Sunday, February 22, 2009


WILLIAM CLAYTON b Dec 8, 1632 Chichester, Sussex, England; d 1689
Chester Count Pennsylvania; m Prudence LANKFORD/LANGFORD; sailed to America on the
"Kent", which left London and arrived in New York Aug 1677; William was
a carpenter by trade and had recently joined the Quaker faith when he
emigrated. He was selected to act as a commissioner (with several others)
for William Penn, and went to the settlement at Burlington, New Jersey to
clear any Indian titles to land that Penn had acquired. In 1681 William
moved his family to Chester County, Pennsylvania. QUAKER (Reynolds/Otwell family)

PRUDENCE LANKFORD or LANGFORD born about 1631 St Michael's, Cornhill, London,
Middlesex Co England; died 1691 Chester County, Pennsylvania;
married WILLIAM CLAYTON; lived Sussex County, England before emigrating
to America. She was the daughter of William Lankford, who died Jan 1, 1665 Rumbleswicke, Sussex County, England
and Eliza Reading. Family possibly related to
Edward Lankford
who emigrated to Virginia? see Bruton section below QUAKER (Reynolds/Otwell family)

about 1615 England; died about1640 King and Queen Co VA; unsure if he
himself was Quaker, but his son Thomas Lankford/Langford Sr b abt 1640 died 1719 Nansemond Co VA married
Elizabeth Jordan, whose parents
Thomas Jordan II and Margaret Brasseur were QUAKER. Thomas Lankford Sr was known to attend the Chuckatuck
Monthly Meeting in Nansemond Co VA. In 1702 he attended the Virginia yearly
Quaker meeting. Some of Thomas Lankford's children became Quakers, but most later descendants were not. See Virginia Families page for descendancy. (Bruton family)