BRINTON, William 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
- Born: Abt Nov 1636, Lower Gornall (Gournall), Staffordshire, ENG
- Christened: Dec 1, 1636, Sedgeley, Staffordshire, ENG 2
- Marriage: BAGLEY, Ann about 1659 in , Staffordshire, ENG
- Died: Abt 1700, Birmingham Twp., Chester, PA, USA about age 64 1
In UA Record #:2762 on CD-102 an alternate birthday of 1634 is given. It's listed as 1632 in Harry's book.
When William and Ann had married, Ann had been a Quaker for about three years previous.
William and Ann emigrated from England in 1684 and settled in Grubbs Landing, New Castle Co., Delaware. He and his family had been living at Nether Gornall, Sedgley, Stafford, England when his eldest daughter had married on 4/18/1684, shortly before their departure. William and Ann were received on certificate from the Dudley Monthly Meeting by the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting on 9/4/1684. William and family barely survived their first year in the colonies. They had only a temporary shelter for both of them and their son, William during that very severe first winter. The only way they made it through was from game supplied by the Indians that traversed the route by their shelter. Once the weather cleared, William built them a log cabin and planted a pear tree as a symbol of fruitful future. He purchased 50 acres from Thomas King in March of 1686 and 450 acres in Oct. of that same year in Birmingham. These purchases included the lands on which he was already living. In 1688 he purchased an additional 400 acres. (C-1364)
William and Ann came to the Americas and endured this hardship, because as a Quaker, he had lost much of what he owned to the British government. He again was on the unpopular side of religion within seven years of coming to America as he joined up with the rebellious Quaker, George Keith. This group after a few years, fractured and broke up and which point William and family returned to the Orthodox Quaker church where he was a member in good standing at Concord Monthly Meeting at the time of his death. He lived in Birmingham, Chester Co., PA when he wrote his will on the 6th month, 20th day, 1699. It was proved at Philadelphia on Dec. 1, 1700. (C-749)
Both Ann and William died around 1700. They are buried at the Concord Monthly Meeting in New Castle Co., DE. His will follows: Know all men whome it may Concerne that on the __ day of the Sixth month 1699 I William Brinton of Burmingham in the County of Chester in the Province of Pennsilvania -- being by the goodness of the Lord in good and perfect mind and memory -- and being far in yeares -- And knowing that all flesh is as grass and the goodliness thereof as the flower of the field' -- Also Calling to mind what the Lord said to Hezekiah Set they house in order for thou must die and not live. -- Now in the Sence of my latter end and putting off this my Tabernacle And the trouble my Children may be in and exposed to if I should die without a will to prevent the last And in the Sence aforesaid do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament Contained in maner and forme following. I doe give unto my daughter Ann Bennit one hundred pounds -- Also I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Harry wife of Hugh Harry one hundred pounds -- and for the more sure provideing that the one hundred pounds that I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Harry shall doe her and her Children good my will is that twenty-pounds part of the saide one Hundred pounds shall be paid presently after my decease -- And the foure-score pounds the remaine of the said one hundred pounds shall be paid by twenty pounds a yeare and every yeare Successively by my executors Hereafter named -- Also I give unto my daughter Easter Willis wife of John Willis one hundred pounds -- Also I gove unto my grand Children of my three daughters aforesaid and of my Son William Brinton -- two Shillings and Sixpence each or every one of them -- Also my Will is, -- And I doe hereby apoint, ordaine, make and Consitute my Loveing Son William Brinton and my Son in Law John Bennit my full and Sole executors of this my last Will and Testament. -- And further my will is, and I doe give unto my Son William Brinton five pounds -- also I doe give unto my other executor my Son in Law John Bennit five poiunds, -- Also my Will is, and I doe apoint Constitute and make my oveing friend George Harlan of Brandywine my true and Legall Oversee of this my last will and Testament, And my Will is and I doe give unto Said George Harlan five-pounds to be paid by my executors -- And further more my Will is -- what is over and above more what aforesaid I have given away of my personal estate and reall estate -- with the house all goods Shall be equally divided betwixt my three daughters that is to say my daughter Anne Bennit my daughter Elizabeth Harry and my daughter Easter Willis, -- excepting alwazys one feather-bed and bolster one Rug one Blanket which foure things my Will is that my Son William Brinton shall have. -- also excepting what I shall here unto annex -- In Wittness hereof I have Set my hand and Seal this twentieth day of the Sixt month one thousand six hundred ninety-nine 1699. --
William Brinton (seal) (C-956, EL) 9
Noted events in his life were:
• Emigration, 1684, Birmingham Twp., Chester, PA, USA.
• Will, Jun 20, 1699, Birmingham Twp., Chester, PA, USA. 1
• Probate, Dec 1, 1700, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 1
William married Ann BAGLEY, daughter of Edward BAGLEY and Olive UNKNOWN, about 1659 in , Staffordshire, ENG. (Ann BAGLEY was born before Apr 27, 1634 in Sedgeley, Staffordshire, ENG and died before Aug 20, 1699 in Birmingham Twp., Chester, PA, USA.)