Lt. George Hume, Surveyor
Facts and Events
George Hume was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
George Hume's land (Beverley Manor SW, 375 acres, 1739) 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.
- Note: it is doubful if George Hume ever spent much time in Augusta County. His duties surveying land in nearby Orange and Culpeper Counties no doubt occupied much of his time. This grant from William Beverley was most likely for speculative purposes.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 143-47. 12-13 Sept. 1735. Charles Stewart, planter, of Spotsylvania County, to George Home of same. Lease and release; for £20 sterling. 390 acres... on the north side of Meander Run and by the mouth of a small branch corner to Henry Fields... oaks on a branch of the Mountain Run... line of a pattent formerly granted to Robert Spotswood... to Colo. Alexandeer Spotswood's lines... line of a pattent formerly granted to Francis Kirtlet. (signed) Charles Steward [sic]. Wit: Thomas Hill, Francis Thornton, Junr., Robt. Jackson, John Gordon. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Dorman, pg. 12-13].
- Pages 376-79. 25-25 Oct. 1739. Edward Spencer of Orange County to George Home of same. Lease and release for £80 current money. 446 acres in the Great fork of Rappahannock River, being formerly granted to Goodrich Lightfoot 30 June 1726... by the south west side of the run of a branch corner to a pattent formerly granted to Harry Beverley... Harry Beverley's line... (signed) Edward Spencer. Wit: G. Lightfoot, Tully Choice, Samll. Pound, John Bransford. 28 Feb. 1739 . Acknowledged by Edward Spencer [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 24].
- Pages 379-83. 28-29 Feb. 1739 . William Beverley, Gent., of Essex County to George Home of Orange County. Lease and release for £12 current money. 375 acres... on the south river of Shanandore in a line of Robt. Funk's... Samuell Guy's line... back line of the pattent of Beverly manner... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: John Conner, John Moffett, James Leeper. 28 Feb. 1739 . Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 24-25].
- Mr. George Hume, 10 Dec. 1747 - 24 Feb. 1747; 400 acres on Dark Run; adj. John Bruce, Theophilus Addings, Wm. Addings (now Doct'r William Lynn's land), William Booten, robt. Cave. The same land was entered by Doct'r Lynn. CC - James Archer & Christopher Myars. Marker - Robt. Cave. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 9].
- George Hume, 10 Dec. 1747 - 10 May 1748; 2,339 acres total; 300 acres on Meander Run formerly granted to Charles Steward wherein there is surplus land at Foxes Mt. (acknowledged by Steward by deeds at Orange Co. Court House); adj. Capt. Henry Fields, Thomas Covington, John Spotswood, Esq., Belfield, Elliot Benger, Esq. CC - John McKinney & Timmothy Holdway for Fields line; John Prockter, Wm. Griffin, Mr. Spotswood, Rich'd Scales & Jonathin Prut for Belfield line and Meander Run. Surv. James Genn.[Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 9].
Disposition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 188-92. 12-13 Dec. 1735. George Home of Spotsylvania County to Edward Tiel of Orange County. Lease and release; for £12 sterling. 260 acres on the branches of Mountain Runn... on the hill side by the said Mountain Run on the south side thereof... line of a pattent granted to Robert Spotswood... up the said Mountain Run... (Signed) G. Home. Wit: William Moore, John Griggrurce, William (X) Lacy. 16 Dec. 1735j. Acknowledged by George Home. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Dorman, pg. 15].
- Pages 306-11. 19-21 July 1736. George Home of St. Mark's Parish, Orange county, to James Pollard of same. Lease and release; for £17 current mondy. 350 acres in the great fork of Rappahannock... on the road that goes from Germanna to the Mountain Run bridge in a line of a pattent granted to Peter Russell... corner to a line of a pattent granted James Horsnail... to Francis Michael's line... in John Finlasson's line... to Peter Russell's line... part of a pattent granted to Charles Steuart 28 Jan. 1733 and by Steuart transferred to George Home by deeds in Spotsylvania County Court 4 June 1734... being in the tenure or occupation of James Pollard. (signed) G. Home. Wit: Edwd. Herndon junr., Francis (P) Kirklet. 20 July 1736. Acknowledged by George Home. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Dorman, pg. 22].
- Pages 205-09. 13-14 Sept. 1737. George Home and Elizabeth his wife of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, to James Garton of St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County. Lease and release; for £50 current money. 300 acres on a branch of tthe Mountain Run called Hungary in the great fork of Rappahannock River... on the south side of Hungary Run corner to Colo. Alexander Spotswood... to John and Aaron Moore's corner... to Edward Tiel's line... to Robert Spotswood's... (signed) G. Home, Elizabeth (X) Home. Wit: Elias Sharp, Charles Steward, Richard (X) Sanderlaine, Thos. Hill, Jos. Nevill, John Gordon, James Boyd. 23 Feb. 1717 . Proved by Thomas Hill, John Gordon and James Boyd. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2, pg. 45].
- Pages 199-202. 13-13 April 1739. George Home of Orange County to Thomas Wright Belfield of Richmond County, Gent. Lease and release; for £28 current money. Tract upon a branch of Mountain Run... Collo. Spotswood's line.. (Signed) G. Home. Wit: W. Russell, John Bramham, Peter Russell. 28 June 1739. Acknowledged by George Home. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 14].
- Pages 354-54. 13-14 March 1740 . George Home of Orange County to Gibbons Jennings of same. Lease and release; for £30 current money. 375 acres in Beverley Manor... on the south river of Shanadore in Robert Turk's line... Samuel Guy's line... back line of the pattent of Beverley Manner... formerly acknowledged to George Home by William Beverley, Gent. (signed) G. Home. Wit: Robt. McClanachan, Robert Erwin. 26 March 1741. Acknowledged by George Home. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 58].
- Pages 408-411. 29-30 Jan. 1739 . George Home of Orange County to Thos. Wright Belfield of Richmond County, Gent. Lease and release; for £28 current money. 450 acres... on the south side of a branch of the Mountain Run... in Col. Spotswood's line... being the land acknowledged last June Court by Home to Belfield, but the deed being faulty is again acknowledged. G. Home. Wit: Thomas Wood, John Newport, James Porteus. 28 Feb. 1739 . Proved by Thomas Wood, John Newport and James Porteus. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 27].
- Pages 505-507. Indenture 29 Oct. 1746 between George Hume of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Surveyor, of the one part and Robert Rose, Parish of St. Anne's, County of Essex, Clerk, of the other part.. for the sum of sixty pounds.. granted land belonging to George Hume, purchased of Edward Spencer.. To have and hold said tract for consideration.. provided nevertheless that if Geo. Hume should pay.. Robert Rose.. by 1 day July 1747, sum of sixty pounds and yearly, the lawfull interest to be computed from the date hereof, then this Indenture to be void.. Now it is agreed.. the land shall remain as security.. for said Mortgage.. and is subject to redemption of George Hume.. (signed) G. Hume. Witnesses: John Spotswood, Francis Tyler, E. Benger. Recorded Orange County 28 February 1747. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 80].
Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:
- Northern Neck Survey: George Hume of Culpeper County, no warrant, date from survey - 30 Mar. 1750 - 9 July 1754; 400 acres on Nethertons Mill run; adj. Hendry Netherton. Chain Carriers - Bernard Hogan (or Haigan ?) & William Bethel. Surv. John Mauzy. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 26].
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Volume 2:
- H-709: George Hume of Culpeper County, 400 acres in Augusta County. Surv. John Mauzy. On Netherton's Mill Run, adj. Henry Netherton. 19 Oct. 1756. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 88].
Records of George Hume in Augusta County, VA
- Furra vs. Ruffner--O. S. 186; N. S. 66--Bill 1810. Complainants are, viz: Christian and Samuel Furra, who before 22d April, 1796, came from Pennsylvania to Virginia to Shenandoah County and fell in with Joseph Ruffner, who offered to sell them 1,400 acres in two tracts, one called the Connoway tract and the other purchased from his father. Joseph Ruffner died testate. Answer by Daniel Ruffner mentions his uncle Benj. Ruffner. Sworn to in Kenawha County. Deed 7th March, 1797, by Joseph Ruffner, Sr., and Ann, his wife, of Kenawha County to Christian and Saml. Farrer of Shenandoah, conveys 394 acres on Hawksbill, conveyed to Joseph by Peter Ruffner and Mary, 26th April, 1773; brother Benj., brother Peter. 1,007 acres conveyed to Joseph by Henry Conway, 17th October, 1787, on Hawksbill. Recorded in Shenandoah, 13th June, 1797. Patent by Fairfax to Thomas Conway of Prince William County. On Dry Run of Hawksbill in Augusta County. Survey by George Hume. David Koffman's Company. James Murry's line. Widow Koffman's line. Corner Bryan Breeding. Peter Ruffner's line. 1,007 acres. Dated 2d August, 1750.
- Land Grants, Book "G", Page 325. - The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron in that part of Great Britain called Scotland Proprietor of The Northern Neck of Virginia. To all to whom this present writing shall come sends Greeting. Whereas Lewis Penee Executor of John Lienberger deceased hath set forth to my office that the said John Lienberger departed this life seized in Fee Simple of a certain Tract of Land situated on the Little Hawksbill in Frederick County & containing llOO acres and was also possessed of two other Surveys of Land on the said Little Hawksbill Poles of which were returned into the said Office by George Hume Surveyor of Eight Hundred and Sixty Acres and that the said John Lienberger by his last Will and Testament recorded in the County Court of the said County devised the said three Tracts of Land should be divided among his children and Sister therin mentioned and the said Lewis Benie having at the Request of the parties presented surveys thereof agreeable to the intention!
- Augusta County Fee Books . 1753 -- page 62, George Hume, Culpeper.
- Page 391.—1st June, 1763. James Black, plantationer, and Sarah ( ) to John Ramsey, £107.10, 165 acres in Beverley Manor on both sides South River of Shanando, part of 375 acres conveyed by Beverley to George Home, and by George Home to Gibbons Jennings, 1750, and said Jennings having afterwards absconded, the land was sold to highest bidder, viz., James Davise, by Richard Winston, sheriff of Orange County, to satisfy judgment against Jennings in favor of Isaac Smith, 21st April, 1752, and Winston conveyed the land to Davise in Orange County, 24th June, 1753, and land was conveyed by Davise to John Black, 1756; corner Robert Patrick, VVilliam Bell's line. Teste: Robert Brown, Andrew Greer, Samuel Black. Livery of seisin. Delivered: Jos. Black, January, 1773.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 George Home, in The Magna Charta sureties, 1215 : the barons named in the Magna Charta, 1215, and some of their descendants who settled in America, 1607-1650, 55.
George Home, 2nd son, b at Wedderburn Castle, 30 May 1698, bp in the parish church of Duns, 4 Jan 1698/9, d. Culpeper Co., Virginia, betw. 2 Apr. and 19 June 1760;