Person:John Moffet (1)

John Moffet
b.1699 Ireland
m. Abt. 1699
  1. John Moffet1699 - 1742
  2. William MoffettAbt 1702 -
  3. Henry Moffett1707 - Bet 1778-1783
  4. Thomas Moffett1709 -
  5. Samuel MoffettAbt 1711 -
  6. Robert Bruce MoffettAbt 1716 -
m. 1724
  1. Mary MoffettAbt 1727 - aft 1811
  2. Col. George Moffett1733 - 1811
  3. Catherine MoffettAbt 1737 -
  4. William MoffetAbt 1740 - 1774
  5. John MoffettAbt 1741 - Aft 1767
  6. Hannah MoffetAbt 1742 -
  7. Capt. Robert Moffett1742/43 - 1816
Facts and Events
Name John Moffet
Gender Male
Birth? 1699 Ireland
Marriage 1724 Irelandto Mary Christian
Death? 1742 Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Death[1] 1746

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


John Moffett's land (Beverley Manor NE, listed as 491 acres) 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.

Listing of Land Acquisition from "History of Augusta County, VA", by John Lewis Peyton and "Augusta Virginia Deeds & such" :

  • Note: the Hildebrand Map shows 491 acres, but it appears that the grant actually contained 396 acres as listed below:

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 425-27. 29 Feb. 1739 [1740]. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to John Moffet of Orange County. For £9.18.- current money. 396 acres, part of 118,491 acres... on a branch of Shanando River called Carthico (Cathey's) River in Manner Beverley... By patent 6 Sept. 1736 there was granted unto William Beverley, Sir John Randolph of the City of Williamsburgh, Knight, John Robinson of King & Queen County, and Richard Randolph of Henrico County, Gent., 118,491 acre called the Manner of Beverley. Sir John Randolph, John Robinson and Richard Randolph by their deed poll 17 Sept. 1736 relinquished unto William Beverley all their interest. (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Geo. Robinson, Robt. Christian, James Cathey. 28 Feb. 1739 {1740]. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 28].

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 161.--20th November, 1746. John Moffett, mason, to Mathew Robertson, of the Province of Pennsylvania. Whereas, by patent 6th September, 1736, to Beverley & Co., and Beverley bought out the other partners 17th September, 1736, and Beverley by deed 29th February, 1739, granted to John Moffett 396 acres, part of Beverley Manor, £110 current money Virginia; 396 acres above on a branch of Shanando called Cathey's Run. Witnesses, Robert King and Silas Hart. Acknowledged by John, and dower released by Mary, his wife, 20th November, 1746.

Guardianship Records of John Moffett's Children

  • Page 466.--16th November, 1752. Robert Christian's bond as guardian (appointed) to Mary and Robert Moffett, orphans of John Moffett, with sureties John and William Christian.
  • Page 466.--16th November, 1752. John Christian's bond as guardian (appointed) of Catherine, Wm., and Hannah Moffett, orphans of John Moffett, with sureties Francis F. McCown, Robert Brown.
  • Page 467.--16th November, 1752. William Christian's bond as guardian (appointed) to George and John Moffett, orphans of John Moffett, with surety James Lockhart.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 19, 1760. - (347) William Moffett, orphan of John Moffett, chose George Moffett his guardian.

Records of John Moffett in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1746. - John Moffett vs. John Graham.--I, John Graham, of Nantmill, in County of Chester, Pennsylvania. Bond dated 22d September, 1743. Writ dated 11th February, 1745-6.
  • Page 785.--24th May, 1750. Matthew Robertson to Wm. Robertson, 137 acres on Cathey's River in Beverley Manor, part of 396 acres sold by Beverley to John Moffet, late deceased, by Wm. Beverley, 29th February, 1739, Martha, wife of Mathew. Teste: James Robertson, James Brown.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 15, 1752. - (361) Mary Moffett, widow of John Moffett, has since intermarried with John Trimble.
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    Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002