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James Trimble

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: County Armagh, Ireland
Death: Died in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Trimble; Auguste Tremblay; Hannah Trimble and Petronille Martel
Husband of Sarah Trimble; Sarah Trimble and Grace Trimble
Father of Rachel Caruthers; John Trimble; Agnes Steele; Jean McClure; Moses Trimble and 9 others
Brother of William W. Trimble; Moses Trimble; John Trimble; Alexander Trimble; David Trimble and 3 others

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About James Trimble

Settled in Augusta Co., VA. Upon the formation of Augusta Co., VA in 1742, he was appointed deputy surveyor. From Ireland, James had brought a certificate from Sir Archibald Atcheson identifying him as a surveyor and attesting to his high character. With the formation of Botetourt Co., VA, James was appointed one of the justices, which office he held the remainder of his live.

Source: Trimbles in America by John Farley Trimble

James TRIMBLE AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 300 - 309: Page 77.--24th November, 1750. James Trimble and Sarah to Alexander Beggs 250 acres Buffalo Creek of James; corner Silas Hart. Teste: James Campbell, John Alison, Michael ( ?) Johnson.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 330 - 339: Page 549.--18th March, 1755. Joseph Kennedy to his son Wm. Kennedy, 402 acres purchased by Joseph from James Trimble, farmer, and by James from Borden on Moffett's Creek in Borden's tract; corner John Fulton; corner Alexander Logan; corner Wm. Berry.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 340 - 349: Page 425.--15th March, 1757. James Trimble and Sarah to Geroge Wilson, ú55, 364 acres on heard of Newfoundland, near water of Potomac.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 350 - 359: Page 541.--18th August, 1756. James Trimble and Sarah to Hanse Harper, ú13, 180 acres on Black Thorn, a branch of South Branch of Potomac. Delivered: Harper, November, 1760.

Page 170.--15th August, 1759. James Trimble and Sarah to Wm. Burnet, of Pennsylvania, ú35, 450 acres called the Limestone Spring on the head of the Branches of Black Thorne, a branch of the South Branch of Potomac, through the Laurel Gap. Teste: Wm. Bibb.

Page 173.--10th August. 1759. James Trimble and Sarah to Thos. Lorimer, ú7.10.0, 100 acres at a place called the Oyl Trough on a branch of Black Thorne; corner Wm. Burnet. Delivered: Thos. Lorimer, May, 1760.


AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 360 - 369: Page 453.--21st August, 1760. James Trimble and Sarah to Thomas Parsons, of Hampshire, ú15, 200 acres on South Branch Potomac.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Page 185.--28th May, 1762. Entered for James Trimble, Assistant surveyor 200 acres of vacant land on the west line of his own land between him and Saml. McClure, and 100 acres upon the head of Borden's Creek joining his own land, and also 100 acres on Hugh Luoks (Snoks?) Run adjoining to his own land, and likewise 150 acres Joining McDowell s line and Saml. Moore's line towards his own land. The above entries made with me this 28th day of May, 1762--Archd. Alexander. Recorded, 19th August, 1762.

WILL BOOK 3: Page 322.--21st March, 1764. James Trimble's bond (with Wm. McKee) as guardian (appointed) to Ann and Lydia Berrisford, orphans of John Berrisford.

Page 364.--20th November, 1764. James and Mary Trimble's bond (with James Gilmore, Ben. Estill, Geo. Moffett, David Trimble), as administrators of John Trimble.

Page 500.--19th February, 1767. James Trimble, Assistant Surveyor, enters 400 acres on Bratton's Run from Dickinson's Path down the Branch, and 400 below the above, and 300 joining, and 200 adjoining another of Trimble's tract on Camp Mountain Run above Lawrence's Mill Place.

Page 500.--9th March, 1767. Same enters 200 acres on lines of David Trimble's land, 400 acres joining the Chalk Banks, including the Ponds, 16th March, 1767.

WILL BOOK 4: Page 195.--22d March, 1769. Settlement recorded of John Trimble's estate, by Mary and James Trimble, administrators--By John Prise' (Price?) weges and bounty, ú12.0.0. Cash of John Bigham on Geo. Bighams. By Henry Criswell's bond. Paid Andw. Baskin, Alex. McKinsey, John Boswell, Saml. Davison, Thos. Garden on Bigham's account.

Page 207.--14th February, 1769. James Trimble, Assistant Surveyor, enters 400 acres in a valley of the Camp Mountain on a branch of the James River on a branch that runs into Clenup Branch, a branch of James River.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 550 - 559: Page 307.--18th May, 1778. James Trimble's executors (John, Isaac and James Trimble), of Rockbridge County, to Woolderick Conrod, Jr. Delivered: Jacob Conrod, son of Wooldruck Conrod, 23d May, ____, on South Branch of Potomac.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 550 - 559: Page 510.--18th May, 1779. James Trimble and Jean to James Bell, part of the plantation whereon Trimble now lives. Parents: Robert TRIMBLE .


Emigrated from County Armagh to Philadelphia about 1730 with 4 brothers (Compendium of American Genealogy by Virkus, Vol IV P. 211) James brought with him a certificate of efficiency as a a surveyor and a recommendation of his high moral character signed by Sir Archibald Atchison. Finding the most desirable lands in Eastern Pennsylvannia already settle, at least 3 brothers: James, Moses and John Trimble emigrated south into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia soon after it was opened to settlers. In 1747 James Trimble was a recorded settle between North River and Buffalo (History of Rockbridge Co, Va by Morton, p. 467) In 1755 James and Moses Trimble were among the communicants at Timber Bridge who signed a call for Rev. John Brown. James Trimble married twice: 1) Grace and 2) Sarah McCrary or Kersey of New Pasture, VA. By his first wife he had a least two children, Hannah and Joseph.

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James Trimble's Timeline

County Armagh, Ireland
Age 19
Rockbridge, VA, USA
Age 23
Augusta, Virginia, United States
Age 30
Augusta County, Virginia, Colonial America
September 8, 1747
Age 37
August 24, 1749
Age 39
September 4, 1751
Age 41
October 24, 1753
Age 43
Age 44
Virginia, United States
October 2, 1757
Age 47