Person:William Handley (30)

  1. John HandleyAbt 1700 - Aft 1781
  2. William HandleyABT 1710 - 1756
m. ABT 1745
  1. John Handley1746 - 1811
  2. Nancy HandleyABT 1748 -
  3. Samuel Handley1751 - 1840
  4. William Handley, Jr.ABT 1752 - 1785
  5. Margaret Handley1753 - 1842
  6. James HandleyABT 1755 -
Facts and Events
Name William Handley
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1710 Cumberland Parish, Lunenberg, Perth, Northern Ireland
Marriage ABT 1745 to Margaret Henderson
Death? 1756 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Records of William Handley in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - November 19, 1746. - (130) Road ordered from Reed Creek to Eagle Bottom and thence to top of Ridge that parts waters of New River and those of So. Fork of Roanoke, and these are to work it: George, Ezekiel, William and Patrick Colhoon, Bryant White, Wm. Handlow, Peter Rentfro and his two sons, George the Tinker, Jacob Woolman and two sons, John Black, Simon Hart, Michael Claine, John Stroud, Saml. Starknecker and all the Dunkers that are able to work on the same and all other persons in that precinct. James Colhoon and Charles Hart to be overseers.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1757 (C). - Corry vs. Handly.--Thomas Jordan in 1744 and 1757 lived in New Castle County, Pennsylvania. John Handlin and William Handlin, late of Ireland, and now in Mill Creek Hundred, in New Castle County, upon Delaware, are bound to Samuel Corry of same place. Bond, 18th April, 1740.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1758. - Thomas Thompson vs. John and William Handly.--John Handly and William Handly of West Nantmill Township, and County of Chester, weavers. Bond to Charles Tennent as above. Minister of the gospel, dated March 14, 1746-7, assigned by Tennent in January, 1748-9 to Robert Boggs of same County. Assigned by Boggs to Thomas Armor, August 28, 1749. By Armor, October 14, 1749, to Thomas Thompson of Augusta. William Handly, returned not in County, 1754.

Information on William Handley

From "Virginia Mag of Hist. & Biography", Vol 31, page 249:

John and William Handley, weavers by trade, on March 14, 1746, executed their bond to Charles Tennett of Mill Creek Hundred and County of New Castle, Minister of the Gospel for 26 pounds 18 schilling.

From "The Handley Family History", by Mary Mortimeyer and Richard Hopkins:

John Handley's brother, William Handley, died in 1756, in Augusta County, Virginia leaving a wife and four small children. William's wife toiled the farm, raised her children and at intervals sent them to a country school. We are not sure when she died, but we do know that it was after 1788. In 1788, she was living with Samuel and his family in Washington County on the banks of the Chucky River.