Person:William Burt (16)

William Burt
b.Est. abt. 1732
m. 9 March 1755
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Name William Burt
Gender Male
Birth? Est. abt. 1732
Marriage 9 March 1755 Augusta County, Virginiato Isabel Allison

William Burt was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of William Burt in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 23, 1754. - (126) Road ordered from Campbell's School House to Renix's Road--Saml. Walker, overseer--with these workers: William Bradshaw, John Maxwell, James Frazier, John McColley, John Peter and George Salley, Henry Fuller, Joseph Ryan, John Hutchings, John Hutchings, Jr., John Sprowl, Mathew Vance, Richard Benton, Wm. Burt, John Smith, Joseph Smith, John Allison, Wm. Byers, Richard Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Saml. Walker, Thos. Shaw, Stephen Arnold, John Peteet, Wm. Noble, Saml. Allison.
  • Page 521.--21st December. 1754. John Peter Salling to Joseph Benton and Mary Elizabeth, his wife, of Albemarle County, £100, 200 acres on North Branch of James; Henry Fooler's corner. Teste: Wm. Burt, Wm. Green ( ), Joseph ( ) Ryan, Sarah C. Ryan.
  • Vol. 2 - MARRIAGES IN AUGUSTA AND ROCKBRIDGE By the Rev. John Brown, Pastor at New Providence, in Rockbridge. List Printed in the Staunton Spectator, 18th December, 1866. - 1755--March 9th, Wm. Burt and Isbel Alisson.
  • Page 330.--20th May, 1756. William Hinson (Hanson) and Margaret ( ) Hinson, his wife, having been adjudged to serve a certain Wilson and not being able to support their two children, Mary, aged 4 and William, aged 1, bind them to Wm. Burt.

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):

BURT / BOSTICK / ALLRED / BATES / McDANIEL / ARMSTRONG / JONES / TARBUTTON / POWELL William BURT and wife Isabel came to the Richmond Co. area about 1765 when land records show land purchases began. The earliest purchases were made when the area was still Anson Co.

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:

June 1782

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.

September 1782

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.

From Halifax County, North Carolina Deed Book:

  1. 558-(568) ARCHIBALD HAMILTON and Company merchant of Halifax Co. to BENJAMIN McCULLOCH of same. 11 Oct 1775. 500 pds proclamation money. 300 acres known as"WILLIAM's Old Place" which had been patented 1 Dec 1727. 441 acres which had been a Granville Grnt 25 Apr 1754 which JOS. JNO WILLIAMS conveyed to JAMES AULD 10 Dec 1768 (excepting 135 acres which JOSEPH JOHN WILLIAMS had conveyed to THOMAS MARSHALL and WILLIAM BURT). ARCH. HAMILTON & CO. Wit: THO. FROHOCK, STEPHEN JETT, JOHN ABERNATHIE. Feb Ct 1772. CC: Ben McCulloch