Jane Hilton has always been a bit of a mystery. I found the marriage of Robert Gray and Jane Hilton at Cherry Burton 6 Jun 1771 in 2004 when I was doing my course work at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. I do not think my cousin George was convinced that this was necessarily the right marriage for the father of our Robert Gray baptized at Holme on the Wolds (we are fourth cousins and this is our common ancestor). I must write and ask him to read my idea through one of these days on Robert Gray. But looking around and finding the burial of a Robert Gray and a Jane Gray from Etton to Cherry Burton rather intrigued me and I pursued that thought.
Checking through Find My Past Records for Beverley:
Thomas Hilton - joyner/carpenter - baptized a number of children at Beverley.
Jane Hilton baptized 1 Aug 1739 at Beverley St Mary and St Nicholas daughter of Thomas Hilton a joyner
Mary Hilton baptized 1 Jun 1741 at Beverley St John daughter of Thomas Hilton carpenter
Thomas Hilton baptized 26 Oct 1742 at Beverley St John son of Thomas Hilton carpenter
Elizabeth Hilton baptized 12 Mar 1745 at Beverley St John daughter of Thomas Hilton carpenter.
Francis Hilton - shoemaker - baptized a number of children also at Beverley.
Thomas Hilton son of Francis Hilton shoemaker buried 15 Aug 1740 at Beverley St Mary and St Nicholas
Joshua Hilton baptized 14 Aug 1741 at Beverely St Mary and St Nicholas son of Francis Hilton shoemaker
Francis Hilton baptized 15 Nov 1743 at Beverely St Mary and St Nicholas son of Francis Hilton shoemaker
James Hilton baptized 30 Jul 1745 at Beverely St Mary and St Nicholas son of Francis Hilton shoemaker
Two Hilton families baptizing children during the same time period at Beverely.
A marriage I found earlier does fit in with these baptisms for Thomas Hilton at Beverley. Thomas Hilton and Mary Constable married 20 Jan 1739 at St Mary and St Nicholas in Beverley (both of the parish).
I am wondering if Francis and Thomas were brothers. Francis Hylton and Mary Daniel married 8 Nov 1738 at Kirby Underdale (Francis Hylton shoemaker of the parish of St Mary Beverley and Mary Daniel of the parish of Kirby Underdale).
Two Jane Hilton marriages were a bit confusing.
Jane Hilton and William Barton, banns were read and they married 5 Mar 1769 according to the register.
Jane Hilton was married to Robert Gray Junior 6 Jun 1771 at Cherry Burton, banns were read, and marriage soleminized in the presence of Robert Constable junior and Francis Baker.
A mystery there perhaps but having one of the witnesses of the marriage between Jane Hilton and Robert Gray as Robert Constable gives some credence to this Jane being the daughter of Thomas Hilton and Mary Constable.
Are Thomas Hilton and Francis Hylton related?
Thomas Hilton baptized 8 Dec 1706 son of Thomas Hilton shoemaker at Beverley St Mary and St Nicholas; buried 15 Dec 1706
Thomas Hilton baptized 15 Mar 1707 son of Thomas Hilton shoemaker at Beverley St Mary and St Nicholas
Frances Hilton baptized 9 Jan 1710 daughter of Thomas Hilton shoemaker at Beverley St Mary and St Nicholas
Thomas Hilton shoemaker buried 21 May 1733 at Beverley St Mary and St Nicholas
Thomas Hilton joiner buried 16 Jul 1765 at Beverley St Mary and St Nicholas
I am however satisfied that Jane Hilton is the daughter of Thomas Hilton and Mary Constable. Learning more about this family will be interesting. I am also confident that Thomas Hilton joiner is likely the son of Thomas Hilton shoemaker. But I was unable to find a marriage for this Thomas Hilton yet.
There was a Mary Constable baptized 7 Dec 1709 at Cherry Burton daughter of Richard Constable.
There was a substantial Constable family at Cherry Burton in this time period. There is a will for Richard Constable probated in 1719 of Cherry Burton. There are a number of wills for this Constable family and one day when I am looking at the Constable family I should investigate them.
Ancestry of Jane Hilton:
1. Elizabeth BLAKE
2. Helen Louise PINCOMBE (b 18 Oct 1916) - Westminster Township Middlesex County Ontario Canada
3. John Routledge PINCOMBE (b 10 Sep 1872)- Lobo Township Middlesex County Ontario Canada
4. Grace GRAY (b 22 Mar 1839) - London Township Middlesex County Ontario Canada
5. Robert GRAY (b 3 Nov 1810) - Etton East Riding of Yorkshire England
6. Robert GRAY (b 4 Aug 1774) - Holme on the Wolds East Riding of Yorkshire England
7. Jane HILTON (b 1 Aug 1739) - Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire England
8. Thomas HILTON (b 15 Mar 1707) - Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire England
9. Thomas HILTON