Facts and Events
Robert Craig was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Craig's land (Beverley Manor NE, 178 acres, 28 Feb. 1749) 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 Chalkley's:
- Page 650.— (prob. 28 February 1749) Same (Grant from William Beverley) to Robert Craig, 178 acres in Beverley Manor; Cathey's River. Adley Maxwell, Robert Patterson's line. Delivered: Grizel Craig 4th July, 1755. Teste: W'illiam Thompson, Charles Campbell, Adam Thomson.
Will of Robert Craig
- Page 90.--5th October, 1787. Robert Craig's will, farmer--On Middle River; to son, John, 192 acres whereon testator lives and 200 acres adjoining; to daughters, Anne and Rebecca, unmarried; to son, Robert; to each of other two sons; to each of other four daughters. Executors, sons John and Robert. Teste: James Henderson, Andrew and Alex. Henderson. Proved, 16th September, 1788, by James and Andrew. Executors qualify.
- Page 107.--10th December, 1788. Robert Craig's estate appraised by James Renkin, James Crawford, Jno. Crawford.
Processioning List of 1756 & 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:
- Page 173.--1756: Processioned by James Allen, viz: For Mathew and William Robertson, for James Henderson, for Wm. Dunlap, for Robt. Craig, for Jno. Stevenson, for David Stevenson, for Thos. Stevenson, for James Allen, Jr., for Robert Kenny, for Wm. Johnston, for John King, for Wm. Erwin, for Hugh Ross, for James Allen, for Jno. Carr.
- Page 449.--1767-68: Processioned by Jon. Lapesly, Robert Moore, all lands in their bounds except, viz: William and James Hall, Daniel Evans, Samuel Todd, James Davis, Jno. McMurtrey, James McMath, John Young. Processioned by James Craig, James Patterson: For Henry Reburn, Wm. Lam, John King, Robt. Craige, James Givens, Saml. Bell, Jno. Givens, Philip Harless, Thos. Storrey, John Stewart, Hugh Allon, Timothy Call, Edward Rutledge, James Care, Wm. Patterson, Saml. Henderson, Wm. Roberson, Wm. Scillarn, James Anderson, Wm. Hindes, Thomas Turke, David Mack, Neiley Christian Clemons, Robert Steon, James Craige, Thomas Raferty.
Records of Robert Craig in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - MUSTER LIST OF 1742: Capt. James Cathey's List: James Cathey, Captain; John Given, John Case, Andr. Case, Will Brown, David Logan, John Case, Sam Case, Thos. Stephenson, David Stephenson, John McClewer, Joseph Hanna, John Frame, Hugh Camble, Michel Dickey, Nichel Leeper, Sam Hues, Rob. Craig, Wm. Monson, William Johston, James Givens, David Nelson, Rob. Koney, James Fowler, Edw. Givens, James Case, George Anderson, Nathan Underwood, George Anderson, James Scott, Andr. Cathey, Francis Raley, John McCown, John King, Robert Joweter, Rob Brown, Rob. McDowell, Wm. Hains, James Allan, Jams. Chambers, Sam Givens, Thos. Lander (Lauder), Archabel Hamilton.
- Page 31.--11th February, 1745-6. William Thompson to James Craig, £30 Virginia currency; 305 acres on north side Middle River, Shanandoe, Hugh Thompson's land. Witnesses, Thomas Lewis, Robert Craig, Wm. Thompson. Acknowledged, 11th February, 1745-6.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1748. - (58) Saml. Lockhart to be added to list of tithables, Robt. Smith to be added to list of tithables, Wm. Craig to be added to list of tithables, also Robert Craig, James Craig, and John Craig.
- Page 144.--20th February, 1750-51. Sale of personalty of Mathias Shaw, by James Nicholas, executor--Recorded 18th May, 1762, viz: Sold to Jno. Craig, Wm. Frazier, Jas. Downey, Jno. Love, David Nelson, Henry Dooley, William Craig, Bernard Man, Joseph Wait, Saml. Muncy, Joseph Muncy, Casper Faught, Owen Reed, Joseph Wait, Jacob Harmon, Jno. Stevenson, Jacob Nicholas, Peter Herman, James Beard, Cathrine Pence, Michael Cam, William Williams. 5th May, 1755--2d sale, to viz: Jacob Nicholas, Henry Dooley, David Nelson, Peter Miller, Conrad Kimsley, Catrine Shawp (3 books), Michael Cam, Francis Kirtley, Jno. Davison, Margaret Shawp, Jno. Davis, Charles Man, Joseph Cravens, Jno. Couch, Robt. Craig, Jacob Courtsious, Simon Powell, Geo. Cam, Henry Long, Evan Evans, Conrad Backfish, Patrick Wilson, Jno. Hetrick, Nicholas Brock, George, Robert, and widow Scott. By sundries received of the estate of the deceased Jacob Pence.
- Page 388.--4th September, 1751. Vendue by George Anderson and Robert Patterson upon estate of James Crawford. To Wm. Bell. Mathew Armstrong, Thomas Story, Edward Ritledge, Robt. Craig, Saml. Mullene, John Patterson, Saml. Keer, Pat Crawford, James Henderson, Timothy Coll.
- Page 348.--21st February, 1756. William (his "a" mark) Craig's will, yeoman--Wife, Janet; eldest son, Robert Craig; 3 sons, Robert, James and John. Executors, Robert and James Craig. Teste: Geo. Crawford, James Leard. Proved, 26th November, 1759. James Craig refused to execute. Robert qualifies, with Jas. Craig, Geo. Crawford.
- Page 431.--19th November, 1760. George Rankin's appraisement, by Wm. Lamb, Geo. Crawford, Robt. Craig.
- Page 415.--18th September, 1763. William Sharp to John King, £30, 116 acres on both sides Middle River Shanando, patented to William, 10th March, 1756; Robert Craig's land, crossing the Falling Springs; corner said King's land. Teste: John, Robert and Anne Poage.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1768. - (440) Constable: John Craig (Robert's son), vice John Frazier.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1773. (174) William Craig (son of Robert)--witness.
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1776 - page 97, Robert Craig, brother to James.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1780 (A). - Commonwealth vs. Robert Craig, Sr.--10th September, 1779. Deposition of James Anderson at the funeral of Widow Crawford, on first Tuesday or Wednesday in August last. Defendant said that the King was perjured for establishing the Catholic Church in Canada, when Craig said defendant was perjured for swearing allegiance to the State of Virginia. Craig was a violent Tory, as shown by the depositions.
- Vol. 2 - Tithables, 1781; Robert Craig and sons John, Robert, and James.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1791--August 30, Joseph Harvey and Ann Craig, daughter of Robt. Craig, deceased; surety, Robt. Craig.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1793 (A to L). - Ann and Rebecca Craig, daughters of Robert Craig, vs. John and Robert Craig.--Robert, the father, died June, 1788. Writ, 30th October, 1790. Family quarrel. (Note: this record establishes that Robert Craig, Sr. died in June 1788).