Limavady County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Death: Dec., 1742
Marlboro, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
William Patton signed his Will in West Marlborough Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania on 5 Sep 1742, and it was recorded on 29 Dec 1742.
Note: 25 Oct 1738: Palatines imported in the ship "Davy", Wm Patton, Commander from Amsterdam, last from Cowes - 180 passengers.
"It seems certain that the various Pattons settling in Augusta County, VA, in the early part of the 18th century, were of the same origin as the father of whom was John Patton, brother of Col James Patton #60865656 and Elizabeth (Patton) Preston. Col James had come from Ireland in 1730. Probably one of the compelling reasons for the mass migration at this time was the forced exile of John Lewis in 1729."
("Coming to America; A Chronicle of the American Lineage of the Pattons" by C. L. Patton, 1954)
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: