Facts and Events
Valentine Coyle (Geil, Coil, Kile) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Immigration to Virginia
Felte (Volintine) Kile
- 24 Aug 1728, Immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Rotterdam to Deal, England
- 22 Aug 1764, Naturalized in Augusta County, Virginia (record listed below).
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 75.--17th November, 1761. James Trimble and Sarah to Valentine Goyle, £16, two tracts 330 acres on South Branch Potowmack above the Front Rock: 1st, containing 100 acres; 2d, containing 130 acres adjoining. Delivered: Jacob Goyle, 7th October, 1772.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 520.--19th March, 1769. Gabriel Goyle, eldest son and heir of Volintine Goyle, deceased, to Jacob Goyle, on South Branch of Potowmack above Trout Rock, patented to James Trimble MDCCL, and by him conveyed to Volintine Goyle, 1761. Delivered to Jacob Coyle, 16th May, 1774.
- Page 480.---20th May, 1777. Jacob ( ) Goyle and Margaret ( ) to Christian Pickle, 100 acres on South Branch of Potowmack above Trout Rock patented to James Trimble _____, and by him conveyed to Valentine Goyle, deceased 17th November, 1761, and descended to Gabriel Goyle as eldest son and heir. Teste: Valentine Cloninger, Valentine White.
Will of Valentine "Felty" Coil
- I, Felty Goil, "under a lingering state of health," commends his soul to God, his body to be buried, etc.
- To loving wife Margaret fifty pounds, one milch cow, and half the produce of the land, whilst she lives.
- To eldest son Gabriel, one black horse rising five years old by me how delivered into his custody and possession, over and above his equal part of the estate after dividing the moveable part thereof.
- To son Jacob, one equal child's part of all moveables.
- To son George, one equal child's part of all moveables.
- To son Martin, all the freehold land that I claim by right, in quantity 130 acres, providing he pay his sisters Barbary and Elizabeth fifteen pounds each, on his entry into possession of the same, with one black horse and one set of plough irons. He to give to his mother and sisters the privilege of living peaceably on sd. land, to wit his mother as long as she lives with the half product of sd. land for her maintenance whilst she lives, and his sisters to reside till they are married or otherwise provided for, and if he prove disobedient or by turbulent means offers to deprive them of peaceable enjoyment is to lose all right of possession, and the land is to devolve to his mother and after her decease to Barbary and Elizabeth. He is likewise to have two milch cows.
- To daughter Barbary, 2 milch cows and one mare colt.
- To daughter Elizabeth, 2 milch cows and one mare colt.
- This I allow my daughters over and above a child's part.
- Appoints George Hammer and son George Goil as Executors, and empowers them to dispose of the estate in the above mentioned manner.
- Dated October 11, 1765.
- Signed Felten Koil
- George Teter
- Paul Teter
- George Wooldridge
- The will of "Valentine Goile, deceased" proved August 19, 1766, by the oaths of George and Paul Teter.
- The bond of George Coil and George Hammer as Executors is also dated August 19, 1766. Sureties were Henry Stone and Sebastian Hoover. (Augusta County Will Book 3. page 452).
Estate Records of Valentine Coyle in Augusta County
- Page 14.--9th September, 1766. Valentine Giles' estate appraised by Jonas Friend, Geo. Dise, Michl. Mallow: Due by Geo. Teter, Francis Jackson, Henry Peskels, Moses Elsworth, Youst Hinkele.
- Page 35.--19th August, 1767. Settlement of Valentine Coil's estate, by Geo. Hammer and Geo. Coile--Cash paid Gabriel Coile, George Caplinger; cash paid Francis Evick, Geo. Tice, Woolrick Conrod; cash paid Colien Havenor, Nicholas Havenor, Jno. Murray, Henry Stone, Mark Swatley, Christian Grod, Barned Lince, Martin Coile.
Records of Valentine Coyle in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1758. - Valentine Guile vs. Patrick Martin.--Patrick Martin, debtor, to fifteen days' services ranging under your command of my sons, Gabriel, Jacob, and George Guile, at 1/ per day each. (Signed) Valentine Guile.
- Page 275.--11th November, 1758. Michael Freez's (Frise) appraisement, by Peter Hole (mark), Paul Shever, Loudwick Waggner--Paid Geo. Homs, Valentine Goyle, Jacob Harper.
- Page 174.--13th May, 1762. Andrew Smith's will: to wife, Mary, 1 sermon book; to children, books. Teste: Henry Banniger, Woolrick Conrod, Valentine Gile (Coil). Proved, 18th August, 1762, by Conrod. Henry Penniger qualifies administrator c. t. a., with Woolrick Conrod, Sebastian Hover. Proved, 18th November, 1762, by Valentine Coil.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1764. - (70) Valentine Coil receives certificate of naturalization.
- Page 108.--17th May, 1768. Sale bill and settlement of estate of Andrew Smith, recorded, Henry Penninger, administrator, c. t. a.--Sold to, viz: Mark Swedley, Joseph Skidmore, Jr., Mathias Dice, Ludwick Wagener, Jones Friend, John Dunkle, Jacob Peters, Philip Props, Powel Shanour, Christian Grace (Grad?), Geo. Dunkle, William Waiett, Christian Rolsman, Valentine Gile, Charles Power, Martin Shob, Leners Seaman. (Note: since this record is dated after the death of this Valentine Coyle (Gile), this may refer to a son of this Valentine).
Information on Valentine Coyle
From "Annals of Bath County, Virginia", by Oren Frederic Morton:
- What land sold for in various years may be found in Chapter III. As to land rent, we find two instances. A farm of 517 acres on Back Creek rented three years for $6.46. James Gay was to pay John Warwick four pounds yearly for three years for 149 acres. A mare could be had for $15, although an extra good horse might come as high as $40. Andrew Lockridge paid $6.17 for a cow, but Valentine Coyle furnished one for $3.58 to Patrick Martin's militia company.