Colton, William – clergyman

William Colton was the curate at both St Mary’s Church, Walton-le-Dale and St Mary’s, Samlesbury, from 1688 until 1703. VCH has him residing at Walton, but gives no source. He graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, and was ordained in 1680. [1]

[1] William Farrer and J. Brownbill, eds., The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, vol. 6 (London: Constable, 1912), 299; ‘William Colton’, Clergy of the Church of England Database, accessed 16 August 2018,

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