Person:Thomas Wilson (119)

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Thomas Wilson
b.Bef. 1732
d.Bef. 18 April 1797
  • F.  Wilson (add)
m. Bef. 1725
  1. Samuel Wilson, of Staunton, Augusta County, VABef 1725 - Bef 1760
  2. Thomas WilsonBef 1732 - Bef 1797
  • HThomas WilsonBef 1732 - Bef 1797
  • W.  Elizabeth (add)
m. bef. 1769
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Name Thomas Wilson
Gender Male
Birth? Bef. 1732
Marriage bef. 1769 to Elizabeth (add)
Death? Bef. 18 April 1797

Thomas Wilson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 473.--20th August, 1752. Wm. Mitchell (son of John Mitchell) and Margaret, his wife, to Thomas Wilson, 400 acres, patented to John. 15th March, 1744. Broad Spring Branch of James; Benjamin Borden's line.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 501.--23d June, 1769. Thomas Wilson and Elizabeth to Nathaniel Wilson, £100, 200 acres on Northeast Branch of James River, part of 400 belonging to Thomas Wilson, Borden's patent Hne, corner David Moore.


Estate Records of Thomas Wilson

The following record in Augusta County shows that Thomas Mitchell had died prior to 18 April, 1797:


  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 18, 1797. - (135) Henry Wilson, orphan of Thomas Wilson, deceased, 5 years old in July last, to be bound to William Mitchell.


Processioning List of 1760

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:


  • Page 276.--1760: Processioned in Capt. Moore's Company by John Stephson, Nathaniel Evins: For Nathaniel Evins, for Wm. McCreerey, for Thos. Willson, for John Stevenson, for John McClung, for Wm. McClung, for Alex. Moore, for Adam Reed, for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Paris, for Thomas Bard, for John Cunningham, for Mathew Huston, for John Mountgumery, for Wm. Moore, for Wm. Lockridge, for Thomas Boyd, for John Boyd, for Thomas Hill, for Robert Ware (Wire), for Wm. Hays, for Wm. Beard, for Wm. Wardlaw, for Andrew Steel, for James Steel, for Joseph Kennedy, for John Lowry, for Samuel Huston, for James Eakins, for John Hanly, for John Logan, for Alex. Logan, for Alex. McNutt, for James McNutt, for John Rosman, for Andrew Dunkin, for John Wardlaw, for Wm. McCanless, for James Cowdan, for John Moore.


Records of Thomas Wilson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (Note: there may have been more than one Thomas Wilson in Augusta County, especially in later years).


  • Vol. 1 - 1750 (approx).- I, John Mitchell, son of John Mitchell, and brother of William Mitchell of the County of Augusta, held and firmly bound to Thomas Wilson, late of Pennsylvania. 14th September, 1762. John, Jr., obtained patent with his father's money and for his father's benefit for 400 acres on a branch of James River, known by the name of Broad Spring Branch, which pond was afterwards sold by John, Sr., to his son, William, and William and wife, Margaret, have sold the same to said Thomas Wilson, indemnity against any claims of John, Jr., or any one under him (not recorded).
  • Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds,bills, &c., due the estate: Thomas Wilson, 28th January, 1754 (listed among many others). (Note: most of the persons listed as owing bonds to Col. James Patton had acquired land from him, probably corresponding with the date listed).
  • Page 355.--7th March, 1760. Samuel Wilson's will--Two cuzens, Thomas and Saml, Wilson, plantation in Borden's grant. Brother Robert Wilson, executor. Teste: Wm. Wilson, Ann Wilson, Thos. Wilson. Proved, 19th March, 1760, by witnesses. Executor qualified, with Thomas and William Wilson.
  • Page 391.--28th May, 1760. Samuel Wilson's will, of Staunton--Wife, Martha, to educate the children; oldest daughter, Elizabeth Wilson; daughter, Martha. Executors, John and Thos. Wilson, and wife Martha, or any two. Teste: James Hughes, Robt. Reed. Wm. Preston. Proved, 19th August, 1760, by the witnesses. Thomas and Martha qualify, with Jno. and Robt. Wilson. Teste: H. Churchill.
  • Page 322.--18th May, 1762. Nathaniel Evins to William Ward. £90, 279 acres, 249 part of Bordin's tract, and 30 acres part of an entry of King's land adjoining the same; cor. Thomas Wilson. Teste: George Wilson, Benj. Estill, Wm. Haddin. Delivered: James Trotter by your order, May, 1769.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 18, 1767. - (213) The following produced certificates for hemp: Hugh Miller, James Craig, James Montgomery, Wm. Male, James Lawrence, Thos. Wilson, John Hall, Pat. Miller, James Patterson, Robt. Frazier, Saml. Buckanon, John Hays, Jr.
  • Page 362.--16th May, 1768. William ( ) McCandless to Andrew Moore, £60, 150 acres; corner Hugh Weir and Alexander Greer; corner William McCandless and Alexander Greer; William Alexander's line; corner Hugh Beard and John Weir. Teste: Thomas Wilson, Samuel Wilson, William Moore.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 19, 1768. - (142) Constables: Adam Pence, vice Peter Runkle; John Gordon, vice Thomas Fulton; John Douglas, vice James Seewright; John Johnson, vice James Laird: Joseph Bosart, vice Andrew Fought; Thomas Wilson, vice Thomas Wilson (Chestnut Hill). (Note: not sure which Thomas listed).
  • Page 388.--20th June, 1769. William Ward, of South Carolina, to John McClung. £52.10, 279 acres, part of Borden's 92100, and 30 acres, being part of an entry of King's land adjoining the same; corner Thomas Wilson. Teste: John Handley, Edward ( ) Thompson, Thomas ( ) McClung. Delivered: Daniel Kidd, January, 1779.
  • Page 276.--28th November, 1769. Thomas Beard's estate appraised (by John Montgomery, Wm. Moore, Thomas Wilson). James Mitchell and Thomas Hill, executors.
  • Page 367.--14th May, 1770. William ( ) McCandless to George Campbell, £119, 183 acres of Borden's 92,100; corner William Alexander; corner Alexander Greer. Teste: Wm. Alexander, Andrew Moore, Alexander Greer, Thomas Wilson.
  • Page 354.--14th August A. D., 1770. John Stephenson's estate, appraised by Thomas Wilson, John McClung, James McCampbell, James Buchanan--William Chambers' account, insolvent; John Michel Siver's bond, not all solvent; Eracker Smith, James Doearn.
  • Page 383.--21st March, 1771. James Patton's settlement of estate recorded--John Buchanan, executor; 22d February, Thos. Goodson for Wm. McCurry and Thos. Wilson. (listed among several others, most likely ties to earlier record in 1758, listed above).
  • Page 444.--14th February, 1771. John Mitchell's will, farmer--To wife, Elizabeth, plantation hired (?) from his mother by verbal will; to third son, John; to fourth son, James, executor; to youngest daughter, Elizabeth; to eldest son, Thomas; to eldest daughter, Elenor Wilson; to second son, Robert; to second daughter, Mary Right. Teste: John Tate, Andrew Moore, Thos. Wilson. Proved, 20th August, 1771, by Moore and Wilson. (Note: did Thomas marry Elizabeth, daughter of John Mitchell?)
  • Page 132.--__ _____, 1772. David Moore and Mary ( ) to Samuel Moore. Patent to David, 7th July, 1763, on Thomas Wilson's Spring Branch. Teste: Walter Power, Thomas ( ) Steaton, William Moore. Delivered: William Moore, 1780.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1792--September 19, Thomas Wilson and James Cockran, surety. Thomas Wilson and Polly Poage, daughter of Thomas Poage (consent), Agnes Poage (consent); witnesses, Wm. P. Skillern, J. Cockran. (Note: perhaps the son of this Thomas Wilson?).
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1794--November 10, John Ballard and Moses McCue, surety. John Ballard and Elizabeth Smith, own consent and certificate. "In granting me license to marry with Jno. Ballard, you will have nothing to fear, as I am considerably above 21 years of age and my parents are both dead.--Elizabeth Smith." Teste: Thomas Wilson. "I do certify that the above is done consentably; and as to the woman's being above 21 years of age, there is no dispute with me. She has lived in my family some time; and therefore could venture to indemnify you. Should there remain with you a doubt whether they be a counterfeit or not, my brother will be able to satisfy in that case.--J. McCue. Teste: Jacob Kemp. (Note: this Thomas Wilson?).
  • Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1799--March 19, Andrew Dixon and George Borrel, John Jones, sureties. Andrew Dixon and Elizabeth Wilson, widow of Thomas Wilson, deceased. Signed: George Burwell. Andrew is son of Martin (Morton) Dixon. (Note: apparently Thomas Wilson's widow re-married to Andrew Dixon).