William Brinton

William Brinton (bef. 1636 - bef. 1700)

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William Brinton
Born before in Sedgley, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Sedgley, Staffordshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Birmingham, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
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"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."[1]

"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.'"[2]


  1. Ann
  2. Edward
  3. Elizabeth
  4. William
  5. Esther

Hard Life for a Quaker

William was fined at least twice for being a Quaker, but rather than pay cash, his goods were seized instead.

"James Corbett and William Brinton had taken from them to the value of £1. 7s.
"William Briton of Gournall, for 26s Fine, had Goods taken from him worth £5. 11s."[3]

"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."[4]

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.[5]

Death and Legacy

"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."[6]

Research Notes

This conflicts with the marriage record in the Brinton book: William Brinton married Ann Bagley about 1659 in Stanford, Kent, England.[7]


  1. Schoonover, Janetta W, Gilbert Cope, and Ellen S. Brinton. The Brinton Genealogy: A History of William Brinton Who Came from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1684 and of His Descendants, with Some Records of the English Brintons. (Trenton, N.J: Press of MacCrellish & Quigley Co, 1924), 97
  2. Schoonover, p. 97
  3. Schoonover, p. 109
  4. Silverman, Sharon H. "The William Brinton 1704 House" in Brandywine Valley: The Informed Traveler's Guide. (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004), 78.
  5. Schoonover, p. 111
  6. Charles M. Hansen. "The Ancestry of William and Ann (Bagley) Brinton: Quaker Immigrants to Pennsylvania." 'The American Genealogist 71(1) (January 1996): 40
  7. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Yates Publishing. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.
  • "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5LW-NT6 : 11 February 2018, Willm. Brinton, 01 Dec 1636); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 873,645.
  • Will of William Brinton, published in Schoonover
  • Biographical annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania : containing biographical and genealogical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and of many of the early settlers.. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1903. pages 1173 - 1174.

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Brass Mortar and Pestle the Brintons brought from England
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Grave William & Ann Brinton
Grave William & Ann Brinton

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Small Mention of William Brinton in History Book
Small Mention of William Brinton in History Book

Small Mention of Ann Bagley in History Book
Small Mention of Ann Bagley in History Book

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On 10 Oct 2018 at 12:14 GMT Heather Husted wrote:

Hi Debi I don’t think he needs PPP, his parents are not controversial. Thank you, Heather

On 7 Oct 2018 at 00:59 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Does this profile need continued Project Protection? If so, which project should be (co-)managing the profile?

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On 29 Apr 2018 at 21:28 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

William Brinton I is the 7th great grandfather of Walter Pack Sr (Confident)
Birth 1 Dec 1630 Staffordshire, England
Death 20 Oct 1700 (aged 69) Birmingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Brinton Homestead Birmingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA 
Memorial ID Find A Grave: Memorial #133686861

On 3 Jul 2017 at 10:45 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

On 3 Mar 2016 at 17:40 GMT Shirley (Weaver) Thomason wrote:

Brinton-60 and Brinton-196 appear to represent the same person because: These look to me like the same

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