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James Wilson, of Beverley Manor
b.bef. 1725
d.bef. 12 August 1768 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Bef. 1719
  1. Margaret Wilson1719 -
  2. John Wilson, Shoemaker, of Beverley ManorEst 1722-1727 - Bef 1757
  3. Sarah WilsonBef 1723 -
  4. James Wilson, of Beverley Manorbef 1725 - bef 1768
  5. Robert Wilson, Sr., of Beverley Manorest 1725 - Bef 1788
  • HJames Wilson, of Beverley Manorbef 1725 - bef 1768
  • W.  Mary (add)
m. bef. 1745
  1. Sgt. William Willson1745 - 1832
  2. John Wilsonbef 1757 -
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Name James Wilson, of Beverley Manor
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1725
Marriage bef. 1745 to Mary (add)
Death? bef. 12 August 1768 Augusta County, Virginia

James Wilson 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 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

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1768. - (344) Mary Wilson qualifies admx. of decd. husband, James Wilson.
  • Page 164.—12th November. 1768. James Wilson's estate appraised, by John Brownlee, Wm. Brown, Robert Christian, James Gillmore.

Processioning List of 1747/48 & 1755

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:


  • Vol. 2 - Page 19.--Robert Christian and James Caldwell report, viz: 1747-8, 24th February, processioned for Arthur Hamilton; processioned for James Moody, present Robert Wilson; processioned for James Wilson; 26th February, processioned for Andrew Cowan, present Robert Wilson; processioned for James Caldwell, present John and William Caldwell; 27th February, processioned for James Armstrong, present John and William Caldwell; 28th February, processioned for James Armstrong, present Wm. Armstrong and John Davison; 1st March, processioned for Isaac McCully; processioned for Wm. Long, present John Long; 2d March, processioned for James Bell, present Gabriel Alexander; 3d March, processioned for James Alexander; processioned for Thomas Black, present Wm. Johnson; 4th March, processioned for Robert Cunningham; processioned for Wm. Henderson, present, Thomas Black; processioned for Geo. Rutlidge, present Wm. Henderson; 6th March, processioned for Geo. Caldwell, present Wm. Caldwell and Wm. Henderson; processioned for John, Robert, William Christian; 10th March, processioned for Thos. Stewart, present James and John Black. 8th March, 1747-8, Edward Hall's land not processioned, there being a dispute between the said Hall and Col. Patton, not at home.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 139.--By order of Vestry, dated 27th November, 1755, subscribers have processioned all the patroned land within bounds of Cap. Wm. Christian's Company, by Wm. Henderson, Thomas Stuart, viz: For William Scott, present Robert Cunningham, Waltee Davis; for Walter Davis, present Wm. Scott, Robert Cunningham; for Rob. Cunningham; for Thos. Black, present Thos. Rutlidge, Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Henderson, present Ro. Cunningham, Geo. Caldwell; for Geo. Rutlidge; for John McNutt, present Wm. Marshall; for Wm. Marshall, present Saml. Caldwell; for James Caldwell; for John Coalter; for Wm. Ledgerwood; for Andrew Cowan, present Wm. Carry; for Wm. Carry; for James Moody; for James Wilson; for Robert Wilson; for John Shields; for Thos. Brown; for Rob. Wilson; for Andrew Alexander; for Samuel Blackwood, present Thos. Blackwood; for Thos. Blackwood; for Wm. Karr; for Robert Christian, present; for John Christian; for Wm. Christian; for Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Armstrong; for James Frame; for Thomas Shields; for Jacob Van Lear; for James Bell; for Gabriel Alexander; for John Black; for Anthony Black; for Wm. Wright; for Jos. Tees (deceased), no one to show lines; for Wm. Long, present Alex. and John Long; for Wm. Long; for John Glass (deceased), no one to show lines; for Samuel Lusk, has no deed; for Samuel McCoule, has no deed; for John Hunter, has no deed; for James Patton (deceased), no one to show lines; for Thomas Stuart; for Edward Hall; for Alex. Thomson.


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).