Elizabeth was most likely born after 1610 (based on the age of her husband). She was the second wife of William Claiton, marrying him on 4 January 1644/45 in Boxgrove, Sussex, England. William and Elizabeth were the parents of at least one child: Mary.
On 4 January 1644/45, William Claiton married Elizabeth Simmons. Together, they had a daughter who was named Mary. A record of Mary's birth has not been found.
Elizabeth (and likely William) joined the Society of Friends sometime between 1655 and 1658. Elizabeth's death is recorded in the Lewes and Chichester Monthly Meeting minutes.
Death and Legacy
Elizabeth died on 6 October 1660. She was buried in the “Rumboldswyke Steeple
House Yard,” the parish church at Rumboldswyke, a small town southeast of Chichester that was later incorporated into the city.
Hunt, Roger D. The History of the Hunt Family. Oregon City, OR: Privately published, 2011. pp 210-216. Accessed 29 April 2015 SJ Baty. See also: Hansen, Charles M. “The Parentage of William Clayton, Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania: A Correction,” The Genealogist 4 (1983): 169-73. http://fasg.org/fellows/current-fellows/charles-m-hansen/, and "An Alternative Ancestry for William Clayton of Chichester, Sussex, and Pennsylvania," published in The Journal Plain Language in 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 2).
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