James ROBINSON (ROBERTSON)1

HAIRSTON.org ID#7171, d. about 1747
Marriage*James ROBINSON (ROBERTSON) married Susanna (surname unknown).2 
PropertyJames Robinson acquires land from Joseph Bingley in Goochland County, February 1731.3 
Court RecordGoochland County, Virginia - James and Susanna Robinson deed property to Thomas Dickins, June 1731.3 
Court RecordJames Robinson is granted a license to keep an ordinary at his plantation in Goochland County, November 1731.4 
Court Record*Goochland County, Virginia - James and Susanna Robinson deed property to John Twitty March 1732.4 
Court Record*Henry Cary vs. James Robinson in Goochland County Court - June 1735.2 
Property*Goochland County, Virginia - James Robinson acquired 400 acres between Buffeloe Creek and Hatcher's Creek of Willis Creek, adjacent to Henry Cary 9 Feb 1738.1 
PropertyGoochland County, Virginia - James and Susanna Robinson deed property to Bennett Goode, August 1739.5 
Court RecordGoochland County, Virginia - Road to be cleared - James Robinson, James Martin, John McCord, Thomas Morrison, John Reid, Samuel and James Bell, John Weads, John and James Daben, William Verdeman, John Small and Lazarus Small from the Thorrowfare a little above Morrisons to Secretarys Ford - July 1740.5 
Court RecordOn 15 September 1741 James Robertson (Robinson), Peter Hairston, Michael Woods, John Woods, William Wallace and two dozen other residents are listed as petitioning to have a road cleared from Thomas Morrisons to Michael Woods property in Goochland County. It is well known that, in 1734, Michael Woods led a group of families from Pennsylvania through the Shenandoah Valley to settle in Virginia. The gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains that Michael Woods led these families through was called "Woods Gap" until the name was changed to "Jarman Gap" in the 1800s.6 
Church Record*Goochland County, Virginia - James Robinson acted as surety in the marriage of George Watwood and Mary Taylor on 4 March 1742.7 
PropertyJames Robinson and his wife Susanna deed property to Rene and Judeth Chastain (his wife) in Goochland County in June 1742.2 
Court RecordJames Robinson was on a jury in Goochland County - November 1742.2 
Court Record*Robinson vs Hearstone, Dec 1743 - " In the Action of trespass on the Case betweeen James Robinson Plt. and Peter Hearstone Deft. the Deft. failing to appear on the motion of teh Plt. it ordered that an Alias Capias do issue agt. the Deft. returnable to the next Court." Goochland County Court Order Book, page 331.2 
Court RecordRobinson vs Hearstone - In the Action of trespass on the Case betweeen James Robinson Plaintiff and Samuel Hearstone Defendant. The Defendant failing to appear on the motion of the Plaintiff it ordered that an Alias Capias do issue against the Defendant returnable to the next Court. Goochland County Court Order Book, page 330.2,8,9
Court Record*Goochland County, Virginia - Robinson vs. Hearstone, Mar 1744 - "The Action of Trespass on the case between James Robinson (Plantiff) & Peter Hearstone (Defendant) is dismissed with no prosecution. Goochland County Court Order Book 5, page 380.2 
Court RecordRobinson vs. Hearstone. "The Action of Trespass on the case between James Robinson Plt. & Samuel Hearstone Deft. is dismist no Prosecution."
Goochland County Court Order Book 5, page 380.2 
Court RecordAlexander Speirs vs James Robinson over 20 pounds in Goochland County, October 1744.2 
Court RecordJames Robinson deeds property to William Battersby in Goochland County, January 1745.2 
Death*James ROBINSON (ROBERTSON) died about 1747. 
Probate*His estate was probated on 21 February 1748 in Goochland County, Virginia. Goochland County Wills and Administrations (1728 - 1800), p. 514. Will pro. 21 Feb 1748. Deed Book No. 5, 1745-1749 (Reel 2), p. 48-49. Inv. & Appr. rec. 20 Mar. 1749. Deed Book No. 6, 1749-1755 (Reel 3). Library of Virginia.10 
NOTE*The names Robinson and Robertson are easily transcribed incorrectly. I found there was a land owner James Robinson in Goochland and a land owner James Robertson in Hanover in the 1730s to 1760s. A James Robertson is listed a dying in 1752 in Albemarle County. 

Family

Susanna (surname unknown)

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

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  2. [S3080] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 5, Heritage Books, 2007, Personal Collection - printed book.
  3. [S3395] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 1-2, 1728-1731, Heritage Books, 2007, unknown repository.
  4. [S3394] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 3, 1731-1735, Heritage Books, 2006, unknown repository.
  5. [S3357] Blomquist, Ann K., Goochland County Virginia Court Order Book 4, 1735-1741, Heritage Books, 2010, unknown repository.
  6. [S219] Goochland County Road Orders, 1728-1744 - Nathan Mason Pawlett, Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 1975 VHTRC 75-R71 http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…
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Last Edited24 Aug 2018