Person:Timothy Crosthwaite (1)

Timothy Crosthwaite
m. abt. 1720
  1. Timothy Crosthwaite1721 - 1756
  2. William Crosthwaite1724 - bef 1771
Facts and Events
Name Timothy Crosthwaite
Alt Name Timothy Crosswait
Gender Male
Birth? 1721 Poss. Pennsylvania
Death? 1756 Orange County, Virginia

Timothy Crosthwaite was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Orange/Augusta County:

As eldest son of William Crosthwaite, Timothy Crosthwaite received William's land after his death in 1743, as listed in the records below:

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 39.--27th March, 1746 (not 7, but 1745-6). Timothy Crosthwaite, of County Orange, to James Patton, _____ consideration; 400 acres in fork of James River granted by patent to William Crosthwaite, deceased, 12th February, 1742, and now in possession of Timothy, eldest son and heir of William. Witnesses, Thomas Chew, Henry Downs, Sr. and Jr. Proved by all the witnesses, 14th February, 1746, and 23d May, 1747.
  • Page 513.--15th November, 1752. Timothy Croswaite, of Orange, to George Zimerman, 400 acres; Cub Run. Teste: Alexander Fulerton, Wm. Thompson.
  • Page 329.—29th July, 1754. Timothy Crosthwait, of Parish St. Thomas in County Orange, to Jeremiah Early, in Parish of Bramfield and County of Culpeper, £25, 400 acres on Elk Run of Shanando. Livery of seisin. Teste: Francis Kirtley, Jeremiah Early (Jr.), John Early, Thos. Kirtley, Thos. Stanton. Delivered to Francis Kirkey February, 1755.

Will of Timothy Crosthwaite


Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 229 August 26, 1756
I, Timothy Crosthwait do hereby make my last Will & Testament in manner following that is to say I have & bequeath to my brother William Crosthwait all & hail my lands lying in Culpeper County and also one tract of land in Spotsylvania County containing one hundred fifty acres more or less, which is be his share of my estate.
I leave and bequeath to Abraham Crosthwait my Brother one tract of land lying in Orange containing one hundred acres less or more joining Mssrs. Alexr Waugh, Erasmus Taylor and which is to be his whole share of my estate.
And also my moveable estate I leave in the following manner after all my just debts are paid and out of it......I leave & bequeath to my Brothers Isaac & Jacob Crosthwait equally one half of my moveable estate after paying my debts as above that is to say one fourth part each
I leave & bequeath to my sister Sarah spouse of John Thomson three eights parts of my moveable estate as above
And the remainder one eighth part I leave & bequeath to my sister Elizabeth spouse to Jacob Medley and I likewise order that my negro wench Phillis be sold & be reckoned as part of my moveable estate & I desire that my brothers William & Abram be my Executors as also Peter Rucker and Erasmus Taylor to be likewise Executors. And this be my last Will & Testament as above.
As witness my hand this Fifteenth day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred & fifty Six
(signed)Tim O Crosthwait
Test: Alexr Marr
Test: Andrew Shephard
At a court held for Orange County on Thursday the 26th of August 1756 This last Will & Testament of Timothy Crosthwait dec'd was presented into Court by Abraham Crosthwait one the Exors therein named Approved by the oaths of Andrew Sheppard and Alex'r Marr witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded on the Motion of the said Abraham who made oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of Probate thereof in due form giving Security on which he with Joseph Eve his Security entered into and acknowledged their Bond according to Law in the Tune of Lb. 250 Curt. money
George Taylor, Clerk

  • Pages 246-48. Timothy Crosthwaite. Inventory. 21 Sept. 1756. Made in obedience to order of 26 Aug. 1756. Appraisers sworn before Thomas Chew, Gent. Total valuation £51.3.8. (signed) Zach. Taylor, Phillip Eastin, Peter Rucker, Robt. Terrell. 26 Nov. 1756. Returned. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 51].

Records of Timothy Crosthwaite in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - 1748-49, March 16th--John Magot, 400 (acres), joining Crosswait's land on Elk Run.
  • Page 735.--23d May, 1750. James Patton, Gent., to William Logan. Delivered: Thos. Logan 10th February, 1774, 400 acres, Forks of James River, patent to Wm. Crosthwaite. 12th February. 1742, Timothy Crosthwaite to Patton, 27th March. 1746. Conveyed by Timothy, eldest son, etc.