The Lawton's came originally from Church Lawton Cheshire. My family so far seem to have come from nearby in Audley Cheshire. They then spread to Alberta Canada and British Columbia Canada and some (like me) returned to the UK! It would be nice to manage to trace the family back even further and connect up with the Lawtons with a history.See "The realm of Lawton" site for their history. Anyone with a William Lawton born C1781 in Audley might be connected. As well as any Edward Lawton born in Madeley/Keele C1807-1811.