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Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia,


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These notes are from the Order Book of the County Court, which contains the entries of the proceedings of the Court at its daily sittings during the terms. The terms were held monthly. The reference is in each case to the Book in which the order noted is contained, the date of the order and the page of the Book where it will be found.

APRIL 14, 1746.

1.Robert Scot qualified Captain of foot.


MARCH 10, 1745/6.

2. Thos. Scot--continued Overseer from Top of Ridge to Alexr. Thomson's.


APRIL 15, 1746.

3. William Scott--appd. Constable on Cutabough Creek.


JUNE 19, 1746.

4. Samuel Wilkins vs. Robert Scott--First Jury

NOVEMBER 21, 1746.

5. Adam Miller and Ludwick Francisco appointed overseers from Alexr. Thompson's to Swift Run Gap and all tithables from Jacob Cober's to Saml. Scot's at upper end of Peaked Mountain clear it.

MARCH 18, 1746/7.

6. Road ordered from lower end of cow-pasture to Carter's Mill, and Adam Dickenson, James Scot, Wm. Galespy, James Simpson, Wm. Dowerty, Andrew Maldrough, Hugh Coffey, John Donerly, Alexr. McKay, John Mitchell, John Moore, Ralph Laverty, John Cockmill, James Huy, Wm. Hugh, James Stewart, James McKay worked it.

7. Road ordered from Top of the Ridge to John Terrald's and James Beard's, with these tithables, John Bomgardner, Jacob Harmon, Robert and Saml. Scot, John Stevenson, Robert Hook, Wm. Burk, Mathew Thompson, Charles Duel, Nicholas Noel, John Lawrence, Jacob Pence, Henry Dickens, Valentine Pence, 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.

MAY 21, 1747.

8. Saml. Delap appd. Constable, vice Nath. McClure; John Spear, Constable, vice Jno. Trimble; James Galespy, Constable, vice Wm. Wright; Ro. Ramsey, Constable, vice Thos Black; Alexr. McCroskie, Constable, vice Charles Hays; John Erwin, Constable, vice James Hogshead; James Hogart and Wallace Ashton, Constables, vice James Maies; Thos. Cohoon and David Miller, Constables, on Roan Oke; Archd. Hamilton and David Stevenson, Constables, vice Danl. Deniston; James Slone, Constable, vice James Hony; Geo. Draper, Peter Rentfro and James Cohoon, Constables, vice Humb. Lyon; John Ramsey, Constable, vice Wm. Guy; James Beard and John Maggot, Constables, vice Adam Miller; Andrew Scot, Constable, vice John Ramsey; John Campbell, Constable, vice Ro. Givin; John Leath, Constable, vice Elisha Job; Valentine Sevear, Constable, vice Wm. Carroll; John States, Constable, vice James Robinson; Ro. Montgomerie and John McClintin, Constables, vice Wm. Scot.

JUNE 17, 1747

9. Thos. Waterson appd. Constable, vice David Stevenson; Wm. Carr appd. Constable, vice James Gillespy; Andrew Fought, appd. Constable, vice Rob. Finley; John Spear, James Beard, Archd. Hamilton, Andrew Scot, qualified Constables.

NOVEMBER 19, 1747.

10. Thos. Renix complains that Saml. Scot had abused him in the courtyard, and Saml. bound to the peace.


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MAY 24, 1750.

11. 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.


MAY 26, 1750.

12. Catherine Cole, servant of Thomas Scot


AUGUST 28, 1750.

13. Wm. Hamilton, George Scot, Jacob Cooper, Wm. Ralston, with two others, Wm. Dunlop, Robert Ralston, David Ralston, added to list of tithables.



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AUGUST 28, 1751.

14. Daniel Richardson, John Coningham, Joel Hornback, and John Sea, appraisers of Alexr. Scot's estate.


NOVEMBER, 28, 1751.

15. James and John Scott, Wm. McMurry, James Simpson, James Frame, Robert Montgomerie, James Montgomerie, Hugh McDonall and Wm. Galespy, to lay off a road from the lower cow-pasture to Burden's tract.
AUGUST 20, 1752.

16. 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.

MARCH 21, 1753.

17. John Buchanan, James Clark, Jacob Lockhart, Thomas Kirkpatrick, John Berry, John Bartley, Wm. Martin, Josias Richards, William McFeeters, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young, William McClintock, Wm. Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Maurice O'Frield, Samuel Wallace, Robert Davis, Robert McClenon, James Moody, James Philips, Wm. Akry, Cornelius Donaho, 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, Andrew Cowan, James McCorkle, John Vance, James Gilmore and Patrick Martin--to keep road formerly laid off from James Young's Mill to said Buchanan's Mill.

MARCH 22, 1753.

18. Benj. Scot, eldest brother of James Scot, decd., qualified Admr.

19. Benjamin Scot, eldest son of Alexr. Scot, decd., Admr. of Alexr.


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NOVEMBER 23, 1753.

20. John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker.


MARCH 21, 1754.

21. Gibson vs. Wm. Scot } Following attached--5 pewter basins, 20 plates, 6 dishes, 1 looking glass, 1 silver punch ladle, 6 porringers, 3 punch bowls, 4 blankets, 2 pillows.

MARCH 27, 1754.

22. Benj. Scot, security for Judith Scot, Admx. of John Scot, decd., who has since married Joseph Carpenter, prays counter security.

NOVEMBER 21, 1754

23. Comn. to No. Carolina to take deposition of Wm. Scot.


AUGUST 21, 1755.

24. Audley Paul produced account for services done Braddock's army and for a horse lost on the expedition; Major Scot, a carrier employed by David Stuart, ditto; Wm. Scot, a carrier, ditto.

OCTOBER 25, 1755.

25. Saml. nnd James McDowell, patrolling; Andrew Scot, horse impressed; Daniel Harrison, patrolling.

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NOVEMBER 22, 1759.

26. Administration of John Gilmore was moved for by James Gilmore, eldest son, and also by Thomas Gilmore, the younger son--granted to Thomas. Jacob Clements, witness to will of Wm. Campbell, is dead. Jane Scott, aged 16, chose Danl. Smith guardian.

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MAY 21, 1761.

27. William Hobleman appointed Constable, Long's saw mill to Andrew Scot's




MAY 18, 1762.

28. Saml. Scot, orphan of Saml. Scot--Wm. Pickens, guardian. Commission for Jane, wife of James Thompson.


MAY 22, 1762.

29. Road from Jones's Ford to John Scots.

AUGUST 19, 1762.

30. James and Joseph Scot, orphans of John, chose David Scot their guardian.Philip Phagan, Saml. Tencher. Joseph Kenaday abused the Court while sitting and is fined.


NOVEMBER 17, 1762.

31. Ezekiel Drady, an orphan, to be bound to Wm. Scot.

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ORDER BOOK No. VIII. (cont.)


NOVEMBER 15, 1763.

32. Robt. Scott, 3 tithables, and 820 acres, added to tithables. Six tithables of Stephen Willis added to tithables. Will of John Harrison, Jr., proved by John Hopkins and lies for further proof.

NOVEMBER 18, 1763.

33. John Scott vs. Wm. Wyatt.--Defendant arrested, but made escape.

MARCH 20, 1764.

34. Jacob Scott, aged 16, orphan of John Scott, chose John Davis his guardian.

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NOVEMBER 21, 1764.

35. John Davis and Judith, his wife, admrs. of John Scott--produced an account and recorded.


36. Joseph Carpenter, guardian of Joseph, James and Jacob Scott, orphans of John Scott, summoned to account.



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MAY 19, 1767.

37. Margaret Scott, alias Bradley, to be bound out.

AUGUST 18, 1767.

38. Saml. Scott, aged 18 years, orphan of Saml. Scott, decd., chose Skidmore Mousey guardian.

AUGUST 21, 1767.

39. Mary Bredley, alias Scott, not to be bound by Church Wardens, but to remain in hands of James Laughlin, who is to be summoned.

AUGUST 24, 1767

40. Robt. Scott and Richd. Bodkin, Jr., special bail.

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AUGUST 21, 1771.

41. Isabella Scott proves the importation of herself and children, viz: Nathaniel, Mathew, John, William, Jean, Francis and Isabella.

42. James Scott, same, for himself and wife, Rachel.

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MAY 21, 1774.

43. Mathew Scott--no inhabitant.
(511) Peter Mickle--no inhabitant.
(521) William Dean--no inhabitant.
(522) James McNutt, returned inhabitant of Botetourt.
(526) James Burnsides--no inhabitant.
(530) Alexander Moore--witness from Botetourt.

The last Court held under authority of the King was May 1, 1776.
The first Court held under authority of the Commonwealth, July 16, 1776



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JULY 5, 1775.

44. Barbara Wilson, runaway servant of Andrew Scott.

DECEMBER 16, 1777.

45. Alexr. Scott as Second Lieutenant, Wm. McClenachan as Ensign in Capt. Patrick Buchanan's Company--recommended.


MAY 21, 1778.

46. Robert Scott, returned no inhabitant.

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NOVEMBER 16, 1779

47. Grand Jury presentments for retailing 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, Arthur Conoly, 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, Thomas Smith, David Bell, Henry Swink, John Ramsey and William Foster.

NOVEMBER 17, 1779.

48. Thomas Scott proves his service in a ranging company commanded by Capt Lewis--allowed 50 acres.

DECEMBER 19, 1780.

49. These to work on the road from Staunton to Christian's Creek, with their tithables, viz: William Lewis, Henry Moura, John Brooks, Peter Moura John Bird, James Graham, Nicholas Sprigg, Robert Russell, Mr. Hunt, Andrew Scott, Jacob Sciler, Peter Grass, John Graham, Christopher Graham, Joshua Russell, James Coursey, Thomas Scott, Wm. Burk, Robert McClenachan, Samuel Fraizer and James Hill.

MAY 17, 1781.

50. William Scott's death abater suit.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1781.

51. David Buchanan recommended Lieutenant in P. Buchanan's Company, vice Alexr. Scott, resigned. Andrew Anderson recommended Captain, vice Joseph Bell, who has resigned. James Poage recommended Lieutenant, and John Poage, Jr., recommended as Ensign in Capt. Anderson's Company.

MAY 21, 1782.

52. William Wilson, Archibald Scott, Benj. Erwin and James Waddle, Presbyterian Ministers, are licenced to celebrate matrimony.

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JUNE 15, 1784.

53. Dedimus for priv. examination of Jane, wife of John Bigham. Deed to Thomas Scott.


OCTOBER 19, 1784

54. Admn. of estate of Sarah Scott granted Robt. Scott. (This should be Sarah Hutcheson instead of Sarah Scott.--See page 131 O.B. XIX)


JANUARY 18, 1785.

55. Mary Scott, orphan, aged 9 years, to be bound out.

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MAY 21, 1785.

56. Administration of estate of "Sarah Scott" granted Robert Scott in October last should be "Sarah Hutcheson"-- - Vid O. B. XVIII., page 313.


AUGUST 17, 1785.

57. Rev. Archibold Scott, Presbyterian, authorized to solemnize matrimony.
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JUNE 20, 1786.

58. Admn. of estate of Thomas Scott granted Alexr. Scott.


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JANUARY 18, 1791.

59. Walter Davis and Robert Scott are appointed guardians of William, Joseph and Rebecca Blackwood, orphans of William Blackwood.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 1796.

60. John Michael recommended Ensign in 1st Battalion, 32d Regiment. George Berry, as Captain in 2d Battalion, vice John McCutcheon, resigned. John Scott, as Lieutenant, vice John Wilson, resigned. James Ewing, as Lieutenant, vice John Sharp, resigned.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 1798.

61. William Scott petitions for a change of road from Staunton to Brownsburg so as to pass through the streets of a town laid off by him on his own land.

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62. Ralph Laverty vs. James Waddell and John Lewis.--Chancery writ, 15th July, 1747. James Waddell, late of Augusta. Laverty became surety for Waddell to James Scott, but shortly afterwards Waddell ran away to some part of Pennsylvania and has never returned, being gone above ____ years. In 1743 Waddell bought 224 acres from John Lewis.


FEBRUARY, 1749 (B).

63. Scott vs. Repentance Townsend and Mary, his wife.--May, 1749.



64. Agnes Reid vs. John Trimble.--John Scott, aged above 40 years, and Robert Reed, aged about 50 years. September 25, 1748.


MAY, 1753.

65. Boyd vs. Scott.--Andrew Scott's bond to Adam Boyd, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, dated 1752.


AUGUST, 1753 (B).

66. Robert Hook and Robert Scot, executors of Samuel Scot, vs. William Picken and Ann, his wife.--Ann, his wife, late Ann Scot. Bond dated 1752.

MAY, 1755 (A).

67. Simpson vs. Campbell.--March 12, 1756. To the Worshipful bench of Augusta, we humbly request that you will take particular notice of Margaret Campbell (Cambal), for it is plainly known to all the inhabitants of the lower end of the Cowpasture that she is a common liar and troublesome to all them that she is in neighborhood with, and furthermore it is known that she will swear anything that comes into her mind, which the subscribers by report will make appear.--Hugh Morton, James Montgomery, Wm. Mortain, Wm. Memory, Edward Edwards, Agnes Memory, Wm. Gillespy, Mary Gillespy, Patrick Carrigan, James Beard, James Scot, Samuel McMorry, Margaret Cohiren, James Arbuckle, Thomas Simson, Robt. Gillespy, Margaret Arbuckle, Anne Montgomery, Thomas Fitzpatrick. This was an attachment vs. James Campbell by James Simpson, 17th March, 1756 (five days after above petition.)



68. Scot vs. Scot.--Jane Scot, an infant, by Daniel Smith, her guardian, daughter of Samuel Scot, of Augusta, deceased, in 1749. Jane had a sister and brother. The widow Scot intermarried with William Pickins. Jane's oldest sister was Mary.

MARCH, 1758 (B).

69. William Scot and Elizabeth summoned.

MAY, 1760 (A)

70. William Scot and Elizabeth vs. Hughes.

AUGUST, 1762.

71. Hook vs. Munsey.--Daniel Smith deposes August 23, 1762, that being chosen guardian for Jean Scot, sister to Skidmore Munsey's wife.

MARCH, 1765 (B).

72. George Scott vs. Robert Ralston.--28th November, 1765. Margaret Pickens gone to Carolina.

AUGUST, 1768 (D).

73. Scott vs. Davis.--William Davies, living in the forks. 1766.


74. Scott vs. Mary Ann Young.--Defendant is daughter-in-law to William Young.



AUGUST, 1769 (C).

75. Andrew Crockett vs. James Scott.--Deposition, Peter Wylie, 17th June, 1769: "When Peter Cochran was on his journey to Halston River" he stopped at deponent's house.

MAY, 1771. (A).

76. William Davis vs. Joseph Scott.--Writ, 23d November, 1771. "Scott is now in Carolina, but expected in. Captain Ewing is his uncle, where he resides when in Virginia."


AUGUST, 1772 (A ?).

77. James Scott vs. Mathew (alias) Tees Kuykendall.--Petition. Defendant on South Branch, not found. Gone to Hampshire, 1770.


AUGUST, 1773 (B).

78. John Gratton vs. Benjamin Scott.--Debt. Writ, 15th June, 1773. Defendant lives in Hampshire.


MARCH, 1783 (A).

79. John Scott and Jane, his wife, vs. Elizabeth Carroll.--Writ, 17th June, 1778.


MAY, 1792 (N to Z).

80. John Scott, infant, by John Scott, his father and next friend, vs. Jacob Levingston and Lidia his wife.--Writ, 3d December, 1791.


AUGUST, 1793 (D to M).

81. John Gold, infant, by Robert Gold, next friend, vs. John Scott.--1791.


MARCH, 1795.

82. Samuel Blackwood, William Blackwood, Joseph Blackwood, by Walter Davies, guardian, Ann Blackwood, Eleanor Blackwood, Rebecca Blackwood, Robert Scott and Mary, his wife, formerly Mary Blackwood, vs. Mark Hadden (Hatton).--Spa. Chancery. 7th April, 1793. Orators, etc., are heirs and devisees of William Blackwood, deceased. Their mother, relict of William, married Mark Hadden. Their mother is dead. The marriage took place about 1781, and the mother lived about eleven years. One year after the mother's death, settlement shows: 1781-2, to maintaining and clothing William Blackwood, six years; to maintaining and clothing Eleanor Blackwood four years, to maintaining and clothing Rebecca seven years, to maintaining and clothing Joseph Blackwood seven years. 1782, cash paid James Doak for teaching two of the children; 1783, cash paid Newton Conley for teaching two of the children; 1786, cash paid William Chambers for teaching two of the children; 1789, cash paid John Hagerty for teaching three of the children; 1787, cash paid Wlliam Ranson for teaching ____ of the children; 1791, to maintaining, boarding and keeping Ann Blackwood nine years, to maintaining, boarding and keeping Samuel Blackwood three years, to maintaining, boarding and keeping Mary Blackwood three years. Bill for settlement of William Blackwood's estate.



AUGUST, 1796 (A to K).

83. Hite vs William Scott.--Attachment, 1796. Defendant is a shoemaker and is gone.



JUNE, 1803 (I to Z).

84. Mathew Patton vs. Archibald Thompson.--Defendant, servant of plaintiff, had enlisted as a soldier under Captain Gibson. James Patton, heir of John Patton, who was only son and heir of William Patton, deceased, vs. Mathew Patton and David Stephenson, Executors of said William Patton.--Chancery. Decree, 27th March, 1802, that complainant is not lawful heir of John Patton. William died about April 1, 1793. Affidavit, 10th February, 1797, by James Wallace, of Carickafaden, Parish Donagh, Bowery of Irishowen, County Donegall, Ireland, farmer. Knew William Patton, formerly of Tuluaree, Parish Donagh, but many years ago went to America, and lately died there, leaving will and appendix. David Stephenson and Mathew Patton, executors, son William married to Mary Beatty. still living at Carickafaden, were married in parish of Donagh by Rev. Thomas Shawbridge, dissenting clergyman. Affiant was best man about fifty-six years ago.

Patton's heir vs. Patton's Executors.--Continued. William, soon after marriage, went to America, leaving issue one.son, viz, John Patton, who died about twenty years ago, leaving James Patton, his son, and only issue, who now lives at Carickafaden. Certificate by John Pitt Kenedy, rector of Donagh Parish, that he knows said James Patton, is about twenty-four 419 years old, five feet nine inches high, wears his own hair dark brown, blue eyes and weighty eyebrows, of dark complexion, pretty stout, 29th August, 1801. Elizabeth Caruthers deposes that she was well acquainted with Mary Beatey, wife of William Patton, although she was called Mary Beatey, it being a custom in Ireland among poor people for married women still to retain their maiden names. Heard that William left Ireland when son, John, was infant. Was well acquainted with John. John died, leaving child by Ruth Wallace. Never heard John acknowledge the child, but it lived with him, he treated it as his child and she always understood it was his. Child lived with grandmother, Mary Beatey, until nine years old, when affiant left Ireland about eight years ago. Complainant now present is said child. 10th February, 1801. Samuel Scott deposes. Is twenty-eight years old and always acquainted with plaintiff, living in same neighborhood. Mary Beatey died December two years ago. John Patton had many relations on his mother's side. 30th May, 1801. Mathew Patton being a non-resident, order publication. Removed to Kentucky. Bill states James is only son and heir of John Patton, who was only son and heir of William Patton, late of Augusta. William left them in Ireland in 1741. Mathew's answer states that William was a distant relative of Mathew.


JUNE, 1812.

85. Fleiger vs. Scott's Administrators.--Contract, 14th September, 1797, mentions plantation whereon Christian Gregory now lives.



86. Deposition Edward Partridge, aged fifty-nine, taken before justices in Chester, Pennsylvania, says: On 1st January, 1739, one, John Hindman, came to house of John Fletcher, in township of Boringham, in said County. Hindman said to Fletcher, your wife (Elinor) is my sister. Taken 25th May, 1749. Deposition of Providence Scott, aged sixty years last October, taken 25th May, 1749, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. John Hindman, born in the County of Londonderry, Ireland, was, in 1739, at deponent's house in township of Burmingham, inquiring for Elinor Hindman, by direction of his father, and found her the wife of John Fletcher, and acknowledged her as his sister.


87. Petition, 18th May, 1749, of inhabitants of North River and Picot (peaked) Mountain for a road beginning at John Man's smithshop on the south side of the Peaked Mountain, thence eastward to John M(W)igard's 433 joining to the mountain road and from the smithshop westward to the Stone Meeting House, joining to the Court House Road, and that Jacob Rodger, Robert Scot and James Berd be appointed to lay it out. Jacob Herman, Feldy Pence, Mathew Shope, Jacob Maler, John Bomgardner, John Lynn, Jacob Rodgers, James Berd, Jacob Perer, Mathew Sharp, ____ Man, Jacob Man, William Milburn, Jared Chambers, Robert Scot, Robert Hooks, George Scot, William Craig, John Craig, Mathew Thomson, Mathew Thomson, Jr.


88. We petitioners, being the frontier inhabitants of this colony, labor under great inconveniences for want of a road being opened from our settlement towards the landing, and there being (as we presume) a sufficient number of inhabitants to open one, we therefore humbly pray that your worship will be graciously pleased to take our case under your serious consideration and grant an order for a road to be opened from Zachariah Callhouns, on Reedy Creek, and thence to the Buffalo Lick and from thence the nearest and best way to Woods River, at the upper end of a small island below the mouth of the Little River, and thence towards the forks of Meadow Creek, and thence to the top of the dividing ridge between Woods River and the South Fork of Roanoke, and that John Vance and Alexander Sayers be appointed to mark and lay off said road from said Callhouns to Woods River, and that John Stroud and James Conley mark and lay off from thence to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc. That John McFarland and Joseph Crockett be appointed overseers to open and clear said road from said Calhoun's to Woods River, with the subscribers and the adjacent inhabitants and that William Crispe and William Pellem be appointed overseers from Woods River to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc., and we, your petitioners, shall pray. Hendery Battan, Jacob Goldman, Jacob Goldman, Frederick Cadock, John Scott, John Combe, Samuel Stonacie, Robert McFarland, John Stead, Mordecai Early, John Downing, Charles Sincler, Wiliam Sayers, William Hamilton, Robert V(N)orris, Samuel Mountgomery, Andrew Lynam, James Macee, James Heris, Robert Miller, John Miller, Robert Allcorn, William Miller, John McFarland, Joseph Crockett, Val. Wilcher, Humberstone Lyon, James Miller, Stephen Lyon, Thomas Barnes, James Willy, John Vance, Alexander Sayers, Jacob Cassall, John German.


89. Petition of lower inhabitants of the Cowpasture for a road over the mountain to Burdin's tract, 19th October, 1751: James Scott, James Stimson, James Mountgomery, John Scott, James Frem, Hugh McDovel, William Memory, Robert Mountgomery, William Gillespy.





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90. To the Worshipful Court of Augusta now sitting: We, the inhabitants of this County, have long felt the smart of the great indulgence the ordinary keepers of this County have met with in allowing them to sell such large quantities of rum and wine at an extravagant rate, by which our money is 441 drained out of the County, for which we have no return but a fresh supply to pick our pockets. We, your petitioners, humbly pray your worship to put a stop to the said liquors, which would encourage us to pursue our laborious designs, which is to raise sufficient quantities of grain which would suffciently supply us with liquors and the money circulate in this County to the advantage of us, the same. We hope that your worships will discover to us that you have a real regard for the good of the County, and lay us under an obligation to pray for your prosperity. Robert Stevenson, James Hamilton, Alexander Walker, James Robertson, James Stevenson, John Christian, Alexander Blair, Thomas Shiels, Robert Christian, Thomas Stewart, James Allen, Joseph Hanna, Francis Beaty, Mathew Lyle, Archibald Reah, John Walker (?), Samuel Downey, Daniel McAnair (McEvear), Robert Spears (Syers), Daniel Danison, Robert Moffet, Alexander Henderson, Andrew Hamilton, John Finley, Thomas Beard, Archibald Armstrong, William Mackan, James Campbell, John Vance, John Archer, James Reburn, Alexander Gibson, William Lewis, George Scott, Joseph Bell, James Coyl, William Logen, Samuel McCune, John Caruth, Patrick Hays, Robert Sayers, Andrew McCombe, James Montgomery, James Scott, George Crawford, John Allen, Edward Spear, James Brown, John King, John Anderson, William Logan, Patrick Campbell, Jacob Lockhart, Sam Wallace, James Knox, John Carlile, Charles Campbell, Mathew Harper, John Jackson, James Miller, John Hutcheson, William Palmer, Samuel Love, James Miller, John Henderson, Zachariah Bell (Belche), Andrew Ewin, John Thompson, Loftus Pullin, James Gay, Alexander Craig, Thomas Teat, William Wallace, John Wilson, Alexander Ritchey, James McGee. John Thompson, Samuel Calhoon, John Trimble, Alexander Thompson, William Snodon, Newman McGonigle, John Trimble, Archibald Allison, John Brown, William Thomson.


May, 1753.

91. Road established from Brown's bridge to the Glebe land, and Robert Campbell and John Trimble be surveyors, and with James Lusk, 443 they clear and keep the same in order. We do appoint Robert Campbell and John Trimble overseers from John Brown's bridge to the Gleve House and the undernamed persons to clear the same: James Lusk, Robert Roberson, Samuel McCuchen, William Hunter, James Hunter, Robert Campbell's man, Mathew Wilson, William Wilson, John Wilson, Jr., John McCleery, James McCleery, Thomas Kirkpatrick and son, John Peevy, James Clarck, John Clarck, James Clark, Jr., Jacob Lockhart, James Lockhart, John Birtly, Josias Richards, William Marten, George Berry, William McFeeters, John McFeeters, William McFeeters, Jr., John Jameson, Patrick Marten, Joseph Marten, William Ward, Moses O'Freel and his man, Robert Philips, Robert Davis, Thomas Reed, Robert Scott, John Vance, Andrew Foster, William Bell, Alexander McKiney, John Speer, Abraham Mathan (Mashaw), Robert Young, John Young, Samuel Young, Hugh Young and his man, John Campbell, George Peevy, Robert McClenan, William Eackry, James Bell, Andrew Steel and his man, John McKiney, Patrick McCloskey, John McSlenan, John McCuchan, Samuel McCuchan, William McClintock, Thomas Peevy, James McCuchen, Duncken McFarlen.



14th April, 1754

92. William Preston enters 400 on head of Potts Creek; 400 on ye first large bottom on Potts Creek, above Potts Improvements; 400 formerly entered for Tobias Bright on Craig's Creek; two 400 tracts at the Forks of Johns Creek; 400 on ye next large bottom above Colonel Patton's uppermost survey on Craig's Creek. Petitioners ask that the following be assigned to work the road from James Young's mill to John Buchanan's mill: John Buchanan, James Clark's tithables, Jacob Lockhart's tithables, Thomas Kirkpatrick's tithables, John Bertly, George Bertly, William Martin, Josias Richards, William McFetters' tithables, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young's tithables, William McClintog, William Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Moses A'Friel's tithables, Samuel Wallis, Robert Davis, Robert McClenan's tithables, James Moody's tithables, James Philips, William Eckrey, Corneles Donahow, Alexander Ritchey, to be overseer; Adam Thomson, to be overseer; George Peevy, Adam Thomson's tithables, Thomas Peevy, William McNabe, Robert Scoat, Thomas Reed, Abraham Masha, Francis Dune, Mager Scoat, John Bingham's tithables, John Black's tithables, Samuel Downey, Alexander McFetters, Andrew Cowen, James McCorkell, John Vance, James Gilmor, Alexander Ritchie's tithables, Patrick Martin's tithables.



May, 1753.

93. Road established from Brown's bridge to the Glebe land, and Robert Campbell and John Trimble be surveyors, and with James Lusk, 443 they clear and keep the same in order. We do appoint Robert Campbell and John Trimble overseers from John Brown's bridge to the Gleve House and the undernamed persons to clear the same: James Lusk, Robert Roberson, Samuel McCuchen, William Hunter, James Hunter, Robert Campbell's man, Mathew Wilson, William Wilson, John Wilson, Jr., John McCleery, James McCleery, Thomas Kirkpatrick and son, John Peevy, James Clarck, John Clarck, James Clark, Jr., Jacob Lockhart, James Lockhart, John Birtly, Josias Richards, William Marten, George Berry, William McFeeters, John McFeeters, William McFeeters, Jr., John Jameson, Patrick Marten, Joseph Marten, William Ward, Moses O'Freel and his man, Robert Philips, Robert Davis, Thomas Reed, Robert Scott, John Vance, Andrew Foster, William Bell, Alexander McKiney, John Speer, Abraham Mathan (Mashaw), Robert Young, John Young, Samuel Young, Hugh Young and his man, John Campbell, George Peevy, Robert McClenan, William Eackry, James Bell, Andrew Steel and his man, John McKiney, Patrick McCloskey, John McSlenan, John McCuchan, Samuel McCuchan, William McClintock, Thomas Peevy, James McCuchen, Duncken McFarlen.


1763-4, Pt. 1.

94. Petitioners to open a road that usually led from a ford of the South River above Joseph Hannah's over Cole's ford on the middle and from thence to Mathew Thompson's, which has been lately stopped by Henry Reaburn, notwithstanding it has been a bridle way for nearly twenty years. Robert Scott, Patrick Frazer, James Bruster, Robert Hook, Robert Hook, John Denniston, William Hook, J. Madison, John Stephenson, Archibald Huston, John Craig, John Davison, John Davison, Jr., Patrick Willson, Robert Shanklin.



AUGUST, 1769 (C).

95. Andrew Crockett vs. James Scott.--Peter Wylie deposes, 17th June, 1769, before William Preston: That when Peter Cochran was on his journey to Halston River, he stayed some time at the deponent's house, when he observed among Cochran's horses a bay mare with a black list along her back, which Cochran told the deponent he had of James Scott, the present plaintiff, in a swap; that some time afterwards the said Cochran returned to the deponent's house and told him that he had sold the above mentioned mare to Andrew Crockett on his way out, and further sayeth not


AUGUST, 1767 (C).

96. McCall vs. Boyd's Administrator.--To Mr. Henry Mitchell, merchant, in Fredericksburg: Alexanderia, 6th September, 1764. Mr. Henry Mitchell. Sir:--The last time I saw Mr. McCaul he told me he was just about leaving the Country, and he having a note of hand of mine amounting to 96, 2, 6, which I could not then discharge any part of, and as you have the direction of his affairs, you'll please receive under cover 10, 15, 0, and two orders, one on Mr. James Mercer for 2, 18, 6, due me by his brother, the Colonel, and another, 20, 0, 0, which I'll receive at the next sitting of the Assembly, it being for two months' pay of Person Cotuners, that was attached, for which I never received. You have likewise another order for 22, 10, 0, and interest, for some years due me from Squire Brown, which Mr. Truble included in with a bond of his, and he promised to pay it at the October Court, and make no doubt of your getting it then, or soon after. The balance of 4, 2, 0, you'll receive (if not already paid) from Mr. William Scott, which he owed me. As Mr. McCaul's account against me is for medi<SUP>es.</SUP> and billiards, he desired I might not put myself to any kind of inconvenience till it suited me. You may depend, however, that I'll endeavor to contrive the balance as soon as lies in my power. My bad fortune in that way has been of great prejudice to me. When it is convenient your acknowledging the receipt of this by way of Staunton--and direct for me--merchant at Fort Lewis, in Augusta County, will be acceptable. I am, sir, your very humble servant. (Signed) Alex. Boyd.


NOVEMBER, 1768 (C).

97. 13th February, 1768. John Thompson, Bording's Land, Dr. Sworn to by Joseph Scot, 18th August, 1768.


MAY, 1763(B)

98. Heath vs. Blagg.--Henry Heath vs. Capt. John Blagg.--1761, to Daniel Mingus, per Robert Flude, per John Martin; per servant; to Larey; your order to Edw. Larry; to Margaret; to Sergt. Creaugh per verbal order; to your order to Edw. Larry; sent by John Cain. 1761, to your order to Jos. Hix; to your order to Benj. Norwood; to credit Sergt. John Creaugh; to your order to Jude Ellson; to your order to Bonny and McIntire; to your order to Wm. Brumley; to your order to Abram Childers; to your order to Edward Childs; to rum to the butchers; per Cain; by Jas. Butler; by John McVicker; by Scot; per token of your keys; by Brown; per Butler to fishermen; per token of your keys; per Brown; per Mr. Long's order. Credit Nancy Warrener per verbal order; to butchers; to Sukey; to Sukey; to Sukey; per Nancy Warrener per token of snuffbox; per Jonas; to Sukey; delivered by John Murray; delivered by same; to Sukey; per Mr. Alex. Love; to Lieut. Bonner per verbal order; Club for yourself and Lieut. John Lawson; per Cliffton to Kane; to club with Lieut. William Fleming; to your assumption for Thomas Drummer. 1762, for Sukey; per Hannah; to cash paid Widow 477 Tosh for you; for Sukey; for Sukey; on Mr. William Murray's caty. night. To your account at Winchester: To sundry orders to the soldiers, viz: 1762, July 15, to your order to William Adams for half pint rum; to Bradburry, Minzie, and Richardson, half pint rum each; to your order to John Kane. July 24, to your order to Serg. John Creaugh; to your order to Jenkins and Null. July 27, to your order to James Bradbury; to your order to Thomas Hall. July 29, to your order to Edmond Larrey. July 31, to your order to John Grant; to your order to Abram Childers. August 2, to your order to Callan and Harrington; to Thomas Hall; to your order to John Gahagan. August 3, to your order to John Jenkins; to your order to John Gahagan. August 5, to your order to John Reeves (twice); to your order to John Caine. August 7, to your order to Samuel Shaw and Reeves; to your order to Thomas Neill. August 10, to your order to Edmond Larrey. August 15, to your order to Joseph Hix. August 20, to your order to Edward Childers; to your order to Harrington, Richardson and Jones. August 22, to your order to Edward Childs. August 29, to your order to Daniel McIntire and Childs. August 30, to your order to Jenkins and Neill; to your order to Jeremiah Harrington, to your order to George Reed; to your order to Terrall and Robertson; to your order to William Thorp; to your order to William Brock; to your order to Jenkins and Neill; to your order to Norwood, Brumley and Caine. August 31, to your order to Abram Shaw, ditto William Wright; (From Wright's name the date is 1761, but should be 1762.) to your order to Joseph Hughes, ditto William Broke (twice); to Samuel Jackios; to your order to Terrence Sweeney. September 1, to your order to Robert Stewart, ditto Ann Thomas; to your order to Edward Carter. September 2, to your order to Elizabeth Callson, ditto William Cliffton; to your order to William Brock, ditto Robert Sinkfield; to your order to William McAnulty. September 3, to your order to Brumley and Thorp. September 4, to your order to Jonathan Hawkins; to your order to Daniel McIntire; to Harrington and Cullon; to your order to Robert Sinkfield, do. Edward Childs; to your order to James Williams, do. John Wilson; to your order to John Arnold, do. George Hill; to your order to Wentworth Allden; to your order to Henry Cowden; to your order to Thomas Harden; to your order to Cole, Gahagan, Bonney and Mingus. September 5, to your order to Benjamin Norwood. September 6, to your order to Nathaniel Barret and William Thorp. September 7, to your order to Thomas Hardy. September 8, to your order to Michael Gill. September 9, to your order to Thomas Hall, Thomas Thorp, and Barret; to your order to Bradburry and Mingus; to your order to William Cole, William Colson, Emanuel Anthony. September 10, to your order to Jude Ellson. September 11, to your order to Col. Moore's man. September 12, to your order to James Lowery. September 13, to your order to Wentworth Aldin, Norwood and Hughes; to your order to Joseph Hix, Lowery, and Robertson. September 14, to your order to James Williams, Lowery, and Bryan; to your order to Henry Emberson, Charles Travis; to your order to Richardson and Norwood, Joseph Hix; to your order to William Thorp, Daniel McIntire. September 15, to your order to Daniel McIntire and Robertson. September 16, to your order to Bryan and Cole, Elizabeth Colson. September 17, to your order to Bat Rann, Norwood and Ellston; to your order to Wright and Harrington, Robertson and Cole. September 20, to your order to Joseph Hix, Austen Brumley; to your order to



OCTOBER, 1765 (D).

99. John Hopes (Hapes) vs. Daniel Harrison.--Chancery. Spa. issued September, 1763. Bill states that orator was some years ago employed as Deputy Sheriff under Robert McClenachan, and continued so for two years. Thomas Harrison, Daniel Harrison and John Cravens were his securities. As the end of orator's term drew near he became fearful that he would be behind in his accounts, and withdrew himself to Carolina, leaving his Sheriff's books and effects for the satisfaction of his bondsmen. His effects were immediately attached by Daniel Harrison, who was appointed Deputy Sheriff in orator's place. After some time orator returned to Virginia and sold a tract of land for 47, which he paid to his securities, expecting to have an account rendered to him by defendant, but orator waited a long time for an accounting, and then applied for one, but has never gotten one yet.

Prayer for acconuting. Daniel Harrison's answer states that: Claims that orator is still in his debt. Account follows: Downes's fees--William Carrel, David Johnson, James Scott, John Dunbar, William Longin, Mathy Thomas, John Griffeth, John Megil. Adam Bracen Righ's book (boock)--Alen Sculps, Alen Jackson. John Bumgardner's book--Jonathan Duglis, Aorgin Jones, John Crage, Thos. Dwode, Ben Inman Gouge, John Harrison, Henry Netherentine, Samuel Lonard, Renell Macdannel, Jeremiah Orsburn, Jr., Samuel Pattron, James Rutledge, Samuel Samples, Edward Shankling, Hugh Duglis, Wm. Ewing, David Crage, John Griffeth, James Gray, Reuben Harrison, Samuel Henderson, Francis MacBred, Richard Marling, John Phillips, John Pattron, Valentine Seveor, Mathew Ship, John Walker, Thomas Holing, Mung Price, Hugh Camel, John Davis, Jacob Glashe, John Holmes, Joell Hornback, Thomas Loin (Lain), Peter Mate, John Orsburn, Josiah Parrent, Edward Rutledge, James Scot, Mathous Sulcer, Richard Tictum.


AUGUST, 1768 (D).

100. February 14, 1766. William Davis, living in the Forks, Dr., to Joseph Scott. To 1 fine hat, 2 alminicks, 1 alminick.


MAY, 1762 (A).

101. Finley vs. Christian.--Debtor, Mr. Israel Christian, in account with Robert Finley. 1757, September, to your assumption for sundry orders drawn on you by the Militia at Fort Dinwiddie amounting to 19, 14, 5-1/2; to your assumption for Thomas Herbert, 1, 10, 0; to same, for Capt. Walker, 0, 13, 6; to the pay of B_____ Scott and McFeeters as soldiers in the Militia assigned to me and received by you, 19 days each; to my pay as a soldier under Col. Stewart, received by you, 7 days; to balance in my favor on the return of goods, cash and book debts, 0, 15, 8-1/2; to cash paid for cattle bought for your use, 33, 8, 3; to cash paid expenses in driving them. 0, 18, 3; to cash paid Michael Kelly wages, for driving said cattle 20 days, 1, 15, 0; to the hire of my horse while purchasing provisions on your account, 101 days; to my wages for one year in your service, per agreement, 25, 0, 0; to my commission on the sale of your goods, amounting to 8, 1, 3, at 2/ per lb., 0, 16, 1. (Signed) Robert Finley. Dated 18th December, 1760.






1781 or 1782

102. To the Worshipful Court of Augusta County, the petition of the sundry inhabitants in the bounds of Captain Long's Company of Militia humbly showeth: That your petitioners, while headed by Captain Christian, and since headed by Captain Long, then enjoyed the greatest tranquility, but now likely to he clouded by the loss of so noble an officer by a mere delusion. The most of us can, and will (if called upon), undertake to declare on oath that Captain Long behaved himself at the Battles of Hot Water and Jamestown as a good soldier and a noble officer. As to his conduct at York we cannot pretend to say farther than from the most authentic accounts that we could collect he had not that fair play that a true citizen ought to have had. From which motives induces us to believe, and truly hope, your worships will, when you come to look at the affair, reinstate him in his post, that we may continue our old rank, as we have ever been faithful subjects, contributed every thing in our power for the benefit of the States, turned out cheerfully our quota of men on every occasion. Therefore, as your worships is the only door we are to go through to justice, humbly hope you will recommend him to his Excellency, the Governor, which will prevent us from falling from our old rank, to wit, the second in the Battalion to the youngest, and your petitioners shall, as in duty bound ever pray, &c &c. (Signed) Jas. Davis, John Christian, Jr., Rich'd Shires, Saml. Blackwood, John Brooks. Jr., Robert Scott, Samuel Brooks, John Black, William Black, Joseph Bell, Ensign; Thomas Rutledge, Gill. Christian, James Bert, Gilbert



103. Mem. for Mr. Williams: Enquire after Elliot Rutherford, executor to his brother, Thomas Rutherford, who died about 20 years ago. Spencer Hill married Mary Rutherford, daughter of Thomas Rutherford, deceased. Her fortune is in the hands of Elliot Rutherford, who lives about a mile from Rockingham Court House. Enquire what the fortune is, and how it is to be got. N. B.--Suit must be brought in the name of Spencer Hill. The fortune is supposed to have been about 30 pounds at first. This shall oblige me, my heirs and assigns to deliver unto Major William Long a warrant for one thousand acres of land for his service as a captain in ye Continental service. Given under my hand this 4th day of December, 1783. Witness: T. Madison. Assigned, 23d March, 1784, by William Long to Andrew Sutlington. (Signed) Alex. McClenachan. Test: Wm. Scott, Dear Sir: I received a few lines from you while in Richmond concerning the money that my brother, Thomas', estate is indebted to you. I have your money ready if we could meet in Staunton. I shall be down at my brother, Michael Bowyer's, at General Washington's birth night if you can make it convenient to be up at Staunton about that time and bring the bond. I will pay the principal and interest, but my brother, in his lifetime, let your son, Stranther, have some money in camp. Shall be glad if you can get the amount from him, as you promised to discount it out of the bond. If you cannot be at Staunton at the time before mentioned, you will please to let my brother know when you can attend there and I will meet you. I am, dear sir, your most humble servant. (Signed) John Bowyer. 19th December, 1789. To Gabriel Jones, Esq.






104. No. 927.--Scott vs. Scott. John Scott complains that William Scott, formerly of Augusta County, and late of Lincoln County, now in Kentucky, being indebted to John Adams, executed his bond, dated 1st September, 1785, shortly thereafter left this State and hath gone to parts unknown, having first sold his land to James Ewen, now deceased.


105. File No. 927.--Scott vs. Clinebill. William Scott complains, 1st March, 1802, that several years ago he laid off a town on his lands known by name of Middle Brook. George Clinebill drew lot 28.