Clayter/Claytor generations of any color were born, not made; and a very interesting source of potential stories about the emergence and sustainment of goodness to-date. Color, sex, ethnicity, nationality and organized religion prove inadequate unless same is tied to the functional faith such persons lived and died by.
Clayter/Claytor Generations in America likely began with the birth of Thomas Claytor abt.1670 in Westmoreland, Virginia. Indications are that his grandfather by the same name was born abt.1611 in Canterbury England wherein also Arch-Bishop Thomas Becket was assassinated.
Wiki-pedia notes impact of the conquest on the lower levels of English society is difficult to assess. The major change was the elimination of slavery in England, which had disappeared by the middle of the 12th century. There were about 28,000 slaves listed in Domesday Book in 1086, fewer than had been enumerated for 1066. In some places, such as Essex, the decline in slaves was 20 per cent for the 20 years.
An estimated 8000 Normans and other continentals settled in England as a result of the Norman conquest, although exact figures cannot be established. Some of these new residents intermarried with the native English, but the extent of this practice in the years immediately after Hastings is unclear. Several marriages are attested between Norman men and English women during the years before 1100, but such marriages were uncommon.
Most Normans continued to contract marriages with other Normans or other continental families rather than with the English. Within a century of the invasion, intermarriage between the native English and the Norman immigrants had become common. By the early 1160s, Ailred of Rievaulx was writing that intermarriage was common in all levels of society.
Many of the free peasants of Anglo-Saxon society appear to have lost status and become indistinguishable from the non-free serfs. Whether this change was due entirely to the conquest is unclear, but the invasion and its after-effects probably accelerated a process already under way. The spread of towns and increase in nucleated settlements in the countryside, rather than scattered farms, was probably accelerated by the coming of the Normans to England.
Canterbury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New generation writers educated in the literary classics are reminded that Chaucer, the famed writer wrote his "Canterbury Tales" perhaps as a suggestion to new generation story-tellers that geography and geographic historical links also matter in tales in shaping or penetrating the minds of youthful readers.
The Canterbury Tales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chaucer wrote 24 famed stories and there is no reason to believe one or more gifted Claytor offspring during past centuries since him, did not have the ability or will to write travel tales for new generations of readers.
Our interests in the Clayters/Claytors began with our own stories centered around ancestral tales told about those folks in and around Virginia in 19th-20th centuries in and up from slavery.
One Year in Roanoke 1915 - TheRoanoker.com
Fifty-fourth to sixty-fourth generations spanned over 300 years of African, Anglo and American lives, liberties and pursuits of happiness. We might imagine that an artistic insight into those lives can invoke at least three-thousand tales never told or written.
A lot of writers have offered up amazing Hollywood stories imagined about characters in England who were born, lived and died during the 500 plus years that followed the Norman conquerors of England.
The name Thomas gives reasoning for viewers to believe that he was named in remembrance of Catholic Arch-Bishop Thomas Beckett; almost certainly a Christian in a time and place wherein Roman Catholic tradition heritage from the Romans practiced slavery. Yet, the topic is skipped over by Hollywood and elsewhere writers who continue to do so as if men like the saintly Beckett and his superiors in Rome were holier than institutional cultures that enslaved people of many colors.
We use this opportunity to suggest that new generation writers try to imagine and understand institutions of slavery anywhere and everywhere were only made possible and held in place wherein cultures perceived it not to be in conflict with their faith. Lazy priests (including pagans) and preachers everywhere, including Africa, America and Europe in all faiths were always first and last to end personal needs/cult enslavements ie (Daddy Grace).