de Twiste, William Stone 1a 2 3

Birth Name de Twiste, William Stone
Gender male
Age at Death about 58 years



The Parish de Twiston, Lanchashire, was a few miles from the border of Yorkshire. He lived there and raised his sons and daughters there. He married, Elizabeth, daughter of John Bradley.

SUCH AS I HAVE, GIVE I THEE, Direct Family Lineage of East Texas Stones.

Had a brother Richard, as Arms were granted officially to Richard in 1515.

STONE CONNECTIONS, by Robert H. Stone. 929.273, St71sto.

SURRY COUNTY HERITAGE, NORTH CAROLINA., #687 The Stone Family. "The Stone name goes seven generations back of Surry County to a certain William Stone, who was born at Twiston in Lancashire, England, in 1490. His wife was Elizabeth Bradley, daughter of John Bradley and his wife named Ann Brathwaite. At that point the Stone ancestry branches off into the maternal lineages and goes back fourteen earlier generations through the Bradley, Sherbournes and Plumptons and into the English nobility in the person of Robert de Roos, who was one of the 25 English barons who forced King John to sign the Magna Charta at Runnymeade on June 15, 1215...That Robert de Roos married Princess Isabel, daughter of William the Lion, King of Scotland, and from him the Stone lineage goes on without a single break for another 14 generations, tracing through nobility and royalty to various nobles and kings of Italy, Lombardy and France to Emperor Charlemagne, who was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope at Rome on Christmas Day of the year 800....William Stone of Twiston and his wife, Elizabeth Bradley, were listed as the earliest Stone link in England prior to 1500, and they had a son named Richard Stone, born in Lancashier about 1540, and he married Isabel Girdler.


William Stone was born in Twiston, and was buried at Whitton Cum Twainbrook, January 25, 1568/69. He married Elizabeth Bradley who was buried at Whitton Cum Twainbrook January 22, 1568/69. Their children are: William, John, Richard, Andrew, Thoms and Jenet.

"Parish files for this period are not available. It appears William was born between 1500 and 1510. He married Elizabeth about 1520 to 1530. Parish and land records show that the Stone family was in Croston, Lancashire by early to the mid 1530's.

Margery Stone possible sister to William above:
Born: Probably in Lancashire
Husband: Thomas Garstange
Married: August 22, 1533
John Stone of Carr House is found later selling land to the Garstange family."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1510 Twiston, Lancashire, England   1
Death 1568-01-00 Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, Great Budworth, Cheshire, England   4

Age: 58y

Burial 1568-01-25 Witton-Cum-Twambrooks, Great Budworth, Cheshire, England Burial 4


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Stone, John14881547-07-28
Mother Cornwell, Margaret14861536
         de Twiste, William Stone about 1510 1568-01-00
    Sister     Stone, Margery 1522


Family of de Twiste, William Stone and Bradley, Elizabeth

Unknown Partner Bradley, Elizabeth ( * about 1518 + 1560-06-24 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Stone, William1592-06-21
Stone, Richard de Croston15401605
Stone, Johnabout 15421606-06-24
de Twiste, Robert Stone1544before 1640
Stone, Heneryabout 1546
Stone, Thomas15481610-02-20
Stone, Andrew1550
Stones, Jenetabout 15561590

Source References

  1. Ann Elizabeth Sorensen: Our Family History
      • Source text:

        "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000," database, FamilySearch ( : 7 December 2017), Willm Stones, 25 Jan 1568, Burial; citing item 2, , Witton-cum-Twambrooks, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2,094,290.

      • Citation:

        England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000

        Willm Stones

        Event Type:

        Event Date:
        25 Jan 1568

        Event Place:
        , Witton-cum-Twambrooks, Cheshire, England


  2. Elliot Stone: English Origins of New England Families, Series 2, Vol. 3; The Ancestry of William Stone, Governor of Maryland, 1648-1655
  3. William Stone(s) De Twist
  4. LR1W-2TW