Facts and Events
Henry Cresswell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 362.--19th May, 1762. John Trimble and Mary ( ) to Henry Criswell, 400 acres on southemost branch of North River of Shanando, on Stony Lick Branch. Acknowledged and privy examination of Mary.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 276.--19th May, 1767. Henry Cresswell and Rebecca R. to John Paris, £47, 400 acres in southermost fork of North River Shanando on Stoney Lick Branch; oak near Stony Lick. Teste: Elijah McClenachan and John Buchanan.
Records of Henry Cresswell in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - APRIL AND JUNE, 1746. - Jean McDowell vs. Henry Cresswell.--Petition filed February, 1745-6. Bond dated 8th November, 1744.
- Page 325.--27th February, 1764. Jane Young's (wife of Saml. Young) confession of scandalous words. She said that Major John Brown's waggon drove by his son or sons did bring from the Meeting House, commonly called Brown's Meeting House, a waggon load of lime belonging to the Congregation. Teste: Robt. Wilson, Henry Cresswell, Thos. Brown, Jas. Brown.
- Page 389.--19th March, 1765. John Tumble's appraisement (by Jno. Finley, Jno. Trimble, Jas. Sayers), recorded--Two negroes, 2 bound servants; cash due by Henry Cresswell, Chas. Clendenning; to Jno. Price's service under the command of Capt. Wm. Christian, 184 days.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1768 - (175) Henry Cresswell--witness.
- Page 195.--22d March, 1769. Settlement recorded of John Trimble's estate, by Mary and James Trimble, administrators--By John Prise' (Price?) weges and bounty, £12.0.0. Cash of John Bigham on Geo. Bighams. By Henry Criswell's bond. Paid Andw. Baskin, Alex. McKinsey, John Boswell, Saml. Davison, Thos. Garden on Bigham's account.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1769. - (218) Robert Armstrong, Henry Cresswell and James Bell--to view the most convenient way from Buffalo Gap to Staunton.
- Page 478.--23d January, 1772. Michael Coiner's recantation of slanderous words as above. Teste: Henry Cresswell.
- Page 534.--18th August, 1772. Iseble Stewart's bond (with Henry Cresswell, John Elliott) as administratrix of James Stewart.
- Page 315.--30th September, 1775. Mary Moffett, widow of William Moffett. deceased, late of County of Fincastle, to George Moffett. Mary Moffett. late Mary Gardner, only daughter and heir-at-law of Thomas Gardner, deceased, was seised of tract on Jennings' Branch, and during her coverture conveyed same to George Moffett, and William executed deed to George; now Mary executes deed to George; part of 400 acres patented to Daniel McNare and by him conveyed to Thomas Gardner, 11th February, 1745. Teste: George Blackburn, James and Joseph Douglass, Henry Crisswell, James Trimble, John Bierey.