Person:John Jameson (8)

John Jameson, of Beverley Manor
b.20 March 1722/23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
m. 28 MAR 1722
  1. John Jameson, of Beverley Manor1722/23 - 1776
  2. William Jameson, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA1722/23 - 1797
  3. Andrew Jameson1724-1735 -
  4. Katherine Jamesonest 1725-1730 - 1796
  5. George Jamesonabt 1732 - 1799
  • HJohn Jameson, of Beverley Manor1722/23 - 1776
  • WJean Erwin1723 - 1779
m. 1740
  1. Thomas JamesonABT 1741 -
  2. Sarah Jameson1743 -
  3. Isabel JamesonABT 1744 -
  4. Mary Jameson1745/46 - 1827
  5. Elizabeth JamesonABT 1747 -
  6. Robert JamesonBef 1749 -
  7. Jean Jameson1748 - 1816
  8. William JamesonABT 1749 -
  9. Agnes Nancy Jameson1750 -
Facts and Events
Name John Jameson, of Beverley Manor
Gender Male
Birth? 20 March 1722/23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marriage 1740 Augusta County, Virginiato Jean Erwin
Death? March 1776 Augusta County, Virginia

John Jameson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Not to be confused with John Jameson (1711-aft. 1788) of Jackson River, Augusta County, VA.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


John Jameson's land (Beverley Manor NW, 104 acres, 1749) 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 278 Page 450 27th February 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to John Jamison, 104 acres on Back Creek in Beverly Manor. Corner Ro. Davis. Samuel Wallace’s line. Hugh Young’s land. Teste: John Henderson.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 441.--8th February, 1781. Robert Armstrong and Daniel Friel, executors of John Jameson, to Moses Hays. Teste: Wm. McPheeters, Wililam Allen, Wm. Handly, James Cunningham.

Will Abstract

From Chalkley's:

  • p. 142. Will Book No. 5 - (406) 29th February, 1776. John Jameson's will - To wife, Jane; to grandson, John Perry; to granddaughter, Sarah McNabb; to nine children. Executors, Robert Armstrong, Daniel O'Friel. Teste: John Trimble, John Young, Robt. Wallace. Proved, 19th March, 1776, by Trimble and Wallace. Executors qualify.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 19, 1776. - (103) Administration of John Jameson granted to Thomas James. [sic, possibly Thomas Jameson, his eldest son?]

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 570.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to James Brown, of Staunton, Lot No. 3 in Staunton; Lot No. 8 woodland. Teste: William Ledgewood, John Jameson.
  • Page 244.--27th December, 1751. John Cathey and Jaen, lately come from Ireland, now in the County of Augusta, intending to travel and settle in Carolina, to Samuel Wallace, 300 acres. In Beverley Manor, on Cathey's Creek, a middle branch of Shanando, part of 466 acres sold by Beverley to Wm. Cathey, 28th September, 1738, and by death of William (died intestate) descended to John, his oldest brother; corner John Trimble (formerly Wm. King); Hugh Young's and John Jamison's lines; Beverley Manor line; corner Morris O'Friel. Teste: Alexander Blear, Patrick Martin. Wm. McPhetters, James Scott, Morris O'Friel, James Berry.
  • Page 472.--20th December, 1752. William Jamison's will. Wife, Sarah, executrix. Eldest son, John; 237 acres on Jackson River. Sons, George and Andrew. Son, William. Teate: Saml. Hodge, Thos. Gillham. 21st March, 1753, proved by both witnesses, and Sarah qualified, with sureties David Dryden, Robert Armstrong. (Note: William was John Jameson's father).
  • Page 276.--27th January, 1760. Michael ( ) Harper and Isabel ( ) to Wm. Shannon, £35, 224 acres conveyed to Michael by Jno. Justice, 16th May, 3754, in Newfoundland Creek; corner Jno. Botkin; corner land in possession of Carlile. Teste: Wm. Stewart, Patt Martin, Jno. Jameson. Delivered: Wm. Shannon, December, 1764.
  • Page 12.--__ October, 1760. John Guy's estate settlement (the name is Gay in the order), by Henry Gay, administrator--Sold to Francis Donnally, Martha Guy, Henry Guy, Arthur Greer. widow Savers, Wm. Bunting, Agnes Guy, Jean Moffet, Mary Guy, James Borling, Thos. Brown, Timothy Sullivan. Sundries to Elizabeth Gay, Ann Gay. Paid to John Vance, Nathaniel Lyon, John Neall, John Jamison, James McCoy, Arthur Hamilton, Maj. Brown, Commadore Brown.
  • Page 125.--28th March, 1762. John Peery's will--To Thos. Kirkpatrick, £10; to brother, James Peery; to Mary Peery and her children. Remaining time James Gilmer has to serve to be disposed of. Executors, John Kirkpatrick, John Peery. Teste: Saml. Downey, Saml. Kinkead, John Campbell. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by the witnesses. Executors qualify, with Thos. Kirkpatrick, John Jamison.
  • Page 191.--16th November, 1762. Saml. Young presented his accounts as administrator of Pat. Ingles. Recorded. Sale bill, viz: To Jno. Jamison, Saml. Cloyd, Alice English, Geo. Francisco, Ro. Reed, Wm. Earls, Andw. Greer, Saml. Moore. Paid Henry Murray, Edward Thompson, Robt Scott.
  • Page 198.--19th November, 1762. John Peery's appraisement, by James McCleery, Jno. Jamison, Mathew Wilson. Recorded.
  • Page 890.--22d May, 1765. Samuel Wallace and Elizabeth ( ) to Jannet and Rachel Wallace, his daughters, deed of gift, 100 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 300 acres conveyed by John Cathey, 7th December, 1751; corner Jamison's land, branch of Middle River; corner John Trimble's land.
  • Page 408.--20th August, 1765. John Peary's bond (with John and Wm. Jamison) as guardian (chosen) to Thomas Peary, orphan of Thomas Peary.
  • Page 159.--21st August, 1765. William McFeeters and Mary ( ) alias Mary Percy, executors of Thomas Peary (Peery), to Samuel McNab (Mary was widow of Thomas but is now married to William), £42, 225 acres on Middle River of Shanandore; corner John Campbell's land. Teste: John Malcom, John Jameson, David Frame.
  • Page 8.--16th August, 1769. Joseph McClung and Margaraet, of the Cowpasture, to Thomas McClung, planter, £__, 93 acres on Cowpasture, John Moore's land, in possession of John Moore. Teste: James Crockett, James Stevenson, John Jameson.
  • Page 334.--21st March, 1775. Morris O'Freil's bond (with John Jameson) as administrator of James King.

Information on John Jameson

In Virginia a John{Jonathan} Jamison resided in Augusta county with his wife, Jane Erwin, and their nine children. He and Jane were both born in Ireland and after emigrating to the Virginia Plantation married in present day Augusta county. Mrs. Jamison was a daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth (Hobson?) Erwin of Tinkling Springs, Augusta co., VA. Both Matthew and Elizabeth show up in Thomas and Jane Erwin Jamison's list of children. While evidence is not conclusive and considered vague concerning the John Jamison under the command of George Washington in 1754, speculation persists circumstantially that the John Jamison in Augusta co., VA. may have been a brother of the foregoing Thomas Jamison. Who better than relatives should the sons, Thomas and John Jamison, flee to in 1755 after the Indian massacre? In the same area as Matthew Erwin and John Jamison was a William and Margaret Jamison of Tinkling Springs. The couple in 1769 sold to John and Jane Erwin Jamison for 55 pounds a 310 acre farm. This resulted in a 45 pound lost for them having purchased the tract in 1765 from William Martin for 100 pounds. The transaction was an "Estate of Inheritance in fee simple". Could William and Margaret have been Thomas' and John's parents? Or was William Jamison his brother? What happened to them after 1769? Did they live on their son's farm after selling it to him? To this is further added another record of a John Jamison, born in 1752 and who died in 1790, They resided in York, then later in Marsh Creek, Adams Co., PA

Interesting story, probably related to this family in some way:

Erwin/Jemison Family

from "Geneology of that Branch of the Irwin Family in New York founded in the Hudson River Valley by William Irwin 1700-1787"

pg 8. Another Erwin in Western New York was Mary Jemison, "the white woman of the Genessee." Captured by the Indians when a girl of thirteen she spent her life with them, marrying first a Delaware brave, by whom she had two children, and later a cheif of the Senecas, by whom she had six. She was an interesting figure in that part of the state. A stautue of her has been erected in Letchworth Park, owned by New York State, near Castile, N. Y., on the Genesee River, where she is buried. The best account of her life is to be found in the edition of 1932 of "A Narative of the life of Mary Jemison," by Dr. James Everett Seaver, published by yhe American scenic and Preservation Society, New York, NY.

Mary Jemison was the daughter of Thomas Jemison and Jane Erwin who came over from Ulster, Ireland on the ship "Willaim and Mary" bound for Philadelphia in 1743. The family settled in Marsh Creek, Pa. Three children had been born prior to the migration. Mary was born en route, on the Atlantic. Two more sons, Matthew and Robert, were born in Pennsylvania. In 1758 their settlement was attacked by Indians and the family carried off. The two elder sons escaped and later joined their grandfather in Virginia. All the rest of the family, except Mary, were killed and scalped on the march. She was adopted by the tribe. During the French War and the Revolution the six nations sided with the British. When peace was finally made between the white man and the Indians in New York, in 1783, Mary Jemison refused to accept freedom, but continued to live with her Indian family. After 1797 she had frequent meetings with the white settlers. She died in 1833 in Buffalo, NY, her body being moved later to Letchworth Park.

I took a look at some of the sources on Mary Jemison. Her parents lived on Marsh Creek, in Franklin Township, Adams county, Pa, about 10 miles north of Gettysburg. There is some dispute about when they arrived on th "William and Mary." It arrived in Philadelphia from Belfast on Oct 6, 1743. But it also sailed from Londinderry on Oct 21, 1742, bound for Philadelphia. A source called "White Captives" by June Namias, say in a note citing "Notable American Women," that the two brothers who escaped ended up with their grandparents, the Erwins, in Virginia.

Well, the article in "Notable American Women" says no such thing, but she must have gotten the idea from somewhere. In Chalkley, Matthew Erwin's will was written in 1755 in Augusta County, Va, when Jane Erwin Jemison was still alive and thus mentions her, and was probated in 1762, after her death in 1758.


  • Page (332) William Erwin, son of Jane Erwin, with 241 acres, added to tithables. 550 acres of Patrick Quin--same. 104 acres of John Jameson--same.