Facts and Events
Moses O'Friel was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Moses O'Friel's land (Outside Beverley Manor NW, 560 acres, surveyed on 25 November 1767) 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: this is a likely approximate location of Moses O'Friel's 560-acre tract, likely close to Morris O'Friel's tract just inside the Beverley Manor line. The Walter Trimble listed in the land survey below was the son of John Trimble (listed in records below), who acquired the 449-acre tract in Beverley Manor, shown on the map above, again indicating Moses O'Friel's tract was certainly nearby. The relationship to Morris O'Friel has not been determined, although they were certainly related in some way).
Land Survey in Augusta County:
- 25 November 1767 - Moses Ofreal, 560 acres, Middle River of the Shenandoah. Mentioned Beverley Manor, Walter Trimble, William Bell, Robert Wallace. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham County, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 37].
Records of Moses O'Friel in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 136.-(undated, appears to be bet. 16-27 February 1750) - William King, farmer, of Mariyan, to John Trimble, farmer, 251 acres in Beverley Manor; corner John Trimble, Beverley Manor line; corner Moses Offiriel. Teste: John McKeu, Hugh Young, Wm. McFeeters.
- Page 463.--16th November, 1752. Pat McCue's appraisement, by Samuel Wallace, Moses Ofrel, John Trimble.
- Page 285.--15th May, 1753. John Trimble and Ann to Robert Philips. 159 acres, part of 251 acres, sold by Beverley to Wm. King, 27th February. 1749, the Beverley Manor; corner Moses Offreel.
- 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.
- Vol. 1 - 1753-1754, Pt. 1. - May, 1753. Road established from Brown's bridge to the Glebe land, and Robert Campbell and John Trimble be surveyors, and with James Lusk, they clear and keep the same in order. We do appoint Robert Campbell and John Trimble overseers from John Brown's bridge to the Gleve House and the undernamed persons to clear the same: James Lusk, Robert Roberson, Samuel McCuchen, William Hunter, James Hunter, Robert Campbell's man, Mathew Wilson, William Wilson, John Wilson, Jr., John McCleery, James McCleery, Thomas Kirkpatrick and son, John Peevy, James Clarck, John Clarck, James Clark, Jr., Jacob Lockhart, James Lockhart, John Birtly, Josias Richards, William Marten, George Berry, William McFeeters, John McFeeters, William McFeeters, Jr., John Jameson, Patrick Marten, Joseph Marten, William Ward, Moses O'Freel and his man, Robert Philips, Robert Davis, Thomas Reed, Robert Scott, John Vance, Andrew Foster, William Bell, Alexander McKiney, John Speer, Abraham Mathan (Mashaw), Robert Young, John Young, Samuel Young, Hugh Young and his man, John Campbell, George Peevy, Robert McClenan, William Eackry, James Bell, Andrew Steel and his man, John McKiney, Patrick McCloskey, John McSlenan, John McCuchan, Samuel McCuchan, William McClintock, Thomas Peevy, James McCuchen, Duncken McFarlen.