William McMurray, Jr.
Facts and Events
William McMurray was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Processioning List of 1765
"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
- Page 405.--12th October, 1765: As it has pleased your Worships to send an order to nominate four Persons in the Cow Pasture to mark the lines of the Several plantations there (refered to as "Processioning"), we the subscribers, hereof, have gone from the Forks at James River upwards to Joseph Mays (Maes) and Thomas Feemster and William Black, from there to the head of the waters. There is many places that there is no livers in and others that doth not know their lines. The names of such as we found their lines are as follows: James Scott, William Gillespy, John Handly, Wm. McMurry, James Beard, Cap. Jno. Dickinson, James Hamilton, Ralf Laferty, John Cartmill, James Hugart, Robert Stewart, James McCay, Charles Donelly, Thomas Gillespy. James McCay, James Scott. N. B.--The above is as exact as we could make it to ye Worshipful Court. May, 1765, Parish debtor to James Hill. To summoning an inquest on Geo. Henderson, deceased. To burying said Henderson.
Records of William McMurray in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 15, 1758 - (87) Wm. McMurry petitions that John Madison, with a company of men, entered his house on their march to the Shawnees and took some rye--rejected.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1766. - (340) Joseph Carpenter, Sr., and Wm. Whooley appointed road surveyors from Fort Defiance to Handley's Mill, with these workers and their tithables: Peter Wright, Solomon, Thomas, Nathaniel Carpenter, John Umphries, Thos. Carpenter, Zopher Carpenter, Ezekiel Johnston, Edward and John McMullin, James Williams, Joseph Leeper, John Fieler, William Christian and Peter Whooley, Wm. McMurry, Thos. Wright, Rob. Galesby, Pat. Corrigan and Joseph Carpenter, Jr.