Facts and Events
Hugh Hicklin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
- Hugh Hicklin received a patent (location and acreage of land unknown) on 14 July 1769, as listed in the dispositions below"
- Hugh Hicklin received land on "Newfoundland Creek", later known as the "Bullpasture", by will of his father, Thomas Hicklin, as shown in the disposition below:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 106.--11th November, 1766. Hugh Hicklin and Elizabeth to James Bratchey (s/b Bradshaw), £50, 100 acres on a draft of Newfoundland Creek, now called the Bullpasture, Wallis Estill and Robert and John Carlile. Delivered: James Bratchey, November, 1767. This name is Bradshaw.
- Page 289.--20th May, 1772. Hugh Hicklin, son and heir by descent of Thomas Hicklen, deceased, to Samuel Givens, on waters of Newfoundland known by name of Bulpasture. Teste: Ralph Lofftus, John Malcom, Robert Stewart.
- Page 253.--11th April, 1780. Hugh Hicklin and Elizabeth to Charles Errowin. patented to Hugh, 14th July, 1769.
- Beverley Randolph Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. To all to whom these presents shall come greeting, know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a Land Office treasury Warrant. Number sixteen thousand, three hundred and seventy five issued the thirteenth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty three, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Hugh Hicklin a certain tract or parcel of land containing ninety acres by survey bearing date the third day of June, one thousand seven hundred and eighty three, lying and being in the County of Augusta on the Cowpasture river, joining his own land on the South Side and bounded as followeth to wit, (Beginning at a hickory and gum on the north bank of the river and corner to Dickinsons Land the running thence North thirty one degrees West twenty eight poles crossing the river to a Spruce pine, thence North twenty eight degrees West one hundred and ten poles to a white oak and black oak and old corner to Dickinson's land and running thence North thirty one degrees West twenty eight poles crossing the river to a spruce pine, thence North seventy eight degrees West one hundred and ten poles to a white oak and black oak corner South sixty five degrees West sixty five poles to three white oaks Corner of his home tract, thence South ten degrees West thirty two poles to a pine corner to his home tract thence South forty five degrees East one hundred poles to a white oak, black oak and hickoey in a bottom, North sixty eight degrees East one hundred and eight poles to a hickory, white oak, and black oak on a high bank by the river corner to Dickinson's Land, North five degrees East fifty four poles crossing the river to the beginning), with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances to the said Hugh Hicklin and his heirs forever - in witness whereof the said Beverley Randolph Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereto set his hand and caused the ____ Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the twenty seventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one and of the Commonwealth the Sixteenth. (Signed) Beverley Randolph.
Processioning List of 1767/8
- "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 settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 448.--1767-68: Processioned by Hugh Hicklin, part of Bullpasture and part of Cowpasture: For William Martin, for Thomas Hamilton, for Lofftus Pullins, for James Bodkins, for Robt. Hall, for James Burnsides, for John Hicklin, for James Clemens, for William Stewart, for Robt. Carlile. Processioned by John Gillespie and Andw. McClure: For William Tease, Saml. Steele, John and Wm. Finley, John Ramsey, John Black, John Patrick, Charles Tease, Andw. Russell, Wm. Russell, Wm. Skillren, James Alexander, Andw. McClure, Francis Alexander, Wm. Logan, Zachariah Johnston, James Thompson, James Galespie, John Williams, Hugh McClure, Samuel McClure, Saml. Frazier, Andw. Russell, John Graham, John Hutchison, Wm. Hutchison, Saml. Pilson, Zachariah Smith, John Gray.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Page 95.--8th May, 1752: Hugh Hicklin, Robert Graham, and John Graham's bond conditioned that they shall have Thomas Smith, his children, Baptised into the Christian Faith and maintained in victuals and cloathing and educated in a Christian like manner.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1752. - (256) John Grymes, Hugh Hicklin and Rob. Grymes to be summoned for detaining children of Thomas Smith.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1752. - (317) John Brown, qualified Major of Horse; Alexr. Sayers, qualified Captain of Horse; Robert Sayers, qualified Ensign; John McCreary, qualified Captain of Foot; Alexr. Black, qualified Lieut. of Foot; William Smith, qualified Captain of Foot; Thomas Gilham, qualified Captain of Foot; Robert Armstrong, qualified cornet; Joseph Coulton, qualified Captain of Troop of Horse; Andrew Hays, qualified Lieutenant of Foot; Hugh Hicklin, qualified Cornet.
- Vol. 1 - 1753-1754, Pt. 2. - Petitioners for a road from William Wilson's mill, on Jackson's River, to Captain Ashton's mill, in the Bull Pasture, being direct road to market and also convenient for the head of Green Bryer settlers. John Miller, William Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Samuel Gay, Robert Gay, Robert Carlile, John Carlile, Hugh Hicklin, John Hicklin, Lostus Pullin, Thomas Hicklin. May, 1753.
- Page 127.--21st October, 1754. Robert Mean's will - To John McClung. Money in hands of Edward Thomson and Thomas Thomson. To the said Thomas McClung, the note of James Nilly, which is in hands of Thos. Black; wife a keeping, to said John. Teste: James Gay, Jenot Warrick. Proved, 21st November, 1755, by the witnesses; administration granted Thomas Thompson, nephew and heir-at-law of Robert Means, who qualified with sureties Hugh Hicklin and George Wilson.
- Page 173.--17th November, 1756. Felix Gilbert's bond (with Hugh Hicklin, Robert Armstrong) as administrator of Nicholas Nutt.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1758 (C). - Quarles vs. Wilson.--Signatures George and Samuel Wilson and Hugh Hicklin.
- Page 286.--26th February, 1763. Robert Graham's will--Wife, Jean; son, Thomas, infant; daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, Rebecca and Jean; son, Christopher Graham; brother, Jno. Graham. Executrix, wife. Teste: Jno. Carlile, Robt. Carlile. Thos. Hicklin. Proved, 21st September, 1763, by the witnesses. Jane qualifies, with Jno. Graham, Hugh Hicklin.
- Vol. 2 -Page 379.--Processioners appointed as follows, viz (1764): James Scott, James McCay, Thomas Feemster, Wm. Black, from the Head to the Mouth of the Cowpasture and waters thereof. Hugh Hicklin and Saml. Wilson (Willson) in the Bull Pasture and waters thereof.
- Vol. 2 - 1767--Constables: Fras Graham, Jno. Griffith, Jos. Dennis, Thos. Cartmil, Solomon Carpenter, Wm. Jemmison, Jno. Clark, Charles Campbell, Wm. McMullen, Wm. Paxton, Hugh Hicklin, James Young.
- Page 148.--14th May, 1767. William Stewart and Margaret ( ) to James Bodkin, £27, 105 acres on the Cowpasture; corner land in possession of James Clemons. Teste: John Carlile, Hugh Hicklin, Francis Jackson, William Black. Delivered by James Bodkin, order 7th March, 1793.
- Marriage Bond - 1787--June 14, Joseph Maze and John Bosang, James Culbertson, sureties. Joseph Maze and Agness Hicklin, daughter of Hugh Hickland (consent). Teste: Saml. McDonnald, Hugh McDonnald.
- Page 385.--25th January, 1770. Robert Hall and Isbaella ( ), of Orange County, North Carolina, to Andrew Donnaly, £70, 150 acres by patent, 3d November, 1750, to James Hall, deceased, father to Robert, on Stewart's Mill Creek. Teste: Richard Holeman, James Paris, Edward ( ) Long, Chas. Lewis, Hugh Hicklin, James Bodkin. Delivered: Andrew Donnerly, December, 1775.
- Page 347.--20th November, 1770. Thomas Hicklen's bond (with Hugh and John Hicklin) as guardian to Christopher Graham, orphan of Robert Graham.
- Page 454.--7th September, 1771. Thomas (mark) Hicklin. Sr.'s will, of the Bull Pasture--To son, Hugh; to son, John, Thomas; to daughters, Rosannah Johnston, Jane Laverty; to daughters, Dinah Botkin, Sarah Black. Executor, eldest son Hugh. Teste: James Bradshaw, Agness Bradshaw, Wm. Steward. Proved, 2Uth November, 1771, by the witnesses. Executor qualifies with Charles Lewis, John Wilson.
- Page 42.--20th November, 1772. Thomas Hicklin's estate to Hugh Hicklin: 1771--Paid Thomas Neil for a coffin, paid Dr. Arch. Decon, paid Mrs Jane Laverty, paid my daughter's attendance on said Hicklin in the time of his sickness, 3 months at 12/0.
- Page 310.--10th August, 1774. Charles Lewis' will--To wife, Sarah; to son, John, tract testator lives on, also tract on Greenbryer called the Great Glade, 1,000 acres; to son, Andrew, plantation gotten from John Lewis, George's son, line where his brother's survey begins; also 1 plantation on Greenbrier where Wm. Crane lives; to daughter, Elizabeth Lewis, plantation on Greenbrier where George Lewis lives; to daughter, Margaret, plantation on Greenbrier where Wm. Bleake lives. Wife is now pregnant, to such child, plantation where Mr. Cowordin lives, also Cuthbert's Lick Place on Greenbryer; to sons, the lands coming to testator as an officer. Executors, brothers Thomas and William. Teste: John Dickinson, Hugh Hicklin, Charles Cameron. Proved, 17th January, 1775, by Dickinson and Cameron. Executors qualified, with Robert (mark) Bratton, Andrew Hamilton, Wm. Christian, George Mathews.
- Page 120.--16th November, 1779. Andrew Donarly, of Botetourt, and Jane, to Leonard Bell, 150 acres by patent dated 3d November, 1750. Teste: Hugh Hicklin, Ralph ( ) Laferty, Robert Stuart, John ( ) McCaselon.
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 17, 1780. - (303) Hugh Hicklin appointed road surveyor from the County Line to the School House in the Indian Draft; Charles Donnerly, thence to Leonard Bell's. James McChesney appointed road surveyor from where Thomas Mines now lives. Samuel McCutchon appointed road surveyor from Mines's to Rusk's Mill. (Note: due to Hugh Hicklin's age in 1780, this was likely a younger Hugh, perhaps his son or nephew).
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond, 1788--September 6, Isaac Maze and Joseph Maze, surety. Isaac Maze and Ruth Hicklin, daughter of Thomas Hicklin. Consent for daughter Ruth signed by Hugh Hicklin. Teste: Val. White.