Facts and Events
William Burk was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Possible Sibling in Augusta County
Some researchers believe that William Burk may be related to James Burk, a contemporary in Augusta County, who could possibly be a sibling (more research necessary).
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pg. 32-34. Indenture 22 Feb. 1743 between George Hite and William Burk of Orange County.. for five shillings.. sells 200 acres.. land on west side of Shenando River.... (signed) George Hite (X) (seal). Witnesses: Edward Spencer, Saml. Fargason, James Porteus. Lease and Release acknowledged. Payment of ₤50. 23 Feb. 1743. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 9, Dorman, pg. 5].
- Pg. 189-190. Indenture 27 June 1745 between Richard Mauldin of Orange County, and William Burk of same... for five shillings.. sells 350 acres in Orange County in that part called Augusta on both sides of Shannando River at the upper end of the said Mauldin's.. (signed) Richard Mauldin (Seal). Witnesses: Abraham (X) Edings, James (R) Putnam, Jemima (her mark) Thornton. Recorded Orange County 26 July 1745. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 46]. (Note: as listed in the disposition below, this land was near "Peaked Mountain").
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 294.--17th August, 1749. James Wood, Gent of Frederick, to William Burk, 4000 acres. Patented to James, 22nd September, 1739. On South River, near peaked Mountain, Boon's Run. Delivered: Nicholas Null, 25th May, 1753. Teste: Isaac Perkins, John Neill, James Porteus, Valentine Sevier.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 225.--21st May, 1747. William Burk to Henry Downs, Gent., £85 current money Virginia; 350 acres on Shenandoe River at the upper end of 2,000 acres that did belong to Richard Malden near Peaked Mountain; corner to Paul Long; Selsor's line. Witnesses, Adam Muller, Barbara Miller, Jno. Edwards. Acknowledged, 21st May 1747.
- Page 384.--20th June, 1769. John Burk to Nicholas Alstot, £200, 163 acres, part of 400 patented to Lewis and John Neal, 1st December, 1740, and by them conveyed to William Burk, deceased, and by him devised to said John; corner Steven Conrod. Delivered: Peter Conrod. 21st April. 1784.
- Page 126.--16th March, 1773. John Burk to Nicholas Allstot, part of 400 acres patented to Lewis and John Neill, 1st December, 1740, and by them conveyed to William Burk, deceased, father of said John Burk. Delivered: Peter Conrod, 21st April, 1784.
Will of William Burk
- Will Book No. 2, page 43. 5 Jan. 1754, William Burk´s will – Sons, John and William, tract purchased of John and Lewis Neal; son, Thomas, Tract purchased of George Hayl, and entry adjoining called Long Meadow, 400 acres; daughter, Catherine Burk, alias McCommus; daughter, Judea Burk (infant) , tract at mouth of Naked Creek. Judea is to be under care of Mrs Matteson. Thomas is to be under care of Mr. John Matteson. Testator´s (?) Thomas´ (?) interest in estate of David McCommus. Son William to learn trade of blacksmith. Sister Bridget Burk, living out of this Colony. Executors, John Matterson and Gabriel Jones. Teste: Nicholas Null, Thos. Smith, Daniel Remy. Proved, 16th May, 1754, by all witnesses.
Records of William Burk in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1746/7. - (168) Road ordered from Top of the Ridge to John Terrald's and James Beard's, with these tithables, John Bomgardner, Jacob Harmon, Robert and Saml. Scot, John Stevenson, Robert Hook, Wm. Burk, Mathew Thompson, Charles Duel, Nicholas Noel, John Lawrence, Jacob Pence, Henry Dickens, Valentine Pence, George Scot, John Viare, Jacob Harmon, Sr., Mathew Sharp, John Harmon, Ro. Frazier, James Beard, Mathew Thompson, John Robton, Stiffell Francisco, Wm. Lamb, Samuel Lockard, Ro. Smith.
- Page 298.--18th August, 1749. James Wood, above, to James Trotter On Naked Creek, 268 acres. Michael Dickey's line. Patented to James, 12th January, 1746. Teste: William Burk.
- Page 302.--19th August, 1749. James Wood, above, to Samuel McRoberts, 287 acres on Middle Branch of Catapo Creek. Patented to James, 12th January, 1746. Teste: James Porteus, William Burk, Valentine Sevier.