Facts and Events
William Campbell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
William Campbell's land (Beverley Manor SW, acreage and date of acquisition not listed) 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. (Note: the tract of Patrick Campbell (1,546 acres acquired in 1738) is adjoining William's tract to the southwest). |
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:
- William Campbell appears to have acquired a tract of land in Beverley Manor (as shown in the Hildebrand Map above), adjoining the tract of his father, Patrick Campbell, prior to July 1740. This land is referenced in the Orange County, Virginia Deed records listed below as adjoining the tracts of Robert Brooke and Joseph Reed, but the specific deed for this tract is apparently not in Orange or Augusta County records.
From Orange County Virginia Records:
- Pages 43-44. Will of William Campbell of the County of Augusta being an a sick and low condition, dated 18 Nov. 1744.
- My tract of land on roan oak be sold and ₤5 of its price by given to my brother Charles Campbell and two thirds of the remainder to my daughter Mary Ann Campbell. The other third part to my well beloved wife Mary Anne Campbell.
- Unto my father Patrick Campbell a learge neatruall peacing mear, and the colt that now sucks said mear to my daughter Mary Anne.
- Unto my wife one chessnut culered mear with a white face and one chessnut culered stallion and one bay mear and one bay mear two years old and my riding horse.
- To my father Pat. Campbell on bay gelding of two years old and one broad cloth coat and one pair [sic].
- Unto my brother Patrick Campbell one damask jacet and my hate. [prob. should be "hat".]]
- All my cow kind, with one gray mear and her colt to my wife to be by her disposed of as she shall se cause.
- Unto my brother Charles the colt that came of the mear named Lightfoot last spring.
- To my feather in law (s/b father-in-law) William Buckannon (Buchanan) my sadle.
- My daughter be brought up and educated by my wife. Not part of her leageces be converted or made use of for her education. If she dies in her nonage her legacies to be distributed. My father Patrick Campbell have the sole right and properto to be disposed of at his pleasuer.
- James Campbell and William Christian executors.
- (signed) William (W) Campbell
- Wit: J. Buchanan, Alex Miller, Joseph Walker.
- 28 Feb. 1744 . Proved by John Buchanan and Joseph Walker. James Campbell granted letters of probabe with James Patton and Charles Campbell his securities.
- Page 45. Bond of James Campbell as executor of William Campbell. Unto Thomas Chew, Gent., first justice. For ₤200 sterling. 28 Feb. 1744 . Securities, James Patton, Gent., and Charles Campbell. (signed) Jas. Campbell, James Patton, Charles Campbell.
- Pages 67-68. William Campbell, late of Augusta County. Inventory. 1 April 1745. Total valuation ₤55.3.11. Signed by James Campbell, executor. (signed) James Fulton, John Mitchell, J. Bohanan. 27 Sept. 1745. Returned. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 12].
Orange County Records
- Pages 148-51. 23-24 July 1740. William Beverley, Gent., of Essex County to Joseph Reed of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤13.10. - current money. 454 acres... corner to Pattrick Campbell... corner to Wm. Campbell and log no. 18... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Mathew Stanton, Moses Thomson, James Cathey. 24 July 1740. Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Gent. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to Page] [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 44].
- Pages 326-29. 25-26 Nov. 1741. William Beverley, Esq., of Essex County to Robert Brooke of same. Lease and release for £15 current money. 500 acres... William Campbell's corner... James Millis' line... William Robinson's corner... Robert Moffitt's line... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Richd. Winslow, W. Russell, Ben. Downs. 27 Nov. 1741. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 6, Dorman, pg. 37-38].
Augusta County Records
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - Campbell vs Campbell.--Bond of Patrick Campbell to Maryan (Marion) Campbell, widow and relict of William Campbell, dated 1745. Assignment on back to John Campbell, dated 1747, and signed Maryan Buchanan.
- Page 309.—4th October, 1760. Robert Brooke and Mary, of Essex County, to John Hunter, £40, 500 acres conveyed to Robert by Beverley, 26th November, 1741; corner Wm. Campbell; James Miles' line; Wm. Robinson's corner; Robt. Moffet's line. Teste: Robert ( ) Hunter, Wm. Palmer, Samuel Hunter, John ( ) McCallam. (Note: this William Campbell had died many years prior to this deed in 1760, need to research further).
- ↑ IGI Record.