John Colton I

M, b. circa 1705
FatherThomas Colton b. c 1675, d. c 22 Dec 1712
MotherMary Elden b. c 30 Nov 1677, d. c 3 Oct 1725
St. Mary the Virgin Church, Wrawby, Lincolnshire, England
The oldest surviving building in the village is the church of St Mary, which is probably Saxon in origin. The current structure has a 13th century tower and pillars. The font is 14th century with a carved Jacobean cover. There is an altar tomb of the Tyrwhitt family, lords of the manor until the mid 17th century (a role subsequently assumed by the Elwes family). A tapestry of "Christ blessing little children" hangs in the church. Its manufacturer, Thomas Tapling of London, who was born in the village, donated it. He also endowed the Parish Reading Room (now demolished), hoping to provide all the villagers the opportunity of an education.
The graveyard surrounding the church was closed in 1857 when a new cemetery was opened on a larger site on the outskirts of Brigg, but there are still a number of fine headstones in situ for the family historian to view. []
     John was born circa 1705 in Wrawby, Lincolnshire, England. John married Ann Stamp on 3 January 1734 in Wrawby, Lincolnshire, England, at St. Mary the Virgin Church.1,2


Ann Stamp b. c 1716


  1. [S272] 1998 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, British Isles - Vital Records Index 1695-1918      , Marriage: January 1734 - John Colton & Ann Stamp - Recorded in:     Wrawby, Lincoln, England.
  2. [S621] Yarborough Deanery Records: Marriage: 3 January 1734 - John Colton & Ann Stamp at Wrawby, Lincolnshire, England.