Thanks to Sue Gill.  First, we have documentation that the French Huguenot immigrant, Isaac Gill, had ties to both Chesterfield Co. and King William Co.  David Gill, of Wake Co., NC, whose wife was from King William Co., VA named a son Isaac Gill, as stated in his will, the name of the French Huguenot immigrant.

There is a Mattaponi Indian reservation near the town of Aylett. The Mattaponi is the northern of the two rivers which merge to form the York River, the southern being the Pamunkey River.  The left bank of the Mattaponi River (King and Queen Co.) is marked on the 1719 map as" Ye swamp hereabout not passable not habitable". The right bank became King William County.

Sue Gill found the following:

"Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants" Abstracted by Nell Marion Nugent

Joseph Cockrum, 800 acs, King Wm. Co; bet. the Herring Creeks; beg. at Mattepony Riv., just below mouth of Little Br., about ½ mi. below mouth of Up. Herring Cr; to head of Wolfe Trap Br; 23 Oct 1703, p. 548. Trans. of 16 pers: Henry Collings, Jane Clerk, Jane Crips, Margt. Tapp, Robt. Edings, Richd. Stiles, Anne Mott, ISAAC GILL, John Chandler, Isaak Gooding, Eliz. Bowman, Alex. Buckham, Martha Brown, Christopher Smith, John Smith, Simon Lambert.

John Hurt 546 acs. King Wm. Co........... mentions Trans. of 11 persons, including ANNE GILL. 1706.

Mr. Charles Cozens, 362 acs., Henrico Co...... mentions Trans. of 8 persons, including STEPHEN GILL, JOS. GILL, AND JOHN GILL. 1704.


A list of extant records of King William County


David Gill (NC, wife was from King William Co.).

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