Facts and Events
Thomas Kennerly was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, VA
- Thomas Kennerly, James Kennerly and Elizabeth Kennerly, 1,750 acres, Orange Co., St. Marks Par.; bet. the mountains & the fork of Rushy R., commonly known as Delaware Forest; Imported 6 persons: Samuel Kennedy, Ellin Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy, Elizabeth Kennedy, James Kennedy, & Catherine Kennedy (p.532). 19 Jun. 1735. [Source: Virginia Land Patents, Book 15, Genealogy Trails ]
- G-29: Thomas Kennerly of Orange County, 499 acres in Orange County. Surv. Mr. James Genn. On Great Fork of Rappahannock Rover, Deep Run & Devil's run, adjoining Samuel Coleman, Conrade Amburger, John Paul Vaught, Joseph Bloodworth now Capt. Roan. 2 Feb. 1747. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 23].
- Thomas Kennerly, 2 Oct. 1747 - 24 Oct. 1747; 499 acres on the great fork of the Rappa. River on a branch of Deep & Devil's runs; adj. Joseph Bloodworth (now Capt. Roan's land), Samuel Coleman, Conrade Amburger, John Paul Vaught, Thornton's entry. CC - John Amburger & John Towles. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 9].
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 317.--11th August, 1749. Michael Lawler and Mary, his wife, Thomas of St Mark's Parrish, Culpeper Co., to Thomas Kennerley, Joseph Bloodworth, Mary Bloodworth, Mary Margaret Kennerley, William Russell. Devised to his wife, Mary, after her death to Mary Margaret Kennerly, wife of Thomas. Mary Bloodworth, widow, has married Michael. 100 acres purchased by Joseph from Russell, 27th May, 1742. 300 acres patented to Joseph, 1st August, 1745. Teste: John Roberts, Jr., William Duncan, Archibald, William and Susanna Woods, James Kennerley.
Will of Thomas Kennerly
- Source: Will Book SS, 1771-1774 - Thomas Kennerly, Broad River, Craven County, farmer. Wife: Marey Marget, to have her living on my plantation during her widowhood. Sons: John KENNERLY, land purchased of George HILLS; James KENNERLY, already given land in Amelia Township where he now lives: Thomas KENNERLY, already given my grist and saw mills and land where they stand, also small island; Joseph KENNERLY, value of a tract of land when he comes of age; Samuel KENNERLY, land where I now live taken up by Peter RENFROW when of age. Daus: eldest Mary HOLENSHIP; Ellen STROTHER; Elizabeth, land at 'Siperou's Pon' on Charles Town Road purchased of Simon HOOKER, Amelia Township. Brother: James KENNERLY of Augusta Co, VA. Mentions: 4 unmarried children; Thomas, Joseph, Samuel and Elizabeth; eldest daus, 3 daus. Exors: wife; son Thomas; son-in-law George STROTHER. Wit: John KENNERLY; Jacob BUESMAN; Benedict NUNAMAHOR, his mark; Lucy KENNERLY; George STROTHER; Richard STROTHER. [Abstracts of Wills of the State of SC by Moore, Written: 6 Apr 1771. Proved: 23 Aug 1771. R: nd. p. 611] (Note: Thomas Kennerly's will proves that he is the brother of James Kennerly of Augusta County).
Records of Thomas Kennerly in Orange County, VA
- Pg. 269-271. Indenture 22 Jan 1745 between William Coleman and Elizabeth, his wife, of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, and Francis Strother of St. Martin's Parish, County of Hanover.. deeds of lease and release.. 583⅓ acres of land being the one third part of a Patent granted to Thomas Kennerly, James Kennerly and Eliz. Kennerly for 1,750 acres dated 242 June 1735 in St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, between the mountains in the fork of the Bushy River called Delamera Forrest.. release for consideration mentioned. . . . (signed) William (X) Coleman, Eliza. (X) Coleman.
- Recorded 25 January 1745.
- [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 56].
Records of Thomas Kennerly in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 485.--Commonwealth to Robert Eastham, James Pendelton and Wm. Green of Culpeper, to take privy execution of Mary, wife of Michael Lawyer as to deed Michael Lawler to Thomas Kennerley of Culpeper, for land where Joseph Bloodworth lives. Executed May 11th, 1751.
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1797 (A to K). - Allison vs. Kennedy (s/b Kennerly)--Special verdict. Mentions patent to William Russell in year 1740. William Russell owned land in Beverley Manor prior to 1740. In 1742, 27th May, William conveyed his lands to Joseph Bloodworth, Joseph's will, dated 3d October, 1743, wife, Mary Bloodworth, devise to Mary Margaret Kennerley, wife of Thomas Kennerley. After Joseph's death, widow Mary married Michael Lawler. Thomas and Mary Margaret sold land to James Kennerley, but died before making deed, and Thomas, eldest son and heir; John Kennerley and Mary, his wife, conveyed the land to James. James Kennerley died, June, 1797. Survey was made for Russell, 1739.
Records of Thomas Kennerly in Culpeper County, VA
From Culpeper County, Virginia records:
17 July 1760
- page. 372. 25 Feb. 1758. Bond of Thomas Kennerly of South Carolina to John Strother of Culpeper County. For pounds 200 current money. To convey 400 acres granted Samuel Kennerly by the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax by deed 16 June 1748 joyning the lines of Francis Thornton, William Covington and John Strother
- Thomas Kennerly
- Wit: James Kennerly, William (W) Poe, Jeremiah Strother
- Proved by James Kennerly (17 July 1760)