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1625 Richard Clayton was perhaps born about 1625. [1]

1652-61 "The children of Richard [Clayton] were born 1652-1661" [Only four were listed, excluding Matthew]. [2]

1652 Sarah, daughter of Richard Cleaton of Gleaston borne ye 4th day of ye 10th mon: 1652. [3] [4] [5]

1652 On July 21, Mary, daughter of Richard Cleaton of Gleaston was born. [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

1655 "George Whitehead, John Harwood, and Richard Clayton, passing through a town called Bures in Suffolk, Richard Clayton was moved to set up a paper upon the steeple-house door in that town, wherein was nothing contained but what was agreeable to Holy Scripture." They were examined by the constable and Richard Clayton was whipped and all three were committed to prison. [11]

1657/58 On March 18, Abraham, son of Richard and Margaret Cleaton of Gleaston was born. [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

1655 Richard Clayton and Elizabeth Court were imprisoned for speaking to people after the church service in Norfolk. [17]

1655 Richard Clayton and George Whitehead got in trouble for posting a notice in Suffolk. [18]

1655 Richard Clayton was whipped as a vagrant in Suffolk, unjustifiably, since he was a man of reputation with an estate of 20 l per annum in Lancashire. [19]

1661 On June 12, David, son of Richard Cleaton of Gleaston was born. [20] [21] [22] [23] [24]

1664 Margret Clayton wife of Rich: Clayton buried ye 19th of the 9th month. [25] [26] "Margt: wife of Richard Cleaton of Gleaston buryed ? 8th mo." [27]

1664 A list of grievances of the people called Quakers, presented to the justices of the Lancashire Quarter sessions, included the following: "The same time by ye same Baylive for a fine of one pounde thirtine shillings fowerpence for meeting together hee tooke a horse from Richard Clayton stood him in six pounds Eight shillings tooke his horse out of the plow when he was plowing & so Broke his draught & retorned him nothing againe of ye over plus which overplus Came to fower pounds fowertine Shillings Eight pence & sould the said horse for about twentie one shillings & threattens to come againe for more goods." [28] Goods were taken from Richard Cleaton and others for meeting together to worship God in Lancashire [29].

1664 "Richard Cleatton of Gleaston for 45 fine for not going to ye steeple house had a pott taken from him by ye Constable worth I2s & had nothing torned againe the overplus being 8s." [30]

1665 On 19 November, Richard Clayton of Lancaster married Ellin (Sanderson) Cummings, daughter of Thomas Sanderson, in the home of John Lawson. Witnessed by Tho: Greene, Willm Greenebank, Willm Weaver, John Watkins, and 10 others. [31] [32]

1672 Richard Clayton and Francis Dunn were discharged out of prison by the King's Letters Patent [in Lancashire]. [33]

1677 In April, "To all and every his Matis Justices of the peace for the County Palatine of Lancr. [Lancashire, England] and especially to Christopher Parker Esq. These ... stand Convicted with severall others by the Oathes of Thomas Blackburn of Garstang in the County aforesaid Blacksmith James Atkinson of Nateby in the County aforesaid husbandman taken before me William Towlnson Maior of the Burrough or Towne of Lancaster in the County aforesaid at Lanc[ashi]r[e]. aforesaid the ffifth Day of Aprill last past that they were p[re]sent at a meeting or Conventicle the Twenty fifth day of March last past at Lancaster aforesaid in the house of Richard Clayton of Lancaster aforesaid Dyer called ffryers under Colour or p[re]tence of Execising Religion in other maner then according to the liturgy & practice of the Church of England ffor w[hi]ch their offence & Transgression I imposed upon them the sumes of ffive shillings a peece respectively." [34]

1677 On 12 April, Ellen Clayton, wife of Richard Cleaton, of Lancaster, was buryed the twelfth of the second month 1677. [35]

1677 On May 7, Richard Clayton, of Lancaster, was buryed the 7th of the 3rd month 1677. [36]

1677 The Administration of Richard Clayton, of Lancaster, was recorded at the Amounderness deanery. [37]

1682 May 12-13. Deed. Robert Chinton of Godaloning, Co. of Surrey, salesman, to Thomas Martin of Lymehouse, Parish of Stepney alias Stebonheath, mealman, for 1-6 of a share, bought of Wm. Biddle October 6-7, 1679, who had purchased it from Nicholas Bell October 29-30, 1678, with Richard Mew, Percivall Towle, Peter Hayles, Thomas Martin and Richard Clayton purchasers of a whole share of West Jersey from Wm. Penn et. al. January 22-23, 1676-7. [38]

1683 On 18 June, Richard Mew, merchant, of Parish of Stepney, alias Stebonheath, Middlesex, England sold land in New Jersey to Robert Hopper, mariner, of Searbrough, York, England, purchased by Peter Hayley, Thomas Martson, Nicholas Bell & Richard Clayton, of William Penn, Gawen Lawry & Nicholas Lucas & Edward Byllings. Richard Clayton had sold his 1-6 share to Benjamin Antrobus, who sold it to Richard Mew. Wit: Harb Springett, Thomes Cope & Samuel Craft. [39] [40]

Research Notes:

We are researching Matthew Clayton [41], who died 1698 in Burlington County, New Jersey and who married Sybilla Buckworth. Other researchers report this Richard Clayton as the father of Matthew Clayton. Other researchers also show Edmond Clayton as the father of this Richard Clayton. We have not yet seen any documentation indicating that Matthew was a son or about the identity of the parents of this Richard Clayton. We seek further evidence about this family. Following some other reports, we show Edmond Clayton as the father of this Richard Clayton.

There are three Clayton men who purchased land in New Jersey at about the same time: John Clayton (died 1704) [42], Richard Clayton, and Matthew Clayton (died 1698) [43]. This Richard Clayton died in Lancashire in1677. We do not know the relationship, if there is one, of this Richard Clayton to any of the New Jersey immigrants.

We seek documentation to clarify the relationships among these Clayton families.

1633 Richard Clayton of Little Normanton, Chesterfield, England was named in a deed related to the Ford House of Derbyshire, England. Thomas Curtis lived there. [44]


Footnotes:

[1] Raymond Martin Bell, Some New Jersey Families (1983), 9, [GoogleBooks].

[2] Raymond Martin Bell, Some New Jersey Families (1983), 8, [GoogleBooks].

[3] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1266: Monthly Meeting of Swarthmore [Swarthmoor] (1635-1780), 2, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[4] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1084: Monthly Meeting of Swarthmore (comprising Ulverston), Hawkshead, Cartmel (1646-1784), 3, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[5] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1004: Monthly Meeting of Lancaster: Marriages; Births; Burials (1631-1691), 127/.70, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[6] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1266: Monthly Meeting of Swarthmore [Swarthmoor] (1635-1780), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[7] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1084: Monthly Meeting of Swarthmore (comprising Ulverston), Hawkshead, Cartmel (1646-1784), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[8] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1004: Monthly Meeting of Lancaster: Marriages; Births; Burials (1631-1691), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[9] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1616: Quarterly Meeting of Norfolk and Norwich (1657-1732) and Suffolk (1776-1794), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[10] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1616A: Quarterly Meeting of Lancashire (1644-1775), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[11] George Whitehead, The Christian Progress of that Ancient Servant and Minister of Jesus Christ (1725), 51, 65, 67-69, 72, [GoogleBooks].

[12] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1267: Monthly Meeting of Swarthmore [Swarthmoor] (1652-1780), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[13] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1084: Monthly Meeting of Swarthmore (comprising Ulverston), Hawkshead, Cartmel (1646-1784), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[14] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1004: Monthly Meeting of Lancaster: Marriages; Births; Burials (1631-1691), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[15] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1616: Quarterly Meeting of Norfolk and Norwich (1657-1732) and Suffolk (1776-1794), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[16] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1616A: Quarterly Meeting of Lancashire (1644-1775), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[17] Joseph Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Vol. 1 (1753), 487, [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[18] Joseph Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Vol. 1 (1753), 658, [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[19] Joseph Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Vol. 1 (1753), 659, [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[20] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1267: Monthly Meeting of Swarthmore [Swarthmoor] (1652-1780), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[21] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1084: Monthly Meeting of Swarthmore (comprising Ulverston), Hawkshead, Cartmel (1646-1784), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[22] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1004: Monthly Meeting of Lancaster: Marriages; Births; Burials (1631-1691), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[23] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1616: Quarterly Meeting of Norfolk and Norwich (1657-1732) and Suffolk (1776-1794), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[24] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1616A: Quarterly Meeting of Lancashire (1644-1775), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[25] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1004: Monthly Meeting of Lancaster: Marriages; Births; Burials (1631-1691), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[26] Raymond Martin Bell, Some New Jersey Families (1983), 9, [GoogleBooks].

[27] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1004: Monthly Meeting of Lancaster: Marriages; Births; Burials (1631-1691), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[28] Rev. B Nightingale, Early Stages of the Quaker Movement in Lancashire (London, 1921), 116, citing Cambridge Edition of Fox s Journal (vide p 28, note i), [InternetArchive].

[29] Joseph Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Vol. 1 (1753), 315, [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[30] Rev. B Nightingale, Early Stages of the Quaker Movement in Lancashire (London, 1921), 116, citing Cambridge Edition of Fox's Journal (vide p 28, note i), [InternetArchive].

[31] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1616A: Quarterly Meeting of Lancashire (1644-1775), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[32] Raymond Martin Bell, Some New Jersey Families (1983), 9, [GoogleBooks].

[33] Joseph Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Vol. 1 (1753), 319, [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[34] Rev. B Nightingale, Early Stages of the Quaker Movement in Lancashire (London, 1921), 134, [InternetArchive].

[35] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1616A: Quarterly Meeting of Lancashire (1644-1775), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[36] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1616A: Quarterly Meeting of Lancashire (1644-1775), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[37] Henry Fishwick, A List of the Lancashire Wills, Proved Within the Archdeaconry of Richmond 1457-1680 The Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire, Vol. X (1884), 68, not yet seen, [GoogleBooks].

[38] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 414, citing West Jersey Records, Liber B, Part 1, p 109, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[39] John David Davis, West Jersey New Jersey Deed records 1676-1721 (2005), 10, [FHLBook].

[40] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 402, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[41] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for Matthew Clayton, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[42] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for John Clayton, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[43] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for Matthew Clayton, [JRWolfeGenealogy].

[44] Derbyshire Record Office, Ref. No.: D37/MT/730-732, [Derbyshire_Record_Office].