Several researchers have reported that Robert Buckles (1702-1790)of Frederick/Berkeley counties VA "received 2090 acres for his French & Indian War service."I believe this information is incorrect.Buckles came to VA (then Orange Co.) between 1732-34 and immediately bought land in the VanMetre grant.A search of land records at the Library of Virginia site shows that Robert Buckles received Fairfax grants for a total of six parcels between 1751-1763, with five of those before the French & Indian War was declared. At one point, Robert "Sr." did own approx. 2000 acres according to VA tax records, but records show he amassed that land in several purchases.
However, his son Robert (1740-1809) probably did qualify for bounty land for French & Indian War service.It is surely Robert "Jr." who testified in 1780 (21 March) that he had served with Robert Rutherford's "ranging company" and therefore believed he was entitled to land promised in the Royal Proclamation of 1763.