Person:William Ledgerwood (5)

William Ledgerwood
b.1701 Scotland
m. Abt 1730
  1. Agnes LedgerwoodBet 1723 & 1730 -
  2. William LedgerwoodBet 1723 & 1730 - 1794
  3. Martha LedgerwoodBet 1725 & 1730 -
  4. Jane Ledgerwood1734 - 1820
  5. Elinor LedgerwoodBet 1734 & 1741 -
  6. James LedgerwoodAbt 1735 -
  7. John LedgerwoodAbt 1739 - 1806
Facts and Events
Name[1] William Ledgerwood
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1701 Scotland
Alt Birth? Ireland - Shown in some records
Marriage Abt 1730 Irelandto Agnes Mitchell
Death[2] 4 Dec 1792 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


William Ledgerwood's land (Beverley Manor SW, 387 acres, 1739) 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 Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 450-53. 28=29 Feb. 1739 [1740]. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to William Ledgerwood of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤11.12.2 current money. 387 acres, part of the Manner of Beverley... on the top of a ridge... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: G. Home, David Mitchel, Geo. Robinson. 29 Feb. 1739 [1740]. Acknowledged by William Beverley Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 30].

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 355.--2d April, 1768. William Ledgerwood and Agness ( ) to Robert Braford, £103.15, in Beverley Manor, part of tract on which William now lives, containing 200 acres. Teste: James Mitchell, James Moffet, Samuel Braford, Fras. McDonald.

Early Land Survey for William Ledgerwood

Early land survey from Hume's Survey Book (Chalkley's Vol. 2, pg. 375):

  • (68) ( ) ye 13, 1738, survey for Wm. Ledgerwood.

Importation into Orange County, Virginia

William Ledgerwood and his family were imported to Orange County, Virginia and the following appeared in Orange County, VA Court:

28 Feb 1739 - Wm Ledgerwood, Agnes, Martha, Jane, Elenor, Wm and James Ledgerwood (from Ireland)

Processioning List of 1747/48, 1755 & 1759

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

Processioning List of 1747/48:

Page 24.--John Lynn and Robert Young report, viz: 8th March, 1747-8, processioned for John Henderson, Samuel Downey, Wm. Nutt, James McCorkle, Wm. Ledgerwood, Alex. McFeters, James Gilmore's, Robert Davies, Wm. and James Bell, John Lynn.

Processioning List of 1755:

Page 139.--By order of Vestry, dated 27th November, 1755, subscribers have processioned all the patroned land within bounds of Cap. Wm. Christian's Company, by Wm. Henderson, Thomas Stuart, viz: For William Scott, present Robert Cunningham, Waltee Davis; for Walter Davis, present Wm. Scott, Robert Cunningham; for Rob. Cunningham; for Thos. Black, present Thos. Rutlidge, Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Henderson, present Ro. Cunningham, Geo. Caldwell; for Geo. Rutlidge; for John McNutt, present Wm. Marshall; for Wm. Marshall, present Saml. Caldwell; for James Caldwell; for John Coalter; for Wm. Ledgerwood; for Andrew Cowan, present Wm. Carry; for Wm. Carry; for James Moody; for James Wilson; for Robert Wilson; for John Shields; for Thos. Brown; for Rob. Wilson; for Andrew Alexander; for Samuel Blackwood, present Thos. Blackwood; for Thos. Blackwood; for Wm. Karr; for Robert Christian, present; for John Christian; for Wm. Christian; for Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Armstrong; for James Frame; for Thomas Shields; for Jacob Van Lear; for James Bell; for Gabriel Alexander; for John Black; for Anthony Black; for Wm. Wright; for Jos. Tees (deceased), no one to show lines; for Wm. Long, present Alex. and John Long; for Wm. Long; for John Glass (deceased), no one to show lines; for Samuel Lusk, has no deed; for Samuel McCoule, has no deed; for John Hunter, has no deed; for James Patton (deceased), no one to show lines; for Thomas Stuart; for Edward Hall; for Alex. Thomson.

Processioning List of 1759:

Page 260.--1759: Processioned by James Gilmore and Samuel McCutcheon, viz: For David Cunningham, for Mathew Wilson, for John Buchanan, for Charles Berry, for Robert Gaml, for Thos. Berry, for David Hays, for James Bower, for Alex. Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for James Moffett, for Arthur Hamilton, for Samuel Downey, for James Callison, for Alex. McFeeters, for David Campbell, for James McCutcheon, for John McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, for Wm. Sprowl, for Wm. Martin, for James Trotter, for Samuel McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, Jr., for James Hunter, for Robert Campbell, for John Risk, for James Gilmore, for Francis Donalay, for Wm. Ledgerwood, for Capt. James Lockhart, for Wm. Hunter.

Records in Augusta County

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1747. - (319) Ro. Ramsey and David Mitchell to mark a road from Timber Grove to where the church is to be built, and that James Lockhart and Wm. Ledgerwood lay off and mark a way thence to ye Courthouse & make return of their proceedings to ye next Court-- Augusta County, VA Road Orders
  • Page 570.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to James Brown, of Staunton, Lot No. 3 in Staunton; Lot No. 8 woodland. Teste: William Ledgewood, John Jameson.
  • Page 136.--19th April, 1749. Patrick Cook's inventory and appraisement by Wm. McPheeters, Wm. McCutchen, Wm. Ledgerwood, Jno. Trimble.
  • Page 136.--19th April, 1749. Patrick Cook's inventory and appraisement by Wm. McPheeters, Wm. McCutchen, Wm. Ledgerwood, Jno. Trimble.
  • Page 334.--25th June, 1757. James Moffett's will, farmer--Sons, John and James Moffett, the plantation to be divided between them by a line beginning at middle of Wm. Ledgerwood's pasture, cross the Hasle Bottom, thence to James Carr's land; to daughter, Elizabeth; daughter, Mary; son-in-law, John Berryhill, and his wife, Rachel Berryhill; son James is infant; daughters, Martha and Elizabeth; daughter, Jane; to son-in-law Wm. Campbell and his wife Margrett; to Ann Miller, 1 dollar. Executors, Wm. Ledgerwood and James Mitchell. To son-in-law James Berryhill. Teste: Wm. Edmiston, Arthur Hamilton, Robt. Alexander. Proved, 26th March, 1764, by Edmiston and Hamilton. Executors refuse to execute and James Moffett is granted administration, who qualifies with Arthur Hamilton and Walter Smiley.
  • Page 321.--30th May, 1759. James McCutchen's appraisement, by James McCleerey, James Lockhart, Wm. Ledgerwood.
  • Page 323.--14th August, 1759. Martlia Mitchell's appraisement, by John Mitchell, Jas. Cowan, Wm. Ledgerwood.
  • Page 387.--21st May, 1760. Wm. Thompson's bond (with Wm. Ledgerwood, Jas. Mitchell) as administrator of Wm. Read.
  • Page 32.--21st January, 1761. Alexander McFeeters' will--Executors, wife and John Buchanan; son, Alexander; daughters, Janet, Ann, Martha, Rebecka; grandson, Alex. McFeeters; daughter, Elizabeth Speers. Teste: Wm. McFeeters, Elijah McClenachan, Alex. McFeeters. Proved, 19th May, 1761, by Wm. McFeeters and Elijah McClenachan. Executors qualify, with Wm. Ledgerwood, Wm. Ray (Reah). (Martha's mark .)
  • Page 57.--19th July, 1761. Francis Donnally's will--Wife, Sarah (and the child she now bears); six sons, Samuel, Henry, Francis, William, John, James; daughter, Mary. Executors, wife, Wm. Ledgerwood, James Callison. Teste: John Berryhill, David Scott, Alex. McFeeters, Archibald Armstrong. Proved. 18th August, 1761, by McFeeters and Armstrong. Executors qualify, with Thomas Meek and Hugh Martin. Sarah's mark ( ). Callison's mark ( ). Meek's mark ( ). Ledgerwood's mark ( ).
  • Page 202.--21st May, 1771. Alexander Campbell and Jean ( ) to Thomas Steel. £107, 113 acres in Beverley Manor, corner David Campbell. William Ledgerwood and William Campbell's corner; corner William and David Campbell. Teste: William Has. Delivered: Thomas Steel 17th August, 1772.
  • Page 230.--19th May, 1772. Beverley to John Bunton, £48, 320 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Wm. Ledgerwood, William Campbell, Thomas Steele; line of the Meeting House Place. Delivered: John Bunton, August Court, 1773.
  • Vol. 2 - Tithables, 1781; William McPheeters's List: Wm. Ledgerwood
  • Page 509.--15th June, 1782. William ( ) Ledgerwood to his daughters Martha Pattereon and Jean Moffett, gift of negroes. Teste: James and Elizabeth Moffett.
  • Vol. 2 - OLD DEEDS, WILLS, INVENTORIES, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, ETC., TO BE FILED. - William Ledgerwood's gift to his daughters, Martha Patterson and Jean Moffett, 15th June, 1782.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Early Records - Not specifically identified.

    Date of Import: Dec 16, 2000

  2. Find A Grave.

    North Mountain Burying Ground
    William Ledgerwood, Sr
    Birth: 1700, Ireland
    Death: Dec. 4, 1792
    Augusta County, VA
    William Ledgerwood married Agness and had 5 known children: Jane (20 Dec 1734), Martha, Eleanor, Wiliam, Jr. (abt 1723) and James. He is listed in the Augusta Parish Vestry Book, page 260, in 1759.They stated they were from Ireland as they proved their Oaths of Importation on 28 Feb 1739 in Orange Co., VA (a part later became Augusta Co., VA). LSP