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Waterfield (UK.Liecestershire-US)

Waterfield (UK.Liecestershire-US)

nick waterfield (View posts)
Posted: 980519561000
My Waterfield line goes back to 1740s in Thringstone, Leicestershire, UK. I know from our oral history that we had family in US but not sure when or whre they went. Any links or ideas would be gratefully appreciated)


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We have always been orally told that our ancestors were indeed from Liecester/Derbyshire. My research indicates that they came first to VA and then NC prior to 1700. Our ancestor was supposedly William of the Shire aforsaid.

Liecestershire Waterfields

nick waterfield (View posts)
Posted: 981031336000
I also have a William Waterfield (b1771) his father was Richard (b1744 Thringstone, Leics). Richard was a Royal Marine and stated trade as a cutler. Most other males family members were in quarrying and mining trades. I would be happy to swap trees with you if you give me a contact e mail or address.


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My research in the UK gleaned that there was once a place in Derbyshire named Waterfield. If I reccollect the land was given them directly by order of William the Conqerour for their service to him.Recent UK research indicates that my ancestor and his comrades came to the colonies together and were all from Lei/Derbyshire. They settled together and innermarried possibly with savages. They were here for Queen Anne's 1701 census. It is probably more than coincidence and we have some connection. I will work with you e-mail me at

Leics to New Jersey

Karen Waterfield (View posts)
Posted: 986398706000
My husband descends from a Henry Waterfield, b. 1767 in Great Easton, Leics, England, who imm. circa 1796 to NW New Jersey. He had issue with 2 wives: Ann Ware, widow of John Guy, and Mary Hazen. If any of this is familiar, I can provide much additional data.

Leics to US (NJ/VA/NC/KY)

Karen Waterfield (View posts)
Posted: 986399311000
I'm tracing Waterfield family who imm to NJ ca. 1796 from Leics, England. Over time I've found 3-4 main US branches of the family--mine: NJ to IA to MN (also NJ to NY); the VA branch which was in US early (1700?); and the NC branch which I believe is the source of the KY branch. I have my branch back several generations in Leics and would be interested if our families link up. If we trace back far enough, will all the Waterfields in the US to back to same family? Wouldn't that be fun?


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I am sure they were originally one family. All branches have roots in the"midlands". The Virginia branch goes back to 1608. The NC branch comes from that. The Tenn, Mo, Ark, Calif, Nev. branches come from that. FAMILYHISTORY has helped us prove these things. I am always open to more Waterfield research and I am willing to always share what info that I have.

Waterfields in US

Karen Waterfield (View posts)
Posted: 986502226000
Here's my line going back from the immigrant Waterfield. Does this look familiar? If so, I'd like to share info. My email is

Henry Waterfield (1767-1849) m. Mary Hazen
Robert Waterfield (1718-1790) m. Elizabeth Knowles
Richard Waterfield (1689/90-?) m. Elizabeth Manton
Richard Waterfield (1660/61-?) m. Mary Louth
Anthony Waterfield (ca. 1634-?) m. (Mildred?)

Re: Waterfields

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Surnames: Waterfield
Ancestry on my mother's side were Waterfields.
Earliest was John _ Waterfield b.C. 1755-1765 place unknown, but one of his children (my ggggrandfather Fleming Waterfield), married to (Elizabeth? Fleming), was born in N. C., Caswell Co. C. 1790-1800. D.O.D. 4/4/1842 in Randolph Co. Mo. Is any of this connected?

Re: Waterfields

Posted: 994778949000
We have been through this before. We have never found the connection to the Waterfield's of Currituck Co. NC. However, I am sure there is one. Caswell CO is due west of Currituck along the old westward trail. A group did leave Currituck and settle in TN. They would have gone through Caswell. Maybe John found a sweetheart and stopped off. Who knows? My own ancestor John James never left Currituck and died old age in 1803. He could have had a son John who left with his first cousin Bejamin for TN who knows. However we can find no record of this son. Numerous people in MO NV ARK and myself have tried. Circumstantial evidence point to this fact anyway. We know they left to claim western lands earned by John James and his brother during the Revolution.
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