I have done extensive research on William Medcalf, Sr. prior to Anson County, North Carolina and have come up with this life story to the best of my researching skills.
William Medcalf was born in or before the year of 1743 just North of the Welsh Tract, Prince Frederick's Parish, Craven County, Province of South Carolina.
At a very young age, William lost his father, William Metcalfe (of Winyaw) during the year 1744 or just before.
October 2, 1764, William Medcalf is listed in the Royal Land Grants from South Carolina for 150 acres South of the Great Pee Dee River. According to South Carolina headright and bounty rules/regulations... After 1755, heads-of-household could receive a hundred acres plus an additional fifty acres for every other member of the household. This would have to mean that William was married, but with no children at the time and the math from this suggests he was at least at the age of 21, which was the proper age for buying/selling land.
September 10, 1772, William Medcalf is mentioned twice in the estate accounting books of a Robert Weaver of Mars Bluff off the Great Pee Dee River. This being the last available record with the name William Metcalf/Medcalf listed in South Carolina.
March 27, 1774, William Medcalf is listed (for the first time) in Anson County, North Carolina with a land purchase of 200 acres for £40. (£40 in 1774 had the same buying power as $10,245.09 in today's money.)
June 1, 1774, William Medcalf is listed in a land purchase of 150 acres for £39.
1780, William Medcalf is listed in the estate of Cornelius Evans. William was neighbors Cornelius and his wife, Anne. Anne could be his older sister.
April of 1780, William Medcalf provided an unknown amount of beef in support of the Patriot efforts during the American Revolutionary War for £22 as per North Carolina Federal Accounts and Pay Vouchers.
December 6, 1780, William Madcalf provided a lot of supplies in support of the Patriot efforts during the American Revolution for 38 Spanish Milled Dollars plus interest as per North Carolina Federal Accounts and Pay Vouchers.
August 4, 1783, William Madcalph and his wife, Amelia are listed as witnesses in a Mecklenburg County land sale between James Cochran, his wife, Mary and George Helms.
October 6, 1785, William Medcalf is listed in a land purchase for 200 acres back in Anson County, North Carolina.
February 25, 1786, William Madcalf is listed in a land purchase for 100 acres.
1790 Census Record for Anson County, Fayette District, North Carolina.
December 5, 1792, William Mecalf is listed in a land purchase for 156 acres.
May 15, 1793, William Madcalf is listed in a land grant for 100 acres.
August 10, 1794, William Madcalf, Sr. is listed in a land grant for 88 acres.
October 18, 1794, William Madcalf, Sr. is listed in a land grant for 100 acres.
October 19, 1794, William Medcalf, Sr. is listed in a land grant for 100 acres.
October 20, 1794, William Madcalf, Sr. is listed in a land grant for 100 acres.
July 17, 1795, William and Amelia Medcalf, Sr. are listed in a land sale to their son, William Medcalf, Jr. for 100 acres.
January 6, 1798, William Madcalf is listed in a land purchase for 150 acres lying in Anson and Mecklenburg Counties
February 13, 1798, William Medcalf of Anson County, North Carolina wrote his last will and testament. In the will, William Medcalf, Sr. named his son, William Medcalf, Jr. the other executor. In the July Court Sessions of 1798 the will is probated.
William Medcalf, Sr. being buried on his lands around Richardson's Creek has the greatest probability.