Facts and Events
William Evans was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
William Evans's land (Borden Tract NE, 249 acres, 1743) 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: this tract is mis-labeled on the Hildebrand Map as "242 acres, 1762).
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 366-69. 13-14 March 1742/3. Benja. Borden of Orange County to Wm. Evins of same. Lease and release; for £7.9.5 current money. 249 acres, part of Benja. Borden large tract of 92,100 acres the pattent 6 Nov. 1739... corner to Borden land... (signed) Benja. Borden. Wit: John Stinson, Nethenel Evins, Richd. Cousart. 29 July 1743. Acknowledged by Benja. Borden. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 61].
- 15 February 1745 - Land Survey for William Evans for 450 acres "on the Halfway Creek, by Thomas Lewis, Surveyor. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 53].
Records of William Evans in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Pages 363-66. 14-15 March 1742/3. Benja. Borden of Orange County to Andrew Baxter of same. Lease and release; for £6 current money. 200 acres, part of Benja. Borden tract of 92,100 acres of pattent land 6 Nov. 1739... corner to Mr. Benjamin Borden's tract... (signed) Benja. Borden. Wit: John Stinson, Wm. Evins, Richd. Cousart. 29 July 1743. Acknowledged by Benja. Borden, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 61].
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY, 1750. - Andrew Moor vs. Benjamin Borden.--Chancery. Writ dated 22d August, 1748. In 1738, after several conferences with John McDowell, gent., late of this County, deceased, John sold orator 700 acres in Borden's tract, but Benjamin Borden afterwards surveyed it to William Evans and George Henderson. John McDowell died 1742 intestate and Magdalene McDowell, his widow, became administratrix, and sometime afterwards intermarried with Benjamin Borden, Jr. John McDowell was agent for Benjamin Borden, Sr. Answer states that John McDowell bought 1,000 acres of Benjamin Borden and died intestate, leaving heirs.
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. - 1750. - Samuel Woods deposes, 18th February, 1750-51. Edward Boyle. William Evins deceased. (Note: for this William Evans?).
- Vol. 1 - DISTRICT COURT. - List of deeds recorded in Orange County executed by Benjamin Borden, 1734-1745: William Evans, 13th March, 1742.