Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia.

Extracted from the originial court records of Augusta County, 1745-1800. vol. 1.

Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966.

Volume 1

(xxx) = page number

page 30: court records, order book I, August 19, 1747

(246) Daniel Gawen, a servant boy of SAML. DOAK, adjudged to be 12 years old.

page 66: order book IV, November 22, 1754

(331) SAML. DOAK and John Mitchell, guardians of the orphans of John Greer...settled accounts.

page 120: order book IX, April 15, 1765

(335) Wm. Elliott, provisions. John Finley, provisions. Mary Trimble, relict of John Trimble, for horse of John's impressed and provisions. Wm. Armstrong, provisions. Henry Criswell, horse impressed. Samuel Wilson, provisions and horse impressed. John Miller, provisions. DAVID DOAGE, provisions. Ralph Laverty, provisions. Thos. Beard, provisions. John Trimble, provisions. Nathan Gilliland, carriage of "flower." John McClary, provisions.

page 144: order book XI, March 15, 1768

(489) Hemp certificates: Peachy Ridgeway Gilmore, DAVID DOAK, John McKee, Jacob Anderson, Ro. Allison, Rob. Rodgers.

page 157: order book XIII, June 22, 1769

(222) Following recommended for appointment as Justices: Mathew Harrison, William Ingles, William Christian, George Mathews, John McClenachan, James Robertson, Stephen Trigg, William Horbert, Philip Love, Anthony Bledsoe, John Bowman, John Thomas, ROBERT DOAGE and John Montgomery. The following to be left off and reasons given to the Governor by the Clerk: John Chizwell, John Wilson, John Archer, Alexr. Boyd, David Robinson, Benj. Estill, John Maxwell, Charles Lewis, Andrew Bird, Richard Woods.

page 158: order book XIII, August 16, 1769

(324) Following recommended as Justices, viz: Mat. Harrison, Wm. Ingles, Wm. Christian, George Mathews, John McClenachan, James Robertson, Stephen Trigg, Wm. Herbert, Philip Love, Anthony Bledsoe, John Bowman, John Thomas, ROBERT DOAGE, John Montgomery, Alexr. Thompson, James Craig, Walter Crockett, Andrew Lockridge, Walter Cunningham, and James McGavock. The following to be left off, reasons to be given by the Clerk and former order discharged, viz: John Chiswell, John Buchanan, John Wilson, John Archer, John Maxwell, Charles Lewis, Alexr. Boyd.

page 245: order book XIX, April 19, 1786

(360) William Casteel, son of Jinny Jewell, to be bound to JOHN DOAK.

page 249: order book XX, April 18, 1787

(254) Militia officers recommended: Captains, William Shields, ROBERT DOAK; Lieutenants, Wm. Bell, John Gamble, James Mitchell; Ensigns, Wm. Bell, Jr., Alexr. Reed, James McCune, David Williams, Wm Brownlee, Wm. Henderson.

page 272: order book XXII, March 25, 1793

(258) James Bratton, William Shields, ROBERT DOAK, John McCutchen, and Augustine Argenbright as Captains in 2d Battalion...recommended.

page 274: order book XXII, July 16, 1793

(302) ROBERT DOAK and James Frazer qualified, see pages 258-9.

page 289: order book XXIV, August 21, 1798

(339-341) JOHN DOAKE qualified Major of 2d Battalion, 32d Regiment, 7th Brigade.

County Court Judgments. These notes are to the files of papers in the County Court marked "Judgments." These are the original papers in suits and causes that were instituted or adjudicated in this Court. They are filed in bundles, wrapped, and labeled withthe term at which final judgment was entered. The references are to the bundle first and then to the style of the suit where the paper noted may be found. The letters used in designating the bundle are private marking and not a part of the official label.

Following the County Court Judgments, there are some pages of notes to the original petitions and miscellaneous papers which are filed with the original wills, settlements, &c. It is not possible to fix the date of these papers in many instances more definitely than that they were presented to the Court within the period set out on the label of the package.

page 294: August, 1746

Patrick Hays vs. SAMUEL DOAK.--Defendant brother of JOHN DOAK. 17th April 1746.

page 404: March, 1795

Samuel Blackwood, William Blackwood, Joseph Blackwood, by Walter Davies, guardian, Ann Blackwood, Eleanor Blackwood, Rebecca Blackwood, Robert Scott and Mary, his wife, formerly Mary Blackwood, v. Mark Hadden (Hatton).---Spa. Chancery. 7th April, 1793.....1782, cash paid JAMES DOAK for teaching two of the children...

page 497: paper found between leaves of order book XI, page 90 (note: order book XI begins March 23, 1767 and ends March 18, 1768) To the Worshipful Court of Augusta County the Petition of the Inhabitants of Reedy Creek Humbly Sheweth:--- That whereas we, your petitioners, for some time past have been debarred settling and improving and cultivating our patent lands on the Western Waters, the reason whereof is best known to our legislators, but by virtue of the late treaty held to the northward, we hope we may, without offense, petition your worships to give orders that there may be alterations and amendments made on the old road leading from Capt. Ingle's Ferry to James Davis's, on the head of the Holston River, and appoint such surveyors as you in your wisdom shall think fit, and your petitioners, as in duty bound, will pray. (Signed) Joseph Black, James Holice, John Montgomery, Robt. Montgomery, James Montgomery, George Breckenridge, Alexander Breckenridge, Robert Breckenridge, Robert Campbell, ROBERT DOACK, WILLIAM DOACK, William Sayers, Arthur Campbell, William Davis, James Hays, Samuel Hopes, William Leftwich, Gasper Gender, George Gender, Jacob Kinder, William Phips, John Houncal, Barnet Small, John Smith, John Bets, Robert Buchanan, Robert Davis, Samuel McAdam, James Davis, Nicholas Buchanan, Alex. Buchanan.

Volume II

page 32: judgments, April 1806

Peter R. Beverley vs. JOHN DOAKE -- Deposition of Thomas Mitchell, 14th October, 1805, aged 73, says: SAMUEL DOAK lived on the land in dispute upwards of sixty years ago and John has lived on it ever since Sam's Death. Deposition of Hugh Fulton, 14th October, 1805, aged 77, says: He was acquainted with Samuel, father of John.

page 80: circuit court causes ended

Peter Kinder vs. SAMUEL DOAK -- O.S. 40; N.S. 14 -- Bill 16th June, 1802. In 1770, Andrew Little made a settlement on waters of Reed Creek, then in Fincastle, now Wythe, and a short time afterwards transferred it to John Riley, who sold to orator. In 1775 SAMUEL DOAK, from a military warrant under the King of Great Britain's proclamation, had a survey made including above settlement. The warrant to Samuel was dated 1773, and under the proclamation of 1763. SAMUEL DOAK went to live in North Carolina (now Tennessee) about 1789, and has never returned. Answer states that in 1768 ROBERT DOAK, for and on behalf of SAMUEL DOAK, sowed some turnips on the land but made no actual settlement. In 1770 Jacob Young made an improvement on the same tract but removed to Holstein and conveyed his claim to Samuel. In 1771 Samuel built a cabin and afterwards Andrew Little built a cabin but never lived in it. George Boyd, of Stuart County, Tenn., deposes 3d December, 1804.

page 123: circuit court causes ended

Charles Cumming vs. Walker -- O.S. 135; N.S. 47 -- Bill, March 1803. Thomas Armstrong was an early setttler on the lands granted Dr. Thomas Walker in Fincastle County, known as Wolf Hill tract adjoining James Pifer. Armstrong sold to Robert Breckinridge, who sold to orator. Alexander Breckinridge deposes 10th June 1803, in Bourbon County, Ky. Deed 25th August, 1800, by Francis Walker and Jane B., his wife, to Charles Cummin of Washington County. Recorded in District Court at Washington Court House, 3d October, 1800. Robert Breckinridge, aged 60, deposes in Montgomery County, Ky., 5th June, 1803: In 1771 or 72 he purchased a part of the Wolf Hill tract. John Davis and James Pifer depose, 1803, that they have been neighbors of Rev. Chas. Cummins near 30 years. Alexr. Breckinridge's deposition: In 1769 ROBERT DOKE said he was agent for Dr. Thomas Walker to lay off the Wolf Hill tract. In November same year he went and chose a tract and built a cabin on it and in 1770 moved there.

page 276: marriage licenses in Augusta County

30 October 1762 DAVID DOAGE.

page 278: marriage licenses in Augusta County

28 March 1774 ROBERT DOACK.

page 283: marriage bonds, Augusta County

27 September 1786, John Milliken and ISABELLA DOAK: surety, Robert Torbet.

page 301: marriage bonds, Augusta County

6 January 1787, James Berry and JENNIE DOAK, daughter of DAVID and JANNET DOAK (consent). Teste: ROBERT DOAK, JOHN DOAK.

page 327: marriage bonds, Augusta County

10 April 1797, John Lilley and ROBERT DOAK, Alex. St. Clair, sureties, John Lilley and ELIZABETH DOAK, daughter of ROBERT DOAK. "This day John Doak made oath that John Lilley, who is about to intermarry with his daughter, Elizabeth, is above the age of 21 years.

page 333: marriage bonds, Augusta County

11 March 1799, John Lerew and SAML. DOKE, Jno. McClelland, sureties. John Lerew and ELIZABETH DOKE, daughter of DAVID DOKE, sister to SAML. DOKE, and of age. John is son of Jacob Larew, who consents. Teste: Benj. Larew.

page 347: record of marriages in Augusta County

28 September 1786, John Millihen and ISABELLA DOAK. 10 January 1787, James Berry and JENNY DOAK.

page 356: record of marriages in Augusta County

11 April 1797, Jno. Lilley and ELIZABETH DOAK.

page 417: delinquents

1755, Geo. Breckinridge, twice charged; SAM. DOAK, Constable.

page 418: delinquents

1756, DAVID DOAK, Constable; Barnet Finley, listed soldier.

page 434: Augusta Parish Vestry Book

page 17 -- James Fulton and John Mitchell make returns, viz: 1748, 26th March, processioned for SAMUEL DOAK, present Samuel Braford; Processioned for John Mitchell, present SAMUEL DOAK; processioned for Samuel Braford, present SAMUEL DOAK; processioned for DAVID DOAK, present Samuel Wilson; processioned for George Breckinridge, present. ---- Breckenridge.

page 442: Augusta Parish Vestry Book

page 161 -- SAMUEL DOAK and John Tate, in Captain James Mitchell's Company. (1755)

page 444: Augusta Parish Vestry Book

1756: Processioned by John Tate and SAMUEL DOAK, in Cap. James Mitchell's Company, for SAML. DOAK, for DAVID DOAK.

page 456: Augusta Parish Vestry Book

page 441 -- for DAVID DOAKE, for SAMUEL DOAKE. (1767-68)

page 508-509: The Preston Papers, copies of musters of Augusta County....The date of the Musters has been fixed by Mr. Joseh A. Waddell, the author of the most delightful, exhaustive and valuable work, "The Annals of Augusta County," as the year 1742. Capt. John Christian's List: George Breakinsed, Alex. Brackinsedg, Rob. Brackinsedg, James Brackinsedg, JNO. DOACKE, SAM DOACKE.

Volume III


page 8: will book 1

(64) 14th September, 1747. David Steele's will--Farmer, son Robert, plantation; wife; son, Nathaniel; daughters, Martha Teas, Isabella McCluer, 5 shillings; daughters, Rebecka, Jannet. Executors, SAMUEL DOAK and Robert Ramsey; refused to execute. Teste: Wm. Steel, Geo. Brakenridge, Robert Alexander. Proved, 18th November, 1747, by Brakenridge and Alexander.

page 15: will book 1

(213) 1st December, 1749. Executor's bond as above; surety, SAMUEL DOAKE. (above = will of DAniel Denniston of Beverley Manor)

page 18: will book 1

(275) 15th September, 1750. John Greer's nuncupative will...

Executors, John Mitchell and SAMUEL DOAK. Teste: James Cowin, Jno. Mitchell, SAML. DOAK, Francis Beatey.

page 26: will book 1

(447) 24th August, 1752. John Mitchell and SAMUEL DOAGE'S bond as guardians (appointed) of Rebecca, Alexander, Martha, Mary Greer, orphans of John Greer, deceased, with sureties Francis Beatey.

page 30: will book 1

(516) 15th August, 1753. John Brownlee's bond as guardian (appointed) to Alexander McNutt, orphan of James McNutt, with sureties SAMUEL DOAKE and Arthur Hamilton.

page 108: will book 4

(203) 2d February, 1769. Robert Wilson's estate appraised (Mary Wilson, executrix), by John Tate, Robert Alexander, John Fulton, DAVID DOACK.

page 123: will book 4

(497) 5th November, 1771. SAML DOAK'S will, farmer--To wife, Jane; to daughter, Elinor, unmarried; to wife, to have disposal of all household furniture at her Pleasure to her 3 daughters, Elinor, Mary, Isbel; to son, John; to oldest son, David, plantation David now lives on as ROBERT DOAK laid it off; to son, Samuel, plantation at head waters of Rockfish in Amherst; to son, John, plantation testator lives on; to son, Robert, tract testator formerly lived on in Rockfish, joining Capt. Crawford; daughters, Jane and Elizabeth. Executors, wife Jane, son David, son-in-law Wm. Brown. Brother-in-law John Finley and John Tate to advise executors. Teste: John and James Mitchel, William Tate, John Tate, Jr. Proved, 19th May, 1772, by James Mitchel and the Tates. DAVID DOACK qualifies with John Tate, Nathaniel Steel.

page 124: will book 4

(520) 10th June, 1772. SAML. DOACK'S estate appraised by John Ward, James Mitchell, James Meteer.

page 161: will book VI

(227) 9th January, 1782. James Fulton's estate appraised by James Brownlee, ROBT. DOAK, Thomas Boyd.

page 194: will book VII

(358) 29th March, 1791. Wm. Moffett, Alex. Gibson, ROBT. DOAK elected overseers of poor.

page 201: will book VIII

(66) 2d August, 1793. James Meteer's will--To wife, Elizabeth; to 3 sons, William, James, Samuel. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son William. Teste: Samuel McCutchen, DAVID DOAK, James Mitchell, John Walce, SAMUEL DOAK. Proved, September Court, 1793, by the Doaks and James Mitchell, Jr. Executors qualify.

page 222: will book IX

(215) 26th June, 1799. DAVID DOAK'S will--To wife, Jennet; to sons, Samuel and David; to daughter, Jenny Berry; daughter, Rosannah Doak; to daughter, Betsy; to 5 daughters, viz: Aggy, Fanny, Darcos, Polly, Elly; to son, Hugh. Executors, wife Jennet, sons Samuel and David. Guardian. James Berry. Teste: Thos. Mitchell, James and Samuel Meteer. Proved, 28th June, 1802. Jennet refuses.

Others qualify.

page 225: will book IX

(360) 24th June, 1803. Samuel Meteer's will--To brother, James (tract devised to testator by father, and tract falling to testator by brother William); to sister, Betsey; brother, James; sister Sally's son, William. Executors, sister Betsey and brother James. Teste: Thomas Mitchell, SAMUEL and DAVID DOAK. Proved, 26th March, 1804. Executors qualify.

page 228: will book X

(53) 21st March, 1804. JOHN DOAK'S will--To son, John; sons, Samuel and Thomas Mitchell Doak; to daughter, Julia; daughter, Nancy; daughter, Rosannah; daughter, Betsey Wilson Doak; son, Washington; son, David. Executors, brothers Vory(?), Robert, Samuel, Sr., and David Doak. Teste: Samuel Brown, James Mitchell, Sr. and Jr. Proved, 23d June, 1806. Executors qualified.

page 229: will book X

(116) 6th August, 1806. Thomas Mitchell, Sr.'s will--To son, William; son, Thomas; daughter, Elizabeth Mitchell; daughter, Ibby Mitchell; daughter, Jenny Meteer; granddaughter, Betty McClure; grandson, Thomas McClure; granddaughter, Polly McClure. Executors, friend Thomas Mitchell and John Wilson. Teste: W. Wilson, ROBT. DOAK, John, James, and Thos. Mitchell. Proved, 23d March, 1807. Jno. Wilson refused; Thomas qualified.

page 231: will book X

(155) Martin Miller's will--To son, Henry's children, viz: Martin and others; to son-in-law, Luke Collins, executor. Teste: ROBT. DOAK, David Shultz, Godlieb Stone. Proved 23d November, 1807. Executor qualifies.

page 239: will book XI

(182) 25th October, 1812. James Mateer's will--To wife, Jane McTeer; to four children, William McTeer, Mitchel McTeer, Eliza McTeer, Isabella McTeer; brother, William. Executors, wife Jane, Thos. Mitchell, Jr.; Daniel Henderson. Teste: Thos. Jackson, ROBT. DOAKE, DORCAS M. DOAKE, NANCY DOAKE. Proved, December Court, 1812. Jane and Thomas qualify.

page 252: deed book l

(23) 10th February, 1745-6. George and Robert Brackenridge to DAVID DOACK, L42, Virginia money; 300 acres in Beverley Manor, being the tract George now lives on. Acknowledged by both, 10th February, 1745-6.

page 261: deed book 1

(280) 12th August 1747. Wm. Beverley, of Essex, to James Lynn, 538 acres in Beverley Manor on South River, Shanando; SAMUEL DOAK'S land; Patrick Campbell's land; Brownlee's land; George Brackenridge's land. Teste: Robt. Davis, Jno. Mitchell, W. Russell. Proved by all witnesses, 19th August, 1747.

page 261: deed book 1

(314) 13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to Samuel Brawford, farmer, L6 current money Virginia; 200 acres in Beverley Manor; corner John Buchanan; corner John Mitchell and SAMUEL DOAGE. Witnessed and proved as above.

page 262: deed book 1

(317) 13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to John Mitchell, L20; 609 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to Samuel Brafford; John Buchanan's land; Patrick Campbell's land; crossing South River; SAMUEL DOAK'S land. Witnessed and proved as above.

page 262: deed book 1

(330) 13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to Helen Mitchell, widow, L6.8.6; 200 acres in Beverley Manor; Brackenridge's line; corner to Teat's line; corner to DAVID DOAK; John Lockhart's corner; John Teat's land. Witnessed and proved as above.

page 266: deed book 1

(451) 19th November, 1747. L41. JOHN DOAGE, farmer, to Richard Burton, farmer, 400 acres on James River on west side Blue Ridge patented to John, 12th January, 1746. Teste: James Porteus, Benj. Johnston. Acknowledged, 19th November, 1747.

page 286: deed book 2

(757) 22d May, 1750. James Lynn to Andrew Lynn, 269 acres in Beverley Manor, SAML. DOAK'S line, Buffler Hill; corner Jno. Teat and Saml. Wilson. Teste: Andrew Cowan, Elijah McClenachan, John Ramsey.

page 298: deed book 3

(505) 19th August, 1751. James Lynn, architectus, to Samuel Braford, 269 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Andrew Lynn; corner Brownlee; corner George Breckinridge (Sarah, wife of James). Teste: Jno. Mitchell, SAML. DOACK, Andrew Lynn.

page 313: deed book 5

(272) Samuel Braford and Ann to Elizabeth Mateer (McAttore), alias Wright, widow. Sold by Beverley to Samuel Brawford in Beverley Manor. Cor. Samuel's tract purchased of John Buchanon; lines of John Mitchell and SAMUEL DOACK. Delivered to James Mateer, 1774. Teste: Wm. Finley, Wm. Wright.

page 337: deed book 7

(132) 1755. Same to DAVID DOAK, L3, 100 acres in Beverley Manor; corner said Doak's old survey. Delivered: ROBERT DOAK, March, 1768.

page 338: deed book 7

(165) 3d June, 1755. Saml. Wilson, plantationer, to Robt. Wilson, farmer, L55, 461 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 761 acres granted by Beverely to Geo. and Rob. Breckinridge. 26th November, 1742, and said 461 acres were sold by Geo. and Ro. to Saml., 8th February, 1745; corner DAVID DOAK.

page 357: deed book 8

(198) 20th November, 1759. Helenor (Helander) ( ) Mitchell to Robt. Mitchell, L5, 200 acres in Beverley Manor, Robt. Wilson's line; corner Jno. Teate (Tate), DAVID DOACK'S land; Jno. Lockart's corner. Teste: James Kowan.

page 368: deed book 9

(247) 19th May, 1761. John Mitchel to Thomas Mitchel, L10, 234 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 609 acres conveyed to John by Beverley, 13th August, 1747; cor. Samuel Braford. Teste: John Finley, Robert Wilson, DAVID DOACK. Delivered: Thos. Mitchell, 3d November, 1765.

page 435: deed book 12

(323) 15th October, 1765. Nathaniel Evins and Mary to John Alcorn, L30, 120 acres on a branch of Looney"s Creek. Delivered: ROBERT DOAGE, October Court, 1769.

page 453: deed book 13

(311) 18th May, 1767. Thomas Teat (Tate) and Ann to George Bright, L28, 170 acres in Beverley Manor on the head of a branch of Sourth River; David Hays line. Teste: James Tate, Wm. Campbell, ROBERT DOAK. Delivered: George Bright, November, 1770.

page 464: deed book 14

(192) 16th March, 1768. David Steel to Nathaniel Steel, L---, 3 1/2 acres in Beverley Manor. Teste: William McAdow, ROBERT DOAK, Thomas Steel. Delivered: Nathaniel Steel, April, 1773.

page 477: deed book 15

(186) 15th November, 1768. William Dean and Mary to Hugh Davis, of York County, Pennsylvania, L5, 550 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 800 acres formerly belonging to Patrick Cook; corner William Dean; corner David Campbell. Teste: Patt. Cunningham, DAVID DOACK. Delivered: Hugh Davis, March, 1770.

page 487: deed book 15

(474) 16th May, 1769. DAVID DOACK and Mary ( ) to John Alexander, of York County, Pennsylvania, L310, 400 acres. Teste: Randal Lockhart, John Finley, WILLIAM DOACK. Delivered: DAVID DOACK, November, 1771.

page 514: deed book XVII

(438) 18th November 1771. John Alexander to Nathaniel Steel, mortgage, L120, tract whereon John now lives, 400 acres conveyed to him by DAVID DOAGE and whereon he formerly lived. Teste: Francis Patton, DAVID DOAGE. Delivered: Nathaniel Steel, April, 1773.

page 525: deed book 19

(5) 17th November, 1772. John Alexander and Mary to David Humphress in Beverley Manor. First sold by Beverley to George Breckinridge and by him transferred to DAVID DOAK. Delivered: David Humphries, 24th November, 1774.

page 556: deed book 22

(384) 16th June, 1778. Privy examination of Mary, wife of Joseph Love, of Montgomery County (deed, 9th August, 1777, to Richard Payne), before Wm Davis and WM. DOACK.

page 557: deed book 22

(482) 16th March, 1779. Andrew Linn, Benjamin Lowrey and Sarah, of Mecklinburg County, North Carolina, to ROBERT DOACK, on South River, a hill called the bufler (Buffalo?) hill.

page 561: deed book 23

(144) Teste: Hugh Tarbet, ROBERT and DAVID DOAK.

page 565: deed book 23

(456) 16th April, 1782. John Waddle (Signed in German and apparently some other name--Null?) and Mary ( ) Waddle, to the Congregation adhering to Bethel Meeting House, part of the tract John now lives on, on waters of Christian's Creek. Delivered: ROBERT DOACK, one of the grantees.