Thomas Brown, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
Thomas Brown was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Thomas Brown's land (Beverley Manor SW, 225 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.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 237.--5th April, 1749. Wm. Beverley to Thomas Brown of Beverley Manor. Corner Robert Wilson. Corner Andrew Alexander and John Cowan's lines Corner John Shields. 225 acres in Beverley Manor.
- Page 836.--20th March, 1765. John Brown, gent., and Margret to Thomas Brown, £100, 145 acres. Delivered to Thomas Brown, 29th May, 1771.
- Page 838.--19th March, 1765. John Brown and Margret to same, £100, 300 acres; corner James Cathey's, now Samuel Wallace's, Beverley Manor line.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 248.--20th November, 1779. Thomas Brown, son and heir of John Brown, to Hugh Brown. (Note: Hugh Brown was a younger brother of Thomas Brown).
The location of this land is described in the preceding record:
- Page 247.--On Middle River where John Brown, deceased, formerly lived, and willed to Hugh Brown by his father, John Brown.
- Page 329.--Part of the plantation Major John Brown formerly lived on. Thomas Brown to John Brown. (Note: John Brown was a younger brother of Thomas Brown).
Estate and Guardian Records of Thomas Brown
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 23, 1786. - (295) Thomas Brown's death abates suit.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1786. - (72) Admn. of estate of Thomas Brown granted the widow Elizabeth.
- Page 272.--19th October, 1786. Thomas Brown's estate sold at vendue, to, viz: Elizabeth Brown, Margaret Brown, Jr.; John Brown, Jr.; Valentine Thorn, Wm. Welch, Nicholas Look, Wm. Forbuss, Henry Fogess.
- Page 274.--Thomas Brown's estate settlement by Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Paid Doctor John Griffith.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 16, 1789. - (97) James Brown, orphan of Thomas Brown, deceased, aged 14 years or upwards, chose Alex. St. Clair his guardian.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 24, 1792. - (210) On motion of Elizabeth Brown, adminixtratrix, &c., of Thomas Brown, Margaret Brown, executrix of John Brown, deceased, is required to give security to save the estate of Thomas Harmless by reason of his being security for Margaret, and John Brown becomes security.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1796 (A to K). - Elizabeth Brown, administratrix of Thomas Brown, deceased, vs. Bowyer.--Writ, April, 1791. Plaintiff, Thomas Brown, died April, 1787. (Note: this date disagrees with the records listed above that show Elizabeth was listed as the administrator of Thomas Brown's estate the year earlier in June 1786).
Records of Thomas Brown in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 346.--18th August, 1747. Francis Beaty to Andrew Alexaner, £25 current money Virginia; 158 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Robert Wilson's land; corner to Thomas Shield's land; Thomas Brown's line Teste: John Maxwell, James Hamilton, Michael Dickey. Acknowledged by Francis, 19th August, 1747, and wife Martha releases dower.
- Page 330.--13th October, 1749. William Beverley to John Shields, 225 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Thomas Brown, John Cowan's line. Corner Robert Christian. Corner Moffett's land. Teste: Thomas Shields, John Cowan, Samuel Brawford.
- Page 28.--20th March, 1754. Beverley by Lewis and Madison to Robert Wilson, 130 acres in Beverley Manor. Said Wilson's old survey cor. to Thomas Brown's land near Col. James Patton's alias James Carr's line.
- Page 141.--4th August, 1755. John Glass' appraisement by James Caldwell, Andrew Alexander, John Shields. John Glass' estate due to Patrick Kenan, Thomas Shields, Robert Moody, Wm. Long, Jas. Moody, Jno. Bigam. Samuel Downy, Thos. Brown, Jas. McLong, Arthur Hamilton, Wm. Karr.
- Page 197.--18th May, 1762. Andrew Alexander and Catherine to Wm. Brown, £50.5, 158 acres in Reverley Manor; cor. Robert Wilson's land; cor. Mathew Thompson's land, Thomas Brown's line. Delivered: Wm. Brown, March 1774.
- Page 373.--14th September, 1763. John ( ) Coulter and Isbell ( ) to John Brown and Thomas Gardner, £140, 210 acres in Beverley Manor, purchased by John Coulter from William Nutt, 28th November, 1750, on Mill Creek; Robert McClenachan's line, corner James McCorkle; cornerto graveyard of John Breckinridge, who was murdered by the Indians; corner John Buchanan's land. Delivered: Thos. Brown, May, 1771.
- Page 325.--27th February, 1764. Jane Young's (wife of Saml. Young) confession of scandalous words. She said that Major John Brown's waggon drove by his son or sons did bring from the Meeting House, commonly called Brown's Meeting House, a waggon load of lime belonging to the Congregation. Teste: Robt. Wilson, Henry Cresswell, Thos. Brown, Jas. Brown.
- Page 145.--20th November, 1766. James Shaw to Robert Hall, of Orange County, North Carolina, £4, 1/4 acre, part of Samuel Furguson's lot No. 15 in Staunton. Teste: Robert Martin, Thomas Brown and James Crow.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1790. - Elizabeth Brown vs. James Brown.-- Margaret Brown deposes 13th March, 1790. The property is hers and she never gave it to Thomas Brown, her son, or Elizabeth Brown, his wife. Elizabeth was executrix of Thomas in 1789.