Tuesday, August 30, 2011

JOHN BURT 1541-1603

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Alfred Bosworth Child, son of Hannah Benedict (Child), daughter of Hannah Carter (Benedict), daughter of John Carter, son of Ebenezer Carter, son of Mercy Brooks (Carter), daughter of Mary Burt (Brooks), daughter of Henry Burt, son of Henry Burt, son of John Burt.]


[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Sarah Sawyer Hastings (Snow), daughter of Salome Burt (Hastings), daughter of Enos Burt, son of Asahael Burt, son of Joseph Burt, son of Henry Burt, son of Henry Burt, son of John Burt.]

The Burt Family in England
The Burt surname is English and Scottish: from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht (‘bright’)—someone who was chipper or clever. The coat of arms is silver on a red chevron, between three black buglehorns, and three silver crosses. The bugle or 'Hunting Horns' signify a person of high or noble pursuits. The three crosses signify Christian ideals, and possibly a role in the Crusades.

A family with this surname was first found in Norfolk, where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D., during the Norman Conquest. The actual surname was first used in AD 1199, according to Bloomfield's of Norfolk County (Vol. IX, p.520): "The Lordship of Homingtoft was granted by the Conqueror to Alan, Earl of Richmond, who had married Constance, daughter of the Conqueror. In the 10th Richard I (AD 1199), a manor in this lordship was granted to Sir Hamo de Burt." Sir Hamo was still lord of the manor in AD 1259, with two sons: Ralph the Eldar and Thomas. Other variations began to appear, as well. In 1272 a John Bert was listed in Wilts county, and a Roger Bert in Suffolk and Oxford counties. In 1346, Ralph Burt (son of Peter Burt) was a benefactor of the convent of St. Mary de Pratis in Leicester. Sir William Burt was knighted by King Edward IV in the 1400's, and his sepulcher is in the church of Grey Friars, in London. By the 1500's, however, there were Burts all over England, making the gathering of a precise lineage almost impossible.

Our connection to this family can be traced to HENRY BURT, born in 1516. Henry married JOAN PUTTENHAM (1502 - 1565) of Eddlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England. It's said that they were married around 1540 in Haberton, Devonshire, England. Henry died soon after the marriage and the birth of JOHN BURT, born in 1541, in the village of Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire, England (keep in mind this is unproved).
 John grew up in Pulloxhill, then married in 1566. One tradition has the bride's name being "Katherine," but nobody knows for sure. She was born about 1542 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. They were married in Harberton, where John and his family would make their home base for the next 50 years. They had a least five kids: John, Thomas, William, (born 1564), Henry (born 1567) and Agnes (born 1569). "Katherine" died on the 17th of July in 1571.
 Though Mrs. Burt's name is forgotten, and the facts about her are unproved, we do know the name of her son: HENRY BURT, born in 1567 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.

Henry was a very successful clothier. In 1590, he married a woman named ISETT (or ISOLT), born in 1571 in Harberton.
found on ancestry.com

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