Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 8:01 AM, Mary Stromberg sent:

I just found this Gill reference yesterday in that Library of Virginia Land Grants section......

Anno To all .. Know Ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for & in Consideration of His importation of four persons to dwell within this our colony of Virginia whoso named are Francis Gill, Tho's: Fournell, Hugh Williams and Rich: Andross. We have Given, Granted and Confirmed and by these ye _______ for us our heirs & ______ do Give, Grant and Confirm unto John Teasly of the County of Isle of Wight one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres lieing and being on the south side of the ___ blackwater swamp in the said County of Isle of Wight and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at the mouth of Tarrapin swamp on the east side of Seacock Swamp thence up the various courses of the run of Taarapin swamp east, northeast eighty poles north seventy two degrees east thirty poles to an ash, a line tree of Tho's: Reeves's land then by the said

Reeves's line south twenty four degrees east two hundred thirty two poles to a pine by Seacock swamp side and the same course crossing the said swamp twelve poles farther to a white oak thence south thirty two degrees west one hundred twenty four poles to a pine a line tree of George Pearses' land then by the said Pearse north twenty one degrees west ninety four poles to a white oak and north forty two degrees west thirty eight poles to a Gum by a branch then north fifty four degrees west thirty poles to Great Cypress by Seacock swamp side and up the various courses of the run of the said branch to the beginning . withall .. To have hold To be held Yielding & paying Provided In Witness Witness our Truley and wellbeloved Alexander Spotswood our Lieut Govern'r at _____ under this seal of our said Colony this thirteenth day of November one thousand seven hundred & thirteen ______ twelfth year of our Reign A Spotswood

Here is the reference from the Library of Virginia Website:

Teasley, John.

Publication 13 November 1713.

Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.

Note Location: Isle of Wight County.

Description: 200 acres on the south side of the main Blackwater Swamp. Beg.g at the mouth of Tarapin Swamp, on the east side of Seacock Swamp.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 10, 1710-1719, p. 116 (Reel 10).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal Teasley, John. grantee.

Subject - Topical Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Subject -Geographic Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Added Entry Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

Mary Stromberg

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