Linton Rev. John

Male 1685 - 1773

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  • Title  Rev. 
    Born  2 Nov 1685 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Jun 1773 
    Person ID  I129  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 Oct 2013 

    Father  Linton Jeffrey 
    Mother  Benson Elizabeth 
    Married  18 Nov 1684 
    Family ID  F56  Group Sheet

    Family  Wood Elizabeth,   b. 1683,   d. 10 Jan 1749 
    >1. Linton John,   b. 12 Dec 1721,   d. 12 Mar 1782
     2. Linton Margaret,   b. 26 Aug 1717,   d. 18 Feb 1763
     3. Linton Elizabeth,   b. 13 May 1719,   d. 30 Nov 1795
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F54  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Went to school at Coxwold Public School in Yorkshire, AB Sydney sussex college Cambridge 1707, Justice of the Peace, Vicar of Freiston-cum-Butterwick in Lincs for sixty two years 1711-73. "A vigilant and faithful minister of this parish" says the memorial tablet in Freiston church.

      In 1711 John Linton became vicar of Butterwick and resided at Whiteloaf Hall.
      Whiteloaf Hall has two stepped gables one of which carries a stone in the shape of a loaf of bread dated 1614. It is thought that the first loaf of white bread, in England was baked at this house. Previously brown bread has always been the staple diet. Whiteloaf Hall was a haunt of smugglers when the Wash came close up to the Bank.
      source: Freiston Parish Council website.

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