genealogy of Patty Rose

 

 


Genealogy of Patty Rose


Name George* WALTON
Birth abt 1615, England42
Death bef Mar 1685/86, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire22
Marriage Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Spouse Alice* HILTON
Birth abt 1620, England
Death aft Mar 1686, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Children:
1 F Abishag WALTON
Birth abt 1640, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death Jan 1678/79, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire22,42
Spouse Robert TAPRILL
Marriage bef 1663, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire42
2 F Martha WALTON
Birth abt 1642, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire42
Death bef 29 Jan 1678/79, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire22
Spouse Sgt. Edward WEST
Marriage 22 Oct 1662, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
3 F Dorcas WALTON
Birth abt 1644
Spouse Samuel TREWORGYE
Marriage abt 1666, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
4 F Mary* WALTON
Birth 1646, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire10
Death aft 1678, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Spouse Samuel* ROBIE
Marriage New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
5 M George WALTON
Birth 1649, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire20,42
Death bef 14 Aug 1679, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire42
Spouse Mary, wife of George Walton
Marriage bef 1678
6 M (son) WALTON
Birth abt 1651
Death 5 May 1657, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire22,42
7 M Col. Shadrach WALTON
Birth 1658, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire20
Death 3 Oct 1741, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire20,42
Spouse Mary NUTTER
Notes for George* WALTON
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WALTON, George, Great Island, tailor, vintner and inn-keeper, 70 in 1685, first found in Boston ct. for swearing 4 Dec. 1638, but in Exeter in time to sign the combination 5 June 1639. Had inn-lic. in Dover 1647 and moved down to Gt. Isl. by 1649 where he bot Mosquito Neck from John Heard. His title was supplemented by a deed from Richard Tucker 1664, but he had to defend it 1669. Mtg. all his real-est., incl. two houses, inn, warehouse and wharves, to Henry Robie in 1662. Gr.j. 1659, Town gr. 1652. He and w. Alice, 'one of the most godly women thereabouts' and poss. related to the Hiltons or the Waldrons, were convicted as Quakers 1663-4. In 1680 he deeded the bulk of his prop. to s. Shadrach. The 'stone-throwing devil' case, a local sensation, had its setting in his inn in 1682. Will, 14 Feb. - 9 Mar. 1685-6, names w. Alice exec. and gives legacies to gr.ch. Ch: Abishag, Martha, Dorcas, Mary, George, and a child who drowned. [ref 22]
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GEORGE, Exeter 1639, had been fin. for swear. 1638, as our Col. Rec. I. shows; was of Dover 1648, was a vintner, 1662, at Portsmouth, had George, Shadrach, Dorcas, Mary, and perhaps other ch. by w. Alice; and d. 1686, at the neighbo. town of Newcastle, or Great isl. aged more than 70. His relig. was not suffic. in his old age, to protect him from diabolic. disturb. in 1682, or wh. in Mather's Magn. VI. 69, some triffing report may have seen, but it is slightly shorten. from his f.'s Remarkab. Providences. Similar occur. in the same yr. at the same neighbor. are relat. in the next. artic. in both works. Much of the same wretched stuff in the Magnalia, was by the s. borrowed from the same storehouse. In a London publicat. LITHOBOLIA, or the stone-throwing Devil, of wh. the Library of Harv. Coll. possess. an orig. copy as may be read, 1698, reprint. as the first article in New York Hist. Magaz. for Nov. 1861, the childish credul. of both f. and s. is outdone. Yet the incidents so exact. concur. and even the phraseol. of not a few of the tales so near. corresponds, that rashness will not imput. to the surmise, of assist. by either Increase or Cotton in supervis. the MS. of this tract, for certain. one (if one, both) enjoy. perusal of it, soon aft. it came from the press; and it was the proper nutrim. for their credulity [ref 20]
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WALTON, George, ordinary keeper, vintner, tailor, before Gen. Court at Boston 4 (10) 1638. Rem. to Exeter; signed the combination 5 (4) 1639. Bought land on Great Island of John Herd 1 March, 1649; acknowledged in 1655. Taxed at Dover in 1648. Assessed for wine sold in his ordinary. Had land assigned to him at Portsmouth in 1652. Rem. to Kittery. Bought land in Back Cove 16 Aug. 1659; Abishag Walton a witness. Rem. to Portsmouth. Sold his houses and lands to Henry Robie 1 Aug. 1662. Was licensed 14 Oct. 1662, to keep the ordinary upon the great island in Pascattoquack river. He made his will Feb. 14, 1685, proved March 9 following. To present wife Alice; to son Sidrach Walton; to Sam Walton; to Alice and Priscilla Taprell each 8 acres of land; to Grace Taprell the house her mother died in; to Thomas and Walton Roby and Elizabeth Treworgy. [ref 44:219]
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GEORGE WALTON testified in 1685 that he was "aged 70 years or thereabouts," and therefore the year of his birth can be approximated as 1615. His first recorded appearance is at Exeter, New Hampshire, where he signed the Combination, a mutual agreement for local government, in 1639. In 1647 George Walton was living in Dover, where he was licensed to keep an inn, or ordinary, on "1648:29:10 mo." In 1649, however, he moved to the Great Island, at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, obtaining a grant of land from John Heard. In the deed Walton is described as a tailor, and his new property as "one neck of Land Called Musketo lying in ye great Iland . . . from Thomas Walfords field all that neck of land lying North & North-West" (March 1, 1649). In 1669, when some doubt seems to have arisen as to his title to this property, he affirmed "yt hee came downe to ye great Island on Jno Heard & Mr. Sampson Lane's encouragent yt hee had ye Pattents buisiness in his hands & yt hee bid him take upp wt land hee would there & he would confirme it to him, uppon this I brought downe a frame . . . yn hearing of a Toune meeting at Strawburry banck desired libertie to come & live among ym wch was grannted & further hee was encouraged by Jno Heard whoo yn had land on ye Great Island to take wt Land I would & hee would confirme it to mee whereon I dealt wth him for some Land . . . wch hee had a Deed from Capt Neals for & wt Land I have I have not bin Legallie dispossesed of by any." In a separate document he affirmed that he "hath possessed and Injoyed the fort poynt and lykewise Improved Cleared fenced and planted the same for this Nineteene or Twenty yeares." His permission to reside and build at Great Island appears in the Portsmouth Town Records under the date of Aug. 13, 1649, "Geo. Walton may sett up a house near unto the ould Docters upon the Great Island." In the Hampton Quarterly Court, in October, 1650, he sued Humphrey Chadbourne for non-performance of a covenant in buildings g his house, and obtained judgment. In his new home Walton combined several occupations. He was licensed as an inn holder in 1649 and 1662, and is called a vintner in 1662 and a tailor in 1669. In addition he seems to have been a farmer on a considerable scale, and somewhat of a merchant or trader. Great Island in the seventeenth century was an active and thriving community, soon to become the seat of the provincial government, and Walton shared in its prosperity. He purchased additional land in 1657 from Richard Tucker, including all the property on Great Island granted to Tucker in 1656 and the latter's dwelling-house, and he had grants from the town of six acres on May 24, 1652 and one acre on Sept. 13, 1652. A grant in January of the same year of thirty feet upon the east side of the gravelly cove next his house was for the purpose of buildings g a store-house. He employed many servants, among them Thomas Roberts (1650), Thomas Dustin, Walter Weymouth, Simeon Day, Dorman Doseagh (1654), Mary Agwam (1660) John Davis (1661-1672), William Indian (1677). Walton's temper seems to have been somewhat hasty, and his relations with his servants were not always of the best. Weymouth and Day complained of his treatment in 1666, but Walton's wife, daughter and son all testified that the charges were unfounded. In 1672 the Court freed John Davis from Walton's service, on his petition. As before stated, Walton's title to Fort Point, acquired from John Heard in 1649, was later subjected to doubt. On February 26, 1661, the selectmen took "notice of George Walton buildings g upon fort poynt," which was wanted for purposes of fortification. On May 12, 1662, it is recorded that on being questioned he refused to show his title without a judicial trial. Seven years later, in 1669, the fortifications having been built in 1666, he brought forward his deed and the evidence of friends and servants, and his land "between the point and the fort house" was surveyed. The house which he had built on Fort Point had to be removed, however, as is stated in a deposition dated July 22, 1679: "The Testimony of William Shakford aged about Thirty Seaven yeares, who Testifieth and saith that the house where Abishak Taperrill Dwelt & wherein she Dyed was built by mee, on the proper accompt of George Walton, & when it was Removed from the fort point to the place where it now standeth, I tooke it down & sett it up again at his proper cost & Recd of him full sattisfaction for my paines." Walton and his wife, Alice, were both inclined toward the Quaker faith. In 1663 they were referred to the associates for examination and in 1664 they were convicted as Quakers, "not comeing to meeting severall monthes." In Sewel's History of the Quakers there is an interesting reference to them, illustrating the type of religious controversy common in New England at that time: "Another of these magistrates whose name was Brian Pembleton was asked by George Walton and his wife Alice, who was reputed one of the most godly women thereabout, what the anointing was which the apostle John exhorted the saints unto in that day: but what a wicked man this Pembleton was may appear by the abominable answer he gave, viz. that John was either a fool or a mad-man, or else he did not know what he said." The Quaker faith did not preclude a belief in witchcraft. As early as 1660, Walton was carrying on a dispute with Hannah Jones, wife of Alexander Jones and daughter of Thomas Walford, over the ownership of a small field to which both parties claimed ownership. Walton's gates and fences were pulled down and recriminations exchanged, Walton calling Goody Jones a witch, and she retaliating with the accusation that he was a wizard and "an old rogue and so he would be hang'd." This controversy culminated in 1682 in what is known as the "Stone-Throwing Devil" case, noticed by Cotton Mather in his "Magnalia." February 14, 1685(6), George Walton signed his will, making his wife Alice his executrix and giving legacies to his grandchildren as follows: To Alice and Priscilla Taprill, eight acres apiece "out of my Out-land between the Highway going to ye fferry & Little Harbour"; to Grace Taprill "the House her Mother died in"; to Samuel Walton "The Remainder of said Out-land next Little harbour," and seven acres of marsh, part of twenty acres granted by Mr. Mason; to Thomas Roby and Elizabeth Treworthy, each ten acres "in the Long reach"; to Walton Roby, twenty acres "in the Long reach." The will was witnessed by Robert Mason, Esq., and William Bickham, and was probated March 9, 1685/6. Children: Abishag, Martha, Dorcas, Mary, George, child, Shadrach. [ref 42:81]
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pictures of the George Walton house
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Notes for Alice* HILTON
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daughter of William HILTON and Mary

1635 Alice Hilton, age 18 on passenger list of Anne & Elizabeth
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The maiden name of Mrs. Walton has not been definitely proven. From the great interest which the brothers Alexander and Isaac Waldron manifested by act and testament toward her eldest daughter and her children it is suggested that she was closely related to that family, whose English home was in Warwickshire, at Alcester and Coventry. [ref 42:83]
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