Facts and Events
Patrick Quinn was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 262.--22d August, 1749. John Hopes (Hays?) (Hope?) of Frederick, and Mary to Patrick Quin. On Naked Creek. Corner Jost Hite, Robert McKay, William Duff, Robert Green's line. 200 acres, patented to said John Hopes, 12th January, 1746. Teste: David Logan, John Homes.
- Page 45.--18th November, 1761. Jonathan Douglass and Jemima ( ) to Patrick Quin, £20, 350 acres on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandoe, part of two tracts, one of 400 acres patented to Jonathan, 11th July, 1761, the other of 400 acres also patented to Jonathan, adjoining above; cor. Nicholas Mace.
- Page 448.--16th November, 1774. William Patterson and Mary ( ), of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Patrick Quin, a tract joint property of four sisters, heirs of Randal McDonald, deceased, patented to John Hope, 5th September, 1749, and by him conveyed to Randal McDonald, who died intestate, and Mary, wife of Wm. Patterson became invested in the 1/4 part on Cook's Creek.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 20.--21st August, 1772. Patrick ( ) Gwenn (Gween, Gwinn) and Jean (Jeanet) ( ) to Phelix Gilbert, on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandore, part of two tracts patented to Jonathan Douglass; corner Nicholas Mace. Teste: Daniel Smith. Delivered.
Processioning List of 1760 & 1767/8
- "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 settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - * Vol. 2 - Page 295.--1760: Processioned by John Hopkins, David Ralston, in Capt. Ephraim Love's Company: For Thomas Gordon, for Francis Green, for Jeremiah Harrison, for Daniel Love, for Daniel Callkin, for Robert Cravens, for Thos. Harrison, for Ephraim Love, for Widow Johnston, for Alex. Herring, for Edward Shankling, for Widow Logan, for William Logan, for John Cravens, for Widow McDonel, for Joseph Cravens, for Wm. Hopkins, for John Hopkins, for Thomas Shankling, for Alex. Miller, for Mathew Black, for Thos. Campbell, for Daniel Harrison, for Daniel Harrison, Jr., for Samuel Harrison, for Robert Harrison, for Pat. Guin (s/b Quinn), for Wm. Snoding, for John Fowler, for David Nelson, for Samuel Briges, for John McGill, for Christopher Thompson, for John Wright, for Archibald Hopkins.
- Page 444.--1767-1768: Processioned by Robt. Cravens and Jeremiah Harrison: For Daniel Smith, for Lennard Herren, for Samuel Sample, for Thomas Harrison, for John Harrison, for Wm. Snaddone, for John McClure, for Saml. Briggs, for John McGill, for John Fowler, for Saml. Hemphill, for Jeremiah Harrison, for William Gregg, for Pat. Guin (s/b Quinn), for Jno. Cravens, for Robt. Cravens, for Daniel Love, for Daniel Harrison, for John Brown, for David Ralston, for John Hinton, for Vaulintine Saveyer, for Francis Hughes, for Alex. Harrison, for James Fowler, for Edward Shanklin, for Jennett McDonaId, for Alex. Miller, for Jno. Hardman, for Henry Ewen (Erven), for William Ervin, for Andw. Ervin, for Walter Crow, for Michael Waren, for John Curry. (Note: Jennet McDonald was the mother-in-law of Patrick Quinn, John Fowler also married one of Jennet McDonald's daughers).
Records of Patrick Quinn in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - MUSTER LIST OF AUGUSTA COUNTY - Heare followeth a list of all the Muster (?) of Augusta County under their respective officers and Captains: Captain John Smith's List: John Smith, Captain; John Moffet, Lieutenant; William Anderson, Ensign; Daniel Daniston, Sergeant; Sam Hogshead, John Hogshead, Will Hogshead, Dan. McAnear, Math. Edmeston, John Finley, Walter Trimble, John Francis, Robert Ralston, John Young, Alex. Blair, Alex. Craig, Thomas Gillespy, And. Erwine, Benj. Erwine, John Erwine, Edw. Erwine, John Trimble, James Trimble, Rob. Moffett, James Wright, Rob. King, Jam. Armstrong, John Pattison, Jas. Lesley, Felix Kanady, Thomas Gordon, And. Mitchell, Jas. Robertson, Gabrl. Pickins, Rob. Leeper, Sam. Moore, John Miller, James Miller, Patr. Quine, Mat. Armstrong, John Ramsey, Dan. Daniston, Sam Northward, Rob. Renick, John Archer, Sampn. Archer, Jam.'s Sayers, Thos. McCulough, George Anderson, John Anderson, Rob. Poage, Rob. Patterson, Jas. Craford, Will Baskins.
- Page 311.--17th May. 1759. Samuel Scott's estate settlement, by Robert Scott and Robert Hooks, executors. Paid Thos. Stevenson, Christopher Zimmerman, Robt. McFarson, David Nelson, Henry Downs, Saml. Wilkins, Wm. Craig, Wm. Snodon, Margaret Fowler, William Jordan, Jno. Vought, Patrick Cain, Doctor Harrison, Hugh Thompson, Jonathan Gibson, Jas. Beard; 1 coffin for Samuel Scott; 1 coffin for George Scott; keeping 3 negroes one year, nine months, bv R. Scott. Vendue to, viz: David Crighton, Jno. Paul Fought, David Logan, Jas. Underwood, James Berkley, widow McDonald, Patrick Quin. Joseph Kinkade, John Love, Bernard Man, Jacob Pence, John Wilkins, Ann Scott.
- Page 336.--23d June, 1763. Jonathan Douglas to Daniel Harrison, £40, 306 acres, part of two tracts of 400 acres each, whereof Nicholas and Henry Mace and Patrick Quin possess the other part, the one tract granted to Jonathan by Thomas Beal, of Frederick County, Maryland, 1755; the other patented to Jonathan, 11th July, 1761, on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandoe, whereon said Douglas now lives Mortgage.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 16, 1763. - (332) William Erwin, son of Jane Erwin, with 241 acres, added to tithables. 550 acres of Patrick Quin--same. 104 acres of John Jameson--same. 300 acres of John Kilpatrick--same. 400 acres of Thos. Kilpatrick--same.
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1765 (C). - Fowler et als. vs. John Stewart.--John Fowler and Margaret, his wife; William Patterson and Mary, his wife; Patrick Quin and Jane, his wife; James Skidmore and Sarah, his wife, sue John Stewart for a slave which Stewart bought of Jennet McDonald (McDonell), administratrix of Randolph McDonell. (Are these women daughters of Randolph?)
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Fowler vs. Skidmore.--Bill in Chancery, filed 1764-5. John Fowler and Margaret, his wife, William Patterson and Mary, his wife, Patrick Quinn and Jane, his wife, which said Margaret, Mary and Jane, together with Sarah, since intermarried with James Skidmore, were sisters and co-heirs of Randolph McDonald of Augusta County, deceased, against James Skidmore and Sarah, his wife. Randolph died intestate unmarried and without children. Randolph's mother was Janet McDonald. Randolph was 26 years old when he died.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Daniel Harrison vs. Jonathan Douglas.--Bill for foreclosure of mortgage filed 1768. Mortgage, 1763, of 300 acres, part of 2 tracks containing 400 acres each, whereof Nicholas and Henry Mace and Patrick Quin possessed the other part, the one tract granted to Douglas by Thomas Beal of Frederick County, Maryland, by deed 2d July, 1755, the other patented to Douglas, 11th July, 1761, on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shenandore, where Douglas now lives.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1768 (A). - Alexander Herron vs. Patrick Quin.--Ejectment. Daniel Harrison, aged about sixty-six or seven, deposes: That he was present when Col. James Wood, then surveyor of the County of Orange (now Augusta), ran off the lands in dispute, and that the first line run by Thomas Lewis this day extends as far, etc., the corner of Samuel Wilkins, and that of Green & Co., under whom said Wilkins claims he has ever since been well acquainted with the lands, etc.; that the lines were not marked until the patent issued, and the reason Wood gave for it was that when he was about to survey the same, he himself was damned drunk and the rest concerned were in same condition, etc. (Signed) Daniel Harrison. 16th December, 1767. John Craven deposes, same time and place (aged forty-five, or thereabouts): He was present when Col. James Wood surveyed the land in dispute, now upwards of 22 years. William Gregg, aged thirty or thereabouts, deposes, same time and place: Samuel Wilkins is dead. Daniel Smith, gent., aged about thirty-seven years: About 12 years ago he was appointed a processioner with John Harrison. Daniel Harrison's additional deposition, 17th December, 1767: He and Alexander Herron bought 200 acres of Samuel Wilkins. Wilkins, after conveying to Herron, found he did not have 100 acres more for deponent and then cancelled the bargain, for which John Wilkins, son of Samuel, paid Harrison £5. Thomas Lewis deposes: That about 1745, talking with Col. James Wood about the difficulty of finding corners on protracted plots when the survey afterwards came to be made, said Wood told this deponent how lucky he had been in a matter of this kind in a plot that he had made for McCay, Hite and Green, on the waters of Cook's Creek, for that he had only run the lines along the courses of the creek and protracted all the other lines and supposed corners which, where an actual survey was made by him after the patent issued, he found trees agreeable to most of the supposed corners which he had mentioned in the protracted plat, or nearly corresponding thereto, which deponent afterwards found to be the case on a survey made by him to detennine a suit formerly depending between the said parties. This day Patrick Quin came, etc., and says that Capt. Daniel Harrison is very ailing; he is afraid that he will soon change his natural life, as he doth believe that he will die very soon. (Signed) Abraham Smith. 18th June, 1767. Elaborate survey and description of the lands by Thomas Lewis.
- Page 129 - Alexander Herron, 750 acres, West Branch of Cook's Creek, 498 acres, being part of a larger tract of land containing 1,200 acres granted by patent to Robert McKay and others the 26th day of March 1739 and then transfered to Samuel Wilkins who at sundry times conveyed the said 498 acres to the aforesaid Herron. Adjoining Patrick Quin (on the East side of Cooks Creek) Johnston, William Snowdon, Trotter, Harrison. January 28, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 46-47].
- Page 244.--21st March, 1770. Daniel Harrison and Sarah to Felix Gilbert. On 23d June, 1763, Jonathan Douglass mortgaged to Daniel 306 acres on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandore being parts of two tracts of 400 acres each, one patented to Jonathan 11th July, 1761. the other purchased by Jonathan from one Thomas Beal of Maryland, the remainder now in possession of Nicholas and Henry Mace and Patrick Quin, being the land whereon Jonathan then lived. Jonathan failed to pay the debt. wherefore Daniel brought bill in Augusta County Court; decree rendered 25th March. 1769. Now, £55. Teste: James McDowell, Wm. Patton. Delivered: Felix Gilbert, March, 1773.
- Page 494.--1st March, 1777. Mark Bannister's estate appraised by John Smith, Wm. Herring, Patrick Queen.
Records of Patrick Quinn in Shenandoah County, VA
- Tax List of Shenandoah County - 1783 - Patrick Quinn. (listed among many others)
- Tax List of Shenandoah County - 1785 - Returned by John Netherton: Patrick Quinn. (listed among many others)
- May 26, 1786 - Zir Combs as Inft (Informant?) by Solomon Combs plf against Gilbert Combs dft: Parties by Attys and Jury present: William Combs, Jonas Morgan, Gilbert Morgan, John Marck, Jacob Coleman, Absolom Hurst, Lawrance Snapp, Geo Easterly, John Roller, Jasper Branner, Patrick Quinn, John Moore. Dft is guilty. Assess plf 10# & costs. [Shenandoah Co, VA Order Book 1784-1786, p. p.384]
- Tax List of Shenandoah County - 9 April 1787 (Tax List B) - Patrick Quinn. (listed among many others).