Thomas Drayton

about 1677–1716 (Age 39)

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Drayton was born about 1677, in Barbados, his father, Thomas Drayton, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Carpenter, was 28. He married Ann Fox about 1702, in St. Andrews Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1716, in Berkeley, South Carolina, British Colonial America, at the age of 39.

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Thomas Drayton
Ann Fox
Marriage: about 1702
Mary Drayton
Thomas Drayton
Stephen Fox Drayton
John Drayton

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Name Meaning

(1997: 1576;2007: 4846; 2010: 7648)English: habitational name from any of the very numerous places in England named Drayton, notably those in Lincolnshire and Hampshire, or named with Drayton, such as Dry Drayton, Fen Drayton in Cambridgeshire, or from Dreyton in Devon. The name comes from Old English dræg ‘drag, portage, slipway’, or ‘sledge’ (a place where boats were dragged across land or where loads had to be dragged uphill or on sledges across wet ground, from dragan ‘to draw or drag’) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Drayton Hall- Thomas Drayton History

The First Generation (1738–1784) JOHN DRAYTON (C.1715–1779) John Drayton was born into one of South Carolina’s leading colonial families to Thomas and Ann Drayton at the family’s Magnolia Plantation …

Sources (5)

  • Thomas Drayton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Thomas C. C. Drayton in entry for Thomas S. S. Drayton, "United States, Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874"
  • Charleston city, Charleston County and South Carolina miscellaneous land records, 1719-1873; index to land records, 1719-1898; Thomas Drayton of the Parish of St. Andrews in Berkley County

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