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NameRichard WALDEN
Birth1730
Remarksfrom Dick Jacobs
Misc. Notes
Richard's will, proven in 1790, named wife Candace, sons John, Charles and Richard; daughters Lucy Hudson, Milly, Mourning, Ranny Bobbitt, Mary Whitworth, and Elizabeth Ballard -- "The history of the Walden family is traced from John Walden, son of Lord John Walden of Ravensworth Castle, England, who settled in Leyton, Essex Co, VA, in 1715, moved later to his home Walden Towers in Caroline [Co], site of which is about nine miles from Bowling Green." A legal firm of Baltimore was employed by the descendants of Lord Walden in VA to recover their share in the English estate, but the property had been taken over by the Crown, and the castle converted into a museum (Early's "Campbell County"). Richard's home was in the northern part of the county, near Staunton River, and he bequeathed the Manor Plantation to his son Charles.32

Richard Walden, elected to the committee of safety, held lands in the northern part of the county near Staunton River. He was also a justice in 1796, but little else about him has come to light. He married Candace Hubbard of the substantial Pittsylvania family and they had 9 children, 6 of whom were girls, so he may well have many local descendants, though not of the name. Richard's son Charles inherited the Manor Plantation. He married Elizabeth, the dtr of Revolutionary soldier, Colonel Charles Wall, and they had 4 dtrs and a son.296
Spouses
Birth1735
Remarksfrom Dick Jacobs
ChildrenMary Hubbard (1755-)
 Charles (1757-1830)
 Fannie (1760-)
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