William Givens, of the Calfpasture
Facts and Events
William Givens was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pg. 272-273. Indenture 17 June 1745 between Sarah Givens, widow of County of Augusta, and William Givens, son of the aforesaid.. in consideration of love and affection.. grant all rights land granted to Sarah Givens and William Givens by Pattent 30 April 1743, that after the date hereof, Sarah Givens.. duly pay the Quit Rents of said tract to our Sovereign.. till William Givins be of age of 21, after which Wm. Givens shall be in full possession.... (signed) Sarah (X) Givens. Witnesses: James Cathey, John Givens, Sam. Givins. Recorded Orange County, 26 September 1745. [Orange County Deed Book 10, pg. 56].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 253.—21st June, 1763. Thomas Weems and Elinor to William Givens, £217, 552 acres on Great Calve (Calf) Pasture; comer Henry Gay; corner John Harvey. Teste: James Lockridge, John Stewart, John Handley.
- Page 177 - William Givens, 329 acres, Jackson River. Adjoining Ralph Lafarty. Mentioned Thomas Lewis. October 5, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 64].
Disposition of Land from Annals of Bath County, Virginia, by Oren Frederic Morton:
- 552 acres in Cowpasture, sold by William Givens and Agnes to Robert Lockridge for ₤172, 19th August, 1766. (Note: based upon the record above and records of neighboring settlers, this land appears to be located in the Calfpasture and not Cowpasture as listed).
William Givens' will abstract "Mecklenburg County North Carolina Will Abstracts 1791-1868..." by Ferguson mentions wife Jannett (probably Jean McClure, d/o James McClure. James McClure's will recorded Augusta Co, VA where his son lived; written in SC, and is online in Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol III).
- Will dated 26 March 1798.
- wife Jennet. Mill with 100 a to be sold and proceeds divided.
- Children mentioned in William Givens' will:
- Son William got plantation where Wm. Sr. lived - 2 tracts adjoining - 370 acres in all - on south side of 12 Mile Creek bordering Monday's Branch.
- Elizabeth wife of Solomon Bracken [sic, s/b Bradshaw], had son Eli Bracken [sic, s/b Bradshaw] mentioned in will.
- Sarah wife of Robert Ramsey. They died Henry Co, TN (my line).
- Agness wife of Hans McCain [s/b Hance McCain]
- Hester (in will) (aka Esther in DAR app #651989) wife of John Coffey.
- Executers were sons William and Samuel
- [Sources: http://genforum.genealogy.com/givens/messages/1691.html, and http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/e/n/Susan-M-Bennettperkowski/GENE6-0015.html]
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Court cases are normally set up in the form of "Plaintiff vs Defendant"; When the following records for Fitzgerald vs Givens, say that it was the defendant that was killed we would normally assume that it was William Givens who was "KBI'd. Perhaps the normal order has been reversed (unlikely), or Chalkley's reversed them by accident, or perhaps it really was William who was killed. In the later case, subsequent records for WIlliam Givens presumably refer to a different WIlliam.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1764 (A). - William Fitzgerald (Fitzgerrell) vs. William Givin.--Bond by W. F. to W. G., 21st September, 1763. Writ 17th May, 1764. "The defendant is killed by the Indians." (Note: the "defendant" in the lawsuit that was killed by Indians was William Fitzgerald (as listed in the record below), not William Givens, who lived until 1798).
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 22, 1764. - (27) William Givens vs. Wm. Fitzjerrald.--Abates by death of defendant.
- Page 4.--20th June. Bulpasture. Wm. Given, his vendue. Recorded, 19th August, 1772.