William Walton was the son of Captain William and Mary (Sandford) Walton. He followed his father into the shipping and mercantile business and became a prominent figure in the colony, serving as a member of the New York General Assembly (1751-58) and of the Governor's Council (1758-68). He was one of the founders and a trustee of the New York Society Library and a member of the Board of Trade from 1758 until his death.
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