Person:William Thompson (289)

William Thompson, of Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, VA
b.est. 1695-1700
d.Bef. 20 November 1781 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HWilliam Thompson, of Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, VAest 1695-1700 - Bef 1781
m. Est. 1715-1720
  1. Col. Alexander ThompsonAbt 1720 - BEF 1804
  2. Agnes ThompsonEst 1723-1730 - 1801
  3. Rebecca ThompsonBef 1746 - Aft 1816
Facts and Events
Name William Thompson, of Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1695-1700
Marriage Est. 1715-1720 to
Death? Bef. 20 November 1781 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Will of William Thompson

  • Page 209.--4th July, 1774. William Thompson's will (of Tinkling)--To youngest son, Robert; to wife; to six children, viz: Alexander, John, Robert, Agnes Edmundson, Rebecca McNeelly, Sarah Hendry. Executors, sons Alexander and Robert. Teste; William and John Caldwell, John Finley. Proved, 20th November, 1781, by Jno. Caldwell and Finley.

Processioning List of 1755

"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:

  • Page 152.--(1755) Jno. Finley, Wm. Thompson processioned in Cap. Thompson's Company (Note: this is Capt. Alexander Thompson) 'as follows, viz: For Samuel McCune, for Wm. Logan, for Wm. Johnston, for Widow Thompson, for Thos. Thompson; Widow Frazer, present Robert Modey; for Rob. Moody; for Andw. McClure, present Jno. Hutchison; for Jno. Hutchison; for Hugh McClure, for Richard Pilson, for Zechoriah Smith, for Widow Sayre, for Andw. McClure, for John Campbell, for John Black, for Archd. Stewart, for Rob. Finley, for Alex. Henderson, for Wm. Patterson, for Jno. McClure, for George Caldwell, for John Thompson, for Wm. Palmer, for James Gillespey, for James Hamilton, for Saml. Steele, for James McClure, for Widow Campbell, for Robert Patrick, for John Ramsey, for Wm. Finley, for John Finley, for David Henderson, for Isaac White, for Adam Morow, for Alex. Thompson, for Wm. Thompson, for Wm. Caldwell.

Records of William Thompson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1746-7--page 5, Alexander Thompson, son to William, (August, 1746), swearing to Military Commission.
  • Page 148.--19th May, 1756. Joseph Tays appraisement, by John Finley, Wm. Thompson, Saml. Steel, Wm. Finley.