Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameWilliam Cleaton Sr. , 8G Grandfather
Birthca 1630, England
Deathca 1668, Richmond Co VA Age: 38
1Hannah (Unknown) , 8G Grandmother
 William (ca1665-ca1705)
Notes for William Cleaton Sr.
Following research due partly to Janet Ariciu.1728

25 March 1651: William Clayton transported to Northumberland Co VA with 13 others by Thomas Thornbrough, who got 700 acres near the Nomeny River.1729

2 Oct 1663: William Clayton among 40 persons transported by Robert Pitt for 3,000 acres in Accomac Co VA.1730

6 March 1666: William Clayton purchases 100 acres of land from William Landman in Rappahannock Co VA.1731

William Cleaton (Clayton) "of New Kent County" bought two parcels of land in 1667 and 1670 in the part of Old Rappahannock Co that became Richmond Co. He was apparently deceased by 1680 when William Clayton (Jr.) was mentioned as an "orphan". William Clayton Jr. later sold the parcel purchased by his father in 1667. This deed, dated 1689, says "Wm. Cleaton and wife Mary Cleaton of Parish of North Farnham and County of Rappa.", for 2,000 pounds tobacco, sell to Abraham Cooke of same county and parish, fifty acres of land the which land belongeth to my mother's plantation and (blot) hundred acres of land that she doth now live on and that my father bought of William Landman." William Clayton Sr. had bought this 100 acres from William Landman in 1667.
Following research due to Joseph Parker:1732

William Cleaton, Sr. was a tobacco merchant in old Rappahannock Co., VA. His wife, Hannah, acted as his collection agent in many of the court records of those time. William, Sr. died about 1667/8 and Hannah carried on the business. William Cleaton, Jr. first came into promience in 1687 when he became 21 years of age, and used the courts to collect the cattle due to him. It is believed that He married his wife, Mary, very shortly afterwards. Hannah Cleaton Married Andrew McAlster after 1792, and moved to New Kent Co.,VA after that. William Cleaton, Jr. wrote his Will in December, 1705, and died very shortly after that, with the Will being probated in court in early 1706.
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