d.aft. 19 Dec. 1801
Facts and Events
||aft. 19 Dec. 1801
William Black was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
William Black's land (360 acres, Beverley Manor SE, given to him by his father John Black, part of his original 738-acre patent acquired in 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 225.—9th December, 1760. John Black to his son William Black, £10, 360 acres on South River of Shanandoe, part of 738 acres whereon John now lives; cor. William Long, Samuel Black's part of said tract. Teste: Thomas Stewart, James and Gabriel Alexander, Samuel Black. Delivered: William Black, 19th July, 1787. (Note: William Black was given the western half of his father's original tract in Beverley Manor, which adjoined William Long's 433-acre patent. His brother, Samuel Black was given the eastern half (369-acres) that adjoined Stuart, from his father John in the same year).
- Vol. 2 - Vol. 1 - File No. 927.--Stuart vs. Black. Robert Stuart complains that Samuel and James Black claim his land. Robert is son of Thomas Stuart, who received conveyance from Beverley, 1st March, 1749. Beverley conveyed to John Black, ancestor of defendants, 30th May, 1749.
- William Black deposes, same time and place (19th December, 1801): That a considerable time ago his brother, Samuel Black, showed him the corner. Deponent is now about 62 years old, and has known the corner since he can remember, and it was a corner on the Manor line and his father's tract. Mr. Stuart died, 1788. John Black deposes, on premises, 19th December, 1801: That in 1755 he helped repair the fence of his uncle, John Black, grandfather to defendant. Two years after Braddock's defeat he was taken on the muster roll, at the age of 16. (Note: this establishes William Black's birthdate as abt. 1738)
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