Facts and Events
William Thompson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Need additional records to place this William Thompson. He appears to be in Beverley Manor, must be related to one of the other Thompson families there, but which one?
Records of William Thompson in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1780 (A). - Bennett vs. McNabb.--Chancery. Writ, 3d December, 1771. Benjamin Bennett (orator), eldest son and heir of Richard Bennett. Richard died intestate, 1743, leaving orator an infant. Shortly before his death he bought 300 acres in Beverley's Manor, but died before getting a deed. Richard's widow, Martha, married William McNabb. William McNabb put two of his sons, James and Samuel, in possession of the land. Bill for title and accounting of personal estate. Richard had other children besides Benjamin. William Thompson, aged 62 (deposes 16th May, 1773), was brother-in-law of Martha Bennett McNabb. (Note: need to check other records and see how William Thompson was related).