Forward (by Knowles),
The information in this genealogy was gathered gradually from consultation with my mother and various of the Wharfedale relative, and from memorial cards and gravestone inscriptions. During the 1960s I was provided with many details of the family from the 16C onwards by a Mr. Webster of Leeds who was researching on behalf of the London genealogist Mr. Alexander W. D. Mitton, and of the 12-14C by Mr. Welbury M. Mitton of Matlock who supplied interalia the details from Stonyhurst. I am very grateful to these gentleman.
As I have not personally examined the various parish registers, wills, censuses and other records referred to, I cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies of omissions. I hope, however, that these details will provide researchers with a starting point for more detailed tracing of particular branches of the Mitton family.
The above is from Knowles 1982 genealogy showing approx 10 de Mitton generations ending in the 1370s. Knowles research goes from this early recording from the Coucher book of Whalley. It then includes the Craven Mittons beginning with the Bishops rolls in the 16th century. He also adds 20th century Mittons living in England to 1982 as well.
Knowles is an exhaustive genealogy found at the British and Clitheroe Libraries. The de Bailey-Shireburne descendant line of de Mittons can be found on the previous Coucher genealogies. Knowles does not include the North American Mittons. Manley Mittons research trace`s those Canadian Mittons back to Joseph Mitton br. 1723-d.1792 buried at St. Oswald in Horton in Ribblesdale. It is based on the primary document of his grandfather written out by hand in 1906 and found under this drop down. Knowles also records the same Squire Joesph Mitton of Craven. Even though these genealogies were done separately, one in England completed in 1982 and Manley H. Mittons Canadian ancestry first done by his grandfather in 1906 and updated during the 1970`s with aadditional 18th,19th and 20 th. century Mittons they all connect with Knowles research with the axiom ancestry of Squire Joesph Mitton of Horton in Ribblesdale 1723-94.