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From: Sam Sloan <>
Subject: Re: Walter Aston of Virginia and his Ancestry
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 12:23:39 -0400
At 08:49 AM 4/26/2002 GMT, Reedpcgen wrote:
>>If Mr. Reed had made his case, Walter Aston would already have been
>>removed from the Plantagenet and Magna Carta books.
>I know that David Faris and Gary Boyd Roberts had planned on including Walter
>Aston in their books (including the latest edition of PA which appeared in
>print), in spite of my blind statement that one Walter Aston died in England
>ten years before the Virginia immigrant died. It was only after I posted
>evidence that the immigrant was dropped from the texts.
>I do not own the latest copy of Plantagenet Ancestry, but was under the
>impression that Walter Aston does not appear in it.
>I would deduce from this that in spite of what you state, David Faris did
>the evidence I posted and which was published in TAG to be sufficient to
>the line entirely before the latest edition was published, rather than
>the clause 'questionable, but not disproved.'
>In fact, David Faris was descended from an Aston family in Nottinghamshire
>had detailed correspondence with me concerning that Aston family and the
>family of Tixal. I know of a certainty (and have proof) that HE accepted
>disproof, in spite of what you have posted.
>Also, Walter Aston is not in the current draft of Gary Boyd Roberts' RD
>least not the one Gary gave me last time he saw me).
>What books have appeared since my article was published which should have
>accepted the evidence, but didn't? You may not have removed them from your
>drafts, but it did not appear in the last edition of PA, did it?
I am very interested in this discussion, because Mr. Paul Reed made the
same claim about that one of my presumed ancestors.
I have an eighth greatgrandfather named Thomas Willis (1625-1660), who came
to America. Thomas WILLIS (WYLLYS) is the 8th great grandfather of Samuel
Howard SLOAN. http://www.anusha.com/pafg26.htm#1644
Through this, I and more than a million other Americans and English other
Americans are related to each other. For example, this makes me a cousin of
President William Henry Harrison, seven generations removed.
However, Paul Reed has posted to this group that this is all wrong. He said
that that Thomas Willis never came to America and that the Thomas Willis
who is my ancestor is a different person.
I have written to Paul Reed about this several times and he has never
Now he makes exactly the same claim about Walter Aston, that there are two
persons by the same name, one came to America, and the other did not.
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