Lordship Title of Newton

Burneston is a village and civil parish in the Hanbleton district of North Yorkshire, England.

The village is recorded in the Domesday Book as ” Brennigston” and at the Time was the property of Merleswein the Sheriff.

The King passed ownership to Count Alan of Brittany, who made Robert of Moutiers the local landlord.

Burneston ecclesiastical parish comprised in 1831 the townships of Burneston, Carthorpe, Exelby, Leeming and Newton.

It includes some Manors such as:

– Newton ( Scabbed Newton, xiii-xviii cent: Newton Pyggot, xvi cent)

may be identified with the Newton associated with Burneston in Domesday Book and assessed at 6 carucates.

In 1317 free warren here was granted to Ranulf son of Ralf Lord of Spennithorne.

A descendant Sir John Fitz Randall, Knight, Lord of Spennithorne, 5th Lord of the Manor of Newton, was born circa 1374 at of Spennithorne, Yorkshire.

He died in 1405, beheaded for taking part in the rebellion of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, Richard Scrope Archbishop of York and other northern magnates.

With Spennithorne it was divided in 1517 amount the five co-heirs of John Fitz Randall.

The fifth inherited by Elisabeth Strelley was conveyed to William Strangways, clerk, in 1534. After which no further mention of it has been found.

Mary Batty’s fifth went, like her fifth part of Spennithorne, first to Sir William Paulet, Lord St-John, the Most Honourable the Marquess of Winchester, Lord Keeper of the Great Sealord High Steward for the trial of the Duke of Somerset the illegitimate son of Henri VIII . His grace the Duke was beheaded.






In 1613 Sir Rowland Wandesford, Lord Chief baron purchased Agnes moiety.

He was Attorney of the Court of Wards and the famous artist Van Dyck did his portrait.

His daughter Elisabeth married Philipp Wharton, 4th Baron Wharton member of the House of Lords, an English soldier, politician and diplomat. During the English Civil War he was a of favourite of Oliver Cromwell.






Following the restoration of the monarchy he frequently ran into difficulty with the Crown.

In 1676 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

He admired Van Dyck, and the artist did his portrait and also his daughters.

His daughter name Elisabeth got married with the 9th and last Lord of the Manor of Newton : Robert Bertie 3rd Earl of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain in 1666 and father of his grace the first Duke of Ancaster.






Written by the 10th Lord of the Manor of Newton.

Franck de Beaucé