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To some this is a show but to me it is my family and my life.
I am William Brereton's Relation

Lady Eva Wright- Knight, RMT, HKTB, Hereditary Knight's Templar Britannia.
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Home town: Brownsville, Tennessee
Ten Mile, TN
Astrological sign: Aquarius
Tudor Relations: William Brereton, through Duttons of Chester England.
Family Website
Family Motto:
Sevabo Fidem - Serve Faithfully
The best word to describe me is: Regal and faithful
Interests: Re-enacting, Reading, Genealogy, Reiki Healing, Outdoors, Ren Fests
Favorite movies: The Mysts of Avalon, The other Boleyn Girl, Elizabeth
Favorite TV shows: Pushing Daisies, The Tudors, Rome
My hero(es): Queen Elizabeth I, Princess Diana
My superpower is: My Beauty
If I could live anywhere, it would be: Chester England, Birthplace of my Family, the Duttons.
My dream job(s): Become Queen of course!
What else you should know about me:
I can sometimes become vulgar and bawdy when drinking mead.
-I joined this wiki because: I love the Tudors and love studying Genealogy!

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Sir William Brereton
William Brereton as played by James Gilbert
About William:

Sir William Brereton (died 17 May 1536), who came from a Cheshire landowning family, was a Groom of the Privy Chamber of Henry VIII. He was caught up in the accusations against Anne Boleyn, tried for treason and executed with the Queen and four others. Historians now think that along with the others he was almost certainly innocent. Willam Brereton was the sixth son of Sir Randle Brereton of Ipstones, Shocklach, & Malpas, Knight Chamberlain of Chester, knight banneret and knight of the body of Henry VII.

His mother was Eleanor Dutton of the Dutton family who were granted land holdings by King William the Conqueror and descended from many great vikings and decorated Knights.
Lady Eleanor Dutton

Along with three of his brothers, William entered royal service. By 1521 he was a groom of the King's chamber, and from 1524, groom of the privy chamber.

In 1529 Brereton married a widow, Elizabeth Savage, who was the daughter of Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, and a second cousin to Henry VIII. Lady Savage’s first husband was the grandson of Sir John Savage who had been a Lancastrian commander at the battle of Bosworth in 1485. When the grandson had fallen into debt and was also being held in the Tower for murder, all his lands were forfeited to the crown, and Brereton, as the king’s man in Cheshire, was given the job of looking after them. Savage died and Brereton’s marriage to Lady Savage established a family relationship with the King and thus cemented Brereton’s position as a royal servant.

In reward for his work for the King, Brereton gained many grants in Cheshire and the Welsh Marches. These eventually brought him more than £10,000 a year. However, he wielded power ruthlessly. For example, he engineered the execution of Sir John Eyton for instigating the killing of one of his own heavies who had been involved in disorders over cattle rustling. The Secretary of State, Thomas Cromwell, masterminded the plot against Anne. The allegation against Brereton was that Anne solicited him on 16 November 1533, and misconduct took place on 27 November.

However, the future Queen Elizabeth had been born on 7 September. This would have kept Anne in seclusion for a long time. Other charges of misconduct at Hampton Court certainly could not have happened, because at the time in question the court was at Greenwich. The historian Eric Ives argues that Cromwell added Brereton to the plot against Anne in order to end the troubles Brereton was causing in the Welsh Marches, and to reorganise (and centralise) the local government of this area.

Brereton's words as he faced the executioner's axe, "The cause whereof I die, judge not. But if you judge, judge the best," are interpreted as a cautious declaration of his innocence which would avoid the imposition of the harsher sentence of being hanged, drawn and quartered.

My Daughter Lady Alexa with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I after being knighted.
Lady Alexa with the queen

Myself and the Royal Court of Farrington. It was just too hot for my french hood!
Myself and the Royal Court

Queen Elizabeth I and I


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Famous People I am Related to:

Famous American Presidents/ Governmental Service
Andrew JACKSON (7th President)/ common ancestor is John A. Jackson General Stonewall Jackson/ common ancestor is John A. Jackson Theodore Roosevelt (Junior) (26th President) common ancestors are John de Beaufort [Marquess Of Som and Margaret de Holand Duchess of Clar.
William Howard Taft (27th President) common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer Woodrow Thomas Wilson (28th President) common ancestors are John de Beaufort [Marquess Of Som and Margaret de Holand Duchess of Clar.
Eleanor (Anna) Roosevelt (Wife of Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT) common ancestors are John de Beaufort [Marquess Of Som and Margaret de Holand Duchess of Clar.

Famous Actors

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby/ common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer. Humphrey BOGART/common ancestors are Thomas de Holland Lord and Alice FitzAlan Lady Fitzalan

Other Famous People

Princess Di - Diana Frances SPENCER (Princess/Wales)/ common ancestors are John de Beaufort [Marquess Of Som. and Margaret de Holand Duchess of Clar.! Camillia Parker-BOWELS/ common ancestors are John de Beaufort Marquess Of Som and Margaret de Holand Duchess of Clar.

Famous Writers

Ralph Waldo EMERSON/ common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer.
Louisa May ALCOTT/ common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer.
Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW/ common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer.
Bertrand RUSSELL (3rd E/Russell)/ common ancestors are John de Beaufort [Marquess Of Som and Margaret de Holand Duchess of Clar.
Jane AUSTEN (Novelist)/ common ancestors are John de Beaufort [Marquess Of Som and Margaret de Holand Duchess of Clar.

Mayflower Connections

Isaac Allerton (Junior)/ common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer.
(Pilgram) Elizabeth Brewster (Mayflower)/ common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer. (Pilgram) Mary Wentworth (Wyrall) (Mayflower) (wife of William BREWSTER) common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer (Pilgram) Love Brewster (Mayflower)/ common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer. Wrestling Brewster (Mayflower)/ common ancestors are Roger Wentworth (Sir Knight) and Margery le de Spencer.

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- King in Svitjod, probably from Uppsala, Sweden, born about: 65 B.C.
- King of Svitjod as well as a location in Russia

- Sweden

- Sweden

- A Swedish King who died in 130 A.D

- King of Sweden from 130 A.D. until his death in 162

DYGVE - King of Sweden from 162 until he died in his bed in 190
- King from 190 to 220

- King from 220 Co 260 (Defeated Finland's Chieftan)

- King from 260 until 280. He was born in 240 A.D.
YNGVE ALRICKSSON - King in Svitjod from 280
- King in Uppsala, Sweden from 302 until he was hanged in 312 A.D.

- King of Sweden until 380 A.D

- King in Svitjod until 456

- King in Svitjod who was killed in 460 (Fought many battles with Ottar of Svitjod and Frode of Denmark)

- King in Svitjod 460 Co 505 (Very Rich King-Many Viking Expeditions)

- King in Sweden from 505 Co 531

- King in Sweden from 530 until 545, Died in battle in Baltic Islands

ONUND ROADBUILDER - who was King in Svitjod from 545 Co 565 (One of the most popular Kings) Died in Landslide
INGJALD THE EVIL - who was King in Sweden from 565 Co 623
- who was King in Sweden from 623 Co 640. (Burned alive in his home)
HALFDAN HVITBEIN "WHITE LEG," who was king in Denmark about 710 (Great King in Vestfold) died in his bed as an old man in 740
EYSTEIN HALFDANSON - who was King in Vestfold and Romerike. He was born in 710 and died in 789 on one of his Viking raids, as he was in his ship returning home, the boom of another ship knocked Eystein into the water and killed him.
- who was King of Vest fold about 780 Became ill and died in his bed.
GUDROD HALVDANSON - "Gudrod the Hunter" or Gudrod the Magnificent". He was King of Vestfold and Romerike until he was killed in 821 and wife was Aase is the Sweden Queen who is believed to have been buried in the Oseberg Viking ship, excavated in 1904 and now on exhibit in the Viking Ship Museum on Bygdoy in Oslo.
HALFDAN "THE BLACK" - who was born in 820 and died in 860 (Strong and handsome King) Halfdan's death is described in detail in Heimskringla.(It is believed that Halfdan's half-brother, Olav Gierstad Alv, is the Viking King who was buried in his ship at Godstad. This ship was excavated in 1890 and can be seen at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.)
was born in 850 and died in 933 (Became King at age of 10 years old) Succeeded in Uniting Norway

- King in Norway from 930 Co 934 (Erik and his wicked Queen tried to get control of all of Norway) He conducted many Viking raids in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and the Hebrides. He was killed on a plundering expedition to England in 954
GUDROD ERIKSON - King of the Isle of Man in the southern part of the Inner Hebrides. He led an expedition to Norway to win back the throne from Olav Trygvason. Gudrod was killed in battle at Viken in 999. HARALD THE BLACK - from Islay. King of Man - died in 1040 GUDROD CROVAN - died at Islay in 1095. Became a great King (He participated in the battle of Stanford bridge in 1066)
- Because of his small stature he was called "Olaf Dwarf". King of Man from 1113 Co 1153 (Raised in the English Court) Beheaded by his Nephew

- died 1187 (In 1153 he became King of Man)
- was killed in 1228. He was a great Sea King and it is said that for three years he did not sleep under a roof a single night.

- King of Man, until his death about 1230

- King of Man. He went to Norway in 1250 and died there in 1287

- who was living in 1280

- emigrated from Man in 1275 and settled in Norway, where he died in 1345. He was a district governor in Jemtland (a province of Sweden which was part. of Norway at the time), and also served the king in Trondelag. He lived at a large farm, Egge, in Sparbu

PEDER NILSSON - known to be living in 1410
- lived at the Hove farm in Jemtland ca. 1430 (regarded as the progenitor of the Skancke family in Jemtland)
JENS KARLSSON - known to be living in 1469; died in 1488

Famous Decorated Knights

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Sir Peter de Dutton Lord of Dutton XII 1367 S: Elizabeth Butler (Dau of Sir Will Butler of Beusy Lord of Warrington) Pardoned by King Henry IV for taking part in the Hotspur rebellion
Sir Laurence de Dutton, Lord of Dutton XI 1475-1527 24.)
Sir Thomas Dutton,
Knight, Lord of Dutton X 1314/1381 S: Ellen Thornton 1316 in the year of 1415, at the Battle of Againcourt, Sir Thomas Dutton, with ten men at arms and thirty mounted archers made their contribution to one of the most famous Victories in English History.

On Saint Crispin's day, 6,000 Englishmen defeated more than four times that number of French. Also Froissart records show that in the year 1356 England was engaged in the 100 years war against the French, namely Joan of Arc, and Battle of Poicters on July 19th was one of four Cheshire squires who fought with distinction alongside Lord Audley under the famed Black Prince (Edward, Prince of Wales) and won a decisive Victory.
Sir Thomas Dutton was Killed in Battle at Blore Heath alongside his Eldest Son Peter and his Brother John under Lord Audley.
Crump Dutton (Lord Audley)


A. D. 1066-1784
1066 Odard, the Norman ancestor, with his five brothers, came over from Avranches in Normandy, in the army of William the Conqueror.
1086 Odard established at Dutton (Duntune) in Cheshire, where he owned a third part of the township, at the time of the Domesday Survey. The remaining portions were acquired by his descendants in 1341 and 1354.
1187-89 Sir Geoffrey de Dutton served upon the second or third crusade to the Holy land. (Ancestor of the Warburtons of Warburton and Arley.)
c. 1216 Hugh de Dutton granted the jurisdiction over the Cheshire minstrels by the constable of Chester.
c. 1236 Hugh de Dutton built Poosey chapel within the demesne of Dutton.
c. 1272 Sir Thomas de Dutton, the first knight of the family, added the chapel at Dutton.
8 Dec 1276 Birth of Hugh de Dutton, baptized at Great Budworth the following day. In 1315 he sued the prior of Norton for not providing a chaplain and lamp at Poosey chapel.
1 Jan 1293 (Sir) Peter de Dutton knighted by Edward I.
11 July 1300 Siege of Caerlaverock. Hugh le Despencer, present at the siege, bore the Dutton arms differenced with a bend. (Roll of Caerlaverock.)
1309 Robert de Dutton represented Staffordshire in parliament; and again in 1314, 1319, 1321, 1328, 1329, and 1333. (A Robert de Dutton is mentioned in the military accounts as in the retinue of lord Audley. He may have been the Dutton who is said to have been one of the four esquires who fought beside lord Audley at Poictiers.)
1314 John de Dutton and Robert de Dutton, summoned to perform military service in person against the Scotch (June 30), to muster at Newcastle-on-Tyne on August 15 following. (Scotch Roll, 8 Edw. II.)
19 Sep 1356 Battle of Poictiers. A member of this family is said to have been one of the four esquires who, according to Froissart, fought beside lord Audley in the battle. The "fret" in the Dutton arms is traditionally, but improbably, said to have been then adopted by desire of lord Audley, being his own arms or badge in memory of that occasion.
16 Dec 1359 Letters of protection granted to Thomas de Dutton while absent beyond sea in the retinue of the Prince of Wales, the "Black Prince".
1379 Sir Thomas de Dutton founded a chantry at Warrington with a priest to pray for his soul and for the souls of his two wives and of his family and of his wives' relations yearly forever, and their names to be entered in the convent's martyrology.
1379 Agnes de Dutton elected prioress of the Benedictine nunnery of St. Mary's, Chester. Died 1386.

c. 1390 Hugh Dutton, second son of Edmund de Dutton, became lord of Hatton, near Chester, in right of his wife, the Vernon coheiress. (From Hatton later, the family branched to Chester, Holt in Denbighshire, Cloughton in Yorkshire and Sherborne in Gloucestershire.)
3 Nov 1403 Sir Peter de Dutton, pardoned for taking part with Henry Percy, surnamed Hotspur.
1403-4 Sir Peter de Dutton ordered by writ from the prince of Wales to hasten and take up his abode, on the marches of Wales, and there to make defence against the invasion of Owen Glendower (Jan. 11).
1405 Hugh de Dutton commissioned to conduct men-at-arms to the marches.
1410 Sir Peter de Dutton had licence to empark the manor of Dutton.
25 Oct 1415 Battle of Agincourt. Sir Thomas Dutton, with 10 men-at-arms and 30 mounted archers in the retinue of Henry V., and Laurence Dutton, in the retinue of the earl of Huntingdon, present at the battle. Sir Thomas received as security for the payment of his wages, a tablet of gold, with the Trinity on the top and beneath their feet the Virgin Mary; on the foot of the table were the three kings of Cologne. It was garnished with twenty-seven large pearls, seven of them worth five marks each, and the other twenty worth 30d. each, weighing 5 lb. 1 oz., which had been given by the city of London to Richard II. in 1392, then valued at L800. It was redeemed by the Crown 4 Henry VI.
6 Apr 1417 Sir Thomas de Dutton obliged to set aside L60 yearly, for three years, to defray the debts which he had incurred upon the voyage with the king to Harfleur. (Chester Recognizance Rolls.) The siege and captureof Harfleur took place in the month preceding the battle of Agincourt.
23 Sep 1459 Sir Thomas de Dutton, with his brother John Dutton, and his eldest son Peter Dutton, killed at the battle of Blore heath, in Cheshire, Sunday, during the Wars of the Roses.
18 Jun 1462 Grant to John Dutton, of Hatton, of the frithmote of the forest of Mara and Mondrem, until he should have satisfied himself out of the issues of the same, for L100, expended by him in attending at the king's command at Chester with certain men. (Chester Recognizance Rolls.)
24 Jan 1476 Dutton archives. Warrant for the conveyance to the Exchequer at Chester of two chests containing charters, etc., of all the possessions of Roger Dutton, esq., deceased, which were then in the earl of Chester's hands, by the minority of Laurence Dutton, the son and heir, with note of their delivery. (Chester Recognizance Rolls.)
1481 Peter Dutton, of Hatton, father of sir Piers Dutton. Outlawed for a raid.
1496 Peter Dutton, lieut.-governor of the Isle of Stan.
1499 The Crown challenged the right of the Duttons' jurisdiction over the minstrels and vagrants of Cheshire and admitted it.
1500 Lady Strangways, then of York (formerly Mrs. Dutton of Dutton), bequeathed her red velvet bonnet to her daughter in law at Dutton to pray for her soul.
c. 1507 Birth of Thomas Dutton, descended from the Duttons of Hatton and Dutton, founder of the Sherborne branch of the family. Graduated at Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1523. (Aged 74 at his death in 1581.)
1527 Death of Laurence Dutton, of Dutton, without heir male, by which the Dutton property passed to sir Piers Dutton of Hatton, whose right was contested by the heirs-general of sir Hugh Dutton.
14 Dec 1533 The abbot, prior and monks of Winchcombe abbey, in Gloucestershire, leased the manor of Sherborne in that county to sir John Alleyn, knight, for ninety-nine years at a peppercorn rent, while secretly receiving a large sum of money for the same, in view of the approaching dissolution of monasteries. (Original lease signed by the abbot, prior, and twenty-three monks at Sherborne house.)
16 May 1534 Termination of the Dutton lawsuit, by award of Henry VIII., by which sir Piers Dutton of Hatton became owner of Dutton, confirmed by Act of Parliament in 1536.
1536 Suppression of monasteries. Sir Piers Dutton appointed one of the commissioners for the abbey of Vale Royal. Quelled an insurrection at Norton abbey and arrested the prior and canons. Thanked by Henry VIII.
1539 Sir Piers Dutton and dame Julian, his second wife, commenced the new hall at Dutton. Completed in 1549.
17 Aug 1545 Death of sir Piers Dutton, of Dutton and Hatton.
1551 Thomas Dutton acquired the manor of Sherborne, in Gloucestershire, from sir Christopher Alleyn, having previously been established there.
1567 Richard Dutton, mayor of Chester. "He kept house at the White Friars, and in all the twelve days of Christmas kept open house for meat and drink at meal-time for any that came. All the Christmas-time there was a lord of misrule" (MS., Mayors of Chester).
1571-74 John Bruen, afterwards the noted puritan layman, brought up at his uncle Dutton's at Dutton, "where by occasion of musicians and a chest of viols kept in the house, he was drawn by desire and delight into the dancing school, where he profited so well in that kind of youthful activity that he did not only please himself too much, but his parents also more than was meet with those tricks of vanity" (John Bruen's Life).
1572 Sir Christopher Hatton, queen Elizabeth's dancing lord chancellor, claimed kindred with the Duttons of Hatton.
1574 Queen Elizabeth entertained by Thomas Dutton for six days at Sherborne.
1574 Richard Dutton, mayor of Chester, in conflict with the lords of the council respecting the city charter.
24 Oct 1581 Thomas Dutton died at Sherborne, aged seventy-four. In his will he desired that the "arms of the house of Dutton in Cheshire, out of which house I came and descended," be placed over his tomb.
1588 Approach of the Armada. John Dutton and Rowland Dutton, of Chester esqs.; and William Dutton, of Sherborne, esq., each subscribed L25 for the defence of the country.
Sep 1592 Queen Elizabeth entertained by William Dutton for six days at Sherborne.
30 May 1593 Death of Peter Dutton, eldest son of John Dutton of Dutton. In 1583, on his return from his travels, sir Christopher Hatton wrote of him that the queen was assured he would prove "a man meet to be hereafter employed in service to the benefit of his country."
1594 Birth of John Dutton (son of William Dutton), who eventually succeeded to Sherborne. Born hunchbacked; and known as "Crump Dutton." Became "one of the richest men in England." Rebuilt Sherborne house from designs by sir Inigo Jones. Erected by the brothers Strong.
1603 (Sir) Thomas Dutton, of Chester, knighted by James I. Became a captain in the low countries. In 1606, lord Salisbury wrote in favour of him that he "is well esteemed of by his majesty." The earl of Suffolk and lord chancellor Ellesmere were amongst his friends at court. Temporarily lost royal favour by killing sir Hatton Cheke in a duel in 1610.
1608-9 John Dutton, the sole male heir-apparent of Dutton, killed (according to family tradition) on his wedding-day (Feb. 9). Buried at Tarvin, in Cheshire, Feb. 11, 1608-9, aged fourteen.
1609 Marriage of the hon. Gilbert Gerard and Eleanor Dutton, the heiress of Dutton, at Great Budworth (Sept. 16).
1610 Duel between sir Hatton Cheke and sir Thomas Dutton fought on Calais sands, in which sir Hatton Cheke was killed (Dec.)
2 Oct 1611 Death of Elizabeth Dutton, "a wife, a widow and a maid", aged sixteen. Buried in the chancel of St. Martin's-in-the-fields, London.
1613 William Dutton, of Sherborne, purchased the manor of Standish, in Gloucestershire, from the Winston family.
28 Dec 1614 Death of Thomas Dutton, the last of the Duttons of Dutton, aged forty-six. Twentieth in direct descent from Odard. Funeral sermon preached in Great Budworth church and afterwards printed.
10 Nov 1618 Death of William Dutton, the second family owner of Sherborne, aged fifty-seven.
Aug 1624 (Sir) Ralph Dutton of Standish, gentleman of the privy chamber, knighted by James I. at Woodstock.
1638 Marriage of Lucy Dutton and the earl of Downe, at Sherborne (Nov. 26). John Dutton, her father, had purchased the wardship and marriage of the earl, to whom he married her.
1640 John Dutton, of Sherborne, sat in the "Long parliament," and went to Oxford with the king, and is said to have drafted the articles upon the surrender of that city to the parliament. In 1642, offered to lend Charles I. L50,000 (Lord Montagu's correspondence). Paid L5,216 composition as a royalist for his estates. Afterwards an admirer and personal friend of Oliver Cromwell's, whose daughter Frances he arranged for his nephew and heir to marry. In his will he appoints Cromwell as guardian of his nephew, and alludes to the proposed marriage "which I much desire and if it take effect, shall account it as a blessing from God." It did not take place.
1643 Charles I. entertained by Lucy (Dutton), countess of Downe, at the Dutton manor-house at Coberley (Sept. 6), and again in 1644 (July 11).
c. 1646 Death of sir Ralph Dutton, of Standish, a royalist officer, said to have been wrecked and cast ashore on Burntisland in 1646. Upon the outbreak of the civil war he raised a regiment for the king, which was the second raised, "and came into his majesty complete 800 with flying colours at the setting up of his royal standard at Nottingham." He also compiled a manual of prayers for its use.
1653 William Dutton, the heir to Sherborne, sent by Oliver Cromwell, his guardian, to Eton with the poet Marvell.
1656 Death of Lucy (Dutton), countess of Downe, at Coberley (Easter day) aged thirty-two. According to the parish register, "she fasted from eating and drinking before her death ten days."
1656-57 Death of John Dutton of Sherborne (Feb. 18), aged sixty-three. "He was a learned and a prudent man; and as one of the richest so one of the meekest men in England" (Anthony a Wood). Oliver Cromwell wrote a letter of condolence to Mrs. Dutton of Sherborne, alluding to the "great loss of your noble husband, my very good friend."
1657 The Colt-Dutton lawsuit for the Sherbome estates between John Dutton's son-in-law and his nephew (verdict Nov. 4). "The greatest discourse of the town for this term hath been the issue between Mr. Colt and young Dutton for the Duttons' estate of Sherborne, which was tried yesterday in the Upper bench; and held the court from nine in the morning to nine at night, much gentry being present of both sexes, but it went with Mr. Dutton" (Francis Newport to sir R. Leveson, Nov. 3, 1657).
1665-66 Death of Eleanor, then viscountess Kilmorey (the Dutton heiress), at Dutton (March 12). Buried at Great Budworth.
1675 Death of William Dutton of Sherborne, formerly Oliver Cromwell's ward (bur. April 5).
20 Jun 1678 Ralph Dutton, of Sherborne, created a baronet by Charles II.. Represented Gloucestershire in parliament 1678-79, 1688-90, and 1695. His favourite pastime was greyhound coursing. In 1691, he was described in a newsletter, as "one of the chief men of England for that sport."
22 Oct 1680 Sir Richard Dutton appointed governor of Barbados.Originally of Chester, left the law at the age of seventeen for the army, served as a royalist officer throughout the civil war; and was twice imprisoned in the Tower. Became an officer in the duke of York's guards, and knighted by Charles II. Arrived at Barbados March, 1681. Twice thanked by Charles II. for his vigorous administration of the colony, but eventually made enemies. Returned 1683. "I hope sir Richard's home-coming will be for his honour and advantage what endeavours soever have been used to lessen him there. Sir Richard has been known to be more a soldier than a lawyer, which I presume is the reason he committed the jurisdiction of the court of grand sessions to those that were better skilled in the laws than himself" (Letter to Pepys, 1685). Made his will in 1702-3, "being of great age," and died shortly afterwards. (His elder daughter was a legatee under the will of lady Dutton, of Sherborne, in 1721, who described her as her cousin.)
1683 Birth of John, son of sir Ralph Dutton of Sherborne, whom he succeeded in the baronetcy.
3 Sep 1711 Duke of Hamilton created Baron of Dutton. Killed in a duel with lord Mohun the following year (Nov. 15).
1 Jun 1728 Marriage of sir John Dutton, bart., with his second wife, Mary Keck, at Hampstead by the bishop of Ely.
1730 Elizabeth Dutton's monumental effigy removed to Little Gaddesden church, Herts, by the duke of Bridgewater.
1742-43 Death of sir John Dutton, the second and last baronet of Sherborne. Buried at midnight (Feb. 4). He kept a minute account of all his personal expenses.
5 Dec 1748 A remarkable run by "Lord Chedworth and Mr. Dutton of Sherborne's confederate pack of hounds for five hours over the finest country in England"
20 May 1784 Creation of James Dutton, of Sherborne, esquire, as Lord Sherborne, Baron of Sherborne, in Gloucestershire, in the peerage of Great Britain, by George III.
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