17. Walton3 Purnell (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born about 1705. Walton died 1787 in Worcester Co., MD.

He married Catharine Murray. Catharine died 1811 in Worcester Co., MD. She made a will in Worcester Co., MD, March 1, 1810. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co. MD Wills MH, p. 22)

Catharine's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, April 15, 1811. Catharine was named in the will of her husband's step-mother. (Surname provided in notes of Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum). She named her sons Stephen and Lemuel and daughters Nelly Fassitt and Polly Mitchell. She also named a grandchildren: Serena Catharine Purnell, Erexene Henry, Margaret C. Henry and John F. J. Henry. A Catherine Purnell is shown in the 1800 census as a female 45+ and in the household is a female 26-45.

He made a will in Worcester Co., MD, August 25, 1787. Walton's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, October 29, 1787. He was named son-in-law by his step-mother, Catherine, in 1753. That will also named his wife. He received "Adams Full Quality" and "Rochester" from his father and otained land at "Rumney Marsh" and "Holly Grove" and patented "Purnells Choice" and "Turkey Point." Walton named his wife Katharine and children in his will. He took the Oath of Allegience in Worcester County in 1778. (Henry C. Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Worcester & Somerset)

Walton Purnell and Catharine Murray had the following children:

child 79 i. Stephen4 Purnell. Stephen died 1837 in Worcester Co., MD. He married Elizabeth Purnell Prideaux Marshall in Worcester Co., MD, November 14, 1818. (Mary Beth & Vanessa Long, Worcester Co. Marriage Licenses 1795-1865, p. 46) Elizabeth was the daughter of Isaac Marshall(Capt.) and Unknown Prideaux(Mrs. Isaac Marshall).

He made a will in Worcester Co., MD, February 5, 1835. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co. MD Wills LPS, p. 13)

Stephen's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, June 9, 1837. Stephen named a John S. Purnell and his three sons: John, Jenkins and James; he named niece Adeline Purnell (daughter of his brother Isaac) and a Lovey Tindle and Levenia Pendelton, daughter of Edward B. Pendelton (this would be the daughter of Stephen's niece Levenia, daughter of Isaac Purnell).

child 80 ii. Benjamin Purnell. Benjamin died after 1787. He was Justice of the Peace for Worcester County, appointed November 29, 1777. Catherine Wildman left him money from rents of her Snow Hill properties on August 25, 1787. Probably the Benjamin Purnell with 652A "Rochester" in 1783.

child + 81 iii. Isaac Purnell.

child 82 iv. Lemuel Purnell(Judge) was born in Worcester Co., MD. Lemuel died after 1835 in Queen Ann Co., MD. He married Charlotte Wright Pratt. Charlotte was born 1783. Charlotte was the daughter of Henry Pratt and Ann Wright. Lemuel was living in 1835, when he was named by his sister, Nancy and brother, Stephen. Stephen left him "Chance," "Hog Quarter," "Grays Endeavor," "Grays Lott Enlarged," "Purnells Lott, "Purnells Neglect," "Oak Hill," "Grays Lot," "Rochester," and "Purnells Outlet." Lemuel went to Queen Ann Co., MD. (Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean City Lifesaving Museum)

child + 83 v. Frances "Fanny" Purnell.

child + 84 vi. Mary "Polly" Purnell.

child 85 vii. Nancy Purnell. Nancy died 1834 in Worcester Co., MD. Nancy's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, May 21, 1834. She made a will in Worcester Co., MD, November 13, 1834. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co., MD Wiills LPS, p.7) Nancy named John S. Purnell andhis two sons: John Henry & Jenkins, and her niece Margaret C. Purnell and her daughter, Nancy. Witnesses to her will: John P. R. Gillis, Thomas G. Laws and Joseph I. Gillis.

child + 86 viii. Eleanor "Nelly" Purnell.

child + 87 ix. Thomas Purnell was born before August 15, 1755.

child + 88 x. William Henry "D" Purnell(Dr.) was born about 1771.

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