Person:Martin Loy (1)

Martin Loy, of Tom's Creek, Augusta County, VA
  • HMartin Loy, of Tom's Creek, Augusta County, VAABT 1710 - 1779
  • WCatherine Faust1722 - bef 1798
m. ABT 1743
  1. George Loy1743 -
  2. Henry Loy1745 - 1798
  3. John Loy1747 - 1840
  4. Jacob Loy1751 -
  5. Mary Loyabt 1755 -
Facts and Events
Name Martin Loy, of Tom's Creek, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1710 Heidelburg, Baden, Germany
Marriage ABT 1743 Bucks County, Pennsylvaniato Catherine Faust
Death? APR 1779 St. Asaph's Dist, Orange County, North Carolina

Martin Loy was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 85.--2d February, 1754. Same (From Col. James Patton) to Martin Loy, 230 acres on Tom's Creek. Cor. George Sharp's land.

Will of Martin Loy

From Orange County, North Carolina Records:

I, Martin Loy, of Orange County, being very sick and weak, but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it,calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament: that is to say,
Principally and first, I give and recommend my soul into the Hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian burial at the discretion of my Exprs., nothing doubting at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of god; and as touching such wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and despose of the same in the following manner and form:
that is to say, first of all, I recommend my Exrs. to pay my debts out of my Estate,
and to my daughter Mary, I give and demise two cows and calves
and to my beloved wife Catheriney, I give all my moveable Estate during her widowhood, and to live on the place and after her decease the land and plantation belongs to my son Henry Loy,
and also I give my son George Loy, one acre of constitute, make and ordain Jacob Albright, and Geo. Loy my sole Exrs. of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of July, 1777.
Martin X Loy
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us:
Henry Garhut, Isaac C. Sharp (his mark)

Records of Martin Loy in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 91.--2d February, 1754. Same (From Col. James Patton) to George Sharp 285 acres on Tom's Creek, supra. Cor. Martin Loy's land.
  • Page 94.--10th February, 1754. Same (From Col. James Patton) to Casper Barrier, 507 acres on Tom's Creek as above. Cor. Wm. Ingles, Lepard's line; Martin Loy's line.
  • Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: Ernest Sharp, John Sharp and Martin Loy, 15th February, 1753 (listed among many others).
  • Page 383.--21st August, 1765. Robert Breckenridge and Lettice to Stephen Loy, £230 (paid by said Martin Loy), 245 acres in Beverley Manor conveyed to Robert, 17th May, 1749.


Martin Loy, Not neccessarily related but: (estimated birth about 1710 Germany-died 1779 Orange Co., NC) md. Catherine Foust (died by 1798 Orange Co., NC) Martin arrived in PA from Germany on the ship "St. Mark" 26 September 1741. His will was dated 15 July 1777, proven May 1779. Children: George Loy [b. abt 1745 probably PA died St. Asaph's District, Orange [now Alamance] Co., NC], John Loy [born Bucks/Berks Co.? PA, died St. Asaph's District, Orange [now Alamance] Co., NC], Mary [born abt 1755], Henry Loy [born abt 1760 died abt February 1798 in St. Asaph's District, Orange [now Alamance] Co., NC, Note: court awarded his widow custody of children Feb. 1798]