Person:William Vance (13)

Maj. William Vance
b.Est. abt. 1710
m. Bef. abt. 1705
  1. Sarah VanceAbt 1705 -
  2. Mary VanceAbt 1709 -
  3. Maj. William VanceEst 1710 -
  4. James Vanceest 1712 - Abt 1751
  5. David Vance, Jr.1721 - bef 1768
Facts and Events
Name Maj. William Vance
Gender Male
Birth? Est. abt. 1710

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


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Early Land Survey in Augusta County, VA

The following land survey was included in "Hume's Old Field Book", dated approx. 10 May 1738:

  • (21) Survey for Wm. Vance beginning at Robt. Gamble's. Carthie's Kreek.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


William Vance's land (Beverley Manor NW, 400 acres, 1740) 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. (Note: land of James Vance (305 acres acquired in 1749), brother of William, is nearby to the east of this tract).

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 144-47. 23-24 July 1740. William Beverley, Esqr., of Essex County to Wm. Vaunce of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤12 current money. 400 acres... corner to Robt. Campbell... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: John Lewis, Moses Thompson, Gibbons Jennings. 24 July 1740. Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Gent. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to Page]. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 43].

Disposition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pg. 179-180. Indenture 10 July 1744 between William Vance of Augusta County and Andrew Pickens of same.. for £26.. land on middle branch of Shannando (Shenandoah) called Cathey's River in Beverley Manor in that part of Orange called Augusta.. containing 400 acres.. (signed) William (X) Vance (seal). Witnesses: Moses Thompson, John Pickens, John Bramhan. Recorded Orange County 26 July 1744. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 9, Dorman, pg. 21].

Records of William Vance in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Muster List of 1742: Capt. John Willson's Lists: John Wilson, Captain; Sam Calehison, Nathan Lusk, John Shields, John Greer, John Patterson, George Davison. John Hunter, Wm. Hunter, James Hunter, John Rusk, James Clark, Wm. Vance, Rob Croket, John Trumble, Wm. King, Sa. Walace, John Spear, Thomas Peery, Alex. McConnel, Rob. Young, James Young, Jacob Lockard, Patt. Cook, James Lockard, William McCutcheon, James McCutcheon, Rob. McCutcheon, Alex. Crocket, Wm. Camble, Nathl. Davis, James Philip, John Barclay, James Lusk, James Trumble, Benj. Walker, Wm. Leadgerwood, Morris Offral, Rob Davies, John Brown, Wm. McClantok, Wm. Johnson, John Young, Hugh Young, Thos. Kirkpatrick, David Camble,John McCutcheon.
  • Page 516.--17th March. 1755. Wm. McPhatters (McFeeters) Sr., to William Jr., his son, natural love and affection, 322 acres where William, Sr., now lives, in Beverley Manor; John Trimble's corner; corner Wm. Vance now John McPheeters.
  • Vol. 2 - NOTES OF MILITARY SERVICES IN FREDERICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA. COURT MARTIAL RECORDS, 1755 TO 1761. - 1758, October 27th.--William Vance, Major.
  • Vol. 2 - McPheeters vs. Moffett--Original deed, William McPheeters, Sr., to William McPheeters, Jr., 1755. Copy deed, Beverley, to William Vance, 23d July, 1740. Deposition of Margaret Brown, 25th August, 1798: She lived on the land in dispute 60 years ago. Memorandum, 1790-91. Memorandum for Mr. Williams. Enquire after Elliott Rutherford, executor to his brother, Thomas Rutherford, who died about 20 years ago. Spencer Hill married Mary Rutherford, daughter of Thomas Rutherford, deceased, and her fortune is in the hands of Elliott, who lives about one mile from Rockingham Courthouse. Joseph Borden, letter to Cosen Jacob Peck. Cuthbert Bullett's letter. Alexander Stuart's letter, 12th February, to Mr. John Wilson, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, says John is eldest son and heir of George Wilson, deceased, who sold a lot in Staunton to Mr. Mathew Reid. Part of purchase money is due which Archibald offers to pay upon making a deed. James Russell's letter, 24th March, 1791, brother of Joseph Russell. Edward Day's petition for help in support of his family, three children, one an idiot. Edward is old and infirm. 14th April, 1791. W. Erwin's letter to William Anderson, 17th March, 1791. William is brother of Samuel Anderson. Owen Owens' letter, 29th July, 1791, to James Lyle.