 as a burgess for Wilton. Probably during his association with Thomas Cromwell he began the family tradition of strong protestantism, and at the dissolution he gained much former monastic land in and near Wiltshire, especially the site of Stanley Abbey and sixteen of its manors. He built an imposing manor house at Bromham, which was said to be almost as large as the king's new court at Whitehall, and which remained the family's chief residence until demolished during the civil war. [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2204] Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966), by Walter Goodwin Davis. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996., year only.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    4. [S2204] Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966), by Walter Goodwin Davis. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996.