Person:William Teas (7)

William Teas
b.Abt. 1735
m. 1734
  1. Eleanor Teas1730 -
  2. Mary Teas1734 - 1815
  3. William TeasAbt 1735 - 1777
  4. Charles TeasAbt 1737 - 1799
  5. Joseph Teas1744 -
  • HWilliam TeasAbt 1735 - 1777
  • WMary Reidbet 1741-1745 -
m. abt. 7 May 1770
Facts and Events
Name William Teas
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1735
Marriage abt. 7 May 1770 Amherst County, Virginiato Mary Reid
Death? 1777

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 598.--19th June, 1764. William Teas to Robert Allen, bond conditioned upon making title to Robert for half of a tract of 200 acres joining land of said Allen and Teas, equally the property of both, but the patent issued in name of Teas. Teste: John Poage, James Hughes. Delivered: Robert Allen, March, 1765.

Estate Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 180.--Estate of William Teas to Robt. Love. executor. Dr.--1778, July 11, paid Francis Hodges for seven days' reaping, £4.4.0; July 17, paid Hugh McGee for six days' reaping; July 20, paid George Sutherland for 7 days' reaping; July 22, paid Wm. Rice for 1 day's reaping; 1779, August 30, cash paid David Henderson on receipt of Miss Teas; 1778, September 8, cash received from Cornelius McFall; September 8, cash received of Andrew Lecky; September 8, cash received from John and Jordon Gibsons, sundries at vendue; September 8, cash received of Charles Kennin, sundries at vendue; 1779, September 8, cash received of Thomas Griff, sundries at vendue.
  • Page 203.--8th September, 1790. William Tease's estate sold at vendue by Robert Love and Mary Tease, executors--Sold to, viz: James McManners, Wm. Rice, Neal McFaul. Samuel Love, Jourdon Gibson, Cornelius Maupine, Benj. Yearly. Sold, 3d April, 1779, to, viz: Robt. Love.
  • Page 208.--William Tease's estate settled--1778, 11th July, paid Frank Hodge, Geo. Sutherland _____, _____, paid Solomon Isril, George Holland, Jean Teas (daughter); _____ _____, Mrs. Jean Tease to Mary Tease.
  1. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).

    Mary Reid, daughter of John Reid and Martha Reid, was born after 1740 at Virginia. She and William Teas, son of Joseph Teas and Jean (--?--), obtained a marriage bond on 7 May 1770 at Amherst Co., Virginia. Mary, identified as a spinster, provided her own consent, and Alexander Reid, Jr., (presumably her brother) provided surety. After their marriage, Mary and William Teas lived at Waynesborough, Augusta Co., Virginia.

    Mary was an heir to her husband, William Teas of Augusta Co., Virginia, under his will dated 10 Aug 1776. The settlement of the estate of William Teas suggests that he was deeply in debt. She was Inn keeper on 17 Apr 1782 at Waynesborough, Augusta Co., Virginia. In 1782, the Marquis of Chastillux, a French officer, traveled extensively in Virginia. He reported that on April 17 he forded the South River at Waynesborough and stayed at an Inn kept by Mrs. Teas. "Two hundred paces beyond the ford, but more than forty miles from the place which I had set out from, I found the inn that Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson had indicated to my; it is one of the worst lodging places in all America. Mrs. Teaze, the mistress of the house, was some time ago bereft by the death of her husband, and I verily believe that she was also bereft of all her furniture, for I have never seen a more badly furnished house. A poor tin vessel was the only 'bowl' used for the family, our servants, and ourselves; I dare not say for what other use it was offered to us when we went to bed. As we were four masters, without counting the rifleman, who had followed us and whom I invited to supper, the hostess and her family were obliged to give up their bed to us. Just as we were deciding to make use of it, a tall young man entered the room were we were assembled, opened a closet, and took out a little bottle. I asked him what it was. 'It's a drug,' he said, 'which our Doctor hereabouts has ordered me to take every day.' 'And what's your trouble?' I asked. 'Oh! Not much,' he replied, 'only a little itch.' I found this admission appealing in its candor, but I was by no means sorry that I had sheets in my portmanteau. It may easily be imagined that I was not tempted to breakfast in this house next morning.".

    Children of Mary Reid and William Teas included Jane (Mrs. Samuel Estill).