Facts and Events
Acquisition of Land in Orange County, VA
- Pages 174-78. 20-21 May 1742. Jost Hite of Orange County to David Vance of same. Lease and release; for £5 current money. 100 acres on both sides of Opeckon granted 3 Oct. 1734 unto Jost Hite... (signed) Just Hite. Wit: Wm. Dobbin, Robt. Allan, John Harrow. 27 May 1742. Acknowledged by Jost Hite. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 9]. (Note: this appears to be the 100-acre tract acquired by David Vance on the Opeckon, as described below in the Information section, although it is 9 years earlier than described there. This David Vance would have just been reaching adulthood, so his acquisition of land in 1742 would have been possible, although there is a chance that this acquisition was actually by his father, David Vance, Sr.).
Acquisition of Land in Frederick County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- K-393: David Vance of Frederick County, 456 acres on Pattersons Creek above Vincent Williams in Hampshire County. Surv. William Baylis. 14 April 1762. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 132].
- K-394: David Vance of Frederick County, 288 acres on draught of North Branch of Potomack on road to Old Town in Hampshire County. Surv. Robert Rutherford. 14 April 1762. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 132].
Will of David Vance
- 18 September 1767, Frederick Co., Virginia Will Book 3, Page 422. - David Vance devises as follows: to his wife the plantation during her life and widowhood; after her death to his two sons, David Vance Jr. and John Vance; David the eldest to have his first choice of the divided land; David to give his brother John upon reaching 21 years of age, a plow; to his son Joseph Colvill Vance 450 acres on Paterson's Creek; Joseph Colvill Vance to pay his four sisters, Mary, Ann, Martha & Jannet Vance 40 pounds each when they turn 21; his wife, Samuel Vance & George Vance are named executors.
- Signed David Vance, in the presence of Samuel Vance, the mark of George Baker, John Goudy, James Anderson and William Goudy.
- Proved in court 1 March 1768.
- [Found at: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/v/a/n/Joseph-E-Vance/BOOK-0001/0007-0006.html]
- At a court held for Frederick County March 1st 1768 this last will & testament of David Vance decd. was produced in court by [blank space] Vance the Executrix, Samuel Vance jur. & George Vance the Executors therein named who made oath thereto and the same being proved by the oaths of Samuel Vance & William Goudy witnesses there to is ordered to be recorded and upon the motion of the said Executrix & Executors who having complied with the law certificate is granted them for obtaining letters of administration there of in due form.
- By the court [signature] Ja Keith CCS
- The Last Will & Testament of David Vance decd was Proved & ordered to be Recorded upon the motion of Ann Vance Samuel Vance Jr & George Vance the Executors therein named who made oath thereto According to Law Certificte is Granted them for obtaining Letters of Administration thereof they giving Security where upon they together with Joseph James & Joseph Colvin their Securities enforced into & acknowledged a bond in the Penalty of One Thousand Pounds Condition for the fairthful Administration of the Said Decedents Estate. [Source: Frederick County, Virginia Order Book}.
Information on David Vance
David Vance aquired 407 Acres from Load Fair Fairfax in addition to 100 acres from Jost Hite along Opequon Creek, Orange Co., VA in 1751. This property lay along side his brother James Vance.