Person:James Robertson (72)

James Robertson
b.bef. 1701
d.poss. 1776
Facts and Events
Name James Robertson
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1701
Marriage bef. 1721 to
Death? poss. 1776

James Robertson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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James Robertson's land (SW, 385 acres, 1740) 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, VA Records:

  • Pages 135-40. 23-24 July 1740. William Beverley, Esqr., of Essex County to James Robertsone of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤12 current money. 395 acres... corner to Patrick Campbell... line of the pattent of Beverley Mannor... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: John Willson, James Cathey, Moses Thomson. 24 July 1740. Acknowledged by Wm. Beverley, Gent. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to Page]. {Orange County Virginia Deed Book, Dorman, pg. 43].
  • Deed Book I, p. 65, 18 Feb 1743: Acknowledged in Orange Co. 23 Feb 1743. John and Margaret Lewis to James Robertson, 274 acres, Beverley Manor, on Lewis Creek; lines and corners: Daniel Deniston, James Trimble, ( Rev.) John Craig. Dower of Margaret Lewis released in Augusta Co. 15 Apr 1746.

Disposition of Land from Orange County, VA 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].

Possible Estate Records

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1776. - (112) James Robertson's will partly proved.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 15, 1746. - (24) Margaret, wife John Lewis--deed to James Robertson. (Note: references deed in 1743, listed above).
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1747. - (248) John Pickens and Wm. Bell to be overseers of the road (see p. 239 above) from Co. Ho. to Picken's Mill, with these tithables: Wm. Lewis, James Robertson, Thomas Gordon, Wm. Baskins, James Lasley, James Wallis, Danl. Deniston, Daniel Deniston, Jr., William Bell, Jr., John Poge, Geo. Crawford.
To the Worshipful Court of Augusta now sitting: We, the inhabitants of this County, have long felt the smart of the great indulgence the ordinary keepers of this County have met with in allowing them to sell such large quantities of rum and wine at an extravagant rate, by which our money is drained out of the County, for which we have no return but a fresh supply to pick our pockets.
We, your petitioners, humbly pray your worship to put a stop to the said liquors, which would encourage us to pursue our laborious designs, which is to raise sufficient quantities of grain which would suffciently supply us with liquors and the money circulate in this County to the advantage of us, the same. We hope that your worships will discover to us that you have a real regard for the good of the County, and lay us under an obligation to pray for your prosperity. Robert Stevenson, James Hamilton, Alexander Walker, James Robertson, James Stevenson, John Christian, Alexander Blair, Thomas Shiels, Robert Christian, Thomas Stewart, James Allen, Joseph Hanna, Francis Beaty, Mathew Lyle, Archibald Reah, John Walker (?), Samuel Downey, Daniel McAnair (McEvear), Robert Spears (Syers), Daniel Danison, Robert Moffet, Alexander Henderson, Andrew Hamilton, John Finley, Thomas Beard, Archibald Armstrong, William Mackan, James Campbell, John Vance, John Archer, James Reburn, Alexander Gibson, William Lewis, George Scott, Joseph Bell, James Coyl, William Logen, Samuel McCune, John Caruth, Patrick Hays, Robert Sayers, Andrew McCombe, James Montgomery, James Scott, George Crawford, John Allen, Edward Spear, James Brown, John King, John Anderson, William Logan, Patrick Campbell, Jacob Lockhart, Sam Wallace, James Knox, John Carlile, Charles Campbell, Mathew Harper, John Jackson, James Miller, John Hutcheson, William Palmer, Samuel Love, James Miller, John Henderson, Zachariah Bell (Belche), Andrew Ewin, John Thompson, Loftus Pullin, James Gay, Alexander Craig, Thomas Teat, William Wallace, John Wilson, Alexander Ritchey, James McGee. John Thompson, Samuel Calhoon, John Trimble, Alexander Thompson, William Snodon, Newman McGonigle, John Trimble, Archibald Allison, John Brown, William Thomson.
  • Page 174.--4th September, 1756. Alexander Matheson's will, doctor To William Robertson, his rifle gun and flowered plush jacket; to John Robertson, great coat, saddle and bridle, course stockings and course shirts; to James, son of Mathew Robertson, cutlass; to Mathew Robertson, £6; to Silas Hart, £6; to brother Gilbert Matheson, 5 shillings; to brother Mathew Matheson; to father, John Matheson, 5 shillings and remainder of the estate. Executors, Mathew Robertson and Silas Hart. Teste: James Henderson, James Robertson, Wm. Bell. Proved, 18th November, 1756, by Henderson. Mathew refuses to execute. Silas Hart qualifies with James Allen and Daniel Smith.
  • Page 409.--20th August, 1765. Margaret Robinson's bond (with Wm. Bowyer, James Robertson, Wm. Christian) as administrator of Wm. Robinson.