The family name, Eastes, has been spelled in many different ways. Eastes is the most common spelling in Kent and one of the oldest. In the American line, Estes, is usually used.
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Francisco Esteuse, was born in 1449, in Italy. He was married between 1480 and 1490, in Italy.
Nicholas Estes or Ewstas, son of Fransico Esteuse, was born in 1495, in Deal, Kent, England (via Wales, France, Italy.)
He was married in 1520 in Deal, Kent, England, to Anny ___, who was born in 1498, Deal, Kent, England.
Nicholas died in 1533, in Deal
Sylvester Estes, son of Nicholas and Anny Estes, was born in 1522, in Deal, Kent, England.
He was married to Jone ___, who was born in 1525, in Deal, Kent, England.
Jone died 16 May 1561, Deal, Kent, England; Sylvester died 1579 in Ringwould, Kent, England
Robert Estes, son of Sylvester and Jone Estes, was born in 1555, in Ringwould, Kent, England.
He was married 2 December 1591, in Sholden, Kent, England, to Anne Woodward, who was born in 1570, in Sholden.
Robert died in 1616; Anne died in 1630, both in Ringould, Kent, England.
Sylvester Estes, son of Robert Estes and Anne Woodward, was born 26 September 1596 in Ringwould, Kent County, England. He was a husbandman, Yeoman and a church Warden.
He was married 24 November 1625, in Greay Hardres, to Ellen Martin, who was born in 1600, in Great Hadres, Waldershire, England. The date of her will was 1649.
Sylvester died between 1648 and December 1667
Abraham Estes, son of Sylvester Estes and Ellen Martin, was born in 1647, in Nonington, Kent County, England. Abraham's baptism record does not survive, however he was mentioned in his mother's will.
He was a linen weaver at Sandwich, Kent, by 1672. He married Ann Burton (a widow) of 29 December 1672, at Worth, Kent. She died about 1674.Abraham emigrated to the British colonies in North America, arriving before 1682. On 20 April 1682 Lucy Keeling claimed headright for Abraham and 5 others, their passage to Virginia having previously been arranged and paid for by her deceased father, Thorowgood Keeling. Thorowgood died 8/1679, so it is likely Abraham either arrived or his passage had been arranged prior to this. It was a common practice for wealthy residents in the America's to sponsor emigrants, who would then serve an indenture to pay off the cost of the voyage. The typical indenture lasted seven years, after which the emigrant would be free to marry and obtain his own property.
He was married/2 on 29 December 1692, in St. Steven’s Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, to Barbara Brock, who was born between 1662 and 1667, daughter of Robert Brock, (St Stephens Parish, Virginia Colony) now King & Queen County, Virginia.
Since Abraham was still in England by the start of 1673 and was a "freeman" in Virginia by 1683, it is likely he voyaged to the America's around 1674/1675. According to an unsourced claim, Abraham arrived on the "Vana". It has been speculated that his first wife, Ann Burton, died enroute to Virginia, tho' there is no evidence.
"The following contribution to 'Estes Trails', October 1981 by Ernest Ests of New Orleans, LA: 'Abraham Easter (Estes) Emigrant: Captain Thorogood Keeling brought in Abraham Estes to Lower Norfolk Parish of Lyndhaven on 20 April 1682 (this was in Old Westmoreland County). Also it was stated in these papers that Abraham wed Barbara Brock, daughter of Robert Brock. See "Early Virginia Immigrants" in Library."
In 1683 he was living in New Kent County, Virginia, before settling in the parish of St Stephen's, King and Queen County, Virginia. In 1683 he was a signatory of a petition whilst in St. Stephen's Parish. In 1704 he paid quit rent on 200 acres in King and Queen County.
Abraham made a will 21 November 1720, in King and Queen County, Virginia, leaving his estate to his wife, Barbara. Barbara made her will 21 November 1720, leaving part of the estate to several of her children and the remainder to Elisha Estes and Thomas Poor and wife Susanna, for the raising of Moses and Barbara, who upon their parents death's would be raised by Thomas and Susanna Poor.
Spotsylvania Co., VA Deed Book C, pg. 137 Dec 1, 1733, Abraham Estes of King and Queen Co., to John Leach of St. Mark's Parish, Spts. Co., 200 acres in St. Mark's Parish, Spts. Co., on branches of James River. Joseph Thomas, Robert Turner, Alexander Freeman, Dec 3, 1734.
Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol 61, pg. 472-474, St. Margarett's Parish, Caroline Co., VA
(New) Will of Abraham Estes, Sr., dated Aug 10, 1757, proven Feb 8, 1759, Names wife, Elizabeth;
former wife's (Barabra) children, Catherine Tamplin, Abraham Estes, Barbery Brock, Mary Booten, Samuel Estes and Philip Estes;
present wife's (Elizabeth) children, Exec. Colonel William Waller and Samuel Hawes, Jr., Wits: Ann Tamplin, Eliza Tamplin, Samuel Hawes, Jr.
Caroline Co., VA Court on Feb 8, 1759, Executors refused to take executorship and on the motion of Elizabeth Estes it is ordered she have Administration of the said Estate with the will annexed and acknowledge a bond for the same.
Abraham was in and out of the courts many times, up until 1756. On 8 February 1859, a committee was appointed to appraise the estate of Abraham Estes, deceased.
The settlement of Abraham’s estate was closed and recorded on 14 February 1765.
Thomas Estes, son of Abraham Estes and Barbara Brock, was born in 1688, in King and Queen County, Virginia.
He was married/1 1717 (probably in Caroline County) Virginia, to Hannah Allen, who was born in 1687 and died in December 1725.
He was married/2 about 1726 to Ann Rogers, born about 1690, in Virginia. She had a son, Abraham.
Thomas died in 1744; Ann died in 1745, both in Caroline County, Virginia.
John Estes Sr, son of Thomas Estes, was born 27 December 1725, in Culpepper County, Virginia.
In 1745, he was orphaned, at age 20. He chose Rice Curtis as guardian in 1745, Caroline County, Virginia.
He was married/1 in 1746, in Caroline County to Mary Marshall, who was born 1734 in Caroline or Spotsville County, Virginia, and died in 1772, Caroline County, Virginia.
He was married/2 about 1774/6, in Caroline County, to Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman Pollard, who was born after 1725, in Caroline or Albemarle County, Virginia, daughter nof Robert Coleman (born 1710) and Sarah Ann Saunders (born 1718, in Oranbe County, Virginia;) daughter of William and Elizabeth Saunders
John died 9 April 1778. Elizabeth’s baby was born on the 22 April, and she died in April, both in Caroline County, Virginia. The child survived.
Marshall Estes, son of John Estes and Mary Marshall, was born 6 August 1755 in Caroline County, Virginia.
He was married in 1778, in Caroline County, to Martha L Yates, who was born about 1759, in Caroline County.
Marshall died 1810 in Barren County, Kentucky; Martha died later.
George Yates Estes, son of Marshall Estes and Martha L Yates, was born 1788, in Culpepper County, Virginia, and died 13 Jun 1851, in Ollie, Kelkuk County, Iowa.
He was married in 16 March 1809, in Barren County, Kentucky, to Frances (Fanny) Stockton, born about 1788, in Virginia, who was the daughter of Thomas and Fanny Stockton.
It appears that Thomas Stockton was born about 1714, and maybe in Ireland. It is also not known when or where his father Davis Stockton was born. Davis Stockton and his children might have been born in Ireland, however, no evidence of the Davis Stockton family has been found there. In the 1730's the Davis Stockton family settled in the Ivy Creek area of then Goochland County, Virginia. They might have also been on the North and South Forks of Mechum's River in the 1730's, however, they are not found there until 15 March 1741. The North Fork of Mechum's River became known as Stockton Creek, and the South Fork became known as Stockton's Mill Creek.
Thomas Stockton married Rachel Allen, a daughter of Samuel and Margaret (nee Chapman) Allen. The Chapman family was from Chesterfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. Rachel Allen's father died and her mother married Samuel Arnold. The Samuel Arnold family moved to Goochland County and can be found there by 1741, however, they might have been living there several years before that time. Thomas Stockton appears to have met and married Rachel Allen in Goochland County in the late 1730's or very early 1740's. Stockton Family Stockton Family, View Post-em
George died about 1851, in Kentucky or Indiana, buried in Ollie Cemetery, Iowa
George Washington Estes, son of George Yates Estes and Nancy Osborn, was born 8 January 1811, in Hart County, Kentucky.
He was married in 1836 to Corilla Crane, who was born 1815 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, the daughter of Nathaniel Crane. She was the granddaughter (?) of George Crain and Lucy Amos.
Corilla died in 1878; George died 11 August 1895, both in Shawnee County, Kansas, and buried in Rossville, Kansas.
In 1999, from the Internet, I selected the above information, from an extensive family tree, by David Powell, an Australian who lives part of the year in the United States.