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About John Waters of Yorkshire
Brother of Lt. Edward Waters; was living in Middleham, Yorkshire, in 1630; sent his son (John Waters, Gent.) to settle his brother's estate in Virginia.
Existence deduced from the uncertainty of earlier genealogists as to whether John Waters, Gent. was the much younger brother of Lt. Edward Waters, or his nephew - the age difference between them supports the latter rather than the former conclusion. So cited in Newman, p. 478.
Existence and place of residence confirmed by reference in the will of Lt. Edward Waters (20 August 1630), and by christening record from Willian, Herts:
↑ Willian (All Saints), in FreeREG, Secondary quality.
ch. 3 Feb 1587/8, All Saints, Willian, Hertfordshire: John son of William Waters
It is still uncertain whether he was the older or the younger brother, as this in turn depends on whether Lt. Edward Waters' birth date is correct (it has been given as everywhere from c. 1584 to a specific Nov 30, 1589 - which is problematical if his father died in "1588").
Some (tertiary) sources of doubtful validity claim that Lt. Edward Waters' son William was sent to England to be raised and educated by John Waters in Yorkshire. If true, William was back in Virginia by c. 1650 or earlier. (It would, though, explain why he might consider marrying a stepsister he had not been raised with.)