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William Drayton

jurist

William Drayton, American jurist.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Mary Motte; married second, Mary Gates, 1780.

father:
Thomas Drayton

mother:
Elizabeth (Bull) Drayton

spouses:
Mary Motte

Mary Gates