Facts and Events
Robert Young was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- There is another contemporary Robert Young that acquired land on the nearby James River whose records may be confused with this Robert Young.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Robert Young's land (Beverley Manor NW, 530 & 234 acres, 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. Note that tracts of Hugh and James Young (brothers of Robert Young are adjoining each of Robert Young's tracts.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 463-67 [468 blank]. 28-29 May 1741. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to Robert Young of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤11.3.9½ current money. 373 acres in that part of Orange County called Augusta in Beverley Manor... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: John Ray, Hugh Campbell, James (X) Davis. 29 May 1741. Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 64].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 359.--20th August, 1747. William McMachan, Gent., of Frederick County, to Robert Young, £15.16.7; 400 acres patented to William, 12th September. 1746, on the head of a north branch of Buffilo Creek adjoining Benj. Bordin's land. Acknowledged. 20th August, 1747.
Note: these are listed in consecutive order:
- Page 638.--27th February, 1749. Same (grant from William Beverley) to Robert Young, planter (farmer) part of John Young's land in Beverley Manor (234 acres) on Back Creek. Corner to Hugh Young and John Trimble; corner William McPheeters; corner James Young. Teste: Thomas Stewart and Charles Dalhouse.
- Page 642.--28th February, 1749. Same to same (grant from William Beverley to Robert Young), 550 acres whereon he now lives. In Beverley Manor whereon Robert now lives. Corner in his former survey; corner William McClintock; corner Hugh Young; John Browne's line. (Note: this tract appears to be listed as "530 acres" on the J.R. Hildebrand Map).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 749.--31st March, 1760. Robert Young to Wm. Todd, 400 acres on North Br. of Buffalo Creek, Benj. Borden's line.
- Page 497.--15th March, 1755. Robert Young, plantationer, to John Young, plantationer, £40, 234 acres in Beverley Manor purchased by Robert of Beverley, 27th February, 1749, on Back Creek; corner Hugh Young; John Trible's corner; corner Wm. McFeeters; James Young's corner. Delivered: James Young, March, 1758.
- Page 499.--18th March, 1755. Robert Young, plantationer, to James Young, his son, paternal regard and affectionate love, £25, paid by Samuel Young, brother said James Young, 150 acres in Beverley Manor, part of land where Robert now dwells, and part of 550 acres conveyed to Robert by Beverley; corner Samuel Young; Wm. McClintock's line. Livery, &c., by branches of a white oak and hicory. Teste: John Sims, &c. Delivered: James Young, March, 1758.
- Page 501.--17th March, 1755. Robert Young, plantationer, to Samuel Young his son Same consideration as above. £30, 295 acres in Beverley Manor part of 550 acres as above. Beginning at 2 oaks above the bridge on east side of Meadow; Robert Young, Jr.'s, corner; Maj. Browns old line Delivered: James Young, 1758.
- Page 503.--18th March, 1755. Robert Young Sr., plantationer to Robert Young Jr., son of Robert, Sr., affection and £25 paid by John Young. brother of Robert, Jr.; 105 acres in Beverley Manor, part of where Robert, Sr., dwells and part of 550 acres; Wm. McClintock's line; corner James Young's part; Samuel Young's line. Livery by a key in door of mansion house Delivered: James Young.
- Page 506.--18th March, 1755. Robert Young, plantationer, to William. Hugh and Joseph Young, his sons, for their better preferment and advancement Conveys his personal estate. Duncan McFarland, weaver, Thomas Bradshaw, weaver; (Robert called distiller). Teste: Francis Dame. Delivered: James Young. .
Records of Robert Young in Augusta County, VA
- May 12, 1746. (44) Robert Young—same vice John Risk.
- June 18, 1740.(s/b 1746?) (49) Robert Young qualified Constable.
- June 20, 1746. (66) Order to summon Robert Young for bringing a woman into the County who is likely to be chargeable to the Parish, renewed.
- August 22, 1746. (84) John Trimble to be overseer vice Robt. Young.
- September 18, 1746. (111) Mary Cafferty, indented servant, vs. her master, Robert Young.
- May 21, 1747. (199) Grand Jury Presentments: Col. Thomas Chew, common swearer; John Bramham, sheriff, common swearer; John O'Neal and Mary Corbit, alias Smith, adultery; James Kerr, disturber of common peace by carrying lies and as a common Iyer; Valentine Sevear, swearing six oaths; Ro. Harper, being drunk and swearing three prophane oaths; John Bramham, for prophanely desiring God to damn George Robinson and his company; Robert Young, breach of Sabbath; James Kerr, breach of Sabbath; James Burk, common swearer.
- Page 98.--4th February, 1748. Wm. Beverley to John Brown, 300 acres in Beverley Manor; Beverley Manor patent line, Robert Young. Teste: Moses Mann, Robt. Graham, Wm. Elliote.
- Page 544.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Thomas Peerie, planter, 375 acres in Augusta County, Shennadore in Beverley Manor. Corner John Campbell; corner Robert Young; corner William McClintock. Delivered: Thomas Kirkpatrick, January, 1752. Teste: Jacob Lockhart, Nathaniel Davis.
- Page 686.--1st March, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Jean Cook, widow, and John and Mary Cook, minors (the whole contains 802 acres), 2/3 of 2 tracts in one place, and to John Cook the remainder of the other third sold to Jane Cook, widow, during her life, according to will of Patrick Cook, her late husband. 1748, in Augusta--Nathan Lusk's line; John McCutchin's line. Teste: James Lockhart, Robt. Young.
- May 24, 1750. (374) Robert Young petitions that Benj. Borden be not allowed to acknowledge any lands to him without his consent—allowed.
- August 29, 1750. (432) William Sandford, servant of Robert Young.
- August 21, 1752. (321) Peter Scholl, qualified Colonel of Foot; Low Todd, qualified Lieut. of Horse; John Dunbar, qualified Capn. of Horse; John Fitzwater, qualified Ensign; Francis McBride, qualified Cornet; Ro. McFarland, qualified Lieut.; Ro. Young, qualified Capn. of Horse.
- November 21, 1752. (410) Maurice O'Frield, John Trimble, Wm. McFeeters, Wm. Martain, James Young, Jacob Lockart, James Vance, Patrick Martin, Wm. Mc- Clintock, Rob. Young, Thos. Piery, John Campbell, James Peary, Robert Davis, James Philips, John Spear, John McMurry, Alexr. McMurry, David Stuard, Hugh Young, John Jameson, Rob. McClellon and John Brown—to work the road under Saml. Wallace from top of North Mountain to this Co. Ho.
- March 21, 1753. (414) John Buchanan, James Clark, Jacob Lockhart, Thomas Kirkpatrick, John Berry, John Bartley, Wm. Martin, Josias Richards, William McFeeters, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young, William McClintock, Wm. Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Maurice O'Frield, Samuel Wallace, Robert Davis, Robert McClenon, James Moody, James Philips, Wm. Akry, Cornelius Donaho, George Peary, Adam Thompson, Thomas Peary, John Campbell, James Peary, Wm. McNab, Robert Scot, Thomas Reed, Abraham Masha, Thomas Dunn, Francis Dunn, Major Scot, John Bigham, John Black, Samuel Downing, Alexr. McFeeters, Andrew Cowan, James McCorkle, John Vance, James Gilmore and Patrick Martin— to keep road formerly laid off from James Young's Mill to said Buchanan's Mill.
- March 21, 1753.(415) Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington, Wm. Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, James Todd, James Young, Patrick Young, John Carr and James Campbell—keep the road from Joseph Long's Mill to James Young's Mill, thence to the Great Road on James Thompson's Plantation.
- Page 495.--7th March, 1755. Hugh (his mark) Young, plantationer, to John Young, son of Hugh. Consideration, paternal love, 250 acres in Beverley Manor, part of land on which Hugh now lives on Back Creek; corner to Robt. Young on Back Creek; corner both of Hugh's old surveys; Wm. McClintock's line; corner Capt. Patrick Mortin's line. Teste: John and Samuel Young. Livery of seisin before Hugh (his mark) Young. Delivered: Hugh Young, May, 1759. Livery of seisin signed by Robt. Young.
- Page 373.--17th May, 1762. Borden's executors to James Davis, husbandman, £165, 436 acres, part of 92100; cor. to patent line and William Todd; Todd's, Robert Young's and the patent line, Buffalow Creek, Low Todd's line; cor. Peter Wallace. Teste: George Pearis, John Neily, Joseph Gray.
- Page 30.---28th August. 1762. Samuel Young and Jannet ( ) to John Brown. £108, 295 acres in Beverley Manor on Young's Mill Creek, conveyed by Robert Young to Samuel Young, adjoining land of said John Brown, John Young, Wm. McClintig, James Young; cor. Robet Young, Jr., Major Brown's old line. Delivered: Jno. Brown, 1764.
- August 21, 1764. (69) William and Hugh Young, orphans of Robert Young, choose James Young their guardian, and James is appointed guardian of Joseph Young, another of the orphans.
- March 21, 1767. (498) Francis Dunn, orphan, heretofore bound to Robert Young, now to be bound to John Miller, to be taught the trade of wheelwright.
Biographical Information on Robert Young, Sr.
Robert YOUNG Sr. 1 2 3 4
Born: 1711, , co. Antrim, IRE
Marriage: Agness CROCKETT Abt 1730, , co. Antrim, IRE
Died: 1762, , Augusta Co., VA 5
Robert and his wife had multiple sons whose names have been researched. They had at least 2 daughters. (CL-468) They emigrated from Ireland to Philadelphia about 1736 or 1737 as verified in court records in Orange Co., Virginia dated Jun 26, 1740 to verify their transportation. Robert, Agness, John, Samuel and James were listed in this document. In VA, proof of transportation was required when buying land.
Robert is in a list of the earliest settlers of Beverley Manor where he purchased 373 acres on Jun 7, 1742. He had several land purchases in fact. Four hundred acres at the head of north branch of Buffalo Creek, bordering on Borden's land was purchased in 1747 from William McMachan, Gentleman of Fredrick Co. He purchased two tracts in Beverly Manor where he resided, 234 and 530 acres respectively on Feb 27, 1749 for which he received Patents in that same year.
It should be noted that there were several Roberts and at least 2 Robert Sr.'s in Augusta Co, VA at the same time as this Robert Sr. and some of the facts below could belong to them instead. The other Robert Sr. lived on the Forks off James River by 1755.
According to Robert Frey he is the Robert who had two indentured servants, William Sanford and Margaret McGaffey. Margaret filed a complaint against her "white haired" master in the 1740's.
If accurate, then he is the following Robert in Chalkley: "page 29 Robert Young, white haired, (April, 1745/6), Chancery suit vs. Borden". In that same record there is a 2nd Robert Young delineated who lived near the Courthouse. There is a third Robert listed who lived on the North Forks (which is the other Robert Sr. who moved with his family to Tennessee sometime after 1776. These were all from a list of Clerk records where Merchants listed distinguishing characteristics of their patrons.
He was a part of Richard Wood's Co. in the militia in 1745 and 1746. He was named Constable in that same time period. That meant that he would hear minor cases in business and conduct in the courts. He gained the position of "Captain, Troop of Horse" for the militia on Aug. 21, 1752.
Robert entered into a bond with Hugh Spier of Orange Co. in Aug., 1740, but something was amiss as Mr. Spier sued him over it in 1754 and 1756.
On Mar. 18th, 1755, he divided his homestead at Beverley Manor between his sons. One hundred and fifty acres including his home went to James, 105 to Robert Jr., and 295 to Samuel. He divided all his personal estate to sons William, Hugh, and Joseph.
It appears that his father, John, living in Augusta Co. who died a few years before this whose estate was still being settled on Apr. 28, 1756, "by virtue of an execution vs. the estate of John Young," the Constable seized the goods of John Young and filed a complaint against Robert and Agness who by "violent force" had taken and rescued it from the constable.
In Chalkley he might have been the following Robert: Page 160.-- (1757?) Robert Young and James Davis, on north east side of Buffelow Creek and up the North River to the Mountain.
This record in Chalkley could apply to this Robert Young and his sons. Page 290.--1760: Processioned by _____ ? _____: For Robert Hamilton, ... for Robert Young, for James Young, for Samuel Young, for Hugh Young ...
According to Chalkley, our Robert Sr. died in 1762. This is supported by Orphans court records. On May 20, 1762, Robert Young, age 18, son and orphan of Robert Young, chose (brother) James Young to be his guardian. The next day, James became his official guardian when he, brother Samuel and Joseph Hannett gave bond to the court. James also took guardianship of two other brothers, William and Hugh, on Aug 21, 1764. This time bond was given by James with his brother John and a second John Young ?, Robert Young and John Kirkpatrick.
Agness is listed as the late wife of Robert Young in a May 28, 1765 court case vs. John Brown for Writ of dower. In Oct 1769, she released her dower in order that her son James could sell some land. Agness died sometime after Jun 20, 1770 when the case against John Brown was dropped because of his death. (CL-468) According to Sharon Young Jebavy, she and five or six of her sons removed to Laurens Co., South Carolina after this last written record found about her. (CL-541) 5 6
• Emigration, 1737, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, USA.
Robert married Agness CROCKETT about 1730 in , co. Antrim, IRE. (Agness CROCKETT was born in 1715 in , co. Antrim, IRE 3 and died after 20 Jun 1770 in , Augusta Co., VA.)
- 1 Edwin Tappan Adney, The Adney Family of America, (Unpublished).
- 2 Hildebrand, J. Raymond, Map of Young's land in Augusta Co., VA.
- 3 Jebavy, Sharon Young, Descendants of Sir John Lamont and Mary Young Lamont at http://www.geocities.com/charryoung/early.html, (c2001).
- 4 Jebavy, Sharon Young, Email dated 2001 at ShaLamont@@email.msn.com.
- 5 Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia with many extracts forwarded by Sharon Jebavey, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).
- 6 Dr. Robert Frey to L.Dudick Email letters dated Feb/Mar 1999 at rcfrey@@greenapple.com.