Person:John Wamsley (1)

John Wamsley, Sr.
d.bef. 20 August 1782 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HJohn Wamsley, Sr.abt 1725 - bef 1782
  • WJudith Dorcasabt 1730 -
m. abt. 1751
  1. Elizabeth Wamsley1751 - 1844
  2. Thomas Wamsley1752 - 1806
  3. David B. Wamsley1758 - 1849
  4. William B. Wamsley1759 - 1839
  5. John Wamsley1762 - 1815
  6. James Wamsley1764 - 1842
  7. Samuel Wamsley1767 - 1816
  8. Joseph Wamsley1768 - 1864
  9. Mathew Wamsley1769 - 1851
  10. Mary B. Wamsley1772 -
  11. Dorcas Wamsely1776 - 1806
Facts and Events
Name John Wamsley, Sr.
Alt Name John Warmley
Alt Name John Wormsley
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1725 Lancashire, England
Marriage abt. 1751 Anne Arundel County, Marylandto Judith Dorcas
Death[2] bef. 20 August 1782 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Land Grant Survey:

  • Page 91 - John Warmley, 384 acres, Mole Hill Draft, a branch of Cooks Creek, Adjoining Daniel Harrison. December 2, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 34].

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 63.--17th August, 1779. Peter Venimon and Elizabeth ( ), of Rockingham, to John Wormsley, patent to Peter 1st March, 1773, on Dry Run of North Fork of South Branch of Potomac. Teste: Thos. Myns, Richard Barret.

Will of John Wamsley

  • Page 247.--11th July, 1782. John Wamsley's, Sr., will--To daughter, Elizabeth Robinson; to Thomas Wamsley, David Wamsley, Elizabeth Robinson; to Wm. Wamsley. John, James. Joseph, Mathew, Mary, Samuel, Dorcas Wamsley, each child to receive their part by succession. Executors, sons David Wamsley and McKenny Robinson; son Mathew to have one year's schooling, then bound to learn trade of Tayler; son Samuel to have two years, ditto, trade, saddler; daughters Mary and Dorcas to be left in care of McKinney Robinson, one year's schooling for Mary and three for Dorcas. Teste: John Bennet, Thomas Bland. Codicil, 25th July, 1782; to son, John, Ibetroth; to son, James. Teste: Thos. Bland, Margret (mark) Bland. Proved, 20th August, 1782, by Bland and Bennitt. Executors qualified.
  • Page 261.--9th September, 1782. John Wamsley's estate appraised by McKenney Robinson and David Wamsley.
  • Vol. 2 - GUARDIANS' BONDS, AUGUSTA COUNTY. - 21st March, 1786--Wm. Warmsley, ditto (guardian for) Joseph and Mathew Warmsley, ditto (orphans of) of John Warmsley.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1786. - (275) (285) Joseph and Mathew Wamsley, orphans of John Wamsley, deceased, chose William Wamsley guardian.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 488.--18th May, 1768. John Wamsley to William Gragg, £__, security for going bail, 10 cows, 3 cows, 3 horses. Teste: Henry Erwin, Benj. Harrison.
  • Vol. 2 - Daniel Smith's Delinquents and Supernumeraries for 1773: Jno. Wamsley. (among many others)
  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents, Augusta County Levy for 1779: .... John Wamsley (4 tithables), (gone); Thomas Wamsley, Lodowick Waggoner (2 tithables); Robert Wallace gone; William Williams, gone; Richard Williams, gone; Col. John Dickeson, 1 mistake; Richard Madison, twice returned.
  • Page 157.-(abt. 1779/1780) - John Flesher's vendue bill, by Henry Flesher, executor--To, viz: Christian Snedecore. Wm. Bennett, John Byrne, Josiah Cochran, Abram Burner, Paulser Flesher, Thomas Hicks, Samuel Crider, Susan Flesher, William Jeines, George Dawson, John Wormsley, Samuel Creedrick, Wm. Jienes, Joseph Lance, Thos. Hix.
  1. Find A Grave.
  2. Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. (Rosslyn, Virginia: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912-1913 in Three Volumes), Vol. 3.