Facts and Events
Hugh Weir was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Hugh Weir's land (Borden Tract NE, 333 acres, acquired from John Cunningham and Robert Weir (relationship uncertain) on 18 June 1763) 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. (Note: tracts acquired in 1765 by John and Joseph Weir, both sons of Hugh Weir are located nearby to the south-west. Land of Robert Weir (relationship uncertain) is also located nearby to the east)).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 364.--18th June, 1763. John Cunningham and Robert Weir to Hugh Weir, £100, 333 acres in Borden's tract; corner James Eckins, Samuel Dunlap's line; corner William McCanless, Robert Dunlap's land. Teste: John Neill, Robert Reed, Samuel ( ) Loge, John Mountgomerey, Samuel and Mathew Huston.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 295.--15th May, 1770. Hugh ( ) Wier and Margrate ( ) to Samuel Wier, £50, 120 acres in Bordens 92,100; corner Alexander Greer and William McCanless; corner Hugh Beard; corner in Eakin line. Teste: William and Alexander Moore, James Mitchell. (Note: Samuel Weir appears to be the son of Hugh and Margaret Weir).
- Will of Hugh Weir Rockbridge County, Virginia - Written March 31st 1779
- In the name of God Amen. I Hugh Weir of the County of Rockbridge and Colony of Virginia Calling to mind that mortality of my body though sound in Memory knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die as also believing that God is able at the Resurrection to Raise this same Body and to unite it to the soul again do make and constitute this my last Will and Testamnt. That is to say first and principally I give my soul to God who gave it and my Body to be Bruied in a Christian and Decent like manner at the Direction of my Executors and as Touching such wordly Estate as it hath pleased God to Bles me with I give and Bequeath in Manner following.
- First I give and bequeath to my Beloved wife my old bay mare two best Cows and four sheep her bed and furniture her Chest and also all Dressing furnishing my Dwelling House with a sufficient Maintinance from my plantation during her life, as also my Negro wench during her life and then I order her to my son Abrahm Jonathan likewise I order my plantation to my son Abraham and allow him to pay to my son James the sum of Two Hundred pounds good and lawful money of Viginia if Money stands at the same value it now goes at if it alters I leave my Executors Judges in that Alteration.
- Likewise I give and Bequeath to my son Abraham my Sorrel Coalt paying to my son George and Hugh each fifty pounds leaving the Alteration as aforesaid to the Direction of my Executors the several sums I order Abraham to pay at the expiration of two years after my Decease.
- Also I give to my sons John, Joseph and Samuel to each Twenty Shillings likewise I give to my Daughters Jean Cunningham, Margret Montgomery, Mary Walker, Susanna Buchanan, Elizabeth McCutchen to each Ten Shillings likewise I give and bequeath to my Grandson Hugh to wit my son Johns son the sum of Twenty pounds.
- Also I allow my son Abrahm to provide and lay in a sufficient Quantity of food for the aforesaid Stock willed to my wife yearly.
- Item I give to my Grandchildren to with the Hughes to each forty Shillings and the Remainder of the thick Cloath after Abrahms suit to be equally Divided betwixt my three youngest sons and all the Remainder of my Estate to my wife to pay debts and to be at her Disposal and lastly I constitute John Weir Junior and George Weir my Executors and Revoke all former wills witnes my hand and seal this 31st Day of March in the year above Mentioned.
- (signed) Hugh Weir (Seal)
- Signed Sealed and published in presence of us
- Saml. Weir
- Mathew Houston
- George Weir
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 362.--16th May, 1768. William ( ) McCandless to Andrew Moore, £60, 150 acres; corner Hugh Weir and Alexander Greer; corner William McCandless and Alexander Greer; William Alexander's line; corner Hugh Beard and John Weir. Teste: Thomas Wilson, Samuel Wilson, William Moore.
- Page 277.--24th May, 1769. Jonathan Cunningham's will, of Carr's Creek--To wife Mary; to dutiful father, Hugh Cunningham. Executors, father Hugh and William McKee, testator's brother-in-law. Teste: Hugh Weir, Nathan Peoples, Cornelius Docherty, Robert Hamilton. Proved, 20th March, 1770, by Weir and Peoples. William McKee refuses to execute. Hugh Cunningham qualifies, with Wm. McKee, John McKee.
- Page 223.--20th March, 1770. Hugh Cunningham and Sarah ( ) of Forks of James River in Botetourt County to John McKee, of Kerr's Creek, £300, tract whereon Jonathan Cunningham, deceased, son of Hugh, formerly dwelt, 281 acres on Kerr's Creek, formerly called Teaze's Creek, partly in Botetourt and part in Augusta. Teste: Hugh Weir, Nathan Peoples, William McKee. Delivered: John McKee, April, 1773.
- ↑ World Family Tree, Cd number 5, Tree number 3640.