Richard de Barton
- Born: 1386, Middleton, Lancastershire, England 861
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Middleton, Lancastershire, England 861
Noted events in his life were:
• Records and Notes. 861
Richard de Barton proved his age in 1408 [Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxiii, App. 8]. in 1418 enfeoffed John del Booth and others of the tenements occupied by William del Holt, William del Lumhalghes (Lomax), and Christopher Kay, to hold for his mother Isabel for her life and then to that one of his sons who should marry a daughter of Sir John Byron [Dods. MSS. lviii, fol. 166]. It appears that John his son and heir was to marry Margaret daughter of Sir John Byron, or, should she die, then Ellen, another daughter [Dods. MSS. lviii, fol. 166b; Harl.MS. 2112, fol. 113b/150b]. In 1421 John del Booth, the elder, and other feoffees demised to John son of Richard de Barton of Middleton and Margaret his wife certain tenements in Ainswort [Dods. MSS. lviii, fol. 164b].
~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