~1300, William de Bliton born in Lincolnshire, England, 3rd s/o 1055312. John de Blyghton & 1055313. Emma ?.
11/1322, William’s father died, his older brother John the heir.
1323-24, Covenant between Wm. de Blyton of Lincoln on the one part & John Lucas of Lincoln, … Wm. confirmed to them for their lives all the lands & tenements which formerly were of John de Blyton, father of the said Wm., … in the parish of St Peter in Wykeford in the suburb of Lincoln. (S) UKNA.
1/20/1324, William de Blyton' of Lincoln', querent, and John de Blyton' of Lincoln', deforciant. The manor of Askeby by Bernoldby. John has granted for himself and his heirs that the manor - which Philip de Neuill' and Agnes, his wife, held for the life of Agnes of the inheritance of John on the day the agreement was made, and which after the decease of Agnes ought to revert to John and his heirs - after the decease of Agnes shall remain to William and the heirs of his body, to hold of John and his heirs for ever, rendering yearly 1 rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, and doing to the chief lords all other services. In default of such heirs, the manor shall revert to John and his heirs, quit of the other heirs of William. This agreement was made in the presence of Philip and Agnes, and they did fealty to William in the court. (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.
4/8/1325, Commission of oyer and terminer to Robert de Malberthorp, … on complaint of Henry de Staunton that John de Blyton of ledenham, William de Blyton of Lincoln, Walter de Blyton of Lincon, … and others assaulted him at Wadynton, co. Lincoln, … took his 3 horses and £50 in money … (S) CPRs.
6/2/1326, Executors of John de Blyton, John de Blyton, William de Blyton, John de Waghen, chaplain, and John de Araz. (S) UKNA. [Same persons in 4/12 record; references to 12/20/1315 & 10/25/1322 records.]
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
By 1329, William’s older brother John died.
5/12/1329, Executors of John de Byton: William de Blyton, and John de Waughen, chaplain, and James de Araz. (S) UKNA. [References 5/12/1315 record.]
5/10/1330, Confirmation to William de Blyton, the present holder, of a grant in fee simple, at the rent of 10s, to John de Blyton, sometime citizen of Lincoln, of a bovate of and, with a meadow thereto belonging and a plot of curtilage in Bultham. (S) CPRs. [This John is s/o William de Blyton of 1303, 1307 …]
1331, The petitioners request remedy, stating that certain lands in Boultham have been fraudulently alienated to William de Bliton without their permission. (S) UKNA.
1333, William de Blyton, citizen of Lincoln, presented Walter de Blyton to the church of Burton by Lincoln. (S) Benefice Clergy, Diocese of Lincoln During the Episcopate of Henry Burghersh, V2, Bennett, 1989.
5/7/1335, William, son of John de Blyton' of Lincoln' the elder, querent, … 5 messuages in the suburb of Lincoln'. … William has given them 40 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.
11/9/1338, William de Bliton of Lincoln summoned [with many others] to appear before the king. [Apparently it had to do with not obeying new laws associated with the wool market.] (S) CCRs.
1342, John de Searle of Lincoln to sell to Wm. de Blyton citizen of Lincoln & w. Joan; all my lands in Canowyk. (S) UKNA.
1343, Quitclaim: Thos., bishop of Lincoln … to Wm. de Blyton of Lincoln & w. Joan & the heirs of their bodies; all the right which I have in all the lands & tenements in Canewyk'. (S) UKNA.
3/4/1344, William de Blyton and Joan his wife, citizens of Lincoln, indult to choose confessors. (S) Cal. of Papal Registers, V3, 1897, P180.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
3/27/1351, Commission of peace … to John de Moubray … of Lincoln, and William de Blyton, in the city of Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
10/13/1352, William, son of John de Blyton' of Ledenham, and Joan, his wife, deforciants. (S) Feet of Fines, Nottinghamshire.
1358-59, Conf: Wm. de Blyton of Lincoln, to John s. of Juliana de Blyton, parson of the church of Burton by Lincoln. (S) UKNA.
1367, William de Bliton, John de Merkyate, and Thomas Felisson of Lincoln to grant tofts in the suburbs of Lincoln to the prior and Augustinian friars there, retaining messuages, land, and rent in Lincoln. (S) UKNA.
By 1366, William died.
· Contemporary in Lincoln is another family of the same name. 1307, William de Blyton to grant land in Lincoln and its suburbs to the abbot and convent of Barling. 1325, 1327, 1328, William de Blyton, Mayor of Lincoln. This William’s heir is his son John, married to Amicia, in records of: 1331, 1332, 1333 &1334 [Mayor], died 1338, leaving a son William (b.1319). Extensive comparison of timeline, inquisitions, wives, and land records is necessary to differentiate the many records of the 2 families over multiple generations.
Child of William and Joan:
i. John de Blyton (263828), born ~1325 in Lincolnshire, England.
John married Agnes Deyville.