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James Robertson, Jr., of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
d.Bef. 20 Nov. 1754 Augusta County, Virginia
m. bef. 1721
  1. William Robertson, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA1718/19 - 1812
  2. Matthew Robertson, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA1720 - AFT 1786
  3. James Robertson, Jr., of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAabt 1720 - Bef 1754
  4. Elizabeth RobertsonABT 1721 -
  5. Jean RobertsonABT 1731 -
  • HJames Robertson, Jr., of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAabt 1720 - Bef 1754
  • WElizabeth CrawfordBef 1722 - 1759
m. 18 Aug 1743
  1. Jane Robertsonabt 1741 - 1824
  2. Ann Robertsonabt 1742 - 1818
  3. George Robertsonabt 1744 -
  4. Elizabeth Robertsonabt 1746 -
  5. Alexander Robertsonabt 1748 - 1802
  6. Margaret Robertsonabt 1749 -
  7. Rebecca Robertson1751 - 1849
  8. James Robertson1754 -
  9. Sarah Jane Robertson1755 - 1812
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Name James Robertson, Jr., of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1720 Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Emigration[2] 17 AUG 1736 Arrived in Orange (later Augusta) County, virginia, O. Book 1, pg. 106.
Emigration[1] 1737 Came to America from Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Marriage 18 Aug 1743 Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Crawford
Other[1] 11 SEP 1751 Augusta County, VirginiaWill dated
Death[1] Bef. 20 Nov. 1754 Augusta County, Virginia
Other[1] 20 NOV 1754 Augusta County, VirginiaWill proved

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

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Will of James Robertson

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
  • 11th September, 1754. James Robertson's will - - To wife (with child); sons, George and Alexander; to each of daughters (?) 'till the heirs come of age. Executors, Matthew Robertson, John Poage. Teste: Wm. Robertson. Alex. Matheson, Jno. Craig. 20th November, 1754. Proved by Rev. Jno. Craig and Robertson. Executors refused to execute and widow Elizabeth qualified executrix, with sureties John Poage and Saml. Henderson. Elizabeth's mark.
  • Page 36.--March, 1754 [1755?]. James Robertson's inventory by Jas. Campbell, Ephraim Voss, John Robeson.
  • Page 96.--19th March, 1755. James Robertson's appraisement, by Robert Patterson, Wm. Baskins, Danl. Denison.

Information on James Robertson

Subj: Kerr and Robertson
Date:1/10/99 6:17:04 AM Pacific Standard Time
From:rvdubel@@email.msn.com (Bob Dubel)
To:Delijim@@aol.com
Page 139 gives the Robertson family. I thought for awhile that my husband had the Jane (Jean) Robertson ancestor, but nobody could prove that she was a Robertson. So I kept the James Kerr and changed Jane (Jean) back to --- (surname unknown). Anyway, that page says:
1. James Robertson and his son, James, Jr., came to America in 1737 from Coleraine, North Ireland. On 18 Feb., 1743 James bought 274 acres from John Lewis, lying on Lewis' Creek. This land was left to his son, James Jr.
II-1. James Robertson, Jr., born in Coleraine, North Ireland, came to America with his father in 1737. He and his father settled in Augusta County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Crawford, a daughter of Alexander and Ann Crawford. In 1740 James and Elizabeth were members of the Rockfish Meeting House. Their children were all baptized at Tinkling Spring, the headwaters of the Freedom River. James died in 1754. His will was dated Sep. 11, 1751, recorded for probate Nov. 20, 1754, in Augusta County, Virginia. He left his land on Lewis' Creek to his two sons, George and Alexander. (Will Book 2, p.72). Elizabeth Crawford Robertson died in 1759. Her estate was listed and recorded Aug. 16, 1759. (Will Book 2, p.329).
III-1-1. Jane (Jean) Robertson, born 1739, baptized 22 Feb., 1741, married James Kerr, born 1725/6, son of James Kerr, Sr..



http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=gwt1&surname=ROBERTSON%2C+James Deed Book I, p. 65, 18 Feb 1743: acknowledged in Orange Co. 23 Feb 1 743. John and Margaret Lewis to James Robertson, 274 acres, Beverley Ma nor, on Lewis Creek; lines and corners: Daniel Deniston, James Trimble, ( Rev.) John Craig. Dower of Margaret Lewis released in Augusta Co. 15 Ap r 1746.

Other issue:
1) Ann - bapt. 20 Jun 1742 by Rev. John Craig; married c1760 Zechariah J ohnston; d. 1804, Rockbridge Co., VA where the Johnstons had moved from A ugusta Co. in the 1790s. They had 11 children.
2) George - bapt. 24 Apr 1744 by Rev. John Craig; known to be in Botet ourt Co., VA by 1777; married to Jane __?__; also removed to KY. Very l ittle else is known of him or his family.
3) Elizabeth - bapt. 26 Feb 1746 by Rev. John Craig; married John Shan klin in Nov 1767; lived in Rockingham Co., VA.
4) Alexander - bapt. 10 Jan 1748 by Rev. John Craig; married 18 Aug 17 73 to Margaret Robertson in Bedford Co., VA; living in Montgomery Co., V A in 1777. By 1779 living in what became (in 1786) Mercer Co., KY, wher e he d. 15 Aug 1802. Margaret Robertson, b. 13 Apr 1755 on the Roanoke R iver; d. 13 Jun 1846, Mercer Co., KY. They had 7 children, among them J udge George Robertson, who wrote a history of the family. A distinguish ed jurist, member of Congress, Robertson County, KY was named for him.
5) Rebeckah - b. c1752; married William Dunlap 21 Mar 1772; lived in S helby Co., KY.
James died shortly before his daughter, Sarah, was born.
Birth: 1729 in Coleraine, County Antrim, N. Ireland
Death: NOV 1754 in Augusta Co., Virginia
Note:
see Will Book 2, p. 72
Probate: 20 NOV 1754 Augusta Co., Virginia
Will: 11 SEP 1754 Augusta Co., Virginia
Note: Will Book 2, p. 72. He stated in his will that his wife was pregnant (w ith Sarah). Executors: Matthew Robertson and John Poage. Test: William R obertson, Alexander Matheson, (Rev.) John Craig. The widow, Elizabeth, e xecuted on the will after both Matthew Robertson and John Poage refused .
Children
Jean ROBERTSON b: 1739
Alexander ROBERTSON b: 22 NOV 1748 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
George ROBERTSON b: ABT 1750 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
Rebecca ROBERTSON b: 3 JUL 1751 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
Child ROBERTSON b: ABT 1753 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
James ROBERTSON b: 1754 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
Sarah Jane ROBERTSON b: 1755 in Augusta Co., Virginia
Child ROBERTSON b: 1756 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
William ROBERTSON
Sources:
Abbrev: Robertson
Title: compiled by Katherine G. Bushman, "Robertson of Long Meadow Run, August a County, Virginia" (Katherine G. Bushman, 12 Taylor, Staunton, VA 2440 1) a County, Virginia" a County, Virginia". Katherine G. Bushman, 12 Taylor, Staunton, VA 2440
1. Text: at pp. 3-4 Abbrev: Hogsett/Hogshead Title: compiled by Mary Hakes Jones, 1951 (now deceased), "The Genealogical Re cord of the Hogshead Family of America" Transcribed and indexed, includ ing margin notes, corrections and additions, by Jean T. Gillett, 1991 ( 134 Lido Circle, Sacramento CA 95826-1615) cord of the Hogshead Family of America" cord of the Hogshead Family of America". Transcribed and indexed, inclu ding margin notes, corrections and additions, by Jean T. Gillett, 1991 ( 134 Lido Circle, Sacramento CA 95826-1615).
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Benning, edited by Neblock. Francois Benin & his descendants and allied families. (1981).
  2. Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom. (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 428.