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James Carlisle, Sr.
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Name James Carlisle, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1670 County Down, Ireland
Marriage 1695 to Elizabeth Unknown
Death? Bef. 21 Mar 1753 Calfpasture Valley, Augusta County, Virginia

James Carlisle, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

From Carlisle and Related Families, by Carol Watson:

  • James Sr. settled about a mile northeast of Augusta Springs, with his 2 sons James and John. Son Robert and another John (don't know relation if any) settled on the Bullpasture. A 2nd Robert, with wife Esther, settled on the Cowpasture and later located to Greenbrier Co. This booklet goes on to give extensive documentation of these families and is probably correct. James Carlisle was living on the Calfpasture by 1744.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 491.--2d April, 1748. £19.18.4. James Patton and John Lewis to James Corolile, 600 acres on Great River of Calfpasture; corner to Jacob Clemens; corner to Wm. Worwick's land; black birch; black oak and thorn. Teste: James Carter, Robert ( ) Bratton, Robert Crockett. Acknowledged, 18th May, 1748.

Administration of James Carlisle's Estate

  • Page 474.—21st March, 1753. Elizabeth Carlile and James Carlile's bond as administrators of James Carlile, with sureties William Smith, Robert Bratton.


Information on James Carlisle

From "Annals of Bath County, Virginia", by Oren F. Morton:


James Carlile died on the Calfpasture about 1752, where he had for several years been living on a farm of 578 acres. He told the Lewises he did not want the land on account of the "barrens" in it, but would complete the purchase if he could have the portion of the survey east of the river. Otherwise he would leave, but asked payment for his improvements. These—on 400 acres—were sold to William Hamilton for $87.50, against whom James, Jr., and the widow, Elizabeth, brought suit for the $25 still due. Robert and John Carlile, of the Bullpasture were undoubtedly other sons. The late John G. Carlisle, of Kentucky, was a grandson of Robert.