An American Family History

Priscilla Hunn Walton

The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.

Priscilla Hunn Walton was born about 1665 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Priscilla Kitchen and Nathaniel Hunn.

She married Thomas Walton on December 24, 1689/90 at the Philadelphia Monthly meeting. They declared their intentions to marry at two meetings. The Abington meeting record says

4th of 12th mo 1689 Thomas to Phila. in order to proceed on in Marriage with Prissill a Hunn of Phila [and the Philidelphia meeting record says] 12.29.1689 Thomas to marry Priscilla Hun.

Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Thomas and Priscilla Walton.

Children of Thomas Walton
and Priscilla Hunn
  • Thomas Walton, Jr.
  • Caleb Walton
  • John Walton
  • Joseph Walton
  • James Walton
  • Mary Walton
  • David Walton
  • In 1721 she inherited 10 pounds from her mother.

    She probably died before 1736 when Thomas may have married Elizabeth Eastburn.
    American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.

    Old Style Calendar
    Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.




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