Facts and Events
John Kirk was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Kirk's land (Borden Tract Middle West, 165 acres acquired from Charles Hays in 1766; and map showing general location of another probable tract adjoining Andrew Fitzpatrick's 1765 Borden Tract Patent) 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.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 121.--15th February, 1763. Samuel Wilson and Mary to John Kirk, £80, 76 acres on a draft of Jenning's Creek. Teste: Robert Armstrong, Wm. Magill, James Bell.
- Page 23.--2d May, 1766. Same (From Borden's executors) to Charles Hays, £14, 165 acres agreed by Benj., Jr., to be sold to John Kirk, part of 92100, beginning his old corner in James Moore's line, spur of North Mountain. Delivered: Chas. Hays, 16th August, 1773.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 208.--21st May, 1771. John Kirk and Margret to Blackly (Blakely) Brush. £25, 100 acres of Borden's 92100, John Kirk's line
Will of John Kirk
- Page 100.--28th January, 1801. John Kirk's will--To wife, Mary Ann Kirk; to daughter, Rachel; daughter, Jane; to daughters that are married; to daughter, Agnes Bratton; to son, James; son, John; son, William; to daughters, Rachel Cunningham, _____. Executors, wife Mary Ann, nephew William Bell, son James. Teste: John and Francis Bell, Lindsey Marshall. Proved, 27th April, 1801, by the Bells. Executors qualify.
Will of Mary Ann Kirk, John's wife:
- Page 220.--16th February, 1808. Mary Ann Kirk's will--To daughter, Rachel Cunningham; daughter, Jane Kirk (unmarried); son, James, who is to pay John and William; to son, John; son, William, legatee; (daughter?) Agnes Bratton. Executors, son James. Proved, 26th September, 1808.
Records of John Kirk in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 400.--15th February, 1763. William Young, of Kingsoss, County of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, cordwainer, to John Madison, power of attorney to convey to William Davis, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, skinner, 400 acres on east side of New River or Woods' River, formerly patented to John Mills, and conveyed by him to William Young, £65. Teste: Paul Isaac Vato, John Kirke, David Robinson, John Boiler. Acknowledged by Vato and Kirke, both of Philadelphia, before Henry Harrison, Mayor of Philadelphia.
- Page 330.--30th May, 1765. Borden's executors to Andrew Fitzpatrick, £20, 150 acres, part of 92,100; corner Domnick Morren, on John Kirk's line. Teste: Samuel and James McDowell, Wm. Davis.
- Page 336.--9th February, 1767. John Kirk (Kerk) to John Beaty, £10, horses. Mortgage to pay £12. Teste: David Beaty.
- Page 175 - Land Grant Survey: Robert Armstrong, 583 acres, Jennings Branch. Adjoining John Kirk, Robert McCetterick [prob. "McKittrick"]. April 17, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 63].
- Page 400.--22d November, 1775. Recorded. John Potter's appraisement by John Kirk, Alex. Kirk, John Beard--"For Sogering mony under Capt. Moffett, £6.7.6."
- Page 250.--24th April, 1780. Robert Armstrong and Jane to Benjamin Tolman, 145 acres patented to Robert, 12th May, 1759, comer James Kerk; 240 acres patented to Robert 8th July, 1752. Teste: John and Alex. Kirk, Casper Ekert.
- Page 277.--23d September, 1780. John Mitchell's will--To Ann Russell. £150; to Mary Russell, £150; to Andrew Russell's children; to Esther Turk; to Andrew Russell, but he is to give Ann, Mary, and Mathew their quantity of the legacy and the rest of the childrens, that is to say, William, Betty, Andrew, John, Jean, and James their mentioned parts of the legacy when they are of age; Thomas Turk, father of Esther, is to control her legacy until she is of age; to Mathew Russell; to William Russell; to Ann Russell; to Mary Russell; to Jean Russell. Teste: John Reaugh, Margaret Kirk, Mary Turk. Proved, 15th April, 1783, by the witnesses. (Note: Margaret was the wife of John Kirk).
- Page 70.--27th September, 1780. Mathew (mark) Edmondson to John Kirk and David McNare, power of attorney to sell land.
- Page 195.--14th February, 1795. James Bell's will--To wife, Martha; to sons, James and William, tract purchased of James Trimble on Middle River; to Frances Bell; to son, Robert; to sons, John and Samuel Bell, home plantation; to eldest daughter, Agnes, 1,000 acres in Kentucky; to daughter, Rachel, 1,000 acres in Kentucky; to son, Robert, 500 acres in Kentucky; to son, Francis, 1,000 acres in Kentucky; to daughter, Mary An, 1,000 acres in Kentucky. Executors, wife Martha, brother William Bell, brother John Kirk. Teste: William Sterrett, Francis Gardiner, Jas. Brown. Proved, October Court, 1795, by the witnesses. Widow qualifies. (Note: John Kirk was the brother-in-law of James Bell, Bell married John Kirk's sister, Rachel).