Facts and Events
Robert Black was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Black's land (Beverley Manor NE, 200 acres, 1741) 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 Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 257-60 [page 256 blank]. 24-25 Sept. 1741. William Beverley, Esq., of Essex County to Robert Black of Orange County. Lease and release; for £6 current money. 200 acres on the west side of the blue ridge of mountains being part of Beverley Mannor... corner to William Shillern... with the mannor line... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Francis Beaty, John Bohannon, Samuel Doack. 25 Sept. 1741. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 6, Dorman, pg. 33].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 517.--19th May, 1748. £23. Robert Black to John Miller. 200 acres, part of Beverley Manor, conveyed by Beverley to Robert, 25th September, 1741; corner to William Skillern; Manor line. Teste: Wm. Preston, Wm. Jameson, Wm. Kerr. Acknowledged, 19th May, 1748.
Records of Robert Black in Augusta County, VA
Records from Orange County, Virginia:
- Pages 223-27. 26-27 May 1742. William Russell of Orange County, Gent., to Joseph Bloodworth of that part of Orange County called Augusta, farmer. Lease and release; for ₤48.10.- current money. Two tracts containing 1,000 acres, one of 650 acres being part of the Mannor of Beverley and conveyed by William Beverley to William Russell in the General Court in April last part... corner to Robt. Turk... Robt. Black's line... line of the Manor of Beverley... crossing Shenandoah River... down the river... The other containing 350 acres granted to William Russell by pattent 1 Dec. 1740... corner to Beverley Manor... crossing the river... (signed) Wm. Russell. Wit: James Patton, Roger Mallory, James Porteus. 27 May 1742. Acknowledged by William Russell, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 12].
- Robert Black Sr. and Robert Black, Jr. witnessed in the will of William Skillern (who had land adjacent to Robert's tract in Beverley Manor), written on 16 January 1744. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 11).
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 33.--18th February, 1746. Elizabeth Skileren qualifies administratrix of her husband, Wm. Skileren, with sureties Robert Black, Jno. Miller. Recorded, 18th March, 1746.
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