- Born: Dutton, Cheshire, England
- Marriage: Isabel de Mascy about 1174 in Dutton, Cheshire, England 313
- Died: Dutton, Cheshire, England
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 169,713
Hugh Dutton of Dutton, son of Hugh, married the daughter of Hamon Massy, Baron of Dunham-Massey, regnante Henrico Secundo; with whom her father gave in free marriage, Lands in Suttersby, in Lindsey in Lincolnshire; and had issue, Hugh (most likely Hugh V, son and heir of this Hugh, who married Muriel, daughter of Thomas le Dispenser, and he had issue, Hugh VI, Thomas, John, Adam. Some of the acts ascribed to Hugh IV may actually belong to Hugh V), eldest son, Thomas Dutton, John Dutton, and Adam Dutton. Hugh IV, purchased Little Modlesworth for fity Marks, from Robert, son of Mathew de Moldesworth, about 1250. [George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol I, pg. 644]
Hugh purchased Preston nigh Dutton from Henry de Nuers and his wife Julian, during the Reign of King John. He purchased also the Town of Little Legh from Simon, son of Osberne. He purchased the Moiety of Barnton, from William, son of Henry, son of Serlo, which Robert de Mesnilwarin held.
Hugh Dutton bought Preston nigh Dutton of Henry de Nuers and Julian his wife. He purchased Little-Legh in fee-farm from Simon son of Osberne, rendering the yearly rent of two marks of silder at the feast of St. Martin.
Hugh had the magistracy, or rule and authority, over all the letchers and Whores of all Cheshire, granted unto him and his heirs, by John Constable of Cheshire, and Baron of Halton, as freely as the said John held the dame of the Earl of Chester. The Roll of Barons of Halton stated that rabble consisted of Players, Fidlers and Shoe-makers. None of the fiddlers could play in Cheshire withou the Licence of the Lord of Dutton, who keeps a Court at Chester yearly, on Mid-somer-day, for the same, where the licenced Minstrels of Cheshire do appear, and renew their licences.
~The Genealogy of the Dutton Family, pp. 15-16
• Web Reference: Leycester's Historical Antiquities on the Duttons.
Hugh married Isabel de Mascy, daughter of Hamon de Mascy and Mary de Beauchamp, about 1174 in Dutton, Cheshire, England.713