John Wayles was Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson's father, Thomas Jefferson's father-in-law. He was born in Lancaster, England, on January 31, 1715. It is not known when he emigrated to Virginia, although it was likely sometime in the 1730s. He established his home at The Forest, in Charles City County. His first wife was Martha Eppes, born at Bermuda Hundred on April 10, 1721; they married on May 3, 1746.