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English Lawton History

In the village of Church Lawton, Cheshire, England there has been a continuous presense of a Lawton family since the 12th century, and probably much earlier than that, dating back to William the Conqueror in 1066, but that link has not been proven. Although they do not yet live in Church Lawton, descendants of that Manorial family are alive and well today. Through the centuries extensive records have been maintained by the family of Lawton Manor. Recently those records have been presented to the Cheshire Record Office. However, the Manor Court records pertaining to minor infractions of the law were allowed to be photocopied by Mr. Guy Lawton before presentation to the Cheshire Record Office. Guy Lawton has been diligently working at transcribing those records from the years 1630 to 1860. Those records from the years 1541 through 1628 are mostly in Latin. They await transcription by an individual fluent in that language, and also capable of reading the old English handwriting. This is a difficult and daunting task, with no payment of any kind offered, merely the academic glory of publication. If you have the ability, time, and desire to aid in this project please contact Guy Lawton guy@golawton.freeserve.co.uk or simply click on the "Contact us" above. Photocopies can be sent to your computer for transcription at your leisure.
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