Facts and Events
William Gorrell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 70.--21st March, 1753. James Patton to William and James Gorrel, 620 acres part of patent as above (part of large tract patented 10th April, 1751. North Fork of Goose Creek); North Fork of Goose Creek; corner John Robinson; corner Tobias (Bright).
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - 1755--List of Robert Breckinridge, Sheriff: Wm. Gorrel.
- Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: James and William Gorrell, 18th February, 1753.
- Page 237.-(17th August, 1769) -By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Wm. Foster. Michl. Dougherty, Danl. Droudy, James Wiley (by James Davies), James Campbell. Wm. Preston (in part for Dayley's and Wat. Welshe's bond whose lands he purchased), David Robinson (part of William and James Gorrel's debt).