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Burtock Hattlen is the grandfather of Thomas Whitman, it was through his grandson that the family tradition of gunslinger's continued as he declared him heir of the family tradition being his only grandson at the time.

He believed his daughter had married beneath her when she was wed to Manfred Whitman.


There is also a mention of a Burtock Hattlen who was one of Arthur Eld's original knights. Whether this was a mistake of the writers or whether the father of Deborah was named after the ancient Knight of Arthur Eld is never said and so cannot be resolved.