b.Est. Abt. 1725
Facts and Events
Charles Dalhouse was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Charles Dalhouse's land (Beverley Manor NE, 414 acres, 1749) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 673.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Charles Dalhouse, 414 acres in Beverley Manor. Samuel Gay's corner; James McClure's line; corner George Robinson. Teste: Francis Beaty, Thomas Stewart.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
Although there is no deed in Chalkley's showing the disposition of Charles Dalhouse's 414-acre tract, the following Chalkley's record proves that Charles Dalhouse sold this tract to John Finley, who then sold this tract to John McCullough at a later date:
- Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1802 (N to Z). - Depn. John Dolass (Dolhouse), 1802; deposes he is about 52 years and son of Charles Dolass, to whom Wm. Beverley conveyed 414 acres originally run out for John Finley and sold by Finley to John McCullogh. Depn. Saml. Pilson, aged 62, between 40 and 50 years ago. Depn. John Hamilton, aged about 72 years. (Note: most likely this tract was sold sometime after Charles Dalhouse's death in 1760).
Will of Charles Dalhouse
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 415.--27th April, 1754. Charles Dalhouse's will (the paper is first a power of attorney to Archd. and Thos. Stewart and Edward Hall to make all demands for him and answer all against him in any of His Majesty's Dominions, and second, a will)--Three sons, George, James and John, to be educated. Executors, attorneys above. Teste: Hugh McClure, Benj. Stewart. Proved, 18th November, 1760, by the witnesses. Archd. Stewart refuses to execute; the others qualify, with Alex. Kelly, Benj. Stewart.
- Page 259.--21st June, 1763. Charles Dalhouse's appraisement (by Jno. Black, Isaac White, Jno. McClure), approved and recorded.
Processioning List of 1755
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 152.-- (1755) Jno. Finley, Wm. Thompson processioned in Cap. Thompson's Company as follows, viz: For Samuel McCune, for Wm. Logan, for Wm. Johnston, for Widow Thompson, for Thos. Thompson; Widow Frazer, present Robert Modey; for Rob. Moody; for Andw. McClure, present Jno. Hutchison; for Jno. Hutchison; for Hugh McClure, for Richard Pilson, for Zechoriah Smith, for Widow Sayre, for Andw. McClure, for John Campbell, for John Black, for Archd. Stewart, for Rob. Finley, for Alex. Henderson, for Wm. Patterson, for Jno. McClure, for George Caldwell, for John Thompson, for Wm. Palmer, for James Gillespey, for James Hamilton, for Saml. Steele, for James McClure, for Widow Campbell, for Robert Patrick, for John Ramsey, for Wm. Finley, for John Finley, for David Henderson, for Isaac White, for Adam Morow, for Alex. Thompson, for Wm. Thompson, for Wm. Caldwell. Page 154.--For John Craig, for Charles Dallhouse, for Robert Gibson.
Records of Charles Dalhouse in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 459.--5th October, 1747. £91.5.0. Samuel Gay to Israel Christian. 323 acres on branches of Shanado River; corner to George Robinson; line of Beverley Manor. Teste: James Patton, John Graham, Chas. Dalhouse. Acknowledged, 17th February, 1747.
- Vol. 2 - Land Entry Book No. 1 - 1748, November 22d--Charles Dalhouse, 400, Wood's Gap, Israel Christian's; 400 near J. Christian, January 4th, 1753, two treasury rights for the last entry.
- Page 485.--8th May, 1748. £20. James Moody and Rebecca, his wife, to Robert Wilson, 185 acres, part of the land James now lives on; corner to James Wilson, a Spanish oak; corner Nicholas Leeper. Teste: Andrew Cowen, James Leeper, Chas. Dalhouse. Acknowledged, and dower released, 18th May, 1748.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY, 1749 (A). - Charles Dalhouse vs. Joseph Tees.--Slander. Verdict for defendant.
- Page 638.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Robert Young, planter (farmer) part of John Young's land in Beverley Manor (234 acres) on Back Creek. Corner to Hugh Young and John Trimble; corner William McPheeters; corner James Young. Teste: Thomas Stewart and Charles Dalhouse.
- Page 709.--__ _____, 1750. John Finley, Gent., to William Finley, Gent., 298 acres on So. River in Beverley Manor; corner Robert Finley (his house), Charles Dolway's line, Mary, wife of John. Teste: Wm. Henderson, Robert Patrick, John Black.
- Page 713.--__ ____, 1750. John Finley. Gent., to Robert Finley, Gent., 297 acres. In Beverley Manor on South River, corner Israel Christian; Charles Dolway's line; corner Wm. Finley; Manor line, near Robert's houses.
- Page 61.--20th November, 1750. Wm. Hutchison and Ann to Wm. Henderson, 200 acres where grantor lives, Christian's Creek; Andrew Russell's line; Ann, wife of Wm. Hutchison. Teste: Charles Dalhouse, Thos. Scott, John Hutchison.
- Page 128.--1st March, 1753. Wm. Beverley by Lewis Madison to James Gillespy, 200 acres; corner in his old survey in Beverley Manor; corner Charles Dalhouse and Wm. Bell. Delivered Thomas Stuart, 22d June, 1754.
- Page 219.--18th November, 1757. Michael Reiley's estate, vendue--To William Bishop, Ezekiah Inman, Wm. Kerr, Jacob Gray, Thos. Sheils, Robert Campbell, of No. Mountain. Amounts sworn off said Rieley's estate according to law by these persons. Charles Dalhouse and many others Paid Joseph Love for venduing the estate. Paid Secretary Nelson for recording Rieley's certificate. Paid James Lockhart by order of John Flood. Paid Robert Gibson for making the grave.
- Page 643.--16th May, 1758. Robert ( ) Finley and Martha ( ) to William Finley, £20, 100 acres on South River Shanandore, part of the land on which Robert now lives, and joining south side, John Ramsey's land; corner between William and Robert Finley; corner Charles Dalhoss; corner William's old survey. Delivered: Robert Finley, son of Wm. Finley, 13th April, 1798.
- Page 287.--15th May, 1775. John, James and William Gillespy to Thomas McCollock, £5, 80 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 3 tracts conveyed to James Gillespy, deceased--A, 210 acres from Wm. Beverley, 27th February, 1749; B, 208 acres; C, 200 acres, all adjoining the 80 acres bounded; John Williams' corner, land formerly Charles Dalhouse's; corner James and William Gillespie; corner John Gillespie.
- Page 369.-- (undated, abt. 1786) Corner William and Charles Dalhouse. Teste: John Dalhouse.