Researching the Walne and Waln families in Halifax County, VA and in Philadelphia Cty, PA. Richard Walne married Patty Phelps in 8/20/1785, and acquired his first property in 1787.
Another Richard Walne was born in Halifax Cty on 11/23/1803. He married Louisa Gilbert in about 1830 in Pittsylvania Cty, VA. I am their direct descendant.
The first Walne in the US was Nicholas Waln,
who immigrated to America with his wife, Jane Turner Waln and three children, aboard the "Lamb of Liverpool" in October, 1682. Nicholas was a follower of William Penn, who brought the Quaker movement (aka the Society of Friends) to the New World and established Pennsylvania. Nicholas signed the charter of the first school in Philadelphia, the William Penn Charter School, which continues to operate as of 1999. Some eight generations of his descendants lived in the Philadelphia area through the late 1800's.
I am interested in any and all info related to the Walne or Waln family name in Halifax Cty or surrounding counties.
/ Geoffrey Walne