Person:Robert Dinwiddie (2)

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Robert Dinwiddie, of Jackson River, Augusta & Bath County, VA
b.est. 1725/30
  • HRobert Dinwiddie, of Jackson River, Augusta & Bath County, VAest 1725/30 - 1796
  • WElizabeth UnknownAbt 1732 - 1803
m. est. 1750
  1. Jane 'Jenny' Dinwiddie1750 - 1803
  2. John DinwiddieBef 1754 - 1774
  3. James Dinwiddie1760 - 1822
  4. Elizabeth DinwiddieBEF 1763 - 1788
  5. Mary DinwiddieBEF 1768 -
  6. William DinwiddieEst 1768-1775 - BEF 1824
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Name Robert Dinwiddie, of Jackson River, Augusta & Bath County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1725/30
Marriage est. 1750 Prob. Virginiato Elizabeth Unknown
Death? 1796 Bath County, Virginia

Robert Dinwiddie was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:

  • Page 187 - Robert Dinwiddie, 97 acres, Jacksons River. Adjoining his own land and William Myas. July 20, 1771. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 67].

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 478.--19th November, 1771. David Frame and Elizabeth to Robert Dinwiddie. £5, 50 acres on Jackson's River above Vanderpool's Gap. Delivered: William Denwiddie, 25th September, 1797.

Will of Robert Dinwiddie

From "Abstracts of the Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, by Jean Randolph Bruns:


  • Pg. 84. Will of Robert Dinwiddie of the Jackson River, dated June 21, 1796.
  • Wit: James Stephenson, Adam A. Bowyer and William Stuart
  • Probated
  • Exec: son William
  • Beq: to son William, "my plantation, all land I possess" "provided he keeps four cows and two horses for his mother, providing winter forage for them and all other necessaries for her that she wants during her natural life"
  • to wife Elizabeth all moveable estate
  • to John Dinwiddie "that I have kept from a child" 30 pounds, to be paid 5 pounds a year
  • if William sells the land, half the proceeds go to grandsons: Robert, son of James; Matthew Patent and John, sons of Elisabeth; William Kincaid, son of Mary; Thomas, Robert, Charles, James, William and Stephen Willson, sons of Jane
  • to James Dinwiddie, my son, Stephen Wilson and his wife, James Patent, and John Kindeade and wife 5 shillings each.


Will Abstract of Wife Elizabeth:
  • Pg. 340 - Will of Elisabeth Dinwiddie (X), dated Dec. 20, 1803
  • Wit: Samuel Woods, John Gum and Adam Boyers
  • Probated December 1805 Court
  • Exec: son William
  • Instructions: no appraisal to be made
  • Beq: to son James, and daughters Jenny Wilson and Mary Kindaid, 10 pounds
  • to son William all real and personal property
  • [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 43].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 297.--17th November, 1774. James Dunwoody's (Dinwody) bond (with Robert Dinwoody) as administrator of John Dunwody. (Note: John was Robert's son).
  • Page 209.--15th November, 1777. James Morrow, of Botetourt, to John Slaven, on Jackson's River; corner Robert Dinwiddie.
  • Vol. 2 - John Sinclair vs. Alexander--O. S. 324; N. S. 116--Bill, March, 1808. Gerrard Alexander, son of Robert Alexander, Sr., acquired 100 acres in now Jefferson County from John Harding, and on 11th November, 1752, obtained patent from Fairfax for 340 acres. And on 1st September, 1753, Gerrard obtained patent from Fairfax for 863 acres. Garrard obtained act of Assembly to dock entail upon him by his father of tract in Fairfax and to settle in lieu thereof the 863 acres. Gerrard died, testate, 9th August, 1760, eldest son Robert. Gerrard, Jr., in 1778 conveyed to Alexander Henderson, who conveyed to orator in 1796. Defendants are, viz: Gerrard Alexander, Ashton Alexander; Elizabeth Lee, wife of Thos. Lee, deceased;Griffin Stith and Mary, his wife; ____ Washington, Sarah, his wife; Jane and Sidney Alexander, children and representatives of Gerrard Alexander, deceased, who was son of Gerrard Alexander. Will of Robert Alexander dated 28th April, 1735, of Stafford County. Wife, Anne; daughter, Ann Hooe; son, John; daughter, Parthenia Massie; son, Gerrard, island in Prince William called Hornes (Holmes's); daughter, Sarah Alexander, under 16, land adjoining Parthenia Massey. Test, Richard Todd, Jethro and Sarah Bunsplatt. Proved in Stafford County, 13th April, 1736. Act docking entail, 8th December, 1753. Signed by John Randolph, C. H. B(urgesses), John Robinson, speaker; Robt. Dinwiddie. Special verdict says Gerard died September, 1761, leaving heir-at-law Robert Alexander, who died, testate, will dated 9th January, 1793. Will of Robert Alexander of Fairfax. Wife, Margamme (Maryamne); sons, Robert, Walter. Land devised to testator by his brother George, who was entitled to land for services in Revolution. Lot near Georgetown that came by his wife. Sister Anne's children. Dated 9th January, 1793. Codicil, brother George had a child by Mary Robinson, who is poor and unprovided for. Dated 28th January, 1793. Recorded in Fairfax, 18th February, 1793. Special verdict says Robert died 10th January, 1793. Gerrard Alexander's will is dated 9th August, 1760. Will of Gerrard Alexander of Fairfax dated 9th August, 1760. Wife, Mary; sons, Robert, Philip, George, Gerrard; daughters, Nancy, Mary Anne. Recorded in Fairfax, 16th September, 1761.