Person:William Fleming (53)

Col. William Fleming, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
  1. Col. William Fleming, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA1726 - 1795
  • HCol. William Fleming, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA1726 - 1795
  • WAnn "Anna" Christian1742 - 1811
m. 11 Apr 1763
  1. John Fleming
  2. Dorothea Fleming1759 -
  3. William Fleming1762 -
  4. Dau Ramsay Fleming1764 -
  5. Leonard Israel Fleming1764 - 1845
  6. Elizabeth Fleming1765 -
  7. Martha Fleming1765 - 1812
  8. Dau Wilson Fleming1766 -
  9. Mary Fleming1767 -
  10. Eliza Fleming1768 -
  11. William Fleming1768 -
  12. Dorothy Fleming1770 -
  13. Anne Fleming1771 -
  14. Pricsilla Fleming1772 -
  15. Elizabeth Christian Fleming1775 - 1844
Facts and Events
Name Col. William Fleming, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 7 Feb 1726 City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Marriage 11 Apr 1763 Botetourt, Virginia, United Statesto Ann "Anna" Christian
Alt Death? bef. October 1795 Botetourt, Virginia, United StatesWill Proven
Death? 24 Aug 1795 Botetourt, Virginia, United States

William Fleming was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


William Fleming's land (Beverley Manor NW, 440 acres (apparently mis-labeled as 420 acres on Hildebrand Map) & 120 acres, 1765; both adjoining the 300 acre tract previously acquired from Israel and Elisabeth Christian in 1763) 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.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 424.--24th September, 1763. Israel Christian and Elisabeth ( ) to William Fleming, gent, £100, 300 acres, Beverley's Mill Place, crossing the Meadow Branch, part of Beverley Manor granted to James Miller, 28th May, 1751, and by Miller to Israel Christian, 26th March, 1754.
  • Page 426.--24th September, 1763. Israel Christian, of Staunton, and Elisabeth to Wm. Fleming, gent., of same place, £50, 48 poles in lot 11, part of 25 acres conveyed by Beverley to the county, conveyed by Francis Beaty to Israel Christian, 20th March, 1754. Livery of seisin.
  • Page 829.--10th March, 1765. Justices of Augusa County, by Israel Christian and Felix Gilbert, to William Fleming, gent., order of 24th November, 1760, £5, lot 16 fronting a lot belonging to John Stewart and joining a lot whereon the said William now dwells. Livery of seisin by handful of earth. Delivered: Wm. Fleming, May Court, 1765.
  • Page 10.--23d May, 1765. Robert Beverley to William Fleming, £3, 152 poles, beginning at upper corner of William's lot in Staunton on the Creek. Livery of seisin by turf and twig. (Note: the number of acres is not listed in this record, but in "Reed vs. Reed", Sept. 1799, it states: Beverley conveyed, 23d May, 1765, to William Fleming, 560 acres).
  • Page 19.--23d May, 1765. Robert Beverley to William Fleming, £17. two tracts: A, 440 acres (apparently mis-labeled as 420 acres on Hildebrand Map); B, 120 acres in Beverley Manor. A, line of said Fleming's own land; corner David Stuart and John Miller; corner John Henderson. B, corner said Fleming; corner Preston's land in line of Beverley Mill Tract. Delivered: Wm. Fleming, gent., 12th September, 1765.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 464.--18th August, 1767. William Fleming and Anne (Anna) to Robert Reed, tavernkeeper, of Staunton, £200, two tracts, A containing 300 acres purchased by William of Israel Christian, 24th September, 1763, Beverley's Mill Place line; also B containing 440 acres (apparently mis-labeled as 420 acres on Hildebrand Map) purchased by William of Robert Beverley, 23d May, 1765, Israel Christian's line, corner David Stuart and John Miller; corner John Henderson. Delivered to Mrs. Reid, 5th June, 1781.
  • Page 66.-- November, 1770. William Fleming and Ann, of Botetourt, to John Frogg, £120. 120 acres in Beverley Manor, corner Robert Reed; corner Prestons land in line of Beverley's Mill tract.
  • Page 3.--7th October, 1789. James Fleming and Ann, of South Carolina, to James McGonnigle, of Augusta, lot claimed by James as heir-at-law of "William Fleming, deceased. No. 18 in Staunton, whereon Thomas Smith formerly dwelt, conveyed to William by James Hill and wife. Proved by witness, James Agnew, before Justice John Willson in Pendleton County, S. C.; also before William Baskin, Justice.

Will of William Fleming

Fleming, William. Will probate October 1795.
Names children: Leonard Israel Christian, Elizabeth (wife (of) Cary H. Allen), Dorthea (land in By. (Kentucyk?)), William, John, Annie, Christian and Pricilla.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 55].

Estate Records of William Fleming

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 26, 1782. - (375) Admn. of estate of Wm. Fleming granted widow, Margaret.
  • Vol. 2 - 26th April, 1782--Margt. Fleming, administrator of Wm. Fleming.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1783. - (114) James McGonegal and Margaret, his wife, late Margaret Fleming, admx. of William Fleming, vs. Griffith Evans.---Petition--judgment.
  • Page 26.--17th July, 1787. William Fleming's estate settled by Margaret, relict and administratrix--1782, 28th March, paid Henry Dache; 18th July, Chas. Hunt; 1787, September 18th, settled by Margaret McGonagal, administratrix. (Note: this record shows that William Fleming had died prior to 28 March 1782 and lists a "Margaret" as the wife of William Fleming in 1787, which seems to indicate that Anne, listed as William Fleming's wife in the land transaction in 1767 (shown above) had apparently died and William re-married prior to his death.).
  • Page 357.--21st April, 1791. William Fleming's additional appraisement.
  • Page 384.--Dr. the estate of William Fleming in account with James Megongal, and Margaret, his wife, late Margaret Fleming, administratrix. (Note: this record shows that William Fleming's apparent second wife Margaret had re-married to James McGonegal prior to 17 July 1787).

Military Records of William Fleming

The following Chalkley's record in Vol. 2 describes William Fleming's military service:

Order of Court held for Kentucky County, 2d November, 1779. William Fleming's proof of having served as Assistant Surgeon by appointment of Gov. Dinwiddie, in 1755, in First Virginia Regiment, until reduction thereof in 1762.

Records of William Fleming in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1753. - Evans vs. Fleming.--James Evans vs. William Fleming, otherwise lately called William Fleming of Notingham Township, County of Chester, Pennsylvania. (Note: this provides a solid clue to the prior whereabouts of William Fleming).
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1756 (B). - Hall vs. Fleming.--Deposition of John Collyer. William Hall was Collyer's brother-in-law. William Hall's wife said that she took in John Fleming, the defendant's (William Fleming) son for charity at the time he had the smallpox.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bonds in Augusta County, VA - 1763 - April 6, William Fleming, Gent. (Note: this appears to be the marriage date for William Fleming and Ann Christian).
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 22, 1763. -(114) George Helvick, orphan, aged three years and four months, to be bound to Wm. Fleming, gent.
  • Page 237.--(The estate of Col. James Patton, Dr.)--By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Wm. Foster. Michl. Dougherty, Danl. Droudy, James Wiley (by James Davies), James Campbell. Wm. Preston (in part for Dayley's and Wat. Welshe's bond whose lands he purchased), David Robinson (part of William and James Gorrel's debt), Wm. Ingles (on Jno. Medley's bond), Alex. Dall, John Thompson, John Robinson, Hugh Mills, John Stephenson, Wm. Patterson, Wm. Buchanan, Augustine Price, Jacob Shull, Philip Harless, Michl. Price, James Kerr, Jno. Craig, Edd. Hall, James Coyle, Wm. Sawyers, James Davies (on Wm. Hall's bond), Pat. Sharkey, James Moore, James Armstrong, James Neeley (on Moore's bond), James Hollis, Danl. Brown, Adam Wall, Wm. Sawyers (account of Saml. Crockett's heirs), Thos. Henry (rent of land in Louisa), Pat McCollom, Casper Barrier, Henry Brown, John Sprout, Michl. Finney. Wm. Ingles, Robt. Galloway, Isaac Taylor, Neil McNeil, Wm. Carven, Wm. Ralston, Dr. Walker (for Tobias Bright), Jno. Collier, Jno. Smiley, Jno. McClure, Wm. Fleming, David Kinkead, Wm. Graham, James Scraggs, Jno. Armstrong (for Geo. Reed's bond), Jacob Brown, John Draper (for land sold since death of Col. Patton). Robert Armstrong for a tract called McCord Mill sold since Col. Patton's death.
  • Vol. 1 - Court Records, 1763-4, Pt. 2. - 23d November, 1762. William Fleming and John Maxwell, recognizee for William's appearance. William was a carpenter. (The relationship to William Fleming, carpenter, is unknown).
  • Vol. 2 - Page 375.--24th November, 1764: Vestry met William Fleming chosen Vestryman vice John Mathews.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1764. - (222) Wm. Fleming took the oaths and test--certified.
  • Page 897.--22d May, 1765. Same to same (Robert Beverley to Felix Gilbert), £10, four lots in Staunton, Nos. 37, 38, 39, 40. Livery by Twig and Turff. Teste: Wm. Fleming, Jno. Brown.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 23, 1765. - (357) Wm. Fleming and Sampson Mathews, in Staunton; Alexr. McClenachan, near Staunton; George Skillern, ten miles from Staunton; Benj. Estill, in calf pasture, and Wm. Bowyer in Staunton, recommended as Justices. Wm. Mead, witness from Bedford--80 miles.
  • Page 169.--18th August, 1765. John Mills and Mary to Israel Christian, £60, 122 acres on a branch of James River, line of Sloan's land. Delivered: Wm. Fleming, August, 1766.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1766 (D). - William Fleming, carpenter, vs. Edward Sharpe.--Affidavit of William before Wm. Fleming, gent., 4th June, 1765. (Note: the identity of William Fleming "carpenter" is unknown. He is too old to have been the son of this William Fleming).
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1766 (A). - Moore vs. Fleming.--William Fleming, late of Pennsylvania, debtor. To sundries, diets and lodgings, £1, 4, 4; to sundries, clubs for drinking, £0, 14, 4; to freight for saddles from Wilmington, £0, 6, 0; to passage for yourself and rum, seven days, £0, 12, 0; to one mare lent, which you killed by riding, £14, 0, O; to cash lent, £0, 6, 8.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1766 (A). - Moore vs. Fleming.--William Fleming, late of Pennsylvania, debtor, 1761, to sundries diets and lodgings, £1, 4, 4; to sunderie clubs for drinking, £0, 14, 4; to freight for saddles from Wilmington, £0, 6, 0; to passage for yourself and rum for seven days, £0, 12, 0; to one mare lent, which you killed by riding, £14, 0, 0; cash lent, £0, 6, 8. Affidavit to above account by Alexander Moor, in Bladen County, North Carolina, 6th May, 1765. (N. B.--Sd. Fleming is son to Samuel Fleming, of New London, and assisted in building a house for William Mogomnery in Salisbury. Process executed July, 1765.)
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 22, 1766. - (364) Alexr. Moore vs. Wm. Fleming.--Abates by death of plaintiff.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 455.--John Poage and Capt. Wm. Fleming chosen Church Wardens. Accounts in the County, 1767. Parish to Jno. Graham, debtor. To 1 bare skin to lay under Cummings and dig Cummings' grave.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1767 (A). - McClung vs. Fleming.--Certificate that Fleming is a soldier.
  • Page 211.--5th March, 1767. James ( ) McAffee and Jannet ( ) to Archibald Fisher, £55, 150 acres on Catawbo of James River, joining John Bryan's land, opposite mouth of Holeston's Branch. Teste: James Curry, William Fleming, Andrew Woods. Delivered: Archibald Fisher, March, 1773.
  • Page 240.--10th March, 1767. David Miller and Hannah to Israel Christian, merchant, £16, 120 acres on a branch of Buffalo, a branch of Roan Oak, Baptist McNabb's line Edward McDonald's line. Teste: Francis Smith, Wm. Christian, Wm. Preston, Robert Breckenridge, Ben. Hawkins, Wm. Fleming, Edward Carvin, Stephen Trigg, Nathan ( ) Gillilan, Wm. Christian. Delivered: Israel Christian, 9th February, 1773.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1767. - (83) Hester Baker, servant of Wm. Fleming.
  • Page 493.--13th August, 1767. Joshua McCormick ( ) to Israel Christian, £25, horses and cattle. Teste: Wm. Christian, Wm. Fleming, Daniel McNeal, John Smith.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 427.--21st November, 1767: Vestry met. Following have subscribed a declaration in Vestry to be conformable to the Doctrine and Disciplin of the Church of England according to Law, viz: Col. John Buchanan, Mr. George Mathews, Mr. James Lockhart, Mr. Jno. Buchanan, Mr. John Archer, Mr. Sampson Mathews, Mr. John Poage, Mr. Wm. Fleming. £3 levied for Robt. Shanklin, Clerke at Cap. Harrison's in yeare 1763 be paid to John Shanklin. Daniel Perse and wife appointed to take care of the poor at the poor house for one year. Col. John Buchanan and George Mathews chosen Wardens.
  • Page 243.--20th November, 1768. Israel Christian to his daughter Anne, wife of Cap. Wm. Fleming, natural love. &c., and marriage portion. For her natural life, a place whereon William now lives, called Bell Mount, upwards of 500 acres, at the Fording of Tinker's Creek, formerly property of John Robinson and adjoining lines with said Robinson; after her death to go to Leonard Israel Fleming, eldest son of Ann. In default of issue, to revert to grantor, in case of death of Leonard before Ann, she may designate beneficiary by will. (Note: this record proves the marriage of Anne Christian, daughter of Israel, as the wife of Capt. William Fleming).
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1768 (D). - William Allason vs. William Fleming (son-in-law of James Ryburn).-- Account, 1763. Affidavit in King George, 1767. (Note: this does not appear to be a record of this William Fleming, perhaps another William who married a daughter of James Ryburn. More research necessary).
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Harrison vs. Fleming.--Sir:--Be so kind to pay Mr. Edmd. Winston, or order, the sum of five pounds, seven shillings and six pence, cash lent you at Benjamin Mosby's, while I served in the Virginia Regiment, and you will oblige, your humble servant. (Signed) C. H. Harrison. October 18, 1766. To Dr. Fleming, in Staunton. Accepted, 28th May, 1767, Bedford Court House. (Signed) Wm. Fleming.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - C. H. Harrison vs. Dr. William Fleming.--Order, 18th October, 1766, by plaintiff on defendant. Cash lent you at Benj. Mosby's, while I served in the Virginia Regiment. (Endorsed) Accepted, May 28, 1767, Bedford Court House. Wm. Fleming. To Dr. Fleming in Staunton. (Note: it appears there were two William Fleming's in the area)
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Mathew Reid and Johnston vs. Wm. Fleming.--Attachment, 5th August, 1768. Defendant has removed. Bond by Mathew Read and Arthur Campbell. Witnessed by Jest Breckenridge.
  • Page 46.--23d May, 1769. Thomas Ogle, of Roan County. N. C., to William Murphy. £40, 67 acres on Little River, a branch of New River. Teste: Wm. Fleming, Thomas Madison, Andrew Lewis, Robert Breckinridge, Is. Christian, Gent.
  • Page 167.--2d August, 1769. Mary ( ) Williams and Wm. Fleming, £26. Indenture to serve 5 years. Delivered: Wm. Fleming, Gent., March Court, 1770. Condition that William is to pay Thomas Huff £8.12, Mary's debt, for which Mary is to serve William at rate of £5 per annum; £16 is to be allowed for the curing of a disorder Mary suffers with.
  • Page 132.--27th September, 1769. John Askins, of Fairfax County, to John McIlhany, of Loudoun County, Gent., £65. Two tracts--A, containing 85 acres purchased by John from Wm. Armstrong, 16th November, 1752, corner Daniel Manahon, Smith's Creek; B, containing 75 acres patented to John 10th September, 1755, on waters of Roanoke. Teste: Wm. Hyde. enclosed to William Fleming, Esq., Botr.. by order of Mr. McElhenny, 4th June, 1791.
  • Page 266.--6th January, 1770. Samuel Cowden and Mathew Cowden to John Graham and Daniel Kidd, £80, mortgage, Ys, acre in Staunton, part of a lot formerly James Hughes' and purchased by Col. David Stewart and Samuel Cowden and 15 acres of wood land belonging to the same and bounded by Sampson Mathews, Archer Mathews, James Hartgrove, Euphram Hughes, widow; being the same whereon Randal Lockhart and John Readpath now lives; also 1/2 acre lot lying above Daniel Kidd's and joining Water Street and divided by one street from a lot belonging to Doctor John Mathews, and 30 acres of woodland thereto belonging; also 1/2 acre lot in Staunton, formerly property of Joseph Bell bounded by Robert Reed and Doctor William Fleming's lots. Teste: John Virner.
  • Page 166.--2d March, 1771. Commission to William Christian and John Bowman, of Botetourt, to take privy examination of. Ann, wife of William Fleming, as to deed to John Frogg, dated 21st November, 1770. Executed. 20th March, 1771.
  • Page 167.--2d March, 1771. Ditto (Commission to William Christian and John Bowman, of Botetourt, to take privy examination of. Ann, wife of William Fleming) as to deed dated 20th November, 1770.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1773. - (11) John Ramsey bound to peace for beating Elizabeth Fleming, wife of William Fleming. She has been laid up for 13 weeks and her life is still despaired of. (Note: Was the "Elizabeth Fleming" listed here possibly "Margaret Elizabeth" or a second wife, making the Margaret listed in William's estate records his third wife? More research necessary).
  • Page 387.--18th November, 1776. Privy examination of Margaret, wife John Hutchison, late of Augusta, deed to Charles Baskins, before William Fleming and Andrew Woods.
  • Page 521.--11th March, 1777. Privy examination of Martha Givens, wife of Samuel, deed, to Andrew Lockbridge 20th November, 1776, before William Fleming and Richard May.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1779. - (66) William Fleming's death abates suit. (Note: Apparently William Fleming died prior to this date, most likely in Botetourt County).
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1779. - (171) Elisabeth Hill, widow of James Hill, relinquished dower in deed to Wm. Fleming.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 18, 1780. - (226) Wm. Fleming, vice David Greever, appointed Constable. (Note: this William Fleming could be William Fleming, Jr.)
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 17, 1780. - (235) William Fleming qualified Constable. (Note: again this is most likely William Fleming, Jr.)
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 20, 1781. - (326) Robert Baggs produced a certificate signed by the Clerk, and Wm. Fleming, Esq., Commissioner of Kentucky, of having a primitive right, which, he swears, he delivered to Col. Daniel Boon, of which he understands he was robbed. (Note: perhaps William Fleming was in Kentucky prior to his death?)
  • Marriage Record, Botetourt County - Wilson, Samuel and Pricilla Fleming, dau. (of) Col. Wm. Fleming, dec. - Feb. 15, 1806. [Source: Worrell, Anne Lowry. Early marriages, wills, and some Revolutionary War records, Botetourt County, Virginia. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1976), pg. 49].
  • Vol. 2 - Wilson vs. Ramsey and Bratton--O. S. 303; N. S. 108--Bill, 1820, by Samuel Wilson. John Fleming died, intestate, and unmarried, leaving brothers, viz: Leonard I. and William; sisters, Priscilla, wife of orator; Dorothy, wife of James Bratton; Eliza, wife of Saml. G. Ramsey; Ann, wife of George Baxter. John owned large tract land in Botetourt, part of larger tract to John and William by their father, Col. Wm. Fleming. Bratton is dead, leaving children, viz: Ann C. Bratton and Malvina Bratton, who live in Montgomery; Cary Bratton, who lives in Botetourt, infants. Saml. G. Ramsey is dead, leaving children, viz: Ann, Amelia, Reynolds, Wm. F., Dorothy F., Samuel, Eliza Ramsey, infants, living in Knox County, Tenn. Deed, 9th December, 1819, by Leonard I. Fleming and wife Nancy of Woodford County, Ky., to Charles Johnston of Botetourt, 434 acres on Tinker Creek in Botetourt. (Note: this suit in Chalkley's helps to document William Fleming's family).
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