Person:Arthur Hamilton (1)

Arthur Hamilton, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
d.Bef. 23 June 1806 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Abt. 1716
  1. Mary Hamilton1716 - 1801
  2. Arthur Hamilton, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAAbt 1719 - Bef 1806
  • HArthur Hamilton, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAAbt 1719 - Bef 1806
  • WBarbara UnknownBef 1722 -
m. Abt. 1739
  1. Alexander Hamilton1741 -
  2. Sarah HamiltonAbt 1745 -
  3. William HamiltonAbt 1747 -
  4. John HamiltonAbt 1749 -
  5. James Hamiltonabt 1751 -
  6. Mary HamiltonEst 1755-1775 -
Facts and Events
Name Arthur Hamilton, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1719 Londonderry, Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1739 to Barbara Unknown
Death? Bef. 23 June 1806 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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Arthur Hamilton's land (Beverley Manor SW, 515 acres, 1741 and 270 acrers, 1749) 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.

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 248-51. 24-25 Sept. 1741. William Beverley, Esq., of Essex County to Arthur Hambleton of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤16 current money. 515 acres on the west side the blue ridge of mountains, part of Beverley Mannor... corner to William Ledgerwood... James Leper's line... corner of Capt. James Patton... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Francis Beaty, Joseph Reed, John Bohannan. 25 Sept. 1741. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 6, Dorman, pg. 32].

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 424.--28th February, 1749. William Beverley to Arthur Hamilton. 270 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Nathanial Davis. Corner James Gilmer's line; James Woody's land. Corner James Leeper. Corner said Hamilton's old plantation.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 239.--20th May, 1752. Arthur Hammilton and Barbara to James Moffett, 200 acres. In Beverley Manor; corner Wm. Ledgerwood; Col. Patton's, alias James Kerr's, line. Teste: Robt. Cunningham, David Hay.

Will of Arthur Hamilton

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 65. (?), 1797. Arthur Hamilton's will—To wife, Barbara; daughters, Margaret, Mary, Sarah; sons, John and James; daughter, Martha; sons, David and Alexander. Executors, wife Barbara and son John. Teste: Wm. Blair, Patrick Hays, John Cunningham. Proved, 23d June, 1906 (s/b 1806). John qualifies.

Processioning Lists of 1747/48, 1755 & 1759

"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 19.--Robert Christian and James Caldwell report, viz: 1747-8, 24th February, processioned for Arthur Hamilton; processioned for James Moody, present Robert Wilson; processioned for James Wilson; 26th February, processioned for Andrew Cowan, present Robert Wilson; processioned for James Caldwell, present John and William Caldwell; 27th February, processioned for James Armstrong, present John and William Caldwell; 28th February, processioned for James Armstrong, present Wm. Armstrong and John Davison; 1st March, processioned for Isaac McCully; processioned for Wm. Long, present John Long; 2d March, processioned for James Bell, present Gabriel Alexander; 3d March, processioned for James Alexander; processioned for Thomas Black, present Wm. Johnson; 4th March, processioned for Robert Cunningham; processioned for Wm. Henderson, present, Thomas Black; processioned for Geo. Rutlidge, present Wm. Henderson; 6th March, processioned for Geo. Caldwell, present Wm. Caldwell and Wm. Henderson; processioned for John, Robert, William Christian; 10th March, processioned for Thos. Stewart, present James and John Black. 8th March, 1747-8, Edward Hall's land not processioned, there being a dispute between the said Hall and Col. Patton, not at home.
  • Page 154.--1755: John Risk and John Shields processioned as follows, viz: For Robert Campbell, for James Hunter, for James Trotter, for John Shields, for James McCutchion, for Widow Campbell, for Widow Campbell, for Wm. Hunter, for Saml. McCutchen, for Thos. Berry, for John McCutchion, for David Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for Wm. Ledgerwood. for James Moffet, for Nathl. Davies, for Nichs. Leeper, for Danl. Downey, for George Peny, for Saml. Sprowl, for Thos. Kirkpatrick, for Jno. Kirkpatrick, for Jno. Risk, for Jno. Risk, for Jno. Risk, for James Clark, for John Shields, Jr., for David Cunningham, for Chas. Berry, for James Callison, for James Marten, for Josiah Richarts, for David Hays, for Alex. McFeeters, for James Gilmore, for James Lockhart, for Alex. Richey, for Jacob Lockhart, for John Peny, for Mathew Willson, for John Willson, for Widow Patterson, for John McCillery, for James McCillery, for Arter Hamilton, for Wm. Buntin, for Robert Gamel, for Jno. Buchanan, for Patrick Cooks (deceased), for David Richey; Wm. Brown (said he was going to leave his land and didn't care about it).
  • Page 260.--1759: Processioned by James Gilmore and Samuel McCutcheon, viz: For David Cunningham, for Mathew Wilson, for John Buchanan, for Charles Berry, for Robert Gaml, for Thos. Berry, for David Hays, for James Bower, for Alex. Campbell, for Wm. Campbell, for James Moffett, for Arthur Hamilton, for Samuel Downey, for James Callison, for Alex. McFeeters, for David Campbell, for James McCutcheon, for John McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, for Wm. Sprowl, for Wm. Martin, for James Trotter, for Samuel McCutcheon, for Wm. McCutcheon, Jr., for James Hunter, for Robert Campbell, for John Risk, for James Gilmore, for Francis Donalay, for Wm. Ledgerwood, for Capt. James Lockhart, for Wm. Hunter.

Records of Arthur Hamilton in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - COPIES OF MUSTERS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY (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: 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 453.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Robert McClanachan, Gent., Christie's Creek, Beverley Manor. Corner William Nutt. Tract for Andrew Cowan, James Caldwell's line. Another tract called Elk Meadow, 216 acres, 190 acres. Teste: George Anderson, Arthur Hamilton.
  • Page 458.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to William Currey, 360 acres Beverley Manor. Corner tract first surveyed for James Bell, now in possession of Andrew Cowin. Corner William Nutt. Tract surveyed for Adam Thompson, now belonging to Robert McClenachan. Corner Samuel McCorkall's land. Corner to James Moody; Cowin's line. Teste: Arthur Hamilton, John Linn, George Anderson.
  • Page 429.--(prob. 27th Februart, 1749) William Beverley to William King, farmer, 251 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner John Trimble. Corner Morrice O'Friel. Teste: David Cunningham, James Alexander, Arthur Hamilton.
  • Page 532.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to James Rosebrough, 240 acres in Beverley Manor. Patent line of Beverley Manor. Teste: Arthur Hamilton, William Campbell.
  • Page 635.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Nathaniel Davise, 150 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Arthur Hamilton; corner Samuel Downey and James Gilmore. Teste: George Pirie, James Henderson.
  • Page 173.--(abt. 28 November, 1751) John Lynn, Jr., and Jean, to Nathan Gilliland, 383-1/2 acres. In Beverley Manor; John Bigham's line; corner Jno. Buchanan; Jno. Hendersons line; John Lynn, Sr.'s, land. Teste: Arthur Hamilton, Samuel Wallace.
  • Page 223.--20th May, 1752. Patrick Campbell, Sr., and Elizabeth, to Patrick Campbell, Jr., 212 acres. From Beverley to Patrick, Sr., 21st February, 1738; Wm. Thompson's line; Samuel Braford's and John Mitchel's lines; corner John Ward; corner Charles Campbell. Crossing Christian's Creek and South River. Teste: David Hay, Arthur Hamilton.
  • Page 268.--20th May, 1752. Alexander Campbell, farmer, to William Campbell, 200 acres. In Beverley Manor, at his father's and Wm. Ledgerwood's corner; his father's and his brother David's corner; his brother Robert's corner; James Moffet's line. Teste: Arthur Hamilton, Samuel Henderson.
  • Page 516.--15th August, 1753. John Brownlee's bond as guardian (appointed) to Alexander McNutt, orphan of James McNutt, with sureties Samuel Doake and Arthur Hamilton.
  • Page 141.--4th August, 1755. John Glass' appraisement by James Caldwell, Andrew Alexander, John Shields. John Glass' estate due to Patrick Kenan, Thomas Shields, Robert Moody, Wm. Long, Jas. Moody, Jno. Bigam. Samuel Downy, Thos. Brown, Jas. McLong, Arthur Hamilton, Wm. Karr.
  • Page 334.--25th June, 1757. James Moffett's will, farmer--Sons, John and James Moffett, the plantation to be divided between them by a line beginning at middle of Wm. Ledgerwood's pasture, cross the Hasle Bottom, thence to James Carr's land; to daughter, Elizabeth; daughter, Mary; son-in-law, John Berryhill, and his wife, Rachel Berryhill; son James is infant; daughters, Martha and Elizabeth; daughter, Jane; to son-in-law Wm. Campbell and his wife Margrett; to Ann Miller, 1 dollar. Executors, Wm. Ledgerwood and James Mitchell. To son-in-law James Berryhill. Teste: Wm. Edmiston, Arthur Hamilton, Robt. Alexander. Proved, 26th March, 1764, by Edmiston and Hamilton. Executors refuse to execute and James Moffett is granted administration, who qualifies with Arthur Hamilton and Walter Smiley.
  • Page 361.--6th December, 1759. Jno. Gay's will--To son Henry Gay (infant), part of 347 acres promised to John by his (testator's) father, Henry Gay; to wife, Mary Gay; to father. Henry Gay, all wearing apparel; to be educated in reading and writing (this must refer to son Henry). Executor, father Henry. Teste: Arthur Hamilton, Fras. McDonald, Nathanl. Davis. Proved, 20th May, 1760, by the witnesses. Executor qualified (his "H" mark), with Francis McDonald, James Lockhart.
  • Page 261.--(prob. abt. March, 1760) Nathaniel Davise and Sarah to Francis McDonnall, £34, 150 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Arthur Hamilton; corner Samuel Downey; corner James Gilmer. Teste: Andrew Cowan, Arthur Hamilton.
  • Page 12.--__ October, 1760. John Guy's estate settlement (the name is Gay in the order), by Henry Gay, administrator--Sold to Francis Donnally, Martha Guy, Henry Guy, Arthur Greer. widow Savers, Wm. Bunting, Agnes Guy, Jean Moffet, Mary Guy, James Borling, Thos. Brown, Timothy Sullivan. Sundries to Elizabeth Gay, Ann Gay. Paid to John Vance, Nathaniel Lyon, John Neall, John Jamison, James McCoy, Arthur Hamilton, Maj. Brown, Commadore Brown.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1762 (B). - Crow vs. Hoops.--Carlisle, ye 19th January, 1761. Received from Mr. Adam Hoops the sum of four hundred and seventy-two pounds, eighteen shillings and four pence, Pennsylvania currency, in full for 82 head of beef cattle, purchased by Mr. Arthur Hamilton and John Metcalf for the use of his Majesty's troops under the command of the honorable Brigadier General Monckton. (Signed) William Crow.
  • Page 359.--12th May, 1768. Samuel McCutchan, Sr., and Frances ( ) to Samuel McCutchon, Jr., son of said Samuel 5 shillings, and diverse and good causes done to me; tract Samuel, Sr., now lives on, 150 acres; corner Borden's patent line; William Sprout's line; also all properties. Teste: Robert Patterson, Chas. Campbell, Arter Hamilton. Delivered: Jno. McCutcheon, March Court, 1774.
  • Page 496.--13th November, 1779. James Gilmore's (Gillmer) will--To wife, Ann; to son, John; to son. James; to son, Alexander; to four daughters, Elizabeth Campbell, Martha Curry, Rebekah Brawford, Janet Peery. Executors, wife Ann and sons John and James. Teste: Elijah McClenachan, Arthur Hamilton, Wm. Blair. Proved, 20th September, 1785, by Hamilton and Blair. John qualifies.
  • Vol. 2 - 1801--Marriage Bonds in Augusta County - December 24, Wm. Britten and John Hamilton, surety. Wm. Britten and Mary Hamilton, daughter of Arthur Hamilton, and of age.

Information on Arthur Hamilton Arthur Hamilton

Mary’s brother, Arthur Hamilton, is probably the same Arthur Hamilton who is mentioned several times in the Augusta County deed records. Arthur’s will, dated 1797, was proven in Augusta County on 23 June 1806. He mentions his wife Barbara; his sons John, James, David and Alexander; and his daughters Margaret, Mary , Sarah and Martha. [6]

IGI Record

Sex:  M   

Born:  1719  
 Londonderry, Ireland  

Father:  Arthur HAMILTON   
Mother:  Martha CONYNGHAM   
Source Information: Film Number: 1761125
Arthur HAMILTON   
Sex:  M   

Born:  1720  
 Augusta', 'Virginia  

Father:  Arthur HAMILTON   
Mother:  Martha CONYNGHAM   
Source Information: Film Number: 178028, Page Number: 527, Reference Number:   15749