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William Dillon

The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.

William Dillon was born about 1715.

He married Mary Susannah Reece in 1743 in Frederick County, Virginia.

James Dillon (1742),
Ann Dillon (1746, married Richard Haworth, son of James Haworth),
John Dillon  (1751, married Rebecca Fisher),
Susannah Dillon (1755),
Mary Dillon (1757, married Jacob Pickering son of William Pickering),
Hannah Dillon (1760).

They were members of the Hopewell Friends Monthly Meeting.

In 1739 William bought land in Frederick County, Virginia and in 1752 he bought more land

William died in 1762 in Frederick County, Virginia.

 
 

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from Frederick County Deed Book 7, page 65
9 November 1739
William Dillon purchased 219 acres from John Littler for 7 pounds.

from Frederick County, Virginia Road Orders
10 February 1743/44 O. S., Frederick County Order Book 1, pp. 29-30.
John Littler & William Dillon having made their return on the Order for Viewing & laying of the Road from John ffrosts Mill to the main Road between John Littlers & John Milbourns plantation in these Words,

We have laid off the Road

  • from Capt ffrost’s Mill thence
  • to Buffler lick thence
  • to the Backside John Bossers field, thence
  • to David Springers thence
  • to the Usual ford thence
  • on the East Side Wm. ffrosts plantation thence
  • along a good Ridge by a Course of Marked Trees
  • to Mathias Elmores thence
  • along the said Elmors Creek
  • to the head, the best Convenientest Way that can be had
  • by Widow Dillons thence
  • by the said Marked Trees
  • to the main Road Leading to Rappahannocl
  • between John Littlers & John Milbourns

which includes the whole

Its Ordered that the said Road be cleared by the Petrs. and Joseph Burkham & Wm. ffrost are hereby Appointed Overseers of the said Road & its further Ordered that they clear the same According to Law.

from Frederick County, Virginia Road Orders
3 June 1746 O. S., FOB 2, p. 102. 
William Dillon is hereby Appointed Overseer of the Road from Captn Frosts Mill to the Main Road between John Littler & John Milburns in the Room of William Frost & it is Ordered that the Tithables living within Two Miles on Each Side the said Road work on the same And it is further Ordered that the said Wm Dillon cause the said road to be kept in good repair According to Law.

from Frederick County, Virginia Road Orders
1 March 1747 O. S., FOB 2, p. 366
Thomas Provin is hereby Appointed Overseer of the Road from Jno Frosts Mill to the Main Road betwist John Littlers & John Milburns in the Room of William Dillon & it is Ordered that the said Thomas Provin cause the said Road to be kept in good repair according to Law

from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 53
William Dillon of Frederick County,
400 acres in said County.
surv. Mr. John Mauzy.
On Back Creek,
adj. William Joliffe.
15 Nov. 1752.

from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 53.
William Dillon of Frederick County,
398 acres in said county.
Surv. Mr. John Mauzy.
On Dividing Ridge of Opeckon Creek & Back Creek.,
adj. Dillon.
16 Nov. 1752.

from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 53.H-215:
William Dillon of Frederick County,
384 acres in said County.
Surv. Mr. William Baylis.
Adj. William Joliffe, on Opeckon, Mr. William Frost, West side of Back Creek.
16 Nov. 1752.

from Hopewell Friends Monthly Meeting Minutes, Frederick County, VA, 1760
The friends appointed to read the testimony against Robert McCoy to him Report that they have so done & that he don't incline to appeall therefore it was published at the close of a first days Meeting at Crooked Run and the Meeting appoints William Dillon to Read it here to the Clerk in order to be recorded.

from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. Luke Dillon of Frederick County,
86 acres on Back Creek in said County.
Surv. John Mauzy.
Adj. William Dillon, Thomas Crumley, Woolery Rubil, James Haywarth
1 Oct. 1761.  

from Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book 7, page 65
2 April 2, 1762
William Dillon and Mary his wife sold 398 acres to Joseph Thompson for 500 pounds.

from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2,
James Dillon of Frederick County, son & devisee of William Dillon dec'd,
56 acres on Back Creek in said County.
Reserving unto Mary Bridges widow of said William Dillon, ⅓ during her natural life and after her decease whole to said James Dillon.
Surv. 13 Mar. 1754 made for William Dillon by John Mauzy and forfeited by advertisement.

 

Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.

Opequon Creek is tributary of the Potomac River. It joins the Potomac northeast of Martinsburg and its source is at the foot of Great North Mountain. It is part of the boundary between Frederick and Clarke counties in Virginia and between Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia.

     
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