Person:James Rowland (10)

James Rowland
m. Bet 1735 and 1739
  1. William RowlandBet 1735 & 1741 - 1776
  2. James RowlandEst 1737 - Bef 1805
  3. George Rowland1738 - Bef 1792
  4. Lt. Col. Thomas Rowland1741 - Bef 1814
  • HJames RowlandEst 1737 - Bef 1805
  • WMargaret Kyle1741 - 1795
m. Abt 1762
  1. Mary Rowland1764 - 1814
  2. Robert RowlandAbt 1768 -
  3. Elizabeth RowlandAbt 1770 -
  4. Jane Rowland1771 - 1841
  5. Margaret Amy RowlandAbt 1776 - 1805
  6. Agnes RowlandAbt 1780 - 1838
  7. George RowlandAbt 1780 - 1835
  8. James RowlandAbt 1781 - 1819
  9. Prudence RowlandAbt 1783 - 1830
  10. William RowlandAbt 1784 - Bef 1837
Facts and Events
Name James Rowland
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1737 Orange County, Virginia[b. bet. 1734-1740]
Marriage Abt 1762 Augusta County, Virginiato Margaret Kyle
Death[1] Bef Jun 1805 Botetourt County, Virginia[Will probated]

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:

  • Page 137 - James Rowland, 230 acres, Looney's Creek. Adjoining the Duth Cooper, Archibald Kyle. February 26, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 49].

Land Records in Botetourt County, VA: [From Virginia Early Settlers, by Charles T. Burton]

  • 10 September 1755, 400 acres, head Long Run, Looney Creek - from new grant
  • 13 November 1763, 549 acres, Catawba Ck - from Thomas Hadley
  • 12 August 1779, 400 acres, (1775 grant) - to James McConnell
  • 1 May 1785, 300 acres - from new grant
  • 9 July 1783, 50 acres, Catawba Ck. - from new grant

Will Abstract

Rowland, James. Will probate June 1805.
Names wife, Margaret and children Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Margaret, Agnes, Prudence, George, James, William and Robert.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 62].

Will Transcript

Will of James Rowland, Written 11 Feb 1805, Botetourt County June Court 1805, Will Bk. B, Pg. 96-98, Names wife Margaret, and children Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Margaret, Agnes, Prudence, George, James, William, and Robert.

In the name of God, amen. I, James Rowland of Botetourt County and State of Virginia, being thro’ the abundant mercy & goodness of God, tho weak in body, yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory, do constitute this my last will & testament, and desire it may be received by all as such. First, I most humbly bequeathe my soul to God, my maker beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it, through the all sufficient merits and mediation of my most compassionate Redeemer, Jesus Christ, who gave himself to be an atonement for my Sins. He’s able to save to the uttermost, all that come unto God by him. I give my body to the earth, from whence it was taken in full assurance of its Resurrection from thence at the last day as for my Burial, I desire it may be decent, without pomp or State, at the Discretion of my Dear wife, and my Executors hereafter named who, I doubt not, will manage it with all necessary prudence. As to my worldly Estate, I will and positively order that all my debts to be paid. ....
I give to my dear and loving Wife Margaret the plantation I now live on upon Catawbo creek including a small tract adjoining the same, during her Widowhood, likewise a Negro woman slave named Nelly and her children during her natural life and after her desease the same Nelly & her children and all my estate which is not otherwise disposed of to my Daughters to wit: Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Margaret, Agness and Prudence as my Executors in Justice & Equity may think proper I also give my son Robert a Tract of Land in Montgomery County on new River whereon he now lives being part of a track of Land which hath already been divided between him & my Son George also Sixty pounds which I have already given him in room of his divide of Negroes also what stock of Cattle of which I have already given him. I also leave to my son George the Tract on his division of Land as within mentioned on New River, also a Negro man slave named Jack, and what stock I have already given him.
I also will & bequeathe to my sons James & William the plantation whereon I now live, including the small tract within mentioned after the decease of my beloved wife, to wit, to my son James the place whereon he now lives to be divided by the second cross fence above his dwelling house by a line to run the same course with the fence crossing the road until it interesects Prestons line, and to my son William the residueof my plantation & buildings, also to my son James a Negro man Slave named Ted (Fred?) & his share of stock already given him, and to my son William a Negro Boy Slave named Stephen & a Horse mare worth one Hundred Dollars (pg 97) Dollars, also I leave to my daughter Mary a Negro Girl which I gave her when she married and the stock I gave her at said time, also to my daughter Jane the Negro Boy & Stock which I gave her at her marriage. I also leave to each of my other daughters (to wit) Elizabeth Margaret, Agnes and Prudence to Elizabeth the stock which I have already named to her & a Negro worth two Hundred Dollars, also to the otherthree to each a Horse or mare & other stock a Negro equal to my before mentioned Daughters. I also will & bequeath to my Six Daughters two Tracts Land Containing three Hundred Acres each lying adjoining each other on the timber ridge Joining Preston’s land, which I desire to be sold and the money arising from the sale to be equally divided amongst them.
I also order that my daughters as long as they live single to be furnished with a decent & convenient dwelling house, Suitable diet, and firewood Sufficient for their accommodation. It is my will & desire that after my dear wifes decease & the marriage or decease of my four daughters that remain Single that the whole of my plantation where I now live and the small Tract adjoining shall be equally divided quantity & quality between my two Sons James & William,and I do further order & direct that if either of my four Sons should die without issue that the real estate aforesaid shall descend to my Six Daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Margaret, Agnes & Prudence.
And lastly, I do hereby Constitute and appoint my dear beloved wife Margaret, my two Sons Robert & George & Edwd McDonald Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other former Wills or Testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this eleventh day of February In the year of Christ one Thousand Eight Hundred & five.
[Signed] James Rowland (seal)
Signed Sealed & published and declared as and for the last Will & Testament of the above named Jas. Rowland in presence of
James Trenor [Frenor?]
John Calbreath
Thos Rowland
(pg 98) At Botetourt June Court 1805
This Instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of James Rowland deceased was exhibited in Court & proven by the oath of Thomas Rowland James Trenor & John Calbreath Witness thereto subscribe & is ordered to be Recorded.
On a motion of Margaret Rowland Widow & Relict of des’cd, George Rowland & Edward McDonald this ........... certificate granted them for obtaining a probate ............[Remainder of clerk’s notation not readable.]
Recorded in Will Book B page 96 A COPY TESTE:
Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
George E. Holt. Jr. Clerk
By Shirley Chamblin Deputy Clerk

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1768 (A). - Looney vs. Patterson.--Robert Looney, debtor to Irvin Patterson's estate. 1745-46. May 10, to sundry goods to Elizabeth Looney, one looking glass, balance due Robert Looney, per settlement. 1744. Credits: By bond for a horse given this year; by ten years' ferriage, per agreement, at 20/ per annum. Settlement of above accounts, 16th January, 1766, by Benjamin Hawkins, James Rowland.
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