Person:James Lessley (3)

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James Lessley, Jr.
m. Abt. 1741
  1. James Lessley, Jr.ABT 1742 - 1775
  2. Mary LessleyABT 1743 - BET 1791
  3. John Lessley1746 - bef 1820
  4. Jane Lessley1747-1765 -
  5. Samuel Lessleyabt 1749 - 1814
  6. Isabella Lessleyabt 1750 - bef 1830
  7. Dolly Lessleyabt 1751 - bef 1786
  8. Agnes Lessleyabt 1754 -
  9. Elizabeth LessleyAbt 1755 - bef 1840
  10. Robert Lessleyabt 1760 -
  • HJames Lessley, Jr.ABT 1742 - 1775
  • WMary McCune1746 -
m. ABT 1765
  1. Sarah LessleyABT 1765 - BEF 1850
  2. Elizabeth 'Betsy' LessleyABT 1767 - ABT 1779
  3. Rachel LessleyABT 1769 - BEF 1850
  4. Mary Polly LessleyABT 1771 - BEF 1860
  5. Nancy Agness LessleyABT 1773 - ABT 1845
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Name James Lessley, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1742 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage ABT 1765 Augusta County, Virginiato Mary McCune
Death? OCT 1775 Augusta County, Virginia

James Lessley, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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James Lessley Jr.'s land (Beverley Manor NE, 160 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. (Note: the land acquired by James Lessley, Sr. is located to the west of James Lessley, Jr.'s tract).


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 865.--28d May, 1762. Robert Beverley to James Lesley, Jr., £11.14, 160 acres in Beverley Manor on Christian's Creek. George Rogers' line; John Pickens' corner, in the Manor line. Delivered: James Lesley, Jr., June 1770.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 81.--10th July, 1779. James Leslie's executors to Robert Rogers. James Leslie's widow, Mary, died shortly after James, without having remarried. Teste: Mathew Kenney, John ( ) Dixon, William Donlap, John and Thomas Graham.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • 20th August, 1776--Alex. Robertson, Jas. Kerr, Robt. Kinney, ditto of Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel, mary, Agness Lessley, orphans of James Lessley, Jr.