Person:William Gwinn (1)

William Gwinn
b.Bef. 1722
d.Bef. 19 Mar 1772 Augusta County, Virginia
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Name William Gwinn
Gender Male
Birth? Bef. 1722
Death? Bef. 19 Mar 1772 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


William Gwinn's land (Borden Tract SW, 132 acres, 1742) 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 Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 22-26. 17-19 July 1742. Benjamin Burden of Orange County, Gent., to William Guinn of same. Lease and release; for £4 current money. 132 acres 2 rood 39 pole, part of a large tract belonging to Benjamin Burdon, 92,100 acres by patent 6 Nov. 1739... by the side of Hays' Creek in a small bottom... foot of a steep hill... to John Hays' land... crossing the creek... (signed) Benjamin Burden. Wit: John (O) Hays, Robt. Coulton and George Moffett. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 8, pg. 68].

Estate Administration Records of William Gwinn

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 488.--19th March, 1772. John Carlyle's bond (with John McCreery, John Graham) as administrator of William Gwynn. (Note: William Gwinn died intestate).
  • Page 512.--20th May, 1772. William Gwynn's appraisement (by Robert Carlile, John Carlile, Loftiss Pulland) recorded--1 nursery of peach trees.

Records of William Gwinn in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 120.--11th September, 1769. Will Gwynn to John Cawley and Daniel Kidd, of Staunton, £6.5.6, 1 horse and several cows. Teste: M. Bowyer, Christopher Graham. Delivered: Grantee, 1770.
  • Vol. 1 - 1769. - Michael Bowyer's account as Jailor allowed for insolvent fees for 1769: Chas. Fred. Sivert, in goal for debt, 20 days; Robert McMahon, in goal for felony, 24 days; Joseph Eaten, in goat for debt, 20 days; Wm. Cunningham, in goal for felony, 8 days; Richard Smith, in goal, runaway, 28 days; Andrew Caseday, in goal, runaway, 10 days; John Smith, in goal, madman, 62 days; Patrick Lacey, in goal, good behavior, 6 days; Jonathan Douglass, in goal for debt, 20 days; Robert Phillips, in goal for debt, 6 days; William McNeil, in goal for debt, 20 days; William Simson, in goal for debt, 20 days; James Blan, in goal for debt, 20 days; James Blan, same; Joseph Ray, in goal for debt, 10 days; Nathaniel Lyon, in goal for debt, 20 days; Charles Harris, in goal for debt, 20 days; Christopher Finney, in goal for debt, 20 days; Christian Strickler, in goal, madman, 21 days; David Whiticher, in goal, runaway, 36 days; John Dun, in goal for felony, 1 day; John Munks, in goal, suspicious, 10 days; William Guin, in goal for debt, 20 days; a negro man, in goal for felony, 7 days; James Dinniston, in goal for felony, 11days; John Price, in goal for debt, 20 days; John Reece's two negroes, in goal 3 months and 16 days, from Carolina; to finding wood for the jail; to finding wood and keeping the Court House.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 24, 1772. - (361) William Gwinn's death abates suit.

Possible Relation to Robert Gwinn of Augusta County, VA

There may be a relationship between this William Gwinn and Robert Gwinn, who was living on the Calfpasture in Augusta County, VA. Additional research is necessary to prove any relationship.