Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

Volume I

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.

ORDER BOOK No. III. (cont.)

JANUARY 27, 1751.

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  (240) John Smith convicted of larceny and whipped.

(Called Court.)

FEBRUARY 19, 1751/2.

  (241) Court for proof of public claims and propositions and grievances.
  (241) Certificates for wolves' heads amounting to 50,600 lbs. tobacco certified.
  (241) Petition that the Episcopal Minister's salary be raised; certified to Genl. Assembly.
  (241) Petition of John and Reubin Harrison for reward for killing 2 persons under Ute Perkins; certified to Genl. Assy.
  (242) Petition to encourage making linen cloth; read and 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, David Stewart, Ro. McClenachan,* John Mathews.* (Those marked (*) qualified.
  (245) Mathew, Ludwick, Michael, Daniel, Catherine and Christian Rinehart, orphans of Michael Rinehart, decd., to be bound out by Ch. Wardens.
  (246) Elizabeth Campbell relinquished dower in 514 acres, conveyed by her husband, Patrick Campbell, to Charles Campbell, in Orange.
  (247) James Urrey, Steven Hans Burger, John Fought, Wm. Burk, Saml. Thornhill, John Fornice, Little Patrick, Jacob Miller and son, Adam Miller and son, Charles Cross, Henry Lung, Jacob Coger, George Warrell-to be added to Hans Magart's road hands on road from Shanando River to top Blue Ridge.
  (247) Petition of inhabitants of Linvil's Creek. These persons to clear a road from Brock's Creek to Francis Hughes's, thence to the main road leading to Fredericksburg: Jonathan Duglass, Wm. Smith, John Miller, James Claypole, Wm. Claypole, Ro. Williams, Rees Thomas.
  (247) Thos. and Jno. Paxton and John Berrisford, to value improvements of John Lowry on 2 tracts on No. Br. of James River.
  (248) In calf-pasture--Wm. Smith to be overseer with the following persons, viz: Wm. Elliott, Ro. McCutcheon, William Smith, William Ramsey, 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.
  (248) John Dorrick exempted from public levy on acct. of great age and infirmity.
  (248) John Mulholland--same.
  (248) John Peter Frothingham--same.
  (248) John Harger and others, to value John Mathew's 350 acres in Forks of James.

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  (248) Road ordered from Jenning's to Swift Run Gap. John Hare to mark it from No. River to said Gap, "the main road that leads to Swift Run Gap."
  (249) Joseph Kenaday fined for abusing the Court.
  (249) Elizabeth Perkins and her two sons, George and William Skillern, bound to peace towards James Carr.
  (249) Road ordered from Widow Jackson's to Ueris Creek. Nap. Gregory to do it.

MAY 21, 1752.

  (250) Thomas Paxton petitions that his son, Samuel, is listed as a tithable, but is under 16. Exempted.
  (250) Elizabeth Bushon, an orphan, is to be bound to Ro. McClenachan.
  (251) Peter Scholl qualified Justice.
  (251) Child of James Boggs, likely to become a charge on the County, to be bound out.
  (251) Road ordered from Robert Poage's to Picken's Mill, thence to Forks of the River near John Madison's, thence to Swift Run Gap.
  (252) Andrew Lewis qualified Justice.
  (252) John Davis petitions to be levy free by reason of great age--rejected.
  (252) James Caldwell--overseer of road from Nutt's Mill Creek, near his meadow, to Co. Ho.
  (253) Patrick Porterfield exempted from levy.
  (254) James Miller appointed Constable in Staunton.
  (254) Commission appointed to inspect the rum, wine, whiskey and beer sold and report any not sufficient.
  (254) Rob. Bratton, guardian of Archibald Crockett, against Rob. Davis and Margaret Ramsey, for detaining part of orphan's estate--order to summon.
  (256) John Grymes, Hugh Hicklin and Rob. Grymes to be summoned for detaining children of Thomas Smith.
  (257) Jonathan Newcom proved his importation direct from Great Britain.
  (257) Richard Simston--same.
  (257) James Parman--same.
  (257) Sheriff to give notice that at next August Court will be let the building of a Court House forty by twenty-six feet in the clear.
  (258) James Rosebrough summoned for detaining freedom dues of Terrence Carraby.

MAY 27, 1752.

  (258) Called Court on James Cachill. Not guilty of picking pocket, but was disorderly, and to receive ten lashes.

JUNE 17, 1752.

  (259) New commission as last month.
  (259) Robert Graham ordered to deliver James Graham, an orphan bound to him, to John Graham.

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  (260) John Halteman to keep ordinary. Halph Hughs, secy.
  (260) James Akry, convicted of speaking disrespectfully of the King, and fined and bound to the peace.
  (261) John Shields appd. guardian ad litem for John Shields, orphan of James Shields.
  (262) Jacob, Hannah, Rachel, Jonathan Hodge, orphans of Elizabeth Hodge, to be bound by Ch. Wardens.
  (262) Abegail, relict of Jacob Goldman, summoned to qualify as admx. of her husband.
  (262) Jacob Tommer's estate to be appraised.
  (263) John Walker arrested on suspicion of assisting Thomas Davis, a horse thief who had lately committed some robberies of that kind, confessed that he was forced into Davis's service in Prince William County, who brought him into these parts, and with whom he continued about 2 weeks. During that time Davis told him he had stole from the Commissioners, now gone out on a treaty with the Indians, a horse, mare and six blankets, all of which he now has, and received from the said Davis. Davis promised him the mare stolen, but left him and he was taken up. Bailed, and the Attorney ordered to prosecute him for receiving stolen goods.

JUNE 18, 1752.

  (265) Robert Cunningham qualified Justice.
  (266) Saml. Wilson--allowed to keep ordinary.
  (266) Attachment to be further served in hands of garnishees who had not appeared by reason of alteration of Court day.
  (269) Alexr. Gibson qualifies Admr. of his deceased father, Daniel Gibson, Elizabeth, the relict having refused.
  (270) William Baskins summoned to pay freedom dues to his late servant, Elizabeth Burnes.
  (270) Benj. Borden qualifies Justice.

JUNE 19, 1752.

  (278) Peter Scholl petitions that he is security for Jane Scone on her deceased husband's estate and that she has since intermarried with William Draper--prays counter security.

JUNE 20, 1752.

  (290) Henry Morrow makes oath that he was imported immediately from Great Britain into this Colony.
  (295) Asabel Hodge has removed out of this County.
  (291) William Cunningham bound over for abusing the Sheriff.
  (297) John Kingkade, a witness from Albemarle.
  (297) Wm. Edmondson, a mason.
  (302) Hugh McGarrock, a witness from Albemarle.
  (304) James Cachill, servant of Andrew Lewis, formerly servant of Ro. Breckinridge.

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  (304) Borough Kingkade, a witness from Albemarle; Joseph Kingkade, a witness from Albemarle.

AUGUST 19, 1752.

  (310) James Patton qualified Co. Lieutenant, Coroner and Justice.
  (312) Charles Campbell, qualified Captain of a Co. of Foot; Ebenezer Westcourt, qualified Captain of a Co. of Foot; Daniel Harrison, qualified Captain of a Co. of Foot; Peter Scholl, qualified Captain of a Co. of Foot and Coroner; Wm. Jameson, qualified Coroner.
  (312) John Lynn, an orphan boy complains that Ro. Edge had brought him from the lower parts of this Colony and indentured him to John Ramsey, and he to Henry Smith, and he to Silas Hart. Indenture declared void and Wardens ordered to bind him out.
  (312) Proof of Robert McKay's will; Zechariah refuses to administer; James swears that Moses and Robert McKay are Quakers.
  (313) James Campbell, qualified Captain of Foot; John Maxwell, qualified Captain of Troop of Horse; Robert Renix, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; John Poage, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; James Edmondson, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; John Hogshead, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; Mathew Edmondson, qualified Cornet; Adam Harmon, qualified Cap. of a Troop of Horse; George Anderson, qualified Cap. of Troop of Horse; Augustine Price, 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, his wife, detain him contrary to law, and they sumd.
  (314) Huan Mathews to be levy free on acct. of age and infirmity.
  (314) Wm. Dougherty appd. Constable in the Cow-Pasture.
  (315) Elizabeth Thomas qualifies Admx. of her deceased husband, John Windlekite.
  (315) Mary Goldman, widow of Jacob refuses to administer. John Bingman, Ro. Norris, James Cohoon, and James Miller appd. appraisers of Goldman.
  (316) Patrick Martin and Alexr. Richey to be overseers of road from Young's Mill to Alexr. Richey's smith shop, thence to Buchanan's mills, with these hands: Adam Thompson, Geo. Peary, Ro. Young, James Peary, John Campbell, John Buchanan, James Moody, Andrew Cowan, James Callison, John Jameson, Walter Smiley, James McCorkle, Ro. McCorkle, Nathan Gilliland, Wm. McNabb.
  (316) Robert Breckinridge's mark recorded--a cross and slit in the left and an underkut in the right ear.
  (316) Hermanus Decker's--mark recorded.
  (317) Moses McKay prays for counter security from Barbara Job (now Leath) and Ephriam Leath, Admrs. of Caleb Job.
  (317) Benj. Hawes, orphan, to be bound.
  (317) Road ordered from Wm. Cleghorn's to Waters of Purgatory.

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  (317) Elizabeth Harper complains of her husband, Hans Harper, and Michael Harper, who is bound to the peace. She says Hans has turned her out of doors and refused her the common necessaries, and prays separate maintenance.
  (317) William Owler added to list of tithables.
  (317) Ann Miller relinquished dower in 200 acres conveyed by her 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; William Smith, qualified Captain of Foot; Thomas Gilham, qualified Captain of Foot; Robert Armstrong, qualified cornet; Joseph Coulton, qualified Captain of Troop of Horse; Andrew Hays, qualified Lieutenant of Foot; Hugh Hicklin, qualified Cornet.
  (319) Alexr. Walker, qualified Ensign; Wallace Estill, qualified Captain of Troop of Horse; Steven Wilson, qualified Lieut. Troop of Horse; John Miller, qualified Capn. Troop of Horse; Andrew Lewis, qualified Colonel Troop of Horse; David Stewart, qualified Colonel Troop of Horse; Robert Scot, qualified Captain of Compy. of Foot.
  (319) Andrew Lewis, qualified Justice.

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.
  (321) James Patton and Wm. Elliott ask counter security from Anne Dunlop Admx. of her decd. husband. She has since married Ro. Bratton.
  (322) Finishing of a Court House now let to Wm. Murray.
  (326) On motion of Richard Woods, on behalf of himself and others, ordered that a Presbyterian Meeting House in Forks of James River, in this County, be and is hereby recorded a Public Place of Worship.
  (326) Rev. Alexr. Craighead, a dissenting minister, took the oaths, subscribed the test, and the 39 articles, except what is exempted by the Act of Toleration, which is ordered to be certified.
  (326) Robbert Bratton in open Court made oath to his deposition in favor of Margaret Woods, proving her to be the lawful wife of James Woods.
  (328) Thomas Stewart, Isaac White, John McClure, Edward Hall, James Patton, John Black, James and Gabriel Alexander, and James Bell--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 a road from Wm. Long's mill to Charles Campbell's.
  (328) Alexr. Thompson qualified Cap. of Foot.
  (328) Nicholas Smith, a free mulatto, has moved out of the County and left five small children--to be bound out.

AUGUST 22, 1752.

  (329) Orphans Court.

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