Notebook:Edmondson Family of Rockbridge County Virginia

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Overview

Chalkeley's Chronicles, and Morton's History have been examined for data relating to the Edmondson Family in Rockbridge County. There appear to be at least two ostensibly unrelated family lines using this surname or variants, in the County during the mid 1700's. One line is headed by a David Edmiston who appears on a list of naturalized immigrants in 1740. This line seems to be the line whose immigrant ancestor is sometimes referred to as David Turk Edmiston [1]The other is an extended family which came to the area from Cecil County Maryland about 1750. Some of the members of this family migrated to Grayson County about 1765, and then to Washington County Virginia about 1770.

Early Reprsentatives

The following summarizes early Edmondson settlers in Rockbridge County. The column "Affinity" indicates whether they can be associated with either of the two major groups; either the David Turk, or Cecil County lines.

PersonEarliest Record FoundAffinityComment
David Edmiston1740TurkImmigrant Ancestor
Isabella Edmiston1740Turkpresumed wife of David
Jesse Edmiston1740Turkpresumed son of David; He's probably appears in Augusta County Records as one of the "James Edmiston's"
John Edmiston1740Turkpresumed son of David
William Edmiston1740Turkpresumed son of David
Rachael Edmiston1740Turkpresumed daughter of David,or possibly daughterinlaw
David Edmiston1740Turkpresumed son of David
Moses Edmiston1740Turkpresumed son of David
Robert Edmondson1746Cecil County
John Edmondson1747Cecil County
Margaret Edmondson1747Cecil CountyWife of John Edmondson
Mathew Edmiston1751Cecil CountyPurchased land in 1751; property later sold by John and Margaret Edmiston, implying an inheritance from Mathew, implying a family connection. Possibly cousin or brother of John, possibly a son. One genealogist noted the following: "William Edmiston was the 3rd child of Matthew Edmiston, born Donegal County, Ireland in 1715 and died in Virginia about 1790. Matthew Edmiston came to America with his mother Jane Thompson Edmiston in 1720; lived for a while in Pennsylvania before coming to Virginia. Matthew Edmiston married Margaret Patterson in Virginia in 1745. His son David went to Kentucky with John Cook." (From: Clanewing no sources provided).


Morton, 1920

From (excluding entries after 1800)

pageDateText/AbstractComment
457July 24-25, 1740naturalization; importation at own experse proven by David Edmiston; for himself and Isabella, James, John, William, Rachael, David, Moses; and for Jesse and James DaleyNote that Morton, and other extractions gives "James" as "Jesse". Howard Jones (EFAB 2000) tells us that the original record reads "James". The extraction at other extractions USGENWEB gives the last two individuals as "Jesse Gilasby and James Daley, and includes the annotation of "From Ireland"; on the same date the original source for this there is a record for "James Giles, Jennet, Agnes, John, James - William Gilasby & Edward Hall". The fact that a "Gilasby" is included in both families may indicate a relationship.
3451746 Robert Edmondson purchases 244 acres for 7p11s8d, Property is at a corner to Matthew Lyle [NB:Hildebrandt's 1964 map of early land ownership on Borden's grant shows this 244 parcel as being acquired /surveyed in 1747, and places it on Hays Creek, adjacent to John and Samuel Buchanan to the west, James Wilson to the northeast, and James Wardlaw to the south.]
4671747 Henry Gay, James Allison, John Hodge, and John Edmondson petition for leave to build gristmills.
3441751, Matthew Edmiston purchased 238 acres for 10 pds,.
1752Petitioners for a road from Kennedy's mill to John Houston's, and from Houston's to the great road from Timber Grove to Woods' Gap: Robert Alexander, Andrew Duncan, Robert Dunlap, Walter Eakin, James Eakin, John Edmondson, John Handly, Patrick Hays, James Hill, John Houston, Joseph Kennedy, William Lockridge, William McConnell, John Montgomery, Andrew Steele, Robert Stuart, John Stuart, William Wardlaw, and John Wilson
459. 1753. John Edmiston among communicants at Timber ridge who signed the call to the Rev. John Brown
3451753 John and Margaret Edmondson purchase 448 and 609 acres for 55 p
1764 John and Margaret Edmondson sell the Matthew Edmiston parcel to Samuel Patterson for 55p.
3451765 John and Margaret Edmondson sell the 448+609 acre property to Samuel Steele for 140p
473 1771 John Berry—d. 1771c—Alexander Walker, wheelwright, and William Edmiston, admr.—C: James (has John), William (has John, Mary, Elizabeth), Francis, (has John), Charles (has Elizabeth), Mary, Rebecca.
4671764,John Paxton and Abraham Brown processioned between North River and the Buffalo for the following:James Allison, James Bailey, Andrew Brown, Abraham Brown, Edmund Crump, James Campbell, George Campbell, James Davis, James Edmiston, William Foster, William Hall, William Holeman, Joseph Lapsley, Robert Morre, John Moore, Samuel Moore, Samuel McClure, John McKnight, John McCollom, Patrick McCollom, Christian Milliron, James McLang, William Paxton, John Paxton, John Sommers, John Taylor, James Trimble, Joseph Walker, Richard Woods, James Welch, Peter Wallace.

Chalkley

See:Edmondson Family of Rockbridge County Virginia, Chalkley For a date ordered (and simplified) table.

Volume 1:

PersonPageDateText
Edmondson, Mathew, 13 10 Dec 1745 Mathew Edmondson, James Carter and John Finla to open a road from Andrew Hamilton's in calf-pasture thro' Jennings Gap to John Finla's.
Edmondstone, Mathew, 13 10 Dec 1745 William Right appointed Constable vice David Edmondson in Saml. Gay's Co.
Edmondson (Edmonston, Edmiston), David, 15 FEBRUARY 19, 1745/6. For Proof Public Claims and Propositions and Grievances. Claim David Edmondson; David Edmondson makes oath the men mentioned in his list were pressed by him and served the time mentioned.
Edmondson (Edmonston, Edmiston), David, 18 MAY 13, 1746. William Wright appd. Constable vice David Edmondson.
Edmondstone, Mathew, 21 August 20, 1746 Cap. Daniel McAnaire to be overseer of above road with following tithables: Samuel Wallis, Alexr. Crawford, John Elliott, David Trimble, John Hogshead, Alexr. Gardner, Sampson Archer, Alexr. Gibson, Robt. Davis, Thomas Gardner, Walter Trimble, John Sixby, David Stuart, Ro. Renix, Francis Gardner, John Trimble, Thomas Beard, Ro. Gilkason, John Archer, James Bell, James Mills, James Dyer, Charles Clendening, Wm. Hogshead, Ro. Ralstone, John Moffet, Saml. Lusk, James Phillips, Danl. Brealey, Mathew Edmonston, James Trimble, John Ferguson, Wm. Anderson, John Spears, John McKenney, Wm. Brady, Ro. Armstrong, James Miller.
Edmondson, John, 29 21 May 1747 John Edmondson, leave to build a mill.
Edmondson (Edmonston, Edmiston), David, 36 Aug 17 1748 David Edmiston appd. overseer of road from Tinkling Spring to Stuart and Christian's Road, with these: James and John Campbell, Archibald Stuart, Chas. Dallis, James Hamilton, Richard Pilsher, David Henderson, George Vance, Robt. McCutchin, Saml. McCune, Robert Moody, John Frazier, John Thomson, Wm. Johnson, Alexr. Henderson, Saml. Henderson and Samuel Farguson.
Edmondson (Edmonston, Edmiston), David, 37 15 Feb 1748 Robert Fowler and others allowed to build a house of worship near David Edmonson's, and another at Piney Spring, near the North River.
Edmondson, James, 41 25 May 1750 James Edmondson and Sarah, his wife, admx. of George Hays, decd.
Edmonson, Sarah, 41 25 May 1750 James Edmondson and Sarah, his wife, admx. of George Hays, decd.
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., 42 30 Aug 1750 Wm. Edmondson, added to list of tithables.
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., 52 June 20 1752 Wm. Edmondson, a mason.
Edmondson, James, 53 19 Aug 1752 James Edmondson, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse;
Edmondstone, Mathew, 53 19 Aug 1752 Mathew Edmondson, qualified Cornet;
Edmondson, James, 60 23 Nov 1753 John Paxton to be overseer of road from Edmonston's Mill to Fork Meeting House, with these: James Trimble, Michael Finney, John Berrisford, Wm. Holdman, John Hardin, Hugh Means, Joseph Lapsley, Peter Wallace, Saml. McClure, Abram Brown, John Moore, Robert Moore, Stephen Arnold, Saml. Paxton, Jas. Edmondson.
Edmondson, James, 61 3 Nov 1753 John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker.
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., 61 >3 Nov 1753 John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker.
Edmonson, Agnes, 67 MAY 23, 1755. Agnes Edmondson released dower in 350 acres from her husband to Hugh McCleeve.
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., 71 MARCH 17, 1756. James Hays, orphan of George Hays, decd., of the age of 18 years, chose guardian--William Edmondson.
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., 80 ? May 1758 Court of Claims--propositions and grievances: ... William Christian, for ranging and provisions for his Company. John Brown, for guarding provisions to Dickenson's Fort when attacked by the enemy Indians and for provisions on their march. ....Wm. Edmiston, for ranging. Check date
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., 99 Aug 17 1762 Wm. Edmondson notifies the Court that Mary Drumer lately died at his house leaving a very small estate--ordered to be sold and William's debt paid.
Edmondston (Edmiston), Samuel, 109 Sept 21 1763 Wm. Edmiston qualified Lieutenant of Militia. Samuel Edmiston qualified Ensign of Militia.
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., 109 Sept 21 1763 Wm. Edmiston qualified Lieutenant of Militia. Samuel Edmiston qualified Ensign of Militia.
Edmondson, John, 122 AUGUST 20, 1765. Dedimus to take deposition of John Edmondson, about to leave the Colony. [surrounding entries related to guardianships;]
Edmondson, James, 157 20 June 1769 Constables. James Edmiston, vice John Gardner; Wm. McGee, vice George McAfee.
Edmondson, John, 164 23 Aug 1771 John Edmenston's death abates suit.
Edmondson, Robert, 179 MARCH 18, 1783 Margaret Edmunds (formerly ordered to be bound to John Dalhouse) to be bound out.
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., 232 20 Aug 1783 William Edmonston, Ensigns.
Edmondson, George, 268 21 Feb 1793 George and William Edmondson to be bound to James Burgess. Mary Curtin to be bound to Wm. Henderson.
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., 268 21 Feb 1793 George and William Edmondson to be bound to James Burgess. Mary Curtin to be bound to Wm. Henderson.
Edmondson, James, 303 May 1750 Thomas Nevitt vs. Edmiston and wife.--Petition. George Heas (Hays) made note to plaintiff 12th June, 1745, and died, leaving widow, Sarah, who married James Edmiston. Writ dated 25th May, 1749. Thomas Nevitt was a Quaker from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Edmondson, James, 319 Nov 1758Patton's executor vs. Edmondson.--The widow Sara Hays married James Edmondson between 1748 (date of bond), and 1757 (bringing of suit).
Edmondson, James, 323 MARCH, 1758 Borden's Executors vs. James Edmonson and Sarah: late Sarah Hays.-- Was unmarried 17th May 1748. James Hays, son of Sarah. Signature of Patrick Hays.
Edmonson, Sarah, 323 MARCH, 1758 Borden's Executors vs. James Edmonson and Sarah: late Sarah Hays.-- Was unmarried 17th May 1748. James Hays, son of Sarah. Signature of Patrick Hays.
Edmondson, James, 341 march 1765 McClung vs. Berrisford.--John Berrisford owned land on North Branch James River, adjoining William Halman, John Harper and James Edmondson. He sold in 1761 to James McClung, but before deed was made Berrisford died, leaving no sons, but seven daughters--Mary, Catherine, Margaret, Agnes, Frances, Lydia and Jennet. Most were infants.
Edmondson, John, [1] AUGUSTT, 1771 Edmondson and Kennedy vs. Borden's Executors.--Chancery. John Hart was an agent for Benjamin Borden.
Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., [2] March 1774 Wm. Edmonson, heir-at-law of John Edmonson, deceased, and Wm. Kennedy, heir-at-law of Joseph Kennedy, deceased, vs. Silas Hart, heir-at-law of John Hart and executor of Benjamin Borden.--Chancery writ, 24th August, 1772. John Hart was agent of Benjamin, Jr., and Benjamin sold land to John Hart, who sold to John E. and Joseph K. Bill for title.
Edmondstone, Mathew, [3] March 1779 Mathew Edminston vs. George Anderson.--Allat., 16th April, 1776.

Defendant "some time ago of this County." Levied in hands of Wm. Anderson, son to John.

Edmondson (Edmonston, Edmiston), David, [4] May 1779 David Edmonston vs. James Frazer and Samuel Paxton.--Writ, 6th July,

1774. Frazer lives in Amherst.

Edmonson, Jennet, [5] March 1796 Suit between ...John Edmonson and Jennet, his wife;
Edmondson, John, [6] March 1796 Suit between ...John Edmonson and Jennet, his wife;
Edmondson, James, [7] May 1814 Benjamin Mosby vs. James Allen and Alexander Nelson.--Deposition,

27th November, 1812, of James Edmonson in Fleming County, Kentucky, migrated to Kentucky in fall of 1809. Capt. James Edmondson. It required from 5th October to 30th October to make journey from Augusta to Fleming County, Kentucky.

Edmondstone, Mathew, [8] April 28, 1756 .This day Mathew Edmoston, Constable, made oath before

me, Patrick Martin, &c., &c., that by virtue of an execution, &c., &c., versus the estate of John Young, &c., he seized the goods of said John Young and by violent force they were forceably taken and rescued from him by Robert Young, Sr., and his wife, Agnes. (Signed) Pat. Martin.

Edmondson (Edmison), Wm., [9] May 26, 1788 Francis ("F. H.") Huff's will--farmer: To wife Catherine,

land he lives on on Jenning's Branch; to children Francis Huff, Samuel Huff, Catherine Feny, Jacob Huff, Susanna Huff, Henry Huff. Executors: Sons Francis, Samuel, Jacob. Test: Wm. Edmundson, Wm. Heron. 15th June, 1790. Proved by Edmundson.

Volume 2

PersonPageDateText
Edmondson, David, 5 1790 David Edmondson and William Paxton, executors of John Paxton, vs.

James and John McCrea--Appeal from Rockbridge, 1792. Writ, 8th April, 1790.

Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), John 23 Apr 1793 Duncanson's executors vs. Brownlee--Certified copy of will of Andrew

Duncan, Lincoln County, Va., dated 25th March, 1784, to sister's children, viz: Elizabeth Buchanan's son Andrew, to sister Mary Craig's son James, and sister Jenny Edminston's son Andrew, sister Jean McKenny's daughter Jenny, sister Florence Brownlee's daughter Jenny.--Exn. brother-in-law John Edminston and John McKenny. Witnesses: William Edminston,

Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), James 78 [Deposition taken"...Augusta, 18th June, 1804, at the tavern of James Edmondson in Staunton..." ]
Edmiston, Jenny267 (missing in Index) Page 525--Will of Andrew Duncan of Lincoln County, Va., dated 25th

March, 1784. Sister's children, viz: Elizabeth Buchanan's son, Andrew; Mary Craig's son, James; Jenny Edmiston's son, Andrew; Jean McKinney's daughter, Jenny; Florence Brownlee's daughter, Jenny; brother-in-law, Jno. Edmiston, and John McKinney. executors. Recorded in Lincoln County, 21st February, 1786.

Edmonson, Thomas, 90 John Beatty's executors vs. Reverend Edward Crawford--O. S. 53; N.

S. 18--Bill, 15th November, 1802. Earley in settlement of Western country John Beatty acquired a tract in present Washington County on Middle Fork of Holston, of which he sold to Francis Beatty 200 acres (John and Francis were brothers). Francis devised the land to John Steward, who married a daughter of Francis. John Beatty died two years after Francis, testate, and devised his lands to James Dysart and Mathew Ryburn, his sons-in-law and executors, and to his sons David and William. He also had a son John who was killed at battle of King's Mountain and died unmarried and without issue. Will of John Beatie, of Washington County, dated 18th August, 1790, proved in Washington County, 14th September, 1790. Wife Elenor, son William, daughter Agness Dysart, granddaughters Ellinor and Martha Gilmore, son David, son-in-law David Sawyers, son-in-law James Logan, son-in-law James Dysart, son-in-law Mathew Ryburn. Thomas Edmonson, the surveyor who made the plats, married Mathew Ryburn's wife's daughter. Deed dated 15th March, 1791, executors of Francis Beatie to John Stuart, proved in Washington County March, 1791.

Edmonson, Thomas, 141 Robert Adams vs. Johnson--O. S. 171; N. S. 60--Bill, 1809.

Orator's uncle, _____ Adams, about 177_ resided in that part now Washington County and had surveyed to him a lot from the Loyal Company. He sold to Hugh Johnston, who sold to Buchanan, and then died. Orator's uncle moved to Kentucky. Hugh Johnston and Robert Johnston were brothers. Thomas Edmonson married the only daughter and heir of said _____ Buchanan. Robert and Hugh Johnson have no heirs except in Ireland.

Edmonds, Hannah, 188
Edmonds, James, 188
Edmuns, Polly, 256
Edmuns, William, 256
Edmonson, Moses, 267 Page 114--John Stuart, aged 65, deposes, same time and place.

Executors of Borden, Jr., conveyed 230 acres to Robert McElrath. Deponent says that Moses Edmonson was first settler on the tract, which was several years after death of Borden, Jr. Moses sold to Mathew Moorehead, who sold to Jno. McElrath who is the same as Robt. McElrath. Borden, Jr., conveyed 313 acres to John Stuart, father of deponent. Deed recorded in Augusta. It was bought from Benj., Sr.

Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), John 267
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), John 272
Edmonston, Samuel, 272
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), James 275
Edmondson, Jane, 283
Edmondson (Edmeston, Edmison), Mathew 283
Edmonds, Ann, 297
Edmonds, George, 297
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), James 326
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), James 336
Edmonds, Ann, 353
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), John 363
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), James 388
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), John 413
Edmonds, John, 427
Edmonston (Edmiston), David, 433
Edmonston (Edmiston), David, 435
Edmondson (Edmeston, Edmison), Mathew 440
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), James 450
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), John 464
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), James 465
Edmond, Daniel, 485
Edmond, Elias, 485
Edmond, Francis, 485
Edmond, John, 485
Edmond, Robert, 485
Edmondson (Edmeston, Edmison), Mathew 508
Edmonston (Edmiston, Edmondson), John 508

Volume 3

PersonPageDateText
Edmiston (Edmondson), Robert 7 3d August, 1747 Page 47.--3d August, 1747. Jean Bohannan. Will--Son, John;

granddaughter, Mary Bohanan (daughter of John); eldest daughter, Elizabeth Bohanan; granddaughter, Jean Bohannan; second daughter, Margaret Campbell, the tablecloth I brought from Ireland; granddaughter, the baycolt that was lately put to Elizabeth Bochanan; granddaughter, Mary Bochanan. Executors, Joseph Culton and Robert Edmiston. Teste: JosephCulton, Robert Edmiston. Francis McCown, John Betty. Proved, 19th August, 1747, by Francis McCown.

Edmiston, Eleanor 10 2nd February, 1748 Page 104.--2nd February, 1748. David Moore's willSister, Mary

Edmiston and her daughter Eleanor, all proper. Executors, Thos. Beard, Ro. Ramsey. Proved, 15th February, 1748.

Edmiston, Mary 10 2nd February, 1748 Page 104.--2nd February, 1748. David Moore's willSister, Mary

Edmiston and her daughter Eleanor, all proper. Executors, Thos. Beard, Ro. Ramsey. Proved, 15th February, 1748.

Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 12 17th March, 1748-9. Page 157.--17th March, 1748-9. David Moore's inventory by James

Fulton, John Mountgomery and Patrick Hays. Ro Coulton, due for 2 gallons whiskey at 3 shillings; Jno. Shields, due; Jno. Carr, due; Jas. Aikin, due; Benj. Watson, due; Jonathan Brown, due; James Walker, due; John Lowry, due; Jno. Edmiston, due; Wm. McCreerey, due; James Shields, due; Wm. Worthclaw, due.

Edmiston, Dorothy 16 Page 241,--6th April, 1749. Robert Edmiston's will--Wife (Jean?);

legatee, Jean Edmiston; daughter, Dorothy Edmiston; son, James; son, William. Executors, Thos. McSpaden, Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Samuel Buchanan. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Buchanan, and Edmiston summoned.

Edmiston (Edmonston), James 16 Page 241,--6th April, 1749. Robert Edmiston's will--Wife (Jean?);

legatee, Jean Edmiston; daughter, Dorothy Edmiston; son, James; son, William. Executors, Thos. McSpaden, Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Samuel Buchanan. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Buchanan, and Edmiston summoned.

Edmiston, Jean (Jane) 16 Page 241,--6th April, 1749. Robert Edmiston's will--Wife (Jean?);

legatee, Jean Edmiston; daughter, Dorothy Edmiston; son, James; son, William. Executors, Thos. McSpaden, Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Samuel Buchanan. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Buchanan, and Edmiston summoned.

Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 16 Page 241,--6th April, 1749. Robert Edmiston's will--Wife (Jean?);

legatee, Jean Edmiston; daughter, Dorothy Edmiston; son, James; son, William. Executors, Thos. McSpaden, Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Samuel Buchanan. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Buchanan, and Edmiston summoned.

Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 16 Page 231.--2d March, 1749. Mathew Edmiston, Danl. Harrison, Gabriel

Pickens, farmers. Mathew's bond as guardian of Robina, daughter of James Patterson. Robina did not chose guardian.

Edmiston (Edmondson), Robert 16 Page 241,--6th April, 1749. Robert Edmiston's will--Wife (Jean?);

legatee, Jean Edmiston; daughter, Dorothy Edmiston; son, James; son, William. Executors, Thos. McSpaden, Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Samuel Buchanan. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Buchanan, and Edmiston summoned.

Edmiston (Edmondson), William 16 Page 241,--6th April, 1749. Robert Edmiston's will--Wife (Jean?);

legatee, Jean Edmiston; daughter, Dorothy Edmiston; son, James; son, William. Executors, Thos. McSpaden, Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Samuel Buchanan. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Buchanan, and Edmiston summoned.

Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 17 Page 263.--29th August, 1750. Wm. Edmondson's bond as executor of

Robert Edmondson, deceased, with surety John Edmondson.

Edmiston (Edmondson), Robert 17 Page 263.--29th August, 1750. Wm. Edmondson's bond as executor of

Robert Edmondson, deceased, with surety John Edmondson.

Edmiston (Edmondson), William 17 Page 263.--29th August, 1750. Wm. Edmondson's bond as executor of

Robert Edmondson, deceased, with surety John Edmondson.

Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 20 Page 320.--28th February, 1750. Robert Edmiston's appraisement by

John Moore, John Edmiston, Joseph Kennedy.

Edmiston (Edmondson), Robert 20 Page 320.--28th February, 1750. Robert Edmiston's appraisement by

John Moore, John Edmiston, Joseph Kennedy.

Edmiston (Edmondson), David 21 Page 372.--27th August, 1751. David Edmondson's appraisement, by

Wm. Finley, Wm. Jonston, Samuel McCune.

Edmiston (Edmondson), Isabella 21 Page 333.--28th May, 1751. Isabella and James Edmondson's bond as

administrators of David Edmondson, with sureties Wm. McFeaters and Wm. Henderson.

Edmondson (Edmonson), James 21 Page 333.--28th May, 1751. Isabella and James Edmondson's bond as

administrators of David Edmondson, with sureties Wm. McFeaters and Wm. Henderson.

Edmiston (Edmondson), David 22 Page 333.--28th May, 1751. Isabella and James Edmondson's bond as

administrators of David Edmondson, with sureties Wm. McFeaters and Wm. Henderson.

Edmondson (Edmonson), James 23 Page 395.--27th November, 1751. Robert Davison's appraisement by

Mathew and Daniel Lyle and James Edmondson.

Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 24 Page 406.--19th November, 1751. Mathew Armstrong's bond as guardian (appointed) to Saml. Patterson, orphan of James Patterson, with surety Mathew Edmondson.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 41 Page 137.--17th March, 1756. Wm. Edmondson's bond as guardian (chosen) to James Hays, orphan of Geo. Hays; Andrew Steel, John Loggan, sureties.
Edmund, David 54 Page 328.--20th September, 1758. Vendue of John Snodgrass' estate,

by Agnes Patton--To David Edmund, Wm. Parris, Robt. McRandolph, John Wardlaw, Wm. Adair, Peter Angel. Paid to John Mountgomery, Edmond Tarr, James Henry, Jno. Rosamond, Patrick Hays, James McCown, Andrew Steel.

Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 70 Page 158.--17th August, 1762. Andrew Duncan's appraisement, by Wm. Edmondson, Jno. Edmondson, Saml. Buchanan, recorded.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 70 Page 158.--17th August, 1762. Andrew Duncan's appraisement, by Wm. Edmondson, Jno. Edmondson, Saml. Buchanan, recorded.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 82 Page 304.--16th November, 1763. Michael Dougherty's appraisement (by Jos. Culton, Jno. McKee, Jno. Gilmore, William Edmondston). Recorded--Cash due by Wm. Christy.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 84 Page 334.--25th June, 1757. James Moffett's will, farmer--Sons, John and James Moffett, the plantation to be divided between them by a line beginning at middle of Wm. Ledgerwood's pasture, cross the Hasle Bottom, thence to James Carr's land; to daughter, Elizabeth; daughter, Mary; son-in-law, John Berryhill, and his wife, Rachel Berryhill; son James is infant; daughters, Martha and Elizabeth; daughter, Jane; to son-in-law Wm. Campbell and his wife Margrett; to Ann Miller, 1 dollar. Executors, Wm. Ledgerwood and James Mitchell. To son-in-law James Berryhill. Teste: Wm. Edmiston, Arthur Hamilton, Robt. Alexander. Proved, 26th March, 1764, by Edmiston and Hamilton. Executors refuse to execute and James Moffett is granted administration, who qualifies with Arthur Hamilton and Walter Smiley.
Edmiston (Edmonston), James 86 Page 356.--21st August, 1764. John Bowen's bond (with Jas. Edmiston, Edmond Crump), as administrators of Isaac Stover.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 107 Page 152.--7th April, 1768. James Robinson's will, weaver--To son, James Robinson, Jr.; to sons, John and David, 200 acres on North River; to son, Samuel, 60 acres on North River; to daughters, Rachel, Hanna and Jane. "I give to my dearly beloved wife Hanna, Isabella. Margaret, each 1/3 of the remainder of my estate after the above is paid off." Executors, wife Hanna and James Edmiston Miller. Teste: Saml. Moore, Jas. Welsh, Wm. Napier. Proved, 15th November. 1768, by Moore and Welsh. Edmiston qualifies, with James Trimble and Robt. Thompson.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 118 Page 404.--10th October, 1770. John Berry's will--To daughter, Mary; to John Nesbit; to John Berry, son of James Berry, deceased; to John Berry, son of William Berry; to John Berry, son of illiam Berry; to John Berry, son of Francis Berry; to Francis Berry, wheelwright; to Mary Berry, daughter of Wm. Berry, and her sister Elizabeth; to Elizabeth Berry, daughter of Charles Berry; to daughter, Rebecca Berry. Executors, Alexander Walker, wheelwright, and Wm. Edmastonn. Teste: John Walker, Jr., James Walker, Francis Berry. Proved, 22d March, 1771, by John, John (Jr.), and James Walker. Executors qualify (Edmiston's mark ) with John Walker, Jas. Crawford.
Edmundson, Agnes 161 Page 209.--4th July, 1774. William Thompson's will (of Tinkling)--To youngest son, Robert; to wife; to six children, viz: Alexander, John, Robert, Agnes Edmundson, Rebecca McNeelly, Sarah Hendry. Executors, sons Alexander and Robert. Teste; William and John Caldwell, John Finley. Proved, 20th November, 1781, by Jno. Caldwell and Finley.
Edmondson (Edmonson), James 167 Page 209.--4th July, 1774. William Thompson's will (of Tinkling)--To youngest son, Robert; to wife; to six children, viz: Alexander, John, Robert, Agnes Edmundson, Rebecca McNeelly, Sarah Hendry. Executors, sons Alexander and Robert. Teste; William and John Caldwell, John Finley. Proved, 20th November, 1781, by Jno. Caldwell and Finley.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 188 Page 232.--19th January, 1790. James Sawyers' will--To son, Sampson Sawyers, 5 shillings; to son, James, 5 shillings; to son, John, 5 shillings; to daughter, Rachel Crawford, 5 shillings; to daughter, Rebecca Sawyers, executrix, all property. Teste: Wm. Sterrett, Wm. Armstrong, Wm. Edmondson.

Thos. Sawyers. Proved, 15th June, 1790, by Sterrett, Armstrong, Edmondson. Executrix qualifies.

Edminston, Janet 196 Page 414.--18th March, 1791. Agreement between James Brownlee,

John McCutchan, and John McCutchan, Jr. (teste: James Wardlaw, Samuel McCutchan, Asher Waterman). Commissioners appointed on motion of James Brownlee, administrator of Andrew Duncan, to examine the accounts of the estate, report that they find the accounts in confusion on account of the marriage of Andrew Duncan's widow with William McCutchan, and also confused the accounts of above McCutchan, Jr. and Sr, administrators of William McCutchan, who is dead; they agree to leave all questions (including estate of the deceased wife of both Duncan and McCutchan) to these, viz: Zachariah Johnston, Jno. Tate, Joseph Bell, Jr.; Michael Coulter, John Cunningham. The(y) report there is the sum of £21.12.9 coming to each legatee of Duncan. Elizabeth Buchanan has received £34.6.1. Mary Craig has received £26.11, Janet Edminston f26.6/0, Jane McKiney £22, Florence Brownlee £23.10/0. Jane McKinney shall receive £4 more than others due from David Craig and that his receipt be delivered to Mr. John McKinney for that purpose.

Edmiston (Edmondson), David 208 Page 213.--28th June, 1790. Mathew Edmiston's will, farmer--To son,

James; to son, William; to son, David; to grandson, Mathew Kirk; to daughter, Mary Kirk; to granddaughter, Margaret Jones; to grandson, Matha Edmonson, Maagill; to daughter. Ann Jones; to daughter, Jean Magill. Executors, sons James and William Edmiston. Teste: David McNair, John Kirk, Jean Kirk. Proved, January Court, 1796, by McNair and Jno. Kirk.

Edmiston (Edmonston), James 208 Page 213.--28th June, 1790. Mathew Edmiston's will, farmer--To son,

James; to son, William; to son, David; to grandson, Mathew Kirk; to daughter, Mary Kirk; to granddaughter, Margaret Jones; to grandson, Matha Edmonson, Maagill; to daughter. Ann Jones; to daughter, Jean Magill. Executors, sons James and William Edmiston. Teste: David McNair, John Kirk, Jean Kirk. Proved, January Court, 1796, by McNair and Jno. Kirk.

Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 208 Page 213.--28th June, 1790. Mathew Edmiston's will, farmer--To son,

James; to son, William; to son, David; to grandson, Mathew Kirk; to daughter, Mary Kirk; to granddaughter, Margaret Jones; to grandson, Matha Edmonson, Maagill; to daughter. Ann Jones; to daughter, Jean Magill. Executors, sons James and William Edmiston. Teste: David McNair, John Kirk, Jean Kirk. Proved, January Court, 1796, by McNair and Jno. Kirk.

Edmiston (Edmondson), William 208 Page 213.--28th June, 1790. Mathew Edmiston's will, farmer--To son,

James; to son, William; to son, David; to grandson, Mathew Kirk; to daughter, Mary Kirk; to granddaughter, Margaret Jones; to grandson, Matha Edmonson, Maagill; to daughter. Ann Jones; to daughter, Jean Magill. Executors, sons James and William Edmiston. Teste: David McNair, John Kirk, Jean Kirk. Proved, January Court, 1796, by McNair and Jno. Kirk.

Edmondson (Edmonson), James 215 Page 339.--17th July, 1798. Subscribers form themselves into a fire

company--James Edmonson, Wm. Breckinridge, J. Bowyer, Michael Garber, Sr.; Peter Elliott, Joseph Dickey, John Gorden, Robt. McCullock, Geo. Grant McIntosh, John McCausland, Vincent Tapp, Abraham Teebo, Jacob Leas, Philip Hopkins, David Griener, John Moore, John Fackler, Alex. St. Clair, H. Paul, Jacob Swoope, Samuel Clarke, W. Herren, W. Chambers, Geo. Mitchell, Thos. Barry, David Parry, Joseph Cowan, Hamp Keyes, Cornelius Baldwin, Smith Thompson, John Backenstoe, Jno. Wayt, Jno. Johnston, Robt. McDowell, Jno. Wise, James McGongal, Joseph Points, Ro. B. St. Clair, Andrew Haveouf, Jno. McDowell, Jacob Kinney.

Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 224 Page 295.--3d October, 1802. John Edmondson's will--To wife, Lucy, the carriage and pair of horses, and 3 children, house servants; son, John, to be educated in the Upper Country under direction of friend John Coalter; to brother, James, owns property in Staunton; to niece, Sally Cooke; to sister, Elizabeth; brothers, William, Benjamin, George. Executors, wife Lucy, brother James, John Coalter. Teste: George G. Mclntosh, Jno. Monroe, Edward B. Smith. Proved, 26th April, 1803, by Mclntosh, and 25th July, 1803, by John Monroe. James Edmondson qualifies.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 224 Page 295.--3d October, 1802. John Edmondson's will--To wife, Lucy, the carriage and pair of horses, and 3 children, house servants; son, John, to be educated in the Upper Country under direction of friend John Coalter; to brother, James, owns property in Staunton; to niece, Sally Cooke; to sister, Elizabeth; brothers, William, Benjamin, George. Executors, wife Lucy, brother James, John Coalter. Teste: George G. Mclntosh, Jno. Monroe, Edward B. Smith. Proved, 26th April, 1803, by Mclntosh, and 25th July, 1803, by John Monroe. James Edmondson qualifies.
Edmondson (Edmonson), James 224 Page 295.--3d October, 1802. John Edmondson's will--To wife, Lucy, the carriage and pair of horses, and 3 children, house servants; son, John, to be educated in the Upper Country under direction of friend John Coalter; to brother, James, owns property in Staunton; to niece, Sally Cooke; to sister, Elizabeth; brothers, William, Benjamin, George. Executors, wife Lucy, brother James, John Coalter. Teste: George G. Mclntosh, Jno. Monroe, Edward B. Smith. Proved, 26th April, 1803, by Mclntosh, and 25th July, 1803, by John Monroe. James Edmondson qualifies.
Edmondson (Edmonson), John (son of John) 224 Page 295.--3d October, 1802. John Edmondson's will--To wife, Lucy, the carriage and pair of horses, and 3 children, house servants; son, John, to be educated in the Upper Country under direction of friend John Coalter; to brother, James, owns property in Staunton; to niece, Sally Cooke; to sister, Elizabeth; brothers, William, Benjamin, George. Executors, wife Lucy, brother James, John Coalter. Teste: George G. Mclntosh, Jno. Monroe, Edward B. Smith. Proved, 26th April, 1803, by Mclntosh, and 25th July, 1803, by John Monroe. James Edmondson qualifies.
Edmondson, Benjamin 224 Page 295.--3d October, 1802. John Edmondson's will--To wife, Lucy, the carriage and pair of horses, and 3 children, house servants; son, John, to be educated in the Upper Country under direction of friend John Coalter; to brother, James, owns property in Staunton; to niece, Sally Cooke; to sister, Elizabeth; brothers, William, Benjamin, George. Executors, wife Lucy, brother James, John Coalter. Teste: George G. Mclntosh, Jno. Monroe, Edward B. Smith. Proved, 26th April, 1803, by Mclntosh, and 25th July, 1803, by John Monroe. James Edmondson qualifies.
Edmondson, Elizabeth 224 Page 295.--3d October, 1802. John Edmondson's will--To wife, Lucy, the carriage and pair of horses, and 3 children, house servants; son, John, to be educated in the Upper Country under direction of friend John Coalter; to brother, James, owns property in Staunton; to niece, Sally Cooke; to sister, Elizabeth; brothers, William, Benjamin, George. Executors, wife Lucy, brother James, John Coalter. Teste: George G. Mclntosh, Jno. Monroe, Edward B. Smith. Proved, 26th April, 1803, by Mclntosh, and 25th July, 1803, by John Monroe. James Edmondson qualifies.
Edmondson, George 224 Page 295.--3d October, 1802. John Edmondson's will--To wife, Lucy, the carriage and pair of horses, and 3 children, house servants; son, John, to be educated in the Upper Country under direction of friend John Coalter; to brother, James, owns property in Staunton; to niece, Sally Cooke; to sister, Elizabeth; brothers, William, Benjamin, George. Executors, wife Lucy, brother James, John Coalter. Teste: George G. Mclntosh, Jno. Monroe, Edward B. Smith. Proved, 26th April, 1803, by Mclntosh, and 25th July, 1803, by John Monroe. James Edmondson qualifies.
Edmondson, Lucy 224 Page 295.--3d October, 1802. John Edmondson's will--To wife, Lucy, the carriage and pair of horses, and 3 children, house servants; son, John, to be educated in the Upper Country under direction of friend John Coalter; to brother, James, owns property in Staunton; to niece, Sally Cooke; to sister, Elizabeth; brothers, William, Benjamin, George. Executors, wife Lucy, brother James, John Coalter. Teste: George G. Mclntosh, Jno. Monroe, Edward B. Smith. Proved, 26th April, 1803, by Mclntosh, and 25th July, 1803, by John Monroe. James Edmondson qualifies.
Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 252 Page 27.--11th February, 1745-6. Daniel McEnair, Gent., to Thomas Gardiner, "Sawer," £18 current money of Virginia; 165 acres on Jennings Creek, part of 400 acres granted to Caniel by patent. Witnesses, Silas Hart, Matt Edmiston, James Trimble. Acknowledged by Daniel and Hannah, his wife, 11th February, 1745-6.
Edmiston (Edmondson), David 254 Page 69.--20th February, 1745. Moses Thomson, late of County Augusta, to James Edmiston, £13.17 current money Virginia; 100 acres patented 20th August, 1745, to Moses, on east side South River, Shanandoe, on the Red Banks. Witnesses, Thos. Lewis, John Preston, David Edmiston. 15th April, 1746, proved by Lewis and Edmiston. 12th May, 1746, proved

by John Preston.

Edmiston (Edmonston), James 254 Page 69.--20th February, 1745. Moses Thomson, late of County Augusta, to James Edmiston, £13.17 current money Virginia; 100 acres patented 20th August, 1745, to Moses, on east side South River, Shanandoe, on the Red Banks. Witnesses, Thos. Lewis, John Preston, David Edmiston. 15th April, 1746, proved by Lewis and Edmiston. 12th May, 1746, proved

by John Preston.

Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 258 Page 196.--19th March, 1747. Benj. Borden, heir, executor, &c., to Col.

Jno. Buchanan. Testator agreed in his lifetime to sell to J. B. £3; part of 98,100 acres, beginning on the creek corner to Jno. Edmiston; 100 acres. Witnesses, John Buchanan, Humberstone Lyon, William Sayers. Acknowledged, 19th March, 1746.

Edmiston (Edmondson), Robert 264 Page 377.--7th September, 1747. Benj. Borden, &c., to Robert Edmiston (sold in testator's lifetime); 244 acres, £7.6.7, part of 92,100 acres; corner to Col. John Buchanan's land; crossing Moffett's Creek; the Barrens. Teste: John Lyle, John Miller, Josiah Linn. Acknowledged, 16th September, 1747.
Edmiston (Edmondson), David 265 Page 434.--18th November, 1747. £11 current money Virginia. Benj. Borden, &c., to Moses Trimble (sold in testator's lifetime), 345-1/2 acres, part of 92,100, adjoining John Huston on the Timber Ridge; corner to Samuel Gray; corner to David Edmiston; corner to Daniel Lyle. Teste: Joseph Lapsley, Alexander Douglass, Abraham Brown. Acknowledged,

18th November, 1747. [Note: based on the HIldbrandt map of 1964, this property lay about two miles south southwest of the Timber Ridge Meeting House and southeast of the Great Road/ Q 15:55, 2 February 2009 (EST)]

Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 268 Page 535.--21st May, 1748. £30. Alexander Duglas, heir-at-law to Roger Duglas, late of Augusta County, deceased, to Alexander Ritchey, blacksmith, 400 acres on James River above mouth Craig's Creek. Teste: Robt. Renick, Mathew Edmiston, Wm. Syers. Acknowledged, 21st May, 1748.
Edmiston (Edmondson), ____ 268 [Not in index]. Page 527.--20th May 1748. Benjamin Borden to John Lowery (sold in testator's lifetime), 200 acres, part of 92,100; corner to Thomas Paxton; corner to Mathews; corner to Edmiston, near Moses Trimble's line, the barren hill. Acknowledged, 2d May, 1748.
Edmiston (Edmonston), James 274 Page 278.--22nd August, 1749. Silas Hart, mason, to William Anderson. farmer. Delivered: Benjamin Morgan, August, 1762. 460 acres on North Branch James. Patented to Silas, 12th January, 1746. Teste: Alexander Wright, Andrew Johnston, James Edmiston.
Edmiston (Edmondson), David 278 Page 421.--23rd February, 1749. William Beverley to Samuel McCune, 176 acres in Beverley Manor. Said McCune's old plantation. David Edmiston's line. Teste: William Johnston, John Lin, James Frame.
Edmiston (Edmondson), David 286 Page 774.--24th May, 1750. Same to Moses Whiteside, 270 acres; corner David Edmiston, Paxton's line.
Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 293 Page 214.--3d April, 1751. Same to John Madison, gent., 330 acres, part of Jacob Stover's 800 acre patent, 13th December, 1738, which Stover failed to improve and Downs got patent for 5th June, 1747; on South and Shanadoe River. Corner Ludwick Francisco, Upper Red Banks; Lower Red Banks. Teste: John Lewis, Mathew Edmiston, Wm. Armstrong, James Porteus.
Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 294 Page 53.--26th November, 1751. Beverley by Lewis and Madison to Archibald Stuart, 500 acres in Beverley Manor; corner James Campbel; Widow Edmiston's line.
Edmiston (Edmondson), David 306 Page 459.--20th August, 1752. James Edmiston, son and heir and administrator of David Edmiston and Isabella Edmiston, relict and heir and administrator of David Edmiston to Hugh McClure, 350 acres in Beverley Manor, from Beverley to David, 24th July, 1740. Teste: Andrew Kerr. Teste: John Henderson, Adam Thompson.
Edmiston (Edmondson), Isabella 306 Page 459.--20th August, 1752. James Edmiston, son and heir and administrator of David Edmiston and Isabella Edmiston, relict and heir and administrator of David Edmiston to Hugh McClure, 350 acres in Beverley Manor, from Beverley to David, 24th July, 1740. Teste: Andrew Kerr. Teste: John Henderson, Adam Thompson.
Edmiston (Edmonston), James 306 Page 459.--20th August, 1752. James Edmiston, son and heir and administrator of David Edmiston and Isabella Edmiston, relict and heir and administrator of David Edmiston to Hugh McClure, 350 acres in Beverley Manor, from Beverley to David, 24th July, 1740. Teste: Andrew Kerr. Teste: John Henderson, Adam Thompson.
Edmiston (Edmonston), James 313 Page 292.--15th May, 1753. Samuel Houston to John Sprowl, 194 acres in Beverley Manor on Beverley Manor and Borden's lines; John Montgomery's line; corner Patrick Hays; corner Robert Ramsey, part of 380 acres purchased by Samuel from Wm. Robinson. Teste: Thomas Paxton, James Edmiston, Francis Beatcy.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 316 Page 415.--14th August. 1753. Samuel Dunlop to Thomas Beard, 389-1/2 acres in Borden's tract. Cor. John Huston and Robert Wier. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Robert Dunlap, Thomas Mitchell.
Edmiston (Edmondson), David 326 Page 324.--21st August. 1754. Beverley to James Hamilton, £6, 200 acres on Elk Run in Beverley Manor; corner to tract surveyed for David Edmiston, deceased; James Alexander's line. Delivered to James Hamilton 24th July, 1765. [Elk Run lies a few miles north of Staunton, in modern Augusta County. Q 18:51, 2 February 2009 (EST)]
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 329 Page 400.--21st August, 1754. Same to Moses Whiteside, £4, 145 acres, part of 92,100; corner Moses Whiteside's old place; Samuel McCoskery's line; John Davison's line. Delivered to Wm. Edmondson, 2d June. 1758.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 342 Page 305.--20th May, 1756. Nathaniel Evans to James Hay, £4, 100

acres on the South River alias the River Mary. Cor. Borden's tract. Delivered: Wm. Edmondson, 21st June, 1758.

Edmiston (Edmonston), James 343 Page 326.--18th May, 3 755. John Berrisford and Mary ( ) to James Edmiston, £115, 416 acres on North Branch of James, Samuel McDowell's line.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 343 Page 328.--20th May, 1756. John Buchanan, gent., late of Reed Creek, to Samuel Buchanan, £132, 393 acres in 2 surveys: 1st containing 293 acres conveyed to John by Borden and recorded in Orange; 2d containing 100 acres conveyed to John by Borden and recorded in Augusta, on Moffet's Creek, cor. Jno. Edmiston.
Edmiston, Margaret (Margret) 347 15th March, 1757. Page 428.--15th March, 1757. Mathew Edmiston and Margaret to Jno. Richey, £32, 76 acres on a draft of Joining's branch. Teste: Wm. Wallace, Samuel Colwell.
Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 34715th March, 1757. Page 428.--15th March, 1757. Mathew Edmiston and Margaret to Jno. Richey, £32, 76 acres on a draft of Joining's branch. Teste: Wm. Wallace, Samuel Colwell.
Edmondson (Edmonson), James 347 Page 430.--17th March, 1757. James Edmonson (Edmiston) to Alex. Henderson, £__, 100 acres conveyed by Moses Thomson to James, recorded

in Orange, on South River Shanando on the Red Banks. Delivered: Bryan Russell, September, 1761.

Edmiston (Edmondson), David 348 Page 461.--1st June, 1757. James Hamilton, farmer, to Jno. Hamilton, farmer, £2, 100 acres, part of 200 acres surveyed for Andrew McClure

and Alex. Henderson and known by name of Elk Run and now seated by said Jno. in Beverley Manor, cor. tract surveyed for David Edmiston, James Alexander's line. Delivered: Jno. Hamilton, 24th July, 1765.

Edmiston (Edmondson), William 349 Page 484.--16th November, 1757. Francis ( ) McCown and Margaret to Andrew Duncan, £140, 317 acres conveyed to Francis by Benj. Jr., south side Moffett's Creek, cor. Joseph Kennedy's land; cor. Samuel Steel's land, Wilson's corner. Teste: Robert Brown, Petter Wallace. Delivered: Wm Edmondson, June, 1758.
Edmiston (Edmonston), James 353 Page 70.--20th March, 1759. Archibald Alexander to Wm. Alexander,

£8, 208 acres; corner Mrs. Cummins, Thos. McSpeden's corner. Teste: Jno. McClung, Joseph Alexander, James ( ) Edmeston.

Edmiston, Mary 356 15th August, 1758 Page 158.--15th August, 1758. Robert Lowry to Wm. Edmiston, £34.13.4, 130 acres in Borden's tract. Delivered: Mary Edmiston, 10th December, 1771.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 356 15th August, 1758 Page 158.--15th August, 1758. Robert Lowry to Wm. Edmiston, £34.13.4, 130 acres in Borden's tract. Delivered: Mary Edmiston, 10th December, 1771.
Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 359 Page 264.--March, 1760. Robt. Armstrong to Samuel Wilson, £50, 76 acres deeded to John Ritchie by Mathew Edmiston and by Ritchie to Robert, on a draft of Jennings' Creek.
Edmiston (Edmondson), Robert 360 Page 297.--16th May, 1760. Borden's executors to James Wilson (Wittson), £5. 382 acres) part of 92,100; corner to his tract where widow Patterson dwells, crossing Kennedy's Mill Creek; corner plantation of Robert Edmiston; corner Samuel Buchanan on side Buffler draft. Teste: James McDowel. Jno. Paxton, Richard (his mark) Brown.
Edmiston (Edmonston), James 385 Page 358.--19th May, 1762. Alex. Henderson to Alex. Campbell, £20, 100 acres granted to Henderson by James Edmiston, 17th March, 1757, on the Red Bank on South River of Shanando. Acknowledged. Delivered: Alex. Campbell, May, 1765.
Edmiston (Edmonston), James 406 Page 496.--8th March, 1764. Thomas Paxton and Rebecca to Samuel Paxton, £200, 500 acres in Borden's tract; corner Archibald Alexander, black oak by the Punch Bowl. Teste: Mathew Robertson, John J. Jarvis, John () Robertson, James Edmunston.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 407 Page 523.--18th September, 1763. Samuel Hays and Elisabeth ( ) to Wm. Thomson, £45, 100 acres in a line of Borden's great tract, near land of John Edmiston. Teste: Wm. Buchanan, Archibald Reaugh, David

Wilson, George Buchanan.

Edmiston (Edmondson), William 411 17th November, 1763 Page 620.--17th November, 1763. William Adims (Adams) to George Jemison, £50, 336 acres in Borden's tract on Moffet's Creek; David Hays' line. James Trimble's'line. Teste: Wm. McCutchan, Wm. Kennedy. Samuel Steel. Jno. Handly, Andrew Kennady, Wm. Edmiston. Delivered: George Jamison, 17th January, 1787.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William [Missed in Index] 411 Page 623.--21st May, 1764. John Handley and Grizel ( ) to William Reah, £50, 257 acres corner tract of 300 acres surveyed to Joseph Kennedy, on Broad Spring Run, otherwise called Back Creek. Teste: James Wardlaw, Wm. Edmiston. Jas. Pollock, Mathew Morehead.
Edmiston, Margaret (Margret) 412 Page 650.--20th June, 1764. Mathew ( ) Edmiston and Margret to Samuel Patterson, £55, 238 acres in Borden's tract, and conveyed to Mathew, 28th May, 1751; corner tract surveyed for William Smith; corner Wm. Cowden's land. Teste: Pat. Martin, James McCleerey, Jno. Mophet.
Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 412 Page 650.--20th June, 1764. Mathew ( ) Edmiston and Margret to Samuel Patterson, £55, 238 acres in Borden's tract, and conveyed to Mathew, 28th May, 1751; corner tract surveyed for William Smith; corner Wm. Cowden's land. Teste: Pat. Martin, James McCleerey, Jno. Mophet.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 413 Page 673.--2d August, 1764. John Robinson and Sarah ( ) to Daniel Harvey, £25, 150 acres in Borden's tract, Mathew Robinson's line. Teste: John and Samuel Edmiston and John Stewart. Delivered: Daniel Harvey, April, 1768. Conveyed by Borden to Robinson.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), James [Not in Index] 413 Page 661.--10th August, 1764. James Bailey and Anne ( ) to Edmund Crump, £20, 142 acres in Forks of James, John Taylor's line; corner James Bailey. Teste: James Edmiston, John ( ) Taylor, Patrick ( ) McCollom.
Edmiston, Samuel 413 Page 673.--2d August, 1764. John Robinson and Sarah ( ) to Daniel Harvey, £25, 150 acres in Borden's tract, Mathew Robinson's line. Teste: John and Samuel Edmiston and John Stewart. Delivered: Daniel Harvey, April, 1768. Conveyed by Borden to Robinson.
Edmundson, Agnes 413 Page 663.--10th August, 1764. James Edmundson and Agness to James Welch, £53.15, 140 acres on North Branch of James, part of the tract whereon James Edmundson now lives; corner McClung. Delivered: James Welsh, September, 1783.
Edmundson, James [not in Index] 413 Page 663.--10th August, 1764. James Edmundson and Agness to James Welch, £53.15, 140 acres on North Branch of James, part of the tract whereon James Edmundson now lives; corner McClung. Delivered: James Welsh, September, 1783.
Edmiston (Edmonston), James 416 Not Found
Edmiston, Margaret (Margret) 422 20th May, 1765. Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 422 20th May, 1765 Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston, Samuel 422 20th May, 1765 Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 422 20th May, 1765 Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston (Edmondson), David 426 30th June, 1765 Page 62.--30th June, 1765. James Hamilton, farmer, to John Hamilton, farmer, £2, 100 acres, part of 200 acres formerly surveyed for Andrew McClure and Alex. Henderson, and known by name of Elk Run, now seated by said John Hamilton, in Beverley Manor; corner tract surveyed for David Edmiston, James Alexander's line. Teste: Francis and John Alexander, Andrew McClure.
Edmiston, Margaret (Margret) 426 20th May, 1765 Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 426 20th May, 1765 Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston, Samuel 426 20th May, 1765 Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 426 20th May, 1765 Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 427 20th May, 1765Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), Margaret 427 20th May, 1765Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston, Samuel 427 20th May, 1765Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 427 20th May, 1765Page 861.--20th May, 1765. (John ( ) Edmiston and Margret ( ) to John Stewart, £50, 132 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Stewart; corner Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Samuel Buchanan, Wm. and Samuel Edmiston. Delivered: Jno. Stuart, 10th December, 1790.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), David [not in index] 427 Page 62.--30th June, 1765. James Hamilton, farmer, to John Hamilton, farmer, £2, 100 acres, part of 200 acres formerly surveyed for Andrew

McClure and Alex. Henderson, and known by name of Elk Run, now seated by said John Hamilton, in Beverley Manor; corner tract surveyed for David Edmiston, James Alexander's line. Teste: Francis and John Alexander, Andrew McClure.

Edmondson (Edmonson), James 431 Page 211.--20th August, 1765. Alex. ( ) Campbell and Frances ( ) to Alex. Stewart, £62, 100 acres on South River, on Red Banks, conveyed to Campbell by Alex. Henderson, 19th May, 1762, who purchased it from James Edmondson, 17th March, 1757.
Edmiston, Margaret (Margret) 434 9th October, 1765 Page 289.--9th October, 1765. John Edmiston and Margaret to John Berry, £43, 170 acres, part of Borden's 92,100; corner John Stewart ( ). Teste: Samuel Buchanan, George Dougherty, Robt. Buchanan, Samuel Edmiston.
Edmiston (Edmonson, Edmondson), John 434 9th October, 1765 Page 289.--9th October, 1765. John Edmiston and Margaret to John Berry, £43, 170 acres, part of Borden's 92,100; corner John Stewart ( ). Teste: Samuel Buchanan, George Dougherty, Robt. Buchanan, Samuel Edmiston.
Edmiston, Samuel 434 9th October, 1765 Page 289.--9th October, 1765. John Edmiston and Margaret to John Berry, £43, 170 acres, part of Borden's 92,100; corner John Stewart ( ). Teste: Samuel Buchanan, George Dougherty, Robt. Buchanan, Samuel Edmiston.
Edmuston, James 460 7th October, 1767 Page 546.--7th October, 1767. John ( ) Huchens (Hutchens) and Martha ( ), of Johnson County, North Carolina, to John Hickman, £20,309 acres in Fork of James River, oak corner to Michael Dockerty's in Erwin Pattersons line; corner Thomas Williams. Teste: James Edmuston, Abram Brown, Samuel McClure. Delivered: John Hickman, September, 1782.
Edmiston (Edmonston), James 460Page 13.--10th November, 1767. John Lowry to James Robinson, £120,

260 acres on North Branch of James, John Dailey's line, crossing the river into Fork of James. Delivered: James Edmiston, July, 1777.

Edmiston, Andrew 466 Not found ([probably next page)
Edmiston, Andrew [Not indexed] 467 Page 303.--20th March, 1768. James Crow to Alexander McCaul and

Andrew Edmiston of Henrico County, £360.6, 140 acres, part of 250 acres patented to Robert Loney, 30th July, 1742, whereon said David Looney lately lived, on James River, and conveyed to William Crow 21st November, 1766 ( ), on _____, near _____, to James Crow. Mortgage.

Edmiston (Edmonston), James 475 10th August, 1768 Page 98.--10th August, 1768. Samuel McDowell and Mary to James Edmiston, £10, 170 acres; corner James Richey (on) the Mary; Archibald Alexander's line. Delivered: Moses McSpadden by order James Edmiston, 26th July, 1774.
Edmiston, Margaret (Margret) 520 24th January, 1772 Page 224.--24th January, 1772. William Christall and Anne ( ) to Henry Reaburn and Charles Harris, their sons-in-law, £150; William divides 320 acres whereon he now lives between Henry and Charles equally. Teste: William and Margaret Edmiston.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 520 24th January, 1772 Page 224.--24th January, 1772. William Christall and Anne ( ) to Henry Reaburn and Charles Harris, their sons-in-law, £150; William divides 320 acres whereon he now lives between Henry and Charles equally. Teste: William and Margaret Edmiston.
Edmiston, Mary 521 Page 292.--25th May, 1771. Mary ( ) Edmiston, of Philadelphia

Penna., widow, one of the devisees named in will of David Moore, of Virginia, deceased, to Samuel Hunter, yeoman, £17, on head waters of Christie's Creek in Beverley Manor adjoining lands of William Thompson, James Cowan, William Hays and Robert Wilson, 94-1/2 acres. Teste: William Hutcheson, John Adudell, James Alexander, Benjamin McMechan, Alexander ( ) Thompson.

Edmiston (Edmondson), Margaret (not indexed) 524 24th January, 1772 Page 224.--24th January, 1772. William Christall and Anne ( ) to Henry Reaburn and Charles Harris, their sons-in-law, £150; William divides 320 acres whereon he now lives between Henry and Charles equally. Teste: William and Margaret Edmisto
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 524 24th January, 1772 Page 224.--24th January, 1772. William Christall and Anne ( ) to Henry Reaburn and Charles Harris, their sons-in-law, £150; William divides 320 acres whereon he now lives between Henry and Charles equally. Teste: William and Margaret Edmiston.
Edmiston (Edmondson), William 555 Page 366.--26th August, 1777. Privy examination of Rebecca, wife of Joseph Kinkead, of Washington County (deed to Martin Shearman, 24th June, 1777) before Arthur Campbell and William Edmiston. Page 369.--Above deed, 242 acres, part of 485 acres formerly belonging to William Armstrong, whereon said Martin now liveth. Teste: Charles Hunt.
Edmiston (Edmondson), Mathew 591 Page 70.--27th September, 1780. Mathew (mark) Edmondson to John Kirk and David McNare, power of attorney to sell land.

Surname Frequency in Chalkley

A (large) sample of records presented in Chalkley were examined to evaluate the form the surname took over the period from (roughly) 1740 to 1800. Possible variants such as "Edmund" and "Edmonds", were excluded because these variants are likey to be independent of the "Edmiston/Edmondson" variants. Some variants (e.g., (Edmisto") are probably typographic variants introduced by a transcriber, or conceivably by the original clerk, but are probably not intended as independent given name variants. Most variants were encountered only once (nine our of fiftenn variants). These are likely to be typographic mistakes in Chalkley, but may also reflect errors by the original court clerk. It is not likely that these variants were ever intended as independent surnames, but were more or less incidentally substituted for one of the more common variants in use at the time. The most common variant is "Edmiston" (52%), followed closely by "Edmondson" (30%).

When individual records are examined, the spelling of the surname is highly consistent. When the name appears more than once in the same record, it is almost always spelled the same way. Indeed, there is only one instance in the sample examined where there was such a discrepancy. This "within record" consistency may indicate that the variations between records represented different preference in the community, or perhaps different pronunciations which the clerks sometimes rendered phonetically, and sometimes rendered according to what they perceived to be the appropriate standard spelling.


VariantFrequencyPercent Frequency
Edmastonn 1.6%
Edmeston 1.6%
Edmisto 1.6%
Edmondston 1.6%
Edmunston 1.6%
Edmenston 1.6%
Edmonston 1.6%
Edmoston 1.6%
Edmuston 1.6%
Edmonston 31.8%
Edminston 31.8%
Edmundson 53.0%
Edmonson 116.5%
Edmondson 5029.6%
Edmiston 8852.1%
Total169100%

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