Maryland & Virginia
b. (about 1670) had lived in Maryland
d. c May 1743 Fairfax Co., VA
m. Mary (unk)
|Children probably with Mary
|Richard Snoden Kirkland
father of Moses "The Tory"
| b. c 1704 (possibly in Elk Ridge area of Maryland)
||d. c 28 Mar 1772 Fairfield Co., S.C.
|| m. Mary
| Robert Kirkland (probably
|| b. c 1706 (possibly in Elk Ridge area of Maryland)
||d. c 1768
||m. Honour (unk)
| William Kirkland
||d. c1755 dead by 16 Nov. 1756 in Fairfax Co., VA
||m. Sarah (Woodward?)
| Edward Kirkland
| b. c 1712
||d. between 7 Jan 1770 when his will was made and 26 Feb
when the will was proven, Granville Co., SC.
2m. Experience Joyce
| John Kirkland
| b. c 1718
||d. between 2 May 1772 when he made the will and the
date of 10 Sep 1773.
||1m. Elizabeth (unk)
2m. Jean (unk)
| unknown number of Kirkland daughters
Children according to the will of Richard Kirkland. It is fairly
certain that this list is incomplete and that the order may be
different. William listed below is a probable son based on other
records. The order of birth with an addition of William is based
recently publish arguments of Dr. J. R. Peacock, July 2002
Records on these early individuals of the Kirkland family are
sparse. Many records that may have existed have been lost or
so tracking these folks has proved to be very difficult. There are
researchers that think that Kirtland may be another derivation in
name and records do exist of a John Kirtland but we have not been
to confirm a link through documentation. It is conceivable there
earlier ancestors in the colonies before this Richard Kirkland. We
hoping that someone will come forward with proof of origin.
The records for the Kirklands of this era are very confusing due
the naming of the children similarly. This is laid out as clearly
can be illustrated by my Anonymous Kirkland Researcher in the
RICHARD SNOWDEN KIRKLAND "He had children Moses the Tory, Richard
Ann. When you study the records in Va. you will see the Jr. after
Richard's name when he got the land patent. When the father
gave him the land, he called him Richard Snodin, but when Richard
1743) made his will, he called him only Richard. Check the land
old Richard gave his son Edward - it was bounding by what he gave
son Richard Snodin. So this Richard that came to what was later
Fairfield Co., SC (father of Tory Moses) actually went by name of
Richard in Va., as he did in SC. But before he came to SC, he
off in Granville Co., NC (do not confuse with Granville Co. SOUTH
CAROLINA). Actually, he who had been Richard, Jr. in VA., was in
5 Mar 1747, when he was a chain carrier for Nathaniel Holly
date 5 Mar 1747), granted 25 Mar 1749. You have to count the
date, as it is the date that Richard was doing his work of
chains. This is new information found in Margaret Hofmann's The
District of NC, 1748-1763 Abstracts of Land Grants, V2.
One John Kirkland, whom we think is brother to Richard Snodin
Kirkland, was also in Granville Co., NC Richard himself got a
but sold it a few months later and headed for SC. So this was
Richard Snowden, who was once Richard, Jr. in Fairfax Co., who
into SC. Let's go back to the court records in Fairfax Co., Va.
other man called Snodin. From our records we concluded there
of them - nephew and uncle, by the same name, but one went by
and one went by Snodin. " [Anonymous Kirkland Researcher, letter
It seems that a Richard Kirkland was in the colonies and lived in
Baltimore County, Maryland by 1694. Richard apparently had
three tracts of land in Maryland according to J. R. Peacock's
understanding of the records. One tract was of 200 acres known as
"Brown's Fancy" purchased from William Brown in December 1694. A
tract of 200 acres was known as Bold Venture and acquired by grant
1699. A third tract of 100 acres was acquired by grant and known
Girilies Portion. All three tract were located near the boundary
Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties on the waters of th Patuzent
Patapsco Rivers near the town of Elk Ridge. [Peacock 14]
1694, Dec - Rent Rolls Liber 15 Folio 183S #200, Anne Arudel
Brown Fancy Surv Decem. 1694 for William Brown on Elk Ridge
at a bd.d white oak and blongs to Richard Kirkoland who is Runaway
Entered Before. [Records of Baltimore Co., Maryland, KSBR v1 p17]
1699 - Warrants - Liber A - Folio 208
Warrant granted RICHARD KIRKLAND of Baltimore County for 200 acres
"according to Condecons of plantacons"...
[Records of Baltimore County,Maryland, KSBR v1 p17]
1700 - Warrants - Liber A - Folio 299 #24
Warrant granted unto RICHARD KIRKLAND of Balteme(sic) County for
acres of land...
[Records of Baltimore County,Maryland, KSBR v1 p17]
20 June 1700- Patesnt - Liber C. D. - Folio 311
Grant of 100 acres "Girles Porcon" to RICHARD KIRKLAND OF
County lying between branches of Petuxon River near CHARLES
plantacon... returned into our land office 20 June 1700...This 4
1702... CHARLES CARROLL'S plantacon called Dohoregan. [Records of
Baltimore County,Maryland, KSBR v1 p17]
1704, May 25, Brown's Fancy was mortgaged to Alexander
(sp?) J. R. Peacock believes it may have been used to satisfy a
Deheneyosia. In May 2, 1702 Benjamin Fordham sued Alexander
Dehinyeosia, by his attorney William Bladen. It is implied that
Kirkland had access to supplies from Dehinyeosia that should have
to Fordham. In turn Dehinyeosia brought suit against Richard
April 1704, charging that Kirkland had, "...craftly and subtly"
attempted to deceive and defraud. Richard Kirkland admitted to the
charge in court and agreed to make just compensation of which the
mortgage of Brown's Fancy was made to Dehinyeosia. [Peacock 6]
11 July 1708 - Provencial Court Judgments - Liber P. L. #3 -
RICHARD KIRKLAND late of Balt. County sold land to GEORGE
VALENTINE 200 A called Bold Venture in Annarundle County bounded
white oak standing by the Main Rode to Elke Ridge .. also another
of 100 A called Girles Portion in Baltimore County between
Puttuxent River beginning at first Tree of CHARLES CARROLL'S land
. . . . . RICH (RK)
In presence of J. LEMAY?, ROBT HALL MARY (M)
[Records of Baltimore Co., Maryland, KSBR v1 p17]
11 Oct 1708- Provencial Court Judgements - Liber P. L. #3-
Virginia- Know all men by these presents that I RICHARD KIRKLAND
of Baltimore County planter doe appoint my friend JOHN JONES of
Baltimore County planter my true and lawful attorney to make
two tracts of land, to GEORGE BALENTINE, called Bold Venture 200
Annardl Coty(sic), the other Girles Portion 100 A in Baltimore
adjoining land of above JONES ... and Likewise I MARY KIRKLAND
right of Dower... by Verture of my bing the lawful wife of above
RICHD- "as if I & my wife were presnet & did it
this 11 Oct 1708.
in presence of RICHD (N) N_SON? . . .
. RICHARD (R) KIRKLAND
JOSEPH HASLOOP? . . . . .
MARY (M) KIRKLAND
On back of foregoing, the deed was Endorsed as fol: viz. 11
1709 JOHN JONES acknowledged he signed sealed & delivered
in behalf of RICHD KIRKLAND and MARY his wife by
of a Letter of attorney to him the said JONES directed by
MARY KIRKLAND to that Intent and purpose...
[Records of Baltimore Co., Maryland, KSBR v1 p18]
12 Sep 1730- Northern Neck Grants C 1729-31, Reel 290, Va. State
& Archives p.69
RICHARD KIRTLING, JUNIOR, of Stafford Co., VA. was gt. 290
in Stafford Co. on upper side of Bull Run (Note: grant to WILLIAM
1746) beginning.. near a marked hickory on the side of the aforsd.
standing in a line of the land formerly ARRINGTON'S... to a oak on
of the hill, ARRINGTON'S corner tree... to a red oak on a barren
ridge... to a small white oak on S side of a stoney hill... near
head of the branch...crossing sd. branch... on the top of hill
line of FRANCIS BEVERS, along BEVERS line ... on lower side of Run
falling into sd. Bull Run, called Popeshead, thence down
[records of Fairfax County, VA , KSBR v1 p19]
William Kirkland ends up deeding land near this location to his
sons, see 1756
24 Sep 1739 - Deed Bk. C, p. 227 - 1732-1799 Prince William Co.
RICHARD KIRKLAND of Truro Parish, Prince William Co.,
gives to EDWARD KIRKLAND, his son, 100 A situate in Prince
William Co. on the N. side of Occaquan R., being part of a 268 A
gt. sd. RICHARD by patent 23 Nov 1714 beginning at a hickory...
branch to the North Run of Occaquan...down sd. run to first branch
Occaquan R. below the mouth of N. run of sd. River... up the
a spanish oak.. along a line of marked trees to 2 populars..
near the Rolling rode...
Wit: EDWD. BARRY RICHARD (RK) KIRKLAND
PATK. (?) CAMPBELL proven same day [Records of Fairfax County, VA,
v. 1 pp19-20]
23 Jun 1740 - Deed Bk. E pp. 53,54, 55 - 1740-41 Prince Wm. Co.
Proven 25 Aug 1740
RICHARD KIRKLAND of Truro Parish, Prince William Co.,
give to his son RICHARD SNOWDIN KIRKLAND100 A land in
Co. on N side of Occaquan R. being part of two patents of land
date 1712 and 1714, beginning at a marked gum tree on the S side
fork of the branch down sd. fork to mouth of sd. branch to a
known as Popular Spring, then along the line of EDWARD
to two marked populars ... white oak near a ridge... a line of
trees crossing the Rolling Rode..
Wit: NIMROD HOT . . . RICHARD KIRKLAND
JOHN E K KIRKLAND
(note: VA archives cannot locate a grant for 1712, also note
proximity of Edward's land to Richards) [KSBR v. 1, p.20]
16 April 1742 - Land Records Liber R. B. No. 1 Folio 143-144
RICHARD SNOWDEN sells to WILLIAM KIRKLAND- both of Ann Arundel
a tract of 104 acres called Godman's Chance as pattent granted
RICHARD SNOWDEN 14 Dec 1739 -- . . . .
in presence of Wm ROGERS, ______? [Records of Ann Arundel County,
Maryland KSBR v1 p9]
We have not been able to connect this Richard Snowden to the
Kirklands by marriage to date.
17 Nov. 1742 - Fairfax Co., VA
Will Bk. A-1 Part 1, 1742-1752 - Proven 19 May 1743
15 Feb. 1746 Liber A, #1d, Part 2, pp. 245 &246- State Lib.
Will of RICHARD KIRKLAND... to my son RICHARD KIRKLAND
a tract of land in Baltimore Co. containing 200 A called BROWN'S
... my wife MARY the plantation where I now live & all the
belonging thereunto.. after her decease to my son ROBERT
KIRKLAND paying my son JOHN KIRKLAND 10 pounds
current money of VA .. my moveable estate to wife during her life,
to be equally divided amongst all my sons and daughters... I
MARY & GEORGE CALBERT to be my exors...
Wit: THOMAS SMITH . . . . . .
RICHARD (X) KIRKLAND (seal)
MARY KIRKLAND, GEORGE CALBERT, THOMAS SMITH, & RICHARD RICCA
bound unto WILLIAM FAIRFAX, first Justice for Fairfax Co.
Inventory of RICHARD KIRKLAND - 18 Oct 1743 - lists numerous items
& following people: MICHAEL RIGHTLY, an orphan aged 19 years
July last. ELINOR SHORTON, an indented servant to serve to the 8th
ber next. ANN FRANCINN, b. 9th ... 1730. JOSHUA FRANCINN, b. 15
1732. BETTY THORNTON, b. 27 Apr 1740.
Debts pd. by MARY KIRKLAND, relict of RICHARD KIRKLAND, dec'd to
STONE, ROBERT GOGGESS, NIMROD NOT, HUGH MONTGOMERY, WILLIAM
MRS. ELIZABETH GREGG & JOHN BARRY.
Debts rec'd. by MARY from EDWARD KIRKLAND, JOHN KIRKLAND. [Fairfax
County, VA. records; KSBR v.1, p. 21]
RICHARD KIRKLAND of Fairfax Co. sells to WILLIAM DAVIS of
Prince William Co. 290 A in Fairfax, Co. which was gt. to RICHARD
Sept 1730 .. also a grist mill standing on Poplar Head Run...
Wit: DANIEL KINCHLOE . . . . .
RICHARD (X) KIRKLAND
Indenture made 16 Feb 1746 between RICHARD KIRKLAND & MARY
wife of one part & WM. DAVIS of other ... proven 18 Aug
[Fairfax County, VA. records; KSBR v.1, p. 21]
9 June 1746 - Liber B, #1, pp. 32,33, Va. State Lib. &
Proven 19 Aug 1746
JOHN GOEN & MARY his wife of Truro Parish, Fairfax Co., Va.
sell to EDWARD KIRKLAND of same for 5 shillings sterling
lbs. of merchanable tobacco, one half tract of land cont. 268 A in
Parish on N side of Ocaquan below the mouth of the N fork of the
Run of Occaquan, bd. uppermost coner tree of land belonging to
RIDGEWELL & extending thence along sd. RIDGEWELL'S line... to
beginning, it being a tract of land gt. RICHARD KIRKLAND,
& CORNELIUS KEEIF, father of sd. GOENS wife, 23 Nov 1714...
Wit: JOHN BAYLISS . . . . .
JOHN GOWEN (X)
WILLIAM KING . . . . . .
[Fairfax County, VA. records; KSBR v.1, p. 20]
9 Oct 1753 - Liber C #1, pp. 649, 650 - VA. State Lib &
Archives. Proven 19 Feb 1754
EDWARD KIRKLAND, Planter, of Fairfax Co., Va. sells to ABSALOM
planter, of same 100 A more or less, in Fairfax Co., on the N side
Occaquan R. beginning at a marked hickory standing near sd.
down a branch, thence up a branch to a spanish oak, thence up a
line of marked trees to the first mentioned hickory, near the sd.
Rolling Rode being part of a greater tract of land cont. 268 A gt.
proprietors of the Northern Neck of land to RICHARD KIRKLAND 23
Wit: JOSEPH WILLIAMS . . . . .
EDWARD (X) KIRKLAND
WILLIAM LINN . . . . . .
. . MARY (X) KIRKLAND
pp. 651, 652, 653 - Indenture made 20 Oct 1753 between EDWARD
& ABSOLOM KENT ... gt. to RICHARD KIRKLAND, father
sd. EDWARD KIRKLAND... (Archives cannot locate grant for
IN 1723. It probably should be 1714.) [Fairfax County, VA.
KSBR v.1, p. 22]
John Kirkland came to own the land right next to Richard on the
Wateree R. He is probably the son of Richard.
1749- "Statistics of South Carolina", p. 537 by Robert Mills,
"About the time of the settlement of Lyles (1745) CAPT. RICHARD
KIRKLAND, the grandfather of Mr. REUBEN HARRISON, settled on the
Wateree R., at or near COL. PEAY'S plantation. KIRKLAND was a
Virginian, and a man of great wealth in those early times; he
p. 544 "Mrs GRAVES, mother of REUBEN HARRISON, at upwards of 100
(She died at that age.) [KSBR v. 1, p40 - 41]
1752 - The first mention of Richard Kirkland in South Carolina is
when 350 acres are laid out for him " on the Wateree River, foot
Wateree Creek," by George Hunter, His majesty's surveyor,' under a
precept dated May 5, 1752, but the survey was not made until July
1753, nearly a year after the order had been issued. and there
have been earlier settlers for his lands are bounded in part , by
of Richard Greggrie (Gregory), and Joseph Cates. [KSBR. Vol. 1, p.
11 May 1754 - RICHARD KIRKLAND
Precept date - 5 May 1752, Vol. 5, p. 353 (prolonged 6 mo. fro 3
Plat date - 27 Jul 1753 5 353
Grant date - 11 May 1754 5 411
Memorial - NOne -- besold this land
350 A Craven Co., at foot of Wateree Ck., bds. N by Wateree R., SW
land laid out to RICHARD GREGGIE & land laid out ot JOSEPH
& vacant, NW vacant.
JOHN HAMILTON, DS. Path from the Congarees to Catawba Nation runs
[South Carolina Plats, Grants and Memorials, v1 p47]
May 1754- Memorials - Vol. 7, p. 59 & 60
RICHARD KIRKLAND makes memorial for 567 A land that he purchased
SAMUEL & SUZANNAH BACOT 27 & 28 Aug. 1753. Land was gt.
BACOT 6 Oct. 1752, lying in Craven Co., bd. NE on Wateree R., part
vacant & part on JOHN TOD, JR. on SE. (Note: This is father
MOSES. See Deed Bk. E, p 129-135 Fairfield Co.)[KSBR v. 1 p
16 Nov 1756 - Liber D #1, Part 1, p. 358, Va. State Lib. &
Proven 16 Nov 1756 -- THOMAS WODWARD of Fairfax Co., Va. attorney
JOSEPH & WILLIAM KIRKLAND OF South Carolina sells to JAMES
of Charles Co., Maryland, for 15 lbs. current money 250 A in
Co. on branches of Popeshead & Bull Run, being part of a
tract gt. WILLIAM KIRKLAND, now deceased, father of
JOSEPH & WILLIAM KIRKLAND, & JAMES SMITH by patent
proprietors of the Northern Neck bearing date 2 Sept 1741 and by
WILLIAM KIRKLAND devised to his sons JOSEPH AND WILLIAM KIRKLAND
parties to these presents as by his last will & testament
among records of the Co., Court of (BLANK!) ... corner to the land
REV. ALEXANDER SCOTT & HANCOCK LEE, gent., dec'd., (torn..) to
dividing line between JAMES SMITH & WILLIAM KIRKLAND ... to
line of JAMES WARDEN... in witness hereof the sd. THOMAS WOODWARD
hereunto set his hands affixed the seals of sd. JOSEPH &
KIRKLAND. (Note: Archives cannot locate this will!) [KSBR
Edward Kirkland moves to the land on the Wateree and Savannah
in Granville Co., South Carolina about 1753.
25 Apr 1765 - Edward Kirkland
Precept date - 4 Sp 1764 vol. 8 p. 278
Plat date - 14 Sep 1765 vol. 8 p. 278
Grant date - 25 Apr 1765 vol. 12 p. 208
Memorial - 25 Jun 1765 vol. 6 p. 464
150 A Granville Co., on King Brach water of Savannah R. near
Bluff. All sides vacant. King Brach runs along N side of property.
ISAAC PERRY, DS.
JOSEPH TURNER signed for the memorialist EDWARD KIRKLAND. [SC
KSBR V.1 P51]
Abstracts and Will of the State of South Carolina , vol.
will book SS.1771-1774
Anonymous Kirkland researcher. (I have had much help and
from a person that has researched this family for more that
years. Privacy restricts more information.)
American Loyalist Claims, National Genealogical Society
Chapman, John A. History of Edgefield from the Earliest
to 1897, Elbert H. Hull, Pub. and Printers, Newberry, S.
McMaster, Fritz H., History of Fairfield County, S. C.
The State Commercial Printing Co., Columbia S. C.
Lambert, Robert Stairsbury. South Carolina Loyalists in the
American Revolution. Univ. of S. Carolina. 1987
Kirkland Source Book of Records (KSBR),in two volumes, 1977
reprinted 1989. compiled by Mrs. Schlandensky, Mrs. Green, Mrs.
Leonard, Mrs. John H. Kirkland. Greenwood, S. C., out of print
Peacock, Dr. J. R., Kirkland Family Roots, Virginia, - South
Carolina, Henry County, Alabama,2002, J. R. Peacock, 1330
St, Clermont, FL 34711-2815
Kirkland Family Index
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