Person:Richard Bandy (4)

Richard Bandy, Tory Sympathizer
b.8 Jul 1722 Liverpool, England
m. 10 Jul 1740
  1. Mary Bandy1744 - Aft 1795
  2. Elizabeth Bandy1746 - Aft 1795
  3. Thomas Bandy1748 - 1835
  4. Richard Bandy1750 - 1815
  5. John Bandy1752 - 1818
m. Abt 1757
  1. George Bandy1758 - 1838
  2. Sarah BandyAbt 1765 -
  3. Ann "Nancy" BandyEst 1770 - Bef 1795
  • HRichard Bandy, Tory Sympathizer1722 - Bef 1795
  • WLucy JusticeBef 1776 - Bef 1820
m. 23 May 1794
  1. Katherine "Katy" Bandy1795 -
Facts and Events
Name Richard Bandy, Tory Sympathizer
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Jul 1722 Liverpool, England
Marriage 10 Jul 1740 Liverpool, Lancashire, Englandto Mahala Jane Cummings
Marriage Abt 1757 Virginiato Elizabeth Cardwell
Marriage 23 May 1794 Botetourt County, Virginiato Lucy Justice
Will? 21 Jul 1795 Botetourt County, Virginia[Will Dated]
Death[1] Bef Sep 1795 Botetourt County, Virginia[Will Proven]

Richard Bandy was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records in Botetourt County, VA

  • September 30, 1780, Richard Bandy was charged with treason [for being a Tory Sympathizer] and that he admitted he took an oath. The oath is not given in the record, but presumably was of allegiance to the King of England. The Court ordered him to be placed in jail awaiting trial.
  • 1782: John Bandy and Richard Bandy are listed among troops raised in the county. The same two are listed as taxpayers. In Thomas' pension file he states he moved to Botetourt County after the war.
  • August 10, 1785: Richard Bandy granted leave to include his lands in one survey. Source: Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800.
  • 1785: The enumeration of Botetourt County, Captain Graham’s District, includes Richard Bandy’s household with nine white people, one dwelling building, and two other buildings.
  • September 13, 1786: Richard Bandy bought 100 acres from John Mills. This land is described as being located on Wolf Creek, a branch of the Roanoke formerly in Augusta County. Source: Deed Book 3, pp. 421.
  • July 18, 1787: Richard and Thomas Bandy along with Christian Vineyard (sometimes spelled Wynart) were granted 250 acres on Wolf Creek and the Roan Oak adjoining their own lands and the lands of John Mills. Source: Grant No. 9, 1787, p. 718
  • September 9, 1788: Richard Bandy bought 254 acres from Rowland Madison and wife Anna. The land is described as being part of a patent bearing the date March 1, 1773. Source: Deed Book 4, p. 24 or 124.
  • September 10, 1788: Richard Bandy appointed Constable in Capt. Graham's Company and in Capt. Madison's Company. Source: Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1787-1800.
  • December 9, 1788: Thomas Lewis appointed Constable in place of Richard Bandy. [Source: Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769].
  • 1790: Richard Bandy received a grant of 350 acres on waters of Wolf Creek, adjoining his own land (Grants No. 41 1798-99, pp.455). His 350 acres plus 254 acres acquired from Madison adds to the 604 acres owned by Richard.Richard Bandy pays taxes on 620 acres.
  • 1791: Richard Bandy paid taxes on 620 acres of land. Richard Bandy married Nancy Lewellen. This could be Thomas's son.
  • 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795: Richard Bandy paid taxes on 620 acres of land.
  • May 8, 1794: Martha Bandy (Thomas’ daughter) married Henry Vanover. The marriage is also reported on June 7, 1794.
  • May 23, 1794: Richard Bandy Sr. and Lucy Justice were married by Henry Vanover. Since Richard Sr. names "Lucy" as his widow in his will it follows that this is Richard Sr. Source: Kegley's Virginia pp. 540.

Will Abstract

Bandy, Richard, Probate Sept. 1795.
Names wife, Lucy and children: Thomas, Richard, John, George, Mary (wife of Thomas Lewis), Eliza ("relic of Aquila Greer"), Sarah (wife [of] Benj. Jordon), Katy (an infant).
Also names Henry Bandy, son of Ann Bandy, presumedly a grandson.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 52].

Will Transcript

Will of Richard Bandy, dated July 21, 1795, Botetourt County, VA:
In the name of God, amen. I Richard Bandy of the County of Botetourt and State of Virginia being afflicted in body by sickness but of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of mankind knowing that it is appointed for all men to die; do make and ordain this my last will and testament. Principally and first of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it in hopes of receiving the same again to be Reunited to this my fail[?] body at the full resurrection. By the almighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life; I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner of our impremise[?]. It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses are to be paid out of my personal estate by my Executors hereafter to be named.
Then it is my further will and desire that the balance of my personal estate be sold and equally divided Between my following children and my wife Lucy Bandy that is to say Between Thomas Bandy, Richard Bandy, John Bandy, George Bandy, Mary Lewis wife of Thomas Lewis, Eliza widow and relect of Equalla Greer, Sarah wife of Benjamin Jordan, Katy Bandy an infant, Henry Bandy son of Ann Bandy now wife of James Neighbors and my widow Lucy Bandy.
Then it is also my will that the land I now live on shall be rented out by my executors during my wife's widowhood excepting to my said widow the house where I live together with such a piece of land thereto adjoining as may best suit her for a garden and excepting two acres which rent I allow to my said widow the one half thereof during the time she remains my widow and at that period I allow the land to be sold and the money arising from the sale therof to be equally divided between my children above mentioned and also an equal part to my grandson Henry Bandy.
It is my will that my executors do annually give to my said widow her part of the rent aforesaid for the support of her and my child and if at any time my said widow shall consent to have the aforesaid land sold, I hereby vest my said executors with full power and authority to sell and dispose of the same and to make titles in fee simple to the purchasor or purchasors for the same and I do appoint my sons Thomas Bandy and Richard Bandy the sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all former wills by me in any ways made Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of July 179five.
(Signed) Richard his(X)mark[4] Bandy (seal)
Signed and acknowledged in the presence of:
James Mason
Richard his(C)mark Bandy
Thomas Bandy
At September Botetourt Court 1795:
This instrument of writing purported to be the last will and testament of Richard Bandy deceased was exhibited in court and proved by the oath of James Mason, Richard Bandy and Thomas Bandy witnesses thereto subscribed and thereupon ordered to be recorded and on motion of Thomas Bandy and Richard Bandy the executors therein named, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form they having first made oath entered into and acknowledged bond according to law. "
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
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