James Armstrong, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
James Armstrong was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
James Armstrong's land (Beverley Manor SE, 485 acres acquired from John Davidson in 1748) 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: James Armstrong also acquired a 310-acre tract in the general area from Adam Thompson, which adjoined the land of James Caldwell to the northwest, but the exact location cannot be ascertained from the records given).
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pg. 36-37. Indenture 20 May 1745 between John Davison, Augusta County, Farmer and James Armstrong of same, Farmer... for five shillings... sells 300 acres of land lying on both sides of Christian's Creek in Beverley Manor in Augusta County... (signed) John Davison (seal). Witnessee: James Caldwell, James Miller, Samuel Davison. Lease recorded 23 May 1745. (Note on margin: "See Release on Pg. 50.) [Orange County Deed Book 10, pg. 33]. (Note: this first record is for the lease of 300 acres, the following record is for the sale).
- Pg. 58-59. Indenture 21 May 1745 between John Dsvidson of Augusta County, Farmer, and James Armstrong of same, Farmer... for £20.. sells land on Christian Cr. in Beverley Manor in Augusta County.. 300 acres adjoining lands of James Coteroll.. (signed) John Davison (seal). Witnesses: James Miller, Saml. Davison. Recorded Orange County 23 May 1745. [Orange County Deed Book 10, pg. 35]. [Note on margin: "for lease, see p. 36"].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 96.--18th June, 1746. Adam Thomson, farmer, to James Armstrong, malster, £63 current money Virginia; 310 acres on north branch of Cleristee's Creek, a small island in said creek; corner to James Caldwell; corner to John Madison. Witnesses, Andrew Lewis, Thos. Chew, James Trimble. Acknowledged, 18th June, 1746, and Elizabeth releases dower.
- Page 469.--18th February, 1747-8. £120. John Davison, farmer, to James Armstrong, farmer, 485 acres in Beverley Manor; Christian's corner. Tested, acknowledged, and dower released as above. (Note: this completed the sale of John Davidson's entire 785-acre tract to James Armstrong).
- Page 472.--22d November, 1753. Captain Robert Armstrong and Lydia to James Armstrong, 1753, 70 acres, part of tract patented to Robert on Middle River where he now lives. Delivered: Sampson Archer, March, 1759. (Note: Possible relation to Capt. Robert Armstrong, further research needed).
- Page 387.--Patent to James Armstrong, 12th May, 1757. Patented to Robert Armstrong, deceased, and conveyed by him to his son James, 22d November, 1753. (Note: Possible relation to Capt. Robert Armstrong, further research needed).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 287.--18th September, 1749. James Armstrong (Malster) and Jane to Robert McClcnachan, Gent. Corner James Caldwell. Corner John Madison, Gent. Jane, wife of James. 310 acres on Christian's Creek. Teste: John Madison, Da. Stewart.
- Page 11.--17th August, 1761. James Armstrong and Jean ( ) to Wm. Armstrong, £100, 485 acres in Beverley Manor, beginning at the Christian's White Oak Stake. (Note: this tract is the 485-acre tract acquired from John Davidson in 1748).
- Page 57.--16th November, 1761. James Armstrong and Jane ( ) to Samuel and Mirian Cloyd, £200, 300 acres in Beverley Manor on Christian's Creek. Delivered: Cloyd, June, 1763.
Will of James Armstrong
Last Will and Testament of James Armstrong dated 2 June 1761.
- To James Armstrong , son to my son William Armstrong L40, to son William L10, to George Rutledge son to Thomas Rutledge L40, to Elizabeth Rutledge L10, and what remains in Carlany I low to be divided equally between Thomas Rutledge and William Armstrong's children but James Armstrong and Elizabeth Rutledge to get no more but the above. Presented 17 Jun 1763. William Armstrong, eldest son and heir qualified as administrator 21 June 1763.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 21, 1763. - (107) William Armstrong, eldest son and heir of James Armstrong, decd., qualified administrator c. t. a.
[Note: Thomas Rutledge's wife was named Jean (used interchangablly with Jane in old records) and the birth of their first child was recorded in 1744.
Records of James Armstrong in Augusta County, VA
- Page 46.--Moses Thomson, late of Augusta County, now an inhabitant of South Carolina, and James Patton, to John Madison, 12th December, 1745. Bond conditioned to defend D. B. 1, p. 43, against the right of dower in said land of Jane Thomson, wife of Moses. Land adjoins James Armstrong and John Ramsey.
- Page 706.--21st May, 1750. Thomas Black to Wm. Johnston, 269 acres in Beverley Manor, on Black's Run of Christian's Creek, Wm. Henderson's line, George Rutlidge's line; corner James Armstrong's iron mine, Margaret, wife of Thomas. Teste: Hugh Martin, George Douglass, Robert Conningham.
- Page 826.--3d April, 1750. Wm. Beverley to George Rutledge, planter, 440 acres in Beverley Manor: corner James Armstrong, Christie's Creek; corner Thos. Black and Wm. Henderson. Teste As above.
- Page 300.--20th May, 1752. Beverley, &c., to John Trimble, 200 acres. In Beverley Manor; corner tract formerly Jno. Madison's, now Robt. McClenachan's line; formerly James Armstrong's line, now Ro. McClenachan's.
- Page 224.--22d March, 1753. John Trimble to Andrew Scott, 200 acres in Beverley Manor: corner Moses Thompson, James Armstrong's line. Teste: Wm. Lusk, George Wilson, James Trimble.
- Page 331.--17th April, 1761. Robert Cunningham (Coningham) to Walter Davies, £__, 5 sh., in Beverley Manor, on Cedar Spring Run; cor. Thomas Black and James Armstrong. 160 acres. Teste: John Cuningham, William Scot, John Davies. Delivered: W. Davis. 9th April, 1796.
- Page 339.--10th April, 1761. William Johnston to John Davies (Davis), £__, 5 sh., 269 acres in Beverley Manor on Black's Run, a branch of Christian's Creek; cor. said Black's land, William Henderson's line, George Rutledge's line; cor. said Rutledges and James Armstrong's; said Black's cor., two white oaks at an iron mine. Teste: Walter Davies, Thomas Rutlidge, John Cunningham.
- Page 180.--19th February, 1763. Robert McClenachan and Sarah to John McClenachan, £250, 310 acres by deed from James Armstrong on North Branch Christians Creek, small island in said creek; corner James Caldwell; corner Alexander McClenachan. Also 190 acres from Beverley on Christian's Creek; corner Wm. Nut's land; corner tract surveyed for Andrew Cowen, James Caldwell's line. Delivered: Alexander Sinclair per order, 13th December, 1773.
- Page 611.--12th May, 1764. John Davis and Jane to Joshua and Mirian Cloyd, £30, 269 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Thomas Black's land, William Henderson's line, George Rutledge's line; corner James Armstrong's line, oaks at an iron mine.
Information on James Armstrong
- Husband: James ARMSTRONG (A652)
- Born: ABT 1684 at: County Fermanagh, Ulster, Irela
Died: ABT 1763 at: Augusta County, Virgina 1
- Wife: JANEY (J500)
- Born: at: County Fermanagh, Ulster, Irela
Died: at: Augusta County, Virgina 1
- Name: Jean ARMSTRONG
Spouses: Thomas RUTLEDGE
- Name: William ARMSTRONG
- Born: 1712 at: County Fermanagh, Ulster, Ireland 1
- Died: 1815 at: Carter's Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee 1
- Spouses: Abirah ( Morrisett) ROBERTS, Mary CALDWELL