Person:John Wilson (253)

John Wilson, Shoemaker, of Beverley Manor
b.Est. 1722-1727 prob. Ireland
d.Bef. 18 Nov 1757 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Bef. 1719
  1. Margaret Wilson1719 -
  2. John Wilson, Shoemaker, of Beverley ManorEst 1722-1727 - Bef 1757
  3. Sarah WilsonBef 1723 -
  4. James Wilson, of Beverley Manorbef 1725 - bef 1768
  5. Robert Wilson, Sr., of Beverley Manorest 1725 - Bef 1788
  • HJohn Wilson, Shoemaker, of Beverley ManorEst 1722-1727 - Bef 1757
  • WAgnes UnknownEst 1725-1735 -
m. Bef. 1757
  1. Sarah WilsonBef 1757 -
Facts and Events
Name John Wilson, Shoemaker, of Beverley Manor
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1722-1727 prob. Ireland
Marriage Bef. 1757 Prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Agnes Unknown
Death? Bef. 18 Nov 1757 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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John Wilson's land (Beverley Manor SW) 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. (Note: although there is no apparent deed of John Wilson acquiring this land, it is apparent from records of neighboring settlers that he was living on at least part of the 400-acre tract acquired by his brother, Robert Wilson from Joseph Mills in 1741. When John Wilson died in 1757, he may have conveyed this land back to Robert or his brother James).

Will of John Wilson

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 216.—5th September, 1757. John Wilson's will, shoemaker—To wife Agness; to daughter Sarah; to brother Robert Wilson and brother James Wilson's son John; to brother James' son William; to James Mc- Knut, 1/2 of shoemaker's tools. Teste: John Christian, John Brownlee, Alex. Brownlee. Proved, 18th November, 1757, by John Christian and Jno. Brownlee. Agness renounces the provisions, and Agness qualifies, with Robt. McClenachan, Richard Woods.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1757 - (46) Agnes, widow of John Wilson, renounces all claims under her husband's will and admn. granted her.

Records of John Wilson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 515.--29th February, 1747-8. £77. John Holmes to William Wright, 260 acres in Beverley Manor, part of a large tract conveyed to James Mills and sold to Robert Wilson and John Holmes, patent line of Beverley Manor; Anthony Black's land; Wm. Robinson's line; John Wilson's line. Teste: Wm. Henderson, John Black, John Cunningham. Proved by all and dower released by Jane, 19th May, 1748.
  • Page 129.--28th January, 1748-9. John and Mary McNabb (his wife) to Arthur McClure. Mille Creek; corner James Thompson; corner Robert Galloway. Teste: Andrew McNabb, Wm. Hall, Gilbert Campbell. Delivered to John Wilson, 30th April, 1751. (Note: if this John Wilson, was there a relationship between the McClure's or McNabb's?).
  • Page 207.--5th April, 1749. William Beverley to John Cowan, 202 acres in Beverley Manor. Thomas Shield's corner in Co. Co., James Patton's line, Francis Beaty's line, Robert Christian's line. Teste: John Wilson.
  • Page 480.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to William Long, 400 acres in Beverley Manor, patent line. Corner John Wilson, crossing South River; Col. James Patton and William Robinson. Corner James Bell. Col Patton's mill place. Teste: James Alexander, Andrew McClure John Black.
  • Page 477.--27th August, 1751. William Robinson to Thomas Blackwood, 215 acres, Christian's Creek in Beverley Manor, by Beverley to Wm., 4th September, 1741; corner Wm. Kerr; Thomas Shield's line; William Wright's line; John Willson's line. Teste: Chas. Dalhouse, Jno. Christian.