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George Wale, Jr.

Also Known As: "Wales"
Birthplace: Lancaster , Virginia
Death: before August 08, 1689
Lancaster, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. George Wale, of Virginia and Lettice Edmonds
Husband of Mary Wale
Father of John Wale; George Wale, Ill and Sarah Morris
Brother of John Wale and Benjamin Wale
Half brother of Elizabeth Madestard; Epaphroditus Lawson; Richard Lawson; Rowland Lawson, Jr.; Joshua Lawson and 7 others

Occupation: 1678, One of His Majesties Justicies for Lancaster County, USA, Under-Sheriff Apr 9 1712 Lancaster County, Virginia, 1717 church warden at St. Mary's White Chapels Parish with Richard Flint
Managed by: Edward Leo Neary
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About George Wale, Jr.

George Wale, ll

  • Birth: ABT 1658 in Lancaster County, Virginia
  • Death: 8 AUG 1689 in Lancaster County, Virginia - Inventory
  • Father: George Wale b: BEF 1626
  • Mother: Lettice MNU Lawson Wale Edmonds b: 1626


  1. 1 Mary Jones b: BEF 1662 in Northumberland County, Virginia Married: 21 AUG 1678 in Northumberland County, Virginia


  1. John Wale b: BEF 1686 in Lancaster County, Virginia
  2. George Wale b: BEF 1689



1670-1674 Lancaster County Order Book; Antient Press: pg 222 Lancaster County Court 13th of March 1671/72 - GEO: WALE, Eldest Sonne of Mr. GEO: WALE lately (deced), appeareing at this Cort: & petiticoneing for the chuseing off Mr. THO: HAYMES for his Guardian, & this Cort. findeing hym of sufficient age soe to doe, have ordered and appointed the sde. Mr. HAYNES for his Guardian

1670-1674 Lancaster County Order Book; Antient Press: pg 247 Lancaster County Court December 4th 1672 - Upon the peticon of Mr. THOMAS HAYNES, Guardian to GEORGE WALE, Eldest Sonne of Mr. GEORGE WALE (deced), for his proporconable parte of the p:sonall Estate of his Father's Estate in this County. It is ordered wth: the consent of Mrs. LEWYE EDMONDS, the late Widd. & Relict and Administratrix of the saide (deced), yt: the Negroe called .lacke is forthwith: declared to the saide Mr. HAYNES in parte of the saide GEORGE WALES Estate due to hym from his saide Fathers Estate als exec., for which saide Negroe it is ordered accordinge to Acte of Assembly in that case made & provided, that the sde. Mr. HAYNES doe enter into Bond wth: sufficient security to pay unto the saide GEORGE WALE twenty pounds Sterl: (the just apprizemt, of the saide Negroe) (and in lieu of the saide Negroe) when the saide GEORGE shall accomplish his full age. Mr. EDWARD DALE, security

1678-1698 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 2 Northumberland County Court 21st of August 1678 - Mr. GEO: WALE p JONES's Estate -Upon the Petition of GEORGE WALE, who marryed MARY, the Daughter of Mr. ROBERT JONES, deceased, it is ordered that Mr. ERASMUS [ THERS], THOMAS [ ] BARTHOLOMEW DAMERON and THOMAS BREWER divide the Estate of Mr. ROBERT JONES and deliver unto GEORGE WALE that proportionable part of his Wife by the Last Will and Testament of her deceased Father he giveing good caution to the Court to pay his proportionable part of what debts shall arise from the Estate

Since George Wale of Virginia could own land by 1655, he must have been born before 1634. Since he was a Doctor and served as a Justice, he went to school, and so was probably born well before 1634, on the order of 1630 or earlier ....

As for the Lawson surname, the below is extracted from Jackie Weeden, "GEORGE WALE/WHALEY/etc. of Lancaster Co VA and Somerset Co MD." Her paper cites the Sparacio abstracts for Virginia records and various Maryland histories.

In May 1672, Lewye [sic, should be Lewys or Lewis] Wale was granted authority to administer George Wale's estate. She married William Edmonds between 12 Nov. 1672 (when she was mentioned as Lewye Wale admnrx of George Wale (deceased)) and 4 Dec. 1672 (when she was mentioned as Lewye Edmonds, widow and relict and administratix of George Wale deceased in Lancaster County, Virginia).

The son of George Wale of Virginia, also named George Wale, died before 8 Aug. 1689 when Lettice Lawson, widow and relicte of George Wale, decd, presented the inventory of his estate in Lancaster County showing that Lettice had remarried to someone named Lawson by then.

Note: There are no entries in Boyd's Marriage Index from 1580 to 1660 for men named George Wale to someone with a first name like Lewis, nor do any of these entries contain surnames familiar from Lancaster County land abstracts.


1. George Wale of Virginia was not the George Wale who was born after 1608 to Thomas Wale of Radwinter, since that George Wale died in England in 1720.

2. The birth timeframe of George Wale of Virginia is unknown, but must be before 1634, since he could own land in 1655.

3. The maiden name of Lewys/Lewis Wale, wife of George Wale Sr., is unknown.

<Unknown> Wale

Notes for <Unknown> Wale:

Old Somerset of the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Wale (also Whale and, later, Whaley). Edward Wale was in the Pocomoke section when Somerset was created August, 1666. He first owned and lived on lands ("Aquintica" and "Springfield") on Pocomoke River which had been conveyed to him by George Wale and Lewis, his wife. These lands Edward Wale sold to Thomas Newbold and removed about 1678 to the Sinepuxent section on the seaboard side. Edward Wale (d. 1718), m. January 29, 1668/9, Elizabeth Ratcliff (sister of Charles Ratcliff, of Somerset County), and had issue: (1) John, 1669; (2) Sarah, 1671; (3) Charles, 1673; (4) George, 1678; (5) Elizabeth, 1677; m. William Turvile (or Turvill); (6) Bridget, 1681; m. Ebenezer Franklin; (7) William, 1683; (8) Nathaniel, 1686; (9) Rachel, 1688; (10) Elias, 1690-1720) (IKL; O 5, p. 358; O 18, p. 18; Md. Cal. Wills, IV, p. 165, and V, p. 44). The Wale, or Whaley, family, of Somerset County, for many years made claim (traditionally) to descent from the celebrated Edward Whalley, "the Regicide," but finally abandoned the claim. In Penna. Mag. of Hist. and Biog., IV, p. 258, appears a letter by Dr. Robert P. Robins, May 24, 1880, in which the evidence against this claim is well summed up.

Note: Thomas Wale of Dutton-Bassett, Leicestershire, England and/or Chelmsford, Essex, England, born abt 1529 and the father of Joanna Wale who married Thomas Almy of St. David, Barton, Somersetshire, England is also the ancestor of this file's compiler, and may be related to this Wale family.

Memo: 12 generations

Children of <Unknown> Wale are:

2784 i. George Wale, born 1605; died Mar 1670/71 in Lancaster Co., VA; married Lewys <Unknown>.

ii. Edward Wale, born Abt. 1605.

Notes for Edward Wale:

Thomas Newbold lived on two adjacent patents in 1665 by the same name, one for 300 acres and one for 200 acres, by George Wale, located in the Lower Dublin, Dividing Creek 100, Election district 4. 17 Oct 1671 George Wale and Sarah Wale his wife sold 300a. to Edward Wale. 8 Dec 1678 Edward Wale sold to Thomas Newbold 400 acres.

Thomas Newbold in 1678 purchased from Edward Wale and Elizabeth his wife the tracts Acquintica,

made up of two parts, 300 a. and 200 a., and Friendship, 100 a.; these were located side by side on n. side of Pocomoke R., a few mi. upstream from Pitts Neck

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George Wale, Jr.'s Timeline

Lancaster , Virginia
of, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Virginia, United States
August 8, 1689
Age 31
Lancaster, Virginia
Lancaster, VA, United States
Lancaster County, Virginia