Facts and Events
Matthew Thompson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Matthew Thompson's land (Beverley Manor SW, 202 acres acquired from Thomas Shields in 1761) 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 182.--17th May, 1749. Robert Scott to Mathew Thompson, Jr. Stormy (s/b Stoney) Lick Branch, Jacob Thomas. Patented to Robert, 5th March, 1747. Teste: George Scott, Robt. Hook, Wm. Lamb, Ann. wife of Robert.
- Page 92.--21st March, 1759. John Anderson and Jane ( ) to Mathew Thompson, £107, 400 acres on Mill Creek of Shanando, patented to Andrew McConnall, 30th August, 1743, conveyed by Andrew to John in Augusta; corner Robt. Hook; corner William Williams. Delivered: Thompson, November, 1760.
- Page 30.--17th November, 1761. Thomas Shields and Alice to Mathew Thomson, 131, 202 acres in Beverley Manor; cor. Thos. Blackwood and Robert Armstong; cor. said Blackwood and Jno. Hunter; cor. Andrew Alexander's land; cor. Wm. Dean; Dean's cor. in Robert Armstong's line. Delivered: Mathew Thomson, November, 1766. (Note: location of this land shown in map image above).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 507.--10th September, 1774. Matthew Thompson and Rachel ( ), of Granville County, South Carolina, to Michael Leese. Patent to Robert Scott 5th March, 1747, and by him conveyed to Matthew. Patent to Mathew Thomson 16th March, 1771. (Note: although not stated in this record, this is the tract on "Stoney Lick Branch", on the North Branch of the Shenandoah River, acquired by Matthew Thompson from Robert Scott in 1749).
- Page 265.--26th May, 1771. Mathew Thompson, Sr., and Rachel to Robert Hill, £400, 400 acres on Mill Creek of Shannando, patented to Andrew McConnal, 30th August, 1743, and by them conveyed to John Anderson and by him to Mathew, Sr., corner Robert Hook; corner William Williams. Delivered: Samuel Hill, May Court, 1778.
Records of Matthew Thompson in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 450.--20th November, 1754. Samuel Lusk, farmer, and Agness, to Alexander Thompson, taylor, £55.10.0, 202 acres in Beverley Manor; Thomas Shields' corner in James Patten's line; Andrew Alexander's line, corner Rob. Christian. Delivered to Mat. Thompson, May 1761.
- Page 193.--17th February, 1762. Alex. Thompson by William Thompson, attorney to William Dean. Alex. Thompson, of Mill Creek Hundred, County of New Castle, on Delaware, taylor, on 7th October, 1761, gave power to William. £58, 202 acres in Beverley Manor, Mathew Thompson's cor. in a line of Robert Armstrong's land ; Alexander's land, cor. to Thompson's; cor. Robert Christian's land. Delivered: Jno. Dean, June, 1765.
- Page 197.--18th May, 1762. Andrew Alexander and Catherine to Wm. Brown, £50.5, 158 acres in Reverley Manor; cor. Robert Wilson's land; cor. Mathew Thompson's land, Thomas Brown's line. Delivered: Wm. Brown, March 1774.
- Page 195.--17th July, 1765. William ( ) Dean and Sarah ( ) to John Dean, £100, 327 acres, part of 820 acres patented to Adam Dickenson, 1st June, 1761, on Jackson's River; corner James Borelan, white oaks on Indian Camp Branch. Teste: John Shields, Thos. ( ) Brown, Mathew Thomson. Delivered: Jno. Dean, 16th March, 1772.
- Page 500.--19th August, 1766. William Doherty and Elizabeth ( ) to John Thomson, £110, 255 acres on Christian's Creek; corner Mathew Thomson's land, Sawyer's land; corner Robert Willson; corner William Brown. Teste: Andrew Alexander, James Cotton, William Brown. Delivered: Andrew Alexander, March, 1770 by your order.
- Page 241.--16th March, 1768. Robert Scott to James Scott, £30, 196 acres (100 acres patented to said Robert, 16th August, 1756); corner Mathew Thompson's land on Collins' branch; oak near William Beard's land), 96 acres, the other part thereof part of his other parcel of land, the one containing 200 acres patented to said Robert 30th July, 1742, the other containing 85 acres patented to Robert 15th August, 1764. on Stoney Lick Run. Delivered: James Scott, August, 1773.
- Page 333.--21st March, 1769. John Alexander to his brother James Alexander £20, 35 acres, part of 400 acres patented to William Alexander, deceased, on head branches of Naked Creek. Teste: William, Mathew and John Thomson. Delivered to Mr. Alexander, 18th May, 1786