Person:James Gill (12)

Watchers
m. September 1728
  1. Thomas Gill1728 -
  2. James Gill1732 -
  3. Mary Gill1735 -
  4. John Gill1737 -
Facts and Events
Name Capt. James Gill
Alt Name James Guill
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1708
Marriage September 1728 to Eleanor Unknown
Death? 24 April 1758 killed by Indians at South Branch, Potomac River, Augusta County, Virginia

James Gill was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


  • Pages 121-24. 23-24 July 1740. William Beverley, Esqr. of Essex County to James Gillas of Orange County. Lease and release; for £6.10.- current money. 208 acres.. side of a hill... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: John Hart, Gibbons Jennings, Wm. Johnston. 24 July 1740. Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Gent. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to Page]. [Source: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 42].
  • Pg. 199-202. Indenture 7 May 1745 between Thomas Rutherford of County of Frederick and James Gill of County of Augusta .. for five shillings.. parcel of land in County of Augusta on the North River of the Shannendo above the Great Plains, containing 400 acres of land.. granted to Thomas Rutherford by Pattent 30 June 1731.. (signed) Thos. Rutherford (seal). Witnesses: Andrew Campbell, James Porteus, Jno. Newport, Wm. Russell, Wm. Green. Proved and recorded 23 May 1745, Orange County. Payment of ₤80 Pennsylvania money.. release acknowledged. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 47].


Disposition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


  • Pg. 60-63. 20 June 1745 between James Gill of the part called Augusta County, now joyning to Orange County, and Thomas Moore.. for the sum of ___ pounds.. sells 200 acres being part of the 400 acres that James Gill purchased of Thomas Rutherford in Augusta on North River of Shenando a little above the Great Plain... (signed) James Gill (Seal), Eleanor Gill (Seal). Witnesses: Peter Scholl, Valentine Sevier, John (X) Millard. Payment of £60 for 200 acres. Recorded Orange County 27 June 1745. [Source: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 35-36].
  • Pg. 63-64. Indenture 20 June 1745 between James Gill of Augusta County and John Millard of same.. for £20.. sells 200 acres, part of 400 acres James Gill purchased of Thomas Rutherford, situated on North River of Shanando River.. part of Orange County called Augusta.... (signed) James Gill (Seal). Witnesses: Peter Scholl, Valentine Sevier, Thomas Moore. Recorded Orange County Court 27 June 1745. [Source: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 36].
  • Pg. 64-65. Indenture 21 June 1745 between James Gill and Eleanor, his wife, of part of Orange County called Augusta, and John Millard of same of other part.. for ____ money of Virginia.. sells 200 acres, being part of 400 acres which said James Gill purchased of Thomas Rutherford.. on north side of Shenando in Augusta... (signed) James Gill (Seal), Eleanor Gill (Seal). [Source: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 36].
  • Pg. 65. All premises in actual possession of John Millard is by virtue of Indenture.. one year. (signed) James Gill, Eleanor (A) Gill (Seal). Witnesses: Peter Scholl, Thomas Moore. Recorded Orange County, 27 June 1745. [Source: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 36].


Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:


  • James Gill received a land grant on a branch of North River of Shanandore called Walling's Creek; 186 acres, being the land granted to James Gill by patent, 30th June, 1743, (as listed in the records below).


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 193.--11th December, 1746. James Gill and Eleanor, his wife, late of Orange County, to Edward Hughes, £25 current money Pennsylvania; on a branch of North River of Shanando called Waitings Creek, 186 acres. Witnesses, Samuel Bryan, Morgan Bryan, Jr.; John Ellis, Eleanor ( ) Gill. Proved by all witnesses, 18th March, 1746.

Records in Orange County, VA

  • Pages 326-30. 22-23 June 1743. James Robinson (s/b "Robertson") of Orange County, farmer, to Anthony Black of same, farmer. Lease and release; for ₤10 current money. 134 acres, part of a larger tract in Beverley Manner... corner to John Holms land... crossing the south river of Shanado... line of the said Maner... (signed) James Robinson. Wit: James Black, Wm. Robinson, James Gill, James Patton. 23 Jule 1743. Acknowledged by James Robinson. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 58].


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - COPIES OF MUSTERS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, 1742. - William Beverley, Esq., County Lieutenant; James Patton, Colonel; Capt. John Smith, No. 1; Capt. Andrew Lewis, No. 2; Capt. John Buchanan; No. 3; Capt. James Cathey, No. 4; Capt. John Christian, No. 5; Capt Sam Gay, No. 6; Capt. Peter Sheul (Scholl), No. 7; Capt. James Gill (First Burgess), No. 8; Capt. John Willson, No. 9; Capt. Hugh Thompson, No. 10; Capt. George Robinson, No. 11; Capt. John McDowell, No. 12.
  • Vol. 2 - COPIES OF MUSTERS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, 1742. - Capt. James Gill's List: James Gill, Captain; John Dobbin, Lieutenant; Wm. Sharrel, Bons Harding, Wm. Welling, John Johnson, John Wilkins, George Furbush, Barnabee McHenery, Rick Dictum, Dan Murley, Nicola Brock, Martin Shoemaker, John Howlain, And. Holman, George Legler, Joseph Dunham, Timothy Taylor, George Willes, Sam Brown, John Cumberland, Sam Beason, James Spencer, Wm. Prickett, Wm. Hall, Wm. McClain, Michael Brock, Thos. West, Wm. Sames, Cornelius Murley, Nicol Cain, Henery Brock, John Fisher, Thos. Wilkins, Joseph Harding, John Ryal, Abram Dunblederey, Riley Moor, Fraderich Brock, John McClairn, William Sharrle, Sr.; William Sharrle, Jr.
  • Page 354.--20th August, 1747. Edward Hughes, yeoman, to Thomas West. farmer, £22.10.0; on a branch of North River of Shanandore called Walling's Creek; 186 acres, being the land granted to James Gill by patent, 30th June, 1743. and sold by Gill to Hughes, 11th December, 1746. Teste: Johnn Harvie, James Porteus, Benj. Johnston. Acknowledged, 20th August, 1747.
  • Page 13.--4th September, 1747. John Millar (Millan) and wife Hannah to Francis Hughes, late of Lancaster County, Penna., part of 400 acres patented to Thomas Rutherford, of Frederick County, and by him sold to James Gill, late of Augusta; other part in possession of Thomas Moore Teste: Mathew Skeen, Thos. Milsap. Delivered to Abra. (?) Bird, January, 1754.
  • Vol. 2 - A Register of the persons who have been either killed, wounded or taken prisoner by the enemy in Augusta County, as also of such as have made their escape: 1758, January.--John States, at Brooks Gap, killed; Abm. Merchant, at Brooks Gap, killed; Wm. Ward, a boy, at Ft. Dinwiddie, prisoner; a soldier of Capt. Woodward, at Roanoke; a servant man of Bryans, at Roanoke. March 19th, Wm. Clepole, at Brooks, killed; Peter Moser, at South Branch, killed; Nicholas Frank, at South Branch, killed; John Coonrod, at South Branch, killed; John Cunningham, at South Branch, killed; 2 persons, names forgotten, at South Branch, prisoners. March, Geo. Moses, at South Branch, wounded; Adam Harper, at South Branch, wounded; a servant man and maid and one child, at Cowpasture, one killed and two prisoners. March 20th, James Gatlive, at Roanoke, killed; Joseph Love, at Roanoke, killed; Wm. Love, at Roanoke, killed; servant maid and child, at Roanoke, prisoners; _____ Snodgrass, a girl, at Catawba, prisoner. April 24th, John McCreery, Jr., at Cowpasture, prisoner; Wm. McCreery, Jr., at Cowpasture, prisoner; Capt. James Dunlap, at South Branch, killed; Josiah Wilson, at South Branch, killed; John Hutcheson, at South Branch, killed; Thos. Caddon, at South Branch, killed; Henry McCullom, at South Branch, killed; John Wright, at South Branch, killed; Thos. Smith, at South Branch, killed; Ro. McNully, at South Branch, killed; Wm. Elliott, at South Branch, killed; Mrs. Elliott, at South Branch, killed; Ludwick Falck and wife, at South Branch, killed; Adam Little, at South Branch, killed; _____ Brock, at South Branch, killed; John Ramsey, at South Branch, killed; Wm. Burk, at South Branch, killed; _____ Reeney, at South Branch, killed; Wm. Woods, at South Branch, killed; John McCully, at South Branch, killed; Thos. Searl, at South Branch, killed; James Gill, at South Branch, killed; John Guy and a stranger, at South Branch, killed. April 28th, Capt. Sybert with 16 persons not known, at South Branch; 24 prisoners at the same place missing, at South Branch, prisoners. May, Moses Moor, at Jackson River, prisoner.
  • Page 446.--5th August, 1761. Same (From Adam Raider and Barbary) to Teter Couts, £10, on Walnut Creek, branch of North River of Shanando, James Gill's old patent, being same 186 acres taken up by said James. Teste: John Thomas, Robert Williams, Frederick ( ) Benter. Delivered: Teter Couts, February, 1779.
  • Page 255.--16th May, 1762. Thomas Moore and Mary, of Frederick, to Aaron Huse, £50, 90 acres on Long Meadow of Shanando, part of tract patented to James Gill and surveyed by James Wood; cor. Thomas Rutherford. Delivered: March, 1782
References
  1.   Stoever, John Casper, and Elizabeth P. (Elizabeth Petty) Bentley. Early Lutheran baptisms and marriages in southeastern Pennsylvania: the records of Rev. John Casper Stoever from 1730 to 1779. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1982, 1998), pg. 12.

    James Guill, (Shenandoah)
    Guill, Thomas - b. Sept. 15, 1728; bap. June 8, 1737. Testis, John Dawbin.
    Guill, James - b. Aug. 1732; bap. June 8, 1737. Testis, Elizabeth Dawbin.
    Guill, Mary - b. Jan. 15, 1735; bap. June 8, 1737. Sponsor, the father himself.
    Guill, John - b. May 1737; bap. June 8, 1737. Sponsor, the father himself.