- H. Roger DouglasBef 1690 - Bef 1744/45
m. bef. 1710
- Eleanor Douglasabt 1710 -
Facts and Events
Roger Douglas was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of Roger Douglas
- Pages 40-41. Will of Roger Duglass, yeoman, of Augusta County in Virginia, being much indisposed in body, dated 2 July 1744.
- Unto Elioner Hutchison wife to George Hutchinson, my sorrel mear and her colt.
- Unto John Duglass my cuzen my roan mear and thirty years of ten hundred linen yard wide.
- Unto Alexander Duglass my cuzen my black mare and her colt and my gray horse with two shirt cloths of linen. Also 200 acres of 400 of my land which lies on the north side of James River.
- The other 200 of said land unto John Duglass during his life time and then it shall become the abovementioned Alexander Duglass.
- Unto George Hutchinson £18.4.8 Pennsylvania currency which is owning to me out of which I allow myself to be decently buried, my debts paid and £2.5.- given to John Duglass and the remainder (excepting one pound which said George Hutchison is to have) and said George is to divide between his own wife and the said Alexander Duglass.
- Alexander Duglass and George Hutchison executors.
- (signed) Roger (X) Duglass
- Wit: Felix (F) Canady, James Ker, Andrew Woods
- 28 Feb. 1744 . Exhibited in Court by Alexander Duglass. Proved by Felix Cannady, Andrew Woods and James Patton, Gent., his securities gave bond. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 6-7].
- Pages 41-42. Bond of Alexander Douglass as executor of Roger Douglass. Unto Thomas Chew, Gent., first justice. For £500 28 Feb. 1744 . Securities, Felix Cannaday, Andrew Wood and James Patton, Gent. (signed) Alexander Duglass, Felix (X) Cannady, Andrew Woods, James Patton. Wit: William Kelly. 28 Feb. 1744 . Acknowledged. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 7].
Records of Roger Douglas in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 535.--21st May, 1748. £30. Alexander Duglas, heir-at-law to Roger Duglas, late of Augusta County, deceased, to Alexander Ritchey, blacksmith, 400 acres on James River above mouth Craig's Creek. Teste: Robt. Renick, Mathew Edmiston, Wm. Syers. Acknowledged, 21st May, 1748.
- Page 496.--25th August (1753). Alex. Ritchie, blacksmith, and Mary to Gabriel Jones, of Frederick County, attorney, 1753, 400 acres, James River above Craig's Creek. Purchased of Alex. Douglass, heir-at-law of his brother, Roger Douglass, to whom it was patented. Teste: James Donalson (Donelson). (Note: this record establishes Alexander Douglas as Roger's brother, not his cousin as in Roger Douglas' will, above. The term "cousin" was sometimes used loosely in describing relationships during that time period).
- Page 162.--27th November, 1762. Gabriel Jones and Margaret to Samuel Lawrance, yeoman, £215, 400 acres on James River above mouth of Craig's Creek, purchased by Jones from Alexander Richey and he from Alexander Douglass, eldest son and heir-at-law of Roger Douglass, deceased, original patentee. Delivered: Samuel Lawrance, March Court, 1769.