Twenty-five years ago, the ancestry of Wolstone Brockway was unknown. There was an 1890 genealogy for him and his descendants and his mention in the will of Gregory Wolterton of Hartford in 1674. For years several esteemed genealogists tried to figure out the myriad relationships presented in Gregory Wolterton's will to little avail. One such article, "Wolterton, Waller, Brockway" appeared in The American Genealogist 33 (1957):95-98 written by Donald Lines Jacobus. Then in 1992, a breakthrough happened that was published first in Dean Crawford Smith's book, The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell 1844-1910 (Boston, Mass.; NEHGS, 1992). This breakthrough was later reprinted in The American Genealogist (TAG) as an article, "The English Woltertons: Ancestors of the Waller and Brockway Families of Connecticut" by Melinde Lutz Sanborn, Robert Charles Anderson, and Dean Crawford Smith and appeared in TAG 68 (1993):160-75.
Since that time Wolstone peaked the curiosity of another genealogiest, Gale Ion Harris, who wrote two companion articles in The New England Historical & Genealogical Register: Wolston Brockway of Lyme Connecticut With Further Analysis of his Associations NEHGR 162 (2008):37-46, 140-148, 301, and William and Mary Briggs of Boston and the Connecticut Valley With Notes on their Sons-in-law John Harris and Wolston Brockway NEHGR 151 (1997):87-101.
How, though, does a researcher find the English origins of Wolstone Brockway when they are contained in a book surnamed Angell under a chapter entitled Waller? You could, of course, rely on the articles above. If you have a subscription to either journal you would know. Also, these two journals are now fully searchable on the American Ancestors site, so if you belong to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, you can search these two journals for Wolston Brockway and get the articles and looking at the footnotes, get the book. You can even google Wolstone Brockway and by not going through too many sites, you find one that has the correct ancestry and cites to the book.
So the information is out there. It would be shame for a person to go to a genealogical library and just get the 1890 Brockway genealogy and think that's all there is. There is so much being published still in genealogy in journalsl (although less and less due to the Internet).
1. William Brockway born say 1605, married at London, England 28 January 1628/9, Bridget Waller, born about 1609 and died at Connecticut before 1674, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Wolterton) Waller. They had three sons: Richard, John, and Wolstone.
2. Wolstone Brockway born about 1637, died Lyme, Connecticut 14 September 1718. He married at Wethersfield, Connecticut before September 1664, Hannah (Briggs) Harris, born Boston, Massachusetts 28 August 1642 and died at Lyme 6 February 1687/8, widow of John Harris and daughter of William and Mary (---) Briggs. Hannah Briggs married John Harris at Boston 10 September 1657 and had a son by him, John. Wolstone married secondly at Boston 29 November 1705 Sarah (---) Harris who died before 1707. Wolstone married thirdly about 1708, Hannah (---) who was alive in 1717. Wolstone and Hannah (Briggs) Brockway had ten children: Hannah, William, Wolstone, Mary, Bridget, Richard, Elizabeth, Sarah, Deborah, and John.
3. Deborah Brockway was born at Lyme, Connecticut 1 May 1682 and was living in 1722. She married at Norwich, Connecticut 27 July 1703, Joseph Elderkin, born at Windham, Connecticut 27 December 1672, son of John and Elizabeth (Drake) Elderkin. Together they had five children: Joseph, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Jeptha, and Deborah.