John Gray, Jr.
Facts and Events
John Gray was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Processioning List of 1767/8
- "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 settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 448.--1767-68: Processioned by John Gillespie and Andw. McClure: For William Tease, Saml. Steele, John and Wm. Finley, John Ramsey, John Black, John Patrick, Charles Tease, Andw. Russell, Wm. Russell, Wm. Skillren, James Alexander, Andw. McClure, Francis Alexander, Wm. Logan, Zachariah Johnston, James Thompson, James Galespie, John Williams, Hugh McClure, Samuel McClure, Saml. Frazier, Andw. Russell, John Graham, John Hutchison, Wm. Hutchison, Saml. Pilson, Zachariah Smith, John Gray.
Records of John Gray in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 354.--26th October, 1756. Alex. Thompson, Captain, to William Thompson, yeoman, £20. Bill sale of horses and cattle. Teste: Samuel McKune, John Gray.
- Page 534.--15th March, 1758. Jno. Lyle to James McKee, £35, 210 acres, part of Borden's 92100; cor. Mathew Lyle; cor. Jno. Gray. Teste: Wm. Todd, Mathew Lyle, Robert Huston. Delivered: Jno. Lyle, 16th August, 1774.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage License in Augusta County - 1759--February 26, John Gray. (Note: bride's name not listed)
- Page 198.--2d April, 1762. Mathew Lyle and Esther to John Lyle, £10. 461 acres, part of Borden's 92,100 and conveyed by Borden to Mathew; corner Thomas McSpadin, John Mathews' line; corner John Gray. Delivered: Jno. Lyle, 4th March, 1774.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1764 (C). - John Cusham vs. John Gray, Weaver.--Account, 1759-61. (Note: same John Gray?)
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1765 (B). - Wm. Crow vs. Patrick Lynch and John Gray.--Chancery. Patrick was debtor of plaintiff and gave plaintiff a note with John as security, but before note fell due Patrick moved to North Carolina, about 1755-6. Wm. sent the note to North Carolina by Andrew Dunbar, who made affidavit that he could not find Patrick and did not receive the money, but lost the note. Gray replies that after Patrick left Virginia a friend of John's named John Lawrence, from New Jersey, passed on his way to North Carolina and offered to collect the debt from Patrick. Lawrence returned and said he had seen Patrick, who declared he had paid the money to Dunbar. Notice 30th October, 1764, that deposition of Andrew Dunbar will be taken near Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
- Page 35.--2d August, 1766. Borden's executors to James McKee, gent., £50, 301 acres, part of 92100, on northwest branch of Mill Creek, in line of a tract surveyed for the Rev. Mr. Dean; John Gray's line, corner John Lyle; corner Greenlee's survey.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1767. - (257) Jurors: John Ray, Moses Williams, John Gray, Nicholas Seahorn.
- Page 515.--16th May, 1768. Alexander McDonald, John Gray and William Hutcheson to John Ramsey, bond in £200 conditioned to make secure title to 141 acres for £100 in Beverley Manor, excepting mines and minerals, if any (mentions deeds of lease and where as having been made on same date as this).
- Page 314.--John Gray and Jeane, late Jeane Craige, administrators of John Craige, deceased, and William Gullet and Jeane ( ), late Jane Craige, only child and heiress of John Craige, dsceased, of Greenbrier County, to Thomas Rodgers, in Beverley Manor, conveyed to John Craige, deceased. 20th March, 1754. (Note: this record establishes John Gray's wife Jeane as a daughter of John Craig).
- Page 319.--18th March, 1785. John Gray and Jane, late Jane Craig, administratrix of John Craig, deceased, to William Gullett and Jane, his wife, only child of John Craig, deceased, of Greenbrier, to Nicholas Spring, stump in a poison field; Rey. Mr. Anderson's line, John Seawright's corner.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1791 (H to W). - James Spence vs. John Gray and his son, Alexander Gray, deceased, and his son, John, Jr.--Chancery.