Person:William King (171)

William King, Farmer
b.bef. 1729
d.Bef. 25 Feb 1811 Augusta County, Virginia
m. bef. 1770
  1. Margaret KingBEF 1770 -
  2. Robert King1773-1785 -
  3. Sarah King1773-1785 -
  4. Adam KingBEF 1776 - ABT 1817
  5. Elizabeth KingBEF 1778 -
Facts and Events
Name William King, Farmer
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1729
Marriage bef. 1770 Poss. Virginiato Mary Ann Unknown
Death? Bef. 25 Feb 1811 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


William King's land (Beverley Tract NW, 231 acres) 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 448.--150 acres on Moffett's Branch of Middle River, part of 400 acres patented to William King, 10th February, 1748; and 145 acres patented to James Rankin, 1st September, 1780.
  • Page 429.— 27 February, 1749. William Beverley to William King, farmer, 251 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner John Trimble. Corner Morrice O'Friel. Teste: David Cunningham, James Alexander, Arthur Hamilton.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 136.--William King, farmer, of (&) Mariyan, to John Trimble, farmer, 251 acres in Beverley Manor; corner John Trimble, Beverley Manor line; corner Moses Offiriel. Teste: John McKeu, Hugh Young, Wm. McFeeters.
  • Page 395.--28th November, 17__. William King, blacksmith, to John Nickoll, 400 acres on Moffett's branch of Cathey's River. Ralston's Path. Patented to William King, 10th February, 1748. Teste: Robert Ralstone. Delivered: Alexander Gibson.
  • Page 20.--24th September, 1751. William King, blacksmith, and Mary Ann, to John Nichol, 400 acres on Moffet's Branch of Cathey's River, Ralston's Path; patented to William, 10th February, 1748. Teste: Silas Hart, Sam Wallace, Alexander Gibson. (Note: appears to be a duplicate of the record above).

Will of William King

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 190.--29th September, 1808, William King's will--To wife, Mary; daughter, Sarah; son, Adam; son, Robert; to daughter, Margaret Smith; daughter, Elizabeth Mynes. Executors, Wm. Fowler, Samuel Ervin. Teste: John Vigors, Thos. King. Proved, 25th February, 1811, by Vigors, and December Court, 1812, recorded by order of Superior Court of Law. Administration granted John Michael (executors had refused at a former court), and at June Court, 1818, presented and having been ordered recorded by the Superior Court of Law is now recorded.