Person:Robert McKay (11)

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Robert McKay, of Augusta County, Virginia
d.BEF 19 AUG 1752 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HRobert McKay, of Augusta County, VirginiaABT 1680 - BEF 1752
  • WAnne BrowneBEF 1687 - BEF 1726
m. BEF 1705
  1. Mary McKayABT 1705 - BEF 1742
  2. Robert McKayAbt 1708 - Bef 1796
  3. James McKay1710 - BEF 1797
  4. Margaret McKayBEF 1712 - ABT 1770
  5. Hannah McKayabt 1712 - ABT 1755
  6. Zachariah McKayABT 1714 - 1797
  7. Moses McKayABT 1715 - ABT 1772
  8. Leah McKayABT 1716 - BEF 1797
  9. Elizabeth McKayABT 1719 - ABT 1790
  • HRobert McKay, of Augusta County, VirginiaABT 1680 - BEF 1752
  • WMary Unknown
m. AFT 1726
  • HRobert McKay, of Augusta County, VirginiaABT 1680 - BEF 1752
  • WMargaret Unknown
m. BEF 1752
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Name Robert McKay, of Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Name Robert McKay, of Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1680 of Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Marriage BEF 1705 prob. Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jerseyto Anne Browne
Marriage AFT 1726 to Mary Unknown
Other[2] 10 OCT 1746 Augusta County, VirginiaWill dated
Marriage BEF 1752 to Margaret Unknown
Death[1] BEF 19 AUG 1752 Augusta County, Virginia

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

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Robert McKay, Early Land Speculator of Linville Creek

Robert McKay, along with Jost Hite, Robert Green and William Duff obtained several patents for large tracts of land in the "Northern Neck" of Virginia, which lies in current Rockingham County, Virginia. One of these large tracts (totaling 7.009 acres) became the community of Linville Creek.


Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 102.—Robert Green, of Orange County, to Robert McCay, of Augusta, and Jost Hite, of Frederick. Bond in £3000 dated 18th June, 1746. Whereas, Robert McCay, Jost Hite, Robert Green, and Wm. Duff, deceased, did in lifetime of Duff obtain order of Council for one tract of 3,060 acres on north branch of Shanando; one tract of 9,860 acres in a hollow of the mountains in the fork of Shanando; one tract of 2,200 acres on north branch of Shanando; one tract of 7,000 acres on south branch of Shanando; one tract of 891 acres on north branch of Shanando; one tract of 310 acres on south branch of Shanando (in order for the more speedy conveying same to purchasers). Parties agree that patent should be made to Robert Green. Condition that Robert make proper conveyances to purchasers and one moiety of the residue to the other parties. Witnesses, Jno. Smith, Thos. Stevenson, Jno. Hite. Acknowledged, 18th June, 1746.
  • Page 110.—Jost Hite, Robert Green, and Robert Green, executor and heir of Wm. Duff to Robert McKay, £119 current money Virginia; 1,190 acres on west side Blue Ridge part of 7,009 acres patented to grantors and grantee, 26th March, 1739; north side Linwell's Creek, including the 9th and 10th lots. Acknowledged, 19th June, 1746.
  • Page 135.--18th June, 1746. Samuel Wilkins to Robert McKay et als., £126.8.11; 1,264 acres in Orange County on west side Blue Ridge on Naked Creek where the Irish path crosses, part of 7,009 acres patented to McKay et als., 26th March, 1739, and by them sold to Samuel Wilkins by deeds, 29th June, 1744. Witnesses, James Porteus and John Hawkins Acknowledged by Samuel Wilkins, 20th June, 1746, and Sarah, his wife, relinquished dower.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 104.—18th June, 1746. Robert McKay, Josh Hite, Robert Green, and Robert Green, executor and heir-at-law of Wm. Duff, deceased, to William Linwell, £62.10.0 current money Virginia; 1,500 acres, part of t,009 acres patented to grantors 26th March, 1739. Witnesses, Gabriel Jones, Jno. Madison. Acknowledged, 19th June, 1746.
  • Page 139.--18th June, 1746. Robert McKay et als. to Samuel Wilkins, £126.8.11; 1,264 acres on Naked Creek; conveys D. B. 1, p. 135. Acknowledged.
  • Page 148.--5th August, 1746. Robert McCay, of Augusta, and Jost Hite, of Frederick, to Robert Green, of Orange, surveying partners of a certain tract patented 26th March, 1739, to McCay, Hite, Duff and Green,4 7,009 acres, £100 current money; 1,000 acres including lots 2 and 3. Witnesses, Thomas ( ) Linwell, Valentine Sevier, Gabriel Jones. Proved by all witnesses, 20th August, 1746.
  • Page 238.--10th February, 1746-7. Jost Hite, Ro. McCay, and Robert Green to John, James and Moses Green, £100; 500 acres on Linwell's Creek being lot 4, part of 7,009 acres patented, &c., 1739. Witnessed and proved as above.
  • Page 243.--3d October, 1746. Same parties as above (Jost Hite, Ro. McCay, and Robert Green to John, James and Moses Green), £100; 708 acres patented to grantors, 26th March, 1739; on side of Limestone Hill, near easternmost branch of Linwell's Cerek. Teste: W. Russell, G. Jones, Wm. Green Proved, 21st May, 1747, by Russell and Jones.
  • Page 247.--5th August, 1746. Robert McCay and Robert Green to Jost Hite, £100; 545 acres, part of 7,009 acres including lot 8. Witnessed and proved as above.
  • Page 251.--7th August, 1746. Same parties as above ( Robert McCay and Robert Green to Jost Hite), £100; 500 acres, part of 7,009 acres including lot 6. Witnessed and acknowledge as above.
  • Page 255.--11th February, 1746-7. Robert McCay to James Robinson. £40; 400 acres on Linwell's Creek, whereon the said Robinson lives being lot No. 1, part of 7,009 acres, &c.; mouth of Linwell's Creek and North River. Teste: G. Jones, Peter Scholl, Thomas T. Milseph (Milsaps). Proved by all, 21st May, 1747.

Later record:

  • Deed 16 August, 1768, from heirs of Robert McKay to John Lincoln of 600 acres on Linvill's Creek, Augusta County, Va., being part of land patented to McKay and others in 1739. Recorded at Staunton, VA. (Note: John Lincoln was an ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln).

Will of Robert McKay

Will Book 1-Page 435.--7th October, 1746. Robert McKay, Sr.'s, Will--Daughter, Margaret; wife of Joshua Job, tract called Joshua's Bottom; sons, Robert, James, Zachary, Moses. (Tract given to Margaret is part of Order Council for 100,000 to testator and Jost Hite, first, and afterwards renewed by testator, Hite, Green, and Duff). Daughter, Hannah, wife of George Hollingsworth; daughter, Leah, wife of Wm. Taylor. Daughter, Mary, wife of George Robinson, of Penna. Daughter, Elizabeth. Son, Zachary plantation known as Nathan Calbreath's Bottom. Executors, Robert, James, and Moses. Teste: Gabriel Jones, David Vance, Abraham Hite, 7th October 1746.--Codicil, wife. Proved 19th August, 1752, by Jones and Vancc. Zacharay McCoy refuses to execute, and other executors qualify (Jones makes oath, but Moses and Robert are Quakers) with sureties, Moses McCoy, David Vance, Chas. Burk.


Records of Robert McKay in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • Page 129 - Alexander Herron, 750 acres, West Branch of Cook's Creek, 498 acres, being part of a larger tract of land containing 1,200 acres granted by patent to Robert McKay and others the 26th day of March 1739 and then transfered to Samuel Wilkins who at sundry times conveyed the said 498 acres to the aforesaid Herron. Adjoining Patrick Quin (on the East side of Cooks Creek) Johnston, William Snowdon, Trotter, Harrison. January 28, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 46-47].

(Note: the following record contains information that can be used to prove many of the children of Robert McKay):

  • Vol. 2 - Hite vs. Snapp-O. S. 21; N. S. 7--Filed 20th September, 1796. Isaac Hite, executor of Isaac Hite, deceased, Jonathan Clerk, Isaac H. Williams, John C. Williams, Nimrod Long and Eleanor, his wife, devisees under the will of Isaac Hite, deceased; Abraham Hite, devisee and executor of Abraham Hite, deceased; Mary Hite, Theodorick Lee and Catherine, his wife; Alexander Pitt Buckhannon and Sarah, his wife (said Mary, Catherine and Sarah), are daughters and co-heirs of John Hite, deceased (who was eldest son and heir of Jacob Hite, deceased); John Hite, executor and devisee of John Hite, deceased; John Hite, Jr.; William Hite, Thomas Cartmill and Ann, his wife (which said John, William and Ann are children and devisees of Joseph Hite, deceased); which said John, Isaac, Jacob, Abraham and Joseph are children and devisees of Jost Hite, deceased; Andrew McKay, eldest son and heir of Robert McKay, deceased, who was son and heir of Robert McKay, Sr.; James and Zackeriah McKay, who are sons and devisees of Robert McKay, Sr.; Isaac McKay, son and heir of Isaac McKay, who was son and heir of Moses McKay, a son and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; Leah Leith (?), daughter and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; Enoch Job, eldest son and heir of Margaret Job, a daughter and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; George Hollingsworth, son and heir of Abraham Hollingsworth, who was son and heir of Hannah Hollingsworth, a daughter and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; George Robinson, son and heir of George Robinson, who was son and heir of Mary Robinson, a daughter and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; Moses Green, executor and devisee of John Green, deceased; James Green, James Williams, William, James and Sarah Williams, children of James and Eleanor Williams, who was only daughter of Moses Green, deceased, which said John, James and Moses Green were devisees of William Duff, deceased; Robert Green, assignee and devisee of Eleanor Green, widow of Robert Green, deceased; Robert Green, Moses Green, executor and devisee of John Green; James Green, Robert Green, Jr, heir of Nicholas Green, deceased; James Williams, William, James and Sarah Williams, children and heirs of Eleanor Williams, deceased, who was only daughter and heiress of Moses Green, deceased, by James Williams, their next friend, which said Eleanor, Robert, John, James, Nicholas and Moses Green were devisees of Robert Green, Sr., vs. Lawrence Snapp.

Information on Robert McKay

Biography of Robert McKay included in: Pioneers of Old Frederick Country, Virginia By Cecil O'dell, pg. 411-418.

Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick County, Virginia By John Walter Wayland, pg. 186:

Robert McKay, Sr. lived on or near the South (main) fork of the Shenandoah River several miles above Riverton. This placed him in Augusta County after 1744, when the line between Frederick and Augusta were surveyed, and in Augusta his will is on record. The place of residence is indicated by an order of Council of June 12, 1734, when Robert Brooke was directed to survey land claimed by William Russell within the grant of 100,000 acres made to McKay and (Jost) Hite.

From Chalkley's:

  • Will Book 1-Page 176.--22d August, 1749. Leah Tyier's bond as administratrix of Wm. Tyler, with sureties Robert McKay.
References
  1. O'dell, Cecil. Pioneers of Old Frederick Country, Virginia, 417.
  2. O'dell, Cecil. Pioneers of Old Frederick Country, Virginia.