||Mary (Langton) Horton migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Mary Langton was from Leicestershire, England; a town called Wigston Magna.Mary was not christened on 14 February 1607 at St. Martins in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, daughter of John and Mary (___) Langton. That Mary died and was buried 7 Mar 1609.
It is likely and very probable that she was born between 1610 - 1615, since the closest estimate for the birth her youngest child, Mercy, would be 1650+... 
She had married Barnabas Hortonby January 1639/40. This was Horton's third marriage, his first marriage was to Ann Smith from Stanion, and his second marriage to Jone/Jane Fletcher at Walsall, Staffordshire, St. Matthew's church on June 23, 1636. Both previous wives had passed away.
Mary Langton is named in her mother's Will (whose name was also Mary)mother's will which is dated January 6, 1639.This Will stands as a source for the marriage of her daughter to Barnabas Horton."And I also give to my daughter Mayrie Ortton 5s and unto her husband Barnabee Ortton 5s a peece."Her will also notes her other children, Mary (Langton) Horton's siblings: including Roger Langton who would later be of monumental assistance in their immigration to New England.See below "Research Notes."
Mary's husband, Barnabas, was a master baker by trade.Since Mary's roots were in a powerful milling family of Wigston Magna.her marriage to Barnabas Horton assisted in increasing his wealth through her family connections.Her brother William was prosperous since we read that he "bequeathed separate windmills to each of his two sons in 1638,"plus she probably shared kinship ties with William Lanckton, a wealthy third-generation miller from Wigston Magna.
With increased wealth and Langton family connections in New England, Barnabas Horton began making plans for him and his family to emigrate.Mary's brother, Roger Langton, had been accepted as a freeman in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1635so that is probably where the family quickly headed upon making landfall in New England.As newcomers, they would have relied heavily on family and acquaintances for lodging, advice and perhaps a host of items lost during the voyage or forgotten in England.We find in William Nevill's 1643 Will that "he forgave Barnabas an unknown yet presumably valuable debt" as it is quoted, "Alsoe I give to Mary Langton that which goodman Horton oweth me."
No record exists of the families immigration, Mary's mother's will "implies that he was still in England early in 1639."So we assume it was toward the end of the Great Migration, probably about year 1640.or as late as 1641 "...arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts, as late as 1641, just as the Great Migration ended.The family that emigrated together were: Barnabas, his wife Mary (Langton) Horton, and five children which included two teenage boys.
Barnabas Horton was one of the fifty-seven grantees of land in Hampton as of 30 June 1640, however, after his name on page 18 of the Town Book, are the words "if he come."There is no evidence that the family ever lived in Hampton. Barnabas Horton had purchased land in Ipswich and sold it in 1642.They were permanently settled in Southold, Long Island by the 1650s.Being one of the first inhabitants, Barnabas was called a proprietor which meant that all the undivided land would stay in the proprietors' hands as common land, this provided a sort of land trust fund that would provide economic security to the couple's descendants.
The death of Mary Langton occurred after her husband's death. His will was made May 10, 1680, proved at a Court of Sessions at Southampton on March 4, 1681 and confirmed in New York City on November 18, 1681.
Note: The names of all of Barnabas Horton's children (from 3 wives) are delineated in his will where he left bequests to his eldest son, Joseph, second son, Benjamin; third son, Caleb; fourth son, Joshua; fifth and youngest son, Jonathan; eldest daughter, Hannah Trevalle (Terrill); third daughter, Mary Budd; youngest daughter, Mercy Youngs. He also left a bequest to Joseph Conckling, son of daughter Sarah.
Beware - Disputed Some undocumented sources give her birth date as February 1606/7 in Wigton, Cumbria, England.and her death date as 22 Oct 1640.These are highly derivate, and do not provide access to original sources.Whereas Dinan's book "In Search of Benjamin Horton provides documented sources. You may also find undocumented sources saying that the marriage occurred 1629, Long Island City, Queens, New York In addition to lacking access to original sources, these accounts lack consistency with information from original records.
Disputed Beekman does not recognize a 2nd marriage of Barnabas Horton to Jone Fletcher. Thus he has the names of the children assigned wrongly. He has Joseph, Benjamin, and Hannah assigned to Anne Smith; Caleb, Joshua, Jonathan, Sarah, Mary, Mercy assigned to Mary Langton. And he adds an Abigail, married to Charles Booth whom Dinan does not list as his child.
Errors in Horton Tradition "Tradition holds that Barnabas Horton, afterwards of Southhold, and his family, came over in the Swallow in 1638 (Horton Genealogy, Pref. xi)"However Dinan begins her book, "In Search of Barnabas Horton" by saying that ..."George F. Horton's genealogy stands out...not for its accuracy but rather for its inaccuracies. Research using original records preserved in New York, Connecticut, and England was, without a doubt, impossible for most people at that time." So Dinan continues, "Years later, other family members incorporated these traditions into their own privately published genealogies and, lo and behold, traditions evolved into "truths" that are generously shared on Internet message boards today. Among the most enduring of these "truths" (which is actually in error): Barnabas was the son of Joseph and Mary Horton of Leicestershire; he came over on the Swallow between 1633 and 1638 with his wife and two sons; he landed at Hampton, Massachusetts; and by 1640 he was in New Haven, a member of Reverend John Youngs's reorganized church."Dinan states that her aim would be to "craft his story from a seventeenth-century perspective, using original records and applying social and cultural histories of that period.
Extraction of Will of Mary Langton:
1639 the 6 day of Januarie
I Mayrie Langton widow
My boddie to bee buried in the Church yarde of Allhallowes in Wigston Magna
to my eldest sonn William Langton
, and unto his wiffe Isabell
, unto William Langton the eldest sonn of my sonn William Langston
, Rodger Langton second sonn of my sonn William Langston
, Elizabeth Langton sister of the said Rodger Langston
, Mayrie Langton
, Jeese Langton
, Sara Langton
, Katherin Langton
Rodger Langton my second sonn
, his wiffe Jane
, his children Josief and Mayrie and Zara
my daughter Mayrie Orrton
, her husband Barnabee Orrton
John Langton my sonn
, his two children
Robbert Langton my sonn
, his wife Mayrie
, his two children
I make my daughter Ales Langton my executor
[Signed] Mayrie Langton her mark
Proved at Leicester 19 Nov 1641 before Master Angel clerk, official of lord John, Bishop of Lincoln
Mary was born about 1620.
* Finch, Jesse Howell, compiler, Ancestral Lines of Chester Everts Howell, 1867-1949 of Elmira, New York,, p. 16
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On 9 Mar 2019 at 18:07 GMT Gayel Knott wrote:
On 6 Apr 2018 at 10:36 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:
On 6 Apr 2018 at 04:10 GMT Gayel Knott wrote:
Sounds reasonable to me. My primary interest is in her brother Roger so I'm fairly flexible on some of the details for Mary. She almost certainly was born in Wigston Magna, or very near there, however. There were quite a few Langton/Lankton families, probably all related, based on some of the wills I looked at on findmypast, but I couldn't connect them together.
On 6 Apr 2018 at 03:55 GMT Joe Cochoit wrote:
Also, her birth should be corrected to about 1615 in England. Correct? 1607 is likely too early of an estimate for someone getting married c1640 and having children after 1650.
On 6 Apr 2018 at 03:40 GMT Gayel Knott wrote:
On 6 Apr 2018 at 03:34 GMT Joe Cochoit wrote:
On 5 Apr 2018 at 21:08 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 5 Apr 2018 at 18:23 GMT Gayel Knott wrote:
On 14 Jun 2017 at 01:58 GMT Lloyd Anderson wrote: