Mary Drayton

1703–1749
Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Drayton was born about 1703, her father, Thomas Drayton, was 26 and her mother, Ann Fox, was 23. She married Captain Richard Fuller on 21 December 1721, in Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She was buried in Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Mary Drayton
1703–1749
Captain Richard Fuller
1698–1749
Marriage: 21 December 1721
Anne Booth Fuller
1723–1748
Richard Fuller
1730–1730
Colonel Thomas Fuller
1727–1789

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
21 December 1721
Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, British Colonial America
children

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siblings

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World Events (3)

1721 · Incorporated as a Royal Colony

Age 18

On May 29, 1721, Sir Francis Nicholson is appointed as the Royal Governor of South Carolina by King George I.
1733 · Colonists Arrive in Charleston

Age 30

On January 13, 1733, James Oglethorpe and around 130 colonists arrive in Charleston. Even though they land here, they are to go down to Georgia and establish it as a colony.
1739 · Stono Rebellion

Age 36

The Stono Rebellion on September 9, 1739, is a slave revolt led by Angolan slave Jemmy. They end up killing around 30 white people. This is one of three revolts that happen in 1739, that led to more regulation over the Blacks

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the very numerous places in England named Drayton, 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.

Sources (3)

  • Mary Drayton, "South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913"
  • South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977; will of Richard Fuller, 1749
  • South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977; will of Mary Fuller, 1749

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