Person:Robert Gillespie (15)

Robert Gillespie
b.abt. 1725 Scotland
  • HRobert Gillespieabt 1725 - 1797
  • WAgnes Russellabt 1734 - aft 1797
m. abt. 1754
  1. William Gillespie1755 - 1833
  2. James Gillespie1759 - abt 1800
  3. Isabella Gillespie1762 - 1833
  4. Robert Gillespie1768 - aft 1850
  5. Mary Gillespieabt 1770 - abt 1842
Facts and Events
Name Robert Gillespie
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1725 Scotland
Marriage abt. 1754 Augusta County, Virginiato Agnes Russell
Death? 23 May 1797 Botetourt County, Virginia

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

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Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

  • Page 53 - Robert Gallespey, 40 acres, North side of the James River. June 18, 1766. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 21].
  • Page 159 - Robert Gillespey, 80 acres, Branch of the James River. December 7, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 57].
  • On May 12, 1770, the Governor of Virginia granted 54 acres on the Jackson River at the headwaters of the James River to Robert Gillespie. [Botetourt County Deed Book 9, page 24.]
  • June 2, 1772, Robert Gillespie received an additional 80 acres. [Botetourt County Deed Book 9, page 24.]


Will of Robert Gillespie

  • Gillespy, Robert. Will probated April 1798. Names children: William, Isabel, Mary, Robert, John, James, Alexander and Jean. Grandson, John Gillespie. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 56].


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1755 (A). - Simpson vs. Campbell.--March 12, 1756. To the Worshipful bench of Augusta, we humbly request that you will take particular notice of Margaret Campbell (Cambal), for it is plainly known to all the inhabitants of the lower end of the Cowpasture that she is a common liar and troublesome to all them that she is in neighborhood with, and furthermore it is known that she will swear anything that comes into her mind, which the subscribers by report will make appear.--Hugh Morton, James Montgomery, Wm. Mortain, Wm. Memory, Edward Edwards, Agnes Memory, Wm. Gillespy, Mary Gillespy, Patrick Carrigan, James Beard, James Scot, Samuel McMorry, Margaret Cohiren, James Arbuckle, Thomas Simson, Robt. Gillespy, Margaret Arbuckle, Anne Montgomery, Thomas Fitzpatrick. This was an attachment vs. James Campbell by James Simpson, 17th March, 1756 (five days after above petition.)
  • Vol. 1 - Following paper in package marked 1755-56-57--it is apparently a fragment--on the back is written:
"A Copy. JOHN RANDOLPH, C. H. B."
Paid in Northampton:
To the County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7070
To:
Paid in Hampshire, in part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597
Paid in Lunenburg, in part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770
To Robt. Brackenridge, Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 680
To David Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
To John Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
To Geo. Robinson, Geo. Rowland, Geo. Horbinson, James Humphries, Matthew Sheddon, Mr. Moore, Jeremiah Green, Philip Watkins, John McAfee, Andrew Gaughagan, Peter Farr and George Duck,
each 140 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1680
Paid in Brunswick to the County, in part . . . . . . . . . . 3195
To Wm. Hugart, John Hamilton, Samuel Hamilton, Robert Gillaspy, George Douther, James Burnsides, Jos. Milehan, John Lewis, John (____), James Jackson, James Miller, David Howell.
Robt. Gillaspey, Corporal Samuel McMary, Eldad Reade, Topher Carpenter, Henry Lawless, Robt. Gay, John Stevenson, John Weems, John Taylor, Wm. Kinkead, John Kinkead, James Clements, James McKnight, Wm. Mann, Thomas McMullin,
each 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8100
  • Page 64 - James Galespy, 50 acres, Jackson River. Adjoining Robert Galespy. November 8, 1766. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 25].
  • Vol. 1 - - Order Book X, November 19, 1766 (Page 340) Joseph Carpenter, Sr., and Wm. Whooley appointed road surveyors from Fort Defiance to Handley's Mill, with these workers and their tithables: Peter Wright, Solomon, Thomas, Nathaniel Carpenter, John Umphries, Thos. Carpenter, Zopher Carpenter, Ezekiel Johnston, Edward and John McMullin, James Williams, Joseph Leeper, John Fieler, William Christian and Peter Whooley, Wm. McMurry, Thos. Wright, Rob. Galesby, Pat. Corrigan and Joseph Carpenter, Jr. (Chalkley Volume 1, page 130)
  • Will Book No. 4 - (Page 37) 19th August, 1767. Archd. Clendenning's estate settlement by Ann Clendenning, recorded.--Paid Ash Claftrock, John Clendenning, Wm. Galespie, Zopher Carpenter, James Furguson, David Galloway, James Millican, Robt. Galespie , Geo. Roberts, Benj. Kimsey, John Baller.
  • Vol. 1 - Order Book XII August 17, 1768 (Page 327) Tithables in the bent of Jackson's River from Robert Galespy's to Fort Young--exempted from working on the Cow Pasture Road. (Chalkley Volume 1, page 250)