Lt. Joseph Lapsley
Facts and Events
Joseph Lapsley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Joseph Lapsley's land (Borden Tract SW, 383 acres, 1742) 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 Orange County Virginia Records:
- Pages 190-95. 26-27 July 1742. Benjamin Borden of Orange County to Joseph Lapsly of same. Lease and release; for £10.2.10 current money. 338 acres on waters of James River, part of 92,100 acres patin (patented) 6 Nov. 1739... on boath sides of Woods Creek... corner to Samuel Woods land... (signed) Benja. Borden. Wit: Richard Woods, James McDowell, William Woods. 26 Aug. 1742. Acknowledged by Benjamin Borden, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 8, Dorman, pg. 79].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 340.--19th June, 1752. James McDowell to Joseph Lapsley, 400 acres. In Forks of James; Woods Creek; Benjamin Borden's line. Teste: William Armstrong, James Lockhart. (Note: this tract of 400 acres is no doubt very close to the land acquired by Joseph Lapsley in 1742, most likely just across the border of the Borden Tract).
- Page 403.--21st August, 1754. Same (From Borden's executors) to Joseph Lapsley, Gent. Benjamin Borden, Jr., had sold to Joseph in his lifetime one acre adjoining said Lapsley's old survey where he now lives; Joseph Lapsley's and John Paxton's old corner by a branch of Wood's Creek.
Processioning List of 1760 & 1765
- "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 279.--1760: Processioned by James Trimble, John Maxwell, viz: For Joseph Lapsley (bad state health), for John Moore, for Robert Alexander, for John Wiley, for James Campbell, for Patt Young, for Robert Moore, for Joseph Walker, for John Smiley, for Abraham Brown, for Peter Wallace, for Francis McCoun, for David Tilford, for Robert McKlehaney, for William Hall, for George Campbell, for John Paxton, for Wm. Paxton, for Alex. McKorkle, for James Campbell.
- Page 383.--1765: John Paxton and Abraham _____ report as follows, viz: For Joseph Walker, for Jno. Sommers, for Robt. Moore, for Saml. McClure, for Saml. Moore, for Jno. Taylor, for Christian Milliron, for Edmond Crump, for James Welch, for Wm. Paxton, for James Davis, for James Allison, for Richard Woods, for Joseph Lapsley, for James Campbell, for John Paxton, for William Hall, for George Campbell, for James Trimble, for Wm. Foster, for William Holeman, for James Bailey, for Andw. Brown, for James Edmiston, for James McLang, for John McKnight, for John McCallom, for Patrick McCallom, for Peter Wallace, for John Moore, for Abraham Brown.
Records of Joseph Lapsley in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 2 - Muster List of 1742: Capt. John McDowell's List: John McDowell, Captain; James McDowell, Ephraim McDowell, David Breeden, Alex. McClewer, John McClewer, Halbert McClewer, Sam McRoberts, Thomas Taylor, John McKnab, And. McKnab, Thos. Whiteside, Malco Whiteside, John Aleson, David Bires, Alex. McClure, Moses McClure, John Gray, Patt McKnabb, Wm. Hall, John Miless, Wm. Miles. James Hardiman, Charles Quail, Wm. Wood, Hen. Kirkham, Gilbert Gamble, James Gamble, Rob. Young, Math. Young, _____ Long, _____ Long, James More, Hugh Cunigham, James Cunigham, John Cares, Frances McCowan, Hum. Beaker, John Peter Salley, Mitch. Miller, Loromor Mason, John Matthews, John Cosier, Irwin Patterson, Edward Patterson, Joseph Finney, Michael Finney, Sam Wood, Rich. Wood, Joseph Lapsley.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 19, 1745/6. - (17) For Proof Public Claims and Propositions and Grievances.; (18) Claim Joseph Lapsley--Losses by Indians.
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 16, 1746. - (42) Silas Hart, John Mathews, Charles Burk, Benj. Borden, John Ruddle, Joseph Lapsley, Ebenezer Westcoat, and James Montgomerie recomd. Justices.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 12, 1746. - (46) Richard Woods, Joseph Lapsley, Henry Kerkham and Peter Wallace--appraisers.
- Vol. 1 - November 19, 1746. - (130) Joseph Lapsley qualified Cap. of Foot.
- Page 367.--27th March. 1747. Benj. Borden, &c., to John Moore (sold in testator's lifetime); 504 acres, 1 R., 26 P., £12 current money Virginia, part of 92,100; corner to Joseph Lapsley's land; corner to Gilbert Campbell. Witnessed and acknowledged as above.
- Page 434.--18th November, 1747. £11 current money Virginia. Benj. Borden, &c., to Moses Trimble (sold in testator's lifetime), 345-1/2 acres, part of 92,100, adjoining John Huston on the Timber Ridge; corner to Samuel Gray; corner to David Edmiston; corner to Daniel Lyle. Teste: Joseph Lapsley, Alexander Douglass, Abraham Brown. Acknowledged, 18th November, 1747.
- Page 529.--20th May, 1748. £12. Benj. Borden to John Moore (sold in testator's life), 504 acres, 1 R., 20 P., part of 92,100; corner Joseph Lapsley; corner to Gilbert Campbell. Acknowledged, 20th May, 1748.
- Page 160.--4th January, 1750. Mathew Young and Agness to Peter Wallace, 150-1/2 acres. Bought by James Young from Borden, recorded in Orange and conveyed by James to Mathew. On Whistle Creek of James River; corner to Low Todd. Teste: Joseph Lapsley, Richard Woods.
- Page 165.--25th February, 1750. Samuel Woods and Wm. Woods of Augusta to Peter Wallace, 120 acres in Fork of James, part of Wm. Wood's land, where Peter now liveth; Joseph Lapsley's line; Richard Wood's line. Teste: John Mathews, Jr., Joseph Lapsley.
- Page 849.--10th July, 1750. Henry Kirkham and Margaret to Jolm (s/b prob. "John") Paxton, lots (s/b prob. "late") of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; Benj. Borden; on James River; on Wood's Creek; corner Joseph Lapsley; 198 A, 3 R, 36 P, conveyed to Henry by Borden, 27th July, 1742. Teste: Richard Woods, Jno. McKey.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 30, 1751. - (218) Richard Woods, Joseph Lapsley and James Davis to value David Cloyde's improvements on 2 tracts, 400 acres each, on Cedar Creek of James River.
- Page 340.--(undated, appears to be between June-August 1753). David Mitchel, yeoman, to Thomas McFerran, yeoman, 220 acres on Percimmon Branch of James, granted to David, 15th March, 1744; Joseph Lapsley's line. Teste: Edward McDonald and Pat. Shockey, Jno. Neelley.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1753. - (73) John Paxton to be overseer of road from Edmonston's Mill to Fork Meeting House, with these: James Trimble, Michael Finney, John Berrisford, Wm. Holdman, John Hardin, Hugh Means, Joseph Lapsley, Peter Wallace, Saml. McClure, Abram Brown, John Moore, Robert Moore, Stephen Arnold, Saml. Paxton, Jas. Edmondson.
- Page 93.--19th March, 1755. Robert Kirkham's appraisement, by Joseph Lapsley, James Simpson, John Paxton.
- Page 140.--17th March, 1756. Joseph Paxton's appraisement by John Smiley, Moses McCluer, John McClure. 18th March, 1756. John Bowyer's bond as guardian (chosen) to James McDowell, orphan of John McDowell, with sureties Joseph Lapesly, Richard Woods.
- Page 310.--17th May, 1756. Borden's executors to James Campbell, £5.10, 434 acres, part of 92100 on North Branch James joining to James Young's land, mouth of Whistle Creek. Cor. James Young; cor. James Campbell's land. Teste: Joseph Lapesley (Lapsley ?), Wm. Hall.
- Page 221.--16th November, 1757. Richard Wood's bond as sheriff (with John Bowyer, Joseph Lapsley, Mathew Lyle, Saml. McDowell, John Gilmore, Henry Kirkam.
- Page 510.--17th November, 1757. Joseph Lapsley, as guardian of Hannah, Jean and Elizabeth Kirkham, to Jonathan Whitley. Robert Kirkham, formerly of Augusta, had bargained to Wm. Cleghorn, and Cleghorn to Jonathan, but Robert died without making deed and Jonathan has brought suit. Conveys 30 acres on James River. Teste: Jno Semple, Jno. Gilmer. Delivered: Samuel Hunter, 1763.
- Page 288.--6th March, 1758. Joseph Long's appraisement, by Peter Wallace, James Beats, Henry Kirkcum, Joseph Lapsely.
- Page 45.--18th August, 1761. Isaac Cunningham's appraisement, by Jno. Maxwell, Joseph Lapsely, Jno. Moore, Jno. Paxton.
- Page 281.--21st September, 1763. Samuel McDowell's bond (with Jos. Lapsely) as administrator of John Woods.
- Page 300.--16th November, 1763. John Woods' appraisement, by Joseph Lapsely, Jno. Gilmore, Archd. Alexander. Recorded.
- Page 527.--2d January, 1764. Borden's executors to John Paxton, £3, 32 acres in Forks of James, part of 92100; corner said Paxton and to Joseph Lapsley; Abraham Brown's land, branch of Woods' Creek. Teste: Wm. McKee. Delivered: John Paxton, August, 1766.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 21, 1764. - (161) Mary McBride chose Joseph Lapsley guardian.
- Page 369.--21st November, 1764. Joseph Lapsley's bond (with James McGavock) as guardian (chosen) to Mary McBride, orphan of Thomas McBride.
- Page 38.--3d June, 1766. John Thompson, Sr., to Joseph Lapsley, John Moore, Andrew Hall, John Thompson. Jr., £250, bill sale of cattle and other personalty. Condition is such that whereas John Thompson, Sr., at a court for this county was lately convicted of felony and then bailed to grand jury, and the grantees became surety on the bail bond, now if John makes his appearance this bill to be void. Teste: Pat. Lockhart, Wm. Howard.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1767. - (211-212) The following produced certificates for hemp: Alexr. Gibson, Francis Brown, Thos. Paxton, Saml. Newberry, Saml. Henderson, Nichs. Sollace, Edward Sharp, Henry Larkin, Alexr. Walker, John White, John Black, James Trimble, Saml. Downey, Walter Cunningham, Moses Trimble, James McClung, John McClure, Halbert McClure, Joseph Long, David Campbell, James Walker, Joseph Lapsley, Israel Christian, Henry Lung, Jonan. Whitley, John McElwroth.
- Vol. 2 - Page ___--Samuel McDowell deposes, in Jessamine County, Kentucky, 17th November, 1806, was not 7 years old when he first knew Solomon Moffett. Solomon was at his father's house the day he set out against the Indians, by whom he was killed, and Moffett was one of his men. One Pickins lived with Moffett. John Patterson was living on the land in 1747. Deponent's father and seven others were killed. Deponent heard that Moffett was living on the place some years before his father was killed, viz: Joseph Lapsley, Richard Woods, Charles Hays, Jacob Anderson, and others who were at the battle when his father was killed. John Patterson's wife was near relative to deponent's uncle Lapsley. Deponent's father settled in Borden's grant in 1737. Deponent was born 27th October, 1735. Moffett claimed by cabin right, and all the best lands wen taken by cabin rights in lifetime of Borden, senior.