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  • Wife of Alan de Heton (c.1216 - d.)
  • Abigail Gilbert (1662 - 1731)
    grave daughter of James & Sarah (Street) Heaton, she married Ebenezer Atwater in December of 1691 in New Haven, Conn.Their children: Sarah Atwater, Marah (Atwater) Ives, James Atwater, & Abigail (Atwat...
  • Abigail Rice (1722 - 1753)
    She married James Heaton Jr of Rutland on Apr 11,1743. James was the son of James and Eleona ____ Heaton, and he died in 1753 in Swanzey,NH. It is possible Abigail later moved to Charlemont,MA with her...
  • Abigail Lake (1742 - 1790)
    Abraham Lake married Abigail Heaton on March 19, 1781 in Cumberland Co., NJ. four years after Robert's birth. Abigail Heaton was the second wife of Abraham Lake & they had no children together.

About the Heaton surname


Heton, 1302; Heyton, xvi cent.

"¶This township is usually known as Heaton-under-Horwich to distinguish it from the other Heatons in the neighbourhood. It has an area of 1,743½ acres. The highest point, just over 1,000 ft., is in the north-west corner. The River Croal forms the southern boundary.

Manor In the 12th century HEATON, assessed as one plough-land, appears to have been held in moieties by knight's service of the barons of Manchester. One moiety was included in the Barton fee, (fn. 3) the Hulton family being the under-tenants; (fn. 4) while the other half was held with Worthington, (fn. 5) but afterwards severed, and held as the tenth part of a knight's fee by a family which assumed the local name.

¶The earliest known is a Randle de Heaton, (fn. 6) followed in hereditary succession by Ellis, John, and John. (fn. 7) The younger John made a settlement in 1332, from which it appears that he had sons John, Adam, and others. (fn. 8) He or his son John was living in 1355. (fn. 9) The son is said to have married a daughter and co-heir of Robert de Huyton of Billinge, and thus acquired the Birchley estate. (fn. 10) Richard de Heaton was in 1385 appointed a keeper of the peace in Salford Hundred. (fn. 11) Richard's son and heir William married Joan daughter and heir of Gilbert de Billinge, (fn. 12) and thus increased the family estate in Billinge. William and Joan were living in 1422, (fn. 13) but for the succeeding century little is known of the family. (fn. 14) William Heaton was holding the manor in 1473 by the ancient service." > see:


"They date back to the 12th century and originated from around Ulverston in north Lancashire. "