William Norton

William Norton (1558 - bef. 1622)

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William Norton
Born in Sharpenhoe, Streatley, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) in St. Anne's Church, Blackfriars, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in St. Michael, Cornhill, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Dec 2010 | Last significant change: 27 Aug 2018
12:43: David Cooper edited the Biography for William Norton. [Thank David for this]
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Categories: Estimated Birth Date.

The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.


January 1, 1558 -- William Norton was born at Sharpenhoe, Bedfordshire, England. [1]

William Norton was a son of Richard Norton and Margery Wingate. [2]

May 15, 1583 -- William Norton and Dionisia Cholmeley married at St. Ann Blackfriars, London, England [the church no longer exists, destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666]. [3]

19 Oct 1622 -- "Mr William Norton gent of Sharpnole in the countie of Bedford" was buried at St. Michael, Cornhill, London, England. [4]

Research Notes

Birth date is a guess, based on wife's birth date, which is a guess.

Sharpenhoe, Bedfordshire, England is also a guess, based on wife's birth place, which is a guess.

Quitclaim (i) Nicholas Cholmely of Inner Temple, esquire; (ii) Richard Norton, citizen and fishmonger of London Reciting: - A16;* - A23;** - Denise Norton had died leaving seven children: Thomas; John; Richard (i.e. (ii)); Daniel; Frances, wife of John Rushton; Lucy and Phebe, wife of Richard Allen; - (ii) had paid legacies to his siblings (i) quitclaimed his right to (a) to (ii) (a) two messuages in Sharpenhoe called Carrington's and Peacock's with lands appertaining Endorsed "My Asurans from my unkle Nickolas Cholmley of Carrington of Pecocks that was tied for £400 for portions which I have paid" Date 8 Oct 1628[5]

  • A16

Title Deed to Lead to the uses of a Recovery (i) William Norton of Sharpenhoe, gentleman; (ii) H.Cholmely of Birton [Lincolnshire], gentleman; Nicholas Cholmeley of Inner Temple, gentleman

(a) two messuages in Sharpenhoe called Carrington's and Peacock's with lands appertaining

- To use of (i) and Dennis, his wife (Dennis being sister of (ii)); - £400 to be paid to trustees for education and maintenance of younger children within one year after marriage of William Norton (son of (i) by a former marriage) if that shall happen; - remainder to use of William Norton the son in fee Date15 May 1599

    • A23

Title 0Bargain & Sale (i) William Norton the elder of Sharpenhoe, gentleman; William Norton of Bechames, Laistonne [Hertfordshire], son of William the elder; (ii) Richard Norton, citizen and fishmonger of London (a) messuage called Clarke's with appurtenances in Sharpenhoe and Streatley; (b) messuage called Peacock's with appurtenances in Sharpenhoe and Streatley; (c) messuage called Carrington's with appurtenances in Sharpenhoe, Streatley, Sundon and Harlington Date 21 Aug 1621


  1. William Norton [1558 - 1622]. Find A Grave.
  2. William Norton [1558 - 1622]. Find A Grave.
  3. William Norton [1558 - 1622]. Find A Grave.
  4. St Michael Cornhill parish register. https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1624/31281_a102089-00213?pid=7735470&backurl=https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D1624%26h%3D7735470%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DbRs5667%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=bRs5667&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true
  5. Bedfordshire Archivezs online catalogue. http://bedsarchivescat.bedford.gov.uk/Details/archive/110010043

Sources are TAG 15:197-207 and TAG 16:111

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On 24 Jul 2018 at 20:12 GMT Henry Chadwick wrote:

Norton-609 and Norton-179 appear to represent the same person because: Same wife, same birth date approximately.

On 28 Jun 2018 at 22:18 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

Alice Brownest should be removed as wife of this William Norton.

She was the wife of William Norton-3370

See TAG 16.

On 28 Mar 2017 at 00:40 GMT M (Boynton) B wrote:

Problem with lineage is this source is true: "William Norton (born circa 1575) who married Alice Brownest was a son of William Norton (born circa 1545) who was a son of William Norton and his first wife, Margaret Hawes, not his second wife Dionisia Cholmeley.

<ref> The American Genealogist. Volume 16. Page 111. </ref>"

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