Person:James Glascow (2)

James Glascow
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Name James Glascow
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1722 Moneymore, Londonderry, Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1748 to Mary Harkness

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


James Glascow's land (Borden Tract Middle, 427 acres, 1753) 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 148.--12th March, 1753. Borden, etc., to James Glasgow of Cecil County, Maryland; corner Alexander Miller, 427 acres of 92100. Teste: David Moore, Wm. McCandless, Wm. Purris, Samuel Anderson.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 152.--21st March, 1753. James Glasgow of Susquehanna Hundred & Co. Cecil in Maryland, to Wm. Purris. Above. Teste: John Moore, Wm. Robinson.

Records of James Glascow in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 438.--18th November, 1747. £12.10.0. Benj. Borden to John Moore (sold in testator's lifetime), 428 acres, 26 p., part of 92,100. Teste: Robt. Alexander, James Glasgow, William Robinson. Acknowledged, 18th November, 1747.
  • Page 495.--16th May, 1748. £10. Benj. Borden, &c. to John McCroskey, Jr. (sold in testator's lifetime), 284 acres, part of 92,100; corner to James Glascow. Tested and acknowledged as above.
  • Page 483.--21st November, 1753. William Purris, weaver, to John McMachan, of Frederick County, 427 acres in Borden's grant. Cor. Alex.Miller. Conveyed by Borden to James Glasgow and by Glasgow to Purris, 1753. Teste: Wm. Christian, Pat. Cunningham.
  • Page 243.--18th May 1762. John McMachen and Isabella, of Frederick County, to John Berry, £105, 427 acres in Borden's tract purchased by John McMachen from Wm. Purris, and he from James Glasgow, who purchased from Benj. Borden; cor. Alex. Miller.

Records of other Glascow's in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 79.--15th November, 1760. Thos. ( ) West and Christina ( ) to Marten Witsell, £45, 120 acres patented to Thos., 16th August, 1756, on North Branch Shanandore above Brock's Gap; cor. Jno. McDonel's survey. Teste: Wm. ( ) Glasgoro (Glasgow ?).
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 17, 1761. - (462) II. Zachariah Smith's mark recorded. Patrick Fitzpatrick's children not to be bound out, as formerly ordered, but to remain with their father-in-law, William Glasgow, he giving security to the Church Wardens.
  • Page 282.--20th March, 1770. John Colley's estate settled, by Christopher Ermentrout--Paid Valentine Butcher, Paul Shover, Jacob Goodman, Ludwick Fridley, Peter Hole, Jacob Grub, Jacob Fred. Couters, Michl. Hornbeck, Anthony Hornbeck, Mary Colly, Elizabeth Colly, Wm. Glassgo, Susannah Powers; paid Elizabeth Glassgow the specific legacies due by the will of her deceased husband.
  • Vol. 2 - 1785--August 29, James Finley and James Sproul, surety. James Finley and Prudence Moore, daughter of Saml. Moore (consent). Teste: Arthur Glasgow, Saml. McCorkle.

Cecil County, Maryland 1783 Assessment Records

  • James Glascow. Mannor, 260 acres. CE 5th District, p. 1. MSA S 1161-4-3 1/4/5/47
  • William Glascow. CE 5th District, p. 4. MSA S 1161-4-3 1/4/5/47
  • William Glascow. CE 5th District, p. 3. MSA S 1161-4-3 1/4/5/47

Source: Maryland State Indexes, Maryland State Archives