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John CLAYTON (c1675-?)

and Sarah NAPPER (1681-?)

 

John Clayton and Sarah Napper may have been my 8x Great Grandparents.  They married on Wednesday 15 February 1701/2 at the parish church of Holy Trinity in Rudgwick, Sussex.  He was then from Wisborough Green, Sussex and she was of Rudgwick.

John Clayton's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He does not appear to have been baptised in either Rudgwick or Wisborough Green.  There were no Clayton baptisms in Wisborough Green between 1650 and 1700 and only 1 in Rudgwick in 1650.  Might John have been the son of Richard Clayton and Joan Knight who married by banns on 29 January 1657/8 in Rudgwick?  From the Sussex Family History Group's marriage index, Richard and Joan would seem to have been the only Clayton couple in the area at about the time John may have been born.

Sarah Napper was baptised on 6 September 1681 in Wisborough Green, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Napper (1645-1706) and Mary Gibbons.  The baptism register noted her parents were from Trenchmans.

Presumably they both died after 1723, but neither appear to have been buried in Rudgwick or Wisborough Green.  Both parishes are on the Sussex Surrey border, Rudgwick borders Oakwood, Abinger, Ewhurst and Cranleigh, whilst Wisborough Green borders Alfold.

On 20 September 1731, Alice Grafham a child was apprenticed to widow Clayton of Wisborough Green, for carding, spinning, knitting and sewing.  (I have checked a transcript of the Wisborough Green burial register and can not find John's burial between 1723 and 1731.)  Alice may have been the daughter of Alice Graffham who married John Buckland on 7 November 1721 in Warnham, Sussex.

 

John Clayton and Sarah Napper had 9 known children:

  1. Mary Clayton was baptised on 4 January 1702/3 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted she was the daughter of John and Sarah.  (I've not found a marriage for her in the SFHG's marriage index.)

  2. Sarah Clayton was baptised on 25 January 1704/5 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted she was the daughter on Jno.

    Sarah may have married Thomas Butcher on 6 March 1739/40 in Wisborough Green, at which time they were both of Rudgwick.

  3. John Clayton was baptised on 18 March 1706/7 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted he was the son of John.  He may have been buried as John Clayton, senior on 22 February 1772 in Wisborough Green.

    John married Ann Pearcy.  A marriage licence was issued to them by the Archdeaconry on Chichester on 8 March 1735/6.  It noted they were both from Wisborough Green.

    Ann was buried on 27 September 1760 in Wisborough Green, as the wife of John.

    John and Ann had the following children:

    1. John Clayton was baptised on 15 December 1736 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted he was the son of John and Ann.  He may have died between 1772 and 1782.

      John married Ann Hurst by licence on 13 July 1762 in Kirdford, Sussex.  He was then a farmer of Wisborough Green and she a spinster and minor of Kirdford, and married with the consent of her father.  Their marriage licence was issued on 9 July 1762 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester which noted that John was a 25 year old bachelor and farmer of Wisborough Green and Ann was a 20 year old spinster from Kirdford, who married with the consent of her father John Hurst.

      As Ann Clayton, widow, she may have married John Painter by licence on 29 January 1782 in Wisborough Green.  Their marriage licence was issued on 26 January 1782 by the Archdeaconry of Chichester, which noted she was a 37 year old widow of Wisborough Green and he was a 38 year old widower and teacher of the same place.

    2. Ann Clayton was baptised on 24 July 1738 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted she was the daughter of John and Ann.

    3. Thomas Clayton was baptised on 23 October 1739 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted he was the son of John and Ann.

    4. Sarah Clayton was baptised on 19 May 1741 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted she was the daughter of John and Ann.

    5. Kester Clayton was baptised on 30 October 1745 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted she was the daughter of John and Ann.

  4. Joan Clayton, my 7x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 6 November 1709 in Rudgwick, Sussex.  The baptism register noted she was the daughter of John.  She married John Streeter in 1734.  (They have their own page.)

  5. William Clayton was baptised on 6 September 1713 in Rudgwick.  The baptism register noted he was the son of John.  He was buried on 20 September 1713 in Rudgwick and the burial register noted he was the son of John Claiton.

  6. Betty Clayton was baptised on 26 April 1715 in Rudgwick.  The baptism register noted she was the daughter of John.  She was buried on 3 April 1716 in Rudgwick and the burial register noted she was the daughter of John.

  7. Mathew Claiton was baptised on 16 June 1717 in Rudgwick.  The baptism register noted he was the son of John.

  8. William Clatfor was baptised on 28 April 1720 in Rudgwick.  The baptism register noted he was the son of John.  A William Clayton was buried on 30 October 1749 in Wisborough Green.  The burial register noted William was from Bury, Sussex.

    Might William have married Mary?

    Might William and Mary have had the following children:

    1. Sarah Claydon was born on 6 December 1746 and baptised on 14 December 1746 in Rudgwick.  The baptism register noted she was the daughter of William, a vagrant.

    2. Mariah Clayton was baptised on 7 March 1748/9 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted she was the daughter of William and Mary who were said to be "strollers belonging to the parish of Berry".

  9. Thomas Clayton was baptised on 15 September 1723 in Wisborough Green.  The baptism register noted he was the son of John and Sarah.

 

The Wisborough Green burial register notes that a Mary Clayton was buried on 5 March 1756 and Miriam Clayton on 31 May 1772.  No further details were given about Mary and Miriam.  Might Mary have been the widow of William and Miriam have been their daughter Mariah?

 

Clayton baptism in Rudgwick between 1650 and 1700:

27 June 1650 - Sarah daughter of Walter Clayton

 

CLAYTON          NAPPER

This page was updated on 25 May 2014