Facts and Events
George Darr was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Frederick County, Maryland
- George Darr received a patent for 104 acres on "Bear Swamp" on 29 September 1755 in Frederick County, Maryland - Patented Certificate 437 1755/09/29 Bear Swamp, George Darr, 104 Acres [Frederick County Maryland Circuit Court Land Surveys, Maryland Archives]
Will of George Darr
- Page 230.--8th September, 1766. George Darr's will--Debts and funeral charges to be paid, and if anything remains, his will is that Col. Wm. Preston have it who has for many years past during my misfortune treated me with great friendship and humanity. Wm. Preston to be executor. Teste: Francis Smith, Henry Carter. Proved, 16th August, 1769, by Henry Carter. Francis Smith qualifies, with John Mills.
- Page 230.--16th August, 1769. William Preston's renunciation of executorship of George Darr's estate provided the Court will grant administration to Capt. Francis Smith, but if they will not, then Wm. will qualify. Teste: Arthur Campbell.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 16, 1769. - (320) Appraisers appointed on estate of George Darr.
- Page 325.--4th November, 1769. George Darr's estate, appraised by Robert Breckinridge, John Nelly, Joseph Cloyd.
Records of George Darr in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1758. - (196) George Dair, removed out of the County.
- Page 439.--22d October, 1765. Joshua Mathew's estate settlement, by George Mathews, recorded--25th December, 1764, paid Edward Sharp; 16th March, 1765, paid Darby Shay; 7th June. 1765, paid Benj. Bennett; 23rd August, paid Jas. Hartgrove; November, 1764, paid Wm. Saxton, Alex. Baggs, Danl. Goodwin, Stephen Arnold, Sarah Sproul, John Sawyers; paid George Darr, per Col. Preston. Contra--19th October, 1764, by Capt. Audley Paul's bill; Jacob Click's; Jeremiah Dennis' bill; Edmond Crump's; Benj. Watson's.
- Vol. 1 - August 1767 - August, the 31st day, 1764. Sir: To Capt. Walter Cunningham, please to pay George Dare seven pound ten shilling as soon as my pay comes in to your hand, without Eney Dout, for it is justly due him, and in so doing you will veray much oblige your humble friend to serve. (Signed) James McElhiney. Test, Robert Gilipe.
- Page 88.--29th October, 1767. John McFarland and Mary, of Bedford County, to James Holles, £40, 98 acres on a branch of Reed Creek, a branch of New River, betwixt the land of the said John and the Cove, patented to John 20th June, 1753. Teste: Israel and William Christian, Daniel McNeill, Robert Brsckenridge, Samuel Black, William Wright, William Bates, George Dair.
- Page 166.--2d September, 1768. Malcom Campbell's estate settled, by William Simpson and Elizabeth, his wife, administrators--Paid Francis Deleney, Saml. Flours, Adam Baird. Saml. Drake, Archibald Lamb, George Dare for Col. Preston, William Haley, Anthony Bledsoe for 8 gallons rum for vendue; James McNeil. for catching horses; Austin Brumbly, for catching horses; Peter Dyerly, Abraham Moon. Sale at vendue November 29th, 1763.
- Page 256.--2d February, 1768. Jacob ( ) Lorton and Lydia ( ) to James Bane, £100, 560 acres by deed from James Patton 2d February, 1754, on Toms Creek, a pine by the Beaver Dams; corner Jacob Harmon's land; corner to the Price's land. Teste: William Preston, Robert Lusk, George Dair, Thomas Tosh, Daniel McNeill, Robert Cowan, John Buchanan, Francis Smith, Robert Breckinridge, Thomas Loyd, Peter Wright. Delivered: Jacob Sciler, 29th March, 1773.
Possible relatives in Virginia
There is a Johann Conrad Darr (listed on the FamilyTreeMaker website of Michael Keesling), b. abt. 1727 that could possibly be related in some way to this George Darr (more research necessary):
Information on George Darr
(probably this George Darr)
From "Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1761-1765":
Friday the 2nd of November. 5 Geo. III. 1764:
- A Petition of George Darr, a wounded and disabled Soldier, in the Service of this Colony, praying such Relief as this House shall think reasonable, was presented to the House and read.
- Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Claims; that they examine into the Allegations thereof and report the same, with their Opinion thereon, to the House.
Monday the 5th of November. 5 Geo. III. 1764:
- Mr. Cary, from the Committee of Claims, reported that the said Committee had had under their Consideration the Petition of Jacob Boius and George Darr, to them referred, and had come to the following Resolutions thereon; which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the House. Resolved.
From "Virginia's Colonial Soldiers" by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 182:
- Petition of George Darr, wounded and disabled soldier. 2 Nov. 1764
- George Darr allowed 5.0.0 per annum for life. 5 Nov. 1764.