William Walston, first wife, & Hester Sullivan

Sally’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great Grandparents:

William Walston est 1670 – ca 1720 | his parents
& 1st wife |
& [H]ester ? [Sullivan] ca 1670 – ca 1727 | her parents
of Norfolk County, Virginia
& Chowan Precinct, North Carolina

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

1671 – William Walston pat 450 acres in Princess Anne Co VA

William Walston married 2nd in 1697 the widow Hester Sullivan and shortly thereafter moved into North Carolina.

1673 – Norfolk County, VA- no date-OWEN HAYES will- son-in-law John Sullivan and his son John, Daughter Ann when she comes of age–he had a total of 4 daughters (all were not named). One daughter Isabel Lake, another daughter Mrs. Francis Woodward, a daughter Mrs. John Sullivan, and the unmarried Ann.

1694 Princess Anne 13 Dec. (H)Esther Sullivan wife of John Sullivan Jr. power of atty to father in law John Sullivan Sr. wit. Thomas Web, Patrick Angus PA DB 1 page 87.

5-7-1695- Administration of John Sullivan estate granted to Hester, relict. PA Co VA

5-5-1727 Hester WALSTON will. Granddaughter
Rebecca Sullivan, Mary Smith, son John Sullivan.

William Walston and his wife Hester were granted a warrant for land in the Province of North Carolina by Lord Craven. The land was surveyed in May 1695, and returned signed in April 1697. Also on the warrant was William’s wife Hester and heirs Philip Walston and William Walston, Jr. There were several land transactions in these early records to prove that they probably arrived shortly after April 1697, probably from Norfolk, VA where a William Walston married a widow named Hester Sullivan. [Philip and William Jr. may have been the sons of a previous wife]. William Walston Sr. deeded land to his grandson William, son of Philip and Dorothy. William Sr. died about this time (1720) and Hester returned to Norfolk where she died in 1727. E- mail from Luanne Mank 5/30/99

e-mail from J Hugh Sullivan 3/01/06
The line descends from John Sullivan (1637-1698), some say John Thomas O’Sullivan, who immigrated from Ireland to Northumberland Co. VA in 1655 with Elizabeth, I think his sister, others think his mother. He went from Northumberland to Lower Norfolk Co. VA in 1673 when he was 33 years old.
John 1 worked as an Overseer for Owen Hayes and married his daughter, Mary. John 1 and Mary had 3 sons – Morris, Owen and John 2 (1665-1695).
Morris had 2 known sons but their line has not been tracked by anyone I know. The lines of both Owen and John 2 are well known. John 2 married Hester H. and they had one child, John 3 (1695-1728). John 3 married Catherine Bright and they had one son Daniel (1728-1792). More people follow the line of John 1 than any other Sullivan line I know.
I agree that Hester remarried as shown on your web site.
These two entries should be all the proof you need to separate John 1 and John 2.

1673 Lower Norfolk Owen Hayes will leaves “my sonne in law John Syllivan” 200 acres Lower Norfolk Co.
Wills by McIntosh (Note: John 2 was only 8 years old)

1694 Princess Anne 13 Dec. (H)Esther Sullivan wife of John Sullivan Jr. power of atty to father in law John Sullivan Sr. wit. Thomas Web, Patrick Angus PA DB 1 page 87.

Many people get mixed up because there were 3 Johns in succession but looking at the dates helps clear it up.
I note that I had Hester listed as Hester H. so that tends to reinforce the theory that she was also a Hayes. John 2 may have married his first cousin!
You are welcome to share this with your group. As I say I have a lot of data on the Sullivan line but it is not my line.
Hugh

Children of William Walston:

  1. Philip Walston est 1693 – 1740/1
    married 1st Dorothy Jones
    a. William Walston bef 1720
    married 2nd Averille ?
  2. William Walston est 1695 –

Sally’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great Grandparents:

William Walston est 1650 – 1697 | his parents
& wife | her parents
of Fresh Ponds, Princess Anne, Virginia

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

William Walston dec by 1697
1697 – inventory listed in Princess Anne Co VA

Children of William Walston:
1. William Walston ca 1670 –
2. Joseph Walston – 1704
3. Samuel Walston
4. Henry Walston

1671 – William Walston patented 450 acres in Princess Anne Co. — I do not have a description of the land so I do not know where it was located. Was this William Walston one of Thomas Walston’s 5 sons?

Princess Anne County VA
DB1, p. 35, 3 May 1693: Joseph Walston died seized of a plantation called
Piney Island; William Walston being only heir sells to James Peters for
2000 lbs. tobacco. Wit: Adam Thorowgood, George Smyth.

DB1, p. 206, 3 Jan 1698/9: William Walstone to brother Joseph land their
father William wanted him to have–100 acres, part of 450 acres granted to
grandfather Thomas Walstone. Wit: Anne Wardley, Patrick Angus, Mary
Angus.

Response: Sally…,Are you aware of the 2 Walston marriages in Norfolk county ca. 1796/7 to two
Corbell men. One named Josiah and the other named William.????
Regards, Edwin L. Boehringer Oct 2001

Sally’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great Grandparents:

Thomas Walston est 1625 – 1672/80 | his parents
& wife | her parents
of Fresh Ponds, Lower Norfolk Co, Virginia

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

1671 – Thomas Walston granted 450 acres in Lower Norfolk Co., 100 acres, part being Patience Island in the Fresh Ponds community called Walston’s Island for transporting
9 persons — Thomas Walston, his wife, his 5 sons, his 2 daughters

1671 – William Walston patented 450 acres in Princess Anne Co. — I do not have a description of the land so I do not know where it was located. Was this William Walston one of Thomas Walston’s 5 sons?

Children of Thomas Walston and wife:
1. William Walston est 1650 – 1697
2. Mary Walston died by 1703
married Thomas Russell died 1684
a. Thomas Russell Jr died 1713 Currituck Co NC
his widow married John Whitby
b. Mary Russell
c. William Russell died 1717 Currituck Co NC
d. Anne Russell
married ca 1700 William Bell died 1721 Currituck Co NC
married 2nd bef 1692 William Hillyard died 1694
married 3rd Thomas Gandy died bef 1703
3. Henry Walston
4. Joseph Walson dsp 1687
5. daughter
married James Peeters
6.
7.
Princess Anne County, VA:
1-2-1694 Mary Hillyard to son Thomas Russell cows.
6-8-1694 William Hillyard of Barbados; wife Mary and
stepchildren: William and Ann Russell.
11-5-1696 Hillyard estate granted to wife Mary and her
two children William and Ann Russell. Mary Russell Hillyard now
wife of Thomas Grandy. (Book 1, pg 250)

Perhaps 1675-1680… as Mary Walston married Thomas Russell c. 1675 (per Joel) and had 2 children before Thos Russell died in 1684 … William Walston gave his sister Mrs. Mary Russell 200 acres called Surry Plantation. Was Surry Plantation (200 acres) part of Thomas’ land or part of William’s land?

Princess Anne County, VA (DB1, p. 64)
Newton deed to Morse
George and Francis Newton to Capt. Francis Morse 200 acres called Surry Plantation which I bought of Thomas Griffin, formerly given to Mary Russell late wife of William Hillyard by her brother William Walstone and sold to me 16 Sep 1689 and land formerly belonging to William Basnet and sold to William Shreefs and by will to his wife now wife of Thomas Moore and sold to me 16 Mar 1691 for 200 lbs. sterling and another tract called Piney Island.
Wit: Francis Sayer, Joell Cornick, Malachy Thruston
e-mail from Joel S Russell Web-Site

George and Francis Newton SOLD to Capt Francis Morse 200 acres called Surry Plantation which I (George Newton) bought of Thomas Griffin, FORMERLY GIVEN TO Mary Russell late wife of William Hillyard BY HER BROTHER WILLIAM WALSTONE and SOLD to me 16 March 1691 for 200 pounds sterling AND ANOTHER TRACT CALLED PINEY ISLAND. (What does this mean? Need to find the deed of 16 March 1691. Q: how do you sell something in 1689 that you bought in 1691? Also, it sounds like Mary Russell Hillyard got Surry Plantation about 1675-1680, then SOLD it to Thomas Griffin, who SOLD it to George Newton, who is now selling it to Capt. Morse. Is that how you read the abstract?

2-2-1708 Francis Morse and wife Barbara to Thomas
Ward–land formerly William WALSTON gave to his sister
Mary Russell (later Hillyard) by deed of gift–she and her
husband William Hillyard to George Newton and he to me.

23 Oct 1690 – Pat to James Peeters – Lower Norfolk Co -Description: 695 acres of land marsh and Sandy banks. Beg.g &c. a corner tree of Thomas Griffins now Newtons, thence &c. near a corner gum of Wm. Walstons land, thence &c. in a marsh on Pyny Island. (Fifty acres of which land called Piney Island was formerly granted to Thomas Griffin, by patent and by him sold to Joseph Walstone, decd., and since due to Wm. Walstons and by him to James Peters and Henry Walstone.). Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 119 (Reel 8).Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.

Cavaliers &Pioneers Vol II
Patent Book 8, p. 356
James PEETERS was granted 695 acres in Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia in Lower
Lynhaven Parish on 23 Oct 1690 beginning at Thomas GRIFFIN, now Newton’s
corner, near William WALSTON to Pyny Island side crossing the Swan ponds to
old WALSTON’S island. 50 acres called Piney Island, granted to Thomas GRIFFIN and sold to Joseph WALSTONE, deceased and since due William WALSTONE and by him to James PETERS and Henry WALSTONE, 645 acres for the importation of 13 people. also from Joel

26 Oct 1674 – Pat to Thomas Griffin -Lower Norfolk County – Description: 250 acres called Surry plantation run.g &c. along a marsh by a creek run.g northerly out of Curratuck Bay. Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 528 (Reel 6).

20 Nov 1683 – Pat to Thomas Griffin – Lower Norfolk County – Description: 177 acres on the northern branches of Curretuck, adjoins land of Mr. Basnett and Thomas Smith. Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 342 (Reel 7).

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