Facts and Events
John Bingham, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Bingham's land (NW, 302 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 Chalkley's
- Page 469.—25th February, 1749. Same (Grant from William Beverley) to John Bigham, farmer, where John now lives, 302 acres. Corner lot 16. Teste: George Bigham.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 286.--18th April. 1780. John Bigham (Bingham) and Jane, and Sarah Bigham, wife of John Bigham, deceased, to Thomas Scott. Delivered to William H. Scott, 27th January, 1802. The plantation in Beverley Manor John Bigham now lives on.
Estate Records of John Bigham
- Page 219.—16th March, 1774. John Bigham's bond (with Joseph Henderson, Robert Buchanan) as administrator of John Bigham.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1774. - (317) John Bigham's estate committed to John Bigham.
Processioning List of 1756
- "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 settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 179.--1756: Processioned in Capt. Israel Christian's Company by John Henderson and Wm. Baskins, viz: For Rev. John Craig, for Daniel Denniston, for James Wallace, for David Bell, for Robert Poage, for John Anderson, for Andrew Russell, for John Hutcheson, for Patrick McCollum, for James Coyle, for Geo. Anderson, for Robert Patterson, for Mathew Armstrong, for William Lewis, for James Lesley, for Archibald Hamilton, for John Poage, for Mr. Shodder, for Wm. Bell, for Wm. Wallace, for Robert McClenachan, for Alex. Wright, for Samuel Wilson, for John Cunningham, for Alex. McNite, for John Black, for Nathan Gililand, for John Bigham, for John Coulter, for John Buchanan, for Elijah McClenachan, for Robert Breckinridge, for Wm. Baskins, for Widow Crawford, for Joans Henderson, for Andrew Scott, for John Henderson.
Records of John Bingham in Augusta County, VA
- Page 438.—27th February, 1749. Same to James Alexander, 819 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner George Hutchison. Teste: John Bigham, James Bell
- Page 441.—17th February, 1749. Same to James Miller, 44 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner John Henderson. Corner James McCurtle. Corner James Breckenridge. Stuart's old survey. Delivered: George Bigham, 24th March, 1757.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1753. - (414) John Buchanan, James Clark, Jacob Lockhart, Thomas Kirkpatrick, John Berry, John Bartley, Wm. Martin, Josias Richards, William McFeeters, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young, William McClintock, Wm. Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Maurice O'Frield, Samuel Wallace, Robert Davis, Robert McClenon, James Moody, James Philips, Wm. Akry, Cornelius Donaho, George Peary, Adam Thompson, Thomas Peary, John Campbell, James Peary, Wm. McNab, Robert Scot, Thomas Reed, Abraham Masha, Thomas Dunn, Francis Dunn, Major Scot, John Bigham, John Black, Samuel Downing, Alexr. McFeeters, Andrew Cowan, James McCorkle, John Vance, James Gilmore and Patrick Martin--to keep road formerly laid off from James Young's Mill to said Buchanan's Mill.
- Vol. 1 - 1753-1754, Part 2. - May 16, 1753. To ye worshipful bench, if I be continued overseer of ye road from John Cambel's field to the town for this year, that you allow me William Ledgerwood. John Bigham, George Cambel, William McNabb, James Peevy, John Cambel, Thomas Peevy, Robert Young, taxable; John Black, taxable; David Stewart, Samuel Sprowl, James Miller, James Miles, Abram Miller; Mr. Wright, taxable; James Brown, Samuel Willson, John Cunningham--all for to keep the said road in repairs for the year 1753. (Signed) John Henderson.
- Vol. 1 - 1753-1754, Pt. 1. - Petitioners ask that the following be assigned to work the road from James Young's mill to John Buchanan's mill: John Buchanan, James Clark's tithables, Jacob Lockhart's tithables, Thomas Kirkpatrick's tithables, John Bertly, George Bertly, William Martin, Josias Richards, William McFetters' tithables, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young's tithables, William McClintog, William Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Moses A'Friel's tithables, Samuel Wallis, Robert Davis, Robert McClenan's tithables, James Moody's tithables, James Philips, William Eckrey, Corneles Donahow, Alexander Ritchey, to be overseer; Adam Thomson, to be overseer; George Peevy, Adam Thomson's tithables, Thomas Peevy, William McNabe, Robert Scoat, Thomas Reed, Abraham Masha, Francis Dune, Mager Scoat, John Bingham's tithables, John Black's tithables, Samuel Downey, Alexander McFetters, Andrew Cowen, James McCorkell, John Vance, James Gilmor, Alexander Ritchie's tithables, Patrick Martin's tithables.
- Page 88/89.—17th November, 1761. Alexander McFeeters' appraisement, by Thos. Teat, Jno. Bigham, Wm. Currey recorded.
- Page 154.—19th May, 1762. Alex. McFeeters' additional appraisement, by Jno. Bigham, recorded.
- Page 535.—19th March. 1764. Robert Douglas to William Tincher, £5O, 129 acres on the Pine Run on the south side of Beverley Manor in a line of Charles Campbell, and of James Robinson. Teste: John Bigham, George Campbell.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 22, 1764. - (410) Commission for examination of Amey, wife of Henry Smith. John Bigham, security for Isabella Hall, admx. of her late husband, Robert Ramsey, prays counter security from Isabella and her husband, Robert Hall. James Wright, orphan of John Wright, decd., to be bound to John Fitzwaters. David Stuart et als., bail for Thos. Fulton in many suits offered to deliver him up, but the Court refused to allow it because there had not been judgment.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1767. - (224) Robert Hall and Isabella, late Isabella Ramsey, ruled to give John Bigham counter security as surety for their administration of her husband's (Robert Ramsey's) estate.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1767. - (436) Jurors: Mathew Reed, John Francisco, John Clark, Archer Mathews, John Wallis, John Thompson, James Buchanan, Alexr. Thompson, John Bigham, Joseph Henderson, Thos. Rhoades, Michael Dickey.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Thompson vs. Bigham.--Attachment, 19th August, 1768. John Thompson (Robert Thompson, surety) vs. George Bigham, removed out of the County. Served in hands of John Bigham.
- 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. Big- hams. By Henry Criswell's bond. Paid Andw. Baskin, Alex. McKinsey, John Boswell, Saml. Davison, Thos. Garden on Bigham's account.
- Page 270.—3d November, 1769. David Black's will—To wife Elizabeth; to children. Executors, Saml. Black and John Bigham. Teste: John Henderson, Jno. Black, Wm. Cowan. Produced 19th December, 1769, by Samuel Black. John Bigham refuses to execute. Widow Elizabeth objected on the ground the testator was not in his right senses, but the will is declared good, and Saml. Black qualifies, with John Black and Michael Bowyer.
- Page 20.—18th November, 1770. George Campbell and Samuel Tincher and Margaret, of Albemarle County, to Thomas Kinkead, £75, 215 acres on Great Calf pasture, patented to William Preston, 1st June, 1750. Teste: John Bigham, Andrew and Joseph Kinkead. Delivered: Tully Davit, 1776.
Information on John Bingham, Sr.
I am looking for information on John Bingham (Sr.) b. circa 1703 and d. bef 3-16-1779 (Augusta Co., Va. ?)
his wife was Sarah ( I do not know her maiden name)
There were 2 children (perhaps more??)
Sarah b. 1720-25 Va. married Robert Rhea 1718-1779
and John Bingham Jr.
1749, John Bingham Sr., purchased 302 acres from William Beverly (Augusta Co Va deed book 2- page468)
Sarah's father, John Bingham, died shortly before March 16, 1774, at which time his son, John, was appointed administrator of his father's estate, John having died intestate (Augusta County, VA, Will Book V, page 219). In 1749, the elder John Bingham purchased 302 acres from William Beverly (Augusta County Deed Bk. 2, page 469). On April 18th, 1780, John and wife Jane, "and Sarah Bingham, wife of John Bingham, deceased," sold "the plantation in Beverly Manor John Bingham now lives on" to Thomas Scott. Thus we find that Sarah (Bingham) Reagh was named after her mother. Her brother, John, moved to Botetourt County by 1779 (Delinquent, Augusta Levy for 1779). Because Sarah's father had no will, it is difficult to ascertain if there were other brothers and sisters. A witness to the deed of 1749 was George Bingham, relationship unknown.