THOMAS BRINTON

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There is an active Brinton association in Chester County PA. with a website   The family crest was found there on http://www.brintonfamily.org/  Family Records by Ahsworth Peter Burke also contains a Brinton family crest.  It is discribed as "Arms - Per pale arg and ga a lion salunt double-queued between 3 annulets all counter changed, a crescent for differneces.  Crest in front of a saltire gu.  A beacon sa fired ppr.  Mooto- Lux et salus." 

THE STORY AS I KNOW IT

Thomas Brinton was born in England.  He was baptized on July 19, 1607 in the Sedgeley Parish Church . This and much of the following information was found in the Pennsylvania Magazine, Volume 37, 1913  pg 86-7 under "Genealogical Gleanings in Great Britain - Brinton".  The writer is unknown but the "Brinton Memorial" and Brinton Notes, courtesy of George H. Earle, Jr. Esq were given.   There is an out of print book that may have a lot of this information also, Sedgeley Part I, Baptims, Marriages, and Burials 1558 - 1684.  It was printed in 1940/41. Records from this source are listed on AncestryPlus.  LDS does not seem to have microfilm copies of the Sedgeley parish register.  Often the record says Seuglen Parish, Sedgeley.   It is not known how Seuglen fits into the Sedgeley Parish.

His parents were Thomas Brinton of Nether Gournall, Sedgeley and Ellin Mason of Staffordshire. Both families had been in this part of Staffordshire for centuries.  See Nether Grournall for description of it's location.

On June 27, 1631 Thomas married Ann Biddle or Biddulph in Seuglen Parish, Sedgeley .  The Biddle family were also of Sedgeley. 

The Sedgley Parish records list a number of children of Thomas Brinton .  They are probably the Thomas of our story.  From the Seuglen Parish Registers:

1.  Steven Brinton, "son of Thomas Brinton Jr." was baptized Jan 1, 1633.
2.  William Brinton , "son of Thomas Brinton" was baptized  Dec. 1, 1636. He is believe to be the Immigrant to America.  
     An Unknown Brinton, "son of Thomas Brinton" was buried Jan 9, 1637.
3.  Thomas Brinton, son of "Thomas and Ann Brinton" was baptized May 30.1641.  
     He died a few months later and was buried Aug. 8, 1641.
4.  John Brinton, named in her will.

The Brinton Notes by George H. Earle referred to above stated that Thomas Brinton buried in Sedgeley Parish on August 14, 1687.  I am looking for source confirmation.

 His wife, Ann Biddle Brinton died early fall 1684.   I have a copy of her will dated Aug.23, 1684 and proved October 20, 1684. Lichfield Record Office Wills Reference B/B/11. System # 25299, with great thanks to John Taplin for the copy.   In it she states that she is Anne Brineton of Lower Gornall....widdowe....  So Thomas Brinton predeceased her.  In Mr. Taplin's notes he says Thomas Brinton died probably in 1650. 

Her will mentions three sons: John Brineton, William Brineton and Stephen Braineton.

 

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

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    1. Get page numbers from the Sedgeley Parish Records 
    2. Find Death/burial records for Thomas.
    3. Did he have a daughter Ann?
    4. Get birthdate for son John

 

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