William Clayton’s Records

They go from 1681 to 1684 and are in the Philadelphia area. It’s about William Clayton, Sr.

The dates have been modernized away from the Quaker names of the months, except the year is slashed from January 1 to March 25.

UPLAND AND CHESTER COURTS

At each meeting the justices are placed in different order, but the names haven’t changed, except where noted. Not all the cases are mentioned, just the important ones.

13 Sep 1681

Upland Court

Mr. William Clayton, William Warner, Robert Wade, Otto Ernst Cock, William Byles, Robert Lucas, Lassey Cock, and Andreas Bankson

Clayton’s son William Clayton and two sons-in-law Henry Reynolds and James Brown serve on some juries. They justices hear nine cases of assault and battery and trespass. One of the cases involved Lassey Cock, a Swedish Indian interpreter, who was accused a speaking against two white men. Apparently Indians spoke against them too. Cock declared his innocence, so the case was cleared by the court. Sixteen cases were withdrawn, one of which was Henry Reynolds suing William Cobb, but the nature of the suit was not given.

30 Nov 1681

Upland Court

William Markham, Esq., Governor & President

Mr. William Clayton, James Saunderlands, Robert Wade, Thomas Fairman, Robert Lucas, William Byles, Lassey Cock, Otto Ernst Cock, Swan Swanson, Hendrias Bankdson.

On that day they heard six cases, but one of them was withdrawn. William Clayton Jr. and James Brown served on the juries

4 Mar 1681

Upland Court

William Markham, Esq., Governor & President

Mr. William Clayton, Robert Wade, Thomas Fairman, James Saunderland, William Warner, Otto Ernest Cock, Andreas Bankson, Swan Swanson, Lassey Cock.

They heard four cases. They also called Henry Reynolds to answer the charge that he sold a small measure of liquor from his house. He submitted to the court and was discharged. Seven cases were withdrawn, and one was continued to the next court.

13 June 1682

Upland Court

Mr. William Clayton, James Saunderlands, Robert Wade, Thomas Fairman, Lassey Cock, Otto Ernst, Swan Swanson, Andreas Bankson.

James Brown served as one of the jurors. They heard eight cases; eleven were withdrawn; two were settled quickly; and one was a nonsuit.

12 Sep 1682

Upland Court

William Markham, Esq., Governor & President

William Clayton, Robert Wade, Thomas Fairman, Lassey Cock, Otto Ernest Cock, Swan Swanson.

Five cases were heard; one was continued; one was thrown out; three were withdrawn; two were a nonsuit; and one defendants didn’t appear, so he lost.

14 Feb 1682

Chester Court for Chester County

William Clayton, Robert Wade, Thomas Bray, and John Bezer

One case was deferred; two cases were heard. One interesting cases involved John Martin suing Richard Dymon who owned a ship. The boatswain says he would deliver a package of goods to John Martin, but the package never arrived. Martin suspects theft. The jury finds for the plaintiff.

27 June 1683

Chester Court, Chester County

William Clayton, John Symcock, Robert Wade, Thomas Brasey, Otto Ernest Cock, Ralph Withers.

A Grand Inquest and a jury; various cases are heard. Henry Reynolds and Ralph Withers are allowed to administer the estate of John Hazelgrove who died intestate. James Brown and Joseph Phipps were called on to inventory and appraise the goods and land, amounting to 11£ 12d and 6s. Constables were chosen.

22 Aug 1683

Chester Court, Chester County

William Clayton, John Bezer, Thomas Brassie, Otto Ernest Cock

Henry Reynolds sued Matthias Vanderdoyden; Reynolds brought certain skins to the defendants, but the defendant said they were not sellable. The verdict: jury finds for the plaintiff. Vanderhoyden countersued, but the case was dismissed. Henry Reynolds also sued Edward Eglinton, but it was continued. Then Reynolds sued George Andrews, but it was withdrawn.

1 July 1684

Chester Court, Chester County

Wm. Clayton is not a judge.

The expense of the courthouse and prison needs to be defrayed, so every landowner needs to contribute one shilling per hundred acres, every freeman over 16 but not over 60 years old pays 6 pence, artificer 1/6 by the Polo (or pole), and every servant 3 pence, and every non-resident having land in the county should pay the same per hundred acres at the rate of one shilling six pence, per cent.

Names of the Collectors:

For Darby: Thomas Worth and Joshua Ferne;

Chichester: Thomas Usher and Jeremy Collett

Amos Land and Calcoone Hooke: William Cobb and Mons Stackett

Providence: Richard Crosby and Andrew Nelson

William Clayton and James Saunderlaine as attorneys for George Andrews offered to pass over the estate of George Andrews to Henry Reynolds, but upon further debate it was ordered to be referred to another examination.

James Browne was chosen constable for Chichester.

William Clayton and James Saunderlands are attorneys for George Andrews, to pass over his estate to Henry Reynolds, but upon further debate it was ordered to be referred to another examination. However, this Clayton may be Will Jr.

Biographical post about James Brown: James Brown and Honour Clayton

PROVINCIAL COUNCIL, PHILADELPHIA

This is the highest governing body in Pennsylvania.

At each meeting the councilmen are placed in different order, but the names haven’t changed, except where noted. Not all the cases are mentioned, just the important ones.

10 Mar 1682/3

Present: William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Canholl, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Decision about balloting is to be done. County Sheriffs: Philadelphia: John TostChester: Thomas UsherBucks: Richard NobleNew Castle: Edmund CanhollKent: Peter BawcombSussex: John Vines

12 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Nicholas Moore, president of the Society of Free Traders, is alleged to have spoken against the proceedings of the Governor, the Council and Assembly. He says he was inquiring about them, not asserting. He was told not to do it again.

13 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

They acknowledge that the government is in its infancy, so a procedural matter was stretched a little.

14 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

The governor retired upon urgent business. In the afternoon, a table of fees should be established.

15 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

John Richardson was ordered to pay five shillings for being drunk and disorderly, so he was reproved.

16 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

A bill for growing flax and hemp was drawn up and passed into law; so was a bill hindering selling servants into other provinces and to prevent runaways; about burning woods and marshes; a bill for building a house of corrections; hog stealing, destroying wolves;

17 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson They prepared several bills, then adjourned.

19 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Bill of settlement and various amendments; several bills ordered to be carried to the Assembly. Wm Clarke and John Moll ordered to compare the fees of New York and Delaware and make a report to this Council. Capt. Edmund Cantwell and John Moll ordered to turn over the Duk’s laws and give a report proper for them to consider on.

20 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Speaker with two members of the Assembly attended the Governor and Council. The ship Friends Adventure was sued because the “mister” of the ship denied wages to crew.

21 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Capt. Thomas Holmes, Wm Clayton, Wm Biles and John Richardson—to whom it is referred to propose bills concerning, for example: To arrest goods in case of danger; limits of courts in criminal cases; justices of the peace to marry people.

22 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Several committees brought in their bills to be discussed

23 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Seals of the Counties:

Modernized transcription begins:

Ordered that the Seal of Philadelphia be the Anchor

Of the County of Bucks a Tree and Vine

Of the County of Chester a Plow

Of the County of New Castle a Castle

Of the County of Kent three Ears of Indian Corn

Of the County of Sussex one Wheat Sheaf

Transcription ends.

For more information about the seals, see Seals of the Delaware river Counties.

24 Mar 1682/3

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm. Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

A debate was held concerning marriage and parents disposing of estates; bills carried over to the Assembly.

26 Mar 1683

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

The committee that was ordered to compare the fees belonging to the custom house must bring their reports tomorrow.

27 Mar 1683

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Bills carried over to Assembly concerning crews or mariners.

28 Mar 1683

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Wm. Haige, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Ed’m. Cantwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Thomas Metcalf was ordered to pay 5s for drunk and disorderly.

29 Mar 1683

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Can current governor choose his offices? Passed in the affirmative. Can the committee draw up the Charter with amendments—passed in the affirmative. Committee of the Council, out of each county:

John Moll, New Castle

Fran. Whitwell, Kent County

Wm. Clarke, Sussex County

James Harrison, Bucks County

Wm. Clayton, Chester County

Thomas Holmes, Philadelphia County

Committee of the Assembly:

James Walliams [sic], New Castle

Benony [sic] Bishop, Kent

Luke Watson, Sussex

Thomas Fitchwater, Bucks

Dennis Rochford, Chester

Thomas Wynne, Speaker, Philadelphia

30 Mar 1683

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson

Put to the vote: public tax raised on land to defray public costs or charge, say yes, passed in the affirmative, none dissenting; John Moll, Wm. Clayton, John Hilliard, John Richardson, and Francis Whitwell, appointed for a committee to bring the charge of the province.

31 Mar 1683

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Jno. Moll, Ralph Withers, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson, Wm Haige

Bills carried to Assembly; in the afternoon the Charter was read. Should 55 members stand in this New Charter, or 200? The last was passed in the negative.

These members present with the Whole Assembly present, the bills were read and passed into law, no one contradicting: Capt. Wm Markham, Chris. Taylor, John Symcock, John Moll, Wm. Clayton, John Richardson, Franscis Whitell, Wm. Haige, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clark, James Harrison, John Hilliard, Wm. Biles, Lasse Cock

2 Apr 1683

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Jno. Moll, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson,

Bills were discussed and passed back and forth between Council and Assembly.

The Great Charter of this Province was this night read, signed, sealed & delivered by the Governor to the inhabitants and received by the hands of James Harrison and the Speaker, who were ordered to return the Old One with the hearty thanks of the whole house, which accordingly they did.

Edmund Cantwell, Lasse Cock, Ralph Withers, John Rouds, and Edward Southern, members of the Council, were absent.

3 Apr 1683

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, along with Capt. Wm Markham, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Hilliard, Jno. Moll, Jno. Simcox, Francis Whitwell, Wm. Biles, James Harrison, John Richardson, Wm Haige, Ralph Withers

No felons are to be brought into this country. If apprentices run away without a certificate, they are not to be “entertained.”

4 Apr 1683

William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania and Annexed Counties

William Clayton, Christo. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Simcox, James Harrison, John Richardson, Wm Haige

Seamen were ordered to have six months pay, and 5£ given over and above

The governor orders these members of the Council attend him:

Thomas Holmes} Three years

Chr. Taylor} Three years

Edmund Cantwell} Two years

Edward Southern} Two years

 Wm Clayton} One year

John Richardson} One year

26 June 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Clayton, John Symcock

An appraisement of an estate is undervalued, and the Council agrees.

16 Aug 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Capt. Wm. Markham, Lasse Cock, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clayton, Chr. Taylor, Nicholas Moore, Secretary

A bill of complaint was read against Griffith Jones; it was left to the Court of Philadelphia to decide.

29 Aug 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

James Harrison, John Symcock, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clayton, Chris. Taylor

The Council unanimously voted that a Proclamation should be put forth to empower masters to chastise their servant and to punish any that shall inveil [sic] any servant to go from his master.

7 Sep 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Edmund Cantwell, Lasse Cock, Francis Whitwell, James Harrison, Edward Southern, Thomas Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Clayton, John Roads, John Hilliard, Wm. Biles, Chris. Taylor

James Kilner, master of the ship Levee of Liverpool, angrily stepped on Hugh March who yelled at him. Kilner hit Hughes on the mouth and made it bleed. Others testified and Kilner was not a good man. Adjourned.

8 Sep 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Chr. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, John Roads, Lasse Cock, John Symcock, Wm. Clayton, Wm. Biles, Edward Southern, James Harrison, Francis Whitwell, John Hilliard, Edmund Cantwell

Governor proposes law that servants who run away should serve five days for every day absent and pay costs and damages, passed in the affirmative.

Kilner is brought up, and a man accused him of kicking a maid and spilling chamber pot on the deck; others bring complaints. The governor reprimanded the master (Kilner) and told his to make up the business, which he did.

10 Sep 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Chr. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, John Symcock, Wm. Clayton, Wm. Biles, Edward Southern, James Harrison, Francis Whitwell, John Hilliard, Edmund Cantwell

A bill was read concerning servants, passed a first reading without dissent. Bill about “carrying” (i.e. theft) out of the province, passed a second reading without dissent.

French Huguenots were required to swear allegiance and fidelity and lawful obedience to the King and Wm. Penn.

11 Sep 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Chr. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, John Roads, Lasse Cock, John Symcock, Wm. Clayton, Wm. Biles, Edward Southern, James Harrison, John Road, Francis Whitwell, John Hilliard, Edmund Cantwell, Thomas Holmes

Various bills proposed.

12 Sep 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Chr. Taylor, Thomas Holmes, John Roads, Lasse Cock, John Symcock, Wm. Clayton, Wm. Biles, Edward Southern, James Harrison, John Road, Francis Whitwell, John Hilliard, Edmund Cantwell, Thomas Holmes

Bills and accounts read, and a long list of names and the goods due them is given. Will Clayton is not on the list.

24 Oct 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Biles, Wm. Clayton, Chr. Taylor, John Symcock

An important case of devaluing the quality of silver, against Charles Pickering.

25 Oct 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Biles, Wm. Clayton, Chr. Taylor, John Symcock, James Harrison Indictment drawn against counterfeiter; a Grand Inquest drawn up.

26 Oct 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Biles, Wm. Clayton, Chr. Taylor, John Symcock, Francis Whitwell, John Moll, John Richardson, James Harrison

Still indicting the counterfeiter. “Charles Pickering the Court has sentenced thee for rhis high misdemeanor whereof you have been found guilty by the country that you shall make full satisfaction in good and current pay to every person to brings in the base and false coin; the court fines you ten pounds toward a public courthouse.”

27 Oct 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Thomas Holmes, Lasse Cock, Wm. Biles, Wm. Clayton, Chr. Taylor, John Symcock, Francis Whitwell, John Moll, James Harrison

A proclamation was issued about the base coinage, so that Charles Pickering shall make satisfaction; the form of the proclamation is written.

9 Nov 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clayton, Wm. Haige, Chr. Taylor

A case of conflict between John Stephens v. Evan Davis.

Another case: A ship called Mary of Southampton, Master Anthony Pryer, was called to account that his ship is not free, so the board condemns her and is forfeited. The condemnation is read.

26 Dec 1683

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clayton, Wm Haige, Lasse Cock

The Governor and Provincial Council having taken into serious consideration the great necessity there is of a school for the instruction & sober education of youth in the town of Philadelphia, sent for Enoch Flower, an inhabitant of the said town, who for twenty year past has been exercised in that care and employment in England, to whom having communicated their minds, be embraced it upon these following terms: to learn to read English 4s by the quarter; to learn to read and write 8s by the quarter; for boarding scholar, that is to say, diet, washing, lodging, & schooling ten pounds for one whole year.

27 Dec 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clayton, Wm Haige, Lasse Cock

Thomas Lloyd was put as the Master of the Rolls;

The case of Charles Pickering is brought up.

16 Jan 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Chris. Taylor, Wm. Biles, John Symcock, Lasse Cock, Thomas Holmes, Wm. Clayton, James Harrison

The case of Anthony Weston is brought up. Click here:

Lashes for Contempt of Government in Philadelphia, 1683

Important point for our family line: “ordered that Wm. Clayton build a cage against the next Council day, 7 foot high, 7 foot long, 5 foot broad.”

17 Jan 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

James Harrison, John Symcock, Chrs. Taylor, Lasse Cock, Wm. Biles, Wm. Clayton, Tho. Holmes

John Songhurst and all his servants enter into recognizance of fifty pounds apiece for their good behavior; and the same goes for Andrew Griscome and Matthias Jewell;

Taxes discussed, as in the Governor proposed whether or not the people from England should not pay towards public charges or not, as well as those in the province, passed in the affirmative; making linen cloth, two sorts of clothes only, for summer and winter; men marrying at such an age; making several sorts of books for persons of the province; care be taken for the learning and instruction of the youth: a School of Arts and Sciences

7 Feb 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Lasse Cock, Wm. Clayton, John Symcock, Tho. Holmes

The case of Margaret Matson and Yesbro Hendrickson is brought up.

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Dateline Philadelphia, 1683/4: Quakers Investigate Witchcraft

20 Feb 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Tho. Holmes, Wm. Haige, Wm. Clayton, Lasse Cock

The estate of Benjamin Acrod is discussed. His estate is to be placed in the hands of Patrick Robinson as administrator and to have a recourse to this board from time to time. The coroner determined that Acrod killed himself with strong drink, which might give the province a pretense of his estate therein. The proprietor and governor relinquished his claim on it and admonished the Council to appoint some person to take care of the estate of the said Acrod, for payment of his debts and the remainder to be disposed of according to law.

21 Feb 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Tho. Holmes, Wm. Haige, Wm. Clayton, Chris. Taylor, Lasse Cock

The estate of John Vand Borson is considered, and men are appointed to administer it.

27 Feb 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

James Harrison, Wm. Biles, Tho. Holmes, Wm. Haige, Wm. Clayton, Lasse Cock

The grand jury is attested (sworn), and the attorney general attended them with the presentment. Margaret Matson’s indictment read, and she pleads not guilty; Lasse Cock was the interpreter.

Read about the case, here:

Dateline Philadelphia, 1683/4: Quakers Investigate Witchcraft

20 Mar 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, Tho. Janney, Wm. Welch, John Cann, Wm. Wood attested (sworn) to keep secret the debates in Council, etc.

A notorious robbery was committed on the goods of Hannah Saulter, so the board issues proclamation for apprehending and securing of such persons if found in this province and elsewhere.

21 Mar 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

A debate held concerning General Assembly sitting at the town of New Castle; at last the result was that they should sit there. Wm. Clayton desiring to leave to go upland and return on second day; it was granted him.

24 Mar 1683/4

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

Old laws were read and notes made on them; committee was appointed to inspect the marginal notes.

26 Mar 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

Bill was read concerning the laws made at Upland, alias Chester; bill regarding the number of stripes laid on back, not to exceed 20. Should Indians be allowed to have rum? Passed in the affirmative. Bill about strong and small beer, mixed or unmixed, bottle or unbottled, passed in the affirmative. Bill concerning people making bargains when they’re drunk, passed in the affirmative; A bill concerning marriage, passed in the affirmative; A bill to suppress Ordinary keepers, passed in the affirmative A bill empowering justices of each county court to set wages of workmen and servants, with a penalty, passed in affirmative A bill about fixing prices for hemp and flax and wool, passed in affirmative Double the size of the council; and a quorum is nine, passed in affirmative

27 Mar 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

The charges of the government shall be defrayed by the people of the government, passed in affirmative Committee drawn up to discuss tax on imports and exports shall be continued;

28 Mar 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

Proposal to raise customs tax on liquors, passed in the affirmative;

29 Mar 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

Few items on the agenda, if councilors not doing their bit; they shall be replaced;

31 Mar 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

Bill again concerning bargains made while with strong drink; a bill concerning exporting deer skins; bill concerning finishing the prison; bill concerning stealing cattle, passed in affirmative; bill proposing our government joining W. Jersey for all warrants to apprehend all persons by law punishable, ordered to be read tomorrow

1 Apr 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

Baltimore’s people are ready to revolt because Gov. Penn has broken his promise, by not entering and clearing vessels at New Castle; if they do it Baltimore will stand by them. John Richardson and Tho. Heather & Tho. Wilson make complaint against this government and addressed Lord Baltimore that they are taxed too much;

John Richardson’s land was sued for in Maryland;

A bill about drunken bargains being made void, passed in affirmative;

A bill about marriage passed a last reading, passed unanimously;

A bill about setting workmen’s wages, passed in the affirmative;

Flax, hemp, linen woolen cloth of the produce of this country go as current pay, passed unanimously; A bill about Ordinary keepers, passed in the affirmative;

A bill about preserving of governor’s person, passed unanimously;

2 Apr 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

A bill concerning lands, corn, beef, pork, tobacco, hides, etc. to go for current pay, passed with no one contradicting;

Ordered that there be an exact Account kept of the members of Provincial Council, which yearly go of and yearly are chosen to serve therein;

All estates intestate’s estate divided equally, provided the eldest son shall have half of the real and personal restate, and the rest to be divided equally amongst the rest of the children, passed in the affirmative;

Ordered that James Harrison, Wm. Welch, and John Symcock and John Cann go to Kent County with a boat and good attendance to know what reasons is that Francis Whitwell, John Hilliard and John Richardson do not come up to Council to give their attendance;

2 Apr 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Thomas Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Wood, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton

Wm. Clayton, Wm. Wood, Chr. Taylor, Tho. Holmes, & Tho. Lloyd ordered to stay with and attend the Governor.

7 Apr 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, Francis Whitwell, John Hilliard

Francis Whitwell informs the Council that Lord Baltimore’s commissioner Murphy was at Wm Darvall’s, John Richardson’s, John Brigg’s and Thos. Heather’s houses; also John Hilliard says he heard the same;

Ordered that the clerk take it under Francis Whitwell’s and John Hilliard’s hand that the Governor of New York ordered them to stand to the Duke’s interest; Should anyone be sent to Lord Baltimore to acquaint him of Col. Talbot’s unmil. Actions (sic); also of Murphy’s in the lower country’s, passed in the affirmative;

Resolved that orders be sent to Wm. Welch for the removal of the forceable entry of Lord Baltimore and to prosecute the persons legally, also to have some things copied out of the Duke’s laws and sent him;

Ordered that some persons go to the lower countries to settle the people’s minds; John Hilliard also declared he heard Wm. Darvall forbid the people to pay taxes to Gov. Penn;

8 Apr 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Symcock, Wm. Clayton, Francis Whitwell, John Hilliard, Wm. Woods

Question was put by the Governor whether Talbot should, as a quiet traveler (sic) pass the country or be taken hold of for his actions at New Castle;

10 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, John Hilliard, Wm. Southersby, Tho. Janney, Wm. Wood,

Returns brought by the respective sheriffs this day: Philadelphia, Chester, New Castle, Kent, Sussex;

The Governor informs the Council that he had called the Indians together and proposed to them to let them have rum if they would be contented to be punished as the English were, which they did agree to, provided that law of not selling them rum be abolished;

Click here for more detail about Indians and rum:

Indentured Servants, Indians and Rum

13 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, John Hilliard, Wm. Southersby, Tho. Janney, Wm. Wood, Wm Haige, Edmund Cantwell, Tho. Janney, Francis Whitwell

Various committees and bills considered;

13 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, John Hilliard, Wm. Southersby, Tho. Janney, Wm. Wood, Francis Whitwell, Edmund Cantwell Andrew

Johnson v. Hans (Hance) Peterson; the Governor advised them to shake hands and to forgive one another and ordered they enter bonds at fifty pounds apiece for their good abearance (sic), which they did; ordered that the records of the court concerning that business should be burned;

Ordered that Tho. Janney, John Cann, Wm. Haige, Wm. Clayton, Edward Southerin and John Hilliard attend the Governor in May after the rising of the General Assembly

14 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, John Hilliard, Wm. Southersby, Tho. Janney, Wm. Wood, Edmund Cantwell, Tho. Janney, Francis Whitwell

Should the General Assembly may be determined within nine days without violation of Charter, also whether the Governor and Council can dismiss the General Assembly before the term of eight days, they having dispatch the business proposed to them by the Governor and Council provided they desire it, passed in the affirmative;

Whether members of the Council absent should be fined five shillings a day for not appearing now in Council … passed in the affirmative;

Whether fines can be levied on the goods and chattles of the absent member, passed in the affirmative;

15 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, John Hilliard, Wm. Southersby, Tho. Janney, Wm. Wood, Edmund Cantwell, Tho. Janney, Francis Whitwell

The committee informs the General Assembly that the Governor has power in the Charter to choose judges during his life;

Ordered that four members of this board acquaint the Assembly of their breach of privilege and they send their amendments in short and reprove Henry Stretcher for being disordered in drink

16 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, Wm. Southersby, Tho. Janney, Wm. Wood, Edmund Cantwell, Tho. Janney, Francis Whitwell, Thomas Holmes

The Governor proposes to make and address from the Body of Government to the King and Duke, concerning alarms and building forts to the amazement of the people

17 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, John Symcock, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, Wm. Southersby, Tho. Janney, Wm. Wood, Edmund Cantwell, Tho. Janney

John Songhurst and John Hart declare that they heard the Speaker say that the proposed laws were cursed laws; John Growdon and Francis Fincher also were present at John White’s when the laws were read over and he said hang it, damn them all;

Ordered that Wm. Welch and Tho. Lloyd go to the Assembly to let them know that the Governor takes it very ill;

The law against selling rum to Indians falls of itself;

19 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Chris. Taylor, John Cann, Tho. Holmes, John Symcock, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Clayton, Wm. Southersby, Tho. Janney, Wm. Wood, Edmund Cantwell, Tho. Janney

Committee to settle the regulation of the Revenue;

22 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Luke Watson, Wm. Welch, James Harrison, Tho. Holmes, Wm. Clayton, Tho. Janney, Tho. Janney

Inspection of the journal of the last sessions of the Provincial Council and General Assembly;

Where the Charter of Liberty is to be kept and if shown to the respective counties; the original should be kept in the hands of the master of the roles, under the Great Seal; Lines changed in the Charter

29 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Welch, Wm. Clayton, Tho. Lloyd, Luke Watson, Tho. Holmes

Commissioners and commissions discussed;

30 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Welch, Tho. Holmes, Tho. Lloyd, Luke Watson, Wm. Clayton

Bill of Public Aid

31 May 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Welch, Tho. Holmes, Tho. Lloyd, Luke Watson, Wm. Clayton

Discussion of Public Aid

4 June 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Welch, Tho. Holmes, Tho. Lloyd, Luke Watson, Wm. Clayton

On the previous day (Wm. Clayton was absent), Wm. Darvall’s petition concerning a bastard child was read; another petition of Wm. Darvall’s concerning his disloyalty to the Governor in denying to pay his rent and advising others the same; and denying a warrant to apprehend men coming out of Maryland. On this day Wm. Darvall withdrew his petitions and the committee made return thus: That he having done so, they would let the business fall; the Governor was pleased to bring the Declaration to quell the people of Maryland;

11 June 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Welch, Wm Clark, Edmund Cantwell, Tho. Holmes, Tho. Lloyd, Luke Watson, Wm. Clayton

The Governor informs the Council that he sent a letter to Col. Talbot to know what the Lord Baltimore would do in answer to Gov. Dungan’s letter, which was to this effect: to let things remain as they were till such time as there is a decision made by the King and Council; he also will stay his Declaration till he hears what Talbot says;

Samuel Land’s letter was read, informing the Governor and Council that Jonas Askins heard Col. say that if Gov. Penn should come into Maryland he would seize him and his retinue in their journey to Fort Susquehannah;

12 June 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Welch, Tho. Lloyd, Edmund Cantwell, Tho. Holmes, Tho. Lloyd, Luke Watson, Wm. Clayton

Wm. Clark complains of wring down to him by false reports of things done amiss in Open Court. The persons’ names are John Edminson and Wm. Darvall;

President’s members of the Council are appointed a committee to inspect the Virginia Laws and to prepare such things out of them as may be useful for this province.

Ordered that John Edminson and Griffith Jones be sent for and they attested that Wm. Clarke said it is easier to live under Penn’s government than Baltimore’s govt. Edminson said that he went to Penn for land patents in County of Kent and then went to Baltimore and got his patents for the said patents. Clarke told the people that Lord Baltimore denied that ever he had given out a proclamation to encourage the people to settle at the “whore Kills” (sic) as one of his untruths. Joseph Bowles, aged 31 years, living near Iron Hill about 8 miles … from New Castle being attested says that about ten days since Col. Talbot rode up to his house and was ready to ride over him and said, “Damn you, you dog, whom do you seat under here, you dog! You seat under nobody; you have no warrant from Penn, no my Lord; therefore get you gone or else he sent you to St. Mary’s”; and I being frightened, says he, you brazen faced, impudent, confident dog! I’ll shorten Penn’s Territories by & by; and the neighbors said they saw Bowles’ his land surveyed away.

19 June 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Chris. Taylor, Wm. Haige, Wm Clark, Edmund Cantwell, Tho. Holmes, Tho. Lloyd, Luke Watson, Wm. Clayton

There is still a dispute about Kent County; Wm. Darvall said the things suggested were not proved against him;

Penn informs Wm. Clark and Edmund Cantwell that they should draw up two petitions; one to the King and the other to the Duke;

20 June 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Chris. Taylor, Wm. Haige, John Symcock, Wm. Clark, Luke Watson, Wm. Clayton

George Thorpe’s business is to be tried

25 July 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Welch, Wm. Darvall, John Simcock, Tho. Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Haige, Wm Clark, Tho. Holmes, Tho. Lloyd, Luke Watson, Wm. Clayton, John Cann

The Governor tells the Council to be sure above any thing to suppress lewdness and all manner of wickedness;

The Governor first proposes to the Council that law concerning selling rum to Indians, in such quantities;

The Governor also desires that the Ordinary Keepers’ disorders may be suppressed;

John Jones acquaints the Council that one Russell harbors his negroes and therefore begs some redress;

Memorandum: servants traveling without passes, idling on first days, unlicensed houses selling liquors without license;

Also seven pence half penny a meal, and one penny a qt. for beer;

28 July 1684

Wm Penn, Proprietor and Governor

Wm. Welch, Wm. Darvall, John Simcock, Tho. Janney, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Haige, Wm Clark, Tho. Holmes, Tho. Lloyd, Luke Watson, Wm. Clayton, John Cann

Resolved that the Governor’s expenses preserving and continuing the Lower Counties annexed by act of Assembly to this Province be held and reputed a public charge;

The Governor put to the question whether two-thirds or three-fourths of the freewill offering money given to the Governor should be put to the question—passed in the affirmative;

Ordered that Tho. Holmes, Wm. Haige, Wm. Clayton, Tho. Lloyd, Wm. Darvall, Wm. Clark or any two of them inspect the bills of Benj. Acrod, deceased, before such time as they are paid. …………………..

19 Aug 1684

Thomas Lloyd, President

Chris. Taylor, Tho. Holmes, James Harrison, Wm. Clayton

Seals delivered to Thomas Lloyd (he became president 18 Aug 1684)

24 Aug 1684

Thomas Lloyd, President

John Symcock, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Haige, James Harrison, Wm. Clayton

Ordered that the next Justice in Commission to the President of the Court of New Castle do officiate in the same till further order;

10 Sep 1684

Thomas Lloyd, President

John Symcock, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Haige, James Harrison, Wm. Clayton, Tho. Holmes, Wm. Wood, John Symcock, Wm. Clark, Edmund Cantwell, John Cann

Wm. Welch being deceased, the members of the Council for New Castle County informed the Council of the want of one in his place, passed in the affirmative;

Information being given that widow Ogles’ hay was thrown into the Creek and Andrew Stelle’s clothes torn by Col. Talbot people who did by his order, Edmund Catwell and John Cann were ordered to inspect the truth of it and to make speedy report;

11 Sep 1684

Thomas Lloyd, President

John Symcock, Chris. Taylor, James Harrison, Wm. Clayton, Tho. Holmes, Wm. Clark, Edmund Cantwell, John Cann

The New Commission of the Peace be granted for the counties of Philadelphia and New Castle by reason or the removal and decease of the president, unanimously agreed;

12 Sep 1684

Thomas Lloyd, President

John Symcock, Chris. Taylor, Wm. Clayton, Tho. Holmes, Wm. Clark, Edmund Cantwell, John Cann

Wm. Clayton and Robert Turner attested Justices of the Peace for the County of Philadelphia;

Wm. Penn, Proprietor and Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania and Territories thereunto belonging:

To my trusty and loving Friends, Nicholas Moore, Wm. Welch, Wm. Wood, Robert Turner, and John Eckly. Greeting: Reposing special confidence in your justice, wisdom and integrity, I do, by virtue of the King’s authority, derived unto me, constitute you provincial judges for the Province and Territories, both fixed and circular, as is by law directed, giving you and every of you full power to act therein according to the same; strictly charging you and every of of you to do justice to all and of all degrees, without delay, fear, favor, or reward; and I do hereby requires all persons within the Province and Territories aforesaid, to give you the due obedience and respect belonging to your station in the discharge of your duties.

14 Oct 1684

Thomas Lloyd, President

Luke Watson, Wm. Haige, Wm. Clayton, Luke Watson, Tho. Holmes

Matters concerning ships that are not free to embark in the Province;

22 Oct 1684

Thomas Lloyd, President

Wm. Haige, Wm. Clayton, Luke Watson, Tho. Holmes, Wm. Clark, Peter Alrichs;

Matters concerning ships and who should serve on the Council;

24 Oct 1684

Wm. Clayton, President

Chr. Taylor, John Symcock, James Harrison, Tho. Janny, Wm. Wood, Wm. Darvall

Ralph Fretwell complains that the he cannot have his land laid out by reason of the contention of the surveyor. Tho. Holmes being sent to by the Clerk of the Council to know his reason of not issuing out his warrant to survey the said Ralph Fretwell’s land, his answer was he would not issue out his warrant to Charles Ashcom, but he would issue out his warrant according to the his commission.

Whereupon the Council made this warrant following: For as much as Ralph Fretwell has made this complaint to us that he cannot have his land surveyed and laid out according to the Governor’s Warrant, we having sent to Tho. Holmes to put the said warrant in execution, vizt: to direct Charles Ashcom, surveyor of the County of Chester, to lay out the same, and he refusing so to do; There are therefore to will and requires you forthwith to survey or cause to be surveyed unto Ralph Fretwell the said tract of land, beginning half mile above Concord and see through New Town, saving every man’s right there already surveyed to them in the said township and so up N. N. W. till you come to the full extent on that side and so onwards until the said warrant be accomplished by a square of ten or twelve miles or any quantity that may be contained in the same, according to the true intent and meaning of the Governor’s warrant; James Harrison and John Symcock were ordered to discourse Tho. Haines concerning Ralph Fretwell. Adjourned till 25th 8 Mo. 84 (25 Oct 1684)

25 Oct 1684

Thomas Lloyd, President

Wm. Haige, Wm. Clayton, Luke Watson, James Harrison, Wm. Clark Matters about a French ship; Provincial Council draw up and endeavor to ascertain the legal bounds and jurisdictions of the courts;

From here on William Clayton is no longer part of the Council.

Here is his biographical post:

William Clayton and Prudence Lankford

Related

Records of Joseph Clayton

Clayton Land Records in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Clayton Deed Records in New Castle County, Delaware

William Clayton’s Records

The Records of William Clayton, Jr., and Elizabeth Beazer

The Records of Henry Reynolds and Prudence Clayton

Honour Clayton and James Brown

 

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