Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. I.

page 30 - August 19, 1747

Page (246) Daniel Gawen, a servant boy of Saml. Doak, adjudged to be 12 years old.

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. IV

page 66 - November 22, 1754

Page (331) Saml. Doak and John Mitchell, guardians of the orphans of John Greer--settled accounts.

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XI.

page 144 - March 15, 1768

Page (489) Hemp certificates: Peachy Ridgeway Gilmore, David Doak, John McKee, Jacob Anderson, Ro. Allison, Rob. Rodgers.

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XIX.

page 245 - April 19, 1786

Page (360) William Casteel, son of Jinny Jewell, to be bound to John Doak.

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XX.

page 249 - April 18, 1787

Page (254) Militia officers recommended: 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.

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXII.

page 272 - March 25, 1793

Page (258) James Bratton, William Shields, Robert Doak, John McCutchen, and Augustine Argenbright as Captains in 2d Battalion--recommended.

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXII.

page 274 - July 16, 1793

Page (302) Robert Doak and James Frazer qualified, see pages 258-9.

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV.

page 294 - August 1746

Patrick Hays vs. Samuel Doak.--Defendant brother of John Doak. 17th April, 1746.

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV.

page 405 - March 1795

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 hree of the children; 1787, cash paid William 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.




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CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I."

JUDGMENTS.

page 32 - April 1806

Peter R. Beverley vs. John Doake--Deposition of Thomas Mitchell, 14th October, 1805, aged 73, says: Samuel Doak lived on the land in dispute upwards of sixty years ago and John has lived on it ever since Sam's death. Deposition of Hugh Fulton, 14th October, 1805, aged 77, says: He was acquainted with Samuel, father of John.

CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I."

JUDGMENTS.

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Christopher Acklin vs. Francis Walker--O. S. 17; N. S. 6--Bill filed 1802--Settlement of Wolf Hill tract in Washington County belonging to Thomas Walker, deceased, father of Francis. Other settlers were Saml. Biggs, James Craig, Saml. Evans, David Getgood, John Vance. John Vance deposes, 19th August, 1803, at house of John McCormick in Abingdon, that between 1773 and 1775 he and Christopher Acklin settled on the Wolf Hill tract, deponent having purchased a settlement of John Huston; Daniel Smith was Dr. Walker's agent. James Crow settled on the Wolf Hill tract in 1778; James Piper was also a settler. Francis Walker went to school to Daniel Smith, the agent. Josiah Gamble deposes in Blount County, Tennessee, 10th March, 1803, that he and Daniel Smith were the agents of Walker, and Acklin was the first settler on the land in dispute. Daniel Smith deposes at his own house in Sumner County, Tennessee, 12th March, 1804. Robert Doaek was Walker's agent before Smith, in years 1770-72. Alexander Brackenridge deposes in Bourbon County, 10th June. 1803: In 1769?1776 a certain Robert Doak said he was agent for Dr. Thos. Walker and induced Alexr. to take a part of the lands, and he, in November of same year, went there and built a cabin, and in September, 1770, he moved there. In 1772 Doak came and laid off the lands to the settlers. In 1773 settlers were advertised to meet at the house of Samuel Briggs.

CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I."

JUDGMENTS.

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Peter Kinder vs. Samuel Doak--O. S. 40; N. S. 14--Bill 16th June, 1802. In 1770 Andrew Little made a settlement on waters of Reed Creek, then in Fincastle, now Wythe, and a short time afterwards transferred it to John Riley, who sold to orator. In 1775 Samuel Doak, from a military warrant under the King of Great Britain's proclamation, had a survey made including above settlement. The warrant to Samuel was dated 1773, and under the proclamation of 1763. Samuel Doak went to live in North Carolina (now Tennessee) about 1789, and has never returned. Answer states that in 1768 Robert Doak, for and on behalf of Samuel Doak, sowed some turnips on the land but made no actual settlement. In 1770 Jacob Young made an improvement on the same tract but removed to Holstein and conveyed his claim to Samuel. In 1771 Samuel built a cabin and afterwards Andrew Little built a cabin but never lived in it. George Boyd, of Stuart County, Tenn., deposes 3d December, 1804.

MARRIAGE LICENSES, MARRIAGE BONDS, AND MARRIAGES.

MARRIAGE BONDS.

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1786--September 27, John Milliken and Isabella Doak; surety, Robert Torbet.

MARRIAGE LICENSES, MARRIAGE BONDS, AND MARRIAGES.

1787-88.

page 301

1787--January 6, James Berry and John Berry, surety. James Berry and Jennie Doak, daughter of David and Jannet Doak (consent). Teste: Robert Doak, John Doak.

MARRIAGE LICENSES, MARRIAGE BONDS, AND MARRIAGES.

1793-1794.

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1797--April 10, John Lilley and Robert Doak, Alex. St. Clair, sureties. John Lilley and Elizabeth Doak, daughter of Robert Doak. "This day John Doak made oath that John Lilley, who is about to intermarry with his daughter, Elizabeth, is above the age of 21 years.

MARRIAGE LICENSES, MARRIAGE BONDS, AND MARRIAGES. RECORD OF MARRIAGES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY BEGINNING 15TH MARCH, 1785.

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1786, January 3d--By Rev. Archibald Scott: James Davis and Deborah Millor; March 9th, John Wilson and Rachel Wilson; March 10th, James Shields and Rachel Anderson; March 16th, Robert Brooks and Polly Grass; March 18th, David Caruthers and Elizabeth Jackson; April 4th, Thomas Mitchel and Margaret Callison; April 5th, Alex. Berryhill and Rachel Thompson; April 6th, John Wilson and Sarah Alexander; April 13th, Richard Smith and Jane Caruthers; April 27th, Jacob Fridley and Hanah Olinger; June 14th, Frederick Ript and Mary Savage; June 13th, Samuel Millar and Ann Brawford; June 20th, Peter Rusk and Barbara Hanger; June 21st, Michael Apple and Elizabeth Roberts; June 28th, John McAdams and Sarah Blackwood; August 24th, Christopher Trotter and Prepare McClintock; August 29th, Valentine Millor and Sylvia Schooler; September 28th, Mathias Swink and Sally Wilson; September 28th, John Millihen and Isabella Doak; October 2d, Robert Haslet and Isabella Thompson; October 15th, Joseph Davis and Ann Estill; November 9th, Isaac Hanah and Rebecca Hogshead; November 15th, James McCutchen and Elizabeth Hunter; November 15th, James Brown and Martha Russell; November 30th, Charles Brown and Mary Woods; December 4th, Jacob Fix and Barbara Swink; December 20th, George Drummond and Nancy Jordan; December 30th, James Crawford and Mary Crawford.

MARRIAGE LICENSES, MARRIAGE BONDS, AND MARRIAGES.

RECORD OF MARRIAGES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY BEGINNING 15TH MARCH, 1785.

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1787, January 10th--By Rev. Archibald Scott: James Berry and Jenny Doak; January 10th.

MARRIAGE LICENSES, MARRIAGE BONDS, AND MARRIAGES.

RECORD OF MARRIAGES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY BEGINNING 15TH MARCH, 1785.

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1797, February 24--By Rev. Archd. Scott: John Crawford and Sally Newman; March 16th, Wm. Hannah and Polley Buchanan; April 11th, Jno. Lilley and Elizabeth Doak; July 1st.

DELINQUENTS.

ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

page 417 - 1755

Wm. Williams, runaway; Geo. Breckinridge, twice charged; Wm. Bell, twice charged; John Cosby, twice charged; Andrew Carr, twice charged; Jno. Malkom, twice charged; Jno. McClure, twice charged; Isaac White, Constable; Jas. McCutchen, Constable; Sam. Doak, Constable.

DELINQUENTS.

ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

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1756--Between Borden's Line and ye Courthouse, from Mountain to Mountain: George Berry, twice returned; David Doak, Constable; Barnet Finley, listed soldier; Jno. Henderson, Constable; Benj. Lewis, Robt. Ritchey, Jno. Young, Constable; Jos. Bell, twice returned; Wm. Chooks, Chas. Dickson, Robt. Gilkison, Constable; Edward Hall, twice returned; John Harry, Dan'l Kidd, Constable; Robt. Moore, Jno. Nicholas, twice returned; Jas. Orrey, John Hamilton, Constable; Andrew Cowen, twice returned; Jas. Dovin, not found; Hugh Fulton and brother, Ure Love, Hugh Nanson, David Richards, Wm. Armstrong, twice returned; George Campbell, listed soldier; Colby Tue, Nath'l Fibs, no distress; Thos. Gardner, twice returned; Jno. Hogshead, twice returned; Jas. Craige, Constable; Jno. McCay, Constable; Wm. Mathews, twice returned; Thos. Thompson, Andrew Campbell, Constable.

AUGUSTA PARISH VESTRY BOOK.

ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

page 434

Page 17.--James Fulton and John Mitchell make returns, viz: 1748, 26th March, processioned for Samuel Doak, present Samuel Braford; processioned for John Mitchell, present Samuel Doak; processioned for Samuel Braford, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Buchanan, present James Cowen; processioned for Martha Mitchell (widow), present John Buchanan; processioned for James Cowen, present David Mitchell; processioned for David Moor, present Jas. Cowan; processioned for Robert Wilson, present Andrew Alexander; processioned for Andrew Alexander, present Robert Wilson; processioned for Patrick Campbell, present Joseph Reed; processioned for Joseph Reeds, present Chas. Campbell; processioned for Chas. Campbell, present Pat. Campbell; processioned for Patrick Hays, present Wm. Robinson; processioned for Robert Alexander, present Robert Ramsey; processioned for Robt. Ramsey, present Pat. Hays; processioned for Sarah Ramsey (widow), present Robt. Ramsey; processioned for John Lockhart, present Pat. Hays; processioned for Thos. Beard, present John Lockhart; processioned for Samuel Wilson, present Robert Wilson; processioned for David Doak, present Samuel Wilson; processioned for Eleanor Mitchell (widow), present Robert Wilson; processioned for John Teats, present Thos. Beard; processioned for James Linn, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Brownlee, present Wm. Smith; processioned for George Breckinridge, present, ---- Breckenridge; processioned for James Robinson, present Anthony Black; processioned for Anthony Black, present Jas. Robinson; processioned for Wm. Robinson, present ---- Robinson; processioned for Jas. Fulton, present Alex. Brownlee; processioned for Samuel Steel, present John Fulton.

AUGUSTA PARISH VESTRY BOOK.

ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

page 442 - 1755

Page 161.--William Lockbridge and Saml. Huston, in Captain John Moore's Company. John Risk and John Shields, in Captain James Lockhart's Company. Samuel Doak and John Tate, in Captain James Mitchell's Company. James Phillips and William Martin, in Captain Patrick Martin's Company.

AUGUSTA PARISH VESTRY BOOK.

ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.

page 444

Page 176.--1756: Processioned by John Tate and Samuel Doak, in Cap. James Mitchell's Company, viz: For Widow Mitchell, for Wm. Thompson, for James Robinson, for Charles Campbell, for Saml. Brawford, for John Mitchell, for Saml. Doak, for Widow Fulton, for Robt. Alexander, for Nathl. and Robt. Steele, for David Hays, for Helen Mitchell and Jno. Tate, for David Doak, for James Cowan, for Robert Sayers, for John Campbell, for Pat. Campbell, for John Ward, for Widow McTyre, for John and Alex. Brownlee, for Saml. Steele, for Patrick Hays, for John Fulton, for Thomas Tate, for Robert Willson.

COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800

CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I."

JUDGMENTS.

page 123

Charles Cumming vs. Walker--O. S. 135; N. S. 47--Bill, March, 1803. Thomas Armstrong was an early settler on the lands granted Dr. Thomas Walker in Fincastle County, known as Wolf Hill tract adjoining James Pifer. Armstrong sold to Robert Breckinridge, who sold to orator. Alexander Breckinridge deposes 10th June, 1803, in Bourbon County, Ky. Deed 25th August, 1800, by Francis Walker and Jane B., his wife, to Charles Cummin of Washington County. Recorded in District Court at Washington Court House, 3d October, 1800. Robert Breckinridge, aged 60, deposes in Montgomery County, Ky., 5th June, 1803: In 1771 or 72 he purchased a part of the Wolf Hill tract. John Davis and James Pifer depose, 1803, that they have been neighbors of Rev. Chas. Cummins near 30 years. Alexr. Breckinridge's deposition: In 1769 Robert Doke said he was agent for Dr. Thomas Walker to lay off the Wolf Hill tract. In November same year he went and chose a tract and built a cabin on it and in 1770 moved there.

MARRIAGE LICENSES, MARRIAGE BONDS, AND MARRIAGES.

1793-1794.

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1799--March 11, John Lerew and Saml. Doke, Jno. McClelland, sureties. John Lerew and Elizabeth Doke, daughter of David Doke, sister to Saml. Doke, and of age. John is son of Jacob Larew, who consents. Teste: Benj. Larew.


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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 1.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 64.--14th September, 1747. David Steele's will--Farmer, son Robert, plantation; wife; son, Nathaniel; daughters, Martha Teas, Isabella McCluer, 5 shillings; daughters, Rebecka, Jannet. Executors, Samuel Doak and Robert Ramsey; refused to execute. Teste: Wm. Steel, Geo. Braken ridge, Robert Alexander. Proved, 18th November, 1747, by Brakenridge and Alexander.

ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 1.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 275.--15th September, 1750. John Greer's nuncupative will--Debts to be paid to William Long, William Nul, John Kennedy, Nathaniel Patterson; son Alexander to be bound to a trade; one child to be bound to John Mitchell; one child to be bound to S D; oldest girl to go to some descent woman to learn housewifery. Executors, John Mitchell and Samuel Doak. Teste: James Cowin, Jno. Mitchell, Saml. Doak, Francis Beatey. Proved, 28th November, 1750, by Cowin and Beatey.

ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK No. 4.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 497.--5th November, 1771. Saml Doak's will, farmer--To wife, Jane; to daughter, Elinor,

unmarried; to wife, to have disposal of all household furniture at her Pleasure to her 3 daughters, Elinor, Mary, Isbel; to son, John; to oldest son, David, plantation David now lives on as Robert Doak laid it off; to son, Samuel, plantation at head waters of Rockfish in Amherst; to son, John, plantation testator lives on; to son, Robert, tract testator formerly lived on in Rockfish, joining Capt. Crawford; daughters, Jane and Elizabeth. Executors, wife Jane, son David, son-in-law Wm. Brown. Brother-in-law John Finley and John Tate to advise executors. Teste: John and James Mitchel, William Tate, John Tate, Jr. Proved, 19th May, 1772, by James Mitchel and the Tates. David Doack qualifies with John Tate, Nathaniel Steel.

WILL BOOK NO. VI.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 227.--9th January, 1782. James Fulton's estate appraised by James Brownlee, Robt. Doak, Thomas Boyd.

WILL BOOK NO. VII.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

page 194

Page 358.--29th March, 1791. Wm. Moffett, Alex. Gibson, Robt. Doak elected overseers of poor.

WILL BOOK NO. VIII.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 66.--2d August, 1793. James Meteer's will--To wife, Elizabeth; to 3 sons, William, James, Samuel. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son William. Teste: Samuel McCutchen, David Doak, James Mitchell, John Walce, Samuel Doak. Proved, September Court, 1793, by the Doaks and James Mitchell, Jr. Executors qualify.

WILL BOOK NO. IX.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 215.--26th June, 1799. David Doak's will--To wife, Jennet; to sons. Samuel and David; to daughter, Jenny Berry; daughter, Rosannah Doak; to daughter, Betsy; to 5 daughters, viz: Aggy, Fanny, Darcos, Polly, Elly; to son, Hugh. Executors, wife Jennet, sons Samuel and David. Guardian. James Berry. Teste: Thos. Mitchell, James and Samuel Meteer. Proved, 28th June, 1802. Jennet refuses. Others qualify.

WILL BOOK NO. IX.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 360.--24th June, 1803. Samuel Meteer's will--To brother, James (tract devised to testator by father, and tract falling to testator by brother William); to sister, Betsey; brother, James; sister Sally's son, William. Executors, sister Betsey and brother James. Teste: Thomas Mitchell, Samuel and David Doak. Proved, 26th March, 1804. Executors qualify.

WILL BOOK No. X.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 53.--21st March, 1804. John Doak's will--To son, John; sons, Samuel and Thomas Mitchell Doak; to daughter, Julia; daughter, Nancy; daughter, Rosannah; daughter, Betsey Wilson Doak; son, Washington; son, David. Executors, brothers Vory (?). Robert, Samuel. Sr., and David Doak. Teste: Samuel Brown. James Mitchell, Sr. and Jr. Proved, 23d June, 1806. Executors qualified.

WILL BOOK No. X.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 116.--6th August, 1806. Thomas Mitchell, Sr.'s, will--To son, William; son, Thomas; daughter, Elizabeth Mitchell; daughter, Ibby Mitchell; daughter, Jenny Meteer; granddaughter, Betty McClure; grandson, Thomas McClure; granddaughter, Polly McClure. Executors, friend Thomas Mitchell and John Wilson. Teste: W. Wilson, Robt. Doak, John, James, and Thos. Mitchell. Proved, 23d March, 1807. Jno. Wilson refused; Thomas qualified.

WILL BOOK No. X.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 155.-- -- ----, ----. Martin Miller's will--To son, Henry's children, viz: Martin and others; to son-in-law, Luke Collins, executor. Teste: Robt. Doak, David Shultz, Godlieb Stone. Proved, 23d November, 1807. Executor qualifies.

DEED BOOK NO. 1.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 330.--13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to Helen Mitchell, widow, £6.8.6; 200 acres in Beverley Manor; Brackenridge's line; corner to Teat's line; corner to David Doak; John Lockhart's corner; John Teat's land. Witnessed and proved as above.

DEED BOOK NO. 7.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 132.-- ---- day, ----, 1755. Same to David Doak, £3, 100 acres in Beverley Manor; corner said Doak's old survey. Delivered: Robert Doak, March, 1768.

DEED BOOK NO. 7.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 165.--3d June, 1755. Saml. Wilson, plantationer, to Robt. Wilson, farmer, £55, 461 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 761 acres granted by Beverley to Geo. and Rob. Breckinridge, 26th November, 1742, and said 461 acres were sold by Geo. and Ro. to Saml., 8th February, 1745; corner David Doak.

DEED BOOK NO. 13.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 311.--18th May, 1767. Thomas Teat (Tate) and Ann to George Bright. £28. 170 acres in Beverley Manor on the head of a branch of South River; David Hays line. Teste: James Tate, Wm. Campbell, Robert Doak. Delivered: George Bright, November, 1770.

DEED BOOK NO. 14.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 192.--16th March, 1768. David Steel to Nathaniel Steel, £----, 3 1/2 acres in Beverley Manor. Teste: William McAdow, Robert Doak, Thomas Steel. Delivered: Nathaniel Steel, April, 1773.

DEED BOOK NO. 19.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Page 5.--17th November, 1772. John Alexander and Mary to David Humphress in Beverley Manor. First sold by Beverley to George Breckinridge and by him transferred to David Doak. Delivered: David Humphries, 24th November, 1774.

DEED BOOK NO. 23.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

page 561 - 1779?

Page 144.--Teste: Hugh Tarbet, Robert and David Doak.