Facts and Events
William (Nutt) McNutt was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
William Nutt/McNutt's land (Beverley Manor NW, 650 acres, 1747) 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.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 319.--13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to Wm. Nutt, of Orange. Whereas, Wm. Beverley, on 14th April, 1738, did agree to convey to Gibbons Jennings, late of Orange County, 650 acres in Beverley Manor, which said 650 acres were laid off by Ro. Brooke, Gent., on Christy's Creek, at Moses Thompsons; a red oak by John Brackenridge's grove, who was murdered by the Indians; in consideration of which and other, 510 acres conveyed by said Beverley to the said Gibbons Jennings, he was to pay William £38.7.2. Jennings paid all but £10 and entered on the land and built a water grist mill thereon, and afterwards, on 2d September, 1740, agreed to convey the same land to Wm. Nutt in consideration of one gray mare. Mr. Jno. Lewis's bond for 350 acres, either in the Cow or Calf Pasture, 5 shillings cash and 1,000 yards of linen. Jennings left the colony without taking any conveyance for the land from Beverley or making any conveyance to Nutt. Nutt brought suit in County Court, Orange, vs. Jennings and Beverley, to compel a conveyance, and it was decreed, 27th July, 1744, that Beverley convey to Nutt. Deed to Nutt. Teste: Robt Davies, W. Russell, John Lin. Proved by all, 19th August, 1747.
- " Page 782.--24th May, 1750. Dennis Dyer, tailor, and Abigail, to William Nutt, miller, in Beverley Manor, said Nutt's mill on Mill Creek; corner Andrew Nutt, Abigail, wife of Dennis, 181 acres in Beverley Manor. Teste: Wm. Hamilton, Jno. Willson, Francis Beatey."
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- DEED BOOK NO. 1. Page 538.--21st May, 1748. £5. William Nutt to James McCorkal, 24 1/2 acres in Beverley Manor; line of McCorkal's former survey; Spanish oak. Teste: James Trimble, John Rutledge, Robert Davis. Acknowledged by William, and dower released by Elinor, 21st May, 1748.
- Page 354.--28th November, 1749. William Nutt, miller, to Dennis Dyer, tailor, 181 acres in Beverley Manor. Mill Creek. Corner Andrew Nutt."
- Page 69.--28th November, 1750. Wm. Nutt to John Buchanan, 416-1/2 acres dated 27th July, 1744, part of 650 acres conveyed by Beverley by decree of Orange Co. Same land involved in suit in Orange, Nutt vs. Gibbins Jennings and Wm. Beverley, conveyed by Beverley to Nutt, 13th August, 1745; corner John Coulter, Mill Creek; corner James McCorkals, etc., water grist mill. Eleanor, wife of Wm. Nutt. Teste: Andrew Cowan, John Rutledge, Francis Beatey.
- Page 72.--28th November, 1750. Wm. Nutt to John Coulter, 210 acres, part of 650 above; part of above, Robert McClenachan's line; corner to graveyard of John Breckinridge, who was murdered by the Indians.
Note: this last disposition completes the sale of William McNutt's original patent of 650 acres acquired in 1747, on which he apparently lived prior to 14 April, 1738 - (24 1/2 acres sold to James McCorkle in 1748, 416 1/2 acres sold to John Buchanan and 210 acres sold to John Coulter on 28 November 1750).