Facts and Events
Thomas Fitzpatrick was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Land Records from Annals of Bath County, Virginia":
- Fitzpatrick, Thomas — 190 acres — Stuart's Creek — Patent, 1761, John Stephenson—sold to John Gillespie, 1767, for 30p. [pg. 29]
- Thomas Milhollen of Thomas Fitzpatrick— 32 acres—Cedar Creek—30p—P, 1779—1792.[pg. 35].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 17, 1748. - (100) The Sheriff ordered to arrest all such as have behaved in a riotous manner and bring them before the Court tomorrow. (Note: immediately precedes record below),
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 18, 1748. - (102) Wm. Shurley, Thomas Fitzpatrick and Valentine Sevier, arrested as above, begged pardon of the Court and were discharged.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1755 (B). - Simpson vs. Campbell.--March 12, 1756. To the Worshipful bench of Augusta, we humbly request that you will take particular notice of Margaret Campbell (Cambal), for it is plainly known to all the inhabitants of the lower end of the Cowpasture that she is a common liar and troublesome to all them that she is in neighborhood with, and furthermore it is known that she will swear anything that comes into her mind, which the subscribers by report will make appear.--Hugh Morton, James Montgomery, Wm. Mortain, Wm. Memory, Edward Edwards, Agnes Memory, Wm. Gillespy, Mary Gillespy, Patrick Carrigan, James Beard, James Scot, Samuel McMorry, Margaret Cohiren, James Arbuckle, Thomas Simson, Robt. Gillespy, Margaret Arbuckle, Anne Montgomery, Thomas Fitzpatrick. This was an attachment vs. James Campbell by James Simpson, 17th March, 1756 (five days after above petition.)
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 24, 1756. - (101) John Johnston vs. Thos. Fitzpatrick } Plaintiff having died, scire facias awarded.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1758 (B). - Rachel Burnsides vs. Wm. Dougherty and Elizabeth, his wife.--Petition. Thomas Fitzpatrick and Alexander McElroy, arbitrators.
- Page 72.--13th October, 1761. Patrick McDonald. talour, to Stephen Herd (Heard), of Albemarle County, £70, lot No. 12 in Staunton (one dwelling house and two office houses) and also 50 acres woodland belonging to it, one negro boy. Teste: Thomas Heard, Thos. Fitzpatrick, Michael Daugherty.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1762. - (392) Thomas Fitzpatrick refused in open Court to take the usual oaths to his Majesty's person and government when tendered to him.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1763 (B). - Wright vs. Carpenter.--This day Mr. Solomon Carpenter swore before me that at the time of Mr. Joseph Carpenter giving a warrant to Peter Wright to apprehend two deserters at Fort Young said Wright gave ye warrant to Thos. Fitzpatrick to read and said he could not make out some words, and he read it out over in public, and begun it again, when said deponent went off, and he further sayeth yt ye deserters were not far off at ye time. Given under my hand this 17th April, 1763. (Signed) John Dickinson.
- Vol. 1 - COUNTY COURT JUDGMENTS. JUNE, 1763 (B). - Wright vs. Carpenter.--James Graham deposes, 7th April, 1763, before John Dickinson: That at ye time of Mr. Joseph Carpenter, Sr., giving a warrant to Peter Wright which he brought from John Dickinson to apprehend John Humphreys and Joseph Garrit, two deserters, he saw said Carpenter give ye warrant to said Wright, and he, the said Wright, looked on it for some time and then gave it to Thomas Fitzpatrick to read, and he read a part of said warrant over out in public, when said Wright took it out of the other's hands and put it up; the deponent further sayeth that he verily believed, and still thinks, said Wright did not do it, or divulge it in order, or with any intention of giving notice to said deserters; the deponent sayeth this, &c., &c., &c.
- 13th April 1778 - Thomas Fitzpatrick signed a petition for the formation of Bath County, Virginia. [Source: "Annals of Bath County, Virginia", pg. 104].
- 1783 - List by Captain John Bollar—Jackson's River, below Botetourt Line— (1783): Fitzpatrick, John—nothing; Fitzpatrick, Thomas—nothing. [Source: "Annals of Bath County, Virginia", pg. 117].
- Vol. 2 - Johnston vs. Hamner's administrator--O. S. 317; N. S. 113--Record from Albemarle County Court. Bill, 1816. Jeremiah Hamner died, leaving representatives and distributees, viz: John, Polly, Rebecca, Martha, William and Jeremiah Moore (last 2 infants), children of Elizabeth Moore, formerly Elizabeth Hamner, daughter of Jeremiah; Wm. Watson and Elizabeth, formerly Elizabeth Barksdale; William Douglass and Polly, his wife, formerly Polly Barksdale, who were only children and representatives of Polly Barksdale, formerly Polly Hamner, daughter of Jeremiah; Sally Wills, formerly Hamner, daughter of Jeremiah; John Smithson and wife Martha, formerly Martha Hamner, daughter of Jeremiah; William Garland and Nancy, formerly Hamner, daughter of Jeremiah; John Robinson, who married Lucy Hamner (now deceased), daughter of Jeremiah. Assignment, 7th June, 1813, by Jeremiah Hamner, of a legacy left by his (Jeremiah's) grandfather, Leonard Henley, of James City County to Abraham Johnston, to collect. Affidavit, 3d June, 1813, of Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, sister of Jeremiah Hamner and daughter of Elizabeth Hamner, who was daughter of Leonard Henly, Sr., says Jeremiah is oldest male child of his mother. Henly Hamner, brother of Jeremiah, deposes, 8th June, 1813, to same effect. Hezekiah Henly, 12th June, 1813, assigns the legacy due him from his grandfather's estate. Deed, 30th March, 1825, by Edward Gaines to braham Johnston, in Simpson County, Ky. Edward married Mary, daughter of James and Elizabeth Moore, daughter of Jeremiah Hamner. (Note: Elizabeth (Hamner) Fitzpatrick was the wife of this Thomas Fitzpatrick).
Information on Thomas Fitzpatrick
- From "Hamner Family History Website":
- William Hamner was the 5th son of Nicholas Hamner 111. He owned land [500 acres] bought from Thomas Fitzpatrick on the south fork of the hardware river, not far from Thomas Jefferson.
- From "Annals of Bath County, Virginia", pg. 16:
- The last day in March, 1746, the date falling on Monday, the surveyors returned to the Cowpasture, and below Coffey they laid off parcels for Joseph Watson, Andrew Muldrock, and William Daugherty. On the first of "Aprile," they continued down the river to the vicinity of Griffith Knob, surveying for John Walker, James Mayse, and Robert Crockett. Meanwhile a detachment of the surveying party was at work far above, laying off selections for James Scott, John McCreery, William Gillespie, William Lewis, James Jackson, James Simpson, William Black, Robert Abercrombie, Thomas Gillespie, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Hugh Edwards, William Warwick, and James Hall. The surveys already mentioned took in nearly all the choice morsels of Cowpasture bottom that lie within the present limits of Bath and also the more desirable land on Stuart's Creek.