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Records of William Waller in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 131.--1st September, 1750. James Patton's will--Daughter, Mary, wife to William Thompson, 1 negro woman; tract called Spring Hill; 3,000 acres on which Saml. Stalnaker and others is living, known by name of Indian Fields, on waters of Houlston's river, a branch of the Missisipio. Grandson, James Thompson, infant, remainder in above in fee tail. Daughter, Margaret, now wife of Col. John Buchanan. To son-in-law, William Thompson, the tract called Springfield, joining where widow Gouldman now lives and on which Henry Patton lives. William is to keep the estate intact for his son, James, until 1772. To Margaret, tract called Cherry tree bottom, near Robert Looney's tract at mouth of Purgatory, tract on which there is a small stone house. Margaret's daughter, Mary; sister, Preston, and her son, William Preston, £10 to be paid to Rev. John Craig, pastor at Tinkling Spring, to pay his stipends from 1740 to 1750, to be paid by the congregation out of the money advanced by him to help build the meeting house. £10 of same to be laid out for a pulpit and pulpit cloth. John Preston's bond to be given up to his son. Wm. Preston. All debts due by George Wilson, who is married to testator's wife's niece, Rebecca Vicers (Viers?), to be given up. Granddaughter, Mary Buchanan. Executors, John Buchanan, Wm. Thompson, nephew, Wm. Preston, Silas Harte. All disputes between executors to be left to arbitration of the minister and elders of Tinkling Spring church. Testator was agent for John Smith, Zachery Lewis, Wm. Waller, Wm. Green, Wm. Parks for the Roanoke and James River grants. As to the Great Grant on the waters of Misicipia, James Gordon, James Johnston, John Grimes, John _____, Richard Barns, Robert Gilchrist, James Bowre, Robert Jackson, have assigned their parts to testator. Richard Winston's part is assigned to little John Buchanan. To Mary Preston, horses. Teste: Thomas Stewart, Edward Hall, John Williams. Proved, 26th November, 1755, bv Stewart and Hall. Wm. Preston refuses to execute, also Silas Harte. Buchanan and Thompson qualify, with sureties David Stewart, Joseph Culton, Wm. Preston, Edward Hall, Thomas Stewart. 16th August, 1769, Wm. Preston qualifies executor.
- Page 78.--27th June, 1761. Zachary Lewis, of Spottsylvania, to John Buchanan and Wm. Thompson, release of all rights in an order of Council for 100.000 on the waters of James River and Roanoke, granted to Zachary Lewis, Wm. Waller. Benj. Waller and Robert Green, 3d November, 1740. renewed, May, 1745, for 50,000 acres and since renewed for 30,000 acres in which grant James Patton was a partner.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1770 (A). - John Smith vs. Patton's Executors.--Bill filed May, 1767. In 1741, John Smith, orator, being joint partner with Zachariah Lewis, William Waller, Benjamin Waller, Robert Green, James Patton, in an order of Council for 100,000 acres on James River and Roanoke. The whole direction of the affair was committed to James Patton, by whom orator was appointed to see the land surveyed, in which service orator was employed until 1751, and was entitled to a large sum of money therefor. Patton purchased the parts of the other partners and got the whole grant in his hands, except orator's and the part of Zachariah Lewis. (James was a member of General Assembly, 1763-4.) Orator was also engaged in protection of frontiers, and was captured by the French and Indians in 1756 and remained a prisoner until 1758.
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