Person:James Gillespie (21)

Watchers
James Gillespie
  • HJames Gillespie1702 - Abt 1769
  • WJennet UnknownEst 1700-1706 -
m. Est. 1722-1726
  1. Agnes GillespieEst 1725-1728 -
  2. John GillespieEst 1727-1729 -
  3. James Gillespie, Jr.ABT 1730 - 1792
  4. William Gillespie1737 - 1826
  5. Margaret Gillespie1741 -
  6. Elizabeth Gillespie1742/43 -
Facts and Events
Name James Gillespie
Gender Male
Birth? 1702 Prob. Ireland
Marriage Est. 1722-1726 Prob. Irelandto Jennet Unknown
Death? Abt. 1769 Augusta County, Virginia

James Gillespie was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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James Gillespie's land (Beverley Manor NE, three adjoining tracts of 208 acres (1740), 210 acres (27 February, 1749) and 200 acres (1753) 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. Additional land acquired by James Gillespie is shown just south (partially obscured).


Land Acquisition as referenced from Chalkley's:

  • Page 287.--15th May, 1775. John, James and William Gillespy to Thomas McCollock, £5, 80 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 3 tracts conveyed to James Gillespy, deceased--A, 210 acres from Wm. Beverley, 27th February, 1749; B, 208 acres; C, 200 acres, all adjoining the 80 acres bounded; John Williams' corner, land formerly Charles Dalhouse's; corner James and William Gillespie; corner John Gillespie.


Partial Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 33.--20th August, 1787. William Gillaspie and Rose to George Adam Coynart (delivered to Gasper Coinert, 22d August, 1789), tract conveyed to William by will of James Gillaspie.
  • Page 37.--22d August, 1787. James Gillispie and Elizabeth to Michael Coynart, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.


Will of James Gillespie

  • Page 263.--5th September, 1768. James Gilaspey's will, farmer--To wife Jennet; to son John, plantation John now lives on; to son James, plantation James now lives on; to son William, plantation William now lives on, but if William should die before his present wife, then to William's children; to brother John's children, if they should come for it (they are in Ireland); to 5 children, viz: John, James, William, Agness and Elizabeth Executors, sons John, James, William Gilaspy and Edward Hall. Teste: Elenor Hall, Sarah Hall, Ben. Stewart. Proved, 20th October, 1769, by Elenor Hall and Benj. Stewart. Edward Hall and Wm. Gillespey qualify, with Ben. Stewart and John Hamilton.

Information on James Gillespie

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/finleyfindings/VOL2.html

James GILLASPEY, whom I will refer to as James GILLESPIE Sr., proved his importation into Orange County, VA, evidently arriving from Ireland on 24 Jul 1740. In addition to himself, he was accompanied by his wife, Jennet, and children listed as Agnes, John, James and William, which was probably the order of their ages. James GILLESPIE purchased three adjoining tracts of land from 1740 until 1753, containing 210, 208 and 200 acres. After James Sr.'s arrival in Augusta County, two additional children were baptised by Rev. John CRAIG at Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church, with Margaret baptised on 4 Oct 1741 and Elisabeth baptised on 16 Jan 1743.

James GILASPEY Sr. made his will on 5 Sep 1768, which was recorded in Book 4, P. 263 of Augusta County, on 20 Oct 1769. All the children except Margaret were named in the will, so it is assumed Margaret had died young. The wife, Jennet, was mentioned, with the three sons, John, James and William, along with Edward HALL, as executors. Several land and other records between the GILLESPIE and other families in question prove interesting and show a close relationship. James GILLESPIE Jr. married on 5 Jan 1764 in Prince Edward County, VA, Elizabeth FINLEY, daughter of John FINLEY Sr., who gives his consent. The security agent was Robert BAKER. James GILLESPIE is identified as from Augusta County in the marriage bond.

On 18 Aug 1773, James GILLESPY and Elizabeth, his wife, sell to John FINLEY 100 acres for five shillings. The land adjoins Hugh MC CLURE's property, also that of John RAMSEY (Deed Book 19, P. 414). On 22 Aug 1787, James GILLESPIE and Elizabeth sell land to Michael COYNART (also recorded as COINER) of Cumberland County, PA, recorded in Deed Book 26, P. 37.


On 22 Aug 1787, William GILLESPIE and Rose sold to George Adam COYNART a tract conveyed to William by the will of James GILLASPIE. This was conveyed to Gaspar COINERT on 22 Aug 1789, which might indicate that this was a sale by William and Rose in preparation for leaving Augusta County.


Augusta County Deed Book 27, P. 290 and 291, shows that in Nov 1791, William HENDERSON and William GILLESPY of Green County, NC grant a power of attorney to Robert FINLEY to sell 200 acres on South River. (Note: Since Greene County, NC, was not formed until 1799, I presume this to mean Greene County, TN.)


Deed Book 16, P. 287 shows that on 15 May 1775, John, James and William GILLESPY sell to Thomas MC COLLOCK, for five pounds, 80 acres in Beverley Manor, part of three tracts conveyed to James GILLESPY, deceased. The three tracts originally included 210 acres obtained from Wm. Beverley on 27 Feb 1749; 208 acres; and 200 acres, all adjoining the 80 acres bounded by corner land formerly owned by Charles DALHOUSE; and other corner land bounded by James, William and John GILLESPIE.





From Chalkley's Augusta County, VA Records:

Page 287.--15th May, 1775. John, James and William Gillespy to Thomas McCollock, £5, 80 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 3 tracts conveyed to James Gillespy, deceased--A, 210 acres from Wm. Beverley, 27th February, 1749; B, 208 acres; C, 200 acres, all adjoining the 80 acres bounded; John Williams' corner, land formerly Charles Dalhouse's; corner James and William Gillespie; corner John Gillespie.


GILLESPIE, GILLESPY posted by Dina Gillespy on Thursday, March 13, 1997

Looking for James GILLESPIE (GILLESPY). Died ca.1769 in Augusta County, possibly buried at Tinkling Spring Church. Married a Jennet in Ireland. Did he come to August County straight from Ireland? Or from Pennsylvania?


From USGenWeb posting:

GILLESPY posted by Helen Austin on Tuesday, June 22, 1999

James GILLESPY and Jennet in August Co, VA by 1741. Tinkling Spring Presby Ch shows child, Margaret b Oct 1741 d in infancy. Elizabethe was b Jan 1743. He served in Indian wars, & in Militia and 3 sons fought in Rev War. Sons James, John, William came to Blount Co, TN after the REV and lived near Maryville and Louisville and married with the HOUSTON, COWAN fam. I am searching for a linkage to this family for a James Richard GILLESPIE who enlisted in the War of 1812 in Sep 1814 at Maryville, TN. After the war he came to Morgan Co, AL in 1818 when AL became a state. He d 1849 and His widow, Lucy Johnson GILLESPIE had a govt land grant in Lawrence Co, AL near Morris Chapel. This James is said to be a Presbyterian Preacher?