Ensign Francis Beatty, Sr.
Facts and Events
Francis Beatty was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Francis Beatty's land (Beverley Manor SW, 388 acres, 1741 & 160 acres, 1753) and (Borden Tract NE, 265 acres, 1751, just across the Beverley Manor line) 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 in Lancaster County, PA
- Francis Beatty patented 200 acres of land in Lancaster County, PA on Feb. 4, 1737.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 243-46. 24-25 Sept. 1741. William Beverley, Esq., of Essex County to Francis Beaty of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤12 current money. 388 acres on the west side of the blue ridge mountains and in Beverley Mannor... side of a branch... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: John Bohannan, Arthur Hamilton, James Fulton. 25 Sept. 1741. Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 6, Dorman, pg. 32].
- February 13, 1745 - Francis Beatty had 203 acres surveyed on Pine Run, by Thos. Lewis, Surveyor. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 54].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's
- Page 466.--27th August, 1751. Borden, etc., to Francis Beaty, 265 acres of 92100; corner John Kerr, Beverley Manor line, including Flatt Spring, otherwise called Beaty Spring (Spring Beatey).
- Page 217.--22d March, 1753. Same (Beverley by Lewis and Madison) to Francis Beaty, 160 acres; corner tract surveyed for James Lockhart, Gent., in Beverley Manor; Francis Lockhart, Beverley Manor line.
- Page 381.--13th August, 1753. John Kerr (Carr) and Ann to Francis Beaty, 336 acres. From Borden to John, 1750. joining above Francis. Robert Gray and David Kerr, Joseph Kennerley's Mill Creek. Teste: Robert Robinson, David Kerr, Robert Wilson. Livery by a key of the door of the Mansion House.
- Page 441.--16th August. Thomas Paxton to Francis Beaty, 1750. In Staunton, lot 11 conveyed to Thomas by Andrew Lewis and Robert McClenachan on behalf of County Court, 37th June, 1752. Teste: John Archer, W. Christian, Thomas Boyd, John Shield.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's
- Page 346.--18th August, 1747. Francis Beaty to Andrew Alexaner, £25 current money Virginia; 158 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Robert Wilson's land; corner to Thomas Shield's land; Thomas Brown's line Teste: John Maxwell, James Hamilton, Michael Dickey. Acknowledged by Francis, 19th August, 1747, and wife Martha releases dower.
- Page 349.--18th August, 1747. Francis Beaty to Robert Wilson, £20; 230 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Joseph Reed; Thomas Brown's line. Teste: John Maxwell, James Hamilton, James Mafet. Acknowledged by Francis, and Martha releases dower, 19th August, 1747.
- Page 197.--22d September, 1750. Francis Beaty to William Martin, 359 acres on Mud Lick Run on a branch of Roanoke called Goose Creek. near an iron mine. Teste: Wm. Harbison, Erwin Patterson, Francis McCune.
- Page 202.--22d September, 1750. Same (From Francis Beaty) to Hugh Martin, 112 acres same place as above. Teste: Robert Backenridge.
- Page 190.--28th June, 1755. Francis Beatey, surveyor, to Jno. Teat, plantationer, £25, 160 acres in Beverley Manor on Beverley Manor and Borden's lines, cor. survey for James Lockhart, gent., being the place known as Beatey's well place. Teste: David Hay, Jno. and Pat. Campbell, Thos. Teat.
- Page 182.--20th March. 1764. Frances Beatey to Israel Christian, merchant of Augusta, lot 11 in Beverley Manor in the town commonly called and known by the name of the town of Staunton, conveyed by Lewis & McClenachan on behalf of the County to Thomas Paxton 17th June, 1752 and sold by Paxton to Beaty. Livery of seisin by handful of earth.
- Page 237.--18th November, 1768. Francis Beaty, of Mecklinburgh County, North Carolina, deputed collector, &c.. to Joseph Alexander, £50, 265 acres, part of Borden's 92100, including the Flat Spring, where Francis Beaty formerly dwelt, corner John Ker's old place, Beverley Manor line. Teste: John Frogg, G. Madison, Luke Bowyer. Delivered: Joseph Alexander, November, 1778.
- Page 437.--10th October, 1769. Francis Beaty, of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Gent., to his brother-in-law, John Tate, power of attorney to sell all lands belonging to Francis, including land bought of John Keer, on Flat Spring Branch, joining the other land where I last lived; also 200 acres joining Charles Berry. Teste: Robert Gay, John and James Beaty. (Note: this record allows John Tate, Francis Beatty's brother-in-law to sell the remaining properties of Francis Beatty).
- Page 83.--17th March, 1772. Francis Beaty, of Rowan County. North Carolina, public register, &c., to Joseph Alexander, tract purchased by Francis from John Kerr. Delivered, November 1778. (Note: this is the 336-acre tract in the Borden Grant).
Will of Francis Beatty
NC, Mecklenburg Co., Will Book G. pp. 81-86 C.R. 065.801.11
- In the name of God Amen. This twenty ninth day of June in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundred and seventy three, I Francis Beatey of Mecklenburg County and providence of North Carolina being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory. Blessed be the Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testament and that I desire that it may be received by all concerned as such.And first I give and recommend my soul into the hand of God my most merciful Creator, Redeemer and Sanctified who gave the same, nothing doubting but that at the last day I shall receive the same at the great day of Resurrection by the Almighty power of God who fashioned and made me very sensible was good for me to be afflicted. And I now think God for all his mercies and pray for wisdom and prudence of Mind to set my house in order and settle the affairs thereof with discretion unto the end by the grace of God whose most glorious name be praised forever more world without end, Amen. And my body I recommend to the dust from whence it came, to be buried in a Christian like manner (not in pomp or state) at the direction of my executors who I doubt not will manage the same with all proper gravity and prudence. And to touching my worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me,This is my will and I do hereby order and dispose of give, bequeath demise and Devise thereof in the following manner and form. And first I order all my Debts and funeral charges to be paid. imprimis.
- I give and bequeath to my beloved son Thomas Beatey, his heirs and assigns forever one moniety or 1/2 part of my 640 acres of land on both sides of Little Broad River at the mouth of Hickory Creek in Tyron County, provided that the same Thomas shall give to his son Francis 1/3 of the value thereof when he comes to the age of maturity. Also I give to my grandson Francis son of said Thomas 5 pounds proc money to buy a Geneva bible.
- Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son James Beatey his heirs and assign forever the 200 acres of land originally granted to Tobias Addick. I likewise give and bequeath to his son Francis 6 pounds proc money to purchase Burkett on New Testament and drilling Court (or Const) on Death and Mr. John Flavels Works and that the said James Beatey shall pay to his brother Robert Beatey 30 pounds proc money in case the weakness of his limbs should render him incapable of a livelihood obtaining or becoming burdensome or a charge to others and not else. N.B. said James is to pay said Robert in sickness or in health,
- Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved son Hugh Beatey his heirs and assigns forever 200 acres of land lying on Hickory Creek in Tryon County being the upper part of a tract of 300 acres, which I purchased of James Tate on condition that he the said Hugh Beatey shall give to his son Francis 1/2 of the value thereof when he comes to the years of maturity Also I give to his son Francis 5 pounds to buy a Geneva Bible. And I order my executors o convey the fee simple unto my son Hugh his heirs And assigns forever of a land joining John Beatey and Robert Armstrong land on The north side of First Broad River the warrant thereof is in my name.
- Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Beatey one horse and the bay mare which he brought from Virginia with her stallion colt provided that he the said John Beatey shall pay his brother Robert Beatey 50 pounds proc in case the weakness of his limbs should render him hereafter incapable of obtaining a livelihood or become burdensome or a charge to others and not else Said John is to pay Robert 25 pounds in any case.
- Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Francis Beatey his heirs and assigns forever all of the 80 acres of land on the north side of Paw Creek joining John Beatey John Cathey and his own line and 100 acres of land part of the tract of land which I had of James Tate on Hickory Creek in Tryon County Also the sorrel mare one horse plow and plow trekings and ten pounds proc to purchase a Geneva Bible and other good books.
- Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Robert Beatey and his heirs And assigns forever 305 acres of land being part of my 400 acres and part of the 210 acres I purchased of Samuel Allen on the south of said land and on the east of the Catawba River in Mecklenburg County. Also all my surveying instruments with a horse and saddle worth twenty pounds proc and 10 pounds proc to buy a Geneva Bible and other goods books and a plow and plow treklings.
- Item I give and bequeath my beloved son Wallace Beatey his heirs and assigns forever 305 acres of land being part of my four hundred acres and part of the 210 acres I purchased of Samuel Allen on the north end of the said land. And 300 acres of land on both sides of Hickory Creek that I purchased of James Beatey and the 200 acres of land situated in Tryon County on Muddy Fork of Buffalo about 2 miles below James Kelleys including the great meadow and one horse and the roan mare with plow and plow treklings and 10 pounds proc to purchase a Geneva Bible the Works of Oscar Ambrose and other good books.
- Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved son-in law Robert Grey his heirs and assigns forever a tract of 400 acres of land in Tryon County on both sides of First Broad River including the Holton Rocker Cove provided that his son John Grey shall be entitled to a 1/3 of the value thereof. And I give 5 pounds proc to his daughter Elizabeth Grey to buy her a Bible and the Works of Mr. Andrew Grey.
- Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved son-in-law Robert Armstrong and Agnes his wife the sum of 20 pounds proc or the value thereof in lands. I give my son Francis 10 pounds to purchase a Geneva Bible and Flavels Works and Drilling Courts or (Const) on Death and other good books. I also give to their daughter Sarah 40 shillings to purchase the book entitled Ladies Religion (originally written in French) and other good books and one yearling heifer within 6 months after the date hereof, whether I am dead or alive.
- Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved friend and Cousin James Tate and the sum of 10 pounds proc to purchase a Geneva Bible and Burkett on New Testament and Drilling Court on Death.
- Item I give and bequeath to Jean Kinsy the eldest daughter of my cousin Thomas Henry the sum of 5 pounds proc to buy a Bible and other good books and I order all the Geneva Bibles and other large books above mentioned to be bound and plated with brass. And I declare it to be my will that all my children, grandchildren and others observe and keep up all religious and moral duties and particularly that they daily think and observe that question in the Shorter Catechism (vic) how is the word to be read and heard that it may become effectual to salvation.
- And I order my negro wench Silla to remain one year after my decease with my son John for his use and the use of his three youngest brothers and afterwards to be sold at public vendue. I order my boy Tony and all my other lands and effects not disposed of before nor included in this will to be sold.And it is my will that the remainder of my estate (if any there be) be so divided as my sons Francis, Robert and Wallace money or half part thereof, and that the remaining 11/2 thereof shall be equally divided among my other sons and daughters. And whereas a great part of my household furniture, horses, cows and 2 sheep and books purchased before the date hereof is not bequeathed or given away by this my last will and Testament my executors shall have no authority to call any person or persons to account nor charge them for any such things as I shall dispose of or give away in my life time except where I take a note or writing obligatory from them for the same so that what I give away from the date hereof till the day of my decease shall be looked upon and considered as my free gift to the receiver there of (except as before excepted).
- And I do authorize and appoint my dearly beloved sons James Beatey and Hugh Beatey and my beloved sons-in-law Robert Gray and. Robert Armstrong of any two or three of them executors of this my Last Will and Testament, giving unto them full powers and absolute authority to bargain or sell and dispose of and convey the fee simple estate of all lands I have sold in my life time that the purchaser or purchasers have not received a sufficient conveyance from me and to sell and dispose of all my other lands and effects and to sign seal and execute lawful and sufficient deeds or deeds to the purchaser or purchasers utterly revoking disannulling and declaring this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament.
- I have waited for thy salvation O Lord I know in whom I have believed and he who is able to keep that which I have committed to him. It is good for me that I have been afflicted and all the days of my appointed time will wait till my change comes, nor I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor height, nor depth and or any other creature shall be able to separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord unto whose hands O Lord I commend my spirit to be washed, purified and sanctified and fitted for an all glorious profession ransomed and purchased by the blood of Christ. Come quickly and receive me O Lord, even so come quickly Amen.
- In witness whereof in have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal this day and year herein first above written, signed, sealed, pronounced, published and declared by said Francis Beatey his Last Will and Testament in the presence of
- (signed) Francis Beatey (Seal)
- Witnessed: William Waddell, John Sloan, Leonard Anthony, James Cunningham, James Tate
- Before signing I James Beatey by agreement with my father am bound obliged to pay sd. Robert Beatey 20 pounds proc money five years after sd. Father's decease or in any case___and I John Beatey by agreement with my father am bound and obliged to pay to my brother Robert 25 pounds proc. money five years after said father's decease in any case. (signed) James and John Beatey
- Codicil of the Last Will and Testament of Francis Beatey to original Will made on 23 June 1773:
- Be it known to all men by these presents that I Francis Beatey of the County Of Mecklenburg and province of North Carolina have made and declared my last Will and Testament in writing. I the said Francis Beatey, by this present Codicil do ratifies and confirm my said Last Will and Testament. I do give and bequeath to my beloved Son John Beatey my Press with its utensils. I likewise give and bequeath to my four youngest sons, John,Francis, Robert and Wallace to each of them a good bedding of clothes with Bedsteads to be equally divided amongst them without favor or partiality to any of them.I do give and bequeath my silver faced watch to my son Francis and my clock to my son Robert and my China faced watch to my son Wallace. I give and bequeath my (words missing) with its Drawing utensils to----(several lines of the Codicil cannot be read) he or they has free liberty to dispose of his or her shares to yea best advantage. I order my cows and sheep to remain on yea plantation for yea use of the family and when they separate what of yea affsd.stock remains to be equally divided amongst my three youngest to wit. Francis,Robert and Wallace any horse, mare or colt not mentioned or disposed of heretofore or any other thing or article I order the same to be sold and all the money arising from such sales to be appropriated to yea proper uses of yea estate. And my Will and Meaning is that this Codicil or Schedule be adjudged to be part and para. Of my said Last Will and Testament and that all things therein mentioned and contained be faithfully and truly performed and as fully and amply in every respect as if the same were so declared and set down in my said Last Will and Testament. Witness my hand this ninth of September 1773.
- Signed and declared by yea said Francis Beatey to be a
- (Signed) Francis Beatey
- part and parcel of his said last Will and Testament In the presence of-
- James Tate, James Beatey, James McKee, J. Tate
Records of Francis Beatty in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - List of Musters, 1742: No. 5 - Capt. John Christian's List: John Christian, Captain; William Christian, Lieutenant; Fran Betty, Ensign; Jhn. Holms, Josep Read, Finley McClewr, George Camble, George Caldwell, Wm. Caldwell, Alex. Thompson, Jas. Caldwell, Isaac McCulough, Jas. Armstrong, Wm. Armstrong, Thos. Henderson, Wm. Henderson, Rob Conigham, Wm. Conigham, Thos. Black, Wm. Johnston, Joh Davison, And. Cowin, Jas. Moody, Jas. Willson, Niol. Leeper, Jno. Turk, Wm. Adams, David Mitchel, Rob. Ramsey, George Breakinsed, John Mitchel, Jas. Fulton, John Fulton, John Brownlee, Chas. Camble, Jas. Camble, Will Camble, Jno. Buchanan, Nathan McClewer, Jas. Robinson, Antho Black, Will Long, Thos. Bell, Jas. Bell, Jno. Black, Wm. Robinson, Thos. Shields, And. McCord, Thos. Beans, Arth. Hamilton, And. Scott, John Maxwell, Pat. Barney, Alex. Brackinsedg, Rob. Brackinsedg, James Brackinsedg, _____ McCoulough, Jas. Miler, Rob. McClenachan, Jno. Doacke, Sam Doacke, Patt Hayes, And. Boyd, Jas. Black, Alex. Fordice, David Steel, Moses Thompson, John Thompson, And. Russell, Rand McDonel, Hug Martine, Joh Robinson, Jas. Beans, Rob. Alexander, Ths. Lewis.
- Vol. 1 - November 19, 1746. - (130) John Wilson, late a servant to Francis Beatey, received a discharge setting forth his honesty, etc.
- Page 520.--22d April, 1748. £14.10.6. Finla McClure to William Bewes, 400 acres; a Spanish oak; on north side of Goose Creek; corner to George Home. Teste: Jno. Buchanan, Gent; John Buchanan, Francis Beaty. Proved by all, 19th May, 1748.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1748. - William Caldwell vs. Francis Beatey.--Debt on note dated July, 1737. Affidavit by John Allison, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, dated 14th April, 1742.
- Page 138.--15th September, 1748. Joseph Reed, Taylor to David Sayers, Jr. Bought by Joseph from Wm. Beverley, 24th July, 1740, and 26th September, 1741. Corner James Robinson; Christian's Creek; corner Francis Beaty. Teste: John Buchanan, Charles and Pat. Campbell.
- Page 141.--15th February, 1748-9. John Wilson, Gent, to Mathew Wilson. Delivered: Capt. Wilson, February, 1752. Beverley Manor. Corner widow Cooks, widow of Patrick Cook, part of Beverley Manor. Teste: Pat. Martin, Robt. Wilson, Francis Beaty.
- Page 405.--26th February, 1749. John Kerr to John Hind, 100 acres in a loop neck of Cathey's River; Thomas Storey's line. Dower released by Lucy, wife of John Kerr. Delivered: William Hinds, December, 1754. Teste: Francis Beaty, John Pickens.
- Page 466.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to John Cunningham, of Town of Staunton, 2 lots in Staunton, Nos. 1 and 7; also woodland lots Nos. 2 vand 3, 50A each. Delivered Francis Beaty, 1762. Livery by a latch of the door.
- Page 402.--28th February, 1749. John McCutchan to James McCutchan Corner David Coningham, in David Campbell's line; widow Cook's line; Patrick Coningham's line. Teste: Francis Beaty, Hugh H. Young, William McCutchan.
- Page 408.--28th February, 1749. Ephraim Vause to Joseph Love, 200 acres on Goose Creek. Corner William Bewes. Teste: Francis Beaty, William Dunlapp, George Anderson.
- Page 673.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Charles Dalhouse, 414 acres in Beverley Manor. Samuel Gay's corner; James McClure's line; corner George Robinson. Teste: Francis Beaty, Thomas Stewart.
- Page 599.--1st March, 1749. Ephraim Vause to James Nealey, 245 acres. Corner Francis Beaty.
- Page 212.--5th April, 1749. Wm. Beverley to Thomas Shields, 202 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Wm. Robinson and Col. James Patton's mill place. Place surveyed for Maj. Brooks. Francis Beaty's line. Corner John Cowan.
- Page 366.--28th November. 1749. John Finley to Alexander Gardner, 183 acres on Finley's Branch of Cathey's River, William Anderson's line. Delivered: John Archer, November, 1763. Teste: Robert Scott, James McCorkall, Francis Beaty.
- Page 379.--29th November, 1749. Robert Turk, and Margaret, to James Hamilton, 284 acres in Beverley Manor, Robert Patrick's line. On South River Shannadore. Margaret, wife of Robert Turk. Delivered: Joseph Teas, November, 1754. Teste: George Breckenridge, Daniel Davison, Francis Beaty.
- Vol. 1 - 1750 - Petition for road from Joseph Kennedy's mill by Francis Beaty's, thence to join the Landing Road and Court House Road above James Cowan's.
- Page 702.--22d February, 1749-50. Same (From Benjamin Borden) to John McCoskery, 440 acres of 92100; corner Daniel Lyle, John Lowry, Sen's, line, Moses Trimble's line. Teste: Wm. McCoskery, Jacob Gray, Francis Beatey.
- Page 769.--22d May, 1750. Borden to David Carr (Kerr) 368 acres, survey of James McNutt, late deceased, Kennedy's Mill Creek; corner John Kerr. Delivered: Francis Beaty, 29th May, 1753.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1750. - 1737.--James Cathey to Samuel Smith, debtor: September 22. 1736.-- October 23, Mr. Adam Thompson, debtor to same, January 18. William Robinson's account, debtor to Samuel Smith, 1739--April 4, one almanac. Richard Wood's ditto, ditto, 1738. Mrs. Margaret McDowell, ditto, 1737-- June 14. Mrs. Mary McDowell, ditto, 1737--January 17, three yards ribbon to sister. Mr. Michael Woods, ditto, 1738--October 7, one dozen catechisms. 1739--Credit by six foxes, seven raccoons, and one beaver. John Maxwell, ditto. Samuel Woods, ditto. 1734--11 1/4 yards masquerade, 31/; 7 1/2 yards sagathee, 32/6. 1735--June 26, credit by 36/ discounted with his son, Richard, by Michael Woods. Michael Woods, formerly of Pextunk, ditto, 1733--February 12; 1734--March 28. Francis Beaty, ditto, 1735--October 16, To 2/4 1/2 in goods more than J. Catherwood's order; 1738--May 1, Credit by William Smiley. John Christian, ditto, 1737--February 22, To James Cook for a gunlock. Robert Christian, ditto, 1733-1734-1735-1736-- Account; 1733--Credit by order on Treasury for two wolfs' heads; 1734-- August 17, By making a coat and britches, 13/; 1736--Credit, October 13, by cash of John; by James Boyle; 1748-9--February 17, Then Robert Christian paid me £1.13.4 Virginia money in part of above debt. (Signed) William Anderson. Samuel Doak, ditto, balance of account given in. Randall McDaniel, ditto. William Hutchinson, ditto. George Hutchinson, ditto. Robert Cunningham, ditto. Alexander Crawford's note, ditto. Above accounts sworn to, 13th October, 1743, in Philadelphia County, Pa., by Samuel Smith, late of Lancaster County. Thomas Renick deposes: On 1st September, 1750, in Staunton, in cause Smith vs. Beatey, that about eight years ago, at his own house, he saw Smith, the plaintiff, and Robert Buchanan, the then sheriff of Lancaster County, and Smith acknowledged having attached and sold Beatey's effects and received satisfaction.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1750 (C). - Samuel Smith vs. Beaty.--Mr. Michael Woods, formerly of Paxtunk, Pennsylvania. Account dated 1733. Thomas Renich, on 1st September, 1750, deposed: About 8 years ago, at his own house, he saw and spoke with said Smith and Robert Buchanan, the then Sheriff of Lancaster County. He heard Smith (then merchant at Connoy) say, &c., several accounts: Smith vs. James Cathey, 1737; Smith vs. Adam Thomson, 1736-7-8; Smith vs. William Robinson, 1739; Smith vs. Richard Woods, 1738; Smith vs. Mrs. Margaret McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Mrs. Mary McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Michael Woods, 1738-9; Smith vs. John Maxwell; Smith vs. Samuel Woods, 1734-5-8; Smith vs. Francis Beaty, 1735-6; Smith vs. John Christian, 1737; Smith vs. Robert Christian, 1733-4-5-6 Smith vs. Randell McDaniel; Smith vs. William Hutchinson; Smith vs. George Hutchinson. All sworn to by Samuel Smith, late of County of Lancaster, before a Justice, in Philadelphia, 13th October, 1743.
- Page 842.--29th August, 1750. John McNabb to Baptist McNabb, 218 acres in Borden's tract, sold by Borden to John Patterson, and by Patterson to Jno. McNabb, 25th September, 1742, on Mill Cr.; corner David Dryden; corner Arthur McClure. Teste: David Dryden, Chas. Campbell, Francis Beatey.
- Page 275.--15th September, 1750. John Greer's nuncupative will--Debts to be paid to William Long, William Nul, John Kennedy, Nathaniel Patterson; son Alexander to be bound to a trade; one child to be bound to John Mitchell; one child to be bound to S D; oldest girl to go to some descent woman to learn housewifery. Executors, John Mitchell and Samuel Doak. Teste: James Cowin, Jno. Mitchell, Saml. Doak, Francis Beatey. Proved, 28th November, 1750, by Cowin and Beatey.
- Page 446.--21st September, 1750. John Greer's vendue. Sold to John Lockhart. John Roseman, Sarah Lynn, John Teat, John Mitchell, Christopher Kelly, George Breckinridge, Thos. Scott, James Lynn, Thos. Teat, Francis Beaty, John Mitchell.
- Page 69.--28th November, 1750. Wm. Nutt to John Buchanan, 416-1/2 acres dated 27th July, 1744, part of 650 acres conveyed by Beverley by decree of Orange Co. Same land involved in suit in Orange, Nutt vs. Gibbins Jennings and Wm. Beverley, conveyed by Beverley to Nutt, 13th August, 1745; corner John Coulter, Mill Creek; corner James McCorkals, etc., water grist mill. Eleanor, wife of Wm. Nutt. Teste: Andrew Cowan, John Rutledge, Francis Beatey.
- Page 392.--19th August, 1752. Rebecca Hays, widow and executrix of John Hays, plantationer, to Charles Hays, tract laid off and surveyed by Francis Beatey and James McCoskery, their son, planter, 318 acres. On Moffets and Hays Creek. From Zerinah Borden and Benjamin to John Hays, 18th June, 1746. Son, Andrew Hays. Fork of Walker's (otherwise called Hays' Creek) and Moffet's Creek.
- Page 447.--24th August, 1752. John Mitchell and Samuel Doage's bond as guardians (appointed) of Rebecca, Alexander, Martha, Mary Greer, orphans of John Greer, deceased, with sureties Francis Beatey.
- Page 120.--21st March, 1753. Samuel Anderson of W. Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, to John Moore, Gent., in Borden's tract; sold by said Moore to said Anderson; corner tract, formerly said to be George Henderson's, 304 A.. 3 R.. 15 P., in Borden's 92100, formerly sold by said Moore to said Anderson. Teste: Wm. Purris, Wm. Robinson, Francis Beatey. Delivered: David McCroskey, 14th June, 1759.
- 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.
- Vol. 1 - 1753-1754, Pt. 1. - To the Worshipful Court of Augusta now sitting: We, the inhabitants of this County, have long felt the smart of the great indulgence the ordinary keepers of this County have met with in allowing them to sell such large quantities of rum and wine at an extravagant rate, by which our money is drained out of the County, for which we have no return but a fresh supply to pick our pockets. We, your petitioners, humbly pray your worship to put a stop to the said liquors, which would encourage us to pursue our laborious designs, which is to raise sufficient quantities of grain which would suffciently supply us with liquors and the money circulate in this County to the advantage of us, the same. We hope that your worships will discover to us that you have a real regard for the good of the County, and lay us under an obligation to pray for your prosperity. Robert Stevenson, James Hamilton, Alexander Walker, James Robertson, James Stevenson, John Christian, Alexander Blair, Thomas Shiels, Robert Christian, Thomas Stewart, James Allen, Joseph Hanna, Francis Beaty, Mathew Lyle, Archibald Reah, John Walker (?), Samuel Downey, Daniel McAnair (McEvear), Robert Spears (Syers), Daniel Danison, Robert Moffet, Alexander Henderson, Andrew Hamilton, John Finley, Thomas Beard, Archibald Armstrong, William Mackan, James Campbell, John Vance, John Archer, James Reburn, Alexander Gibson, William Lewis, George Scott, Joseph Bell, James Coyl, William Logen, Samuel McCune, John Caruth, Patrick Hays, Robert Sayers, Andrew McCombe, James Montgomery, James Scott, George Crawford, John Allen, Edward Spear, James Brown, John King, John Anderson, William Logan, Patrick Campbell, Jacob Lockhart, Sam Wallace, James Knox, John Carlile, Charles Campbell, Mathew Harper, John Jackson, James Miller, John Hutcheson, William Palmer, Samuel Love, James Miller, John Henderson, Zachariah Bell (Belche), Andrew Ewin, John Thompson, Loftus Pullin, James Gay, Alexander Craig, Thomas Teat, William Wallace, John Wilson, Alexander Ritchey, James McGee. John Thompson, Samuel Calhoon, John Trimble, Alexander Thompson, William Snodon, Newman McGonigle, John Trimble, Archibald Allison, John Brown, William Thomson.
- Page 126.--4th January, 1754. John McCoskery, Sr., to Samuel McCoskery 440 acres conveyed by Borden to McCoskery 22d February, 1749. Cor. Daniel Lyle; John Lowry Sr.'s, line; Moses Trimble's line. Teste: Alex John and David McCoskery, Francis Beaty, Samuel Huston.
- Page 339.--20th August, 1754. David Kerr and Catherine, plantationer, to Arthur Kennedy, taylor, £57, 168 acres on Joseph Kennedy's Mill Creek, part of 368 acres purchased by David from Kerr; corner to Robt. Gray, who possesses the other part of the tract; McNut's line; corner Francis Beaty. Teste: John Wardlaw, William Gray.
- Page 87.--3d May, 1755. Arthur Kennedy and Jane, taylor, to Thomas Berry, plantationer, £56.12.6, 168 acres purchased by Arthur from David Kerr on Capt. Joseph Kennedy's Mill Creek, part of Borden's tract; corner Robert Gray's line; McNut's new line; corner Francis Beatey. Jeane (mark) Kennedy. Livery by a rail in the fence.
- Page 242.--21st June, 1763 . Thomas Berry and Esther to James Berry, son of Thomas, £25, 168 acres purchased by Thomas from Arthur Kenedy on Capt. Joseph Kennedy's Mill Creek, in Burden's tract; corner Robert Gray; McNutt's new line; corner Francis Beaty. Teste: Alexander McNutt, Jas. McNutt, Thomas Berry, Jr. Delivered: James Berry, April, 1765.
- Page 426.--24th September, 1763. Israel Christian, of Staunton, and Elisabeth to Wm. Fleming, gent., of same place, £50, 48 poles in lot 11, part of 25 acres conveyed by Beverley to the county, conveyed by Francis Beaty to Israel Christian, 20th March, 1754. Livery of seisin.
- Page 10.--19th August, 1766. Robert Beverley to Joseph Mays, £10, 205 acres in Beverley Manor. Alexander Campbell's line, Samuel Braford's line; corner James Mitchell, to the beginning by Francis Beatey. Delivered: Jos. Mays, May, 1767.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 25, 1767. - (207) Francis Beaty vs. John Cavin and David McCaveis } John Cavin not found.
- Page 437.--10th October, 1769. Francis Beaty, of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Gent., to his brother-in-law, John Tate, power of attorney to sell all lands belonging to Francis, including land bought of John Keer, on Flat Spring Branch, joining the other land where I last lived; also 200 acres joining Charles Berry. Teste: Robert Gay, John and James Beaty.
- Page 311.--20th August, 1771. James Berry and Elizabeth ( ) to James McKemy, £115, 168 acres purchased by James Berry from Thomas Berry, his father, on Cap. Joseph Kennedy's Mill Creek, in Borden's 92100; corner Robert Gray's land, McNutt's new line; corner Francis Beatie's land. Teste: James Cooper, John McCutchen, John Malcom. Delivered: Wm. McKemy. 19th June, 1772.
- Page 121.--16th March, 1773. Oliver Alexander and Margaret ( ), James Alexander and Martha ( ) to Robert Thomson, corner Francis Beatty's other tract, the great road. Teste: James ( ) Trotter, Jacob ( ) Patton. Borden's 92100.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1796 (A to C). Buchanan vs. McCutchen.--Deed by Alexander Douglas to Andrew Duncan conveys a tract in Beverley Manor, 233 acres, joining Patrick Campbell's and Charles Campbell's and Brownlee's land, and a tract known as the Pine Run, where Francis Beatty once lived, 230 acres. Dated 16th October, 1746. Witnesses: Robert and John Cunningham.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1796 (A to C) - Suit between Samuel Buchanan and Elizabeth, his wife; David Craig and Mary, his wife; John Edmonson and Jennet, his wife; John McKinny and Jane, his wife; James Brownlee and Florence, his wife, vs. William McCutchen, John McCutchen and John McCutchen, Jr., heirs-at-law of Wm. McCutchen;--Spa. 23d July, 1791. Writ, redocketing, 27th September, 1793. Whereas, I, Andrew Duncan, of Lincoln County, have authorized and given to James Brownlee, Sr., of Augusta County, power of attorney to convey a tract of land on Pine Run, joining Hugh Torbet and William Brownlee and John Shields, which McCutchen claims by caveat from Andrew Duncan, heir by law. 25th May, 1785. Witnesses: Alexander Brownlee, Jr., and John Brownlee. James Brownlee and Florence Brownlee, heirs-at-law of Andrew Duncan, deceased; all the above wives were daughters of Andrew Duncan, deceased, who left also a son, Andrew. Andrew, Sr.'s widow was Jannet. Andrew, Jr., was dead, 1791, intestate. Widow Jannet married William McCutchen. Alexander Douglas bought the land from Francis Beatty. William McCutchen was dead, 1791, as also Jannet. Francis Beatty first improved the land. Francis Beatty, shortly after making his entry, went to Carolina. William McCutchen entered a caveat versus Beatty and obtained judgment in 1769 and a patent in 1773. William Alexander deposes that in 1766, November, he was with William McCutchen at Williamsburg, when William McCutchen told him he had put in a friendly caveat to save the land for Andrew Duncan's children.
- Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Records
- http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~celiadon/ps05/ps05_264.htm (Note: this source claims that Francis Beatty died in 1791 in Washington County, VA, which is disproven by the will listed above).
Sources conflict as to whether Francis was a son of Arthur or not. Crossle doesn't have him listed, the court records below seem to indicate that he was a brother of John, and the Crye work cited below claims he was the son of a Francis who migrated from PA to Mecklenburg, NC. Argument against him being a son is the fact that Arthur's will does not mention him, even though Arthur mentions John who he disinherited.
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