Biographical Sketch of Francis Brayton

Francis Brayton, the immigrant ancestor, was born in England in 1612, and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he was received as an inhabitant and propounded for a lot of land in 1643. In 1655 he was freeman; in 1662-63, commissioner; in 1669-70-71-79-84, deputy, in 1688, a member of the grand jury. August 10, 1667 he enlisted in a troop of horse; January 6, 1671 he made an agreement with his son-in-law, Joseph Davol. by which the latter in behalf of his daughter, Mary Davol, was to pay her five pounds, at fifteen years of age, said sum to be paid into the hands of his father-in-law, if then living; if Mary Davol died before the age of fifteen, the same sum was to be set apart for the use of Joseph Davol’s son Joseph. The daughter Mary was given to the care of her grandfather Francis Brayton during the life of her grandmother or until she was married, and said Francis agreed to pay Mary five pounds at the time of his decease. September 1, 1688 Francis Brayton was summoned to appear for selling drink to the Indians on the first day of the week, and having confessed the fact, was fined ten shillings. His wife was Mary -. He died in 1692; his will was dated October 17, 1690, and proved September 5, 1692. In it he mentioned his wife, sons Francis and Stephen, daughters Martha Pearce. Elizabeth Bourne, Sarah Gatchell, grandsons Francis, son of Francis, Preserved and Francis Pearce; granddaughter Mary, wife of James Tallman. Children : Francis, mentioned elsewhere; Mary, married Joseph Davol; Stephen, died 1692, married March 8, 1679, Ann Tallman: Martha, married John Pearce: Elizabeth, died 1718, married Jared Bourne; Sarah, married Thomas Gatchell.

MLA Source Citation:

Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911. Web. 19 December 2014. - Last updated on May 31st, 2011

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