Facts and Events
George Robinson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
George Robinson's land (Beverley Manor NE, 892 acres, 1738) 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 Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 100-02. 20-21 Feb. 1738 . William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to George Robinson of Augusta County. Lease and release; for £14.15.2 current money. 892 acres part of Manner Beverley... on Shanadore River... line of the old patt[ent] of said Mannor. (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Fran. Slaughter, G. Home. 22 Feb. 1738 . Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Orange County Virgina Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 8].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 77.—13th May, 1746. George Robinson to John Finley, £100 current money Virginia; 892 acres, part of Beverley Manor, and granted by Beverley to George 21st February, 1738, on Shannandore River; lines of the Manor. Witnesses, Robert Rennick, Jno. Trimble, James Price, Silas Hart. Acknowledged, 13th May, 1746, and Martha, wife of George, released dower.
- Page 83.--25th May, 1748. George Robinson, gent., to Stephen Rentfrow; cor. John Buchanan. Teste: Jno. Ramsey, James Miller, Jr., Jno. Maxwell. (Note: 1748, Joseph Robinson owns property adjoining his brother George)
- Page 310.--29th November, 1749. George Robinson, Gent., to David Robinson, 400 acres Buffiloe Creek. Patented to George, 25th July, 1746.
Will of George Robinson
- Page 272.--19th March, 1763. George Robinson's will--Wife, Martha; eldest sons, James and Samuel, to clothe and school all the younger children; younger sons, George and William, infants, to be bound to trades; eldest daughter. Sarah; daughters, Catherine, Priscilla, Martha, under 18. Executors, wife and sons James and Samuel. Teste: William Preston, Wm. Graham, Jos. Robinson, Jno. Robinson, Francis Graham. Proved, 25th June, 1763, by Wm. Preston, Wm. Graham, Joseph Robinson. Executors qualify, with Joseph Robinson, Wm. Graham.
- Page 307.--8th November, 1763. George Robinson's estate appraised, by Robt. Breckinridge, Jno. Neelley, Bryan McDonald--Danl. McCormick's bond; Jno. Bare's (?) note; Robt. Galloway's note; Wm. Roseby's 3 notes; Arthur Wats' note assigned by James Price; Charles Mills' (?) note assigned by Jno. Lowry.
- Page 484.--40th November, 1766. George Robinson's appraisement, recorded (by Jas. and Saml. Robinson, and Martha McCormick, late Robinson, executors)--Paid Francis Livers, Francis Delaney, Robt. McGitre, James Hollis. Credit by Danl. McCormick, Adam Beard, Robert Galloway.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Bryan McDonald, will dated 21 May 1757; Prov 18 Aug 1757, Augusta Co Va (Abstract) son Bryan, son-in-law John Armstrong, dau Prisia, wf Catherine, sons Richard, James, Edward, Joseph. Dau Rebecca Bean, Catherine Armstrong, and Mary Smith. Exec. wf Catherine and son-in-law John Armstrong. Teste: Joseph McDonald, George Robinson, Edward McDonald.
- Page 221.--Privy examination of Martha, wife of George Robinson, deed to Joseph McDonald, taken 10th April (prob. 1761).
Information on Capt. George Robinson
- From Genforum Message Board:
- Captain George Robinson was in the militia of Augusta County, Virginia in 1742 He lived near Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, and the village of Amsterdam grew up around his home from 1745 to 1763. He is credited with the exploration of the valley of Virginia from Orange County to the southwest area of the state. He appears in a great many Augusta Co, VA records. In 1740, he was Justice of the County Courthouse, and Captain of the local militia who protected settlers from Indians. In 1745, he was appointed Magistrate by the Governor of Virginia. In July 1746, he became the Commissioner of the New Court. He also assisted with the building and repairing of county roads. He was a member of the Loyal Land Company. The Loyal Land Company grant was in the spring of 1745 issued to several Augusta men and the surveying began March 1746. 100,000 acres of land, called "Woods River Grant" (later "New River") was granted to the members of the Company. Their task was to sell the land to settlers - they had four years to do so. In 1753 the grant was renewed. In November 1755, George headed a company of processioners.
- From "Kegley's Virginia Frontier", pg. 334:
- 1763--"Captain George Robinson died in the spring of 1763. For more than twenty years he had been a leader in the community. As an important individual in the great migration from the lower Pennsylvania Counties to the back part of Virginia, he had acquired large tracts of land in Beverly Manor, in the Forks of the James, on the Roanoke and on the branches of New River. As a brother-in-law to Bryan McDonald and William Graham who came with him to the Roanoke he looked out for their interests in land and had them and others of his family to settle near him".
- Generation No. 3
- 3. GEORGE3 ROBINSON (JAMES2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1695 in New Castle Co, DE, and died 1763 in Augusta Co., Virginia- Was Orange County. Burial: Augusta County, Virginia.. He married (1) MARY MCKAY. He married (2) MARTHA PERKINS- STONE? Abt. 1742 in Tinkling Springs, Augusta, Virginia.
- Children of GEORGE ROBINSON and MARTHA STONE? Are:
- 4.i. SAMUEL ROBINSON 4 SR., b. 1747, Augusta County VA; d. 1821, Elk Garden, VA. Russell County..
- ii. JAMES ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1743, Tinkling Springs, Augusta, Virginia.
- iii. SARAH ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1745, Augusta, 'Virginia..
- iv. CATHERINE ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1749, Augusta, 'Virginia.; m. Bryan McDonald.
- v. PRISCILLA ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1751, Augusta County VA.
- vi. MARTHA ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1753, Augusta County VA.
- vii. GEORGE ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1755, Augusta County VA.
- viii. WILLIAM ROBINSON, b. Abt. 1757, Augusta County VA.
Will of George Robinson dated 19 Mar 1763; Prov. 25 Jun 1763, Augusta Co Va
Wf Martha, who later marries Daniel McCormick. Eldest sons James and Samuel to
clothe and school all younger children; younger sons George and William, infants, to
be bound to trades; Eldest dau Sarah; dau Catherine, Priscilla, Martha, under 18.
Exec. wf and sons James and Samuel. Teste: Wm Preston, Wm Graham, Joseph
Robinson, John Robinson, Francis Graham. (Chalkleys)
1) Lyman Chalkley, "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia" (Augusta
Co, VA records):
2) Patricia Givens Johnson, "Settlers from Delaware River Come to Roanoke and New
3) Dorothy G. Tuttle, "Smidt/Smith/Smyth Family of New Castle County, Delaware &
Washington County, Virginia"
4) Myers, "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania," pg 392