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Edward Baynton, Kt., MP

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Bromham, Wiltshire, England
Death: March 21, 1593 (69-77)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Edward Baynton, Kt., MP and Elizabeth Baynton
Husband of Agnes Baynton and Anne Baynton
Father of Elizabeth Quiney; Margaret Bayntun; Katherine Bayntun; Anne Eyre; William Bayntun and 2 others
Brother of Bridget Stumpe; Andrew Baynton, MP; Jane St. Loe; Ursula Spelman; Ann Baynton and 1 other
Half brother of Henry Baynton, MP and Francis Baynton

Managed by: Charles Robert Bayntun
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About Sir Edward Baynton, Kt., MP

  • BAYNTON, Edward (c.1520-93), of Bromham and Rowden, Wilts.

Family and Education

  • b. c.1520, 2nd son of Sir Edward Baynton† of Bromham by his 1st wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Sulyard; brother of Andrew, half-bro. of Henry Baynton I.
  • married (1) c.1553, Agnes (d.1574), daughter of Sir Griffith Rhys of Carew castle, Pembrokeshire by Katherine, daughter of Thomas, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, at least 2 sons including Henry Baynton II. 4 daughters;
  • married (2) Anne (d.1578), daughter of Humphrey Packington of London and widow of (1) Humphrey Style, (2) Edward Jackman and (3) James Bacon, s.p.
  • Succeeded brother Andrew 21 Feb. 1564.
  • Knighted 1574.[2]

Offices Held

  • Justice of the Peace for Wiltshire 1559, q. from 1574,
  • sheriff 1571-2.


Baynton’s first wife was the mistress of William, Lord Stourton (d.1548), who settled on her a life interest in a large part of the Stourton inheritance. This she had to defend against the heir Charles, Lord Stourton, in a series of lawsuits in which Baynton naturally became involved. It was not until after the execution of Charles, Lord Stourton, for murder in 1557, that Baynton and she succeeded in establishing a claim to some of the Stourton lands on the borders of Wiltshire and Somerset.

Next, in 1559, Baynton’s elder brother Andrew was persuaded to disinherit his daughter by entailing his estates upon Edward, which brought about another series of lawsuits, this time against Gabriel Pleydell and other executors of Andrew Baynton’s nuncupative will. These suits ended about 1566, when Pleydell and others gave up, leaving Baynton in possession of sufficient property to make him one of the biggest landowners in north Wiltshire.[3]

His career under Elizabeth was uneventful. In spite of his father’s friendship with Latimer, his religious convictions were lukewarm, and he was classified as ‘no hinderer of religion in the bishops’ report of 1564. Although the Bayntons had been followers of the Seymours there is no evidence that Edward was connected with the Earl of Hertford, his return for the county, as well as for Devizes and Caine (at a by-election) being due to his own local standing. In 1571 Baynton was appointed to the committee concerning tillage and the navy (21, 25 May), and on 13 Mar. 1576 he was named to the committee dealing with Lord Stourton’s bill, in which he was obviously an interested party. After 1581 he seems to have preferred to allow his brother, and then his son, to sit for the local boroughs.[4]

Baynton’s eldest son William died as a child in 1564, allegedly by witchcraft practised by one Agnes Mills (who was duly hanged) at the instigation of Baynton’s sister-in-law Dorothy, who hoped that her children would succeed to the entailed estates. At his death, on 21 Mar. 1593, Edward’s surviving son and heir Henry, born shortly before his mother’s death, inherited the Baynton property, considerably increased by purchase during the previous 30 years. Baynton’s will, dated 21 Sept. 1592, included bequests of a £20 annuity to his half-brother Henry, and smaller sums of money and jewels to friends and relatives. He also remembered the poor of Caine and Chippenham. He appointed his son executor, and John Danvers an overseer.[5]

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Roger Virgoe


  • 1. Ddi not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.
  • 2. Wilts. Vis. Peds. (Harl. Soc. cv), 5-8; Wilts. Arch. Mag. viii. 280 seq.; Vis. Worcs. (Harl. Soc. xxvii), 102.
  • 3. Wilts. Arch. Mag. viii. 242-341; C1/1335/22; St. Ch. 5B/9/18, 33/23; Wilts. N. and Q. iii. 133, 175; CPR, 1560-3, p. 384.
  • 4. Cam. Misc. ix(3), p. 38; APC, xviii. 338; xix. 223; xx. 299; D’Ewes, 187, 189, 262.
  • 5. C3/8/113; C142/234/59; PCC 76 Nevell.
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  • Sir Edward Bayntun1
  • M, #412641
  • Last Edited=2 Jan 2010
  • Sir Edward Bayntun married Agnes Rice, daughter of Rhys ap Griffith and Lady Katharine Howard.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1255. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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  • Catherine HOWARD (C. Bridgewater)
  • Born: ABT 1499
  • Died: 12 Apr 1548
  • Buried: 11 May 1554, Lambeth, Surrey, England
  • Father: Thomas HOWARD (2º D. Norfolk)
  • Mother: Agnes TILNEY (D. Norfolk)
  • Married 1: Rhys AP GRIFFITH FITZURYON RHYS (b. 1500 - d. 1531, beheaded)(son of Sir Griffith ap Rhys, Knight and Catherine St.John)
  • Children:
    • 1. Griffith AP RHYS
    • 2. Agnes AP RHYS (d. 19 Aug 1574) (m. Edward Bayntun - assoc. with William Stourton, 7º B. Stourton)
  • Married 2: Henry DAUBENEY (1° E. Bridgewater)
  • Children:
    • 1. Dau. DAUBENEY
    • 2. Son DAUBENEY
    • 3. Son DAUBENEY
  • From: HOWARD (C. Bridgewater)


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