Facts and Events
Richard Botkin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 389.--21st September, 1763. John McCreery and Agness ( ) to Richard Bodkin, £45, 280 acres on Newfoundland Creek; corner land in possession of the Caroliles. Delivered: Hugh Bodkin, 15th October, 1772.
- Page 114 - Richard Bodkin, 6 acres, Bullpasture River. Mentioned his mills. September 8, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 41].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 314.--17th-May, 1762. Richard ( ) Botkin and Elizabeth ( ) to Samuel Given. £158, 339 acres on Clover Creek now called the Bull Pasture River, a branch of Cow Pasture; cor. to land in possession of Loftus Pullen. Teste: Wm. Stewart. Tames Boadkin. George Woolridge. Delivered: Samuel Givens, August, 1768.
Processioning List of 1767/68
- "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 451.--1767-68: Processioned by Samuel Hamilton, in Cowpasture, from his house down the river to James Baird's: For Samuel Hamilton, Andw. Sutlington, John Dickenson, William Sprowel, John Donaly, Hugh Caffey, Joseph Watson, Andw. Muldrough, Wm. Dougherty, John Clendenning, William Maze, James Beard. Processioned by John Botkin: For Samuel Wilson, Abraham Haptonstall, Robert Duffield, James Burnsides, Robert Carlyle, Richard Botkin, John Carlyle, Samuel Black, Edward Hynds, John Botkin, David Bell.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 380.--18th October, 1759. John Smith's appraisement, by Loftus Pullen, Jno. Carlile, Richard Bodkin--Shoemaker's tools; cash received of Capt. Preston.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1764 (A). - Hugh (mark) Botkins. Bond dated 19th September, 1761, to Handry Picket, conditioned to making deed to 174 acres, comprehending the place John Kare sold to Richard Botkin, joining Robert Reburn and John Strain, on the east; Robert McMahan and John Botkin, on the west; John Richey and James Orrey and Edward Beard, on the north. Test: John and Mary Botkin.
- Page 417.--7th October, 1765. Samuel Givens to James Burnsides, £40, 100 acres, part of 339 acres conveyed to Samuel by Richard Bodkin, on Bullpasture. Delivered: James Burnsides, August Court, 1768.
- Page 40.--9th November, 1768. Samuel Givens and Martha to John Hicklin. £150, 239 acres on Clover Creek, now commonly called the Bull Pasture, a branch of Cowpasture, part of 339 acres patented to Richard Botkin, and by him conveyed to John, 17th May, 1762, corner land in posssesion of Loftus Pullin, part of said tract in possession of James Burnsides.