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Elizabeth Robertson[1, 2]

Female Est 1710 - Bef 1761  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Robertson  [3, 4
    Born Est 1710  Bristol Parish, Brunswick Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1761  Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16784  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of William Walters
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2020 

    Father John Drury Stith,   b. Est 1629, Charles City Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Apr 1694, Brunswick Co., Virginia Colony [later Halifax] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Jane Gregory Drury,   b. Est 1630, Charles City Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1660 
    • Children named in the Will of John Stith:
      John, Drury, Jane, Elizabeth
    Family ID F4478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Walters,   b. 22 Sep 1699, Brunswick Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1763, Halifax Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 15 Mar 1721  Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Walters, Sr.,   b. 16 Jan 1727, Prince George Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1796, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +2. William Walters,   b. Abt 1722, Bristol Parish, Brunswick Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Robert to Georgia Walters, Sr.,   b. 30 Sep 1731, Prince George Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1794, Franklin Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. John Walters,   b. Est 1728, Prince George Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F5925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Virginia Heraldica - A Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor with Genealogical Notes of the Families Edited by William Armstrong Crozier, F.R.S., F.G.S.A. Virginia County Record Series Volume V. 1908
    Virginia Heraldica - A Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor with Genealogical Notes of the Families Edited by William Armstrong Crozier, F.R.S., F.G.S.A. Virginia County Record Series Volume V. 1908
    virginiaheraldic00croz.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lostclans&id=I3464.
      Land: VESTRY BOOK OF ANTRIM PARISH, HALIFAX COUNTY, VA 1752-1817
      The Vestry minutes also contain the following processioning order:
      16 Feb 1763
      Walters Hogan & Cornelius to Procession.
      Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 18th day of Augt. last past for this vestery to appoint Processioners according to law where upon it is ordered that Robert Walters, Thomas Walters, James Hogan & William Cornelius Procession all the Pattent Land in the following bounds. Beginning at Sandy Creek bridge thence up the Creek to Harriss Road down the River to the Cuntry [county] line thence down the line Cain Creek thence up Cain Creek to Wynne Road thence down the Road to Terrys Ferry Road thence along the same to the Beginning place and that they begin the said work by the last day of December & Return to the Vestery by the last day of March Ensuing an account of every persons land they shall procession and the Persons present at the same and what land in the said Bounds they failed to procession & the reason of such failure.

      Land: WILLIAM WALTERS and Elizabeth [WALTERS] were married. Elizabeth [WALTERS] died before 1761.1 Since it has been proved that the William Watters who married Elizabeth Robertson in Scotland cannot be the same man as the William Walters found in Brunswick Co VA, then it also follows that we don't have any prove of the name of his wife, except for her given name as Elizabeth in the following record:

      Land: BRUNSWICK CO VIRGINIA DEED BOOKS; VOL 1 1732-1745; Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.
      263 (313) 7 Apr 1737. Same deed as following. Elizabeth the wife of sd William Walters was examined. Proved 17 Apr 1737. Drury Stith CC\
      MISC. DEED ABSTRACTS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA (DEED BOOKS 1-5)
      Indenture made the 7th day of April, 1737, between William
      Walters of St. Andrews Parish and Drury Stith, Gentleman, for 20
      pounds, conveying 240 acres on South side of Maherrin River.
      Witnesses were M. Cadet Young, Willm. Jones, and Canduis Cargill.
      I have a church record of a William Watters (Walters) that married a Elizabeth Robertson in Newton Village, Scotland. On June 22, 1722 their Banns were announced in the Liberton Church on the 15 June 1722. I have a copy of this record as well. They lived near Leith, Scotland, and had six sons according to the church records. They were:
      John Watters b. 22 May 1723
      Archibald Watters b. 14 March 1725
      William Watters b. 18 March 1727
      James Watters b. 7 April 1729
      John/Robert Watters b.30 Sept 1731
      Thomas Watters b. 14 April 1733
      Also I visited the grave of Elizabeth Robertson last June and it confirmed these records. William Walters

      Notes: Yes, The grave is in a small village, now a suburb of Greater Edinburgh. It is in Restalrig, Scotland next to the tomb of St. Triduana. I have a photo of the Tombstone, if you are interseted?
      My William/Elizabeth were married in the Newton Parish Church, 22 June 1722. This is a couple miles from Restalrig and Abbeyhill where William had a blacksmith shop with his brothers. WJ Walters

      Notes: THE VESTRY BOOK AND REGISTER OF BRISTOL PARISH, VIRGINIA 1720-1789
      Transcribed & published by Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne; Richmond, VA. Privately Printed. 1898.
      p.386 Tho. Son of Wm and Eliz. Walter Born 16th Janr 1727.
      and
      p.340
      Vadrey s. of Wm and Susana Macbie Born 23 Decemr 1734 Bapt 19 Apr 1735.

      Notes: Brunswick Co Road Orders; 1730-46; by Pawlett [sent by email from Bill Walters]
      p.12; 7 Feb 1733 It is ordered that William Walters & Joseph Dunmon with their tyths be added to Maclins Order.
      Brunswick Co VA Court Orders 1732-1737
      p.152 William Walters & Elizabeth his wife acknowledge deed to Drury Stith, Gent. [see deed and her release of dower below]
      p.136 Samuel Holmes appointed overseer of road from Meherrin River near Walters to the Long Branch [land sold to Stith was on the Meherrin R]
      p.12 6 Oct 1732 County Levy Court. Elizabeth Walters was paid a sum.
      p.76 6 Dec 1732 William Walters was paid a sum by the county court.
      p.111 4 Sep 1735 Joseph Dunmon & William Walters added to William Hogan's order.

      Notes: BRUNSWICK CO VIRGINIA DEED BOOKS; VOL 1 1732-1745; Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.
      175 (216) Will of James Vaughn written 12 May 1735; Probate 3 Jul 1735. Witnesses were William Maclin, James Mize and William Walters.
      263 (313) 7 Apr 1737. [Same deed as following.] Elizabeth the wife of sd William Walters was examined. Proved 17 Apr 1737. Drury Stith CC [Drury Stith is probably her father or Brother]

    2. [S84] Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lostclans&id=I3464.
      MARRIAGE: The Scottish error:
      William said to have come from Scotland between 1733-1736 to what would become Halifax Co VA. Parents said to be Archibald Walters & Elizabeth Aittken. Marriage record and baptisms of children found in South Lieth, Midlothian, Scotland.
      Email of November 2002 from Bill Walters states the following:
      "My name is William J. Walters of the lineage you have posted as being Scottish. I was researching our family roots in Scotland and found some disturbing information on this Wm Watters/Elizabeth Robertson family. I found Elizabeth's grave in a small town outside of Leith, Midlothian, Scotland. The town is called Restalrig. It has a small church w/ graveyard and Elizabeth's' tombstone is very well intact for it's age. It reads: "Her Lyes Elizabeth Robertson the wife of William Watters who died 6 Mar 1734 at the age of 32 Also four of her sons are buried with her James, Thomas, William, Last is Unreadable. Also Elizabeth Galloway the second wife of William Watters". at the bottom of the tombstone there is a "John Waters" The Parish Records show that William Watters went on to marry a third time to a Margaret Petrie. They had a son in Leith in 1736. This information will show that the William Walters father of our Thomas Walters was not this Scotsman."
      "I was the one who found the parents of William Watters in Leith, Scotland in 1998. Archibald his father was the Newton Parish Clerk in Midlothian and kept very good records of his family. William Watters and Elizabeth Robertson were married in the Newton Parish Church, and not in Liberton. They had their "Marriage Bonds" read in Liberton prior to their marriage in Newton Parish. Elizabeth's father Rev. John Robertson was the Rector of the Liberton Parish. "Marriage Bonds" was a formal declaration to her home parish to make sure she was not already married to someone else.
      I met a genealogest/historian by the name of Mr. Arthur in Leith, Scotland on my summer vacation, and we scoured the graveyards there to find more clues to this William Watters. We didn't find anything in Leith so we walked to a small town nearby called Restalrig (He wanted to show me the small chapel there) and that is where we stumbled across Elizabeth Robertson's headstone. I was not prepared for this type of a find!! I sat down in front of the tombstone in the wet grass and just shook my head. I am sorry we are not connected to this family, but I am glad we are getting the facts right. "
      So the "Scottish connection" is an error. It was significant to me that in all cases this surname was spelled WATTERS in South Leith, but generally found as WALTERS in Brunswick/Halifax VA. Of course this also means that the christenings of the sons John, Archibald, William, James, Thomas, and at least two later Johns cannot be the baptisms of children of William Walters found in Brunswick Co VA

    3. [S84] Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lostclans&id=I3464.
      Land: VESTRY BOOK OF ANTRIM PARISH, HALIFAX COUNTY, VA 1752-1817
      The Vestry minutes also contain the following processioning order:
      16 Feb 1763
      Walters Hogan & Cornelius to Procession.
      Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Halifax bearing date the 18th day of Augt. last past for this vestery to appoint Processioners according to law where upon it is ordered that Robert Walters, Thomas Walters, James Hogan & William Cornelius Procession all the Pattent Land in the following bounds. Beginning at Sandy Creek bridge thence up the Creek to Harriss Road down the River to the Cuntry [county] line thence down the line Cain Creek thence up Cain Creek to Wynne Road thence down the Road to Terrys Ferry Road thence along the same to the Beginning place and that they begin the said work by the last day of December & Return to the Vestery by the last day of March Ensuing an account of every persons land they shall procession and the Persons present at the same and what land in the said Bounds they failed to procession & the reason of such failure.

      Land: WILLIAM WALTERS and Elizabeth [WALTERS] were married. Elizabeth [WALTERS] died before 1761.1 Since it has been proved that the William Watters who married Elizabeth Robertson in Scotland cannot be the same man as the William Walters found in Brunswick Co VA, then it also follows that we don't have any prove of the name of his wife, except for her given name as Elizabeth in the following record:

      Land: BRUNSWICK CO VIRGINIA DEED BOOKS; VOL 1 1732-1745; Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.
      263 (313) 7 Apr 1737. Same deed as following. Elizabeth the wife of sd William Walters was examined. Proved 17 Apr 1737. Drury Stith CC\
      MISC. DEED ABSTRACTS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA (DEED BOOKS 1-5)
      Indenture made the 7th day of April, 1737, between William
      Walters of St. Andrews Parish and Drury Stith, Gentleman, for 20
      pounds, conveying 240 acres on South side of Maherrin River.
      Witnesses were M. Cadet Young, Willm. Jones, and Canduis Cargill.
      Notes: THE VESTRY BOOK AND REGISTER OF BRISTOL PARISH, VIRGINIA 1720-1789
      Transcribed & published by Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne; Richmond, VA. Privately Printed. 1898.
      p.386 Tho. Son of Wm and Eliz. Walter Born 16th Janr 1727.
      and
      p.340
      Vadrey s. of Wm and Susana Macbie Born 23 Decemr 1734 Bapt 19 Apr 1735.

      Notes: Brunswick Co Road Orders; 1730-46; by Pawlett [sent by email from Bill Walters]
      p.12; 7 Feb 1733 It is ordered that William Walters & Joseph Dunmon with their tyths be added to Maclins Order.
      Brunswick Co VA Court Orders 1732-1737
      p.152 William Walters & Elizabeth his wife acknowledge deed to Drury Stith, Gent. [see deed and her release of dower below]
      p.136 Samuel Holmes appointed overseer of road from Meherrin River near Walters to the Long Branch [land sold to Stith was on the Meherrin R]
      p.12 6 Oct 1732 County Levy Court. Elizabeth Walters was paid a sum.
      p.76 6 Dec 1732 William Walters was paid a sum by the county court.
      p.111 4 Sep 1735 Joseph Dunmon & William Walters added to William Hogan's order.

      Notes: BRUNSWICK CO VIRGINIA DEED BOOKS; VOL 1 1732-1745; Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.
      175 (216) Will of James Vaughn written 12 May 1735; Probate 3 Jul 1735. Witnesses were William Maclin, James Mize and William Walters.
      263 (313) 7 Apr 1737. [Same deed as following.] Elizabeth the wife of sd William Walters was examined. Proved 17 Apr 1737. Drury Stith CC

    4. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Walters-8116.
      William Walters Sr aka Watters
      Born before 16 Jun 1700 in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
      Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
      [sibling(s) unknown]
      Husband of Elizabeth (Robertson) Walters ? married about 15 Mar 1721 in Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland
      Descendants
      Father of Thomas Walters Sr.
      Died 1763 in Halifax, Virginia