William Walton1,2,3,4

M, #2156, b. between 1661 and 1662, d. 9 February 1736
  • Birth*: between 1661 and 1662; Byberry, Gloucestershire, England5
  • Marriage*: 20 June 1689; Pennsylvania; Abington Mo. Mtg. Minutes 24h of 4th mo 1689 reported marriage accomplished.; Principal:Sarah Howell6
  • Death*: 9 February 1736; "William Walton Sen a Publick friend belonging to Byberry Meeting Dec'd the 9th day of the 12th Moth in the year 1736/7"7
  • Death: Tortola Is., British Virgin Islands; "At the time of his death he was on the island of Tortola on a religious journey."8
  • Death: 9 February 1736/379
Last Edited: 26 Mar 2012

Family:

Sarah Howell d. 25 Aug 1749
  • Marriage*: 20 June 1689; Pennsylvania; Abington Mo. Mtg. Minutes 24h of 4th mo 1689 reported marriage accomplished.; Principal:Sarah Howell6

Children:

Rachel Walton11 b. 28 Sep 1690, d. 1718
Isaac Walton11 b. 7 Jun 1692, d. 1755
Jeremiah Walton11 b. 23 Nov 1694, d. 19 Feb 1740
Jacob Walton11 b. 20 May 1697
Sarah Walton11 b. 28 Mar 1699
William Walton11 b. 4 Apr 1701, d. 8 Dec 1740
Abel Walton11 b. 4 Dec 1703
Job Walton+ 11 b. 16 May 1706, d. 16 Apr 1784
Hannah Walton11 b. 9 Apr 1708
Mary Walton11 b. 15 Sep 1710

Notes

  • Immigration*: circa 1683; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
  • Note*: Norman Swayne has written the most detailed biography of William Walton and his brothers, drawing in part from an extensive study of their land records.

    William Walton & Alice Martin of Oxhill, Warwickshire, England, were the parents of Nathaniel, Thomas, Daniel and William.
    "The four sons of William arrived in America probably about 1683, and soon after settled in Byberry Twp in Phila. Co. It has been published and frequently copied that they arrived in 1675, but confirmation seems to be lacking. The belief that they did not arrive until about 1683, has come from the many documentary occurrences of their names soon after that time, but none before...1st of 10th mo 1688 each of the four sons made his first recorded purchase of land...
    "An article in the Friend, Vol. 28. page 381, says Daniel is believed to have come in the ministry soon after the defection of George Keith, that he was often representative to the quarterly meetings of ministers, performed other services, and that in 1711 with brother William had liberty from Friends to visit in gospel love the lower parts of this province and territories and attending the general meeting...
    "The above history [Comly's] says William was the first preacher at Byberry Mtg after the Keithian separation in 1691 and was the principle one for the next forty years...In 1711 William visited all the families of Byberry Mtg. In 17with Richard Busby he made a religious visit to Maryland, Virginia and Carolina. In 1723 he again visited all Byberry Mtg families, this time with Henry Comly. At the time of his death he was in the island of Tortola on a religious journey."10
  • Note: Swayne describes in more detail the following land transactions of William Walton:
    First, 1st of 10th mo 1688 the four Walton brothers purchased from Thomas Fairman 100 acres each; William's tract lying in Byberry twp along its northwestern border with Moreland Twp. William willed this tract, then described as '150 acres where I now dwell', to his son William.
    Second, 20 June 1695 William purchased from John Holme 100 acres in Moreland Twp, adjacent to his land in Byberry Twp. William willed this tract to his son Abel.
    Third, 7 April 1711 William purchased from William Allen 555 acres in Moreland Twp., about four miles northwest from his other properties. On 21 January 1715 William and his wife Sarah deeded to their eldest son Isaac 200 acres of the 555. The tract 'lay on both sides of York Road...and included the business section of Hatboro.' In 1711 William and Sarah deeded to their son Jeremiah the remaining 355 acres of the 555.10
  • Note: William Walton's will, as abstracted by Clarence Roberts:
    "Will of William Walton, Byberry township, Co. Phila., yeoman.
    To my sons Isaac Walton, Jeremiah Walton, Job Walton, and my dau. Hannah Walton, 1 shilling each.
    To my wife Sarah, bed and other furniture belonging thereto; warming pan, chest of drawers, brass kettle, 1/2 dozen chairs, 1/2 dozen pewter plates, iron pot, two pewter dishes, two pewter porringers, 1/2 dozen pewter spoons, and six trenchers.
    To my son Abel Walton, 100 acres of land (part of the land called Moreland).
    To my granddaus. Rachael Walton and Mary Walton, when 21 £6 each, to be paid out of money due me from my son Jeremiah (their father) for 50 acres of land he bought of me.
    To my granddau. Rachel Mardon, £8.
    To my grandson Edward Parry, £5, if he live with my son William Walton until 21.
    To my granddau. Margaret, £6 her father owes me.
    To my dau. Sarah, 1 shilling.
    To my son William Walton, messuage and 150 acres where I now dwell, in Byberry. (Testator here makes provision for his wife Sarah.) Also, residue of personal estate.
    Execr.: my son William Walton.
    Dated 13 April 1734; pr. 26 February 1736.
    Wits.: Edward Cathrall, Amy Lawrence, Joshua Lawrence.
    [Phila. Will Book F, p. 27.]"3
  • Note: See sketch in 'The Walton family' by Joseph C. Martindale. 12 page MS publ 1911. Available online via FHL catalog.

Citations

  1. [S48] Byberry Waltons, An account of four English brothers, Nathaniel & Thomas & Daniel & William Walton, who settled about 1683 in Byberry Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; with accounts of more than 4000 Waltons and many more by other surnames descended from these four brothers. Philadelphia, Pa.. Compiled by Norman Walton Swayne. Printed by Stephenson Bros. 1958. [Selected pages downloaded from Ancestry.com June 2009.], p. 1-2, 11-14.
  2. [S211] A history of the townships of Byberry and Moreland, in Philadelphia, Pa., from their earliest settlement by the whites to the present time. By Joseph C. Martindale. Publ. Phila., T. E. Zell, 1867. [Viewed on Google books June 2009], p. 356-359.
  3. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 286-7.
  4. [S414] 'Sketches of the History of Byberry, in the County of Philadelphia with biographical notices of some of the first settlers and other distinguished inhabitants of the neighbourhood' by Isaac Comly. Written between 1810 & 1827. Published as a chapter in 'Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol 2', p. 165-203. [Available on Google books via http://www.archive.org/details/memoirshistoric06penngoog], p. 182-3.
  5. [S48] Byberry Waltons, An account of four English brothers, Nathaniel & Thomas & Daniel & William Walton, who settled about 1683 in Byberry Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; with accounts of more than 4000 Waltons and many more by other surnames descended from these four brothers. Philadelphia, Pa.. Compiled by Norman Walton Swayne. Printed by Stephenson Bros. 1958. [Selected pages downloaded from Ancestry.com June 2009.], p. 12, citing 'The Friend.'
  6. [S419] Society of Friends, Abington Monthly Meeting. Women's Minutes and Marriages , Births & Deaths, now Montgomery Co., Pa., abstracted by Gilbert Cope, about 1903. Filmed at Historical Society of Pennsylvania. FHL Microfilm 383,428. Item 2., Minutes, p. 15.
  7. [S422] Society of Friends, Byberry Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia Co., Pa. Filmed at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore Pa. FHL microfilm 20,410., II Deaths 1736 - 1823, p. 1.
  8. [S48] Byberry Waltons, An account of four English brothers, Nathaniel & Thomas & Daniel & William Walton, who settled about 1683 in Byberry Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; with accounts of more than 4000 Waltons and many more by other surnames descended from these four brothers. Philadelphia, Pa.. Compiled by Norman Walton Swayne. Printed by Stephenson Bros. 1958. [Selected pages downloaded from Ancestry.com June 2009.], p. 12.
  9. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 286.
  10. [S48] Byberry Waltons, An account of four English brothers, Nathaniel & Thomas & Daniel & William Walton, who settled about 1683 in Byberry Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; with accounts of more than 4000 Waltons and many more by other surnames descended from these four brothers. Philadelphia, Pa.. Compiled by Norman Walton Swayne. Printed by Stephenson Bros. 1958. [Selected pages downloaded from Ancestry.com June 2009.], p. 1,12.
  11. [S415] Society of Friends, Abington Monthly Meeting, Births & Deaths 1682-1809 Vol I. Filmed at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. FHL microfilm 20,375. Appear to be original records., p. 8.