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Thomas Littleton KB (1421 - 1481)

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Sir Thomas Littleton KB aka Lyttleton, de Littleton, Westcott
Born in Frankley, Worcestershire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Staffordshire Englandmap
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Died in Frankley, Worcestershire, Englandmap
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Sir Thomas Littleton/Westcott, Lord Tixhall, Deputy Sheriff of Worcestershire, Justice of the Common Pleas was born in 1421 at Frankley, Worcestershire, England.

Encyclopedia Britannica gives 1422 as year of birth of Sir Thomas Littleton, Judge of the Common Pleas. His date of birth is uncertain, he could have been born as early as 1407. According to Betham's BARONETAGE OF ENGLAND (1801), Vol. 1, p. 307, Sir Thomas Littleton (or Lyttleton) married Joan Bromley, daughter and one of the coheirs of William Bromley, of Bromscroft castle, Shropshire, and widow of Sir Philip Chetwynd of Staffordshire, in August 1445. William Burley, Esq. was Speaker of the House of Commons, Sheriff of Shropshire. Her mother was Ellen de Grendon.

Sir Thomas Littleton was the brother of Anne Littleton (d. 1506) who married Thomas Porter of Barston, co. Warwick (d. 1499).

Marriage & Children

He married Joan Burley, daughter of William Burley, Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons, Sheriff of Shropshire and Ellen de Grendon, in August 1445. They had 3 sons & 2 daughters:[1][2]
  1. Sir William
  2. Richard
  3. Thomas
  4. Ellen
  5. Alice


He left a will on 22 August 1481.[1][2] He died on 23 August 1481 at Frankley, Worcestershire, England; Buried in the nave of Worcester Cathedral.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 160-161.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 572-573.
  • Biographica Britannica (1760), p. 2976
  • Shakespeareana Genealogica (1869), by George Russell French, p. 491
  • Worcestershire Visitation - Pedigree of Lyttleton

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On 18 Mar 2018 at 23:52 GMT Barbara (Clay) B wrote:

On 23 Jul 2016 at 09:35 GMT Linda (Lisher) James wrote:

According to records He was born Westcott, but Chose Littleton because mothers family had more power. so don"t quite know how to handle name. Someone else may Know more. I am not pre certified to do pre 1500 profiles think merge should go on and please make someone else main manager. Thank you

On 22 Jul 2016 at 19:19 GMT Jayme (Mullins) Arrington wrote:

Westcotte-1 and Littleton-184 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same spouse, same dates. Since his wife and children took 'Littleton' as their last names, I believe merging into Littleton-184 would be correct (although he did apparently go by either name). I'll let the PMs make the final decision on this one : )

Most likely--merge into Littleton-184 and set Westcotte/Westcott as an 'other last name'

On 13 Apr 2015 at 18:31 GMT James Canning wrote:

Littleton-184 and Lyttleton-30 appear to represent the same person because: Both are Sir Thomas Littleton (or Lyttleton, or de Lyttleton), KB, Judge of the Common Pleas.

On 13 Apr 2015 at 18:16 GMT James Canning wrote:

Betham's Baronetage (1801), Vol. 1, p. 307: Sir Thomas Lyttleton (or Littleton) married Joan Bromley, daughter of William Bromley of Bromscroft Castle, Shropshire.

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