James Wilson, of Beverley Manor
b.prob. bef. 1725
Facts and Events
James Wilson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
James Wilson's land (Beverley Manor SW, 101 acres, 1751, most likely adjoining 200 acres acquired from his step-father, James Moody in 1748) 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 acquired by Robert Wilson, probable brother of James Wilson is located to the south, and land of John Wilson, Gent. (relationship unknown) is located to the west.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 488.--18th May, 1748. £15. James Moody to James Wilson, 200 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 510 acres sold by Beverley to James Moody, 24th July, 1740, recorded in Orange. Tested, acknowledged, and dower released as above. (Note: James Moody appears to be the step-father of James Wilson).
- Page 195.--Beverley of Essex County (26th November, 1751; see p. 179 supra) by Lewis & Madison to James Wilson, 101 acres. In Beverley Manor; corner said Wilson's old survey.
Estate Records of James Wilson in Augusta County, VA
- Page 164.—12th November. 1768. James Wilson's estate appraised, by John Brownlee, Wm. Brown, Robert Christian, James Gillmore.
Records of James Wilson in Augusta County, VA
- Page 579.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to John Glass, 236 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner to James Frame; Christian's land; passes Wilson's line. Teste: John Campbell. (Note: this tract borders James Wilson's tract to the northeast).
- Page 216.—5th September, 1757. John Wilson's will, shoemaker—To wife Agness; to daughter Sarah; to brother Robert Wilson and brother James Wilson's son John; to brother James' son William; to James McKnut, 1/2 of shoemaker's tools. Teste: John Christian, John Brownlee, Alex. Brownlee. Proved, 18th November, 1757, by John Christian and Jno. Brownlee. Agness renounces the provisions, and Agness qualifies, with Robt. McClenachan, Richard Woods. (Note: John Wilson was the brother of this James Wilson).