Notes on the Sheriffs of County Clare, 1570-1700
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By Thomas Johnson Westropp, M.A., Member

1669 Samuel Burton

1669. Samuel Burton of BUNCRAGGY, J.P. for Clare, July 17th, 1662,[49] son of Thomas Burton of Estwick, Salop (whose brother Francis got a grant of Buncraggy, 1611),[50] and whose will, dated 3rd June, 1661, was proved 15th February, 1666. Samuel was confirmed in his estates 4th October, 1666; he traced descent from Sir Edward Burton, of Longner, Shropshire, who was made a knight banneret 1460. Samuel, with his sons, Francis and Benjamin, and his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Bindon, made a settlement of his estates June 5th, 1704, which, with his will of equal date, was proved in Dublin 1st December, 1712. Arms (as on his seal and those of his sons on settlement), a cross engrailed between four roses.

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