Person:Archibald Hamilton (1)

m. 1702
  1. Archibald HamiltonAbt 1704 - 1794
  2. William Hamilton, Sr., of the Calfpastureest 1705 - 1788
  3. Martha Hamilton1710 - aft 1787
  4. Robert HamiltonABT 1710 - 1786
  5. Andrew HamiltonABT 1715 - bef 1790
  6. Ann Hamilton1716 - 1747
m. Abt. 1735
  1. Lettice HamiltonABT 1736 -
  2. Audley Hamilton1738 -
  3. Maj. Andrew Calhoun Hamilton1739 - 1835
  4. Jennie 'Ginny' Hamilton1743 -
  5. Alexander Hamilton1746 -
  6. William Hamilton1748 - 1795
  7. John Hamilton1750 -
  8. Archibald HamiltonABT 1752 -
  9. Jane Hamilton1758 - 1839
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Archibald Hamilton
Gender Male
Alt Birth[1] Abt. 1699 Bliss Hill, Tyrone, Ireland
Birth? Abt. 1704 Laggin District, Northern Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1735 Tyrone, Irelandto Frances Calhoun
Other[3] 1747 Augusta Co., VirginiaArrival
Death? 1794 Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States

Archibald Hamilton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 287.--13th August, 1747. William Beverley to Archibald Hamilton £9.1.3; 302 acres in Beverley Manor, where William Smith's line crosses Christian's Creek; corner to James Crawford. Teste: Wm. Henderson Robt. Davies, James Crawford. Proved by all witnesses, 19th August, 1747.
  • Page 296.--18th May, 1773. Beverley to Archibald Hamilton. Delivered: John Hamilton, 20th June, 1795. (Note: there is no further information on this patent from Beverley to Archibald Hamilton, it may be the property conveyed to his son Audley later in 1773, or the 40 acres patented to Archibald and later to Phillip Harless, both records of which are listed below).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 32.--17th August, 1748. Archibald Hamilton to Thomas Storey, one Givins, land; patented to Archibald, 5th March, 1747. Archibald's wife was Frances.
  • Page 129.--17th November, 1773. Archibald Hamilton to his son Audley Hamilton.

Will of Archibald Hamilton

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 82.--20th July, 1787. Archibald Hamilton's will--To wife, Francis; to daughter, Lettice; to son, William; to son, John, plantation on Christian's Creek; to son, Audley, 5 shillings; to son, Andrew, 5 shillings; to son, Archibald, 5 shillings. Executors, son William, son-in-law John Cunningham. Teste: Robert, Mathew, and Phebe Kinney. Proved, January Court, 1794, by Ro. and Mathew Kinney. Executors qualify.
  • Page 105.--9th April, 1794. Archibald Hamilton's estate appraised.

Processioning List of 1756

"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 179.--1756: Processioned in Capt. Israel Christian's Company by John Henderson and Wm. Baskins, viz: For Rev. John Craig, for Daniel Denniston, for James Wallace, for David Bell, for Robert Poage, for John Anderson, for Andrew Russell, for John Hutcheson, for Patrick McCollum, for James Coyle, for Geo. Anderson, for Robert Patterson, for Mathew Armstrong, for William Lewis, for James Lesley, for Archibald Hamilton, for John Poage, for Mr. Shodder, for Wm. Bell, for Wm. Wallace, for Robert McClenachan, for Alex. Wright, for Samuel Wilson, for John Cunningham, for Alex. McNite, for John Black, for Nathan Gililand, for John Bigham, for John Coulter, for John Buchanan, for Elijah McClenachan, for Robert Breckinridge, for Wm. Baskins, for Widow Crawford, for Joans Henderson, for Andrew Scott, for John Henderson.

Records of Archibald Hamilton in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - The date of the Musters has been fixed by Mr. Joseph A. Waddell, the author of that most delightful, exhaustive and valuable work, "The Annals of Augusta County," as the year 1742. - Heare followeth a list of all the Muster (?) of Augusta County under their respective officers and Captains:
Capt. John Christian's List: Capt. James Cathey's List: James Cathey, Captain; John Given, John Case, Andr. Case, Will Brown, David Logan, John Case, Sam Case, Thos. Stephenson, David Stephenson, John McClewer, Joseph Hanna, John Frame, Hugh Camble, Michel Dickey, Nichel Leeper, Sam Hues, Rob. Craig, Wm. Monson, William Johston, James Givens, David Nelson, Rob. Koney, James Fowler, Edw. Givens, James Case, George Anderson, Nathan Underwood, George Anderson, James Scott, Andr. Cathey, Francis Raley, John McCown, John King, Robert Joweter, Rob Brown, Rob. McDowell, Wm. Hains, James Allan, Jams. Chambers, Sam Givens, Thos. Lander (Lauder), Archabel Hamilton.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1747. - (198) Saml. Delap appd. Constable, vice Nath. McClure; John Spear, Constable, vice Jno. Trimble; James Galespy, Constable, vice Wm. Wright; Ro. Ramsey, Constable, vice Thos Black; Alexr. McCroskie, Constable, vice Charles Hays; John Erwin, Constable, vice James Hogshead; James Hogart and Wallace Ashton, Constables, vice James Maies; Thos. Cohoon and David Miller, Constables, on Roan Oke; Archd. Hamilton and David Stevenson, Constables, vice Danl. Deniston; James Slone, Constable, vice James Hony; Geo. Draper, Peter Rentfro and James Cohoon, Constables, vice Humb. Lyon; John Ramsey, Constable, vice Wm. Guy; James Beard and John Maggot, Constables, vice Adam Miller; Andrew Scot, Constable, vice John Ramsey; John Campbell, Constable, vice Ro. Givin; John Leath, Constable, vice Elisha Job; Valentine Sevear, Constable, vice Wm. Carroll; John States, Constable, vice James Robinson; Ro. Montgomerie and John McClintin, Constables, vice Wm. Scot.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 17, 1747. - (217) Thos. Waterson appd. Constable, vice David Stevenson; Wm. Carr appd. Constable, vice James Gillespy; Andrew Fought, appd. Constable, vice Rob. Finley; John Spear, James Beard, Archd. Hamilton, Andrew Scot, qualified Constables.
  • Page 283.--13th August, 1747. William Beverley to James Crawford £_____; 401 acres in Beverley Manor; Robert Patterson's line on south side Cathey's River; corner to McDowell's land; crossing Lewis Creek; corner to George Anderson. Teste: Wm. Henderson, Archibald Hamilton, Robt. Davies. Proved by all witnesses, 19th August, 1747.
  • Page 337.--13th August, 1747. William Beverley to Alexander McPheeters, farmer, £10 current money Virginia; 303 acres in Beverley Manor on north branch of Christy's Creek; corner to Samuel Downey and John Turk; McNabb's line. Teste: As above, and Archibald Hamilton. Proved by all as above.
  • Page 541.--Same (Commission to Thomas Waring, James Garnet, Benj. Winslow and Francis Waring, Gent., Justices of Essex County, to privately examine Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Beverley, as to release of dower in land conveyed, 12th and 13th August, 1747) as to Archibald Hamilton's deed. (Note: apparently there was an issue with several deeds conveyed to Archibald Hamilton and several of his neighbors on 12-13 August, 1747, in Beverley Manor).
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 27, 1751. - (202) Grand Jury--James Trimble, James Caldwell, Wm. Baskins, Wm. Henderson, Robert Patterson, Alexr. Thompson, Andrew Russell, Mathew Armstrong, Archibald Hamilton, Thos. Gordon, Wm. Bell, James Robinson, Patrick McCullow, James Callison, Alexr. McFeeters, Thomas Waters.
  • Page 56.--16th May, 1754. Robert McMahon's bond as administrator of Saml. McMahon, with sureties Archibald Hamilton, Thomas Story.
  • Page 346.--30th August, 1759. Elizabeth Robertson's appraisement, by Archibald Hamilton, Wm. Baskins, Geo. Anderson.
  • Page 144.-- February, 1761. George ( ) Patterson and Margaret to Philip Horless (Horlish), £50, 110 acres on head of a draft running into one Givens' land, patented to said Archebell Hamilton, said Givens' line. Teste: George Drout. Delivered: Philip Horless, May, 1764. Acknowledged by Margaret.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1763. - (382) James Huston and Archd. Hamilton qualified Inspectors of Flour.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1767. - (341) Alexr. Dale appointed Constable, vice James Young. Joseph Bell appointed surveyor of highway from James Lessley's to fork of road leading to Staunton, vice Archd. Hamilton.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - William Robertson vs. William Teas.--Attachment, 15th November, 1768. Archibald Hamilton, surety.
  • Page 287.--20th March, 1770. John Kerr's bond (Archibald Hamilton, Wm. Robertson) as administrator of James Kerr.
  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents and Supernumeraries, 1782; Arch'd Hamilton, twice charged.
  • Page 446.--25th August, 1784. Immanuel ( ) Harless, of Montgomery County, to William Beard. Delivered to Isaac Darnell by a written order from Wililam Beard and commission of privy examination 22d November, 1788, 40 acres patented to Archibald Hamilton and was finally conveyed to Philip Harless, deceased, 400 acres patented to Philip 27th August, 1770, and devised to Immanuel by Philip, his father.
  • Vol. 1 - JULY 17, 1787. - (347) Following reported as refusing to give in list of taxes: Samuel Henry, David Clarkson, Jacob Daggy, Archibald Hamilton, Jr., Joseph Hamilton, Patrick Lacey.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 16, 1788. - (504) Archibald Hamilton exempted from levy (because of his age).

First Cousins

Information on Archibald Hamilton

From Hamilton DNA Surname Project Website:

Archibald Henry Hamilton, b 1704 Laggin District, Northern Ireland, m Frances Calhoun. In 1733 Archibald and Frances emigrated to Augusta Co, VA. Son Major Andrew Hamilton, b abt 1740 Augusta Co, VA, m Jane McGill; they and many of their descendants lived in Abbeville, SC. The father of Archibald Henry Hamilton (b 1704) is thought to be Audley Harrison Hamilton and that he was the brother of Judith Hamilton who married Alexander Calhoun; Judith and Alexander were the parents of Archibald's wife Frances. If this is so, then Archibald's ancestry is known (see the 1933 book by George Hamilton titled "The House of Hamilton" for further details) back to Andrew Hamilton, b 1613, prebendary of Kilskerry, Co Tyrone, Ireland and rector of Magheracross, Co Fermanagh, 1639-1662, d aft 1680, m Rebecca Galbraith from Mountgavelin, Northern Ireland. Their son Rev. James Hamilton, b 1638, prebendary of Kilskerry 1662-1666, in 1667 rector of Donagheady, Co Tyrone, and Taghboyne, Co Donegal, styled of Mountgavelin, Archdeacon of Raphoe 1674/5 and Chaplain to the Earl of Arran, d abt 1685, m Catherine Leslie. James and Catherine were the parents of Judith and possibly of Audley Harrison Hamilton. H-045 is a first cousin once removed of both H-157 and H-315, a second cousin once removed of H-170 and H-222 and a fourth cousin once removed of H-096. He is also a relative of H-130.


  1. 1.0 1.1 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 1669.063; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: .

    Birth date: 1703Birth place: IrMarriage date: Marriage place: of VA

  2. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Place: Augusta Co., Virginia; Year: 1747; Page Number: 49.

    Arrival date: 1747Arrival place: Augusta Co., Virginia

  4.   Ancestry Family Trees, Ancestry Family Trees.