My sincere thanks to Morag Blackburn of Broad Town, Wiltshire for her endless time and effort in helping me with my research. Her willingness to scan through old library books – often coming up with just a mere mention of a place or event relating to the Bayntun family – has been so rewarding. Through her patience and attention to detail, she found many passages of interest that has added enormously to the total content of the history of this great family. Most of the photographs of the memorials and tombs in St. Nicholas Church, Bromham were supplied by Morag.

I was also fortunate to make contact with Dot Gulliver of Salisbury, Wiltshire, who grew up alongside the site of the old Faulston House, in the parish of Bishopstone. I am grateful for her knowledge of the area and for the many photographs she supplied of Faulston Tower and surrounding area.

Special thanks to Elizabeth Gallop of Salisbury, Wiltshire, who kindly gave me permission to use extracts from her book and donated some very accurate notes from her research. With her help I was able to include a lot of very valuable information and accounts of the earlier generations of the Bayntun family (1328 - 1420).

Thanks to Dennis Powney for some valuable information and photos.

Thanks also to Gary for capturing many documents on his digital camera at the Trowbridge Records Office.

Some of the scenic images used in the pages were from the postcard collection of FRANK LANE and from the Moonrakers Genealogy data files for the county of Wiltshire produced by MIKE CASWELL.

I am very grateful to DANA F. SUTTON Professor of Classics at The University of California for her help in translating many Latin documents.

Thanks to BETTY CROWLEY, KATHLEEN TOMKINS and REV ROBIN HUNGERFORD for photographs and information used in the article on Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

Thanks also to PROFESSOR DAVID LOADES BA, Ph.D Litt.D FRHS FSA for his comments and corrections to my notes.

I am grateful to CATHERINE ARMSTRONG of Kennesaw State University for information on the Household of King Henry II and Knight Marshal.

My thanks to KATE FORBES of Codford, Warminster for her correspondence and notes on the Bayntun family, compiled after her trip to the Starky Museum in Brackenfield, New Zealand. Kate is the great-great-granddaughter of Charlotte (Wyndham) Bayntun-Starky.

Some photos used in the pages from WILTSHIRE COMMUNITY HISTORY WEBPAGE

Laycock Abbey photo courtesy C. MILNER-WALKER of Ludshott Photographic Club

Illustrations of vintage jewellery, shoes, hats, bags and purses by kind permission of LINDA (Vintage Textile)

Historical costume graphics used in page headings by kind permission of C. OTIS SWEEZEY (A History of Costume)

I am also very grateful to CHRISTINE REYNOLDS (Assistant Keeper of the Muniments at Westminster Abbey Library, London) for information from the Abbey burial records.

Also to JOHN CHANDLER for permission to use some extracts from his book "Devizes and Central Wiltshire" (Hobnob Press 2003)

Reference books, publications and websites used in my research were:

Notes on the Bayntun Family – by the late ROBERT FRANCES BAYNTUN, Bristol, 1927.

Notes on the Bayntun Family – by the late HYLTON BAYNTUN-COWARD and in conversation with his sister, MARY DREWITT.


A History of Wiltshire (Vol. I - XV). The Victoria History of the Counties of England – Edited by R.B. PUGH M.A., F.S.A., E. R. J. CURRIE and D. A. CROWLEY.

Henry VIII: The King and His Court – by ALISON WEIR.

Bromham – The Parish and its Churches Booklet.

Wiltshire Notes & Queries Vol 1 - 8 – by WILLIAM CAMDEN.

The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account – by EDWARD KIMBE, RICHARD JOHNSON.

A History Military and Municpal of the Ancient Borough of The Devizes – by JAMES WAYLEN, 1859.

The Knights of England: A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day – by WILLIAM ARTHUR SHAW.

Privy Purse Expenses of the Princess Mary, Daughter of King Henry VIII – by FREDERICK MADDEN.

Reminiscences of William Day of Woodyates – by WILLIAM DAY .

A History of the Knights of Malta – by WHITWORTH PORTER .

Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery – by JOHN RAITHBY, THOMAS VERNON.

The Church in an Age of Danger: Parsons and Parishioners, 1660-1740 – by DONALD ARRAGON SPAETH.

Memoirs of the Queens of Henry VIII and his mother, Elizabeth of York – by AGNES STRICKLAND.

The Topographer – by SIR EGERTON BRYDGES.

Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis – by WALTER GOODWIN DAVIS, GARY BOYD ROBERTS.

Katherine Parr - The Making of a Queen – by SUSAN E. JAMES.

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society – by RESS DAVIES.

Visitation of Wiltshire - made in 1565 – by WILLIAM HARVEY CLARENCEUX.


The Wiltshire Woollen Industry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries – by G. D. RAMSAY.

The British Gazetteer, Political, Commercial, Ecclesiastical and Historical – by BENJAMIN CLARKE .

The Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland – by JOHN DEBRETT.

The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn – by RETHA M. WARNICKE.

Elizabeth I – by DAVID M. LOADES.

Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government – by G. R. ELTON.

Literary Remains of King Edward the Sixth – by JOHN GOUGH NICHOLS.

Courtly Letters in the Age of Henry VIII – by SETH LERER .

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII.


Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From the Year 1789 to 1817 – by FRANCIS VESEY.

Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families – by DOUGLAS RICHARDSON, KIMBALL G. EVERINGHAM.

A Glossary of Terms used in Heraldry – by JAMES PARKER, 1894.

Notes on Spye Park and Bromham – by C. H. TALBOT.

The Manor and Village of Cherhill – by J. H. BLACKFORD, 1941.

Typographical Sketches of North Wiltshire (1826) – by JOHN BRITTON.

The Beauties of Wiltshire (1801) – by JOHN BRITTON.

Typographical Collection of John Aubrey 1659-70 (1862) – Corrected and enlarged by JOHN EDWARD JACKSON.

The Trial of Lady Bayntun – by G. LISTER (Old Bailey, London) 1783.

Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire (1880).

The Modern History of South Wiltshire (1834) – by SIR RICHARD COLT HOARE.

The Diaries of JOHN EVELYN.

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who came to America before 1700 (7th Edition) – by FREDERICK L. WEISS (1992 print).

Knights of England – by SHAW.

The Country Books – Wiltshire – by EDITH OLIVER.

English Aristocratic Women, 1450-1550: Marriage and Family, Property and Careersby BARBARA JEAN HARRIS.

Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonistby DAVID FARIS.

Camden's Britannia.

The Tower of London – The Official Guidebook.

Natural History of Wiltshire – by JOHN AUBREY (1626 - 1697).

The Buildings of England – Wiltshire – by NIKOLAUS PEVSNER.

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England – by JOHN BURKE and JOHN BERNARD BURKE.

Britain's Royal Families, The Complete Genealogy – by ALISON WEIR.

An Unhappy Civil War (The Experiences of Ordinary People in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire) – by JOHN WROUGHTON.

The Two "Beauchamp" Chapels in the Churches of St. John, Devizes and St. Nicholas, Bromham – by EDWARD KITE.

Wiltshire – by FRANK R. HEATH.

The Commonplace Book of Sir Edward Bayntun of Bromham (1988) – Edited by JANE FREEMAN of the Wiltshire Record Society.

Monumental Brasses of Wiltshire (1860) – by EDMOND KITE.

Annals and Antiquities of Lacock Abbeyby W.L. BOWLES and JOHN GOUGH NICHOLS.

The Royal Lineage of our Noble and Gentle Families – by JOSEPH FOSTER.

Visitations of Wiltshire 1623, Publications of the HARLEIAN LIBRARY, LONDON (1954).

A History of Wiltshire Parish – A private collection of printed papers (c1820).

Wiltshire Institutions – by WILLIAM A. WEBB (1913).

Leyland's Journeys through Wiltshire.

A History of the Borough and Town of Calne and Some Account of the Villages, etc. in its vicinity – by A.E.W. MARSH (1903).

The Parochial History of Bremhill in the county of Wilts– by THE REV. W. L. BOWLES (1828).

Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family – by ARTHUR MALET.

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