Facts and Events
James Lockhart was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
From Augusta County, VA records:
Received of Mr. James Lockhart the sum of .£50, Virginia currency,
for salary from the ist of September, 1752, till the ist of September, 1753 ;
also /4.6.S for a visit in July, 1752. I say, received by me. [
Signed] "JOHN JONES." "
Received of Mr. James Lockhart the sum of .£5, which was due from
Augusta parish to me for one year's service as clerk to the vestry. I say,
received by me. [
Signed] "WM. PRESTON." "
Received of Mr. James Lockhart the sum of one pound ten, on William
Hayne's account, for carrying the vestry books from Williamsburg.
I say, received by me. [Signed] DAVID STUART."
May 1753, Augusta County, Virginia Court Records, page 441
Road established from Brown's bridge to the Glebe land, and Robert Campbell and John Trimble be surveyors, and with James Lusk, 443 they clear and keep the same in order. We do appoint Robert Campbell and John Trimble overseers from John Brown's bridge to the Glebe House and the undernamed persons to clear the same: .... Jacob Lockhart, James Lockhart.... (other names omitted)
We find from this volume that "a Council of War" was held
at Augusta Courthouse, July 27, 1756, by order of the Governor,
to consider and determine at what points forts should be erected
along the frontier for the protection of the inhabitants. The
Council was composed of Colonels John Buchanan and David
Stewart, Major John Brown, and Captains Joseph Culton, Robert
Scott, Patrick Martin, William Christian, Robert Breckenridge,
JAMES LOCKHART, Samuel Stalnicker,. Israel Christian, and Thomas
Armstrong. William Preston acted as clerk. The William
Christian mentioned could not have been Captain Israel Christian's
son of the sam2 name, who twenty years later was
a prominent man, unless he was a wonderfully precocious boy
At the meeting of the vestry in November, 1758, James Lockhart
moved to "lay a levy for building a church in the parish," but the
proposition was defeated, the vote standing : for a church, James
Lockhart, John Archer, Sampson Archer and John Mathews ; against,
Colonel Buchanan, John Buchanan, John Christian, Robert Breckin-
ridge and John Smith.
30 May 1759 Augusta County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 321
James McCutchen's appraisement, by James McCleerey, James Lockhart, Wm. Ledgerwood
- The use of Horatio with various James' names is incorrect. An early James in Scotland was a herald for the king and therefore had "Herald" with the name James. This is where someone, researching, added or transcribed Horatio erroneously to several James.