Robert Carlisle

Robert Carlisle

Male 1757 - 1821  (63 years)

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  • Name Robert Carlisle 
    Born 30 Nov 1757  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jul 1821 
    • Called Robert (Little) to distinguish him from his relation (not father) Robert (Big).

      1796: Appointed administrator (with Rev. John Montgomery) of his uncle John Carlile's [husband of Margaret Wandless] estate. He never fully settled this estate, and suit was brought later against him by Margaret's grandson Wm. Clayton.

      1811 Clayton vs Carlile: Robert states he received "from my uncle John Carlile's estate" 145 lbs & change, and accounted for bills paid. Some time later he offered Wm. Clayton $25 to settle the estate and Wm. replied that the principal was more than that, so it was not enough. In 1818 they tried to come to an out-of-court settlement, using Samuel Clarke as an arbiter. Clarke calculated that $53.30 plus interest was due, but Elizabeth Carlile, who was handling Robert's business affairs, said that the amount was "not just". In Oct 1818, Wm. Clayton wrote from Springfield to Robert Carlile that he was insulted by that, and refers to "your deceased uncle's estate".
      At the center of the estate dispute was a bond signed by John Carlile and Thomas Hughart on 24 Dec 1766 to James Smith of Cravin Co, S.C. for 41 lbs. If the bond was not repaid by 20 Nov 1767, the face value was to double to 82 lbs. Witnessed by Robert Carlile and Rebecca Estill Hughart, Thomas' wife. The bond was only partly repaid with 21.7 lbs still owed in 1797. On Dec. 1, 1797, Lilias Smith (somehow a cousin of the Carliles, and the wife of James Smith) wrote to Robert about getting some repayment of the bond, and apparently Robert paid her a few schillings. She then sent an agent to collect the debt, and he collected a bond of $100 "from a man who as considered by some insolvent", but she was happy to take it and Robert debited the Carlile estate for the payment. Wm. Clayton claimed the bond was out of date and should not be debited the estate at all. In the final settlement, the bond was allowed at $30.
      On June 23, 1823, Elizabeth widow of Robert Carlile stated that her husband was almost blind before his death in 1821 and she was forced to handle his affairs, and that she was afraid she would have to sell land to settle this account. John Lewis and others testified that Robert was exact and prompt in his business dealings. Robert left a large estate and could well afford to pay the debt, but Elizabeth refused on the principle that the amount was not "just" in relation to the Smith bond.
      Finally, in 1824, the Wandless heirs, who had asked for $70, were awarded $190 plus interest by the Augusta Court, totalling $625.49. On Aug. 15, 1829, an accounting of Robert Carlyle's estate showed payments totalling $625.49 to Wm. Clayton, Stephen Wandless, and other Wandless heirs as ordered by the Augusta Court". From the date, this would be Margaret Wandless' grandson Stephen, son of Stephen Wandless & Catherine Gebhard.
    Person ID I1497  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 

    Father Robert Carlisle,   d. Abt 1800 
    Mother Agnes "Nancy" (Unknown),   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1757 
    Family ID F459  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Jenkins,   b. 25 Oct 1772,   d. Abt 1853  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1797 
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F460  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Carlile and Related Families, Carol Watson, (1994), P.40 CITES ORIGINAL SOURCES (Reliability: 0).