McALEXANDER LAND GRANTS


Green Ball James McAlexander's Recorded Land Grant
150 Acres, Albemarle County, Virginia
March 10, 1756

J.McAlex Grant

James McAlexander
150 Acres
Form page --- 1

GEORGE the Second ye To all ye Knowye that for diverse good causes & Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the sum of Fifteen Shillings of good and lawful Money for our uses have paid to our receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted and confirmed and by these present for us our heirs and successors Do give grant and confirm unto James McAlexander one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing One hundred and fifty acres lying and being in the County of Albemarle on the North Fork of Davis's Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit Beginning at a red Oak and running thence on a line North fifty five degrees West seventy two poles to a Dogwood Thence South eighty five degrees West one hundred and forty poles to a Gum South six degrees West Sixty poles to a black Oak thence South eight degrees East one hundred and forty poles to a Hiccory thence North sixty three degrees East sixty poles to a Chestnut thence North thirty seven degrees East sixty poles to a white Oak and North forty six and an half degrees East one hundred and thirty poles to the Beginning With all ye To have hold ye To be held ye Yielding and Paying ye: Provided ye In Witness ye Witness our Trusty and well beloved Robert Dinwiddie Esquire our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg Under the Seal of our said Colony the tenth Day of March one thousand seven hundred and fifty six In the twenty ninth Year of our Reign

Robt. Dinwiddie


Green Ball Sketch of James McAlexander's
Original Virginia Land Grant

J.McAlex Grant


Green Ball Location of McAlexander
Virginia Land Grants

Nelson

The McALEXANDER'S land grants was originally in Albemarle County, then in Amherst County when it was formed in 1761 and finally in Nelson County when it was formed in 1807.

Grant Location

James McALEXANDER acquired a 150 acre land grant on 10-Mar-1756 in then Albemarle County (now Nelson County), Virginia and it is located at the square in the lower-left quadrant. James' Davis Creek holdings totaled 660 acres by November 1769. Thomas McALEXANDER had contiguous 150 acre and 400 acre land grants granted 16-Aug-1756 in Albemarle, County, Virginia and they are both located "In the fork of Mechums River."

Davis Today

Current county map of Nelson County, VA showing Lovingston and Davis Creek.


Green Ball References:

black dot  James McAlexander's 150 acre (10-Mar-1756) Land Grant/Patent in Albemarle County, Virginia source is: The Library of Virginia Digital Collections, Electronic Card Indexes, Land Records, Land Office Patents and Grants.  A TIFF reader, such as IfranView or AlternaTIFF, both free, will be needed to read and save the deed images.

black dot Thomas McAlexander's 400 and 150 acre (16-Aug-1756) Land Grants in Albemarle County, Virginia can be found at: The Library of Virginia Digital Collections, Electronic Card Indexes, Land Records, Land Office Patents and Grants.  A TIFF reader, such as IfranView or AlternaTIFF, both free, will be needed to read and save the deed images.

black dot  McAlexander 1756 land grant documents transcriptions and land plats by Paul E. Pennebaker.

black dot  Early McAlexander History by Ralph Hayes.

black dot  The Library of Virginia Electonic Card Indexes Home Page.

black dot  Davis Creek Flood - August 19-20, 1969


Pole (definition from Direct Line Software) - Unit of length and area. Also known as a perch or rod. As a unit of length, equal to 16.5 feet. As a unit of area, equal to a square with sides one pole long. An acre is 160 square poles. It was common to see an area referred to as "87 acres, 112 poles", meaning 87 and 112/160 acres.


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