d.1778 Rockbridge County, Virginia
Facts and Events
Ezekiel Clements was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Records of Ezekiel Clements in Augusta County, VA
[Thursday. November 1st. 1798.] Writ of Right-Special Verdict.'-Special verdict may be found in a writ of right. Same— Damages. Jury may assess damages in a writ of right.
Same—Proceedings In—Rule —Ejectment.—Proceedings in a writ of right may be had at Rules; 'tis otherwise In ejectment.
The verdict then finds a survey made during the progress of the cause; and that it contains the lands mentioned in the count. After which it states, that Benjamin Borden one of the executors of Benjamin the elder, who executed the deed to Clements, was heir at law and eldest son to his testator; and if upon the whole matter the law be for the plaintiff, then the jury find for the plaintiff the lands in the declaration mentioned and one penny damages; but if the law be for the defendant, then they find for the defendant. (Note: Much more listed regarding this court case at source listed above)
Information on Ezekiel Clements
Ezekiel Clements (b. 1695, d. 1778) Ezekiel Clements (son of Abraham Clements and Hannah Gove)1 was born 1695 in Salisbury, Essex Co., MA Or Hunterdon Co., NJ, and died 1778 in Rockbridge Co., VA. He married Christina Castell on Abt. 1725.
Notes for Ezekiel Clements: Moved to Pennsylvania 1701, to New Jersey about 1725, likely to Virginia in 176 5, where he died about 1778. Ezekiel's great-grandfather was Robert Clements, a founder of Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1642. Robert's great-grandfather died in Crofts, Leicestershire, England in 1571. A number of interesting events are related to Ezekiel: his father as a child was captured by Spaniards on a trip to England; his mother's father was imprisoned in the tower of London in 1687; his greataunt was imprisoned for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussetts; his secon d cousin's son was First Earl of Leitrim in Ireland; his father's Fawne inheret ance was lost in the 1666 London fire. About 1741 Ezekiel Clements bought land (375 acres) in what is now Rockbridge Co, Va. The deed was issued Jun 18-1746 (Augusta Co DB I, 131) by the heirs of Benjamin Borden, originally of New Jerse y. Borden had been granted 92,000 acres on Nov 8-1739. It was patented Mar 24-1 740. Borden died in Frederick Co, Md in 1743. His will, written 1742, gave auth ority for the 1746 deed, given to satisfy an oral agreement made earlier. Zerui ah Borden (widow) of Frederick Co and Benjamin Borden (son) sold 400 acres (375 when surveyed) in Orange (now Augusta) County to Ezekiel Clements for 5 shilli ngs. Ezekiel7 Clements and family, including the oldest son, Abraham8 and his family, moved to the farm about 1743. Things did not work out well for they lef t Virginia and likely returned to New Jersey in 1748.
More About Ezekiel Clements: Date born 2: 1695 Date born 3: February 01, 1695/96, Salisbury, Essex Co., MA Or Hunterdon Co., NJ. Died: 1778, Rockbridge Co., VA.
More About Ezekiel Clements and Christina Castell: Marriage: Abt. 1725
Children of Ezekiel Clements and Christina Castell are: