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Mary Jane (Clayton) Beals (1665 - 1726)

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Mary Jane Beals formerly Clayton
Born in Rumboldswyke, Sussex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Chester, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Nottingham MM, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jan 2011
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Categories: Nottingham Monthly Meeting, Maryland.



Mary was a Quaker

immigrant- they had nine children

The Clayton family arrived on August 16, 1677 on the ship KENT, from England.[1]


Name: Mary Jane Clayton[2]


Father: William Clayton[2]
Mother: Prudence Lanckford[2]
Date: 29 June 1665
Place: Rudgwick,Sussex,England[2]


Husband: John Beals Sr[2]
Date: 1 November 1682
Place: Chester,Delaware,Pa[2]


Date: December 1726
Place: East Nottingham,Cecil,Pennsylvania[2]


  1. ↑
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2015-03-22), entry for Mary Jane
  • www.billputnam, Descendants of William Bales


  • Jane-537 was created by Kitty Chandler through the import of fugitbelfield.ged on May 12, 2014.
  • WikiTree profile Clayton-598 created through the import of Shurtliff Family.ged on Jun 20, 2011 by Mark Shurtliff.

See the Changes page for the details of edits by Mark and others.

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The First Book of the Monthly Meeting of East Nottingham for the Recording
The First Book of the Monthly  Meeting of East Nottingham for the Recording


On 8 Mar 2018 at 19:05 GMT SJ Baty wrote:

The connection for Mary's ancestors to the de Clayton family have been dis-proven.

Please see: page 210

source: β€œThe Parentage of William Clayton, Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania: A Correction,” The Genealogist 4 (1983): 169-73.

On 19 Jan 2018 at 02:07 GMT Dave Ellenwood wrote:

I am the direct 9th great grandson of the Beals /Clayton connection, any help ? feel free to ask.


On 1 May 2016 at 18:41 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Clayton-159 and Clayton-2906 appear to represent the same person because: same person

On 10 Dec 2015 at 12:08 GMT Carol (Winton) Keeling wrote:

Clayton-598 and Clayton-159 appear to represent the same person because: Both born Rumboldswhyke, Sussex in 1665

On 2 Apr 2015 at 19:13 GMT Marcie (Miller) Monaco wrote:

Clayton was baptized on December 9, 1632, in Boxgrove, England, the son of William Clayton and Joan Smith. He was a descendant of Robert de Clayton, who crossed over to England with William the Conqueror, as well as Thomas de Clayton of Clayton Hall. Clayton Park reflects the family's heritage.[1]

His mother died before he was a teenager, and in 1653 he married Prudence Lanckford, a daughter of William Lanckford, in St Pancras, London. Clayton became a carpenter by trade and a follower of the Quaker religion.[2]

On 19 May 2014 at 21:00 GMT Jack Templeton wrote:

Clayton-356 and Clayton-159 are not ready to be merged because: In reviewing the proposed mergr, the maiden name of Mary Clayton's mother, Prudence Lankford (or Mickel) appears uncertain. One tree cites a maiden name of "Mickel" & one mentions "Lankford". a 3rd tree mentions "Miller"

Further search looks like she married a Mickel 1st who died shortly after that marriage.There's still a question - was Prudence's father Robt Lankford or Robt Miller? My head is still spinning & would love to know who's who.

On 27 Mar 2014 at 18:13 GMT Bob Fields wrote:

Clayton-1008 and Clayton-356 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth/death dates and locations, same spouses. Thanks.

On 27 Mar 2014 at 17:59 GMT Bob Fields wrote:

Clayton-602 and Clayton-356 appear to represent the same person because: Same (almost) birth and death dates and locations, same husband (has already been merged), same son John Beals who also has to be merged. Thanks.

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