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James Frame

Birthplace: South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of ... Frame
Husband of Jane Frame
Father of John Frame; Daniel Frame; James Frame, Jr.; William Frame; Jean Fleming and 1 other
Half brother of John Frame

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Philip Given
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

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
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James Frame's Timeline

South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age 20
Cork, Ireland
Age 28
Cork, Munster, Ireland
Age 34
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 36
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 38
Cork, Munster, Ireland
July 26, 1726
Age 39
Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
May 7, 1754
Age 67
Augusta County, Virginia, United States