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Ancient family history - ALL DAUGHTONS

Ancient family history - ALL DAUGHTONS

Stephen Daughton (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jan 2001 3:28AM GMT
Hi, I am a 27 year old teacher in the North East of England who has spent some time researching my family history.For interest I shall outline it, as I suspect it links us all.

We were a landed family of some wealth and power in medieval France. However in the mid 12th century we were evicted en-masse, I'm not sure why. Two theories - 1. we supported the losing side in a feudal battle and lost all land subsequently being exiled. 2. we supported the Avignon Pope who was a rival for power to the Pope of Rome in succession disputes for leadership of the catholic church. This dispute was also lost and the Pope in Rome evicted us and we fled abroad.

Either way our family (as good catholics)found its way en-masse to southern Ireland in about 1150 A.D. We remained in Ireland for roughly the next 700 years. I know that most of the family moved steadily to the United States in the 1800's and 1900's; hence there being so many Daughtons over there.

Ireland has little record of our family and England has even fewer. Suprisingly hardly any Daughtons came to England. My great grandfather eloped at the turn of the century to marry a woman who was dissapproved of by the family. He moved to Cardiff in S.Wales (which is where my father is from) and this is the only strain of the Daughton family in England. So we are relative new comers to England, me being only 3rd generation native.

If anybody can add to this I would be grateful fo contact at stephen.daughton@talk21.com

Thanks and it's lovely to know that my family is so much bigger than I knew of. Imagine having a family of 30 in one country then finding out there are thousands more of you elsewhere - great.

DAUGHTON FAMILY

Barbara Reed (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jan 2001 12:20PM GMT
Stephen, thanks so much for the ancient history on the Daughton Family. My cousin
Nancy Cook has been doing all the research on our family and has been trying to get some info as to where our ancestors came from. We have finally found some info on our great grandfather as to his life and death in the U.S., but now have a place to look back further. Thanks again.

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Steve Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 28 Nov 2001 3:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Stephen,
We have recently been researching the Daughton family. We did not know that there were any Daughtons in England until recently. Our cousin, Chris Daughton, is temporarily working in London for Xerox. We sent him an invitation for a wedding and received a phone message from Chris Daughton, who had a decidedly non-American accent. He has since written to us and is convinced that we could be related. Our ancestry is from a John Daughton of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, who, with his wife and son, Charles, moved to Springfield, Illinois, USA in the 1880's. The family stayed there and there are some Daughtons living there now. My family lives about 150 miles from there very near the Mississippi River. By the way, I am a teacher, and my wife, Mary, is a Career Counselor. We have a great deal of information about the American branch of the family, and I have been recently been communicating with a Mary Daughton of Kilflynn, County Kerry, Ireland, who may also be a cousin. We have been all over Ireland several times and did not know until recently just where the Daughtons were from. - Steve Taylor

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Posted: 15 Feb 2002 2:07AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
After reading Steven Daughtons enlightening,( Thank you Steven!), piece about the Daughtons beginnings; I was truely excited by his history lesson.
Then a response to Steven by a Steven Taylor bringing me closer yet to my family's roots. My father was James Edward Daughton son to Patrick Daughton who worked on the trains I believe in Chicago and lived also in Springfield. Married I believe to Blanche Hudson. I also had a second cousin Joe Daughton who later lived near San Francisco. All my Grand parents were gone before my birth so I,m trying to piece the roots together. Do they fit in to the Springfield picture? Cheers!!!!

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steve taylor (View posts)
Posted: 11 Mar 2002 9:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry it took so long to respond. My computer has been out of service. I will certainly look up connections with your branch of the Daughtons. This is a very concentrated family, so, no doubt, there are connections. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Jacque Daughton Laird (View posts)
Posted: 4 Apr 2002 2:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
My gg grandfather was Maurice Daughton who (I believe) was born in 1814 in Country Kerry Ireland and died August 2, 1890. He married Ellen Mullin March 3, 1840. They came to the United States in 1849 and to Decatur Co, Iowa in 1858. I am interested in any info regarding parents of Maurice and/or Ellen as I have been unable to find any info before them. I appreciate anything you can share.

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james daughton (View posts)
Posted: 20 Apr 2006 3:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Daughton / Luttrell
Hi Steven,
I'm James Daughton, I live in Hollywood, Ca. and have spent my life here after my youth in San Diego. My father James Edward Daughton was born in Springfield Illinois Feb. 16, 1912.
His father Patrick Henry Daughton who I never knew , worked the trains in Chicago and Springfield. He died July6, 1939. As my father was an only child I know so little of the family except his deceased cousin Joe Daughton who married an Eileen, they lived near San Francisco.
My grandfather Patrick Henry Daughton married an adopted girl by the name of Blanche Hudson, though of German desent.
Do you have any idea how Grand dad Patrick Henery Daughton fits in the picture? I'm not sure when he came from Ireland, but I believe it was County Kerry.
I also know I had a great aunt, I don,t know her name, who was a wing walker in the barn storming days.
If you or anyone can shed any Irish light, I'd be infinitely thankful!!! Many Thanks, James Edward Daughton, Hollywood California

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Steve Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 22 Apr 2006 1:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a great deal of info about the Daughtons in Springfield and Ireland. When I get some time, I will give you the story. Great to hear from you, cuz.

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James Edward Daughton (View posts)
Posted: 22 Apr 2006 2:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Daughton/ Luttrell
Steven,
I also had an adopted cousin who I met in my childhood.
I am so looking forward to hearing from you! Tell me how we are related and all you can. I can't tell you how much it means to me.
Like I said, my Dad James Edward Daughton Sr. , he was called Ed because of another close James Daughton in the family in Springfield, I believe, where my Dad was born ; Dad past in 1969 and was an only child.
I met so little of the family and am so proud of my Irish heritage.
I wrote a James Daughton who teaches at Stanford, he thought there might be a close family connection.
At any rate, I ramble, am looking forward to your response.
Wasn't it you who said we we probably came from Avignon, France after the break up of the church sometime, I think 12 century. That is really interesting as I read the same thing about my Mother's family who came from England( See Dunster Castle) Maiden name Luttrell. She grew up in Auburn and Waverly. Thanks and Cheers Cousin, Jim Daughton

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Steve Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 20 Jun 2006 7:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Daughtons are an interesting family. It appears that the family may have originated in France and then settled en masse in County Kerry, Ireland in the 12th century. I have corresponded with Daughtons in the little village of Kilduff in Co. Kerry, a Mary Daughton to be exact. Every Daughton I have talked with (Chris in London and several in the States) came from the same area. Somewhere in the mass of info (which I have not done too good a job of cataloging) is the home parish and the churchyard where almost all of the Ireland Daughtons are interred. We [plan to visit Kilduff the next time we get back to the auld sod to meet some of the family. As far as the Springfield Daughtons are concerned, there were certainly a batch of them. I can't find Patrick Henry Daughton, but I know that Mary's father, John Daughton, had a cousin whom he called Jimmy. I know that there was also a Jimmy Daughton involved in the electrical business in Springfield. Maybe they were the same person. Much of the info I have came from Pam Kazmaier of Mesa, AZ. Her email is kpkazmaier@aol.com. By the way, I have a nephew in Springfield named Patrick John Daughton and he has two children. The Springfield connection lives on!
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