Capt. John Buchanan, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
- Capt. John Buchanan, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAest 1700 - bef 1790
Facts and Events
John Buchanan was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
John Buchanan's land (Beverley Manor SW, 784 acres, 1741) 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.
Adjoining John Buchanan's land to the north is the tract belonging to James Patton, the father-in-law to John Buchanan.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 225-28. 23-24 Sept. 1741. Wm Beverley of Essex County, Essex County to John Buchanan of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤24 current money. 784 acres... corner to James Patten.. in Patrick Campbell's line... David Mitchell's lines... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: John Lewis, James Fulton, Francis Beaty. 25 Sept. 1741. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Deed Book 6, pg. 31].
Disposition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pg. 33-35. Indenture 22 May 1745 between John Buckhannon (Buchanan) of Beverley Manor in Orange County, Yeoman, of one part and David Cloyd of New Castle County in the Province of Pennsylvania, Yeoman... for sum of five shillings paid by David Cloyd.. granted 400 acres... that part of Orange County known as Augusta... on the road side of the Blue Ridge and on the West side of James River and on the head of a branch of Goose Creek... bounded as follows.. lands of James Patton, John Buchanan.. (signed) John Buckhannon (seal). Witnesses: James Patton, Silas Hart, Samuel Gay. Payment of ₤27.15.10... Release recorded 23 May 1745. [Orange County Deed Book 10, pg. 33].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 69.--28th November, 1750. Wm. Nutt to John Buchanan, 416-1/2 acres dated 27th July, 1744, part of 650 acres conveyed by Beverley by decree of Orange Co. Same land involved in suit in Orange, Nutt vs. Gibbins Jennings and Wm. Beverley, conveyed by Beverley to Nutt, 13th August, 1745; corner John Coulter, Mill Creek; corner James McCorkals, etc., water grist mill. Eleanor, wife of Wm. Nutt. Teste: Andrew Cowan, John Rutledge, Francis Beatey.
- John Buchanan received a patent of 684 acres on 22nd August, 1753, on Chestnut Creek, a branch of New River on So. side thereof, as listed in the dispositions below. (Note: this tract was sold to John Buchanan, this John Buchanan's son, in 1755, as shown below).
- John Buchanan received a patent of 880 acres by patent, 22d August, 1753. on Indian River, as listed in the dispositions, below. (Note: this tract was sold to John Buchanan, this John Buchanan's son, in 1755, as shown below).
- Page 347.--20th August, 1754. James ( ) Roseborough and Margaret to John Buchanan, £63, 240 acres purchased from Wm. Beverley 28th February 1749, in Beverley Manor, in patent line. Teste: Moses Whiteside. (Note: this tract was sold to Charles Berry in 1771, as shown below).
Disposition of Land from "Chalkley's":
- Page 177.—18th February, 1746. John Buchanan, yeoman, to James Cowan, £18.10.0 current money Virginia; 374 acres in B. M. in Patrick Campbell's line; Reed and Moor's land; Col. Patton's land. Witnesses, Andrew Cowen, Robert Foyle, James Trimble. Acknowledged, 18th February, 1746. (Note: this was part of the 784 acre tract in Beverley Manor that he had received in 1741)
- Page 272.--20th March, 1752. John Buchanan, miller, to Samuel Braford, planter, 410 acres. In Beverley Manor on head Christian's Creek; corner James Cowan. Patrick Campbell's line; John Mitchel's corner Teste: Charles Campbell, John Kerr. (Note: this was the other part of the 784 acre tract in Beverley Manor that he had received in 1741)
- Page 54. - 22nd March, 1755. John Buchanan, of Beverley Manor, and Margret, to Charles Campbell, of said Manor, ₤50, 1,000 acres on the Indian Creek, Margaret (her mark) B----.
- Page 54. - 22nd March, 1755. John Buchanan, yeoman, and Margret, of Beverley Manor, to John Buchanan, gentleman, of Reed Creek, ₤60, 684 acres by patent, 22nd August, 1753, on Chestnut Creek, a branch of New River on So. side thereof. (Note: John Buchanan, gentleman is the son of this John Buchanan).
- Page 57.--22d March, 1755. Same to same (John Buchanan, yeoman, and Margret, of Beverley Manor, to John Buchanan, gentleman, of Reed Creek), £10, 10, 2, 130 acres on the waters of Mississippi on a branch called Indian River, opposite a small island, a great sink hole. Sent to Col. Wm. Preston, May, 1771. (Note: John Buchanan, gentleman is the son of this John Buchanan).
- Page 61.--20th March, 1755. Same to same (John Buchanan, yeoman, and Margret, of Beverley Manor, to John Buchanan, gentleman, of Reed Creek), £60, 880 acres by patent, 22d August, 1753. on Indian River. (Note: John Buchanan, gentleman is the son of this John Buchanan).
- Page 251.--4th March, 1769. John Buchanan and Margret to Michael Dougherty (Docherty), £10, 84 acres in Forks of James, part of 170 acres purchased by John Buchanan from John Moffet; corner Michael Docherty's land; corner James McGavock's land. Teste: James Crow, James Gilmore, Jonathan Smith. Delivered, October, 1777.
- Page 126.--28th March, 1771. John Buchanan and Margret ( ) to Patrick Buchanan, £300. 176 acres in Beverley Manor, corner John Coulter; corner John Buchanan; corner William Curry. Delivered: Pat. Buchanan, 16th February, 1773. (Note: Patrick Buchanan is the son of this John Buchanan).
- Page 282.--20th August, 1771. John Buchanan and Martha to Charles Berry, £90, 240 acres in Beverley Manor, said patent line. Teste: John Handly, Robert Buchanan. Robert Gamel. Delivered: Charles Berry, 31st June, 1773.
- Source:Chalkley's Chronicles See Also, Chalkley's Chronicles, Google Books
- Page 217 - - 22nd October, 1776. John Buchanan's will - -
- To wife, Margaret, executrix;
- to daughter, Martha, wife of John Buchanan;
- to son, William Buchanan;
- to son, Patrick, 3 pounds, executor;
- to son, Robert;
- to son, John; to son, James, executor;
- to sons, Alexander and David;
- to daughters, Mary and Catherine.
- Robert Gnear (now in my care) to be taught the art and mystery of a Taylor.
Teste: Elijah McClenachan, Moses Williams. Proved, 20th April, 1790, by the witnesses. Patrick qualifies. 20th April, 1790. Margaret refuses to execute. Teste: John Gregory and Jno. Wallace.
- ↑ Lineages, Inc., comp. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825. (The Generations Network, Inc.).
_APID: 1,4895::16194 More information needed to see why John BUchanan of Augusta would be mentioned in a Chester County will
- ↑ Will dated 20 October 1776, Probated 1 May 1790, which dates bracket his DOD. Most likely died closer to 1790. Need to review Chalkley's to see the date of his last record in Old Augusta might have been</li></ol>