Facts and Events
William Burt was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of William Burt in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on William Burt
Possible clues to William and Isabella Burt from NCGenweb query (needs additional research to determine if the William Burt and Isabel below are the same as in Augusta County):
It appears William was a loyalist during the Rev. War, as treason charges were made against him in 1782, but he dies before the trial. He was found guilty anyway, although many others were found "not guilty" in return for their oath of allegiance. His land was confiscated.
His widow Isabel was the executor of her husband's estate. N. C. records show that William's estate was plundered by the unruly troops at war's end. Property was taken away including slaves. Years were spend trying to get the propery returned.
When William died he left his wife and at least 8 children, probably all unmarried at his death. One son, John BURT, married Elizabeth BOSTICK in 1783. The only other known son, William BURT, married Martha BATES. A dau., Margaret BURT, married Jonathan ALLRED. Another dau., Ann, married James McDANIEL. Other daughters married John ARMSTRONG, Vincent JONES, William TARBUTTON and Nathaniel POWELL.
The whole family appears to move to Barnwell Co., S.C. about 1800. The widow Isabel BURT died there in 1810 and the settlement of her estate there names her sons and all her sons-in-law.
We would like to hear from anyone with connections or information on this family. We do not know the parents of William BURT or his wife Isabel. We would also like to learn more about the circumstances of William BURT's death-was it natural or war related? Dody Anderson & Olen Garrison April 09, 2002
From "Richmond County, North Carolina Court Minutes, Book 1; Books 1779-1786, by Lee G Barrow, pg. 41:
Issable BURT, wife of William Burt, late of this county dec'd., came into this court and qualified as Administrix upon the estate of the said William, and gave bond agreeable to law &c.
Ordered that the Sheriff sell all of the perishable part of the estate of Wm. BURT deceased and make return to the next court &c.
State vs. Isable BURT, Administrix of Wm. Burt, deceased for Treason. In which suit the following jury was sworn (vizt) John Mask, Solomon Rye, John Turnage, Robert Wilson, Lott Stricklin, Stephen Cole, Nicholas Stone, Randolph Haley, Daniel Sneed, John Sneed, Charles Huckaby, and Joseph Rye who upon their oaths do say that the estate of the said William Burt deceased in the hands of Isable BURT Administrix of the deceased is liable to confiscation agreeable to act of assembly and so say all & c.