4 Feb 1736/37 - patented 200 acres, Augusta Co, VA from Lancaster
18 Aug 1747-granted land (acknowledged by Francis, 19 Aug 1747, and wife Martha releases dower. L25 current money Virginia.425, Book 1, pg. 346
13 Aug 1753-was granted land from Boden to John Kerr 1750. Livery by a key of the door of the Mansion House.425, Book 5, pg. 381
16 Aug 1753-was granted land conveyed to Thomas Paxton by Andrew Lewis and Robert McClenachan on behalf of County Court 17 Jun 1752.425, Book 5, pg. 441
18 Aug 1747-granted land; acknowledged by Francis, and Martha releases dower, 19 Aug 1747, L20 pounds.425, Book 1, pg. 346
17 Mar 1772-granted land; Francis is public register, &c. Property purchased by grantor from John Kerr. Delivered Nov 1778.425, Book 18, pg. 83
22 Mar 1753-was granted land425, book 5, pg. 217
18 Nov 1768-granted land; Francis Beaty, deputed collector, &c. L50. Delivered to Joseph
Alexander, Nov 1778. Part of Borden’s 92100425, Book 15, pg. 237
10 Oct 1769-Power of attorney to Francis’ brother-in-law, John Tate, to sell all lands belonging to Francis, including land bought of John Kerr on Flat Spring Branch.425, Book 16, pg. 437
21 Sep 1750-purchased land - John Greer’s vendue. Sold to John Lockhart, John Roseman, Sarah Lynn, John Teat, John Mitchell, Christopher Kelly, George Breckenridge, Thos. Scott, James Lynn, Thos. Teat, Francis Beaty, John Mitchell.425, Book WB1, pg. 446
22 Sep 1750-granted land425, Book 3, pg. 197, pg. 202
24 Sep 1763-conveyed property. L50. Property part of 25 acres conveyed by Beverley to the county, conveyed by Francis Beaty to Israel Christian, 20 Mar 1754. Livery of seisin.425, Book 11, pg. 426
Francis Beaty patented 200 acres of land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 4, 1737; he settled in Augusta County prior to 1750 and was an early surveyor in that section.435
Sources conflict as to whether Francis was a son of Arthur or not. Crossle doesn't have him listed, the court records below seem to indicate that he was a brother of John, and the Crye work cited below claims he was the son of a Francis who migrated from PA to Mecklenburg, NC. Argument against him being a son is the fact that Arthur's will does not mention him, even though Arthur mentions John who he disinherited.
There is also record of a lawsuit by "John Beatty's executors vs. Rev. Edward Crawford -- O.S. 53 N.S. 18-Bill 15 Nov 1802" that, according to the book, states that John and Francis Beattie were brothers. This lawsuit was an attempt to regain a portion of land that was given by John to Francis, deed dated 1784, the consideration not given. The suit involved the land willed to John and Rosannah Beattie Stuart above. It is also stated in the lawsuit that John Beattie died two years after Francis Beattie.
"Family" by Robert and Norma Crye, published in "The Beaty Clearinghouse", ed. by Elizabeth Bray Sherrill, CGRS, December, 1989. 2263 Mollys Backbone Road, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673. They say that the father of Francis is: "Probably Francis Beatty of Lancaster Co, PA to Mecklenburg Co, NC" Francis Beatty will in Mecklenburg Co, NC on 29 June 1773, Book G, p 81, probated 9 Sept. 1773. He had children: Thomas, James, Hugh, John Francis, Robert, Wallace, Elizabeth (wife of Robert Gray), Agnes (wife of Robert Armstrong). Cousin James Tate, cousin Thomas Henry mentioned. Executors: Thomas, James, Hugh Beaty, and sons-in-law Robert Gray and Robert Armstrong.
Will probated Feb 1971, p. 163-164, Will Book 1, 1777-1972, Washington County, Virginia
Will from the book, "Early Southwestern Virginia Familes," by Elizabeth Kelly Allison, Auburn, AL, 1960, found and researched by JoAnn Tortarolo:
In the name of God Amen. I Francis Beattie of Washington Co. of Commonwealth of Va. being at present of sound mind and memory and considering that it is appointed for all men once to die but now knowing the certainty of the time thereof do hereby make this my last will and testament, that is to say first and principally, I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth there to be decently buried.
Item-I will and bequeath to my daughter Rosannah Stuart and John Stuart, her husband the plantation we now live on with all the farming utensils thereon such as plows, hoes, axes, adzes, my negro man named Isak, that is to say on the condition that they or either of them so keep my daughter Sarah Beattie and son Francis Beattie during their lives in good warm clothing, victuals & drink sufficient to support them in decency. And to my son, David Beattie and my daughter Mary Beattie, I leave and bequeath to each of them a cow worth three pounds.
I will and bequeath to my daughter Jane Bustard twenty pounds to be paid in horses and cattle by the executors out of my personal estate. And to my daughter Margaret Hansford I will and bequeath twenty pounds to be paid in horses or cattle by the executors out of my personal estate.
And the rest of my personal estate if any, I leave to John and Rosannah - and I do hereby appoint my friends, Matthew Ryburn and James Kincannon executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills by me before made. In witness hereto I subscribe my name and affix my seal this seventeenth day of Sept. 1789.
Acknowledged in the presence of George Gable, Sarah Kincannon, Washington Co. Court 1791, the foregoing witnesses proved and ordered to be recorded.