Facts and Events
Edward Gill was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 14 - Edward Gill, 60 acres, Forks of James River. Mentioned Camp Mountain. May 12, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 6].
Records in Virginia
- Size Roll of Col. George Washington, 28 August 1757. Roll gave name, date and place of enrollment, age, height, trade country, and description.
- Edward Gill, Sept. 1755, Dinwiddie, 26, 5'5", joiner, Ireland, fair complexion, light brown hair
- Edward Gill, 3 Oct. 1755, Dinwiddie, 20, 5'5", carpenter, Ireland, fair complexion, low well set with a film over his left eye.
- [Source: "Virginia's Colonial Soldiers", by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, pg. 106 & 87].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1763 (B). Heath vs. Blagg.--Henry Heath vs. Capt. John Blagg.-- October 31, to your order to Reeves Jackaway and Brock, Lowery and Childs; to your order to Stephen Conner, John Callan; to your order to Edward Gills; to your order to James Downey, William Calston; to your order to Jonathan Hawkins; to your order to Colonel Waddle's man, John Cotter; to your order to Grant Harrington and Wright. The deposition of Mr. David Long, before William Preston. (Note: listed among many others).
- Page 719.--18th November, 1764. Edward ( ) Gill to Solomon Whitley, £13, farming implements and household furniture. Teste: Christopher ( ) Best.
- Page 405.--6th March, 1765. Henry Kirkham's will--Wife, Mary; son. Robert, the land at the Great Spring; son, Samuel, a mare bought from Edward Gill; son, Michael, 50 acres between John Collier (Colyer) and John Wiley; son, John, 100 acres near John Collier's (Colyer) on the Dry Creek side; sons, Henry and Joseph, infants, land testator lives on to be divided by Richard Woods and Jno. Summers; to daughter Jane; to infant in wife's womb; daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth. If any of the heirs by former wife die infants. Executors, wife, Peter Wallace and Jno. Summers. Peter Wallace has authority to bind son John to his brother Samuel. Teste: Robt. Kirknam, Alex. Collier, Michl. Kirkham. Proved, 30th August, 1765, by Robert and Michael Kirkham. Peter Wallace refuses to execute. Others qualify, with Alex. Dale, Wm. Scott, Robt. Young.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1774. - (384) Edward Gill, no inhabitant of County.
Records in Botetourt County, VA
- Page 240. 1768 - Edward Gill to Paul Whitley. 24 pounds 2 shillings. Personal property. Witnesses: Samuel Kirkham, Michael Whitley. [Source: Brief of Deeds - Bbotetourt County, Virginia, Deed Book No. 1].
- At a court continued and held for Botetourt County the 12th March, 1773. Present. Robert Breckenridge, John Bowyer, Wm. McKee, and Andw. Woods, Gentlemen.
- James Buchanan Plff. )
- agst. ) In Case
- Edward Gill Deft. )
- This day came the plff. by his attorney and a jury was sworn to enquire of damages, towit: Edmund Winston, Charles Rose, Daniel Montgomery, Patrick Lockhart, James Gilmore, James Edmundson, Malcom Allen, Geo. Aston, Caleb Worley, John Potts, John Robinson, and James Templeton, who retd. a verdt. in favor of the plff. for five pounds, nineteen shillings and eight pence, besides his costs. Judgt. accdgly. [Source: Annals Of S W Virginia].
- Edward Gill, Sr.. Botetourt Court Dec. 1779. No. 883 "I do hereby certify that Solomon Simpson, Edward Gill, Sr., Christopher Best, and Wm. Cross severally proved to this court that they served in the 1st Virginia Regiment, last war, as soldiers till it was disbanded, which regiment was commanded by Col. Byrd and Col. Stephens, and that they never before proved such service nor obtained any land in consideration thereof under the King of Britain's proclamation of 1763. A certificate for these claims issued formerly and is supposed to have been lost. Test: D. May, C.B.C.
- At a court held for Botetourt County the 10th day of February, 1780. - William Gill's do. till he died, commanded by Colo. Washington, is ordered to be certified, and that Edward Gill is heir at law. [Source: Annals Of S W Virginia].
- Issued to Edward Gill, Sr. 50 acres, 3 Apr. 1780 No. 886 (and to each of the above), Land Bounty Certificates, French & Indian War, Land Office, Richmond
- Edward Gill & Solomon Simpson received grants of 50 acres each, assigned by them to Thomas Rowland, whose survey of 100 acres on 4 June 1780 was located in the County of Kentucky, north side of KY River, adjoining his preemption lands on the south, etc. Granted by Benjamin Harrison, Governor of VA 1 Sept. 1782, Land Office Richmond
- Edward Gill, heir at law of Wm. Gill dec'd (must be either eldest son or only child). Wm. Gill's claim for service, as a soldier in the old Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. Washington, ordered to be certified. Land Office, Richmond. (Mrs. Clark p58).
- Edward Gill warrant for his services in the Militia of this State, Lb.3.6.8 Richmond 13 may 1784. Auditor's Account Books, XVIII, 651 (Mrs. Clark p60).
- [Source: http://sciway3.net/clark/gill/miscvarecords.html].
- Members of the family removed to the western portion of the colony, as evidenced by the Land Bounty Certificates, which record that Edward Gill, Sr., was a soldier in the Colonial Militia from the First Virginia Regiment, and received a tract of land in Botetourt County. [Source: http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/northumberland/bios/gill25gbs.txt].