Person:Robert Lowry (9)

Robert Lowry
  1. John Lowry, Jr.est 1723 - Bef 1770
  2. Robert LowryAbt 1725 -
  3. Patrick Lowryabt 1730 -
  • HRobert LowryAbt 1725 -
m. Est. 1744-1748
Facts and Events
Name Robert Lowry
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1725 Ireland/Pennsylvania
Marriage Est. 1744-1748 to

Robert Lowry was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Robert Lowry's land (Borden Tract, 412 acres, 1753) 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 land adjoining land of Robert Lowry to the north is assumed to be land acquired by John Lowry, Jr. in 1757, brother of Robert Lowry, and just north of that land is assumed to be land acquired by John Lowry, Sr., in 1742.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 181.—Same (from Benjamin Borden) to Robert Lowry. (1753) Delivered: Jno. Murphy, 19th December, 1795. Corner tract, formerly known as William Smith's land, 412 acres of 92100.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 158.--15th August, 1758. Robert Lowry to Wm. Edmiston, £34.13.4, 130 acres in Borden's tract. Delivered: Mary Edmiston, 10th December, 1771.

Processioning List of 1748

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Page 16.--12th April, 1748: John Montgomery and Francis McCown: 18th January, processioned for Patrick Hays; 12th January, processioned for Samuel Dunlap, Pat Hays present; 12th January, processioned for Wm. Lockridge, Samuel Dunlap present; 18th January, processioned for James Archer, Richard Cousor present; 18th January, processioned for Wm. Mc Canless, Robt. Dunlapp present; Jno. Lowry, Robt. Dunlapp present; Robt. Dunlapp, Robert Lowry present; 14th January, processioned for Samuel Anderson, Wm. McCanless present; Geo. Henderson, Ro. Lowry present; Wm. Mitchell, Jas. Moore present; 15th January, processioned for Wm. Cowdon, Robert Bags present; Francis McCown, John Downy present; James Moore, Alexander Walker present; James Robinson, Jas. Walker present; 15th January, processioned for Alex. Walker, Jno. Walker present; 27th January, processioned for John Walker, James Walker present; processioned for James Walker, James Robinson present; processioned for Samuel McCutchen; processioned for James Shields; processioned for John Shields; processioned for Nathan Lusk; 28th January, processioned for Thomas Berry; processioned for Wm. Berry; processioned for James Trimble; processioned for James Martin; processioned for Joseph Coulton; processioned for Robert Coulton.

Records of Robert Lowry in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents - 1748: Wm. Lockrage, Constable; Robert Lowry, twice charged. (Note: Robert Lowry was apparently not paying his tax levy).
  • Page 176.--8th March, 1753. Same (From Borden, Etc.) to John Winston; A, 448 acres; B, 609 acres; 1 on Moffett's Creek; Buchanan's line; corner Stewart; corner Robert Stewart. Teste: Mathew Lyle, John Loggan, Robt. Lowrey.
  • Page 146.--13th March, 1753. Borden, etc., to Wm. McCandless, 37 acres of 92100. Robert Dunlap's line; said McCandless's old corner. Teste: Archibald Reoack, Wm. Reoarck, Robert Henry, Ro. Lowry.
  • Page 410.--13th March. 1757. Borden's executors to Jno. Lowrey (delivered Wm. Bowyer, August, 1758), £3, 170 acres, part of 92100, said Lowrey's cor. Steel's old line; Steel's new survey; cor. survey made for Robert Henry; cor. Ro. Lowrey; cor. Wm. McCanless, Ro. Dunlop's line.
  • Page 508.--13th November, 1757. Same (From Borden's Executors) to James Henry, £3, 408 acres, part of 92100; Andrew Steel's cor.; Robt. Lowrey's line. Delivered: Robert Buchanan. April, 1765.
  • Page 137.--26th November, 1761. John Lowry's will--Executors, wife, Elizabeth, and John Moore; to wife, Elizabeth; to son, William, 160 acres joining Robt. Lowry; to daughter, Rebeckah Lowry; to sons, John and Robert Lowry, £6 sent with William Parris to Ireland with the benefit of the return and £16 Lake (?) money, to be taught trades; to daughters, Jennet and Elizabeth Lowry, to be paid when of age by their young brothers, David and James Lowry; to sons, David and James, infants, plantation testator lives on. Teste: John Wardlaw, Jas. Kennedy, Hugh Wardlaw, James Wardlaw. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by John, James and Hugh Wardlaw. John Moore refuses to execute. Elizabeth qualifies, with John Moore, Robt. Lowry. (Note: John Lowry was this Robert Lowry's brother).
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 17, 1765. - (17) Robert Lowrey and 208 acres added to tithables.
  • Page 200.--17th August, 1768. Borden's executors to John Sproul, £10, 250 acres, part of 92100, corner Andrew Steel and Wm. Alexander; corner Robert Telford. Robert Lowry's line.
  • Page 381.--24th May, 1769. John ( ) Sproul and Margaret to Alexander Wilson, £40, 250 acres of Borden's tract; corner Andrew Steel and William Alexander; corner Robert Telford, Robert Lowry's line. Teste: Charles Campbell, Thomas Alexander, Robert Wardlaw. Delivered: Alexander Wilson, March, 1772.
  • Page 497.--20th November, 1771. William Lowrie and Isabel and Robert Lowrey, Sr., to James Henry, 170 acres of Borden's 92100, 160 acres of which was devised to Wm. Lowrie by his father John Lowrie, by will in Augusta, the remaining 10 acres sold by said Robert Lowry, John Weir's line, Edmiston's corner. Teste: Samuel Huston, William Walker, Robert Lowrey, Samuel Henry. Delivered: James Henry, 26th July, 1774. (Note: the William Lowry listed in this record was the nephew of Robert, son of Robert's brother John Lowry. William Lowry's wife was Isabel).
  • Vol. 2 - 18th March, 1777--Robert Lowery, ditto (named guardian) of James Lowrey, orphan of John Lowrey. (Note: not sure which John Lowry's son James was).