- Robert WearABT 1715 - ABT 1789
Facts and Events
Robert Weir was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Weir's land (Borden NE, Two tracts: 1) 333 acres acquired with John Cunningham from Richard Cousart in 1752, 2) 240-acre tract patented from Benjamin Borden's executors in 1754) 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 Chalkley's:
- Page 390.--19th August, 1752. Richard Cousart and Martha to Jno. Cunningham and Robert Weir, 333 acres. In Borden's tract; corner James Eckins, Samuel Dunlap's line; corner Wm. McCanless, Robert Dunlap's line. Teste: Samuel Huston, James Eakin, Andrew Lockridge.
- Page 420.--21st August, 1754. Same (From Borden's executors) to Robert Wire (Weir), 240 acres, part of 92,100, both sides of Halfway Creek; corner to Patrick Hays. Delivered to James Telford, October, 1763.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 364.--18th June, 1763. John Cunningham and Robert Weir to Hugh Weir, £100, 333 acres in Borden's tract; corner James Eckins, Samuel Dunlap's line; corner William McCanless, Robert Dunlap's land. Teste: John Neill, Robert Reed, Samuel ( ) Loge, John Mountgomerey, Samuel and Mathew Huston.
- Page 281.--20th September, 1779. Robert Weir and Rebecca to William Moare. Delivered to John Moore, heir-at-law of William, 29th November, 1806.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 415.--14th August. 1753. Samuel Dunlop to Thomas Beard, 389-1/2 acres in Borden's tract. Cor. John Huston and Robert Wier. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Robert Dunlap, Thomas Mitchell.
- August 1753 - Congregations of New Providence and Timber Ridge Presbyterian Churches Petition Signers for Reverend John Brown: Robert Weir (Note: listed among many others).
- Page 65.--8th May, 1755. Borden's executors to William Loughridge (Lockridge), £4.2.4, 250 acres, part of 92,100 on Halfway Creek corner Thomas Hill; said Wm. Loughridge's corner; Moore's corner David Moore's corner, east side of the Great Road in the patent line corner Robt Weir.
- Page 131.--1st October, 1761. William Wardlaw's will--In Borden's tracke, planter. Executors, Jeannet Wardlaw and John Wardlaw. To wife, Jeannet; to son, John; to ? James Wardlaw; to son, Hugh Wardlaw; to ? Joseph and Wm. Wardlaw, the plantation testator lives on; to daughter, Margaret Wardlaw: to son, Robert Wardlaw, the plantation of woodland lying beside Samuel Buchanan. Teste: Robt. Weer, Jas. Wardlaw, John Wardlaw. Hugh Wardlaw. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by Robt Weer, Jas. and John Wardlaw. Executors qualified, with James and Hugh Wardlaw. Janet ( ) her mark.
- Page 244.-(abt. 12th June, 1789) -List of book debts due Thomas Stuart--By John Allison (Middle River);John Weir (Smith's cousin); Alex. Walker (farmer); John Wilson (Robert's son); James Weir (Jeremiah Teford's father-in-law); Edward Walton; John Weir (Hugh's brother); Hugh Weir (Smith); John Weir (Robert's son); George Taylor (Botetourt); David Steel (Robert's son); James Walker (son to John); David Robertson (Providence); Jno. Starling (Botetourt); Christopher Migrons; Wm. Napper; Jno. Long (Holston). (Note: several previous names from this record omitted)
From "The Weir Family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania" (website):
A Robert Weir married Rebeccah Carrell in Bucks County in 1740 before moving to Virginia. He sold land he owned in Virginia to Hugh Weir/Wear, ancestor of President George Bush. No one knows the relationship of Robert Weir to Hugh Weir.