William Scott, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
William Scott was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
William Scott's land (Beverley Manor SE, 125 acres, 1754) 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 92.--Ditto. Same (From James Patton) to William Scot, 100 A. by patent, 3d November, 1750. Middle Lick Run of Catawba. (Note: this may be another William Scott).
- Page 238.--15th May, 1754. Beveriey to Wm. Scott, 125 acres in Beverley Manor. Cor. Ro. Coningham, John Black's line.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 287.--17th January, 1786. William Scott and Agness to William Scott, of Lincoln County. (The location or size of this tract was not listed, but in the will of James Ewing, he mentions "to son, James, lands conveyed by William Scott adjoining Philip Osinger and James Hathorn", who were living in Beverley Manor, the likely location of this land. The William Scott "of Lincoln County" is most likely William Scott, Jr., who was listed in the will of William Scott, Sr.).
Will of William Scott
- Page 146.--4th February, 1791. William Scott's will--Aged about 70 years; to son, Robert, to minten Saley as long as she lives; to doughter, Saley, the wan halif of my house hold furniture; to sons, William, James, John, to daughter, Fany; to son, Robert, whole of estate of sister Sarah Hutchingson. Executor, Walter Davis. Teste: William Davis, David Caldwell, Jno. Davis. Proved, 20th January, 1795, by William and John Davis. (Note: this establishes William Scott's birthdate as about 1721, since he stated that his age was "about 70 years" at the writing of his will in 1791).
Processioning List of 1755
- "Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
- Page 139.--By order of Vestry, dated 27th November, 1755, subscribers have processioned all the patroned land within bounds of Cap. Wm. Christian's Company, by Wm. Henderson, Thomas Stuart, viz: For William Scott, present Robert Cunningham, Waltee Davis; for Walter Davis, present Wm. Scott, Robert Cunningham; for Rob. Cunningham; for Thos. Black, present Thos. Rutlidge, Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Henderson, present Ro. Cunningham, Geo. Caldwell; for Geo. Rutlidge; for John McNutt, present Wm. Marshall; for Wm. Marshall, present Saml. Caldwell; for James Caldwell; for John Coalter; for Wm. Ledgerwood; for Andrew Cowan, present Wm. Carry; for Wm. Carry; for James Moody; for James Wilson; for Robert Wilson; for John Shields; for Thos. Brown; for Rob. Wilson; for Andrew Alexander; for Samuel Blackwood, present Thos. Blackwood; for Thos. Blackwood; for Wm. Karr; for Robert Christian, present; for John Christian; for Wm. Christian; for Jas. Armstrong; for Wm. Armstrong; for James Frame; for Thomas Shields; for Jacob Van Lear; for James Bell; for Gabriel Alexander; for John Black; for Anthony Black; for Wm. Wright; for Jos. Tees (deceased), no one to show lines; for Wm. Long, present Alex. and John Long; for Wm. Long; for John Glass (deceased), no one to show lines; for Samuel Lusk, has no deed; for Samuel McCoule, has no deed; for John Hunter, has no deed; for James Patton (deceased), no one to show lines; for Thomas Stuart; for Edward Hall; for Alex. Thomson. (Note: these are all in Beverley Manor).
Records of William Scott in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 15, 1746. - (33) William Scott--appd. Constable on Cutabough Creek.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1747. - (198) Saml. Delap appd. Constable, vice Nath. McClure; John Spear, Constable, vice Jno. Trimble; James Galespy, Constable, vice Wm. Wright; Ro. Ramsey, Constable, vice Thos Black; Alexr. McCroskie, Constable, vice Charles Hays; John Erwin, Constable, vice James Hogshead; James Hogart and Wallace Ashton, Constables, vice James Maies; Thos. Cohoon and David Miller, Constables, on Roan Oke; Archd. Hamilton and David Stevenson, Constables, vice Danl. Deniston; James Slone, Constable, vice James Hony; Geo. Draper, Peter Rentfro and James Cohoon, Constables, vice Humb. Lyon; John Ramsey, Constable, vice Wm. Guy; James Beard and John Maggot, Constables, vice Adam Miller; Andrew Scot, Constable, vice John Ramsey; John Campbell, Constable, vice Ro. Givin; John Leath, Constable, vice Elisha Job; Valentine Sevear, Constable, vice Wm. Carroll; John States, Constable, vice James Robinson; Ro. Montgomerie and John McClintin, Constables, vice Wm. Scot.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1753. - (75) John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1754. - (123) Gibson vs. Wm. Scot } Following attached--5 pewter basins, 20 plates, 6 dishes, 1 looking glass, 1 silver punch ladle, 6 porringers, 3 punch bowls, 4 blankets, 2 pillows.
- Page 71.--19th September, 1754. William Scot's (yeoman) bill of sale to John Maxwell (yeoman). Teste: Richard Borton, John Smith, Mathew Campbell.
- Page 79.--19th May, 1755. John Vance, of Bedford County, to Robert Alleson, £20, 192 acres on North Fork Reed Creek patented to said John Vance. Teste: Wm. Scott, Geo. Wilson, Peter Scott. (Note: the mention of a Peter Scott is interesting, more research necessary to determine who this is, or perhaps this is a different William Scott on Reed Creek).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1755. - (469) Audley Paul produced account for services done Braddock's army and for a horse lost on the expedition; Major Scot, a carrier employed by David Stuart, ditto; Wm. Scot, a carrier, ditto.
- Page 178.--3d September, 1756. Robert Sayers' nuncupative will--To second son Robert (infant), all real estate bought from his brother David Sayers; father was testator's security in above purchase; to son Robert, a saddle which Wm. Scott is making; son, David (infant), which is a fool. Proved, 20th November, 1756, by Jno. Christian, John Hunter, Chas. Campbell. Was objected to by David Sayers, to whom administration was granted, because the will was not signed, but as Campbell and Hunter testified that the testator acknowledged it as his will, it is recorded and administration is rescinded; then administration is granted David as next of kin (Hannah, the widow, refusing to qualify), who qualifies with Jno. Ramsey and John Hunter.
- 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: William Scott, 4th April, 1748 (listed among many others). (Note: this bond due Col. James Patton is most likely for the tract of land on "Middle Lick Run of Catawba" that Col. Patton transfered title to William Stott in 1750).
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1758 (B). - William Scot and Elizabeth summoned. (Note: this record may be for the other William Scott that appears in Augusta County records, more research necessary).
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1760 (A) - William Scot and Elizabeth vs. Hughes. (Note: this record may be for the other William Scott that appears in Augusta County records, more research necessary).
- Page 120.--2d January, 1761. William Johnston's will, yeoman, aged about forty years--Daughter, Mary Johnston, 2 years old last June. Executor, Walter Davis. Teste: Wm. Scott, Michl. O'Donnell, John Cunningham, Robt. Cunningham, John Sorel. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by Scott, John Cunningham, and Sorel. Executor qualified, with Thomas Rutledge and Wm. Scott.
- Page 331.--17th April, 1761. Robert Cunningham (Coningham) to Walter Davies, £__, 5 sh., in Beverley Manor, on Cedar Spring Run; cor. Thomas Black and Tames Armstrong. 160 acres. Teste: John Cuningham, William Scot, John Davies. Delivered: W. Davis. 9th April, 1796.
- Page 379.--9th June, 1761. James Buchanan's will--To son Alexander Buchanan; to son Archibald Buchanan; to son John Buchanan; to sons Wm. and Robt. Buchanan; to wife Mary Buchanan; to sons Geo. and David Buchanan; to daughter Rebecky Buchanan. Executors, wife Mary and son Alexander. Teste: Daniel Nerrity, Jas. McCown, Wm. Scott. Proved, 19th March, 1765, by Daniel Harrison and Wm. Scott. Executors qualified, with Jno. Wallace, Jno. Buchanan. (Mary's mark ).
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1762. - (362) Ezekiel Drady, an orphan, to be bound to Wm. Scot.
- Page 405.--6th March, 1765. Henry Kirkham's will--Wife, Mary; son. Robert, the land at the Great Spring; son, Samuel, a mare bought from Edward Gill; son, Michael, 50 acres between John Collier (Colyer) and John Wiley; son, John, 100 acres near John Collier's (Colyer) on the Dry Creek side; sons, Henry and Joseph, infants, land testator lives on to be divided by Richard Woods and Jno. Summers; to daughter Jane; to infant in wife's womb; daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth. If any of the heirs by former wife die infants. Executors, wife, Peter Wallace and Jno. Summers. Peter Wallace has authority to bind son John to his brother Samuel. Teste: Robt. Kirknam, Alex. Collier, Michl. Kirkham. Proved, 30th August, 1765, by Robert and Michael Kirkham. Peter Wallace refuses to execute. Others qualify, with Alex. Dale, Wm. Scott, Robt. Young.
- Page 225.--17th March, 1767. James ( ) Hays and Agness ( ) to John Lusk, £90, 100 acres on the Mary or South River of James River; corner Borden's great tract. Teste: William Scott, William Kennady, Malcom Allen. Delivered: Jno. Lyle, May Court, 1778.
- Page 507.-- 2d April, 1772. Thomas Hutcheson's will--To wife, Sarah, plantation and the boy, Thomas Rhoads (if she gives up Thomas Rhoades, then John Hamilton is to have him); to daughters, Agness and Sarah. Executors, Andrew McClure and John Hamilton. Teste: Zach. Johnston, Francis Alexander, John Williams. Proved, 20th May, 1772. by the witnesses. Both executors refuse to execute. Administration granted Sarah Hutcheson, who qualifies (her mark) with William Scott, William Scott. (Note: Sarah Hutchinson, wife of Thomas Hutchinson was the sister of William Scott).
- Page 243.--4th April, 1772. John Caldwell, Junior, farmer, to John Caldwell. Sr., £12, cows, mortgage. Teste: James Armstrong, William Scott.
- Page 109.--17th August, 1773. Walter Davis' bond (with David Henderson, William Scott) as guardian to Mary and Margaret O'Donnell, orphans of Michael O'Donnell.
- Page 75.--25th September, 1776. William Christian's will--Executors, "my brothers, Robert and John Christian and Capt. George Moffett"; to son, Patrick, 269 acres whereon Patrick now lives, part of 1614 acres "whereof 538 acres were laid off for my share"; to William Christian (son to Patrick), land, 40 acres of 180 (80) acres; to son, Gilbert; to wife, Mary; the 3,000 acres to which testator is entitled by Proclamation 1763 to be divided between 3 daughters, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Mary. Teste: William Anderson, Patt. Christian, Wm. Scott. Proved, 17th August, 1779, by Anderson and Scott. Moffett refuses to execute; John Christian qualifies.
- Page 334.--29th August, 1777. List of those indebted to the estate of Roger North--Molly Mathews, Michael Diveyer, John Pans, Taylor, Edward Brayton, Mary Dillon, Wm. Collen, Carolina; Rev. Adam Smith, Margaret Mountfield, Hannah Sires, Robt. Jameson, Prince Edward; Andrew Cowen, Holstein; John Adkins, going to Carolina; William Loveley, Sally McGraw, servant to Dr. Watkins; James Bowyer (Taylor), John Anderson, Long Glead, Holstein; Joseph Love, Montgomery; Geo. Berry (son to Francis), James Anderson, son of John, M. River; John Henderson, son to David, So. River, dead; John Brown, son to Widow, N. Mtn.; David Steel (tailor), Wm. Jordan, So. River; Wm. Scott (taylor), John Welsh (tailor), Amos Perkins (blacksmith), Michael McEntosh, James Cooper, Forks of James; Mary Blackwood, married to McCrosky; _____ Crawford, brother to Patrick; Wm. Russell, Buchanan's Mill; Charles Philips, Adam Cribb, Eleanor Craig, M. River; Eleanor Dunn at Elijah McClenachans, Robert Patterson, No. Mountain; Nelly Keenan, James Berry, son to Francis, Holst.; John Woods, M. River; Andrew Anderson, son to John; Andrew Jenkins; Major Scott (dead), Mark Hatton, Andrew Campbell, son to John, So. River; Andrew Wilson, reedmaker; James Anderson, M. River; James Kelly (mason), John Cypher, James Brown (dead), John Votaw, Wm. McNab, No. Mountain; Joseph Right, M. River; James Armstrong, Holstein; Wm. Long, Warm Springs; Jean Rush, Evan Griffith, son of Abel, M. River; James Bott, Alex. Reed, Rockfish; Miss Betsey Hughes, Greenbrier; Henry Black, Dutchman; Hugh Divier. No. River; John Smith, son of Daniel, dead; Gasper Carner, Black's Gap; Daniel Meek, Calfpasture; Mary Cawfield, Jacob Kile, No. Mountain; Wm. Rogers. B. M.; John Campbell, No. River; James Edmonson, taylor; Chas. Syms, attorney at law; Nath. Bell Magruder, James Long, Mid. River; Richard Aldeman, Jno. Ehrhard, laberer; James McManis, Amherst; Jno. Todd, attorney at law; Thos. Bird, labourer; Abraham Savage, Thos. Jones, at the Office; Jacob Meckghew, Pr. Edward; Jno. Heany, Miss Jenny Lewis, Thomas' daughter, Jno. Hughson, Mason. (Note: this record establishes William Scott was a "taylor", and also ties-into the earlier record in 1756 (Robert Sayers' will), mentioning that he had made a saddle him).
- Vol. 2 - Fee Books of Augusta County; 1780 - page 62, William Scott, Fuller, (August), Trotter's deeds to you; page 63, Henry Howard, hatter; page 63, John Burnsides, Jr., Greenbrier; page 66, John Campbell, hatter; William Scott, taylor.
- Vol. 2 - Tithables, 1781; William McPheeters's List: Wm. Scott (lised among many others).
- Vol. 1 - MAY 17, 1781. - (340) William Scott's death abater suit. (Note: this confirms that there was another William Scott in Augusta County, perhaps the same one listed on Reed Creek).
- Vol. 2 - List of Tithables for the Town of Staunton to be collected at $4 each to be applied to the Repair of Streets, 1779-1780l - 1784 in Capt. Long's Company, taken 9th April 1784: Samuel Armstrong and father Robert, Mathew Alexander and father Andrew, John Brooks, Sr., and son Jonathan, James Bell and sons John and Joseph, John Black and brothers Anthony and William, Robert Christian and father Robert, Joseph Kerr, father, and brother William, Abraham Lerew and son Reuben, Thomas Rutledge and sons Thomas and Edward, Robert Scott and father William, Thomas Stuart and sons Robert and John, Joseph Thompson and son William.
- Page 18.--7th April, 1787. Thos. Hutchison's estate settled by Robt. Scott, administrator of Sarah, who was administratrix of Thomas--Paid Wm. Scott for finding Sarah Hutchison in a house to live in and fire wood for near two years. Burial expenses of the said Sarah Hutchison. (Note: this record mentions Robert Scott, who is suspected of being a sibling to Sarah and William Scott)
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County, VA - 1790--June 28, Edward Harding and Margaret Patterson, daughter of Robert Patterson (consent); witnesses, William Scott, Thomas Sharp; surety, George Kirkpatrick.
- Vol. 1 - DISTRICT COURT MEMORANDUMS, 1790-91. - This shall oblige me, my heirs and assigns to deliver unto Major William Long a warrant for one thousand acres of land for his service as a captain in ye Continental service. Given under my hand this 4th day of December, 1783. Witness: T. Madison. Assigned, 23d March, 1784, by William Long to Andrew Sutlington. (Signed) Alex. McClenachan. Test: Wm. Scott.
- Page 244.--3d February, 1795. James Ewing's will--To wife, Martha, and children; after the two boys have received their part; to son, James, lands conveyed by William Scott adjoining Philip Osinger and James Hathorn, also 200 acres joining James Hathorn and Mathew Wilson in Beverley Manor; to son, Joseph, tract purchased of William Deen; to daughter, Martha; to daughter, Nancy Ewing. Executors, wife Martha, John Wilson, Mathew Willson, Jr. Teste: Robert Hanna, John McCutchen, Wm. Willson. Proved, 18th October, 1796, by the witnesses. Mathew Willson refuses in writing, others personally refused. Administration granted Martha Ewing, John Wellson, James Ewing.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1796 (A to K). - Hite vs William Scott.--Attachment, 1796. Defendant is a shoemaker and is gone. (Note: William Scott had died the year earlier).