Facts and Events
James Peery was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
James Peery's land (NW, 220 acres, 1749) 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 land is adjoining of James Perry's brother Thomas Peery (NW, 375 acres)
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's (name mis-spelled in Chalkley's)
- Page 565.—28th February, 1749. Same to James Peevie, planter, 220 acres in Beverley Manor; formerly James Montgomery's; former survey of said Montgomery and Thomas Peevie's land; John Campbell's line; William McNabb's line; John Lynn's land. Teste: Thomas Henderson, Thomas Rutlidge, Robert Ramsey. Delivered: Thomas Kirkpatrick January 1st, 1752.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 125—28th March, 1762. John Peery's will—To Thos. Kirkpatrick, £10; to brother. James Peery; to Mary Peery and her children. Remaining time James Gilmer has to serve to be disposed of. Executors, John Kirkpatrick, John Peery. Teste: Saml. Downey, Saml. Kinkead, John Campbell. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by the witnesses. Executors qualify, with Thos. Kirkpatrick, John Jamison.
- North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Vol. VIII, No, 1, January 1917, Pg. 22.