Franis Brinley Newport RI legal document regarding William Clark c1712. Measures 6 by 6.25 inches. Very early 18th documents are quite rare.Francis Brinley (1690-1765) was born in England but moved to Newport, Rhode Island in 1710 at the request of his grandfather. He eventually settled in Boston, where he married Deborah Lyde, granddaughter of Nathaniel Byfield (24.109.87). In 1719, he inherited a substantial tract of land in Roxbury upon which he built the elaborate Datchet House residence. Smibert painted this portrait in Boston in May of 1729.
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