About Sir Thomas Boynton, of Acklam & Roxby
(VIII) SIR THOMAS BOYNTON, KT. [1381-1386], eldest son of Sir Thomas Boynton ((VII), was Lieutenant and Constable of Carlisle under Henry Percy, son of the Earl of Northumberland in 1383.*
He is probably the Thomas Boynton, Kt., who held one acre of land at Smithpole, in Little Burdon, in the parish of Bishopwearmouth in the time of Bishop Hatfield. ^
Sir Thomas probably married twice.
(1) A daughter of the house of Conyers, by whom he had no issue.
(2) Margaret, daughter of John Speeton, of Sawcock.* She died in 1409. By her Sir Thomas had issue, two sons, Henry (IX), and Christopher.
Sir Thomas died in the lifetime of his father.
Hugh son of Norman, Earl Hugh's tenant in 1086, was perhaps succeeded by Alvered, or Alfred, lord in about 1120. Roger, son of Alvered's grandson William de Acklam, had two daughters, one of whom, Joan, was sole heir of her father's lands after her sister's death without issue. She was the wife of Ingram de Boynton. William the son and heir of this marriage, who was living in 1256 and lord of Acklam in 1284-5, had been succeeded by his son Ingram before 1303. From Ingram de Boynton Acklam descended to his eldest son Walter, who died not later than 1340, when the manor was settled on his son Thomas with his wife Katherine. From Thomas, lord in 1365, Acklam descended to his son the second Sir Thomas Boynton, who was succeeded in 1402 by his son Henry, executed three years later for joining the rebellion of the Percys. The manor of Acklam was granted with Kirk Leavington (z.v.) to Roger Thornton and was in his possession in 1428, but afterwards reverted to Henry Boynton's heirs. William, his second son, is said to have held it after the death of his brother Thomas, and in 1460 or 1461 Thomas son and heir of William died lord of Acklam. From his son Henry, who was dead in 1495, the manor came in direct line to Henry's grandson Mathew, seised at his death in 1540, when he left a son Thomas, aged three. Thomas was succeeded in January 1581-2 by his son and heir Francis, lord in 1613, and it is said, until 1617. Twenty years later Acklam was sold by his son Sir Matthew Boynton, bart., to William Hustler.
- William Page, ed. (1923) The Victoria History of the County of York North Riding, Volume Two, The St. Catherine Press, p. 221-223.
- "Full text of "An account of the Boynton family and the family seat of Burton Agnes"". Archive.org. 1912-09-05. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
- Ancestry of John Barber White and His Descendants. edited by Almira Larkin White. Page 215