Facts and Events
William Baskin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- John Pickens sold 212 acres of land "on Lewis Creek" in Beverley Manor to William Baskins, prior to 27 February 1740, as listed in the disposition of land from Pickens to Anthony Strother, (in records below, acreage shown in disposition below).
- Page 512.--28th February, 1749. William Thompson, Jr., to William Baskins (William Lamb?), 232 acres on Branch of Buffalo Run. Corner James Beard. Patented to William, 1st June, 1741. Teste: Silas Hart, Henry Downs, Jr., William Lamb.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 2.--22d May, 1765. William Baskins and Mary to George Crawford, £200, 212 acres on Lewis Creek; corner James Lessley; corner Pickens; corner Mathews. Delivered: George Crawford, 4th October, 1772.
- Page 228.--23d September, 1765. William Baskin and Mary ( ) to Hugh Donaghe (Donaho), 232 acres on a branch of Buffelo Run; corner James Beard, patented to William, 8th February, 1749. Teste: Edward Sampson, James Gamwell, Thos. Patterson. Delivered: Grantee, 9th Dec., 1803.
Processioning List of 1756
- "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 179.--1756: Processioned in Capt. Israel Christian's Company by John Henderson and Wm. Baskins, viz: For Rev. John Craig, for Daniel Denniston, for James Wallace, for David Bell, for Robert Poage, for John Anderson, for Andrew Russell, for John Hutcheson, for Patrick McCollum, for James Coyle, for Geo. Anderson, for Robert Patterson, for Mathew Armstrong, for William Lewis, for James Lesley, for Archibald Hamilton, for John Poage, for Mr. Shodder, for Wm. Bell, for Wm. Wallace, for Robert McClenachan, for Alex. Wright, for Samuel Wilson, for John Cunningham, for Alex. McNite, for John Black, for Nathan Gililand, for John Bigham, for John Coulter, for John Buchanan, for Elijah McClenachan, for Robert Breckinridge, for Wm. Baskins, for Widow Crawford, for Joans Henderson, for Andrew Scott, for John Henderson.
Records of William Baskins in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Muster List, 1742: No. 1 - Captain John Smith's List: John Smith, Captain; John Moffet, Lieutenant; William Anderson, Ensign; Daniel Daniston, Sergeant; Sam Hogshead, John Hogshead, Will Hogshead, Dan. McAnear, Math. Edmeston, John Finley, Walter Trimble, John Francis, Robert Ralston, John Young, Alex. Blair, Alex. Craig, Thomas Gillespy, And. Erwine, Benj. Erwine, John Erwine, Edw. Erwine, John Trimble, James Trimble, Rob. Moffett, James Wright, Rob. King, Jam. Armstrong, John Pattison, Jas. Lesley, Felix Kanady, Thomas Gordon, And. Mitchell, Jas. Robertson, Gabrl. Pickins, Rob. Leeper, Sam. Moore, John Miller, James Miller, Patr. Quine, Mat. Armstrong, John Ramsey, Dan. Daniston, Sam Northward, Rob. Renick, John Archer, Sampn. Archer, Jam.'s Sayers, Thos. McCulough, George Anderson, John Anderson, Rob. Poage, Rob. Patterson, Jas. Craford, Will Baskins.
- Vol. 1 - December 10, 1745. - (4) James Lesley appointed Constable vice William Baskins in Geo. Anderson's Co.
- Page 272.--21st May, 1747. Benjamin Bordin, &c., to David Dryden, tailor (sold in testator's lifetime); 130 acres, 2 R., 14 P., £3.16.0 current money Virginia, part of 92,100; line of John Pattison's land; corner to Wm. Baskins. Witnessed and acknowledged as above.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1747. - (248) John Pickens and Wm. Bell to be overseers of the road (see p. 239 above) from Co. Ho. to Picken's Mill, with these tithables: Wm. Lewis, James Robertson, Thomas Gordon, Wm. Baskins, James Lasley, James Wallis, Danl. Deniston, Daniel Deniston, Jr., William Bell, Jr., John Poge, Geo. Crawford.
- Page 81.--22d March, 1747-8. Jennet and Frances Hutchinson's appraisement. Due from Samuel McCrown by Jno. Pickins, Wm. Baskins,James Lastly, appraisers.
- Page 654.--28th February, 1749. Same (from William Beverley) to John Campbell, 325 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Adam Thomson and Andrew McClure; corner Thomas Peevy: William McNabb's line; Adam Thompson's line. Teste: Robert Wilson, William Baskins, John Lin.
- Page 279.--29th November, 1750. William Baskins' bond as administrator of Robert Baskins. (Note: relationship to Robert Baskins, possible sibling?).
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 27, 1751. - (202) Grand Jury--James Trimble, James Caldwell, Wm. Baskins, Wm. Henderson, Robert Patterson, Alexr. Thompson, Andrew Russell, Mathew Armstrong, Archibald Hamilton, Thos. Gordon, Wm. Bell, James Robinson, Patrick McCullow, James Callison, Alexr. McFeeters, Thomas Waters.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 18, 1752. - (270) William Baskins summoned to pay freedom dues to his late servant, Elizabeth Burnes.
- Page 199.-(undated, appears to be bet. June - December 1752) -John Pickens and Ellinor, to Anthony Strother, of King George, from Beverley, 27th February, 1740; Robert Poag's, now Gordon's; corner on Lewis Creek; corner land sold by Jno. Pickens to Wm. Baskins, 552 acres, part of 764 acres, conveyed by Beverley to John, 27th February, 1740. Teste: Danl. Richeson, Thos. and Andrew Lewis, Robert Bratton.
- Page 527.--Rev. John Craig and Isabella Hellena to John Crawford, 1753, Craig's Creek. Teste: Thomas Gordon and Wm. Basken. Delivered: Wm. Ritchey, 7th April, 1778.
- Page 466.--14th August, 1753. William Thompson and Mary to John Madison, 1753, 363 acres, part of 400 patented to Wm. Thompson. Sr., and conveyed by him to Wm., Jr. Middle River, George Scot's line; North River, Wm. Baskins' land, Buffalo Run.
- Vol. 2 - Page 162.-(27th November, 1755: Vestry met. Processioners designated as follows, viz (to report before 1st March next): -William Henderson and Thomas Stewart, in Captain William Christian's Company. John Henderson and William Baskins, in Captain Israel Christian's Company. Alexander Crawford and John Finley, in Captain Thomas Armstrong's Company. James Hogshead and John Davies, in Captain Abram Smith's Company.
- Page 418.--__ _____, 1760. Anthony Strother and Mary, of Spottsylvania, to Randal Lockhart, £325, 552 acres purchased by Anthony of John Pickens, 22d March, 1753, beginning at patent Thomas Gordon's, now Rev. Jno. Craig's on Lewis Creek, Wm. Baskin's lines. Delivered: Randal Lockhart, August, 1762.
- Page 155.--29th January, 1761. John Madison and Agatha to William Lamb, £300, 363 acres purchased of William Thompson, south bank of Middle River; cor. Andrew Leeper, fork of the river; cor. William Baskins, Buffelow Run. Delivered: Wm. Lamb, September, 1768.
- Page 322.--11th March, 1761. Robert ( ) Patterson, yeoman, to Thomas Patterson, his son, £10, 167 acres more or less in Beverley Manor, part of 331 acres conveyed to Robert by Beverley, 27th February, 1741, on Middle River; cor. that part of the tract belonging to John Patterson. Teste: William Baskian, Mathew Armstrong, David Bell. Delivered: Thomas Patterson, 24th June, 1765.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1761. - (60) Martha Jackson produced an account of her administration of her late husband, William Claypole's, estate. Ann Bryans, servant of Wm. Baskins.
- Page 15.--20th August, 1762. Randal Lockhart to Sampson and George Mathews, merchants, £410, 550 acres purchased by Randal of Anthony Strother, 1760; cor. Thos. Gordon, now Pey. John Craig's; cor. on Lewis' Creek; cor. land sold by John Pickens to William Baskins.
- Page 35.--9th October, 1764 (s/b 1754?). John Pickins and Elioner, to Wm. Bell, one shilling, 300 acres on Christian's Creek, bought by John from Beverley; corner Carr's land; fork of Long Meadow Run and Christian's Creek, supposed to be a corner of the patent line thence with patent line due south; corner Geo. Rogers; widow Baskins's line. Teste: Wm. Baskins (his mark). (Note: this record appears on a page with all other records recorded in 1754/55; is "widow Baskins" the widow of Robert, listed above?)
- Page 31.--10th October, 1754. John Pickens and Ellioner, to Wm. Williams, £20, lot 12 in Staunton fronting the New Court House Street on South. Teste: Wm. Bell, Wm. (his mark) Baskins, Saml. Bell, William Bell.
- Page 96.--19th March, 1755. James Robertson's appraisement, by Robert Patterson, Wm. Baskins, Danl. Denison.
- Page 181.--26th April, 1757. Hugh Thompson's will--To wife, a note due him by his son, Bryce Russell, the Great Bible and books; to son,James, the Great Bible and Confession of Faith, and the Whole Duty of Man; to daughter, Eliner, her Bible, Allen's Call to the Unconverted, and Thompson's Catechesm; to grandson, Hugh Russell, a small Bible; granddaughter, Isabella Helena Russell; to daughter, Mary, now in Ireland; grandchildren, Hugh and Elizabeth Leeper; granddaughter, Rachel Russell, a note on Anthony Thorn; grandson, George Russell; grandson, James Leeper; grandson (daughter?), Jean Leeper; to Mary Scott. Teste: Jacob Sink (Link?), Jas. Craig, Jno. Craig. Executors, Wm. Thompson, Samuel Henderson. Proved. 19th February, 1762, by John Craig, and on 18th August, 1762, by James Craig. Executors qualify, with Wm. Baskins.
- Page 470.--20th November, 1758. William Preston's bond as assistant surveyor, with sureties John Patton, Wm. Baskins.
- Page 346.--30th August, 1759. Elizabeth Robertson's appraisement, by Archibald Hamilton, Wm. Baskins, Geo. Anderson.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1762. - Alexr. Sayers vs. William Baskins.--February 18, 1762. To your pay as soldier in my Company at Fort Ligonier, from 1st December to 1st March-- 90 days--£4, 10--paid you twice. (Signed) Alexr. Sayers.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1762. - Sayers vs. Baskins.--William Baskins to Alexander Sayers, debtor. To your pay as soldier in my company at Fort Ligonier from December till 1st March, 90 days, £4.10.0, paid you twice. (Signed) Alexander Sayers. Augusta, 18th February, 1762. (Note: duplicate of record above, appears in two different locations in Chalkley's).
- Page 140.--19th July, 1779. George Crawford's will (of Middle River) To wife, Elizabeth, 1/2 home plantation; to son, James, 1/2 home plantation and entry adjoining; to son, George, plantation bought from Joshua Hickman on Littler's Creek; to son, Robert, plantation bought of Brice Russell with addition taken off of Hickman's place on Lettler's Creek; to son, William Crawford, plantation bought of Wm. Baskins; to son, John, 1/2 home plantation before devised to wife above; to daughter, Margaret Anderson; to daughter. Mary Renkin; to daughter, Elizabeth Crawford; to daughter. Martha; to daughter, Sarah; to daughter, Jane. Executors, sons James and George. Teste: John Givens, John Givens, Jr., Thomas Graham. Proved. 16th May, 1780, by the Givenses. Executors qualify.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 20, 1767. - (369) Jurors: Wm. Christian, Andrew Greer, Wm. Baskins, James Fowler, Saml. Henderson, Wm. McKee, John Graham, John Fulton, James Buchanon, John Stuart, Joseph Gamwell, Adam Murray. (Note: record for this William Baskins, or perhaps a younger William?)
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1768. - (71) Wm. Baskins, not found in bailiwick.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 9, Ed. 1. (Release date: March 31, 1997), Tree #2896.
Date of Import: Oct 3, 1998
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 wft9-2896.FTW.
Date of Import: Oct 3, 1998
- ↑ Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom. (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 424.