Thursday, September 27, 2007

Martha Braswell Browne Murphey

William Murphy of Chowan Precinct and Martha My wife to Barnaby MacKinne of Albemarle Co. ...this __ July, 1720 ...L5 current money of England...640 acres more or less at the mouth of a Great Branch called the Cypress Gutt which cometh out of the River (Moratock) joining the plantation Arthur Davis did live on...being a parcel of land in Calledony Wood formerly granted to William Browne by patent 1 APR 1713 being the tract whereon the said Browne did live and is the land given by will of William Browne to his wife Martha and I, William Murphey married the relict of William Browne. Wit: William Lattimer, John Alston. Reg. Chowan Ct. the 3rd Tuesday in July, 1720.

Note: Martha was named in the will of her father Richard the 1st as Martha Murfy.