Transcript:Records for John Maxwell in Summers, 1929



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Source:Summers, 1929


person:John Maxwell (88)
Transcript:Records for John Maxwell in Chalkley's Annals Augusta County prior to 1770
Transcript:Records for John Maxwell in Summers, 1929 Botetourt County south after 1770


Abstracts of the following records were taken from Summers, 1929, based on his transcriptions of County Court Records for various Counties in south of Augusta. The records are those which feture persons named "John Maxwell". There seem to have been more than one John Maxwell in the area. Person:John Maxwell (88) is readily identifiable as one of the Gentlemen Justices of early Botetourt. Other records may be for his son John, and perhaps one or more other John Maxwells.

pageCountyYearExtractMost likely Person/Notes
58, 59 Bot 13 Feb 1770 Appt Justice of the peace person:John Maxwell (88)
See: Data. First Justices of Botetourt County, 13 February 1771
62 Bot 14 February 1770 Took Oath of office as Justice of peace, and as Justice of the County Court in Chancery person:John Maxwell (88)
67 Bot 15 Feb 1770 Listed among Gentlemen Justices of County person:John Maxwell (88)
69 Bot 15 Feb 1770 Listed among Gentlemen Justices of County person:John Maxwell (88)
99 Bot 14 Nov 1770 John Maxwell takes further oaths for various court functions. person:John Maxwell (88)
541 Bot 13 march 1771 Witess land sale Robert Whitley and Jane his wife toHugh Barely, 335 acres n. side Cedar Creek in th Forks of the James.
584 Bot 7 July 1771 Justice of Peace, enters non cupitative will of Alexander Walker person:John Maxwell (88) See: Transcript:Will of Alexander Walker, Botetourt County, 1771
129 Bot 14 Aug 1771 Along with Samuel Walker, and David Scott, directed to value improvements to two surveys on Buffalo Creek, belonging to James Trimble,
130 Bot 14 Aug 1771 On list of persons recommended as being fit to be County Sheriff
140 Bot 12 Nov 1771 On list of persons to serve on Commission of Peace and Didemus, and Commission of Oyer and terminer person:John Maxwell (88)
141 Bot 12 Nov 1771 Took oath commionson of Oyer and Terminer person:John Maxwell (88)
590 Fin 5 Jan 1773 Lease and release to John Maxwell
667 Fin 5 Jan 1773 160 ac Br Reedy Creek, a branch of Woods River
173 Bot 8 Feb 1773 Signed Court minutes person:John Maxwell (88)
186 Bot 12 May 1773 Anna Brooks ordered to serve her master John Maxwell, for having a base born child
199 Bot 11 Aug 1773 Recommended for Sheriff
212 Bot 11 Nove 1773 Produced a commission frm the Governor to serve as Sheriff
212 Bot 11 Nove 1773 Protests sufficiency of jail
592 Fin 2 March 1774 Not Found
600 Fin 2 March 1774 View the way from Catherines Mill to Charles Allisons, and on to Sinclairs Bottom
623 Fin 3 May 1774 Surveyor of Road from Wm Davis to S Fork Reed Creek
232 Bot 9 Aug 1774 on Commission of Peace and Dedimus person:John Maxwell (88)
233 Bot 10 Aug 1774 Protests against the sufficiency of Botetourt county Prison
242 Bot ? Not Found
247 Bot 14 Nov 1774 Road report returned, John Maxwell listed as one of four reporting, road frm Buchanan Store to North River at Paxton Ford
669 Fin 5 jan 1775 300 Acres to john Maxwell on Reed Creek, Woods River
640 Fin 7 Mar 1775 Lease and Release of land to John Maxwell
252 Bot 9 April 1776 Will of James Trimble presented proved by oath of John Maxwell and Hugh Barclay
982 Wash 18 march 1778 Allowed 2 days attendance, and mileage at 50 miles, as witness for commonwealth against Peter Reazor
693 Mont 5 May 1778 Petition for road from Carolina Road where it crosses Poplar Camp Mountain, Along by Samuel Ewings, by John Maxwells, Captain Buchanan, and into the County road at William Davies.
702 Mont 2 March 1779 Admin of estate of John Maxwell given to Rebecca Maxwell and Bazeel Maxwell Which John Maxwell is this?
703 Mont 2 march 1779 one of two overseers of the road from Alexander Wylies to the South Fork of Reed Creek
705 Mont 6 April 1779 to appraise estate of John Irvin
561 Bot 12 May 1779 John Maxwell and May his wife, sell 181 acres on James River and 70 acres on Purgatory Creek to Samuel Woods "May" as the name of John's wife is probably a typographical error in Summers. Source: Houston, et al. 1916 Gives the name as "Mary". The latter work also places this record in Rockbridge County, which had formed from Botetourt (in part) in 1778. South flowing Purgatory Creek has its headwaters on the modern Botetourt Rockbridge County line, about one mile from the headwaters of north flowing Cedard Creek where John also owned land. It might be useful to get a photocopy of the original record to check the spelling of the name.
381 Bot 16 Aug 1783 John Maxwell summed to appear at Sept Court to have his account for public collections for the year he served as high sheriff
382 Bot 11 Sep 1783 Required to pay 108 pds, eight shollings and six pence, as a portion of 322 pounds, 11 shillings, 3 pence execution levide d on Thomas Barnes by Francis Smith, a deputy under Maxwell, plus interests, from 30 Sept 1774, till paid
395 Bot 14 Sept 1784 Summoned to Court to make settlement of his collections when Sheriff
636 Fin ? Not Found
650 Fin ? Not Found
1109 Wash 16 July 1782 Appt. Constable in room of Joseph Evans
1160 Wash 20 Aug 1783 replaced as constable by James Campbell
1481 Taz 1776-1782 Garrisoned one of the frontier forts in Tazwell County Probably not Person:John Maxwell (88) as he would have been elderly by the time of the Revolution