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A list of Langton civic appointments

May 2011


It has always surprised us how many Langtons have held high position. We are represented by no less than seven Bishops:


Most all of the above also held many other positions, including chancellor of england, treasurer of england, etc, etc. In addition there have been several others who have made it to slightly lower, but still lofty positions, such as precentor, sucsentor, dean, archdeacon, etc.

There have been many, many reverends, parsons, vicars, priests, monks, nuns, priors and prioresses - far too many to list.

Outside of the church there have been an equally large number of Mayors, Sheriffs and members of parliment, and this is the main focus of this article. Below you will find a comprehensive list of these position holders. You can find each of these in the database.


KILKENNY, IRELAND

Michael Langton: Burgess and Sheriff of Kilkenny (date unknown)

Thomas Langton: Mayor of Kilkenny, Ireland (1511 and 1533)

John Langton: Mayor of Kilkenny, Ireland (1549 and 1557)

Edward Langton: Mayor of Kilkenny, Ireland (1578, 1588 and 1598)
William Langton: Mayor of Kilkenny, Ireland (1645)

Nicholas Langton: MP and Mayor of Kilkenny, Ireland
Sovereign of Kilkenny - 1606
MP of Kilkenny, Ireland 1662-1632

Henry Michael Faustlinus Langton: Sheriff of Kilkenny, Ireland
He was a captain in the Louth Rifles in 1864

Colthurst Langton: Sheriff of Limerick, Ireland (1735)

James Langton: Sherif Limerick (1786)



MAIDENHEAD, BERKSHIRE

John Langton: Mayor of Maidenhead (1709, 1723)

John Langton: Mayor of Maidenhead (date uncertain)

John Edwards Langton: Mayor of Maidenhead (1832, 1836, 1846, 1852)



YORK, YORKSHIRE

Nicholas Langton: Baliff and Mayor of York (1285, 1297, 1306 )

Nicholas Langton: Mayor of York (1322-33 and 1338-41)
Keeper of the Archbishops palace and prison in York (1322)

John Langton: Baliff and Mayor of York (1347, 1353-1361 & 1363)
Founded the St. Anthony's hospital, York

John Langton: Sheriff of Yorkshire (1424-1426)

Ralph Langton: Mayor of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire (1494, 1485, 1481, 1473)

John Langton: Mayor of Kingston upon HUll, Yorkshire (1521)



BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

John Langton: Sheriff of Bristol (1614) and Mayor of Bristol (1628)
Warden of the Merchant Venture company of Bristol in 1613, Treasurer in 1615 and 1639 and Master in 1620

John Langton: Sheriff of Bristol (1634)
Warden of the Merchant Venturers company of Bristol in 1630/1

Thomas Langton: Mayor and Sheriff (1660) of Bristol
Warden of the Merchant Ventures Company of Bristol in 1660 and Master in 1664
MP of Bristol

Joseph Langton: M.P for Bath and High Sheriff of Bristol



SOMERSETSHIRE

Joseph Langton: MP of Bath and Sheriff of Somerset (1697)
M.P. for Bath, October 1690-1695 (contested at general election, failed, but then was unanimously voted in at the by-election in October)

Joseph Langton: Sheriff of Somerset (1734)
He tried to become M.P for Bath 4 times, but never got elected



LANCASHIRE

Roger Langton: Mayor of Preston (1605, 1614 (Lanton), 1632 and 1639)

Richard Langton: Mayor of Preston, Lancashire (1692)

Hugh Langton: Mayor of Preston, Lancashire
Mayor of Preston (1431-4)

Thomas Langton: High Sheriff of Lancashire (unsure)



LINCOLNSHIRE

Robert Langton: Alderman of Stamford, South Lincolnshire (1589)

Richard Langton: Alderman of Stamford, South Lincolnshire (1641)

James Langton: Alderman of Stamford, South Lincolnshire (1650)

John Langton: Alderman of Stamford, South Lincolnshire (1559)

Bennet Rothes Langton: Sheriff of Lincolnshire (1874)



LONDON AND SURREY

Stephen Langton: Alderman of London (1794-1795)

Edward Langton: Sheriff of Surrey (1753-1754)

Joseph David Langton: Under Sheriff of London (1901)



TYNE AND WEAR

William Langton: Sheriff of Newcastle 1404-06, Mayor of Newcastle 1408-10, 1411/12



NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Thomas Langton: High Sheriff of Northamptonshire (1735)


CUMBERLAND

John Langton: Sheriff of Cumberland (1761)


AUSTRALIA

Edward Langton: Treasurer of Melbourne and Victoria, Australia


CANADA

John Thomas Langton: Auditor-General and Deputy Minister of Finance

Representative in the Legislative Assembly, United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria (1851 - 1855). Auditor of Public Accounts (1855). Appointed to the Senate of the University of Toronto, and was elected Vice-Chancellor in the same year. Auditor-General and Deputy Minister of Finance, until he retired in 1878