Monday, October 31, 2011

Susannah Burgess Braswell's Sons: Richard & William

1714 – October 22, Susannah Braswell, Upper Parish, Isle of Wight Co., VA, wrote her will . . . . "I GIVE & Bequeath unto my Son Richard Braswell and to his Heirs the plantation I now live upon with Sixty Acres of Land I say to him and to his heirs for ever & ever I give and bequeaath unto my Son William Braswell my Old Plantation House with fforty Acres of Land joining to it out of the Hundred Acres in all " . . . also naming grand daughter Elizabeth Braswell, daughter Ann, grandson John Riggs and son James Braswell. Executors: William Allen, Richard Jones, Richard Jordan. (IOW CO., VA WB 3 PG 304)

1731 - December 25, Richard Braswell of the Lower Parish of Isle of County Planter to Richard Jordan Sr of the Upper Parish of Isle of Wight County, 60 acres for 150 weight of Tobacco & Cask beginning at a Path called Shears Neck running from the Coblers Branch adjoining to the dividing Line of William Braswell running up to the Line of James Sampson deceased from thence down the Branch to the first station. Recorded September 26, 1732. Richard (mark) Braswell. Robert Cannon, Richard Jordan Jr, Mary Jordan. (IOW CO., VA DB 4 PG 201)

1739 - February 19, THIS INDENTURE made the 19th Day of Febry Anno Dom: one Thousand and sever Hundred & Thirty Nine between Richard Jordan of the County of Isle of Wight of the one part and John Jordan of the aforesd: County of the other part WITNESSETH that the sd Richard Jordan for & in Consideration of the sum of five shillings Current money of Virginia . . . hath Bargained and sold . . . unto the sd John Jordan . . . one Certain Tract Containing Sixty Acres lying and being in the County aforesaid formerly in Tenor and Occupation of Richard Braswell And bounded according to the Common know (sic) and reputed bounds thereof TO HAVE AND TO HOLD . . . During the Term of one whole Year from thence next Insuing . . . . . . . Richard Jordan (Seal)
Sign'd Seal'd & Delivered in presence
Nicholas Bourden
James Jordan (mark)
John Harrison

(Immediately following is the release deed, dated February 20, 1739, and in which the consideration is set at "five pounds Current Money and Six pounds in plank & Shingles." Same witnesses. Bourden and James Jordan presented the deeds to the Isle of Wight County Court for recording on February 25, 1739) (IOW CO., VA DB 5 1736-1741 PG 435-436)

1764 - December 9, William Braswell of Isle of Wight County to Peter Bocock, consideration 20 pounds current money of Virginia, 40 acres, more or less, beginning at a pine a corner tree that parts John Jordan and William Braswells Land down the Main Road to Harrison's Branch so runing up the said Branch to Samuel Wilson's Line so running along the said line to John Jordan's line so runing along the said line to the first station. Recorded March 7, 1765 William (W) Braswell. Wit: Samuel Wilson, Thomas Wrenn, Francis (F) Wrenn (IOW CO., VA DB 11 PG 268)