Facts and Events
William Stalp was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 31.--19th November, 1771. Rudolph ( ) Eurabough and Mary ( ) to William Stolp, £45, 195 acres, part of 231 acres patented to said Rudolph. 14th July, 1769, corner Adam Eurabough. Teste: Michael Archdeacon, John Hogshead. Delivered: Adam Eurabough, June, 1780.
Will of William Stalp
- Page 79.--23d January, 1773. William Stalp's (Stolp?) will--Executors, wife Elizabeth, son John; blacksmith tools to be sold; to son, John; to daughter. Margaret; daughter, Mary; to son, Hennery, both old and new plantations. "And 1 further order for my loving wife one-half of the plantation to Adam Orban joining to the County line." "Margaret and Mary to have as much as the two oldest daughters had when they married." To residuary legatees. wife and children John Stalp, Catherine, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, Henry. Teste: Adam Reader (and two German names) Proved, 18th May, 1773. by Mathias Lair and Catherine Lair (Leher?). Executors qualify (Catharine her mark) with John Gratton, Mathias Lear.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1773 - (96) Appraiser appointed for estate of Wm. Stalp (Halp).
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1773 - (100) Henry Stalp, aged 14, orphan of Wm. Stalp, decd., chose Archibald Huston his guardian.
- Page 93.--18th May, 1773. Archibald Huston's bond (with Charles Rush, Mathias Lair) as guardian to Henry Stalp, orphan of Wm. Stalp. (Note: Henry Stalp was 14 years old when his father died).
- Page 162.--2d September, 1773. William Stalb's estate appraised by Jacob Mayer, Anthony Reader, Adam Reader.
Processioning List of 1767-68
- "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 442.-- Processioned by Isaac Robinson, James Johnston, 1767-68, the Forrest: For Mathias Reader, for Michael Hover, for Charles Dayley, for John Bare, for Joel Robinson; for James Johnston, Milborn Maden present; for Nathan Dayley, for William Stalp; for Adam Painter, Michael Niece present; for Martin Shoemaker, Philip Dayley present; for Isaac Robinson.
Records of William Stalp in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 85.-- May, 1768. Ferdinand Lair's estate appraised and settlement of estate recorded 18th May, 1773--To cash in Bands of Andrew Hudlough (Herdlough?); to cash in hands of Conrad Wall; paid Barbara Lair; paid an old account from Germany by Fred Hanger; paid Joseph Cowley, Conrad Weeble, Mathias Rodes, William Stalp, Peater Tirkels bond.
Information on William Stalp
William Stalp, made his will and died in 1773. He mentions his wife Elizabeth and all six of his children. Henry, at age 14, was left an orphan (they were so called at time of father's death even though the mother was alive and well). Will of William in Vol. III of Abstract of Records of Augusta County, Virginia (Augusta was a huge county and including Rockingham County at the time).