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William McMachen

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: before June 1749
Frederick County, Province of Virginia
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth (nee Blair) McMahan and Elizabeth McMachen
Father of John McMachen; Richard McMahan and Richard McMachen

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About Col. William McMachen

From Genealogy of Margaret Meyer Simpson, Person Page - 56

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~margaretsimpson/meyer-o/p56.htm

Col William McMachen [1]

  • M,
  • b. circa 1690,
  • d. 4 December 1749

William was born circa 1690 at Scotland.[1]

He married Elizabeth Blair?(Brooks?) before 1715 at Wales, Great Britain.[2]

William immigrated before 1745 at Scotland from Scotland to Virginia, circa 1745, at Frederick County, Virginia.[3] He bought property from Ann ? on 4 September 1745 at Frederick County, Virginia, 70 acres (Book 1, Pps 254&255).[4] William received a Land Grant on 2 September 1746 at Augusta County, Virginia, for 400 acres on N Buffalo Creek.[5] He sold property to Robert Young on 20 August 1747 at Augusta County, Virginia,, 400 acres on a north branch of Buffalo Creek (Book 1, p 359).[6],[7]

He made a will on 24 February 1749 at Frederick County, Virginia. Proved 6 Jun 1749, recorded in Will Book 1, page 293-295 and reads as follows:

In the name of God Amen. I William McMechan of the Parish of Frederick in the County of Frederick & Colony of Virginia being sick & weak of Body but of sound and perfect memory and mind, thanks be to God for it, therefore Calling to mind the Mortality of the Body & knowing it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do make & ordain this my last will & Testament etc. and as touching such worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give dispose & bequeath the same in the following manner. viz:

  • Imprimis I give and bequeath to my two daughters Agnes and Jane McMeachan Twenty pounds current money each to be paid to them as they shall be in need by my Executors hereafter named together with their equal proportion of my Moveable Estate save only what my well beloved wife Elizabeth shall think fit to Dispose of to her Grand Children of my son John & William McMecham part of my said Estate as shall be to them hereafter bequeathed;
  • Imprimis I give and bequeath to my sons John, Richard and William McMehan (sic) all the Land by me now possessed to be among them divided and that my son John endeavor to take up the surplus land lying contiguous to the said Land, by getting the south line of my Land straightened to take in the said surplus land & if his Lordship do so grant & order by this my last will etc that said surplus Land being made into one Tract to be divided as mentioned hereafter viz.
  • To my son John McMechan two hundred acres of the Land by me now possessed where my son John now possesseth & his part of the surplus land if obtained of his Lordship.
  • Likewise to my son Richard two hundred aces of said land on that part he now possesseith with his Equal part of said surplus land &
  • likewise my son William McMechan to have his part or residue of said Land on that part or place I now live on at the writing of this my last Will etc with his equal part of said surplus land if by them obtained,
  • Item I give & bequeath to my son William my riding horse Bridle & saddle.
  • Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann one two year old horse Colt of a Roan Colour.
  • Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved wife one mare called Tybb for her proper use save only the increase of said mare to go to the use of my Children aforementioned.
  • Item That my two undernamed Executors sell or cause to be sold that tract or parcel of Land to me belonging Lying & being in Augusta County and the money arising by such sale go towards Defraying such Debts as may be brought against me.
  • Item I likewise appoint constitute & Ordain my two well beloved friends Lewis Neill & Gabriel Jones with my son John McMechan Executors of this my last will & Testament and I Do hereby utterly disallow revoke & Disannull all & every other former Testament wills Legacies requests & Executors by me in any wise before this time Named Willed & Bequeathed ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testament.

In witness whereof I leave hereunto Set my hand & seal this 24th day of February 1748/9.

Wm. McMahan (Seal)

Signed sealed etc in presence of NB the words with my Son John interlined before sealing.[8],[9]

William died on 4 December 1749 at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia,.[10],[1],[11]

He gave in his will to [R:Recipient] on 3 October 1751 at Frederick County, Virginia, 1/3 of 1000 acres on Red Bud Creek.[12] He gave in his will to [R:Recipient] on 3 October 1751 at Frederick County, Virginia, 1/3 of 1000 acres on Red Bud Creek.[12] He gave in his will to [R:Recipient] on 3 October 1751 at Frederick County, Virginia, 1/3 of 1000 acres on Red Bud Creek.[12]

Children of Col William McMachen and Elizabeth Blair?(Brooks?)

  • 1. John McMachen+
    • b. c 1723,
    • d. 1789
  • 2. Richard McMachen+
    • b. c 1725,
    • d. c 1808
  • 3. William McMachen
    • b. c 1727
  • 4. Margaret McMachen+
    • b. c 1729,
    • d. c 1796
  • 5. Agnes Ann McMachen+
    • b. c 1731
  • 6. Jane McMachen
    • b. c 1733

Citations

  • 1. [S181] Cecil O'Dell, Pioneers Frederick Co, VA.
  • 2. [S187] William McMahon, "McMahon(McMachen)," e-mail to Margaret Simpson, June 10, 1999.
  • 3. [S209] McMachen-McMahon, online pages.prodigy.com/creagg/homepage.htm.
  • 4. [S199] Amelia Gilreath, Frederick Co, VA Deeds 1743-1758, page 26-27.
  • 5. [S198] F. B. Kegley, VA Frontier 1740-1783, page 67.
  • 6. [S185] Lyman Chalkley, Scotch-Irish in VA III, page 263.
  • 7. [S198] F. B. Kegley, VA Frontier 1740-1783, page 68.
  • 8. [S186] McMahon Will, online www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/va/frederic.htm.
  • 9. [S197] J Estelle Stewart King, Wills Frederick Co, VA, page 34.
  • 10. [S182] Peggy Shomo Joyner, N Neck Warrants 1747-1780 II.
  • 11. [S197] J Estelle Stewart King, Wills Frederick Co, VA.
  • 12. [S182] Peggy Shomo Joyner, N Neck Warrants 1747-1780 II, page 101.
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Col. William McMachen's Timeline

1690
1690
Scotland
1723
1723
Age 33
Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
1725
1725
Age 35
Ireland
1725
Age 35
Ireland
1749
June 1749
Age 59
Frederick County, Province of Virginia