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William CLAYTON

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  • Name William CLAYTON 
    Born 9 Dec 1625  Rumbaldswick, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 9 Dec 1632  Boxgrove, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 3450 
    Notes 
    • William Clayton If source remembers correctly was an Acting Governor of PA and one of the firest judges. The Claytons were out of Sussex, England.

      Family emigrated from Chichester, Sussex on the ship Kent leaving London in 1677 and arriving New Jersey. Parents settled in Upper Chichester, Pa. Sister Prudence married Reynolds

      Early adherents to the teachings of George Fox, William and Prudence became members of the Society of Friends. On 7th day 12th month 1663 William was committed to jail in Sussex and fined 6 pounds for meeting with other Quakers. Having refused to pay his fines, William was jailed for six months in the House of Correction in the town of Arundel.

      William Clayton and his family came to America about 1677 but the exact date of their arrival is uncertain. There was a William Clayton who arrived in 1677 in New Jersey on the ship "Kent" reportedly from London in the company of certain commissioners sent by the proprietors of New Jersey to purchase land from the Indians.
      This may have been another William Clayton who has been mistaken for our William Clayton by Hepburn and others over the years. On 6th day 8th month 1678, William Clayton Sr., William Clayton Jr. and Prudence Clayton were witnesses to the first marriage recorded at Burlington Monthly Meeting, Society of Friends, West Jersey. In March 1679 William Clayton purchased the share of Hans Oelson, one of the original grantees of Marcus Hook and settled at that place. Their daughter Honour Clayton married 6th month1679 at "Markers Hook" under the care of Burlington Monthly Meeting.

      The family moved within the next decade to Chester Co., PA where William's estate was administered 1st day 8th month 1689.
    Person ID I000175  CharleboisTree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 

    Father William CLAYTON,   b. Abt 1605, Rudgwick, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Feb 1657/58, Pancras, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Joan SMITH,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 27 Apr 1644, Boxgrove Parish, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Prudence LANCKFORD,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Nov 1653  St-Pancras, Chichester, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Honour CLAYTON,   b. 16 Mar 1661/62, Rumboldswyke, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1697, Nottingham, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Family ID F13366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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