Person:Honorias Powell (4)

Honorias Powell
d.bef. 24 March 1768 Orange County, Virginia
m. 20 April 1736
  1. Elizabeth Janetta 'Jane' Powellabt 1737 -
  2. Thomas Powellabt 1738 - 1809
  3. Simon Powellabt 1740 - bef 1771
Facts and Events
Name Honorias Powell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1695 Caroline County, Virginia
Marriage 20 April 1736 Orange County, Virginiato Janette Kirtley
Death? bef. 24 March 1768 Orange County, Virginia

Honorias Powell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

Pages 342-44. 24 [___] 1738. William Callaway of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, planter, to Honourrias Powell of same, planter. For £25 current money. 200 acres, part of a patent for 1,000 acres granted to George Pen 28 Sept. 1724 and by George Pen sold to David Williams... near the Great Mountains... corner to the Octuna land...
(signed) William Callaway.
Wit: Zach. Taylor, Benja. Powell, Martin, Pickett.
22 May 1739. Livery and seizen granted to Honourrias Powell.
Wit: Thomas Callaway, William (X) Wotkins, Thomas (X) Botright.
25 Oct. 1739. Acknowledged by William Callaway. Elizabeth the wife of William Callaway relinquished her right of dower.
[Source: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 22].

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - 1749, November 30th--Honorius Powel, 400 (acres), on top of the Blue Ridge, opposite Herrin's cabin, and 400 joining Ambrose Powell on top the Blue Ridge.
  • Vol. 2 - 1750, April 14th--Honorius Powell, 100 (acres), with two imported rights, joining his entry on Hawk's Bill.
  • 15 December 1757 - Honorius Powell received a patent of 270 acres on Hawk's Bill, a branch of Shanandore, (as listed in the disposition below).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 339.--13th May, 1762. Honorius Powell and Jannet, of Orange County, to John David Wilper. £35. 270 acres on Hawk's Bill, a branch of Shanandore, patented to Honorius, 15th December, 1757. Teste: James and Francis Kirtley, Frances Slaughter. Delivered: Francis Kirtley, Esq., of Rockingham, 27th May, 1789.
  • Page 536.--9th March, 1764. Honorias Powell and Jannet, of Orange County, to William Buchanan, of the County aforesaid, £15 (paid by Wm. Bohannon), 200 acres; corner Cap. Francis Kertley's. Teste: Francis Kirtley, John Early, Wm. ( ) Smith. Delivered: Francis Kirtley, April, 1767.

Estate Records

Page 390. Honorias Powell, Inventory. Total Valuation £628.19.9, including 13 slaves valued at £450.10.0.
James Beazley
Matthew Davis
William Scott
24 March 1768. Returned.
[Source: Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 78].

Records in Orange County, VA

Pages 31-33. 22-23 July 1741. Thomas Callaway of St. Thomas' Parish, Orange County, planter, to Daniel Stodgill of South Farnham Parish, Essex County, County, taylor. Lease and release; for £10 current money. 100 acres on the branches of James River, part of a greater tract granted by pattent to Geo. Pen for 1,000 acres and by Pentransferred to David Williams and by Danid Williams transferred to Thomas Callaway... corner to James Stodgill... head of a branch... hill side in Honorias Powell's line...
(signed) Thomas Callaway.
Wit: Richd. Winslow, Alexr. Aaugh, Zachy Taylor. 23 July 1741. Acknowledged by Thomas Callaway.
[Source: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 6, Dorman, pg. 17].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 63.--8th September. 1762. John David Wilper and Anna Christina ( ) to Francis Kirkley, Jr., £35, 270 acres on Hawksbill, branch of Shanandore, conveyed to John David by Honorius Powell, 13th May, 1762. Delivered: Francis Kirtley, Esq., 27th May, 1789.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B).- Robert Prit vs. Honorius Powell.--Agt. of rental and building a house.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1767 (B). - Pritt vs. Powell.--October the 19th day, 1763. An agreement made between Honorius Powell and Robert Prit, the said Robert Prit is to have one plantation, joining the William Riddle, for forty shillings, or four hundred pounds of good tobacco. The said Robert Prit is to have no part of the peach orchard, but eating peaches, and to dry for his one family's use; and to keep all creatures from harming the orchard; and is to build one good cabin to live in, twenty feet long and sixteen feet wide, upon his own cost and charge. Witness our hands. (Signed) Honorius Powell, Robert (mark) Prit. Test, James Beazley, John (mark) Ogg.
  • Vol. 2 - Conrad vs. Yancey--O. S. 291; N. S. 103--Deed, 24th November, 1804, by John Maggert to Stephen Conrode of Rockingham, right to take potter's clay on grantor's land adjoining Layton Yancey, Honorius Powel, the Mountain and Shenandoah River. Recorded in Rockingham, April 1805.
  • Vol. 2 - Conrad vs. Kirtley--O. S. 112; N. S. 38--Bill, 31st July, 1806. Orator is Stephen Conrad of Rockingham. About 1769 Honorius Powell of Orange County died. The widow, Jennett Powell, compromised with the children as to the property. Nathaniel Allen and Robert Royston intermarried with two of the granddaughters of Jennett, and were living in Georgia. St. Clair Kirtley was also Jennett's grandson, with whom she lived, but became dissatisfied and lived at orator's house until her death. (On the cover of this bill is the following: "I put this cover on between 7 and 8 o'clock on Thursday morning, September 26, 1839, and a very cold morning it was. The Clay Convention is in session in Staunton at this time and is the second day of its meeting. A. R. St. Clair, aged 39 years, against the 22d of October next. Lord! Whose eye will this meet when I am in eternity".) Jennett Powell's will of Rockingham County, dated 16th March, 1803, proved in Rockingham November, 1807. To daughters of James Riddles, viz: Wineford married to Hillas Oliver; Mary, Frances, Lucy; to daughter of James Riddle, Jr., named Mary; to daughter of Francis Kirtley named Jennett; to John Bell's and Francis Kirtley's children.

  1. International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).