Person:James Brown (276)

James Brown
b.Abt 1729
d.Aft 1784
m. Abt 1727
  1. Thomas Brown, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAAbt 1727 - Bef 1786
  2. James BrownAbt 1729 - Aft 1784
  3. Elizabeth Brown1731 - 1808
  4. John Brown, Jr.Abt 1750 -
  5. Hugh Brown, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VAEst 1755 to 1760 - Bef 1791
  • HJames BrownAbt 1729 - Aft 1784
  • W.  Agnes (add)
m. Bef 1754
Facts and Events
Name James Brown
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1729
Marriage Bef 1754 to Agnes (add)
Death? Aft 1784

James Brown was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


James Brown's land (Beverley Manor NM, 260 acres leased for 61 years from William Beverley, 1751) 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. (Note: also shown on this map are the "Woodland Lots" #3 & #8 that James Brown sold in 1754).

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 192.--9th November, 1750. Repentance Townsend to James Brown, 227 acres on No. River of Shanado on a branch called the Second Fork of Thorney Branch. Cor. Smith's land. Mary wife of Repentance. Teste: John Brown, John Coningham, Alexander Richey.
  • Page 204.--28th February, 1750-1751. Wm. Beverley (by Lewis Madison), to James Brown, ordinary keeper. In Beverley Manor, part of Mill tract (1550 acres), whereon the Court House stands. Beverley's line; James Miller's line. Term 61 years, 260 acres.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 11.--9th October, 1754. James Brown and Agnes, of Staunton, to John Madison, John Brown and John Lewis, £60, Lot No. 3 and Lot 8 of woodland. Ann (her mark) Brown. William Lusk, Newman McGouneig. Livery by a latchet of the door of the house. Page 13.--20th March, 1755. John Madison, John Brown and John Lewis to Joseph Mays. Conveyances above.
  • Page 185.--16th March, 1784. James Brown, son of John Brown, deceased, to Hugh and John Brown. John died seised of 210 acres in Beverley Manor, and devised same to be sold, corner to graveyard of John Breckinridge, who was murdered by the Indians; corner tract purchased of William Null. Teste: James Curry.