Person:Robert Renick (5)

m. Abt. 1703
  1. William Renick1704 - bef 1741
  2. Thomas Renick1705 - 1751
  3. Elizabeth RenickAbt 1707 -
  4. Capt. Robert RenickABT 1710 - 1757
m. Abt. 1744
  1. Maj. William Renick1745 - 1815
  2. Joshua "Chief Moluntha" RenickABT 1746 - 1786
  3. Thomas Renick1748 - Aft 1779
  4. George Renick1748 - ABT 1748
  5. Margaret Renick1751 - aft 1795
  6. Betsy RenickABT 1753 - ABT 1757
  7. Robert Renickabt 1755 - 1828
Facts and Events
Name Capt. Robert Renick
Alt Name Robert Rennix
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1710 Inneskillen, North Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1744 Prob. Virginiato Elizabeth Ann 'Betsy' Archer
Death? 25 Jul 1757 Killed by Shawnee Indians at James River, Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Transcript:Death of Robert Renick and capture of his family


Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • 13 March 1745 - Land Survey for Robt. Renick for 300 acres on Branch of Cedar Creek, by Thomas Lewis, Surveyor. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 53].

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Robert Renick received a patent for 400 acres of land "on Buffalo Lick branch", on 10 June 1740, as shown in the dispositions below. The original deed for this acquisition is likely located in Orange County (the predecessor county of Augusta), Virginia records, where deeds were recorded prior to late-1745.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 275.--26th May, 1747. Robert Renick, of Augusta, yeoman, to James Miles, farmer, £10; 201 acres on Buffalo's branch, part of the land Robert now lives on. Teste: James Sayers, Francis ( ) Gardner, James Trimble. Acknowleged, 17th June, 1747, by Robert, and dower released by Elizabeth.
  • Page 89.--15th February, 1748. Robert Rennock to Silas Hart, mason part of 400 acres patented to Robt, 10th June, 1740; Buffilo Lick Branch. Elizabeth, wife of Robert.
  • Page 3.--26th November, 1751. Robert Remick and Elizabeth, to Francis McCewn, yeoman, 300 acres on Cedar Creek of James River, at a place called Timber Plain; corner John Poack. Teste: Jno. Archer, Wm. Lusk, Joseph Lang. Delivered: Francis McKown, 19th May, 1752.

KBI 1757

Robert Renick is included in the following list from Chalkley's of early settlers killed by "the enemy" (most likely Shawnee Indians being spurred on by the French) in Augusta County:

1757 - July 25th, Robert Renick, at Forks of James River, killed; Thomas Moor, at Forks of James River, killed; Mrs Renick and 7 children, at Forks of James River, prisoners; Mrs. Denis, at Forks of James River, prisoner; John Crawford, Jr., at Craig's Creek, killed; John Alex. Crawford, at Craig's Creek, wounded; Sergeant Henry, at Fort Dinwiddie, killed; James Stuart, at Cowpasture, killed; James Stuart, Jr., at Cowpasture, prisoner; James McClung and 2 children named Cantwell at Cowpasture, prisoner. October, James McFerrin, at Catowba, killed; Wm. McFerrin, at Catowba, prisoner. November, 3 Dutch people, at Brooks Gap, 2 prisoners, 1 killed. (Note: The William McFerrin listed as taken prisoner may be a young son of James McFerrin).
A more complete list of settlers killed during this time period is located in the following article: Indian Attacks of 1755-1758 in Augusta County, VA


  • Page 212.--16th November, 1757. Joshua Mathews' bond (with William McElhenony, Alex. McKorkle) as administrator of Robert Renix.
  • Page 291.--22d September, 1763. Sale and inventory of Robert Rennix's estate (by David Stuart, Wm. Lewis, Jno. Poage) presented and recorded.
  • Page 360.--24th August, 1764. George Mathews' bond (with John Paxton), as guardian (appointed) to Thomas Rennix, orphan of Robt. Rennix.

Augusta Records

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - Muster List of 1742: No. 1 - Captain John Smith's List: John Smith, Captain; John Moffet, Lieutenant; William Anderson, Ensign; Daniel Daniston, Sergeant; Sam Hogshead, John Hogshead, Will Hogshead, Dan. McAnear, Math. Edmeston, John Finley, Walter Trimble, John Francis, Robert Ralston, John Young, Alex. Blair, Alex. Craig, Thomas Gillespy, And. Erwine, Benj. Erwine, John Erwine, Edw. Erwine, John Trimble, James Trimble, Rob. Moffett, James Wright, Rob. King, Jam. Armstrong, John Pattison, Jas. Lesley, Felix Kanady, Thomas Gordon, And. Mitchell, Jas. Robertson, Gabrl. Pickins, Rob. Leeper, Sam. Moore, John Miller, James Miller, Patr. Quine, Mat. Armstrong, John Ramsey, Dan. Daniston, Sam Northward, Rob. Renick, John Archer, Sampn. Archer, Jam.'s Sayers, Thos. McCulough, George Anderson, John Anderson, Rob. Poage, Rob. Patterson, Jas. Craford, Will Baskins.
  • Page 77.--13th May, 1746. George Robinson to John Finley, £100 current money Virginia; 892 acres, part of Beverley Manor, and granted by Beverley to George 21st February, 1738, on Shannandore River; lines of the Manor. Witnesses, Robert Rennick, Jno. Trimble, James Price, Silas Hart. Acknowledged, 13th May, 1746, and Martha, wife of George, released dower.
  • Vol. 1 - Augusta County, to wit.--On the oath of Robert Renoxe it appears to me that Mathew Young did beat and abuse Michael Bready with the butt end of his musket to that degree that his life is in danger, which appears to me in view as also the opinion of Dr. Flood, who is ordered to attend him. I, therefore, in his Majesty's name, command you to apprehend and inclose the said Mathew Young in close prison until it appears that the said Bready is in a way of recovery, and that he, the said Young, be discharged by due course of law. You are likewise to apprehend and inclose one John Walker, who appears to vindicate the above Young in his desired murder, &c. Given under my hand and seal, this first day of September, 1747. (signed) JAMES PATTON.
  • Page 535.--21st May, 1748. £30. Alexander Duglas, heir-at-law to Roger Duglas, late of Augusta County, deceased, to Alexander Ritchey, blacksmith, 400 acres on James River above mouth Craig's Creek. Teste: Robt. Renick, Mathew Edmiston, Wm. Syers. Acknowledged, 21st May, 1748.
  • Page 68.--20th August, 1748. Henry Downs, Gent., and Jane, to John McKemey farmer, 388 acres on north branch Shanando at end of Buckhill. (See infra, last entry from this book.) Teste: Ro. Rennick.
  • Page 324.--27th February, 1748-9. James Bell's will--Wife, Rachel; son, William (infant); son, James, under 23, 400 acres on Jenning's Branch, and one plantation on a branch of Cathey's River near testator's home place, where he lives; cousin, Andrew Foster, testator has sold him a tract on a spring branch of Cathey's River, called McClure's Run; daughters, Margaret, Elizabeth, Mary Ann and Jean Bell; nephews, William and James Bell, tract on which they dwell known by name of Smith's Spring. Executors, wife Rachel and nephew James. Teste: Alexander Crawford, Robert Renick, Saml. Bell. Proved, 28th May, 1751, by all witnesses, and executors qualified, with sureties John Archer and Thos. Armstrong.
  • Page 360.--28th November, 1749. William Logan, blacksmith, to Silas Hart, mason, John Smith's land. Robert Brackenridge, Elizabeth, wife of William, 400 acres on North River, Shannadore. Corner land formerly John Smith's; now Silas Hart's. Patented to Robert Breckenridge, 1st December, 1740, and conveyed by him to William Logan, 22nd July, 1745. Teste: James Brown, Robert Renick, William Anderson, James Sayers.
  • Page 357.--28th November, 1749. John Smith, Gent., to William Mathews, weaver, Moffett's branch, a branch of Cathey's River. Patented to John Smith, 10th February, 1748. Delivered: John Archer, November, 1753. Teste: Samson and John Archer and Robert Renick.
  • Page 362.--28th November, 1749. John Archer and Rebecca, his wife, to James Sayers (Sawyers), 225 acres; Buffalo Lick Creek, a branch of Cathey's River. Corner Ro. Renick. Delivered: Samson Archer, March, 1759.
  • Page 337.--28th May, 1751. Alice Cherry's bond as administratrix of Edward Cherry, with sureties Robt. Rennick, Abraham Vanderpoole.
  • Page 263.--28th May, 1751. Erwin Patterson, Gent., to William Harbison. Gent., 400 acres on a branch of Luney's Mill Creek. Teste: Robt. Poage, Robt. Rennick.
  • Page 422.--8th February, 1752. Valuation of Robert Rennix' improvements on plantation, formerly called John Harrison's place, by John Maxwell, Samuel Walker, John Smith.
  • Page 452.--18th August, 1752. John Dunbarr, farmer, to Wm. Miller, farmer, of Frederick Country. On Lost River of Calaphon, from Fairfax, 412 acres. Delivered: Francis McBride, January, 1754. Teste: Robert Renick, John Erwin.
  • Page 476.--20th August, 1752. Thomas Williams and Jane to John Mathews, Jr., 129 acres. Poplor Spring of North Branch of James between Mill Creek and the river; Michael Dougherty's line. Teste: Mathew Campbell, Wm. Wilson, Robt. Renick.
  • Page 480.--20th August, 1752. Thomas Gilham (Gilham) and Margaret to James Lockridge, 168 acres in Great Calfpasture; corner Wm. Jameson; Mill Creek. Teste: George Vance, Robt. Renick.
  • Page 23.--17th November, 1752. Silas Hart and Jane to Alexander Gibson, 199 acres, part of 400 acres granted Robert Rennock, 10th June, 1740. Buffalo Lick Branch. Teste: Alexander Richey, John Richey.
  • Page 490.--John Doughert (signed Jocort) to Alex. Walker, 1753, 94 acres. From Patton, 1751, Craig's Creek at Indian Camp. Teste: John Smith, Adam Lewnis, Richard Borton, Jno. Sproul, Ro. Rennix, Samuel Walker.
  • Page 282.--16th May, 1753. Robert Poage and Elizabeth to James Mitchell, 263 acres on Calape Creek at the end of Cross Mountain at a place called the Fork Bottom. Teste: Robt. Renick, George Anderson.
  • Page 13.--5th June. 1753. Philip Chittam's will--Sons, John and William. To son John, a horse bought of Sampson Mathews for to schooling. To daughter Eleanor. Wife. Teste: John Smith. George Wilson, Samuel Walker. Proved, 20th March, 1754, by all witnesses, and widow Mary qualifies administratrix, with sureties Jno. Smith, Robert Rennix.
  • Page 24.--21st March, 1754. William Cleghorn to Mary Chittem, relict of Philip Chittem, deceased, 214 acres on West Branch of Cedar Creek, a branch of James River at a place called Poage Farm. Robert Renix land.
  • Page 46.--17th May, 1754. Jane Fraim's bond as administratrix of James Fraim, with surety Robert Rennick.
  • Page 88.--21st February, 1755. John Sprout's will (is this Sproul?)-- Executors, wife and daughter Mary; sons, John and Jace, infants. Mary and Martha and Sarah to have what is their own. Additional executor, Robert Renick. Teste: Jas. Morson (Morrison), Saml. Walker, Mathew Vance. Proved, 19th March, 1755, by Walker. Jane and Mary Sprout qualify with sureties Saml. and Joseph Walker.
  • Page 111.--22d May, 1755. George Adam Salling's bond as executor of John Peter Salling, with sureties James McDowell, Robert Renick. Joshua Mathews. (Note--2 pages, each numbered 112 and 113.)
  • Page 400.--26th November, 1755. Francis ( ) McCown and Margret ( ) to Jno. Maxwell (delivered Wm. McGee, May, 1764), £65, 250 acres on a branch of Cedar Creek, a branch of James River, at a place called the Timber Plain; cor. Jno. Poage's land; cor. Francis McCown. Teste: Hugh McConwell, Ro. Renick.
  • Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: Ben. Watson and Ro. Rennix, 15th November, 1754. (Note: this date in 1754 is most likely the date that Robert Renix acquired land from Col. James Patton).
  • Page 72.--21st March, 1759. Alexander Gibson, farmer, and Mary ( ) to Thomas Gardner, blacksmith, £100, 199 acres, part of 400 acres patented to Robt. Rennock, 10th June, 1740, and conveyed by Robert to Silas Hart, 15th February, 1748, and by Hart to Gibson, 17th November, 1752, on Buffalo Lick Branch. Teste: James Kirk.
  • Page 158.--8th December, 1761. William Patrick and Mary ( ), late Mary Chittam, to William McElhenney, farmer, £53, 214 acres, line of Robert Renick's land, conveyed by Wm. Cleghorn to Mary Patrick, then Mary Chittam, March, 1754. Delivered: Wm. McElhenney, 14th August, 1788.
  • Page 405.--17th October, 1765. James Sawyers (Sayers) and Rachel ( ) to Sampson Sawyers, £100, 355 acres; corner Robert Rennick; corner one Crawford's land.


Robert Renick

birt: ABT. 1710

plac: Inneskillen, North Ireland deat: 25 Jul 1757 plac: Augusta Co., VA

Elizabeth Ann Archer marr: ABT. 1741 birt: ABT. 1725 plac: Augusta Co., VA deat: