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Map of counties of England in 1788, edited to show counties of origin for English family history studies undertaken by Alison Kilpatrick.
England Delineated; or a geographical description of every county in England and Wales: with a concise account of its most important products, natural and artificial: for the use of young persons. London: Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Johnson, 1788. Digital map hosted online by Europeana. Edited by Alison Kilpatrick ©2020, to highlight known counties of origin for English family history studies published to Arborealis. The map does not include Causton of London and Lamport of Steyning, Sussex, as these and other surnames are under consideration for the paternal line.

Contents :

  1. Introduction
  2. Known English lines (Dunford, Hurford, Miles, Payne, &c.)
  3. Lampard or Lamport of Steyning, Sussex
  4. Causton of London

Introduction :

This section about our English family history is divided between our known English lines, and the unidentified paternal line of our grandfather, Henry Norman Samuel (Lamport?) Causton (1892–1980). The lists will serve as indexes to provide a home page for each surname.

Known English lines :

The following list summarizes our family history research interests by surname and locality for maternal lines in our English family history. This list serves as an index for the home page for each surname. (links pending)

  • Atkins of Welton, Northamptonshire
  • Barford or Barefoot of Everdon, Northants
  • Burford of Shermanbury, Sussex
  • Burtenshaw of Cowfold, Sussex
  • Collett of East Grinstead, Sussex
  • Comber of Lindfield, Sussex
  • Cutler of Horton with Woodlands in Dorset
  • Dunford or Durnford of Tarrant Gunville, Dorset
  • Ede or Eade of Keymer, Sussex
  • Gaboard or Gibbard of Daventry, Northamptonshire
  • Hart of Wellington, Somerset
  • Heaver of East Grinstead, Sussex
  • Hellier of Sampford Peverell, Devon
  • Hurford of Wellington, Somerset
  • Jupe or Jupp of Chettle, Dorset
  • Kiddle of Tarrant Gunville, Dorset
  • Knight of Sampford Peverell, Devon
  • Loader or Loder of Long Crichel, Dorset
  • Miles of Keymer, Sussex
  • Morey of Tarrant Gunville, Dorset
  • Neal of South Malling, Sussex
  • Payne of East Grinstead, Sussex
  • Pilbane of Patcham, Sussex
  • Stevens of Westmeston, Sussex
  • Treadgold of Dunchurch, Warwickshire
  • Wawman of Daventry, Northamptonshire
  • West of East Grinstead, Sussex
  • Wheeler of Hannington, Wiltshire

Please note that many more surnames occur in our lateral lines, i.e., as second, third, etc. cousins, removed once, twice, or even several times.

Lampard or Lamport of Steyning, Sussex :

Operating on the assumption that our paternal great grandfather was Samuel Lamport (1851–1920) of Piddinghoe in Sussex, I traced his ancestry to Henry Lampard (c.1680–1751) of Steyning and Ruth Paine (c.1680–1739), daughter of John Paine and Ruth Royse of Brighton, in Sussex. However, to date, DNA testing has nor borne out that assumption, leaving us to consider that Richard Townsend Causton (1846–1930) of London —or some other man altogether—was our great grandfather.

In any event, for whomever might benefit from this extensive research, the Lamport –with spelling variants at Lampard and Lampert– line consists of the following family and place names:

  • Andrews, Blunden, Chesmere, Furlonger of Coombes, Sussex
  • Bennett
  • Boyce of London
  • Card of Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Channell of Ewell, Surrey
  • Cook of Steyning in Sussex
  • Feast or Feist of Steyning
  • Grover of Coombes and Brighton
  • Harbar of Banstead and Epsom, Surrey, and at Rugby in Warwickshire
  • Hicks of Hampstead Norris in Berkshire, and at Chertsey, Ewell, Merstham, and Walton on the Hill in Surrey
  • Hockham of Brighton, Steyning, Thakeham, and Worthing in Sussex, and at Epsom and Ewell in the county of Surrey
  • Jeffrey of Kingston, Surrey
  • Knowles of Stanmer, Sussex
  • Lampard, Lampert, and Lamport in Brighton, East Preston, Fittleworth, Horsham, Lewes, Newhaven, Piddinghoe, Steyning, Thakeham, and Wivelsfield in Sussex, in London (Poplar), and at Carshalton and Wotton in the county of Surrey
  • Lillywhite of Washington, Sussex
  • McCarty of Croydon, Ewell, Kingston, Long Ditton, and Surbiton Hill in Surrey, and at Aldershot in Hampshire
  • Mathews of Farnham, Surrey
  • Morley of Steyning
  • Paine or Payne of Brighton
  • Pearson of Kingston, Surrey
  • Rampton of Tadeley, Hampshire
  • Riddles at Petworth, Sompting, and Thakeham in Sussex
  • Rye of Tonbridge in Kent
  • Slaymaker of Chessington, Kingston, and Thames Ditton, Surrey, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, at Berkhamstead in Hertfordshire, at Tonbridge, Kent, at Newcastle upon Tyne, at Oxford, and in Carmarthen, Wales
  • Standing of Steyning
  • Tellick of Penzance in Cornwall
  • Vennal of Cowfold in Sussex
  • Wellbelove of Adlsestone, Surrey

Causton of London :

Richard Townsend Causton (1846–1930) was the second husband of our great grandmother, Elizabeth Miles of Blackhouse in Keymer, Sussex. Theirs was an irregular marriage in two degrees: in the first instance, having cohabited from about 1895 in Croydon and Sanderstead in Surrey, and secondly, marrying in 1915 while Elizabeth’s first husband, Samuel Lamport, yet lived.

Related surnames in this line include:

  • Climmance, Dorcas, Knight, Law, Leadbetter, Leever, Newall, Potter, Staples, Stuart, Westgarth, and White, of places yet to be determined
  • Liddell of Preston and Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire
  • Micklen of Cookham, Berkshire
  • Rolfe of Marylebone, Middlesex
  • Trotter of Gloucestershire

If you have a family history connection to Causton or one of the related surnames listed above, or if you discover a connection through DNA testing to our grandfather, Henry Norman Causton, please consider getting in touch via the contact page.

Source citation for this page: — Kilpatrick, Alison. “English family history research interests.” Index page online at Arborealis,

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Updated 30th Oct. 2023.