Thanks for your last one. You have made me take a closer, andmuch longer and harder look atall the accumulatedrecords from St. Philp Parish, Barbados which I have;
I now realize that I made some errors and omissions in my last few postings; but, I believe that I will be able to answer all your questions.
Let's start by going back to Anne Mynde's family in the UK, which is almost for certain where most of the Barbados Kirtons originated:-
We begin with a marriage:-
atBradfield, Berks,UK (5 miles from Burghfield) on 20 Oct., 1567
This couple is believed to be the parents of Anne Mynde, and her brothers:
1.JOHN (2)KIRTON,bap. at Burghfield, 21 June, 1579, whohad a
third son, JOHN (3)KIRTON,bap. at Burghfield, 25 June, 1609.
Settled in St.Philip Parish, Barbados
2.GRIFFINor GRIFFITHKIRTON (bap. not recorded), who had a second
son WILLIAM (1)KIRTON, bap. at Burghfield, 23 Feb.,1611.
Settled in Christ Church Parish, Barbados
It is highly probable that the first cousins came to Barbados together BEFORE 1644, since William (1) is recorded marrying his SECOND wife, Suzannaor
Susan Lewis in Christ Church Parish in 1644.
From the foregoing, I suspect it is highly likely that JOHN (3) would give his
first born son the nameJOHN (4).
I therefore suggest, that contrary to what I said before in a previous posting,
that I think it very likely that JOHN (4) was born between 1644 and 1648, and
that it was John (3)'s second son, WILLIAM (2) who was the child of JOHN (3)
baptized at St.Philip on 7 Dec., 1648.
Your query #1: (Your ref: Pg.1, RL1/22, 1648, Dec."son of John(3) Kerton"
Answer:Asdiscussed above I now believe that Baptism was that of William,
John (3)'s second son.
Your query #2: (CD#22,pg.453, St. Philip Parish, Baptisms pg.29, RL1/22,
3 Jan., 1668JOHN, son of NAT(HANIEL) & ALICE LAUGHLAND
(I now suspect may be a spelling variation of LAVINGTON ?)
Answer: This is JOHN(5) KIRTON, born 1667, bap. 3 Jan.,1668, m. 9 July,1668
to DOROTHYSISNETT, both aged 48 in 1715 Census (Kent, p.278),
and wife DOROTHY mentioned in John's 1727 Will.
Your query#3:CD#22Listed Baptisms pg.5, RL1/22, 1650
"1650, Feb.12, ELIZABETH, dau. of JOHNKERTON"
"(Assume this to be the sister of JOHNKIRTON, born 1667)"
Answer: Sorry, I do NOT agree:- ELIZABETH, bap. 1650 is what I call Barbados
"Generation 2" (i.e. the 1st. Generation BORNin Barbados), so she is
born too early to be the sister of JOHN (5). Instead I believe that she
isJOHN (3)'s eldest daughter, and his third child (after JOHN (4)and
WILLIAM (2)), who is mentioned in her father's 1687 will, written 20
April, 1687 (Sander's Wills, p.205), and named by the diminutive:
"ELIZA", who married a Mr. Clarke. (I have several times seen names
abreviated like this after many years of usage in a family, as when a
father wrote his will, and used the name with which he was used to
addressing his daughter.)
Your query #4: "Pge.21, RL1/22, 1662"
"1662, Nov. 27THOMASsonofJOHNKIRTON"
"(THOMAS too is a brother to both ELIZABETH, b.1650 & JOHN,
b.1648Barbados & children of John Kerton/Kirton, b. 1609
England who arrived in Barbados by 1648 ?)
Answer: Sorry,I do NOT think so. I suspect 1662 is too large a spread, and is
too late for this THOMAS to be a sibling of children in Generation 2.
Rather I think he is the son of JOHN (4) KIRTON and his wife ANN,
who headsGeneration 3. If you note; this THOMAS and his wife
ELIZA had a son JOHN (6), married to HANNAH, (JOHN (6) aged 26 in
in the 1715 Census (Kent, ibid, p.278)) who head Generation 4.
Your query#5: "CD#22 has this listing for Lawrence Boone.................."
Answer: I must apologize, I made a bad error on this one !I was finally able
to find page 1 of 4
and 2 of 4tells the whole story:-
LAWRENCEandBERNETTBOONE had an eldest son AMOSBOONE
& a youngest daughterMARY BOONE.
AMOSBOONE, bap.13 July, 1668 at St.Philip, married firstly:
REBECCAKIRTONon3 Sept., 1699 in St. Philip, the daughter of:
NATHANIELKIRTON andhis SECOND wife, MARY (now identified, I
think, in your latest posting) (Note that both Nathaniel's wives, Alice
and Mary, had both died before Nathaniel wrote his will)
We can show that REBECCA had been born c.1680, so was about 19
when she married. (She is also mentioned in her father's 1686 will
(Sander's Wills, p.206))However REBECCA soon died, probably
during the year 1700, probably in childbirth having her daughter
MARYBOONE(who is shown as a "spinster, aged 16" in Kent's 1715
Census)-AMOSBOONEhad remarried by early 1703.
Returning to page 1 of 4, we see that MARY BOONE, youngest dau. of
LAWRENCE & BERNETT BOONE had "married a KERTON Before 1701".
In fact this is a very easy identification to make !There can be no
doubt at all that she was the "MARY, born c.1673, wife of THOMAS
KIRTON, 2nd. son of NATHANIEL & his first wife ALICELAUGHLAND
(possibly LAVINGTON ?), and had married Thomas in c. 1692, aged
about 19 at St. Philip;this couple had 6 sons and one daughter.
THOMAS appears in his father's 1686 will (Sander's p. 206) and MARY
(nee BOONE) KERTON appears in her father'swill, as a dau. of
LAWRENCEBOONE (RB6/5, p.392, written15 Nov.,1701, and proved
5 Sept., 1710.She also appears in her husband THOMAS' will,written
26 Aug.,1709 (Sander's RB6/37, p. 371) proved 22 Sept.,1714) as his
wife MARY. After her husband's death, in the 1715 Census (Kent, ibid
p.278) she appears as Mrs. MARY KIRTON, a widow aged 42, with the
samechildren mentioned in her husband's will.
Hope this helps, Jonathan