Person:John Donnelly (18)

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John Donnelly, Sr.
b.abt. 1677
d.bef. 20 October 1765 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HJohn Donnelly, Sr.abt 1677 - bef 1765
  1. John Donnellyest 1715-1725 - bef 1767
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Name John Donnelly, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1677
Death? bef. 20 October 1765 Augusta County, Virginia

John Donnelly was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • John Donelly, Sr., and Paul Garrison received a patent for 137 acres, 29th May, 1760, "on waters of Catawbo at a place called the Knob; corner land of John Donilly, Sr.", (as listed in the records below).


Estate Records of John Donnelly, Sr.

  • Page 412.--20th August, 1765. William Preston's bond (with Chas. Lewis) as administrator of John Donaley.
  • Page 105.--30th October, 1765. John Donilly's estate appraised, by Bryan McDonald, John Armstrong.
  • Page 379.--22d March, 1770. John Donnelly, Sr.'s, estate settlement recorded--William Preston, administrator, 1765. 1765, cash paid Saml. Piper for making a coffin. 1765, 29th October, cash paid Joseph Cloyd for rum for vendue. Cash paid Drewry Puckett, James McAffee, David Fleming, Joseph McDonald, Conrad Wall, James Cloyd, administratrix of Abraham Biss. Has paid the widow her thirds, and three of the children. Estate sold at vendue to, viz: Danl. McCormick, Walter Stewart, Drury Puckett, Archd. Fisher, Michael Reesener, James Laughlin, Elizabeth Hance, George Darr, Wm. Thornton.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1746/7. - (168) Road ordered from lower end of cow-pasture to Carter's Mill, and Adam Dickenson, James Scot, Wm. Galespy, James Simpson, Wm. Dowerty, Andrew Maldrough, Hugh Coffey, John Donerly, Alexr. McKay, John Mitchell, John Moore, Ralph Laverty, John Cockmill, James Huy, Wm. Hugh, James Stewart, James McKay worked it.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1747. - (197) Andrew Muldrough, John Donerly, Alexr. McClary, and Hugh Coffie, appraisers of John Watson.
  • Page 321.--10th August, 1750. Appraisement of Saml. Brown, on Round Oak, by Ephraim Vause, Wm. Buis, Thomas Buis. 7th November, 1750. Appraisement of above on Cowpasture, by Hugh Coffey, Elicksander Mealray, Jno. Donaley.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1753. - Francis Sybert vs. Donnally and Garrison.--In 1749, Sybert bought of John Donnolly 300 acres on headwaters of Roanoke River in Colonel Patton's Grant of 5,000 acres, but John transferred his right to Paul Garrison.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1755 (A). - Love vs. Steelman.--Deposition of John Donily, aged 78 years, 26th May, 1755. (Note: record establishes John Donnelly's date of birth in abt. 1677)
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1756 (B). - Rose's executors vs. Donnolly.--Anne Rose, Alexander Rose, Thomas Fitzhugh and John Rose, executors of Robert Rose, Clerk, complain of John Donnolly. Deposition of Philip Davis says that he was overseer for Robert Rose at a plantation of his on Tye river in Albemarle County, in 1743.
  • Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: John Donaly, 4th February, 1754. (listed among many others)
  • Page 403.--17th August, 1762. Alex. McElroy and Agness to Wm. Sprowle, £200, 200 acres patented to Alexander, 10th April, 1761; John Dickenson's line on Cowpasture; cor. John Donely's land. Acknowledged and privy examination.
  • Page 340.--8th March, 1763. Paul ( ) Garrison, of Roan County, North Carolina, to John Donilly, £20, 68 acres, said Garrison's part of 137 acres patented to John Donelly, Sr., and Paul Garrison, 29th May, 1760, on waters of Catawbo at a place called the Knob; corner land of John Donilly, Sr.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 21, 1763. - (39) Following deeds partially proved and ordered certified: William Moore to Francis Smith, Thomas Hill to David Miller, Elijah Isaacs to Robt. McGee, Paul Garrison to John Donally.


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