The History of Leith

October 5, 2010

Barton Family History

The Barton family in Scotland were a famous family of mariners and naval officers. About 1500, an Alexander Barton married a Susan Stedman who was the heiress of family land in Scotland. He petitioned Queen Mary of Scotland to assume the Stedman name, and he became Charles Stedman. All of the documented Scottish Stedman families who came to America are descended from this man. for more click here

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