Person:William Elliott (53)

William Elliott, Sr., of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
b.12 Jul 1699 Scotland or Ireland
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Name William Elliott, Sr., of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 12 Jul 1699 Scotland or Ireland
Marriage Abt 1719 to Margaret Graham
Death? Bef 7 Jul 1795 Rockbridge County, Virginia

William Elliott, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will of William Elliott

Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 1, pp. 498.

William Elliot's Will

Made 27 November 1789

Son James Elliott, 200 acres of land on Calfpasture River adjoining Jacob Martin. Grandson William Elliott, son of James Elliott, land lying between the Big and Little Calfpasture. Son James Elliott, 20 lbs 10 shillings due by bond from Jacob Martin. Son James Elliott, executor.

Signed: Wm. Elliott (x his mark)

witness: John Gay, John Dunlap, John Reardon, Alex. Hamilton Proven 7 July 1795

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's: (Note: many records between 1748 and 1771, are probably for William Elliott, Jr. (especially those mentioning the "Calfpasture" where William Elliot, Jr. was living) except where specified)

  • FEBRUARY 19, 1746/7. - (158) Jurymen--Wm. Elliott, Joseph McClelhill, Andrew Nutt.
  • Page 49.--19th August, 1747. Robert Crockett's Inventory: By Henry Gay, Wm. Elliott, Jno. Gay.
  • Page 108.--15th February, 1748. Christopher Graham's appraisement by Wm. Elliott, John Gay, Thos. Femster.
  • FEBRUARY 17, 1748. - (86) William Elliott intends to leave the Colony; John Ramsey intends to leave the Colony; Philip Walker intends to leave the Colony; Thomas Thompson intends to leave the Colony; Saml. Gay intends to leave the Colony; James Gay intends to leave the Colony. (Note: this probably refers to William Elliott, Sr.)
  • Page 200.--9th November, 1749. Wm. Graham's appraisement, by Saml. Hodge, John Miller, Wm. Elliot.
  • Page 552.--28th February, 1749-50. Same (From William Beverley) to William Smith, 400 acres at foot of Brown Hill; Smith's Creek of Calfpasture; the Brown Hill; William McCutchin's land. Delivered: Samuel Henderson, March, 1756. Teste: John Brown, William Elliott.
  • Page 74.--29th November, 1750. James Carolile to James Callison, 275 acres L. C. P., granted 10th April, 1745, to James by Beverley, recorded in Secretary s office; corner Wm. Hamilton; corner Wm. Elliott, on the Laurel Hill.
  • (Undated, appears to be bet. May-August, 1750) - Petition of inhabitants of Little River, in Calfpasture, for road from William Gay's to Robert McCutchen's Mill, from thence to Robert Campbell's. Ask only a bridle road to travel with loads on horseback and oblige themselves to cut it and keep in repair. William Elliott, Thomas Fulton, John Meek, John Gay, William Gay, Thomas Meek, James Gay, John Fulton, James Stenson.
  • MAY 20, 1752. - (248) In calf-pasture--Wm. Smith to be overseer with the following persons, viz: Wm. Elliott, Ro. McCutcheon, William Smith, William Ramsey, John Marke, Robert Foyle, Wm. Guy, James Stevenson, Rob. Gay, John Guy, Samuel Looney, Saml. Guy, John Hanley, John Smith, John McGuiney. Road from Wm. Guy's to Ro. McCutcheon's mill, and thence to Robert Campbell's.
  • Page 487.--20th August, 1752. Thomas and Jane Williams to James Greenlee, 400 acres in Fork of James; Erwin Patterson's survey. Teste: Mathew Campbell, Jno. Mathews, Jr., Wm. Elliot.
  • Page 530.--22d November, 1753. Elizabeth and Edward Edward's bond as administrators of Hugh Edwards, with sureties Hugh Gay, William Elliott.
  • Page 285.--15th May, 1754. Same (From William Beverley) to Samuel Gay, 354 acres in Calf Pasture on Little River; corner Wm. Elliot's land; corner Wm. Gay.
  • Page 82.--21st November, 1754. Archibald Boreland's accounts as administrator, vs. estate of Wm. Jackson--Paid Andrew Dunlap, John Harden, Robt. Duffels, Archd. Elliot, Wm. Davis, Alex. Wright, Alex. McAllroy, Michl. Harper, Jno. Carolile, Samuel McAlvery, Jno. Graham, Joseph Mays, Samuel Ferguson, Wm. Elliott, Stephen Wilson, Alex. Gillespy, Naphtalin Gregory, Jno. Warwick, John Crockett, Charles Dunlap, Geo. Lewis, Thos. Bryan, Nathan Patterson, James Boreland, Wm. Hamilton, James Brown, James Lockridge, John Williamson, David Stanley; cash paid James Armstrong; 7 gallons whiskey for 2d vendue; to Jinney Boreland's account proved.
  • Page 113.--9th May, 1755. William Gay's will of the Calf Pasture -- Wife, Margaret; eldest son, John, the plantation George Campbell lives on, formerly held by James Stevenson; to son, Robert, plantation testator lives on; to daughter, Mary; to daughter, Agness. Executors, wife and brother John Gay. Teste: Wm. Elliot, Jno. Fulton, James Stevenson. Proved, 20th August, 1755, by all witnesses. Executors qualify, with sureties Wm. Eliot, Ro. Campbell. Robert Gay.
  • Page 72.--21st May, 1755. John ( ) Johnston and Mary (mark) to Archibald Elliott, £70, 213 acres on Little River in Calfpasture. Teste: Charles Knight, Wm. Elliot. Delivered: Benjamin Estill, August, 1762.
  • Page 167.--17th November, 1756. William Johnston's appraisement, by Robt. Graham, Archd. Armstrong. William Elliott.
  • Page 548.--20th February, 1758. Archibald ( ) Eliot (Elet), of Anton County, North Carolina, to James Clark, Sr., and Wm. Eliot, power attorney to convey 163 acres to John Johnston on Jackson River. Teste: Jno. Mophet, Patrick Jack.
  • Page 37.--15th August, 1758. George Wilson and Elisebeth to Samuel Wilson. £40, 200 acres, part of tract deeded to George by James Trimble, on the Bullpasture River. Delivered: Wm. Elliott, October, 1759.
  • Page 83.--21st March, 1759. James Gay to Jno. Warrick, £4 yearly for three years; lease, 149 acres in Calf Pasture bounded by Jno. Gay and Wm. Eliot. Teste: Pat. Cunningham and Thos. Rutledge.
  • Page 69.--21st November, 1759. James Clerk and Wm. Elliote to Wm. Johnson, assignee of John Johnson. Whereas Archbald Elliote, of Anson County, North Carolina, on 20th February, 1758, by power attorney constituted James dark and Wm. Elliott his attorney to make this conveyance. 163 acres on Jackson's River, £60.
  • Page 342.--22d November, 1759. Thomas Gilmore's bond (with William Elliott, Jno. Gay) as administrator of John Gilmore.
  • Page 381.--21st May, 1760. Martha Stevenson and John Stevenson's bond as administrators of James Stevenson, with John Gay, James Gay, Wm. Elliott.
  • Page 150.--18th May, 1762. Florence Graham's appraisement, by Wm. Elliott, Archd. Armstrong, Jno. Graham, Jr., recorded. Acct. vs. Joseph Vachub, John and Robert Graham.
  • Page 516.--14th June, 1762. Samuel ( ) Gay, of Anson County, North Carolina, and Jean ( ) to James Gay, £70, 354 acres on Little River of Calfpasture in Beverley's patent. Cor. William Elliott; cor. William Gay. Teste: Samuel Crockett, Alex. Hamilton, Jno. Stinson. Proved by witnesses.
  • AUGUST, 1762 (B). - John David Wilpert, administrator Henry Baughman, vs. Mathew Lindsay.--Invoice of Henry Buchman's estate left in Greenbrier when drove off by the enemy. Witnesses are John Gay, John Warrick, Hugh Young and wife, John Meak (in which house saw same articles, Lawrence Hencemen. Witnesses when they killed the man, Felthe Yoken, Mathes Yoken, Nap. Gregory, Robert Allin, William Elliott.
  • AUGUST, 1762 (B) - Sproul vs. Bratton.--Sundry accounts which Dunlop assumed to Sproul to be used in the suit of Sproul against Ro. Bratton's Administrator, viz: Capt. James Dunlap, debtor, for the undernamed persons, viz: Thomas Vance, Halbert McClure, James McElhaney, John Low, Edward Howard, James Milliken, Thomas Smith, William Elliott, Alex. Sutherland, James Hamilton, John Gay and Capt. Dunlap.
  • FEBRUARY, 1763 (A?). - Low vs. Bratton.--This is to certify that John Low entered himself on my duty roll the 1st day of March, and he has served on duty under my command two hundred and thirty-one days, and is now discharged, this 2d day of November, 1757, and he allows me for pay what debt he contracted at my Fort when I receive his pay. Given under my hand this 2d of November, 1757. Paid to the 8th of June by public proportion. (Signed) James (Samuel) Dunlap. Mr. Sproule: Be pleased to let William Elet have as much linen cloth as will make him a shurte, and in so doing you will oblige your friend and humble servant. (Signed) James Dunlap. April 5, 1757. To Mr. William Sproule.
  • Page 241.--19th April, 1763. James Gay to David Martin, £116.10, 354 acres on Little River of Calf Pasture; corner William Elliot's land; corner Wm. Gay; same purchased by said James from Samuel Gay, who purchased from William Beverley.
  • APRIL 15, 1765. - (335) Wm. Elliott, provisions. John Finley, provisions. Mary Trimble, relict of John Trimble, for horse of John's impressed and provisions. Wm. Armstrong, provisions. Henry Criswell, horse impressed. Samuel Wilson, provisions and horse impressed. John Miller, provisions. David Doage, provisions. Ralph Laverty, provisions. Thos. Beard, provisions. John Trimble, provisions. Nathan Gilliland, carriage of "flower". John McClary, provisions.
  • NOVEMBER 19, 1766. - (339) Road to be viewed from Wm. Elliott's to McCutcheon's Mill, thence thro' Buffalo Gap.
  • Page 194.--13th March, 1767. Robert Miller and Margret ( ), of Albemarle, to George Skillern, £100, 150 acres on Jackson's River patented to Robert, 25th September, 1762; corner to his own land Teste: Robert Hooke, Thos. Miller, John and Wm. Elliot.
  • Page 432.--18th March, 1768: Vestry met. William McElheny and Paul Whitley appointed processioners vice John Maxwell and Jonathan Whitley. Robert Moor appointed processioner vice William Hall; Andw. Buchanan appointed processioner vice Wm. Reach; Peter Evans appointed processioner vice Nathl. Evans; John Anderson, Jr., appointed processioner vice John Young, Jr.; James Belshey appointed processioner vice John Frazier; Jno. Harrison Jr., appointed processioner vice John McDonnald; Alex. Hamilton appointed processioner vice William Elliott, who is unfit through age and infirmity. The processioners exempted above are such as have served before or such as the Vestry judges unqualified. (Note: this is referring to William, Sr.)
  • MARCH 19, 1773. (32) Jacob Miller (near George Weaver's), to be summoned for not providing for his children.
(35) Witnesses: William, James and John Elliott, Robert McKettrick.
  • Page 472.--21st July, 1773. John Hamilton, late of Augusta, to Thomas O'Neal, surrender of mortgage and quit claim, tract surveyed for John O'Neal, deceased, under the North Mountain, which descended to Thomas as only son of John. Teste: John McClenachan, William Elliott, Margaret ( ) Elliott. (Note: this refers to William, Sr.)
  • MARCH, 1774 (C). - Rev. John Jones vs. Rev. Adam Smith.--Petition. Writ executed June 19, 1774. Account is as follows: 1773, Rev. Adam Smith, debtor, to the Rev. John Jones: To my fee for the marriage of Wm. Elliott, within the Parish whereof I am rector, which you received, #0, 7, 6; the same of Wm. Young, #0, 7, 6; the same of Daniel Taylor, #1, 0, 0; the same of James Patton, #0, 7, 6. William Elliott married a daughter of Joseph Wahub (Wachub), in February, 1773, at Alexander Hamilton's.
  • MAY 21, 1778. (330) Elliot Rutherford, Peter Runkle, John Christler, William and Mary Elliott, Adam Wise.--Suits transferred to Rockingham. (Note: this probably refers to William, Sr., who apparently was in Rockingham County in 1778).
  • FEBRUARY 15, 1780. - (183) Thomas Smith, eldest son and heir-at-law of Thos. Smith, who served as a soldier in Capt. Dunlop's Company of Rangers, 1758, and also as proper heir-at-law of Wm. Elliot, who served also, granted certificates for land.
  • AUGUST 16, 1780. - (269) John Elliot appointed guardian of Margaret and Sarah Elliot, orphans of William Elliot. (Note: this refers to the children of William Elliott, Jr.)
  • NOVEMBER, 1782 (C). - Margaret Elliott and Sarah Eliott, children and orphans of Wm. Elliott, deceased, and now infants by John Elliott, their guardian and brother, vs. James Elliott, eldest brother of Margaret and Sarah.--Chancery writ, 21st November, 1780. Wm. Elliott died, 1771, leaving widow, Margaret, who died, 11th January, 1780. Margaret had a brother John. Jas. administered on the mother's estate and bill for accounting. (Was the widow's name Jane?) (Note: this refers to William Elliott, Jr.'s children, as in above record)
  • MARCH, 1784 (A). - William Elliott vs. John Hamilton.--Case writ, 19th August, 1780. Defendant sold plaintiff land on Tygart's Valley, known as Nicholas Nutt's Improvement, 1772. Breach of warranty.
  • 1785--December 10, Wm. Elliott and Nancy McCampbell, daughter of Saml. McCampbell; surety, Jno. Bosang.
  • 1786--December 19, Alexander Elliott, of Rockbridge, and Nancy Campbell, daughter of Andrew Campbell; sureties, John Didall and Alex., son of George Elliott; witnesses, Moras Loyd and Wm. Elliott, John Camel and David Henderson.
  • MARCH, 1789 (L to Z). - John Poage vs. William Elliott.--In 1772 plaintiff was at Greenbrier and met Walter Drinnen, who claimed he had title to the place on Tyger's Valley which Nicholas Nutt had settled and lived on two years until he was driven away by Indians. Nutt had sold land to Jacob Marlin, father-in-law to Drinnen. Walter was old and infirm.
  • 1795--August 14, John Coruthers and John Gordan, surety. John Coruthers and Mary Elliott (of age), daughter of Wm. Elliott, deceased. (Note: this probably refers to William Elliott, Jr.'s daughter, as in above record)
  • SEPTEMBER, 1796 (A to G). - Fletcher vs. Kelso--Eleanor Fletcher, heiress of Rev. John Hindman, conveyed Hindman's land to Fletcher. Deed was executed long potesior to death of her husband, John Fletcher, when she was femme sole. She was sister of whole blood of John Hindman. Original deeds from Beverley to Hindman recorded in General Court, 17th April, 1745. Depositions by Margaret McCutchen, Jean Martin and Agness Harvey as to relationship between John Hindman and Eleanor Fletcher. Original deed Eleanor Fletcher to son, Job Fletcher, 1790, recorded Rockbridge. James Elliott says his father, William Elliott, is 93 years old, 12th July, 1792. (Note: this establishes William Elliott, Sr. as being born in 1699)

Information on William Elliott, Sr.

Generation No. 1

     1. William1 Elliott, Sr. was born July 12, 1699 in Scotland or Ireland, and died 1795 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He married Margaret Graham Bet. 1713 - 1747. She was born Bet. 1680 - 1709, and died 1773. 

Notes for William Elliott, Sr.: William Elliott, Sr. was born 12 July 1699 (probably in Scotland or Ireland) and emigrated to the new world about 1730. After spending about ten years in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania, he moved to the Calf Pasture (what is present day Rockbridge County, Virginia) along with William Gay and James Stevenson. William Elliott resided in Beverly Manor until his death in 1795. He was a prosperous and prominent man, being a cattle farmer by trade - there are many listings of him selling cattle with his sons in extant newspapers of the period. Unfortunately, when he died he left his entire estate to his son James, who had cared for him in his old age, and as a result it will probably be impossible to know who all of his children were.

Marriage Notes for William Elliott and Margaret Graham: William and his wife Margaret attended the Tinkling Springs Church where the birth of his youngest son Robert is listed - 7 July 1743.

Children of William Elliott and Margaret Graham are: + 2 i. Andrew2 Elliott, born Abt. 1717. + 3 ii. James Elliott, Sr., died 1799 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. + 4 iii. William Elliott, Jr., born 1721; died 1771.

 5 iv.   Richard Elliott, born Abt. 1722; died Bet. 1726 - 1828. 

+ 6 v. Archibald Elliott, born 1726. + 7 vi. Robert Elliott, Sr., born July 07, 1743 in Augusta County, Virginia; died May 1802 in Woodford County, Kentuck6y. + 8 vii. George Elliott, Sr., born Unknown; died Abt. 1804 in Madison County, Georgia.

FEBRUARY 17, 1748.

 (86) William Elliott intends to leave the Colony; John Ramsey intends to leave the Colony; Philip Walker intends to leave the Colony; Thomas Thompson intends to leave the Colony; Saml. Gay intends to leave the Colony; James Gay intends to leave the Colony.
 (87) Robert Gay intends to leave the Colony.

Augusta County wills WB 4 Page 417.--7th July, 1771. William Elliott's will--To wife; to son, James; to son, John; to son, William; to rest of the children; to son, Archibald, schooling and smith's trade; to son, Lanty, schooling and choose a trad Executors, wife Jane and son John. Teste: Robert Clark, John Stephenson, James Clark. Proved, 21st August, 1771, by the witnesses. Executors qualify (Jane's mark ) with Archibald Armstrong, Jno. Dickinson.

Page 448.--20th November, 1771. William Elliot's appraisement by James Graham, Christopher Vachub, John Graham, recorded--Jane and John Elliot, executors. My Note: Vachub AKA Walkup-- Ann Armstrong Elliott/wife of James/ marri Christopher Walkup after the death of James

AUGUSTA COUNTY INDEX TO DEEDS March 17, 1778 GRANTORS: CALLISON, JAMES & Isabella to James McChesney Book 22 page 248 for 150 pounds 275 acres on the waters of little river of calf pasture, corner William Hamilton to William Elliot to Laurel Hill originally conveyed to James Callison by Robert Carolite

AUGUST 16, 1780.

(269) John Elliot appointed guardian of Margaret and Sarah Elliot, orphans of William Elliot.