genealogy of Patty Rose

 

 


Genealogy of Patty Rose


Name Col. Shadrach WALTON
Birth 1658, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire20
Death 3 Oct 1741, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire20,42
Father George* WALTON (~1615-<1685)
Mother Alice* HILTON (~1620->1686)
Spouse Mary NUTTER
Birth abt 1657, Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death aft 1752, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire22
Children:
1 M Shadrach WALTON
Birth abt 1678, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death bef 1737
2 F Elizabeth WALTON
Birth abt 1679, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death 9 Sep 1769, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Spouse Henry KEYES
3 M George WALTON
Birth 1680, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire10
Death 13 Dec 1769, Newington, Rockingham, New Hampshire10,22,42
Spouse Frances ALLEN
Marriage 170210
4 F Mary WALTON
Birth abt 1683, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death aft 1741, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Spouse Jacob RANDALL
Marriage bef 1726, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
5 F Abigail WALTON
Birth abt 1685, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death aft 1741
Spouse Pierse LONG
Marriage bef 1739
6 M Benjamin WALTON
Birth abt 1687, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death bef 1742
Spouse Mary JACKSON
Marriage bef 1733
7 F Sarah WALTON
Birth 1690, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire22
Death 19 Aug 1771, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire22,42
Spouse Sampson SHEAF
Marriage 27 Nov 1711, New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire22,42
Notes for Col. Shadrach WALTON
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Shadrach, Newcastle, b. ab. 1658, 20 in 1677, 83 in 1741, carried on his fa.'s tavern and business interests, but is notable for his military career. Ensign 1691, Capt. at Fort Wn. and Mary bef. 1694, Maj. at Port Royal in 1707 and Col. of the N.H. Forces there at its fall in 1710. Commander of New England. forces in eastern Me. from 1720 until his resignation in Jan. 1722-3 after heated controversy in the Mass. House in which he was supported by the Gov. and Council. Selectman (Portsm.) 1688-92; Judge of Ct. of Com. Pleas 1695-98, 1716-37; Judge of Supreme Ct. 1698-99; Councillor 1716-33 and Pres. of Council in the latter yr. He m. Mary Nutter who was taxed as Madam W. in 1752. He d. 3 Oct. 1741. Will, 5 Dec. 1737 - 28 July 1742. Ch., order unkn: Shadrach, George, Elizabeth, Abigail, Sarah, Mary, Benjamin. [ref 22]
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SHADRACH, Newcastle, b. 1658, N. H. s. of George, was, in 1689, aft. overthrow of Andros, desir. of union betw. Mass. and N. H. a capt. and major, in Ind. war; engag. in the campaign of 1707 for conq. of Nova Scotia; made a royal counsellor 1716, d. 3 Oct. 1741, aged 83. He was f. of George; Benjamin, H. C. 1729; Elizabeth, Abigail, Sarah, and Mary. [ref 20]
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On October 25, 1684, [George] Walton, describing himself as a planter, deeded to his son Shadrach his "now dwelling house" and brew-house with fifty-one acres at Great Island, his farm of one hundred and forty acres at a place called Herod's Cove at the Great Bay including a dwelling-house, the whole of Anthony's Island, four horses, thirty-one cattle, ninety sheep, thirty-four swine, "with the interest in my servants that do any ways belong to me." This property was to belong to Shadrach for life, with a remainder in one-third thereof to his wife, if she survived him, and a final estate in Shadrach's two sons, Shadrach and George. This deed was acknowledged February 14, 1685(6). [ref 42:83]

COL. SHADRACH2 WALTON (George1) was born in 1657 or 1658. In a deposition dated 1677 he stated that he was twenty years old, and at the time of his death in 1741 his age was given as eighty-three. Living "about a mile from his majesty's fort" at Newcastle, Shadrach Walton began his long military career as an ensign in 1691, and three years later became Captain of this important post. As Major of the New Hampshire troops he took an active part in the French and Indian War in 1707 and was present at the unsuccessful attack on Port Royal in that year. In 1710, advanced to the rank of Colonel, he commanded the forces of his province when Port Royal fell, and he retained this rank in command of the frontier Rangers during the next decade, a critical period in the history of northern New England. In the fall of 1720 the Massachusetts Government was forced to take official notice of a series of depredations committed by the Indians at French instigation in the frontier settlements of Eastern Maine. Colonel Walton as "Commander of the Troops in Eastern Parts" was at this time in Arrowsic engaged in preliminary negotiations with the Indian chiefs. His efforts met with the support and encouragement of the Governor and Council, but the House of Representatives was strongly in favor of a punitive expedition against the Indians at Norridgewock with the definite purpose of apprehending the Jesuit, Father R?le. The dispute between the two branches of the Government resulted in a deadlock. In the meantime Col. Walton perfected a treaty with the Indians, which was submitted to Boston. On Dec. 9, 1720, the House passed a resolution rebuking Walton for presuming to enter upon a treaty instead of taking summary means for exacting restitution for the Indians' offences. The Governor and Council, however, refused to concur and stated that, although Walton and his associates may have exceeded the orders given them by the General Court, yet "considering how serviceable their management may be to the Province in preserving the frontiers, if the Indians duly comply with the terms," the treaty should be ratified and the pay of the Commissioners allowed. The deadlock continued, however, and in June, 1721, the House passed a resolution objecting to the payment of Colonel Walton as he had not complied with the resolutions of the House of November, 1720. Colonel Walton was still in command in the summer of 1722 when both branches of the Massachusetts Government united in declaring war on the Eastern Indians and determined upon an armed expedition into the Penobscot country. Finding that the many falls and rapids encountered in the rivers made the transportation of troops by boat impracticable until the rivers should be frozen over, Colonel Walton, with the concurrence of the Governor and Council, limited his activities to the protection of the frontiers. This policy was very displeasing to the House and in November, 1722, the Governor was requested to order Colonel Walton to appear before that body to explain why the original plans had not been executed. Again a deadlock resulted, but on December 18, 1722, Colonel Walton arrived in Boston and was admitted to the House on the following day when he stated that his report was prepared and that he would present it if so ordered by the Governor. He appeared before the Governor and Council on December 22nd, the House refusing to come to the Council Chamber to hear him. Upon repeated demands for this report the Governor sharply informed the House that it would be turned over to them when the Council was through with it. On January 3, 1722-3, the House made a formal protest against Colonel Walton's mismanagement of affairs in not pursuing the Penobscot expedition, and requested his dismissal, five days later repeating the demand in more insistent terms. The Governor and Council refused to concur, but on January 9 the Governor wrote the House that Colonel Walton had requested his discharge as Commander of the Army as soon as he could be paid off, and desired the House to pass on his muster roll. This the House did after striking out numerous minor items, and on the same day it was voted that "Lieutenant-Governor Dummer be requested to dismiss Colonel Walton from the service of this Government forthwith." In applying for his discharge Colonel Walton recognized the futility of attempting to satisfy the demands of the Lower House of the Massachusetts Government, which was at that time supposedly much under the influence of the speculators in eastern lands, and from the journal of the House under date of January 11 we learn that the justly incensed Colonel, having received his dismissal, discharged some of his soldiers and "having given out such speeches as (if possible to be accomplished by him) may prove very pernicious to this Government," departed with all possible speed for his own province of New Hampshire. The Massachusetts House immediately passed a resolution ordering the sheriff of the County of Suffolk to overtake Colonel Walton and return with him to Boston, but it appears that the Council, doubtless fully in sympathy with the Colonel, took no notice of the resolution. In the meantime Walton had undertaken important civil and judicial duties. From 1695 to 1698 he was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and in 1698 and 1699 he served on the provincial supreme bench. He was appointed a Royal Counsellor in 1716 and by 1733 he had become the senior member of the Council and its President, pro tempore. In his later years he was again a justice of the lower court, from 1716 to 1737. Starting his career with the considerable advantage of his father's gifts and legacy, Col. Walton became a man of great wealth, and in 1720 he was Great Island's heaviest tax-payer. Col. Walton married Mary Nutter, daughter of Mr. Anthony Nutter of Dover. Walton died on October 3, 1741. His will, dated December 5, 1737, and proved July 28, 1742, disposed of his estate to his wife and his children, George Walton, Benjamin Walton, Elizabeth Keese, Abigail Long, Sarah Sheafe, and Mary Randall. His wife and son Benjamin were named as executors, but letters were issued to Madam Mary Walton alone, Benjamin having died soon after his father. Children: Shadrach, George, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Abigail, Sarah, Mary. [ref 42:86]
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Notes for Mary NUTTER
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NUTTER, Mary, daughter of Anthony and Sarah (Langstaff); m. Col. Shadrach Walton. [ref 22]
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