1.Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666: by George Greer :pg 67 Clanterne, Edward , 1656, transported? by William Bird, Charles City Co. William Bird: ch London 1619, died Charles City VA 1672. included in 1656 transport, John Kite and Ann Tuck 2.Charles City Order Book 1676-1679:pg 342: Ordered that Capt. Nich.Wyet & Henry Harman appraise the estate of E. Clanthorne and report. 3.same book pg 378: Wm Clanthorne complains that he has a small estate now in the hands of his mother-in-law about which he has several times petitioned the court and since she is likely to embezzle it and has given no inventory nor security, he now petitions that such may be so he can have his right. The court orders the sd.------ Spencer, late wife of Wm. Clanthorn, to appear and answer the complaint. 4.pg 391: Order that Richard Spencer as marrying the relict of Clanthorne appear at next court to answer the complaint of Wm. Clanthorne orphan. 5.pg 402 Rich. Spencer summoned to give an account of the estate of the orphan Clouthorne in his care. Disregarding it, the Sherr. was ordered to arrest him but Spencer absented himself. The Sherr. is ordered to take all Spencer's estate into custody. 5. pg 418. Rich. Spencer to make speedy delivery of the estate of Wm. Clanthorne. My theory: Edward was the progenitor of the Clanton's in VA. John may have been a relative but have been unable to find any other mention of him other than the arrival on the Abraham. Edward serves his indenture, marries,has William, dies before 1679. Wife marries Spencer,but possible she is not biological mother of William,ie "mother-in law",probably step-mother. William files claim. Also surname has numerous mis- spellings. Later records ie tax list of 1704 show Clanton's (Wm. & Richard)in Prince George Co,which was originally part of Charles City. Charles City County court orders at Westover , April 3rd 1673. Edward mentioned in a judgement against Richard Wathen, for not paying for 120 lbs dressed pork as promised. Note: The Court Orders are abstracts by 2 persons: Margaret Ayers and Benjamin Weisiger.Taking into account the records and penmanship/spellings they had to contend with...Other conclusions can be drawn. The second record deals with Court Orders, Charles City 1687-1695. Sorry, did not get exact date of the following: pg 293. Wm. Clanthorn brings action agst. Richd. Spenser and claims that in his nonage the deft. bought atract of land from him, with which, now in full age, he would willingly be repossessed; but plaintiff being asked how old he is, answers one and thirty. It being but 6 years ago he acknowledged said deed, case has non suit granted deft. same page: Case of trespass of Richd Wathen vs Wm Clanthorn referred to jury who find for deft. and non suit granted. pg 300: Wm Clanthorn vs Richd Wathen referred to next court. pg 306: In trespass case of Wm Clanthorn vs Richard. Wathan, a jury finds for the plt. 400lbs tobo. damages. So Wm. didn't get the land back but he did get 400lbs of tobacco which was probably worth more. I have been researching the Charles City/ Prince George area while working on my Clanton friends genealogy. The same surnames of later inter-marriages continue to show up on deeds,witnesses to wills etc. I have never found another reference for Marmaduk other than what is in Cavaliers and Pioneers abstracts. If he was a relative he apparently never had issue. Charles City County Court Orders 1655-1658: pg 51 approx date 1656: Howard Pryse given 1900 acres land for importation of 38 persons( 50 acres each) MARMADUKE CLANTONbeing one.Some of same names as above mentioned. ? possible Tingy buys indenture from Pryse. From "Cavaliers & Pioneers" --- Marmaduk Clanton one of 10 transport paid allowing John Tingy 500 acres Ely, upon Petomeck (Potomac) river in the freshes & Sly, upon land of Edward Williams. July 15 1657, p 119,(177). Would appreciate hearing from any searcher who has additional clues.