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James Frame

Birthplace: Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: before May 07, 1754
Beverley Manor, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of N.N. Frame
Husband of Jane Frame and Jane Frame
Father of Jean Fleming; John Frame; Daniel Frame; James Frame, Jr.; William Frame and 2 others
Brother of John Frame

Occupation: Farmer
Footnote: Portion of Augusta County now known as Bath Couny, VA
Marriage: Spouse Jane /Rennick/ Frame Marriage 1720 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Managed by: Philip Given
Last Updated:

About James Frame

The story that he was son of Thomas Frame and Mary Rowell is a mistake introduced by Duffield's history of the Massachusetts Frame family. Researcher Diana Muir located emigration records for James' sons in Dublin. That record shows that John, William, and Daniel Frame left Ireland in 1723, but does not record the name of the ship. According to Muir, the papers were so old and flimsy that they would never be published.

James bought 220 acres at Beverley Manor, near Staunton, Virginia from William Beverley on 28 February 1749. A 1749 map of the Beverley Patent shows James Frame with 220 acres. His name also appears in other 1749 deeds. He was a witness to a 23 February 1749 deed from William Beverley to Samuel McCune for 176 acres in Beverley Manor. His corner was mentioned in a deed of 28 February 1749 from William Beverley to John Glass for 236 acres in Beverley Manor.

On 28 May 1751 he was presented to the Grand Jury for breaking the Sabbath by unnecessarily traveling 10 miles. [This might have been his son of the same name.]

On 28 November 1751 he was among those designated to lay off a road from the lower cow pasture to Burden's tract.

On 7 May 1754, Jane Frame, Robert McClenachan and Robert Renick filed an affirmation as administrators of the estate of James Frame, deceased.

DNA Testing

Tests on various branches of his descendants show that he belonged to haplogroup I1, and specifically to its subgroup L803.


  1. Family Tree DNA, Frame DNA Project
  2. Frame DNA Project, I1 Frame A

James moved to Lecock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
about 1720 with his brother John. After his marriage to Jane Rennick the family moved to Augusta County, Virginia, about 1740, and James purchased land in Beverly Manor near the town of Staunton. His wife Jane was appointed adminstrator of his estate May 17, 1754.

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James Frame's Timeline

Lanarkshire, Scotland
Cork, Ireland
Cork, Munster, Ireland
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Cork, Munster, Ireland
July 26, 1726
Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Lancaster County, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
May 7, 1754
Age 72
Beverley Manor, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia