West Virginia Data
Chronicles of the Scotch-IrishSettlement in Virginia
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT ORDERS
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.
ORDER BOOK No. I.
December 9, 1745
December 10, 1745
4) John Rusk--Constable vice Andrew Pickens Cap. Wilson'sCo.
(4) Robert Young---Constable---vice John Kerr in RichardWoods's Co.
February 11, 1745
7) John Nichols and Wm. Wright quald. Attorneys
8) Wm. Pierce and Adam Miller to view a road from top BlueRidge at head Swift Run to Cap. Down's place, formerly Alexander Thomson's.
8) Wm. Smith and Ro. Gay--Overseers Road from David DavisMill to top mountain above Wm. King's.
(11) John Carre (Kerr) spec. bail for Hugh Martin.
(11) James Biggs, Philip Jones, Thomas Moore, garnishees.
FEBRUARY 12, 1745/6.
(14) Enis Young, security for James Davis.
(17) William Smith fined 5 sh.--being drunk
FEBRUARY 19, 1745/6.
(17) Claim William Henderson--for assisting of. with armsand ammunition.
(18) Claim Patrick Martin--taking up a slave, property ofDr. Hopkins.
(18) Claim Andrew Myrtin--Losses by Indians.
(38) Claim Jno. Wilson et als—patrolling
MARCH 10, 1745/6.
(20) Mark Evans, William Kervine, John McFarron, James McGomerieappd. Overseers of Road Blazed by Orange Co. from inhabitants of Roanoke to topBlue Ridge at bounds of Brunswick Co. and Cap. Robinson and John Mills are tolay off precincts and tithables.
APRIL 15, 1746.
(32) Carr vs. Smith -- £4 Penna. Curcy.== £3 Cur. Money, Va.
APRIL 16, 1746.
(33) Christopher Zimmerman--valuation of improvementsreturned and John Newport having made oath that it had not been before valued,recorded.
(35) Charles Berry, surety for John Pattison
(36) Alexander vs. McClure--Plt. produced deft's. bill withendorsement, which was read out by James Patton without the Court'sorders--Gabriel Jones ordered to indict him--and suit is dismissed.
(37) Mathew Mitchell--garnishee--also Jane Burnett--JosephReid and Andrew Russell--£15, 2, 7 Penna.==£11, 6, 11 Current money.
MAY 12, 1746.
(43) Gabriel Jones--quald. Depy. Attorney.
(43) William Taylor appd. Constable fr. Benj. Allen's tolower end of Co.
(44) Adam Miller--same on North River and belowPeaked Mount
(44) Robert Young--same vice John Risk.
(44) Charles Hayes--same vice James Trimble
(45) Joseph Russell and John Smith make affidavit--RogerMallory's account not sworn to.
MAY 13, 1746
48) James Hogshead, Thomas Black, William Wright, WilliamGuy, Robert Gwin, Charles Hays, George Anderson, Adam Miller, James Robinson,Thomas McCulloch, appd. Constables last Court qualified.
49) Robert Young qualified Constable
(49) John Wilson--leave to build water grist mill.
JUNE 19, 1746.
(50) Aaron Jackson--above 14--chose Wm. Hutcheson hisguardian
JUNE 20, 1746
(65) William Miller, an idle vagrant person and a man ofloose behavior--with George Hall, surety-bond.
(66) Order to summon Robert Young for bringing a woman intothe County who is likely to be chargeable to the Parish, renewed
JULY 16, 1746
(68) New Court--Commission dated 13 June, 1746: JamesPatton, George Robinson, Robert Cunningham, James Montgomery, Wm. Jameson,Saml. Gay, John Lewis, Peter Scholl, John Wilson, Silas Hart, Richard Burton,Wm. Thompson, John Buchanan, James Bell, Thomas Lewis, Henry Downs, JohnChristian.
(70) Robert McMahon and Samuel Lockhard being bound over tothis Court for misbehaving themselves towards William Thomson in killing hishogs, horses, etc., and William saying he feared further damage--they gave bondfor good behavior, George Anderson and Wm. Pierce for Lockard, James Givens andGeo. Cathey for McMahon
August 20, 1746
(72) Report as to road from top North Mountain to Wm. King'sand thence to C. H.--Robert Davis appointed overseer. The following tithablesto work it: George Kill Patrick, James Young, James Young, James Mills, RobertMcClellan, Andrew Pickens, Jacob Lockart, John Trishell, Hugh Young, SamuelKinkead, William Mills, William McFeeters, James Clark, Henry Cristwell
(74) John Graham to be overseer from James Carter's mill tothe Co. Ho. as far as the first ford above Bell's land--and all tithables fromhead of the river to John Miller's work it.
(74) Cap. Daniel McAnaire to be overseer of above road withfollowing tithables: Samuel Wallis, Alexr. Crawford, John Elliott, DavidTrimble, John Hogshead, Alexr. Gardner, Sampson Archer, Alexr. Gibson, Robt.Davis, Thomas Gardner, Walter Trimble, John Sixby, David Stuart, Ro. Renix,Francis Gardner, John Trimble, Thomas Beard, Ro. Gilkason, John Archer, JamesBell, James Mills, James Dyer, Charles Clendening, Wm. Hogshead, Ro. Ralstone,John Moffet, Saml. Lusk, James Phillips, Danl. Brealey, Mathew Edmonston, JamesTrimble, John Ferguson, Wm. Anderson, John Spears, John McKenney, Wm. Brady,Ro. Armstrong, James Miller.
August 21, 1746.
(79) John Hammond, garnishee-- £28, 10 sh. Penna.Cury.==£21, 7, 6 Current money
83) Gabriel Jones adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor ininterrupting Richard Wainscut in giving his evidence
(84) John Trimble to be overseer vice Robt. Young
SEPTEMBER 18, 1746
(111) Mary Cafferty, indented servant, vs. her master,Robert Young.
November 19, 1746.
130) John Wilson, late a servant to Francis Beatey, receiveda discharge setting forth his honesty, etc.
(131) Road ordered from Ridge dividing waters of New Riverfrom waters of So. Br. Roanoak to end in a road that leads over the BlueRidge--James Cambell and Mark Evans, overseers. Old Mr. Robinson and his sons,Thos. Wilson and his two sons, Wm. Beus and his brother, all the Ledfords,Saml. Brown, Henry Brown, Saml. Niely, James Burk, James Bean, Francis Estham,Ephraim Voss and servants, Francis Summerfield, John Mason, Tasker and ThomasTosh, John and Peter Dill, Uriah Evans's sons, Mathuselah Griffiths and sons,John Thomas, Peter Kender.
NOVEMBER 21, 1746
(135) Adam Miller and Ludwick Francisco appointed overseersfrom Alexr. Thompson's to Swift Run Gap and all tithables from Jacob Cober's toSaml. Scot's at upper end of Peaked Mountain clear it.
152) Adam Harman qualified Captain Foot.
FEBRUARY 19, 1746/7.
(155) Lucus Morgan (servant of Wm. Miller) imported fromIreland under 19 years and in this Colony above 6 months.
FEBRUARY 20, 1746/7.
163) James Wright, dead over 30 days without will, has verysmall estate and Sheriff ordered to sell it.
(168) Road ordered from lower end of cow-pasture to Carter'sMill, and Adam Dickenson, James Scot, Wm. Galespy, James Simpson, Wm. Dowerty,Andrew Maldrough, Hugh Coffey, John Donerly, Alexr. McKay, John Mitchell, JohnMoore, Ralph Laverty, John Cockmill, James Huy, Wm. Hugh, James Stewart, JamesMcKay worked it.
(168) Road ordered from Top of the Ridge to John Terrald'sand James Beard's, with these tithables, John Bomgardner, Jacob Harmon, Robertand Saml. Scot, John Stevenson, Robert Hook, Wm. Burk, Mathew Thompson, CharlesDuel, Nicholas Noel, John Lawrence, Jacob Pence, Henry Dickens, ValentinePence, George Scot, John Viare, Jacob Harmon, Sr., Mathew Sharp, John Harmon,Ro. Frazier, James Beard, Mathew Thompson, John Robton, Stiffell Francisco, Wm.Lamb, Samuel Lockard, Ro. Smith.
(169) John Archer required to deliver up to Catherine Quinher child, and James Carter and Ro. Davis, arbitrators
MARCH 18, 1746/7.
(175) David Davis and John Smith to lay off a road from theCo. Ho. to top Blue Ridge, near Rockfish Gap, and from thence to Falls of JamesRiver and Fredericksburg.
APRIL 1, 1747.
(191) Rebecca Hays, Isabella Taylor, Sarah Paxton, ElizabethDavis, Mary McClung, Agnes Gray, Esther Lyle, Agnis McClure, Catherine McNabb,Jane Hall, Prudence Campbell, Elizabeth McCroskie and Hannah Miller appearedand their husbands recognized that they appear at May Court to testify againstRebecca Buchanan, Jr., and Senr., Mary Ann Campbell and Ruth Buchanan. JohnCarmichael also recognized.
MAY 20, 1747.
(193) Thos. Paxton, James McClung, Isaac Taylor, GilbertCampbell, Wm. Hall and Andrew McNabb recognized that their wives, as above,appear as witnesses: William Lusk in behalf of Agnis Grey; Saml. Davis inbehalf of his mother, Eleanor Davis; Moses McClure in behalf of his mother,Agness McClure; Andrew Hays in behalf of his mother, Rebecca Hays; Silas Hartin behalf of Esther Lyle. Acknowledged themselves as above. Wm. Henry alsoacknowledged as above.
MAY 21, 1747.
196) Sarah Hays, widow of George, Adm'tes on George's estate
(196) Admn of John Taylor granted to Peter Dyer, greatestcredr.
(199) Grand Jury Presentments: Col. Thomas Chew, commonswearer; John Bramham, sheriff, common swearer; John O'Neal and Mary Corbit,alias Smith, adultery; James Kerr, disturber of common peace by carrying liesand as a common lyer; Valentine Sevear, swearing six oaths; Ro. Harper, beingdrunk and swearing three prophane oaths; John Bramham, for prophanely desiringGod to damn George Robinson and his company; Robert Young, breach of Sabbath;James Kerr, breach of Sabbath; James Burk, common swearer.
JUNE 17, 1747
(216) Lewis Morgan, servant boy of Martin Coffman, to learnblacksmithing.
216) Administration upon John Young granted to James Young(his brother.)
AUGUST 19, 1747.
(248) John Pickens and Wm. Bell to be overseers of the road(see p. 239 above) from Co. Ho. to Picken's Mill, with these tithables: Wm.Lewis, James Robertson, Thomas Gordon, Wm. Baskins, James Lasley, James Wallis,Danl. Deniston, Daniel Deniston, Jr., William Bell, Jr., John Poge, Geo.Crawford.
(251) John Holms appointed Constable, vice David Stewart;Mich. Dougherty appointed Constable, vice Thos. Williams.
254) Robert Ralston added to Cunningham's list of tithablesAlexr. Gibson added to Cunningham's list of tithables; Wm. Frazier added to Hart'slist of tithables; Jno. Bomgardner added to Hart's list of tithables.
AUGUST 21, 1747
(261) Son of Philip Smith to be bound to John Buchanan,Admr. of Philip, and one daughter be bound to Thos. English and one to JacobHarmon.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1747.
(288) Road from the Cross Road below Hays on No. Side So.River to the ridge be cleared, and Thos. Stuart and Wm. Christian be overseers.George Caldwell and his son to be added to the tithables.
(289) Mathew Young bound to the peace towards Michl. Brady.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1747.
(299) James Carter is going, to leave the Colony.
NOVEMBER 18, 1747.
(318) Jennet Steel, widow of David Steel, qualified Admx.James Caulton, &c., and John Mitchell appraisers
NOVEMBER 19, 1747
321) Ludwick Freedly complains that John Sisigmund Hanleyhas clandestinely carried out of the Colony his dau. Magdalene Freedley, aboutnine years old. The girl had been bound to John Harmon, son-in-law of Hanley,and Harmon had lately died intestate in this Colony and no person hasadministered. Hanley required to enter into bond for producing the child in Maynext.
(328) John Michael Miller acquitted for enticing away fromIsaac Smith a servant man named John Smith.
(332) John Bruce for forging hand of John Gillison; JosephMilligan, for adultery with Martha Milligan, and Martha for adultery withJoseph; Gabriel Jones, for swearing one oath; Ro. Bratton, for swearing oneoath; Courthouse and Prison not sufficient.
MARCH 17, 1747/8.
(361) John Miller and Robert Black to take the estate of Wm.Skillern, heretofore committed to James Patton, and sell the same for the useof Skillern's orphan children.
APRIL 20, 1748.
3) Rebecca Steel chose Nathaniel Steel her guardian
MAY 19, 1748.
(11) Eleanor Murry,step-daughter of James Renold, to be bound to Isaac Taylor until she iseighteen.
AUGUST 17, 1748.
(48) Thomas Taylor bound to peace towards Jude Stoner, neitherappearing—dismissed
50) David Edmiston appd. overseer of road from TinklingSpring to Stuart and Christian's Road, with these: James and John Campbell,Archibald Stuart, Chas. Dallis, James Hamilton, Richard Pilsher, DavidHenderson, George Vance, Robt. McCutchin, Saml. McCune, Robert Moody, JohnFrazier, John Thomson, Wm. Johnson, Alexr. Henderson, Saml. Henderson andSamuel Farguson.
AUGUST 19, 1748.
(58) Saml. Lockhart to be added to list of tithables, Robt.Smith to be added to list of tithables, Wm. Craig to be added to list oftithables, also Robert Craig, James Craig, and John Craig.
AUGUST 20, 1748.
63) Robert and Wm. Christian to lay out a road from BlackJames Armstrong's to Wm. Long's mill, thence to James Alexander's fence, withthese workers: James Armstrong, George Rutlidge, Thomas Rutlidge, JamesCaldwell, James Armstrong. James Frain, William Robb, John Christian, JamesAlexander, John Black, John Wilson, Anthony Black, Wm. Wright, and Wm. and JohnRobinson.
OCTOBER 19, 1748.
65) Iron collar about neck of William Shaw, servant ofDaniel Morley be taken off.
FEBRUARY 16, 1748
(78) Henry Downs petitions for counter security from JaneMcDonald, widow and admx. of Randol McDonald (admn. granted in Orange), nowwife of Joseph McClallan.
MAY 17, 1749.
(105) Jacob Castle, being charged by Adam Harmon withthreatening to aid the French--ordered to be arrested and brought before acalled Court on next Monday.
AUGUST 23, 1749.
(154) Morgan Brown, servant of Andrew Lewis
(155) Mary Brown, servant of John Smith.
(155) Mary Elliott, servant of Wm. Williams
AUGUST 24, 1749.
(264) William Parks's 2464 acres on So. Br. Potomac to bevalued by Geo. Sea, Martin Stroup, John Knight Owells (O'Neils), Henry Kerr,John Skelton, John Patton, Jr., James Rutledge and John Smith.
SEPTEMBER 7, 1749.
286) George Young, alias Hughes, committed for housebreakingand larceny
FEBRUARY 28, 1749
(320) George Willson arrested on hue and cry.
MAY 22, 1750.
360) Church Wardens to bind out Jane O'Neal, MargaretO'Neal, and George Wiley, orphans of John Wiley, decd
MAY 23, 1750
(371) Road ordered from Ezekiel Calhoun's to Wood's Riverthence to Top of Ridge between Wood's River and the South Fork of Roanoke. JohnMcFarland and Joseph Crockett to be surveyors of former, and Wm. Crisp and Wm.Pellam, of latter part, with tithables, and the following: Henry Batton,Mordecai Early, John McFarland, Jacob Goldman, John Downing, John Goldman,Charles Sinclair, Nathaniel Wilshire, Wm. Sayers, Jacob Goldman, Wm. Hamilton,Humbertson Lyon, Frederick Carlock, Robert Norris, James Miller, James Cave,Saml. Montgomerie, Steven Lyon, John Conley, Andrew Linam, James Willbey, Saml.Stanlick, James Maies, Robert McFarlin, James Harris, John Vance, John Stride,Robert Miller, Alexr. Sayers, John Miller, Jacob Castle, Robert Alcorn, JohnForman, Wm. Miller.
MAY 24, 1750
373) Joseph How directed to set up sign posts and keep it upwith these: John Elswick, Andrew Viney, John Dunbarr, William McBride, FrancisMcBride, Robert Denton, James Thomas, James Scot, James Hamilton, WilliamMiller and Valentine Sevier.
(374) Robert Young petitions that Benj. Borden be not allowed toacknowledge any lands to him without his consent--allowed.
MAY 25, 1750
(384) Catherine Smith, orphan of Philip Smith, to be boundto Thomas Engles; Elizabeth, ditto, to Adam Harmon
(384) James Edmondson and Sarah, his wife, admx. of GeorgeHays, decd.
AUGUST 28, 1750
(420) David Evans, John Smith, Peter Horse, Henry Horse, John Eby,Hans Eby, Michael Props, Mark Swattle, John Brown, Postley Hover, MichaelStroud, John Walker, (above, to Wm. Dyer, added on motion Alexr. Crockett),Henry Henry, Windell Brown, Peter Creson, Alexr. Skoot, Saml. Skoot, JohnSkoot, James Skoot, added to list of tithables.
(421) Benj. Skoot, John Knowles, Joel Hornback, John West,Thomas Crawford, George Baffenbarger, John Christian Carlock, David Craig, JohnWalker, Jr., George Say, George Say, Jr., Simon Say, John Cunningham, Wm.Cunningham, Henry Landcisco, John Colley, Burket Reager, Henry Carr, DanielRichardson, Nathaniel Clearey, added to list of tithables.
(423) Abraham Vanderpool, Mathew Uter, Abell Westfall,Anthony Bogard, George Osburn, Jeremiah Osburn, Jeremiah Osburn, Jr., JohnOsburn, James Simson, Jacob Westfall, Leonard Neiff, John Westfall, HermanusSkout, Anthony Reger, Anthony Reger, Jr., Michael Rhyne, Peter Reed, GeorgeWest, Thomas Iax, Robert Graham, added to list of tithables
AUGUST 30, 1750
(438) Robert Wiley, added to list of tithables.
FEBRUARY 27, 1750
(522) John Harrison's petition to be reimbursed out of theestate of William Young, who was killed in attempting to rob John Harrison,granted.
(531) David Evans summoned for not providing for his children in adecent and Christianlike manner.
MAY 28, 1751
(571) Road ordered from Caleb Job's to James McKay's,crossing the river at a place called the Brush Bottom Ford, and so along theriver by Henry Spears' plantation, and that the said Spears, with Mason Combs,John Sallers, Richard Sheitz, William Hurst, William Overall, Thomas Hues,Zachariah McCoy, Torrance Carroll, Wm. Dickenson, Steven Philips, Alexr. Gunnod(?), James McNeal, John Hawkins, Benj. Grider, Ephraim Leath, CharlesWilliamson, Josiah Parent, Wm. Parent, Thomas Parent, Edmond Bollen, AdamConingham, Francis Grubbs, keep it in repair.
574) Road ordered from John Davis's mill to Wood's NewCleared Gap, and John King, with Andrew Erwin, John McGill, Wm. McGill, RobertFowler, Hugh Campbell, John Erwin, Edward Erwin, Robert Carscaden, FrancisErwin, Edward Erwin, Wm. Frame, Benj. Erwin, Charles Campbell, Robert Campbell,Wm. Brown, Michael Dickey, Robert Brown. Henry Smith, Hugh Diver, CharlesDiver, David McCummins, John Davis, Danl. Smith, James Anderson, John Francis,Wm. Alexander, Robert Gamble, Andrew Combe, James Patterson, Francis Brown,Gabriel Pickens, keep it in repair.
(579) George, Mary, Agnes, James Alexander, orphans ofWilliam Alexander, to be bound out; Thomas, orphan of Wm. Pritherock, ditto.
(580) Road ordered to be cleared and kept in repair on thecowpasture by these inhabitants: Wallace Estill, Robert Carlile, John Carlile,Loftus Pullen, Richd. Bodkin, Saml. Ferguson, Mathew Harper, Thomas Wright,Michael Harper, Hance Harper, John Miller, William Price, James Anglen, JamesHall, Philip Phegan, John Shaw, Herculus Wilson, William, and John Carlile.
JUNE 1, 1751.
(602) Shields vs. Wilson and Gilmore} Verdict stayed becausejurors, Walter Davis and Malcolm Campbell, the one ran out of the Court House,the other jumped out of the Co. Ho. window, separated themselves from theirfellows and talked with other persons.
(604) Love vs. Wright} P1. for want of evidence has leave towithdraw a juror and cause continued.
(609) Daniel Harrison appointed next friend to his son, RobertHarrison
(609) Daniel Harrison appointed next frient to his son, Robert Harrisonin order to bring suit vs. John O'Neal.
AUGUST 27, 1751
(177) Patrick Frazier appointed surveyor of road.
AUGUST 28, 1751
(180) Fredcriek Sea quald. Admr. of George Sea.
(181) James Lockhart reports that Wm. Williams is about toremove to Carolina and take with him Mary Lundey, orphan of Thomas Lundey;order to bind Mary out.
AUGUST 29, 1751.
(186) John Justice has built a water grist mill for Wm.Wilson, and same is not properly built.
(186) James Brown complains that John Harmon has abused himand his wife
(186) James Leeper to Nicholas Leeper. Margaret, wife ofJames
(187) James Berry, guardian of John Berry, orphan of JamesBerry, complains of John Jones, in whose custody the orphan is, that he abuseshim.
(189) John Smith committed for aiding Jean London inbreaking jail.
NOVEMBER 27, 1751
202) John Harrison petitions to be levy free; rejected
(206) Grand Jury Presentments: Elisha Job, swearing morethan four oaths; Owen Crawford, for drinking health of King James and refusingto drink to King George; James Shaw, swearing three oaths; Robert Armstrong, acommon swearer; John Grems, a common swearer
(207) Robert Craven, Michael Warren and Alexr. Herronordered to value John Harrison's improvements on 400 acres on Dry Forks ofSmith's Creek.
NOVEMBER, 28, 1751
(208) John Mathews, Richard Wood and John Lyle quald.Justices
(208) Adam Dickinson, David Davis, Peter Wright and JosephCarpenter, lay off a road from Wright's Mill to the Cow-pasture near Hugart'sor Knox's.
NOVEMBER 29, 1751.
(216) Daniel Harrison--qualified Under Sheriff.
(217) Joseph Roberts--the same as above.
NOVEMBER 30, 1751
218) James Montgomery, Joseph Robinson and Tobias Smith,same, 2 tracts, 400 acres, and 260 acres, on Possimmon Run.
(225) James Berry, guardian of the orphans of James Berry,decd., complains that John Jones, who married the widow of James Berry, iswasting the estate.
DECEMBER 3, 1751
(240) Thos. Smith fails to provide for his children in aChristian-like manner and they are to be bound out.
JANUARY 27, 1751
(240) John Smith convicted of larceny and whipped
FEBRUARY 19, 1751/2.
(241) Petition of John and Reubin Harrison for reward forkilling 2 persons under Ute Perkins; certified to Genl. Assy.
MAY 20, 1752
(242) New commission to: James Patton, Thos. Lewis, Wm.Jameson,* James Lockhart,* Benj. Borden,* John Lewis,* Robt. Cunningham,*Andrew Lewis, Erwin Patterson, Richd. Woods, Peter Sholl, John Wilson, DavidStewart, Ro. McClenachan,* John Mathews.* (Those marked (*) qualified.
(247) James Urrey, Steven Hans Burger, John Fought, Wm.Burk, Saml. Thornhill, John Fornice, Little Patrick, Jacob Miller and son, AdamMiller and son, Charles Cross, Henry Lung, Jacob Coger, George Warrell-to beadded to Hans Magart's road hands on road from Shanando River to top BlueRidge.
247) Petition of inhabitants of Linvil's Creek. Thesepersons to clear a road from Brock's Creek to Francis Hughes's, thence to themain road leading to Fredericksburg: Jonathan Duglass, Wm. Smith, John Miller,James Claypole, Wm. Claypole, Ro. Williams, Rees Thomas.
(248) In calf-pasture--Wm. Smith to be overseer with thefollowing persons, viz: Wm. Elliott, Ro. McCutcheon, William Smith, WilliamRamsey, John Marke, Robert Foyle, Wm. Guy, James Stevenson, Rob. Gay, John Guy,Samuel Looney, Saml. Guy, John Hanley, John Smith, John McGuiney. Road from Wm.Guy's to Ro. McCutcheon's mill, and thence to Robert Campbell's.
MAY 21, 1752.
(254) James Miller appointed Constable in Staunton.
(256) John Grymes, Hugh Hicklin and Rob. Grymes to be summoned fordetaining children of Thomas Smith.
JUNE 18, 1752
266) Saml. Wilson--allowed to keep ordinary
AUGUST 19, 1752
(312) John Lynn, an orphan boy complains that Ro. Edge hadbrought him from the lower parts of this Colony and indentured him to JohnRamsey, and he to Henry Smith, and he to Silas Hart. Indenture declared voidand Wardens ordered to bind him out.
(313) James Campbell, qualified Captain of Foot; JohnMaxwell, qualified Captain of Troop of Horse; Robert Renix, qualified Cap. ofTroop of Horse; John Poage, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; James Edmondson,qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; John Hogshead, qualified Cap. of Troop ofHorse; Mathew Edmondson, qualified Cornet; Adam Harmon, qualified Cap. of aTroop of Horse; George Anderson, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; AugustinePrice, qualified Lieut. of a Troop of Horse; Jacob Harmon, qualified Cornet.
(314) Hugh Martin to be levy free on account of age and infirmity.
AUGUST 20, 1752.
(314) John Fleming complains that James Young and Sarah, hiswife, detain him contrary to law, and they sumd
(316) Patrick Martin and Alexr. Richey to be overseers ofroad from Young's Mill to Alexr. Richey's smith shop, thence to Buchanan'smills, with these hands: Adam Thompson, Geo. Peary, Ro. Young, James Peary,John Campbell, John Buchanan, James Moody, Andrew Cowan, James Callison, JohnJameson, Walter Smiley, James McCorkle, Ro. McCorkle, Nathan Gilliland, Wm.McNabb.
(317) Ann Miller relinquished dower in 200 acres conveyed byher husband, John Miller, to Ro. McClenachan
(317) John Brown, qualified Major of Horse; Alexr. Sayers,qualified Captain of Horse; Robert Sayers, qualified Ensign; John McCreary,qualified Captain of Foot; Alexr. Black, qualified Lieut. of Foot; WilliamSmith, qualified Captain of Foot; Thomas Gilham, qualified Captain of Foot;Robert Armstrong, qualified cornet; Joseph Coulton, qualified Captain of Troopof Horse; Andrew Hays, qualified Lieutenant of Foot; Hugh Hicklin, qualifiedCornet.
(319) Alexr. Walker, qualified Ensign; Wallace Estill, qualifiedCaptain of Troop of Horse; Steven Wilson, qualified Lieut. Troop of Horse; JohnMiller, qualified Capn. Troop of Horse; Andrew Lewis, qualified Colonel Troopof Horse; David Stewart, qualified Colonel Troop of Horse; Robert Scot,qualified Captain of Compy. of Foot.
AUGUST 21, 1752.
(321) Peter Scholl,qualified Colonel of Foot; Low Todd, qualified Lieut. of Horse; John Dunbar,qualified Capn. of Horse; John Fitzwater, qualified Ensign; Francis McBride,qualified Cornet; Ro. McFarland, qualified Lieut.; Ro. Young, qualified Capn.of Horse
(328) Thomas Stewart, Isaac White, John McClure, EdwardHall, James Patton, John Black, James and Gabriel Alexander, and JamesBell--clear and keep a road from Edward Hall's to Wm. Long's Mill.
(328) Charles Campbell, Wm. Long, Joseph Love, John Wilson, Wm.Wright, Anthony Black, James Robinson and Patrick Campbell--clear and keep aroad from Wm. Long's mill to Charles Campbell's.
328) Nicholas Smith, a free mulatto, has moved out of theCounty and left five small children--to be bound out.
AUGUST 24, 1752.
(347) James Mays vs. Charles Whitaker } Deft. havinginformed the Court that the plt. had employed both the attornies practising atthis court, has Gabriel Jones assigned him.
(360) Daniel Richardson, Joel Hornback, John Cunningham, andHenry Carr--appraisers of George Sea.
NOVEMBER 15, 1752.
(361) James Simpson and Michael Stump, overseers, withJeremiah Osburn, Geo. Osburn, Mones Alkier, Heorndkis Corlock, John, Jacob andWm. Westfall, Michael Stumph, Henry Harris, Henry Shipler, and PhilipMoore--view and mark and keep in repair, on petition of inhabitants of theSouth Branch, a road from their wagon road up the So. Fork to Peter Reed'sMill.
NOVEMBER 16, 1752
(369) Grand Jury Presentments: James Young, in Forks ofJames--taking toll twice.
NOVEMBER 17, 1752
371) Motion of James Lockhart, Exr. Patrick Cook. Jane,relict of Patrick, has since intermarried with Andrew Steel, and is about toremove from the plantation and leave it waste.
NOVEMBER 18, 1752.
(379) Alexr. and Wm. Sayers, Charles Sinclar and HumphreyBaker, to appraise Daniel Murphy's estate, on Reed Creek.
NOVEMBER 20, 1752.
(391) Patrick Martin qualified Capn. of a Troop of Horse.
NOVEMBER 21, 1752
(410) Maurice O'Frield, John Trimble, Wm. McFeeters, Wm.Martain, James Young, Jacob Lockart, James Vance, Patrick Martin, Wm.McClintock, Rob. Young, Thos. Piery, John Campbell, James Peary, Robert Davis,James Philips, John Spear, John McMurry, Alexr. McMurry, David Stuard, HughYoung, John Jameson, Rob. McClellon and John Brown--to work the road underSaml. Wallace from top of North Mountain to this Co. Ho.
MARCH 21, 1753
(414) John Buchanan, James Clark, Jacob Lockhart, ThomasKirkpatrick, John Berry, John Bartley, Wm. Martin, Josias Richards, WilliamMcFeeters, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young, WilliamMcClintock, Wm. Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Maurice O'Frield, Samuel Wallace,Robert Davis, Robert McClenon, James Moody, James Philips, Wm. Akry, CorneliusDonaho, George Peary, Adam Thompson, Thomas Peary, John Campbell, James Peary,Wm. McNab, Robert Scot, Thomas Reed, Abraham Masha, Thomas Dunn, Francis Dunn,Major Scot, John Bigham, John Black, Samuel Downing, Alexr. McFeeters, AndrewCowan, James McCorkle, John Vance, James Gilmore and Patrick Martin--to keeproad formerly laid off from James Young's Mill to said Buchanan's Mill.
(415) Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young,Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall,Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington,Wm. Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, JamesTodd, James Young, Patrick Young, John Carr and James Campbell--keep the roadfrom Joseph Long's Mill to James Young's Mill, thence to the Great Road onJames Thompson's Plantation.
MARCH 22, 1753.
(419) Conrad Harness, qualified Lieut. of Foot; John Wilton,qualified Capn. Troop of Horse
Note: I wonder if this is the same Wilton that was a traitorto the Troop and informed as a spy to the British in the Movie by Mel Gibson,called The Patriot.
AUGUST 16, 1753.
(10) Lewis Morgan, servant of Michael Kaufman
NOVEMBER 23, 1753.
(75) John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork ofJames River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: HenryBrown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm.Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, JohnHarger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, HenryFuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas.Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, JohnMaxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., GeorgeSailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, JohnSmiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml.Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker
(76) Road ordered--Wm. Bryan overseer--from Wm. Carravan'splantation to Wm. Bryans on Roan Oak. These workers: James Campbell, JosephLove, Wm. Bryan, Jr., John Bryan, James Bane, Henry Brown, Jr., James Neilly,Henry Brown, Sr., Alexr. Ingram, Edward Patterson, Jacob Patton, John Wood,Erwin Patterson, Andrew Cox, Jasper Terry, Wm. Terry, John Woods, Edward Moore,Peter Craven, Aron Hart, Miles Hart, Wm. Graham, Neal McNeal, Malcom Campbell,Wm. Armstrong, Tasker Tosh, Thomas Tosh, Daniel Evans, Uriah Acres, Thos.Acres, John McAdoe, Wm. Akers.
(76) Road ordered--Wm. Carravan, overseer--from CharlesMillicons to Wm. Carravan's, with these workers: Wm. Ralston and his sons,Charles Millicon, James, Joseph and Edward McDonald, Joseph and David Robinson,James Galliad, Archd. Graham, David Miller, Hugh Mills, Richard Kerr, Wm.Miller, Wm. Graham, David and Joshua McCormick, Tobias Smith, Steven Rentfro.
MARCH 23, 1754.
(126) Road ordered from Campbell's School House to Renix'sRoad--Saml. Walker, overseer--with these workers: William Bradshaw, JohnMaxwell, James Frazier, John McColley, John Peter and George Salley, HenryFuller, Joseph Ryan, John Hutchings, John Hutchings, Jr., John Sprowl, MathewVance, Richard Benton, Wm. Burt, John Smith, Joseph Smith, John Allison, Wm.Byers, Richard Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Saml. Walker, Thos. Shaw, StephenArnold, John Peteet, Wm. Noble, Saml. Allison.
129) Elizabeth McDonald--death abates suit
(129) On motion of Cap. Andrew Lewis, Wm. Pere, JosiasBaker, Terrence Sweney, John Shaw, John Smith, Joseph Baxter, Bartholamy Burns,Geo. McSwine, who were listed for his Majesty's service, took the oaths.
MARCH 25, 1754
142) Road from Jacob Brown's, on Roan Oak, to IsaacTaylor's--John Robinson, Sr., overseer
APRIL 17, 1754.
(187) John Smith, servant of Archd. Carns.
MAY 15, 1754
(193) Thomas Harrison qualified Lieutenant
MAY 16, 1754.
(195) David Miller qualifies Admr. of his father's (Wm.Miller) estate
MAY 17, 1754.
(206) Many attachments vs. Wm. Murray, who was contractorfor the new Court House; also vs. John Harmon
(210) John Wilson's death abates suit.
MAY 18, 1754
(219) Anne Brown, wife of James Brown, came into Court andcalled Justice William Wilson a "rogue, and that on his coming off theBench she would give it to him with the Devil," bound to good behovior.
(227) Jacob Miller vs. Elizabeth Thomas } Elizabeth is aninfant.
MAY 21, 1754.
(252) George Berry petitions that his father, James Berry,be relieved from levy—granted
(252) Esther Smith, a child of Nicholas Smith, to be boundout, he being an idle person without visible means.
AUGUST 21, 1754.
(253) Christian Wilson, wife of William Wilson, informs theCourt that her husband has left the Colony and left three small children, twoof whom she cannot support, viz: Danl. and Elizabeth Wilson, who are ordered tobe bound out.
256) Owen Callihan, servant of John Wilson.
AUGUST 22, 1754.
(269) Abraham Smith qualified Captain of Foot.
AUGUST 24, 1754.
(288) Patrick Crawford vs. Thomas Story } James Randolph, awitness, is about to leave the Colony. Ded. Potestm. de bene Esse
289) John Stagg servant of John Harrison.
(290) Wm. Stagg, a bastard, 2 yrs. old, to be bound out on motionof John Harrison.
NOVEMBER 20, 1754.
(321) Joseph White says his child was bound to David Hayswhen he was absent and he is capable of raising it--ordered to be returned tohim
NOVEMBER 21, 1754
(325) James McDonald, indented Servt. to Wm. Bell.
MARCH 24, 1755.
(411) Road ordered from Isaac Taylor's to Tarr's shop.
413) Thos. Reed says that on Friday, 21st inst., John Riskassaulted him and bit off part of his left ear.
MAY 22, 1755
432) David Stuart, security for John Miller, Admr. of JamesJones, decd. who is not in this Colony, petitions for counter security
MAY 23, 1755
(439) Wm. Crawford--witness from Bedford.
AUGUST 20, 1755.
(465) Mathew Pigg, a wagoner of John Davis's, produced anacct. for services done for the army under Braddock.
AUGUST 21, 1755.
(469) Audley Paul produced account for services doneBraddock's army and for a horse lost on the expedition; Major Scot, a carrieremployed by David Stuart, ditto; Wm. Scot, a carrier, ditto.
OCTOBER 25, 1755.
(490) Propositions and grievances: John Hunter for services, wagoning; JamesAlexander, for patrolling; Wm. Wilson, Wm. Cunningham, Domnick Barrel, MathewThompson, John Atkins, Saml. Black, patrolling; John Brown for victualling men patrollingunder Cap. David Lewis; Wm. Thompson for patrolling and going on an express;George Caldwell, for patrolling; Robert Poage, for waggoning; Israel Christian,patrolling; Israel Christian, claim of David Moore for provisions provided Cap.David Lewis's Co. of Rangers which provisions were received by Christian.
(491) Newman McGonagle, for patrolling; Wm. Williams, forpatrolling; Wm. Christian, for patrolling; Alexr. Thompson, for patrolling;John Simmons claim for guarding arms and ammunition sent for the use of thisCounty; Wm. Duncan, for patrolling; Robert Thompson and JohnGalespy,--patrolling; Charles Patrick, for patrolling; Joseph Martin and Wm.McFeeters, for patrolling; Wm. Lockhart, for patrolling; Barny Riley, going onexpress.
(492) Saml. nnd James McDowell, patrolling; Andrew Scot, horseimpressed; Daniel Harrison, patrolling.
NOVEMBER 19, 1755.
(497) Capn. Perry, a drover from Carolina--his cattle to besold and money lie until further orders.
(497) Michael Coager, orphan of Nicholas Coager, Adam Millerappointed guardian.
NOVEMBER 20, 1755.
499) John Graham, qualified Lieutt. of Foot; George Wilson,qualified Capn. of Horse.
(501) Thomas Armstrong, qualified Capn. of Foot; Andrew Foster,qualified Ensign of Foot.
NOVEMBER, 21, 1755.
(504) Danl. Harrison vs. Joseph Bryan } Attacht. was leviedbefore deft. removed out of the Co. and is dismissed
AUGUST 17, 1753
(1) New Commission of Justices dated 16 June 1753: James Patton,*Peter Scholl,* David Stewart, Richard Woods,* Robert Breckinridge, JamesSimpson,* John Buchanan,* Silas Hart, James Lockhart,* John Mathews, WilliamWilson, George Robinson,* Andrew Lewis, Robert McClenachan,* Christopher Guest,William Bethell.* (Those marked (*) qualified.) (2) James Grymes, orphan to bebound to Peter Scholl.
(5) Alexr. McNutt chose John Brownlee his guardian. Esther Robinsonqualifies Admx. of decd. husband, James Robinson. Appraisers are John Robinson,Ephraim Voss, Isaac Taylor, James Campbell.
AUGUST 16, 1753.
(9) Wm. Leeper appointedConstable on New River, vice Adam Harman. John States and Alexr. Painterappointed overseers for a new road from North Mountain Gap, called Brock's Gap,near Thomas Mish, to the mouth of Lost River, leading to North Mountain
NOVEMBER 25, 1755.
2) Jane Bourland, late JaneJackson
10) George Parks vs. John Perry }John Perry removed out of the Colony.
MARCH 17, 1756
31) Jane Elliott, servant ofThomas Tate. James Hays, orphan of George Hays, decd., of the age of 18 years,chose guardian--William Edmondson.
32) Ananias Dart, servant of Wm.Wright; same, Malcome Allen.
MARCH 18, 1755.
(34) James McDowell, 18 yearsold, chose John Bowyer guardian. Michael March and John Brown, servants ofJacob Frederick Curts
MARCH 23, 1756
(64) William Wilson does notprovide for his son, Daniel Wilson, in a Christianlike manner--to be bound out.
APRIL 29, 1756.
109) Robert Stevenson, claim fora bell impressed; Saml. Norwood, claim for ranging; Wm. Baskins, claim forranging; Jeremiah Sealey, claim for ranging and provisions; George Robinson,claim for ranging; James See, claim for ranging; Henry Reaburn, claim forranging; John Moore, claim for ranging.
MAY 19, 1756
(110) Henry Harmonabout to remove
MAY 21, 1756.
125) Catherine Finn--servant ofPatrick Martin
128) Jacob Harmon—dead
MAY 24, 1756
138) Jacob Harmon, dead
JULY 15, 1756
(186) George Wilson bound to goodbehavior for having spoken disrespectfully of the Government.
NOVEMBER 17, 1756.
242) Robert Armstrong, with twoother tithables, added to list of tithables. Hannah, widow of Robert Sayers,refuses to administer, and David Sayers qualifies.
NOVEMBER 19, 1756.
248) John Burns, servant of JamesGreenlee; John Woster, servant of Danl. Smith; Thomas Garland, servant ofJoseph Kenaday.
NOVEMBER 20, 1756.
(251) Will of Robert Sayersproduced and disputed by David Sayers because not signed, but ordered torecord. Admr. granted to David Sayers as next of kin. Hannah, the widow,refused to admr.
MARCH 18, 1757
(360) Andrew Hays-took the oaths
JUNE 17, 1757.
(371) John Smith's willpresented. Exrs. refused to act. Abraham Smith, one of the Exrs. andheir-at-law, was summoned, but failed to appear; two of the witnesses are dead.Robert Renix, the remaining witness, proved it, and the Court, knowing thesignatures of testator and witness, it is recorded.
JUNE 20, 1757.
(382) John Smith--suit abates bydeath of.
(385) Bryon McDonald--suit abatesby death of.
AUGUST 19, 1757
1) Court--Patrick Martin, Richard Woods, Robert Breckinridge,Patrick Martin, John Bowyer, Daniel Smith, James Buchanan, John Archer
17) George Bee, servant of JohnStuart.
AUGUST 20, 1757.
(32) John Vance--his death abatessuit. William Williams--returned no inhabitant of County
NOVEMBER 16, 1757.
(39) Jennett McDonald administerson estate of her deceased son, Randall McDonald. Esther Brown qualifies admx.of her decd. father, Henry Brown, Esther, the widow, having refused.
NOVEMBER 17, 1757.
42) Ann Stewart, admx. herhusband, James Stewart, decd.
(42) James Frame and son, Thomas,added to tithables. Thomas Lewis, with six others, added to tithables. GabrielJones, with five others, added to tithables
(43) Last will of John Smith,Jr., proved--Abraham Smith, heir-at-law of John, came and relinquished all hisright under the will.
NOVEMBER 18, 1757
46) Agnes, widow of John Wilson,renounces all claims under her husband's will and admn. granted her.
(51) Abraham Smith, eldest son and heir-at-law of John Smith, now aprisoner in the French Dominions, refused to admr., whereupon Israel Christian,a creditor, qualifies during Smith's absence.
NOVEMBER 21, 1757.
(76) John Cunningham toprovide candles, keep fires and clean the Co. Ho., and bring in his charge atnext levy.
(84) On application of above, Ro. McClenachan refused to deliver upkeys of Co. Ho., claiming a property right in the Co. Ho. and Jail, to which heoffered to execute a lease to the County, which is referred to the GeneralCourt, and Sheriff is ordered to procure a lock and key, and Gabriel Jones toprosecute Robert in General Court.
MARCH 15, 1758
88) John Berry, orphan of JamesBerry, aged 15 years, chose McGill his guardian.
MARCH 20, 1758
(124) Robert Donald vs. IsraelChristian, admr. John Smith. John Smith having returned from his captivity, itis ordered that the administration of his estate granted the defendant isrevoked.
(141) From the recommendation ofRo. McClenachan and David Stuart to be added to Justices, Wm. Preston andPatrick Martin dissented, because they had been turned out of the Commission.
(143) Court ofClaims--propositions and grievances: Saml. Norwood, claim for ranging andprovisions expended in his Company. John Bowyer's claim for provisionsdelivered to John Woods, a Captain of a Company of Rangers. Andrew Hays, forranging and provisions for his Company. Andrew Hays, for provisions to JohnWoods, as above. David Stuart, for ranging and provisions for his Company.Joseph Bell, for dieting soldiers. John Williams, for ranging.
(144) Robert Campbell, fordieting Capt. Wood's soldiers and for a horse impressed. William Christian, forranging and provisions for his Company. John Brown, for guarding provisions toDickenson's Fort when attacked by the enemy Indians and for provisions on theirmarch. Saml. Wilson, for provisions delivered to John and William Woods,Captains of Rangers. James Bell, for going express to the Commanding Officer ofAlbemarle by order of Major John Brown of this County. Ephraim Love, forranging and provisions expended in his Company. Abraham Smith, the same. JamesClark, for provisions to John Wood, a Militia Captain. Domnick Barret, for ranging.Wm. Edmiston, for ranging. John Cunningham, for use of a horse impressed. JamesHughes produced a claim for service done the country, to which he made oath andordered to be certified. John Robinson, for provisions delivered to DavidLewis, Captain of the Militia. George Robinson, for ranging and provisionsexpended in his Company. James Cull, for ranging. Elizabeth Preston, for horseimpressed.
MAY 17, 1758
(146) Edward Breedin, indenturedservant of Wm. Anderson, agrees to serve William twelve months longer inconsideration of William's supporting Edward's daughter. Mary Breedin. JamesBell, aged 17, orphan of James Bell, decd., chose John Moore his guardian.Robert Frazier's mark recorded. Mary Ann Bell, aged 14, orphan of James Bell,chose Rachel Bell guardian.
AUGUST 19, 1758
(198) John Ramsey intermarriedwith Margaret Crockett, mother of Alexr. and John Crockett. Caleb Harmoncomplains that he was bound by his guardian, Walter Davis, to Robert Reed,contrary to law; indenture set aside and Caleb chose John Bowyer his guardian.John Fitzwater, a witness from Culpeper.
(200) William Erwin, suit abatesby death of. Alexr. Crawford and one other, David Stuart, Wm. Hodge, Jacob VanLeers, John Henderson, with three others, added to tithables. Alexr. McKennyadded to tithables.
(204) Patrick Hayes petitions forfreedom dues against his late master, Thomas Paxton. And, on motion of PatrickHayes, Robert Cunningham to be summoned to show cause why be has not paid hiswife, Eleanor Hayes, her freedom dues
NOVEMBER 15, 1758.
(208) James Wilsonqualifies admr. of Josiah Wilson, decd., as brother and heir-at-law
NOVEMBER 17, 1758
223) John Smith qualified Colonelof Militia. Wm. Preston qualified Major of Militia
AUGUST 16, 1759.
(290) Saml. McDowell,qualified Captain of Militia. James McDowell, qualified Lieut. of Militia. JohnLyle, qualified Ensign of Militia.
(290) Archibald Stuart, with his son; Robert Cunningham, PatrickMcCallom, with his son, and Daniel Kidd, added to tithables.
AUGUST 18, 1759
307) Daniel Smith, qualifiedCaptain of Foot.
AUGUST 20, 1759.
309) Hugh Ross, removed out ofthe Colony
NOVEMBER 2, 1759.
312) Lieutenant John Hopkins, forranging. William Christian, for ranging and provisions for his Company. JamesBell, for a horse impressed. John Henderson, for ranging. Saml. McDowell, forranging.
NOVEMBER 23, 1759
(335) Abraham Smith, qualifiedMajor of Militia. Wm. Craven, qualified Ensign. John Smith qualifies admr. ofBenj. Davis, Decd. Elithorn Davis, his eldest brother, having refused to takethe admn. John Smith took the usual oaths
JUNE 11, 1760.
(389) Called Court on Wm.Smith--larceny—acquitted
AUGUST 22, 176O
(406) Peter Vaneman. Paul Shaver,Philip Harper, and Honecle Huffman, added to tithables
NOVEMBER 19, 1760
(432) John Bags, Thomas Bags,Jacob Trumbeau, Jacob Bear, Isaac Brackfield, Conrad Lamb, John Richards, JacobRichards, Thomas West, Daniel Cain, Martin Whitsell, Uriah Humble with one,Martin Humble, and Jacob Caplinger, added to tithables
NOVEMBER 22, 1760.
(454) Benjamin Morgan added totithables.
FEBRUARY 17, 1761.
462) II. Zachariah Smith's markrecorded. Patrick Fitzpatrick's children not to be bound out, as formerlyordered, but to remain with their father-in-law, William Glasgow, he givingsecurity to the Church Wardens.
NOVEMBER 17, 1761
106) George Martin added to listof tithables
NOVEMBER 18, 1761.
(108) Privy examination of Jane, wife of Wm. Sprowl. Felix Gilbertand Randal Lockhart qualified vestrymen. Thomas Smith, servant of John Graham.Elianer Roberts, servant of Wm. Holdman. Margaret, widow of Francis McCown,rejected the provision for her in his will.
(109) Joseph Wright does not provide for his children and ChurchWardens ordered to bind tbem out.
NOVEMBER 20, 1761.
(124) Craven Taylor, an infant,to be bound to John Dickinson.
156) Rob. Armstrong is appointedguardian of Lydia, James and Jane Armstrong orphans of James Armstrong. WilliamWilson, orphan of John Wilson, chose Roger Keys his guardian. Church Wardens tobind out John and Christian Stiffey, Walter, James and Francis Dunn. Childrenof Philip Hoofman to be bound out. Commission for examination of Rachel, wifeof Andrew Kerr. John Stuart, orphan of James Stuart, to be bound out..
157) Ordered that Michael O'Hara,aged 12, September 1lth last, be bound to Alexander Millroy. Jane Lettimore,servant of Alexr. Stewart. John Stuart, orphan of James Stuart, aged 14, choseHenry Murray his guardian. James Stuart, aged 18, orphan of James Stuart, choseJohn Hamilton his guardian. Ralph Stuart, aged 15, orphan of James Stuart,chose Robt. Stuart his guardian. Ordered that the following orphans be bound:William Meek to William Warwick, Mary Meek to Andrew Settleton, Martha Meek toJames Walker, James Meek to William Wilson, Jane Meek to Moses Moore.
MAY 18, 1762.
(210) Commission for examinationof Hannah, wife of John Miller
(211) Following receivedcertificates for naturalization: Henry Stone, Sebastian Hover, Gabriel Kyle,Henry Peninger, Woolrick Coonrod, Mack Swadley, John Dunkle, Michael Mallow,Michael Props, George Hammer, Nicholas Havenor, Henry Pickle, Ludwick Havener,Frederick Easter.
215) David Sayers qualifiesguardian of Joseph, orphan of James Duncan. Janet Duncan, same as to JamesDuncan.
MAY 19, 1762
(218) John Bush, a soldier underCapt. John Blagg, arrested for debt.
MAY 20, 1762.
(224) Patrick Hara, Thos.Brannon, John Hays, soldiers, march into Court with their hats on and insultthe Court. Committed to jail during pleasure.
229) Robert Young, aged 18,orphan of Robert Young, chose James Young his guardian
MAY 22, 1762
(231) William Smith, servant ofRobt. Graham
232) John Stewart vs. JamesCrawford } Slander--judgment for plaintiff
MAY 24, 1762.
(237) Isaac McDonald, returned noinhabitant
(238) Daniel Smith, Mathew Pattonand Michael Mallow, surviving partners of Robt. Harrison, vs. Wm. Crow
(253) Liquors rated. James Young,a juror impanneled, failed to answer when called; fined and suit continued.Alexr. McClenachan, Thos. Crow, Joseph Bell, George Francisco, disturbed theCourt by playing at ball, and are fined.
MAY 25, 1762.
270) Alexr. Hay returned noinhabitant
AUGUST 16, 1762.
281) Called Court on ElizabethSmith for stealing--39 lashes.
AUGUST 18, 1762.
286) Andrew Smith's will provedby one witness and ordered to lie for further proof. Henry Peninger qualifiedadministrator
(288) John Henderson complains ofhis father, George Henderson, setting forth that he uses him ill--Georgesummoned
(289) Edward Warner, witness towill of Mathew Erwin. William English exempted from County levy. Mary Gregoryqualifies admx. of her deceased husband, Naphthalum Gregory. Samuel Steel, withtwo others, added to tithables. James Steel, John Steel, John Findley, and JohnFindley, Jr. added to tithables.
AUGUST 21, 1762
306) Israel Christian released toGeorge Wilson his interest in a bill of sale now on record to him from Robt.Adair.
NOVEMBER 17, 1762.
(359) Jane, wife of JamesThompson, releases dower in deed to Samuel Henderson. John Mason's orphans tobe bound out. William Wallace added to tithables. James Wallace added totithables.
(359) Michael Williams, aged 17, and George Williams, aged 15years, to be bound to Augustine Price.
FEBRUARY 16, 1763
453) Jeremiah Osborn and CharlesWolson prove the will of Anthony Bogard. Adam Rotherback, an appraiser
459) James Young's will proved byone witness and lies for further proof
(461) Commission for examinationof Agnes, wife of Wm. Wilson.
FEBRUARY 21, 1763
2) James Ewing vs. John Jones } Israel Christian, Gabriel Jones,Peter Hog, John Madison, John Bowyer and Daniel Smith--special bail.
(3) Thomas Nowell, defendant
24) John Bowyer makes oath thathe was whole and sole legatee under Caleb Harmon's will, but the will waslost--administration granted to John
APRIL 20, 1763.
(28) Rev. John Jones, clerk, witness to prove will of Rob.Armstrong
APRIL 25, 1763
(58) Agnes Clark vs. JamesTrotter } Abates by marriage of plaintiff
69) Wm. Dean and Mary, late MaryCooke, only daughter and heiress of Patrick Cooke, vs. Hugh Young
91) Called Court on Wm. Jones for"buggery"--convicted and sent to Williamsburg for trial.
JUNE 21, 1763
(107) James Harmon exempted fromlevy--great age and infirmity.
(107) Martha Miller relinquished dower in land conveyed by herhusband, John Miller, to David Stewart.
(107) William Armstrong, eldest son and heir of James Armstrong,decd., qualified administrator c. t. a.
108) Joseph Wilson, orphan ofGeorge Wilson, aged 12, to be bound to James Laird.
(108) George Bush took the oaths for naturalization.
(109) Margaret Leeper qualified administratrix of her deceasedhusband, James Leeper. William Beard, greatest creditor, qualifiesadministrator of John Sheldon.
(113) New Commission--John Chiswell, John Buchanan, John Wilson,Silas Hart, Andrew Lewis, James Lockhart, Richard Woods, Robert Breckinridge,Patrick Martin, Wm. Preston, Alexr. Sayers, John Bowyer, John Dickenson, JohnChristian, Francis Tyler, Daniel Smith, John Archer, James Buchanan, Archd.Alexander, Israel Christian, Mathew Patton, John Maxwell, John Poage, JamesLockridge, Felix Gilbert, Abraham Smith, James Trimble, Charles Lewis, SamuelMcDowell, George Moffett, Benj. Hawkins, Francis Kirtley, Andrew Bird--dated 16April, 1763.
SEPTEMBER 21, 1763.
219) Saml. McDowell qualifiesadmr. of John Woods. James McDowell
(230 ) Agnes Bush, an orphan, to be bound out to John Montgomerie
SEPTEMBER 24, 1763
254) George Wilson vs. JohnWilliams--Abates by death of defendant
NOVEMBER 9, 1763
(324) Court of Oyer and Terminerfor trial of Tom, slave, for murder of John Harrison by shooting in back.Confessed ; judgt. guilty, and that he be hanged by the neck on Saturday, 19thinst., and his head be severed
and affixed on a pole on the topof the hill that leads from this Court House to Edward Tarr's. Memo.--Tomvalued at £50
MARCH 21, 1764.
(396) William and John Candler,appraisers of Yocum. Frederick See, as greatest creditor, qualifies admr. ofFrederick See.
MARCH 26, 1764
475) Conrad Yocum, returned noinhabitant.
JUNE 19, 1764.
(498) Alexr. Crawford, securityfor Thos. Gardner, now decd., for administration of estate of Thos. Gardner,decd., asks counter security, and Rebecca, administratrix of Thomas, summoned.
JUNE 22, 1764
7) Peachey R. Gillmore vs. Wm.Frazier.--Abates by death of defend't.
AUGUST 21, 1764.
69) William and Hugh Young,orphans of Robert Young, choose James Young their guardian, and James isappointed guardian of Joseph Young, another of the orphans
AUGUST 22, 1764
74) James Frazier qualifiesadministrator of father, Wm. Frazier.
NOVEMBER 23, 1764
205) Michael Smith, special bail.
213) Alexr. Sayers, gent., havinginsulted the Court by appearing before it intoxicated and twice abusing theCourt, committed to Sheriff.
NOVEMBER 24, 1764
214) Alexr. Sayers, having madeproper concessions for abusing the Court yesterday, released from hisrecognizance
MARCH 19, 1765.
234) John Frazier exempted fromCounty levy
235) Peter Evans appointed roadsurveyor from Stone House to Fort Lewis
(235) Zachariah Smith's son Johnexempted from levy
MARCH 20, 1765.
243) Elizabeth Bell complains ofher master, James Crawford
MARCH 21, 1765.
(247) John Frazier and Wm. Nailerto be summoned for not providing for their families.
MARCH 23, 1765
257) George Wilson, gent.,witness from Hampshire--80 miles.
258) Mary Bence, servant of Thos.Bowyer, given 20 lashes for beating Elizabeth Taylor
280) David Wilson returned noinhabitant
MAY 23, 1765.
(358) Wm. Cunningham vs. Alexr.Sayers.--Abates by death of defendant.
(359) John Seewright and Saml. Henderson ask counter security fromMargaret Leeper, administratrix--husband, James Leeper.
OCTOBER 17, 1765.
18) Bondy Estill—juror
21) Mary. wife of Saml. McDowell,privy exn. Commission
24) Andrew Hays vs. John Moore }Dedimus to take deposition of Jane Hays, about to remove to Carolina
OCTOBER 21, 1765.
55) Moses Hurt returned noinhabitant. Moses Evans returned no inhabitant. Henry Hendrix returned noinhabitant
58) John Hays returned not foundin bailiwick
72) William Wilson returned noinhabitant
MAY 20, 1766
154) James Cloyd appointedsurveyor from lower end of John Bowyer's plantation of James River by CedarBridge to Mathew's Road, to work these tithables: Of Christopher Vineyard, Johnand Wm. Hall, John Logan, James Skidmore, Geo. Wilson, John Berry, John Jones,James McClure, Mathew Hair, John Bowyer, George Skillern and Conrad Wall
MAY 21, 1766.
(190) James Wiley and Martha, toAlexr. Noble, partially proved and certified
192) William Martin qualifiedadmr. of father, Hugh Martin. Dawson Wade, appraiser
AUGUST 19, 1766
200) David Harmon summoned fornot bringing up his children in a Christianlike manner.
(200) Thomas Wright, servant of John Hanna
AUGUST 20, 1766
(205) David Wilson, son ofWilliam Wilson, formerly bound to Andrew Erwin, deceased, to be bound toFrancis Erwin, Jr., heir-at-law and executor of said Andrew, he teaching himthe trade of a shoemaker. Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Wm. Wilson, to be boundto Francis Erwin, Jr.
213) Betty Smith, Nicholas Smith,Johnny Smith, John Yates and David Yates to be bound out
AUGUST 25, 1766.
249) Uriah Akers, returned couldnot find
NOVEMBER 19, 1766
(340) Joseph Carpenter, Sr., andWm. Whooley appointed road surveyors from Fort Defiance to Handley's Mill, withthese workers and their tithables: Peter Wright, Solomon, Thomas, NathanielCarpenter, John Umphries, Thos. Carpenter, Zopher Carpenter, Ezekiel Johnston,Edward and John McMullin, James Williams, Joseph Leeper, John Fieler, WilliamChristian and Peter Whooley, Wm. McMurry, Thos. Wright, Rob. Galesby, Pat.Corrigan and Joseph Carpenter, Jr.
(343) Danl. Pierce qualifiedadministrator of Jacob Goodpasture
NOVEMBER 20, 1766
349) John Murray, Deputy Sheriff,returned list of prisoners in jail, to wit: Edward Peyton, George Wall andJames Shaw. Edward Shaw, son of James Shaw, to be bound to James Hill
350) Deposition of John Smith,aged 65, and lives 60 miles from Court House
NOVEMBER 21, 1766
359) Richard Taylor, witness fromOrange County, 70 miles
MARCH 20, 1767
493) Margaret Leeper, widow ofJames Leeper--dower assigned
MARCH 21, 1767
500) Abraham Smith qualifiedLieutenant Colonel of County
MARCH 23, 1767.
35) Andrew Steel's death abatessuit
MAY 21, 1767
82) Jonathan Smith qualifiedCaptain of Militia
AUGUST 18, 1767.
210) Mary Renolds, aged 16,orphan of James Renolds, chose Nathaniel Evans guardian
213) The following producedcertificates for hemp: Hugh Miller, James Craig, James Montgomery, Wm. Male,James Lawrence, Thos. Wilson, John Hall, Pat. Miller, James Patterson, Robt.Frazier, Saml. Buckanon, John Hays, Jr.
AUGUST 19, 1767.
(220) Sarah Young, aged 16, andJames Young, aged 15, orphans of Patrick Young, chose Saml. Todd guardian, andsame was appointed guardian of Jennet and Elce Young, orphans of Patrick.
(220) John Beard and James Sayers, Jr., appointed surveyors ofhighway, vice Robert Armstrong
(220) Hugh Allen appointedsurveyor of highway from James Given's Mill, by his house, to Stone MeetingHouse, and the following to work the road: Saml. Hinds, Robt. Stevenson, Wm.Kerr, John Stewart, John Campbell, James Allen, John Anderson, Hugh Allen, WilliamMcClure, James Allen, Saml. Bell, Andrew Lockhart, John Burnside, Saml. McKee,James Searight, Thos. Storey
(225) John Skidmore qualifiedCaptain of Militia.
230) Overseers of roadsappointed: Thos. Hicklin, Jr., vice John Estill; John Dailey, from North toSouth River; Walter Smiley, vice Wm. Kennedy.
AUGUST 21, 1767.
(244) Witnesses: Patrick Frazier.
(245) John Frazier, Wm. Beard, Geo. Carpenter, Jr., RandallLockhart, Catherine Shirley
AUGUST 22, 1767
248) David Roberts to be boundout
258) Mary and Eve Shaver to bebound to Hugh Hays
(277) Alexr. Miller (Clerk), vs.David Rice (Clerk).
(291) Gilbert Carr, returned no inhabitant
AUGUST 24, 1767.
(277) Alexr. Miller (Clerk), vs.David Rice (Clerk).
(291) Gilbert Carr, returned noinhabitant
301) George Jamison vs. JamesMcDowell and John Cloyd } Abates by death of John Cloyd
(322) John Taylorversus Malcolm McCown (son to John). James Gilmore witness
(330) Andrew Lewis, PatrickMartin, John Dickenson, recommended for Sheriff.
In pursuance of the Act of Assembly for settling the titles andbounds of lands for preventing unlawful hunting and ranging thereon, Courtorders the Vestry to divide so much of their parish as lies in Augusta intoprecincts for processioning, to appoint two intelligent, honest freeholders ineach precinct processioners, and times to be between last day of September andlast of March.
NOVEMBER 17, 1767.
(337) Hemp certificates: JohnDean, Christr. Vinyard, James Hogshead, John Trotter, Alexr. Walker, Saml.Davis, Andrrw Russell, Saml. Gibson, John Davison
(338) George Conradqualifies administrator of Stephen Conrad.
(339) John Montgomery qualifiesadministrator of Alexr. Buse (Bruce).
(341) Grand jurors: Nathanl.Evans, Joseph Raburn, Saml. McPheeters, Francis Erwin, Robt. Thompson, HenryStone, James McCain, John Ramsey, Archibald Fisher, John White, Henry Campbell,Saml. Briggs, Richd. Renalds, Hugh Hays, Joseph Malcolm, David Laird, JohnFrancis, John Black, James Leatherdale, John McClure, Hugh Donaho
(341) Alexr. Dale appointedConstable, vice James Young. Joseph Bell appointed surveyor of highway fromJames Lessley's to fork of road leading to Staunton, vice Archd. Hamilton
(342) John Young, servant ofJames McGarock.
(343) Hemp certificates: AndrewHamilton, Dawson Wade, James Burnsides, John Montgomery, Thos. Brown, Edwd.Erwin, Postle Hover, James Crow, John Henderson.
NOVEMBER 18, 1767.
(346) Hemp certificates:Christopher Wiiliams, John Moffett, John Mills, Thos. Turk, Wm. Blanton, Wm.Robertson, Wm. Campbell, John Patrick, John Mitchell, Saml. Hamilton, Rob.Stuart, Wallas Estil.
(347) Danl. Smith, greatestcreditor, qualifies administrator of Nicholas Null. Jacob Nicholas, John Coatsand Augustine Price, appraisers of Nicholas Null.
(349) John Coalter appointedsurveyor of highway from Benj. Stuart's Branch to the Court House Road
NOVEMBER 19, 1767
(350) Hemp certificates: Wm.Tees, Francis Stewart, Saml. Wilson.
(351) Hemp certificates: GabrielAlexander, Nicholas Solles, Israel Christian, James Henderson, David Robinson,John Buckanon, Robt. Steel, Wm. Wordlow, John Brown.
(352) John Seewright appointedsurveyor of highway from Stone Meeting House to Naked Creek. Gawin Leeper,same, from Gratton's Store to Naked Creek. Felix Gilbert and Joseph Dicktom,same, vice, John Cravens
(357) Thos. Carr, runaway servantof James McGill
(359) Jurors: John Rusk, JeremiahRagen, Saml. Clark, John Brown, Wm. McKee, Joseph Kinkade, Francis Stewart,James Henderson, John Findley, Saml. Black, Wm. Long, John Caldwell.
(360) Joseph McMurty and GeorgeMcAfee reported that there were not enough tithables convenient to make a wagonroad from McMurty's Mill thro' McAfee's Gap to the wagon road, and it was onlypracticable to clear it for carrying loads on horseback until the country isbetter settled, which is ordered, and Joseph McMurty and James McAfee, Jr., tobe surveyors and work with the tithables on Craig's Creek and its branches fromGatlive's up, and on Catabo from Alexander Smith's up.
NOVEMBER 20, 1767
(366) George Francis, James andAdam Reaburn, to view improvements of John Archer on 345 acres and 75 acres.
(366) Road ordered from JohnArcher's Mill to Robert Fowler's; John Blair and John Young, surveyors.
366) Witness: Samuel Crockett
(367) Jurors: Samuel Buchanan,James Lawrence, Wm. Lawrence, John Craig. Benj. Keys, Wm. Kennedy, JosephGamwell, Thos. Picken, Jacob Woodley, Saml. Caldwell, John Fulton, Alexr. Reed
368) Jurors: Wm. Watterson, JohnTrotter, Pat. Buchanan, John Thompson, John Long, Wm. Huchison, EdwardThompson, John Bamier, Joseph McClung, Thomas Rhoades, Saml. Caldwell, JamesArmstrong.
(369) Jurors: Wm. Christian,Andrew Greer, Wm. Baskins, James Fowler, Saml. Henderson, Wm. McKee, JohnGraham, John Fulton, James Buchanon, John Stuart, Joseph Gamwell, Adam Murray.
(369) Jurors: Patrick Evans,James and John Brown,, Wm. Willis.
(369) Witnesses: Thos. Kerr, Wm. Long, Saml. Wright.
(370) Witnesses: Wm. Brown,Walter Davis, Wm. Black, John Caldwell, John Long, Wm. Christian, Wm. Wright,Alexr. Long, John Black, Joseph Love
(371) Thos. Bowyer authorized torepair the house he now lives in and be reimbursed by the County or out of therents
NOVEMBER 21, 1767.
(371) Robert Cunningham exemptedfrom County levy--great age and infirmity.
(371) Saml. and James McDowell, John and Daniel Lyle, to view theold and new roads from Timber Ridge Meeting House to Isaac Taylor's.
(372) Witness: Walter Davis, JohnStuart.
(374) Witnesses: John Murray,John Thompson, Mathew Reed.
(377) George Skillern swore tolist of delinquents. Francis Smith swore to list of delinquents
NOVEMBER 23, 1767
) Witnesses: Samuel Henderson,John Seewright, Gawin Leeper, Michael Dickey, Margaret Leeper
(388) Alexr. Miller (Clerk)versus David Rice (Clerk).
(432) Andrew Greer appointedsurveyor of highway from John Harrison's, at the Big Spring, to the County Line
(436) Jurors: Mathew Reed, JohnFrancisco, John Clark, Archer Mathews, John Wallis, John Thompson, JamesBuchanan, Alexr. Thompson, John Bigham, Joseph Henderson, Thos. Rhoades,Michael Dickey
(438) Witness:Francis Smith.
NOVEMBER 24, 1767.
468) Ordered that Thos. Lewis,Thos. Gorden and Abraham Smith lay off dower of Margaret Gregg, late widow ofArthur Johnston, deceased, in 237 acres of her late husband.
(469) Abraham Smith appointedguardian to Andrew Johnston, orphan of Arthur Johnston, to defend a suitbrought by Bowyer.
MARCH 15, 1768
(490) Hemp certificates: JohnPatterson, John Moore, John Parks, Tim. Caul, Wm. McClellon, Wm. Bear, Wm.Campbell, Michael Coulter, Nathan Peoples, James McCrary, Rob. Whitley, JamesHays.
(491) Hemp certificates: JonathanCunningham, James McCown, James Campbell, John Thompson, John Willey, Alexr.Deal, James Thompson, Thos. Kilpatrick, John Nickle
(494) Hemp certificates: JamesMcKee, Andrew Boyd, Alexr. Dunlap, John Campbell, James McCampbell, JamesMcDowell, George Moffett, Andrew Mis Campbell, John Lyle
495) Hemp certificates: JosephAlexander, Ro. Kenny, Wm. Alexander, John Failey, Saml. McDowell, Adam Reaburn.
(497) George Wilson, runawayservant of John Stewart
MARCH 16, 1768
(500) Hemp certificates: BaptistMcNabb, James Crockett, Thos. McCallock, Pat. Hays, Andrew Hall, Andrew Woods,Elizabeth Taylor, Andrew Lewis, Alexr. Evans, David Forbes, John Hopkins,Archd. Hopkins
(501) Hemp certificates: Saml.Lyle, Robt. McAfee, John Hall, James McAfee, Wm. McAfee, John Lyle, Jr., Geo.McAfee, John Berry, James Lyle.
(504) James McDowell bound topeace versus Samuel Henderson
(505) John Lyle appointedguardian to Mathew Eaken, aged 14, orphan of Walter Eaken
MARCH 17, 1768.
(507) Thomas Gray, orphan of WaltGray, to be bound to Wm. Poage. Jonathan Smith appointed guardian to PeterLooney, orphan of Peter Looney. John Jackson appointed guardian to JaneClaypole, orphan of William Claypole
(507) Benj. Tuder (Tudson),apprentice of Andrew Miller
(508) John Bodkin appointedsurveyor of highway, vice John Estill, from James Given's to head of CowPasture River
(509) Commission for priv.examination of Annabella, wife of David Robinson, to deed to Francis Smith
(512) Hemp certifrcates ThomasStuart, James Ewing, James Greenlee, Rob. Breckenridge.
(513) James Crawford vs. Saml. Patterson. } Following attached:Forty deer skins, 18 Other skins, 1 fox skin.
(517) Jurors: Tully Davitt, Saml. McRoberts, John Ware, Danl.Ponder, John Gordon, George Poage, Wm. Poage, Jacob Woodley, Hugh Ware, Wm.Barefield, George Taylor, James Montgomery
MARCH 18, 1768.
(520) Hemp certificates: ThomasCrow, Wm. Preston, Francis Smith, John Paxton, James Campbell, James Alexander
(521) Commission ordered toprivily examine Elizabeth, wife of George Wilson, to deed to Charles Donnelly
(522) Witnesses: JamesMontgomery, Hugh Ware.
MARCH 19, 1768
(6) William Crawford is appointedguardian to Mary Crawford, orphan of Alexr. Crawford
MARCH 21, 1768.
(65) Simon Powell, returned notfound in bailiwick
MARCH 22, 1768
(131) Saml. Frazier appointedsurveyor of highway from Long Meadow Bridge to Rockfish Gap Road, vice FrancisAlexander
MAY 17, 1768
(133) Oyer and Terminer on Tom, aslave of Robt. Bratton--housebreaking and horse-stealing --Convicted-- lashesand ear cropped
MAY 19, 1768.
(141) Rebecca Crawford, aged 16,orphan of Alexr. Crawford, chose William Crawford her guardian.
(142) Constables: Adam Pence,vice Peter Runkle; John Gordon, vice Thomas Fulton; John Douglas, vice JamesSeewright; John Johnson, vice James Laird: Joseph Bosart, vice Andrew Fought;Thomas Wilson, vice Thomas Wilson (Chestnut Hill).
(143) James Robinson, HughCrockett and Philip Love -- to view a road from James Montgomery's to the OldCounty Line leading from Catawbo to New River.
MAY 18, 1768.
(145) Deed: John Brown and wife to John Trimble, John Finley, Wm.McPheeters, Jr., George Berry and Hugh Young, representatives or comissionersappointed by the Congregation of the Meeting House, lately called by the nameof Brown's (by the approbation and under the conduct or incumbency of the Rev.Chas. Cummins)—recorded
(147) Hemp certificate:Christopher Williams
(149) Witness: Wm. Ozburn.Constable: Jacob Anderson
MAY 19, 1768.
(157) Constables: Mathias Yoakam,vice John Neelley; Thomas Patton, on New River.
MAY 24, 1768.
(301) Silas Pearce, returned noinhabitant
(309) Thomas Bowyer qualifiesadministrator of James Jackson
AUGUST 18, 1768
(310) Jacob Miller's nuncupativewill partly proved and Catherine, widow of Jacob, qualifies admx
(314) Overseers road: JamesGamwell, vice John Anderson: Robert McMahon, from John Seewright's Mill toThomas Connerley's.
(315) Francis Smith qualifiesadministrator of David Miller
AUGUST 17, 1768
(323) Wm. Watterson summoned fornot providing for his servant, Elizabeth Wiley
(326) Hugh Hays imprisoned fordebt.
AUGUST 18, 1768.
(335) Saml. Weer, Saml. Steel andRobert Steel (miller) -- to view a road from Steel's Mill to James Telford's
(336) Patrick Martin, twotithables and 752 acres -- added to tithables
(338) Witnesses: Joseph,Elizabeth, Joseph, Jr., Thomas and Robert Rutherford
AUGUST 19, 1768.
(343) William Morris, runawayservant of John Wilson.
(344) Mary Wilson qualifies admx. of decd. husband, James Wilson
AUGUST 22, 1768.
(440) Constable: John Craig(Robert's son), vice John Frazier
AUGUST 23, 1768
(450) Overseer road: John Black,vice Robert Reed.
(450) Sarah Walkly, runaway servant of George Berry
SEPTEMBER 20, 1768.
(467) Last August, Court havingrecommended Patrick Martin, John Christian and John Dickinson to appointment asSheriff, Martin withdraws, and at his rrquest and with consent of Christian,John Bowyer's name is placed in his stead.
NOVEMBER 15, 1768
(473) Admn. granted to Saml. McDowell and Pat. Martin on estate ofWm. Wilson, on motion of Ann Pollock, wife of James Pollock.
(473) Surveyors of highway:Cornelius Ruddle, from Reeder's Mines to Michael Warring's; John Crawford, viceGeorge Poage, from Pedler Ford to Bullett's Springs.
(474) Constable: ThomasPatterson, vice John Dixon.
(474) Robert Reed, runawayservant of David Hogshead.
NOVEMBER 19, 1768.
(508) Elizabeth Wiley, servant ofWilliam Watterson
NOVEMBER 22, 1768
(47) Andrew Greer vs. JamesHughes's admrs. and heirs: Conveyance to be made as soon as Euphemia, Jane andMary Hughes come of age.
(48) Ephraim Wilson--witness from Pittsylvania
NOVEMBER 29, 1768
(72) Oyer and Terminer on Georgeand Poll, slaves of John Rice, of North Carolina, for housebreaking. -- Guilty,but as they were under the influence of George Hendricks, ought not to sufferdeath, but receive 39 lashes and ears cropped
MARCH 21, 1769
(79) Miss Susanna Evans, aged --,orphan of Daniel Evans, chose Wm. McClenachan her guardian
(84) Court appointsWilliam McPheeters, Jr., guardian of Alexr. and Robert Crawford, orphans ofAlexr. Crawford
MARCH 27, 1769
169) Henry Pauling, Joseph Murtyand John Potts--to view a road from Joseph Murty's house down Craig's Creek andPatterson's Creek into the main road from John Crawford's to the Stone House
JUNE 20, 1769.
(199) Overseers of road: ThomasReed, vice Malcolm Allen; Mathew Kinney
203) James Lynch, runaway servantof Rob. Stephenson: Wm. Wooldridge, runaway servant of Michael Coulter; JosephWebb, runaway servant of Joseph Moore.
(204) William Beates, runawayservant of William Crawford
(210) Constable: John Peoples,vice Daniel Lyle
JUNE 22, 1769
(222) Following recommended forappointment as Justices. Matthew Harrison, William Ingles, William Christian,George Mathews, John McClenachan, James Robertson, Stephen Trigg, WilliamHorbert, Philip Love, Anthony Bledsoe, John Bowman, John Thomas, Roberl Doageand John Montgomery. The following to be left off and reasons given to theGovernor by the Clerk: John Chizwell, John Wilson, John Archer, Alexr. Boyd,David Robinson, Benj. Estill, John Maxwell, Charles Lewis. Andrew Bird, RichardWoods
AUGUST 16, 1769
(322) Appraisers appointed onestate of John Buchanon, viz: On James River, John and Jonathan Smith andGeorge Skillern; at New River, John Blackmore, Samnel Pepper and Joseph How; atReed Creek, John Montgomery, David Looney and Josiah Ramsey
(324) Following recommended asJustices, viz: Mat. Harrison, Wm. Ingles, Wm. Christian, George Mathews, JohnMcClenachan, James Robertson, Stephen Trigg, Wm. Herbert, Philip Love, AnthonyBledsoe, John Bowman, John Thomas, Robert Doage, John Montgomery, Alexr.Thompson, James Craig, Waiter Crockett, Andrew Lockridge, Walter Cunningham andJames McGavock. The following to be left off, reasons to be given by the Clerkand former order discharged, viz: John Chiswell, John Buchanan, John Wilson,John Archer, John Maxwell, Charles Lewis, Alexr. Boyd.
AUGUST 17, 1769
329) Benj. Carr--witness fromCulpeper.
OCTOBER 17, 1769
21) James Young, aged 14, orphanof James Young, chose John Young guardian
OCTOBER 18, 1769
(22) John Neeley (son of James)appointed guardian of Catharine Evans, orphan of Daniel Evans.
(25) James Gamwell vs. Thos. Gillespie.--Abates by plaintiff'sdeath.
OCTOBER 19, 1769
(29) Anna, wife of Francis Smith,priv. examination--deed Francis Smith to Robert Findley.
MARCH 28, 1770
(100) Andrew Hays vs. MosesCunningham.--Abates by death of deft.
JUNE 20, 1770.
101) Agnes Young vs. JohnBrown.--Abates by defendant's death
JUNE 21, 1770
(108) Patrick Martin vs JosephMartin.--Abates by plaintiff's death
AUGUST 21, 1770
116) Margaret, widow of PatrickMartin, refuses to act administrator.
(116) Appraisers appointed for estate of John Smith.
NOVEMBER 26, 1770.
(156) Elizabeth Wilson, aged 16,orphan of Samuel Wilson, chose Alexr. McClenachan her guardian, and he isappointed guardian for Martha, her sister
NOVEMBER 29, 1770
(177) It appearing that ArcherMathews is no longer capable of instructing his apprentice, Robert Shaw, as anapprentice, and that James Shaw, Robert's father, is incapable of bringing himup in a Christianlike manner--to be bound to John Frogg, to learn the sametrade
MARCH 22, 1771.
189) Alexr. Miller vs. JohnBrown.--Verdict of not guilty
MARCH 28, 1771
(197) James Dunn to be bound toThomas Smith, who is to teach him trade of carpenter and joiner
MARCH 21, 1771
(215) Called Court on MathewThorpe, for horse stealing from Joseph Pearce of Westmoreland.--Committed fortrial
NOVEMBER 20, 1771.
(289) Agness Dean, admx. ofhusband, John Wilson
NOVEMBER 21, 1771
(291) Administration of estate ofJames McDowell, decd., granted his widow, Elizabeth, and his brother, Samuel.
(295) William and Michael Bowyer, John and Alexr. McClenachan,Daniel Smith, Samuel McDowell, Arcbibald Huston and Alexr. Thomson qualifiedVestrymen
NOVEMBER 27, 1771
304) Euphemia Bowers (Bowen?) tobe bound to Thomas Smith
MARCH 17, 1772
(329) Admn. of estate of SamuelMcDonald granted his brother, Henry McDonald
MARCH 18, 1772
(331) Patrick Boyd to be bound toJohn Crawford to learn trade of blacksmith
MARCH 20, 1772
(338) William Campbell, securityfor Mary Donald (admx. of husband, Michael O'Donald, sinceintennarried with John Adair), counter security.--Division between the orphansof Michael ordered
MAY 23, 1772
380) Alexr. Wright's death abatessuit.
(389) James McDonald's death abates suit.
(390) William Hamilton--no inhabitant
397) Daniel Henderson's deathabates suit
AUGUST 18, 1772
(400) Admn. of estate of JamesStuart committed to widow, Isabella
401) Admn. of Paul Shaver grantedto widow, Elizabeth
AUGUST 20, 1772.
(409) Robert Lyle bound overtowards Moses Trimble to keep the peace, and his name stricken from the list ofrecommendations as Sheriff
(411) Charles O'Donald, aged 17, orphan of Michael O'Donald, choseThomas Stuart guardian
NOVEMBER 19, 1772
(438) Daniel Smith qualifiedSheriff
MARCH 16, 1773
(1) New commission--Justices, viz: Silas Hart, John Dickinson,Daniel Smith, John Poage,* Abraham Smith,* George Moffett, Alexr. McClenachan,*Mathew Harrison, George Mathews,* Alexr. Robertson,* John Hays, James Craig,*John Frogg,* William Tees, James Lockhart, John Christian, ArchibaldAlexander,* Felix Gilbert, Samuel McDowell, Sampson Mathews, William Bowyer,*John McClenachan,* Michael Bowyer,* John Gratton, Thos. Hugart,* ElijahMcClenachan,* Josiah Davidson, John Skidmore.--Dated November 6, 1772.
10) Highway surveyor: John Hall,vice Robert Wiley.
(11) John Wilson's estate committed to son, Mathew Wilson
MARCH 17, 1773.
17) Samuel Crawford, aged 14,orphan of Alexr. Crawford, chose Saml. McPheeters guardian
(19) John Frazier vs. JamesThompson } Attacht. Judgt.-- Should Mary Thompson or her heirs ever appear inthis Colony to demand a legacy given to her by her father.
(21) Samuel, Ruth,Sarah and Margaret Henderson, orphans of Daniel Henderson to be bound.
(21) John Crawford qualified Constable
MARCH 19, 1773
32) Abraham Smith qualifiedColonel of Militia
(32) Jacob Miller (near GeorgeWeaver's), to be summoned for not providing for his children.
(35) Witnesses: William, James and John Elliott, Robert McKettrick.
(36) Thomas Smith agrees to set free Thomas Day on condition ofcertain furniture be made by Day.
MARCH 20, 1773.
40) Samuel McDowell qualifiedjustice
MARCH 18, 1773
(95) John Skidmore qualifiedjustice
97) Appraiser appointed forestate of Thomas Wilson, deceased.
MAY 19, 1773
102) John Gabriel Jones intendsto practice law, and gets certificate of good behavior
103) Constable: Peter Harmon,vice Peter Lingle
MAY 22, 1773.
(129) John Hays has removed outof the County
AUGUST 17, 1773
145) John Gabriel Jones qualifiedattorney
(150) John Hays qualifiedjustice, &
AUGUST 18, 1773
(152) Gabriel Powell exemptedfrom County levy
AUGUST 19, 1773.
(165) Thos. Brown and Wm.Crawford--road surveyors on new road from Staunton to Buffalo Gap, viaTrimble's Mill.
AUGUST 23, 1773.
(198) John Collins--runawayservant of Thomas Smith
NOVEMBER 16, 1773.
(223) John Smith qualified DeputySheriff
NOVEMBER 17, 1773
(226) Garrett Green, hempcertificate
NOVEMBER 18, 1773.
(239) Wm. Gragg, vice JohnCrawford—Constable
NOVEMBER 19, 1773
(249) Alexander McDonnald,witness from Botetourt
MARCH 15, 1774
302) New Commission of Justices,viz: Silas Hart, John Dickison, Danl. Smith, John Poage, Abram Smith, GeorgeMoffett,* James Lockhart, John Christian, Archibald Alexander, Felix Gilbert,Samuel McDowel,* Sampn. Mathews, Alexr. McClenachan,* Mathew Harrison, GeorgeMathews. Alexr. Robertson,* John Hays, James Craig, John Frogg,* William Tees,George Croghan, John Connelly,* Thos. Smallman, Wm. Bowyer,* John McClenachan,*Michael Bowyer, John Gratton,* Thos. Huggart, Elijah McClenachan, JosiahDavidson, John Skidmore, John Campbell, Edward Ward, Dawsey Penticost, JohnGibson. (Those marked (*) qualified.)
(303) Wm. Gragg qualifiedConstable. Constables appointed: Jacob Van Matre, Dinnis Springer, John Harden,Jr., John Conner, Hennery Taylor, Thomas Bay, Francis McGuire, Andrew Ramsey,Jonathan Coborne, Jr., Thomas Douglas and Philip Ryley.
308) Mathew Wilson--road surveyor
(310B) Wm. Alexander, vice JosephAlexander--Constable. John Thompson, vice Samuel Lyle--Constable.
MARCH 16, 1774.
(317) Following qualifiedJustices, &c., viz: Felix Gilbert, Abraham Smith, John Hays, ElijahMcClenachan
MARCH 17, 1774
(325) Thomas Smith, viceValentine Cloninger--surveyor of streets of Staunton
(326) Road from Jacob Aberman'sMill to the North Fork, at mouth of Seneca Creek--to be viewed by JonathanSmith, Wm. Smith, Jacob Stalnaker and John White
MARCH 18, 1774
(339) Samuel McDowell appointedguardian of James McDowell, orphan of James McDowell, deceased
APRIL 19, 1774.
(442) Wm. Crawford qualifieddeputy surveyor under Thomas Lewis
MAY 17, 1774
445-446) Hemp certificate:Elizabeth Taylor
445) Hemp certificates: GeorgeTaylor, Andrew Taylor
MAY 18, 1774
(468)) Ephraim Richardson and Wm.Martin--road surveyors from Francis Wier's, on Monongahela River, to ThornyCreek, on waters of Greenbrier. John Warwick, Richard Elliott and Ralph Stewartare exempted from working on above road until it is built. William Hadden isordered to clear from Thorny Creek to Nap's Creek, with tithables living belowhim on Nap's Creek, and from Alexr. Dunlap's to William Sharp's on Greenbrier.Jacob Warwick, road overseer, from William Warwick's to Back Creek, withtithables from Thomas Cartmell's up Greenbrier to the head and down Nap's Creekto Moses Moore's
(474) Jane Smith, wife of DanielSmith, relinquished dower in land conveyed by Daniel to Jasper and HenryLaurence
AUGUST 17, 1774.
(13) John Leeper, vice JohnMcMahon--road overseer
NOVEMBER 15, 1774.
(19) Francis Smith, son of Wm.Smith, aged eleven years 1st June last, to be bound to Henry Tamewood.
(21) William Marshall, vice Joseph Love—Constable
NOVEMBER 16, 1774.
(23) Joseph Rutherford, Sr., roadoverseer of new road from Daniel Smith's to Felix Gilbert's
JANUARY 17, 1775
(30) New Commission from Dunmore,viz: Silas Hart, John Dickinson, James Lockhart, John Christian, Daniel Smith,*John Poage, Abraham Smith,* George Moffett,* Alexr. McClenachan,* MathewHarrison, Michael Bowyer,* John Gratton, Thomas Hughes, Elijah McClenachan,*Josiah Davidson, John Skidmore, John Campbell, Thos. Smallman, John Gibson,John Stephenson, John Cannon, Silas Hedge, William Gee (McGee?), Archd.Alexander, Felix Gilbert,* Samuel McDowell,* Sampson Mathews,* William Bowyer,*George Mathews,* Alexr. Robertson,* John Hayes,* James Craig, John Frogg, Wm.Teas,* George Croghan, Edward Ward, Dawsey Pentecost, Wm. Crawford. JohnMcCullough, Geo. Vallendegham and David Shepherd. (Those marked (*) qualified.)
33) Administration of estate ofJohn Williams, deceased, granted to John Wilson
JANUARY 19, 1775.
(48) Of Wm. Naull, pay-roll forhimself and others; of John Hays, for attendance to settle accounts aspack-horse masters; of Sampson Mathews, sundry claims at the Calf Pasture; ofWm. Robertson, for provisions found themselves; of James Thompson, for sundryhorses, their hire, and drivers in the service; of Geo. Mathews, two pay-rollsfor self and others; of Wm. Hamilton, for riding express; of Wm. McCune, cowherd; of Thomas Posey, for sundry horses, their service
MARCH 20, 1775.
51) Called Court--Robert Crawford
MARCH 25, 1775
59) Elizabeth Lamb complains sheis held by George Taylor as a servant illegally—summons
63) Thomas Smith, vice ValentineCloneger—constable
(64) Administration of estate ofMichael Bush granted to John Lewis, widow Catherine refusing. Appraisers, viz:Sam. Pringle, Charles Fallingash, Paul Buster, Edward Tanner
(64) William Bush, vice PeterHashman—Constable
JUNE 20, 1775
75) Administration of estate ofJohn Galespy granted to Saml. Lyle
AUGUST 15, 1775
82) Mary Ann Estill relinquishesdower in tract of land conveyed by her husband, Wallace Estill, to John Peoples
AUGUST 22, 1775
86) Called Court on John Reed,servant of Jacob Peck.
NOVEMBER 23, 1775
95B) Sampson Wilson, orphan ofSaml. Wilson, chose Thomas Hughart guardian
JANUARY 29, 1776
(98) Called Court on John Jones--horse stealing
MARCH 19, 1776
101) Administration of estate ofFrancis Miller granted to John Miller
(103) John Guffee, runawayservant of John Trotter
AUGUST 20, 1776
110) John Madison qualifiedClerk. Gabriel Jones and Peter Hog qualified Attorneys. John and Wm. Christianqualified Deputy Sheriffs.
(111) Thomas Hughart, Daniel Smith and John Poage qualifiedJustices.
(112) Thomas Hughart is appointed guardian of Ruth Wilson, daughterof Samuel Wilson
(112) William Wright's willpartly proved
NOVEMBER 19, 1776.
(128) New Commission, viz: SilasHart, John Christian, Archibald Alexander, Felix. Gilbert, Samuel McDowell,Sampson Mathews, Alexr. Robinson, John Hays, James Craig, John Lewis, Charles Campbell,*John Dickinson, Daniel Smith,* John Poage,* Abraham Smith, George Moffat,*Michael Bowyer, John Gratton, Thos. Huggart,* Elijah McClenachan, Alexander St.Clair,* John Kinkead, James Tate.* (Those marked (*) qualified.)
(129) Admn. of estate of ErnestHarmon granted to George Huffman.
(129) Stophel and Ernest Harmonchose George Harmon guardian.
(129) Archibald Alexander qualified Sheriff.
NOVEMBER 20, 1776.
135) William Black and others toview a road from William Wilson's leading to the road that goes down to theBull Pasture
DECEMBER 17, 1776.
138) County levy. To John Abner,as above, and then to the following (no doubt Abner's men), viz: John Parell,Henry Hall, William Smith, John Griffin, John Crosswhite, Alexr. McKensey,James Dunn, Thomas Bell, William Evans, Israel Crisby, John Meredith, RobertShall, Jacob Peck, Robert Gamble, John McDonough, Francis Hall, James Brush,Owen Owens, James Thomas
DECEMBER 18, 1776
139) Abraham Smith qualifiedJustice, &c.
(140) County levy: To Thomas Rhoads, jailor. Sheriff forbidden topay salary to Gabriel Jones, Deputy Attorney, until he gives his reason for notattending this Court and declares whether he intends to serve in that capacityor not.
JANUARY 20, 1777
142) Called Court on John Smith,larceny.--Guilty and sent to General Court
145) Sampson Mathews and SamuelMcDowell qualified Justices.
FEBRUARY 14, 1777
148) Called Court on MarySmith--larceny—Guilty
MARCH 18, 1777
(152) Administration of estate ofSamuel Black, deceased, granted to Rebecca Black and James Henderson. Same ofThomas Wilson granted to Martha, his widow
165) These recommended forJustices, viz: George Boswell, John Thomas, Wm. McPheeters, James Steel, JamesDyer, Thomas Huett, Wm. Nalle, Samuel Lyle, Robert Davis, John McCreary andHenry Ewing
APRIL 1, 1777.
(176) Called Court on WilliamJones--larceny.--Guilty and sent to General Court
APRIL 8, 1777
(177) Called Court on John Carr.—Acquitted
MAY 20, 1777.
(190) Mathew Wilson, recomd.Captain; John Boyd, recomd. Lieutenant; Samuel Weir, recomd. Ensign; MichaelCoger, recomd. Captain, vice Capt. William Nalle, resigned; Samuel Vance,recomd. Captain; Jacob Warwick, recomd. Lieutenant; John Boyd, recomd. Ensign.
(191) John Cunningham, recomd.Captain; Robert Clark, recomd. Lieutenant; John Wilson, recomd. Ensign, Capt.James Ewing having resigned.
MAY 21, 1777
(191) Sarah, wife of AbrahamSmith--commission for priv. examination. Deed to Smith Tandy
AUGUST 19, 1777.
(203) Abraham Hintle, ThomasMiller and John Bennet--to view the road from Hampshire to the mouth of DryRun, on the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac
205) William Trotter, orphan ofJohn Trotter, to be bound
(206) Following took the oath ofallegiance, viz: Daniel Smith, William Bowyer, Elijah McClenachan, James Tate,Sampson Mathews, Thomas Hugart, Charles Campbell, John McCleerey, Alexr.Robertson—Justices
215) Following recommendations:Anthony Reader, as Captain, vice Adam Reader; Thomas Boggs, as Captain, viceMartin Humble; William Lowderson (West Fork), as Captain; Benj. Wilson (TygersValley), as Captain; Robert Shaw, as Second Lieutenant, and Richard Madison, asEnsign, in Capt. Thomas Smith's Company.
(216) Samuel McCutchon, asCaptain; Robert Harris, as First Lieutenant; John Smith, as Ensign
217) John Cunningham qualifiedCaptain of Militia, Robert Clark as Lieutenant, and John Wilson as Ensign, inCapt. John Cunningham's Company
AUGUST 20, 1777
221) Tithables to be taken infollowing Companies: Capt. John Gilmore's, Capt. John Lyle's, and Capt. DavidGray's, and oath of allegiance to be administered to all.
(222) Tithables to be taken in following Companies: Capt. CharlesCampbell's, Capt. Alex. Stewart's, Capt. Matthew Wilson's, Capt. AndrewMoore's, Capt. James Tate's, Capt. John Cunningham's. Capt. Samuel McCutchan's,Capt. Patrick Buchanan's, Capt. Francis Long's, Capt. John Young's, Capt.Robert Thompson's, Capt. Zachariah Johnson's, Capt. Thomas Smith's, Capt.George Moffett's, Capt. Wm. Anderson's, Capt. Wm. Henderson's, Capt. Alex.Roberton's, Capt. David Bell's, Capt. John Given's, Capt. John Hopkins', Capt.John Stephenson's, Capt. Robert Craven's, Capt. George Pence's, Capt. James Frazier's,Capt. Wm. Nall's, Capt. Thomas Hewit's, Capt. Daniel Smith's, Capt. ReubenHarrison's, Capt. Thomas Bogg's, Capt Abraham Lincoln's, Capt. Anthony Rider,Capt. Ralph Stewart's, Capt. Benj. Wilson's, Capt. Wm. Robertson's, Capt.Samuel Pringle's, Capt. Robert McCreery's,
Capt. Samuel Vance's, Capt. JohnMcCoy's, Capt. John People's, Capt. Andrew Lockridges', Capt John Skidmore's,Capt. Paul Teeter's and Capt. Robert Davis'.
(224) Following recommended to be added to Commission of Peace,viz: Joshua Humphries, Joseph Bell, William McDowell, Peter Hanger, AnthonyRider, John Fitzwaters, William Westfall, Benj. Wilson, William Lowther, IsaacHinkle, Jonas Friend.
(224) William Lowther, West Fort, recommended as Captain
SEPTEMBER 17, 1777
(230) Mary Greenlee to be summoned on the complaint of Nat, anIndian or Mustee boy.--Court finds that Mary uses the boy inhumanly and ordershim to be hired out by the Sheriff.
(231) Commonwealth vs. Alexr. Miller, M. A.--Guilty--£100 and twoyears' imprisonment.
(232) Samuel McCutchon qualified Captain, and in his Companyqualified, viz: John McKenny, First Lieutenant; Robert Harris, SecondLieutenant, and John Smith, Ensign.
(233) Martin Cryder found guilty, as Alexr. Miller--£50 and 3 years
SEPTEMBER 18, 1777
236) John Cryder, tried on samecharge as Alexr. Miller, above, and convicted--£2 and two years' imprisonment.
(237) William Hinton, same--£400 and four years imprisonment.
(238) Following were witnesses against the same, viz: ThomasAlderson, David Harned, Joseph Burgess, John Bright, John Owens, Samuel Felps,Joseph Smith and Elizabeth Scothorn.
(239) Sheriff ordered to make the jail secure
NOVEMBER 18, 1777
(243) Complaint of Nat, Indianboy, against Mary Greenlee, continued in order to allow Mary's son to takedepositions in Carolina.
(243) Mathew Wilson qualified Captain.
(244) John Boyd qualified Lieutenant
245) Admn. of estate of RobertShaw granted to James Hill, greatest creditor
DECEMBER 16, 1777
(253) Elizabeth Forris agrees toserve her master, Owen Owens, for one year for purchasing her from her formermaster
FEBRUARY 17, 1778
258) Joseph Blair recommended asEnsign in Capt. John Cunningham's Company.
(260) Admn. of estate of John Hays granted to his widow, Elizabeth
(261) Ordered to be certified tothe Governor that the following Justices are recommended for appointments asJustices will fall in the new Counties, viz: In Rockingham--Silas Hart, DanielSmith, Felix Gilbert, Abraham Smith, John Gratton, Josiah Davidson, JohnSkidmore, George Boswell, Thomas Hewett, John Thomas, William Nall, RobertDavis, James Dyer, Henry Ewing, William McDowell, Anthony Rider, JohnFitzwater, and Isaac Hinckle. In Rockbridge--Archibald Alexander, SamuelMcDowell, John Hays, Charles Campbell, and Samuel Lyle. In Augusta--JohnDickenson, John Christian, John Poage, George Moffet, Sampson Mathews, Alexr.McClenachan, William Bowyer, George Mathews, Michael Bowyer, Alexr. Robertson,Thomas Huggart, Elijah McClenachan, John Lewis, Alexr. St. Clair, John Kinkead,James Tate, William McPheeters, James Steel, John McCreery, Joshua Humphreys,Joseph Bell, Peter Hanger, James Craig--the two last to be left out forrefusing to take the oath of allegiance.
APRIL 14, 1778
280) Called Court on AndrewWilson for murdering his wife Jane.--Guilty, and sent to Williamsburg fortrial. Nicholas and Mary Elsey witnesses
APRIL 20, 1778
(281) New Commission of thePeace, viz: Thomas Adams, John Poage, Sampson Mathews, Wm. Bowyer,* MichaelBowyer, Thos. Huggart, John Lewis, John Kinkead, Wm. McPheeters, JohnMcCreerey, Joseph Bell,* Samuel Vance, John Dickenson, George Moffet,* Alexr.McClenachan,* George Mathews, Alexr. Robertson,* Elijah McClanachan,* Alexr.St. Clair, James Tate,* James Steele, Joshua Humphreys,* Peter Hanger, JohnWilson.* (Those checked (*) qualified
286) Elenor Cochran and ElizabethWilson, soldiers' wives and having young children, allowed £15 each
MARCH 19, 1778
(286) Sampson Mathews,Samuel Vance, James McCreery, James Steel-- qualified Justices
(291) Robert and James Wilson,children of Andrew Wilson, to be bound out
(291) Jonathan Smith, GeorgeWestfall and George Jackson--appointed Constables
(300) George Moffet, James Tate,Alexr. St. Clair, David Henderson, James Steele, Wm. Bowyer, Patrick Buchanan,Joshua ____, John McKenny-- qualified Vestrymen
MAY 20, 1778
(302) Petition of Nat, a mullatoor Indian boy, against Mary Greenlee for freedom. The facts appear, viz:Sherwood Harris, of Granville County, No. Co., conveyed by bill of sale for £10the boy to someone, and by several assignments he was made over to JamesGreenlee, deceased, late husband of Mary.--Decided Nat is a free man and not aslave. John Stewart, of Walker's Creek, makes oath he is not the defendant, andsuit is dismissed
MAY 21, 1778.
(308) George Wilson's deathabates suit.
(310) Sarah McDowell, infant, bynext friend, Samuel McDowell, vs. James Stewart.--Abates by death of plaintiff
311) William Wilson's deathabates suit
(311) John Gabriel Jones's deathabates suit
312) John Jones's death abatessuit.
313) James Bowyer's death abatessuit
314) George Taylor, returnedlives in Amherst
314) Mathew Reed's death abatessuit
(326) David Roberts's deathabates suit.
(328) JosephSkidmore's death abates suit
(332) Conveyance ofAndrew Wilson, a madman, to jail.
JUNE 16, 1778.
337) John Wilson to taketithables in Tyger's Valley, Buchon and the West Fork of Monongahela
337) Samuel Vance in CaptainsVance's and Lockridge's Companies. John McCreary, on South Branch of Potomac,in Captains McCreary's, Hicklin's and McCoy's Companies. Col. Moffet, inCaptains Henderson's and Young's Companies. Capt. Alexr. Robertson, in his own,Capt. Givens's, and Capt. Wm. Anderson's Companies. Joseph Bell, in Captain'sDavid Bell's and Johnson's Companies. James Steel in Captains Long's and Thomson'sCompanies. James Tate in his own and Capt McCutchon's Company. ElijahMcClenachan in Capt. Buchanan's and Capt. Cunningham's Company, Wm. Bowyer inCapt. John Young's Company, N. M. (?) Alexr. St. Clair in Capt. Thomas Smith'sCompany.
AUGUST 18, 1778.
(347) Court is informed thatMathew Reed has been dead about two years and no person has qualifiedadministrator, his brother and heir having refused. Sheriff ordered to takecharge until further order
AUGUST 19, 1778
349) George Taylor, a child ofThomas Taylor's, to be bound out to John Findley, the father not being able tobring him up in a Christianlike manner
351) Abraham Taylor, child ofThomas Taylor, to be bound to Owen Owens
(351) Susannah Leeper, wife ofJohn Leeper, relinquishes dower in land sold to Anthony Ailor
(353) Following recommended onCommission of Peace: David Henderson, James Trimble, James Trotter, Jr., Benj.Wilson, Jonas Friend, John Davidson, Smith Tandy, Wm. Lowther and AndrewDavidson. John Christian to be left out as he refuses to serve longer
SEPTEMBER 15, 1778
355) It appears to the Court thatNicholas Ellzee and Mary, his daughter, recognized to appear before GeneralCourt in the prosecution against Andrew Wilson, as too poor and in too badhealth to travel to Williamsburg.--sheriff ordered to convey them and bearexpense out of the County levy.
357) Thomas Smith appointed roadsurveyor from Thomas Poage's to Staunton, with George Craig's tithables
OCTOBER 20, 1778
(361) New Commission of thePeace, viz: Thomas Adams, John Christian, George Moffet,* Alexr. McClenachan,Michael Bowyer, Thos. Hugart, John Lewis, John Kinkead,* Wm. McPheeters, JohnMcCreary,* Joseph Bell, Samuel Vance, David Henderson,* James Trotter, Jr.,*Jonas Friend, Smith Tandy, John Dickenson, John Poage, Sampson Mathews,*William Bowyer, Alexr. Robertson,* Elijah McClenachan, Alexr. St. Clair, JamesTate,* James Steele,* Joseph Humphreys, Pat. Hanger, John Wilson, JamesTremble, Benj. Wilson, John Davidson, Wm. Lowther, Andrew Davidson. (Thosemarked (*) qualified.)
(362) Samuel Black qualifiedSecond Lieutenant in Capt. Robert McCreary's Company, and James Steel as Ensignin Capt Robert Thompson's Company. Charles Baskins qualified as FirstLieutenant, James Gibson as Second Lieutenant and James Graham as Ensign. JamesFrazier qualified Second Lieutenant in Capt. Robert Thompson's Company
OCTOBER 21, 1778.
365) James Young recommended asSecond Lieutenant in Capt. John Young's Company. Richard Mathews recommended asEnsign, vice James Hogshead, who refuses to serve in Capt. James Tremble'sCompany. John McCune qualified First Lieutenant
DECEMBER 4, 1778
(383) Called Court on JamesSmith, for stealing leather from the tanyard of Herman Lovingood.--Guilty andsent to Williamsburg
JANUARY 19, 1779
391) William Bowyer, Alexr St.Clair and Benjamin Wilson qualified Justices
393) Michael Bowyer qualifiedJustice
FEBRUARY 16, 1779
(396) Elenore Askins, mother of achild bound to Walter Cunningham, complains of Walter for not using her childwell.--Summoned. Witnesses: Rosana Steel, David Steel, and Mary, his wife,Hanna and Mary Lessley.
MARCH 16, 1778.
(400) Garrat Wheeler exemptedfrom levy
(406) Commission forpriv. examination of Mille, wife of Charles Cummins, as to deed to RobertCummins
(407) Elizabeth Wilson, soldier'swife, with small children, allowed £20
MARCH 17, 1779
410) Joshua Humphreys and JohnWilson qualified Justices
MAY 20, 1779
(547) William Hays, returned noinhabitant
594) Mary Wilson's marriageabates suit
James Tate, in Tate and Long'sCompanies; Elijah McClenachan, in Buchanan's and Simpson's; George Moffett, inTrimble's and Henderson's; John Davidson, in Rankin's and Givens's; Alexr.Robertson, in Johnston's and Thompson's; James Trotter, Jr, in McCutchon's andCunningham's
(626) Joseph Bell, in Patterson'sand Bell's; Joshua Humphreys, in Smith's; Thomas Huggart, in Capt. Kinkead's,Hicklin's and McCreary's; John Wilson, in McCoys and Vance's; Benj. Wilson, inTyger's Valley; Andrew Davidson. on West Fork and Buchanan's
MAY 21, 1779
26) Wm. Bowyer vs. JohnSteel.--Abates by death of defendant
AUGUST 20, 1779.
(124) Elizabeth Miller, wife ofDaniel Miller, relinquished dower in lot in Staunton and woodland lot. Sold toGeorge Spotts
OCTOBER 19, 1779.
139) John Berry proved hisservices as a soldier in America in the war between Great Britain and Franceunder Major General Jeffrey Amherst.-- Granted certificate for 50 acresagreeable to the King's Proclamation, 1763. John Askins, in First VirginiaRegiment, commanded by C. W. Byrd, same
NOVEMBER 16, 1779
143) Grand Jury presentments forretailing liquors without license, viz: Col. Sampson Mathews, Daniel Kidd, Wm.Thomas, David Griner, Patrick McDavid, George Smith, Valentine Cloninger,Thomas Colony, Edward Brookbank, Thomas Price, John Alexander, John Anderson,John Blair, William Burk, John Burk, James Hill, Robert Reed, Alex. Kilpatrick,Euphemia Hughes, Anthony Mustae, Jacob Grass, Elizabeth Hartgrove, ArthurConoly, William Blair, John Hind, William Kyle, Abel Griffith, Enos Jones,Valentine Shirley, Peter Caphart, Andrew Scott, James Langsby, Robert Gregg,Thomas Poage, Jane Wallis, John McClenachan, John Black, Mary Tees, ThomasSmith, David Bell, Henry Swink, John Ramsey and William Foster
(149) It appearing that ThomasTaylor cannot bring up in a Christianlike manner his child, John Taylor, Johnis to be bound to Joseph Blair
NOVEMBER 18, 1779.
(150) Proof is made that JohnSmith, deceased, who served as a Sergeant in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company ofRangers, never received any land therefor. Certificate is granted to ThomasSmith, the heir-at-law, for 200 acres
NOVEMBER 19, 1779
174) John Lewis, John Kinkead,James Steel, John Wilson, David Henderson, James Trimble, to be summoned to thenext March Court to show cause why they will not attend the Court to dobusiness
DECEMBER 20, 1779.
(175) Called Court on ChrismassMcKings, alias Samuel Allen, alias William Jones, alias Samuel Thomas, forstealing the horse of Colonel Minger of the Convention Troops. Guilty and sentto Richmond for trial. Witnesses--James Bell of Amherst and Colonel Minger ofthe Convention Troops--James McGraw of Halifax.
FEBRUARY 15, 1780.
(183) Following allowedcertificates for land for military services: John Kinkead, Thomas Hicklin,Robert Gwin, Lofftus Pullin, William Black, Patrick Miller, William Jackson, inCapt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers, 1758. Wm. Kinkead, Thomas Kinkead, JohnMontgomery, of Capt. Lewis's Company, Boquet's Expedition, 1764.
(183) Thomas Smith, eldest son and heir-at-law of Thos. Smith, whoserved as a soldier in Capt. Dunlop's Company of Rangers, 1758, and also asproper heir-at-law of Wm. Elliot, who served also, granted certificates forland.
(184) Thomas Jones, runawayservant of Moses Hays
MARCH 21, 1780.
187) Charles Smith allowed 200acres for services as Sergeant in Capt. Wm. Preston's Company of Rangers in thelate war between Great Britain and France
(188) Admn. of estate of JosephGamble granted his widow, Isabella, and William Patton
190) Elizabeth Wilson, Ann Milesand Mary Johnston, soldiers' wives, allowed three bushels of grain each, valuedat £45
MARCH 22, 1780.
(198) Ellis Wright qualifiedDeputy Surveyor
(199) Commissioners reported following persons as refusing to swearto their taxable property: George Nicholas, John Flesher, Wolrick Conrad, Jr.,John Snider, Nicholas Simmon, Peter Smith, Barten Smith, Jonathan Buffington,Benj. Abett, Charles Fomelson, Wm. Hamilton, James Lackey, Joseph Fonelson andJohn Lacky--all to be prosecuted
MARCH 24, 1780
(217) Thomas Smith qualifiedVestryman
MAY 18, 1780
227) Thomas Frazier, orphan ofJohn Frazier, to be bound to John Hunter
MAY 17, 1780
(230) Road ordered (bridle way)from James Bratton's to Little River Meeting House, over the Calf PastureMountain, to be worked by tithables from Widow Grimes, living on Big River ofCalf Pasture, to John Wilson's; then from John Meeks's, on the Little River, toJones Henderson's; thence to the Rockbridge Line.
(230) John Wilson qualified deputy surveyor.
(230) George Bratton appointed road surveyor from Robert Wiley's toJonathan Humphrey's, with tithables from James Kilpatrick's to John Alfall's.Wm. Anderson, vice John Findley, appointed road surveyor
JUNE 20, 1780.
(264) Peter Wilson (latelydischarged from the Continental Army) allowed 50 acres for services as soldierin Capt. Stephen's Company, 1761
264) Tithables to be taken inCompanies, as follows: David Henderson, in Tate's, Long's and Thompson's;Alexr. St. Clair, in Buchanan's, Smith's and Johnston's; James Trotter, inMcCutchon's, Cunningham's and James Bell's: James Trimble, in Patterson's,Dickey's and Trimble's; Joseph Bell, in his own, Rankin's and Givens's; Benj.Wilson, in Tyger's Valley; Thos. Hughart, in Kinkead's; John McCreery, InMcKay's, Hicklin's and McCreery's; Samuel Vance, in his own
AUGUST 15, 1780.
(266) David Wilson qualifiedEnsign
(266) Mary AnnWright, orphan of John Wright, to be bound
(267) Henry Miller is incapableof bringing up his children in a Christianlike manner--son, Peter Miller, to bebound
NOVEMBER 22, 1780
(308) Alexr. Crawford recommendedand qualified Ensign in Capt. Cartmill's Company
FEBRUARY 20, 1781
325) Michael Coulter qualifiedLieutenant. George Anderson qualified Ensign. George Barry, William McPheetersand John Campbell qualified overseers of the poor.
MARCH 20, 1781.
(325) John Wilson recommendedMajor of Second Battalion
(327) John Wilson qualified Major
327) Elijah McClenachan, ThomasHughart and James Trotter, returned duly elected Commissioners of the Tax.Thomas and James qualify; Elijah urged his infirmities, and is excused, andJoseph Bell is appointed in his room--and qualified.
330) Henry Miller, aged 18months, to be bound out.
MAY 17, 1781.
346) Tithables to be taken inCompanies, as follows, viz: Daniel Henderson, in Tate's, Long's and Finley's;Alexander St. Clair, in Buchanan's, Smith's and Johnston's; Wm. McPheeters, inMcCutchon's, Cunningham's and Bell's; Alexander Robertson, in Rankin's, Bell'sand Givens's; James Trimble, in Patterson's, Dickey's and Trimble's: ThomasHughart, in Kinkead's; John McCreery, in McCoy's, Hicklin's and McCreery's:Samuel Vance, in Oliver's.
DECEMBER 19, 1781.
(360) James Miller to be summonedto show cause why he doth not take proper care of his children.--Overseers ofpoor to inspect his family, and if they find them suffering, are to take themin charge until next Court
FEBRUARY 19, 1782
364) Rebecca Estill is appointedguardian of Priscilla Estill
MARCH 20, 1782
369) Admn. c. t, a. of estate ofJohn Estill granted Rebecca Estill, Wm. Hutchison having refused, and the otherexecutor, Benj. Estill, having for some time past been of insane mind.
APRIL 19, 1782.
(373) Wm. Steelqualified Deputy Clerk
MAY 21, 1782.
(379) Admn. of estate of JosephWright granted widow, Elizabeth
379) Adam Stevenson appointedroad overseer from Miller's Iron Works to Skidmore's Camps, thence to top ofNorth Mountain
(380) William Wilson, ArchibaldScott, Benj. Erwin and James Waddle, Presbyterian Ministers, are licenced tocelebrate matrimony
MAY 22, 1782
(382) Joshua Perry recommendedand qualified Ensign in Capt. Francis Smith's Company
MAY 25, 1782.
412) Ann Helena Attwatersrelinquished dower in a lot and house in Staunton and lot of woodland in deedby her husband to Wm. Crawford, Moses Estey and John Beech
414) Tithables to be taken asfollows in Companies: William Tate, in Capt. Tate's Company; James Trotter, inCunningham'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; DavidHenderson, in Capt. Long's; Joseph Bell, in Capt. Anderson's; John Poage, inCapt. Rankin's; James Steel, in Baskin's and Finley's; Thomas Hughes, inSmith's; George Poage, in Poage's and Hamilton's; John Kinkead, in Hole's andHicklin's: John McCreary, in Brown's and Bratton's; Elijah McClenachan, inBuchanan's.
AUGUST 20, 1782.
419) Archibald Dixon is appointedguardian to Thomas Story, orphan of Thomas Story, deceased
AUGUST 23, 1782
425) Wm. McDowell vs. Alexr. St.Clair.--This ejectment involves Lot No. 3, in Staunton
NOVEMBER 19, 1782
(437) John Gamble recommended inCapt. John Cambles Company
NOVEMBER 21, 1782
(440) James Trotter recommendedand qualified Captain, vice John Cunningham.
(441) Abraham Smith's deathabates suit.
(441) Jane Seawright's marriage abates suit.
NOVEMBER 22, 1782.
(454) Thomas Hamilton'sdeath abates suit.
(464) John Berry's death abates suit
DECEMBER 17, 1782
471) Mathew Smith recommendedCaptain, vice Charles Baskins, resigned
MARCH 20, 1783
(40) Tithables to be taken asfollows, viz: By James Trotter, in Capts. Tate's and Trotter's Companies; Wm.McPheeters, in Capts. McCutcheon's and Bell's Companies; James Trimble, inCapts. McKittricks's and Dickey's Companies; Alexr. Robertson, in Capts.Givens's and Rankin's Companies; John Poage, in Capts. Campbell's andAnderson's Companies; David Henderson, in Capt. Long's Company; James Steel, inCapts. M. Smith's and Finley's Companies; Thos. Hughes, in Capts. Buchanan'sand Smith's Companies; John McCreery, in Capts. Bratton's and Brown'sCompanies; John Kinkead, in Capts. Hicklin's and Hole's Companies; GeorgePoage, in Capts. Poage's and Hamilton's Companies.
APRIL 15, 1783.
44) David Trotter, vice JosephBlair, resigned--recommended Lieut.
(44) Admn. of estate of James Potter granted Wm. Steele. Dedimusordered to take depositions of Jacob van Lear and Israel Christian, witnessesto will of John Christian, who are too aged and infirm to attend Court.
(45) William Wilson, vice Patrick Buchanan, rcsigned--recomd.Captain.
MAY 20, 1783.
(51) Admn. of estate of AmbrosePowell granted
MAY 21, 1782.
(58) Mathew Smith qualifiedCaptain
Note: First records showing a move to Kentucky in this section of Volume 1.
MAY 22, 1782.
71) Dedimus to take deposition ofJames Graham, about to remove to Kentucky.
JUNE 17, 1782.
75) Thomas Poage proves that heobtained pre-emption warrant for 1,000 acres to be located in Kentucky, whichwarrant he delivered to Claugh Overton, and he is convinced that Claugh Overtonhas been killed by the Indians and warrant lost--ordered to be certified.
(75) Wm. Wilson as Captain, and David Trotter as Lieutenant—qualified
AUGUST 19, 1782
(80) Sarah Cunningham, orphan ofCharles Cunningham, to be bound to Charles Berry--and Ruth Cunningham to JamesHarris.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1783.
124) Dedimus for deposition of W.Cunninghan, who is about to remove to Kentucky.
(128) Dedimus for deposition of Samuel Bell, who is about to removeto Kentucky
(129) Walter Cook, an orphanchild, to be bound to John Gregory for 8 years, to learn art and mystery of atailor
(130) John Steel, Lieutenant ofthe 1st Virginia Regiment, made oath that Robert Bower, a soldier in theContinental Army, died in Charlestown in August, 1780, and it is certified thatEuphemia Mitchell, wife of James Mitchell, and Elizabeth Barnes, wife of GeorgeBarnes, are the only heirs.
OCTOBER 21, 1783
133) Walter Cook, orphan ofWilliam Cook, deceased, to be bound to John Gregory, he being now 10 years and5 months, until he is 19 years old
NOVEMBER 18, 1783
(141) William Crawford isappointed guardian to Thomas Sawyers, orphan of James Sawyers
(148) George Moffett recommendedas Lieutenant of Augusta County, vice Sampson Mathews, removed. William Bowyerrecommended as Colonel, vice George Moffet. Alexr. Robertson recommended asLieutenant Colonel, vice Wm. Bowyer. Thomas Smith recommended as Major, viceAlexr. Robertson. Richard Madison recommended as Captain, vice Thomas Smith.Joshua Perry recommended as Lieutenant, vice Richard Madison.
NOVEMBER 20, 1783.
(163) Edward Erwin and John Dixonreturned no inhabitant.
(166) William Young appointed guardian ad litem of AbrahamCarson, son and heir-at-law of Isaac Carson
DECEMBER 16, 1783
167) John Steel is appointedguardian of Isaac Price, orphan of John Price.
(167) Admn. of estate of George Searight granted Jane, the widow.
MARCH 16, 1784.
(175) Alexander Martin, woundedat Guilford, is allowed as a pensioner
MARCH 19, 1784
196) William McDowell, noinhabitant.
(198) Owen Owens, returned no inhabitant
APRIL 20, 1784
(217) William McDowell grantedcertificate of good character for obtaining license to practice law.
(217) Farrow vs Alexr. Searight } Dedimus to take depositions ofJames Woods, Isaac Shields, Richard Woods, Gilbert Searight, William Searight,William Stuart, William and John Moore, residents of Pennsylvania
MAY 18, 1784.
222) Thomas Smith qualifiedMajor. Alexander Anderson qualified Ensign
MAY 21, 1784
(246) Joshua Perry appointedCaptain, vice Richard Madison; William Burk as Lieutenant and David Perry asEnsign
(248) James Henderson's deathabates suit
JUNE 15, 1784
(255) John Gamble, William Young, James Searight, Anthony Ailor,and Edward Erwin to locate a road from Staunton to Herodsburg
JULY 20, 1784
258) David Trotter recommendedCaptain, vice Capt. James Trotter, who is about to remove to Kentucky.
259) John Wilson recommendedLieutenant, vice David Trotter, and John McCutcheon as an Ensign
AUGUST 17, 1784
(263) David Trotter as Captain,and John Wilson as Lieutenant, qualified.
(263) Admn. of estate of William Smith granted his widow, JaneSmith
AUGUST 19, 1784
(284) David Martin ordered toappear at next Court to show cause why Jane Allison Martin, a child under 3years, shall not be bound out
SEPTEMBER 21, 1784
(309) Dedimus to take depositionof John Richey, who is about to remove to Georgia
(310) Will of John McMahon provedby Rev. Mr. Wilson, and certified for further proof.
311) James Searight and John Kingare appointed guardians of John and Margaret Searight, orphans of GeorgeSearight.
MAY 17, 1785.
18) New Commission, viz: ThomasAdams, William Bowyer, Thomas Hughart,* Alexr. St. Clair, Charles Cameron,William McPheeters,* Joseph Bell, Samuel Vance, John Givens, David Stephenson,Richard Mathews, Robert Porterfield, Jacob Warrick, George Moffet, Alexr.Robertson, Elijah McClenachan,* Thomas Hughes,* George Poage, James Steel, JohnWilson, Samuel Lewis, John Taite,* Robert Gamble, James Crawford, Jr., JamesDavis, Alexr. Crawford, John McKemey. (Those marked (*) qualified.)
(24) Alexander Reid appointedguardian of John Walker, orphan of Alexr. Walker
MAY 18, 1785
46) Mary Moody, daughter ofElizabeth Moody, to be bound to William Blair
MAY 20, 1785
83) William Smith's death abatessuit
(97) James Hays, returned noinhabitant
AUGUST 20, 1785
(233) On motion of Zachary F.Estill, who intermarried with Rebecca Estill, admx. of John Estill, deceased,accounts to be audited
250) Catharine Reid, aged 3 years22d July last, daughter of Barbara Reid, to be bound
OCTOBER 18, 1785.
256) Alexr. Martin allowed apension of £18, being incapacitated from labor by wounds and injuries receivedin the public service
NOVEMBERR 15, 1785
261) Rev. William Wilson,Presbyterian, qualified to perform marriage ceremony.
(263) James Steele qualified Justice
NOVEMBER 16, 1785.
267) William McPheeters, JohnTaite, John Christian and William Young, having refused to act as overseers ofthe poor, the Court appoints Joseph Bell, Robert Kenny, John Wilson and JoshuaParry. John Wilson qualified
DECEMBER 20, 1785.
(271) Joshua Parry qualifiedoverseer of the poor
MARCH 21, 1786
(274) (284) John King, orphan ofJoseph King, aged 18 years the 7th of May next, to George Smith
(283) John Wilson is to examineJohn Poage, Jr., as a deputy surveyor
(284) Alexander Martin, apensioner proved that he received his wounds at the battle of Guilford, inNorth Carolina, 15 March, 1781, in Capt. Joseph Alexander's Company of Militiafrom Rockbridge County. Is aged 27 and resides in this County.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1783
124) Dedimus for deposition of W.Cunninghan, who is about to remove to Kentucky
128) Dedimus for deposition ofSamuel Bell, who is about to remove to Kentucky
(258) David Trotter recommendedCaptain, vice Capt. James Trotter, who is about to remove to Kentucky
310) Commission to issue to takepriv. examination of Sarah, wife of John Caldwell, of Lincoln County, Kentucky,touching her dower in land sold by John to Robert Black
MARCH 23, 1786
337) John Smith, Wm. Dinwoodie,John Richey, Gasper Fought--returned no inhabitants
JUNE 20, 1786
71) James Lyle, Jr., qualifiedDeputy Clerk
(77) David Jones to come of age22 July, 1790, to be bound to William Gilkison, to learn trade of blacksmith.
JULY 18, 1786.
80) Peter Wilson, orphan of PeterWilson, to be bound to Ro. Gamble
(80) George Crawford allowed fora gun lost in the service
SEPTEMBER 19, 1786
(167) Admn. of estate of SusannahHenderson is granted William Henderson; James Henderson, heir-at-law, havingresigned his right.
(169) Following officers of militia recommended: Robert Gamble, asLieutenant Colonel; William Hinds, as Captain; John Hogshead and David Parry,as Lieutenants; Jacob Perey and Samuel Cargo, as Ensigns; and for a lightcompany to the First Regiment--Alexander Gibson, as Captain; John Poage, Jr.,as Lieutenant; James Steel, as Ensign; for a light company to the SecondRegiment--John Lewis, as Captain; Charles Donally, as Lieutenant, JohnMcCreery, Jr., Ensign
DECEMBER 19, 1786
(187) Claim of Joseph Thompson for one gun, appraised at £800,reduced by scale to £3, 4/ specie--allowed. Claim of Robert Stuart for 1 beef.Claim of John Sutlington for 3 bushels wheat. Claim of John McClung for 422lbs. beef. Claim of James Hughart for 787 lbs. beef. John Dickinson for beef.Ralph Lafferty for beef. Wm. Rhea for beef. James Young for 3 days drivingcattle. Alexr. Kirk for 2 days driving cattle. Isham Berry for one certificatefor militia service under Capt. Wm. Grissem of Albemarle for £4, 13, 4, dated 9July, 1783. Isham Berry for one certificate for militia service under Capt.Henry Burke, dated June 4, 1783.
JANUARY 16, 1787
191) Sarah Ross's sons to bebound--John Ross to John Blair, and David Ross to James Blair.
(191) Alexander Wilson, son of Elizabeth Wilson, to be bound toGeorge Craig
MARCH 21, 1787
(218) Militia officersrecommended--James Frazier, Captain, vice Wm. Findley, removed; Alexr. Hall,Lieutenant; Andrew Fulton, Ensign
MARCH 24, 1787.
(248) Robert Douthat,Robert McCullough, Robert Stuart, Hugh McDowell, Wm. McDowell, Robert McDowell,Robert Aistrop, Charles Markle, John McKibbon and Robert Gamble, merchants,granted licenses for retailing goods agreeable to the Act of Assembly"Imposing New Taxes
APRIL 17, 1787.
249) Elizabeth Miller, relict ofAbraham Miller, appears and relinquishes right to administer
APRIL 18, 1787.
(254) Militia officersrecommended: Captains, William Shields, Robert Doak; Lieutenants. Wm. Bell,John Gamble, James Mitchell; Ensigns, Wm. Bell, Jr., Alexr. Reed, James McCune,David Williams, Wm. Brownlee, Wm. Henderson
MAY 15, 1787
(267) Joseph Trotter grantedlicense for retailing goods
JULY 17, 1787
345) Following reported asrefusing to give in their taxes to Commissioner: Archibald Armstrong, RebeccaBlack, John Black, Ephraim Bates, Daniel Callison, Christopher Crummett,Frederick Crummett, John Cowgar, Owley Conrad, Sr. and Jr., Samuel Carlile, Wm.Guy, Joanes Henderson, Henry Hufman, Robert Hutcheson, John Hinsher, JohnLambert, Jr., Nathan Man, John McCutchen, John McLaughlin. William JosephNewton, William Sexton, Henry Smith, Leonard Simmons, George and John Simmons,Jacob Snider, Peter Sickafoss, Leonard Simmons, Jr., Henry, Mark and MichaelSimmons, Edward Thompson, Francis Tackett. Michael Woolfong, Elihab Wilson,Christian Waggoner
SEPTEMBER 18, 1787.
404) Thomas Cook to be bound toFrederick Hanger, and Peter Laywell to Peter Hanger, Jr.
OCTOBER 16, 1787.
407) Admn. of John Miller grantedhis son, Patrick Miller.
(408) James Fraizer and John Erwin, Captains: Alexr. Hall,Lieutenant; Hugh Fulton, Ensign; qualified
NOVEMBER 3, 1781
411) Called Court on Isham Berryfor larceny—discharged
NOVEMBER 21, 1787.
(431) Robert Reid, aforeigner, took oath of allegiance to Virginia.
(440) Margaret Reed, relict ofRobert Reed, deceased, qualified admx. of his estate
(442) James Bogs, 5 years oldNovember 15, last, to Samuel Steele, blacksmith
FEBRUARY 19, 1788.
(452-454) Alexr. Martin,pensioner, to receive £30
454) Elizabeth Wilson to be boundto John Wallace
455) Estate of Margaret Crawford,deceased, comd. to John Crawford
456) Militia officersrecommended: John McKemy, Captain; David Buchanan, Lieutenant; Alexr. Sprowl,Ensign; in the First Regiment. John McCutchen, Lieutenant in Second Regiment.Samuel Steele, Jr., Lieutenant, and Wm. Davis, Ensign, of the Light Company belongingto the First Regiment
MAY 20, 1788
518) George Wilson fined formisbehaving in the presence of the Court
JUNE 17, 1788
541-545) Andrew McComb's willproved; Jane, the widow, refuses to execute it.
(546) George Wilson's fine (page 518)remitted
546) Mary Miller's son, DanielMiller, to be bound to Andrew Peck
NOVEMBER 22, 1788
654) William Bell recommendedCaptain of First Regiment. John Crawford recommended Lieutenant of FirstRegiment
JANUARY 20, 1789.
(671) James Searight qualifiedJustice
JANUARY 21, 1789.
676-678) David Steel proved thathe is disabled by wounds received in the service of the United Stater atGuilford, March 15, 1781.--He belonged to the Militia of this County--residesin this county and is aged 30.
(679) William Bowyer ordered to receive a deed from the County forlot No. 20 in Staunton.
APRIL 21, 1789
45) Merchants licensed, viz:Robert Stuart, Robert McDowell, Robert McCullough, Robert Aistrop, RobertGamble, William McDowell, Hugh McDowell
APRIL 22, 1789
(51) Alexander Martin to be paid £16, his pension for 1788
(52) Robert Kirk recommendedCaptain of a troop of Cavalry in First Regiment; William Forbes as Lieutenant,and John McDowell as Cornet; Oliver McCoy, as Captain of troop of Cavalry inSecond Regiment, and John Berry as Lieutenant
JUNE 16, 1789.
93) William Young, Sr., exemptedfrom levy
98) Elizabeth Jones, aged 4 inMarch last, and John Ruffhead, son of Margaret Ruffhead, to be bound out
SEPTEMBER 15, 1789
133-137) Mary Hempenstall, lateMary Wilson, executrix of Samuel Wilson
(138) Elizabeth Ross, orphan,aged 11 years and 3 weeks the 3d instant, to be bound to Robert Craig
JANUARY 19, 1790.
191) James Steel qualifiedSheriff
FEBRUARY 16, 1790.
(199) Thomas and Nancy Smith tobe bound.
APRIL 20, 1790.
242) Robert Hall and SamuelShannon, witnesses to the will of Joseph Maze, are residents of Kentucky, andtheir depositions to be taken.
MAY 18, 1790.
244) Thomas Smith's death abatessuit
MAY 20, 1790.
255) Robert Cockran resides inKentucky, and deposition to be taken
MAY 21, 1790
261) Death of John Abney andThomas Smith, executors of John McDonagh abates suit
OCTOBER 19, 1790
(333) Elizabeth Ross, 14 year old17th December last, to be bound, with consent of her mother, to John Burke.
(334) James Steele, Sheriff.
(336) Admn. of estate of Matthew Reed granted Archibald Stuart.
DECEMBER 22, 1790.
368-371) Certified that JohnCoalter has resided in this County for one year last past, and that he is a manof honesty, probity and good demeanor
FEBRUARY 15, 1791
383) Andrew Coulter, orphan, tobe bound to Smith Thompson
MARCH 15, 1791
391) John Coalter qualifiedSheriff
394-397) Death of Lawrence Smithabates suit.
APRIL 19, 1791
(438) Jane, David, Isaac, Jamesand Gordon White, to Steele—deed
MAY 19, 1791
453-460) Deposition of ThomasBrown to be taken in Kentucky
JUNE 21, 1791
(471) Margaret, wife of AlexanderWiley, relinquishes dower in deed to Andrew McCartney
477) Estate of Laurence Smith,deceased, committed to Sheriff
AUGUST 20, 1791.
(521) Daniel Miller's deathabates suit
OCTOBER 18, 1791.
(11-12) Andrew Coulter, orphan,to be bound to Abraham Grove, to learn the art and mystery of a saddler
DECEMBER 21, 1791.
61) Joshua Parry appointed sealmaster
JANUARY 17, 1792.
(65) George Taylor, formerlybound to John Finley, to be bound to David Finley.
APRIL 18, 1792.
97-98) James Lyle, Jr.,appointed, vice Robert Gamble, who has removed, to convey the County lots topurchasers
101) Certified that James Lylehas resided in this County for seven years and is a man of honesty, probity andgood demeanor
JULY 17, 1792
159-160) James Lyle resigned asJustice and qualified attorney
JANUARY 17, 1792.
44) Robert Wilson, named asexecutor in will of John Oliver, qualified as administrator of said will
AUGUST 4, 1792
(151) Called Court on slave ofJames Lamb.--Not guilty
SEPTEMBER 18, 1792
182) John Wiley's will partlyproved
DECEMBER 18, 1792.
212-213) Rachel, widow of WilliamCrawford, deceased, releases dower in land conveyed by William's partners toRobert McCullock
JANUARY 15, 1793
223) Following to be bound out:Jane Ross, 6 years old March 6th next; Daniel Caphart, 4 years old 13th of Maynext; Dinah Hunter (daughter of Elizabeth Hunter), 3 years old 3d of thismonth.
JANUARY 19, 1793.
(233) John Wheeler to be paid £8,pension for 1792.
MARCH 25, 1793.
258) Andrew Anderson recommendedas County Lieutenant, John Campbell as Major of 1st Battalion, William Wilsonas Major of 2d Battalion.
(258) Thomas Turk, Jr., James Frazer, James Crawford, John Erwinand William Bell as Captains in 1st Battalion--recommended.
(258) John Clements, Alex. Hall,James Rankin, Andrew Erwin and John Crawford as Lieutenants in 1stBattalion--recommended.
(258) John McCutchen, Robert Christian, James Mitchell, JohnWilson, David Buchanan, Lieutenants in 2d Battalion--recommended.
(258) Benj. Kennerly, Andrew Fulton, David Henderson, Thos. Waddle,Wm. Bell, Jr., Ensigns in 1st Battalion—recommended
258) Wm. Armstrong, Joseph Bell, Robert Fulton Ewing, David Williams,Ensigns in 2d Battalion--recommended.
(258) William Chambers as a Captain of Infantry in 1st Battalion--recommended.
(258) Samuel Steele, recommended as Captain of Infantry in 2d Battalion.
MARCH 25, 1793.
(259) James Allen asLieutenant of Company of Infantry in 1st Battalion--recommended. Robert Kennickas Lieutenant of Company of Infantry in 2d Battalion--recommended. Alex.Anderson as Ensign of a Company of Infantry in 1st Battalion--recommended.Alex. Crawford as Ensign of a Company of Infantry in 2d Battalion; RobertGratton as Captain of a Company of Cavalry to be raised inStaunton--recommended. David Parry as First Lieutenant of said Company; WilliamAbney as Second Lieutenant of said Company; Jacob Geiger as Cornet of saidCompany
APRIL 16, 1793
263) Rachel Poage, late RachelCrawford, executrix of John Crawford, deceased, to settle her accounts
(264) William Wheeler, aged 11years 27th February last, to be bound to Lawrence Trimper
MAY 21, 1793.
(265) Thos Stevens and GeorgeMartin, apprentices of Gideon Morgan, to be summoned to show cause why theyhave absented themselves without leave
MAY 24, 1793
(276-277) Isabella Walker, orphanof Alex. Walker, deceased, has intermarried with Robert Reed, and suit abatesas to her.
JUNE 19, 1793.
(300) John Coalter qualifiedClerk of District Court
DECEMBER 17, 1793
(35) Mary Dick, orphan, choseSamuel Wilson guardian
35) Charles Hendrick, aged 18years, to be bound to James Cochran to learn art and mystery of a saddler--AdamBickle, his former master, consenting
JANUARY 21, 1794
44) William Wilson qualifiedMajor of 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment
FEBRUARY 18, 1794
51) Judith Miller and herchildren allowed £10, her pension for 1793
53) William Wilson and FrancisBell qualified deputy surveyors
(54) Michael Iseerhower,apprentice of Jacob Leas
FEBRUARY 19, 1794
(57) John McKinney to be paid£15, pension for 1793. John Wheeler be paid £8, pension for 1793. John Burtonto be paid £5, pension for 1793.
APRIL 16, 1794.
81) Court certifies that CaptainJames Bratton is entitled to the rank of Major in 2d Battalion, vice WilliamWilson, who was recommended by mistake and has qualified.
(81) James Guy recommended asCaptain in 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment. James Berry recommended as Captain in 2dBattalion, 32d Regiment
SEPTEMBER 16, 1794
157) William Jones, aged 17, tobe bound to Lawrence Simmerman, to learn trade of weaver
(158) Sarah McDowell, widow ofHugh McDowell, refuses to accept her husband's will
(159) Joseph Bell, Jr.,recommended Captain, 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment, vice Capt. Shields, resigned.James Brand recommended Lieutenant, vice Robert Christian, resigned. Wm.Thompson recommended Ensign, vice Joseph Bell, Jr. Edward Rutledge recommendedCaptain of a new Company taken off Capt. Shield's Company. Jonathan Brooksrecommended Lieutenant. James Henderson recommended Ensign. David Buchananrecommended Captain of a new Company taken off Capts. Shield's and Argenbright's.David Williams recommended Lieutenant. Charles Hudson recommended Ensign. JamesBerry recommended Captain, vice James Bratton, resigned. Wm. Armstrongrecommended Lieutenant, vice John McCutchen, resigned. Samuel Lockridge,Ensign, recommended Lieutenant. Samuel Bell recommended Captain of a newCompany taken off Captain Argenbright's Company. Francis Bell recommendedLieutenant. James Bell recommended Ensign. Frederick Hanger recommendedLieutenant, vice David Buchanan, recommended Captain. Peter Jenewinerecommended Ensign, vice David Williams, recommended Lieutenant
(160) John Gamble recommendedCaptain in 1st Battalion, 32d Regiment, of a new Company taken off Capt.Erwin's Company. William Young recommended Lieutenant. James Allen recommendedEnsign. David Parry recommended Captain of a new Company taken off Capt. Bell'sCompany. Andrew Cutler recommended Lieutenant. Michael Garber, Jr., recommendedEnsign. Mathew Robertson recommended Ensign, vice Benjamin Kennerly, who hasremoved. Alex. Watson recommended Ensign of Infantry, vice Alex. Anderson,resigned.
(165) Wm. Alexander, Archibald Stuart, Alex. Nelson, Alex.Humphreys, and Robert Douthat are appointed commissioners to report a plan tothe next Court for a jail.
OCTOBER 21, 1794
169) James Berry qualifiedCaptain 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment. James Brand qualified Lieutenant. Wm.Armstrong qualified Lieutenant. John Gamble qualified Captain.
DECEMBER 16, 1794.
196) Alex. Hall recommendedCaptain in 1st Battalion, vice James Frazer, resigned. Andrew Fultonrecommended Lieutenant, vice Alex. Hall. Andrew Steele, Jr., recommendedEnsign, vice Andrew Fulton. Thomas Caldbreath recommended Captain of a newCompany taken off Capt. Frazier's Company. Robert Graham recommendedLieutenant. Petterson Thompson recommended Ensign. David Buchanan, Sr.,recommended as Captain of new Company in 2d Battalion taken off Capt.McCutcheon's Company. Alex. Sprowl recommended as Lieutenant. James Clarkerecommended as Ensign. Jonathan Brooks recommended as Captain, vice Edward Rutledge,who has removed. James Henderson recommended as Lieutenant, vice JonathanBrooks. Alex. Henderson recommended as Ensign, vice James Henderson. CharlesHudson recommended as Lieutenant, vice David Williams, resigned. ThomasCaldwell recommended as Ensign, vice Charles Hudson.
(198) Frederick Hanger qualified Lieutenant, 2d Battalion. PeterJenewine qualified Ensign. James Bell qualified Ensign. Francis Bell qualifiedLieutenant. Samuel Lockridge qualified Ensign. William Young qualifiedLieutenant, 1st Battalion. James Allen qualified Ensign.
(199) Frederick Steele exempted from levy by reason of age, &c.
JULY 21, 1795
322-323) James Young appointedguardian to orphans of George Hood
DECEMBER 16, 1795.
(399) George Woolwine, aged 10years the 23d April next, to be bound to Michael Harmon, to learn art andmystery of a hatter
JANUARY 19, 1795
(404) John Summers, aged about 20years, son of John Summers, appeared with his father and agreed to apprenticehimself to Jacob Leas for two years and a half to learn the art and mystery ofa tanner
JANUARY 20, 1796.
406) Jacob Kinney appointedguardian of John McDowell, orphan of Hugh McDowell
FEBRUARY 16, 1796
407-409) James Boggs, aged 12years last November, to be bound to Wm. Steel
FEBRUARY 17, 1796
411-414) Depositions to be takenof Robert and Elizabeth Wilson of Bath County.
MARCH 21, 1796
(450-451) John Bowyerrecommended Captain of a Company of Artillery; John McDowell, First Lieutenant,and Robert McClenachan, Second Lieutenant
APRIL 20, 1796
(454) John Conrad Wright exemptedfrom levy
MAY 21, 1796.
480) Robert McDowell took theoath of fidelity
JUNE 21, 1796.
3) Admn. of estate of James Hughes granted David Steele
JULY 26, 1796.
26) Sarah Wilson, aged 7 years inMay last, to be bound to Mary Hamilton. Phebe Martin, aged 2 years in Junelast, to be bound to David Straen
SEPTEMBER 20, 1796.
(63) Sarah, widow of Moses Hays,refuses to administer
(66) John Michael recommendedEnsign in 1st Battalion, 32d Regiment. George Berry, as Captain in 2dBattalion, vice John McCutcheon, resigned. John Scott, as Lieutenant, vice JohnWilson, resigned. James Ewing, as Lieutenant, vice John Sharp, resigned
SEPTEMBER 26, 1796.
) Called Court on BenjaminRoberts for passing counterfeit bills—discharged
OCTOBER 18, 1796
73) Charles Berry recommendedCaptain in 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment, vice David Buchanan, resigned
74) James Wilson exempted fromlevy for his two sons, John and James Wilson.
(74) Samuel Miller recommended Captain in Staunton Cavalry, viceRobert Gratton, promoted.
NOVEMBER 19, 1796.
(88-91) A fight took place inCourt between John Coulter and Alex. Gibson, Esquires--bound to peace
DECEMBER 20, 1796.
92) George Wright chose JohnBrown guardian
JANUARY 17, 1797.
97) Charles Berry qualifiedCaptain in 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment. George Berry qualified Captain in 2dBattalion, 32d Regiment.
APRIL 18, 1797
134) Jacob Aker, aged 13 years,to be bound to John Weorly
135) Henry Wilson, orphan ofThomas Wilson, deceased, 5 years old in July last, to be bound to WilliamMitchell
APRIL 19, 1797
(136) George Eker, aged 18 years,chose John Weorly guardian
Note::: Eker may be related toAker above as they are both going as guardians of John Weorly.
JUNE 20, 1797.
165-166) James Ross exempted fromlevy by reason of being disabled in one of his hands
JANUARY 16, 1798
249) Polly Stuart, orphan of JohnStuart, chose George Crawford as her guardian
251) Elizabeth, widow of JosephWilson, qualifies administratrix.
(252) George Wilson is apyointed guardian of John, Margaret, MaryLessley, Oliver, Betsey, Jenny and Joseph Wilson, infants and orphans of JosephWilson, deceased
MAY 16, 1798.
(303) David Parry is appointed topurchase thirteen pair of leather buckets of the usual size for the use of thewater engine for Staunton, in addition to the number specified in an order ofMarch Court last.
JUNE 19, 1798.
(316) John Cummins exempted fromlevy on account of old age and infirmity
(359) Dedimus to be directed toPeter House, Henry House and John Conrad. Also of Mitford Stokes, of Salisbury,in said State, dedimus to Spence McAuley, Evan Alexander and John Newman. Alsoof Mr. Franklin, formerly a Commissioner of Army Accounts, now an inhabitant ofSurry County, North Carolina. All in suit of John Johnston vs. John Miller
OCTOBER 16, 1798
366) John Wayt, James Cochran,James McNutt, Jr., David Parry, James Flack, John Fackler and WilliamSteel--qualified Justices
(371) James Draper, orphan ofAbraham Draper, chose David Buchanan guardian. Catherine Harmon, orphan ofPeter Harmon, chose John Towell her guardian
OCTOBER 18, 1798
(387) Thomas Jones, aged 15 yearsin November next, to be bound to Martin Lonshbough to learn trade ofcabinetmaker.
DECEMBER 20, 1798
(448-454) Ann Chambers, wife ofWilliam Chambers, acknowledged deed of William to Robert McDowell
FEBRUARY 7, 1799.
463) Called Court on Dicey, anegro woman (the property of Hugh Campbell, of the County of Amherst, and latein the possession of Sarah McDowell, of Staunton) for murdering her child.—Discharged
FEBRUARY 19, 1799
470) George Crawford exemptedfrom levy on account of age and infirmity
APRIL AND JUNE, 1746
John Peter Sally vs. Benj. Bordenand Magdalene, his wife, admx. of all and singular the goods of John McDowell,deceased.--Writ 12th February, 1745
Jean McDowell vs. HenryCresswell.--Petition filed February, 1745-6. Bond dated 8th November, 1744
George Brackenridge vs. JohnSmith.--Petition on bond dated 10th December, 1745. Writ dated 14th February,1745.
William Wright vs. Thomas Linville.--Writ 11th March, 1745.Thomas Linville told Robert Patterson that he had paid to William Wright acertain sum of money which was due to said Wright's father. Order by WilliamWright's, 10th December, 1744, to Robert Patterson to collect the account.
Young vs. Bordin.--Chancery. Writ dated 14th February,1745-6. Robt. Young, orator. Robert Crockett purchased a tract of land fromBenjamin Bordin, Sr., between James Young and Robert Young (orator) on 8thOctober, 1742. Orator bought Crockett's right and sues for a deed from BenjaminBordin, Jr.
Andrew Reed, of Trenton, Countyof Hunterdon, Province of New Jersey, vs. Thomas Moffett, of Winsor, in theCounty of Middlesex and Province of New Jersey.--Bond dated 9th April, 1742.Writ dated 17th August, 1746.
James Davis vs. DavidMorgan.--Attachment 17th July, 1746. George Breckenridge, surety
Benjamin Borden vs. JohnSmith.--Benjamin and Magdalene, his wife, executrix of John McDowell. Writdated 26th July, 1746
James McClelhill vs. AndrewMcClure.--James and Jane, his wife, admrs. of Randal McDonnald. Writ dated 25thFebruary, 1745
Benjamin Borden vs. JohnBombgardner.--Benjamin and Magdalene, his wife, late Magdalene McDowell,against J. B., on bond dated 6th August, 1743, to Magdalene while she was soleand unmarried
AUGUST, 1747 (B).
Brown vs. Smith.--Capt. JamesMontgomery, gent., living at the Cutappa prior to 15th July, 1747.
Philip Jones vs. Benj. Hardin.--Debt. Writ 22d June, 1747."He lives at South Branch." "Not found in my bailiwick. He liveson James River." By me, John Edwards
George Sellers, of FrederickCounty, vs. Abraham Miller and Christian Miller, of Frederick County. Bonddated 8th October, 1745. "The defendants live near the narrow passage, byFalkenborgh's old place
NOVEMBER, 1747 (A).
James Patton, John Finley, JohnChristian, James Alexander and William Wright vs. Robert Turk.--Debt for years1741, 1742, 1743, 1744, 1745, 1746. Asst. to pay plaintiffs as collectors forMr. Craig's salary at £1 per year. A copy of the mutual obligations between theCongregation and their Commissioners
FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 1748
Rebecca Edgill vs. JamesAlexander, Samuel Crafford and William Crafford.--Debt on bond dated 20thDecember, 1733. Writ dated 19th September, 1747. Defendants of Octorarah,Drummore Township, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Administration of estateof Simon Edgill granted to plaintiff, in ____ County, Pennsylvania
Philip Jones vs. BenjaminHardin.--Petition 20th February, 1747. Defendant has removed to South Carolina
Robert Cunningham vs. JohnBeety.--Trespass A (S) and B. Writ. 1747. Eleanor Rutledge not summoned as awitness because she was where the smallpox was.
Benjamin Borden vs. BryanMcDonnell.--Debt on bond date 27th February, 1744-5. Writ 1747. Defendant ofNew Castle County, Pennsylvania
MAY AND AUGUST, 1748
Gabriel Jones vs. DavidEvans.--Recites statute against removing without notice, enacted atWilliamsburg, 1661. David Evans transported Richard Crunk from his plantationin Frederick County to Craig's Creek in Augusta on the road to Carolina, wherethe said Richard Cronk is since gone.
George Robinson and Simon Akers vs. Joseph Love, of Roanoke,in ye County of Orange, otherwise called Augusta.--Bond dated 13th December,1744.
William Chapman vs. Terrence McMullin.--Debt. Writ 19thFebruary, 1747. "He lives on South Branch." "He is gone toCarolina."
Abraham Oldhouse vs. JacobMiller.--Bond by plaintiff and defendant to John Miller, 4th February, 1746.Both of Township of Canistoga, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
James Given vs. John Stewart,taylor, of Staunton, and Thomas Fulton.-- February, 1763. Bill filed. Writ 4thJanuary, 1763. Attachment for answer 18th March, 1763. In December, last past,Stewart followed orator into the store of Felix Gilbert and importuned him tostay in town that day, and plied him with liquor until he was very drunk, whenStewart persuaded him to sell him a slave. Suit to set aside the sale.
Hugh Young vs. ErwakerJohnston.--Defendant lives on Jackson's River. April, 1749
Philip Jones vs. BenjaminHardin.--On account. Dated 1743. Defendant lives in Cowpasture
William Hughs vs. WilliamMiller.--Abates by death of plaintiff, 1749
MAY, 1750 (A
Brownlee vs. Smith.--Bond of JohnSmith, of Orange County, Virginia, to Alexander Brownlee, of Donigall, in theCounty of Lancaster in Pennsylvania, dated 9th June, 1739. Conditioned thatSmith shall make a title to Brownlee for 400 acres lying at head of the greatPoplar Bottom, on the North River, at the lower end of the Great Stony Lick,before 1st July, 1740. Suit brought 25th February, 1746, by Alexander Brownlee,of Donigall, &c.
Daniel Harrison bid on the building of the Court House andsays his was the lowest, but the Commissioners refused to give the contract tohim, and he petitions the Court to know the reasons why.
James McDowell vs Benjamin Borden.--Slander. Writ 25thAugust, 1747. James charges that Benjamin said on 17th August, 1747: "Thouart a rogue and a murdering villain, and I can prove it." And also:"He is a murderer, and brought the Indians upon the settlement(innuendo--the people settled in this County, a great number whereof being hisMajesty's liege subjects were slain by the Indians in a difference thathappened between his Majesty's subjects inhabiting the said County and the saidIndians, some time in the year 1742)." Verdict for defendant.
Andrew Moor vs. BenjaminBorden.--Chancery. Writ dated 22d August, 1748. In 1738, after severalconferences with John McDowell, gent., late of this County, deceased, John soldorator 700 acres in Borden's tract, but Benjamin Borden afterwards surveyed it toWilliam Evans and George Henderson. John McDowell died 1742 intestate andMagdalene McDowell, his widow, became administratrix, and sometime afterwardsintermarried with Benjamin Borden, Jr. John McDowell was agent for BenjaminBorden, Sr. Answer states that John McDowell bought 1,000 acres of BenjaminBorden and died intestate, leaving heirs.
James Bayard vs. Alexander Glaspy.--Alexander from CecilCounty, Maryland. 2d January, 1741-2.
Thomas Campbell vs. Joseph Love.--Thomas was living inPhiladelphia. 24th October, 1749.
Capt. Thomas Cresap vs. Humberstone Lyon.--Defendant fromPrince George County, Maryland. 1st April, 1743.
Stephen Ruddle vs. Daniel Bulgier.--Daniel married SarahJames.
Agnes Reid vs. John Trimble.--John Scott, aged above 40years, and Robert Reed, aged about 50 years. September 25, 1748
NOVEMBER, 1750 (A).
John Theobald End vs. JacobMiller.--I, Jacob Miller, of Conastogoe Township, Lancaster County,Pennsylvania, 6th December, 1745. Writ dated 5th September, 1750.
AUGUST, 1750 (C).
Samuel Smith vs. Beaty.--Mr.Michael Woods, formerly of Paxtunk, Pennsylvania. Account dated 1733. ThomasRenich, on 1st September, 1750, deposed: About 8 years ago, at his own house,he saw and spoke with said Smith and Robert Buchanan, the then Sheriff ofLancaster County. He heard Smith (then merchant at Connoy) say, &c.,several accounts: Smith vs. James Cathey, 1737; Smith vs. Adam Thomson,1736-7-8; Smith vs. William Robinson, 1739; Smith vs. Richard Woods, 1738;Smith vs. Mrs. Margaret McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Mrs. Mary McDowell, 1737;Smith vs. Michael Woods, 1738-9; Smith vs. John Maxwell; Smith vs. SamuelWoods, 1734-5-8; Smith vs. Francis Beaty, 1735-6; Smith vs. John Christian,1737; Smith vs. Robert Christian, 1733-4-5-6 Smith vs. Randell McDaniel; Smithvs. William Hutchinson; Smith vs. George Hutchinson. All sworn to by SamuelSmith, late of County of Lancaster, before a Justice, in Philadelphia, 13thOctober, 1743.
Paul vs. Borden.--John McDowelldied intestate, leaving Samuel McDowell, his eldest son and heir, and thenMagdalen married Benjamin Borden, Jr.
Harrison vs. O'Neal.--Robert Harrison, infant, by DanielHarrison, his father and next friend
Downs vs. Crawford.--PatrickCrawford was a horse trader
Bell's executor vs. BenjaminBorden.--Copy of bond of Benjamin Borden to Alexander Breckinridge, George,James, Robert and Adam Breckinridge, John Moore, Quantin Moore, GeorgeHenderson, James Bell, Thomas Armstrong, John Mulholan, John Bell, JohnWalters, William McCanless, Robert Poage, Seth Poage, Daniel McAneer, JohnGwinn. Condition, that if Benjamin Borden will give each 100 acres where theyhave already chosen and entered with John McDowell, and shall build and improveon said 100 acres by 1st April next. Witnessed by John McDowell. Dated 21stFebruary, 1738-9.
Martin vs. Smiley.--WilliamMartin and James Martin were brothers..
AUGUST, 1761 (B).
Hugart vs. Wilson.--Josiah Wilsonwas a ranger in the Indian wars under Capt. James Dunlop, and went toPennsylvania and never came back.
Quarles vs. Price andHowell.--Not executed, because defendant was in Majesty's service
Grand Jurors present Wm. Long,John Smith, William Fitzgerald-- that they on 18th October, 1756, did withforce and arms, in a riotous manner, enter the close and house of Alexr.Wright, in Town of Staunton, and then and there did beat, strike and abuse oneMary McDonnell, then in said house, and likewise break doors and windows
MARCH, 1765 (A).
Doggett vs. Mathias Yoakum.--Writ29th March (fourth year George III reign). Is a soldier.
McGranger vs. James Crawford, of Augusta, Storekeeper.--Bond,27th April, 1762
SEPTEMBER, 1763 (B).
Elizabeth Crawford vs. StephenLoy.--Attachment, 17th April, 1763. Stephen Loy, of Frederick Town, inMaryland, to Thomas Fulton. Bond 25th March, 1762
AUGUST, 1765 (A).
Howell vs. Steel andCochran.--John Steel and John Cochran, Chapmen, 1757
AUGUST, 1768 (D).
Scott vs. Mary AnnYoung.--Defendant is daughter-in-law to William Young.