"William Brinton, son of Thomas Brinton and Ann Biddle or Biddulph, daughter of William, was baptized December 1, 1636, at the church of Sedgeley Parish, county of Stratford, England."
"He was married in 1659, in England, by Friends' ceremony, to Ann Bagley, daughter of Edward Bagley of Sedgeley, who, as his son-in-law notes, was 'a man of good account as to worldly rank.'"
William was fined at least twice for being a Quaker, but rather than pay cash, his goods were seized instead.
"William the Elder was the first Brinton to arrive in Pennsylvania. In 1684, this English Quaker and his wife and son weathered their first colonial winter in a cave. Soon after, the family built a wood cabin and began to farm 450 acres, a William Penn land grant."
His first meeting in Pennsylvania was the Chichester Monthly Meeting, followed by the Concord Monthly Meeting nearer his home. A follower of George Keith, a disowned Quaker and anti-slavery activist who created controversy with his ministry, William and his wife became separated from the Concord Monthly Meeting.
"He was of Birmingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, when he made his will, dated 20 6m [Aug.] 1699, which was proved at Philadelphia on 1 December 1700."
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