Of all the lines that I have researched, the one that seems
to be of most interest on the internet is that of the Estes/Eastes family
of Kent, England. The Eastes clan has spread to the Africa, the Americas,
Asia, Australia and of course, Europe. These files are not about the descendents of the d'Este family
of Italy, despite many family legends, there is no such documented link.
These Estes are of staid english middle-class origins. For further information and background on the name, check out the
relevant files. What follows is a list of the Estes/Eastes files contained in my
home page. There are now well over 20,000 names, but I am continually expanding
the files (and I wont always bother updating this blurb since it's just
somewhere to hang the links). File sizes are only approximate and may be
larger than given. Why Eastes and Estes? In England the family name settled on
the spelling Eastes by the early 1800's. On the other hand, the American
lines settled on the spelling of Estes, although there are examples of
both spellings on both sides of the Atlantic even today. Some of the more
imaginative Eastes (in England and Australia) have assumed the name of
If you have any information that is not currently in these files,
or if you find anything you believe is in error, please contact me and
pass on what you have, I'll add it to the on-line files at the next update.
My Eastes line (Estes): This is my
direct Eastes line, for those who are interested. It contains an introduction
to the family name, geographically locates some relevant Kent locations
and gives more detail on my ancestors than appears in the other files.
Useful for anyone researching the name, if only for the detail on the early
This is also the file for detailed information
on Abraham Estes and his ancestors. [56K]
The Eastes of Kent: This file contains all
the connected non-USA Eastes/Estes I have. Mostly Kentish Eastes, as well
as Eastes who moved to Australia. [92K]
Descendents of my most recent Eastes ancestor:
A list of all known descendents of my most recent Eastes ancestor, Ann
EASTES (1780-1854). [5K]
Descendents of Abraham Estes: This file contains
a list of the descendents of Abraham Estes (1647-1720) of Ringwould, Kent.
Abraham emigrated to Virginia, USA around 1674 and was the progenitor of
the "Southern Estes" line. Most on-line researchers of the Estes/Eastes
family are of this line. [1.5M]
Descendents of Matthew and Richard Estes:
Brothers Matthew and Richard Estes, cousins of Abraham (above), emigrated
to Massachusetts, in the north of the USA around 1680 and were progenitors
of the "Northern Estes" line. [355K]
If any of these links don't work, try again latter
since I may not have completed the article(s) or have temporarily removed
them for updating.
Origins of the Eastes-Estes family:
Fact or fantasy? Added December, 2001.
John Estes of Louisa County, Virginia
vs John Estes of Hyde Co, NC: Was he the son of Abraham Estes? The
evidence suggests yes. Note - some of the conclusions
in this essay have been superseded by those in the following article on
"John Estes Sr & Jr of Louisa Co, VA".
John Estes Sr & Jr - which one died
1771, Louisa Co, VA?: Evidence seems to suggest that John Estes Sr
(c.1701) actually died about 1766 and the John Estes who died in 1771,
leaving a wife (Ursula) and several young childrenn was in fact his son,
John Jr (c.1726). Added December, 2003.
Tracking Sylvester Estes (c.1684):
One of the more elusive sons of Abraham Estes.
The arrival of Abraham Estes in Virginia:
Just when did Abraham Estes arrive in Virginia? Not 1682 as many have quoted.
American Estes before Abraham: Abraham
wasn't the first "Estes" in the New World!
The Amazing story of Priscilla Estes:
The tale of true pioneer heroine. Added November, 2001.
Who was the father of John and Thomas
Estes of Grainger Co, TN? An analysis of Halifax Co, VA, records, combined
with what is known of John and Thomas, indicates their father was probably
Micajah Estes, son of John (1701-1771). Added January, 2002.
Who married Mary Stone-Townsend?: Why
Elisha is getting the flick. Not yet completed. Sorry.
Any further information on any of the people listed in the above
files would be gratefully received at: firstname.lastname@example.org
[David Powell]. Thanks!
since 6th April, 2001:
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