Person:William Parris (9)

William Parris
b.bef. 1723
d.bef. 15 February 1791 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HWilliam Parrisbef 1723 - bef 1791
  • WJanet Lowrybef 1726 -
m. bef. 1743
  1. Andrew Parrisest 1743 -
  2. John Parris1742 - bef 1814
  3. Elizabeth Parrisest 1745-1755 -
Facts and Events
Name William Parris
Alt Name William Purris
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1723
Marriage bef. 1743 to Janet Lowry
Death? bef. 15 February 1791 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


William Parris's land (Borden Tract Middle, 427 acres acquired from James Glasgow in 1753) 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 152.--21st March, 1753. James Glasgow of Susquehanna Hundred & Co. Cecil in Maryland, to Wm. Purris. Above. Teste: John Moore, Wm. Robinson.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 483.--21st November, 1753. William Purris, weaver, to John McMachan, of Frederick County, 427 acres in Borden's grant. Cor. Alex. Miller. Conveyed by Borden to James Glasgow and by Glasgow to Purris, 1753. Teste: Wm. Christian, Pat. Cunningham.

Will of William Parris

  • Page 326.--13th March, 1787. William Parrus' will--To my beloved (wife?) Janet (and daughter Elizabeth while in her age); to son, John, £10, to be paid by John's brother, Andrew; to daughter, Elizabeth; to son, Andrew, eldest son, executor. Executrix, wife Janet. Teste: James Henry, Samuel Carson, Mathew Taylor. Proved, 15th February, 1791 (executors qualify), by Henry and Carson.

Records of William Parris in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 328.--20th September, 1758. Vendue of John Snodgrass' estate, by Agnes Patton--To David Edmund, Wm. Parris, Robt. McRandolph, John Wardlaw, Wm. Adair, Peter Angel. Paid to John Mountgomery, Edmond Tarr, James Henry, Jno. Rosamond, Patrick Hays, James McCown, Andrew Steel.
  • Page 137.--26th November, 1761. John Lowry's will--Executors, wife, Elizabeth, and John Moore; to wife, Elizabeth; to son, William, 160 acres joining Robt. Lowry; to daughter, Rebeckah Lowry; to sons, John and Robert Lowry, £6 sent with William Parris to Ireland with the benefit of the return and £16 Lake (?) money, to be taught trades; to daughters, Jennet and Elizabeth Lowry, to be paid when of age by their young brothers, David and James Lowry; to sons, David and James, infants, plantation testator lives on. Teste: John Wardlaw, Jas. Kennedy, Hugh Wardlaw, James Wardlaw. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by John, James and Hugh Wardlaw. John Moore refuses to execute. Elizabeth qualifies, with John Moore, Robt. Lowry. (Note: John Lowry may be a brother-in-law of William Parris, more research necessary).
  • Page 243.--18th May 1762. John McMachen and Isabella, of Frederick County, to John Berry, £105, 427 acres in Borden's tract purchased by John McMachen from Wm. Purris, and he from James Glasgow, who purchased from Benj. Borden; cor. Alex. Miller.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 19, 1776. - (102) William Parris exempted from County levy.