Early Origins of the Poolton family
Cheshire where Roger, a Norman Baron, held Poulton Lancelyn as under tenant from Osbert FitzTezzo and the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. Conjecturally, the Poultons are descended from Roger de Poulton.
A branch of the family was later established in Desborough, Northamptonshire. "The church is an ancient cruciform structure, with a good tower surmounted by a spire, and contains in the chancel a monument to the ancient family of Pulton, who for fourteen generations held the lordship of the place: of this family, Ferdinando Pulton, an eminent lawyer, who compiled the statutes at large from the time of Magna Charta to the sixteenth of James the First, was born here, and lies buried in the chancel." CITATION[CLOSE]
The markettown and parish of Poutlon-in-the-Fylde in Lancashire was an ancient family seat. "This place, called Poltun in the Domesday Survey, appears to have belonged, about the time of that survey, to the priory of Lancaster; and in the 27th of Edward I., Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and others held Pulton in trust for the priory. In 1342, a family of the local name possessed a small quantity of land in the parish." CITATION[CLOSE]
Kirby's Quest lists the following early entries for the family: Henry de Pulton, Somerset and
Walter de Pulton, Somerset. Both were listed as "1 Edward III," in other words, as "living there during the first year of the reign of King Edwrad III." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Poolton family
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Poolton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Poulton, Poolton, Pulton, Pullton, Polton, Pouleton and many more.
Early Notables of the Poolton family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Ferdinand Poulton, S.J, (c. 1601-1641), English Jesuit missionary to the Province of Maryland, from Buckinghamshire who arrived in British North...
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Migration of the Poolton family to Ireland
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Migration of the Poolton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Poulton settled in Virginia in 1642; followed by John in 1650; another John Poulton settled in Nova Scotia in 1749.
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