Facts and Events
Records in Botetourt County, VA
- At a court held for Botetourt County the 13th day of May, 1773
- Solomon Seekright, Plff. ) In Ejectment for one messuage & one tract of
- agst. ) land containing one thousand acres with the
- James Smith, Deft. ) appurtenances on two small creeks, branches of Clinch River, in this County of the demise of Alexr. McClenachan, Wm. Shelton & John Shelton.
- This day came the parties by their attornies & thereupon came also a jury, towit: Alexr. Collier, Moses Collier, Aaron Collier, Felty Cook, John Douglass, James Hollis, John Litton, Dawson Wade, John McMullin, Thomas Carpenter, William Galloway & John Galloway, who retd. verdt. in favor of the plff. and damages of one penny, beside his costs.
- [Botetourt County, Virginia Court Minutes, County Court May 1773].
- At a court held for Botetourt County the 13th day of May, 1779
- William Crow Plff. )
- agst. ) In Case
- Geo. Francisco Deft. )
- This day came the parties &c. & also a jury, towit: James Anderson, Mathias Yoakum, Samuel Baldwin, James Alderson, Martin McFarran, Samuel Keer, Joseph Carroll, Amos Potts, William Little, William Galloway, Curtiss Alderson & John Davidson, who retd. verdt. awarding damages to plff. of eighteen pounds, thirteen shillings.
- Judgment for the same and costs.
- [Botetourt County, Virginia Court Minutes, County Court May 1779].
- Bond. William Galloway, Botetourt County, to Zachariah Johnston, 18 September 1788.
- From "Virginia General Assembly, House of Delegates, Journal":
- Monday, October 27, 1788.
- Also, a petition of William Galloway, of the county of Botetourt; setting forth, that he was seized by a deed from his father and upwards of thirty years possession of a tract of land in the said county, of which he was afterwards divested by authority of an old grant to Robinson Burden Lewis and Company; that the claimant under them being a British subject, his estate was escheated and sold for the benefit of the Commonwealth; and praying to be reimbursed for his buildings and improvements on the said lands out of the proceeds of the sales thereof.
- Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Propositions and Grievances; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.
- Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee, That the petition of William Galloway, praying that the amount of the sales of seventy-two acres of land in the county of Botetourt, which was escheated and sold by the Commonwealth, as the property of the heir of John Graham, deceased, a British subject, and taken from the petitioner's father prior to the late revolution, by a survey and grant to James Wood, who conveyed the same to the said John Graham, way be paid to hint by the public, be rejected.