Name: John CLAYTON
ALIA: John /CLEAYTON/
Birth: 2 NOV 1632 in Aldingham Parish, Lancashire, England 1
Death: MAY 1704 in Chesterfield Twp, Burlington Co, NJ
The family Bible of JOHN CLAYTON & ALICE MYRES was listed for sale on eBay in 2009.
There are hand written inscriptions of family generations from members born in 1633 thru 1767, WHICH I HAVE ADDED TO THIS GENEALOGY. I believe that family Bible genealogical information is the most reliable source there is, and that this Bible with this hand-written information is a dream come true for those of us who are descendants of this couple.
The whole book with the cover measures approximately 3-1/2" by 5-3/4". The Book is still intact, and the print is still very clear and legible.
It was printed for Giles Calvert, and was to be sold at the Sign of the Black-spread-Eagle, near the west end of Pauls: London, 1653. This small edition has been called the 'Quakers' Bible', as Calvert printed for many members of the Society of Friends.
President Richard NIXON and Lady DIANA SPENCER are both descendants of John Clayton and Alice Myres; Lady Di through Rachel, and Nixon through Zebulon (see elsewhere on this site). My descent is through their daughter Leah CLAYTON who married Abraham BROWN Jr.
On April 26, 1716 the Bible was passed down to ALICE BROWN (born Feb. 24, 1696, later the wife of RICHARD LAWRENCE) from her mother LEAH CLAYTON, wife of ABRAHAM BROWN. It was obviously a wedding gift to Alice, since she married Richard Lawrence that same day.
ALICE (BROWN) LAWRENCE was the sister of my ancestor, JOHN BROWN (b. oct 14, 1697) who married CATHERINE TILTON (-Dale A. Updike, July 20, 2009).
Father: Edmond CLAYTON b: BEF 5 APR 1602 in Aldingham Parish, Lancashire, England
Mother: MARGARET ? b: ABT 1604 in Aldingham Parish, Lancashire, England
Alice MYRES b: 6 JAN 1633 in Baycliff, Cumbria, England
11 OCT 1661
in Aldingham Parish, Lancashire, England 1
- Rachel Clayton b: 22 SEP 1662 in Hallbank, Lancashire, England
- Zebulon Clayton b: 27 NOV 1663 in Hallbank, Lancashire, England
- Joseph Clayton b: 6 JUL 1666 in Hallbank, Lancashire, England
- Leah CLAYTON b: 30 APR 1668 in Hallbank, Lancashire, England
- Asher Clayton b: 11 JUN 1673 in Middletown, Monmouth Co, NJ
- Sarah Clayton b: 20 DEC 1676 in Middletown, Monmouth Co, NJ
- Rachel Clayton b: 16 JUN 1677 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ
- John Clayton b: 1 NOV 1679 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ
- Title: Family Bible of John and Alice (Myres) CLAYTON
Author: The CLAYTON, BROWN & LAWRENCE family members
Note: This Bible was listed on eBay July, 2009. I was able to acquire images of many of the names and dates from the sellers, which were hand-written by the CLAYTON & BROWN family members, for which I am VERY greatful!
Note: hand-written by the family
Note: present owners unknown