Person:Robert Carlisle (2)

Robert Carlisle, of Bullpasture - Augusta County
b.ABT 1721 Ireland
d.bef. June 1802 Bath County, Virginia
m. 1695
  1. John Carlisle, of the Calfpasture - Augusta County, VAbet 1720-1730 - 1796
  2. Robert Carlisle, of Bullpasture - Augusta CountyABT 1721 - bef 1802
  3. Elizabeth Carlisle1725-1735 -
  4. James Carlisle, Jr., of Bath County, VA1725 - bef 1802
  • HRobert Carlisle, of Bullpasture - Augusta CountyABT 1721 - bef 1802
  • WNancy Agnes UnknownABT 1725 -
m. ABT 1747
  1. Elizabeth Carlisle1747-1759 -
  2. Jean Carlisle1750 - 1838
  3. George Carlisle1756 - 1827
  4. Rachel Carlisle1763 -
Facts and Events
Name Robert Carlisle, of Bullpasture - Augusta County
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1721 Ireland
Marriage ABT 1747 Augusta County, Virginiato Nancy Agnes Unknown
Death? bef. June 1802 Bath County, Virginia[Will Proven]

Robert Carlisle was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Robert Carlisle acquired land in the "Bullpasture" area of Augusta County, Virginia as shown in the transactions listed below:

Land Records from Chalkley's:

  • Page 14.--11th March, 1773. John Carlile, Sr., and Elizabeth ( ), and Robert ( ) Carlile and Nancy ( ), to John Carlile, Jr., tract, 300 acres, on Bullpasture, patented to John and Robert, 10th August, 1759. Teste: John Hicklen, Bond Estill, Thomas Hicklen, east side of the Indian Draft.
  • Page 218 - Robert Carolile, 65 acres, Bullpasture River. April 30, 1773. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 78].
  • Page 17.--11th November, 1773. Same (John Carlile, Sr., and Elizabeth ( ), and Robert ( ) Carlile and Nancy ( )), to George Carlile.
  • Page 20.--11th November, 1773. John Carlile and Elizabeth ( ) to Robert Carlile, on Clover Creek, now called Bull Pasture, being one-half of tract, 10th August, 1759.
  • Page 23.--11th November, 1773. Robert ( ) Carlile and Nancy ( ) to John Carlile, one-half of above tract.
  • Page 25.--11th March, 1773. John Carlile, Jr., of Bullpasture, to Robert Carlile, Jr., his brother, of said pasture, conveys above, p. 23.

Will Abstract

  • Pg. 211 - Will of Robert Carlyle (X) of the Bullpasture, dated Feb. 6, 1794.
Wit: John Bradshaw, Robert Carlyle, sworn before William Stuart.
Probated June 1802 Court.
Exec: son Robert.
Beq: five shillings each to eldest son George, to eldest daughter Hicklin and her husband, 2nd daughter Jane Graham and her husband, and 3rd daughter Rachel Peebles and her husband.
to 2nd son Robert the plantation on the Bullpasture, Negro wench Phillis, two girls Sall and Dealey, mulatto girl Ket, Negro boy Moses and all personal estate.
[Source: Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 27].

Estate Inventory:

  • Pg. 220 - Inventory - Robert Carlile.
Submitted June 14, 1802 to Thomas Peebles, Samuel Pullin and Robert Lockridge, before James Hicklin, justice of the peace.
Cattle 6, sheep 26, furniture, slaves Fillis, Cate, Dancy, Sall, Moses, Mick and girl Fillis.
[Source: Wills and Inventories of Bath County, Virginia, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 28]

Processioning List of 1767-68

"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 451.--1767-68: Processioned by Samuel Hamilton, in Cowpasture, from his house down the river to James Baird's: For Samuel Hamilton, Andw. Sutlington, John Dickenson, William Sprowel, John Donaly, Hugh Caffey, Joseph Watson, Andw. Muldrough, Wm. Dougherty, John Clendenning, William Maze, James Beard. Processioned by John Botkin (on the Bullpasture): For Samuel Wilson, Abraham Haptonstall, Robert Duffield, James Burnsides, Robert Carlyle, Richard Botkin, John Carlyle, Samuel Black, Edward Hynds, John Botkin, David Bell.


2. Robert Carlyle (James Sr. ) was born about 1721 in , , , Ireland. He died in 1802 in , Bath Co., VA.

From James H. Fristoe , 13 Sep 1998 Known as "Robert of the Bullpasture"

From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. "The two Roberts of this generation are difficult to separate in French and Indian War records; however, Robert of the Bullpasture always signed his mark. Two Roberts were listed as privates in Capt. George Wilson's Company 11 aug 1756. One was Robert of the Bullpasture; the other probably Robert (wife Esther) who moved later to Greenbrier County. Pay vouchers show Robert received 10.7.1 pounds for provisions for William Preston's company in Nov 1757, witness, Charles Lewis (Robert signed by mark). Robert received 11.0 shillings pay from the Virginia House of Burgesses for defense of the Frontier on 14 Sep 1758 (Hening, Vol. 7, pg 192) and 1.1.1 pounds for provisions for the militia. Robert also gave a receipt for 4 pounds for provisions for Preston's company in Nov 1758 (signed by mark) Draper6QQ63 & 6QQ136) In 1767 Robert was certified for 478 pounds of hemp (O. F. Morton, Highland, pg. 89). 15 Apr 1778, was one of over 100 inhabitants of Western Augusta County who signed a petition to the governing body at Williamsburg which is filed in Richmond, to create the new county of Bath. 20 Aug 1782 - Robert & Nancy Carlyle v. John & Elizabeth Carlyle; not executed for want of time - trespass with case damages of 400 pounds.

"Augusta County Land Records Books show Robert Carlyle, Sr. owned 150 acres in 1786 through 1790. In 1787 Robert Sr. was listed as a dependant of his son Robert Jr (Little) on the tithables list (Schreiner-Yantis, pg 129), but Robert Sr. did not legally deed his remaining land to Robert (Little) until 1794 (Morton, Highland, pg 168). This land was combined with the 150 acre parcel and legally deeded to his son Robert (Little) 4 July 1794, the same year that Robert Sr. wrote his will. Dated 4 Jul 1794, the will, was proved in Bath June Court 1802: Eldest son George Carlyle; eldest daughter (Elizabeth) Hicklin; second daughter Jane Graham; third daughter Rachel Peebles; second son Robert Carlyle, left the plantation on the Bullpasture. Son Robert to be executor. Signed Robert (R) Carlyle Witnesses: John Bradshaw, Robert Carlyle & William Stuart. Thomas Peebles, Robert Lockridge and Samuel Pullins inventoried the estate".

Continuing from Watson & Buchanan's "Carlile and Related Families...." The children of Robert of the Bullpasture and Nancy Agnes Carlyle were listed "on a blank page facing page 123 in a copy of this book" ("Sermons To Young Women: In Two Volumes. The Sixth Edition. Vol l. London: Printed for D. Payne. M. DCC, LXVI (1766), by James Fordyce, D.D. "found by Clay Hamilton in 1992 in the estate sale of Elsie Hamilton Folks, great-great-granddaughter of Christopher and Jean Carlile Graham, was the following information in one hand in the old style:" A listing of the children followed, then "These were the children of Robert.....and Nancy. This information was published in Bath County Historical Society Newsletter, #20, Fall 1992, p. 4."

Robert married Nancy Agnes (Carlyle) about 1747 in , Augusta Co., VA. Nancy was born about 1725.

From James H. Fristoe , 13 Sep 1998

Robert and Nancy had the following children:

+ 6 F i Elizabeth (Hicklin) Carlyle. + 7 F ii Jean (Graham) Carlyle was born on 10 Nov 1750. She died on 5 Oct 1838. + 8 M iii George Carlyle was born on 30 May 1756. He died on 27 May 1827.

 9 M iv Robert Carlyle was born on 30 Nov 1757. He died on 23 Jul 1821. 


From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. "Known as Robert the Little. Dates from Robert Carlyle Bible

 10 F v Rachel (Peebles) Carlyle was born on 31 Aug 1763. 

From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994. "residents of Fayette-Woodford County area of Kentucky by 1790". see also Chalkey, Vol II, pgs 283 & 347.

       Rachel married Robert Peebles on 5 Sep 1786. 

From "Carlile And Related Families, Augusta, Bath and Highland Counties Virginia 1745 to 1875" by Carol Watson and Frances Buchanan Arlington, 1994.

A History of Monroe County West Virginia;by Oren F. Morton; Stanton Va;1916;p. 324;FHL Book 975.478 h2m :

"Robert (Polly) Carlisle came from Bullpasture river and was of the group-family to which John G of Kentucky belonged. He died in 1823 (this is incorrect according to other sources), an old man. C: John, Jane (___ Graham), Joseph, Elizabeth (____Ham), Samuel, Nancy (____Glenn), Mary ____ Mims?), Margaret (____Alford), James."

Robert Carlisle mentioned in Augusta County VA Lawsuit

  • Clayton et ux. vs. Carlile--O. S. 368; N. S. 133--Bill, 15th December, 1821, by John Clayton and wife, Margaret, who was daughter of Margaret Carlile, who died 1807, testate, widow of John Carlile, who died, testate. Will dated 15th June, 1796, and appointed Rev. John Montgomery, one of executors. Previous to marriage with Carlile, Margaret was widow of _____ Wanless. At her death she left children (besides oratrix), viz., Mary, wife of Abel Armstrong, which Mary is since dead; Ralph, and Stephen Wanless, of Bath. Her will was not recorded. Power of attorney, 26th November, 1806, by John Carlisle, of Warren County, Kentucky, to James Carlisle, of Green County, to receive share of John Carlisle's estate. Letter, 1st December, 1797, from York County, South Carolina, from Lilias Smith to her cousin, Robert Carlile, on the Bullpasture, near Staunton, Virginia. Margaret Carlisle's will dated 9th February, 1807. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Black; granddaughter, Peggy Clayton; daughter, Margaret Clayton; grandson, Ralph Clayton; children, Ralph and Stephen Wanless, Margaret Clayton, Mary Armstrong. John Lewis deposes, 18th June, 1823, he has known Robert Carlisle since John was fifteen years old, which is more than forty years.