Thomas Dutton

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Sir Thomas Dutton (1 August 1421 – 23 September 1459) was a medieval English knight. He was the son of Sir John Dutton and Margaret Savage[1]

His family owned an estate, Dutton Hall, that was originally located in Cheshire, England. It is now located in Sussex, the original building having been moved there in the 1930s. The building is now a private school, Stoke Brunswick, at Ashurst Wood, just south of East Grinstead.

Sir Thomas Dutton married Anne Touchet, daughter of James Touchet, Lord Audley 5th Baron of Audley of Heliegh Castle and Margaret De Ros. Sir Thomas Dutton and his father in law, Lord Audley died on 23 September 1459 at the Battle of Blore Heath, Blore Heath, England. Lord Audley was in command of approximately 10,000 troops defending the throne of King Henry VI.

Marriages and children[edit]

Sir Thomas Dutton married Anne Touchet. Their children were:

1. Peter DUTTON 2. Margaret DUTTON (m.1 Thomas Aston - m.2 Ralph Vernon) 3. Anne DUTTON (m. Sir Thomas Molyneux of Sefton, Merseyside, knight banneret) 4. Isabel DUTTON (m. Sir Christopher Richard de Southworth) 5. Maud DUTTON (m. William Booth) 6. John DUTTON (b. ABT 1444 - d. ABT 1473) (m. Margaret Molyneux) 7. Eleanor (Alinora) DUTTON (m. Richard Cholmondeley, Esq. (d. b 1488)) 8. Elizabeth DUTTON (m. Ralph Bostock) 9. Alice DUTTON 10. Laurence DUTTON (b. ABT 1458 - d. AFT 1522)

Notes: Sir Thomas de Dutton with his brother John and eldest son Peter Dutton killed at the battle of Blore-Heath in Cheshire Sunday, 23 Sep 1459, during the War of the Roses. In 1527, at the death of Laurence Dutton of Dutton without a male heir, Dutton property passed to Sir Piers Dutton of Hatton whose right contested by heirs-general of Sir Hugh Dutton. In 1534, Termination of the Dutton lawsuit by awary of Henry VIII (May 16) by which Sir Piers Dutton of Hatton became owner of Dutton, confirmed by Act of Parliament in 1536.


Father: John de Dutton

Mother: Margaret Sauvage


  1. ^ VCH Lane, 1911, IV, 305

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