Facts and Events
Robert Thompson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Thompson's land (Beverley Manor NE, 200 acres, acquired from Thomas Thompson (Robert's brother) in 1758) 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. (Note: this 413-acre tract was previously acquired by John Thompson, father of Robert, from John Seawright, in 1743).
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 50.--15th November. 1758. Thomas Thompson, farmer, and Mary ( ) to Robt. Thompson, £30, 200 acres, part of tract on which John Thompson, deceased, formerly lived on Long Meadow: corner Wm. Wright's land. Teste: Jno. Poage. Geo. Crawford, Alexander McDonnall.
- Page 51.--15th November. 1758. John (signed Thomas) Thompson to Robert Thompson. Good consideration, lease 3-3/4 acres of meadow on Long Meadow on the upper end of the meadow formerly belonging to my father, now deceased, 999 years. Teste: Samuel Caldwell.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 156.--16th March, 1773. Robert Thompson and Agness, James Thompson and Rebecca ( ), to Zachariah Johnston, 400 acres in Beverley Manor, conveyed by Beverley to John Seawright, and by him to John Thompson, 24th November, 1743; John Thompson dying intestate, land descended to his son Thomas, his heir-at-law, who conveyed 200 acres to his brother Robert, and devised 200 acres by his will, 25th March, 1760, to said James Thompson.
Records of Robert Thompson in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 352.--18th August, 1784. Isaiah Vansant and Margaret, of Botetourt, to Zechariah Johnston. Thos. Thompson, son and heir of John Thompson, deceased, conveyed 200 acres to his brother, Robert, and 213 to his brother, James, but not to his heirs, who sold to Z. Johnston, but the title being faulty, title became invested by descent in said Margaret, daughter and only heir of Thomas Thompson.