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Ellin Mason was christened in Shenstone, Stafford
shire, England, November 26, 1581. Staffordshire Extracted
Parish Records, Sedgeley Parish. Her parents were
Thomas Mason and Elizabeth
Grazebrook, also of Shenstone. The parish
record states that he was a collier. He may have
been a coal miner or worked in the industry in another
capacity. Shenstone lies north of Birmingham, just
south of Lichfield.
Ellin married Thomas Brinton Sept
21, 1605 in
Nether Gournall, Sedgeley,
Staffordshire. England and Wales Marriages 1538-1940, film
the Sedgeley Parish Registry. He was quite
a bit older than she, but I cannot find a previous
marriage for him. The first reference suggests that
Shenstone is in the Sedgeley parish, but I would find that
surprising. Sedgeley to day is in the western
suburbs of Birmingham and seems a long way from
The Sedgeley Parish
register list a number of children of Thomas
and Ellin Brinton. They are:
There was said to be a daughter born in 1606, who died soon after.
1. Thomas Brinton,
son of "Thomas and Ann Brinton" baptized
June 19, 1607. He married Ann Biddle in
1631. He died in Sedgeley Aug 14, 1689
2. John Brinton, "son of Thomas Brinton" baptized July 15, 1610.
3. William Brinton "son of Thomas Brinton" baptized Dec. 10, 1615.
4. Harry Brinton, "son of Thomas Brinton" baptized Nov. 16, 1623.
there may have been other children, but these are the ones from the parish records.
Ellin Mason Brinton
died Dev. 6, 1642. The Sedgeley Parish Register actually said
Elanor, wife of Thomas
Brinton was buried Dec. 6, 1642, but we believe
the name was misspelled. In the same Parish Registry, Thomas Brinton buried
May 14, 1650. It is not known where they are buried,
All Saints Parish is quite old but the current building
dates from the 19th century.
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