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Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor of England Court of Elizabeth I. Stands in Windsor Castle, England. His Armour 1585. Birth 1541-Died 1590.
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Scottish song-"Hatton Burn" also know as Cooleen Bridge and Tarbolton Reel. Another is Buchromb's Reel which is Hatton Reel. You can turn the music off if you wish. This midi was created by Mr. Davis in Canada. New Album is by Dougie MacLean.
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From the new CD "Bonnie Woods O' Hatton".
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Many Hattons were Knights Templar. The earliest I have found, at the moment, was Hatton de Salvanhac of the perceptory of Lacapelle-Livron in France 1268. He is listed as a Knight but likely was a monk as well. Meaning that he was Hatton of/from Salvanhac. Other records show the Hatton Monk in Scotland believed to have arrived before 1300 and another in Hereford, England.
The known head of the family arrived in Cheshire with William in 1066. He was a priest from Normandy, and his genealogy noted in Cheshire..
The parish town of Hatton is in Warwick, England.
George Whitefield Potter 1806-1876
Copyright-Ernest A. Hatton
The Potter Family arrived in 1635 and were among the founders of New Haven CT. George Whitefield Potter and Camilla Bliss were my gggreat-grandparents. This line has five Revolutionary Soldiers and descends, as well, from Mayflower Passengers. Bliss-Rowley-Fuller
Daniel, the father of George, has on his marker, served seven years in the Revolution, forty-one years as a Deacon, felled by an arrow.....and more.
Songs like "Bonnie woods of O'Hatton and others are the foundation of our Country music and many have had new lyrics and changes. Bonnie Woods O'Hatton was just recorded again. There are other reels, jigs, ballads that you will find with this music which goes back to at least 1589. Hatton, for the most part, was a place name and the origin is not really known as the name is recorded as quite ancient. There are variations, but the root always seems to go back to the Vikings and Normans.
The French and Germans also claim the name.
The French would be Norman. The German stated as Knights who fought with William.
The Maitlands and Lauders also took the name but records indicate that they were descended from a Sir William Hatton about 200 years prior.
According to various records William named a son Lauder.
Later, about 200 years, Sir Charles Maitland took the name Lord Hatton in Scotland. Today, in 2005, more records are coming to light in the press in Scotland from Archeologists.
It was believed that the Maitlands just assumed the name from Hatton Castle, and the earlier Hattons, but it seems more likely that they may have been descended, or related as well.
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Hatton Genealogy-Britain 1-Chart
Hatton Genealogy Britain 2 -Chart
However, what else have we discovered. According to various Scottish genealogists and a DNA signature of Colla Uais, the High King of Ireland, some Hattons and Huttons share the same DNA.  Also Clan.
Our Hattons lived in the Royal Forest of Dean, England. I am interested in the origins of all the families from that location and the bordering counties of Wales. If you are interested in taking part in my study you can do so through this Site. You can also join the National Geographic and IBM research study."if you wish" This study will be featured on the History Channel from time to time.
Knights Templar Site
for Hatton type in Hatton de Salvanhac.
The Village of de Salvanhac is in France.
Prince Family Site
The Genographic Project by National Geographic, IBM, and the Wait Family Foundation.