Sackville King (1747 - 1839)

 Revolutionary War Records


[Primary Revolutionary War records of Sackville King have not been found in the National Archives or Library of Virginia].



He was recorded as 2nd.Lieut. 01 FEB 1781 and Oath taken on 01 MAR 1781.  Recorded as Captain 22 JAN 1782 and Oath taken on 07 MAR 1782 in the Fluvanna Militia. 

Source:  Gwathmey, JH.  Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution  Soldiers Sailors Marines 1775-1783. Richmond, VA 1938. Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, Md. 1979. p. 447.



Sackville King claimed 1000 acres in Ohio (in the Virginia Military District) adjacent to claims of his brother, Elisha.

Entry No. 1549—By Sackville King, August 24,1787. Number of acres, 1,000. Surveyed April 14, 1792; William Lytle, District Surveyor; Robert Campbell and Henry Ball, chain carriers; Martin Varner, marker.

KING, Sackville to BUTTERWORTH, Benjamin      Inverse 1799-1831



Sackville King Public Service claim

Library of Virginia Online Catalogue

Title LinkKing, Sackville.
Gen. note Commissioner’s book(s): I, p. 359.
Note Place of residence: Fluvanna County.
Note Court booklet(s): p. 40.
Summary The certificates issued by the commissioners of the provision law include date, a description of the item impressed including its value, and the name of the owner of the item. Court booklets and lists compiled by the county courts contain excerpts from the court proceedings and lists of authenticated certificates. The commissioner’s books recorded the date payment was authorized, the name of the claimant, and a description of the property.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Public Service Claims. Court Booklets and Lists (reels 1-4) (arranged by county).

Available on microfilm. Public Service Claims. Commissioner’s Books (Nos. 1-3, reel 5; Nos. 4-5, reel 6).
Biog./Hist. Note During its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to impress supplies needed by the American army. The governor appointed commissioners of the provision law in each locality to carry out the terms of the act. The commissioner, when he impressed property, gave the owner a certificate describing what was taken. Between 1781 and 1783 county courts held special sessions at which certificates were presented and authenticated, and booklets listing authenticated certificates were compiled and sent to Richmond for settlement. Two commissioners appointed to settle the claims recorded those for which they authorized payment, and warrants were issued by the auditor of public accounts.
Related Work These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Public Claims. Impressed Property Claims and are housed in the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal LinkKing, Sackville.
Subject -Geographic LinkVirginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Equipment and supplies.

LinkVirginia. -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Claims
Genre/Form LinkClaims -- Virginia -- Fluvanna County.
Added Entry LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

LinkVirginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Court Booklets, indexes and lists, 1781-1783.

LinkVirginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Commissioner’s books, 1783. 





SACKVILLE KING, Born 1747 in Hanover County, VA

Married 1761 in Lynchburg, VA – Anne Payne

Died January 17, 1839 in Campbell County, VA



“Fluvanna county and its people, some notes”

Ancell, B.L.  From: The Midland Virginian of Palmyra, VA

Page 51

“5.  Ann Payne married Sackville King, son of Thomas and Sarah King, who were originally of Hanover county, but had removed to Louisa, where he died in 1798.  Her father’s will gives to her five slaves, and confirms a deed of gift to her husband, Sackville King, for 300 acres of land on Cary Creek in Fluvanna, “where they now live.”


“This Sackville King has already been mentioned among the Revolutionary soldiers of Fluvanna.  After the war they lived for nearly twenty years in the county, and then removed to Campbell, where he died about 1839, very old.  His will, dated August 11, 1838, is of record.  Issue, in part, named below.”


Page 53

“5.  Anne Payne and Sackville King had in 1872 five or six children.  Of their names only the following have been obtained for this record:

22.  Duncan King, to whom in 1816 his parents, both then living, made a deed of gift.

23.  Ann (Nancy) King married James Layne.  They removed to Montgomery county and had, with perhaps others, a daughter, Mary.  Ann R. Layne, who was the sole legatee under the will of her grandfather, Sackville King.  At that time, 1838, she was under age, her guardian being John Teass (?); so her father had evidently died, and perhaps her mother also.

            One Sackville King was sheriff of Campbell county in 1836, but whether it was this man, or perhaps a son of the same name, I do not know.”


Source:  Ancell, Benjamin Lucius, 1868. Fluvanna county and its people, some notes by Rev. B.L. Ancell, M.A. D.D.   Scrap book of clippings “From the Midland Virginian of Palmyra, VA.”



Sackville King – Death


Sackville King - Died- At the residence of John Rosser, Jr., in Campbell County, on Monday, Jan. 14, (1839) in his 92d year, Capt. Sackville King, the last of six brothers, all of whom served in the Revolution. Born in Hanover County, he had served as sheriff.


Lynchburg Virginian  January 17, 1839.


[From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.]


Obituary:  Baltimore Sun  Jan 28, 1839


Sackville King's Ordinary

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