William Ewing, of Linville Creek
Facts and Events
William Ewing was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 135.--17th November, 1761. Same (From John, James and Moses Green, of Culpeper) to William Ewing, £140, 708 acres on easternmost branch of Linvel's Creek, conveyed by Hite, et als, 3d October, 1746. Delivered: Andrew Ewin, October, 1769.
Records of William Ewing in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1765 (D). - Daniel Harrison's answer states that: Claims that orator is still in his debt. Account follows: Downes's fees--William Carrel, David Johnson, James Scott, John Dunbar, William Longin, Mathy Thomas, John Griffeth, John Megil. Adam Bracen Righ's book (boock)--Alen Sculps, Alen Jackson. John Bumgardner's book--Jonathan Duglis, Aorgin Jones, John Crage, Thos. Dwode, Ben Inman Gouge, John Harrison, Henry Netherentine, Samuel Lonard, Renell Macdannel, Jeremiah Orsburn, Jr., Samuel Pattron, James Rutledge, Samuel Samples, Edward Shankling, Hugh Duglis, Wm. Ewing, David Crage, John Griffeth, James Gray, Reuben Harrison, Samuel Henderson, Francis MacBred, Richard Marling, John Phillips, John Pattron, Valentine Seveor, Mathew Ship, John Walker, Thomas Holing, Mung Price, Hugh Camel, John Davis, Jacob Glashe, John Holmes, Joell Hornback, Thomas Loin (Lain), Peter Mate, John Orsburn, Josiah Parrent, Edward Rutledge, James Scot, Mathous Sulcer, Richard Tictum.
- Vol. 1 - 1768. - Writ ad quad damnum on petition of John Hinton. Jury as follows: David Ralstone, Andrew Ewin, Henry Ewin, Benjamin Kinley, William Ewin, Jacob Copelin, Thomas Bryan, Michael Waren, Samuel Sampels, John Bryan, John Brown, Cornelius Brian. Signatures of all and George Skilleron (Skillem).
- Vol. 1 - PETITIONS, OCTOBER COURT, 1778. - The Commonwealth of Virginia against Alexander Miller, defendant.-- Upon considering the charges against Alexander Miller, the defendant, as well as the evidence adduced in support of the same, and also the verdict of the jury, we, the Court, are of opinion that the matter, as far as it relates to aiding and giving intelligence to the enemy, comes within the ordinance of Convention, and therefore give judgment: That the said Miller be confined to the bounds of the plantation whereon he now lives, in this County, till the end of the present war with Great Britain, and that he do not in any manner aid, abet, correspond, or converse with the enemies of America, nor argue nor reason with any person or persons whatsoever on any political subject relating to the dispute between Britain and Amercia, or until he be thence discharged by the Executive Power, or General Assembly, of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and in the meantime he, the said Miller, be kept in safe custody until he shall enter into bond himself in the sum of one hundred pounds and two good securities in the sum of fifty pounds each. And that the whole of the costs of this prosecution be levied on the estate of the said Alexander Miller, viz: To Thomas Smith and James Hill, they finding themselves and horses for going 120 miles to William Hutchison's, on Indian Creek, in Botetourt County, each at the rate of 4 pence per mile, and for returning the same distance with the prisoner, at the rate of 4 pence per mile each. To Robt. McFarland, summoned by the officer; to assist, for going 50 miles, at 4 pence per mile. To the witnesses for attending one day each, 25 pounds of tobacco, or two shillings and one penny, viz: William Ewing, Silas Hart, Mary Erwin, James Montgomery, William Givens, Robert McFarland, Thomas Smith, and James Hill. To the clerk, for attendance two days, twenty shillings. To the sheriff, for attending the Court and summoning a jury, twenty shillings. To Daniel Kidd, for summoning the witnesses, in which he rode 150 miles, at four pence per mile. And that the clerk issue executions for the above sums, respectively, when required thereto by the claimants. (Signed) Samuel McDowell. A true copy. Test: William Cunningham, Clerk. We of the jury do find the defendant guilty of the charge mentioned in the warrant, and do assess a fine of one hundred pounds and two years' imprisonment. (Signed) Jos. Humphreys.
- Vol. 1 - COUNTY COURT PAPERS. - A copy of the will of Walter Crow. Fee, 70 cents, paid in the office by W. Roalston. H. J. Gambrill.
- I, Walter Crow, of Rockingham County.
- To wife, Ann. To eight children, viz: Mary Harnsberry, James, John, William, Benjamin, Jacob Crow, Nancy Gregg, Rachel Harnett.
- Executors, wife Ann, and William Crow, third son of testator. "A certain obligation which John Crow obtained from William Crow at Lewis (Levines) Ferry, on James River, which John assigned to his father, Walter Crow, amounting to £20 principle, interest from August, 1784, if John shall pay some to Anne, etc.," otherwise the amount is to be deducted from John's share.
- Signed, sealed, etc., 6th August, 1789.
- Test: William Dunlap, Hannah (mark) Roadecap and lie for, etc.
- (Signed) William Ewen, C. R. C. Proved in clerk. 28th September, 1789, Rockingham County. Proven by Hannah Roadecap and lie for, etc.
- (Signed) William Ewen, C. R. C.
- Proved in Rockingham, 26th October, 1789, by Elizabeth Roadecap.
- Administration granted widow, Anne; other executor failed to appear. By the Court.
- (Signed) William Ewen, C. R. C. A copy.
- Test: H. J. Gambill, D. C. R. C.