Facts and Events
Archibald Ruddle was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2:
- G-243: Archibald Ruddle of Augusta County, 406 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. On Holman's Creek, adj. Capt. John Dobkins, Peter Portner. 21 July 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2, pg. 34].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 218.--24th May, 1751. Archibald Ruddle to Stephen Ruddel. Patented by Fairfax, 21st July, 1749, on Holman's Creek, land surveyed for John Dobkin, 406 acres. Teste: Peter Scholl, Jno. Dobekins, Andrew Bird.
Will of Archibald Ruddell
- Will of Arichibald Ruddell Dated 20 May 1786 - Probated 27 Sep 1787
- "unto my dutiful sons, James Ruddell and Isaac Ruddell, all my lands at Kentucky......."
- "unto my son George......"
- "unto my son Archibald......."
- "unto my daughters ...Mary excepted......"
- "unto my loving wife Elizabeth....she and my son James Ruddell, full and sole executor.........."
- [Source: Will Book B, pp. 302-38 3 Shenandoah County, Virginia].
Records of Archibald Ruddle in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 176.---26th July, 1749. John Ruddle, Jr.'s (of Smith's Creek), will--Yeoman; father, John Ruddle, Sr.; mother, Mary Ruddle; brothers, Archibald and Stephen Ruddle, and brothers and sisters. Robert Wilson to share with brothers and sisters. Executor, father John. Teste: Andrew Bird, Andrew Bird, Jr., Edward Ryan. 22d August, 1749. proved by Andrew Bird, Sr., and Edward Ryan.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 22, 1753. - (420) Robert Caldwell, qualified Lieut. of Foot; Archd. Ruddle, qualified Ensign of Foot; Henry Long, qualified Ensign of Foot; Wm. Bethell, qualified Lieut. of Foot; John Denton, qualified Capn. of Foot; Paul Lung, qualified Lieut. of Foot.
- Page 367.--10th August, 1753. Stephen Ruddle and Mary to Philip Harper, 1753. Haldman's Creek adjoining Peter Gartner, Cap. Jno. Dobkins, 460 acres. From Fairfax to Archibald Ruddle and by him to Stephen. Delivered: Chas. Hyleton (Styleton), October. 1753.
- Page 424.--15th August, 1761. Moses Bird and Clair, of Frederick County, to John Blizard, £140, on Smith's Creek; cor. Andrew Bird's land, John Phillip's line, 400 acres except 50 acres surveyed for Jacob Rambo. bounded, viz : cor. Jno. Phillips. Teste: Archible Ruddle (Ruddell), Thomas Beggs, Abraham Bird. Delivered: John Blizard, 25th March, 1762.