Person:William Givens (9)

William Givens, of the Calfpasture
m. 1718
  1. Margaret Givens1718-1722 -
  2. John Givens, of Middle RiverAbt 1719 - bef 1790
  3. William GivensAbt 1720 -
  4. Samuel Givens, of Augusta County, VA1721 - 1795
  5. James Givens1723 - bef 1801
  6. Martha Givens1725 -
  7. Elizabeth Anne Givens1728 - 1781
  8. William Givens, of the Calfpasture1729 - 1798
  9. Margaret Givens1731 -
  10. Sarah Givens1733 - btw 1764
  11. Jane Givens1735 -
  12. Capt. George Givens1740 - 1825
m. 23 Sep 1756
  1. Agnes GivensABT 1757 -
  2. Sarah Givens1759 - 1836
  3. Samuel Givens1762 -
  4. Elizabeth GivensABT 1768 -
  5. Martha GivensABT 1772 -
  6. Esther Givens1775 -
  7. William Givens1775 -
Facts and Events
Name William Givens, of the Calfpasture
Gender Male
Birth? 18 May 1729 Prob. County Ulster, Ireland
Marriage 23 Sep 1756 Augusta County, Virginiato Jean "Jennet" McClure
Death? 26 Mar 1798 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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



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Land Records

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pg. 272-273. Indenture 17 June 1745 between Sarah Givens, widow of County of Augusta, and William Givens, son of the aforesaid.. in consideration of love and affection.. grant all rights land granted to Sarah Givens and William Givens by Pattent 30 April 1743, that after the date hereof, Sarah Givens.. duly pay the Quit Rents of said tract to our Sovereign.. till William Givins be of age of 21, after which Wm. Givens shall be in full possession.... (signed) Sarah (X) Givens. Witnesses: James Cathey, John Givens, Sam. Givins. Recorded Orange County, 26 September 1745. [Orange County Deed Book 10, pg. 56].

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 253.—21st June, 1763. Thomas Weems and Elinor to William Givens, £217, 552 acres on Great Calve (Calf) Pasture; comer Henry Gay; corner John Harvey. Teste: James Lockridge, John Stewart, John Handley.
  • Page 177 - William Givens, 329 acres, Jackson River. Adjoining Ralph Lafarty. Mentioned Thomas Lewis. October 5, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 64].

Disposition of Land from Annals of Bath County, Virginia, by Oren Frederic Morton:

  • 552 acres in Cowpasture, sold by William Givens and Agnes to Robert Lockridge for ₤172, 19th August, 1766. (Note: based upon the record above and records of neighboring settlers, this land appears to be located in the Calfpasture and not Cowpasture as listed).

Will Abstract

William Givens' will abstract "Mecklenburg County North Carolina Will Abstracts 1791-1868..." by Ferguson mentions wife Jannett (probably Jean McClure, d/o James McClure. James McClure's will recorded Augusta Co, VA where his son lived; written in SC, and is online in Chalkey's Chronicles, Vol III).

Will dated 26 March 1798.
wife Jennet. Mill with 100 a to be sold and proceeds divided.
Children mentioned in William Givens' will:
Son William got plantation where Wm. Sr. lived - 2 tracts adjoining - 370 acres in all - on south side of 12 Mile Creek bordering Monday's Branch.
Elizabeth wife of Solomon Bracken [sic, s/b Bradshaw], had son Eli Bracken [sic, s/b Bradshaw] mentioned in will.
Sarah wife of Robert Ramsey. They died Henry Co, TN (my line).
Agness wife of Hans McCain [s/b Hance McCain]
Hester (in will) (aka Esther in DAR app #651989) wife of John Coffey.
Executers were sons William and Samuel
[Sources:, and]


From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1764 (A). - William Fitzgerald (Fitzgerrell) vs. William Givin . --Bond by W. F. to W. G., 21st September, 1763. Writ 17th May, 1764. "The defendant is killed by the Indians."

(Note: the "defendant" in the lawsuit that was killed by Indians was William Fitzgerald (as listed in the record below), not William Givens, who lived until 1798. It appears based upon the later record of June 22, 1764, listed below that either the original record was written incorrectly or it was possibly mis-transcribed by Lyman Chalkley).

  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 22, 1764. - (27) William Givens vs. Wm. Fitzjerrald.--Abates by death of defendant.
  • Page 4.--20th June. Bulpasture. Wm. Given, his vendue. Recorded, 19th August, 1772.