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Elizabeth (Simmons) Claiton (aft. 1610 - 1660)

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Elizabeth Claiton formerly Simmons
Born after in Sussex, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Boxgrove, Sussex, Englandmap
Died in Chichester, Sussex, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Oct 2012
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Elizabeth was a Quaker

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.[1] Together, they had a daughter who was named Mary. A record of Mary's birth has not been found.[2]


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.[3]

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.[3]


  1. Marriage record of William Claiton and Elizabeth Simmons: "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910", database, FamilySearch ( : 7 December 2017), William Claiton and Elizabeth Simmons, 1644. Accessed 7 July 2018 SJ Baty.
  2. Hunt, pp. 211-213.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunt, p. 212.
  • 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., and
    "An Alternative Ancestry for William Clayton of Chichester, Sussex, and Pennsylvania," published in The Journal Plain Language in 1996 (Vol. 6, No. 2).


  • WikiTree profile Simmons-2158 created through the import of complete.ged on Oct 7, 2012 by Billie Walsh.

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On 21 Jun 2018 at 12:10 GMT SJ Baty wrote:

Simmons-5179 and Simmons-2158 appear to represent the same person because: duplicate - same name, pob, spouse

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