John de Barton
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Abt 1363, Rydale, Lancashire, England 861
Noted events in his life were:
• Records and Notes. 861
John de Barton of Rydale, in 1350, claimed thirty messuages, 200 acres of land in Middleton, held by John de Ainsworth, Maud his wife, and John their son. John recieved two-thirds of the estate, the other one-third went to Alice, daughter of Roger de Middleton, with life remainder to Robert son of Thomas de Barton. [Assize R. 1444, m. 3.d.]
John is called 'John de Rydale' in the aid 1346-55, when he held the knight's fee in Middleton formerly held by the heirs of Robert de Middleton [Feud. Aids, iii, 87].
~History of Lancaster, Vol. V, "Middleton," pp. 161-169
• Background Information. 862
Roger de Middleton died before 16 Edward II (1322), leaving his wife Agnes and six daughter, his coheiresses. Of his daughters, Matilda, or Maud, was the eldest and the wife of John Barton of Fryton in Rydale, in North Riding, Yorkshire. Their son was Ralph, who died seized of the manor of Middleton in 1406. Ralph's son and successor, William Barton of Middleton married Isabella, the daughter of William de Radclyffe. Willaim Radclyffe was alive in 6 Henry V, and his daughter and William Barton married sometime after 44 Edward III. William and Isabella had a son and heir named Richard Barton who was alive 6 Sep 9 Henry V. Richard had two sons. One was Richard, who married Alicia, daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton, who was alive 5 Edward IV. The other son, John Barton, married Margaret, daughter of Sir Nicholas Byron, Knight. Margery, the only daughter of John and heiress of Richard Barton, married sometime after 15 April 17 Henry VI, to Sir Ralph Assheton. Sir John Assheton was the son of Sir John Assheton of Assheton by his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton, Knight.
~Examynatyons Towcheynge Cokeye More, pg. 27