Compilation of Any Poythress Mention in Virginia Patents and Grants

Poythress Patents/Grants  Compiled by John Maynard Poythress

This compilation tries to include every grant in which the surname is even mentioned, including those obscure “along the property line of”, etc.

This narrowly focused database is an attempt to produce a practical and workable “Poythress” document as opposed to the problems one typically meets in working with the myriad of databases composing the huge total of Virginia patent/grant information.

The total Virginia patent/grant database is available in many forms of copies, transcriptions, and abstracts; all of which are public domain material in these forms.  The total database is online in an abbreviated form at  http://www.directlinesoftware.com/home; also at this site is a first rate explanation of procedural matters in the issuing of grants and patents.  The proprietary product of this site is the DeedMapper® software.  DeedMapper® seems to aspire to eventually locate all of the colonial grants by expanding known contiguous boundaries to “progressively” plot them all….presumably as long as the customers keep paying for them.

Patent information is also online at the Library of Virginia site.  A number of printed compilations exist, perhaps the most comprehensive of which is the abstracts collection of “Cavaliers & Pioneers” in 5 volumes by Nell Marion Nugent.  While it’s likely ownership of these volumes would almost be a must for the professional genealogist, the abstracted brevity of the entries is sometimes a problem for our purposes.

With the probable exception of the Nugent volumes, it appears that for these compilations everyone has most of the information (in one form or another) but most don’t have it ALL and that presents something of a problem that this database tries to deal with.

This listing tries to include ALL Poythress entries and the following describes the “format” used:

1) the list is chronological with the date shown first and the name of the patentee or grantee shown immediately thereafter.  Chronology seems to be the best answer for “organization” purposes.

2) the patent and grant information comes from various sources it is in various formats.  The “long” form is preferred and is used throughout except where the patent or grant is not immediately available (or was not found) in the “long” form.  Typically the problem with these shorter recordings is the truncating of information.  It is the intention with this database to replace the various “short” forms with the “long” complete versions when and as they are sent to me to replace the abstracts.

3) this list tries to include every grant in which the surname is even mentioned, including those obscure “along the property line of”, etc.   While these are in some instances purposely shortened,  the inclusion of at least “the entry” is to accommodate the eventual ambitious soul who will want to use DeedMapper® to plot the location of one or more grants.  For the benefit of that individual, the “mention” will be “in place” and the patent book number and page cited for his or her eventual location.   While this “crowds” the database, it is deemed a lesser evil than omitting the references entirely.

3) the format of the database is intended to make it easy to use and/or “scan.”  For example, in those instances where a Poythress is in any way a principle in a transaction or grant the line is shown with an “arrow” and is typed in bold.  If the Poythress involved is only a “mention” or property line reference the reference is not bold type and the initial symbol is a less obvious bullet.

4) in all instances the initial “name” to the patent or grant is spelled as in the original document; the various spellings are often critical in dating periods and identifying branches of the family using variant spellings; i. e. “Portis.”   However, it is recognized that a document of this length (which will only grow longer as more information is uncovered) will often need to be “searched” for individual names for research purposes.  The alternate “conventional” spelling is thus rendered in [block parentheses] following the document’s original spelling so that a consistent computer search can be made using only the single modern conventional spelling of the grantee’s name.

As always, I will welcome suggestions for improving the format, pointing out of errors and omissions, and will especially welcome being sent the “long form” text for those entries where I was only able to find the shorter or abstracted forms.

John Maynard Poythress

►13 Jul 1637 ffrancis Poythers [search: Francis Poythress]

(ffrancis Poythers, Charles City county, 400 acres, July 13, 1637). To all to whom these presents shall come I Sr John Harvey Kt Governor &c sends &c whereas &c Now Know you that I the said Sr John Harvey Kt do with the consent of the Council of State accordingly give and grant unto ffrancis Poythers fower hundred acres of land situate lying and being in the County of Charles Citty lying north upon the heads of the land now in the possession of the said ffrancis Poythers south into the maine woods east upon the lands of Capt. Woodliffe and west of Baylyes Creeke the said fower hundred acres of land being due unto him the said ffrancis Poythers (vizt) fiftie acres for his owne personal adventure into this Colony and three hundred & fiftie acres by and for the transportation at his owne personal costs and charges of seven persons into this Colony whose names are in the records mentioned under this pattent To have and to hold &c dated this 13th of July Anno Domini 1637 ——–! . Francis Poythers, Richard Wells, Jane Lucas, Thos. Thompson, Richard Farmer, Bryan Raycock, Francis Howes, and Richard Whiting. (Patent Book 1, 1623-43, vol. 1, p. 439).

  • 25 Jul 1638 John Woodliffe, Gent. [search: Francis Poythress]

200 acs. Chas. Cittie Co., neare unto a place called Jordan’s.  Upon the head of his former Devident towards the river, S. into the woods,  E. towards land called Beggars bush and W. upon land of Francis Poythres.  Sue for his own pers. adv. & trans. of 3 persons: (named).  [note: this patent renewed and & adj. to patt. of 750 acs.] WB 1, p. 580.

  • 22 May 1642 Robert Eyres [search: Francis Poythress]

200 acs. Low Norf. Co., p. 780, About 8 mi. up a Southern br. of Elizabeth River. Trans. of 4 pers.  Robert Eyres, Francis Poythres, William Brown, John Herring.

►8 May 1648 ffrancis Poythres [search: Francis Poythress]

(ffrancis Poythres, Charles City county, 400 acres, May 8, 1648). To all &c Whereas &c Now Know you that I the said Sr. Wm. Berkeley Knt do with the advice and consent of the Council of State accordingly give and grant unto Capt. ffrancis Poythres seven hundred and fifty acres of land within the County of Charles City being at or neare unto the mouth of the Creeke called Baylyes Creeke and abutting easterly upon fifty acres of land belonging unto ye orphants of Jenkins Osborne and thence extending westerly onto the land of Thomas Bayly now in the tenure of John Butler northerly upon the mouth of the said Baylyes Creeke and southerly into the woods three hundred and fifty acres of the said land formerly granted and being part of ye Patent of Jenkins Osborne dated July ye 9th 1635 and purchased by the said ffrancis Poythres from the said Jenkins Osborne Mary Osborne and Capt. Edward Hill by the right of Dictoris Christmas confirmed by order of court dated ye 27th day of Februa! ry 1636 and purchased by the said Capt. ffrancis Poythres and the other four hundred acres being also granted formerly to the said Capt. ffrancis Poythres by patent bearing date ye 13th of July 1637 To have and to hold &c to be held &c yielding &c which payment is to begin seven years after the said 27th of Feby. 1636 and ye said 13th of July 1637dated the 8th of May 1648.  PB 2, p. 139.

  • 1 Oct 1668 Thomas Purnell & John Benson [search: William Poythress]

of Gloster Co., given land, transporting “Wm Portis.”

  • 15 Jul 1669 Mr. Tho. Newhouse [search: Francis Poythress]

of Charles City Co., given land, transporting “Fra Poyters.” PB 6, p. 227

(Lindsay Duval renders this “ffra: Poysen.”)

►25 Sep 1673 John Portis & Hen. West [search: John Poythress]

900 acs. Is. of Wight Co., upon brs. of the Blackwater, adjoining John Sherer.  Trans. of 18 persons. PB 6, p. 466

 ►5 Oct 1673 Thomas Woodward, Junr.[search: John Poythress]

1600 acs. Is. of Wight Co., at mouth of a br. of the Blackwater.  Adj. John Portis & Henry West.  PB 6, p. 467.

►21 Sept 1674 Mr. John Portis [search: John Poythress]

376 acs. Is. of W. Co.. PB 6, p. 521.

20 Apr 1680 Wm Edmonds & John Williams [search: Francis Poythress]

(Wm. Edmonds & John Williams, Charles City county, 888 acres, April 20, 1680, mentions Francis Poythress). To all &c Whereas &c Now Know ye that I the said Sr. Henry Chisholm Knt his Majesties Deputy Governor &c give and grant unto Wm. Edmonds and John Williams eight hundred eighty eight acres two rods and sixteen poles of land on the south side of James River and in the County of Charles Citty and in the Parish of Jordans, beginning at a corner gumm of Major Poytries standing upon the reedy branch and running thence north 94 poles to a corner black oake thence along Poytries his line west southwest sixty five poles, crossing a great branch to a corner pine, thence north twenty fower poles to the great branch, thence up the branch northwest by west forty poles north northwest ninety six poles, northwest sixty poles north by west eighty six poles crossing into Blands neck, thence still up the branch north by west forty eight poles, north northwest twenty poles, north by west ! forty poles, north northeast thirty poles to a corner gum thence crossing the branch east by north twenty five poles to a corner black oake, thence north one hundred twenty six poles to a corner pine thence northwest by west eighty seven poles to a corner hickory, thence north forty eight poles to a corner white oake thence east northeast one hundred and ten poles to a corner black oake thence southeast by south two hundred seventy six poles to a corner black oake thence east by south one hundred forty fower poles to a corner pine thence south southeast eighty two poles to a corner pine thence east northeast fifty poles to a corner black oake thence south southeast sixty eight poles thence south ninety eight poles to a corner black oake standing upon the delightful meadow including the aforesaid eight hundred eighty eight acres two rods and sixteen poles which said land is due unto them the said Wm. Edmonds and John Williams by and for the transportation f eighteen persons &! c To have and to hold &c To be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c dated the 20th day of April 1680. Fra: Linsley, Gilbert Hay, Geo. Burge, Wm. Turpin, Wm. Brown, Thomas Manning, Nicho: Whitmore, Priscilla Chenye, Susanna Bridge, James Blamore, Christopher Eiddison, John Aylett, Jean Booth, Sander Hempseed, Rice Pritchett, Elliner Wadard, Mary Horton, Mary Phillips.   PB 7, p. 124.

►28 Sep 1681 Major Francis Poytres [search: Francis Poythress]

[September 28, 1681, Charles City county, 609 acres Major Francis Poytres (Poytheres)]. To all &c Whereas &c Now Know ye that I the said Sr. Henry Chisholm Kt. his Majesties Deputy Governor &c give and grant unto Major ffrancis Poytress an irregular tract of land on the blackwater lying on the south side of James River and in the County of Charles Citty beginning at the south side of the Blackwater at a pine and runneth thence south southwest thirty chaines to a corner thence southeast by east forty chaines to a corner to a black oake thence east thirty one chaines thence southeast forty one chaines to the Nottaway path continued eighteen chaines to the first branch continue one hundred and two chaines to the second branch continued thirty three chaines to the black water spring continued 31 chaines to a corner hickory thence southeast by east twelve chaines thence east by north twelve chaines to the third branch continued eighty eight chaines to the blackwater maine swampe ! to a beach marked fower wayes thence bounding north along the swamp nigh the line of Capt. Robert Lewcy thirteene chaines and northeast 13 chaines and northeast by north eleven chaines &c northeast by east thirty fower chaines and northeast 22 chaines and east five chaines and northeast by east 20 chaines and north north east sixteene chaines as the said swamp windeth and turneth to reedy branch to a white oake marked fower wayes thence north 46 chaines to a corner black oake thence west southwest 16 chaines to a great swamp continued over great swamp 16 chaines to a pine marked fower wayes thence southwest by west 20 chaines thence west sixty two chaines to the branch of corner by Townes quarter continued forty chaines to a to a white oake marked fower wayes thence west northwest thirty nine chaines to the line of Hercules Flood thence for fifty acres had bought of the said Flood southwest forty chaines to a meadow taking in a point of land contayning fifty acres thence by ! the Maine Swamp west and west by south & west southwest two hundred chaines to the place was begun including six hundred & nine acres two rods 9 poles of land due by transportation of 12 persons &c To have and to hold &c To be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c dated the 28th day of September Anno Domini 1681.     PB 7, p. 99.

  • 20 Apr 1682 Wm. Edmonds & John Williams [search: Major Poythress]

888 acs. Charles City County. S. side of James Riv., in Jordan’s Parish, beg. at Major Poytries on the reedy br., etc.  For trans. 18 pers.  PB 7, p. 124.

 ►20 Apr 1682 Major Francis Poytries[search: Francis Poythress]

Charles City County, 750a, Escheated land from Thomas Morgan (died seized of), before

Henry Hartwell, Dep’y Esch’r, ., jury 3 Aug 1681, now granted to the said Poytries 20 Apr 1682.  ..  PB 7, 1679-89, p. 130

  • 16 Apr 1683 Mr. Danniell Higgdon [search: Francis Poythress]

518 acs. Chas. City Co., Westover Parish; S. Side of James River; From Major Francis Poytherys (Poytheris), upon the middle southern branch.  PB 7, p. 270

  • 20 Nov 1683 Coll. Edward Hill [search: Francis Poythress]

980 ½ acs. Chas. City Co., Westover Par., on S. side of James River, “to Mr. Francis Poytheris.”  PB 7, p. 338.

►20 Nov 1683 Major Francis Poytheres [search: Francis Poythress]

[November 20, 1683, Charles City county, 1,252 acres, Major Francis Poytheres (Poythries)]. To all &c Whereas &c Now Know ye that I the said Nicholas Spencer Esq. President &c do with the advice and consent of the Council of State accordingly give and grant unto Maj. Francis Poytheres twelve hundred and fifty acres two rods and thirty poles lying & being in the County of Charles Citty, and in the parish of Jordans, &c and on ye south side of James River, vizt. beginning att a corner hickory belonging to the land of Sampson Ellis, and running thence southwest nigh ye said Ellis line two hundred and sixty poles, crossing ye great swamp and Horse branch to a corner poplar standing on ye middle southern branch, thence west crossing a branch of Ham branch one hundred sixty eight poles to a corner black oake, thence west northwest one hundred poles to the line of Mr. Henry Batt, thence along the said Batt his line north and by west fifty four poles to Mr. Batts his corner, thence ! east and by north eight degrees northerly one hundred and fifty poles Mr. Batts his corner being a black oake, thence north and by west eight degrees westerly four hundred and fifty six poles to Mr. Batts his corner, thence on the heads of the said Poytheres, Mr. John Woodley and James Mumfords land east five hundred twenty eight poles to a corner beck standing on a run known by the name of the dry bottom run thence up the run south halfe west eighteene poles, and southwest and by south fifty eight poles, and west twenty poles, as ye run windeth and turneth to a corner white oake, thence south three hundred twenty four poles to ye place we began. Including ye aforesaid twelve hundred and fifty acres two rods and thirty poles of land. That said land being due by and unto the said Maj. Francis Poythres by and for the transportation of five and twenty persons into this Colony whose names are in the records mentioned under this pattent. To have and to hold &c To be held &c yield! ing and paying &c provided &c dated this twentieth day of November one thousand six hundred eighty and three. Sarah Henley, Eliz. Hayes, Wm. Sage, Symon Rouse, Jon. Flud, Jon. Conway, Morgan Welch, Roger Horner, Richard Thornbury, Thos. Wood, Jone Graneley, Wm. Wood, John Lawrence, Jon. Cole, Jon. Rubye, Jon. Aucrine, Jon. Cooper, Jos. Marsh, Geo. Bell, Geo. Crosland, Wm. Arnold, Wm. Sarson, David Haynes, Richard Hind, Eli Brown.

PB 7, p. 335.

  • 20 Apr 1687 Mr. Charles Goodrich [search: Major Poythress]

550 acs. Charles City Co., Westover Parish, Adj. Danll. Higgdon; Wm. Edmunds, John Williams & Maj. Poytheres.  Trans. of 11 pers.  PB 7, p. 553

  • 20 Apr 1687 Mr. Thomas Wyn [search: Major Poythress]

280 acs. Jordan’s P(ar)ish & on the S. side of Ja: River.  Bounded: at the lower corner tree of Mr. John Wynn’s land….to Balles Cr….along Maj. Poytheres line….in Mr. Batte line.  Trans. of 6 persons.  PB 7, p. 583

  • 21Apr 1690 Thomas Winn/Wynne [search: Francis Poythress]

typ patent

ref VPB 8 p55-56

dat  21st Aprill ano Dom 1690

to Thomas Winn/Wynne

! 659 Acres on Black Water

! the Said Land being due unto the Said Thos. Wynne by and for the

Importacon ! of 14 persons &c Wm Luck, Robert Wood, Sarah Willoughby, Jane Moore,

Tho: RoYYe,! James Isham, Robert Shaw, Robert Willis, Sarah Shelly, Tho: Winter,

! Robert Wallis, Robert Hill, Jno. Moss, Abraham Wood

pt A) at a red Oake being a Corner tree of John Wallices Land and runing

thence along a Line of Herculus Floods

ln SE; 264P;

pt B) 4 Marked Corner trees of ye Said Floods thence along a Line of

Said Floods

ln SW; 138P;

pt C) a hickory Corner tree of Major Fra: Poytheris deced. thence Along

a Line of the Said Poytheris Line

ln SE; 43P;

pt D) A red Oake thence along the Said Poytheris Line

ln ESE; 68P;

pt E) thence Along the Said Poythris line

ln E2N; 197P;

pt F) a pine thence Along a Line of the Said Potheris

ln E24.5N; 56P;

pt G) a gum in the great Swamp thence According to the Meanders of the

Said Swamp

lm W56N; 244P;

> pt H) the Mouth of Blands Branch thence a Cross the Said Blands Branch

ln ;;

pt I) and Along the Said great Swamp according to the Meanders thereof

lm ;;

pt J) a Black Oake And Hickory & A pine

ln W83N; 289P; Binding on the Land of Jno Williams

pt K) thence

ln S85W; 20P;

pt L) an Old white Oake & red Oak Sapling thence

ln S7.5W; 20P;

pt M) a Corner tree of the Said John Williams Land decd, being a White

Oake, thence along the Land of ye Said Wallice deced

ln SWxW; 264P; to the first Mentioned Begining upon Herculus Floods Land

end

  • 26 Apr 1688 Thomas Busby & Mary, his wife, dau. & heyre of Simon Simons

[search: John Poythress]

539 acs. Chas. City Co., in Winoak & Westover Parishes; on S. side of James Riv.

Beg. at head of Reedy Bottom Br. of Powell’s Cr., crossing a br. of Flowerdy Hundred Cr., to lands now, of late, William Harryson’s; John Hobbs; & John Poythres.  For trans. 11 pers.   PB 7, p. 657.

  • 20 Apr 1689 James Mumfort [search: Francis Poythress]

50 ½ acs. Chas. City Co., in Westopher Par; S. side of James Riv.; adj. Mr. John Woodlef (Woodlief) & Maj. Francis Poythress.  Trans. of 1 per.  PB 7, p. 714.

  • 21 Apr 1690 Mr. Thomas Wynne [search: Francis Poythress]

659 acs. on Black Water. Adj. John Wallice, dec’d; Herculus Flood, & Maj. Fra. Poythris, dec’d: on the Gr. Swamp; to mouth of Bland’s Br., etc.  For trans. 14 pers.

PB 8, p. 55.

  • 21 Apr 1690 Hercules Fludd/Flood

“….tract of Land upon Black Water on ye Eastern side of ye ready Branch containing

1254 acres….ye land of Mrs. Frances Poithress ……according to meanders of ye reedy branch at Major Fran: Poithris’s Land along said Poithres’s Land.”  VPB 8, p. 57-58.

  • 21 Apr 1690 Adam Taply and William Harryson [search: Francis Poythress]

(April 21, 1690, Charles City county, 1,078 acres, mentions Major Francis Poythres). To all &c Whereas &c Now Know ye that I the said Nath. Bacon Esq. President &c give or grant unto Adam Taply and William Harryson one thousand seventy eight acres of land lying and being in Jordans Parrish in Charles Citty County on ye south side of James river bounded (viz.) beginning att a hickory in one of ye said lines of Maj. Poythres land, thence west twenty five degrees: north thirty three two = pole = chain to a hickory then along other lines of ye said Poythres north twenty five degrees: west twenty seven chain to a west and west nineteen degrees: north to a pyne near a myry branch, then south thirty degrees west thirty five chain to a black oke near Areccock path, then south seventy three chain to a red oke, south thirty degrees: west forty four chain to a white oke near ye second swamp, then south twenty five degrees: east eighty eight chain to a red oke in a bottom, east thirty degrees: south one hundred & seventy chain to a white oke. North thirty degrees: east one hundred twenty seven chain to a red oke near Nich. Whitmore line, north thirty five chain to a white oke. North thirty six degrees: west eighteen chain. West sixteen degrees: north fifteen chain to a red oke, northwest forty chain to a pyne and north ten degrees: west thirty three chain to ye hickory where it begun the said land being due to ye said Adam Taply and William Harryson by and for ye transportation of twenty two persons &c to have & to hold &c to be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c dated April 21, 1690. Elfrid Snow, Tho. Oxly, Jas. Allin, Geo. Rudder, Antho. Scarlett, Jas. Lewis, Robert White, Edw. Hutchison, Jno. Whiting, Wm. Rosse, Sarah Moore, Tho. Osborne, Tho. Randall, Richd. Everett, Rich. Isham, Geo. Nelson, Robert Wells, Andrew Isham, Jno. Willoughby, Robert Norton, Joshua Royston, Richard Mallard.  PB 8, p. 78.

►29 Apr 1692 (1693?) Mrs. Rebecca Poythres [search: Rebecca Poythress]

(April 29, 1692, Charles City county, 1,000 acres, Mrs. Rebecca Poythress). To all &c Whereas &c Now know ye that I ye said Fra. Nicholson Esq. &c Their Majesties Lt. Governor &c give and grant unto Mrs. Rebecca Poythres, one thousand acres of land situate lying & being in ye County of Charles Citty according long most ancient and rightful bounds thereof be ye quantity either more or less than is herein expressed she to land being late in the tenure of Edw. Ardington deceased by virtue of his own right & fee therein, & was lately found to escheat to their most sacred Majesty from ye said Edw. Ardington of ye said County of Charles Citty as by an Inquisition recorded in the secretarys office under ye hands and seales of Peter Perry Deputy of ye honorable Christopher Wormeley Esq. Escheator of ye said County & a jury sworn before him for this purpose dated the 19th day of November Anno 1690 may appear, & is since granted unto ye Mrs. Rebeccah Poythres who hath made her composition according to law. To have & to hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c dated ye 29th day of April Anno 1692. (PB 8, p. 241). [Rebecca subsequently gave 200 ac. to daughter Ann, wife of Burrell Green and gave 300 ac. to daughter Rebecca].

►24 Oct 1701 John Poythris [search: John Poythress]

(October 24, 1701, 350 acres, Charles City county, John Poythris). To all &c Whereas &c Now Know ye that I the said ffrancis Nicholson Esq. Governor &c do with the advise and consent of the Council of State accordingly give and grant unto John Poythris of deep bottom Senr. a tract of land containing three hundred & fifty acres lying on the north side of Nottaway River on the uppward end of Umatora old fields beginning at an old dead oake by a birch on the riverside and running thence along the head line of a tract of nine hundred and fifty acres of land taken up and patented by Hugh Lee junr. (and by him sold to William Jones Senr. Robert Hix Tho. Taylor Senr. and John Roberts) north one degree west ninety six poles to a white oake in a fork of the Myory branch that parts Umatora old fields and a small ash in the said branch thence northwest an hundred and twenty poles to an heape of marked trees on the top of an hill thence south forty four degrees west three hundred & fift! y poles to an heape of marked trees on the Indian Swamp thence down along the Indian Swamp and Nottaway River according to the meanders of the same to the first beginning the said land being due unto the said John Poythris by and for the transportation of seven persons into this Colony whose names are to be in the records mentioned under this patent To have and to hold &c To be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c Given under my hand and the sealeof the Colony this 24th day of October Anno Domini 1701. ffr. Nicholson

John Poythris his patent for 350 acres of land in Charles Citty County. Jenings

John Gee, Humphry Hix, N. Standback, Robert Boreman, Hen. Snelgrove, Wm. Lambud, Mary Drin. (Patent Book 9, 1695-1706, p. 396).

23 Oct 1703 John Poythress [search: John Poythress]

(October 23, 1703, 609 acres, Charles City county, John Poythress). To all &c Whereas &c Now Know ye that I the said ffrancis Nicholson Esq. Governor &c do with the advise & consent of this Council of State accordingly give & grant unto John Poythress an irregular tract of land on the Blackwater lying on the south side of James River in the County of Charles Citty beginning on the south side of the Blackwater at a pine & running thence south southwest thirty chaines to a corner thence southeast by south forty chaines to a corner black oake thence east thirty one chaines thence southeast sixty one chaines to ye Nottaway path continued eighteen chaines to the first branch continued one hundred & two chaines to the second branch continued thirty three chaines to the Blackwater spring continued thirty one chaines to a corner hickory thence southeast by east twelve chaines thence east by north twelve chaines to the third branch continued eighty eight chaines to the Blackwater Mai! ne Swamp to a beach marked four wayes thence bounding north along the swamp near the line of Capt. Robert Lewcyes thirteen chaines & northeast thirteen chaines & northeast by north eleven chaines & northeast by east thirty four chaines & northeast twenty two chaines & east five chaines & northeast by east twenty chaines & north northeast sixteen chaines as the swamp windeth & turneth to reedy branch to a white oake marked four wayes thence north forty six chaines to a corner black oake thence west southwest sixteen chaines to a great swamp continued over great swamp sixteen chaines to pine marked four wayes thence southwest by west twenty chaines thence west sixty two chaines to the branch it comes by Townes his quarter continued forty chaines to a white oake marked four wayes thence west northwest thirty nine chaines to ye line of Hercules Flood thence for fifty acres he bought of the said Flood southwest forty chaines to a meadow taking in a point of land containing fifty ! acres thence up the Main Swamp west & west & by south & west southwest two hundred chaines to the place we began including six hundred & nine acres two rods & nine poles of land ye ►said land was formerly granted unto ffrancis Poythress by patent dated ye 28th of September 1681 & by him deserted & is since granted unto the said John Poythress by order of the General Court bearing date ye 21st day of April 1703 & is further due unto the said John Poythress by & for the transportation of thirteen persons into this said Colony whose names are to be in the records mentioned under this patent To have & to hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c given under my hand & the seale of the Colony this 23rd day of October Anno Domini 1703. ffr. Nicholson.  PB 9, p. 571.

John Poythress his patent for 609 acres of land in Charles City County. C C Thacker, Dep. Sec. Paid Mr. Auditor Bird six rights. Robt. Lloyd, Richd. Wilkinson, Joyce Bibrek, Eliz. Smith, Eliz. Brumfield, Charles Bartholomew, Patrick Connoley.  PB 9, p. 571.

  • 26 Apr 1704 Robert Mumford [search: Francis Poythress]

50 ¼ acs., Chas. City Co., in Westopher Parish; S. side of James Riv.; adj. Mr. John Woodlife’s line; & Maj. Francis Poythress; on a br. of Dry Bottom, etc.  Granted to James Mountfort 20 Apr 1689, deserted & now granted by order, &c.  Trans. of 1 per.

PB 9, p. 591.

  • 2 May 1705 John Hamlyn [search: Major Poythress]

550 acs., Chas. City Co., in Westopher Par; S. side of James River; adj. Danll. Higdon, Wm. Edmunds; John Williams; Mr. Bates; & Maj. Poytheress’ line, etc.  For trans. of 11 pers.  PB 9, p. 656

  • 2 Nov 1705 Richard Bland [search: Francis Poythress]

254 acs. Upon Blackwater on E. side of Reedy Br., by the lands of Mr. ffrancis Poythress on the N. side…..thence to the meanders of ye Reedy Br. N. 57 ½  deg, E. 387 po. to Maj. ffrancis Poythress his land, thence along sd. Poythress to a corner thereof, being a red oake S. 23 deg. W. 60 po. (to) another corner tree being a pine, thence along sd. Poythress land 32 deg. E. 154 po. to a black oak, etc.  The sd land was formerly granted by Patent, 21 Apr 1690 to Hecules fflood, deserted and since to Richard Bland by order of the Gen’l. Council, 20 Apr 1705 & further due by imp. of 25 persons (named), 2 Nov 1705.  PB 9, p. 711.

►23 Mar 1715 Thomas Poythres [search: Thomas Poythress]

(March 23, 1715, Surry County, 180 acres, New Land, Thomas Poythress). George &c To all &c Know ye that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for & in consideration of the sum of twenty shillings of good & lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Resources in this our Colony & Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted & confirmed & by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Thomas Poythres of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred & eighty acres, lying & being on the north side of Nottaway River in the County of Surry and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a pine on the north side of the Woodyard Swamp a little above the fork thence north eighteen degrees east one hundred & thirty poles to a hickory, then north seventy five degrees east eighty provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty & well beloved Alexander Spotswood our Lt. Governor &c at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the twenty third day of March one thousand seven hundred & fifteen in ye second year of our reign. (Patent Book 10, 1710-1719, p. 265-266). A. Spotswood

 ►23 Mar 1715 John Poythres [search: John Poythress]

(March 23, 1715, Isle of Wight, 100 acres, John Poythress). George &c To all &c Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and consideration of the importation of two persons to dwell within this our Colony & Dominion of Virginia whose names are Richard Inglesby and John Phillips. We have given granted and confirmed & by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto John Poythres of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres and lying and being on the north side of Maherin river in the County of Isle of Wight and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a red oak on the east side of the long meadow branch thence south seventy six degrees east one hundred twenty two poles to a live oak in a swamp then south fourteen degrees west one hundred & thirty six poles to a hickory saplin, then north seventy six degrees west one hundred twenty two poles to a lightwood post n! ear the long meadow branch side and north fourteen degrees east one hundred thirty six poles to the beginning. With all &c To have & hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c In witness &c Witness our trusty and well beloved Alexander Spotswood our Lt. Governor &c at Williamsburg under ye seal of our said Colony the twenty third day of March one thousand seven hundred & fifteen in the second year of our reign. A. Spotswood, PB 10, p. 280.

►15 Jul 1717 John Poythres [search: John Poythress]

(July 15, 1717, Surry County, 267 acres, New Land, John Poythress). George &c To all &c Know ye that I for divers causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration the importation of six persons to dwell within this our Colony & Dominion of Virginia whose names are Alexander Sutton, John Peir, Daniel Medhurst, Amos Atlock, Thomas Barden & John Hardiman. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto John Poythres of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred & sixty seven acres lying and being on the south side of the main Blackwater in the County of Surry bounded as followeth to wit beginning at a live oak on the southwest side of the Indian Swamp thence west southwest twenty four poles to two pines then south four degrees west one hundred seventy eight poles to a pine then south thirty degrees west one hundred & four poles to three maples by t! he side of Beaver Pond Swamp then down the various courses of ye run of ye said swamp south forty degrees east seventy poles and south eighty seven degrees east seventy one poles to two oak saplins by the side of the Beaver Pond Swamp aforesaid thence north sixty degrees east seventy seven poles to a hickory then east four poles to a gum by the Beaver Pond Swamp the aforesaid then down the various courses of the run of ye said swamp north forty six degrees east thirty six poles and north eighty five degrees east thirty poles to a pine thence north by east sixty poles to a maple by the side of ye Indian Swamp aforesaid and as the various courses of ye run of ye said swamp to the beginning with all &c To have & hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c In witness &c Witness our trusty & well beloved Alexander Spotswood our Lt. Governor Commander in Chief of our said Colony & Dominion of Virginia under ye seal of our said Colony ye fifteenth day of July one thousan! d seven hundred & seventeen in the third year of our reign.

  1. Spotswood, PB 10, p. 327.

►11 Dec 1721 (not a patent but pertinent) [search: Ann Poythress, Francis Poythress, Rebecca Poythress]

Deed for lease (p. 502)

Burrell Green and Ann [Poythress?] his wife and Francis Poythres of the County of Surry

to Robert Hunnicutt of the County of Prince George

Sum: 5 shillings deed for lease

Land: “one tract of land 200 acres being in the County of Prince George on

both sides the Easterly Run, the same being part of a patent for 1000

acres of Land granted to Rebecca Poythres by an escheat patent

bearing the date of 29 Apr 1692 the moiety or half of such land

is in the possession of Littlebury Eppes and 300 acres more of the said

land was given to Rebecca Poythres the daughter of Rebecca

Poythres the patentee, the residue thereof was given to the aforesaid

Ann.”

Signed: Burrell Green, Ann Green, Francis Poythres (all sealed w/ a waxer)

Wit: Jos. Simmons, Abraham Jones, James Jones

and…..

► 12 Dec 1721 (not a patent but pertinent) [search: Ann Poythress, Francis Poythress,

Rebecca Poythress]

Deed for lease (p. 503)

Burrell Green and Ann [Poythress?] his wife and Francis Poythres of the

County of Surry to Robert Hunnicutt of the County of Prince George.

Sum: 21 pounds, 10 shillings

Land: “the tract or parcell of land containing 200 acres in Prince George

County on both sides of Easterly Run and part of a patent bearing

the date of 29 Apr 1692 one half of which land is in possession of

Littlebury Eppes and 300 acres more of the said land was given to

Rebecca Poythres the daughter of the aforesaid Rebecca Poythres the

grantee and the residue thereof hereby granted was given to the

aforesaid Ann, after one year ownership for and in consideration of

21 pounds, 10 shillings.

Signed: Burrell Green, Ann Green, Francis Poythres (sealed w/ a waxer)

Wit: Jos. Simmons, Abraham Jones, James Jones.

►22 Jun 1722 Joshua Poythres [search: Joshua Poythress]

Prince George County, 333 acres, New Land, Joshua Poythress). George &c To all &c Know ye that for diverse causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the importation of seven persons to dwell within this our Colony & Dominion of Virginia whose names are Edward Prince, Tho. Farmer, Wm. Loganes, Christopher Ingolles, Hugh Clarke, John Gourdon & James Robbinson. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Joshua Poythres one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred & thirty three acres lying and being in Prince George County and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a live oak on the north side Moccosoneck Creeke thence north forty two degrees east thirty eight poles to a pine thence north thirteen degrees east fifty one poles to a red oak thence north thirty degrees west sixty six poles to a hickory thence north three & a halfe degree! s east fifty eight poles to a hickory thence east twenty two degrees north eighty eight and a halfe poles to a red oak thence east thirty six degrees south fifty four & a halfe poles to a pine thence south thirty five degrees west eighty six poles to a red oak thence south thirty three degrees east fifty one poles to a red oak thence east ten degrees north fifty one poles to a red oake thence north twenty six & a halfe east forty two poles to a white oake thence north forty one degrees east thirty three poles to a read oake thence south twenty & a halfe east fifty four poles to a red oake thence south thirty six degrees west forty three poles to a red oake thence west twenty five & a halfe south thirty two poles to a hickory thence west four degrees south twenty nine poles to a red oak thence south thirty nine degrees west forty seven poles to hickory thence east forty one degrees south fifty four poles to a red oak thence east eight & a halfe degrees south forty two poles t! hence east seven degrees north forty six poles to a black oak thence east ten degrees south one hundred and thirty four poles to a red oak thence east twenty degrees south seventy four poles to a red oak thence east sixteen degrees north sixty poles to a pine in the line of Williams Jones Junr. thence along his line south ten degrees east eighty three poles to a red oak thence west eighteen degrees north ninety eight poles to a red oak thence north forty three & a halfe west fifty eight & a halfe poles to a white oak thence west eighteen degrees south sixty eight poles to a gum on Moccosoneck Creeke thence up the same as it meanders to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty & well beloved Alexander Spotswood our Lt. Governor &c at Williamsburgh under the seal of the said Colony the twenty second day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty two in the eighth year of our reign. (Patent Book 11, p. 131). A. Spotswood

  • 18 Feb 1722/3 John Golitely [search: Peter Poythress]

….of Pr. Geo. Co.; 100 acs. (New Land), Is. of Wight Co; on N. side of Maherin River; adj. Hugh Golitely & Peter Poythres’ line.  10 shill.    PB 11, p. 171

►5 Sep 1723 John Poythres [search: John Poythress]

(John Poythress, September 5, 1723, 200 acres, New Land, Isle of Wight County. Patent Book 11, pages 258-259). George &c To all &c Know Ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto John Poythres of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres lying and being on the south side of Maherin River in the County of Isle of Wight and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a gum on the east side of the Cane Branch thence east by south forty four poles to a black oak thence north seventy five degrees east twenty eight poles to a white oak then north eighty five degrees east fifty four poles to a red oak thence north ! seventy five degrees east fifty seven poles to a red oak then north by west eighty nine poles to a white oak then north west by west one hundred and seventy seven poles to a black oak then south west by west eighty six poles to a maple by the side of the Cane Branch aforesaid and down the various courses of the run of the said branch to the beginning with all &c To have hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved Hugh Drysdale Esqr. our Lieutenant Governor &c at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the fifth day of September one thousand seven hundred and twenty three in the tenth year of our reign. Hugh Drysdale   (VPB 11, p. 258)

[in this instance Isle of Wight > Brunswick > Greenville]

  • 5 Sep 1723 John Robbords (Roberts?) [search: David Poythress]

typ patent

! the other track containeth 235a and was granted John Robbords by

! Letters Patent at Williamsburgh 5 September 1723

! (this property is plat #173, VPB 11 p270)

pt A) at a pine on S side of the Trading branch thence

ln S60W; 70P;

pt B) red oak then

ln SW; 90P;

pt C) pine corner of David Poythress’s Land thence by Poythresses lines

ln S75W; 173P;

pt D) red oak

ln S32W; 114P;

pt E) gumb in a branch a corner of sd Robbards other land then by his own old line

ln NW; 58P;

pt F) black oak and

ln W; 22P;

pt G) red oak thence

ln N30W; 214P;

pt H) red oak thence

ln NW; 54P;

pt I) gum by the side of the tradeing branch and up the run of sd branch to the begining Wtn: Sloman Wynne, William Pettway, Robert Hicks

lm ;;

►5 Sep 1723 David Poythres [search: David Poythress]

Prince George County, 250 acres, New Land, David Poythress). George &c Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto David Poythres of Surry County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and fifty acres lying and being on the north side of Nottaway River in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a red oak on the east side of the Indian Swamp a corner tree of the said Poythres old land thence by his own old line north forty four degrees east three hundred and ninety six poles to a red oak then north seventy five degrees west one hundred and seventy three poles to a pine then south! west by south two hundred and eighty four poles to a gum by the side of the Indian Swamp aforesaid and down the various courses of the run of the said swamp to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved Hugh Drysdale Esq. our Lieutenant Governor at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the fifth day of September one thousand seven hundred and twenty three in the tenth year of our reign. (Patent Book 11, p. 284). Hugh Drysdale

 ►9 Jul 1724 William Poythris [search: William Poythress]

(July 9, 1724, Prince George County, 206 acres, New Land, William Poythress). George &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Poythris of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and six acres lying and being on both sides of the Ready Branch of Butterwood Swamp in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a corner between several trees chopped inward & near Major Epes’s corner thence south one hundred and fifty poles crossing the Ready branch to a corner white oak thence west two hundred and twenty poles to a corner between several trees chopped inw! ard thence north one hundred and fifty poles crossing the Ready Branch to a corner between several trees chopped inwards thence east two hundred and twenty poles to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved Hugh Drysdale Esq. our Lieutenant Governor at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the ninth day of July one thousand seven hundred and twenty four in the tenth year of our reign. Hugh Drysdale,  PB 12, p. 68.

►9 Jul 1724 Capt. Francis Poythris [search: Francis Poythress]

(July 9, 1724, Prince George County, 387 acres, New Land, Francis Poythress). George &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Capt. Francis Poythris of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and eighty seven acres lying and being on the upper or west side of Butterwood Swamp in the county aforesaid and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at the run upon the rock at the Beaver dam thence north five degrees west one hundred and sixty poles to a corner between several trees chopped inwards thence east five degrees north two hundred and sixty three poles to a corner upon Woodleif’s bra! nch thence down Woodleif’s branch as it meanders to Butterwood Swamp thence up Butterwood Swamp as it meanders to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved Hugh Drysdale Esq. our Lieutenant Governor at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the ninth day of July one thousand seven hundred and twenty four in the tenth year of our reign.

Hugh Drysdale,  PB 12, p. 68.

►22 Feb 1724/5 Thomas Poythris [search: Thomas Poythress]

(February 22, 1724, Prince George County, 248 acres, New Land, Thomas Poythress). George &c To all &c Know ye that for divers & good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Resources in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Thomas Poythris of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and forty eight acres lying and being on both sides of the upper Rockey Run of Stoney Creek in the county aforesaid and bounded as followeth to wit beginning at a red oak on the upper side of the said Run thence crossing the said Run at one hundred and fifty poles south thirty seven degrees east two hundred and forty eight poles to a corner in a knott of pines in a meadow thence west thirty seven deg! rees south one hundred and sixty poles to a corner white oak thence north thirty seven degrees west two hundred and forty eight poles crossing the said Run at one hundred and forty eight poles to a corner between several trees chopped inwards near a white oak marked four ways thence east thirty seven degrees north one hundred and sixty poles to the beginning with all &c To have & hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c provided &c In witness &c Witness our trusty and well beloved Hugh Drysdale Esq. our Lieutenant Governor at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty second day of February one thousand seven hundred and twenty four in the eleventh year of our reign. Hugh Drysdale,  PB 12, p. 228.  [see 25 Aug 1731, this lease lapsed and awarded to Eldings & Leath].

  • 6 Jun 1727 Charles Leath [search: Joshua Poythress]

400 acs. (New Land), Surry Co; N. side of Nottoway River; on N. side of the Gum Swamp; adj. Joshua Poythress.   PB 13, p. 141

 ►13 Oct 1727 John Poythres, Capt. [search: John Poythress]

(October 13, 1727, Brunswick County, 275 acres, New Land, John Poythress). George the Second &c To all &c We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Capt. John Poythres of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and seventy five acres lying and being on the south side of Maherin River in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a gum on the south side of the Reedy Branch thence south thirty two degrees east seventy poles to a red oak thence south fifty seven degrees east sixty eight poles to a white oak thence north eighty degrees east two hundred and seventy eight poles to a red oak thence north thirty six poles to a white oak on the Beaver Pond Creek thence up the Beaver Pond Creek to the mouth of the aforesaid Reedy Creek or Branch and up the said Branch to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and p! aying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the thirteenth day of October one thousand seven hundred twenty seven in the first year of our reign. William Gooch,   PB 13, p. 205.

[additional comment re this John Poythres who is # 26 in the text of

  1. Bolling Batte’s “Study of the Poythress Family in Virginia”: m. Mary Batte, daughter of Henry and Mary (Lound) Batte. To avoid confusion with his first cousin John Poythress 43 (whose wife was also named Mary), this John was usually designated as “Sen.” or “Sr.” while cousin John was designated as “Jun.” or “Jr.”. In 1720 John Poythress, Sr. and Mary, his wife, together with four other couples, the five wives all being daughters of Henry Batte, dce’d., join in deed of partition whereby they divide 1200 acres in Prince George left by the will of Henry Batte to his daughters. John Poythress, Sr. was a captain in the militia and he represented Pr. Geo. in the House of Burgesses in 1723 and 1726. In 1727 as Capt. John Poythress he was granted 225 acres on the south side of the Meherrin, which land later fell into Brunswick County. The identical land was sold in 1773 by one Thomas Poythress who may have been a son or grandson of John Sr.]

►13 Oct 1727 William Poythriss [search: William Poythress]

(October 13, 1727, Prince George County, 343 acres, New Land, William Poythress). George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of thirty five shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Poythriss of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and forty three acres lying and being in the forks of the Reedy Branch of Butterwood Swamp adjoining his own and Epes’s lines in the County of Prince George aforesaid and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning in Epes’s line thence along the same east twenty four degrees south two hundred and fourteen poles to a corner shrub white oak thence west fifteen degrees south one hundred a! nd sixty seven poles to a corner red oak thence north six degrees west one hundred and eighty six poles to a corner in his old line thence east fifty eight poles along his old line to his old corner shrub white oak thence north seventy four poles to a corner dogwood in his old line thence east thirty two degrees north seventy two poles to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the thirteenth day of October one thousand seven hundred twenty seven in the first year of our reign. William Gooch,  PB 13, p. 273.

►28 Sep 1728 Robert Poythris [search: Robert Poythress]

September 28, 1728, Prince George County, 291 acres, New Land, Robert Poythress. George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of thirty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Robert Poythris of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and ninety one acres lying and being on the lower side of Butterwood Swamp in the County of Prince George aforesaid and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a persimmon and dogwood on the side of the said swamp or Beaver Pond thence south one hundred poles to a red oak by a branch thence east four degrees south two hundred and sixty six poles to Peter Wynn’s upper line thence north alon! g the said Wynn’s line one hundred and eighty poles to a corner shrub white oak thence still north thirty eight poles to the said swamp thence up the same as it meanders to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred twenty eight in the second year of our reign. William Gooch,  PB 13, p. 377.

►28 Sep 1728 ffrancis Poythris Junr. [search: Francis Poythress, Francis Poythress, Jr.]

(September 28, 1728, Prince George County, 200 acres , New Land, Francis Poythress, Jr.). George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto ffrancis Poythris Junr. of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres lying and being on the upper side of Butterwood Swamp in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a white oak at the edge of the Beaver Pond below the mouth of the Governors Quarter Branch thence north seven degrees west two hundred and six poles to a corner thence east seven degrees north one hundred and sixty six poles to a corner thence sou! th seven degrees east one hundred and sixty four poles joining his father’s upper line to his corner upon the swamp thence up the swamp as it meanders to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred twenty eight in the second year of our reign. William Gooch     PB 13, p. 439.

  • 28 Sep 1728 Robert Glover [search: Robert Poythress]

September 28, 1728, 297 acres, Prince George County, New Land, mentions Robert Poythress. George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of thirty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Robert Glover of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and ninety seven acres lying and being on the lower side of Butterwood Swamp in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning upon the brook at the upper end of the old beaver ponds above Robert Poythriss upper line south thirteen degrees west two hundred and eight and an half poles to a corner red oak thence west five degrees north two hundred and twenty two and a h! alf poles to a corner hiccory thence north six degrees west one hundred and ninety poles to three Butterwoods upon the said swamp thence down the same as it meanders to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred twenty eight in the second year of our reign. William Gooch    PB 14, p. 15.

  • 28 Sep 1730 Abraham Parham [search: Joshua Poythress]

150 acs. New Land, Surry Co., on S. side of Nottoway Riv; by Mockerson Neck Cr; on the NE side to William Parham; by the Cross Br; to Joshua Poythress’ line.  15 shill.

PB 14, p. 113.

  • 25 Aug 1731 Thomas Eldings & Peter Leath [search: Thomas Poythress]

248 acs. (Lapsed L.), Pr. Geo. Co., on both sides up Rockey Run of Stoney Cr.  Granted to Thomas Poythres 22 Feb 1724, upon condition of seating, &c.  20 Shill.  PB 14, p. 310.

  • 28 Sep 1732 Joshua Clark [search: John Poythress]

(September 28, 1732, 50 acres, Isle of Wight County, New Land, mentions John Poythress). George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Joshua Clark of Isle of Wight County one certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty acres lying and being on the south side of Maherin River in the County aforesaid & bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a maple on the north side of the Cane Branch a corner of John Poythres’s land thence by Poythres’s lines north twenty eight degrees east sixty five poles to a hickory a corner of Saml. Clark’s land and by Clark’s line northwest by north one hundred & eighty poles to a red!  oak a corner of the said Joshua Clark’s land then by his own old line south sixty degrees west thirty six poles to a white oak by the side of the Cane Branch aforesaid & down the various courses of the run of the said branch to the beginning with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred & thirty two in the sixth year of our reign. William Gooch. Truly recorded, Matt Kemp.   PB 14, p. 525.

► 28 Sep 1732 Peter Green [search: Thomas Poythress]

180 acres, Surry County, Thomas Poythress). George the Second &c To all &c Whereas by one patent under the great seal of this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia bearing date the twenty third day of March one thousand seven hundred and fifteen this was granted unto Thomas Poythress of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and eighty acres lying and being on the north side of Nottaway River in the County of Surry and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a line on the north side of the Woodyard Swamp a little below the fork thence north eighteen degrees east one hundred and thirty poles to a hickory then north seventy five degrees east eighty eight poles to a black oak then northeast by east one hundred and fifty poles to a red oak then south southeast eighty three poles to a pine by the side of the Woodyard Swamp aforesaid and up the various courses of the run of the swamp to the beginning which said tract o!
r parcel of land was granted on condition of seating and planting as in the said patent expressed and whereas the said Thomas Poythres hath failed to make such seating and planting and Peter Green of Surry County hath made humble suit to our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion and hath obtained a grant for the same thereof know ye that for divers good causes & considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our said Colony and Dominion. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto the said Peter Green and to his heirs & assigns forever all and every part and parcel of the said tract or parcel of land. With all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c in witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. and Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred and thirty two in the sixth year of our reign. (Patent Book 14, p. 148). William Gooch. Truly recorded, Matt Kemp.

►20 Jun 1733 William Poythris [search: William Poythress]

(June 20, 1733, 1,024 acres, Prince George County, New Land, William Poythris). George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds five shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Poythris of Prince George County gent one certain tract or parcel of land containing one thousand and twenty four acres lying and being in the County aforesaid on the south side of Tommaheton Swamp and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at an elm at the lower end of the open Beaverpond above the butterwoods thence west twenty degrees south one hundred and sixty four poles to a corner thence west twenty degrees north one hundred and fourteen poles to a corner thence no! rth twenty five degrees west two hundred and twenty nine poles to a corner white oak thence west seven degrees north one hundred and seventy poles to a corner red oak thence north eighty six poles to a corner red oak thence north thirty seven degrees east two hundred and eighty two poles to a corner gum on Tommaheton Swamp thence down the same as it meanders to the first station with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twentieth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty three in the seventh year of our reign. William Gooch. Truly recorded, Matt Kemp.    PB 15, p. 39.

►20 Jun 1733 William Poythris [search: William Poythress]

(June 20, 1733, 297 acres, Prince George County, New Land, William Poythris). George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of thirty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Poythris of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and ninety seven acres lying and being in the County aforesaid on both sides of the reedy branch of Butterwood Swamp adjoining his old lands and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at his old corner near Eppes thence north one hundred and forty two poles to John Claytons line thence west one hundred and fifty poles adjoining Clayton’s line to a corner thence south ninety poles to a corner r! ed oak thence west eighteen degrees south one hundred and forty poles to a corner pine thence south twenty two degrees west one hundred and ninety nine poles to a corner red oak thence east thirty degrees south one hundred and two poles to a corner hickory thence east twenty seven degrees north ninety two poles to a corner thence north twenty five degrees west thirty seven poles to the old corner thence north along the same one hundred and fifty four poles to the corner thence east two hundred and twenty poles to the first station with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twentieth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty three in the seventh year of our reign. William Gooch. Truly recorded, Matt Kemp.

PB 15, p. 47.

►20 Jun 1733 Thomas Poythris [search: Thomas Poythress]

400 acres, Prince George County, New Land, Thomas Poythress). George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Thomas Poythris of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres lying and being in the County aforesaid and on the lower or north side of Tommaheton Swamp and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a corner on Tommahiton Swamp below the Indian Quarter thence east nine degrees north one hundred and ninety two poles to a corner thence north nine degrees west three hundred and ninety two poles to a corner gum in the head of a small branch west nine deg!
rees south two hundred and forty four poles to a corner poplar on the said swamp thence down the same as it meanders to the first station with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twentieth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty three in the seventh year of our reign. (Patent Book 15, p. 59). William Gooch. Truly recorded, Matt Kemp.

►20 Jun 1733 William Poythris [search: William Poythress]

(June 20, 1733, 381 acres, Prince George County, New Land, William Poythress). George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Poythris of Prince George County one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and eighty one acres lying and being in the County aforesaid and on the south side of Butterwood Swamp and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at John Cleyton’s upper corner upon the Creek thence along his line south one hundred and seventy seven poles to a lower gum thence west thirty seven and a half degrees south one hundred and thirty six poles to a corner red oak thence west thirty t! hree degrees north seventy nine poles to a corner hickory thence north forty degrees west ninety eight poles to Peter Wynn’s line thence along the same east ninety eight poles to his corner thence north two hundred and sixty nine poles to the said swamp thence down the same as it meanders to the first station with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twentieth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty three in the seventh year of our reign. William Gooch. Truly recorded, Matt Kemp.  PB 15, p. 61.

► 28 Jan 1733/34 Peter Green of Surry Co. [search: Thomas Poythress]

180 acs. Lapsed L. in Surry Co. on N side Nottoway Riv. & N side of Woodyard Sw. a little below the Fork; £1. gtd. by pat. dated 23 Mar 1715/16 [PB 10, p. 265] unto Thomas Poythres of Pr. Geo. Co. who failed to make Seating & Planting & Peter Green made Humble Suit & obtained a grant for the same.   PB 15, p. 148.

  • 28 Feb 1733/4 Richard Bland [search: Peter Poythress]

(February 28, 1733, Isle of Wight, 140 acres, New Land, mentions Peter Poythress). George the Second &c To all &c Know ye &c that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Richard Bland of Prince George County gent. one certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and forty acres lying and being in the County of Isle of Wight on the north side of Maherin River and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a live oak a corner tree of Peter Poythresses land thence by Poythress’s line north seventy six degrees west one hundred twenty four poles to a red oak then north twenty degrees east seventy two poles to a live oak then north forty degrees eas! t forty six poles to a white oak then north eighty five degrees east one hundred and sixteen poles to a lightwood post in a line of John Landry’s line then by Landry’s lines south southwest eighty poles to a white oak and east southeast one hundred poles to a hickory then south thirty five degrees west thirty seven poles to a live oak then west by north sixty four poles to three chopt inwards in a line of Peter Poythress’s land aforesaid and by Poythress’s line north fourteen degrees east thirty eight poles to the first station with all &c to have hold &c to be held &c yielding and paying &c provided &c In witness &c witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty eighth day of February one thousand seven hundred thirty three in the seventh year of our reign. William Gooch. Truly recorded, Matt Kemp.    PB 14, p. 163.

  • 25 May 1734 Richard Hay [search: Peter Poythress]

….of Surry Co., 200 acs.  New Land in sd. Co., N. Side of the three creeks, W side of Odiums Br, adj. Peter Poythress & George Hamilton.   £1       PB 15, p. 223.

  • 1 Aug 1734 William Bridges [search: Peter Poythress]

….of Surry Co., 425 acs. New Land in sd Co., S. side of Nottoway Riv., crossing the Flatt Sw., adj. Peter Poythress & William Freeman.   £2/S5    PB 15, p. 261.

►27 Feb 1734/35 Joshua Poythress [search Joshua Poythress, William Poythress]

(February 27, 1734, 382 acres, Prince George County, Joshua Poythress). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c To all to whom these presents shall come greeting Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of ——— of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia we have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Joshua Poythress of Prince George County gent one certain tract or parcel of land three hundred and eighty two acres lying and being in the county aforesaid on the south side of Tommahitton Swamp and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at his brother William’s upper corner gum on the said swamp thence along his line south thirty seven degrees west two hundred and fifty six poles thence!  north twenty five degrees west two hundred and forty four poles to a corner near Batts’s path thence north thirty seven degrees east two hundred and eighty poles to two corner gums on Tommahitton Swamp thence down the said swamp as it meanders to the first station with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his one share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered and not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of three hundred and eighty two acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Joshua Poythr! ess his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors to the only use and behoof of him the said Joshua Poythress & his assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our manor in the County of Kent in free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said Joshua Poythress his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty!  of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same Lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the twenty fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and thirty four in the eighth year of our reign. William Gooch       PB 15, p. 437.

►24 Mar 1734/5 William Poythress, gent. [search: William Poythress]

(March 24, 1734, 400 acres, Prince George County, William Poythress, gent). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c To all to whom these presents shall come greeting Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia we have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Poythress gent one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres lying & being near Sapponi Chappel adjoining Robert Bollings line in the County of Prince George and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at the said Bollings corner white oaks by the side of Nottaway River Road thence east thirty degrees north three hundred and sixty poles to a corner the! nce south thirty degrees east one hundred and fifty six poles crossing Stephen’s Branch to a corner thence east thirty degrees south four hundred and eighteen poles to Robert Bolling’s line and thence along his line north five degrees east one hundred and sixty nine poles to the beginning with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered and not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of four hundred acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Willi! am Poythress his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common soccage and not in capite or Knights Service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said William Poythress his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined ! and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the twenty fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and thirty four in the eighth year of our reign. William Gooch      PB 15, p. 461.

  • 10 Sep 1735 Samuel Moore [search: William Poythress]

….of Pr. Geo. Co., 100 acs. in sd Co., on S. side of Butterwood Sw., adj. William Poythress & Peter Wynn.  10 shill.       PB 16, p. 234.

  • 10 Jan 1735/36 George Mayberry [search: Peter Poythress]

225 acs. Surry Co., S. side of Nottoway Riv., up the E side of flatt Sw.; adj. William Bridges & Peter Poythress.    £1.S5      PB 16, p. 428

►10 Jan 1735/36 Francis Poythress [search: Francis Poythress]

400 acres, Brunswick County, Francis Poythress). George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc. To all to whom these Present shall come Greeting Know Ye that for a good Causes and Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of forty shillings of good and lawful Money for our the paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have Given Granted & Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors do Give Grant and Confirm unto Francis Poythress one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the -th side of Nottaway River and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at the mouth of a branch thence up the said branch as it meanders Resis Jones’s line thence along his line east twenty degrees north one hundred & fifty two poles to Jones’s corner shrub white oak thence along his line south twenty nine degrees east one hundred and one poles to a small red oak thence east twenty degrees north one hundred & fifty two poles to a shrub white oak thence north twenty five degrees east one hundred and eighty two poles to Nottaway River and thence up the same as it meanders to the beginning with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of four hundred acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of !
their appurtenances unto the said Francis Poythress and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said Francis Poythress his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said Francis Poythress his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the Estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premisses with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the tenth day of January one thousand seven hundred & thirty five in the ninth year of our reign. (Patent Book 16, pages 429-431). William Gooch

►17 Mar 1736/7 John Poythress, Gentl. [search: John Poythress]

(March 17, 1736, 325 acres, Brunswick County, John Poythress, Gentl.). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. To all to whom these present shall come greeting Know Ye that for a good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of thirty five shillings of good and lawful money for our use to be paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto John Poythress Gentl. one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and twenty five acres lying and being in the County of Brunswick on the south side of Maherin River and on the North side of Fountain’s Creek and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a sassafras and holly by the side of Fountain’s Creek aforesaid a corner of James Chappels land thence by Cha! ppels lines north two hundred and thirty six Poles to a black oak and northeast sixty six poles to a maple by the side of the Great Swamp thence up the various courses of the run of the said swamp to a markt live oak a corner of William Duglass’s land thence by Duglasse’s lines north eighty degrees west fifty four poles to a black oak a corner of Samuel Clarks land thence by Clark’s line southwest by west one hundred and sixty poles to a Hiccory thence south twenty eight degrees west sixty two poles pole to a maple by the side of the Cane Branch a corner of the said Poythress’s other land thence by his own old lines northeast by east eighty six poles to a black oak southeast by east one hundred and seventy seven poles to a white oak south by east eighty nine poles to a red oak south seventy five degrees west fifty seven poles to a red oak south eighty five degrees west fifty four poles to a white pak south seventy five degrees west twenty eight poles to a black oak and west ! by north forty four poles to a gum by the side of Fountain’s Creek just against the mouth of the Cane Branch and down the various courses of the run of the said creek to the beginning with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of three hundred and twenty five acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Poythress and to his heirs and assigns forever To the only use and behoof of him the said Jo! hn Poythress his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said John Poythress his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and!  thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the seventeenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and thirty six in the tenth year of our reign. (Patent Book 17, pages 293-294). William Gooch

  • 2 Jan 1737/8 William Cryer [search: Joseph Poythress]

(January 2, 1737, 700 acres, Prince George County, mentions Joseph Poythress). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. To all to whom these present shall come greeting Know Ye that for a good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of three pounds ten shillings of good and lawful money for our use to be paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Cryer one certain tract or parcel of land containing seven hundred acres lying and being in the Counties of Prince George and Amelia on both sides of Tommahitton Swamp adjoining Joseph Poythress’s line and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a corner spanish oak upon the head of a small branch on the south side the swamp thence south thirty degrees we! st forty six poles to a corner pine thence south two degrees east forty two poles to a corner red oak in John Yorke’s line thence east thirty degrees south ten poles along his line to his corner thence east thirty five degrees south three hundred and eight poles crossing the Forke of Batts’s Branch to Joseph Poythress’s line thence north thirty seven degrees east two hundred and thirty seven poles along Poythress’s line to his corner on Tommahitton Swamp thence north ten degrees east one hundred and four poles crossing the swamp to a corner hickory thence north forty degrees west two hundred poles to a faced corner thence south thirty seven degrees west ninety poles to Tommahitton Swamp thence up the said swamp as it meanders to the mouth of the aforesaid small branch and thence up the said branch as it meanders to the beginning with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not di! scovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of seven hundred acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said William Cryer and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said William Cryer his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fift! y acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said William Cryer his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit In witness whereof we have caused these our letters Patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lie! utenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the second day of January one thousand seven hundred and thirty seven In the eleventh year of our reign. William Gooch       PB 17, p. 431.

  • 2 Jan 1737/38 James Sturdivant [ search: William Poythress, see Wm. Sturdivant entry following, 15 Mar 1741/2]

620 acs. Amelia Co., in the Fork bet. the main Deep Cr. the Seller fork of Deep Cr.; adj. Vaughan, Edmonds alias Bumpusses, & Daniel Studivant’s old Line;   £1.S5   400 acs. formerly gtd. Daniel Sturdivant dec’d by Pat. 17 Aug 1725 [PB 12, p. 271] & by mesne

Conveyances is vested in sd. James Sturdivant.      PB 17, p. 435.

 9 Feb 1737/8 John Mitchell [search: John Poythress]

(February 9, 1737, 250 acres, Prince George County, mentions John Poythress). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. To all to whom these present shall come greeting Know Ye that for a good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five shillings of good and lawful money for our use to be paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto John Michell one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and fifty acres lying and being in the County of Prince George on the north side of Tommahitton adjoining John Poythress’s upper and back lines and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at the said Poythress’s upper corner upon Tommahitton Swamp at the Beaverponds thence along his lines north thirty!  six degrees east seventy poles to his corner white oak thence east nine degrees north three hundred and eight poles to his corner poplar thence south twenty degrees east forty poles along his head line thence east sixty poles to a corner face inwards thence north one hundred and forty four poles to a corner faced inwards thence west two hundred and sixty eight poles to a corner faced inwards thence south thirty five degrees thence west two hundred and sixty poles to the Beaverpond of Tommahitton Swamp thence down the same as it meanders to the beginning with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of two hundred and fifty acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditame! nts whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Michell and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said John Michell his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if t! hree years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said John Michell his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the ninth day of February one thousand seven hundred and thirty seven In the eleventh year of our reign. William Gooch     PB 17, p. 469.

  • 26 Mar 1739 Charles Leath [search: Joshua Poythress]

263 acs. Surry Co. on the E. side of Mockerson Cr.; adj. Mr. Joshua Poythress, Mr. Poythress’s Cornfield, his own line, James Parham & Anthony Rackleigh.  £1.S10

PB 18, p. 230

►22 Sep 1739 Francis Poythress (see same date following) [search Francis Poythress]

typ patent

ref A – VPB18 p366

dat 22Sep1739

to Francis Poythress

con 40Sh.

re 400a PGCo

loc -36047 -29797 F127 L0 P255

pt A) Lawrence Richardsons upper corner Gum

!upon Beaverpond branch

ln W3S; 276P; along Richardsons upper line

pt B) his upper corner white Oak upon Tommaheton

!thence up Tomaheton swamp as it meanders to

lm n; 225p;

pt C) George Wainwright’s lower Corner white Oak

!thence along his line E9N 145P to

ln e9n; 145p; George Wainwright

pt D) his corner thence E138P to

ln e; 138p;

pt E) Beaver Pond branch thence down the said Branch

!as it Meanders to the Beginning

lm ; ; down Braver Pond branch

!And whereas Tally Allen in whom the Right and

!title of the said Land is since become vested

!hath failed to make such Cultivation and Improvement

!and Peter Thomas hath made humble suit and hath obtained

!a Grant for the same which he hath assigned to William Harper

end

►22 Sep 1739 Peter Thomas/William Harper [search: Francis Poythress]

typ patent

ref B – VPB36 p762-763

To Peter Thomas/William Harper

dat 5Jun1765

!Whereas by patent 22Sep1739 Granted Francis Poythress

con 40 Sh.

re 400A then PGCO now DNCO on the lower side of Tommaheton Creek

!between Lawrence Richardson’s and George Wainwrights Lines

loc -36079 -29797 F127 L0 P255

pt A) Lawrence Richardsons upper corner Gum

!upon Beaverpond branch

ln W3S; 276P; along Richardsons upper line

pt B) his upper corner white Oak upon Tommaheton

!thence up Tomaheton swamp as it meanders to

lm n; 225p;

pt C) George Wainwright’s lower Corner white Oak

!thence along his line E9N 145P to

ln e9n; 145p; George Wainwright

pt D) his corner thence E138P to

ln e; 138p;

pt E) Beaver Pond branch thence down the said Branch

!as it Meanders to the Beginning

lm ; ; down Braver Pond branch

!And whereas Tally Allen in whom the Right and

!title of the said Land is since become vested

!hath failed to make such Cultivation and Improvement

!and Peter Thomas hath made humble suit and hath obtained

!a Grant for the same which he hath assigned to William Harper

end

Original of above:

(September 22, 1739, 3,887 acres, Prince George County , Francis Poythress). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. To all to whom these present shall come greeting Know Ye that for a good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of sixteen pounds ten shillings of good and lawful money for our use to be paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Francis Poythress gentleman one certain tract or parcel of land containing three thousand eight hundred and eighty seven acres lying and being in the County of Prince George on the north side of the Butterwood Swamp and the upper side of Cook’s Branch and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a corner between two white oaks marked with the chopps facing the corner and blaized on the contrary sides in the very upper fork near the very head of Cooke’s Branch thence north twenty eight degrees west one hundred and thirty nine poles to a small corner red oak at the head of a valley of White Oak Swamp thence west two hundred and twenty crossing a branch of White Oak Swamp to a corner white oak to the side of FitzGerrald’s Mill Path thence south twenty six degrees west three hundred and twenty four poles crossing Westbrook’s Road and the head of the Governor’s Branch to a lightwood knot between a red oak and hiccory marked four ways thence east thirty six and an half degrees south one hundred and forty five poles to a corner white oak thence south eight and an half degrees east two hundred and four poles to Mr. William Eatons line thence along the same east thirty eight degrees south seventy four poles to his lower corner white oak on the upper side the said creek thence south thirty eight degrees west one hundred and thirty six poles along his lower end line to Butterwood Swamp thence down the same as it meanders to the beginning; Two hundred acres grant of the said tract being formerly granted unto the said Francis Poythress by our letters Patent bearing date the twenty eighth day September one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight Three hundred and eighty seven acres the grant being formerly granted unto his father Francis Poythress decd. by letters Patent bearing date the ninth day of July MDCCXXIV and by mesne conveyances the right and title thereof is become vested in the said Francis Poythress and the residue thereof never before granted with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of three thousand eight hundred and eighty seven acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Francis Poythress and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said Francis Poythress his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said Francis Poythress his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the twenty second day of September one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine in the thirteenth year of our reign. (Patent Book 18, pages 420-421. William Gooch

►22 Sep 1739 Francis Poythress, Gentleman [search: Francis Poythress]

3,887 acres, Prince George County , Francis Poythress). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. To all to whom these present shall come greeting Know Ye that for a good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of sixteen pounds ten shillings of good and lawful money for our use to be paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Francis Poythress gentleman one certain tract or parcel of land containing three thousand eight hundred and eighty seven acres lying and being in the County of Prince George on the north side of the Butterwood Swamp and the upper side of Cook’s Branch and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at a corner between two white oaks marked with the chopps facing the corner and blaized on the contrary sides in the very upper fork near the very head of Cooke’s Branch thence north twenty eight degrees west one hundred and thirty nine poles to a small corner red oak at the head of a valley of White Oak Swamp thence west two hundred and twenty crossing a branch of White Oak Swamp to a corner white oak to the side of FitzGerrald’s Mill Path thence south twenty six degrees west three hundred and twenty four poles crossing Westbrook’s Road and the head of the Governor’s Branch to a lightwood knot between a red oak and hiccory marked four ways thence east thirty six and an half degrees south one hundred and forty five poles to a corner white oak thence south eight and an half degrees east two hundred and four poles to Mr. William Eatons line thence along the same east thirty eight degrees south seventy four poles to his lower corner white oak on the upper side the said creek thence south thirty eight degrees west one hundred and thirty six poles along his lower end line to Butterwood Swamp thence down the same as it meanders to the beginning; Two hundred acres grant of the said tract being formerly granted unto the said Francis Poythress by our letters Patent bearing date the twenty eighth day September one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight Three hundred and eighty seven acres the grant being formerly granted unto his father Francis Poythress decd. by letters Patent bearing date the ninth day of July MDCCXXIV and by mesne conveyances the right and title thereof is become vested in the said Francis Poythress and the residue thereof never before granted with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of three thousand eight hundred and eighty seven acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Francis Poythress and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said Francis Poythress his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said Francis Poythress his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the twenty second day of September one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine in the thirteenth year of our reign. (Patent Book 18, pages 420-421. William Gooch

  • 22 Sep 1739 John Brantley [search Peter Poythress]

350 acs. Is. of Wight Co., N. side of Maherin Riv.; adj. James Crecian, William Lee, William Williams, Mr. Peter Poythress & Mr. John Peterson.   £1.S15

PB 18, p. 515.

  • 16 Sep 1740 Robert Ravenscroft [to Burwell] [search: Ravenscroft, Burwell]

typ patent

ref PB19p802-803

dat 16Sep1740

to Robert Ravenscroft [to Burwell]

con œ5 –

re 1000a BRCo. on the S side of Finney-Wood

loc -56323 -21585 F127 L0 P255

pt A) at John Ravenscroft’s Cnr. Spo

ln S21E; 450P; John Ravenscroft

pt B) poplar on Possom Camp br.

ln E; 400P; from Possom Camp br.

pt C) Scaley bark Hicc.

ln N; 400P;

pt D) Finney Wood Cr.

lm ; ; up Finney Wood Cr.

end

►1 Jun 1741 William Poythress, gentleman  (see 20 Jun 1733) [search: William Poythress]

(June 1, 1741, 1,572 acres, Prince George County, William Poythress, gentleman). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. To all to whom these present shall come greeting Know Ye that for a good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of fifty five shillings of good and lawful money for our use to be paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Poythress gentleman one certain tract or parcel of land containing one thousand five hundred and seventy two acres lying and being in the County of Prince George upon the upper side of a Tommaheton Swamp and bounded as followeth beginning at his upper corner gum on the said swamp of his one thousand and twenty four acres thence along the old lines thereof south ! thirty seven degrees west two hundred and eighty two poles to a corner red oak thence south eighty six poles to a red oak thence east seven degrees south one hundred and seventy five poles to a corner white oak thence south twenty five degrees east two hundred and twenty nine poles to a corner between several trees chopped inwards thence east twenty degrees south one hundred and fourteen poles to a corner ditto thence south forty one degrees west twenty nine poles to a corner poplar on the north fork of the long branch thence down the long branch as it meanders to Tommaheton Swamp and thence up the said swamp as it meanders to the beginning; one thousand and twenty four acres part of the said land being formerly granted unto the said William Poythress by our letters Patent bearing date the twentieth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty three and the residue thereof never before granted with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his!  due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of one thousand five hundred and seventy two acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said William Poythress and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said William Poythress his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs ! and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said William Poythress his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we!  have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the first day of June one thousand seven hundred and forty one in the fourteenth year of our reign. (Patent Book 19, 1739-1741, pages 950-951). James Blair

►1 Jun 1741 Robert Poythress [search: Robert Poythress]

(June 1, 1741, 400 acres, Amelia County, Robert Poythress). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. To all to whom these present shall come greeting Know Ye that for a good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money for our use to be paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Robert Poythress gentleman one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres lying and being in the County of Amelia on the north side of Nottaway River and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning Hezekiah Powell’s black walnut tree on the brink of the River thence along his line north forty degrees west one hundred and sixty poles to his corner thence east one hundred poles to h! is corner thence north ninety poles to a corner thence west two hundred and ninety six poles to a corner thence south eleven degrees east two hundred and sixty poles to a corner branch on Nottaway River and thence down the same as it meanders to the beginning with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of four hundred acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Robert Poythress and to his heirs and ! assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said Robert Poythress his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said Robert Poythress his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then th! e estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the twenty second day of September one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine in the thirteenth year of our reign.

James Blair          PB 19, p. 981.

►1 Jun 1741 Major William Poythress [search: William Poythress]

(June 1, 1741, 200 acres, Prince George County, Major William Poythress). George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. To all to whom these present shall come greeting Know Ye that for a good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of twenty shillings of good and lawful money for our use to be paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto William Poythress gent one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres lying and being in the County of Prince George on the south side of Butterwood Swamp and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at his own outward lower corner of his old land thence along his old line north eleven degrees east forty four poles to Eppes’s line thence east seventeen degrees sou! th ninety one poles to Eppes’s corner thence south twenty four degrees west two hundred poles to a corner thence west one hundred and forty four poles to a corner thence north one hundred and sixty four poles to his own line and thence east one hundred and twenty eight poles along his old line to the beginning with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of two hundred acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances u! nto the said William Poythress and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said William Poythress his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract abovementioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said William Poythress his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres pa rt of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the first day of June one thousand seven hundred and forty one in the fourteenth year of our reign. James Blair.           PB 19, p. 983

  • 15 Oct 1741 John Jackson [search: Joseph Poythress]

4,440 acs. Pr. Geo. & Amelia Counties on both sides of Burchen Sw., etc. etc. adj. Joseph Poythress, William Cryer & Thomas Snipe.  £13.S10   1,740 acres part formerly Gtd. sd. John Jackson by Pat. 5 Jun 1736 [PB17, p. 109] and the residue never before Gtd. PB 20, p. 52.

  • 15 Oct 1741 George Wainwright [search: Thomas Poythress]

George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. To all to whom these present shall come greeting Know Ye that for a good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money for our the paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto George Wainwright one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and ninety nine acres lying and being in the County of Prince George on the lower side of Tommaheton Swamp adjoining his old land purchased of John Yorke and Thomas Poythress’s lines and bounded as followeth (to wit) beginning at the said Poythress’s out lower corner thence along his back line north nine degrees west two hundred and forty poles to a corner by Wolf Pit Branch thence east nine degrees north one hundred and sixty poles to a corner in a meadow on the upper side of the road thence south nine degrees east three hundred and eighty poles to a corner on Beaverpond Branch thence west nine degrees south one hundred and sixty eight poles to his old line thence north twenty six degrees west one hundred and forty poles along the same to Thomas Poythress’s lower end line and thence east nine degrees north forty eight poles along the same to the beginning with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds meadows feedings and his due share of all veins mines and quarries as well discovered as not discovered with the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of three hundred and ninety nine acres of land and the rivers waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other profits commodities and hereditaments whatsoever to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining to have hold possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land and all other the before granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said George Wainwright and to his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of him the said George Wainwright his heirs and assigns forever to be held of us our heirs and successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent free and common soccage and not in capite or by Knights service yielding and paying unto us our heirs and successors forever fifty acres of land and so proportionably for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned within three years after the date of these presents provided always that if three years of the said fee rent shall at any time be in arrears and unpaid or if the said George Wainwright his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the date of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the estate hereby granted shall cease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the appurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have caused these our letters patent to be made witness our trusty and well beloved William Gooch Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the fifteenth day of July one thousand seven hundred and forty one in the fifteenth year of our reign. (Patent Book 20, page 56-57. William Gooch

►15 Mar 1741/42 William Sturdivante [search: William Poythress]

327 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. on the S side of Stoney Cr.;  Whereas by Pat. 23 Mar 1733/34 gtd. John Sturdivante [Sturdivant, PB 15, p. 175] And Whereas the sd John Sturdivant hath failed to make Cultiv. and Improv. and William Poythress hath made Humble Suit and Obtained a G. for the same Which he hath relinquished unto William Sturdivant.

PB 20, p. 205

►20 Aug 1745- Charles Poythress [search: Charles Poythress]

typ Patent

ref VPB22:420/422

Dat 20 Aug 1745

frm William Gooch, Lt. Governor

to Charles Poythress

con 30Sh.

re 300a on the lower side of the Oldfield Branch of Butterwood

! swamp

loc -18137 -45746 F127 L0 P255

pt Oldfield Branch. where Francis Coleman’s Land Crosses the same

ln E11N; 198P; along Francis Coleman’s Line

pt Coleman’s corner. Hiccory

ln E11N; 42P;

pt Lightwood Knot by the side of a small Branch between several

! trees faces Inwards

ln N11W; 200P;

pt Corner at a Lightwood Knott between several Trees chopt inwards

! in an open place on the upper side of the Beach Branch

ln W11S; 237P;

pt the Oldfield Branch

lm ; ; down Oldfield Branch

end

  • 10 Jul 1745 Burnell Claiborne [search: Francis Poythress]

150 acs. Pr. Geo. Co., both sides of the S. side of white Oak Sw., and bounded by Captain Francis Poythress’s line.   PB 23, p. 883.

► 20 Aug 1745 Charles Poythress

300 ac. on the lower side of the Oldfield Branch of Butterwood Swamp, etc.

VPB 22, pp. 420-422

  • 20 Aug 1745 William Stone [search: Poythress]

700 acs. Amelia Co. on the N. side of the Hurricane Sw.; adj. Henry Green, Powel, Poythress & Wyatt.   £3.S10.    PB 22, p. 440

►20 Sep 1745 John Poythress junior [search: John Poythress, Thomas Poythress]

typ patent

ref B – VPB 22 p496-498

dat 20Sep1745

to John Poythress junior

con œ3 –

re 844a PGC on the N side of Tomahitton Swamp

!250a part Granted John Mitchell by Patent 9Feb1737/8 &

!594a the Residue never before Granted

loc -39525 -42636 F127 L0 P255

pt A) at John Mitchels upper Corner on the sd Swamp

ln N35E; 250P; from John Mitchels upper Corner on sd Sw.

pt B) faced Corner

ln e; 268p;

pt C) faced Corner

ln s; 144p;

pt D) faced Corner

ln e; 94p;

pt E) faced Corner

ln s18e; 208p;

pt F) Faced Corner

ln w; 70p;

pt G) Corner Possimon on a Branch

!Thence down the same as it Meanders to

lm ; ; down a Br.

pt H) the Mouth of the Spring Branch

!Thence up his Spring Branch as it Meanders to

lm ; ; up his Spring Br.

pt I) Corner Pine thence W9S 244P to

ln w9s; 244p;

pt J) Thomas Poythress’s upper corner upon Tommahitton Swamp

lm n49w; 255p; up Tommahitton Sw. from Thomas Poythress’s

end

  • 25 Jul 1746 Going Johnson [search: Poythress]

300 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. bet. Butterwood and Tommahitton Swamps; adj. Wright, Fisher, Poythress & Glover.     £1.S10         PB 24, p. 323.

►25 Jul 1746 John Portis [search: John Poythress]

25 acs. Is. of Wight Co. on N side of Long Br; 5 Shill.  PB 24, P. 336.

  • 25 Jul 1746 John Sanders (to Jackson)

400 ac. Prince George between the brs. of Butterwood Sw. and Turkey Egg Cr. at

William Poythress’s Crnr., etc.  VPB 25 pp. 144-145.

  • 28 Aug 1746 Abner Grigg [search: Poythress]

300 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. on the Lower side of the old field Br. of Butterwood Sw.; adj. Poythress, Coleman, John Bain & FitzGerald.  £1/10/0.  PB 24, p. 359.

►25 Sep 1746 John Wagnon [search: William Poythress]

George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King

defender of the faith ye.  TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come greeting,

KNOW YE that for divers good causes and consideration but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of TWENTY SHILLINGS of good and lawful money for our use paid to our receiver general of our revenues in this our colony and dominion of Virginia WE HAVE given granted and confirmed by these presents for us our heirs do give, grant and confirm unto John Wagnon one certain tract or parcel of land containing

five hundred and seventy six acres lying and being in the County of Prince George on the south side of Stoney Creek and bounded as followeth to wit: BEGGINING at his old corner white oak in Bollings line thence along Robert Bollings line south twenty degrees east ninety six poles to his corner red oak near three pines thence along another of his lines west thirty two poles to a corner in the same between pointers thence south thirty degrees east fifty six poles to a corner white oak thence east thirty degrees north two hundred and forty poles to a faced corner thence north thirty degrees west one hundred and thirty three poles to the land purchased of William Poythress thence along the old lines east thirty degrees north two hundred and forty four poles to a corner

thence north ninety degrees west one hundred and fifty six poles

thence west thirty degrees south thence a hundred and thirty four poles to Robert Bollings two corner white oak by the side of the Nottoway River Road and corner of the said Wagnon fence thence along the said Bollings line south five degrees west one hundred and sixty nine and an half poles to the beginning four hundred acres part thereof being formerly granted unto William Poythress by our Setters Patent bearing date the twenty fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and thirty four [24 Mar 1734]the right and title of which said four hundred acres by Mesne Conveyances is since become vested in the said John Wagnon  and one hundred and seventy six acres the residue never before granted. With all woods, underwoods, swamps, marshes, low grounds, meadow feedings and his due share all veins, mines, and quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said quantity of five hundred and seventy six acres of land and the river waters and water courses therein contained together with the privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing, fowling and all other profit commodities and hereditament whatsoever to the same or any or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining TO HAVE HOLD possess and enjoy the said tract or parcel of land appurtenances unto the said John Wagnon and to his heirs and assigns for ever TO BE HELD of us our heirs and successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common seccage and not in capite or by Knight Service YIELDING AND PAYING unto us our heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land and so proportionally for a lesser or greater quantity than fifty acres the rent fee of one shilling yearly to be paid uon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned within three years after the date of these presents of excepting for so much of the land as hath already been cultivated and improved according to the condition of the said former patent PROVIDED always that if three years of the said fee shall at any time be in arrear and unpaid of if the said John Wagnon his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the sale of these presents cultivate and improve three acres part of any fifty acres of the tract abovementioned (except as before is excepted) then the estate hereby granted shall cease and utterly determines and thereafter is shall and may be lawful to us and for our heirs and successors to grant the same lands and premises with the apurtenances unto such other person or persons as we our heirs and successors shal think fit IN WITNESS whereof we have caused these our Setters Patent to be made WITNESS our truly and well beloved William Gooch Esquire our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of said colony the twenty fifth day of September one thousand seven hundred and forty six in the twentieth year of our reign. [25 Sep 1746] PB 24, p. 448.

                                                                                William Gooch

[note: Poythress appears frequently hereafter in the Wagnon family as a middle name;

even into Burke and Green Counties, GA]

  • 25 Jul 1746 Edward Thomas [search: Poythress]

168 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. betw. Butterwood and Tommahitton Swamps; adj. Eaton, Ornsby, Beal, Poythress & Fisher.    £1     PB 25, p. 129.

  • 25 Jul 1746 John Sanders [search William Poythress]

400 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. bet. the Brs. of Butterwood Sw. and Turkey Egg Cr.; adj. William Poythress, Bartle, Peter Thomas & William Elder.  £2     PB 25, p. 144

  • 28 Aug 1746 William Elder Junr. [search: Robert Poythress]

280 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. on the S. side of Butterwood Sw.; adj. Peter Wynne, Samuel Moore & Robert Poythress.      £1.S10.       PB 25, p. 183.

  • 28 Aug 1746 John Ormsby, Clerk. [search: Poythress]

1,703 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. on both sides of Butterwood Sw. and [Butterwood] Road, along the Co. Line [South]; adj. Goodwin, Eaton, Poythress, Ellington, Claiborne, Watson, Trent & his own line.      £8.S10.         PB 25, p. 213.

  • 25 Jun 1747 James Fisher

200 ac. Prince George County on the S side of Butterwood Swamp…along Poythress’s line.  VPB 28, pp. 102-103

  • 20 Aug 1747 Robert Ferguson

840 ac. Prince George County on the upper side of the Old Field Br. of Butterwood Swamp…at Poythress’s Corner….on Poythress’s line.

VPB 28, p. 168-169

  • 20 Aug 1747 Mary Hawkins & Francis Wyatt

200 acs. Amelia County on the N side of Harricane Sw. adjoyning Poythress’s lines.

VPB 28, p. 211-212.

  • 20 Aug 1748 Thomas Williams [search: Poythress, Cleaton, Peniston]

typ patent

ref PB26 p618-620

dat 20 Aug 1748

to Thomas Williams

con œ7.S15

re 1510a PGCo on the Head of the rocky run

loc -18927 -37797 F127 L0 P255

pt A) at Hardaway’s Corner Ash on the sd run Th. along his Lines

ln N37W; 174P; Hardaway

pt B) his Corner Thence

ln N18W; 89P;

pt C) Cleatons C. Thence along his Lines

ln S27.5W; 452P; Cleaton

pt D) his Corner Thence

ln NW; 136P;

pt E) Poythress‘s Line Thence along his Lines

ln S37W; 42P; Poythress

pt F) his Corner Thence W16S 174P to

ln s74w; 174p;

pt G) his Corner Thence

ln N7W; 192P;

pt H) his Corner Thence

ln W; 88P;

pt I) Jacksons Corner Thence along his Lines

ln S10E; 104P; Jackson

pt J) his Corner white Oak thence

ln S6W; 70P;

pt K) his Corner white Oak Thence

ln S30W; 73P;

pt L) Bartlotts Line Thence along his Lines

ln E; 43P; Bartlott

pt M) his Corner Thence

ln S; 30P;

pt N) Williamsons corner Thence along his Line

ln E; 140P; Williamson

pt O) his Corner Thence along Booths Lines

ln N; 43P; Booth

pt P) his Corner Thence E3N 137P to

ln n87e; 137p;

pt Q) his Corner Thence

ln S; 108P

pt R) his Corner Thence along Maidlens’s Line

ln S42E; 140P; Maidlen

pt S) Birds Line Thence along his Lines E13N 164P to

ln n77e; 164p; Bird

pt T) his Corner Thence

ln S; 120P;

pt U) his Corner Thence E11N 266P to

ln n79e; 266p;

pt V) Rany’s Line Thence along his Lines

ln N38W; 187P; Rany

pt W) his Corner Thence E31N 157P to

ln n59e; 157p;

pt X) Penistons Line Thence N38W 184P

!along Penistons and Cleatons Lines to

ln n38w; 184p; Peniston & Cleaton

pt Y) Cleatons Corner Thence along Cleatons Lines E38N 26P to

ln n52e; 26p; Cleaton

pt Z) his Corner Thence N44P to the beginning

lc n; 44p;

end

[A Tims comment with respect to above patent and the Thomas Wilson and William Poythress patents immediately following below:  I remain suspicious that we’re missing an important clue – based on the following land patent descriptions (I found these by looking for any Poythress mention and Cleaton surname mentions.  This patent tells me that ? Cleaton and John Poythress were neighbors around 1750 or so.   I think we should try to connect the dots.  Is this Cleaton related to the William Cleaton you document as buying Merideth’s  land and implements?  I know this isn’t a direct path, but where else do we have to go at this point?  The last one I include here (more are on the website) is an even earlier suggestion of adjoining property for William Poythress and John Cleaton (Clayton).  So, was the land Thomas sold the same land as these patents or not?  Perhaps you’ve already addresses this issue – seems like you might have].

  • 25 Jul 1749 Lenire Brewer [search: John Poythress]

150 acs. Brunswick Co. on the Beaver Pond Cr., at a Pond, & the Country (sic) Line

[East], adj. John Poythress.         15 Shill.         PB 27, p. 231

  • 5 Sep 1749 John Elder [search: Charles Poythress]

200 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. on the S. side of Butterwood Sw.; adj. William Poythress, Thomas Elder, Whitmore, his own old line, Moore & Charles Poythress.  £1    PB 27, p. 343.

  • 5 Sep 1749 Buffington Joseph Darvill [search: John Poythress, Cleaton]

typ patent

ref VPB27 p347-349

dat 5Sep1749

to Buffington Joseph Darvill

con œ5.S10

re 1090a PGCo. bet. the Head Brs. of

!Beaverpond Cr. & Butterwood Sw. on both sides the Road

loc -35759 -41381 F127 L0 P255

pt A) at Johnsons Crnr. in Glovers Line

ln s; 138p; Johnson

pt B) his Crnr.

ln W; 200P;

pt C) John Poythress’s Crnr.

ln s18e; 200p; John Poythress

pt D) his Crnr. ro

ln s8e; 128p;

pt E) Wainright’s l.

ln e9n; 6p; Wainright

pt F) his Crnr.

ln n37e; 54p;

pt G) his Crnr.

ln e20s; 257p;

pt H) Cleatons l.

ln n28e; 124p; Cleaton

pt I) his Crnr.

ln e28s; 10p;

pt J) Whitmores Crnr.

ln n34e; 114p; Whitmore

pt K) his Crnr.

ln e12s; 75p;

pt L) Elders Crnr.

ln n15w; 196p; Elder

pt M) his Crnr.

ln w5s; 40p;

pt N) his Crnr.

ln nw; 116p;

pt O) Poythress’s Crnr.

ln n; 110; Poythress

pt P) his Crnr. SpO

ln w4n; 87p;

pt Q) Glovers Crnr.

ln s12w; 90p; Glover

pt R) his Crnr.

lc w6n; 88p;

end

  • 5 Sep 1749 George Wainwright [search: Poythress, Cleaton, Peniston]

1000 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. on the N side of Tommahitton Sw.; adj. Poythress, Whitmore,

Cleaton, his own old Line and Peniston; £3. 399 acs. part formerly gtd. to the said George Wainwright by Pat. 15 Oct 1741 [PB 20, p. 56] and 601 acs. the Residue never bef gtd.  PB 27, p. 423.

  • 25 June 1747 (?) James Fisher [search: Poythress]

200 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. on the S. side of Butterwood Sw., adj. William Eaton & Poythress. PB 28, p. 102.

  • 20 Aug 1747 Robert Ferguson [search: Poythress]

840 acs. Pr. Geo. Co. on the upper side of the Oldfield  Br. of Butterwood Sw., in a Valley; adj. Coleman, Woodleif, Mills, Poytheross, FitzGerrald & Anne Andrews.

£2.S5.  400 acs. part formerly gtd. Ferguhard Grant by Pat. 15 Mar 1744/45 [Farquhard Grant PB 23, p. 825] and by him sold & conveyed unto the sd Robert Ferguson and 440 acs. the residue never before Gtd. [Included in his 990 acs. in PB 28, p. 704]

  • 20 Aug 1747 Mary Hawkins & Francis Wyatt [search: Poythress]

200 acs. Amelia Co. on N. side of Hurricane Sw. down a fork of the Great Br., adj.

Poythress.      £1.     PB 28, p. 211.

►12 Jan 1747/48 Henry Randolph [search: William Poythress, Sarah Poythress]

1790 acs. Henrico Co. on the S. side of Swift Cr.,  &c.  £9.  Whereas by Pat. 22 Jan 1718 gtd. Francis Epps Gentl. since dec’d  [dated 22 Jan 1717/18 in PB 10, p. 346 to Francis Epps]; And Whereas William Kennon & Ann his wife, James Thompson & Mary his wife, William Poythress & Sarah his wife, and Elizabeth Randolph Widow; to which sd.  Ann, Mary, Sarah, and Elizabeth the same was devised by their Father the sd Francis Epps dec’d, have failed to pay Quit Rents and to make Cultiv. and Improv. and Henry Randolph having Petitioned our Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief had obtained a G. for same.   PB 28, p, 305.

  • 10 Jan 1748/49 David Dortch [search: Dortch]

typ patent

ref PB28p520-521

dat 10Jan1748/49

to David Dorch

con 20Sh.

re 160a LUCo. on the N side of Miles Creek

loc -9433 23108 F127 L0 P255

pt A) Coller’s Corner white Oak on the sd Creek

ln s32e; 94p; Collier

pt B) his Corner Hiccory

ln n67e; 40p;

pt C) SpO

ln s66e; 70p;

pt D) rO on Coller’s Line

ln s21w; 324p;

pt E) rO

ln s26w; 140p;

pt F) wO on the aforesaid Creek

lm ; ; up Miles Creek

end

  • 25 Jul 1749 Lenire Brewer

150 a Brunswick County on the Beaver Pond Crk….a corner tree of John

Poythress’s, etc. VPB 27, pp. 231-232

►5 Aug 1751 Peter Poythress [search: Peter Poythress]

Prince George County, 324a, On the south side of Butterwood Swamp, adjoining William Poythress &c.     PB 29, p. 509.

3 Aug 1752 William Poythress [search: William Poythress, Cleaton]

typ patent

ref C – VPB31p171

dat 3Aug1752

to William Poythress

re 531a DNCo. on the S side of Butterwood Sw.

!331a Part granted Clayton [Cleaton?] Patent 9 Jul 1724

!the Right & Title vested in the sd William Poythress

!200a the Residue also granted William Poythress

!Patent 1Jun1741

loc -21263 -42213 F127 L0 P255

pt A) at an Ash upon the Run of the sd Sw.

ln S11W; 156P;

pt B) his new Crnr. in his old old l.

ln E17S; 91P;

pt C) Eppes’s Crnr.

ln S25W; 200P; Eppes

pt D) Crnr.

ln W; 144P;

pt E) Crnr.

ln N; 164P;

pt F) his old l. th. along his old Lines

ln W; 112P;

pt G) Crnr. bet. several Trees

ln N; 117P;

pt H) an Elm on the Run of the aforesaid Sw.

!th. down the Run of the sd Sw. as it Meanders to the Beg.

lm ; ; down Butterwood Sw.

end

  • 19 Sep 1752 Hugh Miller

350 acs. Isle of Wight on N. side of Meherin River….adjoining Poythres….on Poythresses line.”  VPB 31, p. 203-204.

  • 10 Jul 1755 Thomas Heath [search: Peter Poythress]

Sussex County on N. side Nottoway River……inwards on Peter Poythress’s Line….

…thence by Poythress’s line….in the Indian Swamp Poythress’s Corner thence, etc.

VPB 31, p. 487-488

  • 16 Aug 1756 James Draper [search: Joseph Poythress]

149 acs. Amelia County/ between Tommahitton and the Burchen Swamps….adjoining Joseph Poythress “his corner” and William Poythress “at the county line.”

VPB 33, pp. 228-229.

  • 16 Aug 1756 Abraham Cock [search: Poythress]

Lunenburg County, w/ 40 shillings, 400a S. Side of Nottaway River Brunswick County pt A) at Poythress’ lower corner on the river, along his line, etc.  VPB 33, p. 128

  • 16 Aug 1756 Edward Pettway [search: Peter Poythress]

Sussex County on N side of Nottoway River……on Peter Poythress’s line…thence by

Poythress’s, etc. VPB 33, p. 252

  • 10 Sep 1760 Robert Tucker

132 ac. Dinwiddie County on the N side of the Birchen Swamp…along William Poythress’s line, etc.     VPB 33, pp. 889-890.

  • 26 Sep 1760 Robert West

100 ac. Dinwiddie County, on S. side of White Oak Swamp, part along Poythress’s line, etc.  VPB 34, p. 776

  • 25 Sep1762 Robert Hutchings [search: Hannah Poythress]

typ patent

ref VPB35 p21

dat 25Sep1762

to Robert Hutchings

con 5Sh

re 16a DNCO

loc -44325 -65295 F127 L0 P255

pt A) at Hannah Poythress corner poplar on John Grants line

!and running on Poythress’s line E23S 38P to

ln e23s; 38p; Hannah Poythress

pt B) Abner Gribbs [Abner Grigg] corner

!thence on his Line N9E 28P to

ln n9e; 28p; Abner Gribb/Grigg

pt C) his Corner white Oak then E6S 48P to

ln e6s; 48p;

pt D) Richard Taylor’s corner on the sd Gribbs Line

!then on Taylor N21W 54P to

ln n21w; 54p; Richard Taylor

pt E) a small branch of John Grants line

!then down the branch as it meanders to the Beginning

lm ; ; down a branch from John Grants line

end

  • 7 Jul 1763 John Brewer

200 ac. Brunswick County on S. side of Beaverpond Crk…crossing a pond

at Poythress’s white oak, etc.  VPB 35, pp. 202-203.

►7 Jul 1763 Peter Poythress [search Peter Poythress]

Amelia County, 178a, On Notoway river & the Hurricane Swamp.

PB 35, p. 233

ADDITIONAL:

Typ patentRef VPB 35:233Dat 7 Jul 1763To Peter PoythressCon 20 Shill.re 178a Amelia/ on Nottaway River and Harricane Sw.loc -9199 28873 F127 L0 P255Pt 0. Joshua Hightowers C. Willow Oak on the said Sw.Ln N65.5E; 160P; Joshua HightowerPt 1. his Corner hickoryLn s12.5e; 212p; PoythressPt 2. the RiverLm w; 20p; [est] up RiverPt 3. the mouth of the Harricane swampLm n75w; 160; [est] up Harricane Sw.Pt 4.Lm ; ;end

 7 Jul 1763 William Cleaton [search: Cleaton]

typ patent

ref VPB35p275-276

dat 7Jul1763

to William Cleaton

con 40Sh.

re 400a LUCO on the head of Miles’s Creek and Great Creek

loc 16267 18535 F127 L0 P255

pt A) at Malones Corner Ash on a branch of the great Creek

ln S68E; 262P; Malone

pt B) Pennington’s Corner rO

ln S70W; 100P; Pennington

pt C) wO

ln S; 80P;

pt D) hickory

ln S80W; 110P;

pt E) wO

ln N79W; 200P;

pt F) rO on the Eastermost fork of the great Creek

ln N; 173P; from the E fork of the great Creek

pt G) maple on the said fork

ln E; 46P; from sd fork

pt H) hickory

ln N12W; 9P;

pt I) Malones Corner p

ln N80E; 24P; Malone

pt J) rO on the branch begun on

lm ; ; up the branch begun on

end

  • 7 Jul 1763 Leonard Claiborne Junior [search: Poythress]

w/ 25 shillings, 225 acs. Dinwiddie County on Southside of White Oak Swamp….along Poythress’ line.  PB 35, p. 296.

►5 Jun 1765 Peter Thomas/William Harper [search: Francis Poythress]

typ patent

ref B – VPB36 p762-763

To Peter Thomas/William Harper

dat 5Jun1765

!Whereas by patent 22Sep1739 Granted Francis Poythress

con 40 Sh.

re 400A then PGCO now DNCO on the lower side of Tommaheton Creek

!between Lawrence Richardson’s and George Wainwrights Lines

loc -36079 -29797 F127 L0 P255

pt A) Lawrence Richardsons upper corner Gum

!upon Beaverpond branch

ln W3S; 276P; along Richardsons upper line

pt B) his upper corner white Oak upon Tommaheton

!thence up Tomaheton swamp as it meanders to

lm n; 225p;

pt C) George Wainwright’s lower Corner white Oak

!thence along his line E9N 145P to

ln e9n; 145p; George Wainwright

pt D) his corner thence E138P to

ln e; 138p;

pt E) Beaver Pond branch thence down the said Branch

!as it Meanders to the Beginning

lm ; ; down Braver Pond branch

!And whereas Tally Allen in whom the Right and

!title of the said Land is since become vested

!hath failed to make such Cultivation and Improvement

!and Peter Thomas hath made humble suit and hath obtained

!a Grant for the same which he hath assigned to William Harper

end

► 20 Jul 1768 Elias Wills [search: Francis Poythress]

Typ patent (Amelia)Ref VPB 37:316Dat 20 Jul 1768To Elias WillsCon 20 Shill.

204 acres

George the Third &C To all of &C Whereas by one patent

under the seal of this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia

bearing date the twentieth day of September one Thousand

seven hundred and forty five there was granted unto John

Paterson one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing

two hundred and four acres lying and being in the County

of Amelia on both sides of the head of the dry or lower fork

of  Winticomaick Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit,

Beginning at Thomas Hoods corner crooked pine thence along

Matthew Tuckers line West nineteen degrees North twenty seven

poles to Tisdales corner white oak thence South twenty nine degrees

West one hundred and fourteen poles along his line to his corner

thence South eight degrees West one hundred and ninety seven

poles to a corner pine thence East ten degrees South one hundred

poles to a corner white oak thence North seventeen degrees East

two hundred and forty three poles to Thomas Hoods line thence

North forty degrees West ninety nine poles along Hoods line to the

beginning. Which said Tract or parcel of Land was granted on condition

of paying our Quitrents and cultivating and Improving as in the said patent

is expressed and whereas the said John Paterson hath failed to pay such

Quitrents and Francis Poythress hath made humble suit to our

Lieutenant Governor and Commander in chief of our said Colony and Dominion

and hath  abstained a grant for the same which he hath assigned unto Elias Wills 

Therefore know ye that for divers  good causes and considerations but more

especially for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty shillings of good and  lawful

money for our use paid to our  Receiver? General of our Revenues in this our said Colony

and Dominion, We have given granted & confirmed and by these presents for us our

Heirs and Successors Do give grant and confirm unto the said Elias Wills and to his Heirs

and assigns forever all the Tract or parcel of Land and every part and parcel thereof.

With all &C To had hold &C To be held &C Yielding and Paying &C Provided &C In Witness &C

Witness our Trusty and wellbeloved John Blair esquire President of our Council and Commander

in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of said Colony the

twentieth day of July one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight In the eighth year of our Reign.

Examd                John Blair

►29 May 1780 Peter Poythress [search: Peter Poythress]

Dinwiddie County, 13a, On the South side of Butterwood Creek.

Patents, 1779-1780, vol. 1, p. 328

ADD TO ABOVE:

typ grantref CGB A p328-329dat 29 May 1780to Peter PoythressCon Ancient Composition of 5 Shillings Sterlingre Nearly 13 Acres by Survey Bearing Date the 24th Day of Nov! 1779 in Bath Parish Dinwiddie County on the South Side of! Butterwood Creekloc -33824 -100160 F127 L0 P255pt A) at Peter Wynnes corner Shrub oak in his Own lineln N5W; 48P; pt B) Butterwood Creek thence down the sd Creek!according it to Its Difference Meanders lm ;; down Butterwood Cr.pt C) Peter Wynnes Corner on the Same!thence on his line now Polly Pothress ln S85W; 57P; Peter Wynne to Polly Poythressend

►20 Jun 1780 Peter Poythress [search: Peter Poythress]

Prince George County, 173a, On the south side of Blackwater Swamp adjoining Edwards Marks, Wm. Grammer, &c.

Grants B, p. 298