A few searches on Google return several theories on the ancestry of William Brinton. Without heavy digging, though, it is hard to determine who is correct. I suppose, at a certain point in genealogy research, it’s all a bunch of guesses anyway. The genealogy presented on the Brinton Family: The Brinton & Bagley Families site traces William’s ancestry back much further than this page.
At this moment, I’m going with the following source (and I’m using the spellings therein):
John Brinton b. circa 1490-1500; d. about 1560
Thomas Brinton, buried at Sedgeley (Sedgley) Church before 20 October 1612
Thomas Brinton baptized at Sedgeley May 31, 1562; buried May 14, 1650
m. September 25, 1605 to Ellin Mason, daughter of Thomas Mason and Elizabeth…
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