Person:Jonathan Douglas (1)

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Jonathan Douglas
b.03 Oct 1715
d.bef. 21 May 1781
m. abt. 1742
  1. Naomi Douglas1742/43 - 1844
  2. Phoebe DouglasABT 1744 - BET 1810
  3. Jonathan Douglas, Jr.ABT 1747 - 1810
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Name Jonathan Douglas
Gender Male
Birth? 03 Oct 1715
Marriage abt. 1742 Prob. Virginiato Jemima Russell
Death? bef. 21 May 1781

Jonathan Douglas 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:


  • Page 210.--2d July, 1755. Thomas Beall, of Frederick County, Maryland, planter, to Jonathan Douglass, weaver, 400 acres on a branch of Broad Run on a draft of Brock's Creek. Teste: Silas Hart, Gabriel Pickens, Daniel Smith. Delivered: grantee, 1760.
  • Jonathan Douglas received a patent of 400 acres "on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanando, cor. Nicholas Mace" on 11 July 1761, according to the Chalkley's records listed below:


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 382.--19th August, 1760. Jonathan Douglas and Jemima ( ) to Nicholos Mase, £15, 160 acres on Broad Run near Linvell's Creek, part of 400 surveyed for Thos. Beal and conveyed to Jonathan, 1755; cor. to that part of tract surveyed to Henry Mace; cor. John Fare. Teste: Michael Hogshead, Margaret Woods. Delivered: Geo. Skelerom, 25th April, 1761.
  • Page 386.--19th August, 1760. Same (Jonathan Douglas and Jemima ( ) ) to Henry Mace, £5, 34 acres, part of 400 above; cor. Robert Poage. Delivered: Geo. Skileron, 1761.
  • Page 45.--18th November, 1761. Jonathan Douglass and Jemima ( ) to Patrick Quin, £20, 350 acres on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandoe, part of two tracts, one of 400 acres patented to Jonathan, 11th July, 1761, the other of 400 acres also patented to Jonathan, adjoining above; cor. Nicholas Mace.
  • Page 336.--23d June, 1763. Jonathan Douglas to Daniel Harrison, £40, 306 acres, part of two tracts of 400 acres each, whereof Nicholas and Henry Mace and Patrick Quin possess the other part, the one tract granted to Jonathan by Thomas Beal, of Frederick County, Maryland, 1755; the other patented to Jonathan, 11th July, 1761, on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandoe, whereon said Douglas now lives Mortgage.


Records of Jonathan Douglas in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records: (Note: some of the later records may be for Jonathan Douglas, Jr.)


  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1752. - (247) Petition of inhabitants of Linvil's Creek. These persons to clear a road from Brock's Creek to Francis Hughes's, thence to the main road leading to Fredericksburg: Jonathan Duglass, Wm. Smith, John Miller, James Claypole, Wm. Claypole, Ro. Williams, Rees Thomas.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 22, 1752. - Page (411) Jonathan Douglas committed for trial for horsestealing.
  • Page 326.--20th April, 1753. Robert Green, Gent., and Mary, of Culpeper, to John Miller, farmer, 200 acres, part of 500 acres, part of greater tract patented to Hite, Green, &c., and devised by Robert Green, Sr., to grantor; Linville's Creek. Teste: Alexander Bright. Delivered: Jonathan Douglass by your order, April, 1750. Teste: Alex. Bright.
  • Page 296.--23d August, 1758. John Harrison, Jr.'s will, yeoman-- Brother Zebulon, eldest son of Jno. Harrison, tract on Smith's Creek, 400 acres; to Phel Harrison, eldest daughter of Zebulon; to sister Phebe Moore, and her daughter; Ann Davison, and to her daughters; Phebe Davison; to brother, Reuben. Executors, brothers Zebulon and Reuben. Teste: Jonathan Douglass, Jno. Hopkins, James Breame (?). Proved, 15th November, 1763, by Jno. Hopkins, and 16th November, 1763, by Jonathan Douglass. Executors qualified (Zebulon's mark ), with Danl. Love, Robt. Cravens.
  • Page 17.--9th November, 1760. John Wright and Lydde and John Cravens and Margaret ( ) to Daniel Pouder, £40, 510 acres on head of east fork of Cook's Creek and a draft of Smith's Creek; Daniel Harrison's land, patented to Jacob Gardner, 16th August, 1756. Teste: Daniel Harrison, Jonathan Douglass.
  • Page 79.--19th August, 1761. Mary Jackson's (late Mary Claypole) settlement of estate of William Claypole recorded--To Jno. Wright, Francis McBride, Jno. Dunbar, Jno. and Jos. Claypole, Mr. Johns, Evan Thomas. Sale bill, viz: To Robert Williams, Jersmons Peir, Arthur Trader, Moses Samples, John Douglass, Jno. Arshers, James Cohoon, Dennis Henry, Wm. Cimsey, Andw. Sedusky, Rees Thomas, Henry Harvey.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 25, 1762. (255) Neomi Hill vs. Jonathan Douglas--Abates by marriage of plaintiff.
  • Page 37.--16th November, 1762. Henry Maese and Ann ( ) to Michael and George Kinder, £10, 34 acres on a branch of Broad Run near Linvell's Creek, part of 400 acres surveyed for Thomas Beal and conveyed to Jonathan Douglas, 3d July, 1750, and conveyed to Henry, 19th August, 1760. Cor. Nicliolas Mase's part of said land; cor. Robert Poage's land. Teste: Benj. Kinley, Wm. Wilson. Delivered: Michael Kinder, February. 1767.
  • Page 295.--19th April, 1763. William McMullin and Mary ( ) to John Hinds, £65, 120 acres on North Branch North River Shanando called Woods Creek. Teste: Jonathan Douglass. Delivered: John Hinds, May 11, 1764.
  • Page 277.--20th May, 1765. Same (From James Thomas and Sarah) to Reece Thomas, £15, 185 acres, part of 350 above patented to Reece Thomas, father of said James and Reece Thomas, as above. Teste: James Marshall, Jonathan Douglass. Conrod ( ) Kuster, John Thomas.
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1765 (D). - John Hopes (Hapes) vs. Daniel Harrison.--Chancery. Spa. issued September, 1763. Bill states that orator was some years ago employed as Deputy Sheriff under Robert McClenachan, and continued so for two years. Thomas Harrison, Daniel Harrison and John Cravens were his securities. As the end of orator's term drew near he became fearful that he would be behind in his accounts, and withdrew himself to Carolina, leaving his Sheriff's books and effects for the satisfaction of his bondsmen. His effects were immediately attached by Daniel Harrison, who was appointed Deputy Sheriff in orator's place. After some time orator returned to Virginia and sold a tract of land for £47, which he paid to his securities, expecting to have an account rendered to him by defendant, but orator waited a long time for an accounting, and then applied for one, but has never gotten one yet. Prayer for acconuting. Daniel Harrison's answer states that: Claims that orator is still in his debt. Account follows: Downes's fees--William Carrel, David Johnson, James Scott, John Dunbar, William Longin, Mathy Thomas, John Griffeth, John Megil. Adam Bracen Righ's book (boock)--Alen Sculps, Alen Jackson. John Bumgardner's book--Jonathan Duglis, Aorgin Jones, John Crage, Thos. Dwode, Ben Inman Gouge, John Harrison, Henry Netherentine, Samuel Lonard, Renell Macdannel, Jeremiah Orsburn, Jr., Samuel Pattron, James Rutledge, Samuel Samples, Edward Shankling, Hugh Duglis, Wm. Ewing, David Crage, John Griffeth, James Gray, Reuben Harrison, Samuel Henderson, Francis MacBred, Richard Marling, John Phillips, John Pattron, Valentine Seveor, Mathew Ship, John Walker, Thomas Holing, Mung Price, Hugh Camel, John Davis, Jacob Glashe, John Holmes, Joell Hornback, Thomas Loin (Lain), Peter Mate, John Orsburn, Josiah Parrent, Edward Rutledge, James Scot, Mathous Sulcer, Richard Tictum.
  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents List - 1767--William Bowyer's list: Jno. Douglass.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 21, 1767. - (372) Jurors: Thos. Levasey, James Hill, John Francisco, John Clark, John Caldwell, Robt. Christian, Wm. Black, John Long, Robt. Clark, Alexr. Long, Thos. Black, Jonathan Douglas.
  • Vol. 2 - Michael Bowyer's account as Jailor allowed for insolvent fees for 1769: Jonathan Douglass, in goal for debt, 20 days
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Daniel Harrison vs. Jonathan Douglas.--Bill for foreclosure of mortgage filed 1768. Mortgage, 1763, of 300 acres, part of 2 tracks containing 400 acres each, whereof Nicholas and Henry Mace and Patrick Quin possessed the other part, the one tract granted to Douglas by Thomas Beal of Frederick County, Maryland, by deed 2d July, 1755, the other patented to Douglas, 11th July, 1761, on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shenandore, where Douglas now lives.
  • Page 244.--21st March, 1770. Daniel Harrison and Sarah to Felix Gilbert. On 23d June, 1763, Jonathan Douglass mortgaged to Daniel 306 acres on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandore being parts of two tracts of 400 acres each, one patented to Jonathan 11th July, 1761. the other purchased by Jonathan from one Thomas Beal of Maryland, the remainder now in possession of Nicholas and Henry Mace and Patrick Quin, being the land whereon Jonathan then lived. Jonathan failed to pay the debt. wherefore Daniel brought bill in Augusta County Court; decree rendered 25th March. 1769. Now, £55. Teste: James McDowell, Wm. Patton. Delivered: Felix Gilbert, March, 1773.
  • Page 20.--21st August, 1772. Patrick ( ) Gwenn (Gween, Gwinn) and Jean (Jeanet) ( ) to Phelix Gilbert, on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandore, part of two tracts patented to Jonathan Douglass; corner Nicholas Mace. Teste: Daniel Smith. Delivered.
  • Vol. 1 - Valentine Sevier vs. Thomas Reeves.--Chancery. John Sevier was son to Valentine. Thomas was brother to Brewer Reeves. Jonathan Douglas was 57 years old on 3d October, 1772. (Note: this record establishes Jonathan Douglas' birthdate as 3 October 1715).


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