Sons of Thomas Newton of Kingston Upon Hull, England came to Virginia in 1662
(A) John Newton - settled in Stafford County, Virginia - just north of Fredericksburg
Sons of John Newton
The Virginia land records show grants to John Newton in Nansemond County, Va [adjoining Norfolk to the westward] October 23, 1673.
The Virginia Land Records show grants to George Newton (presumably a son of Thomas) in Lower Norfolk county, April 26, 1684.
The records of Accomac County, Va show that Thomas Newton, age 36 (born about 1626), testified My 22, 1662 as to a deed of bargain and sale from Joseph Newton to Henry Picott and that Joseph Newton united in a deed in Accomac County, Va on November 16, 1670. The Virginia land records also show land grants to George Newton [presumably son of Thomas] in Lower Norfolk County, Va on April 26, 1684.
July 8, 1709 - Benjamin Newton's Deposition: He stated his age as, 40, and that John Newton, the elder, his father, lived at a place called Anlaby, near Hull (hence Benjamin was born abt. 1669, making Elizabeth Laycocke his mother & she the 3rd wife of John) and that his father, John Newton, emigrated to the colonies after the death of his last [English] wife. He further stated that he [deponent] knew Thomas Newton, who lived in Hull, and that he always owned and acknowledged the said John Newton, the elder
this deponent’s father to be his lawful and eldest son and this he [deponent] lastly said that he came from the said Thomas Newton’s, his grandfather, when he came to Virginia.
(B) Thomas Newton - settled in Norfolk county, near the site of the present day city of Norfolk.
The records of Accomac County, Va show that Thomas Newton, age 36 (born about 1626), testified My 22, 1662 as to a deed of bargain and sale from Joseph Newton to Henry Picott and that Joseph Newton united in a deed in Accomac County, Va on November 16, 1670.
(1) George Newton
The Virginia land records show land grants to George Newton [presumably son of Thomas] in Lower Norfolk County, Va on April 26, 1684.
Letters testamentary were granted to Frances, widow of George Newton, Jan. 15, 1695.
George's will was proved July, 1762.
He was member of the house of Burgesses of Virginia, 1723-1726; alderman in charter of Borough of Norfolk, 1736, and its first mayor.
Duplin County, NC - Court Records PETITION CONCERNING SLAVES-14 Dec. 1830 Petition of Sundry
Inhabitants of New Hanover, Sampson, Bladen and Duplin. 14 Dec. 1830 Presented, to motion of Mr. WEAVER? Ordered to
be referred to the Select Committee on the subject of slaves & the situation of free persons of colour. By Order:
S. T. PATTERSON To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now in Session. The Petition of
Sundry inhabitants of the Counties of Sampson, Bladen, New Hanover and Duplin humbly Sheweth, that our own Slaves are
become almost uncontroulable they go and come when and where they pleas, and if an attempt is made to correct them
they Immediately fly to the woods and there Continue for months and years commiting grievous depredations on Our
cattle hogs and sheep and many other things and as patrols are of no use on account of the danger they subject
themselves to and their property. Not long since three patrols two fo which for executing their duty had their
dweling house and other houses burnt down and the other his fodder starks burnt. Your Petitioners prays that an act
of the General Assembly may be passed during the present Session of your honourable body compelling each Captain in
the aforenamed Counties to divide their companies into four Equal divisions which shall be numbered 1,2,3, and 4 and
one man shall be chosen out of each Company as a Captain or Commander of that Company the Rest to be Submissive to
his orders under penalty of fifty cent and the Captain or Commander on neglect or refusal to comply with the duties
named in said law shall pay the sum of Ten dollars and the first company shall be compelled so soon as appointed to
search their respective Districts for Runaway Slaves in all the suspected places houses or thicks where they may
suppose any runaway or runaways are concealed with the priviledge of shooting and destroying all runaway slaves who
may refuse to Submit to said Authority and said company shall continue to make such search at all times when
necessary for the space of three months and shall during the time perform all the duties required by law for patrols
to perform and at the expiration of three months the Company no. 2 shall take place and perform in like manner as the
first and so continue until the whole have served, and for compensation to said Companies the Rewards already offered
by Owners of Slaves for Apprehending Runaway and on all others those that have been Runaway under Six months fifteen
dollars and from six months to one year twenty five dollars and for more than one year fifty dollars which shall be
paid by the Owner of said runaway slave to the use of said Company before they give him up and all property they ay
find in the possession of Runaways where the Owner of said property cannot be found. Whereas many Negro slaves are
allowed by their owners to raise and keep dogs and follow them at large that do great injury to our Stocks an if we
kill there dogs they will then kill our dog our horse or our cow. For Remedy whereof your Petitioners humbly prays
that an act be passed compelling all persons owning slaves at the time of giving in their list of Taxable property to
give in on oath all the dogs their Negroes are allowed to raise, keep, or follow them on the first day of April
preceding the time of giving in their lists or any time since and pay a tax of five dollars on each dog so given in
and your petitioners as in duty bound shall every pray. Stephen HERRING, Hiram BIRDSONG?, James A. McGEE, Gabriel
HERRING, Needham BRIAN, A. WARD, Michel JOHNSON, Taylor JOHNSON, Martin FOSTER?, Daniel ALDERMAN, Enoch ALDERMAN,
Amos NEWTON, Isaac N. BLAND?, Daniel BLAND, Reuben ROGERS, Brannon SUTTON, Bailey SUTTON, Hardy HERRING, John
HERRING, John SMITH, Fredric MORGAN, Isaac C. WRIGHT, David S. MATHIS, Robert WARD, Archd. MURPHY, Owen HERRING, G.
W. HERRING, Daniel HERRING, Richd. ROYAL, Howard PARKER, Joseph HERRING. Your Petitions further request your
Honorable Body if the method Above proposed?, does not meet your approbation, that you will take our case into
consideration, and pass such a law or grant as such relief as you in your wisdom shall think best. (The identical
petition was again circulated and signed by the following people) P. CROMARTIE, Hinson W. HERRING, Silas HERRING, R.
W. CROMARTIE, John CROMARTIE, A. CROMARTIE, Jas. CROMARTIE, E. HERRING, Rogers LEE, J. H. SPEARMAN, William SPEARMAN,
G. W. KINNERY?, John WRIGHT, Senr., Allen D.? EVERSON, Starkey? ANSLEY?, James CARR?, Amos HERRING, George DYER,
Richard ROGERS, Wriley HERRING, Phillip HERRINGTON, Wiley HALL, Love?/Dave MCDANIEL, John BEDSOE?, Eli LEACHMAN?,
John CASHWILL, Owen JONES, S. CAIN, H. YOUNG, M. MONROE, James O. AMOUS?, G. DOWNING, D. MELVIN, Senr., T. PATTERSON,
John MONROE, Daniel MELVIN, Jr., David CAIN, Wm. SMITH, Sr., Fran HORN?, G. MELVIN?, J. SMITH, Richard MCGEE, Robert
FURMEDGE?, J. Melvin, Jr., Caleb? LAIN?, George W. HUFFMAN, Jno. TREADWELL, Owen FENNELL, Wm. K.? DEVANE, Richard
PARISH, Wilson VALSTRAM?, Daniel HERRING, Nathan HERRING, Stephen HERRING, Jr., Enoch ANDERS, Raiford CARROLL,
James NEWTON, Geo. FENNELL, Lewis HIGHSMITH, Isaac NEWTON, Reuben ROGERS, James MARSHBORN, Charles
PAGE, John HENNESEY, Amariah BLAND, David WALLS, James MCCALEBB, James ROGERS, Wm. J. COGELL, James MEREDITH, Joseph
STRINGFIELD, Amos JOHNSON, James COOP?, William W. VIRRAH?, J. D. BEATTY, MURIS?, Bright JOHNSON