Person:Alexander McCleary (1)

Alexander McCleary
b.est. 1720
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Name Alexander McCleary
Alt Name Alexander McClary
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1720

Alexander McCleary 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 Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 131-35. 10-11 June 1742. Benjamin Borden of Orange County to Alexa. McClary of same. Lease and release; for £4.8.3 current money. 147 acres 8 pole, part of 92,100 acres paten 6 Nov. 1739... to a dry poor granely hollow... (signed) Benja. Borden. Wit: Chas. Quell, Robt. Hustan, Jno. Mathews. 26 Aug. 1742. Acknowledged by Benjamin Borden, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 8, Dorman, pg. 73].

Will of Alexander McCleary

  • Page 412.--17th December, 1751. Alexander McCleary's will, yeoman-- Wife, Margaret; daughter, Rachel, infant. Executors, Archd. Alexander and Robt. Huston. Teste: Samuel Gray, Moses Whitesides, Thos. McSpeaden. Proved, 20th May, 1752, by all witnesses, and executors qualify.
  • Page 444.--22d August, 1752. Alexander McCleary's appraisement, by Mathsw and Daniel Lyle, Wm. Caruthers. Cash due from Nancy.

Processioning List of 1748

"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:
  • Page 14.--12 April, 1748: Processioners' Returns: Robert Huston and Alex. McClure: Processioned for Wm. Hall, Robert Allison present; 20th January, 1747-8, processioned for John McNab, Baptist McNab present; 20th January 1747-8, processioned for Robert Huston; 28th January, 1747-8, processioned for Charles Hays, Andrew Hays present; processioned for Wm. Givens, Andrew Hays present; 29th January, 1747-8, processioned for John Stevenson, Andrew Stevenson present; 29th January, 1747-8, processioned for Andrew Baxter, Nathaniel Evans present; 29th January 1747-8, processioned for Alex. McCleary, Moses Whiteside present; 30th January, 1747-8, processioned for Mathew Lyle, John Lyle present; 30th January, 1747-8, processioned for John Gray, Mathew Lyle present; 12th February, 1747-8, processioned for John Pater Sally, Michael Finney present; 10th March, 1747-8, processioned for John Paul, Roger Kays present.

Records of Alexander McCleary in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - DISTRICT COURT. - List of deeds recorded in Orange County executed by Benjamin Borden, 1734-1745: Alexander McClary, 7th June, 1742. (listed among many others).
  • Page 173.--22d November, 1744. £3.3.3; Benjamin Borden, &c., to Thomas McSpeadon; 106 acres, part of 92,100 acres; corner to Alexander McCleary. Acknowledged, 22d November, 1746.
  • Page 463.--18th February. 1747. £29. Benj. Borden. &c., to Archibald Alexander (sold in testator's lifetime), 980 acres, part of 92,100; corner Thomas McSpaden; corner Alexander McCleary, near a sink hole called the Punch Bowl. Teste: None. Acknowledged as above.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1747. - (197) Andrew Muldrough, John Donerly, Alexr. McClary, and Hugh Coffie, appraisers of John Watson.
  • Page 161.--19th March, 1753. Same (Borden, etc.) to William Caruthers, 340 acres of 92100; Mathew Lyle's corner; McSpadden's line; Alexander McCleery's line.