Clayton Land Records in Chester County, Pennsylvania

This post goes from 1684 to 1757. And there are a lot more names than just Clayton.

I hope this helps your research. Let’s get started.

10 Feb 1684

Nathaniel Park of Concord, planter, to William Clayton, Jr. carpenter; whereas William Penn by patent dated 15 July 1684 granted Nathaniel Park a tract in Concord bounded by land of Mary Moor and Jeremy Collett, 200 acres; Nathaniel Park grants unto William Clayton Jr. 150 acres, part of 200 acres, £15.00; signed Nathaniel Park; delivered in presence of George Moore and Caleb Pussey; assignment: 10 Mar 1691; William Clayton of Chester assigns all right to above mentioned deed to William Row of Concord, for £10.00; signed William Clayton (A1:B103)

1 Mar 1685

Lands of William Clayton, both Sr. and Jr., are mentioned in a deed between Wolla alias William Rawson of Chichester and James Browne of Chichester. Wolla als (alias) William Rawson for £32.10 pounds grants to James Browne 2 tracts, one bounded by land of William Clayton, Henry Reynolds & William Clayton Jr. containing 87 acres and another tract bounded by land of John Bezar, Henry Reynolds, Chichester Creek containing 15 acres and another tract bounded by Delaware River, Chichester Creek, Henry Reynolds, John Bezar and Woola als (alias) William Rawson containing 7 acres, another tract bounded by Middle Neck Run and land of Widow Johnson containing 8 acres for total of 117 acres. Signed Woola Rawson. Delivered in the presence of John Hichman and George Harold. (A1:B158).

10 June 1695

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a deed between John Bezar and William Hewes of Chichester to Philip Roman of Chester Co. cordwainer; John Bezar and Williams Hewes for £4.7.6 grant to Philip Roman a tract bounded by land of Francis Chadsey, Henry Reynolds, and William Clayton, 15 acres; signed John Bezar and William Hewes; delivered in presence of John Child and Israel Taylor (A1:B155)

8 Sep 1696

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a deed: Edward Bezar of Bethel, bricklayer, to Thomas England of Edward Bezar, for £56.00 grants to Thomas England a tract in Behtel in the tenure of George grist bounded by land of George Grist, William Clayton, and John Dutten, 157 acres, originally granted to Edward Bezar Sr., dated 2 Mar 1681; signed Edward Bezar; delivered in presence of Robert Pyle and Hugh Bowden (A1:182)

14 Dec 1697

William Clayton witnesses a deed: Francis Chadsey of Chester Co., yeoman, to Robert Langham of Chichester, yeoman, £47.00, 7 acres; bounded by Chichester Cr.; other tract bounded by land of Philip Roman, land late of Thomas Usher, and landing along road; signed Francis Chadsey; delivered in presence of William Clayton, Edward Rinnison and David Lloyd (A1:B195)

29 June 1699

William Clayton & James Brown, both of Chichester, to the town of Chichester. William Clayton & James Brown give to the town of Chichester land in Chichester for a public street and market place now called Broad Street. Signed James Brown and William Clayton. Delivered in the presence of Thomas Pennington & Stephen Lobb. Recorded 13 Dec 1699 (A1:B244).

27 May 1708

A deed was signed in the presence of William Clayton and Benjamin Moulder, between John Bristow of Elk R. in MD, yeoman, and John Tyler of Chester, sailor, for £60, five lots in Chichester lying contiguous, bounded by land of David Lloyd, land late of John Hoskins, Charles Whitaker and Chester Cr.; signed John Bristow (E5:42)

3 May 1709

William Clayton, Sr. of Chichester, innkeeper, to his son and heir William Clayton, Jr., for natural love and affection, a tract in Chichester bounded by Broad Street, land of William Clayton, Sr. & land of Walter Martin, 2 lots, a parcel by the Great Road and bounded by land of Timothy Atkinson, Walter Martin, and William Clayton Sr., and Richard Bezars, 5 ½ acres signed by William Clayton Sr.; delivered in presence of Richard Bezars, Thomas Clayton, and John Beals (C3:97)

10 Aug 1709

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a deed: Walter Martin of Chichester, yeoman, to his eldest daughter Mary Martin; Walter Martin for love grants to Mary Martin 2 lots in Chichester, joined bounded by the River, land of the late Robert Roman and land of Thomas Whithers and 4 acres of woodland bounded by Chichester Road, land of William Clayton sons (sic) and William Clayton Jr.; to the use of Mary Martin for her natural life and after her death to her heirs lawfully begotten of her body, and if she dies without said heirs to return to Walter Martin, eldest son  of John Martin, youngest son of Walter Martin; signed Walter Martin; delivered in presence of James Swaffer and Alexander Nichols (B2:350)

11 Aug 1712

William Clayton and William Clayton Jr. witness a deed: Thomas Withers of Chichester, yeoman, and Jane his wife to John Packer of Birmingham, yeoman; a chain of possession is laid out; … for £27 grant to John Packer, 100 acres; signed Thomas Withers and Jane Withers; delivered in presence of William Clayton, William Brinton, and William Clayton Jr. (C3:284)

11 Aug 1712

William Clayton Jr. of Chichester, cordwainer, to William Clayton Sr. of Chichester, innkeeper, for the sum of £50.00, a tract bounded by land of Richard Bezars, William Clayton Sr., a lot that was Walter Martin’s, 3+ acres; signed William Clayton Jr. delivered in presence of George Rospe, Richard Marsden and John Simcock (C3:428)

13 Mar 1713

William Clayton is mentioned in a deed; John Hoskins, Esq, of Chester County, sheriff, to Sarah Nosseter of Chichester, spinster. Whereas William Flower of Chichester, weaver, at the court of Common Pleas on 26 Nov 1716 recovered against James Brown & Honor his wife, the executors of the will of William Thomas, late of Chichester, yeoman, for a debt of £18.0.5 pounds & 63 shillings and 9 pence adjudged damages. Levied on land & goods of William Thomas at the time of his death, in the possession of James & Honor. By writ of execution seized tract containing 4 acres in Margaret’s Hook & 90 acres in Chichester. Nor for £9 pounds grants to Sarah Nossiter those lots in Chichester, one being bounded by lot late of William Clayton, bank of the river; other parcel bounded by lot of Walter Martin, containing together 2 acres. Signed John Hoskins. Delivered in the presence of Thomas Hayward & John Simcock. Recorded 25 Aug 1717 (D4:111).

28 Aug 1713

Edward Beeson of Nottingham, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife, to Edward Clayton, weaver, for £21.13.4 grants to Edward Clayton a tract in Bradford bounded by land of Thomas Arnolds, Daniel Smithy, and James Whitacker, 198 acres, part of 1250 acres; signed Edward Beeson, in presence of Ralph Pyle, Thomas Pierson, and Isaac Tyler; signed Elizabeth Beeson in presence of Israel Taylor and John Simcocke (C3:391)

10 Oct 1716

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a deed, in a long chain of possession: Gaien Stevenson, Chester Co., yeoman, to William Horne and Robert Pyle; … William Clayton of Chester Co. bound to me dated 11 Dec. 1714 for £4 … signed Gaien Stevenson and Grace Stevenson; delivered in presence of Edmund Butcher, William Harvey, Moses Martin (D4:39)

2 Sep 1718

An endorsement was delivered in the presence of Thomas Clayton, John Owen, and David Lloyd, by Samuel Preston who acknowledges that his name was used in the within mortgage by the special appointment of Jacob Kolluck (sic) of Sussex Co. upon Delaware, cooper, and in trust to him £100 consideration money within mentioned was the property of the said Jacob in performance of which trust I do hereby assign, transfer and set over to him (Jacob Kolluck) all the several tracts of land mentioned conveyed to me (E5:463)

29 July 1719

William Clayton is mentioned in a deed: Enoch Flowers of Chichester, yeoman, and Rebecca his wife, to John Cloud of Namaan’s Cr, New Castle Co.; a long, long chain of possession is laid out … whereas Henry Reginald of New Castle Co. by deed dated 10 Dec 1700 for £21.10 granted to Robert Jackson, then of Chester Co. a tract in Chichester, 43 acres, part of 47 acres Reginald had of William Clayton, who had purchased of Hans Wolla, who was one mentioned in the above recited patent from Edmund Andres, acknowledged 1 Oct 1703 … signed Enoch Flowers and Rebecca Flowers; delivered in presence of Humphrey Johnson and John Riley (D4:154)

26 & 27 Oct 1719

Thomas Clayton is mentioned in a lease and Release: Thomas Howell of Chichester, yeoman, to Thomas Clayton of Chichester, yeoman; a chain of possession is laid out…; Now Thomas Howell for £100 granted to Thomas Clayton 3 pieces of land lying in Chichester, part of the lands mentioned conveyed; one piece at west end of Chichester bounded by Delaware R., the old King’s Road; another piece adjoining the west side of the previous piece and Delaware R.; and other piece bounded by the last piece, old King’s Road, land late of Robert Moulder and Walter Martin, containing in whole 31 acs; signed Thomas Howell; delivered in presence of Joseph Bond, Jonathan Ottley, John Grubb, and John riley (F6:538)

27 Oct 1719

Thomas Howell of Chichester, yeoman, to Thomas Clayton of Chichester, yeoman; a long chain of possession is described; Howell sells one piece of land on the east end of Chichester bounded by Delaware R. and the old King’s Road being 100’ x 40’; another piece of land is on west side of the piece of land bounded by the other piece of land, the old King’s Road, land late of Robert Moulder and land of Walter Marin, containing 31 acs, for 100 pounds (IJ9:260)

24 Dec 1719

A deed was signed in the presence of William Clayton, William Hanby and William Reynolds, between Henry Reynolds of Chichester, yeoman and Prudence his wife to John Reynolds of Chichester, one of the sons of Henry and Prudence; whereas William Penn, Esq., by deed dated 12 Nov 1683 grated to Henry Reynolds a tract in Chichester containing 200 acs; whereas William Penn by deed dated 5 and 6 Sep 1681 granted to George Andrews a tract of 250 acs; whereas Andrews by deed dated 16 & 17 Sep 1681 granted to John Hickman 125 acs being part of the 250 acs; John Hickman by deed dated 30 and 31 Jan 1682 granted the 125 acs to Henry Reynolds; whereas Penn by deed dated 12 and 13 July 1682 granted to George Stroud a tract containing 500 acs; Stoud by deed dated 21 & 22 Mar 1686/7 granted to Henry Reynolds 200 acs of the 500 acs; now Henry Reynolds and Prudence his wife for natural love and £20 granted to their son John Reynolds a tract in Chichester being part of 3 tracts bounded by middle branch of Naaman’s Cr., land of Henry Reynolds, William Cloud, and John Cloud, containing 210 acs; signed Henry Reynolds and Prudence Reynolds (F6:440)

8 Apr 1721

Jeremiah Collett of Chichester, yeoman to William Clayton Jr. of Chichester, cordwainer and Francis Reynolds of Chichester, joiner; Jeremiah Collett shall allow a road 20 foot wide for to go to the meeting house of Wishing God and to mill or market, the said road to begin at fence of William Clayton and run between the land of Jeremiah Collett and William Clayton and across Collett’s land to Marcus Cr, butting at creek against Thomas Linvill’s land a little above the line of Wither’s land; William Clayton and Francis Reynolds shall pay Jeremiah Collett 30 shillings and cut all timber and saplings 12 foot lengths for the use of Collett; signed Jeremiah Collett; delivered in presence of Adam Buckley, John Georten, Robert Booth and Edward Whitacre (F6:356)

1 May 1724

Edward Clayton witnesses a deed between Abraham Marshall of Philadelphia, yeoman and his wife Elizabeth, to William Roe of New Garden; chain of possessions laid out; … 200 acres in Chester Co. and part in New Castle Co, 200 acres; signed Abraham Marshal and Mary Marshall; delivered in presence of Edward Clayton and Richard Henda (D4:331)

3 June 1724

Thomas Howell of Chichester, waterman, to William Clayton of Chichester, inn holder; Thomas Howell for £60.00 grants to William Clayton a tract in Chichester bounded by Market Street, Delaware R., land of William Clayton, Jr., lot formally belonging to Walter Martin and a lot of Matthias; signed Thomas Howell; delivered in presence of Joshua Cowpland and Joseph Parker (D4:244)

10 June 1724

Edward Clayton of Bradford, yeoman and Ann his wife to William Clayton of Chichester, yeoman, £40, a tract bounded by land of Thomas Arnold and Daniel Smith, 196 acres; William Clayton pay £56.16 by 10 June 1731; signed Edward Clayton; delivered in presence of Richard Clayton and Abel Clayton (D4:280)

15 Sep 1725

Thomas Howell of Chichester, yeoman, to Thomas Clayton of Chichester, yeoman; whereas William Clayton by deed dated 20 Aug 1724 granted to Thomas Howell a tract in Chichester. Now Thomas Howell for £100 granted to Thomas Clayton a tract in Chichester, bounded by Market Street, River Delaware and a lot of William Clayton, Jr.; signed Thomas Howell; delivered in presence of Joseph Parker, Joseph Bond, and John Weldon (F6:376)

3 June 1727

William Clayton of Chichester, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife, to Abel Clayton of Chichester, tailor and son of William and Elizabeth; whereas Edmund Andross, Lt. Gov. of the province of New York, by deed dated 28 May 1876, granted to Charles Johnson, Ollie Rawson, Hance Olleson, Ollie Nelson, Hance Hopman, and John Hendricks a tract of 1000 acres; whereas Hance Olleson by deed date 12 Mar 1678/9 granted to William Clayton, the father of this William Clayton, a full equal sixth share of the 1,000 acres; After William Clayton the father died, the said land descended to William Clayton, the son. Now William Clayton and Elizabeth his wife for 5 shillings and love they bear to their son grant to Abel Clayton a tract in Chichester bounded by Broad Street and land of William Clayton, 7 acres; signed William Clayton and Elizabeth Clayton; delivered in the presence of Joseph Grist and John Coburn (H8:279)

14 & 15 Sep 1727

Richard Clayton witnesses a lease and release between John Mendenhall, Jr., of Caln, yeoman and Susannah his wife, and Nathaniel Newman of Concord, gentleman; a chain of possession is laid out, part of whom is Philip Roman, 2 tracts in Caln: one part of 400 acres bounded by land of Philip Roman, containing 200 acres; the other tract 50 acres, bound by land of Joseph Pikes and Philip Roman; signed John Mendenhall Jr. and Susannah Mendenhall; delivered in presence of William Rattew and Richard Clayton (D4:355)

2 Apr 1728

Release. Thomas Clayton of Chichester, yeoman and Hannah his wife to Andrew Rawson of New Castle County on Delaware, yeoman; 2 pieces of land for 173 pounds, bounded by Delaware R. and old King’s Road; signed Thomas Clayton and Hannah Clayton (IJ9:354)

27 May 1729

William Clayton’s and James Brown’s lands are mentioned in a deed between John Taylor, sheriff of Chester Co., and John Welden Jr; whereas Anthony Morris of Philadelphia and Paul Sanders, late of Chester, executors of will of James Mill, tailor £12.14.6 debt and 56 shillings for damages levied on land of James Mill at time of his death, being two lots and 4 acres of woodland in Chichester, bounded by Delaware R., land of Johannes Rolson, William Clayton, James Brown, John Hulbert, and Walter Martin; delivered in presence of Edward Evans and Joseph Parker (E5:220)

2 Oct 1729

Richard and Mary Clayton are mentioned in a long deed: Nicholas Newlin of Concord, eldest son and heir at law of Nathaniel Newlin, late of Concord, gentleman, decd. and Jane his wife; John Newlin of Concord, yeoman, another son of the decd. and Mary his wife; Richard Eavenson of Thornbury, yeoman, and Jemima his wife, one of the daughters of the decd; Richard Clayton of Concord, cordwainer, and Mary his wife, one of the daughters of decd.; William Bailey of Kennett, yeoman, and Kezia his wife, the other daughter of the decd; and Ralph Thomson (parties of the first part) to Thomas Wickersham of Chester Co., yeoman (party of second part); then a long chain of possession is laid out … part of which mentioned 20,000 acres of land laid out in the province for the Free Society of Traders, over which Benjamin chambers was president, 7,100 acres were in Chester Co. Now parties of the first part for £25.14 and Ralph Thomson for £54, release, convey and granted to Thomas Wickersham a tract on Chester Co, 75 acres; signed all the parties of the first part; delivered in presence of John Taylor, William Trimble, William Willton, Richard Pudall (H8:135)

12 Aug 1730

In a deed Nicholas Newline of Concord, yeoman, eldest son of Nathaniel Newlin, late of Concord, gentleman, decd.; John Newline of Concord, another son of Nathaniel; Nathaniel Newline of Concord, the other son of Nathaniel, decd.; Richard Clayton of Concord, cordwainer and Mary his wife, one of the daughters of Nathaniel, decd.; William Bailey of Kennett and Kezia his wife, another daughter of Nathaniel, decd.; and to Richard Eavonson of Thornbury, yeoman, and Jemima his wife, another daughter of Nathaniel, decd.; a chain of possession is laid out, part of which is 20,000 acs for Society of Free Traders…; whereas Nathaniel Newlin died intestate, all the lands were divided amongst his children and the eldest to receive a double share; the parties of the first part (long list of names) grant a tract bounded by the land of John Newlin, Richard Clayton, and Nathaniel Newlin, 410 acs; and the other tract bounded by land of Joseph English, Richard Clayton, William Bailey and John Newline, 503 acs; signed Nathaniel Newline, Nicholas Newline, Richard Clayton, Mary Clayton, William Bailey, and Kezia Bailey; delivered in presence of Joseph Brinton, Henry Pierce, and John Taylor (E5:145) See deed dated 18 Nov 1730, below

12 Aug 1730

It’s the same family as in the previous deed; a long, long chain of possession is laid out, with property and owners varying; Nathaniel Newlin died intestate, and all of his lands were divided amongst his children, the eldest receiving a double share; 3 tracts are now mentioned in the long deed, which go to Richard Clayton and Mary his wife; one tract is bounded by land of William Bailey, Richard Eaveson, Joseph English, Marlborough Twp., land of Nathan Newline and Willis, 410 acres, being part of 7,100 acs; another tract bounded by land of Abraham Marshall, Bradford Twp., Ellis Lewis, Joel Bayley, and Mordecai Cloud, 485 acs being part of 7,100 acs. 3rd tract bounded by land of Nicholas Pyle, the road from Birmingham and Chester Road, 33 acs; sighed Nathaniel Newline, Nicholas Newline, John Newline, Richard Eaveson, Jemima Eaveson, William Bailey, Kezia Bailey; delivered in presence of Joseph Brinton, Henry Pierce, and John Taylor (E5:347) See deed dated 18 Nov 1730, below

12 Aug 1730

It’s the same family named in the previous deed. This time they sell land to Robert Lewis, Mary Lewis, Nathaniel Lewis, and Ellis Lewis, children of Ellis Lewis of Kennett, yeoman and Elizabeth his first wife, who was one of the daughters of Nathaniel Lewis, decd. A long chain of possession is laid out…; the descendants of Nathaniel agree to grant to his grandchildren all three pieces of land lying in Chester Co, one bounded by William Bailey, Joel Bailey, and Richard Clayton, 411 acs.; another piece bounded by land of Joel Bailey, William Bailey, and Nathaniel Newlin and Marlborough Twp., 546 acs.; and the other piece bounded by land of Joel Bailey, William Dean, Mordecai Cloud and Richard Clayton, 176 acs, being part of 7,100 acs (F6:605) See deed dated 18 Nov 1730, below

18 Nov 1730

Richard Clayton and his wife Mary are mentioned in a lease and release about her Newlin family: Nicholas Newlin of Concord, yeoman, eldest son of Nathaniel Newlin, late of Concord, gentleman, decd.; Nathaniel Newlin of Concord, yeoman, 2nd son of Nathaniel Newlin, decd.; John Newlin of Concord, yeoman, 3rd son of Nathaniel Newlin;, Richard Evenson of Thornbury, yeoman and Jemima his wife, one of the daughters of Nathaniel Newline, decd.; Richard Clayton of Concord and Mary his wife, another daughter of Nathaniel, decd; and William Baily of Kennett, yeoman and Keria his wife, the other daughter of Nathaniel, decd to John Mendenhall, Jr. of Caln, yeoman; a chain of possession is laid out…; now the parties of the first part (long list of Newlins) for £100 plus interest grant and confirm, Jr. 2 tracts in Caln one bounded by land of Philip Roman, 200 acs and the other bounded by land of Joseph Pykes, and Thilip Roman, 50 acs; signed Nicholas Newlin, Nathaniel Newlin, John Newlin, Richard Evenson, Jemima Evenson, Richard Clayton, Mary Clayton, William Bailey and Keria (sic) Bailey; delivered in presence of John Brinton, Henry Pierce, and John Taylor (E5:32)

28 & 29 Jan 1733/4

Richard Clayton’s former land is mentioned in a lease and release between Robert Stewart of E. Marlborough, yeoman and his wife Martha, and John Stoud of W. Marlborough, £60, a tract lying in E. Marlborough bounded by land of George Bailey, Robert Stewart, and land formerly belonging to Richard Clayton, containing 150 acs, being part of 7,100 acs, formerly belonging to the Society of Free Traders in Pennsylvania who granted 7,100 to Nathaniel Newlin and his heirs, recorded Chester, Book D, p, 396; signed Robert Stewart and Martha Stewart; delivered in presence of William Hayes, Joseph Hayes, and William Buffington (E5:264)

6 Feb 1733

In a release, Nicholas Newlin of Concord, yeoman, and Edith his wife to Magnus Tate, Chester Co., yeoman; a long chain of possession is laid out…; Nathaniel Newlin got 7,100 acs, part of the 20,000 acs given to Society of Free Traders, but Newlin died intestate, so 7,100 acs were divided amongst his children, and a tract of 410 acs fell to his daughter Mary, wife of Richard Clayton, by a deed dated 12 Aug. 1730; whereas Mary wife of Richard Clayton died without issue the 410 acs descended to Nicholas Newlin her brother and heir-at-law; Nicholas Newlin and his wife Edith for £120 grant to Magnus Tate a tract lying on a branch of Brandywine Cr., bounded by land of Richard Eavenson, John Bentley, and William Bailey, 410 acs; signed Nicholas Newlin and Edith Newline; delivered in presence of Henry Osborn, John Taylor, and Daniel Few (E5:522)

10 Dec 1734

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a release: John Flower of Chichester, inn holder and Mary his wife to John Cloud of Naaman’s Cr. in county of New Castle upon Delaware, yeoman; … a long and complicated chain of possession is laid out … whereas Robert Langham by deed dated 24 Mar 1707 granted to William Flowers a tract of land reputed to be 3 acres, but upon survey was found to be 2 ¾ acres situated in Chichester, which William Clayton by deed dated 5 Mar 1688 (sic) granted to Francis Chadse, who by deed dated the same date granted to Thomas Usher … signed John Flower and Mary Flower; delivered in presence of William Hewes and John Riley (G7:264)

27 July 1734

A mortgage is delivered in the presence of Richard Clayton and Elizabeth Clayton and Joseph Brinton, between James Buckley of Fallowfield in the county of Chester, miller and Mary his wife and Samuel Mickle of Philadelphia, merchant (E5:255)

15 Apr 1734

A deed was delivered in the presence of William Clayton and John Wood, between Neevah (sic) Carter of Chester, weaver, by mortgage dated 18 Mar 1731/2, mortgaged to Edward Horne of the Northern Liberties of the City of Philadelphia, merchant, a tract in Caln for £100 plus interest (no acreage given); signed Edward Horne (E5:250)

3 Jan 1734/5

A release is delivered in the presence of Richard Clayton, William Webb, and James Armstrong, and Thomas George, between William Bailey, of Kennett, yeoman, and Kezia his wife to Robert Mills of Kennett, carpenter; William Bailey and Kezia his wife for £120 grant to Robert Mills a tract in Kennett bounded by land of William Bailey, 100 acs, being part of 375 acs, which late commissioners of property by deed dated 14 Jan 1708 … granted to Nathaniel Newline who died intestate and all his land was divided between his children; and children by deed date 12 Aug 1730 to William Bailey and Kezia his wife (E5:311)

14 July 1735

William Clayton of Chichester, yeoman, and Mary his wife to Thomas Howell of Chichester, yeoman; Whereas William Clayton, decd. the father of William Clayton by deed dated 3 May 1709 granted to William Clayton a pice or lot of land in Chichester bounded by Broad Street, a little log house belonging to William Clayton, decd. and land of William Clayton, decd … Now William Clayton and his wife Mary for £20 granted to Thomas Howell the above described lot; signed William Clayton and Mary Clayton; delivered in presence of John Weldon, Caleb Perkins, and John Isaacks; peaceable possession delivered to Thomas Howell 15 July 1734; delivered in presence of John Riley and John Weldon (F6:414)

14 Apr 1736

Elizabeth Clayton’s land is mentioned in a release: William Baily Kennett, yeoman, and Keziah his wife to Mary George of Kennett, widow; William and Keziah for £25 grated to Mary George a tract in Kennett bounded by the reputed Manor of Staining, land of Joseph Pennock, Elizabeth Clayton and Robert Mills, 25 acres, part of 350 acres part of Manor of Staining which William Aubrey and Letitia his wife and Daniel Wharley by deed dated 20 July 1713 granted to Alexander Stewart … chain of possession laid out … signed William Balily and Keziah Baily; delivered in presence of William Webb, Daniel Webb, and Charles Pippen (G7:326)

1 Sep 1736

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a deed between Thomas Howell of Chichester, yeoman and Rachel his wife to William Vaughn; Whereas Edmund Andres, Esq., governor of New York by deed dated 28 Mar 1676 granted Charles Johnson Olle Rawson, Hans Olleson and Olle Nulson Hans Hopman and John Hendrickson a tract situated on the Delaware r at a place now called Chischester, containing 1,000 acres; whereas Hans Olleson by deed date 12 Mar 1678 granted 1/6  of the 1,000 acs to William Clayton; whereas William Clayton died intestate, the same 1/6 part descended to his son William Clayton; William Clayton by deed dated 8 Sep 1699 granted to Thomas Canthy a lot in Chichester bounded by the river, land of William Thomas, Back Street and a lot formerly of Isaac Taylor; Thomas Canthy bargained away the said lot to Humphrey Johnson; by virtue of said bargain Humphrey Johnson with Thomas Canthy granted said lot to Mordecai Howell by deed dated 3 Mar 1704/5; Mordecai Howell by deed dated 10 Feb 1734/5 granted the said lot to Thomas Howell; now Thomas Howell and Rachel his wife for £15 granted to William Vaughn the said lot; signed Thomas Howell and Rachel Howell; delivered in the presence of John Kerlin, John Price, and Jacob Worall (F6:524)

14 June 1737

Deed of gift. William Clayton of Chichester, yeoman, and Mary his wife to William Clayton Jr., son and heir of William Clayton, for five shillings, bounded by land of Jeremy Collett, land of William Clayton Sr., Naaman’s Cr., land of John Rawson & Thomas Howell, containing 73 acs, of which William Clayton purchased of Daniel Williamson, executor of the will of Walter Martin, decd. by deed dated 2 Jan 1719; signed William Clayton (K10:31)

1 Jan 1738/9

William Clayton of Chichester, yeoman and Mary his wife, to Daniel Boyle of Concord, yeoman; William Clayton and Mary his wife for £230 grant to Daniel Boyle a tract bounded by land of Thomas Moore, Jason Cloud, and north branch of Brandywine Cr. and land of George Aston and Susanna his wife; by deed dated 27 Dec 1727 granted to Edward Horne who by deed dated 18 Mar 1731 granted to Edward Clayton; signed William Clayton and Mary Clayton; delivered in presence of Joshua Thompson and Edward Bourke (E5:535)

28 & 29 Jan 1741

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a lease and release between Daniel Carrell of Concord, yeoman, and Margery his wife, late of Margery Gore, widow to William Trimble of Concord, miller; whereas William Penn, Esq., decd., by deed dated 15 July 1684 granted to Nathaniel Park, in Concord, 200 acs., who granted 150 acs of the 200 acs to William Clayton (no deed date given), who granted said land to William Rowe; the chain of possession continues…; (F6:187)

20 May 1741

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a long release deed between Thomas Howell of Chichester, yeoman and Rachel his wife to John Marshal of Chichester, saddler; a long chain of possession is laid out…; 1,000 acs changed hands, and Hans Olleson by deed dated 12 Mar 1678 granted 1/6 part of the 1,000 acs to William Clayton; whereas William Clayton died intestate, the same 1/6 part descended to his son William Clayton; by deed dated 8 Sep 1693 he granted to Timothy Atkinson a lot and 2 acs and a quarter of woodland lying in Chichester, being part of 16; Timothy Atkinson by deed dated 5 Oct 1706 granted the land to Thomas Howell…. Signed Thomas Howell and Rachel Howell; delivered in presence of John Kerlin and Thomas Giffing (F6:234)

29 and 30 June 1741

William Clayton of Upper Chichester, yeoman, and wife Mary to George Chapman of Lower Chichester; whereas William Clayton, decd. late father of William Clayton by deed dated 3 May 1709, granted William Clayton a tract of woodland in Chichester containing 5 ½ acs … whereas Thomas Howell and his wife Rachel by deed dated 15 July 1733 granted to William Clayton a tract in Chichester being 2 ¼ acres of woodland; now William and his wife Mary for £40 grants to Chapman all the tract in Lower Chichester, bounded by King’s Road leading from Chichester to Concord, Chichester Road, a lot late of Walter Martin and land of Thomas Clayton, containing 3+ acs being part of both tracts; signed William Clayton and Mary Clayton; delivered in presence of Allen Robinette and Samson Archer (F6:215)

30 July 1741

William Clayton of Chester Co, yeoman, and Mary his wife, to Thomas Coeburn of Chester Co, yeoman; Thomas Coeburn shall before the last Tuesday of August purchase and sue forth out of the county Court of Common Pleas a write and said write shall remand against William Clayton and Mary his wife, 4 acres of wood, 2 gardens and 2 messuages lying in Chichester, the 4 acres bounded by land of John Wade, Thomas Clayton, George Chapman, and Concord Road, the 2 gardens contained and bounded by Discord Land, land of Robert Moulder, land late of John Flower, decd. and Front Street; William Clayton and Mary his wife to have tenancy; signed William Clayton, Mary Clayton and Thomas Coeburn; delivered in presence of Tench Francis and John Sketchley (H8:225)

10 June 1742

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a deed: John Cloud of Chichester, yeoman, to John Taylor of Thornbury, gentleman; whereas Henry Reynolds by deed dated 10 Dec 17000 granted to Roger Jackson a tract of 43 acres, part of 47 acres, in Chichester, which Henry Reynolds purchased of William Clayton, who had purchased the same of Hans Woolison; a chain of possession goes on … now John Cloud, son of John Cloud, for £6.0 grants to John Taylor a piece of land in Chichester bounded by Chichester Cr. and land of Joseph Pyles, 2 acres; signed John Cloud; delivered in presence of William Weldon, John Salkeld, and Joseph Parker (H8:173)

29 Dec 1742

Richard Clayton’s former land is mentioned in a deed between Thomas Smith of Newlin and his wife Elizabeth to Thomas Bowles; a chain of possession is laid out…; 117 pounds and 100 acs. (IJ9:357)

24 Mar 1743

Elizabeth McNiele of Kennett, widow and admin. of the good and chattels of Archibald McNeile, her late husband, decd., to William Webb of Kennett, gentleman; whereas the Orphans Court held at the house of Archibald Kennett on 11 June 1737 before Henry Hayes, Joseph Brinton, and Abraham Emmitt, Esqs., justices present; whereas Elizabeth McNeile who was widow and admin. of Richard Clayton of Kennett, yeoman, her late husband has appeared in the court and said Richard died intestate and Letters of Admin. were granted to Elizabeth on 12 Mar 1735/6; Richard at the time of his death was possessed, amongst other things, of a tenement and five acs., lying in Kennett, bounded by land of Joshua Pierce, William Webb, and Betty Caldwell, 5 acs; and left a wife and one child to survive him; Whereas Archibald McNeile and Elizabeth his wife has exhibited an account of debts yet due by said decd. more than the personal estate will extend to pay; Elizabeth is allowed to sell said five acs. Archibald McNeile, being since decd., whereby Letters of Admin were granted to Elizabeth; Now Elizabeth McNeile for £155 granted to William Webb the tenement and five acs described before; signed Elizabeth McNeile; delivered in presence of Thomas Harlan, William Hamilton, Jr., David Powell, and Joseph Parker (F6:275)

16 Aug 1743

Thomas Clayton of Chichester, yeoman and Hannah his wife, to John Price of New Castle Co. on Delaware, shipwright; whereas Edmund Andres, governor of New York, by deed dated 28 Mar 1676 granted to Charles Janson, Olle Rawson, Hanse Olleson, Olle Neildson, Hance Hopman, and John Hendrickson, a tract lying on Delaware R., now called Chichester, containing 1,000 acres, recorded in Philadelphia Book A, Vol. 4, page 44; whereas Hance Olleson by deed dated 12 Mar 1768/9 recorded in Book E3, Vol. 6, p. 224, granted 1/6 of the 1,000 acres to William Clayton; William Clayton died intestate and the 1/6 part descended to William Clayton, his son and heir, who by deed dated 22 Oct 1723 granted 65 ¾ acres to his son Richard Clayton; Richard Clayton by deed dated 24 Oct 1728 granted 65 ¾ acres to Thomas Clayton; now Thomas Clayton and Hannah his wife for £120 grant to John Price a tract on Delaware R. in Chichester bounded by the river, land of Richard Bezar, Thomas Clayton, and Jeremiah Collett, 32+ acres; signed Thomas Clayton and Hannah Clayton; delivered in presence of Adam Buckley and William Weldon (G7:174)

30 Sep 1743

William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a deed between Benjamin Davis, sheriff of Chester Co. to William Vaughn of Chichester…. A debt payment is described…; tenement and lots of land in Chichester bounded by river, a lot of Johannes Rawson, Back Street and lot of William Clayton; signed Benjamin David, sheriff; delivered in presence of Joseph Parker and David Ranken (F6:361)

5 Feb 1744/5

William Clayton and James Brown and Honor Brown are named in a release between Thomas Parsons of the County of Salem in W. New Jersey, hatter and Esther his wife, and William Vaughn of Chichester, ship carpenter; whereas Edmund Andres, Esq., Governor of New York by deed dated 28 Mar 1676 granted to Charles Johnson, Olle Rawson, Hans Olleson, Olle Nulson, Hans Hopman and John Hendrichson a tract situated on the Delaware R. at a place now called Chichester containing 1,000 acs; whereas Hans Olleson by deed dated 12 Mar 1678 granted 1/6 part of the 1,000 acs to William Clayton; whereas William Clayton died intestate, the same 1/6 descended to his son William Clayton; William Clayton granted the lot and 2 acs (hereafter described) to William Thomas; whereas William Thomas was indebted to William Flower of Chichester, weaver, for £18.0.5 made his will and appointed Honor Clayton the wife of James Brown his executrix and soon after died; William Flower did take action against James Brown and Honor his wife for £18.05, and the Court of Common Pleas on 26 Nov 1712 did recover the debt and £0.63.9 in damages to be levied on the lot and 2 acres of woodland; John Hoskins, sheriff sold said lands to Sarah Nosseter …. Sarah Nosseter since died and the lot and two acs descended to Sarah (her daughter and only issue) who is since married to Benjamin Peters; whereas Benjamin Peters and Sarah his wife by deed dated 9 & 19 Apr 1744 granted property to Thomas Parson and Esther his wife; now Thomas Parsons and Esther his wife for £20 granted to William Vaughn all of the lot in Chichester bounded by the Delaware R. and a lot late of William Clayton; signed Thomas Parson and Esther Parson; delivered in the presence of John Riley and Thomas Howell (F6:527)

5 Feb 1744/5

William Clayton and James Brown are named in a long deed in a chain of possession. The deed notes that William Clayton was patented land by Hans Olleson, dated Mar. 12, 1678; Clayton got 1/6 of 1,000 acs. William Clayton died intestate and the 1/6 went to William Clayton, who granted the lot and two acs. to William Thomas, who was indebted to William Flower of Chichester, weaver, for £18.0.5; (not clear who) made his will and appointed Honor the wife of James Brown his executrix; on Nov. 26, 1712 the court recovered the debt (F6:527)

13 Mar 1745

William Clayton and James Brown and Honor Brown are named in a release, part of which repeats the one, above, dated 5 Feb 1744/5; whereas Thomas Parsons of chichester, hatter and Esther his wife, to John Wade of Chichester, mariner; whereas Edmund Andres, govcernor of New York, by deed date 28 Mar 1767, granted to Charles Janson, Olle Rawson, Hanse Olleson, Olle Neildson, Hance Hopman, and John Hendrickson a tract lying on Delaware R., now called Chichester, 1000 acres …. Whereas Hance Olleson by deed date 12 Mar 1678/9 … granted 1/6 of the 1,000 acres to William Clayton, who died intestate and 1/6 part descended to William Clayton, his son and heir, who granted a lot and 2 acres of woodland to William Thomas; William Thomas was indebted to William Flower of Chichester, weaver, for £18.0.5 and made his will and appointed Honor, wife of James Brown, his executrix and soon died; whereas William Flowers took action in the Court of Common Pleas against James Brown and Honor and recovered £18.0.5 … Now Thomas Parsons and Esther his wife for £24 grant to John Wade the two acres of wood land lying in Chichester bounded by land of Walter Martin and William Clayton, 2 acres; signed Thomas Parsons and Esther Parsons; delivered in presence of John riley and Thomas Howell (G7:295)

11 June 1747

William Clayton, decd. and Mary his wife are mentioned in a deed: Thomas Howell of Chichester, yeoman and Rachel his wife, to Richard Clark of Chichester, blacksmith; whereas William Clayton, late of Chichester, decd., by deed dated 3 May 1709 granted to William Clayton, his son, a piece of land in Chichester, recorded in Chester, Book C, vol. 3, p. 97; whereas William Clayton, the son, and Mary his wife, by deed dated 14 July 1735, granted said piece of land to Thomas Howell, recorded in Chester Book F, vol. 6, p. 414; now Thomas Howell and Rachel his wife for £85 granted to Richard Clark a lot in Chichester bounded by Broad Street, near a little log house belonging to William Clayton, decd., and land of William Clayton, decd; signed Thomas Howell and Rachel Howell; delivered in presence of William Write, John Hewes, William Howell (G7:262)

1 & 2 Apr 1748

Clayton’s land is mentioned in a lease and release: Jeremiah Collett of Chichester, yeoman, to William Collett of Chichester, block maker, one of the sons of Jeremiah Collett; whereas William Penn by deed date 13 & 14 Sep 1681 granted to Joan May of Wilts Co., widow, a tract of 550 acres to be allotted in province of Pennsylvania; whereas Joan May became seized in 250 acres of land, died intestate, leaving issue only two daughters; the youngest dying without issue, the land descended to Jane the eldest daughter who married one Jeremiah Collett, by whom she has issue, one son, Jeremiah Collett (part to this deed); Jane died and the 250 acres descended to Jeremiah Collett; now Jeremiah Collett for £14.00 and natural love he bears his son granted to William Collett a tract in Chichester bounded by a road leading to Naaman’s Cr. Mill by Clayton’s land, land of Jeremiah Collett, Jr., the road leading to Chichester Meeting House and near Concord Road, 42 acres, part of 250 acres; signed Jeremiah Collett; delivered in presence of William Forgson, James Collett, and John Marshall (G7:271)

6 June 1748

Elizabeth Clayton’s land is mentioned in a release: Elijah Barnes of East Marlborough, cooper and Elizabeth his wife, William Jemison of Newlin, yeoman and Rachel his wife and Ann George, both of Newlin (party of first part) to Archibald McCracken of New Castle Co., tailor (party of second part); the first party grant for £54 grant to Archibald McCraken a tract in Kennett bounded by the Manor of Staning, land of Joseph Pennock, Elizabeth Clayton and Robert Mills, 25 acres, part of 350 acres … a long, long complicated chain of possession is laid out … (G7:328)

10 Apr 1749

Thomas Clayton’s land is mentioned in a lease and release: John Marshall of Lower Chichester, saddler, and Anne his wife, to John Reynolds of Upper Chichester, joiner; whereas John Plummer and Affeys his wife by deed date 19 Oct 1745 granted to John Marshall a tract in Chichester, 1 acre; John Marshall and Anne his wife for £35.00 granted to John Reynolds a tract in Chichester bounded by Great Road, land of John Taylor and Thomas Clayton, 1 acres; signed John Marshall and Anne Marshall; delivered in presence of George Chapman and J Singleton (G7:462)

31 May 1749

Elizabeth Clayton’s land is mentioned in a mortgage: Archibald McCraken of Kennett, tailor, and Hannah his wife, to William Dixson and John Hamilton both of the Hundred of Christiana in New Castle Co on Delaware, yeoman; whereas Archibald McCraken by virtue of a deed dated 5 & 6 June 1748 … became seized in a tract of land bounded by the reputed Manor of Stenning (sic), land of Joseph Pennock, and land of Elizabeth Clayton, 25 acres, for £45 … (G7:465)

3 & 4 Apr 1749

Land late of William Clayton is mentioned in a lease and release: Adam Buckley of Brandywine Hundred in New Castle Co. on Delaware, yeoman and admin. of John Boss, late of Chichester, decd. to Zachariah Derrick of Chichester, wheelwright; whereas John Boss was seized in his lifetime in a tenement containing 12 acres, and died intestate and Adam Buckley was appointed admin. Adam Buckley with an order from the Orphans Court and for £25 granted to Zachariah Derrick a tract in Chichester bounded by land of Adam buckler, Robert Moulder, John Marshall, land late of William Clayton, 6 acres; signed Adam Buckley; delivered in presence of Joseph Parker and H. H. Graham (G7:518)

17 May 1751

Thomas Clayton of Chichester, inn keeper, and Hannah his wife, to Samuel Rain of Chichester, cordwainer and Rachel his wife (the daughter of Thomas and Hannah); Thomas Clayton and Hannah for 10 shillings, love and natural affection and for the better advancement in this world frant to Samuel Rain and Rachel his wife a lot which Thomas Clayton purchased of William Clayton, bounded by land of Thomas Clayton and the market place; signed Thomas Clayton and Hannah Clayton; delivered in presence of Samuel Hewes of Chichester, millwright, one of the people called Quakers, William Colgan of Chichester, tailor, and Benjamin Moulder (H8:315)

2 Sep 1751

Land of William Clayton and wife Mary are mentioned in a mortgage: John Dutton of Upper Chichester, carpenter, and Prudence his wife, to Benjamin Ford of Brandywine Hundred in New Castle Co. on Delaware, yeoman; John Dutton for £24.00 granted to Benjamin ford all the tenement John Dutton purchased of William Clayton and Mary his wife by deed dated 13 Apr 1734, lying in Chichester bounded by Chichester Road, Naaman’s Cr. and other land of John Dutton, 18 acres; John Dutton to pay £24 plus interest to Benjamin Ford on 2 Dec 1752; signed John Dutton and Prudence Dutton; delivered in presence of Margaret Coeburn and Caleb Gachime (H8:277)

2 Dec 1752

Richard Clayton and wife Mary are mentioned in a mortgage: Philip Taylor of Newlin, yeoman, and Mary his wife, to John Richardson of New Castle and Christian Hundred, merchant; Philip Taylor and wife Mary for £200.00 grant to John Richardson a tract in Newlin bounded by land of Abraham Marshall, Richard Clayton, Ellis Lewis, Joel Bailey, and Mordecai Cloud, 300 acres, being the same tract that Richard Clayton and Mary his wife by deed dated 26 Dec 1730 granted to Philip Taylor the father, who by his will fated 12 Oct 1739 devised to Philip Taylor his son the 300 acres; Philip Taylor and wife Mary to pay £200 plus interest to John Richardson, to be paid in full 2 Dec 1754; signed Philip Taylor and Mary Taylor; delivered in presence of B. Davis and Henry Hale Graham (H8:438)

24 Dec 1753

William Clayton’s late land is mentioned in mortgage between William Vaughn, Chichester, shipwright, to Thomas Robinson of Naaman’s Cr. in the county of New Castle, merchant; Upper side of Rawson Cr., Delaware R are mentioned; for 120 pounds plus interest (IJ9:163)

17 Jan 1754

William Clayton’s late land is mentioned in a mortgage between William Vaughn of Chichester, shipwright, to Samuel Howell of Philadelphia, feltmaker; Delaware R. is mentioned too; for 200 pounds on payment of 100 pounds plus interest (IJ9:164)

7 May 1754

Mortgage: William Clayton’s land is mentioned in a deed between Jeremiah Collett of Upper Chichester, yeoman and Mary his wife to Hugh Blackwell of Bethel Twp., gentleman, 104 acs. in Upper Chichester and by road leading to Chichester Meeting house (IJ9:146)

30 Aug 1754

In a mortgage Thomas Clayton’s land and Mary Clayton’s land are said to bound a lot, wharf, stores and storehouses and Discord Lane in Chichester; Robert Moulder of Chichester, mariner, and his wife Mary to Thomas Crosby of Philadelphia, for 300 pounds on payment of 150 pounds, plus interest on 30 Aug 1755 (IJ9:230)

1 Mar 1755

A release of right was delivered in the presence of John Clayton, between Thomas Stubbs of Newlinton, yeoman, to Peter Buffington of Newlinton; a long chain of possession is described (IJ9:425)

1 Mar 1755

In a mortgage between William Bennett of E. Bradford, tailor or farmer, to John Richardson of New Castle County, merchant, Richard Clayton and Mary his wife are mentioned in a party of Nicholas Newlin, Nathaniel Newlin, John Newlin, Richard Evanson & Jemima his wife, William Bailey and Kezia his wife, and William Lewis; 200 pounds for 193 acs (IJ9:381)

9 Apr 1755

William Clayton’s lot is mentioned in a deed between Sheriff Isaac Pearson, Chichester County and John Crawford; chain of possession is mentioned and debts having to be repaid; a tract in Lower Chichester, bounded by Johannes Rawson, Back Street, and a lot of William Clayton (K10:80)

22 May 1756

Thomas Clayton, Mary Clayton, and Adam Clayton are mentioned in a mortgage between Robert Moulder, of Chichester, mariner and his wife Mary, and Peter Turner of Philadelphia, merchant; 200 pounds conditioned on payment of 100 pounds plus interest to be paid on 22 May 1757; land bounded by lot belonging to Mary Clayton, Delaware R., land of Thomas Clayton, and Discord Lane with wharf, storehouses and tenement; delivered in presence of Adam Clayton and William Crabb (K10:240)

23 Mar 1757

John Clayton of W. Bradford, yeoman, to William Clark of W. Bradford, yeoman; James Whitaker, late of Chichester got a patent from William Penn, dated Nov. 1709 became lawfully seized in a tract of land in W. Bradford containing 50 acs; James Whitaker by deed dated 8 Oct. 1717 granted the 50 acs to Edward Clayton; William Clayton and his wife Elizabeth, late of Chichester obtained a warrant from the commissioners for 50 acs, which was surveyed and laid out to them on 1 Dec 1714 in Bradford joining the aforesaid tract, did by deed dated 16 Oct 1727 granted the said 50 acs to Edward Clayton; Edward Clayton by virtue of other conveyances became seized in 2 other tracts in W. Bradford, bounding the other 2 tracts, containing 300 acs; Whereas Edward Clayton and his wife Anne by deed dated 14 & 15 Mar 1745 granted to their son John Clayton a tract of 125 acs being part of 4 tracts; now John Clayton for 70 pounds granted to William Clark a tract of land in W. Bradford bounded by land of William Clark, Society Land, land of Joseph Few and land of Edward Clayton, land late of Thomas Arnold containing 125 acs; John Clayton to pay 70 pounds plus interest to William Clark signed John Clayton (K10:466)

24 Mar 1757

Land of William Clayton Jr. decd. is mentioned in a mortgage between James Stroud of Chester, inn holder to Joseph Parker of Chester, yeoman; a tenement called or known as Blue Ball Inn, situated in Chichester and all land where inn is erected, bounded by King’s Rd. leading to Concord, land late of Thomas Howell, decd. and land of Benjamin Howell, containing 32+ acs; and also piece of land in Chichester by road leading to Concord, land late of William Clayton Jr., decd, land of Benjamin Howell, land of Samuel Hewes, and land late of Thomas Howell, decd., containing 17+ acs (K10:448)

1 June 1757

An assignment of mortgage was delivered in the presence of Adam Clayton; Elizabeth Blackwell, executrix of will of Hugh Blackwell, to Thomas Babb of Frederick Co. VA, yeoman, 106 pounds, tract of land in Chichester (K10:421)

16 Sep 1757

William Clayton of Chichester, yeoman and his wife Mary release land to John Ford of Bethel, yeoman; 32 pounds paid to sheriff and 20 shillings paid to them to release all right to the two lots in Chichester; signed William Clayton and Mary Clayton (K10:508)

For the probate records in Chester County, please click on this link:

http://www.chesco.org/1720/Wills-Administrations-1714-1923

Related

Records of Joseph Clayton

Clayton Deed Records in New Castle County, Delaware

William Clayton’s Records

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

Records of John Beales, Chester County, PA

The Records of Henry Reynolds and Prudence Clayton

William Clayton and Prudence Lankford

Honour Clayton and James Brown

SOURCES

Carol Bryant, Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 1, 1681-1730, Westminster, MD: Family Line, 1997.

—. Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 2, 1729-1745, Westminster, MD: Family Line, 1997.

—. Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 3, 1745-1753, Westminster, MD: Family Line, 1997.

—. Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 4, 1753-1758, Westminster, MD: Willow Bend and Family Line, 1998 (rpr. 1999).

—. Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Land Records, vol. 5, 1758-1765, Westminster, MD: Willow Bend, 1999.

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