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Joan Mitton (Middlemore)

Also Known As: "Joan (Middlemore) Brome Mitton"
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Warwickshire , England
Death: circa 1515 (41-59)
Weston, Staffordshire, , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Middlemore, of Edgbaston and Margery Throckmorton
Wife of Thomas Brome, of Woodlow and John Mitton
Mother of Margaret Mytton
Sister of Anne Willington and Thomas Middlemore, Esq., of Edgbaston

Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Joan Mitton


Douglas's new good book gives information (p. 496) on an ancestor of Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall Lewis of Maine. John Mitton, Esq., of Weston under Lizard, etc. is said to have married three times,

  • 1. ca. 1463 to Anne/ Agnes Swinnerton. She died 27 March 1470.
  • 2. Joan Middlemore, daughter of Richard Middlemore, Esq., of Edgbaston, Warwickshire, by Margaret, da. of Sir Thomas Throckmorton. She died 26 July 1475.
  • 3. by 8 Aug. 1496 to Joan _____, widow of Thomas Brome, of Wodlow.

p. 81, note 'r': Norris, 27, 57n. As appears by the suit of Middlemore against Brome (_infra_, p. 85), Jane Mitton died in the lifetime of Katharine Brome. The date of Mrs. Mitton's death is uncertain. In the 1623 Visitation of Shropshire (29 Harl. Soc. Pubs. 360) she is once said to have died in 1465 and in another place in 1475. Both these dates are erroneous. Phillimore (The Family of Middlemore, 1900, by W. P. W. Phillimore and W. F. Carter) says she probably married Mitton in 1496 and died in 1515 or 1525 (pp. 29-41). As the suit shows that she died in the lifetime of Nicholas Brome, she could not have died after 1516. She may have died as late as 1515, and so Katherine Brome may have been living then. Phillimore cites a table following page 164 of Sampson Erdeswicke's Survey of Staffordshire, written before 1600 and printed in 1844.

p. 85: In the suit of Nicholas Brome, Esquire, against John Mitton and Johan (Jane), his wife, formerly wife of Thomas, brother of Nicholas, ascribed to the period between 1486 and 1493, he claims rent for the manor of Woodlow [Early Chancery Proceedings, vol. III, Bundle 85, No. 57, Public Record Office]. In the suit of Dame Margery Middlemore, widow, against Nicholas Brome, ascribed to the period between 1504 and 1515, it is alleged that Dame Jane Mytton (Mitton), widow, by her will made Mrs. Middlemore and Kathrine Brome, wife of Nicholas Brome, her executrixes, and that a controversy about money matters had arisen in connection with the will [Early Chancery Proceedings, vol. IV, Bundle 339, No. 57 (? sic), Public Record Office]. Dame Mitton was the widow of John Mitton and had been widow of Thomas Brome, brother of Nicholas. In the suit of Nicholas Brome, Esquire, against John Middlemore, ascribed to the period between 1504 and 1515, he complains of the detention of deeds relating to the manor of Woodlow [Early Chancery Proceedings, vol. IV, Bundle 280, No. 29, Public Record Office]. Nicholas Brome died Oct. 10, 1516.

Thus, it APPEARS that Joan Middlemore married, first, Thomas Brome of Woodlow, and, second, John Mytton of Weston under Lizard.

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Joan Mitton's Timeline

Edgbaston, Warwickshire , England
Weston, Staffordshire, , England
Age 50
Weston, Staffordshire, , England