Person:William Patterson (60)

William Patterson, of South River
b.ABT 1720 prob. Ireland
d.AFT 18 APR 1785
m. abt. 1697
  1. James PattersonABT 1697 - 1779-1780
  2. Robert Patterson, of Cathey's River1700 - 1774
  3. John Patterson, Of Beverley's ManorABT 1702 - 1770
  4. Nathaniel PattersonABT 1705 - 1752
  5. Erwin Pattersonabt 1710 - Bet 1761
  6. Edward PattersonABT 1715 - 1761
  7. Jane Patterson1720 - 1800
  8. William Patterson, of South RiverABT 1720 - AFT 1785
  • HWilliam Patterson, of South RiverABT 1720 - AFT 1785
  • W.  Mary Walker (add)
m. ABT 1742
  1. Susanna Patterson1741/42 -
  2. John Patterson1744 -
  3. William Patterson1746 -
  4. John Patterson1748 -
m. 1755
Facts and Events
Name William Patterson, of South River
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1720 prob. Ireland
Marriage ABT 1742 to Mary Walker (add)
Marriage 1755 Augusta County, Virginiato Mary 'Agnes' McDonald
Death? AFT 18 APR 1785
William Patterson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

Person:William Patterson (60) is a descendant of William (61), The Pennsylvania Patriarch


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William Patterson's land (Beverley Manor SE, 247 acres, 1749) 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 562.—28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to William Patterson, 347 acres (shown as 247 on Hildebrand Map and in sale in 1761, below) in Beverley Manor on South River. Corner John Campbell in Manor line; Joseph Tees' line; McClure's land; Archibald Stuart's line. Delivered: Isabella Gibson August, 1761. Teste: John Cabell, James Hamilton.
  • Page 605.--19th May, 1762. William Lamma (Lamb) and Anna to William Patterson, £250, 330 acres on South River Shanandoe. Teste: James Lamme, Thomas Raferty. Delivered: Wm. Patterson, February, 1768.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 503.--18th August, 1761. William ( ) Patterson (Petterson) and Agness ( ) to James Bell, £120, 247 acres in Beverley Manor on South River of Shanandoe, conveyed to William by Beverley, 26th February, 1749; cor. John Campbell in the Manor line, Joseph Teas' line; cor. said Teas and McClure; cor. Archibald Stuart. Delivered: Jas. Bell, 1768.
  • Page 618.--4th May, 1764. William ( ) Patterson to Thomas Rafferty, £12, 18 acres on South River Shanando, part of 330 acres patented to _____ (George Anderson), 30th January, 1741. Delivered: Thomas Rafferty, January, 1765. (Note: George Anderson's name is not listed in the original transcription, but was found on previous and subsequent records of Anderson's 330-acre tract in Chalkley's, one listed below).
  • Page 448.--16th November, 1774. William Patterson and Mary ( ), of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Patrick Quin, a tract joint property of four sisters, heirs of Randal McDonald, deceased, patented to John Hope, 5th September, 1749, and by him conveyed to Randal McDonald, who died intestate, and Mary, wife of Wm. Patterson became invested in the 1/4 part on Cook's Creek.
  • Page 286.--21st March, 1786. William Pattcrson, Sr., to his son William Patterson, Jr., tract patented to George Anderson, 20th January, 1741. (Note: since 18 acres of this tract were sold to Thomas Rafferty in 1764, it is assumed that the remaining 312-acres were given to William Patterson's son, William Patterson, Jr.)


From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 556.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to David Henderson, 580 acres on South Branch Shannandoe, in Beverley Manor on South River. William Patterson's line. Teste: William Wright, Alexander Henderson.
  • Page 559.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to John Campbell, 247 acres on Beverley Manor on South River. Manor line. Corner William Patterson; Joseph Tees' line. Teste: William Petterson and Richard Pillson, William Johnston.
  • Page 464.--30th May, 1751. Joseph Teas to Archibald Stewart, contracting, mauling and laying 6700 rails, building a log house, clearing and plowing 20 acres, from Beverley to Teas, 5th June, 1739. Beverley Manor, 469 acres. Teste: Edward Hall, Thomas Stewart, William Patterson.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 15, 1752. - (363) William Patterson petitions that in his way from the northward he camped in the woods in company of one Thomas Homes, who in the night time picked his pocket of eleven pieces of eight and one Caroline, for which he was apprehended and taken before B. Borden, but escaped, leaving behind him a mare and saddle, which are ordered to be advertised in the Va. Gazette, and sold. (Note: perhaps record of this William Petterson?)
  • Page 593.--15th May, 1764. David ( ) Frazer, of Albemarle County, to James Frazer, £40.10, 220 acres, southeast side Shanando River, the lower corner to Frazer's line. Teste: Wm. Patterson, Robert Frazer, Jno. Reburn.
  • Page 474.--28th September, 1765. William Frazier's estate sold at vendue--to, viz: Hance Magot, Wm. Hook, Wm. Patterson, John Ferrell, Jacob Herrberrger, Michael Coker. Settlement of above estate, by James Frazier--4 gallons liquor at the funeral, 6-1/2 gallons for vendue.
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1765 (C). Fowler et als. vs. John Stewart.--John Fowler and Margaret, his wife; William Patterson and Mary, his wife; Patrick Quin and Jane, his wife; James Skidmore and Sarah, his wife, sue John Stewart for a slave which Stewart bought of Jennet McDonald (McDonell), administratrix of Randolph McDonell. (Are these women daughters of Randolph?) (Note: record provides evidence that William Patterson's 2nd wife was daughter of Randolph McDonald who died in 1744 in Augusta County).
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1767. - (217) Saml. Henderson appointed surveyor of highway from John Madison's to Givens's Mill.--Tithables from James Craig's up Middle River to James Givens and on South River from William Patterson's to Christian Clemons. John Madison appointed surveyor of highway from his house to Jones's Ford, tithables on Middle River from James Craig's downwards, and on South River from William Patterson's downwards, and as low as said Madison's. Andrew Fought appointed surveyor of highway, vice Archd. Huston.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Fowler vs. Skidmore.--Bill in Chancery, filed 1764-5. John Fowler and Margaret, his wife, William Patterson and Mary, his wife, Patrick Quinn and Jane, his wife, which said Margaret, Mary and Jane, together with Sarah, since intermarried with James Skidmore, were sisters and co-heirs of Randolph McDonald of Augusta County, deceased, against James Skidmore and Sarah, his wife. Randolph died intestate unmarried and without children. Randolph's mother was Janet McDonald. Randolph was 26 years old when he died. (Note: provides additional support of William Patterson's 2nd wife as sister of Randolph McDonald, Jr., who died in 1757, also lists other siblings of Mary (McDonald) Patterson).
  • Page 237.-(17th August, 1769)-By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Wm. Foster. Michl. Dougherty, Danl. Droudy, James Wiley (by James Davies), James Campbell. Wm. Preston (in part for Dayley's and Wat. Welshe's bond whose lands he purchased), David Robinson (part of William and James Gorrel's debt), Wm. Ingles (on Jno. Medley's bond), Alex. Dall, John Thompson, John Robinson, Hugh Mills, John Stephenson, Wm. Patterson, Wm. Buchanan, Augustine Price, Jacob Shull, Philip Harless, Michl. Price, James Kerr, Jno. Craig, Edd. Hall, James Coyle, Wm. Sawyers, James Davies (on Wm. Hall's bond), Pat. Sharkey, James Moore, James Armstrong, James Neeley (on Moore's bond), James Hollis, Danl. Brown, Adam Wall, Wm. Sawyers (account of Saml. Crockett's heirs), Thos. Henry (rent of land in Louisa), Pat McCollom, Casper Barrier, Henry Brown, John Sprout, Michl. Finney. Wm. Ingles, Robt. Galloway, Isaac Taylor, Neil McNeil, Wm. Carven, Wm. Ralston, Dr. Walker (for Tobias Bright), Jno. Collier, Jno. Smiley, Jno. McClure, Wm. Fleming, David Kinkead, Wm. Graham, James Scraggs, Jno. Armstrong (for Geo. Reed's bond), Jacob Brown, John Draper (for land sold since death of Col. Patton). Robert Armstrong for a tract called McCord Mill sold since Col. Patton's death.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 18, 1787. - (252) Following exempted from County levies: David McCloskey, Wm. Patterson, Sr., Wm. Villelly, John Joice, Daniel Anderson, William Ingleman.


Much information on this William Patterson is available in the publication: Descendents of William Patterson Who Settled on South River in Augusta County, Virginia About 1740, compiled by John L. Patterson, Hampton, VA, 1989.

5. William PATTERSON was born in Augusta Co. VA (now Highland Co. VA). He was married to Mary WALKER (daughter of John WALKER Jr. and Katharine RUTHERFORD). William PATTERSON and Mary WALKER had the following children:

24i.Susanna PATTERSON was born 29 Feb 1742. 25ii.John PATTERSON was born on 8 APR 1744. 26iii.William PATTERSON was born on 30 MAR 1746. 27iv.John PATTERSON was born on 10 APR 1748.