Walter  Aston II

Walter Aston II (abt. 1607 - 1656)

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Lt Col Walter Aston II
Born about in Longdon, Staffordshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Longdon, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Westover, Charles City Co, Virginia Colonymap [uncertain]
Aston-11 created 24 Sep 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 12 Oct 2017
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From Virginia Historical Genealogies by John Bennett Boddie

WALTER ASTON was son of Walter Aston, gent., and his wife, Joyce Nason of Longdon in Staffordshire (Vis. London 1634). [1] He is shown in the Visitation of London 1634 as being “now in the West Indies”. (W & MQ 4, p. 144) Virginia, in those days, was frequently referred to as the “West Indies”. From an inscription on his tomb in Westover, he was born in 1607, and died April 6 1656.[1] The first record we find of Walter Aston is from the land grant records, where it is shown that he patented 590 acres of land as follows: “ Sir John Harvey to Walter Aston, 590 acres, July 26 1638, page 578. Gent. Charles City County between Sherly Hundred and land of Nathaniel Causey. Due to personal adventure of himself, his wife, Warbowe, and the transport of ten persons into the colony.”[1] (C.P. 93)
He further patented in 1646, 1040 acres, 200 of which acres he had formerly bought from John Causey Feb 7 1634. This John Causey was probably son of Nathaniel Causey, who had patented this land in 1620. Nathaniel Causey was an old soldier who came in the first supply in 1608.
Walter Aston’s first wife, Warbowe (LNAB Unknown) as shown by the above patents, came over with him. He married, secondly, Hannah _____, who after his death married Col. Edward Hill.[2]
Walter Aston represented Sherley Hundred Island in 1629-1930 in House of Burgesses. He represented Sherley Hundred, Mr Farrars and Chaplains in February 1631-1632; Charles City County in 1642-43. He was Justice of the Peace, and also was Lieutenant-Colonel of Charles City County Militia. Captain Thomas Pawlett, in this will dated Jan 12, 1643-44, a brother of Marquis of Winchester, mentions Thomas Aston, his godson and his loving friend “Mr Walter Aston.” (W&M 4 p 152).
He was buried at Westover which afterwards passed into the hands of the Byrd family, and his tomb with the following inscription is still intact at Westover (W&M 4 P 144).[3]
Here lyeth interred the body of Leftenant
Colonell Walter Aston who died the 6th
April 1656. He was aged
49 years and lived in this country 28 years
Also here lyeth the body of Walter Aston
The son of Leftenant Collonel Walter Aston
Who departed his life ye 29th of Ianuari 1666
Aged 27 years and 7 months.

Marriage and Family

[Lieut. Col.] Walter Aston, Gentleman, merchant and planter, immigrated to Virginia in 1627 aboard the ship James.[1] He married (1st) before 26 July 1628 Warbowe (LNAB Unknown).[1] He married (2nd) Hannah (LNAB Unknown).[1]
By his two marriages he had two sons, Walter and Thomas, and three daughters, Susan (or Susannah) wife of Lieut. Col. Edward Major and William Batte, Esq., Mary wife of Lieut. Col. Richard Cocke and Lieut. Col. Daniel Clarke, and Elizabeth wife of Thomas Binns and Col. Francis Mason.[1]
No wife's profile is attached to Walter Aston, because the LNAB of both his wives is Unknown, and their parents and vital statistics are unknown, and it not even known which of his five children belong to which wife!


Richardson, Douglas: Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edn. (2011), 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Volume 1, page 62, ASTON 16.

Richardson, Douglas: Plantagenet Ancestry, 2nd edn. (2011), 3 vols, Volume 1, page 129, ASTON 18.

Richardson, Douglas: Royal Ancestry (2013), 5 vols, page 181.

Flank, JW: Posting on soc.gen.medieval.

Foley, Louise: Early Virginia Families Along the James River, page 12, citing Patent Book #2, page 78.

Visitation of London 1633-35, page 29, Aston.

John Bennett Boddie, Virginia Historical Genealogies

Walter Aston - Wikipedia

Volume III (page 13) of Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants

Source: S-1766573925 Repository: #R-1790658744 Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI), Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.

The following appear to be synthetic compilations. Walter Aston does not appear in any birth, marriage or death record as such, or census.

Source: S-1764691115 Repository: #R-1790658744 Title: Virginia Census, 1607-1890, Author: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999. Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

Source: S-1766573297 Repository: #R-1790658744 Title: Family Data Collection - Marriages, Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.

Source: S-1766643515 Repository: #R-1790658744 Title: Family Data Collection - Deaths, Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.

Source: S-1766646199 Repository: #R-1790658744 Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.

Source: S-1766647449 Repository: #R-1790658744 Title: Family Data Collection - Births Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.

Source: S-1766655151 Repository: #R-1790658744 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edition 2011, Vol I page 62-3
  2. She is called Hannah Jordan by Cabell in The Majors and Their Marriages (1915), p. 27, but Cabell confused two different women called Hannah Hill. See Richardson's note: "Care should be taken to distinguish..."
  3. "Old Tombstones in Charles City County", in William and Mary Quarterly, Vol IV #3 (Jan 1896), page 144.


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Thank you to Julie Adgate for creating WikiTree profile Aston-231 through the import of PARTRIDGE-663-0c2069.ged on Feb 6, 2013.

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On 12 Oct 2017 at 18:49 GMT Jason Breazeale wrote:

According to "Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666" (George Cabell Greer, 1912) , passage for "Warbow Ashton" was paid by "Walter Ashton" and she arrived at Charles City in 1638.

On 19 Feb 2017 at 16:02 GMT M (Joslin) J wrote:

Walter Aston represented Sherley Hundred Island in 1629-1930 in House of Burgesses.

Should this be 1629-1630 ?

On 22 May 2016 at 21:33 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

see this site for more pictures of Westover burial location & another plaque:

On 26 Jul 2015 at 23:45 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Aston-231 and Aston-11 appear to represent the same person because: The two Hannah's were merged; we're just trying to merge the now-duplicate Astons. There are no dates on Aston-231, so no reason not to merge him away into Aston-11. Thank you.

On 28 Jun 2015 at 20:06 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Aston-11 and Aston-231 are not ready to be merged because: there appears to be other marriages for Hannah Jordan which would preclude a marriage at this time frame to Walter Aston. Someone needs to do the research and compare the profiles and associated family carefully. At this time I can find no reliable source to show Hannah Jordan is the Hannah who married Walter Aston. Please post anything to the contrary?

On 21 Jun 2015 at 04:30 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

The LNAB of both wives of Walter Aston are Unknown. Please see Note in bio under Marriage and Family. See Richardson for source.

Could I please have permission from the profile managers to detach Hannah Jordan from Walter Aston as wife, and to detach the five listed children from Hannah Jordan?

Deborah, listed as a child of Walter, is not mentioned by Richardson. Walter was a wealthy plantation holder and held high military and civil offices. As a founder of Virginia, his life is well documented, and there is a small probability of a child Deborah being missed by Richardson. However, if documentation can be found, please post it. Otherwise, Deborah needs to be detached from Walter Aston.

Please let me know. This profile is a Gateway Ancestor and a descendant of Magna Carta surety baron Robert FitzWalter.

On 30 May 2015 at 18:05 GMT Regina Hall wrote:

Aston-231 and Aston-11 appear to represent the same person because: same wife

On 8 Sep 2014 at 23:34 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Aston-229 and Aston-11 appear to represent the same person because: names all match, please merge

On 8 Sep 2014 at 23:19 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Ashton-357 and Aston-11 appear to represent the same person because: see write up on, these are the same person

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