Lordship Title of Upton ID14146

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A fourth manor of UPTON can be traced from the 13th century, when it belonged to the barony of James Newmarch. Shortly after Newmarch's death a fifth part of Upton was held of his heirs by John of Upton, being the inheritance of his wife. This holding may probably be identified with the estate which afterwards belonged to the family of Latton. According to the pedigree of the family, Walter Latton, living in the reign of Edward II, was the first member of the family who settled at Upton, but John Latton in 1288 held a tenement in Upton of the Bermondsey manor, then in the hands of Adam de Stratton. In 1304 John son of Walter of Upton granted land in Latton to the monastery of Cirencester, and it seems possible that he was a member of the Latton family of Berkshire, who were a branch of the family taking its name from Latton in Wiltshire. William Latton and his son John are mentioned in 1346. They were succeeded, according to the pedigree, by another John and William, and in 1503 Thomas Latton, the son of William, died seised of Upton Manor, held in chief. His son and heir John lived at Chilton, but was buried in 1548 in Blewbury Church. John's son William Latton held a manor in Upton. This manor, however, disappears after this date, the last connexion of the Lattons with Upton being a bequest in 1584 by Anne Latton, sister of William, of 40s. for the repair of Upton Church. Possibly this estate afterwards passed to the Plotts, who owned a considerable property in Upton in the 17th and 18th centuries, which passed to the Fullers and Humfreys, and is now the property of Mr. Eli Caudwell.
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