== Two theories for the paternal history of Mark Stratton exist(ed):

1) Cregar's Haine's Ancestry, published in 1887, contains this: "brother Emanuel Stratton is said to have descended from a William Stratton, of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, four of whose sons emigrated to America"

2) the Stratton brothers came straight from England to New Jersey: "Mark Stratton, departed this life 4th mo, 3rd 1759, aged 67 years. He came out from old England in 1702 with Robert Bradlock Sr., and others." The most accurate story:

Mark Stratton:
Birth: 1692, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, came to America in 1702 with his only surviving sibling, his brother Manuel, b. 1689.
Death: Apr. 3, 1759, Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA M.S. (Medford used to be known as Upper Evesham).
1759 is the oldest gravestone in Union Street Friends' Cemetery. It was discovered when the cemetery was surveyed in 1911. Many of his descendants are buried here.
His home known as Stratton/Braddock House, located at 70 S. Main St. in Medford, still stands, built in 1760 by his son Isaac.
His occupation: merchant.

According to an entry in the family bible by his daughter Jean Stratton Norcorss, Mark & his brother Emanuel Stratton migrated from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England in 1702.

Brother: Emanuel Stratton (wife: Hannah Hancock) =
Many of Mark Stratton's descendants spell their name "Strattan"
Burial: Union Street Friends Cemetery Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA =
Find A Grave Memorial# 40409637









Stratton SURNAME:

This interesting name is of Medieval English origin and is locational from any of the various places so called in for example, Bedfordshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Wiltshire and Cornwall. The derivation of all the above places, except Cornwall, is from the Old English pre 7th Century 'Straet', a Roman Road, and 'tun', a settlement, and the following examples are first recorded spelling of Stratton:

'Stratune' (Domesday Book of 1086 Hampshire)
'Stratone' (Domesday Book Oxfordshire 1086),
'Strattuna' (Domesday Book 1086 Suffolk),
Stratton in Cornwall however is recorded in 880 in the Saxon Charters as
'Straetneat on Triconscire', and probably has as its first element the Cornish 'stras', valley. By 1086 the placename is recorded simply as

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of
Richard de Stratton, which was dated 1199, Dorset Placenames, during the reign of King John, known as 'Lackland', 1199 - 1216.

Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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