Augusta formed from Orange in 1745; Orange County formed from Spotsylvania in 1734; Spotsylvania in 1721 was formed from parts of Essex, King & Queen, & King William Counties; King & Queen & other counties formed from York. Augusta Co. lies in the "Shenandoah Valley", just west of the "Blue Ridge", containing the modern town of Staunton, and the Fluvanna River. This could either have been a natural migration route from Pennsylvania, or one to the west from Chesterfield Co.

James Gill born c<1721 (1742-21) d1758, of Augusta Co., VA, born about the same time as James Gill who migrated to Richland Co., SC, but this James Gill was killed in Virginia. James Gill, land grant 30 June 1743 in "Orange County to be called Ausuta" on a branch of the Shenandoah River called Wallings Creek. The 1746 reference to "current money Pennsylvania" suggests that he might be of the Scottish, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Fishing Creek (Chester Co.) set). James Gill, Capt. (& John Wilson, Capt.), Captain of Augusta County Militia Company 6 (VA) 1742 (VA Military Records F225.v884, 1983 p26 & 36, Mrs. Clark p69, & Va. Col. Militia, Crozier, p93). James Gill, Captain, First Burgess of Augusta County, VA, was in the first muster under Colonel James Patton; Wm. Beverly, Esq., County Lieutenant (Mrs. Clark, p70).

James Gill, granted 186 acres of land in Augusta Co., by patent, 30 June 1743 (Mrs. Clark p70).

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GRANTEE Gill, James. grantee. DATE 30 June 1743. NOTE Location: Augusta County.

Description: 186 acres on a branch of the North River of Shanando called Wallings Creek. Source: Land Office Patents No. 21, 1742-1743 (v.1 & 2 p.1-674), p. 304 (Reel 19).  Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Augusta County. Augusta County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century. Land grants -- Virginia -- Augusta County. aat. Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774. Library of Virginia. Archives. VTLS Web Gateway - Copyright (c) 1998, VTLS, Inc.


AUGUSTA COUNTY, COUNTY COURT JUDGMENTS. FEBRUARY, 1745, To MARCH, 1746.

SEPTEMBER, 1746.

John Hite vs. James Gill and George Forbush.--Defendants and plaintiff of Orange County. 18th August, 1743.

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James Gill and Eleanor, his wife, late of Orange County, to Edward Hughes, £25 current money Pennsylvania, on a branch of North River of Shanando, called Wallings Creek, 186 acres. Wit: Samuel Bryan, Morgan Bryan, Jr., John Ellis, Eleanor Gill. Proved by all witnesses, 18 Mar. 1746 (Mrs. Clark p70, Augusta Co. Records, III, 258). 27 Apr. 1758 James Gill, South Brand (Branch?) killed. Indian Wars in Augusta Co., VA (VA Military Records F225.v884, 1983 p26 & p36).


AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.  ORDER BOOK No. I.

MAY 13, 1746.

(47) Thomas Lackey appd. Road Overseer vice James Gill from North River where James Gill dwelt to the South River.

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