Col. William Waters

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William Waters

Birthplace: Blount Point, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Accomack County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Edward Waters and Grace Robins
Husband of Margaret Waters and Dorothy Waters
Father of Thomas Waters; William Waters, Jr.; Edward Waters; Richard Waters; John Waters and 1 other
Brother of Margaret Waters
Half brother of Major John Robins; Obedience Robins, Jr.; Dorothea Andrews; Frances Littleton Pigott and Mary Cowdrey

Managed by: James Michael Jr. McCullough, Jr.
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About Col. William Waters

His parents were Lt. Edward Waters (born in England sometime between 1584 and 1589, died in Virginia 1630) and Grace Neale (not O'Neil), born c. 1603. (She wasn't Irish, she wasn't nobility, and she was looking to better herself by marriage in the New World. All of the above has been documented.)

Death date has been corrected to 1689.

His first wife was Margaret, widow of Dr. George Clarke. They married between April and August of 1650, so it can be safely assumed Dr. Clarke was dead by then. Unknown factors are:

  • Whether Margaret was in actuality the daughter of Obedience Robins by his first wife
  • Whether she and Dr. Clarke had any children (he certainly did by his first wife)
  • Whether she and William Waters, Sr. had any children
  • Whether Thomas "Clarke" Waters was William's son (unlikely if he was born before 1650) or a stepson adopted by him.

Some (tertiary) sources of doubtful validity claim that William was sent to England to be raised and educated by his uncle 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.)

He held the rank of Colonel in the local militia, but he was never Governor of Virginia.

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Col. William Waters's Timeline

Blount Point, Virginia Colony
Age 29
Northumberland or Northampton County, Virginia Colony
Age 41
Eastern Shore, , Virginia, USA
Age 42
Age 44
Northampton, Virginia, USA
Age 46
Age 48
July 29, 1689
Age 66
Accomack County, Virginia Colony