Sir Thomas de Dutton Knight, Lord of Dutton
- Born: 1314, Dutton, Cheshire, England 169
- Marriage: Ellen Thornton 169,713
- Died: 1 May 1381, Dutton, Cheshire, England at age 67 761
Noted events in his life were:
• Information. 169,713
Sir Thomas Dutton, of Dutton, Knight, Son and Heir of Sur Hugh and Joan, was fifteen years old on Whitsunday, 1329. 3 Edward 3. He purchased those lands in Dutton, which formerly belonged to Boydell of Dodleston; and so made the township of Dutton entirely his own. . . was made Seneshal, Governor, and Receiver of the Castle and Honour of Halton, in Cheshire. . .
It seems that he was indicted, for that he and others came with armed power, (when King Edward the Third was out of England) within the verge of the lodging of Lionell the King's son, Protector of England, and assaulted the mannor of Geaumes, nigh Reading in Wiltshire, and there slew Michael Poyings, the uncle, and Thomas le Clerke of Shipton, and other and committed rape on Margery the wife of on Nicolas de la Beche, for which the King pardoned him.
He was by several Commissions, employed for the apprehending of certain Malefactors, Robbers and Disturbers of the Peace in this County
Sir Thomas was sheriff of Cheshire 30 & 33 Edw 3 [abt 1357 & 1360]. He married two Wifes: The first was Ellen, the eldest daughter and one of the heirs of Sir Peter Thornton of Thornton, with whom he had issue, Sir Peter Dutton, who dided without issue 35 Edward 3, Thomas Dutton, andother son, died also died without issue, Lawrence Dutton succeeded as heir to his father, Edmund Dutton, Henry Dutton, and William Dutton. Sir Thomas died 4 Richard 2, 1381 at age sixty-six years. Phillipa, his second wife, died 13 Richard 2, 1389.
~The Duttons of Dutton, pp. 17-19
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol I, p. 647
Thomas married Ellen Thornton, daughter of Sir Peter Thornton and Lucy de Hellesby 169.,713 (Ellen Thornton was born in Thornton-le-Moors, Chesire, England.)