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Re: Norton in the Moors
« Reply #9 on: Monday 21 April 14 11:39 BST (UK) »
Thank you Zen rabbit. I will try and find it.

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Re: Norton in the Moors
« Reply #10 on: Friday 17 October 14 21:21 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Im a descendant of William Meare 1520, can I help in anyway?

Donna

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Re: Norton in the Moors
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 18 October 14 18:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Donna,
It would be good to compare.
My grandma was called Eliza Mayer Stephenson and it took many years to find out why Mayer.
Where shall we start? I go back to 10 something now. have not done any tree for a while as a little twig was added via my daughter 17months ago!!!

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Re: Norton in the Moors
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 19 October 14 15:22 BST (UK) »
Hi caerfai

Yes it would be lovely to compare :) my email is tocarielle@hotmail.com and Im also on ancestry. At the moment Im doing some archival research on the Mere's of Norton Green and will let you know what I come across, I also have access to the Staffordshire baptisim records so can search some of your ancestors for you if you let me know what you are looking for.

Donna

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Re: Norton in the Moors
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 10 January 19 16:32 GMT (UK) »
I have traced Ranalphus Poynton b.1573 married Jane Meare
son Ranalphus Randell Poynton b.1595
His son Johannis Poynton b.1621
His son Meare Poynton b.1667
Thereafter names of descendents are Phillip b.1708
Thomas b.1753 then William b.1802 then Thomas b. 1825

then William b.1863 then William b 1910 (my Grandfather.)

So strange names seem to be a thing for those years

Regards Don

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Re: Norton in the Moors
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 05:05 GMT (UK) »
This thread is of interest to me as I too have ancestors from Norton in the Moors.

myrdon, you have a John Poynton mentioned, born 1621.
I have him as the husband of Mary Lane, married 14th May 1655 at Norton in the Moors.
They had a daughter, Ann, baptised 7th Feb 1658 at Norton.
Mary  died and was buried 27th June 1663 at Norton - “wife of John Poynton”.
John Poynton then remarried 25th Oct 1666 Frances Rose at Wolstanton - just 4 miles away.

Mary Lane was the daughter of William Lane, who in his will of 1676,  leaves “Anne Poynton my grandchild twenty shillings”.
Anne's brother, Richard Lane, is my 9 x great grandfather.
So I'm not quite related to you! but the families would have known each other back then,

I have been searching for Manorial documents for Norton in the Moors to see if there was any more information about my family.
Not an easy task!
The village and surrounding area was not owned by one ‘Lord of the Manor’, and there are pertinent records all over the.place. There are some Norton in the Moors Rent Rolls at Birmingham Library (who are decidedly unhelpful - you cannot even get copies of things from them. The only way to get anything is to visit in person. As I live on the other side of the world, that is not going to happen!).
There are quite a lot of Norton Court Rolls at Staffordshire Record Office, who will search them for you (at a cost of course - not too unreasonable). There are also a lot of records at Keele University Library Special Collections including those for the Manor of Tunstall (under which a lot of Norton and surrounding areas came).

I have came across an interesting document which mentiones Randall Poynton.
I don’t know if you have seen it.
It is on the Norton in the Moors Rent Roll for “the last day of May’ 1608.
This is at Birmingham Library, but I found that familysearch has filmed some of these Rent Rolls -  so you can look at them for free on their website.

Unfortunately, my Lane family don’t seem to appear in these documents, or in the documents at Stafford Record Office, but I have found some mentions of them in the documents at Keele University Library Special collections, which was very exciting!


The clip reads: (I hope I’m not treading on your toes here!)
Badyley
Richard Meare and
Randulph Poynton for the            ]  xij s iiij d
moyty of one Messuage called    ]
the hall of Badyley and the          ]  ij capons
moytie of one cottage there
John Meare for the other moyty    ]  xij s iiijd
of the said messuage Cottage        ]
and landes thereto belongyinge     ]  ij capons

Randulph Poynton for an Acre of land
in Haddfeild(?) als the ferme by lease  ]  vj d


There is a Baddeley Green now at Norton in the Moors.
The ‘capons’ will be hens. I have an ancestor who lived in Derbyshire and had to provide a capon “sound and well carved” a year as part of his rent.
I'm guessing either Richard Meare, or John, were the father of Jana Meare married to Randall Poynton, but can't see a baptism for her. As you know, the early Norton registers are in a poor state, with missing years.

There are lots of mentions of 'Meare' people in these Rent Rolls.
I haven't seen any more Poynton names, but then I have not checked them all thoroughly - as I say, I was looking for the name Lane. They would be worth looking at if you haven't already seen them.
Happy hunting! :)


Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Norton in the Moors
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 19:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Goldie61 for info I have not seen
A young lady surnamed Poynton supplied my sister with husbands
named Meare from Hugh Meare 1555 back to Gilbert de Mere 1090
Hugh was father of Jean Meare 1575 who married Ranalphus Poynton
and the start of my tree
Never found a Poynton before him

If any one interested in the Meare ancestory send a message