Facts and Events
William Watterson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 30 - William Waterson, 200 acres, Naked Creek. Adjoining John King. Mentioned Kings Mill pond. November 8, 1763. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 12].
- Page 162 - William Waterson, 173 acres, Middle River of the Shenandoah. Adjoining James Allen, Beverley Anderson, Rorbert Williams. November 4, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 59].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 445.--20th May, 1766. William Watterson to John King, £17, 200 acres on southeast side Naked Creek, beginning John King's land above a mill pond. Teste: Wm. Frame, James Gambell, Samuel McCutchan. Delivered: John King, 22d May, 1769.
- Page 143.--12th April, 1768. William Watterson to James McCarty, of City of Williamsburg, £150, 600 acres bounded by the lands of John Anderson and James Allen, Jr., on Middle River, in County aforesaid, called Shanando, Mortgage. Teste: William Goodall, Lewis Tyler, John Warburton, Daniel Kidd, Malcom Allen, William Bowen, William Crow.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 25, 1766. - (462) Judith Neal, servant of Wm. Walterson.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1767 (D). - Thompson vs. Watterson.--Demurrer by Patrick Henry.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1767 (D). - Thompson vs. Watterson.--Demurrer by Patrick Henry. (Note: appears to be a duplicate entry, listed twice in Chalkley's)
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1767 (D). - Thompson vs. Watterson.--In pursuance and by virtue of Act of Parliament made and appointed for the more effectual transportation of felons and convicts out of Great Britain into his Majesty's plantations in America, I do hereby assign unto Cockran and Heart, their heirs or assigns, a convict names Agnes Lyons, within the said statutes, to serve for the term of seven years from 3d day of October, 1763, being the day of arrival in Virginia. (Signed) Capt. Thomas Allong. (Endorsed) John Cockran and Heart to George Earnest. George Earnest to William Watterson. Hanover, September 19, 1764.--Ann Lyon, a convict, servant from London, was imported in the Beverley, Captain Allan, and arrived in Rappahannock River, Virginia, sometime in the latter end of October, 1763. The original convictions and general goal delivery are to be seen in the hands of James hliller, merchant, in Port Royal, but there being only one made out for every separate goal. renders it impossible to send it along with each servant.(Signed) Robert Hart.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1767. - (76) Wm. Watterson bound to peace for abusing Abraham Smith in execution of his office.
- Page 102.--21st May, 1767. William Teas to Hugh Walker, of Gloucester County, mortgage of slaves for £40. Teste: Wm. Watterson, Pat. Lockhart, Jno. Murray. Sent to Mr. Walker by his order, March, 1768.
- Page 526.--15th July, 1767. William Watterson to Michael Bowyer, one negro wench, £60. Teste: Mathew Reed, Daniel Kidd.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 20, 1767. - (368) Jurors: Wm. Watterson, John Trotter, Pat. Buchanan, John Thompson, John Long, Wm. Huchison, Edward Thompson, John Bamier, Joseph McClung, Thomas Rhoades, Saml. Caldwell, James Armstrong.
- Page 445.--30th March, 1768. William Watterson to John Stevenson (distiller), one house. Delivered: Jno. Stevenson, November, 1770.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 17, 1768. - (323) Wm. Watterson summoned for not providing for his servant, Elizabeth Wiley.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1768. - (508) Elizabeth Wiley, servant of William Watterson.
- Page 219.--28th May, 1769. John McMahan and Samuel Erwin appraise the improvements of John King on a tract bought by him of William Watterson, 30 cattle valued at sixty pounds.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 22, 1771. - Page (218) Wm. Watterson, confined in jail for debt, applies for release as a bankrupt.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1773. - (185) Ray vs. Dickinson } Defendant moved for a dedimus to take deposition of William Watterson, a witness residing in Amherst, alleging that he broke jail in Augusta and would be arrested if he came back--granted.