John Neill, of Frederick County, VA
Facts and Events
John Neill was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta and Frederick County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 121-24. 2-3 Oct. 1738. Rees Smith of Orange County to John and Lewis Neile of same. Lease and release; for ₤32.10.- currentl money. 150 acres on the west side of Sharrendo River and on Opeckon Creek at a mouth of a valley above a pine hill about half a mile above a new waggon roade marked from the waggon road to go to Jost Hite's... (signed) Rees Smith. Wit: Morgan an, William Smith, John Beals Juner. 22 March 1738 . Acknowledged by Rees Smith. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3 Dorman, pg. 9].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- John and Lewis Neill received a patent for 400 acres "west side Blue Ridge, on a branch of South River called Boon (Boone's) Run, on 1 December 1740, as listed in the records below.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 88.--8th May, 1746. Lewis Neal (Neil) and Lydia, his wife; John Neal (Neil) and Ann, his wife, of the County of Frederick, to William Burk, £22 current money Virginia; 400 acres on west side Blue Ridge, on a branch of South River called Boon Run. Signed by all. Ann's mark. Witnesses, W. Russell, James Porteus, John Newport. Proved, 3d May, 1746, by all witnesses.
Records of John Neill in Augusta County, VA
From Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 170-45. 2-2 March 1741 . Isaac Pennington of Orange County to John Linsey of same. Lease and release; for ₤25 current money. 80 acres, part of a tract of land by pattent 3 Oct. 1734 granted unto Isaac Pennington... by the meadow... (signed) Isaac Pennington. Wit: P. Mathews, Lewis Thomas, Robt. Worthington, John Neill. 27 May 1742. Proved by Patrick Matthews and Lewis Thomas and affirmation of John Neill. On motion by James Porteus in behalf of William Linsey [sic] admitted to record. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 8].
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 294.--17th August, 1749. James Wood, Gent of Frederick, to William Burk, 4000 acres. Patented to James, 22nd September, 1739. On South River, near peaked Mountain, Boon's Run. Delivered: Nicholas Null, 25th May, 1753. Teste: Isaac Perkins, John Neill, James Porteus, Valentine Sevier.
- Page 43.--5th January, 1754. William Burk's will--Sons, John and William, tract purchased of John and Lewis Neal; son, Thomas, tract purchased of George Hayl, and entry adjoining called Long Meadow, 400 acres; daughter, Catherine Burk, alias McCommus; daughter, Judea Burk (infant), tract at mouth of Naked Creek. Judea is to be under care of Mrs Matteson. Thomas is to be under care of Mr. John Matteson. Testator's (?) Thomas' (?) interest in estate of David McCommus. Son William to learn trade of blacksmith. Sister Bridget Burk, living out of this Colony. Executors, John Matterson and Gabriel Jones. Teste: Nicholas Null, Thos. Smith, Daniel Remy. Proved, 16th May, 1754, by all witnesses.
- Page 292.--2d May, 1760. John McDaniel, of Orange County, North Carolina, to Stephen Greerrod, £30, 180 acres on Boon's Run of Shanando, part of 400 acres surveyed for Lewis and Jno. Neal and transferred to Burk. Acknowledged by John, 2d May, 1765. Delivered: Stephen, 20th January, 1761.
- Page 163.--2d November, 1768. Thomas ( ) Burk and Clearey ( ) to Conrad Peterfish, £14, 177 acres on Dry River, branch of Shanandore, patented to said Burk, line of land patented for John and Lewis Neall. Teste: Joseph Hannah, Robert ( ) Frazor. David Frazor.
- Page 263.--20th March. 1769. John Burk to Henry Armontrout, 40 shillings, 3-1/4 acres, part of 400 acres patented to John and Lewis Neal, 1st December, 1740, and by them conveyed to William Burk, deceased, and descended to John by William's will, on Boon's Run of Shanandore. Teste: John Couts, George Eliot. Delivered: John Pence by Mr. Armentrout's order, 3d November, 1786.
- Page 384.--20th June, 1769. John Burk to Nicholas Alstot, £200, 163 acres, part of 400 patented to Lewis and John Neal, 1st December, 1740, and by them conveyed to William Burk, deceased, and by him devised to said John; corner Steven Conrod. Delivered: Peter Conrod. 21st April. 1784.
- Page 126.--16th March, 1773. John Burk to Nicholas Allstot, part of 400 acres patented to Lewis and John Neill, 1st December, 1740, and by them conveyed to William Burk, deceased, father of said John Burk. Delivered: Peter Conrod, 21st April, 1784.
Information on John Neill
From Genforum.com post on Meredith Helm, Sr.:
Meredith Helm Sr. and John Neill, father of Elizabeth and Margaret Neill, were both Justices of the Frederick County court and the families lived on adjoining properties. Lewis Neill was John Neill's son and inherited his father's plantation when his father died in Oct/ Nov 1750. Meredith Helm SR died without a will and settlement of his estate was dragged out for over a decade. His estate was not settled until 8 Feb 1769 when his son Thomas was granted an administrative settlement, so the land would have remained in his name until then at least.
- ↑ Hall, Nell, Palestine, TX.
- O'Dell, Cecil. Pioneers of old Frederick County, Virginia. (Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Pub. Co., c1995), Pg. 230+.