Monday, November 1, 2010
* Richard Bracewell II & III & IV & Carvers
Richard Braswell the 1st, son of the Reverend Robert Bracewell was deceased by 1725, so we can be certain that the following Richard Sr and Jr in North Carolina are Richard II who married Eleanor, and had children with Ann Carver; and his son Richard III who was married to Elizabeth Bryant.
1728 - August 13, Richard BRACEWELL, Jun. to Richard BRACEWELL, Sen., 5 pds. for 640 a. On SS Cashy Swamp. Wit: Thomas BRYANT, Thomas JENKINS. August Court 1728. Edw. MASHBORNE. (Bertie Co., NC DB C Pg 19)
1736 - April 24, Captain Thomas BRYANT of Bertie Prect. to William HAM of Edge. Prect., 5 pounds cash, 80 acres on the south side of Pamlico River, joining the river part of a patent granted to Thomas BRYANT, 28 Feb. 1726. Wit: Samuel HORSFORD, Jacob BRASWELL. T. KEARNEY D.C. Ct. (Edge. Co., NC DB 1 Pg 179)
1739 - August 6, William HAM of Edge. Co. to Richard BRASWELL, Jr. of Edge. Prect., 55 pounds current money of Va. money, 80 acres on the south side of Pamlico river, joining the river part of a patent to Thomas BRYANT, 28 Feb. 1726. Wit: Joseph HART, George FOORT (his mark), Richard SESSUMS. Aug. Ct. 1739. J. EDWARDS C. Ct. (Ibid Pg 279)
1741 - June 23, Francis GRICE of Edge. Co. to Richard BRACEWELL, Jr. of Edge. Co., 5 pounds Va. currency, 175 acres on the south side of Tar river, joining William HAM, the sd. GRICE, John CREEL, the sd. BRACEWELL and the river. Wit: John FORT, Thomas ACOCK. Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1741. R. FOSTER C. Ct. (Ibid Pg 405)
1741 - August 21, Jonathan HORSFORD to Richard BRACEWELL, Jr., 50 pounds current money of Va., 100 acres on the south side of Tar river, joining the river all houses, buildings, etc., part of a patent to Captain Thomas BRYANT, 28 Feb. 1726. Wit: ____ BARKER, Thomas KEARNEY. Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1741. R. FOSTER C. Ct. (Ibid Pg 413)
1747 - November 18, Richard BRASWELL, Edge. Co to Robert born of the body of Ann CARVER and commonly known by the name of Robert BRASWELL, for 5 pds sterling, Great Britain, the receipt of which I hereby acknowledge, and for the natural love and affection I have and bear to the said Robert Braswell and for other good causes, me hereunto moving, the plantation whereon I now dwell and all the land belonging to the same in Edgecombe county containing 444 acres, and also nine Negroes, to wit, Sciser, Adam, Dick, Sue, Hannah, Sabrina, Crese, Bick, (Penny) and one still, signed Richard BRASWELL, wit Thomas Barker, William McGee. (Edge Co., [Halifax] DB 3 Pg 177)
1752 - December 27, Robert CARVER alias BRASWELL of Bladen County to William BRYANT of Edgecombe County 125 pounds for 445 acres west of Fishing Creek and Crooked Branch granted to Mr. Richard BRASWELL on 24 February 1728. Wit: Richard SESSOMS, Henry HORN, John SIKES (Halifax Co., NC DB 4 Pg 399)
1755 - August 18, Richard BRACEWELL to James BRACEWELL, 18 Aug. 1755, 50 pounds current money of Va., 118 acres on the south side of Tar river, all houses, buildings etc., part of a grant to Captain Thomas BRYANT, 28 Feb. 1726, and since conveyed to Jonathan HORSFORD and then conveyed to the sd. Richard, 21 Aug. 1741. Wit: Benjamin HART, Jesse HART, Ann HART. Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1755. J. MONTFORT C. Ct. (Ibid Pg 311)
1758 - December 2, Bond of Anne BRASWELL "of Bladen County widow" for 200 pds. as administratrix of the estate of Richard BRASSWELL dec'd. Securities and ROBERT CARVER and WILLIAM CARVER. (Sec'y of State, Administrators' Bonds, 1716-1774) Bill Fields. More Carver info: Richard Braswell II, Elinor & Ann Carver
NOTE that Richard BRACEWELL II is now deceased and his son is now Richard BRACEWELL Sr. in the following deed.
1760 - March 21, Richard (R) Bracewell, Senr. to Sampson Bracewell, for L50 lawful money of Great Britain a 119 acre plantation, more or less, on the south bank of Tar River adjoining James Braswell and said Richard Braswell. Of the above mentioned lands, 39 acres was part of a tract granted to Capt. Thomas Bryant on Feb 28, 1726, and the other 87 acres was part of a tract granted to Francis Griss bearing date June 8, 1739. Wit: Benja. Hart, Mary Bracewell. (DB 00-101)
1760 - Jun 24, Richard (R) Bracewell of Edgecombe Co. to William Braswell, for L100 Proc. money a 200 acre plantation on the south side of Fishing Creek and west bank of Crooked Swamp. Wit: Solomon Bracewell, Mary Bracewell, Benja. Hart. (DB 00-98)
1762 - May 31, Marriage Bond # 000042973 issued to Sampson BRASWELL & Miss MOORE in Edgecombe Co., NC. Bondsman: Edward MOORE. Witness: Thomas HILL.
1767 - December 7, Richard BRASWELL Will: Wife Elizabeth. Sons: Sampson, Solomon, Richard, James, William. Daughters: Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth. Wife & son James Extrs. Wit: Thomas BRYANT, Jos Fort, Samson Dillard, Jams Gray. Proven Feb. 1772 by Thomas BRYANT and James Gray. Elizabeth Braswell and James Braswell qualified as executors
1773 - September 13, Richard BRACEWELL, Dobbs Co, NC to Thomas Farmer, Edge. Co for 20 pds, 120 acres beginning at a gum in Hatchers Swamp in the mouth of Buck Meadow Branch then up the various courses of the said branch east 120 poles to a gum in said branch then (north) 160 poles to a pine in Bee Tree Branch then west 120 poles to a white oak in Hatchers Swamp then up the several courses of said swamp to the first station, being part of a grant to William McDaid 4 Aug 1769 and by McDaid to Pender and from Pender to Richard BRASWELL, Sr and by his death descended to his son, Richard BRACEWELL. signed Richard Bracewell, wit Sampson Dilliard, William BRACEWELL (proved), Nicholas Dilliard, Wm. Sherrod. Recorded Apr Ct 1774 (Edge Co., NC DB 2 Pg 88 CTC)
1780 - April 15, George Linch, Edge. Co to Sampson BRACEWELL, same county, for 100 pds, a tract on the south side of Tar River and on Hendricks Creek beginning in James BRACEWELL's line at a white oak in Hendricks Creek then along John Sutherlin's line at a white oak south 45 west 50 poles to his corner a white oak in a branch of said creek then west 70 poles by BRACEWELL's line to a maple then south 60 west 203 poles by the BRACEWELL's line to a pine in Jacob Fort's line then north 228 poles by his line to his and the said Solomon BRACEWELL's corner then by his line north 5 east 78 poles to his corner pine in side of Hendricks Creek then down the said creek to the first station, containing 230 acres, signed George Linch, wit Elias Fort (proved), Thomas Teat (mark), Rhoda Coleman (her mark). Recorded May Ct 1780. (Edge. Co., NC DB E Pg 61 CTC)
1794 - December 14, Sampson BRACEWELL, Washington Co, GA to Abner BRACEWELL, Edge. Co for 140 pds, a tract of 200 acres on the south side of Tar River beginning at a sow wood on the river bank running out from there to a poplar an agreed corner BRACEWELL's line then along his line to a corner post oak then along Abner BRACEWELL's line to a white oak & dead pine on or near the road then along the said Abner BRACEWELL's line to a corner red oak then along his line to a corner pine then along his line to a corner red oak James BRACEWELL's corner then along James BRACEWELL's line to the corner red oak on the river bank then up the river to the first station, whereof 32 acres of the above mentioned land is part of a tract granted to Capt Thomas BRYANT dated 28 Feb 1726 & 87 acres is part of a tract granted to Francis GRICE dated 8 Jun 1739 and the other (81) acres being left to the said Sampson BRACEWELL by his father, Richard BRACEWELL in his last will, signed Sampson BRACEWELL, wit Jas. BRACEWELL (proved), Sampson BRACEWELL Jr. Recorded May Ct 1796. (Edge Co., NC DB 8 Pg 548 CTC)
1803 - January 26, Reddick BRACEWELL of Washington Co., Ga. to Richard BRACEWELL, Edge. Co. for 400 silver dollars "all of the land and plantation which fell to him and which he claimed by virtue of the death of his father, Solomon BRACEWELL, Senr., dec'd, containing 50 acres and "all the land and plantation that fell to him by virtue of the death of his brother, Solomon BRACEWELL, Junr. dec'd, containing 26 acres, and "all the land which fell to him by the virtue of the death of his sister (Winney) BRACEWELL" containing 5 acres (total 81 acres, signed Reddick BRACEWELL, wit. Jas. BRACEWELL, William Britt. Recorded Aug Ct 1803 (Edge. Co., NC DB 11 Pg 43 CTC)
1806 - October 3, [Warrant] A complaint was made by Dempsey Wood that John Quinn on 12 July did make a false oath and appears in the affidavits of J. B. Blackshear, Reddick BRASWELL, and Joseph Bryan, all of Washington County. You are commanded to take John Quinn into custody. 9 October 1806 - Executed and the prisoner present.
Wilson Conner, J.I.C.
Alan Johnson, D.S.
Witnesses: Wm. Hall, Joseph Ricketson.
(Tattnall County, Georgia, Loose Papers KBD)
NOTE: Sampson Bracewell Sr. who married Miss Moore is not to be confused with his son Sampson Bracewell Jr who married Elizabeth Scarborough, and it is no longer believed that this Sampson was in the Revolutionary War.
Click here to see the will of Richard Bracewell III
Documented Corrections Solicited
Updated November 28, 2010