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Walter Chiles Genealogy

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Subject* __ ___ ____ Lt. Col. Walter CHILES Esq.<1>,<2> NameVar: __ ___ ____ CHILDS Note* __ ___ ____ There is a relatively contemporary Walter Chil(d)es of Bristol which had to be eliminated. Bristol Burgess Book 1632/3 April 1 Walter Chiles is admitted to the liberties of this Citty for that he was the sonne of John Chiles & hath paid 4 shillings & 6 pence. He is son of John Chiles & Alice Wellsteed. This Walter Childes had a dau. Sara bapt. Temple Parish (where records of his father appear) 14 May 1638 when our Walter was already in Virginia. His dau Jane has apprentice herself to George Evans 21 Jul 1671.<3> Note: __ ___ ____ the conlusions are that there is no proof that Walter Chiles of Charles City Co with the records found in Bristol, ENG.<4> Birth: 01 May 1572 Wrington Parish, Somerset Co., ENG, USA; no proof of this being this Walter Chiles. Birth* c __ ___ 1607 <5> Birth: __ ___ 1608 Saint Mary Redcliff Parish, Bristol, Somerset Co., ENG; this is most probably another Walter Chiles.<6> Baptism: 20 Mar 1608 St Mary Refcliff, Bristol, Somerset Co., ENG.<7> Witness: bt 16341702 History: Charles Co., VA, USA; Charles City County was established in 1634 as one of the original eight Shires. Prince George County was formed from Charles City County in 1702. Occupation* __ ___ 1637 Ship Blessing, Bristol, ENG; of Bristol, clothworker served on The 'Blessing' went from ENG to VA & returned from Virginia to England via Kinsale in Ireland and Falmouth in Cornwall ship stayed 14 weeks in Virginia.<8> depitison* 24 Jul 1637 ENG; Case of Philip LUXON/LUXTON versus William HARRIS. witness, Walter CHILES of Bristol, clothworker, aged 29 or thereabouts, examined. "This deponent was a passenger in the ship 'Blessing' of Falmouth and was employed by William HARRIS and Nicholas JOLLE to be an assistant to the witness Henry TUTTON, then purser of the sd. ship, to help sell and dispose of their goods in Virginia. He was shipped to serve 12 monts ago." Childes gives evidence about the cargo and the costs of various commodities which included some strong waters', i.e. gin or whiskey, which Philip LUXON, the master of the 'Blessing' is accused of having drunk during the voyage. (Chiles gives a long list of goods laden aboard at Padstow on the outward voyage, which is of considerable economic interest but of none genealogically.) The 'Blessing' returned from Virginia to England via Kinsale in Ireland and Falmouth in Cornwall and Childes served on her from 26 or 27 September 1636 to 24 June 1637 and the ship stayed 14 weeks in Virginia.<9> Emigration* __ ___ 1638 Bristol, ENG; to VA.<10> Grant* 01 Mar 1638 [now Petersburg], Charles City Co. [Prince George, now prob Dinwiddie Co.], VA, USA; 400a, West upon Apomattuck River, North upon land of Edward TUNSTALL & South towards the falls. 200 acres for the personal adventure of himself, his wife Elizabeth CHILES, his sons, William & Walter, & 200 acres for transportation of 4 persons, Henry TUTTON (Walter's former boss on the (Blessing), Jon GERRY, Jon. SHAW, & Sarah COLE." Evidently in his own ship.<11> Patent: 01 Mar 1638 400a Appomattox River, Charles City Co., VA, USA; adj. land Edward Tunstall.<12> Grant: 02 May 1638 Charles City Co. [Prince George Co now prob Dinwiddie Co.], VA, USA; 250a on the Appomattox River for the transportation of himself, William WEBB, Stephen GORRIS, John KIMBERLIN, & Ann POLORY.<13> Patent: 02 May 1638 250a Appomattox River, Charles City Co., VA, USA; adj. Edward Tunstall.<14> Grant: __ ___ 1641 a charter, Charles City Co. [now Prince Georges Co.], VA, USA; with Walter AUSTIN, Richard HOOE, and Joseph JOHNSON, and such others as they shall see fit to join them, were granted a charter "to undertake to discover a new river, or unknown land, bearing West, Southerly from the Appomattox River, and given the privilege of trading with Indians found for the period of fourteen years. Appointed* bt 16411643 Charles City Co., VA, USA; house of Burgesses.<15> Appointed: bt 16451649 James City Co., VA, USA; house of Burgess.<16> Purchased* 20 Mar 1648 Kemp House/Masion House, James Citty, James City Co., VA, USA; from Gov. BERKELY in consideration of payment of 26,000 tobacco for the "Masion House", together with all gardens, Orchards, & out houses, formerly belonging to Richard KEMP. It was the first brick house in America and was located at Jamestown. His son, Walter CHILES Jr., erected before his death in 1671 a brick house or tenement, 37' long & adjoined the Old Kemp house. The Sherwood plat of 1680 shows this CHILES dwelling situated a short distance northwest of the Sherwood masion.<17> Patent: 05 Oct 1649 813a S side of Appomattox River, Charles City Co., VA, USA.<18> Patent* 29 Oct 1649 813a on S ide of Appomattox River, Charles City Co., VA, USA; adj. land of Nath. Tatum & Mr Tunstall.<19> Deed* 06 Nov 1649 [now Petersburg], Charles City Co. [Prince George Co now prob Dinwiddie Co.], VA, USA; 813a, lyeing upon the southerly side of Appomattuck River, 613 acres on the final survey for transporting new colonists (a renual of grants) and 200 acres puurchased from William THOMAS. It is approximately 10 miles West of the junction of the Appomattox and James River.<20> Court Rec* bt 16511658 VA, USA; Records describe the seizure of his ship 'The Fame of Virginia', whence he had sailed from Virginia on January 24th, 1651. Upon reaching Chesapeake Bay, he first put into port in Accomac county. After being for a time in Accomac waters, the ship sailed from thence' bound for James City, but was pursued and captured by Cap. Robt. HENFIELD, who held a commission from the Protectors of the Liberties of England, (Cromwell)." Three hours after which, in Hungar's Roads, Eastern Shore, the ship "Hopeful Adventure,: Capt. Richard HUSBAND, came up and made seizure, under pretext that Chiles had no license from Parliament and was bound with a cargo for Brazil. Colonel Chiles immediately applied to the Northampton authorities for assistance, maintaining that the seizure was "contrarie to ye peeace of this countrye and also cont'y to ye agreem't made by ye com'rs that were appointed by ye Keepers of ye Libertyes of England and ye damage of ye pet'r towe thousand pounds sterling." The amount equaled about $50,000 of our money of to day (1800's) The ship was ordered released, but Captain Husband sailed away with the vessel, "to ye great indignation of ye commissioners thereof." It being rumored that the county would be called upon, by the commissioners, to pay large sums of money to Walter CHILES, some of the inhabitants met at Hacke's "old field," where Stephen Horsey called the commissioners a company of "Asses & Villyans." It was testified (June, 1653), by Thomas HARMANSON age twentytwo and Dr. John SEVERNS, age nineteen, as to this meeting, and that Capt. Thomas JOHNSON read them the order of the court, which caused Stephen HORSEY to make the remark ascribed to him. It was represented to the Assembly (General) as a revolt from the "Right Ho'ble 'Parlement, instigated by Stephen HORSSEY." Thereupon that body appointed a commission to proceed to the Eastern Shore to "deal out condign punsishment to delinquents there, according to their demerits." Governor Bennett, on July 5, 1652, sent a note to the House of Burgesses (the Assembly convening on that date), in which the protested that he did not intend "to intrench upon the right of the Assemblies in the free choice of a Speaker, nor undervalue Left. Col. Chiles," but advised "that it was not so proper nor so convenient at this time to make choice of him, for that there is something to be agitated in this Assembly concerning a ship lately arrived, in which Col. Chiles had some interest. The Burgesses did not accept the advice of the Governor. The record states that "Left. Col. Chiles was chosen the next day, by a plurality of votes, Speaker of the Assembly." To the honor of Col. Chiles, he at once declined to serve, having represented to the House his "extradondenairie occasions in regarding to the dispatch of some shipping now in the country, in which he is much interested." At this session the House of Burgesses granted him a ship "Leopoldas," as a forfeit, with all its equipment, guns &c, for the sum of 400 lbs. said ship having been confiscated for violation of the Navigation Laws. This was, at our valuation of to day about $10,000 in addition to the $50,000 loss on the "Fame of Virginia." On July 26, 1653, the Court of Northampton, according to an order of the late Assembly, notwithstanding a petition of part of the inhabitants of the county, representing that the rumors of their disloyalty was false, and that their complaint was against the taxes laid on account of Capt. Chiles' ship, declared "all the subscribers of the writing, called protest,' disabled from holding office, including Left. Col. Scarborough, who was charged with being n assistant and instrument concerning the subscribing of the ." This order was reversed March 16th 1658, five years after the death of Col Chiles.<21>,<22> Sold* 05 Nov 1652 Charles City Co. [Now Prince George Co.], VA, USA; to Robert COALMAN a tract of 813 acres on the south side of the Appomattox River.<23> Deed: 09 Apr 1653 Surry Co., VA, USA; from Wm Edwards, atty for Mr Wm Cooke, 2 men servants, Louis de Cortell & Francis Ware. Wit. Jas Jaty, Sarah Edwards.<24> Elected* 05 Jul 1653 Speaker of house of Burgess, James City Co., VA, USA.<25> Death* a 05 Jul 1653 Jamestown, James Co., VA, USA.<26>,<27>,<28> Witness: 20 Oct 1670 Heir: Walter CHILES Jr.; Black Poynt, James City Island, James City Co., VA, USA; land including 70a land granted to Walter Chiles father desc to him as son & heir.<29>,<30> Witness: 20 Nov 1673 Sold: Rev. James WADDING and Susannah (?); Kemp House, James Citty, James City Co., VA, USA; Susannah late wife & exec of Walter Chiles decd. to John Page of Bruton Parish of York, Merchant, Kemp House, conveyed to Walter Chiles Sr father of Walter Chiles Jr.<31> Witness: __ ___ 1676 History: Jamestown, VA, USA; A description of Jamestown, written about 1676, perhaps gives us insight as to why Walter Sr. & Walter Jr. died at such early dates. "The place which the town is built is a perfect Peninsula or tract of land almost wholly encompassed with water: having on the south side the river (formerly Powhetan, now called James River) 3 miles broad encompassed on the North, from the East point with a deep creek ranging in a cemicircle, to the west, within 10 paces (50 ft.) of the River; and there by a small Istomos tackt to the Continent. This Iseland (for so it is denominated) hath for Longatude (East and West) near upn two miles, and for Latitude about halfe so much, bearing in the wholl compass about 5 miles, littlle more or less. It is low ground, full of Marches and Swomps, which make the Aire especially in the summer insalubrities and unhealthy. It is not at all replenished with springs of fresh water, and that which they have in their wells, brackish,illsented, penurious and not gratefull to the stomack which render the place improper to endure the commencement of a seige. The Town is built much about the midle of the sowth line close upon the River, extending east and west about 3 quarters of a mile; in which is comprehended som 16 or 18 houses, most as is the church built of brick, faire and large. Witness: __ ___ 1702 History: Prince George Co., VA, USA; Prince George County was formed from Charles City County in 1702 & Dinwiddie Co was formed from it in. Witness: __ ___ ____ Residence: Walter CHILES Jr.; Old Kemp House, James Citty, James City Co., VA, USA; Walter and family resided in Jamestown at the "Kemp House" inherited from his father, being in all probability the first brick dwelling erected in America, it was erected by Richard KEMP and sold to Sir Francis WYATT, purchased by Sir. William BERKLEY, & by him conveyed to Col. CHILES. Walter Jr. erected before his death in 1671 a brick house or tenement, 37' long & adjoining the Old Kemp house.<32> Father???* Walter CHILES (1572 ) Mother* ________________________________________________________________

Marriage* __ ___ ____ ENG; no marriage has been found/proven to be theirs.<33>,<34> ________________________________________________________________

Spouse* Elizabeth (?); maybe Sanders or Marury, According to records in Bristol Cathedral, CHILES was married there in 1630 to Elizabeth Sanders (her name appears in other records as Elizabeth MAURY<35> NameMarr: CHILDE NameVar: MAURY; According to records in Bristol Cathedral, CHILES was married there in 1630 to Elizabeth Sanders (her name appears in other records as Elizabeth MAURY NameMarr: CHILES<36> Emigration: __ ___ 1638 (w) Lt. Col. Walter CHILES Esq.; Bristol, ENG; to VA.<37> Witness: 01 Mar 1638 Grant: Lt. Col. Walter CHILES Esq.; [now Petersburg], Charles City Co. [Prince George, now prob Dinwiddie Co.], VA, USA; 400a, West upon Apomattuck River, North upon land of Edward TUNSTALL & South towards the falls. 200 acres for the personal adventure of himself, his wife Elizabeth CHILES, his sons, William & Walter, & 200 acres for transportation of 4 persons, Henry TUTTON (Walter's former boss on the (Blessing), Jon GERRY, Jon. SHAW, & Sarah COLE." Evidently in his own ship.<38> Death* __ ___ 1672 Father* Mother* ________________________________________________________________

Two Known Children ________________________________________________________________

?/M Walter CHILES Jr.<39>,<40>,<41>,<42> Residence* __ ___ ____ Old Kemp House, James Citty, James City Co., VA, USA; Walter and family resided in Jamestown at the "Kemp House" inherited from his father, being in all probability the first brick dwelling erected in America, it was erected by Richard KEMP and sold to Sir Francis WYATT, purchased by Sir. William BERKLEY, & by him conveyed to Col. CHILES. Walter Jr. erected before his death in 1671 a brick house or tenement, 37' long & adjoining the Old Kemp house.<43> Birth* c __ ___ 1635 ENG; oldest son & heir.<44> Emigration: __ ___ 1638 (w) Lt. Col. Walter CHILES Esq.; Bristol, ENG; to VA.<45> Witness: 01 Mar 1638 Grant: Lt. Col. Walter CHILES Esq.; [now Petersburg], Charles City Co. [Prince George, now prob Dinwiddie Co.], VA, USA; 400a, West upon Apomattuck River, North upon land of Edward TUNSTALL & South towards the falls. 200 acres for the personal adventure of himself, his wife Elizabeth CHILES, his sons, William & Walter, & 200 acres for transportation of 4 persons, Henry TUTTON (Walter's former boss on the (Blessing), Jon GERRY, Jon. SHAW, & Sarah COLE." Evidently in his own ship.<46> Witness: 20 Mar 1648 Purchased: Lt. Col. Walter CHILES Esq.; Kemp House/Masion House, James Citty, James City Co., VA, USA; from Gov. BERKELY in consideration of payment of 26,000 tobacco for the "Masion House", together with all gardens, Orchards, & out houses, formerly belonging to Richard KEMP. It was the first brick house in America and was located at Jamestown. His son, Walter CHILES Jr., erected before his death in 1671 a brick house or tenement, 37' long & adjoined the Old Kemp house. The Sherwood plat of 1680 shows this CHILES dwelling situated a short distance northwest of the Sherwood masion.<47> Son: c __ ___ 1652 John CHILES Gent Occupation* __ ___ 1658 burgess, James City Co., VA, USA; succeded his father Walter.<48> Appointed* bt 16581660 James City Co., VA, USA; serve house of Burgess.<49>,<50> Purchased* 05 Aug 1658 James Citty, James City Co., VA, USA; fr Edward & Elizabeth Hill a brick house on W of mrs Rix, wit. Mathew Endloe & Edward Sanderson Jr.<51>,<52> Appointed: __ ___ 1660 Jamestown Parish, VA, USA; church warden.<53> Appointed: __ Mar 1660 James City Co., VA, USA; committee to proportion the levy also in 1663 & 4.<54>,<55> Witness: 26 Mar 1662 Mentioned: Susannah (?); headright of William Drummond, VA, USA; this Wm Drummond owned land adjoining Walter Chiles [There were other Chiles families in the area C. Mitchell].<56> Court Rec* 01 May 1663 Charles Co., MD, USA; Walter of James City to Edmund Custis London Merch. for 380 lbs tob. pd bef 10 Dec wit Edward Richardson & Charles Roone.<57> Appointed: __ ___ 1664 James City Co., VA, USA; served house of Burgess.<58> Neighbor* 06 May 1665 James City Co., VA, USA; patent mentions pitch & tarr swamp, Mr Walter Chiles ditch & Mr Knowles house.<59> Marriage* c __ ___ 1669 Mary PAGE (16531671), daughter of Col. John PAGE Esquire and Alice LUCKIN; there is this theory: that John Page did not have a daughter who married Walter Chiles is put in the footnotes/endnotes attached to this marriage.<60> Son: c __ ___ 1670 Henry CHILES Marriage* c __ ___ 1670 Susannah (?); may be only wife.<61> Grant* 20 May 1670 James City Co., VA, USA; parcell of land lying and being in James Citty Island called and known by the name of black Poynt East 30 cha: East north East 112 cha: to the River, thence along the River South 20 cha: and South South North 30 cha: to a marsh thence along the West 83 cha: and North North West 22 cha: to the place it began including 70 acres, which land was formerly granted to Walter CHILES father of the said Walter CHILES and by right of descending unto him as Sonne and heyr of his said father dec'd.<62> Heir* 20 Oct 1670 Black Poynt, James City Island, James City Co., VA, USA; land including 70a land granted to Walter Chiles father desc to him as son & heir.<63>,<64> Juror* 27 Oct 1670 James City, James City Co., VA, USA; land case Thomas Swann vs Thomas Ludwell.<65> Court Rec: 04 Apr 1671 Westmoreland Co., VA, USA; app. bef. Council Journal MSS on behalf of his sons John & Henry 1,500a.<66>,<67> Witness: bt 16711672 Grant: Susannah (?); James Citty, James City Co., VA, USA; 200a for 99y, due to her dec'd husband Walter a tenant near Powhatan Swamp had made improvements buildings on the Main, according to the General Court 7 Jun 1638 strengthening the Main, leased it out in parcels.<68> Death* bt 16711671 Jamestown, James City Co., VA, USA.<69>,<70> Will* bt 16711672 sell Kemp House proceeds to be added to the estate.<71> Probate* 15 May 1672 VA, USA. Witness: 22 Aug 1672 Sold: Susannah (?); 70a of prev grant, James City Co., VA, USA; to Edward Travis.<72> Witness: 20 Nov 1673 Sold: Rev. James WADDING and Susannah (?); Kemp House, James Citty, James City Co., VA, USA; Susannah late wife & exec of Walter Chiles decd. to John Page of Bruton Parish of York, Merchant, Kemp House, conveyed to Walter Chiles Sr father of Walter Chiles Jr.<73> Witness: bt 16761699 History: Jamestown, VA, USA; bet 16761699 History: Jamestown, VA, USA (Jamestown was burned to the ground in 1676 during Bacon's Rebellion and it burned again in 1698. In 1699 the capital was transferred to Williamsburg. Today the site lies on an island, having been cut off from the mainland by water. The association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities controls the land around the ruined church. The National Park Service owns the rest of the area and operates it as part of the Colonial National Historical Park. Witness: __ ___ ____ Correspond:; LDS: Bruce D Johnson 5110 131st Ct E Tacoma WA USA 98446 or 8614 116th St SW Tacoma WA 98498: LDS: John Terrill Wayland Jr 823 Fort Gates Waco TX USA 76708: LDS: Max D Peatross 1680 S 2350 E Price UT USA 84501: LDS: Jan Davenport 1 Cinamon Rd North Little Rock AR USA 72120: LDS: Jane B Johnson59 East 400 North Payson UT USA 84651: LDS: James Martin Priest 2107 Lee Rae Court Turlock CA USA 95380. Daughter: Elizabeth CHILDE ________________________________________________________________

?/M William CHILDE Birth* c __ ___ 1636 Death* a __ ___ 1638 VA, USA; young. Emigration: __ ___ 1638 (w) Lt. Col. Walter CHILES Esq.; Bristol, ENG; to VA.<74> Witness: 01 Mar 1638 Grant: Lt. Col. Walter CHILES Esq.; [now Petersburg], Charles City Co. [Prince George, now prob Dinwiddie Co.], VA, USA; 400a, West upon Apomattuck River, North upon land of Edward TUNSTALL & South towards the falls. 200 acres for the personal adventure of himself, his wife Elizabeth CHILES, his sons, William & Walter, & 200 acres for transportation of 4 persons, Henry TUTTON (Walter's former boss on the (Blessing), Jon GERRY, Jon. SHAW, & Sarah COLE." Evidently in his own ship.<75> ________________________________________________________________

Carol (Gehrs) Mitchell, 134 Schnauzer Lane, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 724-847-4473 [using The Master Genealogist 3.5, WP8, Eudora]


Walter Chiles Genealogy, Part 2

**ENDNOTES**

<1>:Arden H Brame Jr. II OAE, "The English Birth and Ancestry of Walter Chiles (16091653) of Jamestowne, Virginia," The Augustan Society Omnibus: The English Genealogist Vol. V #3 issue 19 Vol. 7 #4 46 (1986)Literature Cited: 1: HCA, 13/53/268: 2. Brame, Arden H Jr II (1982. "Circumstantial Evidence for Two Previously Unknown Daughters of Walter Chiles 1699ca 1766) of SW Caroline County, Virginia, with Remarks on the Firs English Record of Walter Chiles (I) (16081653), The Colonial Genealogist, XI; 12 (1982, issue 3940):16: 3. Shilton, Dorothy O & Richard Holworthy, High Court of Admiralty Examinations 16371638. The AngloAmerican Foundation, Inc. 1932, pp. 127130, and also 119120. Hereinafter cited as "Chiles English Ancestory".

<2>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<3>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<4>:Virginia L. H. Davis, "Walter Chiles, Father and Son," Tidewater Virginia Families; A Magazine of History and Genealogy; Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Editor/Publisher Vol. #2, Aug/Sep & Nov/Dec (1992), There are many theories about the lives of the two Walter Chiles, father and son, of Jamestown and about their wives and children. It is very difficult to identify the two men in relation to their individual activities, and even more difficult to be suree of who they married and accurately identify their children. This article is an attempt to bring together information that has been gathered from primary sources and to present a documented account of the two men. While it is tempting to resort to earlier printed material and the inferences drawn by earlier researchers, and to accept the earlier accounts of their lives, this article is an effort to rectify some of these misconceptions. While this may not be the final answer with regard to these two men, it is felt that it presents a more accurate picture than some that have been drawn in the past. It would be simple to go to the records of England and resolve the issues of the identity of Walter Chiles, who patented land in Charles City, County; when he was born and who he married. While work has been conducted among the English records, definitive inferences cannot at this time be drawn. Many of parish records of the period in question simply are not extant. Marriage and baptismal records that might identify Walter and his wife and children do not seem to be available. This makes it even more difficult to follow the continuity of his life in Virginia. With the further loss of the early records of the counties of residence of the two Walter Chiles in the colony of Virginia, it makes t almost impossible to be certain of conclusions that are drawn. Of all the families that this researcher has studied, the Chiles family has prompted the most discussion and provoked the most questions. There seem to be descendants of Walter Chiles in every corner and they all would like to be able to reconstruct the lives of the father and son in Virginia. So would his humble descendant, and the following is an attempt to do so., : p. 67: Walter Chiles of Charles City and James City Counties: The Bristol Background of Walter Chiles of Virginia No documentation has been found to positively identify Walter Chiles of Charles City County with the apprentice and parish records of; p. 68: Bristol, England, concerning two Walter Chiles named in the records there. [Brame, Arden Jr."The Augustan Society Omnibus". "The English Birth and Ancestry of Walter Chiles". 1987. Book 7, pp. 102109 (English Genealogist, Issue 19,pp 1623). Walter Chiles served on `The Blessing' from September 1636 to June 1637, spending fourteen weeks in Virginia. [High Court of Admiralty Libels and Depositions, (PRO Class HCA 13, 24 & 30), Public Record Office, London]. This information has been found in a deposition given by him on July 24, 1637. He identified himself as Walter Chiles of Bristol, a cloth worker, aged 29, or thereabouts. He served as an assistant to Henry Tutton, then the purser of `The Blessing'. Two Walter Chiles (Childes) of that period have been discovered in the Bristol area records: 1: Walter Childe son of Walter Childe of St. Mary Redcliff Parish was born Mar 20, 1608/9. [Brame 103; St. Mary Redcliff Parish Records]. 2: On April 1 1632 Walter Childes was recorded as "admitted to the liberties of this city [Bristol] for that he was the son of John Chiles". [Brame, Bristol Burgess Book, 16321633, p. 221]. It appears that Walter Childe of St. Mary Redcliff Parish may have died prior to 1647, for the will that has been found of Richard Childe of Poddington, Bedfordshire. [Brame, `Omnibus'. Book 12, 110; Mrs V. T. Smith, West Indies: Smith Collection, Vol. 15, pp. 110111]. The land patents indicate that Walter Chiles, merchant, patented land on May 2, 1638, on the Appomattox River in Charles City County. [Nugent, Nell. "Cavaliers and Pioneers". Baltimore: Genealogical. 1991. Vol. I, p. 87; Land Patent Book 1 part II p. 551]. He claimed as headrights, Henry Tutton, Jon. Gerry, Jon. Shaw and Sarah Cole. On March 1, 1638/9 he repatented the 200 acres and an additional 200 acres for the personal adventure of himself, his wife, Elizabeth Chiles, and his sons, William and Walter (so identified in the patent). [Nugent I 103104; L P Bk 1 p II 625].; P. 69: Conclusions..... Just as no documentation has been found to conclusively identify Walter Chiles of Charles City County with those found in the records of Bristol, England, of the approximate same time, no records have been found to positively identify the Walter Chiles of the deposition as the same person who executed the land patent of 1638 in Charles City County. While the proximity of the dates has led researchers to assume they were one and the same person; this cannot be definitively established. Henry Tutton was named in both court records associated with Walter Chiles. In the deposition, Walter Chiles was hired to serve under Henry Tutton, the purser of `The Blessing', however, in the land patent, it is implied that Walter Chiles paid the passage of Henry Tutton and claimed him as headright. While it may be accepted that Henry Tutton was named as a heardright in the land patent of Walter Chiles, this does not conclusively imply that they were the same Walter Chiles.. Hereinafter cited as "ChilesFather & Son".

<5>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son".

<6>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<7>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory", St. Mary Redcliff is at the southern edge of the city near the Somerset (formerly), now Avon, shire border. The St. Mary Redcliff Parish records give: St. Mary Redcliff Parish Baptisms 15591645: 1608/9 Mar 20 Walter s/o Walter Childe; 1611 Nov 25 Humfrie s/o Walter Childe.

<8>:Arden H Brame Jr. II KCR OAE, "unknown article title," Circumstantial Evidence For Two Previously Unknown Daughters of Walter Chiles (1699ca 1766) of SW Caroline County Virginia, with remarks on the first English Record of Walter Chiles (I) (16081653). The Colonial Genealogist : In the Public Record Office in London, among the High Court of Admirality Libels and Depositions is the Case of Philip LUXON/LUXTON versus William HARRIS. On the 24 of July 1637 a deposition of a witness, Walter CHILES of Bristol, clothworker, aged 29 or thereabouts, examined on behalf of William HARRIS and Nicholas JOLLYE. "This deponent was a passenger in the ship 'Blessing' of Falmouth and was employed by William HARRIS and Nicholas JOLLE to be an assistant to the witness Henry TUTTON, then purser of the sd. ship, to help sell and dispose of their goods in Virginia. He was shipped to serve 12 months ago." Childes gives evidence about the cargo and the costs of various commodities which included some trong waters', i.e. gin or whiskey, which Philip LUXON, the master of the 'Blessing' is accused of having drunk during the voyage. (Chiles gives a long list of goods laden aboard at Padstow on the outward voyage, which is of considerable economic interest but of none genealogically.) The 'Blessing' returned from Virginia to England via Kinsale in Ireland and Falmouth in Cornwall and Childes served on her from 26 or 27 September 1636 to 24 June 1637 and the ship stayed 14 weeks in Virginia.

<9>:Brame Jr. II KCR OAE, "unknown short article title", Public Record Office in London, among the High Court of Admiralty Libels and Depositions (PRO Class HCA 13, 24, and 30). In the Public Record Office in London, among the High Court of Admirality Libels and Depositions is the Case of Philip LUXON/LUXTON versus William HARRIS. On the 24 of July 1637 a deposition of a witness, Walter CHILES of Bristol, clothworker, aged 29 or thereabouts, examined on behalf of William HARRIS and Nicholas JOLLYE. "This deponent was a passenger in the ship 'Blessing' of Falmouth and was employed by William HARRIS and Nicholas JOLLE to be an assistant to the witness Henry TUTTON, then purser of the sd. ship, to help sell and dispose of their goods in Virginia. He was shipped to serve 12 months ago." Childes gives evidence about the cargo and the costs of various commodities which included some "strong waters', i.e. gin or whiskey, which Philip LUXON, the master of the 'Blessing' is accused of having drunk during the voyage. (Chiles gives a long list of goods laden aboard at Padstow on the outward voyage, which is of considerable economic interest but of none genealogically.) The 'Blessing' returned from Virginia to England via Kinsale in Ireland and Falmouth in Cornwall and Childes served on her from 26 or 27 September 1636 to 24 June 1637 and the ship stayed 14 weeks in Virginia. There can be no doubt that this is the same Walter Chiles who emigrated in 1637/8 as he lists as one of his headrights in his first grant of land (in Vriginia) one henry Tutton, his former bosson the Blessing.

<10>:Jeanne Chiles Bakin, Walter Chiles of Jamestown (No place: no publisher, 1983).

<11>:Bakin, Walter Chiles of Jamestown, Nugent (1934, 1034) Walter Chiles, 400a, Chas. Citty Co., 1 Mar 1638, p. 625. W upon Appomattuck Riv., N. upon lnad of Edward Tunstall & S. towards the falls. 200a for trans. of 4 persons. Hen. Tutton, Jno Gerry, Jon. shaw, Sarah Cole..

<12>:unknown author, "Charles City County," patentees' names, date of patent, number of acres, and locality of lands, William and Mary College Quarterly Vol. 1011, Series 1 (19011903): Book 2. p. 625. Walter Chiles. 1 Mar 1638. 400 acres unpon Appomattox river. Westerly upon the river. Easterly &c upon the land of Edward Tunstall. Hereinafter cited as "VA Charles City Co Patents".

<13>:Nell Marion Nugetn, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 15231666, Vol I (Richmond, VA: no publisher, 1934), p. 103104, 625.

<14>:unknown author, "VA Charles City Co Patents", Book 2. p. 551. Walter Chiles. May 2 1638. 250 acres. In Appomattox river & c aboe the land ofEdward Tunstall.

<15>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Walter Chiles served as a Burgess from Charles City county for the Assembly terms, 1641, 1642, 1643. By 1745 Walter Chiles represented James City County as Burgess, and again in 1646 and 1649.

<16>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Walter Chiles served as a Burgess from Charles City county for the Assembly terms, 1641, 1642, 1643. By 1745 Walter Chiles represented James City County as Burgess, and again in 1646 and 1649.

<17>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", He purchased the Kemp House in Jamestown on March 23, 1648. Lef't. Col. Walter Chiles, member of the House of Burgesses was elected Speaker of the House, July 5, 1653.

<18>:unknown author, "VA Charles City Co Patents", Book 2. p.203. Walter Chiles. Octr. 5th 1649. 813 acres. Upon the Southerly side of Appomattox river.

<19>:unknown author, "VA Charles City Co Patents", Book 2. p. 193. Walter Chiles. Octr. 29, 1649. 813 acres. On the Southo'y side of Appomattox river. Beg.e & c a run of water that parteth this from the land of Nath. Tatum, adjoin'g land of Mr Tunstall.

<20>:Bakin, Walter Chiles of Jamestown.

<21>:unknown author, "unknown article title," Virginia Historical magazine : W B Cridlin, Vol XIX.

<22>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", The bill of sale for the ship, Leopoldus, to Walter Chiles was dated Jul 12, 1653.

<23>:J P. Coleman, Robert Coleman Family in Virgina (16521756) (No place: no publisher, no date), Charles City County Court Orders 16551658 p. 18 & Historical & Genealogical Notes, Record Book of Charles City County, Willliam & Mary Quarterly Series 2627 191719 p. 285, Chapt. 3 (n.p.: n. pub., n.d.), p. 39, On November 5, 1652, Lt. Col. Walter CHILES, of James City in Virginia, Esq. (The term sq.' (esquire) given herein appears to show that he was a member of the Council of State, as that title was practically confined to those members] in which Jamestown and Williamsburg were located, conveyed to Robert COALMAN a tract of 813 acres on the south side of the Appomattox River, in Charles City County, now Prince George.

<24>:unknown author, Surry County Virginia Records (No place: no publisher, no date), 9 Apr 1653 Convey from Wm. Edwards, attorney for Mr. Wm. COOKE, 2 men servants, Louis de CORTELL & Francis WARE, to Mr. Walter CHILES. Wit. Jas JATY, Sarah EDWARDS.

<25>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son".

<26>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<27>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Walter Chiles (I) died in 1653, as stated in the dee signed by Susanna Chiles Widow and Executrix of Walter Childs (II) deceased and identified as the son of Walter Chiles. Deed dated 20 Nov 1673.

<28>:Additions by Editor, "Berkeley Manuscripts," William and Mary College Quarterly Series 6 (1897): p. 146149. Hitherto I have been inclined to think that John Page had a daughter who marrried Walter Chiles; but I doubt it. Elizabeth Tyler was certinaly a daughter of Walter Chiles, and Neill says that Capt. John Page was "fatherinlaw of Lt Col. Walter Chiles", who was councilor and speaker about 1653. He meant to say that Capt. John Page was "fatherinlaw then meant "stepfather," and Page's wife, Alice, was doubtless widow of Col. Walter Chiles. She was two years older than Page himself. The las mention in the records of the elder Chiles is in July 1653, and his son, "Mr. Walter Chiles" succeeds him as burgess from James City, in 1658. Alice Page was a second wife of Col. Chiles, as the mother of Walter Chiles' issue was Elizabeth Chiles. It is only in this way that I can satisfactorily explain why Col. John Page gives far more consideration in his will to his collaterals of the Page blood that to his "grandchildren", the Chileses, and why Alice Pge does not mention them. The legacy that John Tyler receives was evidently due because of his name "John'. after John Page. (See Page Family, by Dr. R. C. M. Page; Letters and Times of the Tylers, Vol. III, p. 211; William and Mary Quarterly, I p. 75; IV pp. 314). Mr Stanard recently found a court record Col. Walter Chiles' name as one of the councillors in 1651, thus confirming my supposition to this fact form his using the title "Esq". in a deed in Charles City county records, November 1652. It is amuing to notice how Christian names are transmitted. George Washington evidently got his name from his ancesor, Col. George Reade, and President John Tyler from Col. John Page, who married the widow of one of his ancestors. John Page, son of Robert Page, married, first, Elizabeth Page, daughter of Capt. Francis Page and Mary Diggs. Issue: 1. John Page who in 1718, qualified on his father's estate. 2 Elizabeth who in 1728, as Elizabeth Page of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, England joined with Mann Page to convey 200 acre in Bruton parish formerly pruchased by Joh Page gent/ late father of the said Elizabeth Page: She married Col. David Bray, of the concil, but both shortly died, and left no issue. (Virginia Historical Collections Vol. XL p. 81) John Page married secondly Mary Mann widow of matthew Page, and had issue; 3. Mary born Jan 26, 17067. (See this John Page will). The following Extracts from the York records will be doubtless, valuable in this connection: May 161 715. In the suit in Chancery depending between Mann Page, Esq. Comp & Joseph Walker & Robert Anderson, surviving Exec. of the last will and testament of John Page deceased, dureing the ninority of John Page, son of the John Page resp. On considdracon of the bill & answer, the court are of opinion that the Compt hath a right unto thirty three pounds, six shillings & Eight pence Sterl, it being in full now due of a legacy bequeathed him by the last will and testament of Alice Page, deced. & thereupon it is decreed that the resp. pay the aforseaid sum to the comp. out of the testator's estate with Costs, als ex. [should have copied more of the article]. Hereinafter cited as "Berkeley Manuscripts".

<29>:Nugent, Patent Book No I part II. Cavaliers & Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents & Grants 16231666 (No place: no publisher, no date), Book 6 p. 413.

<30>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Documentation that Walter Chiles (II) was the son of Walter Chiles (I) can be found in the transfer of the land "Black Poynt", on May 20, 1670, granted Walter Chiles, father by right of descent to Walter Chiles, son & heir. [L. P. Bk 6 413; Nugent II: 112].

<31>:unknown compiler, compiler, "unknown title"; "Deed of James WADDING, of the County and Parish of James, City Clerk, & Susannah, his wife, late the wife and executrix of Walter CHILES, of James City, aforesaid, Gent. dec'd. to John PAGE of Bruton Parish in the County of York, Merchant, 20 Nov 1673, all that mennage or mansion, late in tenure of Richard KEMP, and by him conveyed to Sir Francis WYATT, and purchased by Sir William BURKLEY of Captain William PIERCE, Attorney of Sir Francis WYATT, together with 3 acres granted by order of said court, to Sir Francis Wyatt, and adjoining the said land, and conveyed 20 Mar 1649 to Walter CHILES, Sr., gentleman of James Citty, father of Walter CHILES, Jr., dec'd. by 1653, leaving Walter CHILES, eldest son and heir at law, who entered and built a brick house in length 37 feet, adjoining the aforesaid mansion and made his will November 15, 1671, directing that his brick house with land, etc., should be sold and the proceeds added to the said Walter Chiles' estate, therefore they convey all that said mansion house, hertofore in possession of Thomas SULLY, and all that mennage or tenement built by the said Walter CHILES, lately in tenure of Major Theophilas HOWE, etc. Dated November 25, 1673. It may be presumed that Colonel John PAGE, was guardian of John and Elizabeth CHILES, his grandchildren, and purchased the property for the purpose of settling the estate. As John CHILES was left only a ring in the will of Colonel John PAGE, and Elizabeth mentioned more generously, I deem that the solution of the seeming partiality was in his having transferred property and the 200 acres mentioned by later deed, also as eldest son and heir at large of Walter CHILES, who married Rev. James WADDINGS after 15 May 1672, for on that date she received as his widow (Walter's) a grant of 2000 acres in Passbehaves for 99 years on account of buildings and improvements on the Main, there made by Walter CHILES, according to the order of the general Court of 7 June 1638, for strengthening the Main, on this side of Powhatan Swamp, by leasing it out in parcels, Ancestral File unknown repository, unknown repository address.

<32>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<33>:unknown compiler, compiler, "Colonial Dames Families, #9105 Joy Smith Paisley (Mrs Clifton L) 209 N, Dellview Dr, Tallahasse FL 32304 (descendand of Martin)"; According to records in Bristol Cathedral, CHILES was married there in 1630 to Elizabeth Sanders (her name appears in other records as Elizabeth MAURY) No proof this is the correct Walter & Elizabeth, Ancestral File unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "Joy Smith Paisley DAC".

<34>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", P. 71 Conclusions..... It appears that the above sequence of events all relate to the same Walter Chiles, since land was patented and repatented (1638, 1639, 1642, 1649) in Charles City County in his name, and in each case it was additional acreage with the same identification. He later served as a burgess from that county. He also later purchased land and a home in Jamestown and served as a burgess from James City County. He was identified as father to Walter Chiles in both a land grant (dated 20 May 1670), in which Walter Chiles was identified as the son and heir, and the deed conveying the Kemp House property (November 20 1673). The son Walter Chiles (II) was evidently the son of Elizabeth. There is no further record of the son, William. No surviving records have been found to indicate when Elizabeth Chiles died. As stated before, no records have been found among the parish records of England that have been examined, that give the marriage date of Walter and Elizabeth; or the birth dates of Walter and Elizabeth, the parents, or Walter and William, the sons. Walter Chiles may have married a second time and his wife may have been Alice Luckin. No concrete evidence has been found to document this, but as existing information is evaluated this possibility does exist. Although most researchers have concluded that the daughter of John Page was Mary Page, and that she married Walter Chiles, the son; this is no supported in the evidence at hand. It is believed that those researchers may have misinterpreted the identification by John Page of John Chiles and Elizabeth (Chiles) Tyler, as grandson and granddaughter, and taken these relationship literally when in fact they were relationships that, today would be designated as stepgrandchildren. Alice Luckin may have, then, married John Page as her second husband. `To be continued' .

<35>:unknown compiler, "Joy Smith Paisley DAC," Ancestral File.

<36>:unknown compiler, "Joy Smith Paisley DAC," Ancestral File.

<37>:Bakin, Walter Chiles of Jamestown.

<38>:Bakin, Walter Chiles of Jamestown, Nugent (1934, 1034) Walter Chiles, 400a, Chas. Citty Co., 1 Mar 1638, p. 625. W upon Appomattuck Riv., N. upon lnad of Edward Tunstall & S. towards the falls. 200a for trans. of 4 persons. Hen. Tutton, Jno Gerry, Jon. shaw, Sarah Cole..

<39>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<40>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<41>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Documentation that Walter Chiles (II) was the son of Walter Chiles (I) can be found in the transfer of the land "Black Poynt", on May 20, 1670, granted Walter Chiles, father by right of descent to Walter Chiles, son & heir. [L. P. Bk 6 413; Nugent II: 112].

<42>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<43>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<44>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory".

<45>:Bakin, Walter Chiles of Jamestown.

<46>:Bakin, Walter Chiles of Jamestown, Nugent (1934, 1034) Walter Chiles, 400a, Chas. Citty Co., 1 Mar 1638, p. 625. W upon Appomattuck Riv., N. upon lnad of Edward Tunstall & S. towards the falls. 200a for trans. of 4 persons. Hen. Tutton, Jno Gerry, Jon. shaw, Sarah Cole..

<47>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", He purchased the Kemp House in Jamestown on March 23, 1648. Lef't. Col. Walter Chiles, member of the House of Burgesses was elected Speaker of the House, July 5, 1653.

<48>:Additions by Editor, "Berkeley Manuscripts", p. 146149. Hitherto I have been inclined to think that John Page had a daughter who marrried Walter Chiles; but I doubt it. Elizabeth Tyler was certinaly a daughter of Walter Chiles, and Neill says that Capt. John Page was "fatherinlaw of Lt Col. Walter Chiles", who was councilor and speaker about 1653. He meant to say that Capt. John Page was "fatherinlaw then meant "stepfather," and Page's wife, Alice, was doubtless widow of Col. Walter Chiles. She was two years older than Page himself. The las mention in the records of the elder Chiles is in July 1653, and his son, "Mr. Walter Chiles" succeeds him as burgess from James City, in 1658. Alice Page was a second wife of Col. Chiles, as the mother of Walter Chiles' issue was Elizabeth Chiles. It is only in this way that I can satisfactorily explain why Col. John Page gives far more consideration in his will to his collaterals of the Page blood that to his "grandchildren", the Chileses, and why Alice Pge does not mention them. The legacy that John Tyler receives was evidently due because of his name "John'. after John Page. (See Page Family, by Dr. R. C. M. Page; Letters and Times of the Tylers, Vol. III, p. 211; William and Mary Quarterly, I p. 75; IV pp. 314). Mr Stanard recently found a court record Col. Walter Chiles' name as one of the councillors in 1651, thus confirming my supposition to this fact form his using the title "Esq". in a deed in Charles City county records, November 1652. It is amuing to notice how Christian names are transmitted. George Washington evidently got his name from his ancesor, Col. George Reade, and President John Tyler from Col. John Page, who married the widow of one of his ancestors. John Page, son of Robert Page, married, first, Elizabeth Page, daughter of Capt. Francis Page and Mary Diggs. Issue: 1. John Page who in 1718, qualified on his father's estate. 2 Elizabeth who in 1728, as Elizabeth Page of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, England joined with Mann Page to convey 200 acre in Bruton parish formerly pruchased by Joh Page gent/ late father of the said Elizabeth Page: She married Col. David Bray, of the concil, but both shortly died, and left no issue. (Virginia Historical Collections Vol. XL p. 81) John Page married secondly Mary Mann widow of matthew Page, and had issue; 3. Mary born Jan 26, 17067. (See this John Page will). The following Extracts from the York records will be doubtless, valuable in this connection: May 161 715. In the suit in Chancery depending between Mann Page, Esq. Comp & Joseph Walker & Robert Anderson, surviving Exec. of the last will and testament of John Page deceased, dureing the ninority of John Page, son of the John Page resp. On considdracon of the bill & answer, the court are of opinion that the Compt hath a right unto thirty three pounds, six shillings & Eight pence Sterl, it being in full now due of a legacy bequeathed him by the last will and testament of Alice Page, deced. & thereupon it is decreed that the resp. pay the aforseaid sum to the comp. out of the testator's estate with Costs, als ex. [should have copied more of the article].

<49>:William Waller Hening, Statutes at Large (No place: no publisher, no date), I: 506. Hereinafter cited as Statutes at Large.

<50>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Mr Walter Chiles represented James City County as Burgess in 1658. [Hening 1:506].

<51>:unknown author, Virginia Colonial Abstracts: James City County Virginia 16341904 (No place: no publisher, no date), MS #6 p. 3, 5 Aug 1658 Edward & Elizabeth HILL sold to Walter CHILES of James Citty in Virginia Gent. a brick house in James Citty, ye next house on ye west road & of Mrs. RIX house. Witnessed by Mathew EDLOE and Edward SANDERSON Jr..

<52>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Walter Chiles of Jamestown added to the Kemp House property in August 1658, when he bought a brick house from Edward Hill. [Ambler Mss #6; Duvall 4:]. The house adjoined the one his father had bought.

<53>:unknown author, Meade's Old Churches (No place: no publisher, no date).

<54>:Hening, Statutes at Large, 2:3, 198, 211.

<55>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", He was appointed to a committee to proportion the levy in March 1660. [Hening. 2:31].

<56>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Susanna Chiles [An inspection of the origina patent confirmed this name as correct] was listed as a headright in the land patent of William Drummond for land in James City County, dated March 26, 1662. [L.P. Bk 4, 12; Nugent I:400] William Drummond owned land adjoining land of Walter Chiles. An earlier patent by William & George Worsnam for land in Henrico County at Old Town on theAppomattox River named Sarah & Susan Chiles [an inspection of theoriginal patent confirmed the name Chiles (for each person) and the name Sarah; The name Susan was not legible] as headrights. It was dated February 15, 1652. [ L. P. Bk 3, 23; Nugent I : 238239].

<57>:unknown author Charles County Court Proceedings 16621666: Maryland Archives, 53 (No place: no publisher), p. 472: p. 293. This bill bindeth mee Walter CHILES of James Citty my heirs Executors Administrators of Assignes to pay or Carus to be payd unt Edmond CUSTIS of London Marchant his heirs Executors or Assignes the full sume of three hundred and eighty pounds of good merchantable tobacco according to act of Assembly at or before the 10th day December next ensuing the daet hearof as witnes my had this first of May 1663. Signed Walter Chiles. Test Edward Richardson & Charles Roone. Hereinafter cited as MD Charles Co. Ct 166266.

<58>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", He continued to represent James City County in 1663 and 1664. [Hening 2: 198, 211] .

<59>:unknown author, Virginia Colonial Abstracts: James, MS #6 p. 3, MS #15 p. 56. Land Grant given to John Knowles, James City County part within & part without the Libertys of the sd city. A patent recorded 6 May 1665 mentions pitch & tarr swamp Mr. Walter ChILE'S ditch & Mr. Knowles house, James City Co, Virginia.

<60>:Additions by Editor, "Berkeley Manuscripts", p. 146149. Hitherto I have been inclined to think that John Page had a daughter who marrried Walter Chiles; but I doubt it. Elizabeth Tyler was certinaly a daughter of Walter Chiles, and Neill says that Capt. John Page was "fatherinlaw of Lt Col. Walter Chiles", who was councilor and speaker about 1653. He meant to say that Capt. John Page was "fatherinlaw then meant "stepfather," and Page's wife, Alice, was doubtless widow of Col. Walter Chiles. She was two years older than Page himself. The las mention in the records of the elder Chiles is in July 1653, and his son, "Mr. Walter Chiles" succeeds him as burgess from James City, in 1658. Alice Page was a second wife of Col. Chiles, as the mother of Walter Chiles' issue was Elizabeth Chiles. It is only in this way that I can satisfactorily explain why Col. John Page gives far more consideration in his will to his collaterals of the Page blood that to his "grandchildren", the Chileses, and why Alice Pge does not mention them. The legacy that John Tyler receives was evidently due because of his name "John'. after John Page. (See Page Family, by Dr. R. C. M. Page; Letters and Times of the Tylers, Vol. III, p. 211; William and Mary Quarterly, I p. 75; IV pp. 314). Mr Stanard recently found a court record Col. Walter Chiles' name as one of the councillors in 1651, thus confirming my supposition to this fact form his using the title "Esq". in a deed in Charles City county records, November 1652. It is amuing to notice how Christian names are transmitted. George Washington evidently got his name from his ancesor, Col. George Reade, and President John Tyler from Col. John Page, who married the widow of one of his ancestors. John Page, son of Robert Page, married, first, Elizabeth Page, daughter of Capt. Francis Page and Mary Diggs. Issue: 1. John Page who in 1718, qualified on his father's estate. 2 Elizabeth who in 1728, as Elizabeth Page of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, England joined with Mann Page to convey 200 acre in Bruton parish formerly pruchased by Joh Page gent/ late father of the said Elizabeth Page: She married Col. David Bray, of the concil, but both shortly died, and left no issue. (Virginia Historical Collections Vol. XL p. 81) John Page married secondly Mary Mann widow of matthew Page, and had issue; 3. Mary born Jan 26, 17067. (See this John Page will). The following Extracts from the York records will be doubtless, valuable in this connection: May 161 715. In the suit in Chancery depending between Mann Page, Esq. Comp & Joseph Walker & Robert Anderson, surviving Exec. of the last will and testament of John Page deceased, dureing the ninority of John Page, son of the John Page resp. On considdracon of the bill & answer, the court are of opinion that the Compt hath a right unto thirty three pounds, six shillings & Eight pence Sterl, it being in full now due of a legacy bequeathed him by the last will and testament of Alice Page, deced. & thereupon it is decreed that the resp. pay the aforseaid sum to the comp. out of the testator's estate with Costs, als ex. [should have copied more of the article].

<61>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son".

<62>:unknown author, Virginia Land Patents (No place: no publisher, no date), Book 6 p. 413 parcell of land lying and being in James Citty Island called and known by the name of black Poynt East 30 cha: East north East 112 cha: to the River, thence along the River South 20 cha: and South South North 30 cha: to a marsh thence along the West 83 cha: and North North West 22 cha: to the place it began including 70 acres, which land was formerly granted to Walter CHILES father of the said Walter CHILES and by right of descending unto him as Sonne and heyr of his said father dec'd.

<63>:Nugent, Patent Book No I, Book 6 p. 413.

<64>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Documentation that Walter Chiles (II) was the son of Walter Chiles (I) can be found in the transfer of the land "Black Poynt", on May 20, 1670, granted Walter Chiles, father by right of descent to Walter Chiles, son & heir. [L. P. Bk 6 413; Nugent II: 112].

<65>:unknown compiler, compiler, "Foriegn Business and Inquisitions 16651667, MSS Division of the Library of Congress"; Ancestral File unknown repository, unknown repository address.

<66>:unknown author, "unknown article title," William & Mary Quarterly : Vol. I p. 17.

<67>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Walter Chiles patented land Apr 4 1671, in Westmoreland County on behalf of his sons, John & Henry Chiles. [McIlwaine, H. R. ed, `Minutes of the council and General Court of Colonial Virginia Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1979 p. 245].

<68>:unknown author, Virginia Land Patents, Book #7 22 Dec 1682 (n.p.: n. pub., n.d.), p.228, Know ye that the said William BERKELEY for and in consideration of ye great charge Mr. Walter GILES (CHILES) later deceased, one of the tenants of the aforesaid land (near Powhatan Swamp, James Citty), hath, in his tyme, been at in building and other improvements thereon, do by order of Council of State dated xxv Nov 1671, grant to Susanna GILES (CHILES) the relict and executrix of sd. Walter GILES (CHILES) 200 acres in James City to the said Susanna for the term of 99 years." On 7 August 1672 Edward TRAVIS purchased 70 acres in James Citty from Susannah CHILES.

<69>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory", [Ambler Mss #4] when he made his will and November 25, 167 when an order of the Council, through William Berkeley, granted Susanna Giles (Chiles), relict and executrix of Walter Childs 200 acres of land for ninetynine years. "This land to remain with John Giles [later in the document identified as John Child] the eldest son of the said Walter Giles, deceased and ye said Susanna his wife." [Lee Papers, Mss1L51f673. Virginia Historical Society].

<70>:Davis, "ChilesFather & Son", Walter Chiles died between November 15 1671, [.

<71>:Brame Jr. II OAE, "Chiles English Ancestory", Walter Chiles died between November 15 1671, [Ambler Mss #4] when he made his will and November 25, 167 when an order of the Council, through William Berkeley, granted Susanna Giles (Chiles), relict and executrix of Walter Childs 200 acres of land for ninetynine years. "This land to remain with John Giles [later in the document identified as John Child] the eldest son of the said Walter Giles, deceased and ye said Susanna his wife." [Lee Papers, Mss1L51f673. Virginia Historical Society].

<72>:unknown author, Virginia Land Patents, Book #7 22 Dec 1682 (n.p.: n. pub., n.d.), p.228, Know ye that the said William BERKELEY for and in consideration of ye great charge Mr. Walter GILES (CHILES) later deceased, one of the tenants of the aforesaid land (near Powhatan Swamp, James Citty), hath, in his tyme, been at in building and other improvements thereon, do by order of Council of State dated xxv Nov 1671, grant to Susanna GILES (CHILES) the relict and executrix of sd. Walter GILES (CHILES) 200 acres in James City to the said Susanna for the term of 99 years." On 7 August 1672 Edward TRAVIS purchased 70 acres in James Citty from Susannah CHILES.

<73>:unknown compiler, "unknown short title," Ancestral File, "Deed of James WADDING, of the County and Parish of James, City Clerk, & Susannah, his wife, late the wife and executrix of Walter CHILES, of James City, aforesaid, Gent. dec'd. to John PAGE of Bruton Parish in the County of York, Merchant, 20 Nov 1673, all that mennage or mansion, late in tenure of Richard KEMP, and by him conveyed to Sir Francis WYATT, and purchased by Sir William BURKLEY of Captain William PIERCE, Attorney of Sir Francis WYATT, together with 3 acres granted by order of said court, to Sir Francis Wyatt, and adjoining the said land, and conveyed 20 Mar 1649 to Walter CHILES, Sr., gentleman of James Citty, father of Walter CHILES, Jr., dec'd. by 1653, leaving Walter CHILES, eldest son and heir at law, who entered and built a brick house in length 37 feet, adjoining the aforesaid mansion and made his will November 15, 1671, directing that his brick house with land, etc., should be sold and the proceeds added to the said Walter Chiles' estate, therefore they convey all that said mansion house, hertofore in possession of Thomas SULLY, and all that mennage or tenement built by the said Walter CHILES, lately in tenure of Major Theophilas HOWE, etc. Dated November 25, 1673. It may be presumed that Colonel John PAGE, was guardian of John and Elizabeth CHILES, his grandchildren, and purchased the property for the purpose of settling the estate. As John CHILES was left only a ring in the will of Colonel John PAGE, and Elizabeth mentioned more generously, I deem that the solution of the seeming partiality was in his having transferred property and the 200 acres mentioned by later deed, also as eldest son and heir at large of Walter CHILES, who married Rev. James WADDINGS after 15 May 1672, for on that date she received as his widow (Walter's) a grant of 2000 acres in Passbehaves for 99 years on account of buildings and improvements on the Main, there made by Walter CHILES, according to the order of the general Court of 7 June 1638, for strengthening the Main, on this side of Powhatan Swamp, by leasing it out in parcels.

<74>:Bakin, Walter Chiles of Jamestown.

<75>:Bakin, Walter Chiles of Jamestown, Nugent (1934, 1034) Walter Chiles, 400a, Chas. Citty Co., 1 Mar 1638, p. 625. W upon Appomattuck Riv., N. upon lnad of Edward Tunstall & S. towards the falls. 200a for trans. of 4 persons. Hen. Tutton, Jno Gerry, Jon. shaw, Sarah Cole..

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