William Clator


Born: ? in ?

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: ?

Married: ? in ?

Child: Elizabeth Clator ( – )

Change Date

This data was last changed on 11 Jul 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

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Comly Family in America
by George Norwood Comly; Philadelphia, Pa, 1939. Privately published under supervision of J.B. Lippincott. [applies to name]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

There is a marriage record for John Clator (son of William Clator) and Ellenor Marshall (son of William Marshall) in Nottinghamshire, England, 6 May 1633. Is John a son of this William Clator?

The following references are from "A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers" (Volume 1). This is probably the same William Claytor/Clator, but I'm not sure of that yet, due to the Elton reference.

[1658; Page 552] William Claytor, of Elton, was subpaena'd at the Suit of Dove Williamson, a Priest there, into the Exchequer at London, where he personally appeared, but, not employing an Attorney, was sent to the Fleet, as if he had not appeared, and lay there two Years: During which Time, the Priest and his Servants made Spoil of his Goods at Home, carrying off an whole Load of his Corn together. He was afterward sued by the said Priest in the Court of Common-Pleas, and a Verdict was obtained against him for 20 l. Upon that Verdict, Execution was awarded, and his Goods taken from him to the Value of 42 l. He was also detained in Prison three Years and a Quarter.
[1670; Page 553] It happened that William Claytor, of Elton, and John Barker, of Bingham, were together at a Friends House, where were no others but the Family: One Chamberlain, an Informer, came in, and asked William some usual familiar Questions, to which he gave him proper Answers. The Informer goes to Justice Whaley, and tells him, There was a Meeting, and that William Claytor Spoke: Upon which the Justice fined him 20 l. for Preaching, and caused Distress to be made on his Goods, which amounted but to 15 l. so they afterward seized some Sheep of his, to the Value of 4 l. more. And from John Barker they also took Goods worth 12 l.