Person:Robert Robinson (15)

Robert Robinson
b.Est. 1726-1729
m. 14 APR 1726
  1. Robert RobinsonEst 1726-1729 -
  2. George Robinson, Jr.abt 1729 - 1784
m. bef. 1754
Facts and Events
Name Robert Robinson
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1726-1729
Marriage bef. 1754 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Isabella Unknown

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Robert Robinson's land (Beverley Manor SW, 82 acres) 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 Chalkley's:

  • Page 698.--2d March, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Robert Robison, 82 acres in Beverley Manor; in Beverley Manor, patent line; corner James Lusk; corner Widow Cook; corner Benj. Borden's great tract. Teste: John Brown, Adam Thompson, John Shields.
  • Page 522. 1753. John Shield, an orphan child under 21, son and heir of James Shield, deceased, by his guardian and uncle, John Shield, to Robert Robinson. Borden's tract sold by James to Robert Snodon; Beverley Manor line. Robert sold to Robinson. James Shield died April, 1749. Delivered by decree of County Court. James Losk's line, cor. Samuel McCutchan.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 1.—15th March, 1754. Robert Robinson and Isabella, his wife, of Augusta, to Thomas Berry, of Augusta, two tracts adjoining and joining Beverley Manor and Borden's tract. 1st.—82 acres in Beverley Manor, conveyed by Beverley to Ro. Robinson. Beverley Manor line, cor. James Lusk (Loosk) ; cor. Patrick Cook, deceased; cor. Burden's tract and Beverley Manor. 2d.—In Borden's land, 218 acres conveyed by Borden to James Shields, cordwainer, and conveyed (vid chancery cause, County Court) by James Shields, guardian of John Shields, son and heir-at-law and orphan child of said James Shields to Ro. Robinson; James Loosk's (Lusk) line; Beverley Manor line, cor. Samuel McCutcheon. Robert Robinson. Isabella (her mark) Robinson. Teste: John Shields, James Welch, Thos Branan.

There was a resulting lawsuit in Augusta County from the above-listed transaction:

  • Vol 1 - MAY, 1753. Page 308. Robert Robinson vs. James and John Shields.--In 1746, James Shields sold to William Snodon a tract of land in Borden's Grant, and Snodon sold to Robert Robinson, but no deed made (1748). In April, 1749, James Shields died intestate, leaving his son and heir-at-law, John Shields, an infant. Answer by John Shields, guardian of John Shields, infant. Sheriff returns (1752) that John Shields, infant, lives in Albemarle.

Information on Robert Robinson

Possible clue to Robert Robinson's migration: (may not be the same Robert Robinson)

From "From Carolina to Kentucky: Andrew Colley—Farmer, Fighter, Pioneer"

The proximity of William Colley’s land to the land of Andrew Colley may be guessed at from the following records. In the April Court of 1787 for York County, S.C., William Calley[sic] and John Young, as executors of the will of Robert Robinson[sic], sued Capt. William Hannah.14 In an earlier dated memorial [statement of land ownership for tax purposes], the land of Robert Robertson[sic] was described as “fifty acres Situate as Supposed when run out to be in Tryon County, North Carolina, on the waters of fishing creek ... Originally Granted the 26th of Octr 1767 to Thos Reney[sic] & Conveyed by him to Robert Robertson the Mem’st [Memorialist] by deed of release bearing date the 15th Novr 1769, Also a plantation or tract of Land of 300 Acres of Land Situate as above in Mecklenburgh County, S. of fishing Creek, Joining & between Wm Hagarty’s & James Young’s Lines ... Granted to James Hannah the 30th of Octr 1765 and by him Conveyed to Robt Robertson by deed of release bearing date the 30th June 1766....”15 Land of James Young bounded the land of Andrew Colley16 and also, as stated above, land of Robert Robertson; and William Colley apparently lived close enough to Robert Robertson to be well known and trusted by him as one of the executors of his estate. Further, Robert “Roberson” was one of the three witnesses to the 2 January 1768 deed by which Andrew Colley purchased his 300-acre tract on the south side of Fishing Creek.17