Person:James Burgess (27)

James Burgess
b.est 1755-1765
  1. Robert Burgessest 1750-1760 - bef 1791
  2. Thomas Burgessest 1750-1760 -
  3. James Burgessest 1755-1765 -
  • HJames Burgessest 1755-1765 -
  • W.  Mary (add)
Facts and Events
Name James Burgess
Gender Male
Birth? est 1755-1765

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


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Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER, 1790. - Inquisition from Escheator of Rockingham. This indenture of an inquisition taken and made in pursuance of an Act, entitled an Act concerning Escheators at the Court House of Rockingham County, on Tuesday, the 26th day of July, in the year of our Lord, 1796, of and concerning a certain piece, etc., of land commonly known and called by the name of the late Rev. Thomas Jackson, deceased, containing 230 acres, etc., in Rockingham County, on the waters of Linwell's Creek and Muddy Creek, which was first granted by patent, dated 27th June, 1764, to William Sample and by him conveyed to said Thomas Jackson by deeds, 15th May, 1770. Between Mathew Gambill, Escheator, and James Curry, William Herring, Benjamin Harrison, John Rice, Reuben Harrison, John Herdman, George Baxter, Richard Ragan, Samuel McWilliams, Jonathan Shipman, Benjamin Smith, James Burgess, George Sittes, Thomas Shanklin, John Lincoln. William Cravens, jurors, who, etc., do say that the aforesaid Thomas Jackson was, in his lifetime, and the time of his death, seized, etc., of the aforesaid tract, etc. That he died intestate and no person has claimed the land either as lineal or collateral heir and it is escheatable. Signed by all the jurors.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 21, 1792. - (70) George and William Edmondson to be bound to James Burgess.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 19, 1792. - (146-148) Admn. of estate of Robert Burgess, deceased, granted the widow, Elizabeth Burgess, and James Burgess. (Note: James Burgess is thought to be a probable brother of Robert Burgess).
  • Vol. 2 - Waterman vs. Burgess--O. S. 152; N. S. 53--Mortgage dated 16th February, 1807, by James Burgess and Mary, his wife, and Reuben Wallace and Anna, his wife, both of Harrisonburg, to Asher Waterman. Recorded in Rockingham, March, 1807.