John Wayles

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-'''John Wayles''' was [[Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson]]'s father, [[Thomas Jefferson]]'s father-in-law. +'''John Wayles''' was [[Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson]]'s father, [[Thomas Jefferson]]'s father-in-law. He was born in Lancaster, England, on 31 January 1715.<ref></ref> His home was [[The Forest]], in Charles City County. He married Martha Eppes on 3 May 1746; they had one surviving child, Martha. Martha Eppes Wayles died on 5 November 1748, shortly after her daughter was born. Wayles later married "Miss Cocke," according to Thomas Jefferson's memorandum. They had three surviving children: Elizabeth, Tabitha, and Anne. Wayles' second wife died and he was married a third time in January 1760 to Elizabeth Lomax. She died just a year later; they had no children.
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 +According to family tradition, John Wayles was also the father of [[Robert Hemings|Robert]], [[James Hemings|James]], [[Peter Hemings|Peter]], [[Critta Hemings Bowles|Critta]], [[Sally Hemings|Sally]], and Thenia Hemings.<ref>Madison Hemings, "Life Among the Lowly," ''Pike County Republican'', March 13, 1873.</ref>
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 +Wayles died on 28 May 1773, leaving substantial property and debt which took years for Thomas Jefferson and the other co-executors of Wayles' estate to deal with. The majority of Wayles' papers and financial records do not survive.
==Further Sources== ==Further Sources==
 +*''Goochland County Deed Book'' 10:169-170, 12:217-219,
*Hemphill, John M., II, ed. "John Wayles Rates His Neighbors." [[Short Title List|''VMHB'']] 66(3):302-306. *Hemphill, John M., II, ed. "John Wayles Rates His Neighbors." [[Short Title List|''VMHB'']] 66(3):302-306.
*Hochman, Steven Harold. [http://tjportal.monticello.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=3515 "Thomas Jefferson: A Personal Financial Biography." PhD diss., University of Virginia, 1987. *Hochman, Steven Harold. [http://tjportal.monticello.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=3515 "Thomas Jefferson: A Personal Financial Biography." PhD diss., University of Virginia, 1987.
*John Wayles Will and Codicil, Charles City County Deeds and Wills, 1766-1774, pp. 461-463. *John Wayles Will and Codicil, Charles City County Deeds and Wills, 1766-1774, pp. 461-463.
 +*[[Short Title List|''MB'']] 329-333.
 +*[[Short Title List|''PTJ'']] 1:95-6, 100, 103.
*"Will of John Wayles." ''Tyler's Quarterly Magazine'' 6(3):268-270. *"Will of John Wayles." ''Tyler's Quarterly Magazine'' 6(3):268-270.
*Thomas Jefferson's accounts with John Wayles. (location?) *Thomas Jefferson's accounts with John Wayles. (location?)
*[[Short Title List|Malone, ''Jefferson'']], 1:432-433 (Appendix 1D, "The Wayles Family"). *[[Short Title List|Malone, ''Jefferson'']], 1:432-433 (Appendix 1D, "The Wayles Family").

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John Wayles was Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson's father, Thomas Jefferson's father-in-law. He was born in Lancaster, England, on 31 January 1715.Cite error 4; Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content His home was The Forest, in Charles City County. He married Martha Eppes on 3 May 1746; they had one surviving child, Martha. Martha Eppes Wayles died on 5 November 1748, shortly after her daughter was born. Wayles later married "Miss Cocke," according to Thomas Jefferson's memorandum. They had three surviving children: Elizabeth, Tabitha, and Anne. Wayles' second wife died and he was married a third time in January 1760 to Elizabeth Lomax. She died just a year later; they had no children.

According to family tradition, John Wayles was also the father of Robert, James, Peter, Critta, Sally, and Thenia Hemings.[1]

Wayles died on 28 May 1773, leaving substantial property and debt which took years for Thomas Jefferson and the other co-executors of Wayles' estate to deal with. The majority of Wayles' papers and financial records do not survive.

Further Sources

  • Goochland County Deed Book 10:169-170, 12:217-219,
  • Hemphill, John M., II, ed. "John Wayles Rates His Neighbors." VMHB 66(3):302-306.
  • Hochman, Steven Harold. [http://tjportal.monticello.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=3515 "Thomas Jefferson: A Personal Financial Biography." PhD diss., University of Virginia, 1987.
  • John Wayles Will and Codicil, Charles City County Deeds and Wills, 1766-1774, pp. 461-463.
  • MB 329-333.
  • PTJ 1:95-6, 100, 103.
  • "Will of John Wayles." Tyler's Quarterly Magazine 6(3):268-270.
  • Thomas Jefferson's accounts with John Wayles. (location?)
  • Malone, Jefferson, 1:432-433 (Appendix 1D, "The Wayles Family").