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b.1720 Ireland
 
  1. William Bell1720 -
  2. Capt. David Bell1722 - bef 1780
  3. Samuel Bell1724 - 1803
  4. Mary Bell1726 - 1805
  5. Joseph Bell1742 - 1823
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Name William Bell
Gender Male
Birth? 1720 Ireland

William Bell, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 475.--16th February, 1747. £40 and divers other good considerations. Samuel Gay to Wm. Bell, Jr., and David Bell, planters, 567 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Robt. Turk and lot No. 1; corner to Finley; corner to Samuel Gay; corner to George Homes; to Robert Turk's line. Teste: None. Acknowledged by Samuel, 16th March, 1747, and dower released by Margaret, his wife.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 453.--20th November, 1754. Wm. Bell, Jr and David Bell to Ro. Patrick £30, 283 acres, part of a tract conveyed by Samuel Gay to William and David. 16th February, 1747, in Beverley Manor; corner said Patrick; corner Samuel Givens, Finley's land; corner John Ramsey; corner Black's land. Teste: William and Zachanah Bell.
  • Page 2.--August, 1754. William Bell, Jr., and David Bell to Saml. Givens, £80, 283 acres conveyed to grantors by Saml. Gay, 16th February, 1747, in Beverley Manor; corner Ro. Patrick; corner Finla.
  • Page 453.--20th November, 1754. Wm. Bell, Jr and David Bell to Ro. Patrick £30, 283 acres, part of a tract conveyed by Samuel Gay to William and David. 16th February, 1747, in Beverley Manor; corner said Patrick; corner Samuel Givens, Finley's land; corner John Ramsey; corner Black's land. Teste: William and Zachanah Bell.
  • Page 133. - 27th May, 1762. William Bell, David Bell and Florence, his wife, to Samuel Logan, £30, 108 acres on Elk Run in Beverley Manor, cor. said Logan's other land, Hamilton's line. Delivered: Samuel Logan, May, 1765. [Chalkley's Chronicles, Volume 3]


Processioning List of 1767/8

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:


  • Vol. 2 - Page 179.--1756: Processioned in Capt. Israel Christian's Company by John Henderson and Wm. Baskins, viz: For Rev. John Craig, for Daniel Denniston, for James Wallace, for David Bell, for Robert Poage, for John Anderson, for Andrew Russell, for John Hutcheson, for Patrick McCollum, for James Coyle, for Geo. Anderson, for Robert Patterson, for Mathew Armstrong, for William Lewis, for James Lesley, for Archibald Hamilton, for John Poage, for Mr. Shodder, for Wm. Bell, for Wm. Wallace, for Robert McClenachan, for Alex. Wright, for Samuel Wilson, for John Cunningham, for Alex. McNite, for John Black, for Nathan Gililand, for John Bigham, for John Coulter, for John Buchanan, for Elijah McClenachan, for Robert Breckinridge, for Wm. Baskins, for Widow Crawford, for Joans Henderson, for Andrew Scott, for John Henderson.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 101.--16th November, 1762. Charles Patrick and John Patrick, division of estate of their father Robert. John is to have 283 acres conveyed to Robert by Wm. and David Bell, also all the land lying on north side of South River in the tract whereon the said Robert lately dwelt, and to have a waggon way over the ford of the river opposite a pond and so up the river on the south side. Charles to have that on the north side, John to pay Charles £30. Delivered: J. Patrick, February, 1767.
  • Page 426.--29th July, 1767. Charles Patrick and Mary, of Albemarle, to John Patrick. Whereas Robert Patrick by will, 10th August, 1761, devised to sons Charles and John 720 acres and Charles and John agreed to divide said land by deed of partition, 16th November, 1762, and recorded in Augusta, viz, John to have tract 283 acres formerly conveyed to Robert by Wm. and David Bell, 20th August, 1754, and to Wm. and David by Samuel Gay,21st February, 1747; also the land on North of South River whereon said Robert lately dwelt, &c., &c., £200, all the land on south side of the river above.