Daniel Winston Winstead

Daniel Winston Winstead

Male 1647 - 1672  (~ 24 years)    Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Daniel Winston Winstead 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Christened 6 Jun 1647  St. Peter, Chichester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1672  Lancaster Co., VA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I366645  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2018 

    Father John Winston Winstead,   d. 30 Sep 1585, Yapton, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F145214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Samuel Winstead,   b. 1671, Lancaster Co., VA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1726, Northumberland Co. Va. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2002 
    Family ID F145213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

      First clues of the Winstead ancestry came from the Northumberland County (VA) Order book for years 1678-1698, see P. 544, when Samuel had his land surveyed and sold it. Samuel's mother had remarried a Northumberland man after Samuel's father died in 1672. The earlier records were written WINSTON and occasionally WINSTONE.

      Samuel's father, Daniel, was traced through English records to Yapton, in Sussex Parish. WILLSON was used as an alias for Winston, especially to identify a male when his spouse was an heiress. Other examples were men who had inherited maternal estates.

      The people who are doing research on the Winstead family now have copies of the wills of Daniel's great grandfather, John; his uncle, Thomas; and his grandmother, Ann. With these documents they were able to deduce some facts about the Winston family in the mid-1600's. There were a number of Richard Winstons in the Yapton area, and our ancestor was the eldest son of the John Winston who died in Yapton on September 30, 1585 and who was mentioned in the latter's will.

      In those days males were required to sign the Protestation Return and, fortunately, some of these still exist. On the 1641 list for Yapton, Daniel's father, also names Daniel, and the older Daniel's brother, Ambrose, appeared side-by-side. Their brother Thomas also resided in Yapton.

      Our Daniel was baptized on June 6, 1647, in St. Peter-the Great Parish at Chichester, 10 miles west of Yapton. Maybe a family move took Daniel to Chichester, or perhaps he enrolled there in a tailor's apprenticeship program. This is an obvious conclusion, as Daniel's uncle was a tailor also, according to his will.

      To the best of our knowledge, no wills have ever been found for William or Ambrose, so it cannot be determined if all males in the family were tailors. Guild records are not extant for Chichester for the 1600's and it was not possible to verify that Daniel Winston apprenticed there. Daniel would have turned 21 in the late 1600's. He was in court records in Lancaster County, VA by 1671. By then he was a tailor.

      Daniel's only child appears to have been Samuel Winston/Winstead, born about 1671. He and his parents lived on Marratico Creek in Lancaster County, which later became part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. About this same time, Daniel bought 50 acres of land from one Brian Stott. This purchase adjoined land owned by Daniel's neighbor, John Simpson. Daniel died soon thereafter and Samuel's mother, Elizabeth, became administrator of the estate. Simpson and another neighbor, Stephen Tomlyn, acted as securities for the estate, and Simpson also became Samuel's guardian.

      When Elizabeth remarried in 1673, young Samuel got a stepfather, Tymothy Green of Northumberland County, and Tymothy's promise, made to Simpson, that the boy would receive 150 acres of land, a young mare, two young cows, a heifer, a calf, an iron pot, rug, and a feather bed, complete with bolsters and blanket. This arrangement was unusual in that Tymothy already had a son, Timothy Green, Jr., born in 1671, who would inherit all of his father's land except the usual one-third dower the wife got. Tymothy made a gift deed for Samuel's 150 acres in 1674.

      Tymothy and Elizabeth had their first son, Farnefold Green, in 1674. Two years later their second son, Titus, was born. Tymothy died in 1677 and Elizabeth, now twice a widow, was again administrator of the estate. Samuel now received the other things promised him. the livestock and other items of personal property.

      In 1690, at about 19 years of age, Samuel surveyed his land. Then he re conveyed to Brian Stott the 50 Acres of land purchased from Stott, "it being the same land that formerly belonged to Daniel Winston."

      Elizabeth's third marriage was to Gilbert Harrold, a widower with three small children. In that household, at the time of their marriage in 1682, were these children:

      Timothy Green, age 11; Samuel Winston, age 11, Farnefold Green, age 8; Titus Green, age 7; James Harrold, age 3; Mary Harrold, age 2, and Gilbert Harrold, newborn.


      1. Will of John Winston, 1585, Archdeaconry Court of Chichester, Sussex 13:264. FHL
      film, 194565.

      2. Will of Thomas Winston, 1641, Archdeaconry Court of Chichester, Sussex, pp8. FHL
      film, 194581.

      3. Will of Ann Winston of Yapton, Sussex, 1641, Archdeaconry Court of Chichester,
      pp.9. FHL film, 194581

      4. Lancaster county (VA) Orders 3A, P. 117.

      5. Lancaster County (VA) Orders 3A, P. 227.

      6. Northumberland County (VA) Order Book 1666,78, P. 154.

      7. Northumberland County (VA) Order Book 1678-98, p.544.

      8. St. Stephens Parish Register, Northumberland County Births, 1661-1810. Virginia
      Colonial Abstracts by Beverley Fleet.

      9. Northumberland County (VA) Order Book 1678-78, p.147.

      10. Northumberland County (VA) Order Book 1678-98, p.544.

      11. Lancaster county (VA) Deed Book 7, p.57.

      12. Northumberland County (VA) Order Book, 1678-98, p.135.

      The compilation that follows originally was made up using Samuel, born 1701 as the progenitor of the Winsteads and he was assigned #1. This had already been done when Samuel, born 1671 was found to have been born in Virginia. The latter has been assigned #0, and only one child is known to have been produced by this couple.

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