County Virginia Militia Muster List
Capt. John Willson's Lists: John Wilson, Captain; Sam Calehison,
Nathan Lusk, John Shields, John Greer, John Patterson, George Davison, John
Hunter, Wm. Hunter, James Hunter, John Rusk, James Clark, Wm. Vance, Rob
Croket, John Trumble, Wm. King, Sa. Walace, John Spear, Thomas Peery, Alex.
McConnel, Rob. Young, James Young, Jacob Lockard, Patt. Cook, James Lockard,
William McCutcheon, James McCutcheon, Rob. McCutcheon, Alex. Crocket, Wm. Camble,
Nathl. Davis, James Philip, John Barclay, James Lusk, James Trumble, Benj.
Walker, Wm. Leadgerwood, Morris Offral, Rob Davies, John Brown, Wm. McClantok,
Wm. Johnson, John Young, Hugh Young, Thos. Kirkpatrick, David Camble, John
20 Feb. 1746/4721
County Virginia Order Book 1, page 167
John Hunter relinquished his right to qualify on estate of his mother, Elizabeth
Hunter, in Lunenburg Co., who died lately intestate in said Co., to Wm.
Hunter, his younger brother.
County Virginia County Court Judgements
John Patterson vs. William Hunter and Benjamin Borden.--In 1740 plaintiff
bought and settled on land from William Hunter in Borden's Survey, but
got no deed. He expected to settle on the land a son-in-law whom he was
expecting from Pennsylvania. Sues for a deed. May, 1748, abates by death of
County Virginia, Fee Books of Augusta Court, page 13
Robert Young, white, (August), vs. Borden; page 16, William Sayers, Little,
(February, May, August); page 20, John Stevenson, Black Smith, (February to
June); page 21, Jno. Trimble, Jockey, (February), order to be fined; page 33,
James Armstrong, Black, (February), vs. Young, (August); page 35, Wm. Armstrong,
son to white James, (February), vs. Flood, (August); page 40, John Phillips, son
of James, (February); page 43, John Thompson, Albermarle, (February, August) vs.
Trimble; page 48, Monsieur Piero, alias Peter Tostee, (February), vs. Evans,
(November), vs. Richardson; page 52, John Walker, pedler, (February), vs. Watson
Wilson; page 53, John Graham, in Fairfax, (February, May, August), vs. Hardin;
page 57, George Bowman, Scholl's son-in-law, (February, August), vs. Rogers;
page 59, Jacob Harmon, near Peaked Mountain, (February, May, August); page 60,
John Jones, Frederick, vs. Craig, (February, May, August), vs. Netherton; page
61, George Anderson, Culpeper, (February, August, November), vs. Homes, &c.;
page 63, James Armstrong, White, (February), vs. Cleghorm, vs. Cumbeeford, vs.
Marrow; page 66, John Stevenson, Borden's land; page 68, William Armstrong,
Roanoke; page 72, John Graham, Pasture; page 73, John Miller, pasture; page 80,
William Sayers, Big.; page 90, John Rich, Frederick; page 91, Wm. Johnston, C.
Pasture; page 95, Lydia Wilcox, Administratrix, in Frederick; page 97, Moses
Dickie, Pennsylvania; page 107, James Carr, Pennsylvania, Patton's deed to you;
page 116, Jacob Harmon, New River; page 119, William Engles, (May), your
brother's motion to have you allowed what of the Parish money was consumed in
your house; page 120, Doctor Robert Foile; page 123, Wm. Hunter,
Merchant; page 126, Eleanor Berry, now wife of John Jones, (May), Recording
Berry's Inventory; page 130, John Walker, brother to Samuel; page 137, Jeremiah
Earley, in Culpeper; page 145, John Smith, South Branch; page 147, John Brown,
South Branch; page 164, Moses Dickie, cousin to Pickens's Dickie; page 176,
James Carr, One Eye; page 184, John McGinnis, Best man to Col. Quin; page 192,
John Collins, Frederick; page 195, _____ Reynolds, Widow of James Reynolds,
23 May 175121
County Virginia, Will Book 1, page 515
James McNutt's orphans. Settlement by Thos. Beard, administrator. Paid Mr.
Burden for 185 acres bought by my wife (Thos. Beard's?) now, but before
marriage. 17__ to Mr. Burden quit rents on 85 acres for 10 years. 1747 to Mr.
Downs for quit rents. 1744 to Mr. Burden for quit rents, 300 acres. December
20th, 1748, paid David Hays rents debt due before marriage. Paid Wm. Nutt debt.
8th May, 1749, paid Wm. Hunter for work. 4th February, 1747, paid John
Huston, debt. 9th December, 1748, paid John Roseman. debt. 10th May, 1748, paid
Saml. Wilson, for bringing some linen from Penna. Paid to Widow Sheals, a debt.
Paid to Robt. Alexander, for schooling James and Robert McNutt. Paid to James
Dobbins, for schooling Alex. McNutt. Paid one new Bible, for Alex. McNutt. Paid
one new Testament, for James McNutt. Paid one new spelling book, for the
20 Sept. 175136
Office Patents No. 31, 1751 – 1756, Vol. 1 and 2, pages 1– 751, Reel 29, Part of
the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of
the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the
Archives at the Library of Virginia, Land Office Patents and Grants, Virginia
George the second by the grace of god of great Britain France and Ireland King
Defender of the Faith To all whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye
that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in
consideration of the sum of twenty five shillings of good and lawful money for
our use paid to our Receiver General of our revenues in this our colony and
dominion of Virginia We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents
for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Hunter
one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and forty acres
lying and being in the county of Augusta on the head branches of Cathey’s River
and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at three hiccorys on a spur of the
North Mountain and running thence South thirty eight degrees West one hundred
and forty poles to a white oak and bearing (?) South sixty degrees East one
hundred and forty poles to two red oaks North eighty six degrees East one
hundred and fifty four poles to a white oak in a valley North thirty five
degrees East one hundred fourteen poles to a red oak North thirty four degrees
West forty poles to two red oaks and a white oak North sixty nine degrees West
one hundred poles to two chestnut oaks North fifty four degrees East one hundred
poles to a forked (?) white hickory North fifty one degrees West eighty poles to
a black oak and chestnut corner to James Hunter’s land and South thirty three
degrees West eighty poles to the Beginning
With all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings (?) and
his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not
discovered within the bounds afore mentioned and being part of the said quantity
of two hundred and forty acres of lands and the rivers waters and water courses
therein contained log (?) with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling
and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or
any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining
To have and to hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all
other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of
their appurtenances unto the said William Hunter and his heirs and
assigns forever to the only use and behoos of him the said William Hunter
his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of
our mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common soccage
(?) and not in capiteor (?) by thoughts & service
Yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of
land and so proportionally for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the
cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract above
mentioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always
that if three years of the said fee for rent shall at any time be in arrears and
unpaid or if the said William Hunter his heirs or assigns do not within
the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate
and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then
the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter
it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the
same lands and premises with all the appurts unto such other person or persons
as we our heirs and successors shall think fit
In witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made
Witness our trusty and well beloved Lewis Burwell Esq President
County Virginia, Augusta Parish Vestry Book, page 11
Col. James Patton debtor to Wm. Hunter for use of Augusta Parish, 18th
October, 1752. To 2 8 Vo. Prayer Books.
County Virginia, Original Petitions and Papers Filed in the County Court
Road established from Brown's bridge to the Glebe land, and Robert Campbell and
John Trimble be surveyors, and with James Lusk, 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.
County Virginia, Augusta Parish Vestry Book, page 154
John Risk and John Shields processioned as follows, viz: For Robert Campbell,
for James Hunter, for James Trotter, for John Shields, for James McCutchion, for
Widow Campbell, for Widow Campbell, for Wm. Hunter, for Saml. McCutchen,
for Thos. Berry, for John McCutchion, for David Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for
Wm. Ledgerwood, for James Moffet, for Nathl. Davies, for Nichs. Leeper, for
Danl. Downey, for George Peny, for Saml. Sprowl, for Thos. Kirkpatrick, for Jno.
Kirkpatrick, for Jno. Risk, for Jno. Risk, for Jno. Risk, for James Clark, for
John Shields, Jr., for David Cunningham, for Chas. Berry, for James Callison,
for James Marten, for Josiah Richarts, for David Hays, for Alex. McFeeters, for
James Gilmore, for James Lockhart, for Alex. Richey, for Jacob Lockhart, for
John Peny, for Mathew Willson, for John Willson, for Widow Patterson, for John
McCillery, for James McCillery, for Arter Hamilton, for Wm. Buntin, for Robert
Gamel, for Jno. Buchanan, for Patrick Cooks (deceased), for David Richey; Wm.
Brown (said he was going to leave his land and didn't care about it).
County Virginia, Augusta Parish Vestry Book, page 260
Processioned by James Gilmore and Samuel McCutcheon, viz: For David Cunningham,
for Mathew Wilson, for John Buchanan, for Charles Berry, for Robert Gaml, for
Thos. Berry, for David Hays, for James Bower, for Alex. Campbell, for Wm.
Campbell, for James Moffett, for Arthur Hamilton, for Samuel Downey, for James
Callison, for Alex. McFeeters, for David Campbell, for James McCutcheon, for
John McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, for Wm. Sprowl, for Wm. Martin, for James
Trotter, for Samuel McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, Jr., for James Hunter, for
Robert Campbell, for John Risk, for James Gilmore, for Francis Donalay, for Wm.
Ledgerwood, for Capt. James Lockhart, for Wm. Hunter
19 May 176821
County Virginia Order Book 12, page 158
Constable: John Clark, vice William Hunter
County Virginia Tithables
William McPheeters's List: Capt. James Bell, Samuel
Bell, Sampson Sawyers, Jeremiah Freel, Jno. Young, Geo. Rhimor, Thomas Brown,
Nicholas Leek, Francis Garner, Sr., James Hamilton, Jacob Bailor, Wm. Bell, Wm.
Hanley, James Peerey, David Jackson, Wm. McCutchan, Wm. Sprowl, John Ott, Jno.
McCutchan, Robert McChesney, Samuel Logan, Richard McConnal, Simon Carson, Thos.
Rickets, Wm. Thompson, Jno. Kirkpatrick, James McNabb, Thomas Nelson, David
Steel, Richard Graves, James Ewing, David Cail, Sr., Jno. Sharp, Sr., James
McCleery, John Crawford, James Bell, Jno. Moffett, Wm. Brown, Jacob Kerpenter,
Wm. Sterrot, Hugh Brown, Robert Rennick, Robert Brown, Michael McClure, Joseph
Gerrison, John Scott, Joseph Trotter, Jno. McPheeters, Charles Berry, Thomas
Mines, Jno. Cunningham, James Sprowl, Jno. McKemey, John Logan, Henry Minger,
Samuel Clark, Edward Barker, Samuel Kowan, Thomas Eger, Joseph Blair, Jno.
Williams, James Gilmore, Sr., Samuel Steel, Jno. Phillips, Benj. Brown, Wm.
Burges, Walter Trimble, Geo. Keller, Robt. Trimble, Samuel Gray, John Joanes,
Francis Garner, Jr., Alex. McKee, Geo. Curry, Samuel Lowrey, Geo. Peerey, John
Peerey, Capt. Samuel McCutchan, Robert Cooper, Joseph Alexander, Robert McKnit,
Wm. Usher, George Burton, Thos. Baird, James Clark, Thomas Hinds, Samuel Rusk,
Samuel McCutchan, David Cunningham, James Ford, Wm. Ledgerwood, Thomas McNutt,
Wm. Springate, Geo. Palmore, Jno.
Jackson, Wm. Berry, Nicholas Vininger, James Gregory, Benj. Brown, Daniel Freel,
James Brown, Jacob Deford, Samuel Brown, James Riddan, Benj. Joanes, Joseph
Riddenhouse, James Trimble, John Clark, Wm. Cail, Geo. Berry, Wm. McPheeters,
Francis Hull, Wm. Fultain, Robert Rush, Jacob Patton, Thomas Rankin, Robert
Harris, Samuel McCutchan, Wm. Woods, James Rowan, Robert Bell, Capt. Jno.
Cunningham, Mathew Wilson, Jno. Workman, James Gilmore, Jr., Arthur Hamilton,
John Hamilton, James Trotter, Sr., Jno. Sharp, Wm. Shields, Sr., Wm. Scott,
Slusher, Jacob Nightover, Robert Wallace, Wm. Bell, Jno. Brown, James
Cunningham, Samuel Haws, Frederick Fisher, Benj. Finley, Robert Commings,
Elizabeth Stuart, Wm. Hamilton, Frances Haywood, Wm. McClintock, Jno. Hanley,
Michael Coulter, Jno. Trimble, Jno. Summers, Ulrick Fulwader, Isaac Mines, Jacob
Fulwader, James Conningham, Geo. Jameson, Wm. Hunter, Wm. Baird, Wm.
Seewright, David Buckwhannon, Jacob Cail, Philip Olinger, Sr., Joseph Nelson,
Robert Patterson, James Hathorn, David Trotter, Deeter Cail, Abraham Goodpaster,
Samuel McCleerey, Moses Hays, Robert Hanah, Jno. Burners, Martha Downey, Wm.
Shields, Jr., Robert Clark, James Phillips, Jno. Brown, James Cunningham, Samuel
Haws, Robert Wallace, Wm. Bell, Martin Dickson, James Elliott, Jno. Brown,
Samuel Rennick, Valentine Joanes, Wm. Crawford, Deeter Lowrey, Wm. Allen, Jno.
Tilley, Jno. Trimble, Alex. McElroy, James McKnit, James McChesney, Robert
Lester, Wm. Rush, Wm. Logan, Alex. Sprowl, Patrick Haul, James Ewing, Wm.
Buckwhannon, David Cail, Wm. Blair, Philip Olinger, Jr., James Callison, Walter
Cunningham, Thos. McGragor, Jno. Vininger, Samuel Moffett, James Trotter, Jr.,
15 Nov. 178621
County, Virginia Marriage Bonds page 282
James McCutchen and Elizabeth Hunter, daughter of Wm. Hunter; Surety
David Cale; witnesses, Margrit Hunter, Sarah Hunter. James is son of Ellenor
McCutchen; witnesses, John McCutchen, Jane McCutchen.
24 Aug. 178721,761
Augusta County Virginia, Marriage Bonds, Consent, No
Agreeable to us both partys Concerned that Jno Neisbit & Sarah Hunter be Joined
in the bonds of holy matrimony we Desire the favour of you to Give him the
Samuel Neisbit (Seal)
William Hunter (Seal)
Know all men by these presents that we John Neisbet and James McCutchen of the
county of Augusta are held and firmly bound to Edmd. Randolph Esq. Governor of
Virginia and his Successors in the sum of fifty pounds current money. To the
payment whereof well and truly to be made we do bind ourselves our Heirs,
Executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
Sealed with our seals this 24th day of August 1787 and in the 12th year of the
The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage
shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Neisbet and Sarah
Hunter of the county of Augusta for which he hath this day obtained a license;
if therefore there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then
this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
John Nisbett (Seal)
James McCutchan (Seal)
County Virginia, January Causes
James Sproul vs. William and Mary Hunter.--22d November, 1787. Dr.
John Jackson lives in Pennsylvania.
Augusta County, Virginia Marriage Bonds
Wm. Benson and James Rollins, surety. Wm. Benson and Margaret Hunter (of age),
daughter of Wm. Hunter.
22 Aug 179921
County, Virginia Marriage Bonds
Andrew Crawford and Wm. Benson, surety. Andrew Crawford and Rachel Hunter,
daughter of Wm. Hunter (consent), Mary Hunter (consent).
Teste. Wm. Crawford. Andrew is of
26 Jan. 180121
County Virginia, Administrator’s Bonds
Mary Hunter, administrator of Wm. Hunter
6 Feb. 180121
County Virginia, Will Book 9, page 97
William Hunter's estate appraisement by Samuel Bell, Thomas Martin, Jacob
Nesbitology: Newsletters 6-9 Otis B. Nesbit, Nesbit
Society,United Kingdom, Publication No. 10, Cambridge 1995
Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 36 Page 12
John Nesbit and Sarah, his wife, from the County of Harrison, State of Kentucky,
along with other heirs of William Hunter, deceased, as signers to a deed
for land situated in Augusta County which William Hunter acquired through
Government Patent deeded September 20, 1751