Facts and Events
Jacob Lockhart was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Jacob Lockhart's land (Beverley Manor SW, 436 acres, 1742 & 210 acres, 1749) 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, VA Records:
- Pages 71-74. 6-7 Oct. 1742. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to Jacob Locart of Orange County, planter. Lease and release; for ₤15 current money. 436 acres in Beverley Mannor... corner to Samll. Walker... George Hutchinson's line... to Robt. Campell's corner... John Young's line... W. Beverley. Wit: Geo. Chapman, W. Russell, Z. Lewis, Roger Mallory. 27 9ber. [Nov.] 1742. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Deed Book 7, pg. 42].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 659.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Jacob Lockhart, planter, 210 acres in Beverley Manor. Teste: William Christian, Samuel Steel, William Campbell.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 238.--__ ____, 175_. (prob. abt. 1753) Jacob Lockhart and Mary to Samuel Sprowl, 210 acres in Beverley Manor.
- Page 93.--1st April, 1755. Jacob Lockhart, plantationer, to James Clerk, wheelwright, £17, 436 acres on which Jacob now lives in Beverley Manor, on Back Creek; said James Clerk's line; corner Glebe land; James Berry's line; James Young's line. Mortgage. Teste: James Goodly, John Jones, William Clerk. Delivered: John Clerk, March, 1758.
- Page 139.--21st November, 1772. Jacob Lockhart, Sr., to Windle Bright, part of tract Jacob now lives on in Beverley Manor, corner John Kirkpatrick; corner Robert Clark. Delivered: Windle Bright, 18th May, 1775. Page 140.--23d November, 1772. Privy examination of Mary, wife of Jacob Lockhart above, before James Lockhart and Sampson Mathews.
- Page 331 - 23d November, 1791. Levi Lockhart and Hannah, of Bourbon County, Ky, to John Moffett, 144 acres, part of tract Jacob Lockhart formerly lived on.
Will of Jacob Lockhart
- Will of Jacob Lockhart, Augusta County, Virginia:
- I Jacob Lockhart in Beverly Manor in the County of Augusta in the Colony of Virginia, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God; therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament; that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors, not doubting at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.
- As touching my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner of form:
- Imprimus: It is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my son James Lockhart £10 current money of Virginia, to be paid by my son Jacob Lockhart five years after my decease. I likewise order that my son James Lockhart be allowed a living on the upper part of my Plantation if he should be drove from his home by the Indians, for the term of five years. And I likewise…to leave the fences in good repair at the expiration of the said term.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my second son Jacob Lockhart all that part of my land lying and being on the South side of the back creek.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my youngest son Levy Lockhart all the remainder part of my land lying and being on the Northwest side of the back creek but if the said Levy Lockhart should die in his non age, the said land to go and be possessed by my second son Jacob Lockhart.
- Provided my son Jacob Lockhart pay or cause to be paid to my two daughters Jane Lockhart and Elizabeth (Else) Lockhart £15 Virginia currency to each of them, the time of payment to be at the discretion of my executors.
- I likewise constitute and appoint my well beloved friends John Moffett and my son-in-law Mathew Arbuckle my only and sole executors of this my last will and testament. Wills and legacies executed by me in any ways before this time named will and bequests ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
- “In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of January 1771.
- Signed, Sealed, Published and pronounced and delivered by the said Jacob Lockhart as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers.
- (Signed) Jacob Lockhart
- Wit: William Mitchell, John Kirkpatrick, Robert Clark
Records of Jacob Lockhart in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 544.--27th February, 1749. Same to Thomas Peerie, planter, 375 acres in Augusta County, Shennadore in Beverley Manor. Corner John Campbell; corner Robert Young; corner William McClintock. Delivered: Thomas Kirkpatrick, January, 1752. Teste: Jacob Lockhart, Nathaniel Davis.
- Page 377.--Patent to Robert Jameson, 1771. Teste: Patrick Buchanan, Jacob Lockhart, Gilbert Christian.
Information on Jacob Lockhart
See http://www.lockharts.com/2010/01/09/1715-jacob-descent/ for an extensive timeline and transcription of his will.