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Thomas (2), son of Thomas (1) Brayton, was born at East Greenwich, July 21, 1713. Under his father’s will he inherited lands and housings at Portsmouth and a negro boy Pero and he shared in his mother’s estate under her will, dated July 27, 1756. He married (first), January 17, 1732, Mary Phillips, (by Thomas Coggeshall, Esq.) ; she died at Coventry, December 18, 1771 and he married (second), apparently July 8, 1772, Amy Colvin. He apparently settled early at Coventry, Rhode Island. Children : Thomas, mentioned elsewhere; Gideon, died February 28, 1739: Rebecca, born March 16, 1734-35; David, May 31, 1737; William, January 24, 1738; Mary, February 24, 1739. These children received bequests in the will of their father’s mother.

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