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MARCH TO DECEMBER, 1814. Connelly vs. Donoghe.--Sam Blackburn testifies as to sale by George
Mathews to Donoghe of 1,000 acres on Ohio River, belonging to James Culbertson. Plat filed shows
survey on Miami River for James Wood, 1,000 acres; James Galt, 1,000 acres; James Culbertson, 920
acres; Francis Whiting, 1,000 acres;[[ James Findley ]]. Plat and description of Culbertson tract
calls for Ohio River, Turkey Creek, 1,000 acres, survey No. 453. This is suit to recover expenses of making survey in 1799 for Donoghe. See the papers.
AUGUST 21, 1767.
Page (238) Certificates for hemp: John Bowyer, John Nickel.
Page (239) Charles Campbell, Wm. Findley, Mathew Patton--certificates for hemp. (239) Witnesses: John Murray, John Thompson.
Page (239) James Watson to be levy free, age and infirmity.
Page(239) Joseph McMurty and George McAfe to view a way from McMurty's Mill, through McAfee's Gap, to the Wagon Road.
Page(358) Wm. McCutcheon appointed surveyor of highway, vice John Risk.
Page (359) Jurors: John Rusk, Jeremiah Ragen, Saml. Clark, John Brown, Wm. McKee, Joseph Kinkade, Francis Stewart, James Henderson,[[ John Findley ]], Saml. Black, Wm. Long, John Caldwell.
Page (191) George Anderson recommended Ensign in Capt. Thomas Rankin's Company, and
[[ William Finley as Captain ]], vice Robert Thompson, resigned.
Page(230) George Bratton appointed road surveyor from Robert Wiley's to Jonathan Humphrey's, with
tithables from James Kilpatrick's to John Alfall's. Wm. Anderson, vice [[John Findley ]], appointed road surveyor.
AUGUST 15, 1780266)[[ William Findley ]] qualified Captain
JUNE 18, 1782.
Page (414) Tithables to be taken as follows in Companies: William Tate, in Capt. Tate's Company;
James Trotter, in Cunningham's and McCutcheon's; Wm. McPheeters, in Capt. Bell's; James Tremble,
in McKittrick and Dickey's; Alexr. Robertson, in Campbell's and Givens's; David Henderson, in
Capt. Long's; Joseph Bell, in Capt. Anderson's; John Poage, in Capt. Rankin's; James Steel, in
Baskin's and [[ Finley's ]] ; Thomas Hughes, in Smith's; George Poage, in Poage's and Hamilton's; John
Kinkead, in Hole's and Hicklin's: John McCreary, in Brown's and Bratton's; Elijah McClenachan, in Buchanan's.
MARCH 21, 1787.
Page (218) Militia officers recommended--James Frazier, Captain, vice [[ Wm. Findley ]], removed; Alexr. Hall, Lieutenant; Andrew Fulton, Ensign.
Page (349) George Taylor, a child of Thomas Taylor's, to be bound out to [[John Findley ]] , the father not being able to bring him up in a Christian like manner.
Page (289) Edward Warner, witness to will of Mathew Erwin. William English exempted from County levy. Mary Gregory qualifies admx. of her deceased husband, Naphthalum Gregory. Samuel Steel, with two others, added to tithables. James Steel, John Steel,[[ John Findley ]], and [[ John Findley, Jr.]] added to tithables.
Page(6) Mary Brown qualifies admx. of her decd. husband, William Brown. John Graham fined for calling Israel Christian a rogue, a cheat and a rascal. Josiah Davidson, orphan of Danl. Davidson, aged 16 years, chose John Harrison his guardian.
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XVII.
Page (191) George Anderson recommended Ensign in Capt. Thomas Rankin's Company, and
[[ William Finley as Captain ]], vice Robert Thompson, resigned.
Page (230) George Bratton appointed road surveyor from Robert Wiley's to Jonathan Humphrey's, with tithables from James Kilpatrick's to John Alfall's. Wm. Anderson, [[ vice John Findley ]], appointed road surveyor.
MAY, 1767 (B). [[ Findley vs. Lewis ]].-- Col. John Lewis to Robert Findlay, debtor. 1752, December
13, sundries to ye Dutchman, to yourself, per Mrs. Peggey, per self, to Mr. John, to ye boy,
per Mrs. Peggey, at Mr. Cunningham's, at Mr. Williams's, at Mr. Brown's, at Mr. Cunningham's,
your assumtion for John Stoffelmier, your assumtion for George Baer, one satikis, cash lent at Mr. Long's. Contra: By 1800 of said (8d) nails.
MISC. FINLEY COURT DOCUMENTS - AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA
John Finley et al vs Robert Christian for non-payment of The Reverand John Craig's salary,
May 1758, Augusta County, Drawer 402
John Finley, George Hutchinson, & John Christian, Surviving Commissioners for collecting
The Reverend Mr. John Craig's yearly salary Complain of Robert Christian in Custody &. For that whereas the fourteenth day of August (?? in Roman numerals) at the County aforesaid a certain discourse was had & moved by & between the sd Plaintiffs together with James Patton & Alexander Brackenridge now deceased and the sd Defendant, of and concerning the Reverend Mr. John Craig's becoming their stated & fixed minister, and upon that discourse the aforesd defendd in consideration that
The Reverend Mr. John Craige would come from the Province of Pensylvania to Augusta County in the Colony of Virginia and there live as a ?? & settled Minister amongst the Inhabitents of the lower part of Shand(?) in the County aforesd & do perform all the ministerial offices of adjoenting(?) Clergyman he the said Defendant the day & year aforesd at the County aforesaid ajoined upon himself & at the sd Plaintiff then & there faithfully promised that he the sd Defendant would ??? & truly pay yearly and every year towards the sd Plaintiff for the sd Mr. Craige's use fifteen shillings Curr. money towards his support & maintainance, and the sd Plantiffs in fact say that in pursuance of the agreement aforesd the sd
Mr. John Craige did come immediately from ye province of Pensylvania and settle & live & still does continue ??? minister in the County of Augusta aforesd doing & performing all the necessary duties becoming a good & Christian like Minister & preacher of the word of God Nevertheless the sd Defendt his promise & ?? aforesd and made not regarding but continuing & fraudulently intending the sd Plantiff in this behalf ?? & subtitng(?) to deceive & defraud the aforesaid yearly payment a sum of fifteen shillings hath not paid (altho' often required) but ?? same to pay for these sixteen year's last past before the commencement of this suit & of Issuing out the Original Writ in this cause, hath refused to pay & still doth refuse to the damage of the Plantiff Twenty pounds & thereof they bring suit. (signature illegible)
[[ John Finley et al ] Vs Thomas Black ]] for non-payment of The Reverand John Craig's salary, Augusta County, Drawer 402 (probably May 1758) Similar document specifying 14 years non-payment.
[[ Samuel Finley ]] debt, February 1748, Augusta County, Drawer 387
To the Worshipfull Courts of Augusta County the petition of Jacob Marlin Humbly Sheweth
That [[ Samuel Finley ]] is justly in debted to him ye sum of two pounds twelve shillings and six pence Current Money by accounts in Court produced and refuseth payment wherefore your petr prays Judgment agn him forthwith(?) ????
[[ Samuel Finley ]] to Jacob Marlin, Dr To ye use of three beaver trapps for two months ??? pensylvania
0:15:0 To two beaver skins quantity ???? pensylvania 0:15:0 To ye use of my horse two months ??
pensylvania 1:2:6 Copy ??? ? 2:12:6 John Madison
Margaret Mooney Apprenticed to [[ John Finley ]], 2 June 1795, Augusta County Apprentice Bonds, Loose Papers.
This Indenture Witnesseth that Robert Craig for and in Behalf of the Overseers of the
Poor of the 2d District of the County and Parish of Augusta Namly Thoms Frame, David McNair and
Myself agreeable to an Order of Court of said County have put an aprentise Named Margaret Mooney
by her former Indentures when bounded to Jacob Berrier Deceasd four years old Septemr, Last Court
(?), to [[ John Finley ]]of said County to learn the business of spinning knittin sewing and
other houswork as is Customary in the Country and after the Manner of an Apprentice to serve the said [[ John Finley ]] untill she fully arrives at the age of Eighteen Years.
During all which unto him the said Apprentice her said Master shall faithfully serve his secrets
Keep and his Lawfull Commands at all times readily Obey she shall do no Damage to her said Master
nor see it Done by others without giving Notice thereof to her said Master she shall not Waste her
said Masters goods nor lend them unlawfully to any at cards dice or any unlawfull game she shall
not play Whereby her said Master May Have Damage Her own goods or the Goods of others She shall
not buy or sell without the Leave of her said Master she shall not absent herself from her said
Masters service without his leave But in all things Behave Herself as a faithfull Apprentice ought
to do during the said term, and the said Master shall use the utmost of His Best Endeavours.
To Teach or Cause
To Be Taught or Instructed the said Apprentice in the Business of Spinning Knitting sewing & Housework as is Customary in the Country Also to Read & Write Distinctly and Intelligebly and
To Provide for Her Sufficient Meat Drink Lodging Washing and Apparel fitting for an Apprentice During said Term and at the End of said Term shall give unto said Apprentice Double Apparrel and pay unto Her.
The Usual Allowance of freedom Dues According to law and for the true Performance of all the
afforsaid Agreements the Parties Bind themselves to Each Other firmly By these Presents in Witness
whereof we Have hereunto Interchangably Set our Hands & seals This 2d Day of June in the Year of
our Lord one thousand seven Hundred & Ninety five Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of John
Finley John Finley junr ; Robt. Craig Sary Finley junr ; Thos Frame; David McNair
Note from Katherine G. Bushman, 28 October 1991? (1791): "The apprentice bonds are among loose papers in Clerk's office.
The one you have has been filed with the apprentice bonds - it is not recorded in a book - either
Deed Book or Court order book. Sorry but cannot be recorded any more specifically."
Robert Hook estate, Jane Hook and Thomas McCulloch, administrators, 7 November 1772, Augusta County WB 5:16.
Know all men by these Presents that we Jane Hook, Thos MColloc [MCCulloch], John Davidson,
[[ John Findley ]] are held and firmly bound unto Felix Gilbert, Alexr McClenachan, Alex
Robertson, Geo Moffett Justices in the Commission of the Peace for Augusta County for and in
Behalf and to the sole use and Behoof of the Justices of the said County & their Successors in the sum of five hundred pounds
To be paid to the said Justices and their Successors to the which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves and Every of us our and Every of our heirs Executors and Administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents Seald with our seals Dated this 7(?) Day of November 1772.
The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound Jane Hook Thos MColloch
Administrator of all the Goods Chattles & Credits of Robert Hook junr Deceased do make or cause to
be made a true & perfect Inventory of all & Singular the Goods Chattles & Credits of the said
deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of them the said Jane &
Thomas or into the hands of any other person or persons for them and the same so made do Exhibit
or cause to be Exhibited into the County Court of Augusta at such time as they shall be thereunto
required by the said Court and the same Goods Chattles and Credits & all other the Goods Chattles
and Credits of the said Deceased at the time of his Death which at any time after shall come to
the hands or possession of the said Jane and Robert [Thomas] or into the hands of any other Person
or persons for them do will and truly Administer according to law and further do make a just and
true account of their actings & doings when thereto required by the said Court and all the rest
and residue of the said Goods Chattles and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said
Admrs account the same being first Examined and Allowed by the Justices of the Court for the time
being Shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Justices by their
order or Judgment shall direct pursuant to the laws in that case made and provided and if it shall
hereafter appear that any last will & Testament was made by the said deceased & the Executor or
Executors therein named do Exhibit the same into the said Court making request to have it allowed
and approved accordingly if the said Jane & Thos being thereunto required do tender & deliver up
their Letters of Administration approbation of such Testament being firsthand and made in the said
Court then this obligation to be void and of none Effect or else to remain in full force and
Virtue. Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of Thomas MCoch Jane (mark) Hook John Davidson
[[ Jno Finley ]]
Executors' Bond to Administer the Estate of John Henderson, 20 August 1766, Augusta County, VA WB 3:461.
Know all men by these presents that we James Henderson,[[ John Findley ]], Adam Dean,
[[ Wm. Findley ]] are held and firmly bound unto John Bowyer, Abraham Smith, Geo Skellenor(?) &
Benj Hawkins Justices of the Commission of the peace for Augusta County for and in behalf of the
Justices of the said County in the sum of one thousand pounds to be paid to the said Justices and
their ...ors to which payment will and duly to be made we bind ourselves & each of us our and
Every of our heirs Executors and Administrators jointly & severally firmly by those presents seal with our seals dated this 20 Day of August 1766.
THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound James Henderson ;
[[ John Findley ]]
Execut of this last will and Testament of [[ John Findley ]] (sic) deceased do make or cause to
be made a true & perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattles & Credits of the said
Deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said James Henderson
[[ Jno Findly ]] or into the hands or possession of any County Court of Augusta at such time as
they shall be thereunto be required by the Court & the same Goods Chattles & Credits & all other
the goods Chattles & Credits of the sd Deceased at any time after shall come to the hands
possession or knowledge of the said Jas Henderson; [[ Jno Findley ]] or into the hands or
possession of any other person or persons for them do will and truly Administer according to Law &
further do make a just & true account of their actings & doings therein when thereunto required by
the said Court and also shall will and truly pay & diver [deliver] all Legacies Contained &
specified in the sd Testament as far as the said Goods Chattles & Credits will Extend & the Law
shall charge them this obligation ??? & from Effort or Else to remain in full form & ???.
SEALED AND DELIVERED Jas Hendersen IN THE PRESENTS OF [[ Jno Finley ]] ;Adam Dean;
[[ William Finley ]] At a Court Continued and held for Augusta County August the 20th 1766
James Henderson and [[ John Finley ]] with Adam Dean and [[ William Finley ]] their Securities
acknowledged this their bond which is Ordered to be Recorded
"" Test File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Carmen Finley ""
AUGUST 20, 1783. (85) Philip North, orphan of Roger North, chose Sampson Mathews his guardian.
Page (88) John Kirk, vice Robert Anderson, resigned, is appointed Captain, and [[ David Finley]]
,vice John Young, and William Edmonston, Ensigns.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1783. 128) David Findley recommended and qualified Lieutenant in Captain Kirk's Company
Page (40) Tithables to be taken as follows, viz: By James Trotter, in Capts. Tate's and Trotter's Companies; Wm. McPheeters, in Capts. McCutcheon's and Bell's Companies; James Trimble, in Capts. McKittricks's and Dickey's Companies; Alexr. Robertson, in Capts. Givens's and Rankin's Companies; John Poage, in [[ Capts. Campbell's ]] and Anderson's Companies; David Henderson, in Capt. Long's Company; James Steel, in Capts. M. Smith's and [[ Finley's ]] Companies;
Thos. Hughes, in Capts. Buchanan's and Smith's Companies; John McCreery, in Capts. Bratton's and Brown's Companies; John Kinkead, in Capts. Hicklin's and Hole's Companies; George Poage, in Capts. Poage's and Hamilton's Companies
Page 106.--17th November, 1767.[[ John Finley ]] and Thankful to [[ George Finley ]],
6 shillings, 176 acres, part of the tract [ John ] now lives on. Teste: Thos. Brown,
[[ Robt. Finley ]]. Delivered:[[ George Findley ]], November, 1771.
Page 109.--19th November, 1767. John Shelton, of Hanover County, to [[ Patrick Henry, Jr.]]
, of Louisa County, £200, mortgage of the following tracts patented to John, 16th August, 1756:
A, 650 acres on the waters of Clinch River; B, 1,400 acres on a branch of Clinch called Mockison Creek; C, 940 acres on the Middle Fork of Indian River; D, 995 acres on the Indian River; E, 155 acres on south side of the Indian River; F, 1,000 acres on two branches of Clinch River; also one undivided share of a patent to Col. James Patton and Others, of which the above lands are a part. Teste:[ Thomas Jefferson ], &c. Delivered: Ephraim Dunlap, 30th September, 1772.
Page 117.--24th November, 1767.[[ James Findley ]], brother and heir of [[ Robert Findley ]], deceased, late of Staunton, to S. and G. Mathews.
On 28th February, 1750, Beverley leased to James Brown, of Staunton, 260 acres, part of 1,550 acres known as the Mill tract and where the Court now stands for term of 61 years at a rental of £3. James leased to Robert, 87 acres, part of 200. This indenture, £30, and yearly rent of £1, 87 acres, part of 260 above. Term of 44 years and 4 months.
Page 53.--17th June, 1767. John Adams and Elizabeth ( ) to Andrew Woods, £70, 300 acres on a branch of Looney's Mill Creek. Teste: Robert Finley, Stephen Trigg
AUGUST, 1766 (C). Alexander Wright vs. Capt. Christian Benjeman, in Hampshire.--1766- 1764.
Givens vs. Cartmill.--James Cartmill, brother to John Cartmill, 1766.
[[ Finley vs. John Crank]].--Defendant of New River, 1759-60. Gilbert vs. Campbell.-- [[Wm. Campbell and Robert Campbell ]], brothers, 1764.
[[ William Findley vs. William Teas.]] --Attachment, 3d September, 1768. Surety, John Stewart. William Teas, late of Albemarle County.
OCTOBER, 1765 (D).
[[ Robert Finley ]] vs. Sergeant John Nash.--1757 account.
Page (310) [[ John Findley, Middle River ]].
Page (319) George Gibson qualified Lieut. in Capt. Robert Thompson's Company.[[ William Findley]], same, as Ensign in same.
Page (132)[[ Findley ]] vs. Moses Hamilton.--Abates by death of defendant.
Page (133) John Nash, returned not found in bailiwick.
Page (134) Findley vs. Jacob Dodson.--Sheriff returned he did not know the defendant.
Page (134) Same vs. Ann Kelly --Same return.
Page (135) James Findley, admr. of Robert Findley, vs. Shannon, admr. of Young. } John Stewart makes affidavit that the acct. is a true copy from plaintiff's books. (And the same in many suits.)
NOVEMBER 21, 1766
Page (357) [[ James Findley committed to jail for debt ]].
NOVEMBER 24, 1766.
Page (374) John Findley, son to William.
Page (341).--20th April, 1767.
[[ James Findley ]] , brother and heir of [[ Robert Findley ]], deceased, and Agnes to Sampson and George Mathews, £30, lots 3, 4 and 13 in Staunton, part of the County lots, and 155 acres in Beverley Manor.
This indenture conveys one-half of lot 4, the other half having been sold to Felix Gilbert; also one-half lot 13, the other half being sold to James Houston; also 16 acres, part of 155 above, corner George Wilson. Teste: John Redpath.
Judge Richard Henderson, whose prominent part in the westward expansion has been so brilliantly told by his gifted descendant, Dr. Archibald Henderson,  was a Virginian, while neither
[[ Daniel Boone nor John Findley ]], the man who first guided him to "the dark and bloody
ground," were North Carolinians. FINDLEY, Capt. John P 18 /special/hamilton/dauphin/dauphin-1.txt [1.87766]
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Page (337) [[ James Findley ]] qualified admr. of his deceased brother,[[ Robert Findley ]]. Will of John Jackson proved by two witnesses and ordered to be certified.
AUGUST 20, 1783.
Page (85) Philip North, orphan of Roger North, chose Sampson Mathews
Page (88) John Kirk, vice Robert Anderson, resigned, is appointed
Captain, and David Finley, vice John Young, and William Edmonston,
Page (128) [[ David Findley ]] recommended and qualified Lieutenant in
Captain Kirk's Company.
Page (29) Anna, wife of Francis Smith, priv. examination--deed Francis Smith to [[ Robert Findley]]
MARCH 21, 1787.
Page (218) Militia officers recommended--James Frazier, Captain, vice
[[ Wm. Findley ]], removed; Alexr. Hall, Lieutenant; Andrew Fulton,
Page (245) Robert Campbell's death abates suit.
Page (420) Michael Bowyer has permission to build a kitchen. 20x16, on the lots belonging to this
County on the North end of this Court House, near the lots of [[ James Findley ]], to which James Trimble dissented.
Page (441) John McCreary exempted from working roads. Susanna Shaddon qualified administratrix of
husband, Mathew Shaddon. Mary Magdalene Kimberland qualified administratrix of husband, Jacob
Kimberland. Valentine Seviar, 1 other and 846 acres added to tithables. Mary Gardner, aged 16,
orphan of Thos. Gardner, chose [[ John Finley ]] guardian. Jacob Nicholas
Page (335) Wm. Elliott, provisions.[[ John Finley ]], provisions. Mary Trimble, relict of John
Trimble, for horse of John's impressed and provisions. Wm. Armstrong, provisions. Henry Criswell,
horse impressed. Samuel Wilson, provisions and horse impressed. John Miller, provisions. David
Doage, provisions. Ralph Laverty, provisions. Thos. Beard, provisions. John Trimble, provisions. Nathan Gilliland, carriage of "flower". John McClary, provisions.