Name: Winifred Waller
Given Name: Winifred
Change Date: 24 Apr 2004
Notes for <b>Winnifred Waller</b>:
Birth: FEB 1709 in Westmoreland Co., VA
Death: 6 OCT 1751 in Clarke Co., VA
Burial: OCT 1751 Tilthammer Mill, Clarke Co., VA
[Calmes Notes, Volume I Issue II, April 1992]
<i>Blakemore Family & Allied Lines states:
"In 1725, Marquis Calmes II married Winnifred Waller, born about 1709, a daughter of William Waller. Her ancestors are not definitively known but it is surmised that she descends from Sir William Waller (born in 1527), a celebrated Parliamentary General two of whose descendants, Edmund and John Waller, came to the Colonies. (Biography of William Waller, 1890). She is supposed to have been the daughter of John Waller III of Westmoreland County, son of John Waller II and wife, Dorothy King, who was the son of John Waller I, the immigrant. (Virginia Genealogies, 1891, William & Mary Quarterly, Volume 5 Number 3, pp176-8). Thomas H. Pope, a descendant of William B. Calmes of Newberry, South Carolina, and a person who has done much research, writes that Winnifred Waller was the daughter of William Waller, Jr., and that land owned by William Waller, Sr., was adjacent to land granted to Marquis Calmes by Lord Fairfax. Mr. Pope also writes, "Proceedings resulting in the grant of 400 acres to William Waller were commenced after the deaths father, William Waller, Sr., and of one Gerrard Master, an alien, to whome had been granted 800 acres on July 2, 1699. (Patent Book 5, page 237, Cavliers and Pioneers, Nell Marion Nugent, Volume 2, 1666-1695, page 60). William Waller, Sr., died before the land could be divided. When Masters died, title to the entire tract was in him. As an alien, his land would ascheat to the Colongy. William Waller, Jr., and Richard Fassaker therefore petitioned and were granted 400 acres each." (Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, page 6, page 237, Grant Book 2, page 67).
[Calmes Notes, Vol. IV, Issue I, January 1995]
<i>The Old Chapel [picture] in Millwood, Clark County, Virginia, where the gravestone of Winnifred Waller Calmes is located. The stone was moved from "The Vineyard" Plantation in 1859. The inscription of the graveston no longer is readable. From early records, however, we know it reads:
Here lies the body of Winnifred, the wife of Major Marquis Calmes.
They were joined in wedlock 26 years and had six children.
She was a loving, virtuous and industrious wife, a tender mother, and kind mistress.
She departed this life October 6, 1751 Anno Domini.
Some resources suggest that Winnifred Waller's father was was William Waller, son of William Waller, son of John Waller I. However, no confirmation of this assumption is available.
The Old Chapel Cemetery (Burwell Cemetery) is located on Va. Rt. 340 & Rt. 255. This is a couple of miles north of the intersection of Rt. 340 & Rt. 50 in Clarke County. A ledger still exists (although in bad shape) for Winifred Waller Calmes; it reads 1709-1751 wife of Maj. Marquis Calmes II & mother of 6 children, relocated from Vineyard Hill and Clarke Co., Va. - Marquis died in 1755, Shenandoah River floods made his ledger unrecoverable.
Marquis Calmes & his wife were buried beside the Shenandoah River near Tilthammer Mill which bordered the Vineyard plantation. In 1859 Winnifred's tombstone was removed from what is long been said to have been a burying ground on the plantation and placed in the Old Chapel cemetery for preservation by Dr. Robert C. Randolph. He states that they dug down 5 feet but found no remains. The gravestone of Marquis Calmes was shattered beyond repair, but did state that he died in 1755, aged 50. Winnifred's tombstone stated they were married 26 years and she had 6 children. She died 10/6/1751, aged 42.
More About <b>Winnifred Waller</b>:
Date born 2: 1709, Stafford County, Virginia
Burial: "Vineyard Plantation" headstone moved to "The Old Chapel"
More About <b>Marquis Calmes</b> and <b>Winnifred Waller</b>:
Marriage: 1725, Stafford County, Virginia
Father: William Waller b: 1669
Marquis de Calmes b: 1705 in Stafford Co., VA
in Stafford Co., VA
- Marquis de Calmes b: 1726
- William Waller de Calmes b: 18 JAN 1725 in Clarke Co., VA
- Isabella de Calmes b: 1728 OR 1729 in Stafford, Hampshire Co., VA
- Elizabeth de Calmes b: 1 JAN 1731 OR 1732 in Stafford Co., VA
- Betty de Calmes
- Ann de Calmes b: 1 JAN 1738 in Stafford Co., VA