Person:William Bewes (1)

William Bewes
b.bef. 1725
  • F.  Bewes (add)
  1. William Bewesbef 1725 - 1763
  2. Thomas Bewesbef 1727 - 1759
m. bef. 1756
  1. Rebecca Buisbef 1756 - est 1801-1806
Facts and Events
Name William Bewes
Alt Name William Buis
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1725
Marriage bef. 1756 to Rebecca Unknown
Death? 1763 Rowan County, North Carolina

William Bewes was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 153.--14th February, 1748. Wm. Bewes (Bews) to Wm. Bryan. Delivered: Ro. Breckinridge, May, 1765. On Goose Creek. Corner Joseph Love.

Records of William Bewes in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - November 19, 1746. - (131) Road ordered from Ridge dividing waters of New River from waters of So. Br. Roanoak to end in a road that leads over the Blue Ridge--James Cambell and Mark Evans, overseers. Old Mr. Robinson and his sons, Thos. Wilson and his two sons, Wm. Beus and his brother, all the Ledfords, Saml. Brown, Henry Brown, Saml. Niely, James Burk, James Bean, Francis Estham, Ephraim Voss and servants, Francis Summerfield, John Mason, Tasker and Thomas Tosh, John and Peter Dill, Uriah Evans's sons, Mathuselah Griffiths and sons, John Thomas, Peter Kender.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 20, 1746/7. - (162) Jurymen--Wm. Beus, Ro. Brown, James Price, John Lynn.
  • Page 408.--28th February, 1749. Ephraim Vause to Joseph Love, 200 acres on Goose Creek. Corner William Bewes. Teste: Francis Beaty, William Dunlapp, George Anderson.
  • Page 321.—10th August, 1750. Appraisement of Saml. Brown, on Round Oak, by Ephraim Vause, Wm. Buis, Thomas Buis. 7th November, 1750. Appraisement of above on Cowpasture, by Hugh Coffey, EHcksander Mealray, Jno. Donaley.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 31, 1751. - (596) William Beus, a juryman. This name appears frequently.

Information on William Bewes

Few records appear in Augusta County of William Bewes. Additional research is necessary on his family.

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Notes from Jerome D.Simmons: 1985

William Buis of Virginia was a brother of Thomas Buis who also moved from Virginia to North Carolina. William's will was probated 1763 Rowan Co.NC. Thomas' will was probated 1759 Rowan Co.NC - heirs wife Ann and brother William. William Buis appears to have been a Quaker. He was a witness to a Quaker marriage in 1761 and a witness to a Quaker will in 1760.
William's children were: Joshua, James, John, Grizella, Susannah, Rebecca, Ann, and Thomas. :William's widow remarried 2. William Simmons and 3. William Raper.
William's daughter, Rebecca Buis married in 1773 William Dills in Guilford Co.,NC. They moved to Montgomery Co.VA in the 1780's to the area that is now in Bland Co.,VA, by 1788. Their son Peter Buse Dills m. Mary Wysor which is my line.
Jerome D.Simmons: 1996
William Buis born before 1725, d. 1763 Rowan Co.NC in his home which still stands on Deep Creek; his home was operated as a tavern (inn) and has a DAR historical marker at the site.
IGI-NC- bat# 7806101 call# 1126255 sh 58 - record is a will 1763
father: William Buise
child: Thomas, Susannah, Grezella, Ann, Rebekah,John Buise
Rowan Co.NC will abstracts Vol.I BookA p.12
William Buis 1763
wife: unnamed
sons: John,Thomas
daughters: Grizella, Susannah, Ann,Rebecca
exrs: wife, William Baldwin,Isaac Benson
Witnesses: William Gray, William Simmons, Ann Harvey


  • On 19 November 1746, James Burk, his brother-in-law James Bean (Bain), Methuselah Griffith and sons, Ephraim Voss and his servants, George Robinson, William Beus (Buis, Bewes) and his brother (Thomas Buis), Taskor and Thomas Tosh, Samuel Neely, and more than 15 others were ordered to construct a road from a ridge dividing the waters of New River from the waters of the South Branch of the Roanoke to end in a road that heads over the Blue Ridge. Overseers for the road were James Campbell and Mark Evans. (Source: