Person:William McClane (1)

William McClane
b.est. 1680-1700
  • HWilliam McClaneEst 1680 to 1700 - Abt 1754
  • W.  Elizabeth (add)
m. Bef 1724
  1. Daughter McClaneEst 1720 to 1730 -
  2. Daughter McClaneEst 1720 to 1730 -
  3. John McClaneBef 1724 -
Facts and Events
Name William McClane
Alt Name William McClain
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1680-1700
Marriage Bef 1724 to Elizabeth (add)
Death? Abt 1754 Frederick County, Virginia[Will Probated]

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:

  • William McClane, 15 Aug. 1749-24 Oct. 1749; 278 acres where he lives on a branch of Holemans Creek; adj. Thomas Holeman, Archiball Ruddel, Capt. John Dobkin. Chain Carriers - Daniel Holeman & Richd. McClean. Surv. George Byrne. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 27].

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:

  • H-69: William McClane of Augusta Co., 289 acres in said Co. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. On a Branch of Holman's Creek, Thomas Holman. 14 Dec. 1751. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 55].

Will Abstract

Note: Duplicate listings:

McClain, William
Will, 22 May 1753. Probated in 1754.
To wife Elizabeth, all estate. Son John McClain; grandson James McClain; son-in-law John Johnson.
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and John Miller.
[Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Administration Accounts of Frederick County, Virginia, 1743-1800, by J. Estelle Stewart King, pg. 21].
McLain, William. Will 4 January 1753. 7 May 1754.
Wife: Elizabeth to have all household goods and land.
Son John to receive five shillings.
Grandson James McLain (son of my son John) to have land when of age.
Sons-in-Law John Johnson and John Fips to have estate after death of wife.
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and John Miller
Wit: Henry Brown, Thomas Moore, Thomas Henton.
[Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Administration Accounts of Frederick County, Virginia, 1743-1800, by J. Estelle Stewart King, pg. 21].
[Note: this will is listed in two separate places in this publication with two slightly different transcriptions. Perhaps there were two different versions of William McClain's will entered into the Frederick County, Virginia records, or was transcribed twice with slightly different results].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - COPIES OF MUSTERS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY. [abt. 1742) Capt. James Gill's List: James Gill, Captain; John Dobbin, Lieutenant; Wm. Sharrel, Bons Harding, Wm. Welling, John Johnson, John Wilkins, George Furbush, Barnabee McHenery, Rick Dictum, Dan Murley, Nicola Brock, Martin Shoemaker, John Howlain, And. Holman, George Legler, Joseph Dunham, Timothy Taylor, George Willes, Sam Brown, John Cumberland, Sam Beason, James Spencer, Wm. Prickett, Wm. Hall, Wm. McClain, Michael Brock, Thos. West, Wm. Sames, Cornelius Murley, Nicol Cain, Henery Brock, John Fisher, Thos. Wilkins, Joseph Harding, John Ryal, Abram Dunblederey, Riley Moor, Fraderich Brock, John McClairn, William Sharrle, Sr.; William Sharrle, Jr.
  • Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT.1753-1754 (Part 1). 19th March, 1753. William McClain petitions that he has grown very aged and to be relieved from County levy.