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Ancestors of Charles Emmet Marshall

      278. John Newton, born Abt. 1645 in England; died Bef. 28 July 1697 in Westmoreland Co., VA. He was the son of 556. Sir Thomas Newton. He married 279. Rose Allerton? Abt. 1676.

      279. Rose Allerton?, born Abt. 1650; died 1712.

Notes for John Newton:
David T. Corlew has this at his Rootsweb WorldConnect site, quoting from "Chotankers", 1982, A. Edward Foote... Page 105 says that his daughter, Elizabeth Newton, made a deposition in 1755 in a case of Garrard Davis and others versus Richard Lee in which she said that her father had "informed her, he was a Yorkshire man and had three wives there and one son by each wife namely John, Joseph and Benja." He told her that he came to Va. after the death of his third wife. It cites "Virginia Council Journal, 1726-1737," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume XXXIII (1926), page 300"

Gregg Bonner: A careful examination of extant documentation will reveal that this John Newton had 6 children by 4 wives. The first three wives each gave birth to one of the "English borne sons". Unknown wife #1 gave birth to John Jr., unknown wife #2 gave birth to Joseph, wife #3 (Elizabeth Laycocke) gave birth to Benjamin. Wife #4, Rose (maiden name unknown) gave birth to the remaining 3 children, namely, Gerrard, Thomas, and Elizabeth. The remaining children (those mentioned in the message to which this message is the reply) are the product of a confusion between John Newton, Sr., and John Newton, Jr. John Newton, Sr., did not have children named Grace, William, Allerton, Willoughby, or Edward. John Jr. is not my line, but I am betting those are his kids, not John Sr.'s. Cheers, Gregg <>

Beth Sloan, <> was so kind to send me a transcription of John Newton's will:

"I have a Xeroxed copy from Dorman's Will Abstracts of Westmoreland Co. Va. I have sent to Va (over a yr. ago) requesting copy but haven't heard from them. I am also descended through Benjamin, Mary Rogers, Wm. Colclough and his daug. Betty or Elizabeth who married Wm. Shearin. I have a / the Newton line back a way if you are interested. In fact, I am busy today trying to figure the 1504 Newton of Barr's Court and Newton of Harptree to see if they are the same line. I am missing documentation on John's father, Thomas of Hull and his grandfather, John of ? , as most things I have seen say that this John, a younger son left Barr's Court and is thought to have died in Yorkshire.... Beth"

In the Name of God, amen, I John Newton of Lower Machedach in Westmoreland County in Virginia being in perfect health and sound mind make this my last Will and Testament this 19th of August, 1695 hereby revoking all other Wills and Testaments whatsoever, and first I recommend my Soul to God, believing for eternal rest & Salvation through Jesus Christ my Savior, and my body I desire to be decently buried by my Executors hereafter named upon some of the Land which I have purchased and my worldly goods which God hath graciously given me I give as followeth, Item I give unto my Eldest son John & his heirs & assigns forever, what land I have at Charton & Camilsforth in Yorkshire and that house in Hull which was my Fathers, the Land I bought of Joseph Laycock and also I give him and his four children One Thousand Pounds of Tobacco apiece, and I give unto my Son Joseph Newton and his three Sons 1000 lbs of tobacco apiece, and I give unto my son Benjamin Newton and to his Daughters one Thousand pounds of Tobo: apiece; and that thousand I give to John & to Joseph and to Benjamin, I will it be paid them at my death by my Executors; and the Thousand apiece to each of Grandchildren, I will that my two sons Gerrat Newton & Thomas Newton pay it equally between them, the first year after the death of my wife unto each Grandchilds own Father for the use of their Children and they to pay it to each child as they shall attain to 18 years of age and further I give to my sons John Newton, Joseph Newton & Benjamin Newton and their Widows, if they continue their widows; so long that they shall be tole free for their whole families seven years after my death, at either my mills at Totashee, or at my mills in the freshes of Rappahannock river which they please to make use of, but if their widows marry then to be no longer tole free; Item I give to my Son Garrat that 1000 Acres of Land I bought of Thomas Short with all the all the overmeasure contained whether the bounds which layeth in the freshes of Rappahannock Rivers & the mills which I have built there, to him and the male heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs then to my Eldest Son John Newton and to the heirs males of his body Lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs then I give the said Land and Mills to Joseph Newton my son and from him to his son John and the heirs males of his body Lawfully begotten, and for want of such heirs then I give the said Land & Mills to my eight heirs at Law forever, but his Gift of this Land and Mills is with the reservation, that my said Son Gerrat or they to whom it shall descend to at my death shall pay four Thousand pound of Tobacco to John Newton's 4 children, as I have before devised, and my said Sons John, Joseph & Benjamin and their widows shall be tole free as above and also pay to my loving wife his mother, five thousand Pounds of Tobacco & Cashe every year during her life in Lieu of her thirds or dower hereof, I likewise give to my said Son Garrat Newton foure negroes Tim, Nan, Will and Sarah, and the Issue of their bodies from this date, and to entries as above and all at my death, Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Newton my moiety & half part of that 21500 Acres of Land formerly Henry Walkers, and now granted to myself & Colonel Fitzhugh by deed from the Proprietors office, he have promised to take no advantage of Survivorship, to her and to the heirs males of her body Lawfully begotten, and for want of such heirs then I give the said Land to John Newton my Grandson, the Son of Joseph Newton and to the heirs males of his body Lawfully begotten, and for want of such heirs then I give the said Land to my eight heirs forever, also I give my said daughter a negro boy Wappen & a negro girl Betty and the Increase of tier bodies from this date, and at the death of my wife the Negro girl Roase and the Increase of her body, but my wife to have the use and labour of the said Girl for her life, and the use of all my Plate for her life, and then I give the said Plate to my said Daughter, and I give her my said Daughter and her Estate into the Tutorage and Guardianship of her mother if she lives so long, if not then to Brothers, Garret and Thomas, untill she shall be married or attain the age of 18 years, Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Newton and to his heirs males of his body Lawfull begotten 350 Acres of Land at Totashey which I bought of W. Swillivant and my mill at Totasley with the two acres belonging to her, but for want of such heirs then I give this said Land & Mill unto Benjamin Newton my and to the heirs, etc., but want, etc, then to my eight heirs at Law forever, but this gift of this Land & Mill is with the reservation that my said Son Thomas or they to who it shall descend to at my death shall pay 4 Thousand Pounds of Tobacco to the other 4 of my Grand Children, 3 of Josephs children and 1 daughter of Benjamin as is before devised, etc. and also pay unto my loving wife his mother 5000 lbs of Tobacco & Cashes every year during her life in lieu of her thirds or dower, and I also give her the labour and use of a Negro Frank and a negro Sue for her life, and at her death if living then to be equally divided betwixt my 3 Sons John, Joseph and Benjamin, they first being Valued and then Cast Lotts, which Brother shall have them, he paying his other Brothers their portions; The rest of all my worldly good not hereby devised, I give to be equally divided amongst my 4 Executors hereafter named they paying all my Just Debts, this my gift to my wife is in lieu of all thirds dower paraphernalia and pretended Claims whatsoever; I make appoint and ordaine my loving wife, my Son Gerrat Newton, my Son Thomas Newton and my Daughter Elizabeth Newton to be my Sole and absolute Executors to perform this my last Will, and I earnestly intreat my loving friend Colonel William Fitzhugh to advise and assist my said Executors and in case of differences to decide all matters betwixt them, I hereby command my 3 Children and Intreat my wife to accept of his judgement, and so not to go to Law, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale the day and year above written.
John Newton
Signed Sealed & Delivered by the said
Newton to be his last Will before us
Dessamach Dalton, Charles Tillery, Ellender Tillery

This Codicil made by me the Subscriber this 21st day of December 1696. Declareth that my Son Gerrat shall not pay his mother five Thousand pound of Tobacco a yeare because the profits of the mill will not bear it, and therefore he shall only pay her two Thousand pounds of Tobacco yearly for her life instead thereof, also that Gerrat shall not the within named negro Will as also that Gerrat shall not be one of my Execrs, only the other three, Roas, Thomas and Elizabeth shall be my Executors, and that I give Gerrat all Cattle Hoggs & which belongeth to me, that is now or shall be on his plantation at the little falls, I also confirm to him & his wife Rebecca a small Deed of Gift I made to him and her when I was up to see them first at tier Plantation, about the beginning of October last and it is then dated and is for five hundred Acres of Land where they live, taking the whole length of the Pattent from the river to the back line, and this whether they have or have not heirs males, I give to my Eldest Son John that negro Josh I bought of W. Bolton, and the labour and use of Negro Will I give to my wife Roas during her life, but the negroe I give to my Three English Sone to be delivered of living at her death, and to be divided between my said 3 Sons, as negroes Fran & Sue is to be divided; I give unto my grandson John the son of Joseph two Hundred acres of that Land I bought of Capt. Swann, next adjoining to William Smith 50 poles to the breadth on the river and the length of the Land of from the River to the back line, this to him and his heirs, etc. Signed John Newton (Seal)
Witnesses: Charles Tillery, Ellinor Tillery, Dessamach Dalton

***Additional change to Codicil, changing the distribution of land, not
dated, and witnessed by: Richard Lee, John Hines, Elizabeth Needam, signed by John Newton (Seal) in

At Court held for the said County the 28th day of July 1697. This last Will & Testament of John Newton deceased above written, with the endorsed Codicils were this day proved in Court and probate granted. Testee: James Westcomb.

  Notes for Rose Allerton?:
Carolyn Getting on the Newton GenForum Board, March, 1999:

Rose ? (some say Allerton) married 1st John Tucker (4 children) who died 1671/72, married 2nd Thomas Gerrard who died 1673/74 and married 3rd John Newton as his 4th wife. John Newton and Rose ??? had three children; Gerrard Newton, Thomas Newton and Elizabeth Newton. Elizabeth Newton 1st married Thomas Gilson d ca 1707 and 2nd Benjamin Berryman ca 1707. I descend from Frances Berryman, who married George Foote on 3 Dec 1731 St. Paul's Parish Register. Frances Berryman 2nd child of this couple was born ca 1711. Sources for this information vary; some is from copies of original documents (Will of John Newton d aft Aug 19, 1695) and "Early Generations of Newton Family of Westmoreland," "The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography" Vol. XXXVI (1928) 2930383, Vol. XXXVII (1929) 87-91, 179-184, 283-288. Reprinted in Genealogies of VA Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.(1981), pg 549. Thanks for the surname of Rebecca, who married Garrard Newton. Also, Thomas Newton's only wife that my sources say was to Elizabeth Storke in Jan 1701/2, Richmond, VA. (Source: John Frederick Dorman, "The Farish Family of Virginia" (Richmond, VA, 1967), pp. 105-106.

Rose is also called Tucker and Gerrard: See: Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: User Home Page Genealogy Report: Ancestors of Linda Diane McCormick

John Newton, born in ENGLAND; died Aft December 1696. He married Rose Tucker. Notes From Virginia County Record Publications, Volume I, Westmoreland County: Westmoreland County Wills: NEWTON, ROSE, 1 Dec. 1712; 4 Feb. 1712. To son Thomas land in Va. and Md. my late husband Thomas Gerrard.
Children of John Newton and Rose Allerton? are:
  i.   Gerrard Newton283, born Abt. 1677 in Westmoreland Co., VA283
  ii.   Thomas Newton283, born Abt. 1683 in Westmoreland Co., VA.
  139 iii.   Elizabeth Newton, born Abt. 1685; died Bef. 22 February 1763 in Westmoreland Co., VA; married (1) Thomas Gilson Bef. 1708; married (2) Benjamin Berryman 1708 in Washington Parish, Westmoreland Co., VA.

      280. John Colclough284, born 18 July 1641 in London, England285; died 19 September 1717 in Stafford Co., VA286. He was the son of 560. Robert Colclough and 561. Susannah Griffith. He married 281. Mary Rivett.

      281. Mary Rivett286, born Abt. 1644.
Children of John Colclough and Mary Rivett are:
  i.   John Colclough287, born Abt. 1666.
  Notes for John Colclough:
From Carolyn Getting:

"Virginia Land Records, Abstracts from Stafford Co., VA. Deed Book, 1722-1728, pg 418. #85-Indenture 11 April 1722 it is stated that John Colclough is the brother and heir of Benjamin Colclough deceased by this date."

  140 ii.   Benjamin Colclough, born 1669 in Stafford Co., VA; died Bef. 11 April 1722 in Stafford Co., VA; married Rachel Abt. 1715 in Stafford Co., VA.

      284. John Rogers288, born Abt. 1675 in Stafford Co., VA.
Child of John Rogers is:
  142 i.   John Rogers, born Abt. 1695 in Stafford Co., VA; died 1760 in Stafford Co., VA; married Mary Newton 20 September 1714 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA.

      286. Benjamin Newton288, born 1679 in Hull, England289; died 1719 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA. He was the son of 278. John Newton and 573. Elizabeth Laycocke. He married 287. Mary Ann Jane Grigsby 1699 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA.

      287. Mary Ann Jane Grigsby290, born 1684 in Stafford Co., VA; died 09 June 1749 in Stafford Co., VA. She was the daughter of 574. John Grigsby and 575. Sarah Jane Rosser.

  Notes for Mary Ann Jane Grigsby:
Colclough Family Genealogy Forum, courtesy of Carolyn Getting, 2000:

Concerning... " the mother of Mary Rogers who married William Colclough. Mary Rogers, was the daughter of John Rogers and Mary Newton. Mary Newton was the daughter of Benjamin Newton and Mary Ann Grigsby. After the death of Benjamin Newton, Mary Ann Grigsby Newton, his widow married John Meese and left a will and a legacy to Mary Colclough, wife Wm. Colclough. Mary Colclough is not named as Granddaughter, but her two brothers, Grigsby and William are named as Grandson's by Mary Meese, and Mary Rogers Colclough was Granddaughter to Mary Meese. I hope this correction will be noted...."

Children of Benjamin Newton and Mary Grigsby are:
  143 i.   Mary Newton, born Abt. 1698 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA; died in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA; married John Rogers 20 September 1714 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
  ii.   Benjamin Newton, born 1699 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
  iii.   Letitia Newton, born 1700 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
  iv.   Margaret Newton, born Abt. 1701 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
  v.   Elizabeth Newton, born Abt. 1705 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
  vi.   Ann Newton, born Abt. 1707 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
  vii.   Sarah Newton, born Abt. 1709 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA.

      384. Thomas Meador, born Abt. 1636 in Lancaster Co., VA; died Abt. April 1662 in Lancaster Co., VA. He was the son of 768. Ambrose Meador and 769. [--?--]. He married 385. Sarah Hoskins 1654 in VA.

      385. Sarah Hoskins, born Abt. 1638; died Abt. 1682.

Notes for Thomas Meador:
Marilyn Ramey <> writing to the Meador rootsweb site, 18 Dec 1999, "Thomas Meads/Meader ca 1613 died between March 5, 1655 and June 6, 1655 wife unknown

Thomas Meads/Meader Jr 1635-38 - died by April 1662 wife Sarah (possibly Hoskins) md second Henry Awbrey died 1672-1692

John Meador ca 1658-59 died aft Oct 17,1721 First wife unknown Second wife Elizabeth White

Jonas Meador Sr. 1698-May 5, 1768 wife Frances Hudgens who died 1780

Joel Meador Sr 1728-1798 First wife Agnes Second wife Susannah Clark 1730- Feb 11, 1818

Isham Meador Mar 20,1762-Mar 2, 1840 First wife Betty (Biddy) Bradshaw 1763-1817 Second wife Martha (Craighead) Sullivan

Eli Meador 1788-Jan 10, 1847 Wife Sarah Turner 1788-89 - Oct 25, 1855"
Marilyn is descended from Eli, above.

See Thomas Meads Meador whom I carry as Ambrose's brother, mostly as a place to park him.

There has been considerable discussion about these early Meadors with not much proof. See for example, Doris Peirce's note here, dated September 2001, at the Meador Genforum site: "I went back to look at the V.P. Meador book "Meador Families in Colonial America," and found beginning on p. 25 a full dissertation pertaining to why Thomas Meads is not the son of Ambrose... and why they must be near the same age. He goes on to say that Ambrose's son Thomas was still under adult age at the time of [Ambrose's] death.

"On p.38, ' should be noted that Thomas, son of Ambrose, and Thomas, son of Thomas, both must have died about the same time, which certainly adds to the possible confusion between the two men.'

"On p. 39 he gives the reasons he rejects ___Awbrey as the wife of John Meador. A few of his letters written to me in the 1970's and early 1980's tell of his disproving many of the things that had been [earlier] accepted as correct. He also wrote many letters to Kathryn Reynolds, and they discussed the mis-statements and errors that the similar names and times have caused many researchers to put an incorrect ancestor in their line. I will have to search through the Reynolds papers for some of the other data."

And we have this, indicating that Victor Meador changed his mind as he worked. On the Genforum Meador site: Shirley Meador Wersinger writes in 2001 "Another question: Is the information that Ambrose was Thomas's father definitely established in Victor's later books? In "Our Meador Families in Colonial America" Victor concludes that Ambrose Meador did indeed have a son named Thomas, but that this was probably not our Thomas, and that Ambrose's line died out after a few generations."

  Notes for Sarah Hoskins:
Marilyn Ramey <> writing to the Meador rootsweb site, 18 Dec 1999,

"Thomas Meads/Meader Jr 1635-38 - died by April 1662 wife Sarah (possibly Hoskins) md second Henry Awbrey died 1672-1692"

And this, 11 May 2001: Patrick Cuff <>

Malinda, I have figured it out and here it goes: Sarah [Hoskins]? died 1672-1692. She had 2 husbands and 7 children.

First husband: Thomas Meador b. 1635-1638 VA, d. before April, 1662. They were married about 1658- 1659. They had 3 children, John, Susannah and Mary. Her second husband was Henry Awbrey. They were married 1662-1664. They had one child, Richard Awbrey. When Sarah [Hoskins]? died, Henry married a second time. This time to a woman named Mary.

Richard Awbrey, son of Sarah [Hoskins]? and Henry Awbrey, married Dorothy North, daughter of Augustine and Dorothy North. Richard was b. about 1664 and d. 1697 Essex Co., VA. They had 4 children: Mary, Henry II, Dorothy, and child. Dorothy had a total of 3 husbands. The order was unknown. Her other husbands were Thomas Gouldman II and Peter Ransome.

Dorothy Awbrey, daughter of Richard Awbrey and Dorothy North, married John Billups before 1718. Dorothy Awbrey was born about 1687.

To sum it up, Dorothy Meador never married Richard Awbrey. It was Dorothy North, of no known relation to Richard, who married him. John Meador, husband of Elizabeth White, and Richard Awbrey were "brothers" because they were in fact half-brothers. They shared the same mother.

Dorothy Meador is in fact a daughter of Thomas Meadors but there is no record of her ever marrying. I hope this helps. Patrick Cuff

Jean Suddarth <> posted this will to the Meador list in May, 2001:

These presents witnesseth that I Sarah Meader widdow wife of Thomas Meader the younger lately deced in the County of Rappahanock I Sarah Meader do bind and oblige myself my exrs. or adms. to confirme unto my son John Meader sone unto Thomas Meader lately deced one yoak of oxen & one gun seaven foot by the barrell to be delivered unto my son John Meader when he comes of age & furthermore I give as my full act & deed unto my eldest daughter Susanna Meader one red cow called Cherry & her cow calf & increase to my aforesaid daughter only excepting the male of the catle to fall unto me the abovesaid Sarah Meader untill my daughter be full eleven years of age & after the expiracon of the aforesaid years male & female to fall unto my eldest daughter Susanna Meader. Item I give unto my youngest daughter Mary Meader daughter of the abovesaid Thomas Meader one Black heaffer named Slippey she & her increase to my youngest only the male excepted to fall unto I the said Sarah Meader untill my youngest Daughter be fully nine years of age & after the Expiracon of the aforesaid nine years male & female to fall unto Mary Meader & if it shall please God that my eldest daughter shall dye in her minority that all her catle & their increase shall fall unto her sister Mary Meader and likewise in case it should pleas God that my youngest daughter Mary Meader should dye in her minority that her catle unto my eldest daughter Susanna Meader & furthermore in case that my youngest daughter Mary Meader her heiffer should miscarry before she comes to perfeccon that there shall another heiffer or cow of the same age & her increse to be made good as aforesaid to my daughter Mary Meader these premises to be recorded in Court the first or second courte ensuing the date hereof by any person that I the said Sarah Meader shall l appoint always provided that there be severall markes nominate & recorded for the abovesaid Childrens Catle them & their increase. In confirmatcon I Sarah Meader bind my self my heirs for the performance this above menconed & no other act nor deed as Witness my hand this thirteenth day of Aprill 1662.

These presents testifieth that I Sarah Meader late wife of Thomas Meader deced in the County of Rappa. oblige my self to give and allowe unto my children a sufficient & compleat maintenance in every respect as all other ought to do and further more to give them four years a peice Education in learning according as the Country doth aford. In Confirmacon whereof I Sarah Medr. do bind & oblige myself my heirs or assignes for the performance of this above menconed as witness my hand & seal this 13th day of Aprill 1662 to write read to to cast accompt

Recorded July 12, 1662 Deed Bk 1656-1664, p 187-188

Marriage Notes for Thomas Meador and Sarah Hoskins:
Source: Jerry D. Ferren, Meador descendent, in turn from Janeva Bailey. Hereafter all cites to Ferren are from this source.
Children of Thomas Meador and Sarah Hoskins are:
  i.   Thomas Meador291, born Abt. 1655; married Susannah [--?--] 1705291; born Abt. 1660.
  192 ii.   John Meador, born Abt. 1659 in Charles Parish, Essex or York Co. VA; died 21 November 1721 in Essex Co., VA; married (1) Elizabeth White July 1678 in Rappahannock, Essex County, VA; married (2) Ann Aubrey Aft. 16 December 1694.
  iii.   Mary Meador292,293, born Abt. 1662; married Francis Gouldman; born Abt. 1658.

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