Newton Family


John NEWTON was born 1639 in Yorkshire, England, the son of Thomas NEWTON. He was first married to Joan BARR.

The only child to live to maturity of this marriage was:

  • John II, NEWTON, born circa 1657; died before 1697; married Mary ALLERTON, daughter of Isaac ALLERTON and Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY OVERZEE COLCLOUGH.

According to the deposition of John's daughter Elizabeth, he had a child by a second wife:

  • Joseph, NEWTON, born 1666, married Sarah PRICE BUTLER, widow.

John was married to Elizabeth Laycocke and they were the parents of:

  • Benjamin NEWTON, born 1669, died 1710; married Mary GRIGSBY.

After the death of Elizabeth, John emigrated to the colonies where he married Rose. We do not know the maiden name of Rose but she was married first to John TUCKER. Rose and John TUCKER had four known children:

  1. Sarah TUCKER, born 2 August 1663, married William FITZHUGH.
  2. Rose TUCKER, married Ebenezer BLACKISTONE
  3. John TUCKER
  4. Gerrard TUCKER (born after his father died)

Rose later married Dr Thomas GERRARD. There were no known children of this marriage although Gerrard TUCKER was born after their marriage.

Children of John NEWTON and Rose (--?--) were as follows:

  1. Gerrard Tucker NEWTON, born abt 1671; died before 1706; married Rebecca BLACKISTON.
  2. Thomas NEWTON, born 1678; married Elizabeth STORKE.
  3. Elizabeth NEWTON, born 1685; died 1763, Westomoreland Co, VA; married 1. Thomas GILSON; 2. Benjamin BERRYMAN

John Newton died before 1697 and Rose died before 1712/13.


John NEWTON II was born about 1657 and resided most of his life in Stafford County, VA. He was married to Mary ALLERTON, the daughter of Isaac ALLERTON and Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY OVERZEE COLCLOUGH.

Children of this marriage are:

  1. William, born about 1686, Westmoreland Co, VA; died 1722; married 1. Barbara Johnson, daughter of James JOHNSON and Elizabeth; 2. Elizabeth BERRYMAN, daughter of Benjamin BERRYMAN and his first wife.
  2. Allerton, died after 1702.


Sources of Information

  • Adventurers of Purse and Person VIRGINIA 1607-1624/25, Revised and Edited by Virginia M. Meyer (1974-1981), John Frederick Dorman, F.A.S.G. (1981-1987), Published by Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/25, third edition, 1987
  • Virginia Historical Magazine - Early Generations of the Newton Family of Westmoreland County Virginia, by Charles F. Cochran, Washington, DC - Vol 36, pp 293-302; Vol 37, pp 87-91; Vol 38, pp 179-184; Vol 39, pp 283-288.
  • Virginia Historical Magazine - Notes to Council Journals (4) Newton Family including the Depositions of Benjamin Newton and Elizabeth Newton; Vol 33, pp 299-302; Vol 34, 393-394.
  • GenForum - Post of Gregory Michael Newton, 7 Jan 1999.
  • Marvin Berryman, Emma Barrett Reeves

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