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Yorkshire Langtons"

We have good reason to think there are at least two prominent lines of Langtons in Yorkshire who have different descent.

Firstly, it appears that Simon Langton, Archdeacon of Canterbury had descendants here, having himself held roles and prebendaries in Yorkshire, and been elected Archbishop of York - this of course very excitting as he was Brother of the famous Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Secondly, there appear to be Langtons from Great Langton and Little Langton, previously known as Langton upon Swale


In addition there is a third less prominent line, the Langtons of Northumbeland, who establish in Hull, Ralph Langton becoming Mayor, before moving to York. The family seem to be drapers/tailors.

Many of the Langtons we have been able to group together into trees, proven by various sources, and anywhere where we take a good guess, our evidence and reasoning is noted. There remain however many loose langtons, who are on their own or in small groups, perhaps two generations - these Langtons we hope to group togehter in the future.


The two main branches:

1. The Mayors of York, starting with Nicholas Langton. This tree continues for several generations. We know from land that they owned that the following Langton groups or individuals are related in some way:

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  • 2. Simon Langton, Archdeacon of Canterbury's descendants, starting with Simon Langton, Archdeacon, of Lincolnshire origin.

    We know from land these Langtons owned that the following groups and loose langtons are most likely related:

  • William Langton, Precentor of York
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  • Those of Northumbeland descent

    Ralph Langton, Mayor of Hull is the first we know of, although we strongly suspect his brother was John, a tailor of Hull who died around the same time. Ralph's son, also a John was a Draper of York.


    Other sizeable branches of unknown origin:


    Loose Langtons of unknown origin:

  • Nicholas Langton, Abbott of St. Bees
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