Person:Alexander Breckenridge (4)

Find records: birth marriage
  1. Sarah Jane BreckenridgeEst 1682-1697 -
  2. Alexander BreckenridgeABT 1686 - bef 1743
  • HAlexander BreckenridgeABT 1686 - bef 1743
  • WJane PrestonABT 1690 - ABT 1743
m. ABT 1710
  1. John Breckenridge1712 - bet 1740
  2. Sarah Breckenridge1714 - 1791
  3. Col. Robert Breckenridge1720 - 1772
  4. George Breckenridge1722 - BEF 1790
  5. James Breckenridge1724 - 1744
  6. Adam Breckenridge1726 - 1758
  7. Smith Breckenridge1728 - 1744
  8. Letitia Breckenridge1730 - 1749
Facts and Events
Name Alexander Breckenridge
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1686 Ballyrickard, County Antrim, Ulster (northern Ireland)Parish of Raloo, near Larne
Marriage ABT 1710 Lima-Vadey, Derry County, Ulster Northern Irelandto Jane Preston
Death[1] bef. September 23, 1743 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Burial? Tinkling Springs Church, Virginia

Alexander Breckenridge was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Image:BreckenridgeAlexNW245acres.jpg

Alexander Breckenridge's land (Beverley Manor SW, 245 acres & 112 acres) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


  • Pages 88-92. [Page 87 blank]. 24 March 1741 [1742]- 24 March 1742. William Beverley, Esq., of Essex County to Alexa. Breakinridge of Orange County. Lease and release; for [blank] current money. 245 acres... also 112 acres... in the Manner of Beverley on the west side of Blew Ridge of mountains. (signed) Wm. Beverley. Wit: Robt. Ramsay, James Cathey, Chas. Campbell. 25 March 1742. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Deed Book 5, pg. 6].


Acquisition of Land from "History of Augusta County, Virginia", by John Lewis Peyton:

  • Deed granted from William Beverley to Alexander Breckenridge, bet. 29 February, 1739 and 1744, in "Beverley Manor" on the road from Staunton to Tinkling Spring.
  • Alexander Breckenridge also acquired nearby land (112 acres), which was undated on the Hildebrand Map.


Disposition of Land from "Annals of Augusta County, Virginia", by Joseph Addington Waddell:

  • Alexander Breckenridge conveyed 245 acres of land in "Beverley Manor" to Robert Breckenridge, May 16, 1749.


Disposition of Land by Widow of Alexander Breckenridge to his younger children, from Chalkley's:

  • Abatement of an attachment suit brought by Alexander Brakinridge as petitioner, against the estate of Thomas Renox, defendant, in the Court of Orange County, Virginia, caused dismissal of the proceeding September 23, 1743, "on account of the death of the petitioner." This is the nearest discoverable record fixing approximately the date of the death of Alexander Brakinridge. Administration on his estate was not undertaken until May 24, 1744, on which day his widow, Jane Breckenridge, appeared in open court in Orange County and relinquished her right to administer in favor of her son, George Breckenridge. George, in turn, on the same date, gave a bond to his mother, obligating himself to carry out a dying wish of his father (who had died intestate), and bound himself to convey 400 acres of his father's lands to Adam, 300 acres to Smith, and 112 acres to James Breckenridge, his younger brothers "who are under age." The significance of this instrument was that George as the oldest son surviving, was the heir at law of his father and as such inherited all his lands, and by this he relinquished his rights to the measure undertaken, to these minor brothers. Final settlement of the estate of Alexander Breckenridge was made and approved in Orange County Court, May 24, 1750. (Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~breckfamilytree/nti00233.html )


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 385.—21st August, 1754, James Miller, taylor, and Catherine, to Jones Henderson, farmer, £35, 3 tracts—first containing 112 acres purchased by said Miller of Andrew Mitchell and Mary which was conveyed to Mary before her marriage with Andrew by George Breckenridge and Ann. by the name of Mary Coningham; the second containing 57 acres purchased by James of David Stewart; the third containing 43 acres purchased by James of Beverley. Delivered to George Bigham, March, 1757.
  • Page 383.—21st August, 1765. Robert Breckenridge and Lettice to Stephen Loy. £230 (paid by said Martin Loy), 245 acres in Beverley Manor conveyed to Robert, 17th May, 1749.

Record of Importation to Orange County, Virginia

  • From "Historic Families of Kentucky":

On the 22nd day of May in 1740, fourteen heads of families appeared in the Orange County, Virginia Court House (Augusta County, Virginia not having been then established, and the territory being embraced in that of Orange) to `prove their importation.' The first of these was Alexander Breckenridge, who made oath that he had imported himself and John, George, Robert, Smith and Letitia Breckenridge, from Ireland to Philadelphia, and from thence to this colony (Virginia), at his own charges.

Estate Settlement of Alexander Breckenridge

Alexander Breckenridge died intestate (without will). The date of his death can be estimated from the abatement of an attachment suit brought by Alexander Brakinridge as petitioner, against the estate of Thomas Renox, defendant, in the Court of Orange County, Virginia, caused dismissal of the proceeding September 23, 1743, "on account of the death of the petitioner." This is the nearest discoverable record fixing approximately the date of the death of Alexander Brakinridge.

Administration on his estate was not undertaken until May 24, 1744, on which day his widow, Jane Breckenridge, appeared in open court in Orange County and relinquished her right to administer in favor of her son, George Breckenridge. George, in turn, on the same date, gave a bond to his mother, obligating himself to carry out a dying wish of his father (who had died intestate), and bound himself to convey 400 acres of his father's lands to Adam, 300 acres to Smith, and 112 acres to James Breckenridge, his younger brothers "who are under age." The significance of this instrument was that George as the oldest son surviving, was the heir at law of his father and as such inherited all his lands, and by this he relinquished his rights to the measure undertaken, to these minor brothers. Final settlement of the estate of Alexander Breckenridge was made and approved in Orange County Court, May 24, 1750. (Source: "Alexander and Jane (Preston) Breckenridge, Emigrant Ancestors", http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~breckfamilytree/nti00233.html )

  • Pages 325-26. Bond of George Brackenridge unto Jane Brackenridge. for £500. 24 May 1744.
Whereas Alexr. Brackenridge dec. (father of the above bound George Brackenridge) on his death bed declared that he intended to give his sons Adam Smith and James Brackenrige each a pice [sic] of land to wit to Adam Brackenridge four hundred acres, to Smith three hundred acres and to James one hundred and twelve acres, then died without a will in writing and whereas the above bound George Brackenridge heir at law of the said deceased (to whom administration is granted on the relinquishment of the said Jane Brackenridge widow of the deceased and mother of the above bound George) is willing to comply with the declaration made by his said father, now he binds himself to Jane Brackenridge in behalf of her said sons Adam, Smith and James Brackenridge who are under age. (signed) George Brackenridge. Wit: Philip Clayton, James Porteus. 24 May 1744. Acknowledged. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, 1735-1743, Dorman, pg. 60].
  • Page 148. Alexander Brackenridge. Estate account.
Payments made to Col. Wm. Beverley, Henry Downs, Thomas McCullock, Andrew Moor, Dr. Lunn, Robert Bratton, Robert Brackenridge, John Pickens, James Miller, Moses Thompson, James Armstrong, John Doack, Joseph Teas, John Hollanshade, Saml. Gau, George Campbell, Leather Deale, Silas Hart, Geo. Hutchison, Robert McClenahan, Alexr. Maxwell, Thomas Shields, Andrew Lewis, Robt. Cristy, James Leeper, Thos. Gordon, Robt. Davis, Colo. John Lewis, John Lawny, Robert Arwin, Thomas Fitzpatrick, the Rev. Mr. Craig, Mrs. Lewis, Robert McClanahan, John Hawkins (on account of Leatherdale judgment).
Received from Jane Brackenridge widow, Robt. Brackenridge, Thos. McCullock, Robt. McClanahan, John Pickins.
Signed by Taverner Beale and William Taliaferro.
24 May 1750. Returned and settled.
[Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 32].

Notes on Alexander Breckenridge

Came to U.S. in 1740 (Annals of Platte County, p.1065)


May have been born in 1686, according to one source.

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Husband's Name

Alexander BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:1LTB-TJ)    

Born:  1686  Place:  County Antrim, Ulster
Died:  1743  Place:  Staunton, Augusta Co., VA 
Buried:    Place:  Tinkling Springs, Fishersville, Augusta, VA 
Married:  Abt 1710 Place: Lima-Vadey, Derry County, Ulster 

Father:    
Mother:    

Wife's Name 
Jane PRESTON (AFN:1LTB-VP)    

Born:  Abt. 1690  Place:  Of Derry Co., Ulster (northern Ireland) 
Died:  Bef 12 1747 Nov  Place:  , Augusta, VA 
Buried:    Place:  Tinkling Springs, Fishersville, Augusta, VA 
Married:  Abt 1710  Place: Lima-Vadey, Derry County, Ulster 

Father:  John Preston  
Mother:    

Children


1. Sex Name

M  George BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:1LTB-R6)    

Born:  1722   Place:  Of Derry Co., Ireland  
Died:  1790   Place:  Wythe, VA  

2.  Sex  Name  
M  John BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:1LTC-SH)    

Born:  Abt. 1712   Place:  , Derry, Ireland  
Died:  BEFORE 1740   Place:   

3. Sex Name

M  George BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:1JDD-BZQ)    

Born:  Abt 1718   Place:  , Derry Co., Ireland  
Died:  Aft 1758   Place:  , Albemarle Co., Virginia  

4. Sex Name

F  Letitia BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:1LTC-ZC)    

Born:  Abt. 1728   Place:  , Derry, Ireland  
Died:  Bef 1790   Place:  , Augusta, VA  

5. Sex Name

M  James BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:1LTC-VT)    

Born:  Abt. 1722   Place:  Probably, Derry, Ireland  
Died:  Bef 1756   Place:   

6.  Sex  Name  
M  Smith BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:1LTC-X6)    

Born:  Abt. 1726   Place:  , Derry, Ireland  

7.  Sex  Name  
M  Adam BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:1LTC-W1)    

Born:  Abt 1722   Place:  , Derry Co., Ireland  
Died:  16 Mar 1758   Place:  , Augusta, Virginia  

8.  Sex  Name  
M  Robert BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:1LTC-TN)    

Born:  Abt. 1720   Place:  Probably, Derry, Ireland  
Died:  1772   Place:  , Botetourt, Virginia  

9.  Sex  Name  
M  John BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:VD9F-SK)    

Born:  Abt 1716   Place:  , Derry Co., Ireland  
Died:  Bef 1750   Place:  Stauton, Augusta Co., Virginia  

10. Sex Name

F  Sarah BRECKINRIDGE (AFN:RQ0N-63)    

Born:  1724   Place:  , , Ireland  

11. Sex Name

F  Lettice BRECKENRIDGE (AFN:15V5-CK5)    

Born:  Abt 1720   Place:  <Probably, Derry, Ire.>
References
  1. IGI Record.
  2.   Ford, Henry Jones. The Scotch-Irish in America. (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1915), p 536, Secondary quality.

    "...Alexander Breckenridge who emigrated from Ulster to Pennsylvania in 1728 and a few years later settled in Augusta County, Virginia."