Person:Thomas Hamilton (73)

Thomas Hamilton
b.bef. 1742
  • HThomas Hamiltonbef 1742 -
  • W.  Jean (add)
m. bef. 1773
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Hamilton
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1742
Marriage bef. 1773 to Jean (add)

Thomas Hamilton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 173.--17th February, 1762. William Johnson to Thomas Hamilton, £16.10, 215 acres on a small branch of Bull Pasture. Delivered: Thomas Hamilton, January, 1773.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 397.--11th August, 1773. Thomas ( ) Hamilton and Jean ( ), of Botetourt, to Joseph Beeth, on Bullpasture.

Processioning List of 1767/8

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Vol. 2 - Page 448.--1767-68: Processioned by Hugh Hicklin, part of Bullpasture and part of Cowpasture: For William Martin, for Thomas Hamilton, for Lofftus Pullins, for James Bodkins, for Robt. Hall, for James Burnsides, for John Hicklin, for James Clemens, for William Stewart, for Robt. Carlile. Processioned by John Gillespie and Andw. McClure: For William Tease, Saml. Steele, John and Wm. Finley, John Ramsey, John Black, John Patrick, Charles Tease, Andw. Russell, Wm. Russell, Wm. Skillren, James Alexander, Andw. McClure, Francis Alexander, Wm. Logan, Zachariah Johnston, James Thompson, James Galespie, John Williams, Hugh McClure, Samuel McClure, Saml. Frazier, Andw. Russell, John Graham, John Hutchison, Wm. Hutchison, Saml. Pilson, Zachariah Smith, John Gray.

Records in Botetourt County, VA

At a court continued & held for Botetourt County the 14th of November, 1771.
Thomas Hamilton Plff. )
agst,) In Case for Slander
Arthur Galbreath Deft. )
This day came the parties by their attornies & thereupon came also a jury, towit: James Edmundson, James Buchannan, William Bryans, Uriah Humphries, John Collier, Alexander McDonald, Moses Collier, Alexander Collier, Moses Price, William Bowen and John Wiley, who being elected, tried & sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined, upon their oaths do say that deft, is guilty of speaking the slanders and defamatory words in the declaration mentioned, in manner & form, as the plaintiff against him hath complained, and they do assess the plaintiff's damages by occasion thereof to one penny, besides his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended, and the sd. defendant in mercy &c.
(Source: Botetourt County Court Minutes November 1771)