THE BOYNTONS OF BARMSTON AND BURTON AGNES
(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.1 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.3 He gave a bovate of land in Bempton to Bridlington Priory,4 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.5 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.6
1. Chron. de Melsa, 1. 222.
2. Sur. Soc. Vol. 94, 6.
3. Foss's Judges o f England.
4. Chart. 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 individual.
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,l he also gave a bovate of land in Tibthorpe to Guisbrough Priory.2
(II) WILLIAM DE BOYNTON, son of Walter Boynton (I) occurs in 1206, and is mentioned in Yorkshire fines of that year.4 He married and had two sons and two daughters, namely:--
1. Ingelram,5 (III).
2. Henry, who married a daughter of Adam Wastneys.6
3. Jane, married to Sir Robert Octon. Kt.6.
4. Ursula, married to Sir Roger Welwick, Kt.6
(III) INGELRAM DE BOYNTON [1222--1254] son of William de Boynton (II). Ingelram and his wife Joan, are mentioned in a Lincolnshire fine.7 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 Boynton and Jean 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. Vol. 94, 105-106.
5. Chron. of Melsa., I. 222.
6. M.S. Account of Boynton Famil;v at Burton Agnes, (M.S. Acc. at B. A.)
7. Lincolnshire Fines, 163.
of Peter de Amunderville, whose wife the said Joan was. And concerning which Geoffrey complained that Ingelram 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 payment.1
Sir Ingelram de Boynton was seated at Acklam and amersed fifty marks in 1245-6, and in 1248 granted a lease of lands to the miller of Scaling.2
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.3 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,4 (IV).
(2) a daughter of William St. Quintin, of Harpham.5
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 DE BOV[INT]VNE.6
1. Cal. of Documents relating to Scotland (1969 Northumberland).
2. MS. Acc. at B.A.
3. Sur. Soc. Vol. 58, p. 154n-155n.
4. Deed at Burton Abnes.
5. Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees.
6. Misc. Charts, 2056, N. D.
(IV) SIR WILLIAM BOYNTON [1249 - 1310] son of Ingelram de Boynton (III), aged 60, 21st March, 3 Edw. II (1309-10).1 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, William de Bovington one fee and half a carucate of land in Acclum.2 In 1277 he made a grant of lands in Scaling whereby he obliged his tenants there to grind all their corn at his mill.4 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, Thorneton near Stainton, Marton, Tollesby and Roxby, where ten carucates make a fee et redd. ballivo domini reps pro fine iijs (note ijs). Sir William married Alice, daughter of Ingelram de Monceaux, who married for her second husband William de Percy.3
This lady in her widowhood gave two oxgangs of land in Boynton to Nunappleton Priory.4
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 Boynton 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. m., 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 Moncell, 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 quietanduyn se de Judaismo) he owed Aaron and Manasser and other Jews. (Dodsworth, MSS. lxxiv, 77d.)
4. Burton's Monast., p. 277.
with a capital messuage in the said town. By virtue 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.1
By his wife Sir William had two sons--
1. Ingelram. (V).
2. Walter, died without issne.2
(V) INGELRAM DE BOYNTON [c.1300--c.1340 ?] 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 born 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 culturis) which he had in the same town whereof Ingelram and Margaret were seized in the time of Edward 1.3
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.4
In Dugdale I p. 427, there is a confirmation of a gift of land by Engeram de Bovington to Handale Priory.5
Ingelram married Margaret, daughter of Grindall,6 and had issue.
Walter (or William)7 (VI).
1. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 3 Hy. VI, pp. 301-2.
2. Inq. p. m. 29 Apr. 30 Hy. VI.
3. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 3 Hy. V1, pp. 301-2.
4. Cal. Charter Rolls, 4 Ed. II.
5. Burton's Monast., p. 277, 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.
7. 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 Walter.
(VI) SIR WALTER BOYNTON  son of Ingelram de Boynton (V)., lord of
Acklam.l He was in the service of the Black Prince in 1356, and
had the King's letters of protection.2 He is mentioned in a grant
of land to Handale Priory in Cleveland,3 and also in a deed without
date concerning land in Roxby, naming a yearly payment of a pair of spurs
at a penny price.4 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 (VII).
2. John, mentioned in his brother's will. He is probably the John who witnesses a Thornholm deed in 1412.1
(VII) 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. III (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 Roxby 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.6 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 Achlam and Roxby to the heirs of the body of Thomas, with remainder to his right
1. Deed at Burton Agnes,
2. MS. Acc. at B. A.
3. Rymer's Foedera, 844.
4. Foster's Yorks. Pedigrees.
5. MS. Acc. at B. 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.1
Sir Thomas married Katherine, daughter and co-heir of Sir Geoffrey Rosels, of Newton-under-Roseberry2, and had issue.
1. Thomas (VIII), died before his father.
2. Henry, who used a trefoil on his seal3.
3. Elizabeth, 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 September, 1402. He desires to be buried in the Church of Acklam.
(VIII) SIR THOMAS BOYNTON, KT. [1381-1386], eldest son of Sir Thomas Boynton ((VII), was Lieutenant and Constable of Carlisle under Henry Percy, son of the Earl of Northumberland in 1383.4
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.5
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.6 She died in 1409. By her Sir Thomas had issue, two sons, Henry (IX), and Christopher.7 Sir Thomas died in the lifetime of his father.
1. MS. Acc. at B.A.
2. MS. Acc. at B. A. M.S. Vol. of Pedigrees in Hull Par. Ch. Guisbro' Chart. II p. 178n.
3. At Durham. Misc. Charts, 4425.
4. M.S. Acc. at B. A.
5. Surtees's Hist. o f Durham, ed. 1908, p. 51. 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,1 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 Boynton and others,2 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 mandate3 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 mandate4 as 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-Tyne,5 but in the following August6 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. M.S. Acc. at B. A.
2. Rymer's Foed. 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, 16 Aug., 6 Hy. IV.
*This is according to the MS. Acc. 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 £20 yearly, and there was granted to her also all his goods, likewise forfeited, to the value of £20, and she must answer for any surplus. 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.
I. Thomas (X).
2. William (XI).
4. Elizabeth, married to Thomas Marton, of Marton-in-Cleveland.
5. Jennett, married to John Wydysforth.
6. Another child.
(X) THOMAS BOYNTON [1393-1424], son and heir of Sir Henry (IX),1 aged 12 in 1405, married Margaret, daughter of Peter Mirfield, and died without issue.2
(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. 3 Hy. VI., n. 40.
2. Cal. Pat. Rolls, 3 Hy. VI. memb. 13d., p. 301.
property had been forfeited by reason of his father's revolt.l
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 issue.
Henry (XIII), his executor.
By his will dated 25th January, 1460, and proved at York 15th October, 1461,3 he 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,4 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 15th March, 1518-19.5 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, 3 Hy. V1.
2. Foster's Yorks. Pedigrees. Poulson's Holderness.
3. Test. Ebor. II, 249.
4. Early Chancery Proceedings, bundle 207.
5. Test. Ebor. V. 96.
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 Pynder l3 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, 12th June, 1495, and her will dated 2nd September, 1533, was proved at York 3rd August, 1536.1 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 obsequis mortuorum. 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 Winton2 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 sylver spones, and the best counterpoynte within my house for a bedde." She bequeathed to the monastery of Nunappleton ij stottes.
1. Test. Bbor. VI, 36.
2. Wynckton in Holderness.
(XIV) SIR HENRY BOYNTON, KT. [1497-1501], the eldest sons 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 Chapelyard of Roxby consecrated de novo and sacraments administered there ; Roxby paying all dues to the Church of Hinderwell.4
Thomas Boynton married Cecily, daughter of Sir James Strangeways of Sneaton,5 and had issue.
1. Matthew (XVI).
3. Jenet or Jane, married to Thomas Goldsbrough, dispensation for marriage dated 23rd November, 1519.7
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.8
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. Metcalf's Book of Knights, p. 31.
3. Papers at Burton Agnes.
4. M.S. Acc. at Burton Agnes. The petition and deed of consecration 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, 110n.
6. Letters and Papers, For. and Dom. X11, Pt. II, p. 72.
7. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorks. (Clay).
8. Yorks. Archceo. Soc. Journal, XVII, 307-308.
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 Gisburne 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 l6 13s. 4d. and a feather bed. To his son Matthew he leaves his chain "if it may be sparide, and my dettes paide," 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.l
(XVI) MATTHEW BOYNTON, Esq. [1523-1540], son and heir of Thomas Boynton (XV), of Roxby, was aged 19 when his father's Inquisition was taken.2 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 Boynton 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 Wilton4 and had issue.
1. Thomas (XVII).
2. Anne, wife of William Norton, Esq.
1. Test. Ebor. V, pp. 110-112.
2. Test. Ebor. VI, 99n.
3. Letters and Papers, For. and Dom, Vol. XIII, pt. I, p. 409.
4. Letters and Papers, For. and Dom., Vol. XII, pt. 1, P. 137.
3. Cecilie, maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth, and afterwards 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 marriage 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 17 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
1. Test. Ebor. VI, 99.
(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 Barmston to Sir Ralph Eure, Kt., during the minority of this Thomas, with wardship and marriage of the said Thomas,l who suffered a recovery of the manor of Barmston and advowson of the rectory in 1567.2
Thomas Boynton was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1576.3 Member of Parliament for Boroughbridge in 1571,4 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.6
He married three times.
(1) Jane, daughter of Sir Nicholas Fairfax, of Gilling, who brought him no
(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 Halnaby, who had by her among other children, Dorothy, at length sole heir of that family.
1. Letters and Papers, For. and Dom., XVII, p. 32.
2. MS. Acc. at B.A., but the papers dealing with this arrangement, 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. Alice Tempest's first husband was Christopher Place, of Halnaby. 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.
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).
Alice 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 l95 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. 1).
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 7b).
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, Alice 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 living at Holneby (Halnaby) in Yorkshire, now the seat of Sir Ralph Milbank. (Ibid. No. 20).
The 15th June, 1573, Thomas Boynton signed a bond to Thomas, son and heir of Walter and Alice 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 carving.
The 23rd January, 1588-9 Thomas Strickland, of Sizergh, Esq. (he came of age 6th June, 1585), released to Alice 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.
Nicholas Tempest, of Lanchester and the Old Park, Stanley = Anne, daugbter of John Merley, ied 20th November, 1533 of Gibside, d.
I I Thos. Tempest of Lanchester Alice Tempest= I Chris. Place of=2 Walter Strickland =3 Thomas Boynton Halnaby, Esq. of Sizergb Esq., m of Barmston. m. d. 1556 2nd Feb. 1560-1, 1573 d. 8th April, 1569
I I I Jane Elinor Place, co-h., Elizabeth Isabel Place, Dorothy Place Thos. Strick- Alice Place, widow of Rob. Fors- Place co-h. m. co-h., unmar. co-heir, m. land, son and Strickland co-heir ter, Esq., June, 1573, Fras. Forster Tune 1573, m. probably Apl., heir. born 6th alive m. Roger m. 2nd April, 1574, of Halnaby, Robert Hodg- 1582, Francis, June, 1564 June, 1573 Gower, Mauger Vavasour, 1571, o. s. fl. son, o. s. P. 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 Yorkshire, 38 Eliz. (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 1602,4 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 Boynton became possessed of the "Rectory and Church of Byrlington" with all its rights, etc.6
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 Hinderwell.
1. Barmston Parish Register.
2. Drake. Langdale.
3. MS. Acc. at B.A.
4. Drake 369.
5. Metcalfe's Book o f Knights, 139.
6. Papers at Burton Agnes.
He married Dorothy, daughter and heir of Christopher Place, and had issue--
1. Alice, christened at Barmston, 1st February, 1588, and buried there 4th
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 lies buried in the Church of Eversham, near Kendal, in Westmorland, where in the north aisle adjoining the Chancel there is a handsome monument to her memory.
"Old Ladye Dorythye Boynton, laite wyfe of Sir Francis Boynton," was buried at Barmston, 12th February, 1632.1 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, Bridlington, 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. Parl. Hist. 1640-1.
(XIX) SIR MATTHEW BOYNTON, KT. AND BART., second son of Sir Francis Boynton (XVIII), was christened at Barmston, 26th January, 1591,1 knighted at Whitehall, 9th May, 1618,2 and in 1619 was enrolled a Baronet.3 He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1628,4 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 5 in 1640, and was again High Sheriff in 1643,4 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 1645.5 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.6 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 Guisbrough, killed many and took a considerable number prisoners, whereof their commander Slingsby was one, and 200 arms.8 He contrived the seizure of Sir John Hotham, who was taken
1. Barmston Parish Register.
2. Metcalfe's Book of Knights, 173.
3. The receipt from Sir Matthew Boynton for £1,100 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 mecion, 14.
6. Rushworth, quoted in M.S. Acc. at B.A.
7. MS. Acc. 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 Boynton, 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 1644.1 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 1647.2 Sir Matthew seems to have been a Royalist in 1642, but later joined the Parliamentarians. He was finally arrested in bed,3 but died in his 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, 11 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, 1617.4
3. Matthew, baptised at Barmston, 30th November, 1620.4 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.5 He was slain at Wigan Lane in the advance of King Charles's army out of Scotland towards Worcester, 26th August, 1651. 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. Ruslazvorth, quoted in M.S. Acc. at B.A.
2. Baker's History of Scarborough, t wa7.
3. From information supplied by Miss Rickaby.
4. Barmston Parish Register.
5. Baker's Historic of Scarborough, p. 97-98.
celebrated Earl of Roscommon, Captain of the Board 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 considerable, 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 belonging 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 II, 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
5. Dorothy, baptised at Barmston, February, 1623,1 married to John Anlaby, of Etton, Co. York, Esq. 6. Cornelius, baptised at Barmston, March, 1624.1
7. John, baptised at Barmston, 27th July, 1626.1 He was a Commissioner for Recusants for the West Riding, 1674-5.2 He 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
themselves, as the Act of the whole Sessions. The King was much deceived
by such acts as these.1 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, I st 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--
13. Peregrine, who was born abroad in February, 1640, and was interred at Barmston 24th August, 1645,3 within the altar rails, where was a black marble formerly
1. Yorks. Archaeo. Journal, V, 461.
2. Yorks. Archaeo. Journal, V. 471.
3. Barmston Parish Register.
supported by six urns of alabaster. The black marble now (1913) lies embedded in the floor, across the south east corner of the aisle of Barmston Church, the alabaster urns support a rail under the Chancel arch.
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 1647, 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.
(XX) SIR FRANCIS BOYNTON, KT. AND 2nd BART., son and heir of Sir Matthew, was born 31st August, 1618, and was baptized at Croft, 29th July, 1619,1 and is styled of Burton Agnes in 1656. He resided chiefly at Barmston, where he lived in great hospitality.2
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 Bromesgrove, Co. Warwick, for £800. In agreement with William,
1. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshive (Clay).
2. Deeds, documents, etc., at Burton Agrees.
3. Deed at Burton Agnes.
his son and heir, he conveyed the manor of Wichnor, Co. Stafford, to Mary Offley, of Madeley, for the sum of l9,000. 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).1 In 1674-5 Sir Francis was made a Commissioner for Recusants for the County of York.2 Sir Francis married Constance, daughter of William, Viscount Say and Seale, 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, 1692.
By his wife Constance, Sir Francis had issue--
1. Elizabeth, born 3rd June, 1642, died in infancy.
2. William (XXI).
3. Francis, born at Hull, 1644, buried at Barmston, 28th September, 1649.3
4. Nathaniel, baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Hull, 14th May, 1644.4 He died from a fall from his horse, and was buried at Barmston, 1672. He was unmarried.5
5. Henry, Clerk in Holy Orders, second surviving son, baptised at Burton Agnes, 6th May, 1646. Matriculated 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
2. Cal. of Treasury Rolls, 1674-5.
3. Barmston Parish Register.
4. Register of H. Trin. Church, Hull.
5. M.S. Acc. at B.A.
in 1670, and held the Rectory till 1719,1 in which year he died on 29th May, and was buried at Barmston on the 1st of June, 1719.2 He 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 New-ton 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, born at Barmston, 19th May, 1650, buried there 30th June,
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, 1682.2
2. William, buried at Barmston, 14th April, 1684.2
1. MS. Acc. at B.A.
2. Barmston Parish Register.
3. Mur. Mon. at Bar;nston.
4. MS. Acc. at B.A., says this lady was born 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 Boynton, 2nd Bart., was born 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 l Barnard and Elizabeth, his wife, of Hull. The marriage settlement being dated 12th October, 1661. At this time the Boynton property consisted of the Barmston and Burton Agnes estates, also land in Thornholme, 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.2
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 1688, William Boynton was considered to be a suitable person to be employed as a justice of the Peace for the East Riding of Yorkshire.3
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 April, 1708.4
1. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorks, (Clay), says Elizabeth was daughter
and co-heir of John Barnard, of Kingston-upon-Hull and Rise.
2. Papers and documents at Burton Agnes.
3. Yorks. Archaeo. Journal, V. 438.
4. Burton Agnes Par. Reg.
William Boynton died in 1689, and was buried at Burton Agnes on 17th August of that year. He had by Elizabeth his wife--
1. Griffith (XXII).
3. Constance, who died young, and another
4. Constance, christened at Barmston, 7th April, 1667.1 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
(XXII) SIR GRIFFITH BOYNTON, 3rd BART., son of 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, 1682,3 and 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 illness in Pall Mall, 19th November, 1724, and was buried at Burton Agnes, 6th December, 1724.4
(2) Rebecca, daughter of John White, of Tuxford, Co. Notts., Esq., one of the representatives of the County in several Parliaments--the wedding taking place in Pall Mall, November, 1728. Her ladyship died in 1732, and was buried at Burton Agnes, 23rd October of that year, " qua non prxstantior ulla, pia pudior grata. "4
1. Barmston Par. Reg .
2. Papers at Burton Agnes
3. Grad. Cantab.
4. Burton Agnes Par. Reg.
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."1 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 life, 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.2
(XXIII) SIR FRANCIS BOYNTON, 4th BART., son of the Rev. Henry Boynton (Rector of Barmston), was baptised at Barmston, 17th November, 1677,3 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.4
1. Burton Agnes Par. Reg.
2. Papers and documents at Burton Agnes.
3. Barmston Parish Register.
4. MS. Acc. 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.,1 and granddaughter and heir of Sir William Cobb, of Ottrington, 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.3
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 loth February, 1721.2
4. Adriana, baptised at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 2nd February, 1709, buried there 5th May, 1785.2 There is a small slab to this 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, 1735.4 The MS. Account of the family at Burton Agnes says he was of Sydney Sussex College,5 Cambridge, and
1. St. Mary's Marriage Register describes bridegroom and bride
as both of Beverley.
2. St. Mary's (Beverley) Par. Reg.
3. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorks. (Clay). I have not found the marriage in Burton Agnes Par. Reg .
4. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorks. (Clay).
5. 1 do not find that he graduated if he did go to Cambridge.
became an Ensign in the Guards, but soon resigned his commission. In March, 1745, his brother Griffith settled the estate of Ottrington, worth l800 per annum upon him and his heirs, with the farm of Demming, near Barmston.l He married at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 26th July, 1762, Charlotte, daughter of Warton Warton, Esq.2 (later Sir Warton Pennyman 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 lid," 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, l30, for his kindness on the death of the testator's wife. To Mr. Outram, of Kilham, l50. He left Demming and copyhold and customary estate in the Manor of Cottingham Powis with 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 Estate.
Sir Francis resided chiefly at Beverley till his cousin's death. His wife died after a very short illness on lst April, 1720, and before Sir Francis succeeded to the title. She is
1. MS. Acc. 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 screen.
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 acquaintance, 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 life and died the death of the righteous."1
"This year died my kind friend, Sir Francis Boynton."2
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, relating 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 Griffith being his executor.
1. Burton Agnes Par. Reg.
2. Dean Dening's Diary (Sur. Soc. LXV. p. 349).
(XXIV) SIR GRIFFITH BOYNTON, 5th BART., eldest surviving son and heir to Sir Francis, 4th Baronet, was born 24th May, 1712, baptised at St. Mary's Church, Beverley, 5th June, 1712.1 He was admitted at Gray's Inn, 23rd April, 1730. Was Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1751,2 the Letters patent appointing him to this office is dated 6th December, 24 George II 3 (1750).
He married (by licence) at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, London, 7th April, 1742,4 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--
Lady Boynton 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, 1761.6
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.7
(XXV) SIR GRIFFITH BOYNTON, 6th BART., son and heir of Sir Griffith, 5th Baronet, was born at Wallin Wells, Co. Notts., on Saturday evening, 22nd February, 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, Nottinghamshire, 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. Acc. at B.A.
baptised there 29th February.1 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, Charlotte, eldest daughter of Francis Topham, of the Minster Yard, York, Esq.,2 and had a daughter still born 9th September, 1767. Her Ladyship survived her delivery but two hours, dying at York in her 27th year, on Wednesday morning, 9th September, 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.4 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.5 He died of a fever in London, 6th January, 1778,6 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. Acc. 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.
(XXVI) SIR GRIFFITH BOYNTON, 7th BART., eldest son of Sir Griffith, 6th Baronet, was born "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 without issue at Burton Agnes, and was buried there 28th July, 1801.2
(XXVII) SIR FRANCIS BOYNTON, 8th BART., brother of Sir Griffith, 7th Baronet, and second son of Sir Griffith, 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, born 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 £3.4 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.
3. Charles, born 1824, married 1855, Mary, daughter of Fewster Wilkinson, Esq., and had issue--
1. Harry Somerville, born 1856.
2. Francis, born 1859, Lieut.-Colonel (Commandant Parfleet Rifle Range, 1912), married 1887, Elsie, daughter of Colonel Phillips.
4. Adriana, married to A. H. Wyborn, Esq., 1890.
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 Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Lieut.-Col. Thomas Prickett, and had issue one daughter Eva.
5. Charlotte, married in 1859, to William Sherwood, Esq.
7. Caroline, married to Rev. William Eaton Mousley.
9. Louisa, married firstly to John Rickaby, Esq. (died 1860), and secondly in 1861 to Richard Sterne Carrol, Lieut.-Colonel 2nd West Yorks. Militia.
Sir Henry died 28th August, 1854, and was buried at Burton Agnes.
(XXIX) SIR HENRY BOYNTON, l0th BART., eldest son of Sir Henry, 9th Baronet, born 2nd March, 1811. He is described as a gentleman commoner and gazetted Cornet in the Southern Regiment of Yorkshire (W.R.) Yeomanry Cavalry, 26th February, 1844, Lieutenant, 11 th May, 1846, and later Captain.1 He was appointed Deputy-Lieutenant of the County, 16th September, 1852,1 and two years later succeeded his father as 10th baronet. On the 27th December, 1858,
1. Papers at Burton Agnes.
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 issue. l
(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 William 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, born 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, born 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 Philip Lloyd Greame, Esq.
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, born at Burton Agnes, married to Alfred Newdigate
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, born at Kirk Hallam Hall, Co. Derby, married to Gwyn Lloyd Moore Rees, Clerk in Holy Orders, 7th April, 1891. She died at Allerthorpe Vicarage.
The Rev. Griffith Boynton died 19th May, 1898.
(XXXI) SIR HENRY SOMERVILLE BOYNTON, 11th BART., son of Sir Henry, 10th Baronet,
was born 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.l This wonderful display of birds,
etc., was the result of Sir Henry's love of natural history. Sir Henry married
27th July, 1876, Mildred Augusta, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Bradley
Paget,2 Vicar of Welton, Co. York, and Canon of York Minster,
and by her had an only daughter--
Cicely Mabel, born in 1877, married on 8th November, 1899, at Burton Agnes, to Thomas Lamplugh Wickham,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. Wickham assumed the name of Boynton.
1. Henry Fairfax, born 1900.
2. Marcus William, born 1904.
Sir Henry died 11 th April, 1899. and was buried at Burton Agnes on the 15th of the same month.
(XXXII) SIR GRIFFITH HENRY BOYNTON, 12th BART., eldest son of the Rev. Griffith Boynton, Rector of Barmston, was born in 1849, and was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. 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, born 1889.
2. Gladys Mary.