Person:Andrew Duncan (10)

Andrew Duncan
b.Est. 1710-1725
d.Bef. 18 May 1762 Augusta County, Virginia
  • F.  Duncan (add)
  1. James DuncanEst 1705-1720 - Bef 1762
  2. Andrew DuncanEst 1710-1725 - Bef 1762
  • HAndrew DuncanEst 1710-1725 - Bef 1762
  • WJanet UnknownEst 1715-1726 - Bef 1789
m. Est. 1740-1746
  1. Jean DuncanEst 1740-1755 -
  2. Andrew DuncanEst 1740-1755 - Bef 1786
  3. Florence DuncanEst 1740-1748 - bef 1796
  4. Jennett DuncanEst 1745-1760 -
  5. Joseph DuncanAbt 1747 -
  6. Elizabeth DuncanAbt 1749 -
  7. James DuncanEst 1750-1756 -
  8. John DuncanEst 1750-1756 -
  9. Mary Duncan1760 - 1826
Facts and Events
Name Andrew Duncan
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1710-1725
Marriage Est. 1740-1746 Prob. Virginiato Janet Unknown
Death? Bef. 18 May 1762 Augusta County, Virginia

Andrew Duncan was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Andrew Duncan acquired three tracts in Augusta County:


Andrew Duncan's land (Beverley Manor SW, # of acres not listed, acquired from William Sawyers in 1748. Sawyers had previously acquired this land from Patrick Campbell, the original grantee) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Andrew Duncan's land (Borden Tract SW, 190 acres, acquired from John Walker in 1756) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Andrew Duncan's land (Borden Tract NE, 317 acres (shows as 328 acres on Hildebrand Map), acquired from Francis McCune in 1757) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 175.--24th October, 1748. Wm. Sayers to Andrew Duncan, part of 1,546 acres above. Wm. Beverley, Patrick Campbell. Beverley Manor. (Note: this record is referencing the record listed below, that preceded it):
Page 171.--24th October, 1748. Wm. Sayers to John Pattison, weaver, part of 1,546 acres sold by Wm. Beverley to Patrick Campbell in 1738 and by him to Wm. Sayers in 1745. Patrick Campbell. On South Branch Shanandoah. Teste: Wm. Smith, Pat. Campbell, James Mitchell, Andrew Duncan.
  • Page 374.--19th November, 1756. John Walker and Ann ( ) to Andrew Duncan, £100, 190 acres of Bordens land on Walkers Creek, cor. Alex. Walker; Alexander's cor.; James Moor's cor.
  • Page 484.--16th November, 1757. Francis ( ) McCown (s/b McCune) and Margaret to Andrew Duncan, £140, 317 acres conveyed to Francis by Benj. Jr., south side Moffett's Creek, cor. Joseph Kennedy's land; cor. Samuel Steel's land, Wilson's corner. Teste: Robert Brown, Petter Wallace. Delivered: Wm Edmondson, June, 1758.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 436.--15th May, 1753. Andrew Duncan and Jane to John Wilson, cordwainer, 1753, 232 acres, part of 1546 acres sold by Beverley to Patrick Campbell in Beverley Manor, and 238 acres, 1 rood, sold by Campbell to Wm. Syers, and by Sayers to Andrew Duncan; on South River Shannando. Cor. Charles Campbell and John Ward, John Brownlee's line; Manor line.
  • Page 392.--19th August, 1760. Andrew Duncan and Jane ( ) to Samuel Lindsay, £100.10, 190 acres on Walker's Creek in Borden's 92100; cor. Alex. Walker; James Moore's cor. Acknowledged, 19th August.

Will of Andrew Duncan

Page 135 - - 11th April, 1762. Andrew Duncan's will - - To wife, Jennet, negro slaves; to 5 daughters, Elizthl, Mary, Jennet, Jean, Florence; to brothers's son, James Duncan; to son, Andrew, infant, testator's home plantation. Executors, John Moore, Joseph Culton. Teste: John McNutt, Hugh Wardlaw, David Sayers. 18th May, 1762, proved, by David Sayers, John McNutt. Executors refuse fo execute. Administration granted Jennett Duncan, the widow, who qualifies (her mark), and Andw. Russell, John Moore.

  • Page 245.--18th May, 1762. John Moore's bond (with John Handley) as guardian (appointed) to John Duncan, orphan of Andrew Duncan.
  • Page 246.--18th May, 1762. David Sayers' (Sayer) bond (with Jno. Moore) as guardian (appointed) to Joseph Duncan, orphan of Andrew Duncan.
  • Page 247.--18th May, 1762. Jannet Duncan's bond (with John Handly) as guardian (appointed) to James Duncan, orphan of Andrew Duncan.

Confustion Surrounding Andrew Duncan's Estate

After the death of Andrew Duncan, his widow, Janet married William McCutcheon. Based upon the following Chalkley's records, William McCutcheon died before the estate of Andrew could be resolved:

  • Page 414 - - 18th March, 1791. Agreement between James Brownlee, John McCutchan, and John McCutchan, Jr. (Teste: James Wardlaw, Samuel McCutchan, Asher Waterman). Commissioners appointed of James Brownlee, administrator of Andrew Duncan, to examine the accounts of the estate, report that they find the accounts in confusion on account of the marriate of Andrew Duncan's widow with William McCutchan, and also confused the accounts of above McCutchan, Jr. and Sr., administrators of William McCutchan, who is dead; they agree to leave all questions (including estate of the deceased wife of both Duncan and McCutchan) to these, viz: Zachariah Johnston, Jno. Tate, Joseph Bell, Jr.; Michael Coulter, John Cunningham. The(y) report there is the sum of (pounds) 21.12.9 coming to each legatee of Duncan. Elizabeth Buchanan has received (pounds) 34.6.1, Mary Craig has received (pounds) 26.11, Janet Edminston (pounds) 26.6/0, Jane McKiney (pounds) 22, Florence Brownlee (pounds) 23.10/0. Jane McKinney shall receive 4 pounds more than others due from David Craig adn that his receipt be delivered to Mr. John McKinney for that purpose.
  • Vol. 1 -= MARCH, 1796 (A to C). - Buchanan vs. McCutchen.--Deed by Alexander Douglas to Andrew Duncan conveys a tract in Beverley Manor, 233 acres, joining Patrick Campbell's and Charles Campbell's and Brownlee's land, and a tract known as the Pine Run, where Francis Beatty once lived, 230 acres. Dated 16th October, 1746. Witnesses: Robert and John Cunningham. Suit between Samuel Buchanan and Elizabeth, his wife; David Craig and Mary, his wife; John Edmonson and Jennet, his wife; John McKinny and Jane, his wife; James Brownlee and Florence, his wife, vs. William McCutchen, John McCutchen and John McCutchen, Jr., heirs-at-law of Wm. McCutchen;--Spa. 23d July, 1791. Writ, redocketing, 27th September, 1793. Whereas, I, Andrew Duncan, of Lincoln County, have authorized and given to James Brownlee, Sr., of Augusta County, power of attorney to convey a tract of land on Pine Run, joining Hugh Torbet and William Brownlee and John Shields, which McCutchen claims by caveat from Andrew Duncan, heir by law. 25th May, 1785. Witnesses: Alexander Brownlee, Jr., and John Brownlee. James Brownlee and Florence Brownlee, heirs-at-law of Andrew Duncan, deceased; all the above wives were daughters of Andrew Duncan, deceased, who left also a son, Andrew. Andrew, Sr.'s widow was Jannet. Andrew, Jr., was dead, 1791, intestate. Widow Jannet married William McCutchen. Alexander Douglas bought the land from Francis Beatty. William McCutchen was dead, 1791, as also Jannet. Francis Beatty first improved the land. Francis Beatty, shortly after making his entry, went to Carolina. William McCutchen entered a caveat versus Beatty and obtained judgment in 1769 and a patent in 1773. William Alexander deposes that in 1766, November, he was with William McCutchen at Williamsburg, when William McCutchen told him he had put in a friendly caveat to save the land for Andrew Duncan's children.

Other records of Andrew Duncan's estate:

  • Page 158.--17th August, 1762. Andrew Duncan's appraisement, by Wm. Edmondson, Jno. Edmondson, Saml. Buchanan, recorded.
  • Page 247.--18th May, 1762. Jannet Duncan's bond (with John Handly) as guardian (appointed) to James Duncan, orphan of Andrew Duncan.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 16, 1788. - (504) William McCutchen and Jane, late Jane Duncan, admx. of Andrew Duncan, to be summoned to render account of the estate.
  • Vol. 1 - JANUARY 19, 1790. - (193) Admn. de bonis non of Andrew Duncan granted James Brownlee. (Note: De bonis non administratis, Latin for "of goods not administered," is a legal term for assets remaining in an estate after the death or removal of the estate administrator. The second administrator is called the administrator de bonis non and distributes the remaining assets).

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT.- 1749 - Petition for road from Joseph Kennedy's Mill to John Huston's, and from John Huston's to the great road from Timber Grove to Woods Gap: James Hill, Joseph Kenedy, John Wilson, James Eakin, John Handly, William Wardlaw, William Lockridge, John Edenston, William McConnell, Walter Eakin, Robert Stewart, Robert Dunlap, Andrew Duncan, John Huston, Samuel Huston, Robert Alexander, Patrick Hays, John Mountgomery, Andrew Steel, John Stewart.
  • Page 492.--27th February, 1749. Same (William Beverley) to William Robinson, 380 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Robert Ramsey, patent line. Corner Patrick Hays. Teste: Andrew McCord, William Robison, Andrew Duncan.
  • Page 74.--9th September, 1754. John Wilson's appraisement, by Saml. Buchanan, Andrew Duncan, John Logan (Loggan).
  • Page 422.--4th July, 1760. Joseph ( ) Kennedey to Wm. Kennedey, £100, 414 acres in Borden's tract; cor. Andrew Steel, crossing the Mill Creek; cor. Andrew Duncan. Delivered: Jno. Handley by your order.
  • Page 143.--17th November, 1761. Joseph ( ) Kennedy to James Wardlaw, £100, 236 acres in Borden's tract, crossing Andrew Duncan's mill dam. George Henderson's land. Teste. Wm., James, Andrew Kennedy, Hugh Wardlaw. Delivered to Andrew Wardlaw, son of James, 2d February, 1791.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (E). - Edwards vs. McCutchan and Wife.--Contract between Andrew Duncan of Augusta and David Edwards, late of said County dated 1760. (Note: the defendants in this case were William McCutcheon and his wife Jane, formerly the widow of Andrew Duncan).
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (E). - Edwards vs. McCutchen and wife.--A memorandum of a bargain made between Andrew Duncan and David Edwards: That the above Andrew Duncan, of Augusta County, has bargained with David Edward, clothier, late of the County aforesaid, for him to set up a fulling mill, with all the utensils for to work with belonging to the trade, or mystery, of a fuller, &c., &c. And said Andrew Duncan is to vittle the said David Edwards during the space of three years, in which the said David Edwards is to enter upon the premises, and said Andrew Duncan is to pay to said David Edwards £60 at the expiration of the time, £30 in money and £30 in cattle. The said David Edwards is to learn the said Andrew Duncan and one of his own family the mystery, or trade, of a fuller in the terms above mentioned, and Edwards is to have a house raised for his wife. (Signed) Andrew Duncan, David (his mark) Edwards. 6th March, 1760. Test, David Syer, James Pollock.
  • Page 253.--14th November, 1771. James Wardlaw and Martha to James Logan. Samuel Buchanan, Alexander Walker, Sr., Andrew Hays, James Henry, James McCampbell, Thomas Hill, John Huston, Alexander Walker, Jr., elders of the Congregation of Presbyterian Dissenters of New Providence, £50, 81-1/2 acres whereon New Providence Meeting House now stands; Andrew Duncan's line; trust for purpose of a meeting house for public worship, and a grave yard. Teste: Alexander Sinclair, Samuel Bell, George Weir. Delivered: Joseph Moore, 1st April, 1796.
  • Page 356.--26th March, 1776. Andrew Duncan to John Brown. Teste: Charles Campbell, John Brown, John Marshall, Robert Wardlaw, Alexander Wilson. (Note: since Andrew Duncan had died prior to this record, it most likely was conducted by his son Andrew, Jr.).