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40501 Wallace Hudson;pedigree;21 Aug 2007;
1900 DeKalb census, p. 222 
Source (S44167)
40502 Wallace Hudson;pedigree;21 Aug 2007; Source (S36692)
40503 Wallace Hudson;pedigree;21 Aug 2007;;
1900 DeKalb census, p. 222 
Source (S36687)
40504 Wallace L. Beckham AVON, NC -

Wallace L. Beckham, 84, died on Feb. 22, 2011, at his home in Avon, NC. He was born August 13, 1926, in Winnsboro, SC. He was the son of Wallace D. Beckham and Florence Hennessee Beckham. He loved his country and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a master plumber, real estate broker, pilot and served in the U.S. National Guard and Civil Air Patrol. He was also the former owner of Outer Banks Beaches Realty.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, Ann Seitz Beckham, he is survived by two daughters, Pat Costa and husband, Rich, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, Sandra Quidley and husband, Maurice (Reese) Quidley, of South Mills, NC; two sons, Daniel and Brian Beckham of Avon, NC; two sisters, Betty Geiger and husband, Herbert, of Sandy Run, SC, and Margie Coleman and husband, Pete, of Winnsboro, SC; two brothers, Howard Beckham and wife, Bobby Jean, of Winnsboro, SC, and Connie Parker and wife, Penny, of Jacksonville, FL; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Ewing Cemetery Chapel, Ewing, NJ, on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at 12 noon. Burial will be in the Ewing Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to U.S. Navy Armed Guard WWII Veterans, 115 Wall Creek Dr., Rolesville, NC 27571, or to Dare County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 2477, Manteo, NC 27954. 
Beckham, Wallace Luther (I31162)
40505 Walling (Old Roberts') Cemetery Roberts, Jesse (I4520)
40506 Walling (Old Roberts') Cemetery Wright, Susannah "Susie" (I20899)
40507 Walling resident and Quebeck native Helen Frances Grissom Dunlap, 83, died Feb. 14.

The daughter of Cecil Elijah 'Brownie' and Mary Lou Howell Grissom, she was the owner of Helen House of Beauty in Walling

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Elmer 'Buddy' Dunlap, her parents, and grandson, Daniel Smith

She is survived by sons, David Dunlap and wife Linda of McMinnville; and Rev. Doug Dunlap and wife Frances of Walling; sister, Juanita Boyd of Rock Island; brother, Brownie Grissom of Walling; grandchildren, Joe Dunlap and wife Deitra, Jennifer Fuqua-Loh and husband Jason, Dana Dunlap King and husband Lynn, and Angel Dunlap; great-grandchildren, Mitchell Fuqua, Danielle Fuqua, Jackson Dunlap, Aspen King, Lucas Majors, Kylei Loh, Olivia Majors, Kason Loh, and Nicholas Fuqua; sister-in-law: Jean Klemm of Rock Island; several nieces and nephews also survive

Services were held Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Sparta with Rev. Doug Dunlap officiating. Burial followed at Preston Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Sparta First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, North Main Street, Sparta, Tenn., 38583

Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standare (McMinnville, TN) 02/16/2008 
Grissom, Helen Frances "Frances" (I23386)
40508 Wallon & Sue Cantrell, anniversay, "Southern Standard", March 10, 1995,
abstracted by Margie Tucker 
Source (S27604)
40509 WALNUT RIDGE - Russell Benson, 83, died Friday at his home.

He was a lifetime resident of Lawrence County, was a farmer and of the Methodist belief. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Ressie Hennesse Benson.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Benson of the home, and brother, Kenneth Benson of Dallas.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at House Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge with Steve Cook officiating.

No burial is planned. The body was cremated. 
Benson, Russell Gene "Russ" (I26791)
40510 Walsingham is a village (actually two conjoined villages: Little Walsingham and Great Walsingham) in the English county of Norfolk .

The village is famed for its religious shrines in honour of the Virgin Mary and as a major pilgrimage centre.

It also contains the ruins of two medieval monastic houses 
Fairfax, William (I37178)
40511 Walt is one of my favorite relatives due to his fabulous story telling ability and the fact that he wrote some of them down. I have included a few of his stories following this obituary. My favorite is the last one about the events taking place at the funeral of John Jacob Bauknight.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jan 30, 1985
James Walter Estes, 102, was senator from Clayton

J Walter Estes, the oldest living alumnus of Georgia Tech and a former state senator from Clayton County, died Tuesday at Americana Healthcare Center in Marietta. He was 102.

The funeral will be at 2 pm Thursday at The Rock Baptist Church in Rex, Ga, with burial at the churchyard.

Mr. Estes entered Georgia Tech in 1900 and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 1904. He is the oldest Tech alumnus, according to Charles Harmon, director of the Georgia Tech News Bureau.

Mr. Estes was recognized during a 1979 football game at Grant Field. He was pictured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution standing at attention during the playing of the national anthem before the Tech-Air Force game.

Mr. Estes, a Rex farmer, manufacturer, furniture dealer, and banker, served in the state Senate in 1938-40 and 1943-44.

James Walter Estes was born Dec. 1, 1882, in Rex. He married Winnie Brittain in 1910. Mrs. Estes died at 82 in 1971.

He was a past president of the Boy Scouts of America Atlanta Area Council, a former member of the Clayton County Water Authority, and director of the Bank of Rex. He also belonged to the Masons, Odd Fellows and The Rock Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Richards of Rex, Mrs. Eloise Keiser of Jonesboro and Mrs. Winifred Bourne of Atlanta; sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Longino of Atlanta and Mrs. Ruby L. Ware of Tuscumbia, Ala.; seven grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Born in a log cabin, about 200 yards north of what is now Hale Haven Shopping Center, December 1, 1882. His father and grandfather Estes were born in that same community.

Fell in a 55-foot well when 15 months old, rescued by his father.

Moved to Rex with his family in 1887. Elementary schooling at Hickory Flat, a one room, one teacher school. High school in Jonesboro 1897-98-99. Entered Georgia Tech in 1900, graduated 1904 with BS degree in electrical engineering, the first man from Clayton Co to graduate from GA Tech.

First job with General Electric Company in Schenectady NY for fifteen months, then Georgia Railway & Electric Co, Atlanta, for twelve months, then Crocker-Wheeler Co in Ampere NJ for 15 months. Came back to Rex on Friday 13th Dec 1907. Formed and operated the partnership of Estes Manufacturing Co with his father, Dr W C Estes. Estes Mfg Co operated a wood working plant, making grain cradles, wooden school desks and potato crates, also operated a corn meal mill, sawmill, cotton gin and blacksmith shop along with considerable farming interests.

In 1923 the woodworking plant was converted to chair manufacturing, first as Estes-Wolcott Co, then Rex Chair Co. Rex Chair Co sold the chair plan to Rex Furniture Co in the early 1960's.

Estes Mfg Co was the first and for some years the only manufacturing payroll industry in Clayton Co.

In politics Walter Estes served one term as a jury commissioner, and for many years in the late teens and early twenties was a member of the Clayton County School Board. Several of those years as chairman of the board. During those years there were no paved roads between Rex and Jonesboro and sometimes the roads were so muddy that the only practical method of transportation was by horseback. He used that method several times to attend school board meetings and jury duty.

He was elected in 1938 to serve in the 1939-40 term in Georgia State Senate, representing the 35th Dist. He served again in that office in the 1943-44 term. More recently he served 2 five year terms as member of Board of Directors of Clayton Co Water Authority - 1960-1970.

His civic activities include scoutmaster, member of Board of Atlanta area Council of Boy Scouts of America, and President of this council in 1950. He is a member of the Stagecoach Civic Club and Rex Civic Association.

In religious activities - He was affiliated with the first Baptist Church of Decatur for 25 years, served several terms on the Board of Deacons, three terms as Chairman, and since 1951 has been a member of the Rock Baptist Church in Rex, where he served on the Board of Deacons, and is now on the inactive list.

A member of Rex Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years and a past master. He was member and Past Noble Grand of Rex Odd Fellow Lodge when it was in operation.

His wife was the former Winnie Davis Brittain of Murphy NC whom he met when she visited in Jonesboro. He has three daughters, 7 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and is expecting his first great great grandchild very soon.


Eighty years ago in this rural community near Rex GA in Clayton Co, a little boy fell in a fifty foot well that had five feet of water in it and was saved by heroic effort.

It made real news, far and wide at that time, and told often over a wide area. It seems likely the fantastic story of rescue would be of interest today.

I was that little boy, now in my eighty-second year. (1964) When I review a long life, full of activity, and think how narrowly I escaped, the uncertainties of life seem amazing.

I was one and one half years old when one day in June 1884, my parents left me with a neighbor while they attended a funeral. After lunch (dinner in those days) several women of the community met at the home of my host (a two room log cabin) and were busy at what was a very common activity in those days; "quilting." Maybe there are some people who would like to know more about the lost art of quilting.

Before the days when machine-made blankets, comforts and coverlets were available, practically 100% of bed coverings were homemade quilts. Almost every afternoon, especially during the summer, from four to ten, women would meet at some house in the neighborhood for a quilting session. Four long strips of wood were joined together forming a rectangle the size of a quilt, becoming a quilting frame. This frame was suspended from the ceiling by cords, one at each corner. First operation was to fasten the quilt bottom, a piece of cotton cloth into the frame. This was covered smoothly with home raised, home carded cotton bats. Over this was spread the prepared quilt top. These tops were made of scraps of cloth, hand stitched, of various colors, most often in intricate and colorful patterns. The ladies would seat themselves around the frame and closely stitch top and bottom together. Every family had to have a supply of quilts for winter and this was the only source of supply.

While the quilting was going on I was left to play around the yard. In some way I managed to climb up on the well curb and fall in. There was a colored woman at the "wash place" doing the washing. Fortunately for me she looked around just in time to see me disappear. She let out a yell, "the baby fill in the well", and most of the women began to scream for help.

My dad, at that time twenty-eight years old, had returned from the funeral and, with my mother, was at our home about 300 yards away. Hearing the commotion and realizing his baby was where all the commotion was, ran as fast as he could, and on hearing someone shout "Walter fell in the well," never slacked his pace and jumped feet first into that fifty foot well. By spreading his legs against the walls, he put on brakes enough to stop at the top of the water. There was nothing on the surface of the water so he began probing and touched one of my feet and pulled me out.

Almost immediately, several men from a nearby shop, who had heard the commotion, entered the well, climbing down by stepping in the step holes that were dug into the well walls. My dad passed me up to the next man, he to the next and so on out the top. Often, people have told me that my dad was the first man out of the well, but no one knew how he managed to pass the others.

When he slapped me on the back, I coughed and began to breath and no water came from my lungs. The only explanation anyone could offer was that I hit the water just right to knock the breath out of me and that I had not inhaled in the estimated seven minutes in the water.

Of course, I do not remember the event, but it was so much talked about for years in the community and I hear the details so many times, I feel positive it was as is here narrated. Many are the times while I was growing up that men would say to my dad, "Bill, is that the boy that fill in the well," when I would be with him at church or other gatherings.

I think something should be said about this hero, my dad. He was well known in his later years as Dr W C Estes. He was nine years old at the close of the Civil War and remembers well being at his Grandfathers house when a company of Sherman's Federal Troops came down their road, stopping at every house taking all the livestock, chickens, hogs, meat, flour and destroying most of the furniture. His father, whose home was nearby, was away in the Confederate Army. Our entire family were natives of this County and this community. I live within two miles of the old homeplace.

Starting with no formal education, and nothing but a will to work and "good horse sense," my father and mother reared six children, saw them all educated, and himself graduated from Atlanta Medical Collage at age of 39 and practiced medicine until his death at 70, in 1926.

That little boy, who so narrowly escaped death in 1884, lived and graduated in the class of 1904 from Georgia Tech and has enjoyed a full and active life in business, politics, religious and civic pursuits. These include farming, furniture manufacturing (27 years) banking (more than 30 years), two terms (4 years) a member of the Georgia State Senate, President Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts and honored in many other civic and religious posts of honor, responsibility and opportunity. He is still going strong in his eighty second year, and all because his daddy had the courage to jump into a fifty foot well to rescue him.

Tanners Church Stampede as remembered by Walter Estes (1975).

One of the most spectacular events to happen in Clayton Co GA since the Civil War, that I can recall, was the Tanners Church Stampede, on 4 Jun 1887.

So far as I know, no written record of that event exists. Therefore, I, Walter Estes, ninety two years old, citizen of Rex GA, hereby, as of 1 Jan 1975, present my recollection of the details of that historic occasion.

On 3 Jun 1887, Mr Jake Bauknight, a prominent citizen of Adamson Militia Dist of Clayton Co and member of Tanners Baptist Church, was killed by lightning at his home. His funeral service was held at Tanners Church on 4 Jun 1887 and it was during that service that the stampede occurred.

In those early days, a spectacular death by other than natural causes attracted greater crowds to funeral services. The small church was filled to utmost capacity. The service was conducted by Rev J M Defor, a tall distinguished looking man, with a long full black beard, a slow and impressive manner of speaking. Nearing the end of his sermon he was using the sudden death of this man to impress on the audience the importance of being always ready to face death, was in fact slowly repeating the phrase "Are you ready," "Are you ready," when the floor of the right rear corner of the church collapsed under the heavy load and dropped about twelve inches. That was the men's side of the church and the twelve or fifteen men on those three or four benches jumped up and made for the nearest exit.

The commotion caused instant pandemonium to break loose all over the building. There were three doors, but the mad scramble of 150 to 200 people trying to get out at once, it has seemed a miracle that none were seriously hurt.

I was only 4 1/2 years old, was there with my parents, who were members of that church. So far as I know, I am the only living survivor of that group of people. Of course I do not remember much of the details, but I grew up in this community where many of the details were often repeated. More than 90 percent of the people did not know what was happening. Some yelled "FIRE", some "MAD DOG", some "SNAKE", and some thought the dead had come to life. At the time it was a serious and sad affair, but in retrospect many of the details have humorous aspects.

A Mr Sid Waggoner, a tall, distinguished looking, prominent citizen seemed to be the only one in the house to retain his wits, as he stood on a bench about the center of the church, waving his hat and yelling at the top of his voice "Stop, Stop, Sit Down." Many men jumped out windows. Mr Gus Arnold, a short, fat man, a regular 5x5, pushed up a window sash, dived out head first. The sash came down and caught his feet, fortunately he could just reach the ground with his hands, but he had to hang there until rescued. The corner of the building where the "Old Ladies" door was located had a floor level of about four feet above ground and the pressure of the people was so great that none could walk down the steps. The women fell out that door face down and piled up like cord wood. When the men began to pick them up, many looking for their own wives, they found them piled five deep, yet none were seriously hurt. In the crush some babies were knocked from their mothers' arms. They were found under benches, safe, not trampled. In those days it was customary for several colored people to attend the funeral of their beloved "white folks". Always, when the house was crowded, they would stay outside. On this occasion there were six or eight standing around a wagon in the shade of an oak tree not far from the church. During the commotion in the church they were clapping their hands and in sing-song fashion yelling, "Thank God mos Jake done come to life" - over and over again.

Tanners church is located about 10 miles south of Atlanta, adjoining the east right of way of the Southern Railroad, about one half mile east of State Hwy 42 and the east gate entrance to Fort Gillem 
Estes, James Walter (I40798)
40512 Walter & Reba Hennessee | 18 Jan 1994 | Telephone Interview Source (S45098)
40513 Walter Bishop, obituary, "Southern Standard", February 20, 1974,
abstracted by Margie Tucker. 
Source (S22458)
40514 Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy KG (c. 1416 – 1 August 1474) was an English politician.

Early life and family

Walter Blount was born about 1416, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Blount (1378–1456) and Margery Gresley and grandson of Sir Walter Blount.


He was made Steward of the High Peak in Derbyshire and became a bitter rival of the local Vernon and Longford families, replacing the Vernons in parliament as the near permanent Knight of the Shire (1446–1448, 1450–1468) for Derbyshire. He succeeded his father, Sir Thomas Blount, as Treasurer of Calais in 1460, becoming governor a year later as a reward for service rendered to King Edward IV at the Battle of Towton. Edward conferred on him in 1467 rich estates in Devon forfeited by the Earl of Devon; and in 1465 Blount was made lord high treasurer and created Baron Mountjoy. This creation is noteworthy as one of the earliest examples of a baronial title not being of a territorial character; nor the title of a dignity already existing. Blount's great-grandfather had married Isolda, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas de Mountjoy, and the title was probably chosen to commemorate this alliance.[1]

He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1472.

On his death on 1 August 1474 in Greyfriars, London his grandson Edward Blount, 2nd Baron Mountjoy inherited his title. His eldest son (and Edward's father) Sir William Blount had been killed at the Battle of Barnet in 1471.

Marriages and children

Mountjoy married firstly Helena Byron, the daughter of Sir John Byron of Clayton, Lancashire,[2] by whom he had four sons and two daughters.

William Blount, eldest son and heir, who died in 1471 of wounds received at the Battle of Barnet.[2]
John Blount, 3rd Baron Mountjoy, second son.
James Blount, third son.
Edward Blount.
Anne Blount.
Elizabeth Blount.

By November 1467 Mountjoy married secondly Anne (nâee Neville), widow of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (d.1460), and daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.[2]


Jump up ^ Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Mountjoy, Barons and Viscounts". Encyclopµdia Britannica 18 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 941.
^ Jump up to: a b c Horrox 2004.


Carley, James P. (2004). "Blount, William, fourth Baron Mountjoy (c.1478–1534)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2702. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
Horrox, Rosemary (2004). "Blount, Walter, first Baron Mountjoy (d. 1474)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2700. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
"Blount, Walter (d.1474)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
Blount, Sir Walter KG, 1st Baron Mountjoy (I37711)
40515 Walter Calverley [32865]

14th great grandfather of Sheila Ann Mynatt:


19th great grandfather of David Alden Hennessee: 
Calverley, Sir Walter III (I32865)
40516 WALTER CALVERLEY, of Calverley, espoused Joanna, daughter of Sir John Bygod, of Sterrington, knt. and had issue. In this Walter's time, Calverley church being rebuilt, his arms were cut or plated in the woodwork there. He was s. by his son, Bigod, Joanna (I37150)
40517 Walter Charles Hennessee | 15 Oct 1991 | Telephone Interview | Source (S48527)
40518 Walter Cromwell, had been a jack of all trades—a blacksmith, fuller, and brewer—who had, from time to time, come to the attention of the authorities. Cromwell, Walter (I45287)
40519 Walter de Beauchamp (1195/97–1236) was an English judge, son and heir of William de Beauchamp and Amice de Beauchamp, lord of Elmley, Worcester, and hereditary castellan of Worcester and sheriff of the county.

A minor at his father's death, he did not obtain his shrievalty till February 1216. Declaring for Louis of France on his arrival (May 1216), he was excommunicated by the legate at Whitsuntide, and his lands seized by the Marchers. But hastening to make his peace, on the accession of Henry, he was one of the witnesses to his reissue of the charter, and was restored to his shrievalty and castellanship.

He also Attested Henry's 'Third Charter,' on 11 February 1225. In May 1226 and in January 1227 he was appointed an itinerant justice, and 14 April 1236 he died, leaving by his wife Joane Mortimer, daughter of his guardian, Roger de Mortimer, whom he had married in 1212, and who died in 1225, a son and heir, William, who married the eventual heiress of the earls of Warwick, and was grandfather of Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick.

de Beauchamp, Walter (I47621)
40520 Walter de Burgh (c.?1230 – 28 July 1271) was 2nd Lord of Connaught and 1st Earl of Ulster (2nd creation).


De Burgh was the second son of Richard Mâor de Burgh, 1st Lord of Connaught and Egidia de Lacy. He founded Athassel Priory.

In 1243, he succeeded his father as Lord of Connacht, and was created Earl of Ulster as well in 1264. In 1270, he and Walter de Ufford, the Justiciar of Ireland, were defeated by Aedh mac Felim Ua Conchobair at Ath an Chip.

He married Aveline, daughter of Sir John FitzGeoffrey, Justiciar of Ireland, by his wife, Isabel Bigod. In a royal order from Westminster in September 1247, Sir John FitzGeoffrey was charged by the King with seizing the lands of Walter de Burgh's older brother Richard, who had died. The de Burgh lands in Connaught were being held by de Burgh, John de Livet, likely the son of Gilbert de Lyvet, one of the earliest Lord Mayors of Dublin and Marmaduke de Eschales (Scales).

He died, aged about 40, in Galway, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (The Red Earl of Ulster). Other children were three sons, Theobald, William and Thomas, and daughter, Egidia who married Sir James Stewart (1260–1309), High Steward of Scotland.

de Burgh, Sir Walter 1st Earl of Ulster (I46467)
40521 Walter de Clifford (c. 1160 – 17 January 1221) was a Welsh Marcher Lord, feudal baron of Clifford of Clifford Castle in Herefordshire and High Sheriff in England.

He was born in Clifford Castle, near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire the son of Walter de Clifford (1113–1190).

Walter served as High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1199, 1207–1208 and 1216. He was a close associate of William de Braose and although he held back from William's rebellion in March 1208, was not thought to have done enough to check it. As a result, King John dismissed him from his Marcher barony of Clifford and made his son Walter de Clifford (died 1263) de facto lord instead.


Walter had married Agnes Cundy of Kent in 1185 and was succeeded by his sons, Walter de Clifford (died 1263) and Roger Clifford, who founded the line of Northumbrian Cliffords. He had at least three other sons, Giles, Richard and Simon, as well as daughters Maud, Basilia and Cecilia.


Jump up ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895 , p.194, pedigree of Clifford of Chudleigh, note to entry for Roger de Clifford of Tenbury (d.1231), second son of Walter de Clifford (c. 1160 – 17 January 1221), feudal baron of Clifford of Clifford Castle in Herefordshire
Remfry, P.M., Clifford Castle, 1066 to 1299 (ISBN 1-899376-04-6) 
de Clifford, Sir Walter Knight, Baron Clifford (I46169)
40522 Walter de Clifford (died 1263) feudal baron of Clifford in Herefordshire, was a Welsh Marcher Lord during the reign of King John (1199-1216).


Walter de Clifford was born before 1190, the son of Walter de Clifford (died 1221) and Agnes Cundy (de Condet). He died before 20 December 1263. He had at least four brothers, Roger, Giles, Richard and Simon, as well as sisters, Maud, Basilia and Cecilia.


He took over Clifford barony in 1208 on the disgrace of his father, who appeared disloyal to King John of England who was then in dispute with Walter's lord for Bronllys, William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber.

Walter's first marriage proved barren and he married Margaret, the daughter of Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, late in life during 1232 following the accidental death of her first husband, John de Braose. During baronial discontent he rebelled against King Henry III in 1233 and surrendered after Clifford Castle had been reduced by the king. He then joined the king, defending Bronllys Castle in a war against his father-in-law, Llywelyn ab Iorwerth who was at the time besieging nearby Brecon. Twenty years later he nearly rebelled again in a dispute with the king over his Marcher franchises during which he forced a royal messenger to eat a royal writ, which included the wax seal.

He left one daughter Maud as heiress, a granddaughter of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, who married firstly William Longespâee, grandson of the 3rd Earl of Salisbury, and secondly John Giffard of Brimsfield. 
de Clifford, Sir Walter III, Baron Clifford (I49246)
40523 Walter de Lacy (c. 1172–1241) was Lord of Meath in Ireland. He was also a substantial land owner in Weobley, Herefordshire, in Ludlow, Shropshire, in Ewyas Lacy in the Welsh Marches, and several lands in Normandy.[1]

He was the eldest son of Hugh de Lacy, a leading Cambro-Norman baron in the Norman invasion of Ireland.


With his father he built Trim Castle (Irish: 'Caisletheâan Bhaile Atha Troim) in Trim, County Meath.

During the revolt of Prince John Lackland, Lord of Ireland, against his brother, King Richard the Lionheart, in 1193-94, Walter joined with John de Courcy to support Richard. Walter apprehended some knights loyal to John along with Peter Pipard, John's justiciar in Ireland.[2] Walter did homage to Richard for his lands in Ireland in 1194, receiving his lordship of Meath.[2] After mounting the throne of England in 1199, John wrote to his justiciar in Ireland to complain that de Courcy and de Lacy had destroyed John's land of Ireland.[2] Walter had made John his enemy.[2]

In 1203, John granted custody of the city of Limerick to Walter's father-in-law, William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber.[3] As de Braose was an absentee, Walter served as de Braose's deputy in Limerick.[3]

In 1206-07, Walter became involved in a conflict with Meiler Fitzhenry, Justiciar of Ireland, and Walter's feudal tenants for lands in Meath; Meiler had seized Limerick.[3] King John summoned Walter to appear before him in England in April, 1207.[4] After Walter's brother Hugh de Lacy, 1st Earl of Ulster, had taken Meiler FitzHenry prisoner, John in March, 1208 acquiesced in giving Walter a new charter for his lands in Meath.[4] Upon his return to Ireland later in 1208, Walter may have acted as Justiciar of Ireland in lieu of the deposed Meiler fitz Henry.[5] By this time, John had begun his infamous persecution of Walter's father-in-law, de Braose, who fled to Ireland.[5]

On 20 June 1210, King John landed in Crook, now in Co. Waterford, with his feudal levy and a force of Flemish mercenaries; John marched north through Leinster.[5] When John reached Dublin on 27 or 28 June, Walter attempted to throw himself on John's mercy, sending five of his tenants to Dublin to place his lands in Meath back in the king's hand, and disclaiming any attempt to shelter his brother Hugh from John's wrath.[6] John attacked eastern Meath, and was joined by 400 of Walter's deserting followers.[6] John would hold Walter's lands in Meath for five years.[7]

In 1211 Walter erected the castle on Turbet Island in the abortive Anglo-Norman attempt to gain control of West Ulster.

Attempting to secure support in Ireland against the brewing revolt that would lead to Magna Carta, John began negotiations to restore Walter to his lands in Meath in the summer of 1215.[7]

Walter was Sheriff of Herefordshire from 1218 to 1222. In 1230 he joined with Geoffrey de Marisco and Richard Mâor de Burgh to subdue Aedh mac Ruaidri Ó Conchobair, King of Connacht.

He was a benefactor to the abbeys of Lanthony and Craswall (Herefordshire) and also founded the abbey of Beaubec in Ireland.

On his death his estate was divided between his granddaughters Margery and Maud.


[show]Ancestors of Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath

Family, Marriage and Issue

He married Margaret de Braose, the daughter of William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber and Maud de St. Valery and had issue.

Petronilla (or Pernal) de Lacy (c.1201 – after 25 November 1288), married Sir Ralph VI de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead, son of Sir Roger IV de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead & Constance de Beaumont.

Egidia de Lacy (also called Gille) who married Richard Mor de Burgh Lord of Connaught and Strathearn. Together they had many notable descendants, including Elizabeth de Burgh, Catherine Parr,[9] Margaret de Clare, the Earls of Ormond, King Edward IV of England, King Richard III of England, and many other British monarchs.

Gilbert de Lacy of Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire was taken hostage for his father in August 1215. He predeceased his father before 25 December 1230. Gilbert married Isabel Bigod, daughter of Sir Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk (Magna Charta Surety) & Maud Marshal. They had 1 son and 2

Walter de Lacy, who married Rohese le Botiller but had no issue. Walter died between 1238 and 1241.

Margery (Margaret) de Lacy, who married Sir John de Verdun, Lord of Westmeath, the son of Theobald le Botiller, 2nd Chief Butler of Ireland and Rohese de Verdun.

Maud de Lacy, who married Lord Geoffrey de Geneville, Justiciar of Ireland, the son of Simon de Joinville, Seneschal of Champagne, and Beatrix of Burgundy.[10] Together Geoffrey and Maud had at least three children:[a]

Geoffrey de Geneville (died 1283)

Sir Piers de Geneville, of Trim and Ludlow (1256- shortly before June 1292), who in his turn married in 1283 Jeanne of Lusignan by whom he had three daughters, including Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville.

Joan de Geneville, married Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald (died 1287).

end of biography 
de Lacy, Sir Walter Lord Meath (I48105)
40524 Walter de Riddlesford (fl. 1150 – d. 1226) was an Anglo-Norman lord granted in Ireland the baronies of Bray, County Wicklow and Kilkea, County Kildare between 1171 and 1176.

De Riddlesford was born in Carriebenan, Kildare, Ireland. He married a daughter of Henry fitz Henry named Amabilis Fitzhenry.[1]

He built a motte and bailey fortress on the site of what is now Kilkea Castle in County Kildare in 1181.

He died in 1226 and was succeeded by his son Walter.

His granddaughter, Emmeline, married Hugh de Lacy, 1st Earl of Ulster (as his second wife) and, then, Stephen Longespee, son of William Longespâee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury and grandson of Henry II of England (one of their daughters was Ela Longespee).[2][3][4]

de Riddlesford, Walter (I47920)
40525 Walter DEVEREUX (1° V. Hereford)

Born: 1488, Chartley, Staffordshire, England

Acceded: 1550

Died: 17 Sep 1558, Chartley

Buried: Stowe Church, Chartley, Staffordshire, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter. B. Ferrers of Chartley. The Complete Peerage vol.V, pp.326-328. Present at the capture of Boulogne.

Father: John DEVEREUX (2º B. Ferrers of Chartley)

Mother: Cecille BOURCHIER (B. Ferrers of Chartley)

Married 1: Mary GREY BEF 15 Dec 1503


1. Richard DEVEREUX (Sir Knight)

2. Edward DEVEREUX

3. William DEVEREUX (Sir)

4. Catherine DEVEREUX

Married 2: Margaret GARNEYS (V. Hereford) (m.2 William Willoughby, Lord Parham) ABT 1557, England

6. Edward DEVEREUX

Devereux, Sir Walter 1st Viscount Hereford (I47465)
40526 Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex, KG (16 September 1541 – 22 September 1576), was an English nobleman and general. From 1573 until his death he fought in Ireland in connection with the Plantation of Ulster, where he ordered the massacre of Rathlin Island. He was the father of Elizabeth I's favourite of her later years, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.


Walter Devereux was the eldest son of Sir Richard Devereux, who was created a Knight of the Bath on 20 February 1547 and died that same year, in the lifetime of his father, Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford. [1] Walter Devereux's mother was Dorothy Hastings, daughter of George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon and Anne Stafford, said to have been a mistress of Henry VIII. Through his paternal ancestry he was related to the Bourchier family, to which previous Earls of Essex had belonged:[2][a] John Devereux, son of Walter Devereux who died at the Battle of Bosworth, married Cecily Bourchier, sister of Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex.[1]


On his grandfather's death, Devereux became on 27 September 1558 the 2nd Viscount Hereford and 10th Baron Ferrers of Chartley.[3] He was entrusted with joint custody of the Queen of Scots in 1568, and appointed Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire in 1569 (which he held through the end of his life).[3] Devereux provided signal service in suppressing the Northern Rebellion of 1569, serving as high marshal of the field under the Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick and Lord Clinton.[3] For his zeal in the service of Queen Elizabeth I on this and other occasions, he was made a knight of the Garter on 17 June 1572 and was created Earl of Essex and Ewe, and Viscount Bourchier on 4 May 1572.[2][3][b]

Eager to give proof of "his good devotion to employ himself in the service of her Majesty," he offered on certain conditions to subdue or colonise, at his own expense, a portion of the Irish province of Ulster. At that time, Ulster was completely under the dominion of the O'Neills, led by Sir Brian MacPhelim and Turlough Luineach, and of the Scots led by Sorley Boy MacDonnell. His offer, with certain modifications, was accepted. He set sail for Ireland in July 1573, accompanied by a number of earls, knights and gentlemen, and with a force of about 1200 men.

His enterprise had an inauspicious beginning; a storm dispersed his fleet and drove some of his vessels as far as Cork and the Isle of Man. His forces did not all reach the place of rendezvous till late in the autumn, and he was compelled to entrench himself at Belfast for the winter. Here his troops were diminished by sickness, famine and desertion to not much more than 200 men.

Intrigues of various sorts and fighting of a guerilla type followed, and Essex had difficulties both with his deputy Fitzwilliam and with the Queen. He was in dire straits, and his offensive movements in Ulster took the form of raids and brutal massacres among the O'Neills. In October 1574, he treacherously captured MacPhelim at a conference in Belfast, and after slaughtering his attendants, had MacPhelim, his wife and brother executed at Dublin. He arrested William Piers, who had been active in driving the Scots out of Ulster, and accused him of passing military intelligence to Brian mac Phelim O'Neill. Essex ordered Piers's arrest and detention in Carrickfergus Castle in December 1574, but Piers was freed and he successfully executed Brian mac Phelim O'Neill for treason.[4]

After encouraging Essex to prepare to attack the Irish chief Turlough Luineach, apparently at the instigation of the earl of Leicester, the queen suddenly commanded him to "break off his enterprise." However, she left him a certain discretionary power, and he took advantage of that to defeat Turlough Luineach and chastise County Antrim. He also massacred several hundreds of Sorley Boy's following, chiefly women and children, who had hidden in the caves of Rathlin Island in the face of an amphibious assault led by Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Norreys.

He returned to England at the end of 1575, resolved "to live henceforth an untroubled life." He was however persuaded to accept the offer of the queen to make him Earl Marshal of Ireland. He arrived in Dublin in September 1576, but died three weeks later of dysentery. It was suspected that he had been poisoned at the behest of the Earl of Leicester, who married his widow two years later. A post-mortem was carried out and concluded that Essex had died of natural causes. He was succeeded in the Earldom of Essex by his son Robert.

Marriage and issue

Dorothy and Penelope Devereux

In 1561 or 1562, Devereux married Lettice, daughter of Sir Francis Knollys and Catherine Carey. Walter and Lettice had the following children:

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex[5] Married Frances Walsingham
Sir Walter Devereux. Married Margaret, daughter of Arthur Dakyns. He was killed at the siege of Rouen in 1591.[5]
Penelope Devereux Married Robert Rich, 3rd Baron Rich[5]
Dorothy Devereux. Married Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland[5]
Francis Devereux (died in infancy)[6]

See also

Betrayal of Clannabuidhe
Rathlin Island Massacre


The Bourchier Earldom of Essex and Viscountancy of Bourchier became extinct with the death of Henry Bourchier in 1540. Henry’s daughter, Anne Bourchier, was repudiated by her husband, William Parr, on 17 April 1543 and her children declared bastards and incapable of inheriting. William Parr was created Earl of Essex on 23 December 1543 “with the same place and voice in Parliament as his wife’s [Anne Bourchier’s] father had in his lifetime.” Parr was attainted in 1553 whereby the Earldom of Essex and all his other honors were forfeited. William Parr died 28 October 1570 and Anne Bourchier 28 January 1570/1, and both lacked legitimate heirs causing these titles to become extinct.
Jump up ^ The titles assumed by the 1st Earl of the Devereux family are attributed to his son in the act of restoration, which recites that “the said Robert, late Earl of Essex, before his said attainder, was lawfully and rightly invested … with the name, state, place, and dignity of Earl of Essex and Ewe, Viscount Hereford and Bourchier, Lord Ferrers of Chartley, and Lord Bourchier and Louvaine.” 
Devereux, Sir Walter 1st Earl of Essex (I47450)
40527 Walter Devereux, jure uxoris 7th Baron Ferrers of Chartley KG (c. 1432 – 22 August 1485) was a minor member of the English peerage and a loyal supporter of the Yorkist cause during the Wars of the Roses. He was a member of Edward IV's inner circle, and died fighting for Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth,.


Walter was born about 1432 in Weobley, Herefordshire. His parents were Sir Walter Devereux, Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1449 to 1450, and his wife Elizabeth Merbury.

His mother was the daughter and heiress of Sir John Merbury, Chief Justice of South Wales, and his first wife, Alice Pembridge.


About 1446, at the age of only thirteen,[1] Walter married Anne de Ferrers, daughter of William de Ferrers 6th Baron Ferrers of Chartley,[2][3] and became Baron Ferrers of Chartley in right of his wife on 26 July 1461.[4] She predeceased him by seventeen years on 9 January 1469, and they had at least six children:

Sir Robert Devereux of Ferrers (c1455 to ?)[5][a]
John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley (1463 - 3 May 1501).[4][2]
Elizabeth Devereux. Married first Sir Richard Corbet of Morton Corbet and secondly Sir Thomas Leighton of Watlesborough.[4][2]
Anne Devereux. Married, as his first wife, Sir Thomas Tyrrell (c.1453–1510?), son of Sir William Tyrrell, slain at the Battle of Barnet in 1471, and his wife Eleanor Darcy.[6][2][7]
Isabel "Sybil" Devereux. Married Sir James Baskerville.[4]
Sir Richard Devereux.[4][2]
Sir Thomas Devereux.[4][2]
Devereux married secondly a woman named Jane, but they had no children. She survived him, and married secondly to Thomas Vaughan; thirdly to Sir Edward Blount of Sodington; and finally to Thomas Poyntz, Esq., of Alderley, Gloucestershire[4] She was living in 1522.[8]


On 6 November 1450 the escheator of Buckinghamshire was instructed to deliver the manor of Dorton to Elizabeth, widow of the late Baron Ferrers of Chartley. Inquisition demonstrated that her heir was Anne, wife of Walter Devereux. His father was attainted for treason in 1452 for supporting Richard, Duke of York, on his march to London, and confrontation with the king at Dartford Heath. On 6 March 1453 he attended Parliament as Lord Ferrers, and represented Herefordshire in place of his father. On 17 March 1453 Walter and Anne Devereux were granted livery of her father’s lands as she was 14 years of age or older.[9]

On 20 March 1453 the escheators were order to take the fealty of Walter Devereux for his wife’s lands.[b] On 24 January 1454 the escheator of Warwickshire released to Walter and Anne Devereux her lands there.[c] An agreement was acknowledged on 4 March 1454 between Walter and Anne Devereux and Elizabeth, widow of the late Sir William Ferrers of Charteley, that they will honor her dower rights when she enters the church, and Anne will receive the inheritance of these estates when she is 21 years of age.[10] On 8 June 1455 Urias and Elizabeth de la Hay, and Henry and Joan ap Griffith, granted to Walter Devereux and his father, Sir William Herbert; John Barrow; and Miles Skull a moiety of Wellington manor, and Adzor manor; and 100 acres of land and 20 shillings of rent in Wellington forever. Devereux acquired half the manor of Tonge, Shropshire, on 1 November 1456 as his wife’s inheritance from a distant cousin, Sir Richard Vernon.[11]

Walter Devereux and William Mayell acquired from Henry Gryffith of Bakton and Thomas Herbert of Billingsley the wardship and marriage of Thomas, minor heir of Edmund de Cornewaylle on 1 July 1453.[12] Walter Devereux and his father were appointed on 14 December 1453 to investigate the escape of prisoners in Herefordshire.[13] On 22 May 1455 Richard, 3rd Duke of York, led the Yorkists to victory at the First Battle of St Albans, and captured Henry VI. On 25 May the Duke crowned Henry VI again, and was re-instated as Protector of the Realm. Walter Devereux’s father was pardoned shortly after at the Parliament meeting on 9 July 1455. Over the next several years the Devereux’s carried on an intermittent war with the Tudor’s along the Welsh Marches. Walter Devereux, along with other prominent Yorkists of Herefordshire, were placed under a recognizance of 5000 marks on 13 May 1457 if they did not immediately present themselves for imprisonment at Marshalsea.[14] His father was added to the group on 2 June.

Following his father’s death on 22 April 1459, Walter Devereux assumed his place as the Steward of York’s lands in Radnor, and in the Duke’s retinue.[15] He was with the Duke of York at the Battle of Ludford Bridge on 12 October 1459, but surrendered and threw himself on the King’s mercy when York fled to Ireland following the defeat. Granted his life, he was attainted on 20 November 1459, and his lands awarded to Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham.[16] Devereux was permitted in 1460 to redeem his properties for a fine of 500 marks.[17][18]

On 26 June 1460 the earls of Warwick and Salisbury landed at Sandwich, and raised a Yorkist rebellion. They marched on London, and captured Henry VI at the Battle of Northampton on 10 July 1460. Walter Devereux was appointed to arrest and imprison any in Herefordshire resisting the rebellion,[19][20] Richard of York returned to England and Walter Devereux attended Parliament on 7 October as a knight of the shire for Herefordshire. The Duke became Protector of the Realm again on 31 October, and Devereux was granted a general pardon.

In December 1460 Walter Devereux accompanied Edward, Earl of March, to Wales to raise an army to counter a Lancastrian rebellion led by the Tudor’s. On 30 December Richard, 3rd Duke of York, was killed at the Battle of Wakefield, and a Lancastrian army moved south towards London. Devereux fought on behalf of Edward, now the 4th Duke of York, at his victory in the Battle of Mortimer's Cross on 2 February 1461, and commanded his left wing.[21] He remained at the side of the future Edward IV on his advance from Gloucester to London. The Lancastrian army marching south was again victorious at the Second Battle of St Albans on 17 February, and recovered Henry VI here. On 3 March 1461, Walter Devereux was present at the council held at Baynard’s Castle where it was resolved that Edward would be made King, and rode at his side to Westminster where Henry VI was deposed in absentia and Edward IV proclaimed King of England.

Walter Devereux was with the army as Edward IV marched north, and fought in the victory at the Battle of Towton on 29 March 1461, where he was knighted.[22] On 8 July Devereux was appointed Justice of the Peace, and place on the Commission of Array for Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, and Shropshire to raise troops to stamp out Lancastrian resistance in Wales.[23] He was also placed on a commission of Oyer and terminer to inquire into all treasons, insurrections and rebellions in South Wales, and granted the authority to receive submission into the king’s peace of rebels.[24] In September Walter Devereux met with the king and William Herbert at Ludlow Castle where they were assigned to take into the king’s hands all the castles, lordships, manors, land and possessions of the late Humphrey, Duke of Buckingham, in South Wales.[25] On 30 September 1461, Herbert and Devereux captured Pembroke Castle. On 16 October Herbert and Devereux defeated the Lancastrians under Pembroke and Exeter at the Battle of Twt Hill effectively ending resistance in Wales. Walter Devereux attended Parliament on 4 November 1461, but was back in Wales for the capture of Denbigh Castle in January 1462.

On 10 February 1462 Devereux is again Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, and will effectively retain these offices for the rest of his life, and at times extend his authority to Shropshire as well.[26][27][28] On 20 February 1462 Devereux received an extensive grant of forfeited lands for his service,[29] and is assigned to raise further troops in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. John Salwey granted the manor of Stanford, Worcestershire, to Walter Devereux on 18 April, and Herbert and Devereux captured Carreg Cennen Castle in Wales in May 1462.

In October 1462 Margaret of Anjou landed and raised a Lancastrian rebellion in northern England. Devereux accompanied King Edward on an expedition to the north in November 1462, which put the rebellion down by January 1463. Walter attended Parliament on 29 April 1463 where he was rewarded with an exemption from the crown’s Act of Resumption revoking various gifts and grants.[d]

On 18 June 1463 Devereux was appointed as Constable of Aberystwyth Castle for life,[30] and 10 August 1464 joint keeper of the Haywood in Herefordshire.[31] In late 1467 he was granted Oyer and terminer in Wales with power to pardon or arrest, and specifically tasked with investigating counterfeiting, clipping, sweating and other falsifications of money.[32] This was extended into Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Shropshire in early 1468,[33] and Devonshire and Gloucestershire later in the year.[34] Devereux was further rewarded on 30 May 1468 with the grant of the custody of all castles, lordships, manors, lands, rents, and possessions with knights’ fees, advowsons, courts leet, views of frankpledge, fairs, markets, privileges and franchises of the late Sir Roger Corbet,[35] and in the king’s hands by reason of the minority his son and heir, Richard.[e] In June 1468 Jasper Tudor, 1st Earl of Pembroke, landed near Harlech Castle and captured Denbigh. Walter Devereux and William Herbert were assigned to raise an army in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and the marches of Wales to attack the rebels;[36] and on 14 August 1468 Harlech castle finally surrendered to the Yorkists.

In 1468 Edward IV announced his intent to invade France. On 3 August 1468 Walter Devereux was assigned to muster at Gravesend with his men for service overseas,[37] but other events in the kingdom prevented this from occurring. On 12 February 1469 he was commanded to deliver prisoners to the gaol of Hereford Castle.[38] On 22 May he was appointed to a commission of Oyer and terminer for the counties of York, Cumberland, and Westmoreland; and the city of York.[39] He was probably at the Battle of Edgecote Moor on 26 July 1469 when the Earl of Warwick defeated King Edward, and Devereux’s brother-in-law, William Herbert, was killed. Edward IV was captured, but Warwick was forced to release him within a few months. By September 1469 Walter Devereux was assigned to raise new troops for the Yorkists in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, and Worcestershire.[40] On 16 November he was rewarded with the grant of the offices of Constable of the Castles of Brecon, Hay, and Huntington; and Steward of the Lordships of Brecon, Hay and Huntington during the minority of Henry Stafford.[41]

On 6 January 1470 he was granted Oyer and terminer over Wales.[42] He probably fought for Edward IV at the resounding victory of the Battle of Losecoat Field, which resulted in the flight of the earl of Warwick and Duke of Clarence to France. On 26 March Devereux was assigned to raise additional troops in Herefordshire to defend against the rebels.[43] On 28 July 1470 he was rewarded with appointment as sheriff of Caernarfonshire and Master-Forester of the Snowdon Hills in North Wales for life.[44]

On 13 September 1470 after Edward IV had been lured north to deal with rebels, Warwick landed at Plymouth raising a Lancastrian rebellion in his rear. Edward was forced to flee to Flanders, and Henry VI was readapted to the throne of England on 3 October. When Edward IV returns landing at Ravenspur, Yorkshire, on 14 March 1471, Devereux joined him for the victory at the Battle of Barnet on 14 April 1471, which deposed Henry VI once again. Walter Devereux was assigned to raise more troops in Shropshire, and Herefordshire,[45] and fought at the Battle of Tewkesbury on 4 May 1471 where Edward IV finally secured his throne. Devereux is at the king’s side when he entered London in triumph, and was one of the Lords who swore in the Parliament Chamber at Westminster on 3 July 1471 to accept Edward, Prince of Wales, as heir to the crown.[46] On 27 August he was granted the power to receive the submission of all rebels in South Wales and the marches,[47] and to raise an army in South Wales, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and the marches to resist Jasper Tudor.[48]

He was selected on 20 February 1473 to serve on the Council of Wales as a tutor and councilor of the king’s heir until the Prince of Wales reached the age of 14 years.[49] On 26 February 1474 he was assigned to raise troops in Herefordshire and Shropshire to suppress another rebellion.[50] On 1 July Margaret, widow of John Walsh and wife of Henry Turner, remised and quitclaimed (for 9L annually during her life) to Walter Devereux the following in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire: Andrews manor; 1 messuage, 20 acres of land, and 20 acres of pasture; and a moiety of La Mote manor. She also quitclaimed 1 messuage in Holborn (London). On 25 October Walter Devereux, Lord Dacre, and the king’s chaplain were granted the collation to the next vacant prebend in the king’s College of St George within Windsor Castle.[51][52]

On 26 May 1475 Devereux and others were granted a license to found a perpetual guild in St Bride's Church near his London properties.[53] He was with Edward IV when he led an army into France in July, and at the Conference at Saint-Christ in Vermandois, France, on 13 August where the king agreed to withdraw in exchange for a yearly payment.[54] Devereux was rewarded on 31 January 1476 with the grant of the manor and lordship of Wigston, Leicestershire, in the king’s hands following the attainder of John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford; and the Welshman, a brewhouse outside Ludgate in the ward of Farringdon Without (St Martin parish, London).[55]

Over the next 4 years Walter Devereux served on various commissions of Oyer and terminer in Middlesex, Yorkshire, and London.[56] On 14 February 1480 he is identified as a member of the king’s council hearing petitions in the Star Chamber at Westminster.[57] Devereux was assigned on 12 June 1481 to survey the land of the king’s lordship of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire; the land of Thomas, abbot of Waltham, in Essex; and the boundary between the counties there.[58]

As a member of the Council of Wales, Walter Devereux was probably with Edward V when he was declared king following the sudden death of Edward IV on 9 April 1483. It would be expected that he accompanied Edward as he set out for London, and was probably among the retinue that was dismissed when Richard, Duke of Glouucester intercepted them at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire on 29 April. Following the deposition of Edward V and crowning of the Duke as Richard III on 6 July 1483, Walter Devereux transferred his allegiance to the new king and was confirmed as Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, and Hertfordshire. On 1 August Walter Devereux of Ferrers; his son, Sir John Devereux of Ferrers; and others were assigned in Herefordshire to assess and appoint collectors of the subsidies granted by the last Parliament from aliens (with the exception of the nations and merchants of Spain, Brittany and Almain).[59] Devereux attended Parliament on 23 January 1484,[60] and was assigned to raise an army on 1 May 1484 in Hertfordshire, and Herefordshire.[61] He was rewarded with the grant of Cheshunt manor, Hertfordshire, for life on 12 August;[62] and assigned to investigate certain treasons and offenses committed by William Colingbourne late of Lidyard, Wiltshire; and John Turburville late of Firemayne, Dorset.[63]

Elevation to Peerage and Honors[edit]
On 26 July 1461 Walter Devereux was raised to the rank of Baron in right of his wife and on account of his great services against Henry VI, the Duke of Exeter, the earls of Pembroke and Wiltshire, and the other rebels and traitors, thereby becoming Lord Ferrers.

On 24 April 1472 he was honored by creation as a Knight of the Garter.


Walter Devereux supported Richard III of England during his reign, and fought by his side at the Battle of Bosworth (22 August 1485). There, Lord Ferrers commanded in the vanguard under John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, alongside Sir Robert Brackenbury and Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. Devereux was slain during the initial fight with the opposing van under John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, fighting next to the young John, Lord Zouche. An in-law, Sir John Ferrers, was also killed at Bosworth. He was attainted after his death on 7 November 1485.

Devereux, Sir Walter KG, 7th Baron Ferrers of Chartley (I47641)
40528 Walter Fitz Robert, 2nd Lord of Little Dunmow
Born c.1124
Died 1198
Essex, England
Family de Clare

Walter Fitz Robert of Woodham Walter[a] (c.1124–1198), 2nd Lord of Little Dunmow, Essex, was steward under Stephen of England ,[1] having succeeded to that position upon the death of his father, Robert Fitz Richard. Baron Walter died in 1198, and was buried at Little Dunmow, in the choir of the priory of Austin canons.

Marriage and children

Walter Fitz Robert was married twice. Sources conflict as to which of the two wives (Maud de Lucy or Margaret de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey I de Bohun) was the first wife.[b] He and Maud de Lucy, daughter of Richard de Luci, had the following children:

Robert Fitzwalter, a Magna Carta Surety
Alice Fitz Walter, married Gilbert Peche. His father, Hamon Peche, was sheriff of Cambridgeshire. His mother, Alice Peverel, inherited, with her sisters, the estate of Picot of Cambridge from their father, who was the son of Pain Peverel (standard bearer to Robert Curthose in the Holy Land). The sisters inherited when their only brother, William, died in Jerusalem. Descendants include Elizabeth de Burgh and Dionisie de Munchensi.[5][6]
When Robert, and his co-conspirators, fled after being implicated in the 1212 plot against King John, John required that the Barons present hostages to show their loyalty. Alice and Gilbert Peche had the same requirement placed against them; one of their hostages was their daughter, Alice.[7]



Jump up ^ Alternately spelled "Walter FitzRobert"
Jump up ^ Compare [2] and [3] and [4]
Jump up ^ Amt 1993, p. 66.
Jump up ^ Burke 1831, p. 208.
Jump up ^ Burke 1866.
Jump up ^ Blomefield 1805.
Jump up ^ Richarson 2005, p. 497.
Jump up ^ Eyton 1859, p. 71.
Jump up ^ Powlett 1889, p. 395.


Amt, Emilie (1993). The Accession of Henry II in England: Royal Government Restored, 1149-1159. Boydell & Brewer. p. 66. ISBN 0-85115-348-8.
Blomefield, Francis; Charles Parkin (1805). An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. Norfolk (England). p. 4.
Burke, John (1831). A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland: Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 208.
Burke, Bernard (1866). A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct. Harrison.
Eyton, Robert (1859). Antiquities of Shropshire, Volume 9. J.R. Smith. p. 71.
Powlett, C. L. W. (1889). The Battle Abbey Roll: With Some Account of the Norman Lineages. 2.
Richardson, Douglas (2005). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 497. ISBN 0-8063-1759-0. 
FitzRobert, Sir Walter Knight, 2nd Loard of Little Dunmow (I46160)
40529 Walter FitzRobert de Clare, Lord of Little Dunmow

son of Robert FitzWalter (Magna Carta Surety) and Rohese

married Ida (Idonea) de Longespee de Salisbury (daughter of Ela de Salisbury and William Longespee son of Henry II - they apparently had *two* daughters named Ida. [He married the younger one.]


Ela Fitz Walter b abt 1245, of Maxstoke and Solihull, Warwickshire, England. She md Sir William de Odingsells, Justiciar of Ireland, abt 1258, son of William de Odingsells and Joan.

The instability of surnames at this early period is shown by his being known as both "FitzWalter" (a genuine surname) and "FitzRobert" (a Norman patronymic). 
FitzRobert, Sir Walter Knight (I43152)
40530 Walter Hillis confirmed this event per a telephone conversation, January 10, 2016, Source (S8872)
40531 Walter Hillis confirmed this event per email message, January 14, 2016, Source (S8898)
40532 Walter Hillis confirmed this event per email message, January 15, 2016, Source (S8921)
40533 Walter Hillis confirmed this event per email message, January 18, 2016, Source (S8948)
40534 Walter Hillis sent this image of his great, grandfather, January 15, 2016, Source (S8920)
40535 Walter Hillis submitted and confirmed this family event per email message, January 120, 2016, Source (S8961)
40536 Walter Hillis submitted and confirmed this family event per email message, January 20, 2016, Source (S8960)
40537 Walter Hillis submitted this information about his children, January 11, 2016,, downloaded January 11, 2016 by David A. Hennessee Source (S8873)
40538 Walter Hillis, author of a biography of Richard Leek Gillentine, contrubted to Tennessee Genealogy Trails - Van Buren County - Biographies,, abstracted January 7, 2016 by David A. Hennessee Source (S8855)
40539 Walter L. Hillis sent his pedigree-ahnentafel January 4, 2016, Source (S8834)
40540 Walter Lee Gillentine, 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, in Fort Worth. Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Committal with military honors: 12:45 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Biggers Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Odyssey Hospice in Mr. Gillentine's name.

Mr. Gillentine, a lifelong area resident, served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954. He retired from TXU as a control room supervisor. Walter was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Peggy; grandson, John; and a sister, Jeanette. Survivors: Wife, Theresa M. Gillentine of Saginaw; son, David Gillentine and fiancee, Becky, of Arlington; daughters, Pamela Dean and husband, Jimmy John, of Boyd and Patti Cruz of Arlington; brother, Terry Gillentine; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Published in Star-Telegram on August 21, 2010 
Gillentine, Walter Lee McCraven (I20961)
40541 Walter Lee Hennessee, 86, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Olena Lockhart Guffey.

Survivors include his wife, Reba Hennessee, Dunlap; son, Dale Hennessee, Dunlap; daughters, Susan (Mike) Mataway, Michigan and Donna Hennesse, Dunlap; grandchildren, Melissa, Traci, Kevin, Alisha, Chad, and Blake; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will held at 10 a.m. CST Tuesday, Aug. 18 in the Ewton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 at the Ewton Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements. 
Hennessee, Walter Lee (I938)
40542 Walter Parker Harding, Jr. | Telephone Interview | 5 Oct 2011 Source (S44479)
40543 Walter was beheaded in Edinburgh (some sources say Stirling) for his involvement in the murder of his nephew King James I of Scotland. Stewart, Sir Walter Lord Brechin, Earl of Atholl (I35742)
40544 Walter was the son of George Smith & Sinia Jane Hale Inglis. He married Georgia Nell Grizzle and had sons George Walter & John, daughters Judy Kay & Dale Inglis. Inglis, John Walter (I29529)
40545 Waltham Abbey is a market town of about 20,400 people in Epping Forest District in the southwest of the county of Essex, 24 km (15 mi) NNE of central London on the Greenwich Meridian, between the River Lea in the west and Epping Forest in the east.

Waltham Abbey takes its name from the Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross, a scheduled ancient monument that was prominent in the town's early history.

more ... 
Plantagenet, Lady Elizabeth Princess of England (I43569)
40546 Wanda Grissom Cantrell | Telecon Interview | 15 Feb 2014 | 727.544.5483 Source (S53427)
40547 Wanda Muncey Gant Records

Wanda Muncey Gant is a Warren County, Tennessee native who began researching families in 1976, in 1995 appointed to the newly formed Warren County Historical Commission being Chairman in 1998; a member of the past Warren County Historical Society, founding member of Warren County Genealogical Association in 1992, founding member of Friends of the Magness Library in 1984, past Regent of the Lt. James Sheppard Daughters of the American Revolution and presently Chaplain of the DAR chapter, past President of the Col. John H. Savage chapter Daughters of the Confederacy; past vice-president of the Eliza Lyon Mitchell chapter of the Questors; participant and contributor to various genealogical and historical societies both in Tennessee and other states; the author of several family history books.

Ms. Gant is not available to do research, so please – no inquiries. If you have questions about any material here, please contact the site coordinator.

Warren County Jail Petition, ca1820
Surname List from 1820 Warren County Census
A ca. 1830 Petition from Warren County
1830 Warren County Census
1836 Warren County Tax List
1838 Warren County Tax List
Surname List from 1840 Warren County Census
1850 Warren County Mortality Schedule
Warren County 1854 Tax List
Warren County Soldiers from Commissions of Officers in the Tennessee Militia
A Short List of Warren County Tennesseans Who Filed With The Southern Claims Commission, 1871-1873 
Gant, Wanda Muncey (I45801)
40548 Wanda Muncey Gant | Warren Co., TN Genealogist | GANT@BLomand.Net Source (S50778)
40549 Wanda Muncy Gant, Family Group Record, 562 Gant Hollow Lane, McMinnville,TN
United States Census, 1860 for Mary Stotts,Grundy Co.,TN 
Source (S27410)
40550 Wanda Muncy Gant, Family Group Record, 562 Gant Hollow Lane, McMinnville,TN
Source (S398)
40551 Wanda Muncy Gant, Family Group Record, 562 Gant Hollow Lane, McMinnville,TN
37110 & 1870 Warren Census, p. 134 
Source (S17875)
40552 Wanda Muncy Gant, Family Group Record, 562 Gant Hollow Lane, McMinnville,TN
37110,"Warren County,TN Cemetery Book 2",p. 223 
Source (S27402)
40553 War of 1812 Veteran
Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd West Tennessee Militia

Son of John Hammons Sr. and Mary _____.

Husband of:
1) Nancy Green (c.1783-c.1807)
2) Mary "Polly" Hampton (c.1791-1858)

Father of:
1) James Hammons Sr.
2) William Hammons
3) Talitha (Hammons) Powell
4) Elizabeth "Betsy" (Hammons) Sullivan
5) Reuben Hammons
6) Caroline A. (Hammons) Hoover
7) Mary Ann (Hammons) Coulson
8) John Hammons
9) Minerva Ann (Hammons) McGee
10) Rebecca E. (Hammons) Jones
11) Leroy Hammons Jr.
12) Martha Ann (Hammons) Faulkner
13) Margaret (Hammons) Waites

Hammons, Lt. Col. Leroy (I16722)
40554 War of 1812 veteran... Marler, Stephen (I17740)
40555 Ward 1, Family F12564
40556 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Frances, N. (I554)
40557 Ward 10, Civil District 1 Byars, Senith Mae "Senie" (I710)
40558 Ward 10, Civil District 1 Young, Jewell Brown "JB" (I721)
40559 Ward 2, Marion City, Marion Township Hennessee, James Robert "Jim Bob" (I31219)
40560 Ward 6 Family F7742
40561 Ward,James & Grace Simmons;825 Apache Trail,McMinnville,TN 37110
Source (S33807)
40562 Ward,James Allen;Personal Knowledge,825 Apache Trail,McMinnville,TN 37110
Tel:615/473-7241;"Our People",p.48 
Source (S33789)
40563 Ware, Rowland W. Pvt.,Sgt. E CSR,Womack
Enlisted 5/15/61. Granted a sick furlough home on 6/7/61. Promoted to 2nd Sgt. 5/8/62.

Severely wounded at Perryville 10/8/62. Died from the effects of wound.

Settlement claim filed by Willis Ware (father) in Warren co. in 4/63. Womack sold him a Colt repeating pistol for $17 on 11/6/61.

View the monument dedicated to the 16th Tennessee Regiment at the courthouse in McMinnville, TN.

Ware, Rowland W. (I34575)
40564 Wares from McMinnville, TN circa 1840-1870Post Response | Return to Index
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Wares from McMinnville, TN circa 1840-1870
Posted By: Len Ware <>
Date: Thursday, 13 December 2001, at 8:29 p.m.
My gggrandfather was one Tennessee Absalom Ware from McMinnville. I believe his
father was a Wiley Ware who is said to be a son of the Rev. War verteran, Roland
Ware who lived to be 103 and is buried in S Liberty Cemetery in Athens.
If there are any Ware cousins who just happen to still live in McMinnville, will
you please contact me?
Absalom Ware married Drucilla Stiles, daughter of Maria Stiles who was widowed
in the 1850 census of Warren Co. They had six sons, Henry Horace, John Roland,
William Edward, Charles Thomas, George Washington and Leighton Farrell. All six
are buried in Jonesboro, AR where the family migrated to via Mississippi around
the turn of the century.
If you are related please contact me.
My mailing address is:
Len Ware 2400 Oakbrook Jonesboro, Arkansas 72437 870-935-9219
Family oral history relates that Absalom Ware first joined the Condederacy
during the Civil War and then went AWOL and joined up with the Union.
This was a great source of shame for the family for many years even up to the
time of my father's death in 1981. He told me to never try to research any of
the family history and to never visit McMinnville, Tennessee because I would be
upset by what I would find. Well, dad is gone now and can't whip me so I'm
really courious as to what the big family secret is. It's rumored that we may
have a mulatto relative or two. Oh well, if President Jefferson committed the
same transgression then I guess the Wares should quit bowing their heads in
shame! :)
Your Arkansas Cousin,
Len Ware
Ware, Wiley (I19657)
40565 WARNING: There is a lot of conflicting information out there regarding Gov. William Stone, especially concerning when he immigrated and who his wives were.

Some say he immigrated as 35-year-old Maximilian Stone with wife Elizabeth Sprigg on the "Temperance" in 1620, some say he immigrated to Virginia in 1628, some say he came on the "Alexander" in 1635.

If he were 35 in 1620, his birthdate would be about 1585. It may be that he went back and forth to England and is therefore listed on more than one ship's list. Some show he married three times to Elizabeth Sprigg, Verlinda Graves and Verlinda Cotton. Virtual American Biographies says Gov. Stone died about 1695 in Charles Co., MD. "William Stone had one wife: Verlinda Graves. Verlinda Graves' sister Ann was married to a Cotton (who named William Stone as brother-in-law in his will), and her sister Katherine was married to a Sprigg (whom William Stone names 'brother Sprigg' in his will). Sloppy research seems responsible for his gaining two extra wives." --Christopher J. Handy "William came to the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 1620 with his wife Elizabeth and a son of nine months. They came over on the ship 'The Temperance' where william was listed as Maximillian Stone, age 36 years, and his wife, Elizabeth Stone, age 19 years, and their son of nine months. Maximillian (William) was one of Sir George Yeardley's men. (Many names on the passenger list for this ship were misspelled, so it is possible that his full name was William Maximillian Stone or McWilliam Stone) The ship landed at Hog Island. (Later known as James City County)" --Lois Branch Database, source: The Complete Book of Emigrants "William's first wife was Elizabeth Sprigg, sister of Thomas Sprigg, whom he married in England, and by whom he had Thomas and Elizabeth Stone. (Baltimore Sun, Maryland, Sunday, July 8, 1906 and Baltimore Sun, Nov 11, 1908). After her death, he married Verlinda Graves, daughter of Thomas Graves. William married third, Miss Verlinda Stone, the sister of the Rev. Mr. William Cotton, who had wed Anne Graves. (Proof of wife Elizabeth Sprigg: William's will in which he mentions 'Brother Sprigg'; and an assignment of Thomas Stone, son of William, 'right of 100 acres of land to my Uncle Thomas Sprigg'...Land Office, Lib. 5., Folder 182)." --Lois Branch Database "William Stone was born in England around 1603 and came from a well-known merchant family in London. However, William chose to come to America, and migrated to Virginia in 1628. He was successful there, working as a merchant and planter. He was respected by his neighbors and was appointed justice of the peace and then sheriff in Accomack County, Virginia... William Stone and his wife Verlinda came to Maryland in 1648. That same year Stone was given a great opportunity. With civil war still going on in England and with many new Protestant settlers in Maryland, Lord Baltimore wanted to appoint a Protestant Governor. He chose William Stone, probably partly to reward Stone for promising to bring hundreds of settlers to Maryland. Stone served as Governor for six years until some of the more radical Protestants, called Puritans, gained control of the government and began to pass laws which restricted religious freedom." --Exploring America's Roots "Gov. William Stone was born in Eng c 1603 and had an unknown wife there. He came with son Richard (13) on ship Alexander c 1635 and landed near Jamestown Va. Also some siblings - Robert and John and maybe a sister came with him. He married Verlinda Cotton - the daughter of Jane and Rev. John Cotton who came with her widowed mother to be with her brother. She is often mistakenly referred to as Verlinda Graves.

Lord Baltimore was looking for a protestant Gov for Md. who respected religious freedom so he brought John to Md in 1635 and made him Gov.

Their children were:

1. Thomas STONE was born in 1635.
2. Richard STONE b.1622 died in Jun 1657 in Maryland. Notes for Richard STONE: The Passenger List for the Ship Alexander, lists Richard Stone, 13 years, on May 2, 1635.
3. John STONE, Gentleman 4 Elizabeth STONE (Oldest daughter) 5. Mary STONE 6. Catherine STONE 7. Matthew Stone This inf. is very well documented in a book called - Stones of Poynton Manor (that was in the family for 150 years)." --Genforum Posting by Stevie Lifkin "William was probably the McWilliam Stone who brought Andrew Stone over in 1635."

--Lois Branch Database, source: Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666 "William took the Oath as Commissioner of Accomack in August 1633."
--Lois Branch Database, source: Order Book, Northampton County, VA, Volume I

"The Lord Baltimore of Maryland appointed William as Governor of Maryland and gave him his commission as such on 6 August 1648.

Thus, William took his family and several hundred other Nonconformists from Virginia to Maryland. This was the beginning of the first Protestant Government of Maryland. William convened the General Assembly of Maryland on 2 April 1649. This Assembly was composed of men from many religions, but the majority were Protestant. They passed the 'Act Concerning Religion' (Act of Tolerance) on 21 April 1649." --Lois Branch Database

"William and his family moved to Maryland and settled at St. Michael's Hundred. He took the office as the first Protestant Governor of Maryland during very troubled times and was taken out of office by the Puritans who were opposed to Lord Baltimore in 1652. His office was restored to him and he served until 1654. He was then replaced by a board of ten commissioners. On Sunday afternoon on the 25th of March in 1655, he led the 'Battle of Severn' at Providence (now Annapolis). This was the first battle in America where Americans fought against other Americans. William was wounded which led to his defeat and capture. He was sentenced by the Puritan Court to be shot, but was saved by the intercession of the people of the colony and given full pardon." --Lois Branch Database

"In 1658, Charles County, Maryland was formed from St. Mary's County and in the fall of that year William was granted a tract of land from Lord Baltimore for his 'good and faithful service'. This land was known as 'Poynton Manor' and was located on Nanjemoy Creek (now known as Avon Creek) in the southwestern part of Charles County, somewhere between the settlements of Welcome and Hilltop, on the south side of the road that connected them. The Lord Baltimore named William a member of the Privy Council in 1658, when the confidence in Lord Baltimore was restored, and served as justice of the Provincial Court." --Lois Branch Database

"William died at his home 'Avon Manor' in Charles County, MD. William left a will dated 3 Dec 1659, it was proved on 15 January 1660, and probated 21 Dec 1660.

He named his wife Verlinda (Cotton) Stone, and his children: eldest son Thomas; eldest daughter, Elizabeth; and other children. He also mentioned his brother Richard; brother Capt. John who was killed by Indians, and 'Brother Sprigg'." --Lois Branch Database

"His great-grandson, Thomas, signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Charles county, Maryland, in 1743" --Virtual American Biographies FROM ST. MARY'S CITY, MEN'S CAREER FILES, MSA SC 5094: Stone, William ( 1603 - 1660 ) Wife: Verlinda, daughter of Thomas Graves. Siblings: Andrew, John, Matthew, Richard. Children: Thomas (m. Mary), Richard, John, Matthew (m. Margery), Elizabeth (m. William Calvert), Mary (m. 1. John Thomas, 2. Robert Doyne), Catherine. Stone arrived in Virginia by 1628, and after 1648 divided his time between St. Marys and Charles Counties. Local Offices: justice of peace (Accomack County, Virginia), 1633, 1635-1639, 1641-1645, 1647-1648; Hungars Parish Vestry (Accomack County, Virginia), 1635; sheriff (Accomack County, Virginia), 1634, 1640, 1646; Burgess (Accomack County, Virginia), 1642. Provincial Offices: governor of Maryland, 1648-1656 (replaced by Parliamentary Commissioners, March-June, 1652, 1654-1656); Council, 1656-1660; justice, Provincial Court, 1658-1660; Upper House, 1658 (did not attend). Military Offices: captain, 1659. Land at death: 3000 a. plus, including Nangemy Manor, land at Bustards Island. Notes on this website are authored by Larry Overmire, unless noted otherwise. Permission of the author is required to reproduce elsewhere.

Sources: 1) Kenneth Lemmon Database, 19 Dec 2004 &db=lemken&id=I08732 2) Ancestors of Jennie Hollis McArdle, Website 2005 3) Spriggs Archives, posting by Tim Mattingly,, 7 Dec 1999 4) Genforum, Gov. Stone & Spriggs/Graves children, 1999 5) Genforum posting by Stevie Lifkin, information from family history, "Stones of Poynton Manor,", 10 Aug 1999 6) Genforum posting by Herbert A. Wheat, Re: Gov. Stone & Spriggs/Graves children, 28 Jan 2000 7) "Gov. Willam Stone of Maryland", "Genealogical Gleamings in England" July,1895, pg. 314-316 8) ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM STONE, GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND, 1648-1655, by Elliot Stone, Riverdale, N.Y. 9) Virtual American Biographies, Edited Appletons Encyclopedia, 2005 (birthdate and place) 10) Exploring America's Roots, Library, Maryland Public Television, 2005 11) Pamela Smith Database, 18 Oct 2004 (date of will, christening date) &db=:3001815&id=I582108300 12) Lois Branch Database, 15 May 2004 &db=loisbranch&id=I17053 13) "Descendants From First Families of Virginia and Maryland", by Maude Crowe 14) The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660, P. W. Coldham, Genealogical Pub. Co. Baltimore, MD, 1987 15) Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666, G. C. Greer, Baltimore Genealogical Pub. Co. , 1960 16) Order Book, Northampton County, VA, Volume I 17) Virginia Magazine of History, St. George, Vol III, page 272 18) Baltimore Sun, Nov 11, 1903 19) "Southern Relatives", by Dixie Hammonds, pub. 1965, Vol III 20) "Southern Relatives", by Dixie Hammonds, pub. 1964, Vol I 21) The Genealogy of Thomas Stone, Website 2005 22) Post em by Christopher J. Handy,, 8 Jun 2006 23) History of Early Maryland, by Rev. Theodore C. Gambrall, A. M., D.D. Published by Thomas Whittaker, New York, 1893 24) St. Mary's City, Men's Career Files, MSA SC 5094, Dr. Lois Green Carr's Biographical Files of 17th and 18th Century Marylanders, Maryland State Archives Website 2006 _UID: ABCFB0202B174D06B67302A12CEC7480B72C Change Date: 3 APR 2007 Marriage 1 Verlinda * Graves b: ABT 1618 in Southampton Co., VA Married: Change Date: 8 JUN 2006 Note: 06:25 Children Richard (Immigrant, abt 1635 "Alexander") Stone b: ABT 1624 Thomas (of Stone?s Desire) * Stone b: Abt 1628-1635 in Baltimore Co., MD Elizabeth Stone b: ABT 1644 John Stone b: 1648 in Hungars Parrish, Accomack, VA Catherine Stone b: AFT 1649 in Maryland Matthew Stone b: 1658 in Maryland Sources: Media: Website Title: Genealogy of Fast, Shriver, Burns, Scott, McKibben, including descendants of Revolutionary War Hero

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Stone, William Maximillian (I27588)
40566 Warren Cantrell: Mary moved to Madison Co.,AL after the death of LJC. LNU, Mary Gertrude "Gertrude" (I5291)
40567 Warren County Genealogical Association, Volume III, Spring '94, No. 1. Source (S41033)
40568 Warren County Genealogical Association, Volume III, Winter '94, No. 4.
Michael Fromholt: 
Source (S25929)
40569 Warren County Genealogical Association, Volume III, Winter '94, No. 4. Source (S12833)
40570 Warren County Genealogical Association, Volume III, Winter '94, No. 4. and
"Wes Dodson's Notes, Book No. 1", p. 175 
Source (S12832)
40571 Warren County Genealogical Association, Volume XX, Nos 3 & 4, Fall & Winter 2011 Source (S44728)
40572 Warren County Genealogical Association, Volume XXII, Spring & Summer 2013 Source (S49560)
40573 Warren County Marriage Book:
"W.T. Caton to C.T. Thomison, June 6, 1894, L. Safley, M.G."
He must have been married before...DAH 
Caton, Jeremiah "Jerry" (I3844)
40574 Warren County Marriage Book; "R.E. Martin to Martha Cantrell, Jan.14, 1892, F.G. Womack, J.P.". Cantrell, Martha M. (I4246)
40575 Warren County Marriage Book; "R.E. Martin to Martha Cantrell, Jan.14, 1892, F.G. Womack, J.P.". Family F8869
40576 Warren County Marriage Book; "Robert Cantrell to Millie Miller, March 7, 1894, P.G. Potter, M.G.". Cantrell, Robert Franklin "Frank" (I4245)
40577 Warren County Marriage Records 1852-1900, by Fred Clark, accessed September 15th, 2016 by David A. Hennesee Source (S9671)
40578 Warren County Marriage Records 1852-1900, by Fred Clark, retrieved or revisited, recorded & uploaded to the URL,, Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, by David A. Hennessee, Source (S11517)
40579 Warren County Marriage Records 1852-1900, by Fred Clark, revisited or retrieved, recorded & uploaded to the website,, Sunday, October 15th, 2017, by David A. Hennessee, Source (S44617)
40580 Warren County resident and native Mabel Irene (Hennessee) Curtis, 78, died Feb. 7 at River Park Hospital after an extended illness.

She was an educator who taught in the Warren County School System for 41 years, all at Fairview and Irving College. A member of Smyrna Church of Christ and a graduate of MTSU, she was the daughter of the late John Louy and Minnie Ola McGee Hennessee Sr., and she was also preceded in death by sister Virginia Northcutt, and brother J.L. Hennessee Jr.

She is survived by husband Elvin Curtis, daughter Sharon Patrick of McMinnville, grandson and granddaughter-in-law Jason and Tabitha Patrick of McMinnville, and great-grandsons Lucas and Kendall Patrick.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at High's Funeral Home with Tim Long officiating. Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery. Visitation is today from 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. till the time of the service. 
Hennessee, Mabel Irene (I492)
40581 Warren County School System Maxwell, Glenn Keith "Keith" (I3401)
40582 Warren County, Tennessee Tax List 1812

The Tennessee State Archives

Transcribed by Betsy West

State of Tennessee, Warren County.

A list of the taxable inhabitants as returned by the Justice of the peace in the county aforesaid, to wit.

List returned by Christion Shell, Esqr. 
Merriman, William Sr. (I35361)
40583 Warren County,TN Circuit Court Minute Book 1 1842-1846, abstracted and
appeared in the WCGA Bulletin, Fall 1994, p. 14., & 1850 Warren Census, p. 25 
Source (S24643)
40584 Warren County,TN Circuit Court Minute Book 1 1842-1846, abstracted and
appeared in the WCGA Bulletin, Fall 1994. 
Source (S23253)
40585 Warren County,TN Will Book I, abstracted and compiled by Betty Moore Majors
and "Wes Dodson's Notes, Book No.1",p. 239 
Source (S41296)
40586 Warren County,TN Will Book I, abstracted and compiled by Betty Moore Majors. Source (S13771)
40587 Warren County,TN Will Book I, abstracted and compiled by Betty Moore Majors.,
1870 Van Buren Census, p. 39 
Source (S23053)
40588 Warren G. Cantrell

Services for retired Maj. Warren G. Cantrell, 84, of Killeen will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Lance Fadeley officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Killeen Memorial Park.

Cantrell died July 15, 2004, at a Temple hospital.

He was born July 14, 1920, in Archie, Mo., and entered the Army in 1942. He retired in 1967.

His awards and decorations included the Army of Occupation Medal, Japan with bronze star; the National Defense Service Medal with an oak leaf cluster; the Korean Service Medal with four bronze stars; the United Nations Service Medal; the Korea Presidential Unit Citation; and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with a 10-year Device.

He moved to Killeen in 1964. After his retirement, he became the family historian. He was a member of Disabled Veterans Chapter 147 and Woodsmen of the World. He was also a charter member of the West Bell County Genealogical Society and past president of The Friends of the Library.

Survivors include his wife, Eiko Cantrell of Killeen; one son, Thomas Cantrell of Houston; two daughters, Naomi McNamara of Weisbaden, Germany, and Amy Cantrell of Killeen; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Cantrell, Warren G(arnett) (I4321)
40589 Warren G. Cantrell (1920-2004) | Premier Conservator and source for "Cantrell" records and history Source (S4911)
40590 Warren G. Cantrell id's him as brother to George...DAH Wilkinson, John Marion (I7849)
40591 Warren G. Cantrell | Premier Conservator and source for "Cantrell" records and history | 1913 Willowbend Drive, Killeen, TX 76543 | Source (S4920)
40592 Warren G. Cantrell, premier conservator and source for "Cantrell" records
and history, 1913 Willowbend Drive,Killeen,TX 76543,"Warren County
Cemetery Book 1",p. 273 
Source (S13954)
40593 Warren G. Cantrell, premier conservator and source for "Cantrell" records
and history, 1913 Willowbend Drive,Killeen,TX 76543. & 1900 Warren Census,
p. 309 
Source (S16536)
40594 Warren G. Cantrell, Premier Conservator and source for "Cantrell" records and history,1913 Willowbend Drive, Killeen, TX 76543, Source (S849)
40595 Warren G. Cantrell| Premier Conservator and source for "Cantrell" records and history | 1913 Willowbend Drive, Killeen, TX 76543 | Source (S4905)
40596 Warren or Van Buren Co. Family F1472
40597 Was "Opechancanough" the same person as "Chief Eagle Plume"?

Michael A. Tipton says:
This question is directed to Helen C. Rountree.

I am descended from "John Dodds (or Dods)", from the Jamestown Colony. My people on the internet have claimed that he married "Jane Eagle Plume", the daughter of "Chief Eagle Plume". (I have no actual way of knowing if this was true or not.) While trying to filter though a lot of stuff on the internet, I found a person who "claimed" that "Opechancanough" was the same person as "Chief Eagle Plume". I have no idea if "Chief Eagle Plume" existed or not, or if this is the same person. I did find a reference to a translation of "Opechancanough" His name meant "He whose Soul is White" in the Algonquian language.[2] (From Wikipedia) I figured if anyone would know the answer to the question, you probably would. There are a LOT of people who are the descendants of "John Dodds" and "Jane Eagle Plume". I you can be of assistance, I would appreciate it. My email address is

Michael A Tipton
Charlotte NC
October 3 2009 
Plume, Chief Eagle (I26926)
40598 was a member of the American Revolution.Org. He was a Private in Captain Cox's Company of the Virginia Militia from Montgomery County, Virginia 1777. Hammons, John (I24239)
40599 Was a musician for many years. Retired as a refrigeration engineer. Margaret living with Daniel in Washington State. Hennessee, Alton Beech "Al" (I949)
40600 was a retiried from the school system where she had been the coordinator. in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, United States. Williamson, Judy (I37946)

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