Person:Anthony Black (1)

Anthony Black
b.Est. 1701-1709 Scotland or Ireland
d.Bef. 19 Aug. 1761 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Abt. 1700
  1. John BlackABT 1700 - bef 1758
  2. Rev. Samuel BlackAbt 1700 - 1770
  3. Anthony BlackEst 1701-1709 - Bef 1761
  4. James BlackEst 1701-1709 -
  • HAnthony BlackEst 1701-1709 - Bef 1761
  • W.  Elizabeth (add)
Facts and Events
Name Anthony Black
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1701-1709 Scotland or Ireland
Death? Bef. 19 Aug. 1761 Augusta County, Virginia

Anthony Black was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Anthony Black's land (Beverley Manor SW, 134 acres acquired from James Robertson in 1743) 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. (Note: the land of John Black (738 acres, 1749) is located nearby to the east; land of Thomas Black (relationship unknown) is also located nearby to the northeast).

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 326-30. 22-23 June 1743. James Robinson (s/b "Robertson") of Orange County, farmer, to Anthony Black of same, farmer. Lease and release; for ₤10 current money. 134 acres, part of a larger tract in Beverley Manner... corner to John Holms land... crossing the south river of Shanado... line of the said Maner... (signed) James Robinson. Wit: James Black, Wm. Robinson, James Gill, James Patton. 23 Jule 1743. Acknowledged by James Robinson. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 58].

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 208.--10th October, 1759. Alexander Gibson and Mary ( ) to Anthony Black, £89, 115 acres on Middle River, joining Daniel McNeer where he now dwells; corner John Trimble; Thos. Gardner's line.


From Chalkley's:

  • Page 74.--19th August, 1761. Elizabeth Black's bond (with James Black, Saml. Craig) as administratrix of Anthony Black. (Note: Anthony Black apparently died intestate (without will)).
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1761. - (57) Elizabeth Black qualifies admx. of her deceased hushand, Anthony Black.
  • Page 127.--4th September. 1761. Anthony Black's estate appraised by John Finley, James Savers, Daniel _____.
  • Page 443.--21st August, 1771. Samuel Craig's bond (with William and James Bell) as guardian to John Black, orphan of Anthony Black.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1771. - (254) Samuel Craig is appointed guardian of John Black, orphan of Anthony Black.
  • Page 74.--17th March, 1773. Recorded-- Samuel Craig's account of his guardianship of the estate of John Black, orphan of Anthony Black, deceased. To rent of plantation on Middle River for 176_ and 1764--Samuel Craig; 1765--Hugh Martin; 1766--Robt. Clendennin; 1768, 9, 70, 71-- Robert Clendennin; 1772--James Lock; by cash paid Hanah McKanear for stockings; by cash paid Margaret Craig; James Black's payments for the use of the orphans; 1767--paid to Thankful Finley; by cash for rent in 1776.


"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Page 17.--James Fulton and John Mitchell make returns, viz: 1748, 26th March, processioned for Samuel Doak, present Samuel Braford; processioned for John Mitchell, present Samuel Doak; processioned for Samuel Braford, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Buchanan, present James Cowen; processioned for Martha Mitchell (widow), present John Buchanan; processioned for James Cowen, present David Mitchell; processioned for David Moor, present Jas. Cowan; processioned for Robert Wilson, present Andrew Alexander; processioned for Andrew Alexander, present Robert Wilson; processioned for Patrick Campbell, present Joseph Reed; processioned for Joseph Reeds, present Chas. Campbell; processioned for Chas. Campbell, present Pat. Campbell; processioned for Patrick Hays, present Wm. Robinson; processioned for Robert Alexander, present Robert Ramsey; processioned for Robt. Ramsey, present Pat. Hays; processioned for Sarah Ramsey (widow), present Robt. Ramsey; processioned for John Lockhart, present Pat. Hays; processioned for Thos. Beard, present John Lockhart; processioned for Samuel Wilson, present Robert Wilson; processioned for David Doak, present Samuel Wilson; processioned for Eleanor Mitchell (widow), present Robert Wilson; processioned for John Teats, present Thos. Beard; processioned for James Linn, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Brownlee, present Wm. Smith; processioned for George Breckinridge, present, Breckenridge; processioned for James Robinson, present Anthony Black; processioned for Anthony Black, present Jas. Robinson; processioned for Wm. Robinson, present Robinson; processioned for Jas. Fulton, present Alex. Brownlee; processioned for Samuel Steel, present John Fulton.
  • 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.
  • Page 285.--1760: Processioned by David Trimble and John Poage (in Capt. Israel Christian's Company), viz: For Col. Preston, for John Stuart in Staunton, for Robert Reed, for Capt. Wm. Lewis, for Maj. Andrew Lewis, for Daniel (David?) Dinyson, for Rev. John Craig, for David Bell, for Wm. and James Wallace, for John Anderson, for Robert Palley, for Wm. Anderson, for James Hughes (in Staunton), for Joseph Gamble, for Widow Willson, for Widow Long, for John Cunningham, for James Bell, for John Hutchison, for Wm. Wallace, for Mathew Armstrong, for John King, for Robert Poage, for John Finley, for John Patterson, for Anthony Black, for Patrick Neillson (?), for Robert Willey, for Mr. Archer.


From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - LIST OF MUSTERS IN AUGUSTA COUNTY, 1742: - Capt. John Christian's List: John Christian, Captain; William Christian, Lieutenant; Fran Betty, Ensign; Jhn. Holms, Josep Read, Finley McClewr, George Camble, George Caldwell, Wm. Caldwell, Alex. Thompson, Jas. Caldwell, Isaac McCulough, Jas. Armstrong, Wm. Armstrong, Thos. Henderson, Wm. Henderson, Rob Conigham, Wm. Conigham, Thos. Black, Wm. Johnston, Joh Davison, And. Cowin, Jas. Moody, Jas. Willson, Niol. Leeper, Jno. Turk, Wm. Adams, David Mitchel, Rob. Ramsey, George Breakinsed, John Mitchel, Jas. Fulton, John Fulton, John Brownlee, Chas. Camble, Jas. Camble, Will Camble, Jno. Buchanan, Nathan McClewer, Jas. Robinson, Antho Black, Will Long, Thos. Bell, Jas. Bell, Jno. Black, Wm. Robinson, Thos. Shields, And. McCord, Thos. Beans, Arth. Hamilton, And. Scott, John Maxwell, Pat. Barney, Alex. Brackinsedg, Rob. Brackinsedg, James Brackinsedg, _____ McCoulough, Jas. Miler, Rob. McClenachan, Jno. Doacke, Sam Doacke, Patt Hayes, And. Boyd, Jas. Black, Alex. Fordice, David Steel, Moses Thompson, John Thompson, And. Russell, Rand McDonel, Hug Martine, Joh Robinson, Jas. Beans, Rob. Alexander, Ths. Lewis.
  • Page 515.--29th February, 1747-8. £77. John Holmes to William Wright, 260 acres in Beverley Manor, part of a large tract conveyed to James Mills and sold to Robert Wilson and John Holmes, patent line of Beverley Manor; Anthony Black's land; Wm. Robinson's line; John Wilson's line. Teste: Wm. Henderson, John Black, John Cunningham. Proved by all and dower released by Jane, 19th May, 1748.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1748. - (63) Robert and Wm. Christian to lay out a road from Black James Armstrong's to Wm. Long's mill, thence to James Alexander's fence, with these workers: James Armstrong, George Rutlidge, Thomas Rutlidge, James Caldwell, James Armstrong. James Frain, William Robb, John Christian, James Alexander, John Black, John Wilson, Anthony Black, Wm. Wright, and Wm. and John Robinson.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 21, 1752. - (328) Charles Campbell, Wm. Long, Joseph Love, John Wilson, Wm. Wright, Anthony Black, James Robinson and Patrick Campbell--clear and keep a road from Wm. Long's mill to Charles Campbell's.
  • Page 70.--14th August, 1754. John Black's accounts drs. to Michael Bealey's estate: To Wm. Bishop, to Ezekiah Inman, Edward Hall, Joseph Love, George Caldwell. Estate of Michael Realey to John Black, administrator; 1 day's work to my son. John's mare at hay and grain in my stable. To entertaining 20 men and horses at sundry times. To attendance on his death bed 17 days. To light, wake and burying. To making a bier for carrying his body. To fine muslin stock. To washing and dressing his clothes. To paling his grave and 1 walnut coffin. To my son Anthony, 20 days hunting a colt. To owing at George Caldwell's. To viewing of work at David Cunningham's.
  • Page 356.--17th June, 1770. John Hunter and Frances ( ) to Samuel Hunter, 40 pence, 128 acres conveyed to John by Robert Brookes, conveyed by Beverley, 26th November, 1751, in Beverley Manor; John Thompson's line; corner Robert Hunter, now John Thompson; corner Anthony Black, a cabin by the road between John Hunter's and his son, Samuel Hunter's. Teste: W. Christian, David Carson.