Facts and Events
John Patterson (61) left a 1770 will and probate records, presente din Chalkley's Chronicles
Page 305.--17th March, 1770. John Patterson's will--To wife Jane; to grandson John Patterson, son of son Robert; to son John; to son William; to son James; to son Robert; to daughters Agness, Rebecca, Elizabeth. Teste: George Taylor, John Wiley. Proved, 28th March, 1770, by the witnesses. 19th June, 1770, Jane Patterson is granted administration and qualifies (mark), with Thos. Patterson, John Allison. Page 377.--20th March, 1771. John Patterson's appraisement (by George Eliot, James Gambel, John Hall) recorded.
The will identifies his wife as Jane and his children as:
refers to the daughters of a different John Patterson deceased by 1773. Potential candidates (see list below, include John (87) and John (63), of whom little is known, including their date of death. It is also possible that John (67) neglected to mention Mary and Jennet, given their disabilities identified in the probate record.