Facts and Events
John Hutchinson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Importation to Orange County, Virginia
- July 1740
- Wm Hutcheson: John Hutcheson Sr., Margrot Hutcheson; John Hutcheson Jr. & Mary Hutcheson (from Ireland)
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Hutchinson's land (Beverley Manor NE, 200 acres, 1740) 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. [Note: two tracts aquired by George Hutchinson, the brother of John, and also Ephraim Wilson, the son-in-law of John Hutchinson, are located nearby to the northwest].
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 103-06. 23-24 July 1740. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to John Hutchisone of Orange County. Lease and release; for £8.15.2 current money. 292 acres, part of Beverley Mannor... corner to John Seawright... the Reverend Mr. Anderson's line... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Gibbons Jennings, John Lewis, John Willson. 24 July 1740. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to Page.] [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 41].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 132.--20th March, 1754. John Hutcheson and Margaret Hutcheson, his wife, to John Craig, 292 acres in Beverley Manor. Cor. John Searight, stump in a poison field. Rev. Mr. Anderson's line. [Notes: the whereabouts of John and Margaret Hutchinson after they sold their land in Beverley Manor has not been determined, although it appears that they may have moved to the "South Branch" (Potomac River) area, where it appears that this John Hutchinson was killed by Indians in April 1758].
John Hutchinson Killed by Indians in 1758
John Hutchison is included in the list from Chalkley's of Indian Attacks of 1755-1759 in Augusta County of settlers killed by "the enemy" (most likely Shawnee Indians being spurred on by the French) in Augusta County:
- John Hutcheson, at South Branch, killed [Note: some researchers believe that the John Hutchinson that was killed by Indians in 1758 may be John Hutchinson, Jr., this John Hutchinson's son, although there are no apparent guardianship records for any of John Hutchinson, Jr.'s children listed in Chalkley's Court records, similar to other settlers killed by Indians during the same time period. Additional research necessary].
Processioning List of 1755 & 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 152.--: Jno. Finley, Wm. Thompson processioned in Cap. Thompson's Company as follows, viz: For Samuel McCune, for Wm. Logan, for Wm. Johnston, for Widow Thompson, for Thos. Thompson; Widow Frazer, present Robert Modey; for Rob. Moody; for Andw. McClure, present Jno. Hutchison; for Jno. Hutchison; for Hugh McClure, for Richard Pilson, for Zechoriah Smith, for Widow Sayre, for Andw. McClure, for John Campbell, for John Black, for Archd. Stewart, for Rob. Finley, for Alex. Henderson, for Wm. Patterson, for Jno. McClure, for George Caldwell, for John Thompson, for Wm. Palmer, for James Gillespey, for James Hamilton, for Saml. Steele, for James McClure, for Widow Campbell, for Robert Patrick, for John Ramsey, for Wm. Finley, for John Finley, for David Henderson, for Isaac White, for Adam Morow, for Alex. Thompson, for Wm. Thompson, for Wm. Caldwell. [Note: this record appears to be referring to John Hutchinson and his father]
- 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 in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: [Note: some records may be for John Hutchinson's son, John, Jr.]
- Page 602.--1st March, 1749. Samuel Hughes to William Caldwell, 440 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner to survey made for Pearson and Anderson and another survey for William Russell. Corner William Palmer; corner John Hutchison; the poison (Prison) field. Teste: Robert Cunningham, W. Christian, Israel Christian.
- Page 379.--5th April, 1760 [sic, appears to be "1750"*]. Wm. Beverley (by Lewis and Madison) to John Coningham of Staunton, ordinary keeper, 107 acres, part of Mill tract; 1550 acres joining the town whereon Court House stands; corner James Brown's leased land; James Miller's line; Col. Lewis's lot, 99-year term, 1750. Teste: John Hutchison, Jno. Hutchison, John B. Thompson. [* - all other records listed on this page of Chalkley's transciptions were from 1750-1751]
- Page 61.--20th November, 1750. Wm. Hutchison and Ann to Wm. Henderson, 200 acres where grantor lives, Christian's Creek; Andrew Russell's line; Ann, wife of Wm. Hutchison. Teste: Charles Dalhouse, Thos. Scott, John Hutchison.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1753. - (75) John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1753. - (75) John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker. [Note: this record must be referring to this John Hutchinson and his father, John Hutchinson, as this John Hutchinson's son John would have been only about 15 years old at the time of this record].
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.