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The following entries are from Chalkley's Annals of Augusta County. In some cases the original source of the record is given, but the extraction was from Chalkley's. The page numbers are for the original source, as given by Chalkely. The Volume numbers refer to Chalkely's three volumes. During the conversion process some of the volume numbers were misinterpreted, so caution should be used when referring back to Chalkley's original work. Error Checking welcome!

These data will be combined with similar data for John Maxwell in Summers, Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1929. The intent is to streamline the data, simplify the presentation, and make a continuous timeline for this period.

AUGUST 1750 1739 Credit by six foxes, seven raccoons, and one beaver. John Maxwell, ditto. (Note: proves John Maxwell's presence in Augusta County by 1739). Chalkey's Vol. 1
24-Jul 1740 John Maxwell came into Court and made oath that he imported himself, Margaret, John Jr, Thomas, Mary & Alexander Maxwell, from Ireland to Philadelphia, and from thence to this colony at his own charges, and that this is the first time of his proving his rights in order to obtain land. Which is ordered to be certified. [Orange County Virginia, Court Order Book B., 1739-1741]
1742 Augusta County List of Musters of 1742, Capt. John Christian's List: John Christian, Captain; William Christian, Lieutenant; Fran Betty, Ensign; Jhn. Holms, Josep Read, Finley McClewr, George Camble, George Caldwell, Wm. Caldwell, Alex. Thompson, Jas. Caldwell, Isaac McCulough, Jas. Armstrong, Wm. Armstrong, Thos. Henderson, Wm. Henderson, Rob Conigham, Wm. Conigham, Thos. Black, Wm. Johnston, Joh Davison, And. Cowin, Jas. Moody, Jas. Willson, Niol. Leeper, Jno. Turk, Wm. Adams, David Mitchel, Rob. Ramsey, George Breakinsed, John Mitchel, Jas. Fulton, John Fulton, John Brownlee, Chas. Camble, Jas. Camble, Will Camble, Jno. Buchanan, Nathan McClewer, Jas. Robinson, Antho Black, Will Long, Thos. Bell, Jas. Bell, Jno. Black, Wm. Robinson, Thos. Shields, And. McCord, Thos. Beans, Arth. Hamilton, And. Scott, John Maxwell, Pat. Barney, Alex. Brackinsedg, Rob. Brackinsedg, James Brackinsedg, _____ McCoulough, Jas. Miler, Rob. McClenachan, Jno. Doacke, Sam Doacke, Patt Hayes, And. Boyd, Jas. Black, Alex. Fordice, David Steel, Moses Thompson, John Thompson, And. Russell, Rand McDonel, Hug Martine, Joh Robinson, Jas. Beans, Rob. Alexander, Ths. Lewis. (The List of Musters was a list of able-bodied men serving in the Militia). Chalkley's Vol 2
16-Jul 1746 John Maxwell' and William Thompson to make road from the Co. Ho. to Tinkling Spring Chalkey's Vol. 1
JUNE 1747 Charles Clendenning vs. Thomas Anderson, Attachment dated 14th February, 1745, levied in hands of John Maxwell; 40 sh., paper money, due defendant from estate of James Brackenridge, late of this County, and I am informed of a certain tract of land joining the plantation of Alexr. Brackenridge, deceased, belonging to said James Brackenridge Chalkey's Vol. 1
19th August 1747 John Anderson to John Hogshead, £9 current money Virginia; 270 acres patented, 1st December, 1740, to Jno. Anderson. Teste: Thos. Lewis, John Maxwell, James Hogshead. Acknowledged by John, and dower released by Jane, his wife, 19th Auagust 1747 Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 305
18th August 1747 Francis Beaty to Andrew Alexaner, £25 current money Virginia; 158 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Robert Wilson's land; corner to Thomas Shield's land; Thomas Brown's line Teste: John Maxwell, James Hamilton, Michael Dickey. Acknowledged by Francis, 19th August, 1747, and wife Martha releases dower Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 346
18th August 1747 Francis Beaty to Robert Wilson, £20; 230 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Joseph Reed; Thomas Brown's line. Teste: John Maxwell, James Hamilton, James Mafet. Acknowledged by Francis, and Martha releases dower, 19th August, 1747 Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 349
25th May 1748 George Robinson, gent., to Stephen Rentfrow; cor. John Buchanan. Teste: Jno. Ramsey, James Miller, Jr., Jno. Maxwell Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 83
27th February 1749 John Maxwell to Andrew Johnston, merchant, 218-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner John Madison. Corner John Maxwell. Teste: Alexander Wright, William Hamilton, Adam Breckenridge. Chalkleys (vol ?) Page 399.
2d March 1749 Examination of John Maxwell and James McDowell, as to the death of Edward Hogan, taken 14th May, 1750. John says: On Sunday, 13th May, 1750, he, with Edward Hogan and James McDowell, being at the house of James Greenlee, went over the main branch of James River in a canoe to a place of James McDowell, and on their return the canoe overset and they fell out into the river. John swam ashore and McDowell stuck by the canoe, and after some time got on its bottom by which he saved himself. John and James stripped themselves and made every effort to save Hogan, but were unable. James McDowell says the same. John Carmichael testifies. James Frazier testifies. John Fetter Soling testifies. One, Salix, fetched him the news. William Frazier Same (From William Beverley) to Wm. Preston, 334 acres in Beverley Manor. In Beverley Manor, John Maxwell's line; Col. Lewis' line Chalkey's Vol. 1 p 680
5th April 1749 William Beverley to John Maxwell. Patented to Beverley, et als. (Beverley Manor grant, 6th Sept., 1736). Conveyed to Beverley by deed recorded in Secretary's office of Colony. Borden's Road. 439 acres Chalkley's Page 243.
John Maxwell's land (Beverley Manor NE, 439 acres, 1749) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer.
27th February 1750-51 William Preston to George Campbell and Saml. Tencher, 215 acres on head of Gr. Calfpasture. Teste: James Caldwell, John Bigham, John Maxwell Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 142
AUGUST 1750 Samuel Smith vs. Beaty; Mr. Michael Woods, formerly of Paxtunk, Pennsylvania. Account dated 1733. Thomas Renich, on 1st September, 1750, deposed: About 8 years ago, at his own house, he saw and spoke with said Smith and Robert Buchanan, the then Sheriff of Lancaster County. He heard Smith (then merchant at Connoy) say, &c., several accounts: Smith vs. James Cathey, 1737; Smith vs. Adam Thomson, 1736-7-8; Smith vs. William Robinson, 1739; Smith vs. Richard Woods, 1738; Smith vs. Mrs. Margaret McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Mrs. Mary McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Michael Woods, 1738-9; Smith vs. John Maxwell; Smith vs. Samuel Woods, 1734-5-8; Smith vs. Francis Beaty, 1735-6; Smith vs. John Christian, 1737; Smith vs. Robert Christian, 1733-4-5-6 Smith vs. Randell McDaniel; Smith vs. William Hutchinson; Smith vs. George Hutchinson. All sworn to by Samuel Smith, late of County of Lancaster, before a Justice, in Philadelphia, 13th October, 1743. Chalkey's Vol. 1
28th August 1750 John Maxwell to Robert Breckinridge, in Beverley Manor, Wm. Bev; corner Andrew Johnston, 28th August, 1750, 219-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 439 conveyed to John by Beverley. Chalkleys (vol ?) Page 790.
30th August 1750 Erwin Patterson to John Maxwell, 831 acres between Mill Creek and Ann Sally Hill. Chalkleys (vol ?) Page 876.
29-Aug 1750 Mary, wife of John Maxwell, relinquished dower in deed John M to Robt. Breckinridge. Vol. 1 Page 432
24th August 1751 Andrew Johnston to David Stewart, Gent., 218-1/2 acres. From John Maxwell; corner Robert McClenachan (formerly John Madison's land); corner Robert Breckinridge (formerly John Maxwell's land). Teste: John Harman, Audley Paul, Pat. McCluskey, Mary Paul Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 430
19-Aug 1752 James Campbell, qualified Captain of Foot; John Maxwell, qualified Captain of Troop of Horse; Robert Renix, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; John Poage, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; James Edmondson, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; John Hogshead, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; Mathew Edmondson, qualified Cornet; Adam Harmon, qualified Cap. of a Troop of Horse; George Anderson, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; Augustine Price, qualified Lieut. of a Troop of Horse; Jacob Harmon, qualified Cornet Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 313
23d March 1753 James Connerley's appraisement by Joseph Kennedy, John Maxwell, James Campbell. Vendue by George Breckinridge, administrator Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 484
16th August 1753 John Maxwell and Mary to John Mathews, Jr., 381 acres on a branch of Mill Creek; Ann Salling's hill. Sold to John by Ewin Patterson, 1750. Delivered: James Lockhart, June, 1757. Chalkleys (vol ?) Page 439.
21st November 1753 Thomas Williams to John Mathews, Jr., 65 acres on North Branch James opposite Ann Sally's land. Delivered to John Mathews, son of Richard, 6th March, 1773. Teste: John Maxwell, Jno. Sprott, Joshua Mathews Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 493
23-Nov 1753 John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 75
15th March 1754 Valuation of improvements on John Mathews' place in Forks of James River, by Jno. Poage, Jno. Maxwell, Jno. Hargar Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 30
23-Mar 1754 Road ordered from Campbell's School House to Renix's Road; Saml. Walker, overseer; with these workers: William Bradshaw, John Maxwell, James Frazier, John McColley, John Peter and George Salley, Henry Fuller, Joseph Ryan, John Hutchings, John Hutchings, Jr., John Sprowl, Mathew Vance, Richard Benton, Wm. Burt, John Smith, Joseph Smith, John Allison, Wm. Byers, Richard Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Saml. Walker, Thos. Shaw, Stephen Arnold, John Peteet, Wm. Noble, Saml. Allison Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 126
8th May 1754 Philip Chittam's inventory, by John Maxwell, Saml. Walker, Michael Dougherty. Note (Spinning wheel in nearly all inventories) Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 69
26th November 1755 Francis ( ) McCown and Margret ( ) to Jno. Maxwell (delivered Wm. McGee, May, 1764), £65, 250 acres on a branch of Cedar Creek, a branch of James River, at a place called the Timber Plain; cor. Jno. Poage's land; cor. Francis McCown. Teste: Hugh McConwell, Ro. Renick. Chalkleys (vol ?) Page 400.
16th August 1756 John Mathews Sr. (Jr ?), and Anne ( ) to Richard Mathews, £10, 300 acres in Forks of James upon Mill Creek, joining George Mathews. Jno. Maxwell's line, cor. Jno. Mathews, Sr. Teste: Jno. Mathews. Jr., Geo. Trout, Ann Mathews, Jr. Delivered: James Lockhart, June, 1757 Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 335
16th August 1756 John Mathews, Sr., gent., and Ann to George Mathews, £10, 300 acres in Forks of James on Mill Creek, joining Jno. Poage. John Maxwell's line, cor. Richard Mathews Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 337
17th November. 1757. 1756 John Maxwell's bond (with John Ramsey) as guardian ( ) to John Campbell, orphan of Jno. Campbell. Page 172
17th November 1757 Jno. Poage to Jno. Maxwell, £100, 238 acres on James River. Delivered: Wm. McKee, May, 1764. Chalkleys (vol ?) Page 512.
NOVEMBER 1757 Maxwell vs. Allen; John Maxwell was Captain of a Company in 1756 and called out Allen, one of his Company, to go against the Indians, but Allen refused and Maxwell sues qui tam Malcomb Allen. Maxwell denies he ever made out the writ.
17th February 1758 Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: Page 205. John Maxwell, 26th August, 1752. (listed among many others). Page 203
1st March 1758 John Mathews' appraisement, by Alex. Beggs, Jno. Maxwell, James Simpson. Page 255
1759 Processioners appointed, viz: John Maxwell, James Trimble, Joshua Mathews, John Armstrong, on James River below road that crosses North River at the Widow Allison's and westwardly to James River. William Lusk, Alex. McClure, in Capt. Samuel McDowell's Company. John Stevenson, Nathaniel Evins, in Capt. David Moore's Company Chalkey's Vol 2 Page 267
1760 Processioned by James Trimble, John Maxwell, viz: For Joseph Lapsley (bad state health), for John Moore, for Robert Alexander, for John Wiley, for James Campbell, for Patt Young, for Robert Moore, for Joseph Walker, for John Smiley, for Abraham Brown, for Peter Wallace, for Francis McCoun, for David Tilford, for Robert McKlehaney, for William Hall, for George Campbell, for John Paxton, for Wm. Paxton, for Alex. McKorkle, for James Campbell Chalkley's Vol ?
20-May 1760 John Maxwell, qualified Captain of Militia Chalkey's Vol. 1 Page 355
21st August 1760 Robert Breckinridge and Lettice to Alexander Gibson, £160, 219-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 439 granted to John Maxwell and 219-1/2 conveyed to Robert by John; cor. Andrew Johnson. Delivered: Alex. Gibson, May, 1761. Page 429
18th August 1761 Archibald Buchanan's bond (with Jno. Maxwell, Chas. Hays), as guardian (appointed) to Jno. McFerrin, orphan of James McFerrin. Page 239
27th November 1761 John Mathews' will, farmer; Wife, Ann, 2 gold rings made by Mr. John Hanna; son, Edward, infant, tract called Poplar Spring, and a negro man named Fryday; daughters, Lettis, Jane, Ann, when 18; son, John, tract called Little Bottom; son, George, tract bought of John Maxwell. Executors, wife Ann and brothers Sampson and George. Teste: Wm. Patton, Joseph Gamwell, Richard Wilson. Proved, 22d March, 1764, by the witnesses. Ann is dead; other executors qualify, with Jno. Madison, Thos. Stewart. Page 328
18th August 1761 Isaac Cunningham's appraisement, by Jno. Maxwell, Joseph Lapsely, Jno. Moore, Jno. Paxton. Page 45
23d November 1762 William Fleming and John Maxwell, recognizee for William's appearance. William was a carpenter. Vol. 1
21-Jun 1763 New Commission; John Chiswell, John Buchanan, John Wilson, Silas Hart, Andrew Lewis, James Lockhart, Richard Woods, Robert Breckinridge, Patrick Martin, Wm. Preston, Alexr. Sayers, John Bowyer, John Dickenson, John Christian, Francis Tyler, Daniel Smith, John Archer, James Buchanan, Archd. Alexander, Israel Christian, Mathew Patton, John Maxwell, John Poage, James Lockridge, Felix Gilbert, Abraham Smith, James Trimble, Charles Lewis, Samuel McDowell, George Moffett, Benj. Hawkins, Francis Kirtley, Andrew Bird; dated 16 April, 1763. Vol. 1 Page 113
19-Jun 1764 John Maxwell refused to swear in as Justice. Vol. 1 Page 500
15th October 1765 John Davis, son and heir of Nathaniel Davis, deceased, and Sarah Davis, relict of Nathaniel to Moses Cavet, £36, 115 acres by patent, 30th August, 1763, on Bufflo Creek. Teste: John Maxwell, Audly Paul, George Wilson. Delivered: Samuel McNabb, June, 1779, by order. Page 295
16th October 1765 John Maxwell and Mary to Benj. Estill, £250, 238 acres on main branch of James River. Delivered: Jas. Poage, per order, December, 1775. Chalkleys (vol ?) Page 315.
16-Oct 1765 Mary, wife of John Maxwell, private examination commission. Vol. 1 Page 8
17-Oct 1765 John Maxwell and one other and 200 acres added to tithables. Vol. 1 Page 16
9th September 1766 John Moffete, Robert Moffette and Jean to John Buchanan, gent., £40, 170 acres, part of 340 acres made over to John and Robert by Samuel McDowell, 18th August, 1764; corner Robert Moffette in Samuel Walker's line, corner Robert Moffette in James McGavock's line. Teste: John Maxwell, John Taylor, Alex. Walker. Page 138
19th August 1766 George Mathews and Ann to John and James Wilson. £130, 300 acres, part of 1600 acres patented to John Mathews, on Mill Creek in Forks of James River, joining John Poage's land, Mr. Mathews' patent line; John Maxwell's line; corner Richard Mathews. Delivered: John Anderson by order of James Wilson. Page 39
1767 Pocessioners appointed, viz: Hugh Crockett and Isaac Taylor, from head of Roanoke to Fort Lewis. Edward Carvin and Nathaniel Evans, from Fort Lewis down on Waters of Roanoke. Thomas McFerran, James Moore, Jr., James Alcorn, Wm. Rolands, on waters of Cuttawba and James River on South Side. James Simpson, n Maxwellohn Mitchell, Jonathan Whitley, between Buffelow and James River. Joseph Lapsley, Wm. Hall, Wm. Paxton, Saml. McClure, John Gilmer, Jonathan Cunningham, between Buffelow and North River to the North Mountain. John Lyle, David Gray, Wm. Caruthers, John Paul, from North River to Beveriey's Line on South Side of Burden's land road that leads to John Paxton's. William Kennady, Robt. Steel, Archibald Reach, William Reach, John Thompson (James's son), Henry McClung, from North River to Beverley's Line between the Great Road to the Court House by Cap. McDowell's and to North Mountain. William McFeeters, Jr., George Berry, James Sawyers, Jr., William Bell, Jr., from Burden's line to the Road that goes from Staunton to Jenning's Gap on the North Side of Kennady's Road. Vol. 2 Page 428.
15th March 1768 John Hall and Mary to James McGavock and John Maxwell, £50, 45 acres of Cedar Creek in Forks of James; corner William Hall, Jr., William Poage's line; corner David Cloyd. Delivered: Hugh Brawford, May, 1778. Chalkleys (vol ?) Page 393.
18th March 1768 Vestry met. William McElheny and Paul Whitley appointed processioners vice John Maxwell and Jonathan Whitley. Robert Moor appointed processioner vice William Hall; Andw. Buchanan appointed processioner vice Wm. Reach; Peter Evans appointed processioner vice Nathl. Evans; John Anderson, Jr., appointed processioner vice John Young, Jr.; James Belshey appointed processioner vice John Frazier; Jno. Harrison Jr., appointed processioner vice John McDonnald; Alex. Hamilton appointed processioner vice William Elliott, who is unfit through age and infirmity. The processioners exempted above are such as have served before or such as the Vestry judges unqualified. Vol. 2 Page 432
22-Jun 1769 Following recommended for appointment as Justices. Matthew Harrison, William Ingles, William Christian, George Mathews, John McClenachan, James Robertson, Stephen Trigg, William Horbert, Philip Love, Anthony Bledsoe, John Bowman, John Thomas, Roberl Doage and John Montgomery. The following to be left off and reasons given to the Governor by the Clerk: John Chizwell, John Wilson, John Archer, Alexr. Boyd, David Robinson, Benj. Estill, John Maxwell, Charles Lewis. Andrew Bird, Richard Woods. Vol. 1 Page 222
7th August 1769 Patrick ( ) Wilson to William McClenachan, mortgage, £36.6.2, on James River, George Poage's line, purchased by Patrick of Malcomb Allen by deed, 9th March, 1760. Teste: John Maxwell, Audly Paul, James Neelly, John Buchanan, William Hall. Delivered: William McClenachan, August, 1770. Page 587
16-Aug 1769 Following recommended as Justices, viz: Mat. Harrison, Wm. Ingles, Wm. Christian, George Mathews, John McClenachan, James Robertson, Stephen Trigg, Wm. Herbert, Philip Love, Anthony Bledsoe, John Bowman, John Thomas, Robert Doage, John Montgomery, Alexr. Thompson, James Craig, Waiter Crockett, Andrew Lockridge, Walter Cunningham and James McGavock. The following to be left off, reasons to be given by the Clerk and former order discharged, viz: John Chiswell, John Buchanan, John Wilson, John Archer, John Maxwell, Charles Lewis, Alexr. Boyd. Vol. 1 Page 324
23-May 1773 John Maxwell'a witness from Botetourt. Vol. 1 Page 121
17-Jan 1786 Inventory of the estate of John Maxwell, deceased, made by Samuel Cloyd, Hugh Barclay, Jr., and William Taylor. Amount. £110.3.4 Rockbridge County, Virginia Wills, Will Book 1, pg. 251.