Facts and Events
Samuel Hughes was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Samuel Hughes's land (Beverley Manor NE, 440 acres, 1742) 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 92-97. 24 March 1741 -25 March 1742. William Beverley of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, Gent., to Samuell Hughes of Augusta Parish, Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤13 current money. 440 acres in Beverley Manor... side of a hill corner to the survey made for Pearson and Anderson and also corner to another survey made for Mr. Wm. Russell... William Palmer's corner on a hill... John Hutchinson's in the poison field... Anderson's survey. Wit: James Cathey, Robt. Ramsey [Rampsay], Charles Campbell. 25 March 1742. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Deed Book 5, pg. 6] (Note: Orange County was the predecessor county of Augusta, where deeds were recorded prior to late-1745.)
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 602.--1st March, 1749. Samuel Hughes to William Caldwell, 440 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner to survey made for Pearson and Anderson and another survey for William Russell. Corner William Palmer; corner John Hutchison; the poison (Prison) field. Teste: Robert Cunningham, W. Christian, Israel Christian.
Records of Samuel Hughes in Orange County, VA
From Orange County, VA Records:
- Orange County, VA Judgements - 1736 - Petition of Samuel Hughes that he has been detained a prisoner in the Sheriff's custody since last court. He has been admitted to plead as a pauper and conceives there is one of the laws of this Colony that may relieve him.
- Pages 7-11. 27th-28th Sept. 1738. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to William Cathey of Orange County. Lease and release; for £11.13. current money. 466 acres at Shenandoah, part of a tract called the Mannor of Beverley... corner to William King... W. Beverley. Wit: Wm Williams, Samuel Hughes, Peter Russell. 29 Sept. 1738. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Deed Book Three, page 1]
- Page 12-16. 27th-28th Sept. 1738. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to Samuel Givens of Orange County, farmer. Lease and release; for £7.10.6 current money. 311 acres at Shenandoah, part of a tract called the Mannor of Beverley... corner to William King... W. Beverley. Wit: Wm Williams, Samuel Hughes, Peter Russell. 28 Sept. 1738. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Deed Book Three, page 2]
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 20, 1755. - (383) Wm. Bell says process in suit Saml. Hughes vs. Wm. Bell was served on Wm. Bell, his father--injunction granted.
Records of Samuel Hughes in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 71.--24th November, 1767. James Hughes' estate settlement, recorded--Paid for making cakes for funeral. 1767, February 11th, by received from Saml. Hughes; by received from Andrew Russell, Sr. March 30th, by received from Wm. Dunlap, Jr. March 30th, by received from John Verner. July 25th, by received from Andrew Russell, Jr. July 27th, by balance for nursing a child. July 29th, by Wm. Howard's account; by James Colton's account. September 28th, by Jeremiah Edward's account. Oct. 7th, by remainder Saml. Hughens' bill. Bills due the estate that are doubtful: John Craney's, James Hill's, John Lindsey's, Jno. McNulty's, Hector McNeil's, Robt. Adair's, Benj. Woods, Richd. Dunn, Saml. Cloyd, Jno. Lucases, James Shaw's. (Note: Samuel Hughes was most likely related to James Hughes of Augusta County in some way, additional research needed to prove the relationship).