Person:David Kincaid (13)

David Kincaid, of Albemarle County and the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
b.Abt 1700
d.Bef 20 May 1779 Washington County, Virginia
  1. Joseph KincaidBet 1688 & 1705 - 1774
  2. David Kincaid, of Albemarle County and the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VAAbt 1700 - Bef 1779
  3. James Kincaid1704 - 1762
  • HDavid Kincaid, of Albemarle County and the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VAAbt 1700 - Bef 1779
  • WWinifred Hobson1706 - Bef 1787
m. Bet 1728 and 1729
  1. Hobson KincaidEst 1728 to 1742 -
  2. Joseph Kincaid1730 - 1821
  3. Burroughs Kincaid1735 - Bef 1763
  4. John Kincaid, of Albemarle County, Virginia1736 - 1795
  5. Elizabeth KincaidAbt 1743 -
Facts and Events
Name David Kincaid, of Albemarle County and the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
Alt Name David Kinkead
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1700
Alt Birth[1] Bet 1700 and 1710
Marriage Bet 1728 and 1729 to Winifred Hobson
Death? Bef 20 May 1779 Washington County, Virginia[Will Proven]

David Kincaid was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisitions in Virginia

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:

  • June 20, 1733: David Kincade. of St. Mark's Par.. Spotsylvania Co.. 400 acres. NL. in co. afsd.. in great fork of Rappahannock R.; N. side of the head of the branch of Devil's run. 20 Jun. 1733.(Patent #15, p.21) (Note: this land sold to James Jones in 1743, shown below in dispositions).
  • Aug 1, 1734: Spotsylvania Co. Patent to David Kinkead for 660 acres in the Goard vine fork, beginning & extending at the mouth of a branch of Kinkead run. (Patent #15, p. 267)
  • Page 152-153. Indenture 25 July 1745 between John Kinkead of New London in the Province of Pennsylvania of one part, and David Kinkead of the county of Albemarle of Colony of Virginia of the other part.. for sum of £50.. sells land lying in Augusta County containing 1,051 acres.. lying in the Calf Pasture granted to the said John Kindead by lease and release from James Patton and John Lewis, bearing the date the 16th and 17th of this instant... (signed) John Kinkead (seal). Witnesses: Robt. (B) Bratton, Loftis Pulliam, James Patton, John Lewis. Recorded Orange County 25 July 1745. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 43].
  • Jan 12, 1746 : Goochland Co. Patent to David Kinkead for 400 acres on branches of Rockfish River adjoining John Chiswell. (Patent 25, p. 453)
  • March 7, 1746: Albemarle Co. David Kinkead survey of 149 acres. Head of Meechum River.
  • March 7, 1746: Albemarle Co. David Kinkead survey of 338 acres. North branch of Rockfish River near its head. Neighbors, David Kinkead, Colton Chiswell
  • March 5, 1747: Albemarle Co. Patent to David Kinkead for 400 acres on the branches of Stocktons branch of Mechums River. (Patent #26, p. 264)
  • Orange Co., VA, Deed Book A, pg. 1. Apr. 15, 1749. Indenture between David Kinkhead and Winifred his wife, of St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle, sell to William Duncan and heirs of St. Mark's Parish, Orange Co. - all that tract of land containing 660 acres being in St. Mark's Parish; beginning at the mouth of a Branch of Kinkhead's Run to the side of Bessie Bell Mountain to a point of Mary Gray Mountain; with all houses, gardens, orchards, ways, privileges and commodities, etc. for 5 shillings, sterling. To have and to hold said tract for a whole year paying Kinkead and Heirs 1 ear of corn at the Feast of St. Michael, the archangel, if same is demanded.
[Signed] David Kinkead, Winifred Kinkead.
Culpeper Court held for the said County at the home of Robert Coleman on Thursday, 15 June 1749, this indenture was proved by the oaths of Samuel Scott, John Roberts, Jr., Rawley Duncan and William Duncan, Jr.
Roger Dixon, Clerk of the Court.
  • Feb 29, 1752 Albemarle Co. David Kinkead survey of 132 acres, head of Stockton's branch of Meechum River
  • May 7, 1757: Albemarle Co. David Kinkeid survey of 150 acres. Both sides Meechum River. Neighbors, Archibald Woods, John Dickey, Ben. Taylor.
  • Sept 11, 1760: Albemarle Co. David Kinkeid survey of 190 acres. On the top & south sides of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
  • Sept 12, 1760: Albemarle Co. David Kinkeid survey of 226 acres. On the top & south sides of the Blue Ridge Mtns.

Disposition of Land in Virginia:

  • *Pg. 62-66. Indenture 21 March 1743 between David Kindred (s/b Kincaid) and Winifred, his wife, of Orange County, Parish of St. Mark's. and James Jones of County of King George, Parish of Hanover... for Five Shillings.. paid for 400 acres.. land in great fork of Rappahannock River.. granted the said Kindred (Kincaid) by pattent bearing date 20 June 1733.... (signed) David Kindred (seal), Winifred Kindred (seal). Witnesses: Richard Tutt, Tho. Covington, Mathew Tule (?). Lease recorded 22 March 1743. Payment of ₤50 released.. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 9, Dorman, pg. 9].
  • Aug. 12, 1751: Albemarle Co. Deed from David Kinkead to Andrew Woods, both of Albemarle, 222 acres for L 20. At the foot of the Great Mtn. Neighbors: Andrew Woods,. Tract was granted to David Kinkead by patent dated March 5, 1747. Witnesses: Richard Stockton, Agnes Stockton, James Kinkead
  • Feb. 10, 1752: Deed from David & Winifred Kinkead to Joseph & Borough Kinkead, all of parish of St. Anne in Albemarle, 738 acres for 5 S. On the branches of Rockfish River. Neighbors: Col. John Chiswell. This tract was granted to David Kinkead by Patent dated Jan. 12, 1746. No witnesses
  • Feb. 11, 1752: Albemarle Co. Deed from David Kinkead to Joseph Kinkead, both of Albemarle, 178 acres for L 20. North branches of Stocktons branch of Meechums River. Neighbors: Andrew Woods, a graveyard. This tract was granted to David Kinkead by patent dated March 5, 1747. No witnesses
  • May 28, 1764: Albemarle Co. Deed from David & Winifred Kinkead to James Black, all of Albemarle, 400 acres for L 266, 10 S. Both sides of Stocktons branch of Meechums River. No neighbors given, Witnesses, John Kinkead, Matthew Kinkead, Thomas Kinkead, Samuel Craig.
  • Nov 6, 1764: Albemarle Co. Deed from David Kinkead to Alexander Henderson, both of Albemarle, 450 acres for L 85. Among the branches of Lickinghole Swamp. Neighbors, Michael Woods. Tract was originally granted to David Lewis. Witnesses: Richard Estes, Michael Woods, John Henderson, David Lewis.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 376.--7th April, 1770. David Kinkead and Winnifred and John Kinkead and Elizabeth ( ) to William Meeteer, £215, 520 acres on Great Calfpasture; corner Kinkead, crossing the river and Ramsey's Creek, Lockridge's land. Teste: Thos. (his mark) Armstrong, Robert McKittrick, John Kirk. Delivered: William Meteer, 8th August, 1791.

Will of David Kincaid

Will of David Kincaid...27 January 1779; and proved 20 May 1779, in Washington Co., Virginia.
Recommend his soul to God, and body to the ground. I bequeath to my beloved wife, Winnifred, 5 cows, my young black horse, her choice of beds, furniture, and pewter. The best of my large iron pots, also my house Bible, during her lifetime and then to descend to my son Joseph.
My plantation and plantation tools of every sort, with my cross cut saw, I leave to my Grandson David, John's son, and he is to take care of and maintain as long as he lives. My 200 acres on the Cove Neck I leave to David Simpson. To my grandson David, son of John, one red cow.
To Hobson Kincaid, my Dun Colt and rifle gun.
To David Kincaid, Joseph's son, my 200 acres of land at Hunters Ford.
After my debts are paid I leave the rest to the disposal of my son John, to be disposed of among himself, his children, and Elizabeth Kincaid, and my son Burrough's two children. That is my grandson David and granddaughter Phoebe.
My ready money to be divided 1/2 to Elizabeth and 1/2 to Burrough's two children, David and Phoebe Kincaid.
I appoint my son John to be my executor
Inventory of Estate taken 19 July 1779.

Note: some claim David's Will is in Book I, Page 212; Bath Co. (Note: Bath Co. created in 1790 from Augusta, Botetourt, and Greenbrier counties. David died in Augusta county, not Bath) Virginia

Records in Virginia

From Chalkley's (unless indicated otherwise):

  • 1734 - Orange County Judgements - David Kinkead and Robert Green witnessed a promissory note of Samuel Ball to John Mason, dated 12 Dec. 1734 for 1,600 pounds of tobacco in some warehouse on Rappahannock River, to be paid by 10 December next. Dated Spotsylvania County. ["John Younger, mariner, vs. Samuel Ball",Orange County, Virginia Judgements 1736, Dorman, pg. 71].
  • 1735 -Orange County Judgements - Wm. Crosthwait vs. David Kingkade. - Note, 8 May 1735, from Hen. Downs to Mr. David Kingcade requesting that he pay James McCullough 55 shillings current money. On 23 May, Kingcade agreed to pay note to Crossthwait. Summons to David Kingcade, 28 Feb. [1736], returned executed 3 March 1735 [1736] by Benja. Cave, Sheriff. Dismissed, agreed. [Orange County, Virginia Judgements 1736, Dorman, pg. 71].
  • 1735 - Orange County Judgements - Petition of John Nalle that he have liberty to clear a way through some land of Mr. Kindade's and some of Adcock Hobson's for to pass to the chapel and to roal his Tobacco, there being no other way that he can roal tobacco into the main road. [Orange County, Virginia Judgements 1736, Dorman, pg. 105]
  • 1736 - Orange County Judgements - George Eastham vs. David Kingcade, for £3.15.6 due for two steers, 12 Nov. 1735. Summons to David Kingcade, 26 July [1736], returned "I can't find the said Kingcade within my bailiwick. Gideon Marr". Dismissed. [Orange County, Virginia Judgements 1736, Dorman, pg. 93]
  • 1736 - Pages 356-57. 2 July 1736. These are to certify that Joseph Eve hath served me three years faithfully and honestly. I discharge Joseph Eve from any further service. (Signed) Da. Kinkade. Wit: Thos. Chew, G. Lightfoot. 21 Sept. 1736. Admitted to record. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Dorman, pg. 25]
  • 1736 - Orange County Judgements - George Eastham vs. David Kingcade. For £3.15.6 for two beeves. Summons to David Kingcade, 19 Oct. [1736]. [Orange County, Virginia Judgements 1736, Dorman, pg. 98]
  • Page 199. Bond of David Kinkead, John Roberts and Thomas Stanton unto Thomas Chew, Robert Slaughter, Robert Green, Wm. Russell and Morgan Morgan, Gent., justices. For £500. 26 Feb. 1741. [1742]. David Kinkead is appointed to collect, receive and take care of the estate of John Hobson, dec., until a will is produced or letters of administration granted. (Signed) David Kinkead, John Roberts, Thomas Stanton. Wit: E. Pendleton, Catlett Conway. 26 Feb. 1741 [1742]. Acknowledged. [Orange County, Virginia Will Book 1, 1735-1743, Dorman, pg. 61].
  • 7 December 1743: David Kinkade served as administrator of the estate of John Hobson in Orange County, Virginia. [Orange County, Virginia Will Book 1, 1735-1743, Dorman, pg. 61].
  • Aug, 23, 1745 Albemarle Co. David Kinkead, Joseph Kinkead, James Armor are allowed 25 lbs. Of tobacco each for attending court as witnesses for Michael Woods at the petition of Thomas Turner. William Shaw & David Stockton were witnesses for Turner. Turner's petition was dismissed.
  • Vol.1 - Katrin Queen, 10th December, 1746, examined before justices charged with stealing a silver plate belonging to David Kinked and Winefer Kinked, his wife. Witnesses summoned to testify to character of Nell Guin. To be summoned: Margaret Gay, Patrick McDonald and Mary, his wife, and Elizabeth Thompson. Bond by John Tillery, of Albemarle County, bricklayer. David Kinked, of said county, joyner, and William Wright, of Augusta, farmer. John Tillery.
  • MAY 21, 1747. Page 194) David Kinkead and Winifred, his wife, witnesses.
  • Page 374.--27th August, 1751. Thomas Housen's (signed Joho Housen) bond as administrator of James Porteus, with sureties David Kingkade, W. Russell.
  • Feb 11, 1752: Sale of Slaves from David Kinkead to Joseph Kinkead & Andrew Woods, all of Albemarle for L 300. Slaves names: Sambo, Sam, Jack, Buckrey. No witnesses.
  • MAY, 1767 (C). - Bowyer vs. Kinkead.--I, David Kinkead, of Albemarle County, 1755.
  • 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: David Kinkade, 23rd January, 1751 (among many others).
  • March 8, 1768: Albemarle Co. Deed from Joseph Kinkead to Andrew Greer, both of Albemarle, 178 acres for L 40. Branches of Stocktons Branch of Meechums River. Granted to David Kinkead, by him to Andrew Woods and by Woods to Joseph Kinkead. Witnesses, Thomas Reid, Hugh Alexander, James Kinked.
  • Page 235.--17th August, 1769. The estate of Col. James Patton, Dr. -- Page 237.--By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): David Kinkead (among many others).

Information on David Kincaid

Kincaid History, by Richard Bradley (e-mail:

Part 1 ... Background on the Early Kincaids of Virginia

Before we begin with the actual history of Thomas Kincaid, it might be best to review the general research on the early Kincaids in Augusta and Albemarle Counties.

The most often quoted story is the tradition that the first immigrant of the Virginia Kincaids was David Kincaid, the brother of James Kincaid, then the laird of Lennox Castle in Scotland. The Kincaids supported the Stuart case, supposedly because they were related by blood and tradition to the Stuart clan. David Kincaid was involved in the unsuccessful rebellion of 1715 and was forced to flee Scotland. He came to Spotsylvania, Virginia where he took up land with George Robinson. Later he moved to Albemarle County and Augusta County, Virginia, later to Bath County, Virginia, finally dying in Washington County, Virginia in 1779. David Kincaid's wife was Winifred Hobson and his known children (from his will) were John, Joseph, Hobson, Burroughs, Jean, and Isabella. He may have had other children who died before 1779. Our Thomas Kincaid was apparently not his son.

Back in Scotland, four nephews of the above David Kincaid by the names of Samuel, George, James, and Robert (sons of David's brother, Alexander), were in the battle of Culloden in 1745-1746 in support of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Pretender and suffered capture by the English at his defeat. The capture took place near the Castle Kincaid and the wives of the two married brothers were sent to Glasgow with their belongings. All four brothers were released from captivity, possibly by bribery, and, along with their families, were put aboard a ship sailing for America.

At the advice of their uncle David Kincaid, back in Albemarle/Augusta County, Virginia at this time, they brought plenty of "Siller" (silver) with them. The brothers came first to Pennsylvania, as David had probably done, then to Virginia.

Of the above family, David, the uncle, was said to be born about 1680-1700. The nephews were probably born about 1700-1720.*1

Regarding such traditions, the only thing that can be said for certain was that David Kincaid did appear in Spotsylvania and Orange Co. records as early as the 1730's. I was informed by Robert Walters that there is a marriage record in Spotsylvania Co. in late 1728 or early 1729 for the marriage of David Kincaid to Winifred Hobson Tillary (she being the widow of Samuel Tillary).*2 This firmly places David as the earliest Kincaid in Virginia and one would suspect him to be the father or grandfather of all subsequent generations. However, as we shall see, there were other Kincaids in Virginia records who were old enough to be brothers or cousins to David.

David Kincaid was omnipresent in Augusta and Albemarle counties and seems to be associated with all the other early Kincaids in these counties but his exact relationship to them is unknown. David left a will in Washington County, Virginia probated in 1779. In the will his wife Winifred is named along with his children John, Hobson, Burroughs, and Joseph. Jean and Isabella have long been thought to be his daughters but they are not listed in his will and there is no proof of his parentage. Later in this chapter we will examine records for his son John.

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