Ensign Patrick Sharkey
Facts and Events
Patrick Shirkey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 76 - Patrick Sharky, 15 acres, James River. July 24, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 29].
- Page 77 - Patrick Sharkey, 10 acres South side of James River. July 24, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 29].
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:
- Page 169.--1756: Processioned by Thos. McFarrin and Robert Montgomery, in Cap. John McFarrin's Company, on Catawbo Creek, for viz: For Saml. McRoberts, for Wm. Snotgrass, for John Neeley, for Pat. Shurkey, for Saml. Thompson, for Thos. Hadley, for Jno. McFerrin, for Thos. Ramsey; for Pat Scott, can't show his lines; for Jno. McClenachan, can't show his lines; for Francis Ryley, can't show his lines; for Wm. Preston, can't show his lines; for Wm. Hutchison, for James Hutchison, for David Mitchell, for Robt. Mountgomery, for Jno. Marchel, for Joshua Hadley, for Wm. Richey, for Thos. McFarrin.
Will of Patrick Sharkey
- Will of Patrick Sharkey
- In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Sharkey of Botetourt County, State of Virginia being of sound Mind and Memory but having the _____ _____ of Life do make Constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made ......
- Imprimiss I recommend my Sole to Almighty God who gave it in Hopes of a Resurrection by the Mediation of Jesus Christ my Redeemer Eternal (& life?) my Body I Will to the Grave to be decently ______ at the Discretion of my Executrix
- Item - I lend to my beloved Wife _______ Sharkey the whole of my Estate both real and Personal except my _______ of Land Containing three Hundred & forty Acres more or less _____ on the Head of Catawba Creek whereon David Smyth now lives during the term of her natural Life
- Item - I give and bequeath to my Son and Heir at Law James Sharky five Pounds Current Mony of Virginia to be paid him by my Executrix after the decease of my Wife Anna
- Item - my will is that my Executrix lease my Plantation on the Head of Catawba Creek agreeable to Thos. (Rogers? unreadable name) _____ who now Lives on Part of three Hundred and forty Acres that after Lease of Thos. (Rogers?) is out then I give and bequeath the tract of Land to my Son John Sharkey to him and his Heirs and Assigns for ever
- Item - I likewise give and bequeath to my Son Patrick Sharkey the Plantation I now Live on containing five hundred and fifteen Acres of Patent Land and two Negros and two work Horses and all the Youtentials belonging to the Plantation and three Milk Cows and all my Debts and the remainder of my Stock is to be sold and the Money to be Converted to the Youse of Schooling my Grand Children all to have an equal Part and also an ________ I have Joining Robert Coldwells Land and Thompsons _______ is to be sold and the Money to be Converted to the same Youse as Schooling my Grand Children
- Lastly I constitute and appoint my Wife Anne Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Signed with my own Hand and Dated the thirtieth day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six ------
- (signed) Patrick Sharkey
- Signed, Sealed and Published and declared in the Presents of us:
- Adam Peck
- Jacob Harst
- Rachel Gant
- [Source: Botetourt County, Virginia Will Book, probate date 8 August 1786]
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - LIST OF MUSTERS (abt. 1742) - Capt. George Robinson's List: George Robinson, Captain; James McFeron, Lieutenant; Pat. Shirky, Ensign; James Ranfro, Sergeant; Dan Manaughan, Mark Coal, Peter Ranfro, George Draper, Rob Roland, Edw. Smith, Fran Kelly, And. Ganghagall, Henry Stiles, Hen Philip, Thomas Rindel, Thomas Looney, Rob Looney, Dan Looney, Adam Looney, Mark Joans, John Askins, John Flower, James Coal, Bryan Cass, Cornel Dougherty, Wm. Acres, Tasker Tosh, Hen Brown, Sam Brown, James Burk, Wm. Bean, _____Evins, Sam Martin, Peter Kinder, Stephen Evins, Peter Watkins, Stephen Ranfro, Benj. Davis, Wm. Clark, Wm. Shepherd, Benj. Deeson, John Smith, Hugh Coruthers, Wm. Bradshay, John Coal, Wm. Craven, Simon Acres, Nicol Horseford, _____ Meason.
- Page 259.--1st May, 1747. James Rentfroe, of Lunenburg County, to Archibald Graem (Gream), of Augusta, £_____ current money Virginia; 148 acres patented to _____, 28th September, 1745; near Buffalo Creek.-- James Rentfro, Esther Rentfro. Teste: Robert Mountgomery, Patrick Shirkey, James Mountgomery. Proved by first two witnesses, 21st May, 1747, and by last 18th May, 1749.
- Page 89.-(10th August, 1748. Daniel Monahan's appraisement) -Sale bill of above estate, 13th December, 1744, purchasers, viz: James Price, Wm. Akers, Pat Shirkey, Chas. Ewing, John Thomas, Mary Akers, Nicholas Harford, Mary Kinder, Wm. Armstrong, Wm. Carson, Archibald Grimes, Wm. Mills, James Burk, Bryan Cuff, Wm. Armstrong, Henry Brown, Daniel Creeley, Pat Shirkey, Mark Cole, George Barberer, Simon Akers, Peter Kinder, Joseph Love, Methusalem Griffith, Tobias Bright, Jno. McFall, Wm. March, Mark Cole, Jasper Terry. Henry Brown, Jr., Wm. Terry, Stephen Rentfro. 1740The estate of Daniel Monahan, Dr. Cash paid Joseph Tate. Cash paid Edmond Cartledge. 1743--Cash paid Andrew Gaughagin.
- Page 463.--19th August, 1752. James Patton to Wm. Hutchison, 185 acres by patent, 3d November, 1750. McRobert's Run on Cataba Creek; McRobert's land. Teste: Pat Shockey.
- Page 340.--David Mitchel, yeoman, to Thomas McFerran, yeoman, 220 acres on Percimmon Branch of James, granted to David, 15th March, 1744; Joseph Lapsley's line. Teste: Edward McDonald and Pat. Shockey, Jno. Neelley.
- Page 205. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: Patrick Sharkey, __ ____, _____;
- Page 153.--11th January, 1763. David Miller and Hannah ( ) to Robt. Breckinridge. £97.10, two tracts, 1st containing 190 acres, part of 2,900 acres formerly possessed by said David Miller on Buffelo Creek of Roanoke; corner land of said Robt. Breckinridge. 2d containing 35 acres adjoining above by patent, 7th August, 1761, on Buffelo Creek. Teste: Wm. Preston, Jno. Miller, Wm. Anderson, Pat. Sharkey, Francis Smith, Wm. Davis, Thos. McFarren. Delivered: Israel Christian, March, 1764.
- Page 502.--25th April, 1767. Mathew Patton, of Johnson County, North Carolina, to William Rowland, £63, 266 acres by deed from Col. James Patton, 17th December, 1753, on Craig's Creek. Teste: Patt Sharkey. Sent to Wm. Rowland, 1793 (1773 ?).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1767. - (239) Surveyors of highways appointed: Patrick Shirley and Wm. Watkins, from James Montgomery's at Catawbo to the side of Craig's Creek Mountain where John Potts quit clearing; James Cloyd, vice Wm. Preston, from Graham's Clearing to James Johnston's; Saml. McRoberts, from James Johnson's to Josiah Ramsey's cabin, vice William Preston. (Note: perhaps this Patrick Sharkey/Shirkey?)
- Page 39.--6th August, 1768. Francis Reiley to Joseph Cloyd, £135, 400 acres on branches of James River; corner Jeremiah Chamberlain's tract Teste: Benjamin Hawkins, Patrick Sharkey, Samuel ( ) McRoberts.
- Page 130.--16th August, 1768. Francis Smith's bond (with Benjamin Hawkins, George Skillern, Patrick Shirkey) as administrator of David Miller.
- Page 237.-17th August, 1769.- By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Wm. Foster. Michl.Dougherty, Danl. Droudy, James Wiley (by James Davies), James Campbell. Wm. Preston (in part for Dayley's and Wat. Welshe's bond whose lands he purchased), David Robinson (part of William and James Gorrel's debt), Wm. Ingles (on Jno. Medley's bond), Alex. Dall, John Thompson, John Robinson, Hugh Mills, John Stephenson, Wm. Patterson, Wm. Buchanan, Augustine Price, Jacob Shull, Philip Harless, Michl. Price, James Kerr, Jno. Craig, Edd. Hall, James Coyle, Wm. Sawyers, James Davies (on Wm. Hall's bond), Pat. Sharkey, James Moore, James Armstrong, James Neeley (on Moore's bond), James Hollis, Danl. Brown, Adam Wall, Wm. Sawyers (account of Saml. Crockett's heirs), Thos. Henry (rent of land in Louisa), Pat McCollom, Casper Barrier, Henry Brown, John Sprout, Michl. Finney. Wm. Ingles, Robt. Galloway, Isaac Taylor, Neil McNeil, Wm. Carven, Wm. Ralston, Dr. Walker (for Tobias Bright), Jno. Collier, Jno. Smiley, Jno. McClure, Wm. Fleming, David Kinkead, Wm. Graham, James Scraggs, Jno. Armstrong (for Geo. Reed's bond), Jacob Brown, John Draper (for land sold since death of Col. Patton). Robert Armstrong for a tract called McCord Mill sold since Col. Patton's death.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1787--February 22, Wm. Hawkins and Patrick Shirkey, surety, of County of Botetourt. Wm. Hawkins and Nancy Hogg, daughter of Elizabeth Hogge (consent). Teste: Thos. Smythe, Pat. Sharkey.