Aston was born in England and may have been descended from the Astons of Staffordshire. Aston represented Shirley Hundred Island for the first time from 1629 to 1630. He continued to be a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1631–1632, 1632–1633, 1641, 1642-1643. Aston married twice, first to a woman whose maiden name was Warbowe then to Hannah Jordan who outlived him. She later married Col. Edward Hill. By the time he died on April 6, 1656 he was a Lt. Col. Aston was buried at the original Westover Parish Church, Charles City County, Virginia.His son, Walter Aston, Jr., died January 29, 1666, and is buried near his father at Westover Parish Church. Both graves are located in the cemetery on the grounds west of Westover Plantation, not at the cemetery next to the new church.
- ↑ Bland, Theodorick (1840) "Appendix" in Campbell, Charles The Bland papers: Being a Selection from the Manuscripts of Colonel Theodorick Bland Jr. of Prince George County Virginia I Petersburg, Virginia: Edmund & Julian C. Ruffin pp. 145–149 http://books.google.com/books?id=_kZ2AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA145#v=onepage&q&f=false.
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