Person:James Littlepage (2)

Col. James Littlepage
d.bef. 4 December 1766 Hanover County, Virginia
  • HCol. James Littlepage1714 - bef 1766
  • WSarah Winston1733 - 1761
m. abt. 1751
  1. Frances 'Fanny' Arnott Littlepageabt 1751 -
  2. John Carter Littlepageabt 1753 -
  3. James Littlepageabt 1755 -
  4. William Littlepageabt 1757 -
  5. Richard Littlepageabt 1759 - 1802
m. abt. 1761
  1. Lewis Littlepage1762 - 1802
Facts and Events
Name Col. James Littlepage
Gender Male
Birth? 14 July 1714 St Peters Parish, Hanover County, Virginia
Marriage abt. 1751 prob. Hanover County, Virginiato Sarah Winston
Marriage abt. 1761 to Elizabeth 'Betty' Lewis
Death? bef. 4 December 1766 Hanover County, Virginia

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


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Will of James Littlepage

Will of James Littlepage, Gent. of Hanover County

In the name of God Amen, I James Littlepage of the County of Hanover and the Parish of St. Pauls being very sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, my will and desire is that the land I now live on and my mill which I have bargained for with Francis Jordan of Louisa for the consideration of two thousand pounds, together with the plantation and land whereon he now lives and his land by the name of Ivy Creek be conveyed to him if my Executors like the bargain, if not, my will is that the land whereon I live be sold also my mill also my land in Louisa on Contrary Creek, also the land I bought of Mr. Braxton in Orange.
My will and desire is that all my estate except my negroes be disposed of at the discretion of my executors.
My will and desire is that all my negroes except those already given by deed be equally divided between my Children and first wife. Lastly, I constitute and appoint the Honorable Peter Randolph, Esquire, the Honorable William Bird, Esqr., John Lewis of Spotsylvania, Thomas Doswell and Geddas Winston executors of my last Will and Testament.
James J Littlepage (Seal)
Oct. 25th 1766
Signed in the Presence of Dun: Graham, Thomas Doswell, Saml. Overton.
A Codisel - My will is that if my executors confirm the bargain with Mr. Francis Jordan that the land they have of Mr. Jerdone be equally divided between the sons of my first wife provided my executors shall think proper to sell the name, and I desire that this may be taken as a part of my will above.
James J Littlepage (Seal)
Oct. 25th 1766
Acknowledged before us: Samuel Overton, Dun: Graham, Thomas Doswell.
  • At a Court held for Hanover County on Thursday the 4th day of December 1766:
This last will and testament of James Littlepage, Gent. dec'd. with the codisel thereto was offered to proof by the honorable Peter Randolph and William Bird, Esqr. & Geddas Winston three of the executors therein named and was proved by the oaths of Duncan Graham and Thomas Doswell two of the witnesses thereto and also by the oaths of the said executors and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: William Pollard, C.H.C.

[Source: "Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly"].

Records of James Littlepage in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1760 (A). - Thomas Waters vs. James Littlepage.--James Littlepage was an officer in the Virginia Regiment 1757.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1760 (A) - Thomas Waters vs. James Littlepage.--Defendant an officer in the Virginia Regiment.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1761 (A.) - James Abbot vs. Littlepage.--Holt Richardson, Lieutenant, and James Littlepage, Ensign, were indebted to Abbot for board of fifteen soldiers from 21st May to 11th June, in 1759. Sworn to by Abbot in Hanover County.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 20, 1761. - (129) Elizabeth Waters vs. James Littlepage--abates by plaintiff's marriage.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1762 (B). - Coutts and Cross vs. Littlepage.--Bond, Henry Hinton to James Littlepage, 14th July, 1760. Hinton lives in Bedford and keeps a peddling store for Captain Sawyers. Writ, 4th April, 1761. Bond, James Littlepage to Archibald Bryce, 7th October, 1760.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 25, 1763. - (54) James Littlepage, returned no inhabitant.

Information on James Littlepage


Louis (Lewis) Littlepage was born on December 19, 1762, in Hanover County, Virginia or New Kent County, Virginia (accounts vary) as son of a plantation owner, Colonel James Littlepage.[1]

Lewis Littlepage's father, James Littlepage, was the first Clerk of Louisa County, and was elected to the House of Burgesses of Hanover in 1764. Lewis was the elder of two children of his father's second marriage, about 1760, to Elizabeth Lewis. After his father's death, his mother married secondly Major Lewis Holladay, of Spotsylvania County.[2] This resulted in Littlepage having a half-brother, Waller Holladay (1776-1860), the father of U. S. Representative Alexander Holladay (1811–1877).[3]