b.WFT Est 1715-1725
Facts and Events
James Alexander was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
James Alexander's land (Beverley Manor NE, 819 acres) 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.
Land Acquisition from Chalkley's:
- Page 438.—27th February, 1749. Same (from William Beverley) to James Alexander, 819 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner George Hutchison. Teste: John Bigham, James Bell.
Possible Partial Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 339.--Part of 200 acres patented to Hugh Campbell, 25th September, 1746, and by him conveyed to William Alexander and descended to James Alexander as heir-at-law, corner John Alexander, Sr. Delivered: Mrs. Gibson, 9th August, 1784. (Note: this may provide a clue to the parentage of James Alexander).
Will of James Alexander
- Page 23.—28th July, 1777. James Alexander's will—To nephew, James Alexander, executor, plantation he (decease) lives on, 400 acres in Beverley Manor on Long Meadow. Teste: Samuel Bell, Gabriel Alexander, Richard Madison. Proved, 19th May, 1778, by Alexander and Madison. Executor qualifies.
Records of James Alexander in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 480.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to William Long, 400 acres in Beverley Manor, patent line. Corner John Wilson, crossing South River; Col. James Patton and William Robinson. Corner James Bell. Col Patton's mill place. Teste: James Alexander, Andrew McClure John Black.
- Page 486.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to James Bell, 600 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner James Alexander, patent line. Corner William Long, crossing South River. Teste: William Gay.
- Page 275.--31st May, 1749. William Beverley to John Black, of Beverley Manor. 738 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner William Long. Beverley Manor line. Teste: James Alexander, William Long, James Bell.
- Page 488.--27th August, 1751. William Alexander to Martha Alexander, widow, 200 acres, part of William's 400-acre patent, near Long Glade; corner Michael Dickey. Delivered: James Alexander, May, 1768.
- Page 324.--21st August. 1754. Beverley to James Hamilton, £6, 200 acres on Elk Run in Beverley Manor; corner to tract surveyed for David Edmiston, deceased; James Alexander's line. Delivered to James Hamilton 24th July, 1765.
- Page 461.--1st June, 1757. James Hamilton, farmer, to Jno. Hamilton, farmer, £2, 100 acres, part of 200 acres surveyed for Andrew McClure and Alex. Henderson and known by name of Elk Run and now seated by said Jno. in Beverley Manor, cor. tract surveyed for David Edmiston, James Alexander's line. Delivered: Jno. Hamilton, 24th July, 1765.
- Page 283.--19th March, 1760. John Hutcheson, farmer, to Francis Alexander, £5, 265 acres on Long Meadow, part of tract granted to George Hutcheson, 21st February, 1738; corner Samuel Henderson. Teste: James Alexander, James Alexander, Lazarus Inman. Delivered: Francis Alexander, February, 1773.
- Page 62.--30th June, 1765. James Hamilton, farmer, to John Hamilton, farmer, £2, 100 acres, part of 200 acres formerly surveyed for Andrew McClure and Alex. Henderson, and known by name of Elk Run, now seated by said John Hamilton, in Beverley Manor; corner tract surveyed for David Edmiston, James Alexander's line. Teste: Francis and John Alexander, Andrew McClure.
- Page 99.--28th October, 1766. John and Wm. Long, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, to William Long, Sr., of Augusta County, £10, 400 acres, part of 800 acres in Beverley Manor on Long Meadow, a branch of Middle River; corner tract now Andrew McClure's; corner James Alexander's part of this said tract. Teste: James and Wm. Bell, John and Wm. Long. Delivered: Samuel Long, 29th May, 1783.
- Page 292.--25th May, 1771. Mary ( ) Edmiston, of Philadelphia Penna., widow, one of the devisees named in will of David Moore, of Virginia, deceased, to Samuel Hunter, yeoman, £17, on head waters of Christie's Creek in Beverley Manor adjoining lands of William Thompson, James Cowan, William Hays and Robert Wilson, 94-1/2 acres. Teste: William Hutcheson, John Adudell, James Alexander, Benjamin McMechan, Alexander ( ) Thompson.