Facts and Events
George Hutchinson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Early Land Survey from Chalkley's:
- Vol. 2 - [Hume's Field Survey Book] - (19) Survey for George Hutchisone, breadth of ye said Hutchison's land beginning John Brown's line, where it crosses Carthie's Kreek. Robt. Gamble's line. Do Hutchisone beginning at Brown's Cor. on West Side Back Creek.
George Hutchinson's land (Beverley Manor NW, 380 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.
George Hutchinson's land (Beverley Manor NE, Two Tracts: 1) 530 acres, 1739; 2) 667 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: the tracts of John Hutchinson (292 acres, 1740), (1687-1775), is located to the southwest of George's tracts; and of William Hutchinson (572 acres, 1741), (1718-1778), younger brother of George, is adjoining George's 667 acre tract to the southwest.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 87-90. 20-21 Feb. 1738 . William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to George Hucheson of Augusta County, farmer. Lease and release; for £11.8.- current money. 380 acres, part of the Mannor of Beverley in Augusta... at John Brown's line... on the west side of the back creek... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Danl. McCarty, Hen. Downs, Jas. Caldwell. 22 Feb. 1738 . Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 7].
- Pages 90-93. 20-21 Feb. 1738. . William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to George Hutchisone of Augusta County. Lease and release; for £16 current money. 530 acres, part of Manner of Beverley. (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Danl. McCarty, Hen. Downs, Jas. Caldwell. 22 Feb. 1738 . Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 7].
- Pages 93-96. 20-21 Feb. 1738 . William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to George Hutchinson of Orange County, farmer. Lease and release; for £18 current money. 667 acres part of the Mannor of Beverley in Augusta County... at the mouth of a small branch on the south side of Christy's Creek... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Danl. McCarty, Hen. Downs, Jas. Caldwell. 22 Feb. 1738 . Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 7].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 81.--13th June, 1746. George Hutchinson to Samuel Henderson, £8 current money Virginia; 265 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 530 acres conveyed by Beverly to George 21st February, 1738, in Orange County, on Long Meadow Run; corner to Alexander Henderson. Witnesses, Thos. Lewis, Silas Hart, John Kerr. Acknowledged. 13th May, 1746, and Eleanor, his wife, releases dower.
- Page 79.--13th June, 1746. George Hutchison to Alexander Henderson, £8 current money Virginia; 265 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 530 acres granted by Beverley to George 21st February, 1738, in Orange County, on east side Long Meadow, Samuel Henderson's land. Witnesses, Thos. Lewis, Silas Hart, Jno. Kerr. Acknowledged, 13th May, 1746, and Eleanor, his wife, released dower.
- Page 84.--14th May, 1746. George Hutchinson, of Augusta, yeoman, to James Clarke, wheelwright, £24.10.0; 380 acres in Beverley Manor, corner to land surveyed for John Brown. Witnesses, John Risk, James Brown, James Trimble. Acknowledged, 13th May, 1746, and Eleanor, his wife, relinquishes dower.
- Page 418.--15th August, 1753. George Hutcheson, farmer, and Ellinor to John Hutcheson, Christian's Creek. Teste: Samuel Henderson, James Allen. 277 acres. Delivered same to Henderson, 29th November, 1754. Part of tract surveyed for George Hutcheson.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - (54) ( ) ye 19, 1738, survey for (Wm. _____), beginning at Christie's Kreek, Geo. Hutchison's line. (Note: record from Hume's Field Survey Book).
- Vol. 2 - (undated, in 1738) - (66) ( ), beginning at 2 White Oaks in ye Rev. James Anderson's line 23 poles from where we begun and runneth, thence N. 60 E. 143 to 1 White Oak to George Anderson's N. E. 182, 40 8 ch. Robison's Midow Branch to 1 White Oak and blazed Red Oak Seawright. Survey for Geo. Hutchison, beginning at 1 White Oak and runneth-- (Note: record from Hume's Field Survey Book).
- Vol. 2 - (72) ( ) ye 15, 1738, survey for James McCutchan, beginning at Saml. Walker's corner to a White and Red Oak in ye Back Creek in Geo. Hutchison's line. (Note: record from Hume's Field Survey Book).
- Vol. 2 - (74) ( ) br. ye 16, 1738, survey for Jno. Seawright, beginning at said Seawright's a White Oak, corner ye Beever Run, corner George Hutchison, 819 acres. This survey returned for Jno. Preston surveyed April ye 23, 1739. (Note: record from Hume's Field Survey Book).
- Vol. 2 - (undated, abt. 1738/39) - (86) Illegible. Here follow five leaves, evidently a part of the book originally, but now separated and torn, and probably not in sequence. Cat Tail Branch, Branches of Broad Run and Kettle Run, Kettle Run patent, a branch of ye Maul (above are probably Col. Carter's lines?). Beginning at Geo. Hutchison's ( ) by ye path (patt) James Anderson's line. For James Kildwell, beginning at a Sycamore in a small island of Givins' Mill Run, corner to Moses Thompson. (Alex.) Brakering. This survey was added to another made May ye 2d, 1739, of 222 acres ( ) termed (turned) 761 acres.
- Pages 40-41. Will of Roger Duglass, yeoman, of Augusta County in Virginia, being much indisposed in body, dated 2 July 1744. [excerpts]
- Unto Elioner Hutchison wife to George Hutchinson, my sorrel mear and her colt.
- Unto George Hutchinson £18.4.8 Pennsylvania currency which is owning to me out of which I allow myself to be decently buried, my debts paid and £2.5.- given to John Duglass and the remainder (excepting one pound which said George Hutchison is to have) and said George is to divide between his own wife and the said Alexander Duglass. [Source: Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 6-7].
- Pages 66-67. Will of Jacob Ker of Augusta County being very sick and weak in body, dated 18 April 1745. [excerpts]
- To John Hutchinson, Elinor Hutchinson wife to George Hutchinson, and Margaret Spear, 55 yards of 900 linnen, to be equally divided.
- To George Hutchinson my straight coat and the remainder of the corn in the crib after Margaret Pickens and Ann Pery is paid their part.
- [Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 11-12].
- Page 70.--11th October, 1747. Jannet and Frances Hutchinson's will. Sisters of George Hutchinson. Nuncupative will spoken in Scotch not easily understood in English.
- Page 71.--18th February, 1747. George Hutchinson qualifies administrator of above, with sureties Wm. and Samuel Henderson.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1747 (A). - James Patton, John Finley, John Christian, James Alexander and William Wright vs. Robert Turk.--Debt for years 1741, 1742, 1743, 1744, 1745, 1746. Asst. to pay plaintiffs as collectors for Mr. Craig's salary at £1 per year. A copy of the mutual obligations between the Congregation and their Commissioners:
- Know all men by these presents yt we ye undernamed subscribers do nominate, appoint, and constitute our trusty and well beloved friends, James Patton, John Finley, George Hutcheson, John Christian, Alexander Breckenridge, to manage our public affairs, to choose and purchase a piece of ground and to build our meeting house upon it, to collect our minister's salary, and to pay off all charges relating to said affair, to get pay of the people in proportion for this end, to place seats in said meeting house, which we do hereby promise to reimburse them, they always giving us a month's warning by an advertisement on the meeting house door. A majority of the above five person, providing all be apprised of their meeting, their acting shall stand, and these persons above named shall be accountable to the minister and session twice every year for all their proceeds relating to the whole affair, to which we subscribe our names in the presence of the Rev. Mr. John Craig, 14th August, 1741.
- We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, being appointed Commissioners to choose and buy a plot of ground to build a meeting house upon it and to place seats and collect the minister's salary and to levy the charges from the sundry persons in said Congregation: We do hereby promise and oblige ourselves to pay our proportion of said charges and to lay before the minister and session a true state of all our accounts, debtor and creditor, as also of all our transactions anyway relating to the above premises, twice every year, and to give the Congregation public notice one month before any demand be made on them for their proportion, appointing them time and place, where and when and to whom of said Commissioners they shall pay the money whose receipts shall be their sufficient discharge, as witness our hands before ye Rev. Mr. John Craig, 14th August, 1741.
- This instrument by consent to be lodged in the hands of our minister.
- Copia vera. For the use of Capt. James Patton, Commissioner.
- Page 81.--22d March, 1747-8. Jennet and Frances Hutchinson's appraisement. Due from Samuel McCrown by Jno. Pickins, Wm. Baskins, James Lastly, appraisers.
- Page 438.--27th February, 1749. Same (from William Beverley) to James Alexander, 819 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner George Hutchison. Teste: John Bigham, James Bell.
- Page 608.--27th February, 1749. William Wright to William Beverley, 413 acres. Corner John Seawright, George Hutchison's line. Teste: James Henderson, Andrew McClure.
- 24 May 1750 - George Hutchison received payment in Estate Account of Alexander Brackenridge. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 32].
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1750 (C). - Samuel Smith vs. Beaty.--Mr. Michael Woods, formerly of Paxtunk, Pennsylvania. Account dated 1733. Thomas Renich, on 1st September, 1750, deposed: About 8 years ago, at his own house, he saw and spoke with said Smith and Robert Buchanan, the then Sheriff of Lancaster County. He heard Smith (then merchant at Connoy) say, &c., several accounts: Smith vs. James Cathey, 1737; Smith vs. Adam Thomson, 1736-7-8; Smith vs. William Robinson, 1739; Smith vs. Richard Woods, 1738; Smith vs. Mrs. Margaret McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Mrs. Mary McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Michael Woods, 1738-9; Smith vs. John Maxwell; Smith vs. Samuel Woods, 1734-5-8; Smith vs. Francis Beaty, 1735-6; Smith vs. John Christian, 1737; Smith vs. Robert Christian, 1733-4-5-6 Smith vs. Randell McDaniel; Smith vs. William Hutchinson; Smith vs. George Hutchinson. All sworn to by Samuel Smith, late of County of Lancaster, before a Justice, in Philadelphia, 13th October, 1743.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1750. - 1737.--James Cathey to Samuel Smith, debtor: September 22. 1736.-- October 23, Mr. Adam Thompson, debtor to same, January 18. William Robinson's account, debtor to Samuel Smith, 1739--April 4, one almanac. Richard Wood's ditto, ditto, 1738. Mrs. Margaret McDowell, ditto, 1737-- June 14. Mrs. Mary McDowell, ditto, 1737--January 17, three yards ribbon to sister. Mr. Michael Woods, ditto, 1738--October 7, one dozen catechisms. 1739--Credit by six foxes, seven raccoons, and one beaver. John Maxwell, ditto. Samuel Woods, ditto. 1734--11 1/4 yards masquerade, 31/; 7 1/2 yards sagathee, 32/6. 1735--June 26, credit by 36/ discounted with his son, Richard, by Michael Woods. Michael Woods, formerly of Pextunk, ditto, 1733--February 12; 1734--March 28. Francis Beaty, ditto, 1735--October 16, To 2/4 1/2 in goods more than J. Catherwood's order; 1738--May 1, Credit by William Smiley. John Christian, ditto, 1737--February 22, To James Cook for a gunlock. Robert Christian, ditto, 1733-1734-1735-1736-- Account; 1733--Credit by order on Treasury for two wolfs' heads; 1734-- August 17, By making a coat and britches, 13/; 1736--Credit, October 13, by cash of John; by James Boyle; 1748-9--February 17, Then Robert Christian paid me £1.13.4 Virginia money in part of above debt. (Signed) William Anderson. Samuel Doak, ditto, balance of account given in. Randall McDaniel, ditto. William Hutchinson, ditto. George Hutchinson, ditto. Robert Cunningham, ditto. Alexander Crawford's note, ditto. Above accounts sworn to, 13th October, 1743, in Philadelphia County, Pa., by Samuel Smith, late of Lancaster County. Thomas Renick deposes: On 1st September, 1750, in Staunton, in cause Smith vs. Beatey, that about eight years ago, at his own house, he saw Smith, the plaintiff, and Robert Buchanan, the then sheriff of Lancaster County, and Smith acknowledged having attached and sold Beatey's effects and received satisfaction.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 31, 1750. - (443) George Hutcheson, John Hutcheson (son of above), James Hutcheson, John King, added to list of tithables.
- Page 460.--27th August, 1751. William Smith and Jane, to Daniel Kidney, 135 acres in Beverley Manor, Christie's Creek; George Hutcheson's line. Teste: Robt. Turk, John Anderson, Saml. Henderson. Delivered: Daniel Kidd, 16th June, 1756.
- Page 327.--25th April, 1754. Samuel Henderson and Jane, yeoman to Andrew McClure, yeoman, £116, 265 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 530 acres conveyed by Beverley 21st February, 1738, to George Hutchison, recorded in Orange and 265 acres conveyed by Hutchison to Samuel 13th June, 1746, recorded in Augusta on Long Meadow Run; corner to Alexander Henderson's line; livery of seizin by a branch of a growing white oak and a handful of earth. Delivered to Andrew McClure 18th February, 1757.
- Page 20.--20th March, 1755. John Hutcheson, farmer, and Mary, to Saml. Henderson, £6; 277 acres on Christian's Creek, part of a tract surveyed for George Hutcheson.
- Page 245.--20th November, 1755. William Hutchison and Agness ( ) (signed Ann) to John Hutchison, £5, 240 acres in Beverley Manor on Christian's Creek, part of 578 acres surveyed for Wm. Hutchison, cor. Wm. and George Hutchison. Acknowledgement certificate says Ann.
- Page 467.--18th August, 1757. Alexander (Alexter) Henderson to John Hutchison, 265 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 530 acres conveyed by Beverley to Geo. Hutchison, 21st February, 1738, and sold by George to Alexander, 13th June, 1746; cor. Samuel Henderson's land, on Long Meadow. Teste: Wm. Logan, Andrew McClure.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1757. - (34) George and William Hutcheson--added to tithables. (Note: possibly sons of this George?)
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1758 (A). - Finley vs. Christian.--John Finley, George Hutchinson and John Christian, surviving commissioners for collecting the Rev. Mr. John Craig's yearly salary, complain of Robert Christian, &c. For that whereas the 14th day of August, 1741, at the County aforesaid, a certain discourse was had and moved by and between the said plaintiffs, together with James Patton and Alexander Brackenridge, now deceased, and the said defendant of and concerning the Rev. Mr. John Craig's becoming their stated and fixed minister, and upon that discourse the said defendant, in consideration that the Rev. Mr. John Craig would come from the Province of Pennsylvania to Augusta County, in the Colony of Virginia, and there live as a fixed and settled minister amongst the inhabitants of the lower part of the Shenandore in the County aforesaid, and do and perform all the ministerial offices of a dissenting clergyman, he, the said defendant, the day and year aforesaid, at the County aforesaid, assumed upon himself and to the said plaintiffs, then and there faithfully promised that he, the said defendant, would well and truly pay yearly and every year to the said plaintiffs for the said Mr. Craig's use, 15 shillings, current money, towards his support and maintenance. And the said plaintiffs in fact say that in pursuance of the agreement aforesaid, the said Mr. John Craig did come immediately from the Province of Pennsylvania and settle and live, and still does continue a fixed and settled minister in the County of Augusta aforesaid, doing and performing all the necessary duties becoming a good and christianlike minister and preacher of the word of God. (Robert failed to pay for 16 years last past.)
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 16, 1759. - (292) Martha Borden, aged fourteen, orphan of Benj. Borden, chose John Bowyer her guardian. John White, with three others, added to tithables. Saml. McMurty, aged fifteen, orphan of Alexr McMurty, chose Mathew Lyle, guardian. George and Wm. Hutcheson added to tithables. (Note: appears to be a duplicate of 1757 record listed above).
- Page 283.--19th March, 1760. John Hutcheson, farmer, to Francis Alexander, £5, 265 acres on Long Meadow, part of tract granted to George Hutcheson, 21st February, 1738; corner Samuel Henderson. Teste: James Alexander, James Alexander, Lazarus Inman. Delivered: Francis Alexander, February, 1773.
- Page 295.--20th May, 1760. Samuel Henderson. farmer, and Jean ( ) to Jno. Hutchison, £5, 277 acres on Christian's Creek, part of tract surveyed for George Hutchison; corner George Hutcheson. Delivered: Samuel Pilson, October, 1765.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1761. - (107) William Hutcheson, George's son.
- Page 55.--22d April, 1763. George Rodgers and Elisabeth to Robert Rodgers, of Augusta, and Robert Wallace, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, £200, two tracts in Beverley Manor: 1st, containing 540 acres conveyed by Beverley to George, 28th February, 1749; cor. George Anderson, Cathies River, Christian's Creek; Jacob Carr's cor.; James Crawford's cor; 2d tract, 135 acres conveyed to George by Daniel Kidd, 20th September, 1763; Christie's Creek, George Hutcheson's line.
- Page 367.--20th September, 1763. Daniel Kidd and Anne ( ) to George Rodgers, £90, 135 acres in Beverley Manor on Christian's Creek, George Hutcheson's line. Teste: Samuel Moore, Jno. Hunter.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 15, 1763. - (329) 390 acres of Geo. Hutcheson's land added to tithables.
- Page 230.--16th October, 1765. John Hutcheson and Isabella ( ) to Samuel McCune, £20, 277 acres on Christian's Creek, part of a tract surveyed for George Hutcheson. Teste: John Hunter, George Rodgers, William Wallas.
- Page 305.--9th December, 1766. Robert Rogers, of Augusta County, and Robert Wallace, of Hanover Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Mary ( ) to Seth Rogers, of the same County and Colony, £200, 135 acres in Beverley Manor conveyed from Daniel Kidd to George Rogers, 20th September, 1763. and by George to Robert Rogers and Robert Wallace above, on 22d September, 1763, oak in George Hutcheson's line at Christie's Creek. Teste: James Cooper, Thomas McNeal. Delivered: Seth Rodgers, 5th April, 1774.
- Page 497.--21st August, 1767. John Hutcheson to George Skillern, £32.13.4, 240 acres whereon John now lives, part of 573 acres surveyed for William Hutcheson on Christian's Creek in Beverley Manor; corner Wm. Hutchison and George Hutchison. Delivered: George Skillern, 19th June, 1773.
- Page 535.--17th November, 1767. John Hutchison and Isable ( ), wheelwright, to William Hutchison, farmer, £5, 242 acres on Christian's Creek in Beverley Manor, granted to George Hutchison by Wm. Beverley, 21st February, 1738. George died intestate and the land descended to John, his oldest son, to make a title to William, 242 acres on Christian's Creek; corner Samuel Pilson's land. Teste: John Henderson, Samuel Pilson, Zechariah Johnston, John Thomson. Delivered: Wm. Hutchison, 24th December, 1771.
- Page 541.--17th November, 1767. Same (John Hutchison and Isable ( ), wheelwright) to Samuel Pilson, farmer, £5, 148 acres in Beverley Manor on Christian's Creek, conveyed to George as above, &c., as above. Delivered: Samuel Pillson, 1st May, 1775.
- Page 95.--17th July, 1777. William Hutchinson, of Greenbrier, in Botetourt, to John Fudge (delivered to your son, Conrad), 667 acres first surveyed for George Hutcheson and conveyed to him by Beverley 21st February, 1738, on Christian's Creek.