Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

Volume I

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.

ORDER BOOK No. II. (cont.)

FEBRUARY 27, 1749

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  (311) Six pounds tobacco to be collected from every person that has not delivered in his crows heads or squirrels scalps, according to law.
  (313) John Brown, security for James Knox, guardian for Anne Genny Usher, prays counter security.

FEBRUARY 28, 1749.

  (320) George Willson arrested on hue and cry.

APRIL 7, 1750.

  (358) New Commission.

MAY 22, 1750.

  (360) Church Wardens to bind out Jane O'Neal, Margaret O'Neal, and George Wiley, orphans of John Wiley, decd.
  (368) William Bishop, servant of Charles Campbell.

MAY 23, 1750.

  (365) Isaiah Harrison, admr. of Joseph Harrison, removed to Carolina.
  (365) William O'Briant, servant of John Harrison.
  (366) Sarah Wilkins, wife of Samuel Wilkins relinquished dower in deed Saml. W.--to Alexr. Herron.
  (371) Road ordered from Ezekiel Calhoun's to Wood's River thence to Top of Ridge between Wood's River and the South Fork of Roanoke. John McFarland 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, John Forman, Wm. Miller.

MAY 24, 1750.

  (373) Road ordered from County line to John States' mill.
  (373) Joseph How directed to set up sign posts and keep it up with these: John Elswick, Andrew Viney, John Dunbarr, William McBride, Francis McBride, Robert Denton, James Thomas, James Scot, James Hamilton, William Miller and Valentine Sevier.
  (374) Robert Young petitions that Benj. Borden be not allowed to acknowledge any lands to him without his consent--allowed.
  (377) Robert Harrison, son of Daniel Harrison, owned 230 acres on Dry Forks of Smith's Creek.
  (379) Contract for jail to be relet.

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MAY 25, 1750.

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  (384) Catherine Smith, orphan of Philip Smith, to be bound to Thomas Engles; Elizabeth, ditto, to Adam Harmon.
  (384) James Edmondson and Sarah, his wife, admx. of George Hays, decd.
  (393) Overseers of Roads, Rivers and Creeks continued in office until May next.

MAY 26, 1750.

  (393) William Englis reports that County funds collected by him had been consumed in his house by fire.
  (393) Catherine Cole, servant of Thomas Scot.
  (400) James Greenlee, being unable to read or write, is released from being Constable.

MAY 28, 1750.

  (410) Montgomery vs. John Shite, the Helmn.

AUGUST 28, 1750.

  (414) Hugh Campbell added to tithables.
  (415) James McNeal, Wm. Overall, Josiah Parent, Ephraim Leath, Abraham Ciler, Benjamin Gugar, Steven Philips, John Hawkins, Wm. Jackson, Thomas Dodson, John Little, Bernard Agen, Henry Netherton, Richard Waters, George Leath, John Davis, Robert Boyd, added to list of tithables.
  (416) Wm. Hamilton, George Scot, Jacob Cooper, Wm. Ralston, with two others, Wm. Dunlop, Robert Ralston, David Ralston, added to list of tithables.
  (416) Rose Ticton, relict of Richard Ticton.
  (418) John Watling servant of Edward Hall.
  (419) Hugh Lawson, Ludwick Bakon, David Stokes, Roger Dyer, Wm. Dyer, Moses Campbell, John Patton, Wm. Stevenson, Saml. Patton, Alexr. Crockett, Matthew Patton, added to list of tithables.
  (420) David Evans, John Smith, Peter Horse, Henry Horse, John Eby, Hans Eby, Michael Props, Mark Swattle, John Brown, Postley Hover, Michael Stroud, John Walker, (above, to Wm. Dyer, added on motion Alexr. Crockett), Henry Henry, Windell Brown, Peter Creson, Alexr. Skoot, Saml. Skoot, John Skoot, 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, John Walker, Jr., George Say, George Say, Jr., Simon Say, John Cunningham, Wm. Cunningham, Henry Landcisco, John Colley, Burket Reager, Henry Carr, Daniel Richardson, Nathaniel Clearey, added to list of tithables.
  (422) Landred Hyard, Landred Hyard, Jr., Rudy Hard, Martin Job, Jacob Job, Luke Collins, Jacob Peters, Jacob Peters, Jr., Martin Peters, John Dunkill, George Dunkill, Peter Moore, Jacob Siver, George Muse, Henry Faney, George Dove, Thomas Dove, Jr., George Yockham, Henry Spear, Samue1 Henderson, added to list of tithables.

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  (423) Abraham Vanderpool, Mathew Uter, Abell Westfall, Anthony Bogard, George Osburn, Jeremiah Osburn, Jeremiah Osburn, Jr., John Osburn, James Simson, Jacob Westfall, Leonard Neiff, John Westfall, Hermanus Skout, Anthony Reger, Anthony Reger, Jr., Michael Rhyne, Peter Reed, George West, Thomas Iax, Robert Graham, added to list of tithables.
  (424) Robert Carscaden, added to list of tithables.
  (424) Effee Brock, orphan of Rudy Brock.

AUGUST 29, 1750.

  (425) James McKay and John Wilkins added to tithables.
  (425) Patrick Croskey, servant of David Stuart.
  (426) John, James and Mary, orphans of John Campbell, to be bound out.
  (429) Eleanor Dryden, dau. of David Dryden.
  (430) Jean Rutledge renounces her right to adminr. on estate of her husband, James Rutledge, and Hugh Parker qualifies.
  (431) James Patterson, added to list of tithables.
  (432) William Sandford, servant of Robert Young.
  (432) Mary, wife of John Maxwell, relinquished dower in deed John M.--to Robt. Breckinridge.

AUGUST 30, 1750.

  (436) Wm. Edmondson, added to list of tithables.
  (438) Robert Wiley, added to list of tithables.
  (440) David Caldwell, Saml. Lusk, John O'Neal, Benj. Haws, added to list of tithables.

AUGUST 31, 1750.

  (441) John Lawrence, William Acres, Thomas Acres, Uriah Acres, added to list of tithables.
  (443) George Hutcheson, John Hutcheson (son of above), James Hutcheson, John King, added to list of tithables.

SEPTEMBER 1, 1750.

  (456) Robert Carlile, John Carlile, added to tithables on motion of Ro. Breckinridge; Benjamin Posey, added to tithables on own motion; Wallace Estill, Loftus Pullin, Richard Bodkin, added to list of tithables on motion of Ro. Breckinridge.
  (457) Mathew Harper, Hans Harper, added to tithables on motion of Ro. Breckinridge.
  (464) John Sherman, Attorney.
  (471) John Daniel, charged by Ro. Breckinridge with speaking treasonable words, committed to next Court.
  (483) Catherine Cole, servant of James Armstrong.
  (483) Francis McBride summoned to give account of estate of his deceased brother, Benjamin McBride.

SEPTEMBER 21, 1750.

  (484) James McDonall, alias John Dolphin, committed on charge of stealing from Rice Price of Lunenburg.

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NOVEMBER 27, 1750.

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  (486) County levy--numerous wolf heads.
  (488) Francis Hughes--one old wolf head.

NOVEMBER 28, 1750.

  (490) Saml. Davison, Saml. Lockhart, added to tithables, own motion.
  (493) Ute Perkins and his followers--property supposed to belong to them to be delivered up to the offices.
  (494) Robert Moore, late servant of Andrew McCord and James Walker.
  (495) Jacob Coger presented for driving hogs over the Blue Ridge on Sabbath.

NOVEMBER 29, 1750.

  (501) Rev. John Todd, a dissenting minister, took the oaths.
  (501) James Calhoun qualified Captain of a Troop of Horse.
  (502) Sarah Thorn petitions for permission to keep her child, Hannah Bogard. (Had Sarah, wife of Anthony Bogard married Thorn?)--allowed.

FEBRUARY 26, 1750.

  (516) Elisabeth, relict of Asabel Hodge, refuses to admr.

FEBRUARY 27, 1750.

  (522) John Harrison's petition to be reimbursed out of the estate of William Young, who was killed in attempting to rob John Harrison, granted.
  (531) David Evans summoned for not providing for his children in a decent and Christianlike manner.
  (531) Jennet Cowdon--same.

MARCH 1, 1750.

  (539) Susannah, relict of Henry Carson, summoned to qualify on the estate.
  (547) John Patton, orphan of John Patton, decd., to be bound by Church Wardens.

MARCH 2, 1751.

  (556) Commissioners appointed to inspect the beer sold at every Court, and if it appear that the same is not at least one month old, well hop'd, then they presume not to ask more than one penny a quart for it.

MAY 28, 1751.

  (565) Edward Davis, servant of John Gilmore of Albemarle, died at the home of James Brown, near the Court House, in the town of Staunton, leaving goods and money supposed to have been stolen from Saml. Dunlop of Isle of Wight.
  (569) James Frame presented for breaking the Sabbath in unnecessarily travelling ten miles.

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  (569) John O'Neal and his son, Thomas, presented for larceny.
  (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 the river 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, Charles Williamson, Josiah Parent, Wm. Parent, Thomas Parent, Edmond Bollen, Adam Coningham, Francis Grubbs, keep it in repair.
  (574) Road ordered from John Davis's mill to Wood's New Cleared Gap, and John King, with Andrew Erwin, John McGill, Wm. McGill, Robert Fowler, Hugh Campbell, John Erwin, Edward Erwin, Robert Carscaden, Francis Erwin, Edward Erwin, Wm. Frame, Benj. Erwin, Charles Campbell, Robert Campbell, Wm. Brown, Michael Dickey, Robert Brown. Henry Smith, Hugh Diver, Charles Diver, 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.
  (577) Francis Hughes appointed road surveyor.
  (578) William Riley, a servant of Richard Hall, under 16 years, petitions that his indenture is void, which is opinion of the Court, whereupon William chooses Rev. Mr. Robert Rose his guardian, who qualifies.
  (579) George, Mary, Agnes, James Alexander, orphans of William Alexander, to be bound out; Thomas, orphan of Wm. Pritherock, ditto.
  (580) George McSwine has recorded that his indenture time expired about the middle of last March.
  (580) Road ordered to be cleared and kept in repair on the cowpasture 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, James Hall, Philip Phegan, John Shaw, Herculus Wilson, William, and John Carlile.
  (580) Henry Netherton, servant of John Stevenson.
  (580) Thomas Mann, orphan of John Mann, to be bound; James and David, orphans of Wm. Graham, ditto.
  (582) Road ordered from Huy's Fulling Mill to Timber Ridge Meeting House.

MAY 30, 1751.

  (585) John David Wilpert petitions that he has been at considerable expense in coming from the northward and settling here, and had rented three lots in Staunton, through which runs a good and convenient stream of water for building a mill, prayed leave to build a grist and fulling mill on one of said lots, there being no other mill on said stream of water, rejected, because John Lewis states he is about to build a mill which he had already begun within less than one mile.
  (585) James Mays publishes his intention of leaving the Colony for Carolina with several horses, and Court certifies that he is a freeholder and has behaved himself honestly.

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  (586) Joseph Love, clothier, has leave to build a fulling mill on Roan Oak.

MAY 31, 1751.

  (594) Sheriff complains that Anne (wife of James Brown) had abused him; summoned.
  (596) William Beus, a juryman. This name appears frequently.
  (597) Margaret, relict of Wm. McGill.
  (597) On motion of Robert McClenachan, on behalf of his servant, Alexr. Fullerton on, stating that Valentine Severe detains several books, the property of Alexander, ordered that Severe be summoned.
  (599) Mary Elliott proved her importation direct from Great Britain into this Colony.
  (600) Francis McCown, guardian of James McCord, summoned to answer complaint of Andrew McCord that Francis is about to send James to Carolina.

JUNE 1, 1751.

  (602) Shields vs. Wilson and Gilmore} Verdict stayed because jurors, 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 their fellows and talked with other persons.
  (604) Love vs. Wright} P1. for want of evidence has leave to withdraw a juror and cause continued.
  (609) Daniel Harrison appointed next friend to his son, Robert Harrison
  (609) Daniel Harrison appointed next frient to his son, Robert Harrison in order to bring suit vs. John O'Neal.

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