Person:William Kerr (92)

William Kerr
d.bef 1793
m. 27 Mar 1730
  1. William Kerr1731 - bef 1793
  2. Jane Kerr1732 - 1782
  3. James KerrABT 1734 - Aft 1797
  4. Barbara Kerr1735 -
  5. Lucy KerrAbt 1736 -
  6. Martha Kerr1738 -
  7. Isabella Kerrabt 1740 -
  8. Elizabeth KerrABT 1742/43 - 1824
  9. Letitia Kerrabt 1745 - aft 1788
  10. Margaret Kerr1747 -
  11. Mary Kerr1749 -
  • HWilliam Kerr1731 - bef 1793
  • W.  Martha (add)
m. est. 1751
Facts and Events
Name William Kerr
Gender Male
Birth? 1731 Pennsylvania
Marriage est. 1751 to Martha (add)
Death? bef 1793

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


William Kerr's land (Beverley Manor SW, 188 acres, acquired from John Robinson in 1751) 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 482.--27th August, 1751. John Robinson to Jean, to Wm. Kerr, 188 acres in Beverley Manor, part of above. By Beverley to Wm., and by Wm. to Jno. Robinson; Col. James Pattern's (Patton) line. (Note: this is part of William Robinson's 402-acre tract granted by William Beverley in 1741, as shown in map above).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 342.--18th May, 1768. William Carr and Martha ( ) to Andrew McClure, £40, 164 acres, part of 188 acres patented to William 2d June, 1760, on Middle River of Shanando; corner Beverley Manor. Teste: Alex. Kelly ( ), John Gillespie, Wm. Robertson. Delivered: Andrew McClure, March, 1779.
  • Page 331.--18th May, 1768. John Kerr and Lucy ( ) and William Kerr and Martha ( ) to James Laird, £50, 124 acres on Middle River of Shanando, 100 of which is part of 400 joining Beverley Manor and patented to said John 30th July, 1742, the other 24 acres patented to said William 2d June, 1760, joining the former tract; corner John Allison. Teste: Edward Rutledge, Alexander Walker, Wm. ( ) Mathers. Delivered: James Laird, February, 1770.

Records of William Kerr in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • William Kerr vs. John Dixon.—Trespass on land involving title. John Allison appeared as agent for William Kerr and was William's nephew. William Rankin is about to remove to Kentucky, 16th September, 1789. William and James Kerr were sons of John Kerr. Jury finds special verdict; patent to Wm. Kerr 2d June, 1760. William Kerr and Martha, his wife, 17th May, 1768. Deposition of Elizabeth McClure, 5th August, 1789. She was the daughter of John Kerr. William Allison, son of John Allison, Sr. See some papers of above suit in the papers Samuel Hunter vs. Torbett and Mitchell.
  1.   Page 482.—27th August, 1751. John Robinson to Jean, to Wm. Kerr, 188 acres in Beverley Manor, part of above. By Beverley to Wm., and by \Vm. to Jno. Robinson; Col. James Patton's line.