Monday, October 8, 2007

Susannah Burgess Braswell's 100 acres, more

A few more records have surfaced from the Isle of Wight deed books which seem to confirm the identity of Susannah's 100 acres she bequeathed unto sons Richard & William in her 1714 will which was witnesed by RICHARD JONES & RICHARD JORDAN.

(p. 275, IOW Deed Book 4) 28 Mar 1733....SAMUEL GAINER and wife, ANN GAINER, of Albemarle County in North Carolina to JOHN MILLER of Isle of Wight County.....100 acres in the upper parish adjoining RICHARD JONES, PHILIP BRANTLEY, FRANCIS ENGLAND, Maj. WILLIAM BRIDGER and FRANCIS WRENN. Wit: JOHN HODGES, JAMES EVEARD, RICHARD JORDAN and EDWARD MILLER. Rec: 27 Aug 1733 SAMUEL (X) GAINER, ANN (X) GAINER. NOTE: ANN GAINER appoints GEORGE BELL, Sr. of the upper parish as her attorney. Wit: JOHN NAIRNE, WILLIAM BELL and JOHN (X) BELL.

(p. 209, IOW Deed Book 8) 8 Mar 1748....JOHN MILLER and wife ANN MILLER to SETH HUNTER.......100 acres in Newport Parish (being land bought by said MILLER from SAMUEL GAINER on 27 Aug 1733) adjoining the Cart Path from RICHARD JONES to PHILLIP BRANTLEY, FRANCIS ENGLAND and Major WILLIAM BRIDGER. Rec: 9 Mar 1748 JOHN MILLER, ANN MILLER

Some interesting points:

1. The mention of FRANCIS ENGLAND'S name in deeds after his death.


3. FRANCIS WRENN witnessed deed for WILLIAM BRASWELL in 1764.

Related Link: Susannah Braswell's 100 acres