Facts and Events
William Mitchell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 73.--12th May, 1746. John Mitchell, farmer, to Wm. Mitchell, farmer, £40 current money Virginia; 400 acres in Augusta; Benj. Borden's line, part of land patented to John, 15th March, 1744. Acknowledged, 12th May, 1746, by John Mitchell and Mary, his wife. (Note: John Mitchell and Mary were William Mitchell's parents).
- William Mitchell received a patent of 200 acres on a "Branch of James River called the Mary", on 25 September, 1746, as listed in the disposition below:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 132.—15th February, 1748-9. William Mitchell and Margaret (his wife) to James McClure. Branch of James River called the Mary, 200 acres patented to William, 25th September, 1746.
- Page 473.--20th August, 1752. Wm. Mitchell (son of John Mitchell) and Margaret, his wife, to Thomas Wilson, 400 acres, patented to John. 15th March, 1744. Broad Spring Branch of James; Benjamin Borden's line.
Possible Estate Records in Augusta County
Possibly this William Mitchell?:
- Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 15, 1795. - (397) Admn. of estate of William Mitchell granted James Mitchell, Sr. (Note: assuming these records belong to this William Mitchell, the administrator was most likely William's eldest son, James Mitchell).
- Vol. 2 - 15th December, 1795--James Mitchell, administrator of Wm. Mitchell.
- Page 234.--18th December, 1795. William Mitchell's estate appraised by James Moffett, Jacob Bowngarner, Patrick Hays.
Processioning List of 1748
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 16.--12th April, 1748: John Montgomery and Francis McCown: 18th January, processioned for Patrick Hays; 12th January, processioned for Samuel Dunlap, Pat Hays present; 12th January, processioned for Wm. Lockridge, Samuel Dunlap present; 18th January, processioned for James Archer, Richard Cousor present; 18th January, processioned for Wm. McCanless, Robt. Dunlapp present; Jno. Lowry, Robt. Dunlapp present; Robt. Dunlapp, Robert Lowry present; 14th January, processioned for Samuel Anderson, Wm. McCanless present; Geo. Henderson, Ro. Lowry present; Wm. Mitchell, Jas. Moore present; 15th January, processioned for Wm. Cowdon, Robert Bags present; Francis McCown, John Downy present; James Moore, Alexander Walker present; James Robinson, Jas. Walker present; 15th January, processioned for Alex. Walker, Jno. Walker present; 27th January, processioned for John Walker, James Walker present; processioned for James Walker, James Robinson present; processioned for Samuel McCutchen; processioned for James Shields; processioned for John Shields; processioned for Nathan Lusk; 28th January, processioned for Thomas Berry; processioned for Wm. Berry; processioned for James Trimble; processioned for James Martin; processioned for Joseph Coulton; processioned for Robert Coulton.
Records of William Mitchell in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (most are probably this William Mitchell)
- Vol. 2 - Muster List of 1742: - Capt. John Buchanan's List: John Buchanan, Captain; Will Evins, Lieutenant; Josef Catton, Ensign; John Mitchell, Sergeant; Joseph Kanada, James Cooke, Charles Donocho, Solo Moffett, Jas. Sunderlin, Will Sayers, John Dyche, Rob. Catton, Charles Gamble, Sam Walker, Alex. Walker, John Walker, Joseph Walker, Cha. Hays, And. Martin, John Edmoston,
Jas. Robinson, Ths. Duchart, Will Quinn, Thomas Williams, Jab Anderson, Joh Anderson, James Anderson, Isaac Anderson, And. Hays, John McCroserce, Will Buchanan, Rich. Courser, Sam Dunlap, Will Lonchrage, Rob. Dunlap, Jams Ecken, Will McCantes, John Moor, Will Moor, David Moor, Alex. Moor, And. Moor, Will Mitchel, Nathn. Evins, John Stephenson, James Eken, Jas. Greenlee, John Paul, Mat. Lyle, Joh. Gray, Ths. McSpedan, Joh. Mathews, Will Armstrong, Rob. Huddon, Will Hall, Sam. Gray, Isaac Taylor, Michael O'Docherty, Sam McClewer, Edw. Boyle, Will Humphrey, Nathn. McClewer, John Philip Weaver.
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1747-8-- page 51, Wm. Mitchell, in Frederick, (May), vs. Dunbarr.
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1750 - I, John Mitchell, son of John Mitchell, and brother of William Mitchell of the County of Augusta, held and firmly bound to Thomas Wilson, late of Pennsylvania. 14th September, 1762. John, Jr., obtained patent with his father's money and for his father's benefit for 400 acres on a branch of James River, known by the name of Broad Spring Branch, which pond was afterwards sold by John, Sr., to his son, William, and William and wife, Margaret, have sold the same to said Thomas Wilson, indemnity against any claims of John, Jr., or any one under him (not recorded).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST AND PART NOVEMBER, 1752. - Moore et ux. vs. Mitchell et ux--David Moore and Mary, his wife, vs. William Mitchell and Margaret, his wife. Slander. Filed December, 1749.
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1753-1754, Pt. 2. - Examination of Margaret Mitchell, wife of William Mitchell, and daughter of Ephraim McDowell, 1753. She had a son. (Note: this proves the identity of William Mitchell's wife).
- Page 272.--27th September, 1769. John Cawley and Margaret, of Staunton, to Sampson and George Mathews, £40, 1/2 lot of woodland on northwest of Staunton, 14 acres, part in No. 9 and part in No. 10, surveyed for Robert McClenachan lying between lots of James Hughes and John Kerr, see deed McClenachan to Margaret and Joseph Gamwell, 22d May; 1760; also 1/2 of a half-acre lot in Staunton; half of lot No. 5 also conveyed by McClenachan in above deed; both which pieces since sold by Gamwell to Archer Mathews, the remainder being conveyed by Joseph Gamwell to said John Cawley, now husband of the late said Margaret Gamwell, August, 1768. Teste: Pat. Lockhart, William Mitchell, Euphemia Hughes, John Walsh.
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 11, 1772. - (362) Oyer and Terminer on 2 slaves for murdering Thomas Marmeon--guilty--to be hanged on 18th of present month between 12 and 8--heads to be severed--one to be affixed on a pole below the town near the road at the rocks and the other near the road leading from Wm. Mitchell's to Staunton. (Note: well there's a conversation starter...)
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1782. - (81) Certified to the Auditors that John Mitchell, deceased, was killed at Ninety Six, and William Mitchell is his heir-at-law. (Note: William Mitchell wss the eldest son of John Mitchell).
- Vol. 2 - Insolvents and Delinquents, 1795: William Mitchell, dead.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1796. - (426-430) William Mitchell's death abates suit.