m. abt 1695
- Capt. Robert Duff Greenabt 1695 - bef 1748
Facts and Events
Robert Green was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisitions in Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 227-30. 27-28 May 1742. James Wood of Orange County, Gent., to Robt. Green of same, Gent. Lease and release; for £40 current money. 400 acres... on a branch of the North Branch of the South River of Sharando (Shenandoah)... granted by pattent to Charles Robinson 22 Sept. 1739 and by Robinson sold to James Wood 21-22 May 1742. (signed) James Wood. 28 May 1742. Acknowledged by James Wood Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 12].
Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 22 Jan. 1747/48; 262 acres of surplus land within the tracts where he lives. This survey was for 228 acres on Tom's Folly branch by Normans Ford Road, Germanna Road; adj. Screnes (now Barnes land), Col. Beverley's land, Isaac Norman. CC - Isaac Norman and Joseph Norman. Marker - John Roberts. Earlier surveys included. Containing 1,284 acres including two patents, one dated 320 June 1726 was granted to Robert Green for 296 acres. The other patent dated 5 November 1726 granted to Jacob Wall for 760 acres & by him conveyed to Mr. Robert Green in both of which patents are contained 228 acres of surplus land. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 28 Jan. 1747/8; 382 acres formerly Doct. Tennants entry including the p0lace called Tennants Old Field with houses thereon; adj. Capt. Henry Fields, Capt. Benjamin Roberts, the road below the church. (Note: A building marked "church" appears on this plat). Henry Fields, Jr., Christopher Clemonds, John Paul Vaught, Mr. Thornton. CC - John Roberts & John Triplett. Marker - John Thomas. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 6 Feb. 1748/8; 1,000 acres called Moringo Mountain Tract; on a small branch of Crooked Run near foot of Jobbers Mt., on Oak Run, Deer Run, on the Roling Road. CC - Samuel Scott & John Roberts. Marker - Robt. Green, Jr. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 9 Jan. 1747 - 8 Feb. 1747; 1,490 acres on Hedgeman Road & Negro run; adj. Charles Dewit, to 200 acres belonging to Frederick Fishback, Col. Carter. CC - Frederick Fishback & Chas. Dewit. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 18 Nov. 1747; 336 acres on Hugh's Road near Ragged Mt., Landrum's Run; adj. John Popham, land formerly Wm. Duffs (now Mr. Greens). CC - Gabriel Loving & John Hitt. Marker - George Gent. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 2 Dec. 1747; 300 acres between lines of John Roberts (formerly Normans), Buckner, said Greens own line, Barns's (sic) land, the Main Road; adj. Courtney Norman, Aaron Pinson (now Barnes land), CC - John Roberts, Thos Brown. Marker - Joseph Norman. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 6, 7].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 102.--Robert Green, of Orange County, to Robert McCay, of Augusta, and Jost Hite, of Frederick. Bond in £3000 dated 18th June, 1746. Whereas, Robert McCay, Jost Hite, Robert Green, and Wm. Duff, deceased, did in lifetime of Duff obtain order of Council for one tract of 3,060 acres on north branch of Shanando; one tract of 9,860 acres in a hollow of the mountains in the fork of Shanando; one tract of 2,200 acres on north branch of Shanando; one tract of 7,000 acres on south branch of Shanando; one tract of 891 acres on north branch of Shanando; one tract of 310 acres on south branch of Shanando (in order for the more speedy conveying same to purchasers). Parties agree that patent should be made to Robert Green. Condition that Robert make proper conveyances to purchasers and one moiety of the residue to the other parties. Witnesses, Jno. Smith, Thos. Stevenson, Jno. Hite. Acknowledged, 18th June, 1746.
- Page 104.--18th June, 1746. Robert McKay, Josh Hite, Robert Green, and Robert Green, executor and heir-at-law of Wm. Duff, deceased, to William Linwell, £62.10.0 current money Virginia; 1,500 acres, part of 7,009 acres patented to grantors 26th March, 1739. Witnesses, Gabriel Jones, Jno. Madison. Acknowledged, 19th June, 1746.
- Page 110.--Jost Hite, Robert Green, and Robert Green, executor and heir of Wm. Duff to Robert McKay, £119 current money Virginia; 1,190 acres on west side Blue Ridge part of 7,009 acres patented to grantors and grantee, 26th March, 1739; north side Linwell's Creek, including the 9th and 10th lots. Acknowledged, 19th June, 1746.
- Page 115.--18th June, 1746. Hite, McKay, Robert Green, sole heir and executor of Wm. Duff, to Robert Craven, £40.4.0 current money Virginia; 670 acres on north side Linville's Creek, part of 7,009 acres patented 26th March, 1739. Witnesses, Thomas Chew, Gabriel Jones. Thos. Slaughter. Acknowledged by all, 19th June, 1746.
Records in Augusta County, VA
- Page 297 - NOVEMBER, 1747 (A). - Robert McCoy, Jost Hite, Robert Green, Robert Green, being executor of William Duff, deceased, vs. William Linwell, Thomas Linwell and Morgan Bryan.--Debt on bond dated 18th June, 1746. Writ dated 24th August, 1747. Returned not found as to W. and T. Linwell.
- 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.
- Vol. 2 - Hite vs. Snapp-O. S. 21; N. S. 7--Filed 20th September, 1796. Isaac Hite, executor of Isaac Hite, deceased, Jonathan Clerk, Isaac H. Williams, John C. Williams, Nimrod Long and Eleanor, his wife, devisees under the will of Isaac Hite, deceased; Abraham Hite, devisee and executor of Abraham Hite, deceased; Mary Hite, Theodorick Lee and Catherine, his wife; Alexander Pitt Buckhannon and Sarah, his wife (said Mary, Catherine and Sarah), are daughters and co-heirs of John Hite, deceased (who was eldest son and heir of Jacob Hite, deceased); John Hite, executor and devisee of John Hite, deceased; John Hite, Jr.; William Hite, Thomas Cartmill and Ann, his wife (which said John, William and Ann are children and devisees of Joseph Hite, deceased); which said John, Isaac, Jacob, Abraham and Joseph are children and devisees of Jost Hite, deceased; Andrew McKay, eldest son and heir of Robert McKay, deceased, who was son and heir of Robert McKay, Sr.; James and Zackeriah McKay, who are sons and devisees of Robert McKay, Sr.; Isaac McKay, son and heir of Isaac McKay, who was son and heir of Moses McKay, a son and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; Leah Leith (?), daughter and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; Enoch Job, eldest son and heir of Margaret Job, a daughter and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; George Hollingsworth, son and heir of Abraham Hollingsworth, who was son and heir of Hannah Hollingsworth, a daughter and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; George Robinson, son and heir of George Robinson, who was son and heir of Mary Robinson, a daughter and devisee of Robert McKay, Sr.; Moses Green, executor and devisee of John Green, deceased; James Green, James Williams, William, James and Sarah Williams, children of James and Eleanor Williams, who was only daughter of Moses Green, deceased, which said John, James and Moses Green were devisees of William Duff, deceased; Robert Green, assignee and devisee of Eleanor Green, widow of Robert Green, deceased; Robert Green, Moses Green, executor and devisee of John Green; James Green, Robert Green, Jr, heir of Nicholas Green, deceased; James Williams, William, James and Sarah Williams, children and heirs of Eleanor Williams, deceased, who was only daughter and heiress of Moses Green, deceased, by James Williams, their next friend, which said Eleanor, Robert, John, James, Nicholas and Moses Green were devisees of Robert Green, Sr., vs. Lawrence Snapp.
- Vol. 1 - Rockingham County, 12th September, 1801. By order of Rockingham County Court, surveyed for Benjamin Harrison, 1,129 1/2 acres on both sides of Cook's Creek (including the spring of the main branch of said creek), including the ten following tracts, viz: 83 1/2 acres, part of 100 acres, part of 1,264 acres, patented, 26th March, 1739, to McKay, Hite, Duff and Green, and conveyed by deeds, 18th June, 1749, to Robert McKay, Jost. Hyte, Robert Green, and Robert Green, sole heir of the will of William Duff to Samuel Wilkins, and by him to Daniel Harrison, 27th February, 1749; ____ acres patented to ____ Harrison, 25th September, 1746; ____ acres patented to Daniel Harrison, 10th September, 1755. These three tracts willed by Daniel Harrison to said Benjamin Harrison by will, 8th June, 1767. 165 acres patented to John Edwards, 20th September, 1768, and by him willed to Benjamin Harrison, 31st October, 1775. 130 acres patented to Thomas Gordon, 19th August, 1758, and by him deeded to Benjamin, 20 January, 1793. 32 1/2 acres, new survey, dated 21st February, 1801, as assignee of Alexander Herring, of George Lang, Jr., of George Picket, part of said Picket's warrant for 3,000 acres, dated 13th August, 1763. 38 3/4 acres, a new survey, dated 21st February, 1801, for 16 acres as assignee of Alexander Herring, of William Russell, part of said Russell's warrant for 1,000 acres, dated 13th February, 1782, and for 23 3/4 acres as assignee of Jacob Bare, part of his warrant for 1,000 acres, dated 27th June, 1783. 16 1/2 acres, a new survey, as to 11 1/2 acres, assignee of John Harrison, part of his exchange warrant for 750 acres, dated 29th May, 1800. One acre, new survey, by warrant for 3,000 acres, dated 13th August, 1783, assignee of Alexander Herring, of George Lang, Jr., of George Picket. 421 acres, new survey, dated 20th March, 1801, by these warrants, for 50 acres he is assignee of Alexander Herring, of William Oliver, of William Russell, part of his warrant, 13th August, 1783; for 371 acres he is assignee of John Harrison, part of his warrant, 8th May, 1800. 41 acres surplus bond by warrants, viz: For 29 acres he is assignee of John Harrison, part of his warrant for 752 acres, dated 8th May, 1801. For 12 acres he is assignee of Alexander Herring, of George Lang, Jr., of George Pickett, part of his warrant for 3,000 acres, dated 13th August, 1783. Of the whole, plat and metes and bounds.
- Vol. 2 - Tipton vs. Werner--O. S. 302; N. S. 108--Copy of record from Shenandoah. Bill filed 1804 by John Tipton. Defendants are, viz: Henry Keller, Michael Copp, administrators of Philip Werner; Barbara Werner, widow of Philip, and Philip's children, viz: Philip, Sophia, Elizabeth, Catharine, Peter, Sarah. Philip was in 1796 resident in Berks County, Penna. Deed, 25th August, 1797, by Jonathan Clarke, Philip Williams and Andrew McKay, Commissioners to John Tipton. Sale under Act of Assembly, 4th December, 1795, to sell certain lands of Jost Hite, Robert Green, William Duff and Robert McKay, 400 acres on Tom's Brook adjoining Augustine Borden, Jacob Keller et al. Recorded in Shenandoah, 12th December, 1797. Deed, 12th September, 1797, by John Tipton and wife Elizabeth to Werner's heirs. Recorded.
1748 Will of Robert Green
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Rogers, Justus H. Colusa County: its history with a description of its resources, also biographical sketches of pioneers and prominent residents. (Orland, California: Rogers, 1891), Secondary quality.
[Colusa Biographical Sketches – Chapter 12, Page 345-351 - Transcribed by: Patrick Hogue - October 19, 2013.]
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE HON. W. S. GREEN
“Robert Green, whose father was an officer in the body-guard of William Prince of Orange, came to this country from England in the year 1712, and settled with his uncle, Sir William Duff, in King George County, Virginia. He married a Miss Dunn, and had seven sons. ... [more]
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 1748 Will of Robert Green, in Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778.
- , Questionable quality.
Robert Green came to America in about 1712 with his uncle Sir William Duff and they first settled on the James River in Virginia. Sir William Duff amassed a large estate (over 40,000 acres), and returned to England, leaving his nephew, Robert Green in charge of their joint estate. Robert Green married Eleanor Dunn, born about 1700 in Scotland. The couple lived for a while in King George County, Virginia, and then built a permanent home called Liberty House, in the part of Orange County, Virginia that became Culpeper County, near present day Brandy Station. Robert Green died in Orange County, Virginia in 1748.
- ↑ Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties, in RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, William Duff ID: I032284, updated 15 Jul 2014; accessed 15 Jul 2014, Secondary quality.
Robert Green featured prominently in the will of William Duff, as did his sons. Sons William, Duff, Robert, Nicholas, Moses, John and James all received land from William Duff.
- Tayler, Alistair Norwich (Alexander Alistair Norwich), and Helen Agnes Henrietta Tayler. The book of the Duffs. (Edinburgh: W. Brown, 1914), pg. 592.
Early in the eighteenth century, a William Duff went to settle in King George County, Virginia, and with him went his sister Eleanor, married to William Green, one of the bodyguard of King William iii., as shown in the Census of the Officers of the Court, 1093-1694. According to American tradition, William and Eleanor were the children of Alexander Macduff of Keithmore, died 1700, and his wife Helen, died 1694, daughter of Alexander, second son of James de Grant of Freuehie. It is tradition that William assumed the name of Duff because his father had been obliged to do so, having been outlawed because of his services with Montrose. There is, of course, something wrong with the story here, because, though Alexander Duff of Keithmore was outlawed, he did not change his name; moreover his son William remained in Scotland and founded the family of the Earls Fife; but William Duff of Virginia may, quite possibly, have been a nephew, son of one of Alexander's younger brothere, or some remoter relative.
Eleanor Duff and William Green had a son Robert, born 1695, died 1747, whose son. Duff Green, was a General in the American War of 1812.
William Duff made his will in 1741, and it was proved in 1745. In it he mentions his wife Elizabeth, and his kinsmen William and John Duff and William's daughter Anne, Robert Green, his nephew, and his seven sons, William Green, Duff Green, Robert Green, Nicholas Green, John Green, James Green, and Moses Green. There is a town Macduff in Texas, and towns of Duff in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska and in Orange County, Virginia, which probably show that members of the family were once settled in those parts.