James Davis, of Beverley Manor and Buffalo Creek, Augusta County, VA
- H. James Davis, of Beverley Manor and Buffalo Creek, Augusta County, VABef 1707 - 1796
- W. Agnes (add)
m. bef. 1770
Facts and Events
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James Davis was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisitions in Augusta County, VA
James Davis' land (Beverley SE, 570 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.
James Davis' land (Beverley NE, 375 acres, acquired from Richard Winslow in 1751, which was originally acquired by George Hume in 1738) 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.
James Davis's land (Borden Tract SW, 436 acres, 1762) 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.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 102-05. 20-21 Feb. 1738 . William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to James Davis of Augusta County. Lease and release for ₤17.2. - 570 acres, part of Manner Beverley in Augusta County... by a spring... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: G. Home, John Lewis, Jas. Caldwell. 22 Feb. 1739 . Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 8].
- Pages 347-39. 23 June 1743. Richd. Winslow, Gent., Sheriff of Orange County, to James Davis of that part of the said county called Augusta. For £20. Isaac Smith of Orange County at a Court held 25 Feb. 1742 recovered against Gibbon Jennings late of that part of Orange County called Augusta £17.18.1 with interest. The Sheriff entered upon 375 acres at Sherindo (Shenandoah) of which Jennings was seized and gave publick auction, at which time of sale James Davis was the highest bidder having offered £20 current money which was the best price could be gotten. (signed) Richd. Winslow. Wit: Taverner Beale, Geo. Taylor. 24 June 1743. Acknowledged by Richard Winslow. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 60].
Acquisition of Land from Augusta County Deeds & Such and Chalkley's:
- Page 7.-- - (undated, prob. October/November 1751. - Richard Burton (Bortoo), Gent., and Ann, to James Davis, 400 acres on Buffalo Creek, joining Borden; corner Richard Wood. Teste: James McAfee, James Neelly. (Note: appears between two transactions listed as occurring on 26 November 1751 and 14 November 1751, this tract is shown in bottom map shown above)
- Page 373.--17th May, 1762. Borden's executors to James Davis, husbandman, £165, 436 acres, part of 92100; cor. to patent line and William Todd; Todd's, Robert Young's and the patent line, Buffalow Creek, Low Todd's line; cor. Peter Wallace. Teste: George Pearis, John Neily, Joseph Gray.
- Page 374.—30th May, 1769. John Davis, of Roan County, North Carolina, to James Davis, of Forks of James, £62, 436 acres in Forks of James; corner William McKee's, formerly William Todd's land; corner Borden's tract, Robert Young's line, branch of Buffalo Creek; Hugh Cunningham's line, formerly Low Todd's; corner Peter Wallace. Teste: Samuel Wilson, James McMath. Archebeld McCurey, Samuel Davis.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 213.--20th November, 1746. James Davis (Device) to John Black, £_____ current money Virginia; 375 acres in Beverley Manor sold by George Home, of Orange County, to Gibbins Jennings, of Shanando. 14th March, 1740, and recorded in Orange, and afterwards sold at auction by Richard Winslow to satisfy execution vs. Gibbins Jennings; on 21st March, 1742, to satisfy Isaac Smith. Deed by Winslow to Davis in Orange, 24th June, 1743; on South River Shanando in Robert Turk's line; Samuel Gay's line; Beverley Manor line.--James S. Davis. Witnesses, Thos. Lewis, Wm. Wright, Plineeas Griffiths. Acknowledged, 21st May, 1747.
- Page 182.--18th February, 1746. James Davice to James Campbell, £64 current money Virginia; 670 acres [sic. s/b 570 acres according to original deed in Orange County] in B. M. deed to Davice by Beverley, 21st February, 1738. James ( ) Davis. Witnesses, Samuel Gay, Wm. Henderson. Acknowledged, 19th February, 1746.
- Page 514.--16th November, 1757. James Davies to Wm. Preston, £50, 200 acres on northwest side of the Catawbo on Davies Branch, patented to Davies, 10th September, 1755; signed James (mark) Davies. Teste: James Dunlap. Delivered: McGilbert by your order, 3d October, 1759.
- Page 4.--15th March, 1758. James Davis to sons Henry, William and Samuel Davies, love and affection, 1,300 acres known as Davies' Fancy on the Indian River. 1st, to Henry, a portion on the South Fork known as the Beaver Dam, down the said Fork to where the two Forks meet; 2d, to son William, 350 acres; 3d, to son Samuel, 350 acres. Signed, James ( ) Davies. Delivered: Wm. Davis, May, 1765.
Importation to Orange County, VA
Importation List in Order Book I of Orange Co., VA, 24 July, 1740: "James Davis came into court & made oath that he imported himself Mary, Henry, William and Samuel Davis from Ireland imediately into this colony at his own Charge & that this is the first time of his proving his and their rights in order to obtain Land which is ordered to be certified."
Early Survey in Augusta County, VA
- Survey Record 1, page 45, Augusta County Court: "Survey for James Davis, 1300 acres of land in Augusta County (part of an order of Council granted to James Patton & to take up 1,000,000) - lying on the head of Brances of the Indian river at a place called Davis' Fancy. This 19th March 1747, J.B. (James Buchanan, deputy surveyor for Thomas Lewis, Surveyor of Augusta Co.) Thos Lewis sac"
Disposition of Land Surveyed:
- Page 194. March 1, 1770. James Davis and Agnes his wife to William Davis. 100 pounds. 350 acres on the waters of Now River, a part of 1300 acres called "Davis' Fancy." Witnesses: Robert Doak, Samuel Davis, Alexander Wylie, John Montgomery, John Willey. [Botetourt County Deed Book 1].
- Page 197. February 20, 1771. James Davis and Agnes his wife to Henry Davis of Bedford County. 260 acres in the County of Botetourt, at the head of Holstn River, a part of 1300 acres called "Davis' Fancy." [Botetourt County Deed Book 1].
- Page 199. March 1, 1771. James Davis and Agnes his wife to Henry Davis of Bedford County. 100 pounds. 140 acres on the branches of Holsten River, part of 1300 acres called "Davis' Fancy." [Botetourt County Deed Book 1].
Processioning List of 1755
- "Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
- Page 160. (1755) -Robert Young and James Davis, on north east side of Buffelow Creek and up the North River to the Mountain. Abraham Brown and William Holdman, on north east side Buffelow Creek below Wagon Road, thence down the North River to mouth of South River, thence, crossing North River, and down the same to mouth of Buffelow. David Dryden and River William Hall, in Cap. Joseph Kennedy's Company. Andrew Hays and Jacob Anderson, in Captain Joseph Culton's Company.
Records of James Davis in Augusta County, VA
- 19 Jun 1743 Augusta County, Virginia; Robert Davis baptised; son of James Davis.
- Vol. 1 - APRIL AND JUNE, 1746 Court Judgements - James Davis vs. Andrew McClure and James McClure.--Bond dated 25th August, 1743. Andrew was from Bucks County. James McClure from Augusta. James Davis of Augusta. Writ dated 25th January, 1744.
- Nov. 24, 1753 Augusta Co. VA, pg. 76: Road ordered from Saml. STALNAKER'S", ON Holston River, to James Davis's-Saml. Stalnaker to be overseer, with these workers; James Davis and his two sons, Frederick Corlock, David George and Conrad Corlock, Frederick Starn, Jacob and Adam Stalnaker, Jacob and Henry Goldman, Isaiah Hamilton Shoemaker, Timothy Coe, HUMPHRY BAKER AND SON, Goege Stalnaker, Adam Andews, Mathias Sarch, Michael Hook, Martin Counce, Jacob Mires...
- Page 403.--27th October, 1760. John Colyer's will--To wife Sisley; to son Alexander, 400 acres adjoining James Davis; to son John, place testator now lives on (infant); to son Moses, tract called Boyd's Entry; to son Aaron; to son (daughter?) Margaret. Executors, wife Sisley and James Gilmore. Teste: Jno. Summers, Jno. Wiley. Proved, 20th August, 1765, by the witnesses. Cicely (her mark ) qualifies, with Jas. Trimble, John Summers.
- Aug 20, 1765 (date will proven) John Colyer's will -- To wife Sisley; to son Alexander, 400 acres adjoining James Davis; to son John, place testator now lives on (infant); to son Moses, tract called Boyd's Entry; to son Aaron; to son (daughter?) Margaret. Executors, wife Sisley
- (343) NOVEMBER 17, 1767. - Surveyor of highway appointed: James Davis, vice John Hanna.