logo logo

William Drayton

William Drayton, American jurist.


  • Drayton, William was born on March 21, 1732 in Ashley River, South Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bull) Drayton.

  • Education

    • Educated Middle Temple, London, England., 1750-1754.


    • 10 children, including William Drayton. Went to E. Florida after 1763. Chief justice E. Florida Province, 1767.

      Judge South Carolina. Admiralty Court, 1780. The American Association For Justice South Carolina.

      Supreme Court, 1789; 1st judge The United States of America Court for South Carolina., 1789.


    • Married Mary Motte; married second, Mary Gates, 1780.
    • father: Thomas Drayton
    • mother: Elizabeth (Bull) Drayton
    • spouses: Mary Motte
    • Mary Gates
    See on larger map
    Born March 21, 1732
    Died May 18, 1790
    (aged 57)