Person:Thomas Connelly (2)

Thomas Connely
b.1740 Ireland
  • F.  Connely (add)
m. bef. 1730
  1. Arthur Connely, Sr.1730 - bef 1805
  2. Thomas Connely1740 - 1794
  3. Mary Connelybef 1742 -
m. ABT 1760
  1. Martha Connely1761 -
  2. Thomas Connely1763 - 1835
  3. Arthur Connely1764 - 1815
  4. Mary 'Polly' ConnelyABT 1768 -
  5. Elizabeth ConnelyABT 1772 -
  6. Alexander Connely1774 -
  7. Barbara ConnelyABT 1776 - 1795
  8. Jean 'Jenny' ConnelyABT 1778 -
  9. Robert Connely1781 -
  10. Isabella Connely1786 - 1838
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Connely
Alt Name Thomas Connelly
Gender Male
Birth? 1740 Ireland
Marriage ABT 1760 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Margaret Walker
Death? 1794 Augusta County, Virginia

Thomas Connely 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 277.--28th March, 1770. Alexander Walker to Thomas Connerly, bond to make title 1/2 of a tract surveyed for said Alexander and to be made as soon as the patent can be obtained. Delivered: Thomas Connerly. (Note: Thomas Connely married Alexander Walker's daughter, Margaret).

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:

  • Page 208 - Thomas Connely, 250 acres, branch of Middle River. Adjoining John Campbell, Alexander Walker, John McMahan, Hugh Donahue, Hooks. March, 1773. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 75].

Will of Thomas Connely

  • Page 147.--28th July, 1794. Thomas Connely's will--To wife, Margaret, to 3 sons Thomas, Alexander, Robert; to each of my daughters, viz:Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, Barbara, Jean, Isable; to son, Arthur, 200 acres in Caintucky; to son, Thomas, 240 acres in Caintucky; to son, Alexander, 200 acres in Caintucky; to son, Robert, 200 acres in Caintucky. Executors, wife Margaret and son Thomas. Teste: John Campbell, John Connely, John Hooke. Proved, 20th January, 1795 (presented by Thomas Connely, surviving executor) by Connely and Hooke. Thomas qualifies.

Records of Thomas Connely in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 318.--21st August, 1770. Martha and Alexander Walker's bond (with Thos. Connly, John and Robert Campbell) as administrators of Alexander Walker, Jr.
  • Page 175 - Alexander Walker, 159 acres, Middle Branch of Shenandoah. Adjoining Thomas Cornely. March 28, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 63]. (Note: Thomas Connelly was the son-in-law of Alexander Walker).
  • Page 326.--20th November, 1774. Alexander Walkers will--To wife, Elizabeth; to son, Robert, negro boy, to daughter, Mary, negro girl; to son, Andrew, 90 acres bought of Joseph Lindel; to daughter Martha, to daughter, Elizabeth; to daughter, Barbara; to son, John, testator's home plantation; to daughter, Isabell. (Many negro slaves bequeathed. daughter Margaret; to son, Alexander's two children, Jane and Elizabeth Walker. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son Robert. John Campbell be guardian to children. Teste: Joseph Hannah, Robert Haslet, Thos.Connly. Proved, 21st March, 1775, by the witnesses. Executors qualify with John Hind, Arthur Connaly, John Campbell.
  • Page 547.--3d February, 1778. Andrew Walker's will--To wife, Margaret, if she has a child to him; to mother-in-law; to brother and sisters. Executors, Thomas Connely and John Burnsides. Teste: John Campbell, Robt. McCormick, Mary Sevenson. Proved, 17th February, 1778, by Campbell, and recorded. Executors qualify.
  • Page 535.--24th June, 1786. Alex. Walker's estate settled--1774, paid to legatees, Robert and Mary Walker; to Thos. Connelly, husband to Margret; to Isabella Walker; paid John Ervin for teaching the children, 1780; paid James Anderson, ditto, 1782; paid John Young, ditto, 1785. Legatees Andrew and Martha are dead. Legatee Elizabeth is dead.