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Assorted Norfolk County Deeds

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Norfolk Co. Db F, page 10, date of deed 12 Dec. 1721, date recorded 19 (?) 1721, Joseph Hodges of Norfolk Co. to Benjm. Hodges of Norfolk Co. for 5 shillings current money of Va., one piece of woodland in Southern Branch of Elizabeth River beginning at a poplar a line of Hugh Hanland’s patent and running then to a black gum and so bounding on John Nickolson and Thos. Lakes land of (?) it being the middle of 120 acres purchased by the said Joseph Hodges of Hugh Hanland dec’d, known by the name of Buck Ridge being est. 81 acres “excepting what privilege Robert Canaday may pretend to have by a former deed from John Hanland dec’d of Gitting lightwood timber on said land”; signed Joseph Hodges (X), Thos. Nash, Sr., James Ferebee. NOTE: NOT SURE OF PROCEDURE FOR SALE OF LAND IN VA. THIS APPEARS TO BE A ONE YEAR LEASE WITH NEXT PAGE BEING THE SALE OF SAME LAND. MOST DEEDS IN THIS BOOK ARE RECORDED IN THIS MANNER, WITH TWO ENTRIES.

Norfolk Co. Db F, page 70, date of deed 13 March 1722, Thomas Willoughby, planter of Norfolk co. to Thomas Taylor, of Norfolk Co. for 5 pds. a tract of land in the Western Branch of Elizabeth River beginning at a maple Culpepers corner and running along a line of marked trees to a pine a corner then along a line of marked trees to a live oak and so running along a line of marked trees to a maple Culpepers corner tree then along a line of marked trees to the first station, containing 25 acres, signed Thomas Willoughby (I), Anne Willoughby (A), wit. John Willoughby (I), Wm. Bishops. Dower release.

Norfolk Co. Db F, page 89, John Mercer to Wm. Widoom, 16 Jan. 1723, Peter Taylor witnessed.

Norfolk co. Db F, page 90, John White & wife Elizabeth to James Steward, 15 Nov. 1723, Wm. Taylor witnessed.

Norfolk Co. Db F, page 107, John White and wife Elizabeth to Wm. Sickes, Peter Taylor, James Steward and John Sickes, witnessed.

Norfolk Co., Va. deed book G, page 118, date of deed 19 Apr. 1728, date recorded 9 May 1728, William Taylor and his wife, Mary, planter of Norfolk Co. to James Steward, of Norfolk Co. for L40, a dividend of Woodland (?) ground where Thos. Hall now dwells lying in Southern Branch of Eliz. River beginning at a corner beech and running on a line of marked trees east to a corner maple then south to a corner gum then west (?) corner gum and then upon a crooked line to another corner gum then east to the first station, containing 200 acres, signed Wm. Taylor, wit. Saml Wilson (possibly Leml), Thos. Lakes (TL)(probably Leaks mentioned in next deed. Deed is very hard to read, may be a lease.

Norfolk Co., Va. deed book G, page 122, date of deed 19 Apr. 1728, date recorded 15 May, 1728, William Taylor, Norfolk Co., to Thos Leak, same for L27, a tract of land in Elizabeth River Parish, Southern Branch, bounded by Richford Swamp, land of Wm. Maund, Thos. Taylor and James Steward, 100 acres, being the land that Wm. Taylor now lives on, signed Willm. Taylor, wit. John (Echols), Jam. Steward, Arche Williamson (AW mark with common leg for both letters) There are actually two deeds here for Leak. Deeds are very hard to read. One deed to Leak may be a lease with the next being a deed of sale. The deed to James Steward, appears to be a deed of sale. All are for land at or near Great Bridge. The first Thos. Leak on 18 Apr. 1728 for five shillings and appears to be the same land mentioned in the third deed, dated 19 Apr. 1728.

Norfolk Co. Db J, page 8, date of deed 21 Jan 1779, date recorded??, John Bruce Jr. and his wife Eunice of Norfolk Co. to Martin Joyce, Norfolk Co. for 140 pds, a tract of land where Mary Culpepper lives containing 25 acres in the Parish of Portsmouth beginning at a marked pine standing on the east side of the creek and then across the plantation by a line of marked trees to a pine standing in Lamboth Branch adjoining the land of John Bruce Sr. then down said branch to the creek adjoining the land of aforesaid Martin Joyce then round the said land to first marked pine including all the land and marsh within the bounds mentioned, signed John Bruce, Unus Bruce (X), no witnesses.

Norfolk Co. Db 9, page 261, date of deed 17 July 1713, date recorded 17 July 1713, John Taylor and wife Judith Taylor of the Southern Branch precinct of Elizabeth River Parish of Norfolk Co, VA., to John Taylor, residence not stated, for natural affection and love for out natural son, John Taylor, the plantation whereon I now live after my and my wife’s decease or if she marry, she to have her third of the land. If John died without issue land to son Thomas Taylor. If Thomas should died without issue, land to son Jonas Taylor. In the meantime, I deliver unto my son’s possession, a small neck of land lying between the plantation where I now live on and a small creek and (George Balentine) to ..., signed John Taylor (mark), Judith Taylor (mark), wit. Richard Taylor, Richard Nash, Jno. Portlock. Mark of this John is same as mark for John in another deed registered on the same day. Abstracted from Db, Chesapeake Circuit Court.

Norfolk Co. Db 9, page 261, date of deed 17 July 1713, date recorded 17 July 1713, John Taylor, the aged, of Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., Va. to my loving brother, Richard Taylor, same parish and county, deed of gift, whereas my deceased father, Richard Taylor, late of this county, deceased, did give and bequeath in his last will and testament to my brother, Richard, 75 acres that he is now in possession of, I give unto my (cousin) after the death of his father, I mean Richard Taylor, son of my brother, Richard Taylor. If Richard should die without issue, land to next brother, Thomas Taylor. If Thomas should died without issue, land to the next brother, Wm. Taylor. If William should die without issue, land to the next brother, Jno. Taylor. If John should die without issue, land to the next brother, Edward. Signed John Taylor (mark), wit. Edward Davis, Alexander Ballentine, Jno. Portlock. (Note land was willed to Sr. Richard, who is in possession of land but does not have legal deed. This deed is to clear legal title to make ownership of land as intended by John Taylor’s father, Richard. Mark of this John is same as mark for John in another deed registered on the same day.) Abstracted from Db, Chesapeake Circuit Court.

Norfolk County Db 10, page 261, date of deed 3 July 1713, John Taylor and wife Judith Taylor of the Southern Branch Precinct, of the Elizabeth River Parish, for love and affection for our natural son, John Taylor, plantation whereon I now live after my & my wife’s decease or if she marry, she to have her third of the land, if son John should die without heirs, land would descend to son Thomas Taylor and then James Taylor (possibly Jonas Taylor). Also mention of another name that could have been James or Jonas. In the meantime “I deliver unto my son’s possession a small neck of land lying between the plantation I now live on and a small creek and George Balentine”, Wit. Richard Taylor, Richard (RN) Nash, Jno. Portlock.

Norfolk Co. Db 10, page 17, (court minutes) admin. granted to John Bowers in estate of Susanah Bowers 19 Oct. 1716.

Norfolk Co. Db 10, page 43, (court minutes) Inventory of Andrew Taylor 13 Aug. 1718, household furniture, “shoe makers tools & sum spare knives”, 20 head of cattle, 8 head of sheep, (16) hogs, (19) pigs, various farm implements; sworn to in court 17 Oct. 1718 by Ann Taylor, to be true inventory of her husband, Andrew’s estate, sign. Ann Taylor (mark inverted V)

Norfolk Co. Db 11, page 129, date of deed 13 Nov. 1733, date recorded 15 Nov. 1733, Thomas Taylor of Norfolk Co. to John Nicholson, of Norfolk Co. for 5 shillings current money, a tract of land “in the wood above the head of the Southern Branch of Eliza. River” being 50 acres of swamp land that was willed & devised by his father’s Last Will and Testament, joining said John Nicholson’s own land where he now lives, signed Tho. Taylor, Faith Taylor (F between Faith and Taylor not stated as mark, but probably is).

Norfolk Co Db 12, page 5, appraisement of Richard Taylor, dec’d, 29 June 1734 by order of court on 17 May 1734, various live stock, (?) cooper tools, various household furniture. (Very hard to read).

Norfolk Co. Db 12, page 123, date of deed 19 Nov. 1735, date recorded (?), Peter Portlock of the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River of Norfolk Co. to Jonas Taylor of Norfolk co. for 13 pds. Virginia, on the south side of the Western Branch of Elizabeth River, 50 acres being part of 100 acres Peter Portlock bought of Peter Low. and was given to Peter Low by the Last Will and Testament of Henry Low, beginning at a branch that runs out of Church Creek that formerly parted the land that Henry Low held from the land that William (Bracket) held and running along said branch to the road and so by a line of marked trees up the head line joining to the land of (Mr or Wm.) Thomas Scott and then running along the line of (Munds) land to a branch that parts the said land and is now transferred over from said Portlock to said Taylor, signed Peter Portlock, wit. John Maning, Jno. Lowe. NOTE: Release states that Peter Portlock is of Western Branch.

Norfolk Co. Db. 12, page 145, date of deed 9 Aug. 1736, date recorded 15 Oct. 1736, Anthony Walk of King William co. Va. to John Taylor of Norfolk Co. for 6 shillings, a lot of half acre being in town and county of Norfolk, (bounding) on (Capt) Henry (?) on the main street on the (?) land and on the Elizabeth River, signed Antho. Walk, wit. Antho. Walk, Ssen., Wm. Craford, (?) Boush, Jr., Jacob (Ellegood).

Norfolk Co. Db 12, page 189, date of deed 17 June 1737, date recorded (?), John Taylor and (Jona. Smith Jr), gent. of the Borough of Norfolk, administrators of the estate of Wm. Wiss, late of the Borough of Norfolk to Peter Deale of the Borough of Norfolk, ship carpenter; Wm. Wiss’ Last Will and Testament appointed Ann Wiss Exec., she refused, court appointed Taylor and Smith as administrators to sell lot in Norfolk Borough.

Norfolk Co. Db 12, page 277, date of deed 14 March 1737/8, date recorded 17 March 1737/8, John Taylor, merchant, and his wife Margaret of the Borough of Norfolk to James Ivy, merchant of the Borough of Norfolk, for 130 pounds all that plantation of land lying in Tanner’s Creek precinct formerly known by the (?) of the manor plantation belonging to Tho. Mason, dec’d, and vested in the said Margt. one of his daughters and co-heirs, signed John Taylor, Marg. Taylor, no witnesses.

Norfolk Co. Db I, page 45, date of deed 12 Jan, 1740, date recorded 16 Jan 1740/41, Edward Joyce, Norfolk co. to William Porter, Norfolk Co., for 5 shillings, 100 acres of land in the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River bordering on the (main) road and the land of Thomas Ballentine and on the land of Mallachy Murden and Henry Etheridge and is part of the land adjoining the land of John Joyce according to the division between John Joyce and Edward Joyce, signed Edward Joyce, wit. Will Portlock, Joseph Wright, Hezekiah Nickolas, Ann Ballentine (X). APPEARS TO BE LEASE OR MORTGAGE. NEXT PAGE IS SALE OR RELEASE OF MORTGAGE; 16 POUNDS, DATED 13 JAN. 1740. Abstracted from Db in Clerk of Court office, Chesapeake, VA. 02-08-00. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 13, page 2, 16 June 1742, date recorded 10 June 1742, Robert Bowers and wife Sarah of Norfolk Co. to Aaron Bolton and his wife, Betty of Norfolk Co. for L10, a tract “of one fifty acres” of land on the head of Wilson Branch, part of a tract of 100 acres formerly called (Kammers) (Joining on the land of John Hopgood one side and Aaron Bolton on the other, being on the Main Branch and running between said Hopgood and Bolton up westerly to the head of the run which belongs to said Bolton’s Mill, signed Robert Bowers (X), Sarah Bowers (X), Elizabeth Bowers (X), wit. Thomas Taller (II), Eliz. Manning (mark), Thomas Cattle (TC). Note: there is no mention of Elizabeth Bowers except for her signature. Thomas Cattle could be Thomas Cottle; perhaps known as Cottrell.

Norfolk Co. Db 13, page 177, date of deed 10 Apr. 1744, date recorded 16 Nov. 1744, (mortgage) Eleazar Tart (Sen), Western Branch, Norfolk Co. to John Joyce, Western Branch, Norfolk Co. for 15 pounds, 120 acres in Western Branch being the land where said Eleazar Tart now dwells and one other tract in Western Branch containing 100 acres which Tart purchased of Wm. (Louvina) together with all stock cattle, hogs, sheep as belongs to said Tart on said land, signed Eleazar Tart Sen., wit. Rebecca McPherson, Alexander McPherson, Reba Joel (mark resembles I 7. Abstracted from Db in Clerk of Court office, Chesapeake, VA. 02-08-00. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 13, page 181, date of deed 17 Nov. 1744, date recorded ??, Andrew Taylor of Northampton Co., NC to Robt. Webb, of Norfolk Co., for L10, in the head of Western Branch which land did formerly belong to Andrew Taylor late of this county dec’d and by his last will and testament was devised to his grandson, Thomas Taylor, the son of Thomas Taylor, now living and the foresaid Thos. Taylor, dying without issue, the land descended to said Andrew, brother of said Thomas, the land whereon John Whitehall did live beginning at a black gum standing the run joining upon the land of Thos. Hobgood running southeast to a sassafras being a corner tree John Tucker’s land running east south east to a pine tree being a corner tree to the land of Thos. Taylor, Senr. and then southwest to a maple being a corner tree joining upon the land of Francis Hodges, dec’d, and then running west to Furgoson’s (Run) including the above said land, containing 70 acres, signed Andrew Taylor (no mark), wit. John Purkins, James King, Thos. Taylor Senr.(II), Elezar Tart.

Norfolk Co. Db 14, page 24, date of deed 6 Feb. 1746, date recorded ?, Peter Taylor and his wife, Dorcas, of Norfolk County, Va. to Richard Bunting of Norfolk Co. for 25 pounds current money a tract of 50 acres of land on the south side of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River, in (Newby’s or Hubey’s) Neck joining the lands of John Joyce and Richard Taylor being the land said Richard Bunting sold to Peter Taylor. Sign. Peter Taylor and Dorcas Taylor (X), wit. Ralph (Fenter), Sarah (Culpeper) (X her mark), Elanor Tart (Elanor Tart, I believe is a name associated with Edge. Co.).

Norfolk Co. Db 14, page 129, date of deed 25 Feb. 1749,date recorded 16 Mar. 1748 (date recorded was before date signed), Andrew Taylor of North Hampton Co., North Carolina to James Jolley of Norfolk County, Va. for five pounds in good curt. (Current) money of Virginia a tract of 140 acres in the head of Western Branch of the Elizabeth River which land did formerly belong to Andrew Taylor late of the county aforesaid and by his last will and testament was devised to his grandson, Andrew Taylor now living with all houses ... beginning at a marked pine a corner tree of John (Freeman’s) and Robert Springs and running then along (J. Springs) line tree southeast 120 poles to a marked (?) tree south west by south 200 poles then north west 120 poles to a corner pine of John Freeman’s (?) then bounding on Freeman’s line true north last by north 200 poles to first station. Sign. Andrew Taylor (no mark), wit. John (Tucker), John Hobgood, James (J. Spring). NOTE: Hobgood is a name that I believe is connected to the Martin Co. Taylor family. John and James Spring are listed in other deeds.)

Norfolk Co. Db 16, page 11, date of deed 19 Oct 1752, date recorded 21 Dec. 1752, Aquilla Sugg and Elizabeth, his wife, of Edge. Co. NC to Daniel Rothery, Borough of Norfolk, (Anchorsmith) for five shillings, a tract of 80 acres in the Parish of Eliz. River, Norfolk Co., at the head of the Southern Branch which land was purchased of John Hewlett, dec’d by William Maund, dec’d, father of said Elizabeth which said William Maund by his last will and testament bearing the date of 15 May (MXUXLI) did give and devise the same land to said Elizabeth, signed Aquila Sugg, Elizabeth (mark similar to small L), wit. (? ) Rothery, Stephen Hodges, Ferebee Hodges, (Lot) Maund, James Holt. Recorded 21 Dec. 1752, commission to Josiah Smith and Charles (Sweeny) to travel to get acknowledgment of Elizabeth Sugg that she sold land of her own free will. Distance was too great for her to travel to Norfolk Co.

NOTE: DATE OF WILL OF WILLIAM MAUND WAS IN ROMAN NUM. AND BLURRED.

Norfolk Co. Db 16, page 67-68, date of deed 13 June 1753,date recorded 21 June 1753, John Taylor, planter, of Norfolk County to John Ivy (possibly Ives) of Norfolk County, for 20 pounds current money of Virginia, a tract of land on the head of Western Branch of Elizabeth River beginning at a maple (Culpeper’s) corner tree and running along a line of marked trees to a pine a corner tree then along a line of marked trees to a live oak so running a line of marked trees to a maple (Culpeper’s) corner then along a line of marked trees to the first station, containing 80 acres. Sign. John Taylor (X), wit. Robt. Ives, Thomas Johnson, Phillip Osborn.

Norfolk Co. Db 16, page 94, date of deed ?,date recorded 23 June 1753, Ann Taylor, widow and relict of Archibald Taylor of the Borough of Norfolk, dec’d. I, Ann Taylor, widow and relict of Archibald Taylor of the Borough of Norfolk, do hereby acknowledge to have received of John Willoughby, executor of the last will and testament of the said Archib. Taylor, for (account) of my self and children in cash and other articles as it appears by my (?) received from the said executor, to the amount of twelve hundred and twenty five pounds, four shillings and eleven pence ten farthings current money of Virginia as also mine and children’s part of bad outstanding debt amounting to one hundred and five pounds fourteen shillings and (five) pence as appears also by a list thereof which in all amounts to the two third parts of the said Archib. Taylor’s estate as and (three words) given by his said will to me and my children and do hereby discharge the said John Willoughby his (?) executor administrator thereof and of every part thereof in testimony where of I the said Ann Taylor have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23 day of June in the year of our Lord 1753. Sign. Ann Taylor (no mark), wit. Robert Tucker, Hugh Blackburn.

Norfolk Co. Db 17, page 150, date of deed 1 Aug 1755, date recorded ?, William Maund, Edge. Co., NC to Aquilla Sugg, Edge Co. NC, for five shillings, current money of VA., “grant, demise and to farmlet” a tract adjoining Lott Maund and John Whiddon, containing 150 acres, it being given to said William Maund by the Last Will and Testament of his grandfather, William Maund, decd., signed William Maund, wit. Robt. Tucker, (Jr), George (Derer???).

Norfolk Co. Db 18, page 186, date of deed 13 Dec 1758, date recorded ?, William Maund, Edge. Co.,NC to Richard Grainger, Norfolk Co., Va. for 10 pounds current VA. money, “grant, demise and to farmlet” a tract bordered on the east end of a tract John Shipwash purchased of Aquilla Sugg, on west side of a creek named Mill Creek, containing 27 acres, being land which William purchased of Margaret Benton of Johnston Co, NC, signed William Maund (no mark), wit. Abram Wormington, Zac Marsingale, James Lockheart, Wm. Bradley.

Norfolk Co. VA Db 20, page 8-10, date of deed 9 Jun. 1761, date recorded 19 Jun. 1761, John Conner, cooper, Norfolk Co. to Jennet Taylor, Norfolk Co. for 5 shillings, 1/4 lot of land in Elizabeth Square on the north side of Glasgow Street in the town lately established as Portsmouth, lot # 73 beginning at William Sandeford corner joining Capt. Coopers lot and running east along Cooper’s line 45 ft. then south 113 ft. on John Conner’s line then west 45 ft. on Glasgow Street to Wm. Sandeford’s corner then north 113 ft. on Sandeford’s line to the first station, for one year, signed John Conner, Mary Conner, wit. John Scott, Richd Scott. Page 9 is a release for this sale, for 7 pounds, 10 shillings. Abstracted from Db in Clerk of Courts office, Chesapeake, VA. 02-09-00. CTC.

Norfolk Co. VA Db 20, page 22, date of deed 20 Nov. 1761, date recorded 20 Nov. 1761, Martin Joyce, Norfolk Co. to Seth Portlock, Norfolk Co. for 150 pounds, a tract of land containing 100 acres near the Great Bridge in the county of Norfolk, joining to John Bartee, Henry Etheridge and William Porter, beginning at a red oak near the main road running thence to a maple from thence to a white oak from thence to a pine from thence to a gum from thence by divers other marked trees which compleats the above mentioned piece of land, signed Martin Joyce, wit. Chas. Mayle, Saml Portlock, Abram Wormington. At a court held (7 or 17) Dec. 1761, Courtney Joyce came into court and released her dower rights to land. Abstracted from Db in Clerk of Courts office, Chesapeake, VA. 02-09-00. CTC.

Norfolk Co. VA Db 20, page 36, date of deed 21 Jan. 1752, date recorded 21 Jan. 1762, Arthur Taylor, Western Branch of Norfolk Co. VA. to Henry Creech, Jun., Western Branch of Norfolk Co, VA for 20 pounds & “moving” a tract containing 100 acres of land near the head of Western Branch first in the possession of Major John Nichols and by him given to John Levina and after his death descended to his son, William Levina and by him sold to Eleazar Tart and is now in the possession of aforesaid Arthur Taylor beginning on the south side of Western Branch and running in the main swamp between John Ivey’s land and the aforesaid Henry Creech’s land, signed Arthur Taylor, wit. Jeremiah Creech, Wm. Tart, Reuben Tart. Abstracted from Db in Clerk of Courts office, Chesapeake, VA. 02-09-00. CTC.

Norfolk County Db 20, page 36, Arthur Taylor to Henry Creech, Jr. for 20 pounds 100 acres of land and plantation, first in the possession of Major John Nichols and by him given to Joner Sevina and after his decease descended to his son William Sevina and by him sold to Eleaze?? Tart and is now in the possession of Arthur Taylor. 1762?

Norfolk County Db 20, page 38, 1762? John Taylor and wife Judith to John Bowers, 70 acres in the Parish of Portsmouth, Western Branch District of Norfolk County, appears to release their 1/3 right in the property which fell to John Bowers from his father. Also included 3 negros. Signatures- John (X) Taylor, Judith (X) Taylor, wit. Wm. Ivey, Alex. (X) Matthews, John (X) Weston.

Norfolk County Db 20 page 178-9, date of deed 1762, date recorded Dec. 14, 1762, William Taylor of Edgecombe county, NC to John Taylor of Norfolk county Va, for five pounds current Virginia money, 30 acres of land in the County of Norfolk in the Head of Western Branch, which said land did formerly belong to Andrew Taylor lately deceased of this county and by his last will and testament descended to his grandson, William Taylor and being the plantation where on sd. Andrew Taylor lived with all houses, orchards and pastures and grounds, marshes and marshes woods and water, rivers and branches, springs and timber trees, beginning at a (gum) standing in the run joining on the land of the Hobgood(s) running south east (??????) Being a corner tree of John Pirkin’s land and running east south east to a pine a corner tree to the land of Thos. Taylor deceased which he gave to his son John Taylor, bounding on sd. Land of aforesaid Taylor. Signature- William (X) Taylor, wit. Jeremiah Creech, Henry Creech, Robert (X) Bowers.

Norfolk Co., Va. Db 22, page 89, date of deed 19 Nov. 1764, date recorded 19 Nov. 1764, Thomas Taylor and his wife, Sarah of St. Bride’s Parish in Norfolk Co., to Neil Snodgrass and Richard Templeton, same place for L11, a tract of land at Great Bridge beginning at a corner stone of the land of Benjamin Miller and running along the road to the land of Solomon Smith then on a easterly course to the swamp or pocoson and along the swamp till in joins the land of said Miller, signed Thomas Taylor, Sarah Taylor (W), wit. Thomas Brepie (could be Bressie), David (Chalmes), James Taylor.

Norfolk Co. Db 22, page 175, date of deed 18 Sep 1765, date recorded ?, Meriot Maund, Taylor of Norfolk Co., Va. to Robert Waller, Borough of Norfolk, house carpenter, for five shillings current money, a tract of land beginning on the Southern Branch at the mouth of (??) Creek and running along the said Branch to a pine stump in the line of James Campbell and frrom then to the corner of Thomas Penny then along the said Penny’s line of marked trees to the said Robert Waller’s own line then (binding) on the said Waller’s line to Faulk’s Bridge on (Kit’s) Creek from then down the said creek to the aforesaid river containing 100 acres, which land was devised to him by his father, Lot Maund, deceased who purchased the same of Annis Ballentine as be deed of lease and release bearing date of 19 and 20 days of Sept. (Roman Num. date), signed Meriot Maund, no witnesses.

Norfolk Co. Db 24, page 19, date of deed 17 march 1768, date recorded 17 March 1768, Elizabeth Taylor of Norfolk Co. to Thomas Hare of Norfolk Co. for 13 pds. current lawful money a tract of land in Norfolk Co. (being a parcel of land which John Taylor purchased of Thomas Hare, Sen.) over the south side of the road commonly called the place where John Tucker did live joining between Capt. Hodges and John Smith’s line, signed Elizabeth Taylor (X), wit. Wm. Webley, John McCloud. WHAT WAS ELIZABETH’S TIE TO JOHN TAYLOR? NOT GIVEN.

Norfolk Co. Db 24, page 115 is index for John Taylor. There are several pages in that book that is apparently a poll tax list of Norfolk County residents. Would be about 1764. See file for Poll.

Norfolk Co. Db 24, page 121, date of deed 11 July 1768, date proved 1 Nov 1768 (Richard Templeman) & 19 Jan. 1769 (John Wilson & Solomon Hanbury) for 115 pds. a tract of land in St. Brides Parish Norfolk Co. containing 100 acres joining on Richford Swamp and the lands of Thomas Taylor, Josiah Curling and Charles Stewart and another tract on White Oak Swamp containing 50 acres being land said Taylor bought of Jno. Coats and joining land of Simon Wilson, Henry Woodward, Snodrgass and Templeman and Francis Woodward, signed James Taylor, wit. Richard Templeman, John Wilson and Solomon Hanbury. Abstracted from Kirn Library film 13,843.

Norfolk Co. Db 24, page 126, date of deed 10 Nov. 1764,date recorded 16 Feb. 1769, John Taylor, Mariner of Norfolk County to my well beloved wife, Elizabeth Taylor of Norfolk County, Power of Attorney to sell a tract of land on the “side of the main road that heads from Portsmouth to Suffolk”, Sign. John Taylor (no mark), wit. Joseph Langley, William Stroud.

Norfolk Co. Db 24, page 149, date of deed 17 Feb. 1769,date recorded 21 Apr. 1769, Robert Tucker, Borough of Norfolk, merchant, to John Tucker, Island of Barbados, Merchant, John Tucker sold to Archibald Taylor, on Jan. (?) a tract of land on the lower end of Borough of Norfolk & by death of Archibald land descended to his son Robert Taylor. Tucker was not entitled to sell land “Fe simple” & he agrees to take possession of land, pays Robert Taylor 23 pds. for land, signed Robert Taylor, wit. Wm. Freeman, (Lewis) Hansford, Josiah Parker, G. Sathbury.

Norfolk Co. Db 24, page 261, date of deed 19 June 1770,date recorded 21 June 1770, Thomas Taylor, ship carpenter of the county of Norfolk, Colony of Virginia, to Julia Taylor and Fanny Taylor (residence not given), for divers good causes and valuable considerations my hereunto moving, have given and granted to my loving child Julia Taylor ½ part of the lot on land where I now live on the west side of the main road to Tanner’s Creek and opposite to Mr. Thompson’s Tanyard (other items including “my house Bible”, to my loving daughter Fanny Taylor the other (back) half of lot and other items. Sign. Thomas Taylor, wit. William Webley, Daniel Carver.

Norfolk Co. Db 24, page 261, date of deed 19 June (17??), date recorded 15 June 1769, Robert Tucker, late of the Borough of Norfolk, Gentleman, Thomas Newton, Thomas Newton, Jr., Paul Loyall, Thomas Roberts, distiller, John Tucker formed business to distill spiritous liquors & agreed to purchase & paid for a 1/4 lot in Norfolk on the north side of Main St. to Robert Tucker, who died without conveying title to his 1/5 interest in business, signed John Tucker, Islands of Barbados. Wit. John Taylor, Bassett Mosley James Blan, Robert Frys.

Norfolk Co. Db 25, page 108, date of deed 16 May 1771, date recorded ??, Lemuel Collins with consent of his father, Thomas Collins "put himself apprentice" to Caleb Manning of the Town of Portsmouth, blacksmith until he reaches age of 23, signed Caleb Manning, Lemuel Collins (X), Thomas Collins (X). Abstracted by CTC 7-20-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 25, page 258, date of deed 18 Feb. 1772, date recorded 20 Aug. 1772, Robert Bowers, planter of the Parish of Portsmouth, County of Norfolk, Va. and Sarah, his wife to Thomas Taylor for four pounds current money of Virginia a tract of land in the county and parish aforesaid adjoining James Springs line, beginning at a persimon tree then east course to (foryson) Run to a beach tree then a southwest course to a walnut tree from thence to a white gum, containing four acres. Sign. Robert Bowers (mark) Sarah Bowers (+), wit. James Spring (+), An Spring (+ her mark), John Spring.

Norfolk Co. Db 25, page 248, date of deed 16 July 1772, date recorded 16 July 1772, James Taylor, practitioner of Physic and Alice, (Alice taylor) his wife of the Borough of Norfolk to James Bushnell, joiner and house carpenter, of Norfolk Co. for 143 pds., 2 shillings and 6 pence, a tract of land in Norfolk Co. beginning at a Holly near the creek called creek (sic) a corner of said James Taylor’s other land then along said Taylor’s line north 69 west 76 poles to a stake standing by a new road then bending on said road south 25 west 149 poles to a corner Stephen Wright’s land then along said Wright’s line south 60east to said creek then up the various meanderings of creek to the beginning containing 74 acres being 1/4 part of land commonly called “the watering place” and is also part of two parcels of land which ws sold by the executors of Jacob Ellegood to Alexander Diach and by him to said Taylor on 14 Aug. 1769, signed Jas. Taylor & Alice Taylor, wit. John Livingston, William Harvey, William (Orr). Abstracted from film 13,844 at Kirn Library.

Norfolk Co. Db 25, page 259, date of deed 17 Feb. 1772, date recorded 20 Aug. 1772, Robert Bowers and Sarah his wife of the Parish of Portsmouth, County of Norfolk, to James Spring for one pound 15 shillings current money, a tract of two acres in the parish and county aforesaid beginning at a persimmon tree in Thos. Taylor’s line running southwest course to a pine a corner tree then running northwest (?) from the said persimmon tree to another persimmon tree joining same line of the beginning (description does not make sense). Sign. Roberts Bowers (+), Sarah Bowers (+), wit. Judah Taylor (+ her mark), Thoms Taylor (+), John Spring.

Norfolk Co. Db 27, page 9, date of deed 20 Jun 1774, date recorded 16 Jan 1775, Hesikiah Hobgood, Granville Co., NC to Robert Bowers, Nor. Co. for 50 pounds, a tract of land near the head of Western Branch joining the land of Robert Borarses, John Perkins, James Hodges, now James Taylor, being 75 acres sold by Thomas Hobgood to William Ivy, Jr. (7 Nov. 1757) and by said Ivy sold to Robert Bowers, who doubted title to land, believing Hesekiah Hodges was heir at law, Bowers purchases Hesekiah Hodges right, title and claim to said land, signed Hesekiah Hobgood (+), wit. James Jollif, James Bowers, Robert Bowers, Thomas Brickell. Abstracted 8-12-00, Kirn Lib. film 13,845, CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 27, page 23, date of deed 21 Jan 1775, date recorded 20 Apr. 1775, David Manning, Norfolk Co. to Joshua Manning, Norfolk Co. for 13 pounds, 6 shillings, 7 pence, a tract of land in St. Brides Parish, beginning at a holley in Richard Smith’s line then along Smith’s line to the line of John Gilchrist deceased and then along Gilchrist’s line to the line of Anthony Curling dec’d then along Curling’s line to the line of Solomon Sikes, Sr. and along Sikes line to the line of Richard Foreman and along Foreman’s line to the first station, containing 66 acres, signed David Manning (+), wit. Samuel Smith (+), Thomas Sikes (I), George Callis, James Jolliff. Abstracted 8-12-00, Kirn Lib. film 13,845, CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 27, page 28, date of deed 13 Jan 1775, date recorded 20 Apr. 1775, John Lewelling and Mary his wife, of Martin Co., NC to Thomas Moore, St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co. for 124 pounds, 1 shilling, a tract of land on the Western Branch beginning on Lloyd’s Creek and running up a cove dividing the said land from the land of William Bunting then running to a pine corner tree of William Bunting and Thomas Green then by a line of marked trees dividing the said land from the land of Thomas Green to a white oak at the head of a branch or cove then down the said branch or cove to Lloyd’s Creek then up said creek to the first station, containing 40 acres, signed John Lewelling, (Mary did not sign), wit. Geo. Veale, George Collins, John Owens, John Moore (+). Abstracted 8-12-00, Kirn Lib. film 13,845, CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 27, page 35, date of deed 7 Jan. 1775, date recorded 18 May 1775, Indenture between William Harvey of the Borough of Norfolk, merchant of the first part, Frances Ker, gentlewoman of Norfolk Borough of the second part and John Tucker of the Island of Barbados, esquire, Joanna Tucker of the Borough of Norfolk, aforesaid gentlewoman and Thomas Newbor, Jr. of the Borough of Norfolk, esquire of the 3rd part; “In consideration of a marriage intended by God’s permission shortly to be had and solemnized between the said William Harvey and Frances Ker”, William Harvey grants to said John Tucker, Joanna Tucker and Thomas Newbon 1000 pounds, part of the stock in trade which she the said Frances Ker, widow of David Ker, gentleman dec’d now hath and is entitled to in partnership with James Miller and company, she appoints John Tucker, Joanna Tucker and Thomas Newbon her attorneys to purchase land with the 1000 pounds for Frances or her heirs and the land to go to William Harvey if she is deceased without issue; if Harvey should die Frances will have the land; at her death, if she has no issue by Harvey, land to go to David Ker, her son by her late husband when he comes of age, signed William Harvey, Frances Ker, wit. Sarah Taylor, Ann Tucker, William Smith. Abstracted 8-12-00, Kirn Lib. film 13,845, CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 27, page 51, date of deed 15 Jun 1775, date recorded 17 Aug. 1775, James Taylor, doctor, borough of Norfolk, to James Dudley, town of Portsmouth for 121 pounds for one year ½ lot or 1/4 acre of land in prison square, lot # 97 belonging to estate of James Bridger dec’d and sold, beginning at a corner by crossing court and Queen street running west on queen 180 ft. to Thomas Duffie line then on said line south 56 ½ ft. then east 180 ft. to court street 56 ½ ft. to the first station, signed Ja: Taylor (sic), wit. James Baker, Arthur Butt, Thomas Poole. Abstracted 8-12-00, Kirn Lib. film 13,845, CTC. NOTE: COULD NOT TELL IF LAND BELONGED TO JAMES TAYLOR OR HE WAS SELLING FOR ESTATE OF BRIDGER.

Norfolk Co. Db 27, page 62, date of deed 18 Feb 1779, date recorded 18 Feb 1779, James Taylor, Norfolk Co. “for love and affection I bear to my sister in law Sarah Taylor & my niece Sarah Taylor and for other considerations to me the said James Taylor hereunto moving” a parcel of land in the Borough of Norfolk on the back Street devised to me by my mother, Margaret Taylor being one half of the land mentioned in my mother’s will, and after her death to my niece, Sarah Taylor, signed Ja Taylor (sic), no wit. Abstracted 8-12-00, Kirn Lib. film 13,845, CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 27, page 135, date of deed 16 Feb 1780, date recorded 16 Feb 1780, Charlie S. Boush and Martha, his wife, Norfolk Co. to Mary Taylor, Norfolk Co. for ( ) a tract of land in the Borough of Norfolk beginning at a stone on Calvert Street without that which divides this land from the land of Christopher Calvert then along Calvert St. to a stone south 61 east 71 ft. then south 29 west to the marsh then along said marsh to the line that divides this from Capt. Chris. Calvert’s land and from said dividing line to beginning, signed Charlie Sayer Boush, Martha Boush, wit. Joseph Langley, Jas. Taylor, John Table, William Goodchild. Abstracted 8-12-00, Kirn Lib. film 13,845, CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 27, page 158, date of deed 25 Mar 1782, date recorded 18 Apr 1784, Caleb Taylor, Northampton Co, NC to Thomas Taylor, Norfolk Co. for 12 pounds sterling, all my interest, right and claim to 25 acres beginning at a beech corner tree then by John Talbot’s line to a corner gum in Saml. Moore’s line then by his line to James Jolliff’s line then by his line to John Bickell’s line then by a line of marked trees to Robert Bower’s and Thomas Taylor’s line then by his line to a corner white gum in his line then by his line to a walnut tree then by his line to the first station, being a tract of land by Thomas Taylor dec’d bequeathed to his son, John Taylor dec’d after the death of Mary Taylor, widow of said Thomas Taylor, who is lately deceased whereby said land became ( ) legally and fell to said Caleb Taylor as his heir at law, signed Caleb Taylor, wit. Robert Bowers, John Owens, David Wallace. Abstracted 8-12-00, Kirn Lib. film 13,845, CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 27, page 172, date of deed 22 Jun 1782, date recorded 15 Aug 1782, Thomas Nosay and Anna, his wife of St. Brides Parish to George Creekmur, same parish and county for 50 pounds, for 50 acres in St. Brides Parish formerly belonging to William Hanbury beginning at former division line between said William Hanbury and Thos. Nosay dec’d all high land from said dividing line to river, signed Thomas Nosay (+), Anna Nosay (+), wit. William Happer. Abstracted 8-12-00, Kirn Lib. film 13,845, CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 1, date of deed 20 Sept 1782, date recorded 16 Jan. 1783, Richard Taylor, joiner and wife, Elizabeth of Norfolk Co. to James Taylor, carpenter, of Princess Anne Co. for “the natural lave and affection he hath and doth bear toward his cousin and for divers other good causes and considerations him there unto moving”, a tract of land on the Southern Branch on a creek or cove of the said branch called Julian’s containing (one) hundred acres more or less, that Richard purchased of William Taylor dec’d (brother) brother of said James Taylor, signed Rich. Taylor, Eliz. Taylor (no marks), wit. William Boush, Andrew Martin, Thomas Oldham.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 2, date of deed 17 Aug. 1782, date recorded 20 Feb. 1783, Mary Harper of Edgecombe Co., NC to David Harper and William Harper of county and state aforesaid, for L50, a tract of land containing 163 ½ acres on the north side of Southern Branch and bounded by William Hartert, John Hartert and Matthew Manning, signed Mary Harper (+), wit. Benj. Dickens, William Batchelor, (Emal. Satchwell).

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 6, date of deed 27 Aug. 1782, date recorded (20) Feb. 1783, John Pool and wife of Norfolk Co. to James Taylor of Norfolk Co. for five shillings in hand (Pool is indebted to Taylor for 60 pds.), a tract of land bounded on the south by William Day’s land, on the north by a ditch on the line of George (Abyviws) land and on the west by Thomas newton’s land, containing four lotts of land being the land purchased of William Day and at present occupied by Arthur Cooper, signed John Pool, wit. Alexander Mosley, Nathaniel Godfrey, John L. Calvert, Levin Eyre.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 15, date of deed 14 Feb. 1783, date recorded 15 May 1783, Wright Westcote of Norfolk County to James Taylor and Isaac Smith, surviving partners of Phripp, Taylor and Co. of Norfolk Co. to cover debts of Westcote to Taylor and Smith for L260, 17 shillings, 11 pence, one tenement in the Borough of Norfolk being the land whereon my deceased mother did live bounded by (blank) street, on the south by land William (Actichison) formerly lived on, on the west by a cove and on the north by land of William Freeman, dec’d formerly the property of M (Sutton), signed Wright Westcote, wit. William Marley, Bailey Warren, Alexander Marley.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 20, date of deed 21 Mar. 1782, date recorded ?, John Willoughby, Samuel (Veale) & Charlie Conner to Matthew Godfrey, Cornelius Calvert, Paul Loyall, James Taylor, William Booker, Gentlemen and Justices of the Court of Norfolk Co, for L200 bond for John Willoughby to be sheriff, signed John Willoughby, Saml. Veale, Charles Conner. Note: next deed was bond for large sum for Willoughby as sheriff.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 55, date of deed 11 May 1785, date recorded 20 May 1785, William Moore Bruce, Nor. Co. and Mary, his wife to William Miars, same place for 300 pds. a tract of 150 acres being the plantation that Solomon Deans family lived on and part of the same parcel that said William Moore Bruce now lives on beginning at a gum by the side of a marsh and running north 76 west 116 poles to another gum then south 62 west 40 poles to a red oak by the side of the road leading toward Craney Island an old line tree between the said land and Stephen Wright late of said County, deceased and running then south 58 west 40 poles to a pine then south 36 ½ west 14 poles to a gum then south 55 west 22 poles to a oak then south 57 west 30 poles to a oak then south 46 west to another oak then to another water oak a corner tree of said land then south 61 east to a corner in said William Moore Bruce' woods then 75 poles extended to a pine then to the cross road leading toward Church point then north 50 east 120 poles to a small mulberry tree then north 25 east 37 ½ poles to a pine then north 45 west 10 poles to first, signed William Moore Bruce, Mary Bruce, wit. Thomas Powell, Caleb Ward, Edward Moore. Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 72, date of deed 13 Nov. 1784, date recorded 19 May 1785, James Wilson and wife, Mary of St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co. to Thomas Taylor, of county aforesaid, for L40, a tract beginning at a broken top pine by the road side near the Galas Branch then running a westwardly course by a line of marked trees to the back then said Wilson’s line a north course to Henry Woodard’s line then along the said Woodard’s line out to the main road then along the said road a couth course to the first beginning pine tree, containing 40 acres being a part of a tract sold by the said James Wilson to Josiah Woodard who sold it to William Peadon who holds it by bond, signed James Wilson, wit. Beniamie Butt (sic), Kedar Old, Samuel Wallis.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 189, date of deed 15 Dec. 1785, date recorded 15 Dec. 1785, Mary Taylor of Norfolk Co. to Nathaniel Walker of Princess Anne Co. for L30, a tract near the Borough of Norfolk beginning at a corner stone on Calvert St. without and running along said St. south 61 east 50 ft. then south 29 west to the marsh and then along said marsh to the line that divides this from Christopher Calvert’s land and then along said line to the beginning, signed Mary Taylor (no mark), wit. Beriah Butt, Henry Whitehurst, David Manning.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 242, date of deed 11 Feb 1786, date recorded 20 Mar 1786, Taylor, Lightfoot and Scott, merchants and copartners of the Island of Antigua, to Robert Taylor, Esquire of Virginia, Power of Attorney to handle their affairs in Virginia, Signed Taylor, Lightfoot & Scott, wit. R. Cuming, John Gillis, proved by Gillis.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 250, date of deed 9 Feb 1786, date recorded 15 Jun 1786, Thomas Taylor and wife, Sarah of St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co. to Nicholas Slack of same, for L70, in the county and parish aforesaid 40 acres beginning at a pine on the main road near the (Galla?) Branch then running a parallel line with Robins Run to the back line then down the said line of marked trees to Henry Woodard’s line then along Woodard’s line out to the main road then up the road to beginning pine, signed Thos. Taylor, Sarah Taylor (X), wit. Thos. Woodard, Simon Wilson, Charles Woodard (X), Caleb Woodard, proved by Thomas Taylor.

Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 256, date of deed 31 Dec. 1786, date recorded 15 June 1786, Thomas Nash, Camden Co., NC to Edward Whitehurst, Nor. Co. for 100 pounds a tract of 50 acres given to me by the will of my grandfather, Thomas Nash, dec'd being part of his new patented land on the east side thereof (description is not very clear), signed Thomas Nash, wit. Matt Mathias, William Whitehurst, John Nash, John Whitehurst (X). Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 76, date of deed 10 Apr. 1786, date recorded 18 Jan. 1787, Benjamin Boulton and Mary, his wife of Norfolk Co. to James Manning, same place, for 55 pounds, a tract of 35 acres of swamp land near the head of the Western Branch of Elizabeth at the head of Hall’s Mill Run beginning at a gum near the side of the desert about a north westerly course by a line of marked trees to a live oak by the run side joining the land of said Boulton from the said live oak up the run about a southwesterly course to the desert all the above parcel of land, signed Benjamin Boulton, Mary Boulton (X), wit. John Bowers, William Rhonnald, Wright Bowers. Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 102, date of deed 24 May 1786, date recorded ??, Thomas Taylor, Norfolk Co. to Bennet Armstrong, Norfolk Co. for 35 pounds, a tract of 18 acres of land in St. Brides Parish, being the remaining part of that land sold by said Thomas Taylor to said Armstrong as per former deed now occupied by the widow Creekmoore binding on the lines of William Nicholas and Daniel Shirley, signed Thomas Taylor, wit. John Armstrong, James Waterman, Wm. (Peicon)(X), Bennot Linton (X), (Chris) Bromadge. Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 103, date of deed 12 Mar. 1787, date recorded 19 Apr. 1787, John Manning and Courtney, his wife of Norfolk Co. to Emanuel Satchwell, Norfolk Co. for 150 pounds, a tract of land on the head of Deep Creek beginning at a marked pine and running a southwesterly course to a marked beech a corner tree and then about a westerly course to a cypress stump by the run of and running along down the run side upon Richard Tucker’s line to a marked chinkapen including 100 acres, signed John Manning, Courtney Manning (X), wit. Jno. Pollick, Samuel Ballance, James Findley, Willis Frebee. Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 122, date of deed 15 Apr. 1786, date recorded 21 June 1787, Humphrey Roberts and Ann, his wife of the Town of Portsmouth, Norfolk Co. to Ann Taylor, “late Ann Roberts” of the same place, for love and affection for our daughter, said Ann Taylor and five shillings, a piece of lot lying in the town and county aforesaid beginning at the south west corner of the water lot and running northerly 56 ½ ft. “including the half of present dwelling house wherein the said Humphrey Roberts now dwells” standing on Crawford Street then running on a parallel line with the southern boundary down to the long warehouse being 183 ½ ft. also the whole of the warehouse with the land it stands on down to the channel from the warehouse being from north to south about 113 ft., signed Humphrey Roberts, Ann Roberts, (note: Signatures for Humphery and Ann appear to be different, her’s better hand), wit. Wm. King (non worn), John Hardman, John Niverson. Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 194 (or 144), date of deed 24 Apr. 1787, date recorded 18 Apr. 1788, John Nash, shipwright and Ann, his wife of Camden Co. (presumably NC) to John Poynter of the Town of Nixonton (also presumably Camden Co., NC) for 200 pounds a tract on the head of Indian Creek and joining the lands of Simon Halstead and Newton commonly called Ball’s Land which was devised to said John by his grandfather, Thomas Nash, containing 50 acres, signed John Nash, Ann Nash (X), wit. Thomas Newton, Jr., James Nimmo, Sen., John Nivison, Thomas Matthews. Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 209, date of deed 18 Apr. 1788, date recorded 18 Apr. 1788, James Taylor of Norfolk Borough to William Colley of Norfolk Co. for L21, a tract in Norfolk Co. beginning at a stake by the side of a creek a corner of the land of John Gilchrist then along said Gilchrist’s line north 60 west to the land of James Boushell which said parcel of land contains 4 3/4 acres and commonly called the Watering place and was sold by the execs. of Jacob Elligood dec’d to Alex. Diach who sold it to said James Taylor, signed James Taylor.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 211, date of deed 18 Apr. 1788, date recorded 18 Apr. 1788, James Boushell and Christian, his wife of the Borough of Norfolk to William Colley, of Norfolk Co. for 180 pounds, a tract of land in Norfolk Co. beginning at a holley near the “creek called Creek” a corner of James Taylor’s land then along said Taylor’s line north 60 west 76 poles to a stake standing by a new road then binding on said road south 65 west 149 poles to a corner of Stephen Wright’s land then along said Wright’s land south 60 east to said creek then up the various meanderings of said creek to beginning containing 57 1/4 acres, being part of land commonly called the “Watering Place” and is also part of two parcels sold by exe. of Jacob Ellegood deceased to Alexander Diack and by him sold to James Taylor and by him and his wife Alice sold to James Boushell on 10 Aug. 1764 and 16 July 1770, signed Jas. Boushell, Sen., Christian Boushell (X), wit. Joshua Peed, Nathaniel Colley, William Langley. Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 212, date of deed 1 Jan. 1787, date recorded 18 Apr. 1788, Euphan Tumlin, widow of James Tumlin who was a private in the first state regiment and died in the service of the United States is entitled to the sum of 8 pounds yearly commencing 1 Jan. 1887, signed Edmond Randolph, Gov. of the Commonwealth of Virginia at Richmond, 1 Oct. 1787. Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 214, date of deed ??, date recorded ??, William Cooke, for himself and William Scarbrough (Scarbrough and Cooke Co.) of Charleston, SC appoint Robert Taylor, Esquire of Norfolk as their lawful attorney to handle certain matters concerning rent. Abstracted by CTC 7-11-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 30, page 230 date of deed 14 Nov. 1787, date recorded 19 June 1788, Lott Maund, Edge Co. NC to Markam Maund, Norfolk Co, VA for 66 pounds a tract of land in St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co. beginning at the fifth mile post on road that leads to Great Bridge, a corner of Markam Maunds and Southerland containing 44 acres being the land where my father lived, signed Lott Maund (no mark), wit. James Matthews, Jno. Brannan, Jun., William Croker.

Norfolk Co. Db 31, page 4, date of deed 7 July 1788, date recorded 17 July 1788, William Hodges, Jun, and Sarah, his wife of Norfolk Co. to Arthur Taylor, Norfolk Co. for 20 pounds a tract of land on the north side of the Western Branch containing 5 acres adjoining said Western Branch beginning at a red oak standing on the north side of a small gut that makes in on the north side of the land of John Bays (possibly Bass) dec’d, an old line tree then north 59 west to a black gum standing in the edge of the woods then easterly to a white gum standing in the head of a branch then down said branch to Jacob’s Gut then down said gut to a small cedar standing on a bar of sand on the north side of said gut then down to the main Western Branch then up said Western Branch to the middle of a gut that lies on the south side of above named tract of land then to first station, being part of the tract that William Hodges now lives on which was surveyed 17 Apr. 1787, signed William Hodges, Sarah Hodges (dower release) wit. Willis Eastwood, James Tart, Richard Powell. Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 31, page 6, date of deed 15 July 1788, date recorded 17 July 1788, Thomas Tart, Portsmouth Parish, Norfolk Co. to Thomas Taylor, same, for 12 pounds, a tract on the south side of the Western Branch on the head of Simon Creek containing 18 acres beginning at a post oak near a branch then up Foreman’s line a south west course to a gum then up Wyatt’s line south east corner to a small persimmon then a north east course to a white oak head of a branch then down the branch, it being the piece of land that William Tart gave his son, Thomas Tart above mentioned, signed Thomas Tart (X), wit. Spiveay Wyatt, Joshua Wyatt, Thomas Ross. Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 31, page 27, date of deed 4 Jan. 1788, date recorded ??, James Deale and Mary Deale, his wife of Martin Co., NC to William Cofield, Norfolk Co. a tract of 50 acres of land at the head of Deep Creek, it being an island formerly belonging to Richard Deale. Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 31, page 85-86, date of deed 10 Jan. 1789, date recorded ??, Articles of Agreement amongst Arthur Taylor, William Taylor, “Thomas Newton, attorney in fact for William Lewis and Sarah, his wife”, and Joshua Ives and Marah, his wife... division of the Negroes belonging to the estate of Peter Taylor, dec’d, to wit. Charles, Dinah, Judah, Daniel, Charles, Judah, Isack, Lidy, James, Selah, Jesse, Cate, Edward, Patience, David, Sukey, to be divided equally, Arthur to get Charles, Dinah, Judah and Daniel; William to get Edward, Patience, David and Sukey; Thomas Newton, attorney for William Lewis and Sarah, his wife to get Charles, Isack, Judah and Cidah; Joshua Ives, in right of his wife, Marah to get James, Selah, Cate and Jes., signed Arthur Taylor, Sarah Lewis, wit. Charles Conner, Spieavy Wyatt, John Bowers. Others signed at different times. Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 31, page 100, date of deed 18 Jun. 1789, date recorded 18 Jun. 1789, “Travis Tucker to his Negroes” emancipation of slaves two men, John, formerly called John Slack, the son of Jenny, about 23, Will, son of Celia, about 21 and four women, Jenny, about 47, Amy, about 45, Celia, about 35 and Beck, about (24 or 74) with three children; John, son of Amy, about 14, Sall, daughter of Amy, about 7, and Nash, son of Celia, about 6; children to remain my property until they come to age, signed Travis Tucker. Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 31, page 124, date of deed 17 Nov. 1788, date recorded 15 Jan. 1789, George Smith, Norfolk Co. to Thomas Taylor, Norfolk Co. for 40 pounds, ten shillings, a tract of land in St. Brides Parish containing two acres of land being part of the tract I now live on beginning at a hickory standing on the main road side a line tree dividing this land from Thomas Woodard’s and then north along down main road as far as will contain two acres by a straight line across to Thomas Woodard’s land and binding on Woodard’s land to first station, signed George Smith, wit. Spieavy Wyatt, Caleb Woodard, Nathaniel Holstead (+), Lyda Parson (+). Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 31, page 149, date of deed 15 Jul. 1789, date recorded 18 Sep. 1789, William More Bruce and his wife, Mary of Norfolk Co. to “our loving brother Archibald Bruce” of Norfolk Co. for love and affection, 45 acres, wit. Henry Best, Thomas Williams, Thomas Powell (X). Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 31, page 282, date of deed 1 Jun. 1792, date recorded 17 Sep. 1792, Edward Roberts, merchant, Town of Norfolk to John Taylor, merchant, Town of Portsmouth for 280 pounds a lot in Portsmouth on which stands a large brick house and adjoining to the piece of land given to Mrs. Ann Taylor by Humphrey Roberts as the deed will show the whole formerly an entire “Water Lott” and being that part of the lott on which the north end of the brick house stands to the north corner and running in an easterly direction to the long warehouse, signed Edwd. Roberts, wit. Jno. Bessom, Jno. Hardman, Christopher Owens. Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 32, page 33, date of deed 10 May 1790, date recorded 17 May 1790, John Talbott and Tamer, his wife of Norfolk Co. to James Taylor, Sen. of Norfolk Co. for 24 pounds a tract of 15 acres of land in Portsmouth Parish beginning at a cypress tree standing in a branch between George Wainwright and Andrew Mackey’s and then to a pine a corner tree at the mill dam then up the mill run S.E.E. to a pine and then S.E. to a pine a corner tree then south across the “pointe” of land that lies on the mouth of the said Talbott’s Mill Run on the north side of the run to a small chinkapen tree and then by a line of marked trees on side of Talbott’s Mill Run to a gum tree and then by a line of marked trees to a pine tree where the said Talbott’s Mill “stod” and then S.S.W. to a pine tree then south to a gum tree then S.W. to a chinkapen tree and then W.S.W. to ( ) tree then to another oak tree and then over a little branch S. to a oak tree and then to another oak tree and then S.W. to a chinkapen tree a corner to Mrs. Wainwright’s land and then along the said Wainwright’s line of marked trees to the first station, signed John Talbott, Tamer Talbott, wit. Andrew Mackie, John Cowper, James Manning, Thomas Little. Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 33, page 201, date of deed 22 Nov. 1791, date recorded 10 Dec. 1791, dower release 22 Nov. 1791, Jonas Ballantine and his wife Elon Ballantine of Nansemond Co. to Betsey and Anne Ballantine, daughters and heirs at law of Paul Ballantine, for 130 pounds a 50 acre tract of land on Gilderkin’s Creek and on Thomas Nash’s line being the land that was called Newton’s, signed Jonas Ballantine, Elon Ballantine (+), wit. Chas. Odeon, John Portlock, William Portlock, Edmand Almand. Abstracted by CTC 7-5-00, Chesapeake, VA.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 14, date of deed 28 Dec 1789, date recorded 18 Sept 1792, contract between John Manning, master of North Carolina county of (blank), to Will Manning, Norfolk Co., VA., a slave of said John Manning, for 45 pds, Will Manning is to pay 45 pds to John Manning within 18 months for his freedom; receipt for 4 pds, 4 shillings on 1 Jan 1790, 14 pds, 8 shillings on 24 Dec 1790, 14 pds, 8 shillings on 2 Dec. 1791, signed Jno. Manning, Will Manning (X), wit. Ralph Potts, Jno. Branan. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 15, date of deed 10 Sept 1792, date recorded (???????????), Edward Owins, Norfolk Co. sells lot in the Town of Portsmouth to Jno. Allinson, lot was devised to him by the will of his uncle, George Veale, dec’d, dated 30 July 1772. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 28, date of deed 31 May 1792, date recorded 15 Oct 1792, Edward Archer, William Newsum, Jas Webb, Robert Bull and John Hodges, commissioners and trustees for Norfolk Co. to Robert Taylor, merchant, Borough of Norfolk by indenture dated 11 May, 1790 sold to Robert Taylor a parcel of land in the Borough of Norfolk for 1300 pds., one third down and two payments of 866 pds, 13 shillings, and four pence, one due 26 Oct 1790 and one due 26 Apr 1791, payments were delinquent but have now been made and title is transferred here, signed Edward Archer, William Newsum, Jas Webb, Robert Bull and John Hodges, wit. Richd Bagnell, Jno. E. Wright, Christ Gardner, Jas. Harper. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 74, date of deed 21 Jan 1793, date recorded 21 Jan 1793, Richard Butt and Francis Butt, Norfolk Co. to Thomas Taylor, Jun. of Norfolk Co. for 100 pds. a tract of land in St. Brides Parish beginning at a large poplar standing on the east side of a branch near the cypruss swamp then binding on and running up the east side of said branch to a persimmon tree then crossing said branch to a gum a line tree then to a beech a line tree then following the line to the back line binding on Latimer Holstead’s and Samuel Butt’s land then down said Samuel Butts’ line to a white oak stump a former line tree then down a branch dividing the said land from said Samuel Butt’s land to the first mentioned beech, containing 25 acres, signed Richard Butt, Francis Butt, wit. Robt. Brough, John Allmand, John Collins, James Herbert. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 109, date of deed 18 Dec 1792, date recorded 10 Dec 1792, Samuel Davis and Mary, his wife, Town of Portsmouth to Thomas Nash, same, for 200 pds. two lots in the part of Portsmouth called Gosport, beginning at the intersection of Lincoln and Water St. then northerly on Water St. to the land of Gutheridge Wilson, dec’d then westerly on said Wilson’s line 180 ft. then southerly to Lincoln St. 121 ft. then easterly on Lincoln St. to beginning, being lots 59 and 60, bought by said Samuel Davis from Pubblick, signed Samuel Davis, wit. G. Reverly, William Spelman (X), R. Thompson. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 55, date of deed 16 Dec 1792, date recorded 17 Dec 1792, James Manning and Faith, his wife of Norfolk Co. to Mary Ceter, Norfolk Co. for 15 pds, a tract of land in St. Brides Parish beginning at a white oak then running north 28 west 15 chains to a small pine then north 11 ½ east 10 chains then south 28 ½ east 15 chains to a Spanish oak then south 11 ½ west to the first station, containing 15 acres, bounded on the south by the land of John Corprew, on the west, north and east by the land of said James Manning, signed James Manning (X), Faith Manning (X), wit. Wm. H. Smith, Thos. Woodard, Lydia Jones (X). Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 55, date of deed ? Dec 1792, date recorded 17 Dec 1792, James Manning, Norfolk Co. to Lydia Jones, Norfolk Co. for 14 pds, a tract of land being part of the land where he now lives near a gum binding on Stephen Nichols line be estimate four acres, signed James Manning (X), Faith Manning (X), wit. Wm. H. Smith, Thos. Woodard, Mary Ceter. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 72, date of deed 15 Oct 1792, date recorded 21 Oct 1793, John Pool, ships carpenter, Norfolk Co. to James Taylor, Borough of Norfolk for 40 pds, a tract of land bought from William Day and Ann, his wife, viz. 50 ft in front binding on the main road by the side of a ditch adjoining the land belonging to George Abyvon, deceased and running 50 ft. to the land given by said Pool to his sons, Edward and John Peel running back the length of the land binding on the land belonging to the “Rope Walk Company” and then to the first, signed John Pool, wit. Samuel Atkins, Wm. B. Selden, Archd. R. Mackie. Page 71 records deed from John Pool to his sons, Edward and John. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 94, date of deed 8 Feb 1793, date recorded 10 Feb 1793, John Taylor and Ann, his wife of the Town of Norfolk to John Kearnes, merchant of the Town of Portsmouth, for $50, “one full and complete share in the Dismal Swamp Canal Company”, signed John Taylor, Ann Taylor, wit. John Quarls. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 112, date of deed 29 Dec 1792, date recorded 20 May 1793, Joshua Manning and Sarah, his wife of Halifax Co., NC to Solomon Hodges of St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co. for 80 pds, 8 shillings, a tract of land beginning at a branch a corner of Charles Smith’s land then along said Smith’s line to a bunch of hollys a corner of said Solomon Hodges land which he bought of Curling Smith then along said Hodges line to a corner stake then along said line to a corner in Henry Curlings’ land then along Henry Curlings’ line to a corner in Thomas Gilchrist’s land then along said Gilchrist’s line to beginning beech, containing 67 acres, signed Joshua Manning, Sarah Manning (X), wit. Ralph Pigot, Jno. Brooks, Jno. Grace (X), Thomas Veale and Willis Wilson, gentlemen traveled to examine Sarah, who could not travel to Norfolk Court. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 157, date of deed 18 Oct 1793, date recorded 21 Oct 1793, Thomas Taylor, Jun. and Elizabeth, his wife of St.. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co. to John Hodges, Jun. same place for 35 pds, a tract of land in St. Brides Parish beginning at a hickory a line tree in the line of said John Hodges, Jun. and Thomas Woodard then east to the center of said Taylor land then across said Taylor land as the fence now runs binding on said Hodges land to the main road then along said road to aforesaid hickory it being the land Thomas Taylor, Jun bought from George Smith, containing two acres, signed Thomas Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor (no marks), wit. Caleb Miller, Lemuel Butt, Samuel Nicholas. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 34, page 161, date of deed 13 Jan 1793, date recorded 21 Oct 1793, John Taylor and Anne, his wife of the Town of Portsmouth to Arthur Emmerson, same place for 25 pds, a lot in Portsmouth beginning at the intersection of King and Dinwiddie St. then binding on Dinwiddie St. 113 ft. north then binding on said Arthur Emmerson’s lot 180 ft. east then south 113 ft. then west 180 ft. to the beginning, signed John Taylor, Ann Taylor (no marks), wit. Thos. Emmerson, Edw. Roberts. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

NORFOLK Co. Db 35, page 1, date of deed 11 Nov 1793, date recorded 20 Jan 1794, (paid on 11 Nov 1793) William Nash, Norfolk Co. to Samuel Hatton, Nor. Co. for 300 pds, a tract of land in St. Brides Parish at the head of Indian Creek, it being part of the plantation on which John Nash late dec’d lived devised by will to his son, said William Nash bounded on the north by Simon Holstead’s land and the creek and on the east by the land belonging to Mrs. Fanny Whitehurst and the heirs of William Whitehurst, late deceased and on the south by Caleb (McCoy) and “the Great Run so called” and on the west by the land which I lately conveyed to said Samuel Hatton containing 80 acres, signed Wm. Nash, wit. Thomas Sanford, Mary Mayle, Charlotte Mayle. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

NORFOLK Co. Db 35, page 2, date of deed 11 Nov 1793, date recorded 20 Jan 1794, William Nash, Norfolk Co. to Samuel Hatton, Norfolk Co. for 160 pds, a tract in St. Brides Parish at the head of Indian Creek it being a half of the plantation where John Nash, dec’d live and devised to his said son, William Nash, the westerly half of said plantation owned by said John Nash beginning at a poplar at the cold spring at the western half of said plantation and then southeast 30 south to a cedar southeast 25 southward to a small cedar tree then running to a cedar tree standing on the road side that leads from Kempsville to the ferry point, continue same course to the lower end of the said plantation and running westerly to the land of Jno. Murray and then running along “her” line north through the branch then running to the head of said Murray’s line then running through the middle of the branch between Thos. Painter’s land to aforesaid land then running along the branch as it runs to the first station, containing 80 acres, signed William Nash, wit. Thos. Sanford, Mary Mayle, Charlotte Mayle. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC. Metes and bounds worded funny.

Norfolk Co. Db 35, page 3, date of deed 7 Jan 1794, date recorded 20 Jan 1794, Simon Jackson and Mary, his wife, of Norfolk Co. to Alexander Jones, Norfolk Co. for 100 pds, a tract bequeathed to me by the last will and testament of Jeremiah Foreman, deceased “in the county of Norfolk in bear quarter” beginning in the line of Jas. Grimes and running said line by marked line to a corner oak and from thence to the line of Alexander Grimes by a marked line to a corner beech in the line of Joshua Grimes and then along said line to a beech in the line of Charles Stewart and from then along the said Stewart line to a corner holly in Sam Sevals line and from then along said Sevals line to a holly in Matthew Evans line and then along said Evans line to a corner beech in the line of Edward Denby and then along said Denby’s line to Daniel Foreman’s line and then along said Foreman’s line to the beginning, signed Simon Jackson (X), Mary Jackson (X), wit. Zadock Dailey, Danl. Foreman, Joshua Foreman. NOTE: db 35, page 66 appears to sell land back to Simon, 11 Apr. 1794, 22 July 1794. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 35, page 99, date of deed 21 June 1794, date recorded 15 Sept 1794, William Nash, Norfolk Co. to Abraham Brumley, same, for 220 pds., a tract of land in St. Brides Parish, bounded on the north by Simon Holstead and by a creek called Indian Creek and easterly by Mrs. Fanny Whitehurst and the heirs of William Whitehurst, late deceased and on the south by Cornelius Nash and westerly by land which said William Nash sold to Samuel Hatton, containing 85 acres being part of the plantation John Nash dec’d lived on and devised to his said son, William Nash, signed William Nash, wit. G. Reveley, William Whitehurst, Elizabeth Whitehurst (X), proved by George Reveley. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 35, page 137, date of deed 19 Dec 1794,date recorded 19 Jan 1795, John Bramble, Borough of Norfolk and (Smart) Wilkins of Norfolk Co. to Robert Taylor, Borough of NORFOLK for 400 pds. a tract of land known as Bramble's Plantation, containing 75 acres, which was the property of John Wilkins, dec'd and devised to (Smart) Wilkins, his wife, signed John Bramble, (Smart) Wilkins, wit. Jno. Nivinson, N. Macgill, Robert B. TAYLOR, Lemuel Cornick, proved by Taylor, Macgill and Cornick. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

NORFOLK Co. Db 35, page 187, date of deed 24 Jan 1795, date recorded 20 July 1795, James Gilcut and Thomas Gilcut, his son, of Norfolk Co. to William Taylor, Jr., Norfolk Co. for two pds., 15 shillings specie, a tract of land in Portsmouth Parish containing “one and a quarter and a half quarter” beginning at a stake in said Gilcut’s line running near north 20 poles to a stake on the north side of Gilcut’s line then near southwest (29) poles to a stake in James Taylor Sr’s line and then near east 20 poles to the beginning, it being a part of a tract of land that Gilcut got by his first wife, signed James Gilcut (X), Thomas Gilcut (X), wit. Thomas Hadey, George King, (Pepowell). Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

NORFOLK Co. Db 35, page 187, date of deed 4 Feb 1795, date recorded 20 July 1795, Thomas Gilcut, Portsmouth Parish, Norfolk Co. to James Gilcut, same state and county, for 16 pds, a tract of land on the head of the Western Branch beginning at a large green pin in the head of the run called William “Tayer” Sen. Branch and runs along the dividing line between John Spring and said Gilcut near a east (course) to Robert Bowers line near south (course) to a corner of said land in James Taylor Sen. line then along the said line near a west (course) to a stake in said Taylor’s line then to beginning, being the hole 15 acres less the one and 1/4 acres said Gilcut sold to William Taylor, Jr. and said Thomas Gilcut fully satisfied being a part of the land that come by said Gilcut’s mother, signed Thomas Gilcut (X), wit. William Taylor, Jr., Salley “Tayer”, Peporsell. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 35, page 189, date of deed 21 Feb 1795, date proved 20 July 1795, John Manning and Faithful, his wife of St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co. to Nathaniel Butt, Norfolk Co. for 500 pds., one half of a certain tract of undivided land in St. Brides Parish bequeathed by the last will and testament of John Corprew, dec'd to his son, William and said William dying without issue passed to Joshua Corprew and Matthew Corprew and by the death of said Joshua Corprew, one half of said tract passed to aforesaid Mary, heiress to her father, the said Joshua who in conjunction with the husband, John Whiddon sold said tract to William Manning, of aforesaid county, and father to above mentioned James Manning, signed James Manning (X), Faithful did not signed deed, but was examined and gave her consent to sale, wit. Robt. Butt, Josiah Butt, Lemuel Butt, Thomas Woodard. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 35, page 190, date of deed 21 Feb 1795, date recorded 20 July 1795, William Bulley and Courtney, his wife of Norfolk Co. to James Manning, Norfolk Co. for 85 pds., a tract of land in St. Brides Parish beginning at a gum on the south west side of road then running south 67 east to the opposite side of road one chain and "seven five" links then south 25 east two chains and 60 links to a gum then south 45 east along Solomon Taylor's land 15 chains and 60 links to a gum then south 60 east down the branch 14 chains to a gum for a corner then south 47 west binding on Benjamin Weston's land 27 chains to a small gum for a corner then north 41 west binding on John Kannady's land (east) 30 chains to a blown down holly for a corner then north 38 east 19 chains along Henry Smith’s line to the first station, containing 65 acres, signed William Bulley, wit. Robt. Butt, Josiah Butt, Thomas Woodard, Nathal. Butt, Lemuel Butt. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 35, page 194, date of deed 22 Oct 1794, date recorded 18 May 1795, William Nash, Norfolk to John Lingar, same for 74 pds, William Nash has obtained a loan of 74 pds from John Lingar, payment with interest due 1 June 1795, with land as collateral, a tract in St. Brides Parish bounded on the north by Simon Holstead’s land and by Indian Creek, on the east by land belonging to Mr. Fanny Whitehurst and the heirs of William Whitehurst, late deceased, on the south by Cornelius Nash’s land and on the west by land said William Nash sold to Samuel Hatton containing 80 acres, it being part of the land on which John Nash, deceased lived and devised by will to his said son, William Nash, which said William Nash has since sold to Samuel Hatton and reconveyed by said Hatton to said Nash and then sold by said Nash to Abraham Brumley and by said Brumley to said Nash, signed William Nash, wit. Ro. Shelton, John Collins, Charles (Ruddor). Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

NORFOLK Co. Db 35, page 222, date of deed 21 Sep 1795, date recorded Sept 1795, William Nash, Sr. Norfolk Co. to Caleb Nash, Sr., Norfolk Co. for 300 pds, a tract of 101 ½ acres, it being one half of the tract left by my father Thos. Nash Sen. and known by the name (Glasooes or Glasoves) beginning at a small marked sassafras adjoining the lands of said William Nash then south binding on said William Nash land to a small marked pine at the head of a branch by Caleb Humphries then southeast to a small marked gum at a ditch then binding on said ditch southwest to the corner from then binding on said ditch the various courses to the other corner then about east north east a straight course by different marked trees to the main road to a small marked red oak then binding on the main road south adjoining the land and lines of a (Mosely) McCoy Caleb McCoy William Portlock Josiah Wilson and Caleb Humphries and “Tab” by the various courses to the first station, signed William Nash, Sen., wit. John Portlock, Sen., James Boushell, Thomas Edwards, Sen. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

NORFOLK Co. Db 35, page 224, date of deed 16 Sep 1795, date recorded Sept 1795, Daniel Hodges and his wife, Elizabeth Hodges, of St. Brides Parish to John Hodges, same place, for 20 pds, a tract of land near Great Bridge binding on the east side of the main road from the land of Lemuel Hodges 80 ft. north to the land of James Taylor or where he now lives, so east from the main road still binding on the land of said Hodges and Taylor and into the swamp or percosun, signed Daniel Hodges (X), Elizabeth Hodges (X), wit. John F. Hodges, Robert Routh, James Burgess. Abstracted from courthouse, 4-3-2000. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 36, page 25, date of deed 18 Oct 1795, date recorded 19 Oct 1795, John Lungar of Norfolk Co. deed of trust to William Nash of Norfolk Co. Nash sold to Lingar on 22 Oct. 1794 a tract of land in St. Brides Parish where John Nash deceased lived for 74 pounds plus two pounds, 14 shillings interest. Signed John Lingar, wit. James Callis, Walter Wilkins, John Rutter, Abram Brumly. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 36, page 29, date of deed 17 Feb 1794, date recorded ???, Martha Haynes Butt, wife of Francis Butt of Norfolk to Thomas Taylor, same; Francis Butt and his brother Richard Butt had sold tract of land to Thomas Taylor but Martha did not relinquish her dower rights, which she does here. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 36, page 33, date of deed 19 Oct 1795, date recorded 18 Jan 1796, William Nash, Norfolk Co. to Abraham Brumly, same for 540 pounds, a tract of land in St. Brides Parish bounded on the north by Simon Holstead and Indian Creek, easterly by the land of Mrs. Fanny Whitehurst and the heirs of William Whitehurst, dec’d, on the south by Cornelius Nash’s land and westwardly by the land which said William Nash sold to Samuel Hatton, containing 80 acres being a part of the plantation which John Nash dec’d lived on and devised by will to his son, William Nash and by him conveyed to Samuel Hatton who conveyed the same to William who conveyed it to Abraham Brumley and by said Brumley reconveyed to said William and then by William conveyed to Jno. Luigar, signed Wm. Nash, wit. James Callis, Walter Willis, John Rutter, John Luigar. (SEE DB 35, PAGE 127) Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 36, page 94, date of deed 15 Feb 1796, date recorded 15 Feb 1796, John Manning and Courtney, his wife of Martin Co., NC to Samuel Davis, Parish of Portsmouth, Norfolk Co. for 300 pounds, a plantation lying and being on the mouth of Julian’s Creek on the west side of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the Parish of Norfolk, containing 200 acres being the tract purchased of Marcum Manning and Keziah, his wife; also that tract of land given to me by my father, John Manning which he bought of William Wallace, Jr. and Martha, his wife which we formerly lived on bounded by the lands of Mathew Manning, Willoughby Culpepper, Henry Deale and Joseph Manning, signed John Manning, Courtney Manning, wit. Willis Wilson, Jonathan Rogers, Cornelius Edwards, proved by John and Courtney in Norfolk Ct. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 36, page 140, date of deed 18 Feb 1794, date recorded 24 July 1794, William Manning of Brunswick Co. was the son of David Manning, dec’d, who died leaving 91 acres to his son, John Manning who died before having possession of land which feel to his brothers and sisters, one of which was said William who here sells his share to James Boushell, William Manning, wit. Caleb Hodges, Samuel Etheridge, Henry Snead, William Boushell. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 36, page 156, date of deed 15 June 1784, date recorded 18 July 1796, Richard Whitehurst deed of trust to Anna Nash, both of Norfolk Co. for 500 pounds. Thomas Nash, dec’d of Norfolk Co. by his last will and testament gave to his daughter, Monica Nash one negro man, Jack and one negro woman, Priscilla and their increase. Monica agreed to convey same to her sister, Anna Nash. Before conveyance occurred Monica entered into a marriage contract with said Richard Whitehurst. If Richard conveys negroes to Anna Nash, contract is void. Signed Richard Whitehurst, wit. Thomas Nash, Sr., Anne Mayle. Proved by Anna Hatton formerly Anna Mayle.

Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 36, page181, date of deed 17 Feb 1796, Solomon Taylor wit. deed James Manning to Samuel Weston, St. Brides Parish.

Norfolk Co. Db 36, page 191, date of deed 10 June 1796, date recorded 20 Sep 1796, Ann Taylor, borough of Norfolk to William Watts, Town of Portsmouth for 75 pounds, lot 103 in Hampton Square in Portsmouth on North and Court Streets. Signed Ann Taylor (X), wit. R. Thompson, Sheldon (Toarner), Dempsey Watts. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 2, date of deed 13 June 1796, date recorded 17 Oct 1796, James Manning, of St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co. to Lydia Jones, same place three acres for three pounds, signed James Manning, wit. Solomon Taylor, Malachi Wiles, Samuel Weston. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 65, date of deed 17 Dec 1796, date recorded 17 July 1797, Solomon Taylor, St. Brides Parish of Norfolk Co. to Samuel (Whyels), same place, for 24 pounds, a tract of 16 acres on the road from Back Water being part of the land said Solomon lives on beginning at a small persimmon tree on the road then north east to the back line then along the back line of (Smith) to the north west corner tree then binding on Caleb Woodard’s line to the road then on said road to beginning, signed Solomon Taylor, wit. Thomas (Woodard), James Hitchings, Samuel Weston (X), Mason Miller. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 69, date of deed 28 July 1796, date recorded 17 July 1797, Joseph Manning, Norfolk Co. to James Boushell, Norfolk Co. for $65, a tract of land (91 acres) that David Manning, deceased was in possession of at the time of his death and devised and bequeathed to his son, John Manning who died before reaching the age of 21; land descended to his heirs; Joseph Manning, one of the heirs of John Manning sells his 1/7th part, signed Joseph Manning, wit. Thomas Nash, Arthur Herbert, John (C) Herbert, Travis Grant. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 102, date of deed 1 Aug 1799, date recorded 16 Oct 1797, John Bowers, Parish of Portsmouth, Norfolk Co. for “divers good causes and valuable considerations me hereunto moving” give to Wright Bowers County and parish aforesaid all the land and tenements I now possess, signed John Bowers, wit. Spievy Wyatt, John Talbot, Thomas Bowers. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 113, date of deed 8 Dec 1797, date recorded ???, Cornelius Nash and wife Susannah, sold property devised in his father’s will to Isaac Murray. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 135, date of deed 11 May. 1798, date recorded 21 May. 1798, John Bowers, Robert Bowers, Jeremiah Jolliff of Norfolk County, to William Taylor of Norfolk County, for 26 pounds, 12 shillings and six pence, a tract of land on the head of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River bounded on the southeast side by the land of Luke Etheridge, on the east and northeast by the land of Samuel Hodges, beginning at a chinquapin post a corner tree and running southwest by a line of marked trees to a chinquapin post then southwestly along a line of marked trees to Furgerson’s run then along the run to a corner tree of James Lockhart’s land then down by a line of marked trees to a corner tree of said Samuel Hodges land then along said Hodges line to the first station, containing 30 acres. Sign. John Bowers, Robert Bowers, Jeremiah Jolliff, wit. James Manning, John Perkins (X), James (no last name given). Sold by virtue of a decree of the court. John Bowers, Robert Bowers and Jeremiah Jolliff appear to have been on a commission to sell land for court. SEE DB 37,PAGE 135.

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 136, date of deed 8 Feb. 1798, date recorded 21 May. 1798, James Lockhart of Norfolk County to William Taylor, Jr. of Norfolk County, for 30 pounds, a plantation and tract of land on the head of Western Branch of the Elizabeth River, 30 acres joining the land of William Taylor, bought of John Bowers, Robert Bowers, and Jeremiah Jolliff as commissioners appointed by the court to sell it, on the east side, and the land of Samuel Hodges on the north and by George (Mackies) on the west which said tract of land came to said Lockhart by his wife’s grandfather, William Wallace, Sign. James Lockhart, Lydia Lockhart (X), wit. Jeremiah Jolliff, William Ethrdige (X), John (Elks) (X), Milla Pulling (X her mark). SEE DB 37,PAGE 135.

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 136, date of deed 1 Feb. 1798, date recorded 25 May. 1798, Thomas Taylor and his wife Mary of Norfolk County to John Weaver of Norfolk County, for 15 pounds, a tract of land lying on the head of Western Branch of the Elizabeth River, beginning at a pine a corner of John Cooper’s line east course to a gum a corner tree of said Cooper’s land then southwest to a gum a corner tree of James Manning’s land then west northerly to a pine a corner of said Thomas Taylor’s land then to the first station containing 11 acres. Sign. Thomas Taylor (X), Mary Taylor (X), wit. James Manning, John (Perkins) (X), James (Pouling).

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 238, date of deed 27 July 1799, date recorded 15 July 1797, James Taylor, Sr. and his wife, Martha, to Joseph Owens, Norfolk Co. for 116 pounds, 13 shillings, 4 pence, a tract of land in the Parish of Portsmouth beginning at a small gum tree at the head of a cove a corner tree of the said Joseph Owens, JR. and the said Absalom Grant and running and binding on said Owens south 68 ½ east 6 chains to a white oak then south 69 east 6 chains to a white oak then south 65 ½ east 21 ½ chains to a stake on the Southern Branch then binding on said branch south 45 west 11 chains south 27 west 12 ½ chains to Great Contentney, alias Julians Creek then binding on said creek south 82 ½ west 6 ½ chains north 3 west 6 chains north 53 west 5 ½ chains south 83 west (5 ½ ) chains north 44 ½ west 4 chains north (21) east 4 chains and 70 links and north 59 west 9 ½ chains to a cove opposite (WM) Taylor land then up the middle thereof to the beginning, containing 64 1/4 acres, being part of the land purchased by (Mssrs could be Moses) Taylor, Grant and Owens of William Porter and James C. Matthews, signed James Taylor, Jr. (X), Martha Taylor (X), Joseph Owens, JR. (X). Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 239, date of deed 27 May 1799, date recorded 15 July 1799, James Taylor, Jr. and wife Martha and Absalom Grant all of Norfolk Co. to Joseph Owens, Jr. of Norfolk Co. for 116 pounds, 13 shillings, and 4 pence, a tract of land in Portsmouth Parish beginning at a stake on the Southern Branch a corner of Joseph Owens Jr. then binding on the branch three chains and 75 links to a cove then up the same west five chains north 7 west 5 ½ chains north 88 west three chains south 55 west four chains south 70 ½ west two chains south 48 west one chain south 85 west four chains and 35 links to a large pine at the head of a cove then north 68 ½ 113 chains 65 links to a red oak a corner tree then south 54 west three chains to an oak south 57 west 6 ½ chains to an oak south 52 ½ west five chains to a gum a corner of the land hereby conveyed and Absalom Grant then binding on said Grant south 68 ½ (east) to a white oak then south 65 east 21 ½ chains to the branch then binding on the same north 36 ½ east six chains north 9 west 5 ½ chains to a cove and then across the cove to the beginning, containing 44 acres being part of the land purchased by (Messr) Taylor Grant and Owens of William Porter and James Matthews, signed James Taylor, Martha Taylor (X), Absalom Grant, wit. Andrew Kidd, John Shield, Willis Dyy, Raymond Fitzhugh (X). Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 37, page 240, date of deed 8 Aug. 1799, date recorded ??????, Mathias Taylor, Norfolk Co. to Thomas Taylor for 120 pounds one negro woman and her two boy children named Jesse and Arthur, two beds and other personal items, signed Mathias Taylor, wit. Richard Butt, Solomon Stewart. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 38, page 44, date of deed 6 Nov 1799, date recorded 16 Dec 1799, John Bowers and Wright Bowers of Norfolk Co. to Robert Cox, Norfolk Co., “by virtue of a decree of the court” 21 Aug. 1799 for 159 pounds, 4 shillings and 6 pence, a tract of land in the head waters of the Western Branch beginning at a pine tree near a branch adjoining John King’s land then south 84 west 32 chains binding on Samuel Hodges to a stake near James Kings house a corner stake then running and binding on James King’s land by a line of marked trees to a beech a corner tree binding on Andrew Mackie’s land then running by a line of marked trees to a gum then binding on Jeremiah Jolliff land by a line of marked trees to a gum then to a beech a corner tree by a line of marked trees to a beech a corner tree then running and binding on Andrew Mackie’s land by a line of marked trees to a gum then binding on the late deceased George Wainwright’s land and John King’s land from then binding on said John King’s line to the first station, containing 115 acres 3 roods and 7 poles, signed John Bowers and Wright Bowers, wit. Nathl. Moore, Thomas Hodges, Samuel Hodges, Richard Powell. Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 38, page 70, date of deed 20 Jan 1800, date recorded 20 Jan 1800, Michael Manning, Norfolk Co. to Thomas Culpepper, Norfolk Co. for $200, a tract of land in Portsmouth Parish beginning at a corner with Michael Manning party hereto and running and binding on Richard Ballentine land north 16 west one chain and 15 links north 1 ½ chains to an oak north 4 ½ west 1 ½ chain north 3 ½ west 2 chains 50 links north 12 west one chain to a holly a cove then down same to a stake on the opposite of the cove at the side of Julian’s Creek then down said creek the various courses to a stake then south 62 west 10 chains to an oak south 37 ½ west one chain 12 links south 41 west one chain 70 links south 5999 west one chain 20 links south 51 west one chain 90 links south 56 west 50 links south 65 west five chains 47 links south 41 west six chains 20 links to beginning, containing 38 acres, signed Michl. Manning, wit. Matthais Manning, Jno. Culpepper, Thomas Culpepper (X). Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 38, page 113, date of deed 10 Mar 1796, date recorded 20 Jan 1800, Michael Manning and wife, Ann of Norfolk Co. to John Kearns, Norfolk Co. for 30 pounds, a tract of land on the south side of Deep Creek adjoining the land of John Culpepper, Henry (Dele) and John Kirnes, containing 100 acres being the land purchased by said Michael Manning in 1733 of Abell (Deale) and willed to said Abel Deale by Henry (Deale) his grandfather, signed Michael Manning (X), Ann Manning (X), wit. Stephen Marchant, Edward Bunting, Jonathan Denby, Alex. (Leakie). Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Norfolk Co. Db 38, page 152, date of deed 1 July 1800, date recorded 21 July 1800, John Taylor and his wife Ann, Borough of Norfolk to Samuel S. (Leffingwele or Seffingwele), Town of Portsmouth, for 1500 pounds, a tract of land in the town of Portsmouth beginning on Water Row at the intersection of Crawford and County Streets and running east on said County Street to the river called the Southern Branch then south along said river 113 feet and bounded by the river aforesaid then north 113 feet on said and in said Crawford Street to the first and is lot # 14 being the land William Crawford conveyed to Humphrey Roberts recorded on fourth and fifth March 1762, ½ of which said Roberts by deed conveyed to his daughter the said Ann Taylor and the other ½ which he gave by his last will and testament to his son, Edward Roberts who conveyed it to said John Taylor on 1 June 1792, signed John Taylor, Ann Taylor, wit. James Nimmo, Willis Whitfield, William T. Nimmo, (L.L) Harrington, and Robt. Brough and Samuel Smith as to signature of Ann Taylor. It was inconvenient for Ann to travel to the courthouse and she was examined separately to release her dower right. Samuel Smith (Leffingwele). Abstracted 3-30-2000 at Chesapeake Ct. CTC.

Aquilla Sugg and wife, Elizabeth of Edge. Co. NC sold two tracts of land, Norfolk Co, Va. Db 16, page 11 and 12. This is not a line that we are researching, but it is a name that I recognize from Edge.

George B. Colbert of Georgetown SC bought land in Norfolk County, Va. in 1908 and 1909. On 8 January 1908, he paid $2165.00 to A.L. and Jennie E. Lumpkin of Port Norfolk for lot 935, plat of Port Norfolk Land Co. The lot was 40' by 140' on the west side of Mount Vernon Avenue in Western Branch District between Second and Third Streets. On 1 October 1908 he paid George G. and Mary King Stokes $500.00 for lot 938, plat of Port Norfolk Land Co. This lot was also 40' by 140' and on the west side of Mount Vernon Avenue. On 25 March 1909, he paid $2500.00 to Thomas and Nan C. Blackstone for lot 1006, plot of Port Norfolk. This lot was on the east side of Florida Avenue and was also 40' by 140'. On 8 January 1908, George paid W.C. Hall and his wife Robert Leora Hall of Lawrenceville, Va. $1200.00 cash for lot 766, Port Norfolk plot. This lot was 40' by 140' and was on the east side of Mount Vernon Avenue.

On 29 November 1912, C.W. Colbert paid $600.00 to Coleman Corp. for lots 42, 45, and 46 on block 9 of Birch Street. These lots were sold with the stipulation that they could not be sold or rented to "persons of African descent" for a period of 21 years. Don't know if this was family or not.

On 1 March 1918, Sarah A. Ellis and her husband, F.E. Ellis of Portsmouth sold their interest in lots 1006, 938, 935 and 766, Port Norfolk plat to Charles B. Colbert of Georgetown, SC. This land was sold for $750. This lots were known as the Blackstone, Stokes, Lumpkin and Hall property.

On 10 July 1918, Sudie C. Garmire and her husband H.C. Garmire of Flint Michigan sold to Samuel V. Colbert of Atlantic City, NJ their interest in land and buildings at lot 1006, 938, 935 and 766 of Port Norfolk plat. This property was sold for $750.

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