Name: James Bolling
Given Name: James
Death: BEF 1772 in Pittsylvania Co., Va
James Bolling's descendants test into Group 5 DNA of the Bolling Family Assn. DNA Study. See www.bolling.net to view the DNA Study results. The William of Orange Co., VA (1705-1771) descendants test into Group 7, which shows that the two families could have a common ancestor only in the far distant past, hundreds or thousands of years ago.
Change Date: 20 Feb 2013 at 00:00:00
12 May 1755, James Bolling made a land entry of 400 acres which began on Merry Webb?s line on Turkey Cock of Irwin River, thence up both sides (Yvonne Norton?s research Mar 2005)
Halifax Co. James Bolling 109 acres Turkey Cock Cr. 20 Oct. 1755 S 166 R (which became Pittsylvania in 1767) [from Hazael Taylor]
7 Apr 1762, James Bowling made land entry of 400 acres on So. Side Smiths River beginning on Merry Webs lower corner, adj. his own lines. (Yvonne?s research Mar 2005)
1770 Titable list of Pittsylvania County, VA, published in Southside Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp 108-109; Vol. 5 pp 91-94, 167-170; Vol 6 pp. 772-776; Vol. 7 pp 133-135
Vol 5, pp 92-94
List of Robert Chandler:
James Bolling, Sen
James Bolling, Jn
Christopher Boling, Jrn
Thomas Edwards, Edmond Edwards, John Edwards
Merry Webb, Senr, Archer Boling Negroes, Robin & Jean
Vol 7 pp 133-135
Archelous Hughes' List:
ABSTRACTS OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1767-1820, there is the following entry on pages 4 and 5:
"Page 383-385, 20 May 1771, Pr [Proved] 24 September 1772. JAMES BOULING (BOLLING) well and in good health and sound memory. I give to my children the estate at the death or marriage of my well beloved wife ELIZABETH BOLLING, to be divided as follows: JUDITH, JOHN, MARY, JAMES and ANN shall have one equal part and ANN and WILLIAM shall have 2 equal parts. To my son WILLIAM BOLING (BOLLING) one tract of land in Pittsylvania County on Boling Creek. Appoint my wife ELIZABETH BOLING (BOLLING) and son JAMES BOLING, JR. as executors. [Signed] JAMES (X) BOLING. Wit: WILLIAM EDWARDS, SR., THOMAS EDWARDS, ISHAM EDWARDS. Proved by JAMES BOLING, JR. and ELIZABETH BOLING with THOMAS EDWARDS and JOHN REA their security."
Pittsylvania was a parent county of Henry, which was formed in 1777
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, Deed Book 5, 1778-1780 by TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL.
In the name of God Amen the twentith day of May one thousand seven hundred and seventy one I James Boulling of Pittsylvania County am well and in health and of good and sound memory Thanks be to god for it and calling to remembrances the uncertain estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please god to call, do make constitute ordain and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these presents all and every testament and testaments will and wills heretofore by me made and declarred either by word or wrighting and this is to be taken only for my Last will and testament and none other and first of all being pentent and sorry for my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same I give and commit my soul unto almight god my saviror and redeemer in whom and by the merrits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assurreadly to be saves and to have full remission and forgiveness of all my sins and that my soul with my body at the general day of the Resurrection shall use again with joy and thro the merits of Christ to death and h___a ssion p-apecy and injoy the kingdom of heaven prepared for his elect and chosen and my body to be buried in such a place where it shall please my Executors herafter named to appoint and now for the settling of my temporal estate and such goods, chattels, and debts as it has pleased god for above my deserts to be stow upon me I do order give and dispose the same in manner and form following that is to say first I will that all those debts and dues as I owe in right or consiences to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be paid, within a convenient time after my decease by my executor hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath all my moveable effects unto my children at the death or marriage of my beloved wife to be divided as followeth to wit: Judith and John and Mary and James and Ann shall have one equal part and Ann and William shall have two equal parts. I give the same to them and their heirs and to their own proper use and behave forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Wiliam Boleing one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Pittsylvania county on Boleing Creek. I give the same to him and his heirs to their own proper use and behalf forever. and now after the settling of my estate I have my beloved wife Elizabeth Boleing and my son James Boleing, Junr my hooly and solly Executors In witness whereof I set my hand and seal this day and date above written. James (I his mark) Boleing LS
Test William Edwards Senr, Thoas Edwards, Isham Edwards.
At a court held for Pittsylvania County on the 24th day of September 1772 The above last will and testament of James Bolling dec'd was presented in court by James Bolling Junior and Elizabeth Bolling executor and executrix therein mentioned and proved by the oaths of two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Exor and Exectrix who made oath according to law, cetificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security where upon they together with Thomas Edwards and John Rea their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond according to same. Test. Will Turnstall CJ
Inventories & Accounts Current 1770 - 1797 compiled by Lucille C. Payne
pg 5 AC 1, p. 16James Bolling's Inventory
Inventory & appraisment of James Bolling decd. 18 Feb 1773 by James Rea, Jr., James Wilson, Thomas Wilson.
Recorded: 25 Feb 1773, Total L41.18.0 No items listed
pg 35AC 1, p. 120Account of Sales of Estate of John Hall decd.
John Bollling - 2 woodin bowls
Rec: 19 Jun 1781 Total None
James' son John Bolling married Rebecca Rea/Rae. Their daughter Mary Agnes Bolling married William Ayres. There may be some link with the Ayres and one William Stevens Bolling of Pittsylvania Co., VA. See William Ayres for further information about this.
Researched by A. D. Smith.
- Judith Bolling b: ABT 1738
- John Bolling b: ABT 1740
- Mary Bolling b: 1742
- James Bolling b: ABT 1745
- Ann Bolling b: ABT 1748
- William Bolling b: ABT 1750