Person:William Ritchie (35)

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William Ritchie
b.ABT 1710 Ireland
d.AFT 1766
  • HWilliam RitchieABT 1710 - AFT 1766
  • WUnknownBEF 1718 -
m. ABT 1735
  1. Esau RitcheyABT 1735 -
  2. Abraham Ritchey1737 -
  3. John RitcheyABT 1740 - 1780
  4. James RitcheyABT 1741 - 1822
  5. William RitcheyABT 1743 - 1794
Facts and Events
Name William Ritchie
Alt Name William Richey
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1710 Ireland
Marriage ABT 1735 to Unknown
Death? AFT 1766

William Ritchey 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 307.--28th May, 1751. Gabriel Jones to Wm. Richey, 190 acres lately purchased by grantor from grantee and conveyed to him by Borden, 1750; conveyed by Borden; on Caturba Creek; John McFerring's corner. (Note: Catawba Creek is a tributary of the James River).


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 8.--12th August, 1766. William Ritchie, farmer, to John Buchanan, gent., certain horses and cows in consideration of the payment of certain debts due the estate of Col. James Patton, and mortgaged to Buchanan for that purpose. Teste: John McFerson, Mary ( ) Ritchie, Wm. Preston.
  • Page 400.--2d February, 1769. William Ritchie, Sr., to William Ritchie, Jr., son of William, Sr., love, &c. William, Jr., covenants to cultivate the plantation whereon William, Sr., lives; within three years after death of William, Sr., William, Jr., is to give to each of his sisters then alive, £10, 195 acres whereon William Sr., now lives, on Catawbo Creek of James River, adjoining John McFerrin and Philip Watkins, conveyed by Borden to William, Sr. Teste: Thomas McFerran, Samuel and Martin McFerran.

Processioning List of 1756 & 1765

"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 settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 169.--1756: Processioned by Thos. McFarrin and Robert Montgomery, in Cap. John McFarrin's Company, on Catawbo Creek, for viz: For Saml. McRoberts, for Wm. Snotgrass, for John Neeley, for Pat. Shurkey, for Saml. Thompson, for Thos. Hadley, for Jno. McFerrin, for Thos. Ramsey; for Pat Scott, can't show his lines; for Jno. McClenachan, can't show his lines; for Francis Ryley, can't show his lines; for Wm. Preston, can't show his lines; for Wm. Hutchison, for James Hutchison, for David Mitchell, for Robt. Mountgomery, for Jno. Marchel, for Joshua Hadley, for Wm. Richey, for Thos. McFarrin.
  • Page 381.--1765: Processioners' Returns. James Rowland and Saml. Hollis report as follows, as high as Craig's Creek, viz: For Wm. Preston (on Lick Run), for Wm. Preston, on Catawbo, where Marshal formerly lived; for Israel Christian, on Catawbo, joining land formerly John Marshal; for Robt. Montgomery, for Wm. Hutchison, for Jno. McFarren, for Israel Christian, for John Miller, for Wm. Ritchie.

Identity of William Ritchie's Wife

Many sources claim that William Ritchie's wife was named "Charity", but there do not appear to be any sources to prove this claim. A Chalkley's record in 1766 (listed below) has a "Mary Ritchie" listed as witnessing the sale of "certain horses and cows in consideration of the payment of certain debts due the estate of Col. James Patton". This Mary MAY be the wife of William Ritchie, but additional research is needed to prove.


Records of William Ritchey in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - DELINQUENTS, 1755--List of Robert Breckinridge, Sheriff: Wm. Richey. (Note: listed among many others).
  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT, 1756 - page 118, William Richey, James River. (Note: listed among many others).
  • Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: William Ritchie, 2nd December, 1751, (Note: listed among many others).
  • Page 205.-- (17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate): William Ritchie and James Brice, 4th October, 1754. (Note: listed among many others).
  • Page 52.--12th October, 1760. John Masons will, farmer--To son, John, 270 acres on Mason's Creek; to son. James, 150 acres on Back Creek; to son, William, 250 acres on Grassy Hill Branch; to youngest son, Joseph, 135 acres where testator lives: to mother, Leah; to daughter, Jannet; to daughter, Mary; to daughter, Margaret. Executors, William Boyd, of North Fork of Otter River in Bedford County, and brother-in-law James Keachcy. Teste: Margt. Boyd, Wm. Ritchie. Proved, 18th August, 1761, by the witnesses. James McKatchey qualifies (Boyd lives in Bedford), with Geo. Robinson, John Miller, James Bane.
  • Pg. 35 - Land Survey - Phillip Watkins, 26 acres, Catawba Creek, Branch of the James River. Adjoining William Richees. March 2, 1764. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 14].
  • Page 8.--12th August, 1766. William Ritchie, farmer, to John Buchanan, gent., certain horses and cows in consideration of the payment of certain debts due the estate of Col. James Patton, and mortgaged to Buchanan for that purpose. Teste: John McFerson, Mary ( ) Ritchie, Wm. Preston.

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