Facts and Events
George Dice was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 66.--8th September, 1762. Mary Wood, of Frederick, James and Moses Green, of Culpeper, to George Dill, £60, 348 acres on South Branch of Potomac, part of 800 acres patented to Robert Green, 12th July, 1746. (Note: inspection of the original deed appears to show that the "c" and "e" could be closely looped causing Lyman Chalkley to list "Dill" instead of "Dice" in his transcription, according to the following Ancestry.com post. The Processioning List of 1767/68 listed below confirms that George Dice DID acquire land in the South Branch area, confirming this acquisition).
- 16 March 1771 - George Dyce acquired 242 acres "on the north side of the south Branch of Potomaok known by the name of Richardson’s place". [Source: Land Office Patents No. 39, 1770-1771, p. 364 (Reel 39).]
Estate Records of George Dice
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 28, 1771. - (250) Mary Dice qualifies admx. of husband, George Dice.
- Page 415.--20th May, 1771. Mary Dice's bond (with George Hammer. Mathias Dice) as administratrix of George Dice.
- Page 491.--21st March, 1772. Recorded. George Dice's appraisement by Ulrunk (Alrunk?) Conrat, Jacob Freind.
- Page 376.--15th August, 1775. George Dice's estate settled by Margaret Dice, administratrix--Cash paid Christian Lower, Leonard Neif, Mich. Misker, Christian Countryman, Paulser Michker, Peter Spears.
Processioning List of 1767/68
- "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 446.--1767-68: Processioned by Joseph Skidmore, Geo. Dice, Henry Banener, viz: For Samuel Morrels, present Wm. Eaverman; for John Skidmore, present Valentine Cassel and Jacob Conrad; for Geo. Caplinger, present Jacob Harper and Jno. Caplinger; for Valentine Giles, deceased, present Geo. Giles; for Peter Flesher, for Henry Banener, for Woolrey Conrad, for George Dice. Processioned by Cornelius Ruddle, David Robeson: For Thomas Bryan, for John Linkhorn, for Robert Belshee, for Wm.
Dunlap, for John Miller, for Wm. Pickens; for Mathias Leer, Jos. Leer present; for Tunish Vanpeter, for Abraham Miller, for George Speare, for Skid Muncy's land, for Cornelius Ruddle, for Thomas Moore, for David Robinson. Processioned by John Coutts and John Miller, viz: For John Miller, for John Fudge, for John Munge (Conrad Fudge present), for Geo. Hufman, for Geo. Gunrod, for Henry Dick, for Peter Brunemer, for Henry Lung, for Francis Kirtley, for Christopher Cisling, for Boston Nester, for Jerod Peterfish, for Stephen Hanceberry, for John Sellers, for Jacob Runkle, for Nicholas Null, for Charles Fie, for Daniel Link, for Daniel Price, for David McComis, for John Burk, for Mathias Cersh, for Jacob Hammer
Records of George Dice in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 14.--9th September, 1766. Valentine Giles' estate appraised by Jonas Friend, Geo. Dise, Michl. Mallow: Due by Geo. Teter, Francis Jackson, Henry Peskels, Moses Elsworth, Youst Hinkele.
- Page 252.--10th July, 1769. Nicholas Havener's estate appraised Mathias and George Dyce's accounts.
- Page 91.--16th January, 177_. George (his mark) Capliner's will--To son, George Caplener, and his brother, John Caplener, who are to pay each of their brothers and sisters; to wife; to 3 young sons and youngest dafter. Teste: John Skidmore, Frane (his mark __) Evo. Executors, George Hammo, George Dice, 3rd, for administrators after my desass on my estate. I desor that my two sons will lorn the two youngest boys to readthrough the Salter Poruct and the 2 boys is to live with their elder brothers till they are sixteen years of age. Teste: George Caplener, Jr., John Caplener. Proved, 18th May, 1773, by the witnesses. George Hammer qualifies with John Skidmore, Francis Eve. (Note: George Dice died prior to the proving of this will).